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Season 17, Episode 01 Appropriate Action

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Jan 5, 2001
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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.

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Season 17, Episode 02 Criminal Practice

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Jan 9, 2001
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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.

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Season 17, Episode 03 Upon Information Received

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Jan 12, 2001
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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.

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Season 17, Episode 04 No Victim

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Jan 16, 2001
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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.

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Season 17, Episode 05 Common Language

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Jan 19, 2001
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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).

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Season 17, Episode 06 PC Smith

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Jan 23, 2001
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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.

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Season 17, Episode 07 Family Honour

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Jan 26, 2001
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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.

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Season 17, Episode 08 Words of Wisdom

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Jan 30, 2001
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Words of Wisdom Jan 30, 2001 After an ear-bending from Marsha Harris, Supt. Chandler is determined to bring to an end the one-boy crime wave on the Larkmead Estate caused by resident hooligan Peter Rogers. Chandler persuades Sgt. Ackland to talk to Peter's mother, and also tries to get Marsha Harris's daughter Cassie to make a statement to the police against Rogers, but both are too scared of the boy to comply. When Cassie Harris is found half-drowned in a river, and PCs Stamp and Hollis turn up a CCTV tape of Rogers smashing up cars, it seems they may be able to put him away at last - although it turns out that Cassie's drowning was self-inflicted and the CCTV tape is actually Peter's brother Gavin trying to frame him for criminal damage.

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Season 17, Episode 09 Out of the Frying Pan

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Feb 2, 2001
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Out of the Frying Pan Feb 2, 2001 DS McAllister continues to get useful tip offs from her informant and lover, Jamie Ross, including one about an armed raid on a betting shop. Meanwhile, there's a war brewing on Sun Hill turf between rival hot dog vendors, one of whom is DC Paul Riley's brother Joe. When Joe Riley's lockup is set on fire and several of his vendors attacked, PCs Hollis and Hayward and DC Riley go undercover as hot dog vendors to catch those responsible.

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Season 17, Episode 10 Mexican Stand-Off

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Feb 6, 2001
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Mexican Stand-Off Feb 6, 2001 DS McAllister pushes her informant and lover Jamie Ross too far when she tapes a privileged conversation between Ross and a client who admits to intimidating a witness in a court case. When Ross makes an official complaint against her, she turns to DC Riley for help and threatens to expose his cover-up of his brother's involvement with the French car gang unless he backs her up and says that he was present at all her meetings with Ross.

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Season 17, Episode 11 Cruise Control

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Feb 9, 2001
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Cruise Control Feb 9, 2001 DC Webb poses as a 'rent-boy' in Eddington Park, a well-known gay beat in Sun Hill, as he and DC Lennox investigate a series of brutal attacks on gay men in the area. A car alarm alerts Webb and Lennox to the car of a local MP parked in the bushes. When questioned, the MP claims he was car-jacked and certainly was not 'cruising' in the park. He threatens legal action and Supt. Chandler moves quickly to prevent further damage to Sun Hill's reputation. A helpful security guard offers the police an observation post in a nearby office building, but Webb is suspiscious of the guard's attitude.

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Season 17, Episode 12 Real Crime

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Feb 13, 2001
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Real Crime Feb 13, 2001 DC Kate Spears is assigned to a domestic violence case, but is alarmed when DC Mickey Webb realises the perpetrator, Neil Hayes, is also a suspect in a series of truck hijackings he is investigating, and requests he be bailed so he can lead them to the gang. Spears's sympathy for the victim, Lisa Hayes, starts to wear thin when she refuses to press charges, harasses Spears at work, and then is discovered to be having an affair with Hayes's boss.

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Season 17, Episode 13 Home and Away

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Feb 16, 2001
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Home and Away Feb 16, 2001 Supt. Chandler is outraged when he finds out about the aggrevated burglery of a deaf and blind woman in the local paper rather than from CID. Reg Hollis overhears Matt Boyden gossiping to Vicky Hagen about Dave and Polly, and soon the news of their affair is all over the station. Accompanied by a reporter from the newspaper, CID and Uniform raid the house of suspected burgler Mick Corcoran, but when Corcoran attacks Polly Page, he is brutally beaten by Quinnan and requires hospital treatment. Sgt. Boyden arranges tickets for a charity ball, but the limo breaks down and they all take refuge in a country pub, where Jenny Quinnan finally works out that Dave is having an affair.

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Season 17, Episode 14 Going Under

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Feb 20, 2001
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Going Under Feb 20, 2001 Dave Quinnan arrives late after rowing with Jenny all night. Ever the troublemaker, Sgt. Boyden sends him out on patrol with Polly Page, Tony Stamp and Vicky Hagen. Quinnan and Page have trouble keeping their mind on the job, and this gets dangerous when Stamp is attacked by a gang of thugs on the DLR and Quinnan is nowhere to be seen. When Jenny leaves him and returns to Dublin, Dave starts to crack up. He puts on his uniform after his shift and goes on a vigilante mission to find the gang responsible for the attack on Stamp. DC Webb gets an anonymous call and finds some of the gang members tied up and sprayed with pepper spray.

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Season 17, Episode 15 Faultline

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Feb 23, 2001
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Faultline Feb 23, 2001 Dave Quinnan just stands and watches as a shopkeeper and a young woman are attacked by a gang of thugs at his local corner shop. When he finally turns up at the station, he identifies the leader of the gang as Robbie Gaitskill. Polly Page turns up in tears, and she and the rest of the relief are concerned as Dave seems to be cracking up. The crackheads arrested the previous night identify Quinnan as the policeman who attacked them. As Hagen and Page try to find him, Quinnan goes AWOL and tracks down the woman from the shop, Tricia Martin, and demands she tell him Gaitskill's address. Half the relief turn up on Gaitskill's doorstep, only to find Quinnan sitting in a car outside. Gaitskill is arrested, and Quinnan is told by Supt. Chandler to take his sick leave and seek professional counselling.

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Season 17, Episode 16 Long Shadows (1)

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Mar 2, 2001
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Long Shadows (1) Mar 2, 2001 When DC Lennox is accused of planting evidence in an armed robbery case, DCI Meadows is determined to charge the suspect's accomplice, Phil Brown. Unfortunately, Brown claims to have been an informant for DS Don Beech, which makes Supt. Chandler determined to drop the case. When an old friend of Meadows' reveals that George Stubbs had previously bribed Chandler's DS at Park Rise, Meadows realises he has some ammunition against Chandler. Meanwhile Sgt. Boyden and PC Hagen help PC Roz Clarke recover her ASP when it is stolen while pursuing a robbery suspect.

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Season 17, Episode 17 Long Shadows (2)

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Mar 6, 2001
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Long Shadows (2) Mar 6, 2001 Under pressure from Supt. Chandler and the NCS to release Phil Brown, DCI Meadows convinces Moira Scott to admit to George Stubbs's involvement in the armed robbery as well as drug dealing. DC Kate Spears goes undercover as a cocaine buyer, and with some help from NCS and SO19, they catch Stubbs and his supplier red-handed with the drugs. During his interview, Stubbs makes an allegation of corruption against Supt. Chandler. Before he calls in CIB, DI Cullen convinces Meadows he's only been told half the story.

