The Bill Season 21
S21 E01Jan 5, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 1 Jan 5, 2005 It could be the day of Sun Hill's first gay wedding, but PC Lance Powell has been kidnapped by two Christian friends, Hal Richards and Dennis Simpson who try and 'cure' him of his homosexuality, Lance is spotted being kidnapped on CCTV footage and they find out that the man who rented the van that Lance was pulled into lent it to Dennis, Dennis is taken in for questioning and he confesses that him and Hal kidnapped Lance. Lance is rescued and Lance and Sgt Mark Rollins finally marry. A new DC Jo Masters is brought in to diffuse the tension between the warring DCI Jack Meadows and DI Neil Manson, but after meeting DC Jo Masters they both agree that she'll make their lives hell. DC Terry Perkins tracks down his brother and manages to trick his wife into revealing her suspicions about her husbands child abuse but DS Ramani de Costa is hot on his trail.
S21 E02Jan 6, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 2 Jan 6, 2005 DS Ramani De Costa and DC Suzie Sim try to find out if DC Terry Perkin's brother, Ben is abusing his kids and Bradley admits his father touches him, but he could have adopted his fathers childhood memories as his own. Meanwhile a woman at St Hughs hospital protests about her embryos being held for ransom and pulls a knife on PC Yvonne Hemmingway. Two people pretending to be protesters try to spring there bail jumping father who is in hospital after a drink driving crash but he is to ill to be moved. In the protest PC Roger Valentine is gagged and handcuffed to a bed and PC Honey Harman finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun.
S21 E03Jan 12, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 3 Jan 12, 2005 Neil and Jack arrive at Sgt. Hugh's to speak to suspect Roland O'Brien, only to walk right into the middle of a hostage situation – finding themselves being tied up in the boiler room by O'Brien's deranged son. Adam arrives to take charge of the situation, and assigns Jo to be the negotiator in the absence of the hostage negotiation team. Jo attempts to use O'Brien's ex-girlfriend, who is now carrying his baby, in an attempt to secure Roger's safety. Meanwhile, Steve sees red and rescues Honey from the clutches of O'Brien's other son, wrestling him to the floor. When Roger attempts to obtain medical help for Roland, he gets into a tussle with his son, and the gun fires, injuring the boy.
S21 E04Jan 13, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 278 Jan 13, 2005 Smithy is assigned to puppywalk two new PSCOs assigned to the station – Colin Fairfax and Gabriel's arch-nemesis, Laura Bryant. The trio investigate when a group of local youths vandalize lifts in a local tower block, and then attack the property of a local resident. However, an illegal search conducted by Laura proves to be an issue in securing a conviction. Meanwhile, Jim is assigned as SIO on the case of Karen Burnett, who has disappeared without trace on her way home from work. Honey is assigned as Family Liaison Officer, and speaks to the victim's husband, Scott, who is concerned for her welfare. Sam is outraged when Abi announces that she is marrying abductor Hugh.
S21 E05Jan 19, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 279 Jan 19, 2005 Sam and Abi hideaway in Peter Baxter's empty flat in an attempt to stay out of Hugh's clutches. However, back at the station, Jack's lack of support for Sam grows stronger when Hugh claims that Sam has abducted her own daughter. When Phil realizes that Sam's suspicions have been true all along, he confronts Hugh but finds himself the recipient of a formal complaint. Sam desperately tries to make Abi realise she has been brainwashed, but Hugh continues to try and win her over. Meanwhile, Terry and Jim interview one of Karen Burnett's friends, and in a search of wasteground near to his place of work, she is found dead having been the victim of a violent assault.
S21 E06Jan 20, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 6 Jan 20, 2005 Jo and Suzie investigate when a young boy is attacked in an area known to be frequented by rent boys. Arresting their prime suspect proves to be the catalyst for a much bigger problem, when suspect Ravi Shah accuses DAC Roy Pearson of being part of a paedophile ring. However, when Suzie organises a raid on the home of known pimp Julian Hargreaves, she fails to uncover any proof of his involvement. Meanwhile, Ramani interviews Abi over her accusations against Hugh and a search of a previously undiscovered flat belonging to Hugh reveals vital evidence to prove his involvement, and suspect Greg Campbell is charged with the murder of Karen Burnett.
S21 E07Jan 26, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 7 Jan 26, 2005 Roger and Lance discover the decomposing body of a vagrant on some wasteground, but despite extensive investigation, fail to identify the victim, until fingerprint analysis reveals it to be none other than Jim's ex-wife, Marie. Sheelagh and Leela investigate a case of criminal damage, prompting to Colin voice his opinions on inter-racial relationships. However, the case soon escalates when the accused claims that her ex-boyfriend has deliberately infected her with HIV. Leela soon suspects that Sheelagh's aggressive attitudes towards the suspect may be a result of racial prejudice. Meanwhile, Neil confronts his father-in-law over allegations made by Ravi Shah.
S21 E08Jan 27, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 8 Jan 27, 2005 Sheelagh and Leela are called to the scene of an unconscious baby, who subsequently dies in hospital. When a neighbour accuses the parents of abusing the baby, Sheelagh struggles to put her personal differences to one side and finds herself questioning who is responsible for the baby's death. Meanwhile, Yvonne and Amber investigate when a robber leaves a rather strange calling card at the scene of his latest burglary – a picture of his backside on the fax machine. Phil and Terry then discover an elaborate plan to set-up the husband of the robber's ex-girlfriend. Neil blows his top and assaults Phil when Phil makes a snide remark about his father-in-law's use of rent boys.
S21 E09Feb 2, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 9 Feb 2, 2005 Gary isn't best pleased when his prime suspect for the assault of a young boy is freed from custody after the boy refuses to give evidence. Meanwhile, Yvonne is tasked with overseeing her first Friday night shift as Acting Sgt. Amber and Steve attend a distress call to find an old friend of Amber's, who is accusing a man of groping her in a bar. Amber ignores her plea, but the situation turns from bad to worse when a second call comes in and the girl is found raped. Phil, Gary and Ken decide to paint the town red, only for Phil to find Gary's suspect in the assault case dealing drugs in a nightclub, while Yvonne's failure to deal with a drunk and disorderly following a robbery claim leads to an RTA.
S21 E10Feb 3, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 10 Feb 3, 2005 Gary decides to call in sick after his night of passion with his date from the nightclub. Phil and Ken investigate when Yvonne stops and searches a driver who is found in possession of a large quantity of cash – and a bag of cocaine. When Phil and Ken discover a link between the driver and Gary's date, Gary realises he has been caught up in the middle of a money laundering scam. Meanwhile, Andrea attends when a young woman is found having been raped by a minicab driver the night before, and decides to set up a sting to catch the culprit in action. June returns to duty following her early retirement, but she makes it plain to the relief that she's not prepared to be a figure of fun or pity.
S21 E11Feb 9, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 11 Feb 9, 2005 Gary is determined to bring his former lover to justice for her part in the money laundering scam, and when Phil and Ken's undercover operation goes awry, Gary realises the pressure is entirely on his shoulders to get a result. A surprise comes when Jo uses a neat trick to cover up Gary's part in the scam. Meanwhile, June and Roger are called to a disturbance at a train station, where a group of rowdy schoolgirls have been accused of fare dodging. As a scuffle ensues, Amber jumps to Leela's defence when one of the girls tries to attack her with a broken bottle. Roger, however, comes off worse when one of the girls accuses him of sexually assaulting her during the skirmish.
