Total Episodes: 2373
Creators: Geoff McQueen
First Air Date: Oct 16, 1984
Recent Air Date: Aug 31, 2010
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Original Language: English
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The thirteenth series of the British television drama The Bill was broadcast from 2 January to 30 December 1997. The series consisted of 152 episodes, including three-hour-long specials. There were just two cast departures in the series after four the year before; actor Tom Butcher left the role of PC Steve Loxton after seven years on the show, however he would return in two episodes in 1999 as a guest at Dave Quinnan's wedding. The other departure was that of Alan Westaway, who left his role of PC Nick Slater after two and a half years. Their characters were replaced by PCs Luke Ashton and Sam Harker, with actors Scott Neal and Matthew Crompton appearing as guest actors on a number of times, both of the actor's most recent guest stints coming the previous year.
02 January 1997 - The Old Pals' Act
Conway leads a raid on an after-hours pub, but during the raid, both Hollis and Keane are injured. Meanwhile, McCann and Slater stop a young boy trying to make an exit through the fire escape and find him in possession of cannabis and a substantial amount of money. Brownlow is called in when the boy is discovered to be the son of the local district judge.
03 January 1997 - All's Fair
McCann and Keane investigate when a man is found mugged having been sprayed in the face with Mace. Hours later, a woman arrives at the station claiming to have been attacked by a mysterious assailant, whom she rebuffed with Mace. Daly has to work out which party is telling the truth, and to prove it decides to speak to one of the man's previous victims.
09 January 1997 - Man Trap
PC Dave Quinnan and WPC Norieka Datta go to the scene where a teenage boy has been found dead from a massive electric shock in the flat of one of his neighbours. Dave knows the boy as he has arrested him before for burglary they talk to the tenant he tells them that he came home to find his flat broken into and the boy dead. It looks like murder but who would want to kill him ? Dave discovers a secret about the tenant and WPC Page finds out that the victim's older brother may know more than he is letting on.
10 January 1997 - Bad Debt
George Talbot a loan shark reports his business records stolen DS Don Beech and WDC Suzy Croft go to talk to him he is glad that Don is handling the case as he tells Suzy that the two of them are old friends. SGT Ackland and WPC Page respond to an anonymous 999 call about an a woman being assaulted in her home but when they get to the address they talk to the woman who lives there Janet Ford and her daughter Lorna despite having a bruise on her face she tells them it must have been a prank and that she got the bruise from walking into a door both June and Polly believe that she was beaten and that it was her Lorna who made the call but with no complaint being filed they return to Sun Hill. After over hearing Suzy joking with the others about Don's shady friends, DCI Meadows warns Don about who he associates with and doing them favours. Lorna comes into the station to talk to June and Polly she tells them what really happened that a man hit herbecause her mum didn't have money he sai
14 January 1997 - Professional Opinion
PC Tony Stamp and WPC Debbie Keane go to the scene of an arguement outside a flat on on the Jasmine Allen estate between a man and woman, the man tells them that his wife is inside but the woman won't let him speak to her she tells them that his wife doesn't want to see him. They calm the situation down and persuade the man to leave as he is escorting him away the man tell Tony that she hasn't spoken to him since their sons funeral because she blames herself as he died after he took some of her methadone pills thinking they were sweets but he doesn't blame her he blames her doctor who he claims is prescribing to patients drugs in stronger than recommened doses, when he is later arrested for trying to attack the doctor DS Geoff Daly and DC Rod Skase investigate and in doing so without first checking the computer to make sure no one else is already investigating her almost ruin a drug squad case. After being told off by DCI Meadows he tells Geoff to help the drug squad detective Dave Mc
16 January 1997 - Testament
