The Bill

Thursday, 2 April 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

Sergeant Stone (Sam Callis) arrives at the scene of a reported theft where he talks to suspect Julia Sindell (Laura Doddington), who appears frightened and dazed. He soon realises that Julia isn’t a thief but a victim of domestic violence and is crying out for help.

Stone tries to draw the truth out of Julia, but she begs him to take her home. Helping Julia out of the patrol car, Stone meets her husband Paul (Shaun Smith) and his friend, Tom Holland (Miles Harrison) who sarcastically comments that he knows DI Neil Manson (Andrew Lancel) very well.

Back at the station, Neil is interested to hear that Tom is back in town and thinks that he and Paul could be up to their old tricks and planning another robbery. Later, Julia goes to the station and finally opens up to Stone about the escalating violence at home, but she’s too scared to give an official statement. Stone talks to Neil and tells him that Julia has admitted there is a meeting taking place at her house later that day where Paul and Tim’s associates will be coming along. Neil agrees that something big is about to happen and agrees to an obbo, with Julia’s help.

Opposite Julia’s house, Trainee DC Will Fletcher (Gary Lucy) and DS Max Carter (Christopher Fox) discreetly take pictures of Tom, Paul and their associates. A terrified Julia walks in on the group when they are discussing their plans for an armed robbery and when she spills their drinks, a furious Paul drags her out of the room. Will and Max realise they don’t have much time before the armed robbery takes place and start making preparations. Stone is concerned that no-one has heard from Julia since the meeting finished and when he is forced to break down the front door, he finds her badly beaten.

At the hospital, Julia tearfully tells Stone that Paul lashed out at her after spilling their drinks. Stone tells her that CID are working on intercepting the robbery Paul has arranged and she asks Stone to tell her as soon as he’s been arrested.

Back at the station, officers are briefed about the robbery and as Max and Will leave the station, an angry Stone tells Max that he sacrificed Julia for his own gain. As Max walks away, the Sergeant asks a wary Will to give him the heads up before Paul’s arrest, as he is determined that Paul gets what he deserves.


 

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

PCs Sally Armstrong (Ali Bastian) and Millie Brown (Clare Foster) are called to a domestic disturbance where they find Larry Kemp (Brendan Mackey) throwing girlfriend Heather Brown’s (Lucy Brooks) belongings over a balcony, while their five-year-old daughter, Claire Kemp (Jade Pinner), looks on.

Larry tells the officers that Heather is an ex-heroin addict who he suspects is using again, as he found a bag of heroin on the doormat earlier that morning but Heather insists that someone must have put the drugs through the door. Later that day, a distraught Larry reports Claire missing from a park and insists that Heather has something to do with it. Sally and Millie are tasked with interviewing the local residents and when Millie sees homeless man Christopher (Oscar James), she decides he isn’t worth talking to. Elsewhere, Heather is arrested for attempted shoplifting and is genuinely shocked to hear the news about her daughter. If she doesn’t have Claire, who does?

Back at the station, officers go through CCTV images and are shocked to see Claire being led out of the park by Heather’s friend, Dawn Campbell (Amelia Lowdell) and her boyfriend, Omar. Elsewhere, Millie and Sally are instructed to find Christopher, who was seen in the background of the CCTV footage and Millie is overcome with guilt when he is found badly beaten – what does does he have to do with the missing child?

At the station, Heather is updated and finally confesses that it was Dawn who put the drugs through the letterbox: Heather owes her money and Dawn was pushing her to sell the drugs as payment. Larry later tells Sergeant Smith (Alex Walkinshaw) that Dawn has arranged to meet him and wants cash in exchange for Claire.

A sting is arranged and as Larry approaches Dawn, Sun Hill officers lie in wait. A desperate Larry quickly becomes aggressive when Dawn turns up without his daughter and officers are forced to intervene. Elsewhere, Omar’s car is traced and Sally smashes the window when she sees Claire’s jacket in the back seat, but there is no other sign of the little girl.


 

Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

Sergeant Stone (Sam Callis) and PC Leon Taylor (Dominic Power) are called to a burglary at Karen Robson’s (Rendah Heywood) house, where she gives them a list of everything that’s been stolen. Later that morning, they are bemused when Karen calls them back and explains that the burglar has returned to the house and left the stolen goods on her doorstep.

Karen describes the suspect and Leon eventually arrests a genuinely remorseful Connor Deegan (Adam Best). Back at the station, Connor quickly admits to the burglary claiming it was a spur of the moment decision. Leon and Stone aren’t convinced by his story and obtain a warrant to search the squat Connor lives in. When they get there, they find Connor’s sister, Ruby (Jenn Murray) has been beaten unconscious.