S21 E12Feb 16, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 12 Feb 16, 2005 Jim investigates a malicious communication sent to the MD of a law firm, but discovers that someone close to home may be responsible. Meanwhile, Smithy, Gabriel, Andrea and Laura begin the search for an Alzheimer’s patient who has disappeared from his family home. When Gabriel catches three youths attacking the man, a scuffle ensues and the boy receives a facial injury, but Andrea can't be sure if Gabriel dealt the blow. At Hendon, Amber and Leela are paired with probationer Dan Casper to undertake the response level driving course, but Amber's attempts to chat up the lesbian instructor prove to be her downfall. Andrea is finally exposed when Neil catches her with her editor.
S21 E13Feb 17, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 13 Feb 17, 2005 Colin's racist attitude rears its ugly head when he is first on the scene of a racially motivated argument between a garage owner and an Asian customer who is refusing to pay. Smithy suspects that he and the suspect, who are old workmates, have concocted a false report in an attempt to throw the light onto the Asian victim. Meanwhile, Sam receives a grilling when she takes to the stand at the trial of serial rapist Alan Kennedy, when the QC attempts to use her decision to use Hugh Wallis on the case against her. Leela ends up chasing a suspect during her final drive on the training course, but a less than sensible Amber fails to even reach her final drive after nursing a hangover.
S21 E14Feb 23, 2005
Episode 288 Feb 23, 2005 Andrea is called as a witness to give evidence in the Kennedy rape trial, but having been exposed as an undercover journalist leaves her credibility in tatters. An angry Sam slaps Andrea when Kennedy manages to walk free from court. Having been suspended, Andrea attempts one final mission by trying to prove that Gabriel was the Sun Hill sniper – only to end up being held hostage in a storeroom by the crazed copper. Meanwhile, Jim and Ken raid a warehouse where a group of Asian men are suspected of selling counterfeit goods. The raid sparks a row between Colin and Leela, and Ken is sent to arrest the wayward copper – but the events which follow prove to be fatal.
S21 E15Feb 24, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 15 Feb 24, 2005 Adam takes control of the team in the wake of the fire, but trouble ensues for June when whilst clearing the prisoners from custody, two make good their escape in an unlocked area car. Meanwhile, a smug Gabriel saves Smithy from the wreckage of the building, leaving Andrea to perish. As Jim is hot on the tail of the two escaped prisoners, Roger suggests that their escape might be connected to the attack – leaving a furious Jim to attack one of the suspects when he tracks them down. Reg arrives back at the station to find Marilyn, but his worst fears are confirmed when he arrives at St. Hugh's. The day turns from bad to worse for Jim when he catches June and Roger in a passionate clinch.
S21 E16Feb 24, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 16 Feb 24, 2005 Tony tries to prevent Jim from drowning his sorrows following his discovery that June has been having an affair with Roger. June tries to talk Jim round, but the appearance of Roger sparks hatred in Jim's eyes and Jim harshly attacks Roger in the street. Knowing that time is running out on their relationship, Jim tries to convince June to give him one more chance, and forgive his mistakes, until the pair are forced to teal with a tom and her punter who are caught fighting over a hot wired car. As the man tries to convince Jim of his innocence, Jim soon realises that his time at Sun Hill has come to an end, and decides to leave a lovelorn June to start a new life, far away from London.
S21 E17Mar 2, 2005
The Bill Uncovered: Jim's Story Mar 2, 2005 As actor Mark Wingett prepares to leave the programme, he reflects on his character Jim Carver's 21 years at Sun Hill, from naive probation bobby to DC and all that came in between - drinking, gambling, marrying and divorcing Marie and finally landing the woman of his dreams - June Ackland.
S21 E18Mar 3, 2005
Life's Too Short Mar 3, 2005 Roger and Lance investigate a series of attacks aimed at the Asian community from a group of local schoolboys, including racist graffiti and a pig's head been nailed to the door of their Islamic centre, until the situation spirals out of control and one victim is stabbed during a street robbery. Meanwhile, Steve and Honey arrest a shoplifter who has stolen CDs from her local supermarket, only to discover that the jacket she is wearing links her to a series of jewellery thefts where more than £15,000 of jewellery was stolen. Jack and Jo are on the tail of an out of control Colin, before tracking him down at his friend's garage, where he threatens to burn the place to the ground, with everyone inside.
S21 E19Mar 9, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 18 Mar 9, 2005 Phil and Terry continue the investigation into the stabbing of Asian victim Hannah Begum, but suspect that her evidence isn't true to the events of the incident. Meanwhile, racial unrest continues to loom over the borough. Sheelagh, Gabriel and Laura are forced to break up a gang of youths smashing up cars on a local estate, while Leela and Roger are called to the scene of a violent assault in a video shop. Leela persuades her father to make a statement after she discovers that he witnessed an Asian man carry out the attack. Meanwhile, the funerals of Ken, Andrea and Marilyn take place, but Neil is torn over whether to attend the funeral of his former lover, or his friend and former colleague.
S21 E20Mar 10, 2005
Taking a Stand Mar 10, 2005 Phil and Terry are put through their paces when Rowanne arrives from MIT arrives for her first day at Sun Hill, covering for an absent Neil. As they continue on the trail of suspect Salim Haq, Leela urges her hospitalised father to make a statement against his attackers. Jo and Gary end up on the trail of a violent pimp responsible for an attack on the girlfriend of one of his toms, but Jo offers the tom a way out of the situation by suggesting that she becomes a police informant. Meanwhile, Sheelagh and Gabriel find a young girl hurt in the middle of the street, and Gabriel shows his compassionate side by attempting to protect the girl when he suspects that she is being abused by her mother.
S21 E21Mar 16, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 293 Mar 16, 2005 Leela finally manages to persuade her father to give evidence against Salim Haq, but an intimating message accompanied by a bouquet of flowers become the catalyst for him to change his mind. Jo warns Gary against approaching tom Eve Miller for information, but Gary ignores her orders and Jo is forced to pick up the pieces. As Jack and Rowanne get closer to nailing Haq, Jo and Phil find that a handgun is missing from rival Yusef Miah's flat. Meanwhile, Gabriel sets out to prove schoolgirl Gemma Bentley is being abused by her stepmother, and finds an ally in Sheelagh. However, his methods are soon questioned when the stepmother comes into the station to make a complaint.
S21 E22Mar 17, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 22 Mar 17, 2005 Gabriel sets out to rescue schoolgirl Gemma Bentley when the girl disappears without trace. Gabriel manages to locate her grandmother, who provides some vital information as to the child's whereabouts. Suspecting that the girl is being held prisoner, Gabriel conducts an illegal search and finds the young girl locked away in a cold, damp unlit cellar. As the evidence against her wicked stepmother racks up, Gabriel is rewarded for his efforts with a passionate kiss from Sheelagh. Meanwhile, Gina takes on the case of an elderly woman who has been robbed and assaulted by a local youth, only to discover that during the attack, the boy also took off all of his clothes and raped the woman.
S21 E23Mar 23, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 23 Mar 23, 2005 Laura and Lance head up a new operation on the Cole Lane Estate, known as Operation Mercury. Their attempt to get two young boys to give up information on a known dealer results in them crossing paths with an elderly man known as 'Asbo Boy', who has been harassing local youths for playing cricket in the street. While they deal with the latest incident involving 'Asbo Boy', Yvonne and Steve attend the scene when a drug dealer is thrown from a walkway on the estate. They soon discover an elderly resident has been flyposting pictures of the dealer in an attempt to name and shame him. Steve is forced to arrest Scott Burnett after he is caught brawling with Greg Campbell.
S21 E24Mar 24, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 24 Mar 24, 2005 Lance and Laura attempt to build relations on the Cole Lane estate by attempting to find common ground with both the young and the old's love of Cricket. Meanwhile, Jo and Terry's investigation into the assaulted drug dealer throws up an interesting name in the form of Wesley James, who according to source is responsible for supplying a number of dealers on the estate. Rowanne asks Gary to organise a bust in an attempt to catch James in the act, leaving Gary starstruck – until his failure to inform uniform soon results in a major cock-up of the operation. Meanwhile, Yvonne and Honey investigate when a bin-raiding gang begin targeting a very lucrative block of flats in the rich part of town.
