The Bill (series 9)

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The Bill
Season 9
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes155
Release
Original networkITV
Original release5 January (1993-01-05) –
31 December 1993 (1993-12-31)
Series chronology
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List of The Bill episodes

The ninth series of The Bill, a British television drama, consisted of 155 episodes, broadcast between 5 January – 31 December 1993. The series was released on DVD for the first time on 3 October 2012, in Australia.

In 2020, Audio Commentaries were released for the episodes 'Blind Spot' (with writer Roger Davenport) and 'Compliments of the Service' with actor Mike Burnside (D.A.C. Trevor Hicks).[1]

Cast changes[edit]

Arrivals[edit]

Departures[edit]

Episodes[edit]

# Title Episode notes Directed by Written by Original air date
1"A Dying Breed"
Elizabeth Rider and Jon Croft guest star.Chris CloughChris Ould5 January 1993 (1993-01-05)
Carver is injured in an armed robbery at Bennetts Jewellers and Woods discovers a link between the burglary the murder of Sammy Chambers in 1988 and Robbie Campbell.
2"Fact Of Life"
TBADerek ListerJulian Jones7 January 1993 (1993-01-07)
The law allows a known burglar to go free but Greig and Quinnan desperately try to pin him down again.
3"All Through The Night"
TBAJeremy SilberstonJohn Wilsher8 January 1993 (1993-01-08)
Stamp expects a dull evening on the party patrol until he is paired with a pretty young female Environmental Health Officer Diane Eckersley.
4"New Tune Old Fiddle"
First Appearance of Ch. Insp. Philip Cato, Bob Mason guest stars.Laurence MoodyJohn Wilsher12 January 1993 (1993-01-12)
Conway learns of a new chief inspector being posted to Sun Hill as Community Liaison Officer and he feels that he's been overlooked and applies for it himself without telling Brownlow.
5"Delinquent"
Stephanie Turner guest stars.Chris LovettVictoria Taylor14 January 1993 (1993-01-14)
Dave arrests a persistent young offender is arrested for burgling his parents house.
6"Bringing Up Baby"
Daniel Flynn and Jacqueline Defferary guest star.Matthew EvansEdward Canfor-Dumas15 January 1993 (1993-01-15)
Datta investigates the sale of a missing newborn baby as she Monroe and CID are work against the clock to find her.
7"Rainy Days And Mondays"
Zoe Telford guest stars.Sarah AndersonTrevor Wadlow19 January 1993 (1993-01-19)
Loxton And Marshall get called to a women's hostel when one of the girls claims to have been indecently assaulted by the night guard Alan And Steve later get wind that the warden is up to no good herself.
8"Supply And Demand"
Shirin Taylor, Gareth Armstrong, Richard Beale and Heather Emmanuel guest star.Chris CloughJoanne Maguire21 January 1993 (1993-01-21)

Harris visits Jardine the joint founder of Operation Bumblebee while Garfield takes on a complaint about a pornographic home video of a housewife in a bubble bath leads to a result for Alistair Donna and the

