The Bill is a police procedural television series that was broadcast on the ITV network from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. The programme originated from a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop, which was broadcast in August 1983. In its final year on air, The Bill was broadcast once a week, usually on Tuesdays or Thursdays, in a one-hour format. The programme focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. At the time of the series' conclusion, The Bill was the longest-running police procedural television series in the United Kingdom, and was among the longest-running of any British television series. The series was produced by Thames Television. The series name originated from "Old Bill", a slang term for the police. This was also Geoff McQueen's original title idea for the series, before he eventually decided on "The Bill".Although highly acclaimed amongst fans and critics alike, the series attracted controversy on several occasions. An episode broadcast in 2008 was criticised for featuring fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis, and another episode in the same year resulted in litigation, submitted by MP George Galloway for defamation. The series has also faced more general criticism, concerning the levels of violence it portrays, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre-watershed slot. During its time on air, The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award and the title of "best drama" at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, the latter being the series' fourth consecutive win. Throughout its twenty-seven-year run, the programme was always broadcast on the main ITV network. In later years, episodes of the show were repeated on ITV3 on their week of broadcast. The series has also been repeated on other digital stations, including UKTV Gold, Alibi, Watch and UKTV G2. In March 2010, executives at ITV announced that the network did not intend to recommission The Bill, and that filming on the series would cease on 14 June 2010. The last ever episode of the series was aired on 31 August 2010.The Bill featuring Simon Rouse and Andrew Paul is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can track it for updates. It's a crime and drama show with 2,019 episodes over 26 seasons. The Bill is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (2,076 votes).
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S01 E01Oct 16, 1984
Funny Ol' Business - Cops & Robbers Oct 16, 1984 After a briefing from Sgt. Cryer, PCs Carver and Edwards arrest a car thief, but are reluctantly persuaded to release him when he turns out to be an informant for DS Burnside from Barton Street. PC Litten assists CID with a case involving a series of house break-ins related to a double-glazing company. WPCs Ackland and Martella make a failed attempt to arrest a gang of pickpockets at the high street markets.
S01 E02Oct 23, 1984
A Friend In Need Oct 23, 1984 D.I. Galloway places a bet with Sgt. Cryer that he can solve a case involving verbal threats made to a number of restaurants, which the Home Office believes may be racially-motivated. P.C. Carver is accused of stealing a drunken journalist's wallet when he and probationer P.C. Higgins arrest the man.
S01 E03Oct 30, 1984
Clutching at Straws Oct 30, 1984 A young boy is assaulted by a gang of thugs, and although he is reluctant to press charges, his brother decides to take matters into his own hands. Det. Sgt. Roach investigates an indecent assault and attempted abduction outside a school, but the attacker manages to get away. P.C.s Litten and Carver are at odds when Carver takes an interest in social work at a youth club.
S01 E04Nov 6, 1984
Long Odds Nov 6, 1984 P.C. Litten recognises a photo of a wanted armed robber, but takes the information to D.I. Galloway instead of Sgt. Cryer, and gets into trouble with both men. Meanwhile, a gang of thugs is robbing local shopkeepers, and P.C. Edwards purses a mugger into a derelict building and is trapped when the floor collapses beneath him.
S01 E05Nov 13, 1984
It's not such a bad job after all Nov 13, 1984 After being given a hard time by Galloway after finding a suicide, WPC Ackland considers chucking in the job. Further investigation leads to a porn film ring.
S01 E06Nov 20, 1984
The Drugs Raid Nov 20, 1984 After a residents' meeting complaining about the drug problem on their estate, DI Galloway mentions that he had heard that an old illegal club has reopened in an abandoned theatre complex - this time dealing drugs. He asks a parent, Tombo Robinson, who used to be involved in the club, if he will infiltrate it to confirm Galloway's suspicions. Tombo reluctantly agrees, and meets with Galloway to tell him that a huge drug deal is going down that afternoon. Galloway quickly arranges a warrant, and sets about organising a huge raid on the club. The raid runs according to plan, but Tombo is stabbed by a dealer as he tries to let the police into the building. PC Edwards and Carver give chase to the dealer, but are alarmed when the suspect speeds off in a car bearing diplomatic plates. Galloway checks up on Tombo in hospital, and is shocked to discover that he has died and was a heroin addict. Returning to the station, Galloway is furious when Ch. Supt. Brownlow, a Home Office representative,
S01 E07Nov 27, 1984
A Dangerous Breed Nov 27, 1984 PC Dave Litten is on secondment to CID, and is desperate to impress his boss, DI Roy Galloway. Galloway and Litten are about to have a meal at the local pub when a call comes through that a valuable necklace has been stolen from a local aristocrat, Lord Barstow-Smythe. Traffic problems hold them back as they race across Sun Hill trying to get there before the ""woodentops"". With Galloway and DS Roach busy, Litten talks to a local reporter and ends up mentioned in the local paper. Shortly afterwards, he is contacted by a mysterious stranger who offers to locate the burglers if Litten can convince Barstow-Smythe's insurance company to pay him the reward up-front. The Stranger then sets up two young lads to take the fall for the theft, and Litten proudly arrests them. Galloway recognises the MO of the case as that of a notorious conman, and lambasts Litten for his stupidity.
S02 E01Nov 11, 1985
Snouts and Red Herrings Nov 11, 1985 Amidst renovation chaos at Sun Hill, a new P.C., Abe Lyttleton, arrives a day early. He is Sun Hill's first black police officer, and although he is friendly and popular, his arrival is not appreciated by bigoted cop P.C. Pete Muswell. D.C. Dashwood recognises a man who has brought in his papers for a car (licence, M.O.T. form and insurance). He is using a false name and address. During electrical repairs, the personal radios are out of action and as a result, a CID operation is blown.
S02 E02Nov 18, 1985
Suspects Nov 18, 1985 Martella arrests a woman who has been 'pregnant' for 13 months, concealing stolen cigarettes in the 'bulge'.
S02 E03Nov 25, 1985
Lost Nov 25, 1985 DS Roach and DC Dashwood are on an obbo at a phone box to catch someone making hoax bomb threats to the Town Hall. Another case soon takes precedence, however, when a woman arrives at the station and reports her eight-year-old daughter Samantha missing. When Samantha's friend Theresa tells WPC Ackland that they were approached by a flasher, there is concern that the girl could have been abducted by a child sex offender. CID question suspects in the area while a full-scale search is underway. Ackland notices that Samantha likes boats, so the search is concentrated in the docks area, and a drunken boat owner gives a description of a woman he saw with the girl. With Roach and Dashwood halfway to Brighton to question a paedophile, a call comes in to PC Carver in the incident room from a shop assistant who recognised Samantha and the woman who bought her some colouring books. Finding the woman's identity from credit card slips, DI Galloway and WPC Ackland find Samantha safe and well in the
S02 E04Dec 2, 1985
Home Beat Dec 2, 1985 Brownlow wants to start a Neighbourhood watch scheme with the support of Smith and Carver. After a rather heated meeting that got hijacked by interlopers, he discovers his petrol was nicked. The Ahmeds are having problems as racist language has been graffitied upon their house, soon after a protest erupts and their house is later firebombed. CID raid a modern day 'Fagin' who has been using a youth group as cover.
S02 E05Dec 9, 1985
Hostage Dec 9, 1985 Sgt. Cryer is taking half the relief out on Sun Hill's annual fishing trip. P.C. Smith and D.C. Dashwood go to serve a warrant on Russell Archer over a non-appearance in court on a poaching charge. Archer manages to escape from Dashwood and Smith, and is later seen menacing a milkman with a sawn-off shotgun. He later holds up a bookies and a greengrocer, until he is spotted by P.C. Carver and P.C. Frank. who give chase. Frank is shot and wounded during the chase, and Archer ends up taking an elderly woman hostage in a retirement village. With the fishing trip cancelled, D.S. Roach takes charge of the siege operation until D.I. Galloway and Ch. Supt. Brownlow arrives. Attempts to contact the increasingly unstable Archer fail, until he asks to speak to Sgt. Cryer whom he saw in the betting shop. Cryer enters the flat, and attempts to talk Archer into giving himself up. With W.P.C. Ackland posing as a Meals-on-Wheels driver, Galloway, Roach and PT17 officers storm the flat and shoot Arche
S02 E06Dec 23, 1985
This Little Pig Dec 23, 1985 P.C. Taffy Edwards corners a pig that was released from the City Farm and gets dropped in it by P.C. Muswell. Muswell has problems with income tax on wages from the miner's strike. P.C. Reg Hollis makes initial enquiries about the Chief Super's clerk's job. Both D.I. Galloway and P.C. Cryer have problems with an overtime clamp-down and get another lecture from Brownlow about it. Fur protestors are arrested outside a fur shop. Taffy, W.P.C. June Ackland and Muswell arrests a man on his wedding day for non-appearance in court.
S02 E07Jan 6, 1986
Ringer Jan 6, 1986 There is a serious road crash involving a Porsche, a motorcycle, a coach, a lorry and a Cortina resulting in six deaths. The Porsche had been tampered with prior to the accident and turns out to have been made of three different cars. Brownlow sets up a temporary morgue at a local school; W.P.C. Martella and P.C. Muswell have the job of informing relatives of the deaths. After following the trail from the Porsche, D.I. Galloway raids a scrapyard only to find D.S. Burnside from the robbery squad undercover as a buyer, about to break the ring, but having forgotten to tell Galloway.
S03 E01Sep 21, 1987
The New Order Of Things Sep 21, 1987 Sgts. Peters and Penny apprehend a man standing outside the station waiting to attack P.C. Muswell (who had left the force six months previously). P.C. Jim Carver begins his CID training by working on an all night obbo with D.S. Ted Roach. Due to Carver's inexperience and Roach's lax attitude, they both miss a flatbed trailer stealing a digger from a building site. Roach and Carver follow up their suspiscions about the site security guard, and find he has stolen the equipment. Back at Sun Hill, D.I. Roy Galloway is being investigated by the Home Office for allegedly forcing a confession from a murder suspect under duress at his last posting. Galloway is cleared of wrongdoing due to lack of evidence, but Ch. Supt. Brownlow warns him that his old-school policing methods may be his undoing. In a suprising turn of events, one of P.C. Reg Hollis's rare walks on the beat with W.P.C. June Ackland leads to him apprehending an armed gunman single-handedly from the Sun Hill D.H.S.S. office. W.P.