S21 E25Mar 30, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 25 Mar 30, 2005 Dan Casper arrives for his first day at Sun Hill, and immediately risks life and limb to rescue a girl attempting to kill herself on a dual carriageway. He discovers that the young girl, Rosa Salcedo, who is Brazilian, is deaf and is unable to lip-read, but when an interpreter finally turns up, Dan discovers that Rosa has been raped and beaten by her employers. When Rosa absconds from a safe house, Dan and Gary discover that she has been having a relationship with her employer's son, and that he is responsible for her pregnancy. As they discover Rosa has been taken to have an unwanted abortion, Dan and Gary race to save her, but despite their best efforts, the case has a tragic ending.
S21 E26Mar 31, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 26 Mar 31, 2005 Sam and Terry continue covert surveillance of Alan Kennedy, but their day goes from bad to worse when an unwitting JT puts an innocent woman's life at risk by giving her Kennedy's address to pick up her lost handbag. With the operation blown, Terry soon realises that the woman's accusations against Kennedy are unfounded. Meanwhile, Tony and Reg deal with an interesting case where two burglars appear to have broken into the same flat at the same time, while Roger's first day in VPU finds him and Ramani dealing with the case of an elderly man who has been robbed and assaulted whilst withdrawing money. Roger soon discovers that the robber is someone close to home.
S21 E27Apr 6, 2005
Moving Target Apr 6, 2005 Lance, Laura and Sheelagh continue their efforts on the Cole Lane Estate when an elderly man is attacked, and suspicion falls on two local dealers – one of whom is under surveillance by CID, and Lance's failure to report the attack results in uniform blundering right through a CID operation again. However, the case takes an ugly turn when one of the dealers is shot dead at the wheel of his car. Meanwhile, Roger investigates the hoax call made to Ramani's ex-boyfriend with a less than tactical approach, and Tony and Reg attend the scene when Alan Kennedy is found badly beaten in his home, and Sam and Terry discover the man responsible is a friend of Kennedy's first victim.
S21 E28Apr 7, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 28 Apr 7, 2005 DS Pete Lancaster from Trident arrives to take over the case involving the shooting of drug dealer Andy Marshall. Lance's suspicions that rival Adi Mateen is responsible for the shooting finds him entering a murky world of rival dealing. Laura manages to identify a young girl spotted running away from the scene, and the prime suspect is soon identified as dealer Carlton Gayle. Meanwhile, Sam and Terry are on the trail of Alan Kennedy when he claims to have kidnapped one of his former victims. However, Sam soon realises that Kennedy has set a trap for her. Ramani deals with a woman who has been savagely beaten by her husband, but is upset when the woman's witness statement disappears.
S21 E29Apr 13, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 29 Apr 13, 2005 Mickey Webb, now working with the National Crime Squad, returns to Sun Hill and informs Jack that the NCS suspect that Neil has ensured the silence of a key witness in a major money laundering trial. Neil's world begins to collapse around his ears when a meeting with the girl is followed by her attempted kidnapping. Already paranoid after discovering a bug in his house and an intruder rummaging through his rubbish, Neil begins to wonder if someone is trying to frame him, and enlists the help of an old friend who has information on a mole working within NCS. His suspicions are confirmed when he is beaten up, drugged and awakes to find himself next to a murder victim.
S21 E30Apr 14, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 30 Apr 14, 2005 As Neil is hauled into custody on a murder charge, mutual mistrust begins to brew when Suzie and Phil undercover evidence which suggests that Mickey could be the NCS mole. When witness Julia Hemmings dies of her injuries, Jack attempts to lean on Peter MacGowan in an attempt to drive a wedge between him and his son. Neil pretends to have hard evidence that a corrupt copper is responsible for his predicament – deliberately provoking an attempt on his own life as a way of proving his innocence. As Jack uncovers evidence which identifies the NCS mole as Mickey's fiancée Liz, Neil is released on bail without charge, but Mickey's world begins to collapse around him.
S21 E31Apr 20, 2005
This Will Bother You Apr 20, 2005 Smithy and Yvonne attend the scene of a fight in a café, but the victim fails to give a reason behind the attack. Tony and Reg find the car used by the attacker and uncover a number of stolen credit cards, which leads Sam and Terry to uncover an illegal snake-smuggling operation, and Terry to come face to face with an Indian Cobra. Meanwhile, Dan deals with a suicidal man who tries to drive his car into the river. An unsteady Ramani makes a complete mockery of the case, including crashing her car on the way to a call out. Convinced that Margaret Barnes has been stalking her, Ramani confronts her, only for a tussle to lead to Margaret taking a tumble down a flight of stairs.
S21 E32Apr 21, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 32 Apr 21, 2005 Roger and Ramani investigate when a shop owner is attacked, but discover that the attacker may be their most unexpected suspect. Meanwhile, Gary and Sam investigate the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl, and discover that she lied about her age. When the girl finally admits that she wasn't raped, and Gary advises the accused to confess to sex with a minor. However, his actions have an entirely unexpected outcome when it discovers that due to the fact the girl was only 12 when they first had sex, the accused will be charged with statutory rape and faces a life sentence. Meanwhile, Margaret Barnes continues to play mind games with Ramani following the events of her hospitalization.
S21 E33Apr 27, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 33 Apr 27, 2005 Dan and Amber investigate a squabble at a local auction house over a dodgy video games console, however their day turns from bad to worse when Gina decides to join them on the beat in an attempt to quell suspicion. The trio soon discover that the auction house has received shipment of a batch of stolen camcorders, but as they try to arrest their three prime suspects, Gina is caught on the receiving end of a beating. Meanwhile, witness Serena Richards is beaten and robbed in the street, and Lance and Sheelagh are entirely convinced that her best friend Charleyne had nothing to do with it. Meanwhile, Lance attempts to secure some incriminating evidence against gangster Adi Mateen.
S21 E34Apr 28, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 34 Apr 28, 2005 Gabriel and Sheelagh investigate a dispute between a football manager and the father of one of his players. The dispute soon turns into burglary and assault, but Gabriel soon realises that the person most in danger is the manager's son, whose craving for his father's attention could be about to turn fatal. Meanwhile, Steve's meddling in Honey's affairs leads to Greg Campbell finding out the location of Honey's wedding, and him bursting into the registry office during the ceremony and ending up in a brawl with Scott Burnett. Smithy and Lance attend the scene of an RTA, where one child has died and a woman and child are injured, only to discover that the victims are Adam's family.
S21 E35May 4, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 35 May 4, 2005 Suzie takes on a complex case of a recently released child abuser, but makes an innocent mistake when contacting his daughter, opening a can of worms which has a more than unexpected outcome. Suspecting that the man's youngest daughter may also have been abused, Suzie fights to get the young girl taken into foster care. Meanwhile, Adam is distraught when evidence suggests that his wife may have been using her mobile phone at the time of the crash. As his grief turns to anger, he attempts to track down the driver of the other vehicle involved. Ramani asks Terry to do a little private investigating of his own to see whether he can gather any incriminating information on Margaret.
S21 E36May 5, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 36 May 5, 2005 DS De Costa returns to Sun Hill humiliated after being bailed. DC Perkins races to her house, where an increasingly unbalanced Margaret Barnes is planning to commit suicide. In an attempt to prevent her from taking her own life he is stabbed and critically injured. PCSO Laura Bryant is knocked to the ground by a boy running drugs errands. PCs Dan and Stamp track down an inventive graffiti artist who uses cleaning products to produce negative images on dirty walls around Sun Hill. Sgt Smith reprimands receptionist Julian Tavell for gossiping.