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Season 17, Episode 18 Higher Power

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Mar 9, 2001
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Higher Power Mar 9, 2001 PC Jim Carver attends to a drug dealer found badly beaten on the Larkmead Estate, but finds himself in a dilemma when a friend Ossie from his AA group confesses to the crime. DS McAllister follows Carver when he tries to convince his friend to turn himself in, and to his horror, Ossie is arrested shortly after. Carver realises that Ossie had suffered an alcoholic blackout at the time, and that the real beating was committed by a rival drug dealer on the Larkmead. Meanwhile, Uniform contend with the BIC gang, a group of youths harassing local shopkeepers.

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Season 17, Episode 19 Touched By Evil

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Mar 16, 2001
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Touched By Evil Mar 16, 2001 PC Roz Clarke is on attachment to CID, and puts up with the usual teasing from the detectives and her uniform colleagues. She cracks the case she is working on with DC Glaze though, when she realises that a series of break-ins are all one surname in the phone book. When Ch. Insp. Conway and DI Cullen attend a rugby match between the Met and the Army, Conway is abducted when a disgruntled soldier decides to take revenge on those responsible for the abuse he received while at a children's home.

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Season 17, Episode 20 The Leopard (1)

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Mar 20, 2001
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The Leopard (1) Mar 20, 2001 PC Smith and PC Klein attend to Mr Kennedy, whose house and garden shed have been attacked by vandals repeatedly over the past few weeks. When Kennedy threatens to take matters into his own hands, Smith casually comments that he wouldn't blame him if he did. Smith and Klein both apply for new jobs - Smith submits his application to SO19 and Supt. Chandler wants Klein to take the position of partnership officer at the Town Hall. When Kennedy shoots a young boy, and insists that PC Smith told him to do so, Klein reluctantly confirms what was said, and Smith accuses him of grassing him up. After attacking Klein in the corridor, and under investigation by CIB, Smith is suspended from duty.

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Season 17, Episode 21 The Leopard (2)

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Mar 23, 2001
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The Leopard (2) Mar 23, 2001 PC Klein is offered the position of partnership officer, but he is shunned by the relief, who think he grassed Smithy up to get the job. Sgt. Cryer has a funny feeling about Frank Kennedy, and decides to do some digging of his own, and he encourages Smith to do the same. With Klein's help, Smith infiltrates the gang of youths intimidating the local residents, and discovers that the real estate firm Mather & Devine is indeed behind the harassment. Meanwhile, Cryer uncovers the fact that Kennedy was a notorious East End gangster named Ken Franklin who stored weapons for the Kray brothers, and that Kennedy's claim of shooting in self-defence is disproven by the forensic evidence and a statement from the other gang member. Smith is re-instated, Supt. Chandler approves his transfer to SO19, and Klein turns down the partnership officer job.

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Season 17, Episode 22 Tolerance (1)

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Mar 27, 2001
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Tolerance (1) Mar 27, 2001 Sgt. Bob Cryer is approaching his 30th year of service, but some of the senior officers at the station doubt he is still up to the job. Supt. Chandler assigns Cryer the difficult task of resolving a situation where a group of prostitutes are at loggerheads with a local residents group led by Counciller Angela Morris. Cryer suggests a 'zone of tolerance', a non-residential area where the prostitutes can work without upsetting the locals, and manages to convince the girls to give it a try. As Chandler heads off to a charity dinner, a call comes through that the Morris' house has been torched. Meanwhile, PC Smith attends his interview for transfer to SO19 - he is successful, and leaves Sun Hill to join the Armed Response Unit.

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Season 17, Episode 23 Tolerance (2)

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Mar 30, 2001
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Tolerance (2) Mar 30, 2001 When the victim in yesterday's domestic disturbance turns up badly beaten and left for dead, her husband is adamant he had nothing to do with it. Mandy tells Cryer that the woman who was bashed, Cath Evans, was working as a prostitute, and that the Councillor's husband Justin was one of her clients. But Justin in turn, having admitted his deeds to his wife, says that he was seeing Mandy as well, and that on the night of the fire, she turned up late and had blood on her clothes.Meanwhile, Smith arrives at SO19 to find his new friend Julie also made the grade, but on their training course, treats her as the token female. When she beats him on the rifle range it causes friction, and their boss cautions that they have to learn to work as a team.Under pressure, Mandy finally admits to Sgt. Cryer that Justin Harris is a client, and that he was paying her extra to keep it quiet. But that meant her paying off Cath and Sally, so when Cath threatened to tell Fleet, she bashed her up. Although

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Season 17, Episode 24 Promised Land

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Apr 3, 2001
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Promised Land Apr 3, 2001 PC Nick Klein becomes involved when Kosovan refugees housed at a council estate are being harassed and attacked. Later, at a family gathering, Nick's cousin Jerry arrives and is praised by the family for his success. DC Webb investigates a robbery at a clothing factory, and his investigations lead him to Norman Klein, Nick's uncle. The link between the latest robbery and a previous one is revealed to be Jerry Klein who assessed security at both places. When Jerry is found badly beaten, Nick decides he must tell the police about his cousin's possible involvement, which results in DI Cullen catching the gang on their third job.

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Season 17, Episode 25 Return of the Hunter

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Apr 6, 2001
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Return of the Hunter Apr 6, 2001 Sgt. Cryer and PC Hayward attend an incident at a local school where an angry divorcee, Chris Finnessey, is demanding to see his son. When the boy's teacher warns the police of Finnessey's violent reputation and a possible restraining order against him, he grabs a Stanley knife and takes the teacher and Sgt. Cryer hostage. Faced with an armed suspect and two hostages, Supt. Chandler calls in SO19, although the only Trojan unit available is that of the newly-qualified PC Smith and PC Stanley. When Finnessey and his son leave the school building, Chandler gives authorisation to fire. Smith shoots first but to his horror, accidentally hits Cryer. Stanley takes down Finnessey. Cryer survives the shooting, but his career in the police is over.

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Season 17, Episode 26 Tour of Duty

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Apr 10, 2001
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Tour of Duty Apr 10, 2001 Visiting Bob Cryer in hospital, June Ackland is horrified to find that Cryer doesn't know he has already been replaced at Sun Hill. His replacement is Sgt. Craig Gilmore, transferring from Manchester Police. Gilmore wastes no time in telling the relief that the rumours are true: he is gay. DC Lennox investigates the harassment of a local publican by a gang of youths, but when Gilmore organises a 'beat sweep' of the local estates, they find the publican's daughter is involved with the gang. Her information leads them to an illegal drinking club. After the police raid the club and arrest the gang members, one of them accuses PC Harker of brutality.

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Season 17, Episode 27 Lies of Silence

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Apr 13, 2001
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Lies of Silence Apr 13, 2001 On temporary assignment to the Serious Crime Group, DC Lennox is surprised to find Liz Rawton is Acting DI at SCG. The body of a young girl, later identified as Hayley Mills, is found in a concrete slab in a cement works. Rawton and Lennox question the new owner of the cement works, Digby Leake, and Rawton tells Lennox off for his aggressive approach to the case. Hayley's ex-boyfriend tells them of a modelling agency which doubled as an escort service where Hayley worked and that Hayley was pregnant, and the owner Leon Walsh is certainly suspiscious, especially when the police find a car of his containing Hayley's blood. Forensics reveals that Hayley died of an ectopic pregnancy, and was not murdered, Leake admits that he was the father and that his assistant Harry Rawlings dumped the body when Hayley died from the complications. Lennox forms a bond with Hayley's friend Karen, who confides to him that Rawlings and Leon are involved in smuggling heroin from Hong Kong, and the pair are

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Season 17, Episode 28 Over the Hill

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Apr 17, 2001
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Over the Hill Apr 17, 2001 It's Sgt. Matt Boyden's 40th birthday, and to make matters worse, he has to cancel a date to attend an outward-pursuit weekend with PC Vicky Hagen and a group of wayward teenagers. CID investigate the serious bashing of an elderly man, and their prime suspect is Jason Wyatt who had attacked the same man some months previously. Jason is one of the group with Boyden and Hagen, and his aggressive personality causes several arguments and fights over the weekend. Boyden forms a bond with the boy though, and suspects Jason's abusive father had more to do with the attack. Forensics prove him right, but to Boyden's dismay, Jason faces a manslaughter charge as the injuries he inflicted on the man months ago caused the man to die. Hagen promises Boyden a birthday drink, but the relief have organised a surprise party, so they take a raincheck.