DS John Boulton and WDC Suzy Croft invetigate the sudden death of an apparently healthy middle-aged woman who lived alone, the F.M.E tells them that it looks like she suffocated in her sleep which he says is unual for someone her age not to wake themselves if they're having breathing difficulties going through her belongings Suzy finds a few things out of place in an otherwise spotlessly tidy flat as well as the fresh flowers Polly found in the rubbish bin outside that lead them to belive that someone else had been inside the flat recently. her boss tells John and Suzy that she was a quiet person and he doesn't know of anyone from work who'd been to her home. They find from entries in her diaries that lead them to an old friend of hers he tells them that they had met up again recently for the first time in almost thirty years and had been seeing each other for dinner once or twice a week and that he went arond to see her the day she died but there was already a man there he describes t
17 January 1997 - A Policeman's Lot
PC Garfeld objects when a guard from a private security firm catches a suspected burglar he, Debbie, Gary McCann and Nick Slater were chasing after they lose him and is only to happy to believe the suspect when he claims that the guard assaulted him he begins checking him out and finds he has a criminal record for assault and when the comes in with tools used in the break in that he claims he saw the boy throw over a wall when he was chasing him George accuses him of being violent in arresting the boy and manufacturing evidence. While on patrol PC Stamp and WPC Blake come across an elderly lady who has been knocked down and may have been robbed, as it in the area controlled by the security firm they go to their offices to see if any of them may have seen what happened but the bossis less than keen to help because of the hassle George is giving his guard. When he later does decide to help people are not only able to ruin the boy's alibi for the time of the burglary but clear up how the
21 January 1997 - The Devil You Know
George and Debbie attend a call about a disturbance outside a community hall where a birthday party is going on inside they put out the name of the suspect wanted for causing criminal damage Dave recognises it, he has arrested him for drug dealing and burglary he and Nick pick him up and take him back to Sun Hill he tells them he was there because of the birthday girl Amanda Ray he wanted her to go with him to another party but her boyfriend made her stay he admits the criminal damage he did it to get back at her. Later when Debbie and George find Amanda collapsed outside the hall from a suspected drug overdose her father blames the boyfriend for giving her the drugs and his father a teacher at canley comprehensive for not supervising the party very well. After Debbie arrests the boyfriend at the hospital for possession of cannabis he talks to George off the record and the truth comes out about who bought the drugs.
23 January 1997 - Once Bitten
When an ex-girlfriend of Sgt.Boyden who left him several years earlier because of his refusal to quit the police is arrested and brought in Sun Hill Matt finds himself caught between his feelings for and DS Grieg's investigation into a drug smuggling ring run by her husband and her brother in law, but it soon becomes clear to him what he must do when not only does Grieg's investigation implicate her it also looks like she has lied to him about why she left her husband but also that she may be using him to find out how much the police know about her involvement and to help her avoid getting arrested.
24 January 1997 - Turnaround
A recently released paedophile is reported missing by his sister the only member of his family to stick by him when he was charged with abducting and raping a child she tells them it is down to his victim's father who has been harassing and threatening her and her brother since he got out of prison. DCI Meadows who ran the original case is reluctant to go after the father however DI Deakin persists and when DC Skase finds blood and other signs of a struggle in the man's garden shed but no body Meadows decides they have to talk the victim's father and that he shold be the one to do it he gets him to admit to following him and phoning him and his sister to tell them he should leave Sun Hill but he denies having seen him the day he disappeared or knowing what happened in his house. Later when evidence puts the father at the house shortly before he went missing Meadows and Deakin decide to follow him to let him lead them to where he is keeping him or where they buried the body but he leads
28 January 1997 - Over The Fence
Sgt. Cryer and PC Loxton go to the scene of a disturbance between neighbours they manage to calm the situation down but when Steve recognises one of the neighbours from when he arrested him once a few years ago for burglary and then sees outside his house the box for an expensive computer which he suspects is stolen he and Bob find themselves drawn into another arguement between the two couples when they're both found to be in possession of computer equipment stolen during a ram raid robbery of a factory and each one claims to have bought it from the other.