After further investigation, the officers discover that Connor moved to London to help his sister kick her drug habit and that Ruby broke into Karen’s house in order to get money for drugs. However, Connor found the stolen goods and returned them. A desperate Connor tells Stone and Leon that every time she’s close to getting clean, local dealer Darren Bailey (Ian Peck) offers her more. Connor is convinced that Bailey is behind Ruby’s attack and agrees to take part in a sting.

Later, Connor, followed by Leon, Stone and DS Max Carter (Christopher Fox) meet Bailey but the deal goes wrong when he takes £300 from Connor and tells him he’ll deliver the drugs later. Max follows Bailey back to his house where officers search him and his home. The atmosphere becomes tense when there is no sign of any drugs or the money Bailey was handed, and Stone is unimpressed when Max suggests that one of his PCs may have taken the money during the search.

Stone is later stunned when he realises Leon lied about his whereabouts after leaving Bailey’s house earlier. He confronts his officer with footage of Leon at the hospital handing £300 to Connor and the furious officer storms out of his Sergeant’s office.


 

Thursday, 19 March 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

PCs Arun Ghir (Abhin Galeya) and Mel Ryder (Rhea Bailey), along with Sergeant Smith (Alex Walkinshaw) are called to an isolated lay-by where Art Minshull (Jack Gordon) lies unconscious with serious head injuries. Discovering that Art is a truck driver for his father’s haulage firm, Smithy speculates that his vehicle was hijacked for the cigarettes he was transporting. At the hospital, Arun explains the situation to Art’s shocked girlfriend, Louise Harwood (Hannah Croft) and his parents, Roy (Kenneth Hadley) and Diane (Joanna Bacon).

Back at the station, CID are stunned when they obtain CCTV footage that shows Art smuggling an adult female and her child into his trailer. Armed with this new information, Art is questioned and he admits he was attacked in the lay-by by masked men. Although he won’t reveal the identity of the people he smuggled into the country, the officers are struck by his concern for them.

Elsewhere, Arun and Mel head to Louise’s house where she finally confesses that it was her who convinced Art to smuggle the two people – Halima and Mahmud – into the country. A sympathetic Arun listens to Louise while she explains she met the mother when she travelled overseas. She couldn’t refuse them help them when Halima called to say she desperately needed to escape her violent and dangerous husband.

Back at the station, DC Jo Masters (Sally Rogers) discovers footage of the stolen lorry with the trailer no longer attached. As the officers now face a race against time to find Halima and Mahmud who are stuck in the missing trailer, Jo visits an informant from the trucking world, Colin Sage (Huggy Leaver) and is stunned to see Art’s father at the scene, beating Colin up. Is Roy somehow involved in his son’s attack and the people smuggling?

With fears for Halima and Mahmud growing, Sun Hill officers work together in order to find them. However, when the trailer is eventually found, Arun and Mel search every inch, along with CID officers, but find it empty. Realising that someone has been tipped off and freed the pair, Mel’s suspicions are aroused when she realises Arun is overly relived to find the trailer empty. Has the PC made the biggest mistake of his career by letting his heart rule his head?


 

Wednesday, 18 March 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

Donning her police uniform for the very last time, PC Beth Green (Louisa Lytton) gets ready in the locker room with PCs Mel Ryder (Rhea Bailey) and Millie Brown (Clare Foster), who joke that she should try and kiss PC Nate Roberts (Ben Richards) at her leaving party later that night.

Beth’s thoughts are interrupted when she and Nate are called to a domestic disturbance and find Eve Davies (Cathy Owen) lying unconscious at the bottom of her stairs. The officers are surprised to see that Eve’s husband is Charlie (Julian Lewis Jones), the owner of the boxing club they questioned the previous day. Charlie tells Nate and Beth that he told Eve their marriage was over and she accidentally fell down the stairs, but the officers are suspicious. Later at the hospital, Charlie is stunned to learn that his daughter, Annie (Georgia Henshaw), has broken into his shop and stolen the takings, while Eve regains consciousness and tells Beth that Charlie pushed her down the stairs.

At the crime scene, CSE Eddie Olosunje (Jason Barnett) and DI Samantha Nixon (Lisa Maxwell) re-enact what may have happened between Charlie and Eve on the stairs, but are left puzzled. As the investigation progresses, Beth and Nate discover that Annie is at Victoria Coach Station with the stolen money, waiting for Eve to arrive. As the officers finally catch up with her, Annie is arrested for burglary and brought into the station.

When questioned, Annie admits to stealing the money and tells Beth that she wanted her and Eve to escape Charlie and reveals that she saw Charlie push her mother down the stairs. However, unconvinced by Annie’s version of events, Samantha and Beth dig deeper into the family’s history and are stunned when they realise what really happened between Charlie and Eve.

At the end of her last shift, Beth decides to say goodbye to Nate in a way he’ll never forget. Prowling around the visibly nervous officer in his locker room, she leans in for a kiss.