S21 E37May 12, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 37 May 12, 2005 Margaret Barnes is taken to hospital where a nurse realises that the blood on her clothes is not consistent with her wounds. DS De Costa realises DC Perkins has been stabbed and rushes home to find him bleeding to death. PC Powell and PCSO Bryant continue to help a delinquent's mother who has been beaten up by her son. They track Tomlin to a local pool hall, where they are taken aback to see Supt Okaro apparently buying drugs from Adi Mateen. DS Nixon is impressed by DS Hunter's uncharacteristic chivalry while working on a case, and asks if he'd like to get together with her socially. Unfortunately, their date is ruined by the reappearance of a figure from Hunter's past.
S21 E38May 18, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 38 May 18, 2005 Supt Okaro attends the funeral of his wife, son and daughter, where he is comforted by Insp Gold, who goes on to compound his distress by telling him that she has cancer. PC Powell and PCSO Bryant continue to try to help local delinquent Jordan Tomlin. Powell is concerned that the superintendent hasn't handed in the drugs package he received from local drug dealer Adi Mateen. DSs Hunter and Nixon investigate the theft of a laptop containing sexually explicit material. Nixon seems to have cooled towards Hunter, who confides in his brother Steve about Kate Maltby's pregnancy.
S21 E39May 19, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 39 May 19, 2005 DS Nixon confronts DS Hunter about Kate Maltby's pregnancy. Hunter then attacks his younger brother Steve, accusing him of betraying a confidence. Supt Okaro and Insp Gold have a heart-to-heart discussion, but she is sure he's hiding something. PCs Kent and Murphy work together on a harassment case involving Kent's fancy woman. Drug dealer Adi Mateen is forced to reveal his true identity in a desperate bid to save PC Powell from being shot by Jordan Tomlin.
S21 E40May 26, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 40 May 26, 2005 DC Zain Nadir is certain that his cover has not been blown, and Supt Adam Okaro authorises him to meet drug dealer Joshua Armstrong. The intervention of an armed motorcycle passenger threatens to cut short the entire investigation. PC Harman returns from honeymoon and confides in PC Hemmingway about a storage unit hired by new husband Scott Burnett. Hemmingway finds a bloody glove, fuelling suspicions that he killed his first wife. DS Phil Hunter is furious with his brother for telling Kate Maltby about his daughter Madison.
S21 E41Jun 1, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 41 Jun 1, 2005 PC Casper has a humiliating run-in with three yobs and later tries to save face by telling PC Johannsen that they had threatened him with a knife. At the end of the shift, he seeks solace in the arms of drugs referral officer Rochelle Barratt. PC Harman confronts husband Scott Burnett, who breaks down and admits to killing his first wife Karen. She implores him to turn himself in, but when the police arrive at their house, the couple are nowhere to be seen.
S21 E42Jun 2, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 42 Jun 2, 2005 DI Morell investigates the apparent abduction of PC Harman by new husband Scott Burnett, but she has fled with him of her own volition and they are preparing to set sail for France. PCs Hemmingway and Stamp arrest a thief and Hemmingway leaves herself open to charges of using excessive force. PC Johannsen teases PC Casper about his run-in with the gang.
S21 E43Jun 8, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 43 Jun 8, 2005 There is an enquiry into the PC Hemmingway's use of her asp on Lee Thomas, who dies from his injuries. Supt Okaro interviews PC Harman, who insists that she was abducted by husband Scott Burnett. PC Casper confesses to Insp Gold that PC Johannsen has been blackmailing him. Johannsen lets slip to Julian Tavell that the inspector has cancer.
S21 E44Jun 9, 2005
Episode 44 Jun 9, 2005 Phil and Suzie investigate a blackmail scam involving a hotel porter, but discover that one of his victims may have more than something fishy to hide. Dan and Leela attend the scene of two women scrapping in a restaurant. Meanwhile, Yvonne and Tony are interviewed by the IPCC following the incident involving Lee Thomas, however Yvonne fails to mention the key events leading up to the incident. Dan finally comes clean over the bogus knife incident, leaving both him and Amber in deep water. However, Amber has more trouble on the horizon when Smithy discovers that she told JT about Gina's cancer treatment. Honey tries to convince Adam that she only fled with Scott for her own safety.
S21 E45Jun 15, 2005
Episode 317 Jun 15, 2005 PC Harman is allowed to retract her resignation, but husband Scott Burnett tries to kill himself in prison. PC Hemmingway is suspended from duty, pending investigation into the death of Lee Thomas, causing uncertainty among the relief as to what constitutes reasonable force when apprehending a suspect. PC Kapoor is accused of assault, while PC Stamp hesitates to use his asp and is beaten severely. DC Nadir agrees to a stint with Sun Hill CID before his next undercover job.
S21 E46Jun 16, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 46 Jun 16, 2005 Sgt Ackland leads a short-lived rebellion over the suspension of PC Hemmingway. Supt Okaro tries to defuse the threat of strike action by the relief, reminding them of their duties as police officers and offering to let Hemmingway return to the station on non-operational duties while the inquiry takes its course. PC Casper panics that his affair with Rochelle Barratt is about to become public, but reacts with dismay when she suggests they put their affair on hold. DC Best feels that he is being patronised by DC Sim. DI Manson confides in Sim about his affair with the late PC Dunbar. The Hunter brothers clash over Phil's treatment of Kate.
S21 E47Jun 22, 2005
Use of Protocol (Part Three) Jun 22, 2005 Ackland leads a short-lived rebellion over the suspension of Hemmingway, but in an attempt to defuse the situation, Okaro agrees to let her return to the station on non-operational duties while the investigation into Lee Thomas' death continues. Meanwhile, Best and Sim investigate a number of robberies, but despite being asked to take the lead, Best feels he is being patronized and begins to develop a strong opinion about his crime-fighting mentor. Casper panics when he receives another letter alluding to his affair with Rochelle Barratt, but is upset when she suggests that they put their affair on hold. The Hunter brothers clash over Phil's treatment of Kate Maltby.
S21 E48Jun 23, 2005
One Step Too Far (Part One) Jun 23, 2005 Bryant is surprised when Kent takes a surprisingly compassionate approach when he discovers that her wayward son Liam is being bullied at school, unaware that Kent is determined to track down those responsible and dish out his own brand of justice. Meanwhile, Okaro decides to try and mend relations with the uniform relief by going back out on the beat with Ackland, but when they attend the scene of a road traffic accident, Okaro realises that he may have returned to work too soon. Masters investigates a series of betting shop robberies, but is angered when Nixon goes above her head and tries to approach her very anxious informant. Best lashes out after he is belittled by Sim.
S21 E49Jun 29, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 48 Jun 29, 2005 PCSO Bryant discovers that the boy bullying her son Liam is dealing drugs at school. DS Nixon continues to wind up DC Masters. DI Manson puts pressure on DC Best to drop his accusations against DC Sim. PC Murphy confronts PC Kent about their relationship. CPS lawyer Jonathan Fox returns to Sun Hill.
S21 E50Jun 30, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 50 Jun 30, 2005 Sgt Smith attends a car-jacking incident and is attracted to the victim, Louise Larson, the wife of a local gangster. PCs Johannsen and Harman are sent to catch a gang of cash machine skimmers. DS Hunter discovers that Christine Weaver plans to migrate to Australia with their daughter. PC Murphy ignores Sgt Ackland's advice to steer clear of PC Kent.
