The Bill Season 16
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.
S16 E08Feb 1, 2000
Scoop Feb 1, 2000 Ch. Insp. Conway encounters the ""Sun Hill Angels"" at a function, an escort service which DS Boulton believes is also dealing in drugs. Boulton convinces Conway to help him conduct a sting operation against the Angels, which goes terribly wrong when Conway's 'escort' turns out to be an undercover reporter, conducting her own sting on a senior police officer! To keep the story out of the paper, Boulton and Conway offer the newspaper a chance to be involved in the investigation into Chapman, the owner of the Angels. Reporter Geraldine Sands disappears when she goes to Chapman's house to collect the drugs, but when the police find the house, they find she has the situation well in hand.
S16 E09Feb 3, 2000
Beasts Feb 3, 2000 PC Sam Harker has infiltrated a group of animal rights activists, thanks to Steve Burton, an old school friend from Liverpool. The group's leader, Ged Mellings, is suspected to be planning some terrorist action. While undercover, Harker takes part in some protests and animal liberation actions, and begins to sympathise with the cause. Despite some misgivings, Harker proves himself to Meddings, and discovers his plan to firebomb a local department store. CID lie in wait and catch the gang planting the bombs, and Harker is distraught to have betrayed his friend Steve.
S16 E10Feb 8, 2000
Trusting the Enemy Feb 8, 2000 DS Beech investigates an assault on a drug dealer, and uncovers a corrupt officer.
S16 E11Feb 10, 2000
On the Wagon Feb 10, 2000 PC Jim Carver returns to duty after undergoing treatment for his alcoholism. Unfortunately for him, he is paired with PC Dale Smith and their first case involves alcohol! Attending what first appears to be a racial assault at a post office, Carver uncovers a scam to sell thousands of pounds worth of illegally imported alcohol to off-licenses. Smith and much of the relief don't trust him, and after a Customs raid on a off-license which turns out to be an empty building, Carver must go out on his own (and on his own bicycle!) to find the person behind the scam.
S16 E12Feb 15, 2000
The Untouchables Feb 15, 2000 DC Danny Glaze sees a man set alight on the Larkmead Estate, and becomes determined to solve the case. They identify a suspect's car from CCTV tapes, and Insp. Monroe discovers a witness to the incident, a girl named Rochelle, who identifies the suspect, Dominic Mileham in a identity parade. When she suddenly retracts her statement and accuses Danny of paying her to identify Mileham, it seems Mileham and his solicitor father will go free. Danny takes a big risk and convinces Rochelle to wear a wire to prove Mileham's involvement.
S16 E13Feb 17, 2000
Streetwise Feb 17, 2000 Investigating a young boy's disappearance, DC Rod Skase takes a career-ending shortcut when he encourages a witness to implicate a man he considers to be the main suspect.
S16 E14Feb 22, 2000
Inside Straight Feb 22, 2000 DI Deakin and DS Beech take part in an high stake poker match.
S16 E15Feb 24, 2000
Reasons To Be Fearful Feb 24, 2000
S16 E16Feb 29, 2000
When the Bough Breaks Feb 29, 2000
S16 E17Mar 2, 2000
Nightwork Mar 2, 2000
S16 E18Mar 6, 2000
Meltdown (1) Mar 6, 2000
S16 E19Mar 7, 2000
Meltdown (2) Mar 7, 2000
S16 E20Mar 9, 2000
Meltdown (3) Mar 9, 2000
S16 E21Apr 2, 2000
The Trial of Eddie Santini Apr 2, 2000 Eddie Santini is on trial for the murder of Jessica Orton. As the case continues, employees of Mr Sherman are eliminating the key witnesses, including John Ferguson and DS Rosie Fox. The jury finds Eddie not guilty, and he is released, but is murdered in his flat by his friend from the Drugs Squad, DS Paul Timpney.
