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.
Norika and George are on traffic duty. He failed to see the D.A.C. so didn't salute him. Brownlow's wife is giving grief about the roof of his summer cottage.
A man complains about his car being trashed. Norika goes to a service station which is being held-up by men with a machete. Steve and Dave give chase. During the chase Steve collides with a car.
Cathy is on the beat and notices 2 men acting strangely. When she tries to arrest them, she is attacked. A black youth not involved tells George about it, who gives chase. Insp. Monroe takes an interest and wants it investigated as a sexual assualt.
Burnside is watching a firm that could be done over by an ex-security guard. Tosh is worried about the security guard. When the raid does go down, Tosh can't get through to the security guard.
Loxton is going to court with Garfield. One of the witnesses is giving them a hard time. Dashwood is also there griping about missing paperwork. Garfield is worried about his notes and Loxton is very confident the attacker will get charged. Loxton and the defendant tell 2 different versions of the attack. The defendant gets off and he is last seen heading into a pub with a child left crying in the car.
A girl is missing and Reg is moaning about his mealtime being curtailed. Dave finds an incriminating notebook that indicates the girl is on the game. When Dave goes to tell the family, he finds out the father already knows. Conway has an argument with Brownlow after he contacted a radio station about the missing girl. While Burnside is having lunch, he notices the girl lunching with a businessman.
Roach and Carver are in court where they find their defendant has not appeared because he is waiting for a kidney machine. Roach talks to an ex-copper who uses the same kind of machine.
Tosh asks Stringer and Hollis to help take evidence upstairs. The equipment was stolen from a shipment going to American bases on the continet. When Tosh finds the seller he finds an aladin's cave.
Brownlow gives Conway a hard time about sick figures. Young is not feeling well and June thinks it could be stress related. Loxton goes to investigate something suspicious in a scrapyard.
CID helps uniform combat burglaries on an estate. Viv and Jim pay follow-up calls to the victims. Jim is told it is kids.
Sgt. Maitland thinks there is a problem with a local pub landlord of the Overton Arms as well as drinking on duty. The prisoner makes allegiations about being threatened with a shotgun. It is possible that Sgt. Maitland is blowing a CID operation. When Roach is assualted at the pub, Maitland gets the attacker. Brownlow is getting a bee in his bonnet about wearing hats.
Stamp and Stringer come across a man and a woman struggling. Stamp grabs the woman who collapses. The man says he saw her wandering and went to help her and she attacked him with her nails. Initial reports from the hospital are that she was the victim of an attempted rape but the bruises were from an epileptic fit.
Jasmine Allen Estate representatives are visiting the station. Tony and Delia walk the Estate and talk to one of the residents. They chase a drug dealer to a club and the men on the door won't let them through. June and Steve arrest the dealer after he leaves the club but June is attacked when the men from the club turn up. The man who assualted her was one of the representatives from the Estate on the council.
Brownlow is having transport problems to get to a meeting. He helps at an accident. Tom Penny who now is security guard comes in to check an arrest Dave made of a supposedly pregnant woman. He talks to Tad about the amount of stealing at the business he is now at.
Tony and Barry are stopped in the street by a man who says his flat has been burgled and the burglars are still on the premises. They surprise a flat owner who is in the bathroom. Tosh finds out the lady was lying about her whereabouts because she was with a married man. Delia visits an old man who wanted to report a prowler to an Inspector. He rings again and Delia chases a man to a car park on the Jasmine Allen. Delia and the old man are hit by a car.
Dashwood and Roach investigate a burglary at a scrapyard. Dashwood recognises the name of an ex-copper who knows Roach and Dashwood thinks Roach is prejudiced and too helpful. The ex-copper turned security guard's wife comes up with a possible suspect. Cathy investigates poison pen letters sent by the recipient's husband. Bob says the police can't do anything about them. the husband comes to the station and asks for protection.
