The Bill follows the officers of Sun Hill, a Metropolitan Police station located in the fictional Borough of Canley in London's East End. Created in 1983 by Geoff McQueen as a one-off drama called "Woodentop", The Bill was spun off as a full series, and ran for over 26 years and 2,425 episodes. Covering both uniformed officers and CID detectives, the series is renowned for its accurate and authentic portrayal of policing in London.
Quinnan goes undecover as a prostitute's punter. Does he let things go too far?
Haines, now with the Drugs Squad, returns to Sun Hill to help Meadows track down a consignment of heroin.
Lines investigates the assault and robbery of a youth, but the prime suspect is an ex-colleague.
Meadows and Johnson investigate the murder of a man, apparently killed for his wallet and his car.
Conway orders the release of a prisoner, who is then beaten up.
Woods investigates the assault of a young woman who is reluctant to reveal the identity of her assailant.
Greig investigates a child abduction.
Johnson gets the blame when Marshall is assaulted during an undercover operation.
Cato's abrasive style of management leads to a confrontation with Brownlow.
Jarvis and Marshall catch a thief red-handed, and get dragged into his marital problems. Sgt. Boyden investigates a missing daughter.
Johnson finds that she run out of friends at Sun Hill.
Deakin's new role as acting D.I. brings conflict with Monroe and the rest of C.I.D.
Jarvis blames himself when a teenager is killed in a car crash.
New arrival D.S. Don Beech proves to be more than a mtach for Skase.
Stamp and Page deal with an ex-con who delivers his own kind of justice and public order.
Cryer's exemplary record is threatened when a professional litigant brings a complaint against him for swearing.
Brian Elliot, a friend of Ch. Insp. Conway, has been robbed by a prostitute and her accomplice, but does not help the investigation when he refuses to make a formal statement or testify in case his wife finds out about his indiscretion. CID launch an undercover sting, which fails, but Elliot arrives at the station with his wife to make a statement, and it is quite clear she knows the truth.
Marshall breaks the arm of a suspect, but he may be an innocent man.
Garfield and Page protect a mugger from a gang seeking revenge.
Deakin enlists the help of a schoolboy to solve a case of computer crime.
Woods and Croft investigate a series of vicious robberies on petrol stations, but the prime suspect has been dead for years.
A pedestrian is critically injured in a hit-and-run accident, and a withness seems overly keen to help.
Meadows clashes with Conway when finances threaten an operation to catch a dangerous thug.
Cato considers his future at Sun Hill.
Probationery constables Nick Slater and Debbie Keane have different fortunes on their first day at Sun Hill.
Hollis thinks that Sun Hill could do with a Face-Lift, and turns his hand to gardening.
Deakin seems to be undermining a uniformed operation against under-aged prostitutes.
Ackland looks to Slater for support when she is accused of preverting the course of justice after attending an R.T.A.
Deakin and Greig are held hostage in a nightclub by a desperate gunman.
Stamp makes Slater a laughing stock.
Page tries to trace a hit-and-run driver who knocked down a man in her care.
Acting D.I. Deakin is offered a bribe by a dodgy television dealer.
A series of blunders by Slater put him on a collision course with Stamp and the new Chief Inspector.
When Cryer tackles a gang of thieving schoolgirls he discovers that it is not only the policemen who are getting younger, it is the criminals too.
Loxton shows a lack of sensitivity over an attack on a homosexual man, while C.I.D. find an unexpected ally as they attempt to solve an armed robbery.
Acting D.I. Deakin investigates the fatal shooting of a mother by her teenage son.
Deakin and Carver find some buried treasure in a Chinese takeaway, while Nick Slater shows his caring nature - with disastrous results.
P.C. Hollis is on the trail of some canine kidnappers.
W.P.C. Harris is approached by a flirtatious informant. W.P.C. Page and P.C. Garfield learn that love is never short of passion, even in old age.
Sgt. Boyden and probationer PC Nick Slater are called to the house of an elderly lady who claims a couple are fornicating in her garden. A search of the surrounding area turns up the guilty parties: a wealthy local businessman and his companion, Lisa Royle. Drugs are also found in their car, so the two are taken into custody. Lisa flirts with Boyden, and gives him a phone number to call to vouch for her identity. She turns out to be DS Lisa Holm on an undercover operation, and an angry DI Raymond turns up at Sun Hill to ensure the operation is not further compromised. Slater is confused when Boyden suddenly releases the pair and demands to know why, but Boyden tells him that as a probationer, there are a lot of things he doesn't need to know.