S16 E22Apr 11, 2000
The Driver Apr 11, 2000 PC Vicky Hagen goes undercover as a driver for Alison Spencer, the manager of a string of massage parlours in Sun Hill. As Hagen gradually earns Spencer's trust, she becomes privy to more of Alison's schemes. Unfortunately, when she is called upon to take part in these crimes, Hagen must find a way to pull off a jewellery robbery and the murder of another undercover police officer without breaking the law, hurting anyone or giving herself away. CID's plan to arrest Alison's uncle goes awry, but they have enough evidence to arrest Alison, who cannot believe that Hagen was a police officer.
S16 E23Apr 13, 2000
Protect and Survive Apr 13, 2000 New DC Mickey Webb rankles Sgt Ackland with his attitude towards the case of violent prison escapee Craig Ronson. As the injuries pile up in an already short-staffed uniform relief, Ronson is finally captured on the Jasmine Allen estate, and Webb realises he's been playing them from the start.
S16 E24Apr 18, 2000
Take It or Leave It Apr 18, 2000 DC Holmes investigates a suspected money-launderer named Terry Jowit, who is wanted by police in Scotland. Holmes discovers a cheque in Jowit's mail from an antiques dealer, which leads her to suspect that he buys expensive antiques with 'dirty money' as a means of laundering it. What Holmes doesn't count on is antique dealer Judy Ryan having a tape of DS Beech accepting a bribe, and Beech will do anything to keep it a secret.
S16 E25Apr 20, 2000
Over the Edge Apr 20, 2000 Ch. Supt. Brownlow and Ch. Supt. Mannion are on the panel for a Metropolitan Police hearing against a PC who is charged with disobeying a direct order which resulted in the serious injury of another officer. Mannion is easily convinced of the constable's guilt, but Brownlow isn't so sure.
S16 E26Apr 25, 2000
Loyalty Apr 25, 2000
S16 E27Apr 27, 2000
Wheels Apr 27, 2000 Sgt. Matt Boyden, DC Tom Proctor and PC Vicky Hagen hit the streets of Sun Hill in the station's new ""Crime Car"", an unmarked rapid-response vehicle introduced as one of the Chief Super's initiatives. When Borough Commander Mannion springs a surprise visit on Sun Hill, Ch. Supt. Brownlow is eager for his idea to show positive results. Unfortunately, a series of blunders occur - the CAD room is disabled when an electrician cuts the main power line, and rivalry with the TSG (Territorial Support Group) sees the Crime Car impounded by the council for being parked illegally. DI Deakin is furious when DC Proctor's one arrest for the day is wrongful, and pulls him from the Crime Car project. When Proctor is assaulted by his suspect outside the station, the Crime Car and TSG van take off in pursuit, resulting in a nasty POLACC and the destruction of the car. Meanwhile, Sgt. Bob Cryer receives a startling confession from one of the prisoners in custody.
S16 E28May 2, 2000
Warm Bodies (1) May 2, 2000 A man is found beaten up behind a club belonging to Vince Carter. Was he beaten up for selling drugs on the club which Vince tries to keep clean? A young woman is hit by a car which doesn't stop. But a blind witness claims it was a 4x4 that hit her deliberately. DS Boulton doubts him until they find the 4x4 burnt out. The young woman is the daughter of Carter's accountant. Is there a link? DS Stanton makes a TV appeal for witnesses to the beating. Shortly after the young man is attacked in the hospital. Claire rushes over but someone in a 4x4 tries to run her off the road and rolls her car
S16 E29May 4, 2000
Warm Bodies (2) May 4, 2000 Boulton rushes to the hospital to see Claire, and is relieved to find she's relatively unhurt. He takes her home and they share an awkward moment, John revealing he likes Claire, but Claire brushing him off - she lies and says she's seeing someone else.She meets her real boss, Superintendant Hodges, and tells him that it wasn't -really- an accident, the car that drove her off the road had been following her for a while. They tie up the case. John takes Claire to his 'secret place' - a rooftop. They talk for a while, before kissing.