Thursday, 12 March 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

PCs Beth Green (Louisa Lytton) and Tony Stamp (Graham Cole) are out on patrol when Beth reveals she has applied for a job in Witness Protection. Before she has a chance to say anymore, they see Molly Anderson (Cathleen McCarron) standing on the edge of a bridge. As Beth tries to talk her down, PCs Nate Roberts (Ben Richards) and Mel Ryder (Rhea Bailey) arrive and when Molly jumps into the water, Nate quickly dives in after her, eventually dragging her to safety.

Back on the bridge, Tony searches Molly for identification and finds a staff membership card for a local boxing club – and a bag of heroin. DCs Terry Perkins (Bruce Byron) and Jo Masters (Sally Rogers) later head to the club where trainer Andy Marcom (Daniel Rabin), introduces them to his young protégée, Dylan Chambers (Jumayn Hunter). The owner, Charlie Davies (Julian Lewis Jones), is shocked to hear about Molly and shows the officers her desk, where two more bags of heroin are found in locked drawers. Could Molly be a dealer?

At the hospital, Beth questions Molly who eventually admits that she found the bags of drugs in the boxing club and hid them in her desk. While the club is searched, Charlie is interviewed and it soon becomes clear that he is hiding something. More drugs are found in an empty locker and Molly is re-interviewed by Beth and Terry.

She clams up when Terry pushes her for answers and after clashing all day over the case, Terry and Beth finally confront one another. Molly finally confesses that she saw Dylan hiding the drugs in his locker but, convinced he was being pushed into hiding them for someone, she took them and hid them. A devastated Dylan is brought in for questioning and he admits that he is being bullied by someone at the club to hide the drugs. But who?

After a long, difficult day, Beth heads back to the station where she finds a letter from Witness Protection. She is distracted when Terry congratulates her on excellent police work and the pair finally reach an understanding. Later, Beth heads to the boxing club to meet Tony and Nate who are watching Dylan’s boxing match. Bracing herself for their reaction, she tells them that she’s been accepted into Witness Protection and tomorrow will be her last day at Sun Hill.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

PCs Sally Armstrong (Ali Bastian) and Ben Gayle (Micah Balfour) arrive at a local social club where they find Leanne Harper (Louise Kempton) arguing with club owner, Jimmy Russett (Andy Linden). She claims the night before, her granddad, Danny (Brian Hibbard) was in the club and a valuable watch belonging to him went missing. The officers question the resident magician, Drake Danvers (Tim Treloar), who says that Danny sold him the watch.

Confused, Sally and Ben visit Leanne at home where Danny confesses he sold the watch to help Leanne to pay for her wedding to fiancé, Patrick Stanley (Will Irvine). However, when Danny goes through his pockets to find the envelope containing the money, he discovers it’s missing and realises that Drake has used his skills to con him. As the officers arrive at Drake’s house to arrest him, they find the door open with Drake’s girlfriend and manager, Nicole Pickering (Lorna Pegler), lying unconscious on the floor, with a bleeding head wound.

Back at the station, DC Stevie Moss (Lucy Speed) and DI Neil Manson (Andrew Lancel) question Drake, who quickly admits to stealing the watch to fund a gambling habit. Neil is suspicious when Drake confesses so readily and organises a search of his house, where £5,000 is found in a secret compartment in a puzzle box: money Drake claims to have spent. While in the house, a message is played on Drake’s answering machine: the unidentified caller threatens to hurt Nicole again if he doesn’t receive money from Drake. Drake finally admits that he’s being blackmailed by someone, but has no idea who.

Through further investigation, Neil and Stevie discover that the blackmailer is Leanne’s fiancé and persuade Drake to take part in a sting. When Patrick calls Drake again, the magician agrees to leave the money in the toilets of the social club. Later, Stevie, Neil and fellow Sun Hill officers blend in with the crowd while Drake performs his act on stage.

Patrick soon enters the club and as he heads towards the toilets, Danny unexpectedly throws a punch at him. A brawl ensues and the entire operation is jeopardized. As officers attempt to pull everyone apart, Neil and Stevie go to retrieve the money but find that as if by magic, it’s disappeared.

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

DS Max Carter (Christopher Fox), along with DCs Grace Dasari (Amita Dhiri) and Jacob Banks (Patrick Robinson), patiently observes drug dealer Alan Kirby (Sam Barriscale), who is about to make a deal. They watch as Alan hands a package to a young man who’s face is hidden by a hoodie, The officers slowly approach the pair and as Alan catches sight of them, he attempts to run, but is quickly handcuffed by Grace. Banksy and Max chase after the hoodie, who jumps into a car where a female passenger is seated.

