The Bill Season 5
S05 E01Jan 3, 1989
Getting It Right Jan 3, 1989 D.I. Burnside leads a raid on a hotel room to catch a man suspected of armed abduction, but due to Ramsey's duff info, they raid the wrong room. The man in the room threatens to make an official complaint against Burnside, who charges Ramsey with digging up some dirt on him. It turns out he's a doctor, and it appears he was having an affair with a patient. Burnside gleefully goes to tell the doctor to drop his complaint, but finds he and Ramsey got it all wrong again. Sgt. Cryer is heading to court to support his son, Patrick, and on the way he is followed by a girl who tells her that Bob found her as an abandoned baby 15 years ago. Patrick's case is thrown out of court, and the dead girl's father accuses Cryer of a police cover-up. In no mood to deal with her, Cryer tells Bobbi to go away, but back at the station sees she has been reported as missing.
S05 E02Jan 5, 1989
A Reflection Of Glory Jan 5, 1989 P.C. Ramsey is back in uniform and goes with P.C. Haynes to see about a shoplifter who claims she is innocent. While they are out the back, the shop is held up by armed robbers who shoot at Ramsey. D.I. Burnside thinks it is tied in with other robberies and sends D.C. Carver to have a word with his evasive snout, Leroy. D.C. Dashwood has a new suit much to the amusement of his collegues. It gets damaged while he is chasing one of the suspects in the robbery. Haynes later tails the other suspects, causing them to crash into a milk float. W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Melvin are approached by a man who says his friend might be about to kill himself in the toilet of a gay club, and the friend is arrested for possessing an offensive weapon. While being charged, he punches Sgt. Peters who drops the knife. The other man goes for it, but is stopped by Ackland.
S05 E03Jan 10, 1989
One To One Jan 10, 1989 W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Stamp arrive at a brothel, where they find Jo Whitney, the daughter of a prominent local councillor, soaked in paraffin and threatening to set herself and the building on fire. Jo is a prostitute and a drug addict - but she hasn't had a fix for three days, and is highly agitated and strung out. Ackland stays with her to try and talk her round, while Stamp calls the fire brigade. There is a struggle to gain control of the lighter, and as a result, the flat catches fire, but Stamp manages to get both women out. Almost immediately after this ordeal, C.A.D. asks June to move on to deal with a burglary (after a cup of tea of course).
S05 E04Jan 12, 1989
The Mugging And The Gypsies Jan 12, 1989 W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Smith attend a local gypsy campsite where residents are complaining. A social worker has a Place Of Safety Order on one of the gypsy children, Theresa Beecher, who was reportedly beaten by her parents. When the girl and her parents lock themselves in the caravan, Smith has the idea of towing the caravan to the station. A youth is found in possession of stolen credit cards, and the owner is located and confirms he was attacked and robbed the night before. He is about to do an identity parade, but his wife admits she was the one who hit him. The gypsies make a run for it, but when the little girl is taken into care, it is found the Beechers have swapped their daughter with another little girl.
S05 E05Jan 17, 1989
The Chain Of Command Jan 17, 1989 Ch. Insp. Conway is late for a meeting with a Mr. Trevelyan from the Department of Trade and Industry, who wants police help in shutting down Radio Sun Hill, a pirate radio station. Conway orders the winos who blocked his car taken off the streets, but when one of them tries to escape from his cell, Sgt. Cryer recognises him as an undercover cop. P.C. Smith asks W.P.C. Martella to talk to a lady who has been beaten up by her boyfriend. She changes her mind about pressing charges as she doesn't want her husband to know. She then explains the injuries by saying the police beat her up, and her husband turns up and attacks Yorkie. Despite D.S. Roach's objections that it's a waste of police time, Carver and Dashwood raid Radio Sun Hill, but they escape.
S05 E06Jan 19, 1989
Life And Death Jan 19, 1989 P.C. Stamp and W.P.C. Brind arrest a man who is so drunk he can barely stand. Back at the station, the man collapses after a drug overdose, but not before implying that he's killed a woman. D.C. Lines and D.C. Carver race to find the man's identity through his dental records and the local jazz clubs, but the man's wife (and his mistress) are found safe and well. P.C. Melvin is sent to inform the wife of a man killed in a factory accident, but he radios in when he suspects that he has told the wrong person. D.C. Dashwood checks at the factory, and finds it was a similarly-named man who died, and the very-much-alive husband arrives at the station to make a formal complaint.
S05 E07Jan 24, 1989
Hothead Jan 24, 1989 W.P.C. Brind and P.C. Melvin are on foot patrol, but are seperated. Brind ends up dealing with a workplace dispute by herself, but the ringleader, Nobby Briggs, smashes her radio and locks her in a storeroom. When Melvin eventually turns up, he calls for assistance and Briggs is arrested. Sgt. Cryer is in a bad mood as he is suffering from a painful toothache, and he yells at a prisoner and pushes him. Lay visitors from the council arrive to inspect the station, and the prisoner accuses Cryer of assaulting him. His cellmate eventually clears Cryer, but he has to cancel his dentist appointment when he is called up to Ch. Supt Brownlow's office over the incident.
S05 E08Jan 26, 1989
Steamers Jan 26, 1989 D.S. Roach goes to the hospital to talk to a young man who was slashed in the face with a knife - the fifth is a series of ""steamer"" attacks, where knife-wielding youths have held up restaurant patrons. D.C. Dashwood receives a tip-off about the steamers' next target, and the restuarant is filled with undercover police officers. P.C. Edwards is jealous that he and Carver didn't get a free meal paid for by the Met, and the steamers are caught when they raid the restuarant. P.C. Melvin investigates a strange smell from a flat used by junkies, and finds the body of an elderly man who suffered a heart attack. Melvin can't believe the old man was a junkie.
S05 E09Jan 31, 1989
Duty Elsewhere Jan 31, 1989 P.C. Haynes volunteers for ""duty elsewhere"", undercover as a driver for Neville Tubbs, leader of a Yardie gang in South London. A man has just been murdered and mutilated, and Rita, a girl from Tubbs' club tells Haynes she witnessed the killing. Gaining Tubbs' trust, Haynes is asked to transport a package to a meeting across town. He is stopped by two police officers, but manages to get away after telling them he's in the Job. Haynes delivers the package, but is recognised as a cop by a Brixton Yardie. The police raid the place before Haynes is hurt or killed, but he is horrified to discover the package he carried contains the murder victim's hands.