Sun Hill Operation Bumblebee team.
9"On The Cards"
Adrienne Burgess and Andrew McCulloch guest star.Jan SargentGregory Evans22 January 1993 (1993-01-22)
Martella is taken off a two-week old murder hunt to work on a case involving obscene phone calls but soon stumbles on to evidence that leads her Dave Frank and Jim to the killer.
10"Shock To The System"
First Appearance of Sgt Jane Kendall, Shaun Dingwall and Lisa Coleman (actress) guest starDavid AttwoodChristopher Russell26 January 1993 (1993-01-26)
Charles returns from holiday to discover the news that Derek has been appointed new area Community Liaison Officer and Sgt Jane Kendall of Prescott Street arrives for Her Youth And Community and Section Staff Sergeant interview to pit her wits against Sun Hill's own Lamont.
11"Living It Down"
Jane Danson, Melanie Hill and Jonathan Tafler guest star.David AttwoodRon Rose28 January 1993 (1993-01-28)
Social worker Lynda Chambers Frank and Viv lead the search for Debbie Fisher a missing victim of abuse but instead they jointly uncover a child pornography ring.
12"Heat Of The Moment"
TBASarah AndersonEdward Canfor-Dumas29 January 1993 (1993-01-29)
A woman admits to killing her husband but insists that she did it in the heat of the moment. Viv believes her, Meadows on the other hand is convinced that the crime was premeditated.
13"Shake, Rattle N Roll"
First Appearance of PC Mike Jarvis, Marcia Warren and Shaun Scott guest star.George CaseSusan Shattock2 February 1993 (1993-02-02)
PC Mike Jarvis has an unusual first day having to watch Charles loses his temper with Monroe over pub landlord and Known villain Terry McGill.
14"No Thanks To You"
Phillip Joseph and Raymond Llewellyn guest star.Jan SargentCandy Denman4 February 1993 (1993-02-04)
George has a bad day. Firstly he fails to save the life of a glue sniffer and then allows a bail absconder to escape.
15"A Better Life"
Sean Maguire guest stars.Andrew HiggsRoy MacGregor5 February 1993 (1993-02-05)
An elderly woman disturbs an intruder in her home and Alistair is convinced that a known villain has committed the burglary, but the victim insists that he is not the culprit.
16"Echo"
TBABill PrydePeter Hammond9 February 1993 (1993-02-09)
A girl goes missing and Jim and Alan suspect a known villain of murdering her until another man walks into another station and confesses.
17"Fagins"
David Allister guest starsBrian FarnhamJulian Jones11 February 1993 (1993-02-11)
Frank lets Sun Hill's burglars know he and Operation Bumblebee mean business.
18"Cried Too Late"
Gerda Stevenson and Vincent Pickering guest starChris LovettMatthew Wingett12 February 1993 (1993-02-12)
An arrested woman shoplifter refuses to talk to the police when Datta finally breaks through the wall of silence a tragic tale of domestic violence unfolds.
19"Gone For A Soldier"
Charles De'Ath, David Beames and Renu Setna guest star.Brian FarnhamSteve Trafford16 February 1993 (1993-02-16)
Ackland is teamed up with military policeman Dakin who has come to Sun Hill to find a young soldier David Armstrong who has gone Absent Without Leave with an army gun.
20"Persuasion"
Will Barton and Sue Devaney guest star.Richard HolthouseMarianne Colbran18 February 1993 (1993-02-18)
Burnside investigates when a female drug dealer is attacked by another dealer to get off his patch.
21"Hard Man"
Miranda Pleasence guest stars.Andrew HiggsCarolyn Jones19 February 1993 (1993-02-19)
Greig investigates a stabbing and uncovers benefit fraud at a bed and breakfast establishment.
22"Missionary Work"
Emma Bunton (uncredited), Muriel Pavlow and Fanny Carby guest star.William BrayneSteve Trafford23 February 1993 (1993-02-23)
Conway has to decide which of two grant bids he should recommend to Hicks he and Garfield want to use police funds to support a local youth club while Cato and Brownlow have their own ideas.
23"Hypocritical Oath"
Ken Farrington and Anastasia Hille guest star.Andrew HiggsMatthew Bardsley25 February 1993 (1993-02-25)
The overdose of a boy on the Cockcroft Estate enables D.C.s Woods and Carver to link registered addicts to a doctor.
24"Trivial Pursuits"
Jeremy Bulloch and Philip Bloomfield guest star.Brian ParkerLen Collin26 February 1993 (1993-02-26)
Loxton ignores a call to a domestic argument between two lovers as a waste of time but when he is called back to the same address, he finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun.
25"Out Of The Mouths"
Colin Spaull, David Simeon and John Leeson guest star.Graeme HarperDuncan Gould2 March 1993 (1993-03-02)
Hollis takes the Bumblebee message into a local school, asking for help in the fight against burglary. One of the boys asks him to help end a domestic nightmare.
26"Keeping In Touch"
Frank Mills and Daphne Oxenford guest star.George CaseAnthony Valentine4 March 1993 (1993-03-04)
An employee of a private security firm is identified by the elderly blind woman he assaulted.
27"If It Isn't Hurting"
First appearance of DC Suzi Croft Madhav Sharma and Wendy Williams guest star.Paul UnwinTony Etchells5 March 1993 (1993-03-05)
New trainee constable Croft learns some old style policing methods from Burnside.
28"Keeping Out Of Trouble"
First Appearance of DC Jo MorganBrian ParkerMichael Jenner9 March 1993 (1993-03-09)
A woman claims to have inside information about a series of violent raids on petrol stations which are nipped in the bud by Meadows and Roach.
29"School of Hard Knocks"
Shirley Stelfox, Ivor Roberts and Nick Brimble guest star.Graeme HaroerRobert Jones11 March 1993 (1993-03-11)
Burnside investigates the abduction of a villain's son.
30"A Little Family Business"
Margery Mason and Simon Mattacks guest starMichael SimpsonSteve Trafford12 March 1993 (1993-03-12)
Meadows investigates a burglary gone wrong while Cato is gunning for Loxton and Stringer.
31"Breaking The Chain"
TBABill PrydeJonathan Myerson16 March 1993 (1993-03-16)
Kendall tries to keep a young offender from a life of crime.
32"The Fortress"
Martin Gower guest stars.Bill PrydePhilip Palmer18 March 1993 (1993-03-18)
The owner of an off licence shop makes a citizen's arrest of a young shoplifter and Maitland arrests the shopkeeper for use of unreasonable force.