PCs Millie Brown (Clare Foster) and Mel Ryder (Rhea Bailey) are in a patrol car when they get the shout out about the stolen vehicle and chase after the suspect. Consumed by the chase, Mel takes a sharp turn while a surprised cyclist pulls out and falls in front of the car. After checking the cyclist is ok, the officers jump back into the car and discover the suspect has crashed his vehicle, leaving the badly injured passenger behind.

Max and Banksy finally catch sight of the suspect and chase him to a bail hostel where they have the door slammed in their faces. Once inside, they realise how complicated their job is about to become when they are faced with not one, but three young suspects – Ronnie Mason (Martin Delaney), Josef Altin (Peter Balamine) and Douane Howe (Jonathan Readwin).

While Banksy questions the hostel warden, Anne Cummings (Amanda Symonds), PC Beth Green (Louisa Lytton) and Mel search the bins and discover the suspects discarded clothes. Back at the station, DI Samantha Nixon (Lisa Maxwell) briefs her team: Alan is a drug dealer and all the evidence suggests that the suspect he met earlier is his drugs runner. After stealing a car and leaving a young woman’s life hanging in the balance, the charges are even more serious.

All three suspects from the hostel are brought into the station and different tactics are employed to interview them. While Ronnie and Peter appear confident and offer alibis, Douane is tense and nervous. After a long and frustrating day, Douane shocks Grace and Banksy by confessing to being Alan’s drug runner and stealing the car, but Grace is convinced he’s lying.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

DS Max Carter (Christopher Fox) stands over Julie Nowak (Honeysuckle Weeks) who is cradling her bleeding uncle, Cezar Sobieskinski (Robert Jezek). While paramedics struggle, Max bears the brunt of Julie’s shock and rage when she is told Cezar has died. As Julie slowly comes to terms with Cezar’s death, she confesses to Max that she warned her step son Pawel Jankiwicz (Laurence Dobiesz) about the police sting, fearing that he was somehow involved.

Marek is eventually found and brought in for questioning, but plays it cool by giving an alibi and implicating Pawel in Cezar’s murder. After watching Marek’s interview, DS Samantha Nixon (Lisa Maxwell) decides to release him but keep him under surveillance. As the investigation continues, Pawel’s whereabouts are uncovered and Max heads out to find him. Cornering Pawel to tell him that Cezar is dead and Marek is setting him up for a fall, the teenager reveals he has a gun. But as Pawel is about to give himself up, he hears the police sirens and flees.

Back at the station, Max, Samantha and DS Stuart Turner (Doug Rao) work through the investigation, while Stuart voices his concern that Max is letting his guilt about killing Pawel’s father, cloud his judgement. A furious Max storms off and finds Julie, who is waiting in the station for him. As he pushes her for more information about Pawel and Marek, Julie talks about her husband. As Max explains the circumstances surrounding his death, Julie realises that he was there and is horrified when Max confesses he fired the fatal shot.

Determined that Pawel won’t end up like Thomas, Max makes it his mission to find the teenager. He finally gets a lead and without telling anyone where he’s going, heads off to a workshop where he finds an agitated Pawel. Gently approaching him, Pawel catches sight of Max and pulls out the gun.

Thursday, 26 February 2009, 8:00PM on ITV1

DS Max Carter (Christopher Fox) stands over Julie Nowak (Honeysuckle Weeks) who is cradling her bleeding uncle, Cezar Sobieskinski (Robert Jezek). While paramedics struggle, Max bears the brunt of Julie’s shock and rage when she is told Cezar has died. As Julie slowly comes to terms with Cezar’s death, she confesses to Max that she warned her step son Pawel Jankiwicz (Laurence Dobiesz) about the police sting, fearing that he was somehow involved. 

Marek is eventually found and brought in for questioning, but plays it cool by giving an alibi and implicating Pawel in Cezar’s murder. After watching Marek’s interview, DS Samantha Nixon (Lisa Maxwell) decides to release him but keep him under surveillance. As the investigation continues, Pawel’s whereabouts are uncovered and Max heads out to find him. Cornering Pawel to tell him that Cezar is dead and Marek is setting him up for a fall, the teenager reveals he has a gun. But as Pawel is about to give himself up, he hears the police sirens and flees. 

Back at the station, Max, Samantha and DS Stuart Turner (Doug Rao) work through the investigation, while Stuart voices his concern that Max is letting his guilt about killing Pawel’s father, cloud his judgement. A furious Max storms off and finds Julie, who is waiting in the station for him. As he pushes her for more information about Pawel and Marek, Julie talks about her husband. As Max explains the circumstances surrounding his death, Julie realises that he was there and is horrified when Max confesses he fired the fatal shot. 

Determined that Pawel won’t end up like Thomas, Max makes it his mission to find the teenager. He finally gets a lead and without telling anyone where he’s going, heads off to a workshop where he finds an agitated Pawel. Gently approaching him, Pawel catches sight of Max and pulls out the gun.

 

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