List of Life On Mars Characters - 1973 Characters - Billy Kemble

Billy Kemble (Kevin Knapman) is arrested during episode seven for flashing his genitals in public and is investigated on suspected drug dealing. While in police custody, DS Ray Carling, assisted by DC Chris Skelton, force Kemble to eat cocaine, in the hope Kemble would reveal his supplier. Kemble has a heart attack however and dies in police custody. His death is covered up by DCI Gene Hunt to save all concerned from certain dismissal, but as a result, Hunt temporarily demotes Carling to Detective Constable, stating that the incident was "shameful" and that it was never to be repeated.

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