33"In Broad Daylight"
Nick Burnell, Nick Moran and Chris Jenkinson guest starRichard HolthouseRoy MacGregor19 March 1993 (1993-03-19)
While on the trail of two rapists Morgan investigates an attempted abduction and puts her life in danger.
34"Credible Witness"
Hugh Futcher guest stars.Diana PatrickJoanne Maguire23 March 1993 (1993-03-23)
Stringer feels discredited when his description of a thief fleeing from a jeweller's shop conflicts with that of the main witness, who works in the shop.
35"The Price of Fame"
Georgina Cates and Margot Leicester guest star.Haldane DuncanLizzie MicKery25 March 1993 (1993-03-25)
Page goes undercover as a model to investigate a possible scam at a modelling agency.
36"The Short Straw"
Final Appearance of DC Viv MartellaWilliam BrayneRussell Lewis26 March 1993 (1993-03-26)
When her car breaks down on the way to the station Viv misses an important CID briefing about an obbo[clarification needed] on a suspected armed robbery and is furious when she is taken off the case by Frank. Martella is shot and killed by the suspected armed robbers that she missed the briefing on and Tony is shot at as well
37"Missing"
David Hargreaves, Tim Preece and John Halstead guest star.Roger GartlandChristopher Russell30 March 1993 (1993-03-30)
A young man with an intellectual disability goes missing and Burnside has to deal with the consequences for the parents.
38"Goods Received"
Eamon Boland and James Marcus guest star.Diana PatrickJulian Spilsbury1 April 1993 (1993-04-01)
Greig investigates a burglary at an ailing business a case that leads him to a missing schoolboy.
39"Double Enmity"
TBAPaul UnwinDavid Hoskins2 April 1993 (1993-04-02)
Woods goes undercover as a contract killer to expose a woman who wants her husband killed.
40"Hard Evidence"
Conleth Hill and Ken Bones guest star.Laurence MoodyTony Etchells6 April 1993 (1993-04-06)
A murder investigation team arrive at Sun Hill. Meadows is uneasy at the Corby's approach who is willing to exploit his relationship with Woods to get a result regardless of the evidence.
41"High Hopes And Low Life"
Final Appearance of PC Ron Smollett, Peter Benson guest starsJohn DarnellRoy MacGregor8 April 1993 (1993-04-08)
Carver and Morgan investigate a career ending attack on a promising young boxer.
42"On The Loose"
Michelle Joseph, Allan Surtees, Hilda Fenemore and Ray Trickett guest star.Laurence MoodyCandy Denman9 April 1993 (1993-04-09)
Loxton and Garfield corner a savage pit bull terrier at an illegal dogfight while Boyden tracks down a pensioner who has turned to crime.
43"Out Of Court"
Jack Smethurst, James Bree and Timothy Walker guest star.Jim GoddardMark Holloway13 April 1993 (1993-04-13)
Stamp and Ackland are keen to get a conviction against a woman for assault on a minicab driver, but she is acquitted.
44"Bedfellows"
Ace Bhatti and Raji James guest star.Jan SargentChristopher Russell15 April 1993 (1993-04-15)
Cato arrests two youths and his actions which cause a riot outside Sun Hill station.
45"Cat And Mouse"
Natalie Roles guest starsJohn DarnellSebastian Secker-Walker17 April 1993 (1993-04-17)
A woman is keen to be get rid of her burglar boyfriend and his fence with whom she has been having an affair.
46"Brothers"
Jake Wood and Alec Linstead guest star.Roger GartlandChris Lang20 April 1993 (1993-04-20)
Two young brothers are suspected of burglary and Croft discovers that they were deserted by their mother and left to fend for themselves.
47"Playing Away"
Geraldine Somerville guest stars.Ed BramanChris Ould22 April 1993 (1993-04-22)
Ackland arrests a fifteen-year-old boy for shoplifting and finds herself investigating his relationship with a woman twenty years his senior.
48"Coming To Terms"
Stephen Churchett and Maureen O'Brien guest star.Jeremy SilbertsonRoy MacGregor24 April 1993 (1993-04-24)
The parents of a young man awaiting trial for the murder of a child are distressed when their home is broken into and they receive threatening phone call and Ackland discovers the connection.
49"Return To Sender"
Andy Serkis and Joseph Kpobie guest star.Jeremy SilbertsonMichael Jenner27 April 1993 (1993-04-27)
A young postwoman is beaten up but the motive is unclear and she seems unwilling to talk to the police.
50"Sticks And Stones"
Tenniel Evans and Derek Smee guest star.Betsan MorrisDavid Lane29 April 1993 (1993-04-29)
Lines hits the jackpot during a raid it makes an already difficult court case for Greig even harder.
51"Tangled Webs"
James Gaddas guest stars.David AttwoodRon Rose1 May 1993 (1993-05-01)
A mysteriously unmotivated break-in at a garage leads Burnside to a web of sexual deception and a jealous husband's rampage.
52"Recruiting Officer"
Ray Ashcroft guest stars.Ed BramanLen Collin4 May 1993 (1993-05-04)
Maitland enlists McCann's help in reassuring a young black applicant whose wife has serious misgivings about the job but McCann is discovering racism within the force for himself.
53"Give Em An Inch"
Ralph Ineson guest stars.Ken HornDuncan Gould6 May 1993 (1993-05-06)
Cato allows a demonstration to go ahead despite being warned that it could be hijacked by racists. When things turn ugly, he is forced to reverse his previous orders.
54"By Hook Or By Crook"
Neil Stuke and Leon Eagles guest star.Haldane DuncanAnthony Valentine8 May 1993 (1993-05-08)
Roach is disgusted when a judge halts the trial of a man accused of crippling a police officer and decides to take matters into his own hands.
55"Home To Roost"
Ricky Tomlinson, Gordon Salkilld and Patrick Carter guest star.Chris CloughJulian Spilsbury11 May 1993 (1993-05-11)
Dave and Tony attend to an assault victim at the market while Norika and Barry take some local kids to Chessington with a reluctant Steve assigned as a last-minute replacement for an ill Ron.
56"In Safe Hands"
Daniela Denby-Ashe guest stars.Chris CloughSteve Trafford13 May 1993 (1993-05-13)
Lines and Morgan arrest two members of a shoplifting team.
57"Punch Drunk"
Final Appearance of DS Ted RoachMichael SimpsonEdward Canfor-Dumas15 May 1993 (1993-05-15)