Greig gets the evidence for an arson case from the property officer and goes to a conference in chambers and parks in the wrong space. The suspect is not responsible for his actions, according to pschriatics unfit to plead. Greig is not happy that the case he spent months on might be chucked out. Delia and Su are being given cheek by 2 black youths. Delia takes home leaving su to deal with an alleged shoplifting. Su wants to let the shoplifter off with a caution but, on taking home, finds a room full of goods stolen from supermarkets.
June sees a boy being bullied at a playground. On investigation she finds a lunch box with packets in it as well as a notebook with a list of names and some drawings. The list is of drugs but the prices are kids prices and the packets hold grass clippings and flour - almost like the children are playing shop. She goes to the local school to see if she can get some names. Dashwood's transfer has been turned down. Burnside thinks Brownlow stopped it because Dashwood is dressed smarted than Brownlow. The retired head of the murder squad offers to help Dashwood. Roach's ex senior officer comes into CID asking for help with a case. He is now head of a security firm and wants to impress the partners and wants Roach's help because Ted is a good thief taker. Roach doesn't want to help because he still hasn't forgiven his boss for putting an innocent man in prison. He nicks a man at the pub with stolen watches.
After dropping off a girl at a children's home, Dave and Cathy get called back in for a potential suicide. The girl Dave brought back in the morning seems to be the last person to see the dead girl alive. The man in charge of the home resigns. The dead girl had a boyfriend who, according to her diary, took her to Spain and Wales as well as other places. There was an unreported break-in. This and some photographs the disappearing girl had seem to be connected to the suicide.
June, Tony, Dave and Reg are doing an obbo. Dave and Reg are lost while the doctor is attacked. The doctor was called to a hoax emergency call. The lady who was supposed to have made the call is being harassed since her son was arrested for murder. Reg comes up with a Trojan Horse idea to protect the doctor. The mother of the murderer commits suicide. Barry and Steve are called to a burglary at a chemists. One of the suspects collapses. Steve is getting cocky about his arrest.
A man is murdered by a shotgun after talking to Dashwood. A man who has escaped from prison turns up in Dashwood's flat after he has put the safety chain on the door. A gunshot has been reported at Dashwood's because the escapee's girlfriend was shot. He turns the gun on himself after making Dashwood look like a prat.
A young girl is approached by a man in a playground. Burnside thinks that they can't do anything until a crime is committed. tosh is noticing the suspect getting bolder. Ron has also noticed a pattern. A girl goes missing from a playground. A shop keeper is pushing the armed robbery button when he is being spat at by children.
A man comes in to talk to someone in authority because an ex-employee is having sex with a 15 year old. CPS has thrown out June's assault case. She is thinking of taking a private prosecution and ends her shift feeling very cynical.
Datta is watching a pub when a youth is seen leaving with drugs. While reading a playboy in the boy's room, Garfield finds over £200 hidden in the magazine and an acqinance of the boy is seen going into the pub and then arrested of possible possession. Garfield thinks the boy, whose room they are using for the obbo, is a dealer. Sue gets a hot tip for a double but Steve never placed the bet. Her first horse won and the second horse had a photo before being confirmed as coming second by a nose.
burnside and Lines go for a lunchtime drink. Tony and George go to a building site where a self-employed tiler fell off the top floor. An eye witness says he was pushed. The victim had killed a woman about 5 years before in a drink driving accident.
June and Delia catch a girl who has stolen a purse. June suspects the mother of fraud. Delia goes back out and watches 3 youths interfere with a car before she is told to investigate reports of screaming coming from a flat. The lady's baby has died. Delia is badly affected by the death.
Burnside and Reed go to an accident involving a security van. Ted thinks it is an inside job. Ted finds a job application for a man with form. Tosh talks to the guard. Martella talks to a witness who is worried about the wrong people finding out. She is supposed to be in Scotland.