S16 E30May 9, 2000
Blurred Around the Edges May 9, 2000
S16 E31May 11, 2000
Catch a Falling Star May 11, 2000
S16 E32May 18, 2000
The Squad May 18, 2000 PC Tony Stamp has been brought in as a driver for the Flying Squad. They're shadowing a suspect called Barwood, who has just gone into a bank with someone. The person is a keyholder so it must be a manager. The Squad trace the manager's address and send someone round to see if his family is being held hostage. Someone in the bank triggers the alarm and uniform arrive, scaring off the getaway car. Despite Stamp's best efforts, they lose the getaway car and the car with the hostage family. Barwood demands to be set free or the family get it.
S16 E33May 23, 2000
White Lies May 23, 2000 A Barton Street PC is stabbed when he pursues two robbery suspects into Sun Hill. A black youth, identified as Mark Okin, is found bashed and unconscious at about the same time. PC Jim Carver is assigned to the Okin family in his new role as Family Liaison Officer, but further investigation by CID makes Mark a suspect in PC Brennan's stabbing. Carver is horrified when DS Daly wants him to use his position of trust with the Okin family to collect evidence against Mark. John Wilson, the boyfriend of Mark's sister Amy is found to be responsible for the robbery, stabbing PC Brennan, as well as beating up Mark when he refused to take the blame for the stabbing.
S16 E34May 25, 2000
Search Me May 25, 2000 There has been an outbreak of street robberies and stop & search (or stop and talk) is being resumedCh Supt Mannion asks Brownlow to stand in for him on a TV interview. The interview shows footage of the police doing 2 stop and search operations. Brownlow tries to shift some of the blame on his troops, which is greeted with some displeasure. To show the troops that he leads from the front, Brownlow and Derek decide to lead from the front and head onto the streets in the CID car. They respond to a call and collar one of the street robbers. The other robber hops onto a bus and Brownlow gets uniform to stop the bus, leading to some ribald comments about Brownlow arresting them by the bus load. Mannion announces he's setting up a special unit to combat street robberies in the area
S16 E35May 26, 2000
Love or Money May 26, 2000
S16 E36Jun 1, 2000
Going Public Jun 1, 2000
S16 E37Jun 2, 2000
Trust: A Sprat to Catch a Mackerel Jun 2, 2000 What looks like a drug-related murder by Yardie street gangs on Sun Hill's patch causes Borough Commander Mannion to call in Operation Trident, who think that the gangs are trying to muscle in on the Larkmead Estate. A new scheme to encourage taxi drivers to help the police bears fruit when an overzealous cabbie brings a 'prisoner', Wesley Carter, to the station, saying he heard him making a drug deal. Checking Carter's phone reveals the number of Leroy Jones (see Borderline). Trident get PC Rickman to phone him and arrange a meeting, as her cover from their last meeting is still intact. Rickman and Jones meet at a health club, but narrowly escape with their lives after a drive-by shooting. Jones confirms Trident's suspicions about the Yardies, but he and his crew are after a piece of the action as well, Carter looking to supply whilst they do the dealing as a franchise. DC Danny Glaze is beaten up when he listens in on a meeting with Carter, but Rickman manages to convince the gang no
S16 E38Jun 6, 2000
Trust: The Hare and the Hounds Jun 6, 2000 To finance their buy-in to the Bronte drug dealing franchise, Leroy Jones and his gang, including PC Cass Rickman, rob a building society, although the police are waiting for them at the wrong bank. The relief buzzes with rumours that Rickman has ""gone native"", although DCI Rostron of Operation Trident believes she is still undercover, and sends PC Sam Harker to watch her flat. Rickman and Jones buy in to the syndicate, but they are kidnapped when Leroy's friends betray him to rival dealer Toussaint, who sends Rickman to collect the first shipment of cocaine.
S16 E39Jun 8, 2000
Trust: The Deep Blue Sea Jun 8, 2000 Sun Hill station is rife with rumours that PC Cass Rickman has ""gone native"" and joined Leroy Jones and his gang. As Rickman arrives at the plush hotel room of a City businessman to pick up the cocaine, Toussaint and his thugs burst in and kill him, and Leroy is ordered to kill Toussaint's main rival, Nathan Clarke. As Sam Harker fears, Cass and Leroy have fallen in love, but Rickman returns to Sun Hill the next day to brief Operation Trident. As she and Leroy return to Toussaint's garage, SO19 raid the building. Toussaint realises that Rickman is a police officer, and is about to shoot her when a shot rings out - Leroy shoots Toussaint and then runs away. Rickman tells DCI Meadows she didn't see who shot him... but DS Beech knows better.