D.I. Deakin pressurises a witness to testify, but D.C. Woods is worried about her safety.
D.S. Beech and D.C. Carver investigate a case of vandalism and are drawn into a gangland war.
W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Loxton discover some long-hidden secrets when a tower block is stripped prior to demolition.
W.P.C. Page tries to help a young boy.
Deakin gambles to win back his rank as Detective Inspector. Meanwhile, Beech and Pearce inadvertenly ruin any chance he has of rejoining the Flying Squad.
D.S. Pearce and D.C.I. Meadows investigate an alleged attempted murder, where the weapon is a slice of quiche.
A series of unexplained robberies are cracked when one of the victims reveals she was seduced by a handsome freelance car washer, who copied her keys and arranged to meet her later, but robbed her house while she was waiting for him. Despite Insp. Monroe's objections that she is too inexperienced, DC Skase arranges for probationary WPC Debbie Keane to go undercover as a lonely housewife to catch the thief at work. The plan goes well, but at the expense of Skase's car when he uses it to block the driveway to prevent the thief's getaway.
P.C. Slater comes face-to-face with a violent criminal.
A high-rise estate is demolished, provoking mixed reactions from the former residents.
P.C. Quinnan and W.P.C. Page respond when a small boy falls from a window, and uncover some family secrets.
D.S. Beech and Insp. Monroe are at loggerheads following the recovery of the body of a drowned bookmaker from the Thames.
Sgt. Cryer and W.P.C. Page uncover some painful family secrets when they try to find a lost little girl.
W.D.C. Croft reaches for a high-tech solution when the only witness to a brutal attack cannot identify the assailant.
Sgt. Boyden decides to liven up a night shift by holding a competition to see who can get the most arrests, with a bottle of scotch as the prize.
P.C.s Loxton and Hollis deal with a young woman who doesn't want to go home.
W.P.C. Ackland is attacked by a drug dealer and ends up in hospital. Her colleagues are determined to see justice done.
D.S. Greig and W.D.C. Croft uncover love and prejudice when a family of gypsies is accused of robbery.
W.P.C. Keane confronts a prostitute and finds her with D.S. Beech. Is he working under cover or between the sheets?
P.C. Slater and W.P.C. Keane wonder whether they can handle the job.
A pregnant woman is mugged and assaulted.
P.C. Hollis is the only witness to a fight between two of his colleagues. Ch. Insp. Stritch is determined to prove that police officers are not above the law.
D.C. Carver deals with a family angered when a criminal is allowed to walk free.
W.P.C. Keane and P.C. Slater deal with a violent stabbing but their investigation is hampered by hidden loyalties.
P.C. Slater, on attachment to Thames Division, investigates when a member of the local chapter of Hell's Angels has gone missing.
P.C. Loxton is furious at being tricked by an illegal immigrant.
W.D.C. Croft and D.S. Greig investigate a cat burglar who claims he cannot walk. P.C. Quinnan is hung over after a drunken party.
W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Slater try to find out why a little girl is wandering the streets late at night. W.P.C. Keane gets trapped when trying to arrest a suspect.
D.S. Pearce and D.I. Deakin clash over conflicting information from their respective informants.
Ch. Insp. Stritch goes out on the beat with P.C. Garfield.
D.S. Pearce ignores the advice of the new F.M.E., putting a prisoner's life on the line.
W.P.C. Keane and Sgt. Cryer uncover a case of elder abuse.
P.C. Jarvis and W.P.C. Page investigate the death of a martial arts student.
D.S. Beech helps W.D.C. Croft investigate a violent assault case, but she is uncomfortable with his methods.
Cryer investigates when a disturbed young man claims to have assaulted someone.
Carver and Skase look into the hi-jacking of a lorry and realise that their investigation is being shadowed by a violent gang.
Datta and Jarvis try to track down a missing girl and fear she has been kidnapped.
Pearce is furious that Jarvis and Ackland may have unwittingly freed a child abductor.