Delia and Viv talk about a perpetual villain before they go to court. Viv's witness is having second thoughts. D.C.I. Reed gets a phone call about Viv reading previous charges in court.
Jim and Ted watch 3 men enter a house. A girl is hastily let out who turns out to be a friend of Ted. Jim watches 3 youths enter the house . Jim gets punched in the nose.
Tony and Dave rush an injured woman to hospital when the ambulance is delayed after an accident. They go to see the driver of the other car. He is a sales rep who hopes to be banned from driving. A man complains to Monroe about obstruction by Tony and Dave.
Tony and Dave go to a sudden death. Monroe arrives and thinks it is a suspicious death. The man was a locum working at the doctors. Dave and Tony are called to a flat where arguments were heard. A man is holding a child hostage.
June takes a mother to a chemist. While in the chemist a customer becomes abusive when his prescription is not filled. Greig thinks he might have killed once already. Reg talks to a doctor about a break-in at her surgery where prescription pads were missing. Conway is there to negotiate.
Dashwood talks to one of his snouts to find out the name of the man. June talks to the man on the phone after George left a phone outside the flat. Conway negotiates for the man to be shot if all options fail. Brownlow gives the go ahead to shoot the man.
Reg helps a man tow away a car. The owner comes to complain about the towing. Reg comes across another towing. Lines talks to a man about welding his car to make the MOT. He is getting grief from Reed. He seems to be setting up a deal where he delivers a car across the channel.
Sgt. Cryer tries to stop an elderly woman from being victimised on an estate. Ch. Supt. Brownlow offers the post of duty sergeant to Sgt. Peters, who declines the job, but Cryer accepts it.
The Metropolitan Police Serious Crimes Squad sweep into Sun Hill and commandeer the station's briefing room, setting a few noses out of joint in the process. They are there to investigate the murder of a police informant, who at the time of his death was under the protection of Sun Hill CID. DI Burnside and DS Roach come to blows when Roach refuses to share the blame for withdrawing officers from the safe house, and accuses Burnside of corruption.
In an attempt to end the rift between D.I. Burnside and D.S. Roach, D.C.I. Reid partners them on a drugs operation.
Sgt. Peters is stabbed, and P.C. Stringer unwittingly finds the culprit.
Viv goes to a club. A bouncer is suspicious and when she goes outside to call in Burnside, he hits her over the back of the head. Her assailant is possibly involved with stolen property. Viv is worried her boyfriend is involved.
Barry and Cathy are walking the beat when they are called to a burglary. Cathy and Barry are doing follow up calls when they are told the van is back. Jim is hungover and goes with Tosh to investigate the burglary. It turns out to be someone conning their way into houses by claiming to have a parcel. Tosh is called to court although he wants to catch the delivery man. Tosh just catches sight of the delivery man when he is called back to court.
Grieg, Martella and Dashwood investigate stolen motorcycles at a bike shop.
Tosh's car gets towed. He catches a bus and see a man who is supposed to have died 5 years ago. Burnside thinks it is a windup. After being spotted by Norika, he goes into the river for real this time. Carver brings in a car that is made up of 3 other cars.
Burnside investigates a break in at a cash and carry. Jim is suspicious of the security guard. Some meat as well as cash was taken. Hollis sees an old man trying to take a packet of meat out of a car. The custody Sgt. is having a bad day and doesn't like briefs who don't give trouble. Norika and Tony bring in a man for the burglary at a second-hand shop who turns out to have robbed the cash and carry.
A prostitute comes into the station to report a rape. Loxton tells her it is classed as non-payment of goods. June has problems making people treat it as a rape.
June investigates a break in and thief of a pension book. June is told CPS won't be taking up her assault case so she brings a private summons. Brownlow, surprisingly, defends June at a senior management meeting. Hollis goes to talk to Brownlow about the air conditioner in the custody suite. Tosh goes to talk to the victim and is told that one of the two men was caught dropping maggots out of a tin into the sink. The sick man recognises one of the men.