30 January 1997 - Grey Area
Irene Stanton a sister at St Hughes comes into the station to see DCI Meadows he agrees to talk to her even though he is busy so heand WDC Rawton listen to her as she tells them that last night Dr. Jonathan Forsyth helped an elderly woman to die she explains that herself and nurse Diana Holt were on duty and the patient Mrs. Southwell asked them to contact Dr. Forsyth and that when he came he told her and Diana to wait outside he then drew the curtain around the bed and when he came out told them she had passed away but she was suspicious because she saw him inject her with something other than the morphine he signed out from the dispensery then slip the vial in his coat pocket so she is sure he committed euphanasia so she came to the police rather than go through the hospitals official channels for fear they would cover it up. Jack and Liz Investigate they talk to Irene's Superior Angela Marant who tells them she is a good nurse and can't imagine she would make this up or that Fo
31 January 1997 - One Big Happy Family
P.C. Garfield's complaint that Ch. Supt. Brownlow and Ch. Insp. Conway are out touch with real police work brings an unexpected response: Conway goes on a ride along with P.C. Page and Brownlow goes for a walkabout in the station - much to the annoyance of Insp. Monroe, who feels he is being spied upon, and Sgt. Boyden who doesn't want him hanging around in custody. Brownlow is in CAD and reprimands Nick over the air for not using correct radio procedure. When Boyden is called away, Brownlow takes charge of the custody area where he clashes with D.S. Boulton over a prisoner's detention review time. P.C. Stamp and P.C. Slater do their best to avoid returning to the station while Brownlow is on the prowl, until they take what they think is an easy call about a fight at a kids' football match that ends with Nick being punched in the face by an irate father who he then arrests for assaulting him and the match referee. Page and Conway get on the trail of two men posing as TV engineers to ga
04 February 1997 - The Eye Of The Beholder
Datta is trying to secure a conviction in a domestic violence case, but the victim unwittingly leaves out important details when giving evidence.
06 February 1997 - Say A Little Prayer
Quinnan and Page try to find the culprit who threw a television set from the balcony of a block of flats and narrowly missed Slater.
07 February 1997 - Downfall
Daly and Skase investigate after a man is found dead at the foot of the stairs in his apartment block.
11 February 1997 - True To Life Player
A football star's return to Sun Hill turns sour when he is accused of raping an underage fan. Boulton and Carver investigate
13 February 1997 - Take Away
Ackland investigates a complaint from a prisoner that he was given a pizza topped with cigarette ends.
14 February 1997 - Your Call Too
Croft and Skase disagree when they have to choose between investigating an assault charge and a cocaine deal.
18 February 1997 - Breaking Up
Rawton investigates a woman's claims that her ex-husband's mistress is trying to kill her.
20 February 1997 - A Price To Pay
Boulton tries to trap a roomful of crooks, but Greig gets his man.
21 February 1997 - Just Looking
Boyden deals with a man stopped for soliciting who claims he was searching for his missing daughter.
27 February 1997 - A Tangled Web
Deakin and Croft investigate when a man is found shot with his brother's wife, as two unhappy marriages reach crisis point.
28 February 1997 - Rolling In It
Slater and Quinnan find drugs in a Lamborghini, but the owner blames his unemployed brother-in-law.
04 March 1997 - Added Bonus
Greig tries to establish why a man has confessed to a burglary that he didn't commit.
06 March 1997 - Holding On
Cryer and Blake respond to a young man's claim that his stolen car had his four-month-old baby inside, but Blake suspects that the man's wife may know more about her son's disappearance than she is letting on. The plot thickens when Cryer interviews the man responsible for stealing the young man's car and he claims that he fed information about the man's extra marital relations to his wife.
07 March 1997 - Crime Management
DI Chris Deakin has a word to DS John Boulton about his team's informants. Boulton has done pretty well, but DC Tosh Lines hasn't recruited a snout for months. Under pressure, Lines tries to recruit Karen Walsh, the wife of the victim of a recent attack which he'd investigated, but she refuses to grass on her husband or his associates. Lines puts pressure on the Walshes' landlord Pat Beresford who he believes was responsible for the attack, and is delighted when Beresford contacts him offering information.