Ackland and Garfield become involved in an unusual case of life and death.
Garfield and Marshall have to decide if a suspect is an innocent philanderer or a ruthless criminal.
McCann finds himself in the frame for robbery. A young black youth with a grudge and a family of racists both have reason to set him up.
Deakin and Woods try to persuade a desperate mother to trust them when her young daughter is kidnapped as a result of her son's drug habit.
Meadows and Woods are investigating a rape when someone confesses on a radio show.
Loxton and Keane go after a gang of youths who are terrorising a housing estate.
Croft and Skase get a free work-out when they go undercover to catch a steroids dealer.
Croft and Lines are dismayed by D.S. Beech's methods.
Marshall and Slater clash over how to handle an assault victim with drugs in her flat and a suspicious history.
Meadows and Deakin are trying to catch a serial rapist and an attempted burglary yields a vital clue.
Quinnan and Jarvis need a WPC to help catch a fraudulent doctor at a slimming clinic. Dare they imply that Ackland, Page or Debbie Keane are overweight?
Deakin and Croft investigate when a mummified body is found in an old allotment shed.
Lines discovers that a school bully is still up to his old tricks, but wonders if he has now committed murder.
Datta comforts the girlfriend of a violent drug user while his death is investigated.
The mother of a young offender provides him with an alibi when an old woman is assaulted and robbed.
Hollis arrests a homeless youth, leaving his colleagues wondering at his new approach.
Keane and Cryer investigate the defrauding of an old person.
Boyden finds out that he has a daughter - and so does Beech.
Croft and Deakin investigate a terrible smell coming from a basement.
Meadows finally gets the chance to catch an old adversary when a teenage boy makes allegations of abuse at a children's home.
Ackland is convinced that a former prostitute arrested for drug dealing is protecting someone.
Boyden and Beech lock horns when an off-duty police officer is arrested for drink-driving.
P.C. Hollis is determined to find out who is responsible for the outbreak of graffiti that has appeared about him overnight.
D.C. Carver goes undercover as a barman to expose an extortion racket, and is surprised when D.S. Beech arrives.
D.S. Greig and D.C. Skase investigate possible arson after a fire burns down a block of flats, killing a young family.
Conway's diving team finds a corpse in a dock. Deakin and Lines have a suspect in mind, before the body is even retrieved.
D.S. Beech and D.C. Carver investigate the hit-and-run of a young football star. D.C. Skase deals with an old robbery case.
P.C. Quinnan and W.P.C. Page research the background to an assault of a man by his 12-year-old daughter.
Sgt. Cryer is taken hostage at gunpoint by an aggrieved husband who has decided to take drastic action over a custody case.
P.C.s Quinnan and Hollis investigate when a store detective renowned for his bravery is accused of assaulting a shoplifter.
D.S. Pearce investigates the case of a man being blackmailed by an escort agency.
Ch. Insp. Stritch's new timekeeping tests land P.C. Loxton with a murder charge and test Insp. Monroe's loyalties to the limit.
D.I. Deakin and W.D.S. Morgan attend court to testify against a dangerous drugs dealer, but find the prosecution team unhelpful.
D.I. Deakin and W.D.S. Morgan are in court for the prosecution of a dangerous drug dealer.
Ackland tries to find a baby who has been snatched from the mother's car.
Sun Hill C.I.D. embark on a frantic search for a booby-trapped television set after a bomb destroys a local electrical shop.
Carver and Woods accuse a petty criminal of child pornography when he hands in a film containing compromising pictures.
WPC Ackland and PC Loxton are on foot patrol when they are approached by a Mrs Henry with a minor complaint. A shot rings out, hitting Mrs Henry and SO19 are quickly on the scene to evacuate the officers and the wounded woman. CID, including WDS Jo Morgan who has been seconded to Sun Hill as a liaison to the Regional Crime Squad, can find no reason why the woman would be the target of a sniper. PC Loxton, who is testifying in a court case later in the day is assumed to be the target and is given SO1 protection, although subsequent raids of the suspect's property put him in the clear. That night however, as Loxton slumbers in a safe house, someone firebombs June Ackland's flat.