Attending a pub brawl Dave and Tony are stunned to find a man unconscious and the other CID's own Ted who's taken back to the station and Frank manages to persuade the victim to drop the

charges against him nothing can be done when Ted punches Andrew during a heated argument.
58"Fall Out"
TBAAnthony QuinnJames Mavor18 May 1993 (1993-05-18)
With the departure of Roach one of his informants wants out Burnside and Monroe investigate threats against her.
59"Away Days"
Victoria Plucknett and Glyn Houston guest star.Laurence MoodyPeter Hammond20 May 1993 (1993-05-20)
An elderly ex copper is in London to search for his estranged daughter and claims that he has been robbed in his hotel which Lines investigates.
60"Pride And Joy"
First Appearance of DS Danny Pearce, Anne Reid, Matilda Ziegler and David Sibley guest star.Betsan EvansChris Ould22 May 1993 (1993-05-22)
When a young woman's car is stolen with a baby on board CID fear an abduction and mount a search Garfield tries to mediate with a private clamping firm.
61"Fast Food"
Pui Fan Lee, Robert Blythe and Larry Martyn guest star.Ian WhiteMargaret Phelan25 May 1993 (1993-05-25)

Carver and Woods are caught napping when a street robber escapes from under their noses but uncover a drugs operation at a takeaway restaurant. P.C. Loxton and Sgt. Maitland are in trouble

