Burnside actor Christopher Ellison who will be appearing at The Civic Centre, Uckfield, on Friday evening.

Your chance to meet TV’s Burnside in Uckfield

Do you remember the tough cop DCI Frank Burnside in the long-running TV series The Bill and then its spin-off Burnside?

The actor who played him, Christopher Ellison, is starring in a show at Uckfield Civic Centre on Friday and the venue is offering you the chance of winning two tickets to see it and meet him afterwards.

All you have to do to stand a chance of winning is to tell us why you would like to meet Burnside. Email your entry to cathy@uckfieldnews.com, making sure to include your name, telephone number and an email address so that we can contact you if you win.


Your comments will be forwarded to Uckfield Town Council’s hospitality manger David Nott and marketing and communications assistant Tracy Atchison who will choose the winners.

Ten pairs of tickets are available as prizes so if you would like to treat a friend to a night out jot down your thoughts and send them to cathy@uckfieldnews.com by 9am on Monday (September 3).

The results will be known by noon and lucky winners will be contacted during the afternoon.


Tickets to An Evening with Burnside cost £11 and are available from the Civic Centre box office, telephone 01825 747791. They can be ordered online here: http://www.civiccentreuckfield.com/events/an-evening-with-burnside/

Christopher Ellison played DCI Burnside for 16 years. He kicked down doors, and dragged villains out of bed using the catch phrase “You’re nicked, son”.

His first acting break was a guest appearance in the 1970s police drama The Sweeney and since The Bill ended he has appeared in numerous TV shows including Eastenders, Casualty, Judge John Deed, and Minder.


He is also an accomplished artist having trained at both Wimbledon and Camberwell schools of art and has always kept his artwork simmering in the background.

Chris, who lives in Brighton, will tell tales from his acting career and about his love of oil painting in the informal evening performance.

He will bring along some of his art on the evening and there will be ample opportunity for questions.

Meet Burnside

Our lucky competition winners will have the chance to meet him, and take photographs, so get thinking now about why you would like to meet Burnside and email your entry to cathy@uckfieldnews.com by 9am on Monday, September 3.

Don’t forget to include your name, telephone number, and email address so that we can contact you if you win tickets. Good luck!

Uckfield News competition rules apply.

See also:

Tips for shopping in Uckfield during September

Times for Uckfield Carnival processions



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