‘Philly’ is a crude, wisecracking PC in Sav’s unit, who sometimes takes a joke too far.
He and Sav are definitely colleagues and not friends. Sav and Philly simply do not connect on a social level.
Carl was born in Liverpool and first appeared on screen at the age of eight in a 1980s advert for milk. He has appeared in many television shows, including Benidorm, Holby City, Trollied, Shameless, Scallywagga, Massive, The Omid Djalili Show, Always and Everyone, Monsignor Renard, Casualty, Scene, Brookside, Bread and The Ward.