S05 E10Feb 2, 1989
Saturday Blues Feb 2, 1989 A young woman is taken to hospital in a coma after a drug overdose - she is D.I. Burnside's god-daughter, Tracey. Burnside orders Tracey's boyfriend, nightclub manager Terry Palmer, brought in for questioning. Drugs are found in Palmer's flat but he denies giving them to Tracey. D.S. Roach tries to convince Burnside that he's too emotionally involved in the case. Tracey dies and it looks like she committed suicide. Burnside charges Palmer with possession and intent to supply. A wedding party is brought into the station after the bride assaults the bridesmaid for having sex with her husband. In addition to the assault charge, it appears some of the wedding presents are stolen goods.
S05 E11Feb 7, 1989
N.F.A. Feb 7, 1989 W.P.C. Brind chases two bag snatchers, but they get away. She later spots one of them crossing the road and nicks him. The victim, Mrs Foster-Adams, is taken to the station to make a statement, but ends up more trouble than she's worth - she eventually makes a complaint against Ch. Supt. Brownlow for ""gloating"". P.C. Ramsey and P.C. Melvin are paired together on patrol, a combination Brownlow warns Insp. Frazer not to repeat. Ramsey drives his car at some schoolkids ""for some sport"", and throws his truncheon at a can on a wall, setting off a burglar alarm. D.C. Lines investigates and finds the truncheon. Ramsey and Melvin catch a glue-sniffing prowler, who injures Ramsey's finger. Tosh recognises the man, and convinces Ramsey to drop the assault charge.
S05 E12Feb 9, 1989
The Price You Pay Feb 9, 1989 W.P.C. Martella visits a friend of hers, Alison Page, who has been badly beaten up. Alison is on the game, and her attacker was a client. D.S. Roach arrests the man, but he is a diplomat and the Home Office demands his release. D.I. Burnside tells Roach to warn Alison's father, George Page, not to do anything stupid, but when the diplomat is beaten up, it is clear Roach did nothing to stop him. P.C. Stamp and P.C. Haynes investigate when a bookie claims his door has been glued shut. His disgruntled clients claim he hasn't paid their winnings, but Stamp convinces them to go double or quits. The relief bets on the same dog, and it wins the race.
S05 E13Feb 14, 1989
The Key of the Door Feb 14, 1989 D.C. Dashwood investigates when a house which has recently been put on the market is burgled. He suspects that some prospective buyers are behind it, and gets a description of the couple who have looked at the houses from the real estate agents. The culprits turn out to be known to D.I. Burnside, and they are passing on details of the house to their son, who breaks in later. Sgt. Cryer chases a mugger, and takes the victim home to her flat which looks like it has been burgled. It turns out her son is the culprit, and he has been abusing her for a long time. Cryer gives the boy a warning, but arrests him when he returns to the flat to find the boy assaulting his mother. P.C. Ramsey is determined to catch a disqualified driver. Cryer tells him to chalk the footpath, but Ramsey has more luck by putting a stone on the wheel.
S05 E14Feb 16, 1989
Cock-Up Feb 16, 1989 P.C. Hollis is referee for a five-a-side football match between two schools organised by the Met. One of the players is Sgt. Cryer's son Danny, and Cryer breaks up a fight in the locker room when Danny accuses one of his team-mates of taking drugs. It turns out there is a big drug problem at Danny's school, Medway Comprehensive, and a local shopkeeper is found to have form for dealing. The shop is put under observation, and when two girls from Medway are seen leaving the shop, D.I. Burnside orders a raid. The girls are arrested and searched, but it turns out they were just buying fags, and they are also underage to consent to a search. No drugs are found in the shop, and the owner threatens to sue Burnside.
S05 E15Feb 21, 1989
Repercussions Feb 21, 1989 Because of a screwup, Burnside has put back community relations 30 years. Conway yells at Burnside before burnside goes to see Brownlow. Conway then goes to see Cryer who tells him what he thought the situation was.Yorkie is accused of making racist remarks while arresting one of the girls but Ramsey is the real culprit. The headmaster of the school comes to talk to Brownlow.
S05 E16Feb 23, 1989
A Death In The Family Feb 23, 1989 Taffy and June are talking to a lady when they are aware of shouts down the road. they find a man holding his dead baby. June takes it back into the baby's room to try to resuscitate it. She wasn't able to. This is not the first time the family has lost a baby. The daughter blames herself. A lady is talking to Tony at the front desk about the non-arrival at school of her 10 year old son.
S05 E17Feb 28, 1989
In The Frame Feb 28, 1989 Burnside is not only late for the weekly crime meeting with Brownlow, but is called out of it by an urgent phone call. Officers from Operation Backwoods ask Burnside to step outside. He appears to have been set up. Tosh returns to the office to find people going through the files. Cryer puts crime prevention leaflets on parked cars to prevent burglaries from them at Sgt. Penny's suggestion. After talking to a man he is walking away as the car explodes and he is sent flying. Members from the anti-terrorist squad arrive to talk to Brownlow and then try grilling Cryer.
S05 E18Mar 2, 1989
A Good Result Mar 2, 1989 Roache brings in a man suspected of handling stolen car radios. Yorkie and Reg are going to the soccer. Reg with the result of the relief and Yorkie undercover in a group of football thugs.
S05 E19Mar 7, 1989
Conscience Mar 7, 1989 Dashwood is moaning because Greig is playing his clarinet in the office. Roach is having a drink with a married woman and after she leaves, he recognises a man whose car has broken down as the ex-commander of the murder squad who roach is convinced convicted the wrong man. Meanwhile back at the station Dashwood discovers that Roach is due in court in the morning and approx 40 witnesses need to be warned.
S05 E20Mar 9, 1989
Sunday, Sunday Mar 9, 1989 Taffy and Viv are in a Sunday market when they are attacked by a group of white supremists. Viv is then teamed up with Haynes and investigates a broken window. A Black vicar talks to Frazer about racist threats to his parishioners. June is sent to a sudden death due to intestinal cancer. Her sons says he killed her.