when Loxton is accused of stealing money from a drunk in the cells.
62"Soft Touch"
Michael Carter guest stars.Anthony QuinnRobert Jones27 May 1993 (1993-05-27)
Stamp's driving prowess is questioned when he fails to stop a runaway road-roller and Jarvis finds a revolver in a rubbish bin while Burnside investigates a murder confession.
63"We Gave Him All Our Love"
Polly James guest starsDavid AttwoodMichael Russell29 May 1993 (1993-05-29)
When the body of a 14-year-old boy is washed up by the tide Cryer feels that he owes the parents an explanation.
64"Hearts And Minds"
TBADerek ListerTony Etchells1 June 1993 (1993-06-01)
Burnside disagrees with Conway's approach to a young offender.
65"Cry Baby"
TBADerek ListerEdward Canfor-Dumas3 June 1993 (1993-06-03)
Page and Monroe attend what appears to be a cot death, but it transpires that the baby has a head injury Meadows investigates
66"A Willing Victim"
Albert Moses, Robert Gwilym and Denise van Outen guest star.Jim GoddardIsabelle Grey5 June 1993 (1993-06-05)
Garfield introduces a boxer friend to a business manager but Pearce has the manager under investigation.
67"Rank Outsider"
TBALaurence MoodySusan Shattock8 June 1993 (1993-06-08)
Loxton's prisoner is released after Page makes a mistake in the CAD room whilst Loxton and Jarvis try to get the prisoner back before Cato finds out.
68"Tender Mercies"
Ann Davies and Steve Swinscoe guest star.Ken HornJane Woodrow10 June 1993 (1993-06-10)
Datta assists a woman who has reported her husband missing while Lines uncovers a loan-sharking operation.
69"Double Take"
Vilma Hollingbery and Peter Miles guest star.Haldane DuncanAnthony Valentine12 June 1993 (1993-06-12)
Greig and Croft investigate a burglary the property is found in a garden shed but was it stolen?
70"Mouth and Trousers"
Final Appearance of PC Barry Stringer, Daragh O'Malley guest stars.Michael SimpsonLen Collin15 June 1993 (1993-06-15)
Stringer clashes with Cato about a serious shortage of officers and the ban on overtime meanwhile two families fight out their differences.
71"Uses And Abuses"
Souad Faress guest stars.Michael SimpsonJoan Maguire / Geoff McQueen16 June 1993 (1993-06-16)
A woman walking home late at night thinks she is being followed by a young man and blinds him with oven cleaner. Is it self-defence or assault?
72"Picking a Winner"
Amanda Abbington guest stars.TBATBA19 June 1993 (1993-06-19)
P.C. Quinnan goes undercover as a refuse collector to investigate a series of burglaries.
73"Broken"
Brian Glover and Christopher Saul guest star.TBATBA22 June 1993 (1993-06-22)
Insp. Monroe deals with the case of an alcoholic former coal miner who tries to organise exploited workers.
74"Inside Dealing"
Donald Douglas and Brett Forrest guest star.TBATBA24 June 1993 (1993-06-24)
A prisoner admits to crimes he didn't commit to gain a transfer.
75"To Have and To Hold"
Alex Kingston guest stars.TBATBA26 June 1993 (1993-06-26)
A woman alleges rape by her estranged husband, but he insists that she consented. D.I. Burnside investigates.
76"Honour Among Thieves"
TBATBATBA29 June 1993 (1993-06-29)
D.I. Burnside questions three robbers after a botched getaway and is given conflicting stories as they try to incriminate one another.
77"Somebody To Love"
Victoria Alcock, Jimmy Yuill and Jo Kendall guest star.TBATBA1 July 1993 (1993-07-01)
W.P.C. Datta tries to help a battered wife. W.P.C. Ackland and D.S. Greig find some strange connections when a housebreaking is linked to a lonely hearts advert.
78"Morning Has Broken"
Michael Elwyn guest stars.TBATBA3 July 1993 (1993-07-03)
Monroe acts quickly after a tip-off about a robbery at a supermarket. Meanwhile CID try to foil a kidnapping and robbery plot, only to be impeded by lack of resources.
79"Swaps"
TBATBATBA6 July 1993 (1993-07-06)
P.C. Loxton and Garfield swap jobs. Loxton has to deal with the new screen phones in the CAD room, while Garfield attends a fatal RTA.
80"Trust"
TBATBATBA8 July 1993 (1993-07-08)
D.S. Greig suspects that his informant is giving him the run around, but it becomes clear that she is being fed false information.
81"Divided We Fall"
Caroline John guest stars.TBATBA10 July 1993 (1993-07-10)
A man found knocking on old people's doors turns out to be suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and attempting to contact family members. Sgt. Cryer realises that one old lady has cause to be afraid.
82"A Duty of Care"
Richard Moore and Derek Crewe guest star.TBATBA13 July 1993 (1993-07-13)
Sgt. Cryer and P.C. Garfield attend a warehouse where a seventeen-year-old boy has fallen from a forklift truck to his death. Cryer is convinced it was no accident.
83"Family Values"
Tilly Vosburgh guest stars.TBATBA15 July 1993 (1993-07-15)
P.C. Jarvis assists the investigation into a violent lorry hijack, where the driver suffered a fatal head injury.
84"A Matter of Life and Death"
Final Appearance of Sgt John Maitland, Kathleen Worth and Peter Gilmore guest star.TBATBA17 July 1993 (1993-07-17)
An elderly man is arrested for beating his wife, but the couple have a bigger secret to hide. P.C. Quinnan is guilty of dangerous driving.
85"Kith and Kin"
First Appearance of Sgt Ray Steele, Oscar James guest starsTBATBA20 July 1993 (1993-07-20)