As it becomes clear that someone wants June Ackland dead, she is horrified to find CID digging through her painful past to discover the killer's identity. Tired of being holed up in a safe house, Ackland decides to go back on duty, as this may also draw the killer out of hiding. There is a close shave when she is seperated from Sgt Cryer on street patrol and a man pulls an imitation gun on her, although she is rescued by a covert SO1 officer. Meanwhile, a witness to the arson on Ackland's flat, Mrs Cooper, comes into the station to make a statement.
The identity of the man trying to kill June Ackland may be revealed when an ex-Army officer is overheard boasting that he was paid to ""kill a copper"". CID link him to a young man who committed suicide in prison after Ackland arrested him for dealing drugs on the Jasmine Allen. WDS Jo Morgan realises that their witness, Mrs Cooper, is behind the plan as she turns out to be the mother of the dead boy. Mrs Cooper is arrested for conspiracy to murder, and she reveals that the assassin is lying in wait for Ackland at the safe house. As Ackland and an SO1 team head off to the safe house to draw the killer out, they are ambushed by a man on a motorbike just outside the station, and Jo Morgan is killed in a hail of gunfire as she rushes to warn them.
The officers of Sun Hill are in shock after the death of Morgan, none more so than Ackland who is still racked with guilt over her death. Loxton is forced to apologise to a pair of loudmouthed youths after he threatens them.
D.S. Beech organises successful raids on two known jewellery thieves, but then has to try to find the money.
W.P.C. Keane and P.C. Jarvis find themselves protecting a known con man from the people that he duped.
P.C. Quinnan and W.P.C. Datta follow up reports of a terrifying scream, and uncover a family of hermits in a barricaded home.
D.S. Beech finds himself under pressure when an old friend is implicated in a violent murder.
A relief is working a Sunday shift.
P.C. Quinnan is accused of sexual harassment by a burglary victim, and P.C. McCann refuses to confirm his alibi.
Insp. Monroe visits a headmaster who refuses to recognise that there is a drugs problem, despite a pupil overdosing on school grounds.
A raid on a crack house sees D.C. Carver arrest a young prostitute, Paula, for possession of drugs. While waiting to be processed in custody, Paula is distraught, saying her infant daughter is in danger from her pimp who will hurt or kill her if he doesn't get the crack she was bringing him. Despite D.S. Boulton's lack of sympathy, Carver convinces his colleagues to raid the pimp's flat and save the child.
Greig and Skase have to investigate a year-old murder from the burger van wars.
Boyden and Hollis attend to a corpse in a car, and find that the dead man led a double life.
Deakin arrests a kidnapper, but doesn't know where the teenage girl he abducted is hidden.
Carver and Croft investigate the murder of a convicted child molester in his prison cell.
Ackland and Quinnan question a lodger when his landlady is abducted from her office.
Boulton and Woods investigate the kidnapping of a teenage girl and look to her distraught parents for help.
Marshall attends to a widow who believes she is being stalked, while Monroe looks for a driver who fled from the scene of an accident.
Greig builds a picture of the thugs who tried to murder a policeman during a riot, while Garfield worries about his own performance on the day.
McCann learns some hard truths about what it takes to be a sergeant as he and Stamp search for a troubled schizophrenic.
Boulton and Lines uncover some dodgy dealings when a businessman reports his credit card stolen.
Slater and Page are called to a break-in and discover a woman drowned in her own bath.
C.I.D. investigate a blackmail threat against a supermarket owner after Stamp and Garfield are handed a contaminated pie.
Stamp and Keane try to save a young joyrider from being led astray by his elder brother.
Officers from Sun Hill take on local young offenders in a game of football, yielding a surprise result for C.I.D.
C.I.D. investigate a bungled armed robbery at a betting shop.
Loxton accidentally sets off a smoke alarm in a night club and arrests the owner.
Cryer and Keane pursue a drink-driver responsible for the death of a young Asian woman.
Skase investigates an ex-informer's love life in his hunt for clues to an arson attack.
Ackland and Stamp deal with a teenage tearaway whose petty criminal career spirals out of control when she flirts with some serious villains.
Stamp and Slater attend to a break-in and apprehend a suspect with a suspiciously large sum of money, but the occupier denies all knowledge of the cash.
Greig investigates the death of a young boy following a burglary.
Boyden and Slater are on a surveillance operation that goes wrong.
A baby girl is found abandoned.