S16 E40Jun 9, 2000
Room Service Jun 9, 2000 DS Claire Stanton is desperate to be discharged from the Don Beech case, but her CIB boss assures her she is doing well. DS John Boulton accepts a free night at a plush Docklands hotel, and invites Stanton to join him. Sure enough, as the pair settle down for their evening of luxury, an assault and robbery at the hotel sees Sun Hill officers arrive to investigate, and their night is ruined. The next day, CID investigates the theft of a laptop computer, and DS Beech is intrigued by reports of a ""mystery blonde"" sighted fleeing from the hotel. Horrified that Beech could discover their affair, Boulton and Stanton send Beech to the other side of London while they solve the case themselves - the laptop's owner was seduced by an employee of a rival computer company. Unfortunately, since her target Beech has discovered their affair, Stanton ends her and Boulton's relationship.
S16 E41Jun 13, 2000
Soft Talking Jun 13, 2000
S16 E42Jun 27, 2000
Beyond Conviction Jun 27, 2000
S16 E43Jul 4, 2000
Whispers Jul 4, 2000
S16 E44Jul 11, 2000
Caught Short Jul 11, 2000
S16 E45Jul 18, 2000
Bad Habits Jul 18, 2000
S16 E46Jul 25, 2000
Say It With Flowers Jul 25, 2000
S16 E47Aug 1, 2000
No-One's That Honest Aug 1, 2000 Ch. Insp. Conway is astounded when an elderly man (and former police officer) turns up at the station with a suitcase containing half a million pounds, which he claims he found on the street. As PC Rickman counts the money, Conway decides to do some digging, as surely no-one could be that honest.
S16 E48Aug 8, 2000
No Man's Land Aug 8, 2000
S16 E49Aug 15, 2000
Time to Kill Aug 15, 2000
S16 E50Aug 22, 2000
Doppleganger Aug 22, 2000 PCs Carver and Klein arrive at the scene of a disturbance to find builder Kenny Gould smashing up an upstairs room at a greengrocers. Kenny claims he took part in an illegal poker game there, but that his winnings were confiscated by Sgt Boyden of Sun Hill police. Back at the station, Boyden denies all knowledge of this raid, but other events make it clear there are three men impersonating police officers on the patch. The real Boyden goes undercover as a poker player, and sure enough is shaken down by the fake Sgt Boyden, but he is let down by some faulty technology from the Yard. They arrange to let Kenny Gould try to win back his money, and this time the operation is successful, as they not only catch the phony coppers but also a gang of Yardies whom Boyden ""lets"" exact revenge on his doppelganger.
S16 E51Aug 25, 2000
Episode 51 Aug 25, 2000
S16 E52Aug 29, 2000
Lullaby (2) Aug 29, 2000
S16 E53Sep 1, 2000
Lullaby (3) Sep 1, 2000
S16 E54Sep 5, 2000
Gentle Touch (1) Sep 5, 2000
S16 E55Sep 8, 2000
Gentle Touch (2) Sep 8, 2000
S16 E56Sep 12, 2000
Gentle Touch (3) Sep 12, 2000
S16 E57Sep 15, 2000
Some Like It Hot Sep 15, 2000
S16 E58Sep 19, 2000
First Impressions (1) Sep 19, 2000
S16 E59Sep 22, 2000
First Impressions (2) Sep 22, 2000
S16 E60Sep 26, 2000
Old Enemies Sep 26, 2000
S16 E61Sep 29, 2000
New Friends Sep 29, 2000
S16 E62Oct 3, 2000
Supping With the Devil Oct 3, 2000 DS Don Beech meets 'businessman' Howard Fallon at a poker game. When Beech's winnings turn out to be counterfeit notes, he confronts Fallon who offers him a substantial bribe to find out who hijacked one of his lorries and to get to the stolen shipment before Customs or the police. DS Daly is suspicious when Beech tries to get involved with the investigation, but one of Daly's snouts points the finger at a former employee of Fallon's and the driver of the missing truck. It looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship between Beech and Fallon.