When a woman is hospitalised, her son burgles her house and steals money, and her daughter starts to strip the house of its contents. Garfield and Marshall are forced to change their minds about a young offender who has befriended the woman, and to whom she has bequeathed her house.
86"Part of the Family"
Lolita Chakrabarti, Nadim Sawalha and Mark Straker guest star.TBATBA22 July 1993 (1993-07-22)
The theft of a necklace reveals a case of domestic violence against a young Bangladeshi woman. Police examine immigration laws and find that she has no freedom at all.
87"Mighty Atoms"
Jonny Lee Miller guest stars.TBATBA24 July 1993 (1993-07-24)
Hours after a tough warning from Ch. Insp. Conway, a notorious young offender is in trouble again. He holds the clue to the whereabouts of a missing teenager.
88"A Malicious Prosecution"
Timothy Walker guest stars.TBATBA27 July 1993 (1993-07-27)
A civil action is brought against P.C. Garfield, W.P.C. Marshall and Sgt. Cryer for wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. Meanwhile, P.C. Quinnan is accused of assaulting a college student.
89"Outbreak"
Joanna Hole and Trevor Byfield guest star.TBATBA27 July 1993 (1993-07-27)
A violent remand prisoner escapes from hospital. W.D.S. Morgan and W.P.C. Croft question the prison officers who fell asleep while guarding him.
90"Unreliable Witness"
Eddie Marsan and Patsy Palmer guest star.TBATBA31 July 1993 (1993-07-31)
A timid music teacher is intimidated by a violent ex-pupil. Ch. Insp. Cato is furious when P.C. Garfield lets a thief get away.
91"Sweet Charity"
Stuart Organ guest stars.Chris CloughTBA3 August 1993 (1993-08-03)
P.C.s Hollis and Stamp are caught in the crossfire when a mother and daughter fall out over a mutual boyfriend. Sgt. Cryer pursues bogus charity workers.
92"David and Goliath"
Natasha Pyne, Melvyn Bedford and James Snell guest star.Chris CloughTBA5 August 1993 (1993-08-05)
A mother refuses to testify against her husband, accused of abusing their 14-year-old son. P.C. Jarvis intercedes on the boy's behalf.
93"What a Pair"
Neil Daglish guest stars.TBATBA7 August 1993 (1993-08-07)
A man working for an illegal escort agency seems to be stealing cash and credit cards from his female clients. W.P.C. Ackland arranges a date with him.
94"Desirable Property"
TBATBATBA10 August 1993 (1993-08-10)
There is series of break-ins at properties sold through a single agency. P.C. Quinnan enlists the assistance of an estate agent.
95"Blind Spot"
John Simm guest stars. In 2019, writer Roger Davenport recorded an Audio Commentary for this episode[2]TBARoger Davenport12 August 1993 (1993-08-12)
P.C. Jarvis and McCann know who is guilty of assault, but can't prove it. D.S. Pearce suggests that they should claim to have witnessed the incident.
96"Carrying the Load"
Tony Haygarth guest stars.TBATBA14 August 1993 (1993-08-14)
W.D.S. Morgan and D.C. Lines investigate a lorry hijack. The husband of the depot owner is seriously assaulted.
97"Deadly Weapon"
Alex Walkinshaw and Roderick Smith guest star.TBATBA17 August 1993 (1993-08-17)
The life of an unborn child hangs in the balance following a road traffic accident. The investigation uncovers a trail of corruption.
98"All the Wrong Connections"
Stephen Greif guest stars.TBATBA19 August 1993 (1993-08-19)
A girl accused of knocking down a young woman in the street has an alibi. D.C.I. Meadows crosses swords with an old enemy.
99"Give and Take"
Jaye Griffiths, Catherine Tate and Ian Thompson guest star.TBATBA21 August 1993 (1993-08-21)
W.P.C. Polly Page sees W.D.S. Sally Johnson from Stafford Row plant drugs on a known dealer.
100"Desperate Measures"
Gordon Warnecke guest stars.TBATBA24 August 1993 (1993-08-24)
A 15-year-old boy is driven to desperate measures. W.P.C. Ackland has to decide whether he or his mother is at risk.
101"To Catch a Thief"
Robert Ashby, Peter Armitage and JoAnne Good guest star.TBATBA26 August 1993 (1993-08-26)
D.C. Carver arrests a pickpocket.
102"Natural Reaction"
Jane Slavin guest stars.TBATBA28 August 1993 (1993-08-28)
D.C. Carver catches a fourteen-year-old thief. He and D.C. Lines question a man about his relationship with the girl
103"Desperate Remedies"
Paul Angelis, Linda Henry and Gerry Cowper guest star.TBATBA31 August 1993 (1993-08-31)
PC Garfield is tasked with retrieving an ill boy's inhaler but comes up against a series of other problems whilst doing so.
104"Bright Lights"
George Rossi and Sean Baker guest star.TBATBA2 September 1993 (1993-09-02)
CID investigate attempts at sexual assault by an electrician who turns out to have connections with the local psychiatric hospital. W.D.S. Morgan puts herself on the line to catch him.
105"Bare Faced Lies"
Departure of Frank Burnside as DITBATBA4 September 1993 (1993-09-04)
CID investigate the sale of stolen cigarettes and alcohol to pubs in the Sun Hill area. D.I. Burnside comes to the aid of an old friend, and D.S. Pearce goes to see a stripper.
106"But Not Forgotten"
Brian Capron guest stars.TBATBA7 September 1993 (1993-09-07)
An important visitor comes to Sun Hill to see D.I. Burnside, but he is gone.
107"Push"
Lucy Speed, Edna Doré and Graham Cull guest star.TBATBA9 September 1993 (1993-09-09)
W.P.C. Page gets stuck in a lift with a pregnant 15-year-old girl and has to assist with the birth.
108"Bad Reaction"
First Appearance of DI Harry HainesTBATBA11 September 1993 (1993-09-11)