11 March 1997 - Age Gaps
Boulton and Rawton try to persuade a teenage girl to turn informant after her boyfriend is attacked by drug dealers.
12 March 1997 - In The Dark
A blind woman, Tracy Cooper, helps the police catch a dangerous sex killer. She doesn't realise, however, that the guilty party is her husband.
13 March 1997 - Crying Wolf
Monroe is called in to mediate when a former mental patient is accused of threatening behaviour by his elderly neighbours.
14 March 1997 - Confidence
Keane uses information supplied by a friend to help C.I.D. in an operation against a drug dealer.
18 March 1997 - All For Love
Greig and Lines investigate an assault on a man who has previously killed two people in a drink-driving accident, and suspect that a relative may have sought natural justice.
20 March 1997 - Only The Lonely
Deakin and Skase investigate a fire, and find that a mother's grief has had unexpected repercussions.
21 March 1997 - Copier
Rawton investigates the assault of a woman in her new flat and tries to link the attack to an unsolved case.
25 March 1997 - Fashion Victims
Slater and Garfield arrest a boy for selling stolen goods.
27 March 1997 - Hook Line & Sinker
Beech investigates a woman who uses her sexuality to con her business partner and clients.
28 March 1997 - No Claims Bonus
Croft is concerned when Boulton decides to use a former colleague, now down on his luck, as an informant.
31 March 1997 - Joker
Beech and Croft investigate the killing of a stand-up comic.
01 April 1997 - Typecast
Boyden and Page try to find who is responsible for a series of graffiti attacks.
03 April 1997 - A Hard Rain
Boulton and Croft have to deal with rival drug dealers when a customer suffers tragic consequences.
04 April 1997 - Rings On Her Fingers
Jarvis and Rawton investigate the ram raiding of a shop.
08 April 1997 - Strang Meeting
Conway coordinates the search for an escaped sex offender and a missing teenager who was last seen in his company.
10 April 1997 - A Bitter Pill
Rawton and Skase investigate an attempted suicide by an ill woman, and suspect her son and daughter of assisting her.
11 April 1997 - Dial M For Marmalade
Meadows investigates a murder by strangulation and suspects the homeless schizophrenic man whom the victim had befriended.
15 April 1997 - Sisters
Daly and Croft investigate the suspicious death of one of three sisters.
17 April 1997 - Flesh & Blood
Beech investigates the sudden death of a baby on the night that his parents celebrated their anniversary.
18 April 1997 - Parklife
Loxton and W.P.C. Keane deal with the burglary of a pharmacy and a violent stabbing.
22 April 1997 - Two's Company
Greig and Croft investigate a burglary and discover that the married householder had been in contact with a girl through a "lonely hearts" column.
25 April 1997 - Inside Edge
Meadows and Rawton investigate the assault of a prison officer.
29 April 1997 - You & Me Versus The World
Boulton and Lines investigate a vicious hammer attack.
01 May 1997 - Pay Back
Beech and Carver investigate a vicious attack, but have to piece the evidence together when neither the suspect nor victim can remember what happened.
02 May 1997 - A Place of Your Own
Garfield and Page search for a missing teenager and come across a man who exploits children in care.
06 May 1997 - Don't Want To Hear The Bad News
Daly and Skase investigate a burglary and uncover a deep rift between the suspect's girlfriend and her mother.
08 May 1997 - It's Good To Talk
Monroe coordinates a search for the victims of a kidnapping.
09 May 1997 - Split Second
Page ends up in a hostage situation following a failed armed robbery.
13 May 1997 - Old Fools
Greig and Croft enlist the help of two pensioners to trap a team of burglars.