S03 E02Sep 28, 1987
Some You Win, Some You Lose Sep 28, 1987 Ch. Supt. Brownlow and D.I. Galloway lead a massive raid on a drug den on a local council estate which escalates into a full-blown riot, but half a million pounds worth of crack cocaine is recovered. P.C. Melvin loses a handcuffed prisoner in the confusion, but he is arrested by P.C. Hollis when he turns up at the station asking for his handcuffs to be removed. The operation is down to D.C. Dashwood, whose snout is feeding them information on the main drug dealer. Meeting with the snout to get the location of the main drug lab, Dashwood is alarmed when P.C. Carver recognises his informant as Dougie Gardiner. C.I.D. raid the location given to Dashwood by Gardiner, but find nothing except a student squat. Desperate to arrest the dealer, and furious with Dashwood for lying about his snout, Galloway stakes out the dealer's Range Rover in a car park, despite Brownlow insisting he end the operation. When a borough councillor complains to Insp. Kite about the estate raid, it is discovered tha
S03 E03Oct 5, 1987
Brownie Points Oct 5, 1987 P.C. Reg Hollis has been nominated for the position of the station's Federation Rep. He's sure he's a shoo-in, but P.C. Shaw tells him W.P.C. Ackland has applied as well. A D.A.C. visits Sun Hill at the same time as a brownie pack. The ""Tom Squad"" is out in force, cracking down on prostitution in Sun Hill. Due to the VIP visitor, Shaw and Edwards are unable to process the ladies they have arrested, and sit with them in the van until the D.A.C. has left the building. P.C. Carver goes to warn a prostitute, Shirley, about the crackdown, as she is a snout for D.I. Galloway, but is he is stopped by P.C. Edwards and P.C. Shaw who tease him about curb-crawling. D.S. Ted Roach and P.C. Yorkie Smith go to a case conference with social workers when it is suspected a young girl is being assaulted by her mother. Roach doesn't seem interested as he thinks social workers are useless, but once the meeting is over, Roach organises a raid to take the little girl into protective custody.
S03 E04Oct 12, 1987
Missing, Presumed Dead Oct 12, 1987 There's been a shooting, but none of the neighbours seem to have witnessed anything. While chasing a possible suspect, Sgt. Bob Cryer hits a pedestrian. During door to door inquiries P.C. Yorkie Smith discovers a man with exotic animals including snakes, owls and a crocodile in his bathtub. D.S. Roach is attacked by some thugs, and the next day tries to beat them with an iron bar until P.C. Carver stops him. His attackers are later kneecapped as a message to D.I. Galloway as to who really is the law on the manor.
S03 E05Oct 19, 1987
Domestics Oct 19, 1987 Residents take action against a women's refuge in their area, while P.C. Yorkie Smith gives advice to the husband of a woman at the refuge. As D.I. Galloway gets tough with his detectives about the clear up rates of burglaries in the area, W.P.C. Martella and P.C. Edwards pull in a man suspected of three burglaries. P.C. Edwards is getting a hard time because of his impending marriage.
S03 E06Oct 26, 1987
What Are Little Boys Made Of? Oct 26, 1987 A boy causes a bus accident by throwing a milk bottle at it. He has 6 siblings. P.C.Frank marks bikes for children. A bike with the wrong postcode is stolen. Shaw has a car accident and some booze in the car gets broken and then Ackland drops another box. An old lady, conned out of five pounds, turns out to be one of a number of elderly people targeted by a group of children.
S03 E07Nov 2, 1987
Blind Alleys, Clogged Roads Nov 2, 1987 P.C. Jim Carver is sent to the morgue to investigate a suspiscious drowning. The victim has clearly been planted with several items such as theatre tickets, badly-fitting clothes and an odd suicide note. D.S. Roach has a theory it's an assassination by the British secret service, meanwhile trying to get permission to conduct an obbo from an office building. D.I. Roy Galloway and D.C. Mike Dashwood are reprimanded by a judge for not bringing all their evidence in a fraud case to the court. They race back to Sun Hill in the recess to retrieve the documents, but on the way back, Galloway runs into a black cab. An argument ensues, and Galloway nicks the cabbie for breach of the peace. Half the cabbies in London blockade the station in protest. P.C. Nick Shaw is slashed with a knife when breaking up a fight between two brothers-in-law, but Sgt. Penny refuses to charge the suspect. An Asian man arrives at the station to report continued harrassment, and a young boy is brought in for graffiti
S04 E01Jul 19, 1988
Light Duties Jul 19, 1988 Recently promoted to CID, D.C. Carver is feeling seasick while he and D.S. Roach work on a case on the police launch. The River Police fish the body of a murdered informant out of the Thames, but Roach is furious when the case is taken over by two detectives from Scotland Yard. P.C. Taffy Edwards and Stamp attend an incident with an unconcious elderly man who has a very protective dog. A woman offers to help, but Stamp tells her to move along. Stamp is horrified when the woman arrives at Sun Hill as the new uniformed Inspector, Christine Frazer. P.C. Hollis is running a sweep on who D.I. Galloway's replacement will be - there are rumours it will be D.I. Burnside. At the hospital, a solid gold krugerand is found on the old man, and W.P.C. Ackland and D.C. Carver realise the body in the river is the old man's nephew, who was grassing on his accomplices in a krugerand robbery. Sgt. Penny is back at work on light duties, but he is clearly still deeply affected by his recent shooting.
S04 E02Jul 21, 1988
The Three Wise Monkeys Jul 21, 1988 D.S. Ted Roach and D.C. Mike Dashwood are on the trail of armed robbers who have taken a women hostage. Sgt. Penny is starting to stress out because of the guns involved, and his collegues are concerned about his reaction. Two D.C.s from Somerset arrive to take a prisoner back. P.C. Yorkie Smith and W.P.C. June Ackland chase the robbers with three members of T.S.G. in the back. After being shot at by the robber and nearly shot by one of the T.S.G. officers, Yorkie punches the officer on the nose.
S04 E03Jul 26, 1988
Good Will Visit Jul 26, 1988 P.C. Pete Ramsey arrives as Sun Hill, nearly running P.C. Taffy Edwards over with his Porsche and parking in the Chief Super's spot. He has been transferred from Barton Street CID for cheating at cards, and has been put back into uniform. Ramsey cops a warning from Ch. Insp. Conway to keep his nose clean, but he is clearly still up to his old tricks: taking a bribe from a street hawker and generally winding up his fellow officers. Sgt. Alec Peters and P.C. Malcolm Haynes go to the Royal Navy to arrest a group of sailors who trashed a nightclub, but are told they can't charge the sailors as they are due on an important naval exercise. D.C. Carver and D.C. Dashwood watch and arrest two Chinese men with a van full of an unidentifiable substance which they suspect may be drugs. Ramsey identifies it as the rare spice saffron, stolen from a warehouse the previous month. Ramsey takes his car to be repaired at a garage owned by a friend of Sgt. Cryer's, but takes it back without paying after f
S04 E04Jul 28, 1988
Home Sweet Home Jul 28, 1988 Sgt. Cryer leads a raid to enforce an eviction order on a squat occupied by upper-class kids, watched by Councillor Thomas who is in charge of housing in the area. The raid is successful, but Thomas makes himself scarce as soon as a journalist arrives. P.C. Smith and P.C. Haynes are called to the local library where a homeless woman, Marie Tucker, and her kids are sheltering. Haynes moves her along by giving her a council housing brochure, but when they are called to a break-in at Councillor Thomas' home, they realise Marie has locked herself in the bathroom. Insp. Frazer arrives with a social worker who had reported Marie missing and they try to talk her out. When she goes quiet, they break down the door only to find Marie has taken an overdose and died.
S04 E05Aug 2, 1988
All In Good Faith Aug 2, 1988 W.P.C. Viv Martella and W.P.C. June Ackland report entry by artifice involving a bogus gasman to Acting D.I. Ted Roach. As Ackland and D.C. Mike Dashwood investigate the two latest cases, the widow of a gas inspector locks the bogus gasman in her basement. Insp. Christine Frazer has a serious talk to P.C. Pete Ramsey. There is a weapons amnesty bin outside the station, and when CID discovers a gun that was used in a robbery five years ago, Roach is determined to nail the suspect, Pat Duffy. Ch. Insp. Conway seeks legal advice as to whether the gun can be used as evidence as it was handed in during an amnesty. Roach disobeys Conway's orders and arrests Duffy. Conway is furious, but Roach tells him that they're in the clear as Duffy's ex-wife handed the gun in.
S04 E06Aug 4, 1988
Just Call Me Guvnor Aug 4, 1988 Ch. Insp. Conway briefs the relief on a massive raid about to take place on Frontline, a gang of football thugs. Two police officers are undercover in the gang, and the relief are warned not to show them any signs of recognition, however Acting D.I. Roach and D.C. Carver are stunned when they see D.I. Frank Burnside in handcuffs, blowing his cover. Roach headbutts a suspect who spat at him. The suspect gives his name in custody as ""Get Stuffed"", and Burnside, who has arrived to take over Sun Hill CID, gives him a slap for his insolence. With no love lost between Sgt. Cryer and Burnside, Cryer threatens to report Burnside if he raises Roach's assault of the same prisoner, but Burnside shocks them all when he reveals that the unfortunate prisoner is the other undercover officer in the gang. Burnside catches up with his old flame, Insp. Frazer who later has a word with Cryer for spreading rumours that Burnside is corrupt. A chastised Cryer swallows his pride and apologises.
S04 E07Aug 9, 1988
Caught Red Handed Aug 9, 1988 P.C. Frank and W.P.C. Martella attend an incident where a pregnant woman has stabbed her husband with a bread knife. The husband doesn't want to press charges, and when he and his wife are re-united at the station, all is forgiven. Sgt. Penny and W.P.C. Ackland are at the local swimming pool to catch a thief stealing from lockers. When they apprehend a suspect, Penny starts to crack up when he realises he's failed to videotape the evidence properly, but the S.O.C.O. salvages the incident and gets a confession when she tells the suspect that one of the wallets was coated in a chemical marker. D.C. Carver watches P.C. Smith talking to a man in the pub and thinks he has stumbled on a drug deal in the toilets. He reluctantly informs D.I. Burnside who is delighted at the chance to get one over on Uniform. Pills are found in Yorkie's locker, and he admits they are anabolic steroids to help his rugby game. Smith is let off, but he is furious with Carver for grassing him up. CID raid the stero
S05 E01Jan 3, 1989
Getting It Right Jan 3, 1989 D.I. Burnside leads a raid on a hotel room to catch a man suspected of armed abduction, but due to Ramsey's duff info, they raid the wrong room. The man in the room threatens to make an official complaint against Burnside, who charges Ramsey with digging up some dirt on him. It turns out he's a doctor, and it appears he was having an affair with a patient. Burnside gleefully goes to tell the doctor to drop his complaint, but finds he and Ramsey got it all wrong again. Sgt. Cryer is heading to court to support his son, Patrick, and on the way he is followed by a girl who tells her that Bob found her as an abandoned baby 15 years ago. Patrick's case is thrown out of court, and the dead girl's father accuses Cryer of a police cover-up. In no mood to deal with her, Cryer tells Bobbi to go away, but back at the station sees she has been reported as missing.
S05 E02Jan 5, 1989
A Reflection Of Glory Jan 5, 1989 P.C. Ramsey is back in uniform and goes with P.C. Haynes to see about a shoplifter who claims she is innocent. While they are out the back, the shop is held up by armed robbers who shoot at Ramsey. D.I. Burnside thinks it is tied in with other robberies and sends D.C. Carver to have a word with his evasive snout, Leroy. D.C. Dashwood has a new suit much to the amusement of his collegues. It gets damaged while he is chasing one of the suspects in the robbery. Haynes later tails the other suspects, causing them to crash into a milk float. W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Melvin are approached by a man who says his friend might be about to kill himself in the toilet of a gay club, and the friend is arrested for possessing an offensive weapon. While being charged, he punches Sgt. Peters who drops the knife. The other man goes for it, but is stopped by Ackland.