S21 E51Jul 6, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 51 Jul 6, 2005 PCs Valentine and Casper break up a violent fight between two old friends, and have to deal with the consequences when one of the men is stabbed. DC Nadir is investigating gangster Pete Larson, while Sgt Smith has been sleeping with Mrs Larson. DC Perkins is called as a witness at his brother's trial. DS Hunter is concerned that Christine Weaver plans to emigrate with their daughter Madison.
S21 E52Jul 7, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 52 Jul 7, 2005 Supt. Okaro struggles to make headway with his road safety campaign. D.C. Perkins's nephew testifies against his father. Sgt. Smith continues his relationship with a gangster's wife. P.C. Stamp tries his hand at internet dating. D.S. Hunter's mum lectures him about parental responsibility.
S21 E53Jul 13, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 53 Jul 13, 2005 D.C. Best is shot in the back during a raid on a gang suspected of handling stolen goods. D.S. Hunter vows to catch the thug responsible for assaulting his pregnant ex-lover, and inadvertently proposes marriage. Insp. Gold returns to duty after cancer therapy but is unfit for work. Supt. Okaro hits another snag with his road safety initiative.
S21 E54Jul 14, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 54 Jul 14, 2005 Acting DC Best survives the shooting, but may be paralysed. Reunited with his estranged mother, he decides to return to Manchester. DCI Meadows and CID begin the search for the gunman, and are led to Supt Okaro's old friend Isaac Collins. Sgt Smith and Jonathan Fox investigate Insp Gold's absence and find her passed out in her bathroom. PC Stamp hires an escort to accompany him to PC Harman's birthday party, but she turns out to be a moonlighting PC Johannsen.
S21 E55Jul 20, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 55 Jul 20, 2005 Supt. Okaro tenders his resignation as photographs of him smoking a joint with Isaac Collins are passed on to the MET. However, unbeknown to the relief, he has gone undercover for the NCS, hoping to identify Collins for the rogue that he is. When Collins offers him the job of a security consultant, he uses it a pretext to begin his investigation. Meanwhile, Ch Supt Barratt arrives at Sun Hill to take control of the situation, and unknown to him, he comes dangerously close to discovering the affair between PC Casper and his wife, Rochelle. PC Johannsen exploits her new status as PC Stamp's 'girlfriend', so he decides to end their relationship. DCI Meadows challenges DI Manson over his relationship with DC Sim after he catches them in a compromising situation.
S21 E56Jul 21, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 56 Jul 21, 2005 Okaro tenders his resignation as photographs of him smoking a joint with Isaac Collins are passed on to the MET. However, unbeknown to the relief, his resignation is part of an elaborate cover story to disguise the fact that he has secretly gone undercover to gather evidence against Collins. When Collins offers him the job of security manager, Okaro uses the opportunity to fool a less than alert security guard into handing over a swipe card for Collins' private office. However, just as he is on the verge of nailing Collins and locating gunman Martie Kenton, Collins susses that he has been played and decides to exact a frightening campaign of revenge on his former com-padre.
S21 E57Jul 27, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 57 Jul 27, 2005 Valentine and Casper investigate when a teacher is assaulted by one of her pupils. In interview, the boy claims that the assault was in self-defence and that the teacher attacked him first. Valentine is convinced that the story is false, but it's Casper who manages to win the boy's trust to coax him into telling the truth. Meanwhile, Kent and Murphy attend the scene of a racially motivated arson attack on an elderly Jewish man. Initially suspecting that the case may be related to the Asian unrest in the area, Perkins later discovers that a dispute with a property developer may have been the catalyst in an attempt to get the man, who is the last sitting tenant, to move out of the property.
S21 E58Jul 28, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 331 Jul 28, 2005 Uniform investigate two relatively routine incidents – Powell and Casper attend when a fight between a prostitute and a punter boils over, and Murphy and Kent attend when a shop display is trashed in the midst of an argument. However, they soon discover that the two incidents could be connected when a woman reports her daughter, Manisha, a nurse at St. Hughs, missing when she fails to return home from work. Convinced that the man involved in the initial incident, Brian Spencer, may have abducted Manisha as revenge for breaking up the fight between himself and a prostitute, Nixon reviews nearby CCTV footage, only to find Peter Baxter in the vicinity of the disappearance.
S21 E59Aug 3, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 59 Aug 3, 2005 Smith is called to the scene of an arson attack inside the remains of a derelict cinema, but soon discovers the body of a badly burnt victim inside, which is soon identified as that of Manisha. Morrell takes over the investigation and immediately places Peter Baxter in the frame. However, with very little evidence to prove any form of guilt, Morrell and Nixon realises that his knowledge of the local area may prove usual in finding the killer. Meanwhile, new CCTV footage discovers that Manisha did not board the bus that the previous CCTV indicated, and that she hailed down a nearby cab. However, before Nixon can warn De Costa, she already finds herself in the back of the suspect's cab.
S21 E60Aug 4, 2005
Episode 333 Aug 4, 2005 Nixon and Nadir manage to track down De Costa before she can come to harm at the hands of suspect taxi driver David Russo. However, Morrell has no choice but to release Russo on bail when DNA tests fail to prove that he was responsible for the murder. Meanwhile, a second employee at St. Hugh's is reported missing by her husband. A subsequent search of Russo's garden uncovers a pile of equipment used for building incendiary devices – but not all of the devices have been located. Nixon does a deal with Peter Baxter, agreeing to speak to one of his former victims in return for information on local consecrated buildings where the second missing victim could be being held.
S21 E61Aug 10, 2005
Episode 61 Aug 10, 2005 Ackland is forced to relive the events of her rape at the hands of schoolboy tearaway Ross Trescot. As the team go all out to track Trescot down, Kent is forced to restrain himself when he finally catches with up the boy on a nearby industrial estate. When he and Sim interview the boy, he claims to have been abused as a child by his uncle and also claims that Ackland consented to have sex with him. Kent knows he is lying, but is he able to win the boy's trust to prove it? Meanwhile, Hunter finds himself investigating a dead-end-case when his brother and Powell attend the report of a burglary at the home of a pair of recently married city slickers which turns out to be a practical joke.
S21 E62Aug 11, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 62 Aug 11, 2005 Casper and Valentine investigate when a schoolgirl is reported missing by her best friend. Although the girl's mother initially fails to see any concern, a voicemail message left on her friend's phone soon indicates that something may be seriously wrong. As the search continues, the pair later find the girl deep inside a wooded common, only to discover that she has just given birth – but there is no sign of the baby. Meanwhile, Hunter and Masters keep track of a stolen van they suspect has been involved in a robbery. When Hunter spots one of his former informants, he trails him and finds himself walking straight into the middle of a drugs bust being co-ordinated by customs.
S21 E63Aug 17, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 63 Aug 17, 2005 New Acting Superintendent Amanda Prosser arrives to take charge at Sun Hill. Hunter and Masters believe they have enough evidence to prove that corrupt customs officer Clive Darlow is involved in a high-level drugs scam, and set up an operation in an attempt to catch him red-handed. Meanwhile, Ackland and Kapoor investigate when a young woman is found unconscious in the street with injuries which suggest she has been the victim of date rape, and a suspect for the attack is soon identified – but Ackland isn't convinced that the suspect's story is entirely feasible. Nadir tries to catch a thief running loose in a hotel, but stumbles upon Smithy in the arms of Louise Larson.
S21 E64Aug 18, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 64 Aug 18, 2005 Harman and Johannsen go undercover when a further two date-rape victims are linked to the same nightclub. Murphy and Casper manage to prevent a third attack, but the victim fails to pick out her attacker. When Harman manages to identify a possible suspect, Johannsen decides to go for glory and tries to catch the attacker red-handed. Meanwhile, Smithy arrests a young boy for theft. He claims that he is trying to repay a debt owed to money lender Dennis Frost, and claims to have evidence to prove that Frost has been involved in dealing in counterfeit jewellery. However, the boy soon regrets being co-operative when he has two of his fingers chopped off for his trouble.