15 May 1997 - Auld Lang Syne
A man found nursing a broken ankle in a private garden claims he was taking a short cut over a fence. Rawton does not believe him, but can she prove otherwise?
16 May 1997 - Warnings
Boyden and Datta respond to an apparent sighting of a missing woman by her daughter.
20 May 1997 - Calling Time
Boulton and Rawton investigate when a pub landlord is run over after giving Boulton information.
22 May 1997 - Black & Blue
Jarvis and Keane arrest a nanny for stealing from her employers.
23 May 1997 - A Bunch Of Fives
DS Don Beech is found brutally beaten in an alley adjacent to a Chinese restuarant. Whilst his colleagues wish to extract retribution, Brownlow attempts to use more amenable methods, leading to a race for both CID and Uniform to find his attackers. But was Beech on police business at the time?
27 May 1997 - Short Sharp Shock
Boulton and Skase investigate a mugging, but the victim's father takes the law into his own hands
29 May 1997 - Get You Back
Quinnan and Keane deal with a teenage girl with a broken nose who claims that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her.
30 May 1997 - Powers Of Persuasion
Rawton and Boulton have to decide whether to find the driver of a car involved in a hit-and-run incident, or to prosecute the witness.
03 June 1997 - A Rock & A Hard Place
Deakin and Carver come under pressure from Conway to find a vicious robber who has been preying on elderly victims.
05 June 1997 - The Wrath Of God
Skase and Carver have to deal with a preacher who specialises in dodgy miracles.
06 June 1997 - Knight Errant
Loxton struggles to cope with a young female suspect who makes no secret of her attraction to him.
10 June 1997 - Punch Bag
Skase and Croft investigate the circumstances leading to a mother ending up unconscious at the foot of a stairway.
12 June 1997 - Best Eaten Cold
Greig and Rawton investigate a journalist's claims that he acted in self-defence to stop an intruder.
13 June 1997 - Lucky Day
DC Tosh Lines is going stir-crazy as DCI Jack Meadows has them transcribing interviews for the CPS. Asking Meadows if he can follow up a snout's information, Tosh heads for the Beckwith Arms pub, where he spots a dodgy motor. Approaching the owner, Pete Gapper, Tosh tries to ascertain if the car is stolen, and Gapper offers to sell him another car. Returning to the station, Tosh finds a furious D.I. Noble from the Stolen Vehicles Squad, who accuses him of compromising their operation. To make the best of the situation, and since Tosh believes this will be the suspect's last sale, he goes undercover to ensnare Gapper. As the police move in, Gapper pulls out a handgun, but the timely arrival of an SO19 team soon sees him arrested. Back at the station, Tosh is resentful that his younger colleagues get all the breaks and resources, but Meadows tells him that his experience earns him more respect than he thinks.
17 June 1997 - For Richer For Poorer
Quinnan and Garfield look into the disappearance of a man reported missing by his mother, although his wife has her doubts.
19 June 1997 - No More Milk
Rawton and Page have to deal with a 14-year-old tearaway and half a million pounds in counterfeit money.
20 June 1997 - An Englishman's Home
Garfield and Blake are called to help enforce a demolition order on a home extension, when an ongoing dispute between neighbours erupts into violence.
24 June 1997 - Loyal To The Last
Blake arrests a woman for assault and Beech tries to persuade her to help convict her husband for forgery.
26 June 1997 - Rent
Boyden and Keane investigate the hit-and-run of a young busker.
27 June 1997 - Last Respects
Meadows hopes that a family funeral will lure a couple of jewel thieves into the open.
01 July 1997 - Too Much To Lose
Stamp tries to persuade an unhappy convict not to ruin his chances of release.
03 July 1997 - Do Unto Others
Loxton and Keane try to sift the truth from three conflicting stories when a severe case of bullying results in a fifteen-year-old boy being stabbed.
04 July 1997 - Mid Life Crisis
Daly and Skase discover that a jeweller is fencing stolen goods.