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Season 17, Episode 29 Head Over Heels

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Apr 20, 2001
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Head Over Heels Apr 20, 2001 Tony Stamp joins a dating agency for professional people, telling them he is an antiques dealer, and as he is living in the section house, gives them Polly Page's address. A CID operation involving forged banknotes goes wrong, and Sgt. Gilmore tells Stamp and Hayward off when they pursue and arrest an armed suspect without backup. When DC Webb and DC Spears investigate a series of robberies, they discover a link to Tony's dating agency, and that Tony's date Lisa invites men to stay at her flat and then arranges for their house to be burgled. CID set up surveillance outside Page's house, and catch the thieves, and Stamp must sadly arrest Lisa.

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Season 17, Episode 30 Hitting Home

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Apr 24, 2001
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Hitting Home Apr 24, 2001 The relief have organised a farewell party for Bob Cryer, but it sounds like he's not too keen to go, so Ch. Insp. Conway pays him a visit. The police inquiry clears PC Smith of charges relating to Cryer's shooting, although his probation period is extended. PC Worrell and PC Clarke attend a reported break-in at the house of a hippy couple, who claim a valuable necklace was stolen, and the intruder turns out to be a plumber who still has the key. PC Klein and PC Hayward are called when a strange young woman accuses her neighbour of torturing her elderly mother. When the old woman disappears, it appears she was taken by her son who is wanted for parole violation in Manchester. Cryer turns up for his leaving do at the Bell & Badger, and is in high spirits, though he is angered by Supt. Chandler's speech. Cryer also announces he has brought along a special guest: Dale Smith - he insists he has no hard feelings against Smithy, and that the others should forgive him as well.

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Season 17, Episode 31 Value Judgement

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Apr 27, 2001
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Value Judgement Apr 27, 2001 A man matching the description of a local paedophile is seen lurking outside a local school, but when the police visit him, he denies it. Outside the school, PC Reg Hollis sees three men fighting, and one of them bundles a struggling young boy into a car, one of the men in the fight runs but is arrested, and he denies knowing the boy. PC Vicky Hagen pursues in the Area Car, but dents the side when she swerves to avoid a head-on collision. The police investigate the case as an abduction, but the boy's aunt reports that he is safe and well and living with his mother - or as safe as he can be, since his mother is living with local scumbag Shane Weller. The boy Jack's mother tells Sgt. Boyden that the man they have in custody is Murad Gocek, Jack's Turkish father, and that he wants to take the boy back to Turkey with him. When Jack goes missing for real, his aunt tells Boyden that his father is staying in a hostel, and that Weller is on his way there. As the police arrest Weller's thugs, W

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Season 17, Episode 32 Collateral Damage

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May 1, 2001
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Collateral Damage May 1, 2001 DS McAllister is surprised to run into her former lover and informant Jamie Ross in a bar, when he returns to Sun Hill after the man who wanted him dead dies of a heart attack. Ross is in a new line of work: organising adventure holidays - but he still has plenty of inside knowledge, and when he and McAllister resume their relationship, he reveals the man responsible for a hit-and-run on a drug dealer and a schoolgirl. To McAllister's horror, she realises that Ross has used her, as he is deeply in debt to Brett Sadler who ordered the drug dealer killed. DI Cullen convinces Ross to help them catch Sadler, but Ross is shot and killed by a sniper.

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Season 17, Episode 33 A Week of Nights (1)

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May 4, 2001
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A Week of Nights (1) May 4, 2001 New Area Car driver, PC Des Taviner, makes an instant (but negative) impression on the relief when he starts work on the night shift at Sun Hill, with his overbearing manner and sharp mouth. He clashes with PC Worrell, and demands she be taken off Area Car duty with him, as he says she is ""clueless"". Paired with PC Hollis, Taviner chats up two girls waiting for the night bus and offers them a lift home. DC Glaze makes a breakthrough in a series of brutal rapes on the Jasmine Allen estate, and when residents report a woman screaming on Canley Fields, all Sierra Oscar units race to the scene. Taviner is sympathetic towards the victim, prostitute Lynn Roberts, and vows to ""get the bastard"" responsible.

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Season 17, Episode 34 A Week of Nights (2)

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May 8, 2001
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A Week of Nights (2) May 8, 2001 DS McAllister and DC Glaze are certain they've got their man for the Jasmine Allen rapes - Lenworth Lomanu, a convicted rapist who was seen by Klein and Stamp in the vicinity at the same time as Lynn Roberts was attacked. PC Des Taviner is not so sure, and he suspects that the young man he and PC Worrell questioned outside a pharmacy before it was robbed is responsible. As Taviner and Hollis do their own investigation, Lomanu's arrest causes a near riot on the Jasmine Allen, and Sgt. Gilmore is attacked when he returns two housewives to the estate. Taviner gets his man, Conrad James, but his solicitor brother gets him off the hook. Clear evidence that Conrad is dealing drugs on the estate gives the police the opportunity to raid and search his house, and Conrad admits to the rapes as well.

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Season 17, Episode 35 Wednesday

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May 11, 2001
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Wednesday May 11, 2001 PC Klein and PC Taviner arrest two men fighting in the street. DC Danny Glaze is surprised to see one of the men is his old school friend Lol Redman. He is even more surprised when Redman is charged with racial assault after the other man, Devon Russell, says Redman called him a 'black bastard'. Redman is bailed, Glaze gives him lift and arranges to meet him in the pub later. As Glaze waits, Redman is arrested again outside Russell's house. DS McAllister visits Russell's wife whilst he makes a statement at the station, and she admits that she and Redman had an affair and that her husband is a violent and paranoid man, and that Redman was just concerned with her well-being. Back at the station, Russell claims to have a tape of Redman's verbal abuse, but the tape is inconclusive and Redman is released again, although he admits to Danny he did say those things in the heat of the moment. As Glaze gives him a lift home, Redman is set upon by three men, led by Devon Russell's brother, and be

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Season 17, Episode 36 Billy the Kid

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May 15, 2001
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Billy the Kid May 15, 2001 A ten-year-old boy who calls himself 'Billy the Kid' is arrested twice in one day, and when Sgt. Boyden speaks to him, he reveals he wanted to speak to the police without being a grass, and that he is concerned about his sister, Kate, an underage prostitute who is being used by her stepfather in a blackmail scam. DI Jane Edmonds from SCG arrives to investigate the scam. She flirts with Boyden - the two clearly have a previous history together - which stirs up the jealousy of Vicky Hagen. When Billy is hit by a car, he is abducted from St Hughs hospital by Kate and their stepfather Tom Adams, who is behind the blackmail and whom Kate is besotted with. Edmonds is all for arresting Adams when they use one of the previous victims in a sting operation, but Boyden risks letting him go so he will lead them to the missing kids.