S05 E03Jan 10, 1989
One To One Jan 10, 1989 W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Stamp arrive at a brothel, where they find Jo Whitney, the daughter of a prominent local councillor, soaked in paraffin and threatening to set herself and the building on fire. Jo is a prostitute and a drug addict - but she hasn't had a fix for three days, and is highly agitated and strung out. Ackland stays with her to try and talk her round, while Stamp calls the fire brigade. There is a struggle to gain control of the lighter, and as a result, the flat catches fire, but Stamp manages to get both women out. Almost immediately after this ordeal, C.A.D. asks June to move on to deal with a burglary (after a cup of tea of course).
S05 E04Jan 12, 1989
The Mugging And The Gypsies Jan 12, 1989 W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Smith attend a local gypsy campsite where residents are complaining. A social worker has a Place Of Safety Order on one of the gypsy children, Theresa Beecher, who was reportedly beaten by her parents. When the girl and her parents lock themselves in the caravan, Smith has the idea of towing the caravan to the station. A youth is found in possession of stolen credit cards, and the owner is located and confirms he was attacked and robbed the night before. He is about to do an identity parade, but his wife admits she was the one who hit him. The gypsies make a run for it, but when the little girl is taken into care, it is found the Beechers have swapped their daughter with another little girl.
S05 E05Jan 17, 1989
The Chain Of Command Jan 17, 1989 Ch. Insp. Conway is late for a meeting with a Mr. Trevelyan from the Department of Trade and Industry, who wants police help in shutting down Radio Sun Hill, a pirate radio station. Conway orders the winos who blocked his car taken off the streets, but when one of them tries to escape from his cell, Sgt. Cryer recognises him as an undercover cop. P.C. Smith asks W.P.C. Martella to talk to a lady who has been beaten up by her boyfriend. She changes her mind about pressing charges as she doesn't want her husband to know. She then explains the injuries by saying the police beat her up, and her husband turns up and attacks Yorkie. Despite D.S. Roach's objections that it's a waste of police time, Carver and Dashwood raid Radio Sun Hill, but they escape.
S05 E06Jan 19, 1989
Life And Death Jan 19, 1989 P.C. Stamp and W.P.C. Brind arrest a man who is so drunk he can barely stand. Back at the station, the man collapses after a drug overdose, but not before implying that he's killed a woman. D.C. Lines and D.C. Carver race to find the man's identity through his dental records and the local jazz clubs, but the man's wife (and his mistress) are found safe and well. P.C. Melvin is sent to inform the wife of a man killed in a factory accident, but he radios in when he suspects that he has told the wrong person. D.C. Dashwood checks at the factory, and finds it was a similarly-named man who died, and the very-much-alive husband arrives at the station to make a formal complaint.
S05 E07Jan 24, 1989
Hothead Jan 24, 1989 W.P.C. Brind and P.C. Melvin are on foot patrol, but are seperated. Brind ends up dealing with a workplace dispute by herself, but the ringleader, Nobby Briggs, smashes her radio and locks her in a storeroom. When Melvin eventually turns up, he calls for assistance and Briggs is arrested. Sgt. Cryer is in a bad mood as he is suffering from a painful toothache, and he yells at a prisoner and pushes him. Lay visitors from the council arrive to inspect the station, and the prisoner accuses Cryer of assaulting him. His cellmate eventually clears Cryer, but he has to cancel his dentist appointment when he is called up to Ch. Supt Brownlow's office over the incident.
S06 E01Jan 2, 1990
By The Skin Of Our Teeth Jan 2, 1990 Hollis is gossiping in the locker room. Able is sent to a pub to deal with a man on valium. The man ends going to his mother-in-law's and trashes the place. Able sorts out a fight outside a pub and discovers the drunk he brought in had been robbed. Brownlow and Conway discuss starting wages before Brownlow goes to a board selecting candidates for a graduated entry scheme.
S06 E02Jan 4, 1990
Officers And Gentlemen Jan 4, 1990 D.C. Jim Carver and Ch. Insp. Conway face an embarrassing situation when a thief confesses to a crime that Jim has already cleared up... and Jim's having problems with the ladies too. Turnham talks to a pavement artist before he is called to a music shop and a shoplifter. He was told by Sgt. Peters to help Norika and Susanne at a pub but Frazer gives him a lecture about Woman's Lib and tells him not to go. A dog handler helps calm the situation. The landlord is not happy about W.P.Cs dealing with drunken disturbances and neither is Brownlow.
S06 E03Jan 9, 1990
Episode 3 Jan 9, 1990 Conway talks to Brownlow about officers needed to escort a German police officer around London looking for stolen car engines. Burnside and Cryer are admiring a lady who turns out to be the German officer. Conway is not happy Stamp is going to be on holiday when a case of his comes up at court. A man wants detectives to deal with the fact he has been burgled 3 times in a week. Brownlow wants him kept sweet. June is pushed over on the stairs when the flat gets turned over again. Turnham gives chase and ends up in the canal. Cryer arrests 1 of the burglars later. Reg gets punched by the owner of a car showroom whose father died a couple of months ago in a car park. Brownlow wants the charges dropped.
S06 E04Jan 11, 1990
I Thought You'd Gone Jan 11, 1990 Inspector Frazer and Taffy Edwards are about to discover there is life after Sun Hill.
S06 E05Jan 16, 1990
C.A.D. Jan 16, 1990 Hollis is organising a blood bank at the station and Peters is not happy because Viv is lying down. She is sent to assist at an armed robbery and hits a radio black spot so no one at the station knows her whereabouts. Ken finds one of the robbers who shows him where she is but he also hits the black spot. Carver and Ted have a problem with their car. Tony feels unwell after giving blood and finds out why Hollis won't donate. Previously he started rumours about why ranging from STD to bovine TB.
S06 E06Jan 18, 1990
A Day Lost Jan 18, 1990 Garfield and Norika investigate a report of a man hanging round a school's gate. A boy is missing so they start a full scale search. Inspector Monroe thinks A relief has gone soft. Carver is told off by Greig about 2nd visits. He finds the boy in a garage. Greig picks up the man hanging around the school.
S06 E07Jan 23, 1990
A Clean Division Jan 23, 1990 D.I. Burnside is delighted to be called out of a boring meeting at Stafford Row police station, especially as he thinks it's D.C. Carver with a lead on an important drugs case. Burnside is horrified to find, however, that Carver has been arrested for drink-driving by an over-zealous Stafford Row officer named P.C. Horden. Since Carver's police career is on the line, Burnside and Horden's more sympathetic colleagues manage to delay Carver's breath test for a while, and Carver eventually passes the breath test and is released.
S07 E01Jan 1, 1991
Grief Jan 1, 1991 Norika and George are on traffic duty. He failed to see the D.A.C. so didn't salute him. Brownlow's wife is giving grief about the roof of his summer cottage.
S07 E02Jan 3, 1991
The Chase Jan 3, 1991 A man complains about his car being trashed. Norika goes to a service station which is being held-up by men with a machete. Steve and Dave give chase. During the chase Steve collides with a car.
S07 E03Jan 8, 1991
The Attack Jan 8, 1991 Cathy is on the beat and notices 2 men acting strangely. When she tries to arrest them, she is attacked. A black youth not involved tells George about it, who gives chase. Insp. Monroe takes an interest and wants it investigated as a sexual assualt.Burnside is watching a firm that could be done over by an ex-security guard. Tosh is worried about the security guard. When the raid does go down, Tosh can't get through to the security guard.
S07 E04Jan 10, 1991
Crown V. Cooper Jan 10, 1991 Loxton is going to court with Garfield. One of the witnesses is giving them a hard time. Dashwood is also there griping about missing paperwork. Garfield is worried about his notes and Loxton is very confident the attacker will get charged. Loxton and the defendant tell 2 different versions of the attack. The defendant gets off and he is last seen heading into a pub with a child left crying in the car.
S07 E05Jan 15, 1991
The Girl Can't Help It Jan 15, 1991 A girl is missing and Reg is moaning about his mealtime being curtailed. Dave finds an incriminating notebook that indicates the girl is on the game. When Dave goes to tell the family, he finds out the father already knows. Conway has an argument with Brownlow after he contacted a radio station about the missing girl. While Burnside is having lunch, he notices the girl lunching with a businessman.
S07 E06Jan 17, 1991
Episode 6 Jan 17, 1991 Roach and Carver are in court where they find their defendant has not appeared because he is waiting for a kidney machine. Roach talks to an ex-copper who uses the same kind of machine. Tosh asks Stringer and Hollis to help take evidence upstairs. The equipment was stolen from a shipment going to American bases on the continet. When Tosh finds the seller he finds an aladin's cave.
S07 E07Jan 22, 1991
Loophole Jan 22, 1991 Brownlow gives Conway a hard time about sick figures. Young is not feeling well and June thinks it could be stress related. Loxton goes to investigate something suspicious in a scrapyard.CID helps uniform combat burglaries on an estate. Viv and Jim pay follow-up calls to the victims. Jim is told it is kids.
S08 E01Jan 2, 1992
The Best Policy Jan 2, 1992
S08 E02Jan 7, 1992
A Friend in Need Jan 7, 1992
S08 E03Jan 9, 1992
Whose Side Are You On? Jan 9, 1992
S08 E04Jan 14, 1992
Lip Service Jan 14, 1992
S08 E05Jan 16, 1992
Illegals Jan 16, 1992
S08 E06Jan 21, 1992
Fair Play Jan 21, 1992
S08 E07Jan 23, 1992
Dinosaur Jan 23, 1992 D.I. Burnside's unorthodox policing methods, which include flushing an informant's head down a toilet, set him on a collision course with D.C.I. Reid, who has already received several complaints about Sun Hill officers. Reid fears the worst when she is called in to Scotland Yard for an urgent meeting with MS15.
S09 E01Jan 5, 1993
Dying Breed Jan 5, 1993 D.C. Carver becomes involved in an armed robbery while buying a watch.
S09 E02Jan 7, 1993
Fact of Life Jan 7, 1993 The law allows a burglar to go free, but D.S. Greig and P.C. Quinnan try to pin him down again.
S09 E03Jan 8, 1993
All Through the Night Jan 8, 1993 P.C. Stamp expects a dull evening on the party patrol until he is paired with a pretty young female Environmental Health Officer.
S09 E04Jan 12, 1993
New Tune, Old Fiddle Jan 12, 1993 Ch. Insp. Conway learns that a chief inspector is to be posted to Sun Hill as Community Liaison Officer. He feels that he has been overlooked and applies for the post himself, without telling Ch. Supt. Brownlow.
S09 E05Jan 14, 1993
Delinquent Jan 14, 1993 A persistent young offender is arrested for burgling his parents' house.
S09 E06Jan 15, 1993
Bringing Up Baby Jan 15, 1993 A new-born baby is missing and CID are working against the clock to find it.
S09 E07Jan 19, 1993
Rainy Days and Mondays Jan 19, 1993 The warden of a hostel calls the police when one of the girls claims to have been sexually assaulted by the night security man.
S10 E01Jan 4, 1994
Games Jan 4, 1994 Steve radios in details about a missing juvenile. The mother is more worried than the father. The boy was supposed to be at a friend's house. The missing boy and his friend are into computers. Steve has to look through the pedophile register to see if they can find a man matching the description given by the boy's friend. It turns out to be the man complaining about Tony. Although he denies knowing the boy, objectionable material is found on his computer. Before he is let go, he gives Monroe a name that does fit the man who was last seen with the missing boy. Tony and June take a call about children causing a disturbance playing football in the street. The man who complained keeps the ball and wants Tony's number so he can complain about his attitude.