S05 E21Mar 14, 1989
Climate Mar 14, 1989 June has been seeing a married man. Bob is worried about having his tires slashed during the night. Sgt. Peters has his own troubles and doesn't want to listen to Bob's. Roache talks to June about a witness in a case similar to two murders in Essex. The witness came forward with information about an attack on a young girl. His attitude when spoken to by Roache and Lines put their backs up as well as June's. They are only able to get further information out of the witness when they push him. Yorkie gets hit by an old lady.
S05 E22Mar 16, 1989
Bad Company Mar 16, 1989 Dashwood and Carver investigate a fight at a bail hostel. A man bailed for receiving has been beaten up and jumps off the roof and runs away. He is later found in a moneylender's basement badly beaten owing a couple of hundred pounds plus interest. Melvin is approached by a man on the street who tells him there is something dodgy going on by the old chocolate factory. On entering the factory, he is stopped by a man with a gun after he has radioed in his position. Turns out to be a gun deal. Taffy and Yorkie are sent to the factory to look for him.
S05 E23Mar 21, 1989
Suspicious Minds Mar 21, 1989 Sun Hill C.I.D. and the Vice Squad raid six flats to catch a pornography ring. All the flats are clean except one, and it is suspected that the targets were tipped off. D.C. Dashwood saw D.I. Burnside making a phone call just before the raid, and shares his suspicions with D.S. Roach who wants nothing to do with it. Dashwood informs Ch. Insp. Conway, who calls Burnside in. Burnside insists he was calling his travel agent, and Conway checks up on it. P.C. Smith and W.P.C. Ackland pull over a car for dangerous driving, and the driver is one of the suspects in the raid. He helps Burnside catch the head man, Collins, who puts Sun Hill in the clear for the tip-off, but Burnside warns Roach he'll find out who grassed him up. Smith and Ackland stop a man from filling another man's skip with rubbish. When the dumper fails to collect his rubbish, the skip owner dumps it outside the station.
S05 E24Mar 23, 1989
Intuition Mar 23, 1989 D.S. Roach is interviewing a suspect, Barron, about a cash and gold bullion robbery. There's not enough evidence to charge him, and Barron knows it. Roach is desperate to find the link, and he asks D.C. Lines to do some unpaid overtime to help him. Lines is reluctant, as his eldest son is ill, but manages to square it with his wife. Roach and Lines visit one of Barron's associates, Halloran, in his nightclub, and Halloran gives them a name of someone who may have laundered the cash for Barron. Finding a laundrette at the address, they realise they've been had. Seeing police outside the house of Barron's ex, Cheryl Maynard, they discover that a neighbour has reported a robbery but Cheryl's saying nothing - it looks like Halloran has taken the money and gold. Roach releases Barron with his apologies, but takes great pleasure in mentioning Cheryl's empty cellar.
S05 E25Mar 28, 1989
Loss Mar 28, 1989 Ch. Insp. Conway wants to see P.C. Smith and W.P.C. Martella about a special assignment: going through the missing persons register and following up some of the cases. A cynical Sgt. Penny tells them the initiative is politicially-motivated. A woman who has been harassing her local MP about her missing daughter only wants her back so she can get a three bedroom house. The girl turns up dead. The wife of a missing man who has been onto the Chief Constable is found to have killed herself after seeing his ad in a lonely hearts magazine. Smith is quite excited about his new role, and is hoping to set up a specialised missing persons unit at Sun Hill, but as soon as the politically-sensitive cases are solved, Smith and Martella's unit is disbanded.
S05 E26Mar 30, 1989
Procedure Mar 30, 1989 Cryer is filling up a car. Peters gives the relief a lecture about refilling area cars after using them. The fraud squad are visiting the station a day early. CID has Customs and Excise visiting. Peters and Haynes are told of a man who had a heart attack. The ambulance leaves before his belongings can be handed in which results in a complaint being laid. Burnside interviews a boy racer that Viv has arrested.
S05 E27Apr 4, 1989
Luck Of The Draw Apr 4, 1989 Ted goes undercover to catch a gang running a lottery scam. If the workers don't join, they have an industrial accident. An old lady comes to the station to pay a non-existant P.C. some money.
S05 E28Apr 6, 1989
No Strings Apr 6, 1989 Roxanne is helping Roach and Viv catch bag snatchers at a disco. They get barracaded in the ladies loo with the suspects. Lines investigates a break-in at a medium's who has lost both her crystal balls. She warns him to be careful on the stairs.
S05 E29Apr 11, 1989
Fool's Gold Apr 11, 1989 Carver, Yorkie and Ramsey bring in a suspect with a shooter. Suspect is tied in with Post Office jobs and cuts a deal with Burnside. A D.I. from Serious Crime comes to talk to suspect. Viv brings a boy who has been shoplifting condoms. His mum has been gone 3 days.
S05 E30Apr 13, 1989
The Visit Apr 13, 1989 Viv is visting a remand prisoner in prison and ends up being held hostage. After being released she is told all his grevious's are false. Melvin watches from a balcony in a shopping precinct as a man is approached by two black men and shot at point blank range. He was going to collect a sniper's rifle at Paddington station.
S05 E31Apr 18, 1989
One For The Ladies Apr 18, 1989 Tosh and Grieg investigate a death in a hotel. The manager treats them like scum. Man was a Polish travelling tie salesman and died of a massive heart attack. Reg pulls out 7 different addresses for him from the files. 4 wives turn up (separately). Hollis gets snapped at by Brownlow who won't let Reg get all the time off to attend a federation conference. Conway wants to see Ramsey about a missing keyring and Stamp about accidents in the area car. Claire and Ken are investigating locked fire doors at a bingo hall when they walk into an armed holdup.
S05 E32Apr 20, 1989
No Shelter Apr 20, 1989 An Italian turns up at the front desk asking for directions to the Blackball tunnell. Viv comes across a burglar with a gun who knocks her down and takes off. He was trying to break into a whole food warehouse. At the end of her shift he wants to apologise to her. Ramsey goes to a girlfriend's house to dry his trousers and gets to a riot at a party late where 2 people are arrested. When the sister of one comes to complain, Tosh sends a robot, with a policeman's hat on, out to talk to her.