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Season 17, Episode 37 Still Crazy

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May 18, 2001
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Still Crazy May 18, 2001 PC Dave Quinnan returns to duty, and is determined to prove to everyone that he's back to normal after his breakdown. Out in a panda car, Quinnan sees a man shot in the head in a van - he calls for assistance, but by the time reinforcements arrive, the victim, the van and the main witness have disappeared. Desperate to prove his sanity, Quinnan pursues the case vigourously, and enlists the help of DC Paul Riley's brother Joe, who asks the wrong people the wrong questions. PC Polly Page is outraged by a practical joke played by PC Taviner, but she and Quinnan get their revenge in a most amusing way.

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Season 17, Episode 38 Complicity (1)

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May 25, 2001
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Complicity (1) May 25, 2001 DS Vik Singh goes undercover to a 'car cruise', where he becomes involved with a well-organised car ringing gang led by Kevin North. Meanwhile, DC Mickey Webb tries to cultivate an unofficial 15-year old snout named Tyro Shaw, in the hope that he will grass up his father, Steve Shaw. Singh poses as a car thief, and is soon in with the gang, even gaining a meeting with North's boss - Jennifer Salter. As Webb gets frustrated by Shaw's dead-end leads, Singh pushes the boy too far about his involvement with the gang.

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Season 17, Episode 39 Complicity (2)

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Jun 1, 2001
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Complicity (2) Jun 1, 2001 Tyro Shaw threatens to blow DS Singh's cover in the car-ringing gang, but is convinced otherwise. Singh seems to have impressed both Kevin North and his boss, Jennifer Salter, who seems quite taken with him. Salter tells Singh the gang is moving on soon, and he realises he must get the evidence in North's office. As Singh enters the office, Webb realises that Tyro Shaw has set them up, and Vik is abducted by North and Salter. Webb convinces Tyro to tell them where Vik was taken, and CID narrowly rescue him from being set alight.

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Season 17, Episode 40 Suffer the Little Children

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Jun 8, 2001
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Suffer the Little Children Jun 8, 2001 DI Cullen leads a drugs raid on a warehouse owned by his old nemesis, Terry Barlow, but finds nothing. Cullen is furious with DC Glaze, whose snout tipped them off about drugs on the premises. PC Harker and PC Rickman deal with a domestic case involving an argumentative couple, the Carters, and their baby. Neither case makes any progress until a neighbour reports that Barlow has been to visit the Carters on several occasions. Determined to get one up on CID, Harker puts the pieces together and comes up with a theory that the Carters are putting their baby up for sale on the Guatemalan black market with the help of a doctor at St Hugh's, and Barlow is the broker. Despite warnings from Glaze, Harker presses on and is proven correct when they raid a hotel where the exchange has taken place. Baby Sean is recovered, and the police race to an office building where Jackie Carter is threatening to kill herself.

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Season 17, Episode 41 Happy and Glorious

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Jun 15, 2001
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Happy and Glorious Jun 15, 2001 The Section House is closing, and PC Reg Hollis is not only looking for a new place to live, he is also applying for a transfer to SO14 (the Royal Protection unit). He is about to buy a flat owned by an elderly friend, Doreen Tyler, but she changes her mind at the last minute, so he moves in with Tony Stamp temporarily. Hollis's intuition gives CID an important lead on a planned armed robbery, but his uniformed colleagues conspire to have Nick Klein organise the Section House closing party instead of him. Deciding to skip the party, Hollis goes to visit Doreen, but finds her dead in her flat. With no alibi, Hollis is the prime suspect for her murder, and he is suspended from duty. As Stamp and Klein work to find someone who can verify Hollis's whereabouts, CID discover a woman posing as Mrs Tyler's adopted daughter.

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Season 17, Episode 42 Gun Crazy (1)

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Jun 15, 2001
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Gun Crazy (1) Jun 15, 2001 A mad gunman is on the loose in Sun Hill. Supt. Chandler takes a personal interest in the case, but when he confides his reasons to a young woman who was threatened by the gunman, he is horrified to find she was a journalist and the story is published in the Sun Hill Gazette. Feeling unappreciated in the job, DCI Meadows considers other options, and attempts to smooth things over with his long-suffering wife, Laura. Meadows teams up with DS McAllister and the two of them strike out on their own, and after a few close calls, arrest their prime suspect - a motor mechanic with a history of firearms offences. As they interview him however, the gunman strikes again...

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Season 17, Episode 43 Gun Crazy (2)

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Jun 19, 2001
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Gun Crazy (2) Jun 19, 2001 At the stakeout of the prime suspect, Chandler prevaricates, and Meadows has to act quickly when McAllister is in mortal danger.

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Season 17, Episode 44 The Jury's Out

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Jun 22, 2001
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The Jury's Out Jun 22, 2001 After a minor car accident in the High Street, PC Jim Carver breathalyses an elderly man, but takes sympathy on him and allows him to leave in a taxi. The man turns out to be Hugh Alexander, a High Court judge with a renowned pro-police stance, and Carver finds himself suspected of showing bias, particularly when the other man involved in the accident threatens legal action against the Met. At the trial of a man accused of murdering a PC, PC Worrell feels marginalised as a black officer when she is asked to testify and be a character witness for the dead officer. Ch. Insp. Conway meets with Gary Fablon, and discovers that Fablon is addicted to litigation, and the accident was his fault. Carver, meanwhile, has a chance to redeem himself when Conway hears that Alexander may be drink-driving again that night.

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Season 17, Episode 45 Lick of Paint

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Jun 26, 2001
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Lick of Paint Jun 26, 2001 A spate of graffiti taggings in Sun Hill sees the police showing zero tolerance to the perpetrators. PC Carver is sympathetic towards an alcoholic teacher at Canley Art College when his classroom and students' work are defaced. Sgt. Boyden asks PC Hagen to move in with him, but she is reluctant, wanting her own space. To her outrage, Boyden moves her belongings to his house as a surprise. Boyden arranges for the council to paint a wall blank to set a trap for the graffitists, catching quite a few in the process. The defacement at the art college turns out to have been committed by the teacher who is jealous that one of his students is sleeping with his ex-girlfriend, life model Moira Sutherland.

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Season 17, Episode 46 Temptation

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Jun 29, 2001
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Temptation Jun 29, 2001 PC Roz Clarke has been working double shifts all week, and goes behind Sgt. Ackland's back to get some more overtime from Boyden as she is desperately in debt. PC Taviner promises her some time in the Area Car, much to Reg Hollis's annoyance. Taviner and Clarke interview Warren Debdale, a student who was brutally beaten, but he insists he didn't know the perpetrators. His father suspects the boy's friends are involved, but DC Glaze discovers the father is being blackmailed by a drug smuggling gang. Assigned to watch Warren in the hospital, an exhausted and miserable Roz Clarke has a coffee with a nurse and is horrified to find Warren missing when she returns. With DI Cullen and CID holding back from raiding the gang in case they hurt the boy, Clarke spots Warren's friend Karen on the estate and she admits he is staying at her flat. CID sweep in and arrest the gang, and Clarke is off the hook for the moment, although her flatmate threatens to throw her out unless she pays the rent she o

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Season 17, Episode 47 Envy

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Jul 3, 2001
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Envy Jul 3, 2001 Clarke helps Taviner track down stolen diggers and crime families while moonlighting in telesales to pay off her debts.