S21 E65Aug 24, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 65 Aug 24, 2005 Murphy investigates when a charity collection is stolen from a mother trying to raise funds to send her sick daughter on holiday, but soon has suspicions of her own when she notices the mother giving the girl self-prescribed heavy sedatives. Murphy suspects that the young girl does not have cancer as mother claims, but struggles to find any evidence to prove her theory. Perkins deals with a man who claims his daughter has been stealing from him, but a search of her vehicle uncovers something unexpected – a stash of drugs, which she claims belongs to Benjamin Meadows. Meanwhile, the trial into the death of Lee Thomas gets underway, but Yvonne isn't hopeful of her chances.
S21 E66Aug 25, 2005
Without Force (Part Two) Aug 25, 2005 Murphy's suspicions prove to be correct when the team discover that the girl's supposed port for chemotherapy does not exist. Under interrogation, her mother breaks and reveals that she has been faking the girl's illness. Nixon and Perkins set up a surveillance operation on the supposed 'Grab-A-Gram' outfit, and trail one of the runners back to Benjamin Meadows' flat, but he denies any involvement in the operation. Meanwhile, at the trial of Lee Thomas, Yvonne's fate looks all but sealed, until Stamp discovers that a tramp who tries to burst into the court is a vital witness to the case, who can corroborate Yvonne's version of events leading up to the fatal blow.
S21 E67Aug 30, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 66 Aug 30, 2005 Meadows discovers that his son Benjamin is the mastermind behind the 'grab-a-gram' outfit, but a search of his flat fails to uncover any conclusive evidence. However, a lack of personal documents leads Meadows to suspect that his son may be occupying a second property – and raid uncovers a substantial amount of cocaine. In interview, he decides to take a lenient approach in return for information on Benjamin's main suppliers. Meanwhile, Johannsen is tasked with telling a mother that her son has died – but unknowingly breaks the news to the wrong woman, after a fake passport is found in possession of the victim. However, this gives Manson a major lead on a fake passport ring.
S21 E68Aug 31, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 68 Aug 31, 2005 Kent and Hollis investigate an armed robbery on a jewellers, with assistance from Murphy's daughter, who is spending a day's work experience with the team. When they discover that the weapon used was in fact a water pistol, and the jewellery that was stolen is fake, they uncover that the jeweller's brother was responsible for the death of the robber's family. Meanwhile, Nadir and Hunter investigate the production of fake passports, and discover a link between Pete Larson and the owner of the print works where the passports are being produced. However, despite facing a lengthy jail sentence, the man refuses to co-operate with them or implicate Larson in any way, shape or form.
S21 E69Sep 1, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 69 Sep 1, 2005 Masters and Sim investigate when the flat of a man suspecting of pimping is trashed the day after he appears in court. After initially barking up the wrong tree, the pair are handed information on a massage parlour supposedly trading in young boys – but an organised raid fails to yield any vital evidence. Later, as the pair trail the defendant, they are surprised to find him meeting up with Manson's father-in-law, Roy Pearson. Meanwhile, Kapoor and Johannsen are dismissive when tracking down a drunken man wielding a plastic sword, but soon discover that he is the prime suspect in an assault on a former prostitute and her flatmate which is being investigated by Valentine and Bryant.
S21 E70Sep 6, 2005
Finger of Blame Sep 6, 2005 Manson discovers that his wife, Philippa, was aware that her father was staying in London, and accuses her of throwing the court case to get suspected pimp Gavin Sullivan set free as a favour for him. Masters and Sim discover that Sullivan has an incriminating tape of Pearson having sex with an underage boy, and that Pearson is frantically trying to retrieve it – but a confrontation between Pearson and Sullivan ends in tragedy. Meanwhile, Hunter and Nixon deal with the disappearance of a young estate agent, who failed to turn up to work the night after splitting up from his girlfriend. They soon discover the man's body in one of the company apartments, having supposedly committed suicide.
S21 E71Sep 7, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 343 Sep 7, 2005 Masters and Sim interview Gavin Sullivan in relation to Roy Pearson's stabbing, but the charge soon escalates to murder when Pearson dies in hospital. De Costa and Perkins investigate a campaign of harassment involving two neighbours, but soon come to agree that a mutual apology is the best way forward. Meanwhile, the relief have a wager on who can make the best arrest of the day. Hemmingway and Bryant pursue a gang of robbers who burgle their victim's homes after attacking them in the street, while Valentine and Casper investigate the theft of DJ equipment and CDs from a pub entertainer. With both teams making successful arrests, Gold treats them to a quiet round in the pub.
S21 E72Sep 8, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 344 Sep 8, 2005 Gold, Casper and Hollis attend the scene when an elderly man with dementia tries to break into the home where he previously lived for many years. They manage to calm the situation until the man later absconds once more, this time in possession of a loaded gun. With Gold uncontactable, Prosser leads an armed raid, only to find that she has stormed the wrong house. Meanwhile, Nixon and Nadir investigate a former associate of Pete Larson who has decided to go solo, and continue in the fake passport business. When Nadir goes undercover to buy a fake passport, he arrives at the planned meet to find the man dead in the back of his car with a bullet through the front of the head.
S21 E73Sep 14, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 73 Sep 14, 2005 Masters is assigned as contact officer for a notorious child killer, Lesley Palmer, who has been released after spending twenty years in prison. However, her situation is immediately compromised after she allows a former cell mate to stay at her safe house, and is then arrested after shoplifting from a local newsagents. Meanwhile, Perkins and De Costa deal with a Polish national who has been assaulted outside a clip joint. The only witness to the incident refuses to talk, until Valentine recognises her and persuades her to make a statement. Murphy's suspicions about Kent begin to grow when she and Bryant deal with an assault victim, only to discover that she is one of Kent's old flames.
S21 E74Sep 15, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 74 Sep 15, 2005 Valentine investigates an assault on the boyfriend and business partner of his estranged wife Sandra, but is puzzled when CCTV pulled from a street camera fails to back-up his version of events. When he reveals that he is being pressured by a loanshark into paying money for protection, Nadir and Hunter set up an operation to catch the offender in the act. Meanwhile, Hollis and Kent deal with a spate of criminal damage on family cars, and suspect a recently-widowed elderly man who is being targeted by local youths. Whilst on suspension, Gold makes a citizen's arrest on a woman she suspects of dealing drugs, but Powell and Murphy fail to find any incriminating evidence.
S21 E75Sep 21, 2005
The Anniversary (Part One) Sep 21, 2005 Valentine investigates a road traffic accident involving an eight-year-old boy, and is devastated to have to inform the father when the boy subsequently dies of his injuries. Although having been at the wheel of a stolen car, forensics confirms that the driver was not above the speed limit and was driving safely – news which the young boy's father doesn't take too well. Meanwhile, with 50 years of Sun Hill looming on the horizon, Hollis is putting into place last minute preparations for a celebratory due, including inviting a guest speaker, former DCS Charles Barnet, to compere the night. However, whilst out on patrol with Stamp and Powell, Barnet suffers an injury whilst making an arrest.
S21 E76Sep 22, 2005
Episode 348 Sep 22, 2005 Kent is forced to deal with the fallout from the real Gabriel's arrival, which threatens his future at Sun Hill. Meanwhile, Prosser is held at gunpoint by angered father Jeff Clarke. Kent tries to disarm him, but in the ensuing tussle, Clarke manages to get several members of staff, and guests from Hollis' celebratory due, into CID, before shooting the real Gabriel, who subsequently falls over the CID balcony into the front office. As the hostages try to mount an escape, Casper is shot, leaving Perkins as the sole remaining hostage. As he tries to calm the situation down, he realises Clarke has kidnapped the man responsible for killing his son, and has locked him inside a wired car.