S05 E33Apr 25, 1989
Out To Lunch Apr 25, 1989 Ramsey picks up Burnside, Carver and Lines just as they are leaving a resturant but before they get going, a lady (Mrs Mancini) comes along and says there are people in her car having sex. It is her husband.The other lady wants Carver to get her clothes out of the car. As the CID officers walk away talking about the other woman, they hear a scream and find her on the pavement. As Tosh and Carver go up the stairs, they are pushed back down by a group of Italians who have a punch up. They carry on the fight at the hospital where Mancini ends up being attacked. The officers pull a practical joke on Claire and leave her in a mortuary drawer.
S05 E34Apr 27, 1989
Free Wheel Apr 27, 1989 CID are keeping an eye on a man who is suspected of illegal shipment of arms to 3rd world countries. No one has been able to make a case against him in 8 years. A package gets delivered that could be for the suspect. A car is parked in the carpark overnight and it turns out to be the missing car Yorkie is dealing with. As the couple turn the key it explodes. Yorkie tries to explain to a couple 12 days after their car was nicked, that the chances of getting it back are low but he has no objection to them looking for it.
S05 E35May 2, 1989
Only A Bit Of Thieving May 2, 1989 Roache talks to a lady about a burglary. Melvin goes back with him that night. Teenage burglars return and during a struggle one of them falls. His mate, who can't read, originally says Roache pushed him off but later retracts the statement.
S05 E36May 4, 1989
Communications May 4, 1989 Conway visits the CAD room and others to try and encourage people to talk about their problems. June asks Conway what he thinks her chances are of becoming a Sgt. After being wound up by Sgt Penny, Taffy talks to Conway about getting a transfer out of Sunhill as his wife is not liking the city. Claire and Taffy visit the parents of a missing girl before they start on a door-to-door in the neighbourhood. Claire thinks she has found a witness until her son says she was in a home when the girl was last seen. While door knocking, a car alarm causes frayed tempers. When the owner refuses to turn off the alarm, the car is vandalised. Girl is later found in the market.
S05 E37May 9, 1989
Silver Lining May 9, 1989 Haynes is about to escort school childrenacross the road when a rolls roycecoming speeding down it. Haynes drives it back to the station after finding it outside the dole office. There is a load of silver bullion in the boot.
S05 E38May 11, 1989
Suffocation Job May 11, 1989 June calls on a lady who claims her husband wants to kill her but the threat is 4 years old. Her husband smothered the baby with a pillow. Melvin investigates a break-in of a building which has both outside doors wedged open and all the windows open including a display window. Melvin is called to another break-in with the same m.o. but the burglar was surprised before he could open all the doors.
S05 E39May 16, 1989
Mickey Would Have Wanted It May 16, 1989 Burnside goes to the funeral of an old villian, father of man suspected of the robbery. A dog digs up the loot. Melvin is talking to a boy playing hookey when he spota an armed robbery. He wrestles with the gunman but is knocked out. An Irish plumber in for drunk and disorderly offers to unblock the toilets. After unblocking them, he charges the station a call out fee.
S05 E40May 19, 1989
Blood Ties May 19, 1989 Tony and Claire are waiting for the area car. While waiting, they have to ring around to find a missing prisoner. They are called to a disturbance where the son smashes the windscreen of his father's car.
S05 E41May 23, 1989
You'll Be Back May 23, 1989 Tony is talking to s shopkeeper about graffiti when he notices a scruffle between a stallholder and some youths. The stallholder is a friend of Cryer. Frazer overhears Cryer and Lines talking about the case. Youths talk about compensation. Charge is later dropped but Frazer is worried Cryer put undue pressure on the youths. Ramsey and Claire investigate a shoplifting. Shoplifter slips her chequebook and credit cards out of her bag. She doesn't want to go to court becuase her husband is a solicitor. She slashes her wrists while in a cell. Ramsey doesn't take the case seriously and sides with the husband and tries to bribe Claire to play the husband's game but Claire thinks there is more to it.
S05 E42May 25, 1989
Fort Apache - Sun Hill May 25, 1989 Industrial dispute by prison officers put pressure on the holding cells. Roache is not happy that a murder suspect is mixing with other prisoners. The prisoners in one of the cells are caught smoking grass smuggled in a cup of coffee. A prisoner in another cell alledges rape. Roache's suspect punches him and tries to make his escape after tying Roache up. Melvin lets in a Chief Super from the Yard so he can check the books and the collator's office, upseting Reg in the process. Turns out to be bogus and there to spring Roache's suspect. Ramsey and yorkie are watching two suspects who change their car. Yorkie doesn't think they can handle it on their own but Ramsey thinks he is still in the CID and can. Egg smuggling of Peregine Falcons is what is going on.
S05 E43May 30, 1989
Waste May 30, 1989 A homeless lady's body is found on a building site. Haynes investigates. She died of chorine gas. The site is run by a man convicted of fly tipping a few months ago. He has let a mate dump cleansing agents down a man hole. Garfield is investigating a discharge of waste down by the river when the informant collapses. The fumes makes Garfield woozy as well. Informant died of cyanide gas poisoning. Dashwood and Lines want June to do 50 PNC checks but get diverted to the chemical tipping cases. Both cases are linked.
S05 E44Jun 1, 1989
The Strong Survive Jun 1, 1989 Jim is waiting in a car for the chemist to open and hungry. Meanwhile Mike is being fed breakfast and cups of tea. A man takes a club and breaks all the glass in the front door and then tries to run over Jim. False plates are on the van. Pressure is being placed on chemist to fill in blank prescription forms. Claire and Haynes are asked to investigate an all night party which is an Irish wake that gets out of hand.
S05 E45Jun 6, 1989
Loving Care Jun 6, 1989 Carver investigates a burglary and finds an unconsious girl at the bottom of the garden with the stolen property. Jim accuses home owner of lying about exactly what was taken. Girl is mentally handicapped and been missing from hostel for 2 months but staying with man with form for fencing. Jim finds where the girl was being held. Dashwood investigates theft from a club. Less money then was reported missing is found on the suspect (barman).Suspect's girlfriend turns up at the front desk but she is also the girlfriend of assistant manager from the club. Assistant manager admits to stealing rest of money.