S10 E02Jan 6, 1994
Second Sight Jan 6, 1994 Jim is moaning about a tom(prostitute). Tosh and Jim are told to keep on the case. they go to a shop where they climb on the roof to observe the tom. While on observation they notice she has 2 visitors - 1 a biker, the other a known drug dealer. They bring in the tom and when he goes upstairs, Jim discovers the biker is wanted for the robbery everyone else was working on. The new D.I. walks up the stairs with Conway. as she arrives in the office she takes a phone call telling her there is a robbery in progress at a pub with the robbers still on premises. CID head down there leaving Tosh and Jim to deal with the tom. Steve and Polly arrive to find an injured man outside. George and Tony arrive in the area car as two men take off on a motor bike. Crofts has noticed a pattern emerging in the money snatches.
S10 E03Jan 7, 1994
Darkness Before Dawn Jan 7, 1994 Sgt Boyden and Polly are on patrol and discuss Reg's plans for a parachute jump. Polly takes a visit to a tower block where a domestic has been reported. There doesn't appear to be anyone in although the tv is still on. A body is noticed under the balcony and on checking they discover she jumped with her baby. Inspector Monroe comes down and talks to the man who reported the disturbance. Meadows and Carver also come down. Boyden finds a man sitting by the side of the road, who turns out to be the baby's father. When interviewed he has problems answering the questions. He came down from Scotland to try to be a family.
S10 E04Jan 11, 1994
He Who Waits Jan 11, 1994 George tapes off an area around a house where a body has been found. AMIT turns up. There is a way through the attic into the empty house next door. The murdered man is supposed to have no money and is not very popular. There is a local tom's wallet in the next door house. George is asked about the dead man by a lad who has been primed by a man in a van which takes off when he sees George approaching. The new owners of the house arrive as the body is removed.
S10 E05Jan 13, 1994
Mix and Match Jan 13, 1994 Pearce and Steele are looking for a stolen car that has a tracking system installed. The car is not there. The rep from the tracking company is very enthusiastic about the system. Pearce and Steele find a range rover in a lockup that is stolen along with the missing car. They think the garage could be a good spot for an observation. Monroe is not too happy but Cato is all for it. Tony and June are part of the surveillance team. A car drives into the yard and June recognises one of the men that Pearce then follows.
S10 E06Jan 14, 1994
Dealer Wins Jan 14, 1994 A tom is in family court on trial to work out whether her daughter should stay with her althought she was charged with possession. Jim and Suzy talk to some of the tom's friends to be able to help her. They are told that the tom's boyfriend is trying to put her daughter on the game and she doesn't know. Meadows organises teams to lead raids on 4 different targets.
S10 E07Jan 18, 1994
No Job For an Amateur Jan 18, 1994 June and Adam go to a nurse's home where a nurse was attacked. They discover a door wedged open. A nurse told June the man had called earlier to see another nurse. June calls Adam a narrow minded bigot in the canteen. The nurse who had the male visitor the night before is attacked and turns out to be moonlighting as a tom. Tony and Mike are told to go to a hotel where a woman was assaulted. Boyden talks to the injured woman before her pimp appears. He talks to Monroe about a pattern appearing of toms being beaten as soon as they get into a room.
S11 E01Jan 5, 1995
To Crack a Nut Jan 5, 1995 Quinnan goes undecover as a prostitute's punter. Does he let things go too far?
S11 E02Jan 6, 1995
Hot Stuff Jan 6, 1995 Haines, now with the Drugs Squad, returns to Sun Hill to help Meadows track down a consignment of heroin.
S11 E03Jan 10, 1995
Hit and Miss Jan 10, 1995 Lines investigates the assault and robbery of a youth, but the prime suspect is an ex-colleague.
S11 E04Jan 12, 1995
Hard Cases Jan 12, 1995 Meadows and Johnson investigate the murder of a man, apparently killed for his wallet and his car.
S11 E05Jan 13, 1995
The Protection Racket Jan 13, 1995 Conway orders the release of a prisoner, who is then beaten up.
S11 E06Jan 17, 1995
Crossfire Jan 17, 1995 Woods investigates the assault of a young woman who is reluctant to reveal the identity of her assailant.
S11 E07Jan 19, 1995
Little Boy Lost Jan 19, 1995 Greig investigates a child abduction.
S12 E01Jan 2, 1996
Call Waiting Jan 2, 1996
S12 E02Jan 4, 1996
Second Sense Jan 4, 1996
S12 E03Jan 5, 1996
Runners Up Jan 5, 1996
S12 E04Jan 9, 1996
Keeping It in the Family Jan 9, 1996
S12 E05Jan 11, 1996
Home Truths Jan 11, 1996
S12 E06Jan 12, 1996
Outer Jan 12, 1996
S12 E07Jan 16, 1996
Better Half Jan 16, 1996
S13 E01Jan 2, 1997
The Old Pals' Act Jan 2, 1997
S13 E02Jan 3, 1997
Episode 2 Jan 3, 1997 WPC Debbie Keane and PC George Garfield respond to a call to about a mugging, the victim describes his attacker as a big black man who sprayed something in his eyes then stole his wallet. AT Sun Hill Wpc Polly Page and PC Dave Quinnan talk to a woman who has come in to report an attempted rape, she describes when and where it happened and that she only got away after she sprayed mace in his face, later when Dave and Debbie discover they are investigating two seperate incidents that happened in the same place at the same time they take them to CID DS Geoff Daly remembers the name of the mugging victim as the sole suspect in a rape from several months earlier, he and DC Rod Skase interview both alledged victims she remains true to her original statement but they punch holes in his story not least of which when Rod finds his apparently stolen wallet had been handed in at St. Hughes hospital at the time he was there having his eyes washed out they get him to admit that there was no muggin
S13 E03Jan 9, 1997
Man Trap Jan 9, 1997 PC Dave Quinnan and WPC Norieka Datta go to the scene where a teenage boy has been found dead from a massive electric shock in the flat of one of his neighbours. Dave knows the boy as he has arrested him before for burglary they talk to the tenant he tells them that he came home to find his flat broken into and the boy dead. It looks like murder but who would want to kill him ? Dave discovers a secret about the tenant and WPC Page finds out that the victim's older brother may know more than he is letting on.
S13 E04Jan 10, 1997
Bad Debt Jan 10, 1997 George Talbot a loan shark reports his business records stolen DS Don Beech and WDC Suzy Croft go to talk to him he is glad that Don is handling the case as he tells Suzy that the two of them are old friends. SGT Ackland and WPC Page respond to an anonymous 999 call about an a woman being assaulted in her home but when they get to the address they talk to the woman who lives there Janet Ford and her daughter Lorna despite having a bruise on her face she tells them it must have been a prank and that she got the bruise from walking into a door both June and Polly believe that she was beaten and that it was her Lorna who made the call but with no complaint being filed they return to Sun Hill. After over hearing Suzy joking with the others about Don's shady friends, DCI Meadows warns Don about who he associates with and doing them favours. Lorna comes into the station to talk to June and Polly she tells them what really happened that a man hit herbecause her mum didn't have money he sai
S13 E05Jan 14, 1997
Professional Opinion Jan 14, 1997 PC Tony Stamp and WPC Debbie Keane go to the scene of an arguement outside a flat on on the Jasmine Allen estate between a man and woman, the man tells them that his wife is inside but the woman won't let him speak to her she tells them that his wife doesn't want to see him.They calm the situation down and persuade the man to leave as he is escorting him away the man tell Tony that she hasn't spoken to him since their sons funeral because she blames herself as he died after he took some of her methadone pills thinking they were sweets but he doesn't blame her he blames her doctor who he claims is prescribing to patients drugs in stronger than recommened doses, when he is later arrested for trying to attack the doctor DS Geoff Daly and DC Rod Skase investigate and in doing so without first checking the computer to make sure no one else is already investigating her almost ruin a drug squad case. After being told off by DCI Meadows he tells Geoff to help the drug squad detective Dave Mc
S13 E06Jan 16, 1997
Testament Jan 16, 1997 DS John Boulton and WDC Suzy Croft invetigate the sudden death of an apparently healthy middle-aged woman who lived alone, the F.M.E tells them that it looks like she suffocated in her sleep which he says is unual for someone her age not to wake themselves if they're having breathing difficulties going through her belongings Suzy finds a few things out of place in an otherwise spotlessly tidy flat as well as the fresh flowers Polly found in the rubbish bin outside that lead them to belive that someone else had been inside the flat recently. her boss tells John and Suzy that she was a quiet person and he doesn't know of anyone from work who'd been to her home. They find from entries in her diaries that lead them to an old friend of hers he tells them that they had met up again recently for the first time in almost thirty years and had been seeing each other for dinner once or twice a week and that he went arond to see her the day she died but there was already a man there he describes t
S13 E07Jan 17, 1997
A Policeman's Lot Jan 17, 1997 PC Garfeld objects when a guard from a private security firm catches a suspected burglar he, Debbie, Gary McCann and Nick Slater were chasing after they lose him and is only to happy to believe the suspect when he claims that the guard assaulted him he begins checking him out and finds he has a criminal record for assault and when the comes in with tools used in the break in that he claims he saw the boy throw over a wall when he was chasing him George accuses him of being violent in arresting the boy and manufacturing evidence. While on patrol PC Stamp and WPC Blake come across an elderly lady who has been knocked down and may have been robbed, as it in the area controlled by the security firm they go to their offices to see if any of them may have seen what happened but the bossis less than keen to help because of the hassle George is giving his guard. When he later does decide to help people are not only able to ruin the boy's alibi for the time of the burglary but clear up how the
S14 E01Jan 1, 1998
Square Peg, Round Hole Jan 1, 1998 When a raid on a known drug addict goes awry, Boulton is spiked by the desperate criminals needle, leaving Sun Hill's tough guy frightened and angry - and in need of a HIV test.
S14 E02Jan 2, 1998
You Pays Your Money Jan 2, 1998 A family are strangely silent about the death of their landlord.
S14 E03Jan 6, 1998
Hard Cash Jan 6, 1998 Beech and Carver go in search of a haul of £30,000 in banknotes, missing from a six-year-old robbery.
S14 E04Jan 8, 1998
Taking It Easy Jan 8, 1998 When an old man loses his life savings in a mugging, Boyden and Stamp suspect it was no coincidence.
S14 E05Jan 9, 1998
Villain Jan 9, 1998
S14 E06Jan 13, 1998
Forgive and Forget Jan 13, 1998 A father wants revenge for his murdered son.
S14 E07Jan 15, 1998
Girl Power Jan 15, 1998
S15 E01Jan 7, 1999
Long Term Investment Jan 7, 1999
S15 E02Jan 14, 1999
Chasing Shadows Jan 14, 1999
S15 E03Jan 21, 1999
Follow Through Jan 21, 1999
S15 E04Jan 26, 1999
Walking on Water Jan 26, 1999
S15 E05Jan 28, 1999
The Wrong Horse Jan 28, 1999
S15 E06Feb 2, 1999
No Love Lost Feb 2, 1999
S15 E07Feb 4, 1999
Pond Life Feb 4, 1999
S16 E01Jan 4, 2000
Angel Jan 4, 2000 DCI Burnside arrives to investigate a murder which looks like part of a series of male rapes gone too far. Andy Wilson, one of the previous victims remembers something about an angel when he was attacked. Following a statement from taxi driver Steve Sanderson, DC Holmes finds a man matching Sanderson's description on CCTV tapes: his name is Mark Angelis and he works for a courier service with an angel logo. Although DS Boulton arrests Angelis in possession of a knife, he insists it is for self defence against the rapist. DS Stanton visits a profiler at Scotland Yard, and later discovers that taxi driver Sanderson has made a similar statement to Stafford Row station. Stanton and Proctor visit Sanderson's wife, and discover evidence that he is the culprit. They call Burnside to tell him, but he's in the back of a cab - Sanderson's cab...