08 July 1997 - Performing
Boyden and Page come to the aid of a former porn actress who is worried that her younger sister faces a similar fate.
10 July 1997 - Playing With Fire
Meadows and Lines suspect that the owner of a beauty salon set it on fire herself to claim on the insurance policy.
11 July 1997 - No Guarantees
Rawton tries to stop a loan shark who is terrorising his female customers, but finds it hard to get the victims to talk
15 July 1997 - Gentleman Jim
WPC Jamilla Blake rejoins the Met, and to the envy of the relief, is placed on attachment to CID. DC Jim Carver, behind on his paperwork, is far from pleased when Blake drags him around Sun Hill following up leads on a trivial car theft case. Their investigations, however, lead them to a gang of armed robbers.
17 July 1997 - Rift
Slater and Ackland attend to what appears to be a teenage catfight over an older man.
18 July 1997 - Stand By Your Man
Daly tries to find out who is forcing a convict to smuggle drugs into a prison.
22 July 1997 - Replica
Loxton and McCann confiscate a gun.
24 July 1997 - Mr Friday Night
Boyden and Page grill a witness after the disappearance of a good-time girl.
25 July 1997 - Hitting The Nerve
Greig and Carver react when one prosecution witness disappears and another ends up in a coma two days before the trial.
29 July 1997 - Thicker Than Mud
Deakin and Beech investigate an arson attack on a small, respectable clothes shop.
31 July 1997 - Alternative Therapies
Skase and Boulton investigate the theft of illegally imported body parts of endangered animals from a Chinese pharmacy.
01 August 1997 - Foxed
Daly and Carver investigate the burglary of an antiques shop and are struck by the strange behaviour of the sales assistant.
05 August 1997 - These Foolish Things
D.C.I Meadows leads an investigation into the snatching of a child from his pram and uncovers a case of extortion.
07 August 1997 - Neighbours
P.C. Garfield and W.P.C. Keane try to settle a neighbourhood feud.
08 August 1997 - Glass House
D.S. Boulton and D.C. Lines try to persuade a woman to help catch her husband, who is involved in a drug deal.
12 August 1997 - This Old Man
Garfield is affected by the death of an old man.
14 August 1997 - Tommy The Hero
W.D.C. Rawton has to choose between solving a minor domestic dispute and finding two violent robbers.
15 August 1997 - Driven To It
When a local cabbie offers his services to help ensnare a drug pusher, Daly jumps at the idea.
19 August 1997 - A Man Out Walking His Dog
Boyden is unsure as to the cause of death when a man's body is found in a car, poisoned by alcohol and exhaust fumes. Is it really a straightforward suicide?
21 August 1997 - Hunt
Sgt. Boyden and D.S. Beech try to find a couple before a vicious drug-dealer gets to them.
22 August 1997 - Has Anyone Here Seen Bigmouth?
D.S. Daly and D.I. Deakin try to find an informant who has disappeared following a failed police operation.
26 August 1997 - This Land Is Ours
Sgt. Cryer and Ch. Supt. Brownlow police a demonstration at a development site after peaceful protesters are threatened with violence.
28 August 1997 - Paying The Piper
D.S. Boulton's investigation is hampered by an informant who is putting family loyalty first.
29 August 1997 - On The Hurry Up
When a flying bottle causes Slater to crash a panda, Monroe bans all pandas from responding to priority calls, a move that leads to frustration amongst the relief. Slater is suspicious as to why Loxton won't assist him in the investigation into a series of hoax calls linked to his crash.
02 September 1997 - Not In The Script
When Slater is recommended by Rawton for undercover work, he is overjoyed. His colleagues however ridicule him, and their interference almost costs them a trial operation. Will he bottle it?
04 September 1997 - Flower Power
P.C. Hollis discovers a hoard of illegally imported wildflower bulbs and helps in the subsequent Customs and Excise operation.