S05 E46Jun 8, 1989
Episode 46 Jun 8, 1989 Tosh and Carver are in a car waiting for a suspect who gets away after pinching a mailman's bike. Suspect's wife has been rumoured as doing modeling work. Suspect hangs off the balcony of a 5th floor flat and swings to the floor below. Taffy is sent to investigate an old lady who isn't answering her door. she died unexpectedly. Reg has been talking to Conway and then tries talking to Frazer. He wants to resign as collator. Reg has lovebites on his neck. He snaps at Taffy after Ramsey and Stamp have been having a go at him first. All for nothing as the lady he had been seeing didn't want to see him again. June is being encouraged to go for her sergeant's exams by all the sergeants on the relief.
S05 E47Jun 13, 1989
FAT'AC Jun 13, 1989 Yorkie is on hand at the scene of a fatal accident. Everyone is being held up and Yorkie is stressing out. Petrol is leaking from crushed car which has dead occupants. Sgt. Penny, when he finally arrives, tells Yorkie off for not blocking off the road. When Yorkie goes to move a bus on, he discovers the bus driver is the husband of the driver of the crushed car. Yorkie is in shock and Viv is worried about him. Cryer seems to be the only one who understands. Yorkie is talking about giving up.
S05 E48Jun 15, 1989
Somewhere By Chance Jun 15, 1989 Ramsey and Taffy investigate stolen credit cards in shopping precinct. While there a soldier says he has a bomb. The precinct is cleared and the relief check for the bomb. Taffy catches one of a pair of looters and while looking for the other looter he finds a rocket launcher in the toilet. Roach and Dashwood find a stolen car 2½ years after it was stolen. Claire goes to investigate a breakin but finds it strange that everything has been cleaned and the lady who supposedly reported it not there. Claire discovers the lady never existed and the man she saw has form for indecent assault. She also finds out how close she was to becoming a serial killer's 3rd victim.
S05 E49Jun 20, 1989
A Quiet Life Jun 20, 1989 Jim is at the hospital talking to the wife of the victim of a robbery who had a heart attack. It is the latest in a string of robberies. Tony finds a man clearing the skip he hired of other people's rubbish. Tony's card is eaten by an ATM before he is called back to the skip. June brings in a prostitute with an expensive watch. Her boyfriend is suspected of a jewel robbery.
S05 E50Jun 22, 1989
Tom Tiddler's Ground Jun 22, 1989 Viv and June are on park patrol. A lady runs into a shed and locks herself in. A man is looking for his dog that went missing a year ago. Jim and Dashwood are watching a man's movements to try and catch his son who is a villain that Burnside wants
S05 E51Jun 27, 1989
Make My Day Jun 27, 1989 Uniform are looking for someone who is letting off distress flares inside letterboxes. Melvin arrives on the scene of an attack. Householder wants something done. Hollis is back on the beat. As he is responding to Melvin's call to assist, he knocks into a rider of a moped who takes off. Fire Officer tells Cryer flares could be dangerous because of corrosion. Hollis is swinging bag around containing flare gun. Suspect has a thing about neighbourhood watch. An elderly betting shop owner(ex villain) tells Burnside about another elderly villain who has come out of retirement to out a contract on him. P.C. Turnham goes undercover.
S05 E52Jun 29, 1989
Provocation Jun 29, 1989 Mike Dashwood is investigating pilfering from a building site. Foreman is not cooperative. Roache gets him to interview a lad about a stolen moped. Father hits Mike and then follows him as he goes to met the foreman. Foreman tells Mike not to come onto the site again after handing over a list of names. Mike is beaten unconscious and list is missing. June is talking to Melvin about taking her Sergeant's exams. She tells two boys off for riding bikes on pavement. June and Melvin respond to call and find Mike.
S05 E53Jul 4, 1989
Overspend Jul 4, 1989 Taffy has come in for a shift before taking his holidays. He is worried he will miss his flight. He tries to saw a bed rail to remove a prisoner but ends up removing the bed head instead. Brownlow is trying to cut spending and tells Burnside that for the present they will have to use the buses. Carver misses his on the way to a supermarket to see about staff pilfering. He wrenches his ankle getting off the bus after a butcher smuggling meat out in his clothes. Penny is going by the PACE book
S05 E54Jul 6, 1989
Between Friends Jul 6, 1989 Dashwood and Roach investigate a break-in at an apartment on the Thames. The burglar is chased and caught by uniform. Claims chloroform was planted on him but later changes his story to finding it in the apartment. Brownlow is off to a meeting on a golf course, upset that his golf clubs are still missing from his car. Later offered a set of clubs at a discount by a shady member of the club. Complaints have been made about not flying the flag so Melville and Able are ordered to look for it. The flag pole is also missing.
S05 E55Jul 11, 1989
Traffic Jul 11, 1989 An artist is painting in the middle of the road while a lorry is blocking the road. The girl won't talk but doesn't appear deaf. Garfield is stopped because of a hit and run of a little girl. Later Claire notices children jumping on the roof of car that has been abandoned. Little girl dies. Grieg goes to see the owner of the car who is pregnant. Cryer is showing Turnham around the beat. When they go to arrest driver of car, Cryer is pushed down stairs and Turnham keeps hitting a suspect. Cryer is accused of being jealous.
S05 E56Jul 13, 1989
The Sacred Seal Jul 13, 1989 An armed robbery is in progress. Jim follows suspect, picking up starting pistol but loses him outside a church. A priest is found holding the money after suspect leaves during confession. Carver later arrests suspect after avoiding an iron bar. Suspect is convinced priest grassed him up so the church is vandalised. Taffy is moaning to Garfield about inefficiency of C.PS. (Crown Prosecuting Service) when they notice two men fighting over dogs in a car. The owner of the car has put his vicious rotteweilers in it to prevent it being repossessed. A young boy can control dogs. Repossession man turns out to be bogus and is caught respraying cars.
S05 E57Jul 18, 1989
Subsequent Visits Jul 18, 1989 Stamp brings in a biker and leaves Brind to bring up the motorbike. CID doesn't want to know. Tosh is getting ready for his holidays. Garfield and Stamp are competing for number of arrests - problem is Stamp nicks real villians and Garfield nicks daft ones. After chasing a suspect and getting diverted to an accident, suspect gets into Tosh's car. Greig advises Tosh to buy a car for his holiday. Previous driver of car looks like Tosh and might be connected to a robbery.