Reid takes over a joint surveillance operation. Burnside and Martella are asked to leave the flat they are observing from by the drunken tenet who then beats his wife. When he comes into the street after her, Burnside arrests him.
Tosh and Jim are watching a wrecking yard. A car is seen driven into the yard stolen from a man who runs a youth centre. Tosh thinks it is an insurance fraud involving cars disappearing and claimed as stolen.
June's case goes to court. She gives evidence as does Tony who is questioned as to being prejudiced towards the defendant as is dave. The defendant also gives evidence. The rest of the relief arrive in time to hear a not guilty verdict. Tony is angier than June.
Quinnan arrests 2 men in the underground because 1 has a knife. Sgt. Peters' wife gives him a ride to work. Brownlow, Conway and Reid have a meeting with publicans.
Dashwood talks to one of his snouts, who has been charged with stealing, on the way to court. The prisoner makes a complaint against him. Brownlow thinks it is serious enough to bring in MS15. Roach is worried it is him. The snout later withdraws the complaint after Dashwood has been interviewed. Loxton brings in a joyrider who bursts into tears. Garfield is made to go back to a burglary to get full details of the stolen items.
Lines and Carver go to a club where they find drugs in the band's jackets. The manager thinks it is very funny that a paper is interviewing the band 5 minutes before they are raided. Tosh now thinks they were fitted up not by an ex-manager but present one who is also their publicist. A man charged with drink driving and hitting a girl on a crossing is making a racket in the cells. Sgt. Peters arrests his solicitor for drunk driving.
Loxton is attacked after a break-in at a night club and helped by a cabbie who is a special constable. Loxton blacks out and can't remember the incident. One of his attackers later dies. Most of his collegues think Steve is lying about the memory loss. Meadows is back leading the murder squad.
Dashwood and Carver are driving along when they notice a man trying to break into a house. His girlfriend has overdosed. Dashwood spots a snout who tells him she took methamphenine. Mike is very relucant to hand it over to the drugs squad. Stamp chases a burglar and pulls his trousers off trying to stop him climbing over a wall. Datta and French spot the man jogging into a charity shop. The man denies knowing his trousers when interviewed in custody.
Burnside talks to the driver of a lorry who was hi-jacked. Martella raids the house of the snout who complained about Dashwood. Burnside wants Dashwood to use him again as his snout. The driver says that the man who threatened him with a gun gave him a beating 18 months previously.
Lines and Carver are going to court about a burglary case. CPS are reducing the charges against 2 of the defendants. Carver discovers documents are missing that are needed in court and is not impressed during the afternoon training session with CPS. Munroe organises a training session about treatment of prisoners in cells ans a further session with the CPS.
George and Phil are talking to a lady about fireworks through her letterbox when they see a purse snatching. CID are working on a murder that might have occured during a street robbery. A man comes in after seeing a poster on the murder. His flat is later torched.
Burnside arrests a man on suspicion of robbery with violence. Tosh and Carver get given wrong addresses. Burnside's suspect is identified in an id parade but she tells Jim his snout told her the suspect is guilty. It turns out he is not guilty of robbery with violence but his mum brings in her vacuum cleaner with drugs in the bottom. Reg chases a mother who tried to buy a watch with a stolen credit card and recognises her as a habitual criminal.
Tony and George go to a burglary. The home owner caught the burglar and beat him up. The wife comes back and says the burglar was a work mate collecting some pills for her. Viv and Jim check on the husband and find out that a work mate, who had his nose broken by him, has form for burglary. A drunken lady gets violent with some of the relief after making a disturbance outside a newsagent. She causes a nuisance while locked in the cells until she knocks herself out.