S21 E77Sep 28, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 77 Sep 28, 2005 Okaro asks Masters to investigate when the local press manage to capture a photo of notorious child killer Lesley Palmer. Masters suspects that Palmer's former cellmate, Fi Dodds, may be responsible for the leak, and when confronted, she reveals that she has also leaked information as to Palmer's whereabouts. When a group of journalists and angry protesters arrive on her doorstep, Palmer manages to make a disappearing act. Meanwhile, Nixon investigates when a stash of recalled antibiotics almost causes a man's death after making their way onto the streets of Sun Hill, and uncovers a dangerous rivalry between two neighbours who are both fighting to be king of their patch.
S21 E78Sep 29, 2005
A Not-So-Simple Mistake Sep 29, 2005 Masters approaches Fi Dodds for information on Lesley Palmer's whereabouts, in the hope that she can track her down before she makes a big mistake. Nixon discovers that Palmer has set a trap for her former lover and co-conspirator, Stuart Jensen, by sending a number of false e-mails in an attempt to lure him to Oxfordshire. When they arrive, Masters finds Palmer holding Jensen at knifepoint, hoping he will reveal the location of the body of the second child that he murdered. Hunter and Perkins investigate when businessman Richard Neaman is found dead in his own bed, but their initial suspicions of sudden death are proven wrong when a post mortem reveals that he was strangled.
S21 E79Oct 5, 2005
Episode 351 Oct 5, 2005 Perkins investigates when sister-in-law Lucy is badly beaten after being the victim of a stalker. When questioned, the suspect reveals a surprising link between himself and Perkins' brother Ben, who he suspects is trying to uncover information on Lucy's new lover. However, the situation turns out to be much more serious when Ben stabs one of his fellow inmates, and Perkins uncovers a protection racket. Meanwhile, Hunter and Nadir investigate a robbery involving the theft of sunglasses, which leads them to Cindy Hunter's beauty salon. Kent and Murphy investigate a series of burglaries on the homes of the recently deceased, but Kent decides to dish out his own brand of justice.
S21 E80Oct 6, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 80 Oct 6, 2005 Murphy finally uncovers the truth about Kent, but before she can raise the alarm, he attacks her and leaves her tied up. Meanwhile, Powell and Hunter investigate the theft of a car and the disappearance of a family puppy. They arrest a local youth who has form for committing similar offences with the same motive. Meanwhile, Kent and Ackland attend the scene of an RTC, and Kent convinces the victim to make a false claim of whiplash in an attempt to provide a reason for him to attend St. Hugh's, where he tries, but fails, to murder his own brother by turning off his life support. Later called to the scene of a disturbance in a tower block, Kent goes berserk and takes Ackland hostage on the roof.
S21 E81Oct 12, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 81 Oct 12, 2005 Perkins and Sim arrange a raid on a warehouse suspected of being involved in the trade of stolen car parts, but Hunter junior's lack of urgency with obtaining a warrant leads the team to lose their prime suspect. However, further investigation leads the team to uncover a second location where parts are being traded. Meanwhile, De Costa and Nadir investigate a domestic violence case with a twist, when an interview with the supposed abuser reveals some very interesting information about the victim. Kapoor and Powell deal with an incident of 'happy slapping', involving a number of schoolchildren from the nearby Harvey Wallace school, who push a businessman from his bike into a canal.
S21 E82Oct 13, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 82 Oct 13, 2005 Powell and Kapoor attend a routine call out to a block of flats, only to find a severely decomposed body of one of the residents, James Trent, who had not been seen for over six weeks. Masters and Nixon suspect that the dead man's brother, who has been using his credit card since his death, may have been responsible for the attack that killed him. They also investigate a former lover, who left a message on the man's answerphone many weeks after his death – indicating a possible cover up. Nadir and De Costa investigate the disappearance of a young Egyptian girl, who appears to have been taken by her father to see an illegal doctor who performs female circumcision operations.
S21 E83Oct 19, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 83 Oct 19, 2005 Masters goes undercover in Stonewall private prison in an attempt to eradicate the ongoing problem of drugs getting onto the wing. However, she soon faces opposition from a less than co-operative colleague, Pete Mason, who she believes is harbouring one of the main dealers, Cherry Watkins. Masters uses Lesley Palmer to gather information on one of the more vulnerable inmates, in the hope that she can provide a vital lead. Meanwhile, Nixon investigates the shooting of a young girl on the Ellis estate. The gun used in the shooting is linked to another attack just two months ago, but the situation becomes complicated when the victim is found in possession of live ammunition.
S21 E84Oct 20, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 84 Oct 20, 2005 Masters manages to work out which of the inmates have contacts on the outside, and soon works out how the next delivery of drugs is going to make its way into the prison, so with the help of Meadows and Sim, arranges a sting to catch the dealers in the act. However, she soon realises that she has been double crossed by Lesley Palmer, who is simply working the situation to her own advantage. Meanwhile, as the investigation into Shanti Das' shooting continues, Nixon tries and gather evidence against prime suspect Dee Winston, and offers Hemmingway's former lover Nick Austin a deal – she will drop all charges of withholding evidence against him if he can get Shanti to talk.
S21 E85Oct 25, 2005
A Mean Game (Part One) Oct 25, 2005 Hollis and Stamp arrest a man, Eddie Evans, for tendering counterfeit money, but Nixon decides to release him, in the hope that he leads them to bigger fish. During a surveillance obbo, Evans attends a planned meet with none other than Pete Larson. When questioned, Evans breaks down and reveals Larson was the assailant involved in the shooting of Vince Garrison several months ago. Nadir leads a raid on Larson's house, but despite being ordered to call off the search, Smithy refuses to give up in the hope of finding the gun involved. Meanwhile, Casper and Johannsen are tasked by the BPI to investigate a major piracy operation involving the illegal distribution of fake CDs.
S21 E86Oct 27, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 85 Oct 27, 2005 Smithy is held hostage at gunpoint by Pete Larson, who attacks his wife after discovering their illicit affair. After forcing him into the boot of his car, Larson takes Smithy to a disused warehouse, where he confronts him about the affair. Meanwhile, Larson decides to put a contract out on his wife's life, forcing Valentine and Hollis to go in search of a dangerous hitman who has disguised himself as a hospital doctor. When a cleaner disturbs Larson in the act, Smithy manages to make good his escape and raise the alarm. However, once in custody, Larson turns the tables and claims that his wife was responsible for the death of Vince Garrison, and that Smithy planted the gun to frame him.
S21 E87Nov 2, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 87 Nov 2, 2005 Meadows enlists the help of former colleague Webb when rapist Martin Delaney escapes from prison. Webb begins by questioning a prostitute whom Delaney attacked shortly after absconding, but begins to suspect that Delaney's motives for escaping are much less clear cut than he expected, when the pair come face to face – but Delaney ignores the chance to exact his revenge. Meanwhile, Barratt decides to spend a day out on the beat with Casper, and the pair investigate an armed robbery at a money transfer shop. However, seizing his chance, Barratt confronts Casper about his affair with his wife – but the situation comes to an ugly head during a sting to catch the robbers red handed.
S21 E88Nov 3, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 88 Nov 3, 2005 Casper is held at gunpoint by one of the armed robbers, while Barratt makes good his escape. Casper manages to escape from harm, but soon finds himself on the receiving end of the borough commander's left hook, before being informed that Barratt and his wife will be transferring to another borough. Meanwhile, Webb's investigation into Martin Delaney takes an interesting twist when he discovers that his motive for breaking out of prison may have been to move the body of one of his former associates, McGowan, who disappeared some two years previously. Meadows uses an interesting interview technique in an attempt to coach Delaney into revealing the location of the body.