S16 E63Oct 4, 2000
Touch and Go Oct 4, 2000 DS Beech is outraged when Rachel Booker, a dancer at one of Howard Fallon's clubs, is brutally attacked, and Beech's mobile number is among her possessions. DS Boulton and DS Stanton find the main suspect is Warren Askew, who was obsessed with Rachel, but he doesn't seem to have been responsible. When Boulton tries calling the phone numbers Rachel had, he is shocked when Beech answers the phone. Beech makes an excuse that he tried to pick up Rachel in a bar, and begs Boulton to overlook that piece of evidence. When Boulton and Stanton's enquiries begin to lead them to Ray Bazzini, Fallon's minder, Beech plants evidence to frame Askew who is arrested for Rachel's murder when she dies, and who hangs himself in his cell.
S16 E64Oct 6, 2000
Fake Fur Oct 6, 2000 A series of mysterious numbers in Rachel Booker's diary is revealed by Scotland Yard to be a set of bank accounts. One of Rachel's fellow dancers, Lynette, is persuaded by DS Boulton and DS Stanton to tell them what's going on. Vickery's, a fur export company owned by Howard Fallon and Ray Bazzini, is acutally a front for a money laundering operation. Stanton and Boulton go on a double date with Beech and his girlfriend Maggie Lyons. The case is turned over to the NCS, but Stanton covertly photographs Beech meeting with Fallon.
S16 E65Oct 13, 2000
In Safe Hands Oct 13, 2000 PC Sam Harker finds out that a 14-year-old boy has been sleeping with his foster mother. It's a dilemma, but Harker makes the painful decision to inform the Child Protection Team and the Social Services. DS Beech tries to get Boulton and Stanton on his side, while they try to find Lynette, their witness against Howard Fallon.
S16 E66Oct 17, 2000
Find the Lady Oct 17, 2000 DS Stanton tries to find out if her lover DS Boulton is working with Don Beech, but finds nothing. When their star witness Lynette turns up again, they immediately hide her in a safe house where she tells them that Ray Bazzini killed Rachel Booker. Beech tells Fallon the location of the safe house and Lynette escapes from the thugs he sends to get her, but disappears again. As Stanton is about to tell Boulton about her secret assignment, he gets a phone call from Beech who needs to talk to him urgently. They meet at a construction site, where Beech admits he has been working for Fallon and it was him who gave up Lynette's location. He tries to convince Boulton to help him out, for friendship's sake and possibly for money, but an angry Boulton won't have a bar of it. They fight, and in the struggle, Beech beats Boulton to death. He realises what he has done and flees the scene, leaving behind the body of the late DS John Boulton...
S16 E67Oct 20, 2000
Fifty-Fifty Oct 20, 2000 PC Quinnan and PC Carver find the body of DS Boulton. Sun Hill is in shock, none more so that the devastated DS Stanton. AMIP (the Area Major Incident Pool) arrive to investigate Boulton's death and their investigations eventually lead them to Don Beech who mysteriously disappears. Stanton trails Maggie Lyons to a shopping centre where she has arranged to meet Beech, but he escapes.
S16 E68Oct 24, 2000
The River Oct 24, 2000 Don Beech turns himself in to CIB, but DS Stanton is horrified when he convinces Det. Supt. Hodges to use him in a sting operation to catch not only Howard Fallon, but two corrupt Drug Squad detectives, Tasker and Garrard, who are also on Fallon's payroll. Fitted with a tracking device, Beech meets Fallon and the detectives in a riverside warehouse while Hodges, Stanton and an SO19 team wait outside. Shots are fired, and as the police storm the building they find Fallon and the others tied up, the tracking device shot off, and Beech missing. Beech swims across the river to meet Maggie, but a heavy police presence causes her to leave without him.