S05 E58Jul 20, 1989
User Friendly Jul 20, 1989 A plane has come down in a park. Pilot and passengers (1 injured) all took off. Dogs track injured man to a warehouse. The plane had taken off from Belgium. A wooden crate is found containing very sort oafter American computer. June is driving a prisoner and Ken back to London. They are being followed by a car. The prisoner keeps trying to wind Ken up. Prisoner is a terrorist and linked to a bomb in Dusseldorf.
S05 E59Jul 25, 1989
Don't Like Mondays Jul 25, 1989 PC Edwards and PC Smith are called to a disturbance at a local bank, where they are surprised to find Tosh Lines' wife and children causing a commotion as there is no money left in their account. Edwards makes a discrete call to Sgt. Peters, who suggests to Tosh that he head down to the bank and sort things out. As PC Ramsey and WPC Ackland also arrive, the bank is raided by an armed gang. Tosh Lines arrives and charges towards the bank, but as PC Ramsey runs to stop him, he is shot in the chest by one of the robbers. Ch. Insp. Conway negotiates with the gang as armed PT17 officers surround the building. Sgt. Cryer offers to drive the getaway car, but disconnects the ignition when he leaves it at the bank entrance. PC Smith and the other hostages are released, but PC Edwards is taken hostage. He manages to makes a run for it and the PT17 officers open fire on the car.
S05 E60Jul 27, 1989
Pickup Jul 27, 1989 Haynes and Martella follow a car which is being driven erratically. Viv is worried about Haynes because he is a friend of Ramsey. Frazer briefs uniform about how to pick up prostitutes who are suspected of rolling their punters but they are cover so a snout can talk to robbery squad.
S05 E61Aug 1, 1989
Kidding Aug 1, 1989 Inspector Frazer is moaning about expenses. Viv is given domestic violence cases to follow up. She can't understand why beaten women stay. One would rather put up with it than suffer consequences of reporting him. Another is staying for the children. Yet another decides to lay a complaint after Viv's visit. Tony is walking the beat with Richard Turnham and are sent to a shopping centre about allegations of shoplifting. They pick up 3 juveniles.
S05 E62Aug 3, 1989
Black Spot Aug 3, 1989 Tosh visits a family with some clothes and meets a man who is teaching his son bad attitudes regarding the police. He puts Tosh's back up and he is determined to nick him, although everyone warns him about the villian. Roach gets bitten trying to overpower thieves who have broken into one-armed bandits.
S05 E63Aug 8, 1989
Taken For A Ride Aug 8, 1989 Roach is meeting the Inspectors Promotion Board who made up their mind before the interview that he wouldn't be promoted. Carver is moaning to Burnside about going out in the evening. They are doing an obbo ona lorry with P.C.s Able and Turnham inside. Dashwood loses the lorry and the radiolink doesn't seem to be working. Burnside goes up in the police helicopter. Able is begining to be affected by the fumes when they find themselves back where they started from. The driver was listening to the police communications all the time.
S05 E64Aug 10, 1989
Time Out Aug 10, 1989 Burnside argues with a D.I. from robbery squad about using Greig and Lines on surveillance. They are sharing the house with a nosy lady. When the suspect is grabbed, the radio is not working. Greig suspects the suspect's wife knows who grabbed her husband. Ted is upset about the promotion board and wants to know if his cards are marked in regards to promotion. Claire is looking at greeting cards when she hears a shot. Money is taken from a security van and the guard is shot. Split groceries help solve the crime.
S05 E65Aug 15, 1989
Leaving Aug 15, 1989 Yorkie's last day. Ho goes to a suspected break-in at a video shop. Hollis thought he was going to Lombardy house instead. Yorkie has lost the area car but it turns out to be a prank. There is a scam concerning the video shop. Claire dresses very sexily for Yorkie's party.
S05 E66Aug 17, 1989
Street Games And Board Games Aug 17, 1989 June and Tony walk through a black community. Roach had raided a house selling intoxicating liquor. June and Tony are called to a disturbance at a house iwth white occupants. The father of the baby was nicked by Roach the night before. They are almost in a riot situation. The baby's mother is Roach's snout. Brownlow is at a role play for senior officers. It is about riots on the streets of London.
S05 E67Aug 22, 1989
Pressure Aug 22, 1989 Taffy and Stamp are on a shout when they come across an accident. They have to carry on. Taffy's wife thinks Cryer is stopping his transfer going through. A nasty atmosphere is developing at the scene of the accident. Haynes tells a witness how he feels about being black on the job. He is picked up by 2 coppers from another station. Frazer talks to Haynes about being sergeant material.
S05 E68Aug 24, 1989
A Little Knowledge Aug 24, 1989 Lines sits in on a poker game at a mini cab office. Illegal gambling is suspected. They raid the wrong place. Cathy moans to Taffy about putting the cards back. she is set up by Carver and Lines. She later gets her own back. Garfield is decoy for muggings on pizza delivery boys.
S05 E69Aug 29, 1989
Pathways Aug 29, 1989 While attending a traffic accident, Alex is approached about vandalism on an allotment but it is about couples coming in having sex in the sheds. Turns out to a prostitute known to Alex. Garden and allotment of missing teacher have been destroyed because she left her husband.
S05 E70Aug 31, 1989
Seen To Be Done Aug 31, 1989 Penny is kicking the drunks out of the cells. One of the drunks is very relucant to go. He is later found dead by a cleaner. Hollis is getting in the way as Federation rep because he is concerned about the men who were on duty. He is right to be.
S05 E71Sep 5, 1989
Tulip Sep 5, 1989 Roach and Dashwood arrest a man at an after match function. The suspect tries to help a girl and gets stabbed. Roach gets very little cooperation at another police station and has a run-in with the Inspector. The girl (Tulip) is a prostitute and they talk to her pimp to help look for her. They find her at the hospital when they go to pick up the suspect who turns out to have caused Tulip to miscarry.
S05 E72Sep 7, 1989
Nothing But The Truth Sep 7, 1989 Burnside is having problems with the C.P.S.(Crown Prosecuting Service). He asks Brind to check a warrant on a man asked after by the C.P.S. Carver is having a hard time in CID. He is told not towear his emotions on his sleeve. he is thinking about going back to uniform.