S21 E89Nov 9, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 89 Nov 9, 2005 Hunter and Masters investigate an armed robbery at an off-licence, but find they have little to no evidence to go on – until Murphy and Bryant arrest a man on a warrant for failure to attend court, only to find that he has a severe gunshot wound from where the gun backfired during the robbery. The pair then manage to identify his accomplice, and are led to an illegal firearms manufacturing operation which soon threatens the life of a young boy. Meanwhile, as the relief go after offenders who have failed to attend court, Casper and Valentine catch up with a particularly violent thug who they have encountered before, but not before he manages to assault and intimidate his own mother.
S21 E90Nov 10, 2005
Episode 363 Nov 10, 2005 Valentine and Kapoor investigate when a car belonging to a factory owner is set on fire, and discover that the culprit was one of his former employees, who reveals that he has been employing illegal immigrants as cheap labour. Valentine informs one of his old pals at Barton Street, Sgt. Harry Haines, and the pair conduct a raid, only to leave empty handed. Valentine suspects something fishy is going on – and his suspicions are confirmed when Haynes offers him a bribe to keep quiet. Meanwhile, Harman and Johannsen are tasked with accompanying a vulnerable witness to court, but in the process stumble upon a protection racket, and Murphy accepts a transfer to the Child Protection Team.
S21 E91Nov 16, 2005
The Reject Nov 16, 2005 Nadir is paired with Webb to investigate an attempted robbery on a bookmaker, but Nadir is determined to go it alone and freeze Webb out of the investigation. The pair finally find some common ground when they decide to mount an operation to catch the robbers in the act behind Meadows' back, which leads to Webb staring down the barrel of a gun. Meanwhile, Gold and Ackland begin the annual performance reviews on the relief, beginning with Johannsen and Harman respectively. Harman investigates a number of purse thefts where the victims are tagged before they are attacked, while Johannsen clumsily goes about trying to recover some stolen dresses from a market stall.
S21 E92Nov 17, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 365 Nov 17, 2005 Nadir and Webb investigate when a burning man is thrown from a moving car involved in a high-speed chase. They discover that the victim may be linked to a crystal meth cook-house that burnt down earlier that day, and discover that the meth is being sold in a nearby club, Radar. Powell goes undercover to trap the co-conspirators involved in the operation. Meanwhile, Perkins and De Costa investigate a street robbery involving a fourteen-year-old boy. They discover that the victim is the new boyfriend of the boy's mother, but soon realise that their initial suspicions are completely off target – and that the boy is exacting revenge for the man turning his mum into a drug dealer.
S21 E93Nov 23, 2005
Episode 365 Nov 23, 2005 Hunter is hauled back into the Richard Neaman murder case when fresh evidence reveals that his death may be related to the fact that he was being blackmailed. They discover that a spurned former lover, Josh Hill, is responsible for Neaman making regular outgoing payments to disguise his infidelity from his wife, but Hunter begins to realise that the case has very similar hallmarks to the murder of James Trent. Meanwhile, uniform try to track down two different sets of thieves. Powell and Bryant tail a man posing as the local vicar, conning his way into the homes of the elderly congregation, while Kapoor and Hollis investigate the theft of four laptops from a school IT department.
S21 E94Nov 29, 2005
When Justice Isn't Enough (Part 1) Nov 29, 2005 Hunter receives an anonymous phone call which claims that the three murders which he recently investigated are linked. Having already made the connection between Neaman and Trent, he soon realises that the death of a young estate agent which he and Nixon investigated several weeks ago may not have been suicide as they first thought – and that the victim could be the third body related to the killer. Morrell is called in to lead up the investigation. Meanwhile, Powell decides to drown his sorrows after temporarily splitting from his civil partner Mark, unaware that he is in sight of the killer. When Hunter receives Powell's warrant card in the post, he realises that he could be the next victim.
S21 E95Nov 30, 2005
Episode 367 Nov 30, 2005 Powell's death sends shockwaves through the team. Morrell initially suspects Josh Hill of being involved when CCTV shows him speaking to Powell shortly before the murder, but DNA evidence soon rules him out. Suspicion then falls on barman Michael Keanan, who gave Powell a lift home, but again DNA evidence rules him out. The focus soon switches onto John Lord, whom Manson identifies as the man who tried to interrupt Keanan's initial interview. Hunter manages to connect a further incident previously investigated by Valentine and Kapoor to the killer, where a young man was tied up and bound to his bed, but survived after the attacker was spooked by a phone call.
S21 E96Dec 7, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 96 Dec 7, 2005 Nixon and Valentine stage an obbo on Keanan's flat, while Manson and Webb track down Lord at a home belonging to his former foster mother. With both suspects now in custody, it soon becomes a game of which will break first – and Morrell decides to use an interesting interview technique in an attempt to get Keanan to cough. However, when Lord confesses to Powell's murder, she realises that Lord is harbouring a secret crush on Keanan, and that he is prepared to go to any lengths to prevent Keanan from taking the rap. Deciding to play him at his own game, Morrell invites Keanan into a trap by informing him Lord has confessed to all of the murders, hoping he will take the bait.
S21 E97Dec 8, 2005
Hook, Line and Sinker Dec 8, 2005 Valentine and Kapoor find a young boy badly beaten after being the victim of a vicious assault. Later, Okaro, out on patrol with Bryant, catches the boy trying to break into his grandad's house, having been unable to get any answer. Okaro forces entry and finds the man dead, but Bryant realises that the boy is more concerned about a secret stash of drugs hidden under the kitchen sink. Meanwhile, Nadir and Sim investigate an allegation of assault involving a high-flying footballer, but discover that the only witness to the case appears to have a long-standing grudge against the defendant, having protected him from being caught by a rape allegation some two years previously.
S21 E98Dec 14, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 97 Dec 14, 2005 Sun Hill's latest recruit, Will Fletcher, is late for his first shift, which leaves an angry Stamp attending the scene of an armed robbery at a jewellers on his own. When door-to-door inquiries throws up Jordan Tomlin as one of the suspects, he denies being involved in the robbery and claims to have been holding the stolen loot for a friend. When Hunter and Masters set up an operation to catch the robbers in the act, they discover Jordan's girlfriend is one of them. Meanwhile, De Costa and Perkins investigate a case of identity fraud when a homeowner is attacked after discovering that his empty flat, which he has been trying to rent, has been receiving mail in the name of a previous tenant.
S21 E99Dec 15, 2005
Cop the Lot Dec 15, 2005 Masters and Nixon investigate a car-jacking, and discover that the prime suspect is a well-known offender, Franny Davidson, who is already wanted on warrant for failure to attend court. Lucky for them, he is one of twenty suspects being targeted by Gold's latest undercover operation – a mock game show aimed to trap offenders into thinking they are auditioning for the chance to appear on TV. Meanwhile, Sim is asked by her parents to investigate the theft of items from their house. Sim decides to ask for Webb's assistance to avoid a conflict of interest, but after initially suspecting their long-term cleaner of the crime, Webb discovers a homeless man has been living in their attic.
S21 E100Dec 20, 2005
The Bill Season 21 Episode 99 Dec 20, 2005 Nadir's day of reckoning finally arrives when the trial relating to his major undercover operation finally reaches court. After managing to keep nervous witness Chez Williams on side, defendant Damon Kerr looks all but set to go to down – until the trial judge is caught drink driving, which results in him being involved in a hit and run – forcing Okaro to have to arrest him. As the decision is made for a re-trial, things take a drastic turn when Williams is shot whilst leaving court. Meanwhile, Fletcher and Harman deal with a dozy security guard who believes he has found a car bomb, unaware that they will soon require his help after uncovering a stolen car scam operating from a nearby valet car park.
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