WPC June Ackland finds a man stabbed in his car, and DC Lines' investigation into the incident are impeded by the victim's unhelpful wife. PC Reg Hollis and PC Tony Stamp discover a number of human skeltons in a supposedly vacant flat. Hollis and DI Burnside think they have stumbled across a mass murderer on the manor, but upon arresting the flat's resident, they discover he has legally imported the skeletons from the Philippines in the hope of selling them to medical laboratories.
The D.A.C talks about street robberies and taking the streets. D.C.I. Reid talks about her pilot project on street robberies. Tony is at a traffic depot by a cemetery and talks to a youth he suspects of criminal damage. The boy talks about being bullied so carries a knife for self defense. Jim talks to Reg about the bullies. Jim and Tosh get the go-ahead from Burnside to do surveillance on them.
Reg chases a man with a shotgun into a shop. Reg tries talking the gunman, who held up the building society. into letting the assistant go. June and George check at the man's house and find a body upstairs. the man talks to Reg about terms. Reg didn't think he had the bottle to shoot him.
Carver talks to his snout about a security job and gets a name for a burglary instead. Tosh had made a bet with Burnside about the burglar staying straight. A bag is found in the man's shed who claims to have been fitted up. Jim's snout gives another name who is a psycho
A court case is adjourned. Burnside and the defense council have an argument in the corridor. Viv goes back to the station to warn witnesses. The rape victim is upset. While Viv is making a car, her car is broken into and her case is stolen with the exhibits in it. while checking out a car park, Tosh and Carver catch a gang who turned over a post office.
June is watching a p.e. class at a school before talking to them about theft and robbery. Loxton chases a boy who has stolen a lady's chain. The boy appears too frightened to tell his name.
Cathy is spoken to by Brownlow about a promotion board. There is a possible child abduction and the mother is complaining they weren't fast enough. Cathy is feeling guilty about not noticing the call at shift change. Reters talks Monroe out of making an appearance at a pub where C relief is having a knees-up and trying to throw kegs over the wall.
Martella drives to a car fire to find a lady was trapped in the car. A man who tried to get the lady out of the car saw a man watching as he arrived.
Cathy is acting Sgt. with C relief. She watches one of the relief drive away in an unmarked police car without wearing his tunic after Smollett pointed it out. She tries to sort out a problem without backup from C relief's inspector. Sgt. Cryer shows Brownlow the arrest figures for C relief.
Delia and Tony discuss the merits of follow up calls. They get a call out to research labs. Loxton finds a security guard on the floor.
Stamp talks to a man about paint stripper on his car - 2nd time in a month. Ron knows him. Reg and June are later called to an industrial estate where a man is damaging the car. The man damaging the car turns out to be the son of a man supposedly killed by the owner of the car. Carver and Greig investigate a fight in a pub at closing time. The victim is not talking but the girlfriend knows who he might have been drinking with. Ron helps Carver and Greig catch him. The girlfriend wanted her boyfriend to stop thieving.
A barrister is arrested for GBH on a prostitute. He uses his phone call to ring D.A.C. Hicks. Brownlow is concerned about wrongful arrest. Greig gives Mike some disturbing news about the witness who sticks to her story. After being informed the victim was HIV positive the man is let go because of circumstantial evidence.
Reg is in a pawn brokers when a man wearing a hat, scarf, and glasses leaves carrying a bike helmet leaving behind a bag with a gun in it. The shopkeeper calls CID as he thought he was going to be held up. The gun is thought to be linked to the shooting of a P.C. Reg brings in a drunk for criminal damage but when asked to remember the man in the pawn brokers he can't. After being told about how close he was to being gunned down he talks to Sgt. Cryer
Quinnan and Garfield respond to an armed robbery. Turns out to be a wind-up. There was a struggle and the informant got injured. CID thinks he is very bent. Monroe thinks the informant has a case against Quinnan for assault. Quinnan thinks an earthmover is dodgy parked outside a transport cafe. A cafe owner comes in to see Inspector Monroe to try and become a snout. Reg investigates a noise complaint and finds out where the earthmover was resprayed.