S05 E73Sep 12, 1989
It's Not Majorca Sep 12, 1989 Lay visitors are visiting the station. 30 prisoners are about to be transferred from Barton Street. Sgt. Peters processes a boy who has stolen insects from a pet shop. The lay visitors talk to Harry Thompson. Claire notices a foriegn policeman in Brownlow's car. The man attacked her and in the process of trying to help her, Peters knocks into the female lay visitor breaking her leg. Dashwood and Carver are talked to by Harry Thompson's brother who sprays the undercover van with graffiti with his mates as well as mugging a postman.
S05 E74Sep 14, 1989
Mending Fences Sep 14, 1989 After being raked over the coals by Brownlow for the accident in the custody suite. Sgt. Peters mows Mrs Gunn's lawn before taking her to the vicar's fete. Taffy talks to Thompson Jnr. and the rest of his gang. The gang later vandalises the school. Tony and Reg give chase into a car scrapyard where a car falls onto Thompson Jnr.
S05 E75Sep 19, 1989
Exit Lines Sep 19, 1989 Garfield is on the beat when he notices an old lady catching her breath. He drops in to see her later and Cryer is worried he is skivvying. Norika comes in a day early to see Cryer and puts Dashwood in his place. Carver and Tosh talk to a man who brought a homing pigeon that went back to its old home.
S05 E76Sep 21, 1989
That Old Malarkey Sep 21, 1989 Stamp calls on a lady who complains her neighbour is making noises. She has security bars on her door and loses the key. Tony calls the fire brigade to cut the bars and then she starts a fire. She is on medication.
S05 E77Sep 26, 1989
Greig Versus Taylor Sep 26, 1989 Greig interviews a suspect in an armed robbery. Most of the evidence is circumstantial but the suspect decides to confess.
S05 E78Sep 28, 1989
Tottering Sep 28, 1989 Turnham wants a name from Cathy but annoys her by whistling and then asks Reg who he thinks the suspect is. Cathy is rude to Roach later but he makes her feel better after talking to her. Able and Melvin see a rag and bone cart trotting down the road without a driver. Penny thinks the owner is in the pub. A man fitting the owner's description is found beaten. Reg stops a bloke parked on double yellow line who can't restart his newly purchased second hand car. The man later goes around to his friend who sold him the car and breaks his front window. June and Viv are called into a ladies loo to find a lady trapped by a superglued lock. The old lady gets upset.
S05 E79Oct 3, 1989
I Counted Them All Out Oct 3, 1989 Burnside, the rest of CID and some uniform assist Flying Squad thwart a hold-up on a security van at a supermarket. Carver is not happy that a shot was fired resulting in a villian later dying of injuries. There is a bag missing from the van.
S05 E80Oct 5, 1989
Zig Zag Oct 5, 1989 Mike and Tosh are looking for a private detective. His girlfriend is not saying anything about his whereabouts. A client is also looking for him as is the driver of a car.
S05 E81Oct 10, 1989
A Matter of Trust Oct 10, 1989 Burnside and Carver are doing a joint observation with Robbery Squad on a security van. Info seems to be incorrect as to time of holdup. Conway is on warpath. Burnside's snout is not prepared to him the correct time until her husband is safely out of the way. While trailing the husband, Greig is accosted by a man who recognises him as 'old bill' so he loses him. Viv and Melvin trail him from a pub and sets it up so he hits Viv with a car.
S05 E82Oct 12, 1989
Tourist Trap Oct 12, 1989 Dashwood and Ackland are on a tour in a graveyard. Garfield and Carver are in the hotel waiting to catch a thief. Greig is in the linen cupboard. Stamp is there also and is approached by a prostitute. The tour guide tells the thief who is on the tour so he can raid their rooms. Norika deals with a lady who won't pay for her meal and gets Insp. Frazer wound up when she won't respond. She had a shock and doesn't recognize her husband. Reg and Melvin notice a lady in a phone booth because of her small son. They later call to see her about a t.v. scam to gain entry to her flat. A large sum is stolen. Taffy and Suzanne have a similar case to deal with. Both ladies had big wins at a bookies
S05 E83Oct 17, 1989
The One That Got Away Oct 17, 1989 Brownlow is driving when he notices a driving erratically. He gives chase and catches the driver but can't reveal his location. The driver who was driving a stolen car, then nicks Brownlow's. He is the driver for an armed robbery and Roach lets him get away. Viv and June are walking the beat and are followed by a man who invites June out. They later nick him.
S05 E84Oct 19, 1989
Found Offending Oct 19, 1989 Stamp is near an underpass when he spots a girl begging. He brings her in to the station where it turns out that she was abused by her father. Lady outside a cafe is worried about cafe worker being terrorised by workmen from a building site. Taffy is called to deal. Reg goes to see a man who's neighbour is trying to knock down the new fence.
S05 E85Oct 24, 1989
All Part of The Job Oct 24, 1989 Brind sorts out a bit of bother in a pub. A man, who turns out to be from Special Branch, chats her up afterwards. Conway is not happy Brind is being put in dangerous situations and Frazer is not happy Brind radios the station in the middle of situations. Special Branch is trying to catch a villain coming from Spain on diplomatic passport to visit his sick mother. An asian girl has gone missing with her boyfriend, taking drugs with her.
S05 E86Oct 26, 1989
In the Cold Oct 26, 1989 Taffy and Tony go to a rail yard where a female body has been found. Burnside thinks the watchman fits the picture. It turns out she died of exposure.
S05 E87Oct 31, 1989
Episode 87 Oct 31, 1989 Inspector Frazer is on a training exercise learning how to use long shields. They learn how to use shields against bricks, bats, bombs and violent thugs. During an exercise using petrol bombs she seemed to freeze although she thought she did alright.
S05 E88Nov 2, 1989
A Fair Appraisal Nov 2, 1989 Taffy is up for APA and is wound up by Tony. Taffy goes to deal with an alarm at a warehouse. Turns out to be an actual break in instead of a fault with the alarm. He refuses to anyone about his problems. Roach and Carver nick a couple for possesion of drugs. The man gives Burnside the name of the man who gave them to him and Conway pulls the men off the job before they can blow aCustoms and Excise operation.
S05 E89Nov 7, 1989
Visitors Nov 7, 1989 Sunhill has an open day and a sliver cup is nicked. Lines is having money problems. Reg is concerned about stress on the job. June and Tosh investigate a man who is running a 'disorderly house'.