Det. Insp. Harry Haines arrives for his first day at Sun Hill and helps track down a drug dealer who is distributing dangerous tablets.
109"Compliments of the Service"
Nigel Humphreys and Mike Burnside guest star. In 2020, actor Mike Burnside (D.A.C. Hicks) recorded an Audio Commentary for this episode.[3]TBATBA14 September 1993 (1993-09-14)
A public relations exercise by Ch. Supt. Brownlow is threatened by a drugs raid on the Jasmine Allen estate.
110"Game of Two Halves"
Christopher Saul guest stars.TBATBA16 September 1993 (1993-09-16)
W.D.C. Croft is in uniform for the day, to Ch. Insp. Cato's delight.
111"The Knowledge"
Bill Stewart, Jimmi Harkishin and Daniel Abineri guest star.Chris CloughTBA18 September 1993 (1993-09-18)
D.I. Haines gets involved in a war between an Asian minicab firm and a black cab operator.
112"No Place Like Home"
Final Appearance of Sgt Jane KendallTBATBA21 September 1993 (1993-09-21)
Residents from the Greenfield Estate protest about the presence of an absconder from a nearby unit for young offenders.
113"Customer Care"
TBATBATBA23 September 1993 (1993-09-23)
D.I. Haines is annoyed by a young man who refuses to take an allegation of rape seriously. P.C. Loxton looks after two children left alone by their mother and who have stolen £100 from a neighbour
114"The Right Man for the Job"
Joe Absolom, Count Prince Miller and Anthony Jackson guest star.TBATBA25 September 1993 (1993-09-25)
Sgt. Boyden deals with a case of joyriding which ends with a crash and uncovers an insurance fraud.
115"A Life in the Day Of"
Kate Maravan and Richard Hampton guest star.TBATBA28 September 1993 (1993-09-28)
A woman parks her car with P.C. Loxton's permission, but it gets clamped. Loxton is unable to prevent a young man from committing suicide and blames Ch. Insp. Conway's parking initiative.
116"Having What It Takes"
Chris MacDonnell guest stars.TBATBA30 September 1993 (1993-09-30)
When the youngest member of a notorious crime family comes into the station to confess to a three-year-old murder, D.C.I. Meadows hopes he will be able to clear up a case from his time at AMIP.
117"Play the Game"
Barry Stanton, Aidan Gillen and Chris Sullivan guest star.TBATBA2 October 1993 (1993-10-02)
Chief Inspector Cato's bullish tactics put noses out of joint, after a pub brawl turns into a murder inquiry.
118"Unlucky For Some"
Danny Dyer, Maggie Cronin and Helen Blatch guest star.TBATBA5 October 1993 (1993-10-05)
One of the employees at a bingo hall reveals that a robbery there was an inside job.
119"Gift of the Gab"
Dermot Crowley guest stars.TBATBA7 October 1993 (1993-10-07)
D.S. Pearce and W.P.C. Croft investigate bogus callers who are stealing people's pension money.
120"A Class Act"
Marc Warren guest stars.TBATBA9 October 1993 (1993-10-09)
When a drugs raid fails to deliver, it is D.C. Carver's dislike of a customer that reaps unexpected results.
121"Somewhere To Hang My Hat"
David Arlen and Jean Heywood guest star.TBATBA16 October 1993 (1993-10-16)
An old soldier is found at the bottom of a flight of stairs, but did he fall or was he pushed? D.C. Lines and W.D.S. Morgan have their suspicions.
122"Cheating Heart"
Amelda Brown and Sion Tudor Owen guest star.Nicholas MallettTBA14 October 1993 (1993-10-14)
A man has persuaded two women to lend him money for a bar in Spain. The trouble starts when they find out about one another. Sgt. Boyden deals with the consequences.
123"Dangerous Trade"
Richard Kane and Will Barton guest starTBATBA12 October 1993 (1993-10-12)
A tragic accident involving a teenage boy alerts W.P.C. Page and P.C. Quinnan to an illegal trade in imported alcohol.
124"No Comment"
Adam Blackwood guest stars.Nicholas MallettTBA19 October 1993 (1993-10-19)
An old man has been murdered in his flat. D.C.I. Meadows has two suspects in custody, but both claim the right to silence.
125"Shrinkage"
TBANicholas MallettTBA21 October 1993 (1993-10-21)
Sgt. Cryer convinces Ch. Supt. Brownlow of the virtues of an arrest referral scheme offering counselling to those arrested on drugs offences. W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Quinnan act to stop a gang of professional shoplifters.
126"Street Legal"
Brian Ellis guest stars.TBATBA23 October 1993 (1993-10-23)
P.C. Loxton investigates an assault and uncovers a ring of car thieves. P.C. Hollis launches a one-man public relations drive.
127"The Green Eyed Monster"
Billy Hartman guest stars.TBATBA26 October 1993 (1993-10-26)
D.I. Haines works with AMIP on a murder investigation and uncovers some secrets in the victim's past.
128"Behind Closed Doors"
Pal Aron guest starsTBATBA28 October 1993 (1993-10-28)
An Indian woman is the victim of domestic violence. The husband is arrested, but community leaders attempt to secure his release so that he can be dealt with by the woman's family.
129"Links in the Chain"
Andrew Burt and Steve Ismay guest star.TBATBA30 October 1993 (1993-10-30)
Sgt. Cryer and P.C. Garfield investigate a break-in at a storage warehouse, putting Meadows on the trail of a small-time drug dealer with heavyweight connections.
130"Care in the Community"
Roberta Taylor, Geoffrey Hutchings, Barry Andrews and David Quilter guest star.TBATBA2 November 1993 (1993-11-02)