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Season 17, Episode 48 Greed

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Jul 6, 2001
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Greed Jul 6, 2001 A distraught PC Roz Clarke fails her probation exams, and goes AWOL instead of returning to the station. A gang of thieves on rollerblades are rampant in Sun Hill, and their mobility makes it very difficult for the police to catch them. PC Taviner arrests a girl, Jackie Burns, at a skate park, but she insists she was just watching the skaters. As the skate gang gets more violent, animosity between PC Worrell and Clarke also grows more fierce, and the two come to blows in the corridor. A tearful Clarke admits her debt problem to Taviner. Scrutinising CCTV footage reveals Jackie's involvment with the gang - she phones them when a potential victim withdraws money from an ATM. Clarke returns home to find the bad news that her telesales commission has fallen through and her flatmate Caitlin wants her out.

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Season 17, Episode 49 Redemption

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Jul 10, 2001
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Redemption Jul 10, 2001 PC Roz Clarke unsuccessfully applies for a police loan. PC Des Taviner buys her a pushbike and suggests she sell her scooter, but Roz is far from impressed. PCs Carver and Rickman find a young boy, Gavin Billson, overdosed on drugs, and CID investigate some of the local dealers. When it turns out Gavin overdosed on diamorphine, and after several dead ends, suspiscion falls on Dr Stuart Bremnar, a doctor at St Hugh's, who is also the boyfriend of Roz Clarke's friend Ruth. A review of the hospital's CCTV footage reveals Ruth herself sneaking into a storeroom, and Roz is forced to arrest her best friend.

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Season 17, Episode 50 The Dark Side

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Jul 13, 2001
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The Dark Side Jul 13, 2001 PC Ben Hayward breaks down when telling primary school pupils about the death of his sister during an anti-drugs talk. Sgt. Gilmore is not happy, but the teacher thinks Hayward's sensitivity will help the students get the message, and may also help them trust Hayward enough to report a bully. An old friend of his sister's works at the school, and she asks him out, although when he meets her at a gallery opening, Hayward thinks her friends are dealing drugs. PC Klein and Hayward find the bully, who goes by the nickname ""Red"", and has been using two fierce dogs to steal money and mobile phones from schoolkids. They trace the dogs to the flat of drug-addicted prostitute Stacy Dodds, and a subsequent search of her flat uncovers a large stash of heroin. Stacy insists her pimp forced her to deal drugs and have sex with Red, and instead of having the dogs picked up, Hayward and Klein search the pimp's boat, finding more heroin. The pair argue: Klein wants to set up an obbo to catch the pimp r

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Season 17, Episode 51 Angel Rooms

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Jul 17, 2001
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Angel Rooms Jul 17, 2001 PC Hayward and PC Klein arrange to get their stories straight over the missing bag of heroin. Roz Clarke ends up sleeping with 'Phil the Pill', and is surprised when he turns up at Sun Hill the next day as DC Phil Raven from the Drug Squad. Raven and CID arrest Benji Pullinger for intent to supply, but inevitably the missing bag is mentioned in the interview. Station gossip starts to point towards Klein, and Hayward confesses to Sgt. Gilmore what really happened. While out at a nightclub with his new girlfriend, Fiona, Hayward is sure he sees DC Raven selling drugs, and discovers that Raven and Fiona are previous acquaintences. With Klein's help, Hayward tries to set up a sting to catch Raven - he offers to sell him the missing heroin. They meet in a car park, and Hayward (carrying a bag full of baking soda) is surprised when the tables are turned and Raven arrests him.

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Season 17, Episode 52 Paint It Black

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Jul 21, 2001
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Paint It Black Jul 21, 2001 Klein's doubts about an unstable Hayward seem to be justified when his friend puts his life in the hands of Raven - an undercover cop with unconventional methods...

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Season 17, Episode 53 Eye of the Lens

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Jul 24, 2001
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Eye of the Lens Jul 24, 2001 Supt. Chandler assigns DC Kate Spears to a project involving CCTV cameras in the Sun Hill area. Much to Sgt Ackland's annoyance, she takes PC Jim Carver with her, and they have words. Spears tells Ackland to take it up with Chandler. But word is getting around that Spears gets special treatment from the boss. When a number of cameras are damaged, two youths who have threatened one of the operators, Pat Spencer, are suspected, but the culprit turns out to be Robert Slade, who the youths call ""weird"". Then Spears discovers Robert lives in community care and thinks the cameras are spying on him. Robert spends a lot of his time in an internet café and tells Hollis about his homepage, where Hollis sees a picture Robert has taken of a shopping centre security guard, Tony Malone. He is being given an envelope by known robber Roger Franklin, who has just finished doing time. Cullen assigns DS Singh and Kate Spears to find out how all these disparate players are involved. Then Pat Spencer is at

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Season 17, Episode 54 Another Country

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Jul 31, 2001
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Another Country Jul 31, 2001 While on foot patrol on the Jasmine Allen estate, PC Jim Carver contends with an elderly man, Ronnie Atkins, who wants to deal with the local youths ""his way"". When Atkins' best friend, Len Harrap, is found having fallen from the top of the building, Carver suspects foul play and investigates further. Harrap's GP tells him that Len was recently suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and that he had served with British forces during the Korean War. When a man matching the description of the association secretary, Charles Barratt, is reported to have left Len's flat, Atkins realises what has happened. Barratt was a corporal in their platoon during the war, and had forced Len at gunpoint to murder surrendered Chinese soldiers. When Len's daughter put his name up for the reunion, Barratt realised this was his chance to get rid of the photographic evidence of his war crime. Carver admits it will be difficult to get the CPS to prosecute Barratt, especially now the photographs are mis

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Season 17, Episode 55 Britanniamania: Going Underground

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Aug 3, 2001
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Britanniamania: Going Underground Aug 3, 2001 When an undercover officer from the Met's Football Intelligence Unit (FIU) is found stabbed after a football game, Supt. Chandler and Ch. Insp. Morys from FIU send a Sun Hill team to infiltrate Britannia, the hooligan gang responsible, and investigate their leader, a former police sergeant named Julian ""The Nap"" Napper. DC Mickey Webb goes undercover as builder Mickey Malone with support from DS McAllister as his girlfriend and DC Riley and PC Quinnan as his workmates. Webb successfully makes contact with gang member Gary Hughes, and meets Napper when the gang travel 'up north' for a game.

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Season 17, Episode 56 Britanniamania: To Us and Ours

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Aug 7, 2001
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Britanniamania: To Us and Ours Aug 7, 2001 DC Mickey Webb is close to infiltrating the Britannia gang, despite the suspiscions of some of its members - suspiscions which fire up when DS Debbie McAllister, posing as his girlfriend, turns up to a gang meeting overdressed and wearing Givenchy perfume. Julian Napper smells a rat and follows McAllister as she desperately tries to find a hospital to keep her cover as a nurse intact. Napper catches up with her and accuses her of being an undercover reporter - with her cover blown, McAllister returns to Sun Hill. Supt. Chandler blasts her for her stupidity, and forces her to take notes as they hear Webb taking a severe beating from Napper's thugs over his mobile phone. As DCI Meadows races to save Webb, Napper stops the beating and welcomes ""Mickey Malone"" as a full-fledged member of Britannia.