S16 E02Jan 6, 2000
In the Firing Line Jan 6, 2000 PC Smith is working undercover as a bodyguard for a South African drug importer named Tony Rourke. Rourke offers Smith a contract to kidnap and torture a senior police officer to find the location of a police informer they need kept quiet. Ordered by SO10's DCI Tasker to remain in place and find out more, Smith comes up with a plan to abduct the officer, who turns out to be Sun Hill's own DCI Meadows. Rourke and his right-hand man Jake begin to doubt Smithy's integrity, and end up executing his plan themselves. With DCI Meadows missing, a massive search is underway, until Smithy convinces Ken Stockley, the informant Rourke and his financier are after, to tell him not only Meadows' location but also the identity of Rourke's mysterious ""money man"" - Lucy Haslock, a City lawyer. SO19 raid the warehouse and recover Meadows, in bad shape but alive.
S16 E03Jan 11, 2000
Thug on the Tyne (1) Jan 11, 2000 Northumbria Police arrest one 'Frank Bentley' with a boot full of drugs and a handgun, after a high speed car chase through Newcastle. 'Bentley' and his 'lawyer' Liz McAuley are actually DCI Frank Burnside and DS Liz Rawton on an undercover assignment to investigate corrupt CID officers in Newcastle. Their target is DCI Bonnet, who seems to be in collusion with local gangster Saul Anderson. Despite Burnside being threatened by Anderson, and Rawton's cover nearly being blown when she runs into her cousin Cheryl at a bar, Burnside manages to gain Bonnet's trust. When Bonnet and Burnside meet at a private club, they are shocked when the police raid the place, but manage to escape without being spotted or arrested.
S16 E04Jan 13, 2000
Thug on the Tyne (2) Jan 13, 2000 Although they are undercover, Burnside agrees to let Liz Rawton visit her mother. Despite a close shave at a family gathering when her cousin's boyfriend turns out to be an associate of Saul Anderson, Rawton and Burnside survive with their cover intact. Burnside even takes part in a little karaoke! Burnside is not pleased when Customs seize a crateful of guns meant for Anderson that he was supposed to see through. Anderson is not pleased either, and takes Burnside for a little drive. Bonnet and Anderson turn against each other, and Anderson is shot. As Bonnet is about to shoot Burnside as well, armed police arrive and he ends up shooting himself.
S16 E05Jan 18, 2000
Riot City Jan 18, 2000 Ch. Insp. Conway and a team of Sun Hill officers undergo riot simulation training at the Met's training depot in Hounslow. Meanwhile, DC Glaze goes undercover at the Cockroft Estate to gather evidence of dealing in stolen goods, but discovers more than he bargains for when he discovers two rival familes battling for control of the estate, and which may be stockpiling petrol bombs and weapons for a showdown.
S16 E06Jan 25, 2000
Crime and Punishment Jan 25, 2000 Ch. Supt. Brownlow is implicated in an insurance fraud. PC Hollis investigates suspicious events at a crematorium.
S16 E07Jan 27, 2000
Zero Tolerance Jan 27, 2000 Insp. Monroe has trouble dealing with a gang of boy-racers who are harassing and intimidating an elderly couple. When the old man dies after an altercation with the gang, Monroe is urged by Brownlow to show 'zero tolerance' to the youths. PC Smith gets close to a nurse at the St Hughs Nurses Home while investigating reports of a stalker in the area.
S17 E01Jan 5, 2001
Appropriate Action Jan 5, 2001 A teenage boy is found badly beaten, and a young girl, Lisa, from the same school is missing. DC Webb shows little interest in the case, so Sgt Cryer investigates the girl's disappearance himself. A local 'photographer', Andrew Morton, is the main suspect, as he has an obsession with Lisa and her friends, and he is arrested when PC Harker spots him acting suspiciously by the canal. When Lisa turns out to have been hiding out at a friend's house the whole time, Cryer must rush to prevent Lisa's father from taking the law into his own hands by killing the innocent Morton.
S17 E02Jan 9, 2001
Criminal Practice Jan 9, 2001 DC Webb and DC Riley wait outside a cafe, whilst inside DS Debbie McAllister is conducting a rather clumsy undercover sting on a suspected drug dealer. DI Cullen is furious when the suspect is released without charge following McAllister's poor handling of the case. Resentful of DS Singh's success in recruiting local informants, McAllister manages to coax some information from solicitor's clerk Jamie Ross, which eventually leads to a successful arrest when Ross's information blows apart a stabbing suspect's alibi. Pleased with her success, McAllister is determined to convince Ross to work as an informant for her. Meanwhile, DC Paul Riley meets up with his brother Joe, who seems to be in some trouble with the Nottingham police.
S17 E03Jan 12, 2001
Upon Information Received Jan 12, 2001 CID investigate a spate of car thefts, and DS McAllister's informant Jamie Ross gives her a tip-off about a gang of French car thieves working in the area. Ross is reluctant to name his contact though, who turns out to be Joe Riley, DC Paul Riley's brother. The gang is arrested, but are broken out of Canley Crown Court by a trio armed with shotguns. An SO19 raid on Joe Riley's lock-up sees them in custody again, but DC Riley must work hard to hide his brother's involvement, particularly as Ross informs McAllister that it goes deeper than Riley thinks.
S17 E04Jan 16, 2001
No Victim Jan 16, 2001 PC Worrell and PC Quinnan attend to a woman threatening to jump off a bridge. She turns out to be Sarah Collins, the wife of Terry Collins, a DS at Stafford Row CID. Despite the doubts of some of her colleagues, PC Worrell is determined to pursue the matter as a domestic violence case. She convinces Sarah to make a statement and testify in court by telling Sarah of her own experience with domestic violence. The case is dismissed, however - Sarah becomes reluctant to testify, and there are doubts about her character. When Worrell goes to check on her at the Collins house, she finds that Sarah has murdered her husband. Meanwhile, Dave Quinnan struggles to find the right time to tell his wife about his affair with Polly Page.
S17 E05Jan 19, 2001
Common Language Jan 19, 2001 A young Russian girl leads Dale Smith out of a nightclub, where he is promptly attacked by three men. Despite Smith's protests, Supt. Chandler assigns DI Cullen to investigate the assault. They track down the Russian woman, Natasha Ivanova, through a language school which seems to be recruiting students to work as prostitutes. Natasha is desperate as her visa is about to expire, and her sister has disappeared. Her sister is found murdered, and Smith realises the men responsible for her death and his assault are linked to a man from his old army unit (episode: Blurred Around the Edges).
S17 E06Jan 23, 2001
PC Smith Jan 23, 2001 Hoping it will convince Supt. Chandler to endorse his transfer to SO19, PC Smith volunteers with PC Klein to 'babysit' Clive Allein, the victim of a gay bashing who is reluctantly testifying against his assailant, Gary Cook, in court the next day. Smith nearly blows it when his angry reaction to Clive's partner Ian Jones's teasing causes Jones to run off, where he is promptly attacked, and Allein refusing to testify, until Smith convinces him otherwise. The trial goes ahead, and the attacker is found guilty, but further threats from Cook's friend Paul Taylor cause Ian to storm off again, this time he goes missing. Smith and Klein fear the worst when a stabbing victim is reported, but it turns out to be Paul Taylor who is the vicitm, and Ian Jones the attacker.
S17 E07Jan 26, 2001
Family Honour Jan 26, 2001 Supt. Chandler is speaking at a meeting on the Larkmead Estate, but vandalism and a petrol bomb cut short his talk. Sgt. Ackland is called to the house of local MP Stephen Hadley and his wife Fiona, where their infant child has died of serious injuries. Forensic examination reveals the baby was thrown to the floor, and Fiona Hadley says her husband was responsible. Hadley is arrested, but denies her claim. A lack of evidence sees him released, but he is arrested again for beating his wife when he returns home. It turns out the Hadleys' other child knocked the baby's high chair over.
S18 E01Jan 3, 2002
Loaded Jan 3, 2002 Des Taviner and Reg Hollis are in the Area Car enjoying the warm weather when Sergeant Craig Gilmore surprises them. He is unimpressed with their excuses and orders them to remove their sunglasses and get back to work. As they drive around, Hollis reveals that he is planning to propose to his girlfriend Helen. Unfortunately they are not currently on the best of terms having rowed after Hollis declined Helen's invitation to join her at a conference in Southend. Taviner announces that they are going to Southend and forces Reg to pretend that the car has broken down. Meanwhile Special Constable Terry Knowles and PC Nick Klein have arrested petty thief Derek Daly. As they head back for the station Knowles spots an attractive blonde in a car and persuades Klein to pull her over when she jumps a red light. Confident that he can get her phone number (like his hero Taviner would), Knowles approaches the blonde with a smile. Flirting outrageously he tries to get a date but with little success.
