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Bill Treacher
Born 4th June 1930
Died 5th November 2022
First appearance Menace from the Deep
Last appearance
Series 3
Episode count 1

Bill Treacher (born 4th June 1930) played a one-shot character in an episode of Dad's Army.


Early life and career[]

In 1930, Bill Treacher was born and grew up in the East End of London. After his national service in the RAF, he worked as a P&O steward and made himself enough money to go to drama school.

Early acting career[]

Having graduated from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Bill made his television debut in 1961 on ITV's Television Playhouse.

Dad's Army[]


Bill Treacher in Menace from the Deep

Bill appeared as a soldier alongside Larry Martyn during the first shot of the third season episode, Menace from the Deep.

Other acting work and later career[]

Bill was best remembered for playing Arthur Fowler in EastEnders; when the soap celebrated its silver anniversary in 2010, his character was ranked 14th out of the 100 Greatest EastEnders Characters of All Time.

After appearing in the 2009 TV film "Coming Home", Bill retired from acting due to Ataxia. He later died on the 5th of November, 2022, aged 92.