S05 E90Nov 9, 1989
Private Wars Nov 9, 1989 Burnside is driving past an electricity substation when he sees someone climbing over the wall. While investigating he is beaten by security guards. Frazer is looking for blue movies that have gone missing from the property office. Brownlow is upset at an article Reg wrote for the Federation magazine.
S05 E91Nov 14, 1989
Feasting With Panthers Nov 14, 1989 A special constable gaves a ticket to a motorist. Penny warns a car owner to move his car and tells the special constable to destroy the ticket for the car. Penny loses it after reading something on the toilet mirror.Dashwood goes to see a man about a burglary. Dashwood is suspious because there are no signs of forced entry. Turns out to be an ex-lover. Burnside won't help because of armed robbers on the manor. Tony and Tosh watch in a pub while the man is approached by his ex-lover.
S05 E92Nov 16, 1989
By The Book Nov 16, 1989 Norika talks to a driver who parks illegally. She then deals with an upset drug addict at a chemist. The girl is later found badly beaten and her prescription missing. Dashwood is worried that there is something fishy about the prescription. Dashwood checks out her doctor. Tim Able is upset at how a father reacted to being asked about his son's tax disc. Frazer is concerned about Able and Garfield's statement taking. She sets up a role play situation so they can practice. It is interrupted by a gas mains leak.
S05 E93Nov 21, 1989
Beer And Bicycles Nov 21, 1989 Conway talks to the relief about image. ""Efficient service with a smile"". Martella is asked to do surgery that afternoon. Booze has been found in the locker room. Conway is on the war path. Edwards goes for counseling. Taffy thinks it will be a one-off but the counselor thinks different. The counselor thinks he made headway until Taffy makes a comment about wasting time. Taffy sends his wife to Wales to look for a house for them. Able on a bike catches a lady getting out of a car used in a wages snatch. Stamp is not happy he has to transport the dog handler around.
S05 E94Nov 23, 1989
Grace Of God Nov 23, 1989 A amn at a caryard has complaints about kids damaging cars and nicking car radios. The kids harass a man who has moved back into his old family home. The man snapped after the kids came back and grabbed one of them. Stamp and Melvin evict a retirement party from a pub. The workers return to the factory and continue the party there.
S05 E95Nov 28, 1989
Just Another Day Nov 28, 1989 A group of children are harassing a shop keeper but the real complaint is against a sax player. Melvin thinks there is a connection between the busker and someone called 'The Pied Piper'. Claire deals with a lady who has a court order about the destruction of a rotteweiler that belongs to her husband. She goes into labour and realises that she left a child at home which she fled when the dog tried protecting another child.
S05 E96Nov 30, 1989
Gone Fishing Nov 30, 1989 Carver goes to the hospital to see how a victim of a hit-and-run accident is. Roach thinks it is attempted murder and although she says her husband didn't do it she is lying.
S05 E97Dec 5, 1989
Early Bird Dec 5, 1989 Taffy and Claire find an old lady on the street with a bird cage and a suitcase. She has run away from a home and later dies in the canteen. Tosh and Jim stop and search a cat burglar who uses his socks to avoid leaving fingerprints. Dashwood and Viv try to catch, unsuccessfully, 2 pickpockets until Sgt. Peters gives them a hint.
S05 E98Dec 7, 1989
Just For The Crack Dec 7, 1989 Jim has brought a new suit. 27 motorbikes including a police bike have been nicked. Garfield and Viv notice 2 youths stealing a bike. When they raid the garage all they find is the license plate of the police bike. Able is assigned to deliver a notification of death. A case that Melvin spent 2 weeks on is going to be dropped before going to court. The man involved is going to complain about Melvin who nicks him for assaulting a police officer.
S05 E99Dec 12, 1989
Woman In Brown Dec 12, 1989 June and Melvin call at a school where a baby has been taken. June thinks she knows who took the baby. Viv and Able are called to a basement flat where the old lady has been conned by the 'maggot man'. He is a bogus water board worker who shows people maggots supposedly behind pipes. Tosh tries out a new car and then tells Jim about a car scam that is going on.
S05 E100Dec 14, 1989
Speaking Freely Dec 14, 1989 Frazer brings in a suspected shoplifter. Frazer is having her apprasial interview later. A woman comes in to inform Frazer that there might be problems at a talk given by a pro abortionist.
The Return Of The Prodigal Greig has been made Acting D. I. and Ted takes it up with Conway when he gets back. Ted is bringing in a prisoner who has been on the run for 12 months. His mum and sister are coming in later to see him. His solicitor wants bail because he is terminally ill. They want his mum to take his cases home. A man from the Drugs Squad turns up looking for Burnside. Heroin is going to be delivered on the estate and they want help getting it. The drug dogs go berserk when they go pass the suspect's cases. While Susanne and Reg are out looking for a drunk, they nick another one. When they put him the van they notice a group of men who take off when they see the cops. Before they can give chase, they hear an explosion. Susanne goes into the caretaker's burning flat to rescue his daughter. The caretaker is dealing drugs
Chinese Whispers Norika can't get her car started. A man helps who turns out to be the bogus repairman. Norika and Dave are on the beat together when they are told of a blind man who has been mugged by 3 men who had been drinking. Estate surveyor has been looking at the station so rumours start circulating. Dave Quinnan is trying to impress all the W.P.C.'s and asks June if he can buy her a drink later. She thinks it is a date. He solves a theft at a jewelers. Frazer is possibly up for an exchange trip to New York. Brownlow has an informal chat with Turnham who is spotted leaving by Quinnan who makes remarks about the Super's wife.
Powers Of Exclusion The van brings in a Reverend with a sheath knife after a fight. Burnside has been after the Reverend for a long time. Reg recognises the law clerk send to represent the Reverend. He has to released and Burnside is not happy when he finds out. Taffy hears of an old lady possibly breaking in . The lady is concerned about a friend of hers who hasn't taken in his milk. It is a sudden death.
Saturday Night Fever DC Carver is at the hospital checking on a stabbing of a drug dealer. WPC Martella has some info about the deceased which prompts DS Burnside to bring in a couple of suspects. Sgt. Peters is having a busy time in Custody. PC Garfield and WPC Brind bring in a girl who has knocked her mother out. Brind has to search her, and is hit by the girl who later tries to hang herself in her cell. It turns out she had stabbed her boyfriend, who turns out to be Carver's victim.