S18 E02Jan 10, 2002
Not To Praise Him Jan 10, 2002 Sergeant Craig Gilmore addresses the congregation at Knowles' funeral and mentions the dead man's habit of chatting up girls which causes a bit of a stir. After the service Superintendent Tom Chandler tries to comfort Knowles' mother but is dragged away by her daughter Tina who blames the police for her brother's death. Meanwhile at Sun Hill DS Vik Singh and DCI Jack Meadows are liaising with Jay Ramsay who is planning to direct a reconstruction of the murder for a TV programme. Meadows is angry when the Director comments about Knowles flirting with the murderer before his death. Outside the chapel PC Nick Klein is helping a young woman with a pushchair and is shocked when she introduces herself as Dani Knowles, Knowles' widow. When she asks about Knowles' death, Klein tells her not to believe the press reports. As the drink flows at the wake the tensions rise between arch enemies Taviner and Gilmore resulting in a full-blown punch up. [Source: www.thebill.com]
S18 E03Jan 17, 2002
Do Not Pass Go Jan 17, 2002 Despite the discovery of the Saab car used in the murder, progress on the case is slow. The owner is identified as Paul King but when the police break into his flat they find King dead from a gunshot wound. Neighbours remember that a blonde woman was a frequent visitor. Trawling through statements after the TV appeal, DC Danny Glaze notices the name Kathy Milligan. Meanwhile PC Des Taviner is annoyed that CID will not share information on the case with Uniform and decides to do a little detection of his own. He has a hunch that petty thief Derek Smith, who witnessed the murder, knows more than he's letting on. Taviner, PCs Nick Klein and Reg Hollis pump him for information until he reveals that the manager of a local night club, Arty Shanks, was selling a Saab for silly money. Back at Sun Hill Sergeant Craig Gilmore wants to tell CID but Taviner is reluctant and pays Arty a visit. At last there is a breakthrough when, as Glaze researches Milligan on the station computer, Arty names Kin
S18 E04Jan 24, 2002
Juliet Jan 24, 2002 PCs Dave Quinnan and Polly Page are searching for Shauna Russell, a young woman with Down's Syndrome who has been reported missing by her mother, Annie and sister Natalie. They finally find her in an underground car park but are concerned by her dishevelled state. Despite protests from Annie, her daughter is examined by the police Doctor, Sue Marton. Shauna complains of feeling sick and when gently questioned it soon becomes obvious that she is pregnant. A test confirms this and the Doctor tells DI Alex Cullen that Shauna is probably three or four months gone but is unsure how much of her condition she actually understands. It cannot yet be determined whether she was assaulted or the intercourse was consensual. The news of the pregnancy leaves Annie dumbstruck whilst Natalie is disturbed by the thought that her sister may have been raped. In interview Shauna is reticent but mentions John, a fellow member of a club she attends, whom she describes as rude. However, when Cullen meets John
S18 E05Jan 31, 2002
Set In Stone Jan 31, 2002 New PC Cathy Bradford goes in with guns blazing after graves are desecrated, but soon finds herself locking horns with a furious Dave Quinnan. [Source: Radio Times]
S18 E06Feb 7, 2002
Quinnan (1,2) Feb 7, 2002 At her local gym PC Cathy Bradford is concerned that Marti Hunt is being worked too hard by her father Barry Hunt who is also the owner. As she leaves, Bradford agrees to keep an eye out for a petty thief who has been targeting the gym. Back at the station PC Dave Quinnan mentions to PC Tony Stamp that he is thinking of asking out Liz Terry from the Day Centre. Stamp is sceptical and encourages a wary Polly Page to check Liz's history on the police computer. Page is left with a dilemma when the results reveal that Liz used to be a prostitute. Meanwhile a reluctant PC Jim Carver has joined Bradford's gym. He is immediately suspicious that bodybuilder Jay Cutler could be the thief especially when he later sees Cutler selling steroids in the changing room. However, closer inspection of another gym member Andy Little leads to the case taking an unexpected twist.By the second part of this special, Quinnan and Page are not speaking after Page's revelations regarding Liz. Adding to Quinnan's
S18 E07Feb 7, 2002
Quinnan (3,4) Feb 7, 2002 PCs Polly Page and Dave Quinnan are posing as a married couple running a hotel; they are hoping to trap Berisha who imports illegal immigrants. PCs Jim Carver and Reg Hollis are chef and waiter respectively whilst immigration agent Petrit helps out in the kitchen. DC Mickey Webb and DS Debbie McAllister have set up surveillance in a nearby flat. Meanwhile PC Tony Stamp is undercover as a driver for the firm bringing in the illegals. The hotel is busy preparing for its opening night. When the temporary staff arrive Quinnan seizes the opportunity to attract Berisha's attention by ringing his agency and complaining about them. Berisha arrives and takes a shine to the couple, promising to sort out better staff. Later Stamp makes a delivery to the hotel - four refugees who are immediately set to work. Stamp then picks up his boss Kerns and drives him to a lorry park where Kerns opens the back of one of the lorries. A horrified Stamp tries to keep his cool when faced with twenty scared refug
S19 E01Jan 1, 2003
The Bill Season 19 Episode 1 Jan 1, 2003 DS Phil Hunter's devious ways are catching up with him - DCI Meadows and Supt Okaro execute raids on known fences in the area before Hunter has time to warn Ron Gregory, the local crime boss who pays him off. Hunter's attractive, long-suffering wife attracts Gregory's attention, and instead of the payback he was expecting, Hunter has to deal with an unusual request to keep his head off the chopping block. An alibi from a prostitute takes Simon Kitson out of suspicion as the serial killer, leaving Acting DI Samantha Nixon to follow some of her theories. When DC Lennox can't get anything further out of Simon's sister Pat, Samantha takes over, and is surprised by what she discovers. But is her curiosity leading her into a dangerous situation? Luke Ashton is persuaded to celebrate his ""last night of freedom"" and Craig Gilmore reluctantly joins the boys for a drink, while Robbie, Gina and Gemma surprise Kerry at home - booze in hand and ready for fun. Sgt Boyden's plans to leave Luke trouse
S19 E02Jan 2, 2003
The Bill Season 19 Episode 2 Jan 2, 2003 DI Samantha Nixon is on the trail of the serial killer and on the phone to DC Duncan Lennox when it goes dead. Duncan traces the call, but he and PC Taviner arrive to find only Cass Rickman's neck chain, and Samantha's phone - and her last call was from Pat Kitson... It's Kerry and Luke's wedding day and Inspector Gina Gold is not happy to find the groom in bed with Craig Gilmore. Both Gina and Gilmore want Luke to tell Kerry, but for very different reasons, so with a reception venue in doubt, Gold tries to convince Kerry to postpone the wedding. DS Phil Hunter is in deep, as crime boss Ron Gregory wants to sleep with Hunter's wife and Phil has no way out. What will he do now that the tables have been turned on his philandering ways? Lennox and DC Mickey Webb break into Kitson's house, but find nothing. While from the attic of the house next door, Kitson taunts a bound and blindfolded Nixon as she watches them drive away. Nixon fishes for information, and when prodded by Pat, talks abo
S19 E03Jan 8, 2003
The Bill Season 19 Episode 3 Jan 8, 2003 Glaze becomes involved in the case of a paedophile priest who is taking refuge at a local church, which is being besieged by local parishioners. Best is called to a domestic at his sister Karen's house. Hunter finds himself in a trap when he is forced to prostitute his wife to a local gangster. [Source: Radio Times]
S19 E04Jan 9, 2003
The Bill Season 19 Episode 4 Jan 9, 2003 Being in the pay of crime boss Ron Gregory is not paying off for DS Phil Hunter. Not only is his wife Cindy caught up in Gregory's dirty tricks, but DCI Meadows and Supt Okaro are onto him as well, and decide to use him to bring Gregory down. Supt. Okaro clashes with the Borough Commander, Jane Fitzwilliam over how to solve the drug problem, and his old friend David Ackroyd's information about Gregory's plans to flood the streets with cheap heroin, costs him his life. Sister Sarah Donohue, the nun who runs the local community centre, and who was also friends with David, is so upset by his death that DC Danny Glaze gives her a more than sympathetic kiss. With the Supt's crackdown on burglaries, ATM robberies are on the increase and Cindy Hunter is mugged. Seeing her lying bashed in a hospital bed, Phil Hunter takes new interest in the robberies, and he and Webb and McAllister set up an operation to catch the culprits. Hunter's fury overtakes him and Webb has to stop him using a baseball
S19 E05Jan 15, 2003
The Bill Season 19 Episode 5 Jan 15, 2003 Supt. Adam Okaro issues an order that drug users are not to be arrested by his officers - instead Sun Hill will target the dealers. PC Cathy Bradford is furious at this change in policy when the junkie who stabbed her with a hyperdermic needle walks free. Meanwhile DS Phil Hunter is given a tip off about a 20k drug deal about to take place in Sun Hill. Villain Ron Gregory has a plan. He wants Phil and his fellow officers to intercept this deal so the patch stays clear for Ron's own dealing. But Phil's already on thin ice with his superiors. Will Phil ever get Ron Gregory off his back? PCs Ruby Buxton and Nick Klein are called to a violent domestic in a smart area of town, they are quick to arrest the husband for assault. But is it as simple as it at first appears? DC Danny Glaze is eager to talk to Sister Sarah Donohue after the pair's kiss the previous night, but the nun is in no mood to talk, particularly when her the community centre she runs is in danger of being closed by Ron Greg
S19 E06Jan 16, 2003
The Bill Season 19 Episode 6 Jan 16, 2003 Supt Adam Okaro's rumoured controversial approach to drug policy draws the media like flies, so Borough Commander Jane Fitzwilliam calls a press conference to make him toe the company line. PC Cathy Bradford has come to rely on her partner DC Brandon Kane's support, so when her HIV status is revealed, will she tell him the truth? If she plays on his sympathy, she may get him to bed. Suspecting him of having an affair with DS Debbie McAllister, DCI Jack Meadow's wife Laura arrives at the station to give him his marching orders. But even after McAllister explains to her there is nothing going on, Jack decides he's had enough and leaves home anyway. A small boy dies in a drive-by shooting in his neighbourhood, and Supt Okaro decides to walk to his press conference to give himself time to think. Will the press, the police and the community be ready for what he has to say?
S19 E07Jan 22, 2003
Episode 082 Jan 22, 2003 Supt. Adam Okaro makes a shock decision to resign after he is forced to toe the line on the drugs issue by the Borough Commander. PC Des Taviner suspects a judge is corrupt when the absence of a key witness sees a court case collapse. PC Cathy Bradford is delighted after spending the night with TDC Brandon Kane, but Kane is indifferent. When an old school friend of PC Ruby Buxton disappears after being robbed, Buxton finds her friend's mother is defensive about her daughter's whereabouts. When the bank mistakenly credits his account, will DC Ken Drummond take the money and run, or notify them of their mistake?
S20 E01Jan 7, 2004
The Bill Season 20 Episode 1 Jan 7, 2004 Having discovered the CCTV tape of PC Cathy Bradford with his wife on the night she died, and the body of Cathy's fiance, Max Wyatt, the Murder Investigation Team are called in. DC Brandon Kane is horrified to discover that Bradford (using her police uniform) has abducted his children from their school. Sgt. Dale Smith tries to convince Insp. Gina Gold to tell Sgt. June Ackland of their discovery of Gabriel Kent's birth certificate reveals that he is June's son. An old friend of Gina's arouses suspicion when he is found in a stolen car and then tries to hide a briefcase containing £15000 in cash. As the search for Bradford and the Kane children intensifies, Bradford sneaks the kids into the station under the very noses of the investigating officers - into the Sun Hill boiler room.
S20 E02Jan 8, 2004
The Bill Season 20 Episode 2 Jan 8, 2004 Leo Price agrees to help Sgt. Dale Smith and CID with some information when his little brother is attacked and left injured. When the information leads to several arrests on the estate, Smithy must take steps to protect Leo from a possible revenge attack. PC Cathy Bradford, still in the boiler room with the Kane kids, turns off the station heating to lure someone down there. An engineer is called to fix the boiler, but he is knocked unconscious by Cathy. When Sgt. June Ackland and PC Honey Harman go looking for the missing engineer, they find him outside the boiler room, they realise what's going on. Ackland tries her best to coax the rogue copper out, but Bradford refuses to talk to anyone except DC Brandon Kane.
S20 E03Jan 14, 2004
The Bill Season 20 Episode 3 Jan 14, 2004 Sgt. June Ackland has discovered PC Cathy Bradford has barricaded herself and DC Brandon Kane's kids in the station's boiler room. When Cathy promises to release the kids in exchange for Brandon as a hostage, Insp. Gina Gold refuses, but Supt. Adam Okaro overrides her decision. Cathy insists Brandon must choose one child, but he manages to negotiate Zoe's release as well. Forcing Brandon to handcuff himself, Bradford relives the events of the past year, including the death of Brandon's wife Tanya. The station is evacuated, and the TSG arrive to provide support. Cathy's stories become increasingly unbelievable, as she tells Brandon that she was abducted by a serial killer as a child. DS Samanatha Nixon and DC Eva Sharpe trawl through Cathy's belongings and find that was not true. When Cathy moves Brandon out of range of the TSG probe, Okaro authorises TSG to force entry into the room. Brandon manages to overpower Cathy, but she lights a petrol fire intending to kill them both.