05 September 1997 - A Breach Of Trust: Part I
Daly's worst fears are realised when a nurse reports that she has received malicious phone calls from a mentally-disturbed ex-prisoner.
09 September 1997 - A Breach Of Trust: Part II
Daly and Blake are forced to release their prime suspect, and the race is on to prove his guilt before he strikes again.
11 September 1997 - Fool
P.C. Quinnan and Sgt. Boyden want to use a would-be stand-up comedian as an informant, but he is as hopeless off-stage as he is on.
12 September 1997 - Armed & Dangerous
P.C. McCann is convinced that a gun remains unaccounted for when a gang of armed robbers is captured.
16 September 1997 - Animals
Ackland and Blake investigate the dangerous world of dog fighting full of vicious dogs and hard men.
18 September 1997 - Look Into My Eyes
D.I. Deakin and W.P.C. Blake follow up allegations of attempted rape against a stage hypnotist.
19 September 1997 - Performance Anxiety
Sun Hill's performance comes under scrutiny, and officers from C.I.D. and uniform compete against each other in a bid to solve the most crimes.
23 September 1997 - Different Strokes
P.C. Slater goes undercover in an attempt to draw out a thief.
25 September 1997 - Sparks
Beech loses his cool with an antsy DS from stafford row, while Skase falls for the charm of his female DC.
26 September 1997 - The Lion's Den
Slater goes undercover as a Bouncer at a club run by the notorious Guy Walsh. As Slater gains his trust, will he be exposed?
30 September 1997 - The Needs Of The Many
P.C. Slater is surprised when, in uniform, he bumps into the target of his undercover investigation.
02 October 1997 - Cross Purposes
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03 October 1997 - Free To Speak?
Its Nick Slater's final day at Sun Hill, and takes Keane out for a farewell dinner. Loxton, Quinnan and Skase do their best to extinguish any intimate moments.
07 October 1997 - Dishonour Among Thieves
Sgt. Boyden deals with a complaint from a notorious burglar who has had his own house broken into.
09 October 1997 - Coup De Grace
D.S. Boulton finds himself trying to save a marriage when the husband is given another three-year sentence.
10 October 1997 - Night Of The Long Knives
The relief is furious at working in endless shifts, especially when Keane, Loxton and Jarvis have called in sick. Its Garfield's duty as Fed Rep to sort things out, when an evening turns from bad to worse.
14 October 1997 - Straying
W.P.C. Page and P.C. Stamp look into the disappearance of a man and his dog. D.S. Beech and D.C. Carver act on info received about an alleged robbery.
16 October 1997 - A Bad Lot
P.C. Garfield deals with a twelve-year-old boy who is running amok on a housing estate
17 October 1997 - Crimes Of A Lesser Passion
Sgt. Ackland and P.C. Jarvis deal with a stabbing.
21 October 1997 - Force
Insp. Monroe responds to suggestions that he is out of touch with front-line policing and goes on the beat with P.C. Jarvis.
23 October 1997 - Walkabout
W.P.C. Page assists a missing person's enquiry by impersonating the young woman in question.
24 October 1997 - Shades Of Grey: Part I
D.I. Deakin and D.S. Boulton lead the search for two children who are snatched from school and presumed to be on their way back to Pakistan with their estranged father.
28 October 1997 - Shades Of Grey: Part II
D.I. Deakin and D.S. Boulton are on the trail of the kidnapper, but the children's father has decided to pay the ransom money.
30 October 1997 - Women At Work
D.C. Carver and W.P.C. Blake investigate the hit-and-run of a woman employed by a jealous lover to test her man's fidelity.
31 October 1997 - Solid Evidence
Insp. Monroe leads the search for a little girl who has disappeared after school, and whose mother is a prostitute and father a pimp.
04 November 1997 - Going Down
W.D.C. Croft feels let down by the parents of a young drug addict who had promised to keep him clean.