CID investigate a burglary of an O.A.P. who has an asthma attack. Stamp talks to a lady who turned away a man supposedly from the Gas Board. Stringer and Loxton finish dealing with a van and go to a domestic. The man later threatens his ex-wife's boyfriend with a cleaver.
P.C. Stringer chases a girl, on foot, who has stolen goods from a jewellers but P.C. Stamp arrests her because she was in a car. Stamp gets bullied, as does Inspector Monroe, by the jeweller when he returns the jewelery. Stringer feels fingers pointing at him when a necklace is still missing. D.C. Dashwood investigates the theft of a hire car later used in a crime.
Stamp and Ackland go to a domestic. they also deal with a burglary of a pub. Tony's girlfriend has broken it off after talking to other police wives. Sunhill is getting ready for visitors from area.
Reid goes to see the CPS about a case. She is late for a meeting with Meadows from the Murder Squad. A rape victim says the allegation was false after CPS gave the go ahead for the case to go to court. Burnside doesn't believe her. Barry and Norika are called to her flat after reports of a woman screaming but she dies of injuries. Burnside talks to the manager of a furniture shop after a cashier is mugged on the way to the bank.
Brownlow comes back from a conference and wants to startan anti-stress program. A boy is stabbed and Young and Marshall investigate. Young finds the suspected stabber who says he had been done over with some bad gear. Cathy and Barry chase a gang of youths who snatch bags in a market.
The relief is reserve troops for a demonstration. It is very boring waiting on waste ground. At a meal break, Delia, Norika and June find a distressed probationer in the toilets. Tempers are getting strained. Young is starting to question why he is still on the job. On the way back to the station the van is attacked by youths with sticks and petrol bombs. All the windows are broken and someone's arm catches fire.
A shop assistant is attacked and robbed of the week's takings by thieves on a motorcycle.
Sgt. Cryer investigates when anonymous letters expose P.C. Stringer's affair, in police time, with a prisoner's wife. W.P.C. Datta and P.C. Stamp lie in wait for a blackmailer. Ch. Insp. Conway is frustrated at a lack of promotion.
A professional hired killer is active in Sun Hill. A dubious informant provides a tip-off that divides D.I. Burnside and D.S. Greig.
D.I. Burnside hunts for the hired killer to prevent him from making his next hit.
This episode continues the storyline from the previous episode.
A yob arrested for shoplifting turns out to be a respected police officer. D.I. Burnside unravels the story of the change in his behaviour.
It's P.C. Garfield's birthday, but a party only adds to his money troubles.
D.I. Burnside is put in charge of a potential murder case but with no clues as to the victim or the attacker.
Ch. Supt. Brownlow is questioned by South Yorkshire Police about his involvement in a murder enquiry seventeen years before that led to a wrongful conviction.
AMIP investigates the murder of a teenager at a night club.
A suspected violent break-in begins to suggest more clues about the house's occupants than anything else – especially as they are missing. One of the women was murdered by her lesbian lover when she ended their affair.
P.C. Young reaches out to W.P.C. Datta and, when she rejects his advances, he sexually assaults her.
P.C. Hollis arrests a credit card fraudster, and ends up clearing up a number of recent burglaries.
Duty Sgt. Cryer sets up a major operation to arrest defaulters on fine payments. Sgt. Peters accuses him of empire building.
P.C. Young discovers a suicide, and is deeply affected. Later, he visits Datta in the section house and attacks her.
Following his interview about a wrongful conviction and allegations of corruption against a former colleague, Ch. Supt. Brownlow meets up with him. Two boys are reported missing, and are believed to have been abducted. P.C. Loxton witnesses an RTA on the way to deal with it.
Ray Winstone guest stars as Simon Fielder in this episode.
Sgt. Cryer and Ch. Insp. Conway attend a briefing about the new Armed Response Vehicles. Meanwhile, P.C. Loxton takes the basic firearms training course, but shoots the wrong person in a training scenario.