S20 E04Jan 15, 2004
The Bill Season 20 Episode 4 Jan 15, 2004 TSG storm the boiler room and Supt. Adam Okaro arrests a screaming Cathy Bradford for murder. Despite his colleagues' warnings, DC Brandon Kane insists on returning to work at CID, but when he finds himself conned by an elderly woman for an insurance scam, he realises his mind isn't on the job any more. Kane goes to see Supt. Okaro and hands in his resignation, saying he wants to spend time with his kids. PC Gary Best is seconded to CID, and is temporarily partnered with DC Terry Perkins who barely tolerates his new sidekick. The pair investigate the mugging of a city trader by two homeless ex-servicemen. Terry is disgusted by the world the traders inhabit and is frustrated when he learns that the mugging was a revenge attack. When Gary goes out on his own initiative and almost blows the case, Terry takes matters into his own hands and threatens to reveal the trader's cocaine use. PC Jim Carver's wife Marie turns up, begging him not to proceed with the trial against her. When he refuse
S20 E05Jan 21, 2004
The Bill Season 20 Episode 5 Jan 21, 2004 Marie Carver is in court on charges of domestic violence against her husband, PC Jim Carver. Despite testimony from PC Gabriel Kent, who witnessed one of Marie's attacks on Jim, Marie and her lawyer manage to turn the case around and plead self-defence, saying that Jim had attacked Marie first. Marie's son, Ben Graham, takes the stand, and his emotional testimony absolves Jim of any violent actions - Marie changes her plea to guilty, and Jim finds himself tempted to drink again. Supt. Adam Okaro is worried that his job is on the line - the new Borough Commander, Louise Campbell, is on her way to see him, and he blames himself for the Cathy Bradford incident as he had neglected to cancel her keypass to the station, allowing her access to the boiler room. PC Tony Stamp and PC Kerry Young bring in two teenagers, Curtis and Carla, on suspicion of mugging, but when Curtis admits stealing money from Carla's father, Rev. Andho, further investigation reveals that the Reverend has been skimming
S20 E06Jan 22, 2004
The Bill Season 20 Episode 6 Jan 22, 2004 Supt Okaro faces a difficult time with the fraud investigations into his wife's bank accounts and her relationship with the Reverend Andho. How will Okaro deal with the subsequent and growing press interest and the certain scandal, especially when Denise admits her feelings for the Reverend? It's not as though he doesn't have enough worries on his plate when Sun Hill faces a civil law suit after a raid on the wrong home. DS Sam Nixon goes out of her way to get a result on a case involving a guy called Devon who is selling counterfeit DVDs and who she knows is carrying a gun. She turns to Devon's father, revealing to him his son's involvement in the underworld. But when the sting operation he agrees to take part in backfires, he becomes an innocent victim in a gang shooting and Sam faces the responsibility. It's a real kick in the teeth for her, especially when new DI Neil Manson tells her he's not impressed with her actions. And Sergeant Sheelagh Murphy is left in total shock when
S20 E07Jan 29, 2004
The Bill Season 20 Episode 7 Jan 29, 2004 Sergeant Sheelagh Murphy is shaken by the previous night's sighting of Des Taviner. Confused about why Des should come back to Sun Hill, Sheelagh becomes frantic when she believes her baby Niamh has gone missing and Reg attempts to calm her. When the baby is discovered safe and well Sheelagh refuses to take any chances and asks PC Cameron Tait to babysit. Thinking her baby is in safe hands, Sheelagh returns home to find Cameron and a paramedic desperately trying to save her baby's life. Elsewhere, PC Yvonne Hemmingway deals with an hysterical woman who is smashing up a shop. Discovering that she is a rape victim who is being traumatised and stalked by her attacker, DC Terry Perkins and DC Eva Sharpe step in to try to convince another of the rapist's victims to come forward and press charges after years of keeping quiet. And Superintendent Adam Okaro is forced to put his recent domestic troubles behind him and begins to build bridges with both the relief and his wife.
S21 E01Jan 5, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 1 Jan 5, 2005 It could be the day of Sun Hill's first gay wedding, but PC Lance Powell has been kidnapped by two Christian friends, Hal Richards and Dennis Simpson who try and 'cure' him of his homosexuality, Lance is spotted being kidnapped on CCTV footage and they find out that the man who rented the van that Lance was pulled into lent it to Dennis, Dennis is taken in for questioning and he confesses that him and Hal kidnapped Lance. Lance is rescued and Lance and Sgt Mark Rollins finally marry. A new DC Jo Masters is brought in to diffuse the tension between the warring DCI Jack Meadows and DI Neil Manson, but after meeting DC Jo Masters they both agree that she'll make their lives hell. DC Terry Perkins tracks down his brother and manages to trick his wife into revealing her suspicions about her husbands child abuse but DS Ramani de Costa is hot on his trail.
S21 E02Jan 6, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 2 Jan 6, 2005 DS Ramani De Costa and DC Suzie Sim try to find out if DC Terry Perkin's brother, Ben is abusing his kids and Bradley admits his father touches him, but he could have adopted his fathers childhood memories as his own. Meanwhile a woman at St Hughs hospital protests about her embryos being held for ransom and pulls a knife on PC Yvonne Hemmingway. Two people pretending to be protesters try to spring there bail jumping father who is in hospital after a drink driving crash but he is to ill to be moved. In the protest PC Roger Valentine is gagged and handcuffed to a bed and PC Honey Harman finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun.
S21 E03Jan 12, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 3 Jan 12, 2005 Neil and Jack arrive at Sgt. Hugh's to speak to suspect Roland O'Brien, only to walk right into the middle of a hostage situation – finding themselves being tied up in the boiler room by O'Brien's deranged son. Adam arrives to take charge of the situation, and assigns Jo to be the negotiator in the absence of the hostage negotiation team. Jo attempts to use O'Brien's ex-girlfriend, who is now carrying his baby, in an attempt to secure Roger's safety. Meanwhile, Steve sees red and rescues Honey from the clutches of O'Brien's other son, wrestling him to the floor. When Roger attempts to obtain medical help for Roland, he gets into a tussle with his son, and the gun fires, injuring the boy.
S21 E04Jan 13, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 278 Jan 13, 2005 Smithy is assigned to puppywalk two new PSCOs assigned to the station – Colin Fairfax and Gabriel's arch-nemesis, Laura Bryant. The trio investigate when a group of local youths vandalize lifts in a local tower block, and then attack the property of a local resident. However, an illegal search conducted by Laura proves to be an issue in securing a conviction. Meanwhile, Jim is assigned as SIO on the case of Karen Burnett, who has disappeared without trace on her way home from work. Honey is assigned as Family Liaison Officer, and speaks to the victim's husband, Scott, who is concerned for her welfare. Sam is outraged when Abi announces that she is marrying abductor Hugh.
S21 E05Jan 19, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 279 Jan 19, 2005 Sam and Abi hideaway in Peter Baxter's empty flat in an attempt to stay out of Hugh's clutches. However, back at the station, Jack's lack of support for Sam grows stronger when Hugh claims that Sam has abducted her own daughter. When Phil realizes that Sam's suspicions have been true all along, he confronts Hugh but finds himself the recipient of a formal complaint. Sam desperately tries to make Abi realise she has been brainwashed, but Hugh continues to try and win her over. Meanwhile, Terry and Jim interview one of Karen Burnett's friends, and in a search of wasteground near to his place of work, she is found dead having been the victim of a violent assault.
S21 E06Jan 20, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 6 Jan 20, 2005 Jo and Suzie investigate when a young boy is attacked in an area known to be frequented by rent boys. Arresting their prime suspect proves to be the catalyst for a much bigger problem, when suspect Ravi Shah accuses DAC Roy Pearson of being part of a paedophile ring. However, when Suzie organises a raid on the home of known pimp Julian Hargreaves, she fails to uncover any proof of his involvement. Meanwhile, Ramani interviews Abi over her accusations against Hugh and a search of a previously undiscovered flat belonging to Hugh reveals vital evidence to prove his involvement, and suspect Greg Campbell is charged with the murder of Karen Burnett.
S21 E07Jan 26, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 7 Jan 26, 2005 Roger and Lance discover the decomposing body of a vagrant on some wasteground, but despite extensive investigation, fail to identify the victim, until fingerprint analysis reveals it to be none other than Jim's ex-wife, Marie. Sheelagh and Leela investigate a case of criminal damage, prompting to Colin voice his opinions on inter-racial relationships. However, the case soon escalates when the accused claims that her ex-boyfriend has deliberately infected her with HIV. Leela soon suspects that Sheelagh's aggressive attitudes towards the suspect may be a result of racial prejudice. Meanwhile, Neil confronts his father-in-law over allegations made by Ravi Shah.
S22 E01Jan 4, 2006
The Bill Season 22 Episode 1 Jan 4, 2006 Manson, now with MIT, is called to visit dying convict Vince Parker, who after admitting to an unsolved murder more than twenty years ago, accuses Meadows of framing him for a post office robbery as revenge for him escaping the murder charge. Manson, now forced to investigate his old boss, is teamed with DCI Frank Keane of the DPS, who is less than keen to see Meadows slip off the hook once again, after an incident at Stafford Row back in the '80s. Meanwhile, Meadows hooks up with his old DI, Dougie Price, in an attempt to clear his name. Parker's accomplice in the armed robbery then decides to back up his story, and then accuses Meadows and Payne of beating him to a pulp.
S22 E02Jan 5, 2006
The Bill Season 22 Episode 2 Jan 5, 2006 Meadows and Price realise that the only way of clearing their names is to track down witness Henry Thorpe before Manson and Keane do. Meadows' son Benjamin is then found beaten in his prison cell, and Nixon and Webb discover that Parker was behind the recent spate of robberies comitted on Benjamin's behalf. Meanwhile, Meadows visits villain Jimmy Hastings in an attempt to find out who the real robber on the armed blag was. Hastings claimed that 'Fat' Freddie Thornton was the second man, but with Thornton having been missing for over twenty years, Price seems to think Hastings is leading them up the garden path - until Meadows manages to track Thornton down.
S22 E03Jan 11, 2006
Episode 380 Jan 11, 2006 Stamp and Hemmingway arrest a man for erratic driving, but he surprises them by confessing he raped a woman the night before. As Masters and Sim investigate, they discover that the man had been drugged with rohypnol, and when the missing victim is traced, it is far from clear which of them is the guilty party. Meanwhile, new recruits Lewis Hardy and Emma Keane join the relief. Hardy and Valentine investigate the theft of a car from a businessman working in Dubai, but Hardy finds himself with an official complaint lodged against him for an overzealous arrest, while fellow newcomer Keane assists Kapoor with investigating a bogus charity worker accepting cash donations.
S22 E04Jan 12, 2006
Episode 381 Jan 12, 2006 Valentine and Hardy investigate a complaint from a young mother after she is confronted by a man whom she claims is selling drugs on the local estates. When the feud escalates and the man ends up getting stabbed with a needle, the young mother is arrested, but provides enough information for Okaro to mount a raid which gives Hardy a chance to sample undercover work. Meanwhile, De Costa offers to help out her social worker friend Saul after one of his former clients is threatened with a gun. She and Perkins investigate and discover that the young boy's sister is the target, and that the gunman, her ex-boyfriend, is trying to find out where she has been hiding.