An old woman is found dead in an empty house and Quinnan and Garfield are called in to investigate. Jarvis arrests a violent youth for assault.
131"You Don't Always Get What You Want"
TBAChris CloughTBA4 November 1993 (1993-11-04)
Quinnan and Ackland support a C.I.D. raid on the house of a burglary suspect. Croft and Greig persuade a young mother to help with their inquiries.
132"Reason To Believe"
Billy Hartman guest stars.TBATBA6 November 1993 (1993-11-06)
Haines and Morgan work on a murder investigation with AMIP when a body is found after an office party.
133"Let Slip"
John Joyce guest stars.TBATBA9 November 1993 (1993-11-09)
Page and Jarvis are called to deal when two rottweilers terrorise a shopping centre and attack a young girl.
134"Until Proven Guilty"
Tony Caunter guest stars.TBATBA11 November 1993 (1993-11-11)
Steele and Ackland find a man who has been beaten up to dissuade him from testifying against a vicious loan shark. The C.P.S. suggests dropping the case but Meadows secures the assistance of a lesser villain to get the evidence for a prosecution.
135"The Hard Sell"
Ahmed Khalil guest stars.TBATBA13 November 1993 (1993-11-13)
Quinnan witnesses a robbery. He suspects that a derelict shop is being used as an auction house for stolen property.
136"Consequences"
Tony Guilfoyle and Cheryl Hall guest star.TBATBA16 November 1993 (1993-11-16)
Meadows and Morgan lead a raid on a club in pursuit of a drug dealer who is laundering money through car sales.
137"A Question of Identity"
TBATBATBA18 November 1993 (1993-11-18)
A neighbour spots an HIV-positive drug addict breaking into a house.
138"Cutting Edge"
Derek Newark and Godfrey James guest star.TBATBA20 November 1993 (1993-11-20)
Page and McCann are called to the scene of an aggravated burglary. There is a lot of blood at the scene, but it has not come from the victim.
139"Put Down"
TBATBATBA23 November 1993 (1993-11-23)
An invalid is found dead in bed, and the wife is charged with aiding and abetting a suicide.
140"Left Behind"
Albert Welling guest stars.TBATBA25 November 1993 (1993-11-25)
A convicted wife-beater has been released on parole. He, his wife and son all end up in Sun Hill on suspicion of violent assaults
141"Real Villains"
Dean Gaffney guest stars.Chris CloughTBA27 November 1993 (1993-11-27)
Croft and Cryer examine the remains of a burned-out car on the Whitegate estate, where residents are concerned about the increase in lawlessness.
142"Questionable Judgement"
Camilla Power, Martin Fisk, Peter Russell and David Quilter guest star.TBATBA30 November 1993 (1993-11-30)
A homeless man is found murdered and a teenage girl has gone missing.
143"Taking Care of Business"
Carl Rigg guest stars.TBATBA2 December 1993 (1993-12-02)
A store participating in Conway's business watch scheme has been burgled, and one of the suspects is beaten up.
144"The Law in Their Hands"
TBAGraeme HarperTBA4 December 1993 (1993-12-04)
Steele and Garfield arrest a father and son who assaulted the man they believe burgled their house. Loxton and Quinnan catch the real thief.
145"Cause For Complaint"
Martyn Read guest stars.TBATBA7 December 1993 (1993-12-07)
Monroe investigates a complaint about an unattended emergency call, which the victim attributes to racial prejudice.
146"Blood Counts"
Paul Barber guest stars.TBATBA9 December 1993 (1993-12-09)
A postman is attacked, and Carver discovers the remains of a mailbag in the embers of a fire. Pearce struggles with a false confession. McCann is in trouble over a false arrest.
147"Hurting Inside"
Oliver Smith guest stars.TBATBA11 December 1993 (1993-12-11)
A convicted burglar absconds while on day release from prison.
148"Corroboration"
Kevork Malikyan guest stars.TBATBA14 December 1993 (1993-12-14)
Carver and Jarvis are in court, but the case against a man accused of robbing a couple at knife point may fall because of poor identification evidence.
149"Death of a Ladies' Man"
TBATBATBA16 December 1993 (1993-12-16)
A woman reports her husband missing. Greig and Croft establish that the man is a bigamist and an armed robber.
150"An Ill Wind"
Sally Knyvette guest stars.TBATBA18 December 1993 (1993-12-18)
A body is retrieved from a building yard after a deadly toxic gas was fed through the building.
151"Keep on Trucking"
Russell Floyd guest stars.Graeme HarperTBA21 December 1993 (1993-12-21)
Garfield solves a rash of holiday burglaries with his knowledge of tachographs.
152"A Family Trait"
TBATBATBA23 December 1993 (1993-12-23)
Greig and Croft investigate an aggravated burglary. A fourteen-year-old thief, following in his father's footsteps, poses a problem for Morgan.
153"Paid in Full"
Arthur Cox guest stars.TBATBA24 December 1993 (1993-12-24)
Boyden foils a smash-and-grab raid at an electrical store, and thinks he deserves a reward, but Insp. Monroe sees things differently.
154"Cause For Concern"
Dean Harris and Ray Armstrong guest star.TBATBA30 December 1993 (1993-12-30)
Datta and Stamp have to unravel an unusual case of mistaken identity when a domestic dispute gets out of hand.
155"Nothing Ventured"
Final Appearance of DI Harry Haines, Nick Miles and Donald Sumpter guest star.TBATBA31 December 1993 (1993-12-31)
When an informant tips Haines off about an LSD factory, he is eager to set up a drugs bust, but Meadows has other plans for him.


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