S16 E69Oct 27, 2000
All Fall Down (1) Oct 27, 2000 CIB sweep into Sun Hill and suspend the entire CID department with immediate effect. DC Lennox is horrified to discover that DS Stanton was a CIB mole. As the disgraced detectives are interviewed to establish their connection to Don Beech, DCI Meadows hurriedly calls in some favours at Scotland Yard. Ch. Supt. Brownlow finds himself under pressure to resign, which he reluctantly does. Meanwhile, Beech prepares to go into hiding.
S16 E70Oct 31, 2000
All Fall Down (2) Oct 31, 2000 CIB take Maggie Lyons in for questioning, but Don Beech hires a crooked lawyer to represent her, as well as perform other useful services. Beech obtains a false passport and buys a quantity of diamonds with the money he stole from Howard Fallon as he prepares to flee the country with Maggie. Sun Hill officers continue to be interviewed by CIB, and although no firm connection with Beech can be established, it's the end of the line for DI Deakin, DS Daly and DC Holmes. DCI Meadows manages to survive the cull due to his contacts in the Yard. Maggie changes her mind about following Beech, and he boards a flight to Australia alone.
S16 E71Nov 3, 2000
On the Hook (1) Nov 3, 2000 The new CID team arrives at Sun Hill, lead by the new Station Superintendent, Tom Chandler. DCI Meadows is facing a disciplinary board hearing, but is assigned to head the investigation of an apparently racially-motivated harassment of a local family, and the main suspect turns out to be Helen Freeley, a woman Meadows had an affair with several years previously. As the Sun Hill officers get to know the new faces at the local pub, Helen Freeley's son Darren is found murdered.
S16 E72Nov 7, 2000
On the Hook (2) Nov 7, 2000 Under pressure from the new Superintendant to solve the Freeley murder case, DCI Meadows questions the prime suspects, two friends of Melody Griffiths who were seen leaving the scene, KJ Leonard and Oz Benson. Traces of Leonard's skin are found on Darren Freeley's knuckles, and although Oz Benson admits they were there and were angry with Freeley, they didn't kill him. Leonard had threatened to kill him because he was seeing Melody Griffiths, but had also told Darren's brother Michael. When PC Rickman finds the murder weapon, the forensic evidence points to Michael as the killer, and when confronted by Meadows, he breaks down and admits that it was him. With the case solved, DCI Meadows attends his misconduct hearing, after some not-too-encouraging words from Supt. Chandler.
S16 E73Nov 10, 2000
A Girl's Best Friend Nov 10, 2000 PC Quinnan finds the body of a man who has died of a heart attack in a car. When delivering the man's personal effects to his wife, Quinnan is mortified to find they include a gift to the man's mistress, a woman named Alice. Trying to do a good deed, Quinnan resolves to deliver the gift to its intended recipient, but things become much more complicated when his wife Jenny Quinnan discovers the gift and thinks he's having an affair, and CID discover that the dead man is wanted by Interpol for diamond smuggling.
S16 E74Nov 14, 2000
Carnival Nov 14, 2000 DC Glaze and PC McCann end up at loggerheads over each other's attitudes to policing when they work together to investigate a drugs case. A heated conversation and a brush with death for Glaze during the London Carnival inspire both officers to change their ways: McCann applies for his Sergeants exam, and Glaze shaves off his afro.
S16 E75Nov 17, 2000
Behind Enemy Lines Nov 17, 2000 DC Spears and PC Smith are taken hostage when an armed bank raid goes terribly wrong. As SO19 units surround the building, Ch. Insp. Conway and Supt. Chandler arrive to negotiate with the two robbers, Dwight and Rollo. A tense stand-off ensues, and PC Smith realises the men are ex-soldiers and that they had help from one of the bank employees. Rollo shoots Dwight during an argument, and Chandler orders SO19 to storm the building despite Conway's objections. Spears is taken hostage, but Rollo turns the gun on himself when he realises there is no way out of the situation.
S16 E76Nov 21, 2000
The Gathering Storm Nov 21, 2000 PC Smith is suspected of having racist or personal motives when he fails to respond to an urgent assistance call from PC McCann, who is badly beaten by a gang of neo-Nazi skinheads. Determined to clear his name, Smith veers dangerously close to compromising an SO10 undercover operation to arrest the gang's leader, Jurgen Holz, on drug trafficking charges.