S22 E05Jan 18, 2006
The Bill Season 22 Episode 5 Jan 18, 2006 Hunter and Perkins investigate when an off-licence owner is held at gunpoint by two armed robbers wielding a machine gun. When one of the robbers is identified as a local lout with previous, Perkins ropes in De Costa to try and gather information from the man's less-than-helpful girlfriend. With some gentle persuasion, however, the girl agrees to talk and provides the vital evidence against her boyfriend's accomplice. Meanwhile, Ackland is in court giving evidence in the case of a young woman who has accused her ex-husband of rape. However, Ackland is worried when the defendant tries contacting his former lover in an attempt to stop her from giving evidence against him in court.
S22 E06Jan 19, 2006
Episode 383 Jan 19, 2006 Smithy accompanies Bryant out on the beat as they test out the new 'drugs dog' designed to catch street dealers and users. When they find a supply of cannabis on a young law student, they discover that his landlord has been growing a secret stash of the crop in a number of houses that he has been renting out to students. Ackland crumbles in the witness box as she continues to give evidence in the case of the young woman raped by her ex-husband, before revealing her own terrifying ordeal. Hunter and Masters investigate when Cindy turns up at the station having claimed to have found a young girl wandering alone in the park, but Hunter is concerned when her story doesn't add up.
S22 E07Jan 25, 2006
Episode 384 Jan 25, 2006 Smithy wakes up to a living nightmare as DCI Keane from the DPS arrives to charge him with drink-driving and interrogate him on suspicion of deliberately killing Louise Larson. Nadir is convinced that Pete Larson has framed Smithy for Louise's murder and sets out on a one-man crusade to try and prove his innocence. When forensics confirm that the car which killed Louise doubled back and drove at her a second time, the slightest possibility of the whole incident being an accident is thrown out of the window. As Smithy begins to remember details of the event, Keane becomes only more convinced of his involvement when a witness comes forward and identifies him as the driver.
S23 E01Jan 3, 2007
The Bill Season 23 Episode 1 Jan 3, 2007 PCs Valentine and Casper arrest a man for being drunk-in-charge. DI Manson and Sgt Doug Wright mount a frantic search for a missing eleven-year-old boy. Sgt Ackland and PC Fletcher attend to an incident of vandalism at Harvey Wallace comprehensive. Ackland's boyfriend is knocked down in a hit-and-run incident.
S23 E02Jan 4, 2007
The Bill Season 23 Episode 2 Jan 4, 2007 Meadows leads a briefing and tells the team that the fire at Hendersons' house was an arson attack. Stuart immediately suspects a link between the fire and the hit and run that knocked down June's boyfriend Rod. After applying for the DI position, Sam is thrilled when Jack informs of her successful interview; she is the new DI and will start her new role in a month or so. June is overwhelmed when she visits Rod in hospital and accepts his earlier marriage proposal.
S23 E03Jan 10, 2007
Episode 473 Jan 10, 2007 The team are relieved when Cheryl eventually admits to starting the fire at the Henderson’s house, but when Phil and Sam dig a little further into her past, they begin to wonder whether they have really found the Sun Hill arsonist. Elsewhere, Smithy and Lewis are called to a local market where they uncover a scam involving dodgy computer games. Lewis discovers his Gran, who he lives with, is moving to Jamaica to be with his mother, and, Sam announces to Phil and Stuart that she will be the new DI. But how will her ex-lovers take to her being their new boss?
S23 E04Jan 11, 2007
Episode 474 Jan 11, 2007 Gina covers for an absent Lewis, and as such, is tasked with patrolling the beat with Roger. Their first case involves a man who has been assaulted and locked in the boot of his car. The chain of events leading to the attack include a rape, a grudge and a string of lies. Elsewhere, on his way into work, Lewis investigates a mugging, and Gina is horrified when she is called to court to give evidence at a hearing, and comes across a very familiar face.
S23 E05Jan 17, 2007
Episode 475 Jan 17, 2007 Heaton is astounded when Mia tells him that the local newspaper is running with a ‘possible closure of Sun Hill’ story. Diane and Honey find a woman dead on her sofa, and when they investigate, Mickey and Jo discover that what appears to be a suicide may be a case of murder. Roger and Dan investigate an attack in a local pub, where landlord Vince Morgan suffered a head wound. His attacker is soon identified, but Roger soon begins to realise that Vince is not the honest man he thinks he is.
S23 E06Jan 18, 2007
Episode 476 Jan 18, 2007 Zain returns from holiday, with his drugs baron girlfriend, Kristen Shaw, and her business partner gangster, Paul Haskew, in tow. He arrives back at work to find the Serious Organised Crime Agency filling the team in on a new lead in the Colombian drug deal. Realising he has to choose between his job and Kristen, he decides to sell his soul - and now there is no going back. Emma and Will investigate when a man becomes worried after he can't contact his mother. Honey is crushed when Will tells Tony that their relationship was only a bit of fun.
S23 E07Jan 24, 2007
Episode 477 Jan 24, 2007 As the Serious Organised Crime Agency begin to question Zain's undercover role with the Colombian gang, drugs mule Eva Garcia contacts her brother, blowing the security of the safe house and putting the detective in great danger from kingpin Alvarez. Honey argues with Will about pressing him to go on holiday together, but before they can sort out their relationship, she answers an emergency call from Eva. Zain attempts to keep in the loop by providing fake information regarding planned decoy drops.
S24 E01Jan 2, 2008
The Deadly Game Jan 2, 2008 Gayle and Fletcher catch a joy rider in a stolen car and discover the car was used in a hit and run earlier on during the day. DC Stevie Moss investigates the case after it is discovered the car belongs to a footballer.
S24 E02Jan 3, 2008
Shadow Stalker Jan 3, 2008 Armstrong and Stone investigate after a young woman is assaulted in a local park. When they talk to her they find out she has been receiving prank telephone calls for several weeks. Kezia Walker sees similarities in the case with one she worked on previously.
S24 E03Jan 9, 2008
To Catch A Killer - 1 Jan 9, 2008 The team worry that a copycat style child killer is on the loose after an eleven year old boy is snatched.
S24 E04Jan 10, 2008
To Catch A Killer - 2 Jan 10, 2008 Heaton is forced to hold a press conference as the media interest increases about Linda Johnson's involvement in the abduction case.
S24 E05Jan 16, 2008
Witness - Innocent Blood Jan 16, 2008 Smithy come to the aid of a man who has been attacked with a knife and he gets a description of the man who did it from a young girl he has been helping. The man is beaten up by her boyfriend and she tells Smithy that she is afraid of him.
S24 E06Jan 17, 2008
Wall of Silence Jan 17, 2008 Carly dies in hospital after been shot and Smithy feels bad. Maurice Thompson gives the police some information about the shooting but they discover he has been lying. Alisha who was Carly's best friend tells Smithy that Marlon Reed is after her boyfriend. Marlon is found pointing a gun at the head of Tito Morientes.
S24 E07Jan 23, 2008
Witness - Breaking Point Jan 23, 2008 After a local health centre is broken in to Diane and Nate find Dr Adam Tyler badly beaten inside. CCTV footage shows Brendan Connor a local drug addict taking stuff from the drugs cabinet. Brendon admits to taking the drugs when questioned but is adamant he didn't beat the doctor up. The team then find out that the beating is linked to some illegal activities one of his colleges has been doing. Carly's mother tries to take her own life.
S25 E01Jan 1, 2009
The Morning After Jan 1, 2009 After having been seen arguing with her boyfriend in an alleyway a young woman is found badly beaten up. When the team look into the case they find her personal life very complex and it complicates the investigation.
S25 E02Jan 7, 2009
Little Girl Lost - 1 Jan 7, 2009 After a night out a couple return home to find their daughter missing and the story offered by the nanny ends up being unreliable.
S25 E03Jan 8, 2009
Little Girl Lost - 2 Jan 8, 2009 The baby girl's body is found and the nanny's boyfriend look like the guilty party. After being questioned though Sam and Jacob find themselves with a new suspect.
S25 E04Jan 15, 2009
Teenage Kicks - 1 Jan 15, 2009 After a teenager is found dead following house party the main suspects are soon revealed to be a couple of his class mates.
S25 E05Jan 21, 2009
Teenage Kicks - 2 Jan 21, 2009 Heaton hold a press conference as he attempts to get a confession out of the prime suspects in the case. When the truth is finally revealed Heaton is shocked.
S25 E06Jan 22, 2009
Feet of Clay - 1 Jan 22, 2009 A body of a murdered woman is found in a park. It is soon discovered that the body belongs to a woman who has been missing since 1988 and her family are informed. Heaton seems the similarities in the crime to a murder case he worked on 20 years ago.
S25 E07Jan 28, 2009
Feet of Clay - 2 Jan 28, 2009 After Heaton visits Ian Ellis in prison he begins to doubt his original conviction.
S26 E01Jan 7, 2010
Be a Man Jan 7, 2010 Stone and Webb investigate after an incident occurs between Trevor Berwick and Dr Josh Thomas. It is thought by Trevor that Josh has been having an affair with his wife Penny. After Trevor is released he goes missing with his baby and Stone realises that he has over stepped the mark whilst questioning him.
S26 E02Jan 14, 2010
Held Responsible Jan 14, 2010 Janine Clark tells the police that has been raped by her boyfriend Mark Watts and three of his friends and the team have to try and discover if what she is saying is the truth.
S26 E03Jan 21, 2010
Duty Calls Jan 21, 2010 DC Jo Masters need to find proof after she thinks that man who broke in a couple's flat is a stalker. Jeremy claims that he and the woman called Ami are having an affair. Ami claims that she has never met Jeremy and Jo finds out they work at the same place and that Jeremy is a security guard. Jo thinks that Jeremy could of been using his position to spy on the woman. Jo receives some surprising news from Superintendent Meadows.
S26 E04Jan 28, 2010
New Beginnings Jan 28, 2010 Jo and Leon are sent to deal with an aggravated burglary which has left John Baker who owns the house dead. Max and Grace find out that John's wife Tanisha has been missing for around 20 years. They soon discover learn that John had been having an affair and that his wife was scared of him at the time she disappeared. After both Tanisha and Baker's son Ian confess to killing John, Grace tries to find out what really happened.
S26 E05Feb 4, 2010
Time Bomb Feb 4, 2010 After a letter bomb is delivered to an office, the manager thinks it to be a hoax. Grace thinks though that it could be the beginning of something a lot more sinister though. Callum finds out that the manager's brother is involved when then the equipment to make the bomb is found at his house.
S26 E06Feb 11, 2010
Keep Her Talking Feb 11, 2010 Stone and Taylor find themselves involved in an armed siege when Alan Wilcock calls stating that his unbalanced ex-wife Carly has locked herself in his house with their young son. After a shot is fired inside, CO19 are called in to help deal the situation. Jo Masters is able to establish a rapport with Carly through an Internet link. Carly becomes more upset at the tension begins to grow.
S26 E07Feb 18, 2010
Crossing The Line Feb 18, 2010 Clarinda Blake and Tim Hardacre are seen arguing in an alley by Callum on his way home after a night out. Callum ends up being beaten up when he tries to defend the girl. When she is questioned Clarinda insists she was the victim of a mugging. It is soon revealed that Clarinda's son Andy had been dealing drugs for Tim and when she found out, she confronted the man. When Tim ends up being released Callum decides to track him.