06 November 1997 - Accomplice
When a girl is abducted, it bears the hallmarks of a serial killer Carver helped put away years ago. Did he work alone?
07 November 1997 - Last Fare
D.S. Beech and W.D.C. Rawton investigate the assault and robbery of a minicab driver.
11 November 1997 - Stolen Thunder
D.I. Deakin and D.C. Proctor are furious that an inexperienced young barrister has been assigned to prosecute one of their court cases.
13 November 1997 - P.C.
Loxton carries out an illegal stop-and-search of a black man, unaware that he is an off-duty police officer. This episode is sometimes referred to, misleadingly, as "P.C., Part One" as it is the first part of a two-part story, with "No Trace" as the second part.
14 November 1997 - No Trace
Despite resigning, Loxton helps Quinnan settle the score with a slimey lawyer.
18 November 1997 - A New Way To Pay Off Old Debts
Sgt. Boyden and W.P.C. Blake investigate the death of an alcoholic found burned to death.
20 November 1997 - After All These Years
Sgt. Ackland and P.C. Quinnan investigate a car crash involving an elderly driver.
21 November 1997 - Sands Of Time
As the threat of tenure looms over DC Jim Carver, he is desperate to prove himself to Meadows by capturing a jewel thief who absconded years ago. Carver meets DC Lines' informant, who sends him on the trail, but Lines is skeptical. Will the cocky young DC or the veteran copper be proved right?
25 November 1997 - Identity Crisis
D.S. Boulton pressurises a young couple in the hope of getting a result.
28 November 1997 - The Same Stripe: Part I
When a good deed misfires badly, Ackland finds herself on the wrong end of an investigation.
02 December 1997 - The Same Stripe: Part II
Ackland's trusted informer disappears without trace.
04 December 1997 - Hot Plastic
D.I. Deakin tries to salvage an operation after an unsuccessful raid in which Sgt. Cryer is scalded, D.C. Skase is injured, and the target escaped.
05 December 1997 - Gaybashing
Boyden And Quinnan investigate when a man is found unconscious in an outhouse, a notorious spot for homosexuals.
09 December 1997 - Potential For Conflict
P.C. Tony Stamp arrives at Hendon Police College to check on the progress of new recruit P.C. Luke Ashton, who will soon be posted to Sun Hill provided he can pass the course. Ashton's confidence takes a dive when he is subjected to bullying by fellow recruit Pete Warner, and with it, his scores for the course. On a night out at the pub, Ashton saves Warner from a bashing by drunken youths, but it's still touch and go. It comes down to his final test, and his new-found confidence sees him through. Meanwhile, back at Sun Hill, the officers compete over the cushy task of ""puppywalking"" the new recruit, but P.C. Reg Hollis has a plan...
11 December 1997 - Heartbreak Hotel
D.I. Deakin and W.D.C. Rawton investigate the assault of a man who has been charming middle-aged women out of their savings.
12 December 1997 - Humpty Dumpty: Part I
Ashton is puppy walked by Stamp, yet his day goes from bad to worse when a boy falls from a roof. Was it murder or suicide?
16 December 1997 - Humpty Dumpty: Part II
As it becomes increasingly likely that Jimmy was murdered, and whoever killed him killed Bannerman, Cryer and Ashton attempt to solve the riddle before its too late.
18 December 1997 - Humpty Dumpty: Part III
With Patrick Massie still in custody, will Cryer prove his guilt before he worms his way out?
19 December 1997 - Out
D.S. Daly puts the pressure on an ex-con who would risk another jail sentence rather than inform on a friend.
22 December 1997 - Twanky
PC Polly Page attempts to direct the Sun Hill team in a pantomime performance of ""Aladdin"", but has to put up with Brownlow and Conway sniping at each other through the script, and a deranged man attempting to kill DI Deakin.
30 December 1997 - Things That Go Bump In The Night
Boyden and Page find a notorious safecracker, blown up and semi conscious state, in a dilapidated building.