P.C. Young goes missing on his beat. Insp. Monroe orders a search. P.C.s Quinnan and Loxton find Young's body in his car. He has committed suicide by feeding exhaust fumes into the vehicle.
D.I. Burnside investigates a series of attacks on prostitutes. A prison escapee is suspected.
On his first day at Sun Hill, Sgt. Matthew Boyden's past life catches up with him. Boyden shows that he knows all the angles, and Insp. Monroe is not impressed with the his casual approach.
First appearance of Sgt. Matt Boyden (Tony O'Callaghan).
Smollett discovers he still has the taste for action.
DI Frank Burnside is determined to clear up a three-year-old case of robbery and murder when an old acquaintance is released from prison. DCs Jim Carver and Tosh Lines begin to have their doubts when they learn their tailing operation is "unofficial".
On his first day as Home Beat Officer, P.C. Smollett investigates the mugging of an old lady and discovers a rather unusual high-rise supermarket. Meanwhile, P.C. Stringer deals with a boy found unconscious by the canal. W.P.C. Donna Harris arrives at the station.
First appearance of W.P.C. Donna Harris (Louise Harrison).
D.I. Burnside wants to question a man about a missing girl, but he is "drunk and incapable" in the custody suite and Sgt. Maitland is determined to uphold P.A.C.E.
W.P.C. Datta is in court to testify in a drink-driving trial, but the case is complicated by a mouthwash that the defendant claims to have taken. P.C. Stringer catches a car thief in a multi-storey car park but is set upon by his accomplices.
Sun Hill C.I.D. investigate a suspicious death. The woman was an illegal Turkish immigrant coerced into prostitution to pay her boss's debts, and committed suicide.
P.C.s Loxton and Stringer are called to a domestic disturbance. The man found beating his wife turns out to be a P.C. from Stafford Row.
First episode written by Matthew Wingett, brother of Mark Wingett who plays Jim Carver in the series. Carver does not appear in this episode.
D.S. Roach, along with the Robbery Squad, are staking out a security van, but the robbers never show up. Roach and D.I. Burnside believe that the robbers were tipped off. Meanwhile, Det. Supt. Meadows and AMIP are at Sun Hill dealing with an ongoing murder enquiry. One of Meadows' team comes under suspicion for corruption. A team from MS15 is brought in to investigate.
W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Smollett deal with a possible case of wife battering. The alleged victim, the mother of a schizophrenic son, is unco-operative.
D.C.I. Reid tries to overcome the continuing clash of personalities with D.I. Burnside, but finds support from the Assistant Commissioner. D.S. Roach has problems when a juvenile prisoner lies about his age, then has an epileptic fit in his cell. D.C. Carver finds himself in a conflict of loyalties: Reid wants him to finish a report, but Roach pushes him to interview his prisoner before Burnside drags him around after a suspected armed robber named Carson.
Sgt. Maitland and Insp. Monroe investigate a pornography racket. W.P.C. Marshall and P.C. Stamp look for a beggar who seduced a mentally-retarded girl.
June and Ron call on a lady about her husband's dog who has dug up a skeleton in the garden. There is a new D. Supt. of the Murder Squad replacing Meadows. Reid talks to Burnside about paperwork.
A Relief is stung into action on discovering that their arrest rate is inferior to that of B Relief.
This was a one-hour Christmas special.
P.C. Quinnan works undercover on a building site to investigate the theft of kitchen units, but finds himself in a compromising situation when he is immediately recognised by one of his old workmates from when he was an electrician.
It's New Year's Eve. A learner driver backs into a prison van, allowing a dangerous prisoner to escape from custody. It's believed he may go after a witness, so WPC Ackland stays with her, but all is not what it seems.
PCs Hollis and Stringer arrest a man on behalf of South Yorkshire Police. DC Carver has to accompany the man on the train to Sheffield.