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Season 17, Episode 57 Episode 57

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Aug 10, 2001
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Episode 57 Aug 10, 2001 Webb is close to infiltrating the gang, despite the suspicions of some of its members: suspicions which fire up when McAllister, posing as his girlfriend, turns up to a gang meeting overdressed and wearing Givenchy perfume. Napper smells a rat and follows McAllister as she desperately tries to find a hospital to keep her cover intact. Napper catches up with her and accuses her of being an undercover reporter. With her cover blown, McAllister returns to Sun Hill. Chandler blasts her for her stupidity, and forces her to take notes as they hear Webb taking a severe beating from Napper's thugs. Napper stops the beating and welcomes Webb as a full-fledged member of Britannia.

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Season 17, Episode 58 Britanniamania: Stand By Me

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Aug 14, 2001
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Britanniamania: Stand By Me Aug 14, 2001 A series of dawn raids captures most of the Britannia gang, but Julian Napper and Gary Hughes are still at large. With Napper on the loose, Supt. Chandler and DCI Meadows insist DC Webb go into hiding, but he refuses to be intimidated, even when DC Lennox's wife's car goes up in flames. Webb convinces Gary Hughes to tell him where ""The Nap"" is, but Napper still manages to stay one step ahead of the police every time. Chander and Ch. Insp. Morys begin to suspect that Webb is the one informing Napper of their movements, but DC Riley and PC Quinnan's investigations turn up the FIU's DS John Curtis as Napper's brother-in-law and the informant. Webb races to Napper's hideout, but is too late to save Hughes from being stabbed by Napper.

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Season 17, Episode 59 Beech on the Run

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Aug 17, 2001
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Beech on the Run Aug 17, 2001 Don Beech turns up in Sydney, Australia, and almost immediately hooks up with Frankie Nguyen, a Vietnamese-Australian woman with contacts in Sydney's criminal underworld. Together, she and Beech engage in a ruthless crime spree and are soon wanted by the New South Wales Police, the Australian Federal Police, a rival Vietnamese gang and a ruthless and determined DI Claire Stanton, who has arrived to arrest Beech and extradite him to Britain for the murder of DS Boulton six months earlier. The chase comes to a head at a Sydney dock, and as Beech tries to make a getaway in his new boat, Stanton fires a shotgun after him, blowing up the boat and leaving Beech missing, presumed dead.

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Season 17, Episode 60 Episode 60

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Sep 19, 2001
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Episode 60 Sep 19, 2001 Nine months after he seconded from Sun Hill, Beech turns up in Sydney, Australia, and almost immediately hooks up with Frankie Nguyen, a Vietnamese-Australian woman with contacts in Sydney's criminal underworld. Together, she and Beech engage in a ruthless crime spree and are soon wanted by the Australian Federal Police, a rival Vietnamese gang and a ruthless and determined Stanton, who has arrived to arrest Beech and extradite him to Britain for the murder of Boulton nine months earlier. The chase comes to a head at a Sydney dock, and as Beech tries to make a getaway in his new boat, Stanton fires a shotgun after him, blowing up the boat and leaving Beech missing, presumed dead.

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Season 17, Episode 61 Come Live With Me

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Sep 14, 2001
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Come Live With Me Sep 14, 2001 PC Cass Rickman's lover Leroy Jones asks her to move to South Africa with him. As PC Sam Harker becomes involved in the NCS investigation, he warns Rickman about Leroy's suspected connection with heroin smuggling and a triple-homicide, but she doesn't believe him until she confronts Leroy. With the help of Nina, a woman he met in the hotel lobby, Harker keeps tabs on Leroy's movements until the NCS and CID make their move and raid a nightclub owned by one of Leroy's associates, Jen Resenbrink. A search of the furniture by Customs reveals no drugs as suspected, so Leroy is released. As he angrily heads off to the airport, leaving behind a distraught Cass Rickman, his fingerprints are found on a gun used to murder an undercover NCS officer.

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Season 17, Episode 62 In Another Life

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Sep 18, 2001
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In Another Life Sep 18, 2001 PC Sam Harker tells DI Cullen that he knows Leroy Jones didn't kill DS Hanbury, but they still use the charge as leverage to convince Leroy to help them catch Jen Resenbrink, the drugs importer. PC Rickman attends a possibly racially-motivated attack on Didi Marr, the boy who was found with heroin on the Bronte Estate. His attacker is Nicky Gable, and the racism element of the case becomes unlikely when it is revealed that Gable is in mourning for his mixed-race brother. Harker arranges with Leroy to escape, and offers to clear him of the murder charge on the condition that he end his relationship with Cass Rickman. With Leroy's help, Cullen and Pennington arrest Resenbrink, but he is freed on bail. When Resenbrink arrives at Sun Hill to sign his bail, Gable appears and guns him down in the car park. Gable says he killed Resenbrink because Leroy Jones told him that Resenbrink had his brother killed. Leroy is arrested again, and Rickman visits him and tells him it's over between them fo

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Season 17, Episode 63 Crush

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Sep 21, 2001
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Crush Sep 21, 2001 A gang of masked girls armed with baseball bats run riot at a wedding, but escape with the presents before PC Taviner and PC Hollis can catch them. The gang have been causing headaches for Sun Hill for weeks, and although she is not involved in the case, Supt. Chandler sends DC Kate Spears to visit the local schools, ostensibly to encourage students to join the Met's Volunteer Cadet Corps, but secretly to obtain information on the gang and its members. The gang's violence intensifies and the bride's sister, Debbie Pike, is found badly beaten after an altercation with a mother and her baby on the high street. As rumours about her and Supt. Chandler fly around the station, Kate Spears pushes an eager schoolboy informant too far, and he too is found bashed. When he regains consciousness, he tells Spears that Debbie is a gang member. Debbie admits she arranged for the gang to attack the wedding as she was in love with the groom, and Spears finds herself in grave danger when she confronts t

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Season 17, Episode 64 Liquid City

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Sep 25, 2001
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Liquid City Sep 25, 2001 While at a police function on the Thames with Supt. Chandler and DC Spears, DI Cullen spots a man climbing through the window of a riverside house. Cullen calls Sun Hill, but the rather inept team of Hollis and Taviner fails to capture the intruder. Embarrassed by the spectacle, Chandler assigns Spears to work on Sun Hill's burglery statistics, and she finds a link between a number of other break-ins. Chandler is furious when Cullen hires a criminal profiler, Roy Stenning, but his information gets CID close to a likely suspect. Rumours about the relationship between Spears and Chandler are rife thoughout the station, and Spears is not popular with her colleagues, who accuse her of sleeping her way to the top. When Reg Hollis is caught by Chandler for unauthorised use of the PNC, Des Taviner threatens to reveal a secret from their past at Hendon, but finds his own use of the PNC under scrutiny. Chandler and Spears meet for dinner, but Chandler is hesitant to move too fast. The intruder

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Season 17, Episode 65 A Pound of Flesh

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Sep 28, 2001
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A Pound of Flesh Sep 28, 2001 Boyden finds himself paying crooks in order to clear his daughter's debts.

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Season 17, Episode 66 Home Run

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Oct 2, 2001
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Home Run Oct 2, 2001 Boyden puts his job and his love life on the line when his daughter disappears.

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Season 17, Episode 67 Debt of Love

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Oct 5, 2001
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Debt of Love Oct 5, 2001 Amy's money worries are still causing concern for Boyden and her debts put them both in danger after he tries to rescue her from the drug dealers who've kidnapped her and he's not the only one who's worried, as Stamp and Page unwittingly become embroiled in her problems.

