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Detective Chief Inspector James Keats is a fictional character in BBC One's science fiction/police procedural drama, Ashes to Ashes. The character is portrayed by actor Daniel Mays.

Jim Keats
Ashes to Ashes character
First appearanceAshes to Ashes: Episode 1, series 3
Portrayed byDaniel Mays
TitleDetective Chief Inspector
OccupationPolice Officer
Metropolitan Police


DCI James "Jim" Keats claimed to have been sent from the Discipline and Complaints department of Scotland Yard to assess the Fenchurch East division of the London Metropolitan Police (led by DCI Gene Hunt) as part of Operation Countryman. In reality, Keats was a malevolent spirit, if not Satan,[1] who aimed to destroy the division and bring its members to his department.


  1. ^ Ian Wylie's 23 May 2010 interview of co-creator and show-runner Matthew Graham at [1]

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