S16 E77Nov 24, 2000
Sorted Nov 24, 2000 PC Klein spends all night DJing at a local nightclub, and lies to Sgt Cryer when he skips work the next day. Unfortunately for him, Cryer soon finds out what really happened, and to make matters worse, CID investigate an abduction/extortion case in which two of the victims accuse Klein of using drugs at the club the night before.
S16 E78Dec 1, 2000
Team Colours Dec 1, 2000 A post-match fight is being arranged between two rival gangs of football fans, and Sun Hill is the venue. When Supt Chandler assigns DI Cullen to the case, DCI Meadows is determined to show him up by cracking the case himself using a teenage assault suspect and member of the Larkmead Crew as an informant. When Cullen and Lennox discover Meadows' informant has lied to him about the gang's intentions, CID and Uniform rush to head off the mob before they attack an Asian marketplace.
S16 E79Dec 5, 2000
Two Way Burn Dec 5, 2000 Two young girls are trapped in a house fire, and end up in hospital in a critical condition. When the fire department turns up evidence of arson, DCI Meadows is assigned to lead the investigation, with DC Webb and DC Spears. Suspicion falls on a loan shark who was seen outside the house just before the fire, then on the girls' father, but ultimately their mother is to blame. Meanwhile, Webb and Spears ""light some fires"" of their own.
S16 E80Dec 12, 2000
Friends Dec 12, 2000 A raid on a brothel uncovers several illegal immigrants from Croatia forced to work as protitutes. The owner of the premises, Carson agrees to reveal who is bringing these girls into England and the brothels, a person called Luca in exchange for a lesser charge but on the way to court, the police van is ambushed and Carson kidnapped. After the car used in the ambush is found with blood stained seats, it is suspected Carson has been killed. Carson's lawyer, Doyle eventually agrees to set up a meeting with Luca and Boyden sets up a surveillance operation on a locker. A female who ran away during the police raid on the brothel called Lutza collects the money and it turns out she is in fact Luca as well and responsible for setting up the agency that sends Croation women to England. Afterwards, McCann receives the good news that he has passed his Sergeant's exam and leaving Sun Hill.
S16 E81Dec 15, 2000
Bad For Your Health (1) Dec 15, 2000 It's Dave Quinnan's first wedding anniversary, and tensions are high between him and Polly Page. A series of brutal beatings reveals a turf war between two rival gangs of cigarette smugglers. Nick Klein finds himself in trouble when he tries to buy a mixing desk from his favourite DJ, Johnny Margolis, and ends up abducted by the McBride gang.
S16 E82Dec 19, 2000
Bad For Your Health (2) Dec 19, 2000 Nick Klein is missing from morning parade, and PC Quinnan and PC Stamp find him unconscious and badly injured in a crashed van belonging to the McBride cigarette smuggling gang. With DS McAllister determined to prove that Klein was corrupt, Uniform race to find evidence to clear his name. Missing DJ Johnny Margolis seems to be the key, and he is found when the police search McBride's house.
S16 E83Dec 22, 2000
The Night Before Dec 22, 2000 PC Smith becomes a knight in shining armour for a shop assistant when he and PC Rickman apprehend a shoplifter with a little help from Santa. DS McAllister maliciously ruins PC Hollis's plans for the Sun Hill Christmas Party, forcing him to organise another venue. The party turns sour and a fight breaks out, and when Dave Quinnan tends to an injured Polly Page, they end up in bed together.
S16 E84Dec 29, 2000
The Morning After Dec 29, 2000 Sun Hill returns to normal after the Christmas break, although Dave Quinnan and Polly Page are acting suspiciously. As the pair try to rekindle their affair, DCs Lennox and Webb investigate the assault on a shop assistant, and discover it was actually a pair of crooked security guards who were responsible. PC Hagen and PC Page have a minor POLACC, and when Hagen tries to tell Tony Stamp about Page and Quinnan's affair, he accuses her of trying to get back at Polly for the accident.