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Season 17, Episode 68 Blood and Money

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Oct 9, 2001
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Blood and Money Oct 9, 2001 Sergeant June Ackland is visiting Sergeant Matthew Boyden at home to discuss his missing daughter Amy. Ackland reassures him and offers to help with his grand-daughter, Sophie. Later, his on-off girlfriend PC Vicky Hagen arrives but their encounter is frosty; Boyden still hasn't forgiven her for shopping Amy. With no formal police co-operation, Boyden sets out to find his daughter himself. At Sun Hill, police informant Tyne tells DS Vik Singh that Amy is a drugs courier for moneylender Ashley Mullen and a serious user. Despite Amy's involvement, DI Alex Cullen agrees to a covert operation at the next drop. Boyden is kept in the dark. Meanwhile, Boyden manages to trace Amy who claims to be in great danger and begs him to look after Sophie until she has sorted things out. As Boyden lets her go, Hagen rings to alert him about CID's plans.

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Season 17, Episode 69 Hidden Agenda

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Oct 12, 2001
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Hidden Agenda Oct 12, 2001 As they enter Sun Hill, PC Vicky Hagen suggests to Matthew Boyden that a short holiday might save their rocky relationship but he is adamant - it's over. Later, they are both part of a team watching the home of the Padfield brothers who are suspected transvestite bashers. The police move in and as Boyden restrains one of the brothers he begins to caution him but does not complete it. Back at Sun Hill, PC Polly Page finds Hagen crying in the locker room. She reveals that despite sleeping with Boyden last night their relationship now appears doomed. Page suggests she moves out for a while. When a witness to one of the assaults identifies the Padfields, CID are confident of getting a result. However, Padfield complains that he wasn't formally cautioned. Despite Boyden's insistence that he was, DCI Jack Meadows demands confirmation from his nearest colleague at the raid. Horrified, Boyden realises it was Hagen. Despite the urgings of Boyden, Meadows and Conway, Hagen refuses to vouch for B

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Season 17, Episode 70 Lifelines

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Oct 16, 2001
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Lifelines Oct 16, 2001 In the station locker room, PC Roz Clarke tells PC Cass Rickman that she's got tickets for a hot club. As they laugh, Vicky Hagen enters and the room goes silent. Hagen demands to know what they are saying about her and Sergeant Boyden. She haughtily boasts that she might try Superintendent Chandler next time. Hagen joins PC Tony Stamp in the area car but is unimpressed by his lack of speed. They attend the mugging of a pensioner Archie Dodds who has had his wallet taken by a young kid. When the mugger is spotted assaulting another pensioner, Stamp and Hagen set off in pursuit. However he escapes when Stamp stops to help the victim. Hagen sarcastically dubs him 'Florence Nightingale'. That evening Hagen turns up, uninvited, at the girls' night out and quickly picks up Rob Seaton, but her amorous advances have catastrophic consequences.

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Season 17, Episode 71 Sacrifice

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Oct 19, 2001
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Sacrifice Oct 19, 2001 As the dead body of her one-night-stand, Rob Seaton, is carried out of Polly Page's flat, PC Vicky Hagen is taken into Sun Hill by CID for a taped interview. She is cleared of any involvement, as Rob's death was clearly a suicide, but she is determined to find out what drove Rob to kill himself. Off-duty, Hagen does some investigating, and discovers his real name, Rob Seaton, and that he had recently served a prison term for rape. PC Jim Carver arrests the violent husband of Yvonne Worth when he attacks a police officer, and when Seaton's mother sees Yvonne at the station, she recognises her as the woman who accused her son of rape. As Hagen and DC Glaze put the pieces together, and Yvonne finally confides in her, Hagen is the subject of a cruel prank. PC Taviner steals the tape of her interview, and plays the intimate details over the station's PA system. Supt. Chandler and the visiting Borough Commander are furious. While out in the area car with Taviner, Hagen drives off when Tavine

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Season 17, Episode 72 White Cliffs of Dover

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Nov 2, 2001
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White Cliffs of Dover Nov 2, 2001 Jack Meadows faces an old enemy, while a beautiful woman makes him an offer that is too good to be true.

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Season 17, Episode 73 The Value of Nothing

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Nov 2, 2001
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The Value of Nothing Nov 2, 2001 DC Duncan Lennox is on a week's secondment to Scotland Yard's Art and Antiques Squad. Investigating a young woman, Tessa Gannon, who tried to sell a forged painting to a gallery, Lennox finds a receipt from a gallery owned by an art dealer named Ivor Gregory, who has form for deception. Lennox befriends an artist named Richard Townes, who charges into Gregory's gallery as Lennox peruses the paintings. In the hope of getting a closer look at one of the paintings, Lennox arranges for his wife Shona to buy one of them. He gets it verfied, and is disappointed when it is an original. Shona insists on keeping it, but sends it back to the gallery to be re-framed. When the painting is returned, Lennox realises Gregory has swapped it for a fake, and it's the work of Richard Townes, but to his horror, Shona returns the painting to Gregory before the squad can arrest him. Tessa Gannon admits she had a painting copied by Townes, but she too is in possession of a fake. Gregory is arrested, and Lenn

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Season 17, Episode 74 Money Man

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Nov 9, 2001
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Money Man Nov 9, 2001 An escape bid turns into a hostage situation as DC Danny Glaze goes undercover in prison.

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Season 17, Episode 75 Beyond the Call

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Nov 16, 2001
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Beyond the Call Nov 16, 2001 Kate Spears is sent undercover to catch the murderer of McAllister's lover, but does McAllister push her too far?

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Season 17, Episode 76 Night Games

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Nov 20, 2001
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Night Games Nov 20, 2001 Sun Hill is eagerly preparing for the final of the 'Ask A Policeman' quiz but when Sergeant Ackland lets them down at the last minute, Inspector Andrew Monroe replaces her with the unpopular Kate Spears. Meanwhile familiar face DI Liz Rawton arrives at the station. She is heading up an operation which is trying to catch a dangerous rapist, most of whose victims have been prostitutes. She plans to be based at Sun Hill. The quiz is in full flow with Tony Blackburn at the helm but Sun Hill is losing until Spears saves the day and they win a weekend away. Only Monroe congratulates her. The next day Spears asks to be part of Rawton's team but her request is denied and she is forced to join the others at a grand hotel where they are greeted by hotel reps Tommy and Fay. Later, both PCs Cass Rickman and Roz Clarke take a shine to local DS Pete Cork but he only has eyes for a certain DC. By bribing Tommy, Cork ensures that his blind date for the salsa evening is Spears.

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Season 17, Episode 77 Aftershock

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Nov 23, 2001
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Aftershock Nov 23, 2001 A traumatized Spears' attempts to escape the horrific events of the weekend are hindered by the surprise re-appearance of her tormentor. Once she is sure that would-be rapist DS Peter Cork has gone, a shaken DC Kate Spears hesitantly emerges from her hotel bathroom. Spotting her dishevelled appearance she tidies up herself and the room. Downstairs Cork arrives and asks hotel rep Fay to dance. They are watched by a jealous Tommy who tells PC Nick Klein that Fay has dumped him. At breakfast the next morning, Inspector Andrew Monroe notices uniformed police arrive at the hotel. He introduces himself to DS Greg Georgiou. As the others speculate, he returns to tell them that Fay has been found dead and Tommy is missing. Horrified, Spears runs to the Ladies and is sick. After being questioned by the local police the team return to Sun Hill. Spears' relief at being seconded to work with DI Liz Rawton on the serial rapist case soon turns to despair when she is introduced to case profiler DS Co

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Season 17, Episode 78 Compulsion

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Nov 27, 2001
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Compulsion Nov 27, 2001 DI Liz Rawton addresses her team and puts forward the theory that rape victim Terri's death was not suicide but murder. Whilst Pete Cork and DS Vik Singh voice doubts, Spears supports Rawton. Afterwards, when Cork tries to talk to Spears, she accuses him of nearly raping her but he scoffs that no one would ever believe her. Spears returns to the riverside where Terri's body was found and makes a major break-through when a passer-by, Mr Bindman, reveals that his wife saw Terri's body being dumped. He promises to get his wife to call her. Later, Spears decides to keep an eye on Cork and follows him to a pub where he meets up with an old mate, DI Collins. Spears remains outside whilst inside Collins and Cork talk cryptically about the case. On her return, Spears spots a man lurking outside her flat and blasts him with CS Spray. He turns out to be her friend Eddie who works for the Thames Valley police. Her feminine charms persuade him to get information on Cork. Unfortunately, Spears is a

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Season 17, Episode 79 Shout

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Nov 30, 2001
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Shout Nov 30, 2001 DI Liz Rawton and DS Peter Cork are visiting the scene of the latest attack. Cork is doubtful that the perpetrator is 'their' rapist as there's no bag over the victim's head and her hands haven't been tied. Meanwhile DC Kate Spears is fruitlessly searching for her missing friend Eddie; she fears for his safety when Cork hands in Eddie's phone, claiming to have found it. As DS Vik Singh propounds to Cork and Rawton that their prey might be getting bolder, Rawton opens a package containing torn knickers and a rose petal. Horrified, she explains she received the same from an old boyfriend a couple of years ago who later committed suicide. Cork is aware of this and suggests the rapist is baiting them. He proposes they set a trap. Along with PCs Roz Clarke and Polly Page, Spears volunteers to pose as a prostitute in a local park hoping to attract the rapist. However, it is Spears who is dangerously exposed when Cork, who is supposed to be guarding her, is nowhere to be seen.

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Season 17, Episode 80 Judas Kiss

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Dec 4, 2001
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Judas Kiss Dec 4, 2001 DC Spears's hunch is proved correct when the truth about the rapes turns out to be more terrifying than anyone imagined.

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Season 17, Episode 81 Slash and Burn

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Dec 7, 2001
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Slash and Burn Dec 7, 2001 Terrified, DC Kate Spears hides as Ferdinand crouches over DS Cork's motionless body and removes his car keys. When Spears calls on her mobile for back-up, Ferdinand hears and starts to approach her. Suddenly PCs Cass Rickman and Des Taviner appear and Ferdinand makes a run for it, escaping in Cork's car. Barely alive, Cork is rushed to hospital. DI Liz Rawton invites a traumatised Spears to stay at her place. That night she is awoken by the sound of DI Collins attacking Rawton. Overpowered, he is brought to Sun Hill where he refuses to talk but is rattled to hear that Cork is not dead. Ferdinand proves evasive despite evidence that he has been in Spears' flat the night before. His house is located and when searched a bag is found containing money and Ferdinand's passport but Rawton believes it is a decoy. In the garden Spears finds a box in the pond as Rawton takes a call telling her that Cork has died. In the box they find cash, drugs, diamonds and a passport with a false name. Knowi

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Season 17, Episode 82 For Better, For Worse

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Dec 11, 2001
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For Better, For Worse Dec 11, 2001 Polly Page is up against it when the wife of a murderous ex-con goes missing.

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Season 17, Episode 83 Special Attention

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Dec 14, 2001
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Special Attention Dec 14, 2001 PCs Des Taviner and Reg Hollis are 'volunteered' to look after new recruit Terry Knowles. Taviner is unimpressed and tells Knowles to do only as he's told. Meanwhile DS Vik Singh and DC Paul Riley are visiting the Mahmoods whose house has been vandalised. Mrs Mahmood and Rikki claim their neighbours, the Halston family, are racists and imply they caused the damage particularly as Janice Halston worked for them at their launderette until recently when she was sacked for stealing. CID visit Janice who says she can hardly be racist when her baby is the son of her black lover and denies any responsibility. Out on the beat Knowles is desperate to prove himself and wants to attend when he hears that the Mahmoods' launderette has been smashed up but Taviner tells him to wait. Later, Taviner insists they ignore another call requesting further help for the Mahmoods. Back at the station Sergeant Craig Gilmore warns Knowles that he only needs to impress the Sergeants, not his colleagues and he ca

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Season 17, Episode 84 Lure of the Sirens

S17 E84

Dec 18, 2001
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Lure of the Sirens Dec 18, 2001 An angry PC Des Taviner, who is the Area Car Driver, has been allocated to CAD duty by Sergeant Craig Gilmore who is determined to rein in the maverick copper. As they leave the station, PC Tony Stamp is amused by Taviner's predicament but Terry Knowles is sympathetic. The team are called to a disturbance at the Peters'. John Peters is trying to get into his estranged wife's house. He wants to take his sons to a football match but his wife won't allow it. Knowles makes his feelings clear about absent fathers but PC Reg Hollis reprimands him. Mr Peters leaves sadly with Stamp sympathising with his plight while Knowles is dismissive. Back in the car they receive a call to youths damaging cars. At the scene Knowles and Hollis recognise Josh, a young lad who is infatuated with Taviner. He denies doing the damage and gives a description of two boys. Josh asks after his hero but on learning that Taviner has gone home sick, Stamp is scornful but Knowles retaliates. The situation hots up when

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Season 17, Episode 85 The Risk Factor

S17 E85

Dec 20, 2001
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The Risk Factor Dec 20, 2001 PCs Jim Carver and Des Taviner are following PC Polly Page and Terry Knowles into a flat where they find terrified tenant Billy Martin. Outside they chase two masked men but lose them. As they return, Taviner is water bombed by kids, much to his colleagues' amusement. Later, Page and Knowles spot a man hanging around a local school. Knowles gives chase but loses him. Using the computer Page identifies him as Dave Scoby, a registered sex offender. Knowles notices his address and is concerned as he lives near his sister and her daughters. Page makes it clear that no matter what his concerns are he is not allowed to tell them. Knowles struggles to keep this information to himself but unwisely confides in his mate Taviner. However, when Knowles' sister does find out, the finger of suspicion points firmly at her brother as the 'grass'.

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Season 17, Episode 86 Deadly Encounter

S17 E86

Dec 21, 2001
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Deadly Encounter Dec 21, 2001 Carver and Taviner follow Page and Knowles into a flat, where they find terrified tenant Billy Martin. Outside, they chase two masked men but lose them. Later, Taviner is water-bombed by kids, much to his colleagues' amusement. Later, Page and Knowles spot a man hanging around a local school, and Knowles gives chase, but sadly loses him. Page later identifies him as Dave Scoby, a registered sex offender. Knowles notices his address, and is concerned as he lives nearby to his sister and her daughters. Page makes it clear that no matter what his concerns are, he is not allowed to tell them. Knowles struggles to keep the information to himself, but unwisely confides in Taviner.

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