- The Bill (series 11)
The Bill Series 11 Country of origin United Kingdom No. of episodes 149 Broadcast Original channel ITV Original run 5 January 1995 –
29 December 1995
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# Title Episode notes Directed by Written by Original air date Prod # 1 "To Crack a Nut" 5 January 1995 Quinnan goes undercover as a prostitute's punter. Does he let things go too far? 2 "Hot Stuff" 6 January 1995 Haines, now with the Drugs Squad, returns to Sun Hill to help Meadows track down a consignment of heroin. 3 "Hit and Miss" Ian Cullen guest stars. 10 January 1995 Lines investigates the assault and robbery of a youth, but the prime suspect is an ex-colleague. 4 "Hard Cases" 12 January 1995 Meadows and Johnson investigate the murder of a man, apparently killed for his wallet and his car. 5 "The Protection Racket" 13 January 1995 Conway orders the release of a prisoner, who is then beaten up. 6 "Crossfire" Clara Salaman guest stars. 17 January 1995 Woods investigates the assault of a young woman who is reluctant to reveal the identity of her assailant 7 "Little Boy Lost" 19 January 1995 Greig investigates a child abduction. 8 "Hard Knocks" 20 January 1995 Johnson gets the blame when Marshall is assaulted during an undercover operation. 9 "New Management" 24 January 1995 Cato's abrasive style of management leads to a confrontation with Brownlow. 10 "Powerless" Robert Pugh and Maureen Beattie guest stars 26 January 1995 Jarvis and Marshall catch a thief red-handed, and get dragged into his marital problems. Sgt. Boyden investigates a missing daughter. 11 "Done Is Done" Final appearance of DI Sally Johnson 27 January 1995 Johnson finds that she has run out of friends at Sun Hill. 12 "Getting Even" Terence Beesley guest stars. 31 January 1995 Deakin's new role as acting D.I. brings conflict with Monroe and the rest of C.I.D. 13 "Taking the Blame" 2 February 1995 Jarvis blames himself when a teenager is killed in a car crash. 14 "Expert Witness" First appearance of DS Don Beech 3 February 1995 New arrival D.S. Don Beech proves to be more than a match for Skase. 15 "Just Another Caution" 7 February 1995 Stamp and Page deal with an ex-con who delivers his own kind of justice and public order. 16 "Uncle Bob" 9 February 1995 Cryer's exemplary record is threatened when a professional litigant brings a complaint against him for swearing. 17 "Street Life" 10 February 1995 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. 18 "A Fighting Chance" 14 February 1995 Marshall breaks the arm of a suspect, but he may be an innocent man. 19 "High Score" 14 February 1995 Deakin enlists the help of a schoolboy to solve a case of computer crime. 20 "Going Home" 17 February 1995 Garfield and Page protect a mugger from a gang seeking revenge. 21 "Throwback" 23 February 1995 Woods and Croft investigate a series of vicious robberies on petrol stations, but the prime suspect has been dead for years. 22 "Eyes and Ears" Ian Bartholomew guest stars. 24 February 1995 A pedestrian is critically injured in a hit-and-run accident, and a witness seems overly keen to help. 23 "Good Housekeeping" 28 February 1995 Meadows clashes with Conway when finances threaten an operation to catch a dangerous thug. 24 "Is That The Time?" Final appearance of Ch Insp Philip Cato 3 March 1995 Cato considers his future at Sun Hill. 25 "New Moves" First appearances of PC Nick Slater and PC Debbie Keane, Stuart Organ guest stars. 7 March 1995 Probationary constables Nick Slater and Debbie Keane have differing fortunes on their first day at Sun Hill. 26 "Flora and Fauna" Alex Walkinshaw guest stars. 9 March 1995 Hollis thinks that Sun Hill could do with a face-lift, and turns his hand to gardening. 27 "Loose Cannon" 10 March 1995 Deakin seems to be undermining a uniformed operation against under-aged prostitutes. 28 "Count To Ten" 14 March 1995 Ackland looks to Slater for support when she is accused of perverting the course of justice after attending an R.T.A. 29 "Alone" 17 March 1995 Deakin and Greig are held hostage in a nightclub by a desperate gunman. 30 "Quits" 21 March 1995 Stamp makes Slater a laughing stock. 31 "Stopping Time" 23 March 1995 Page tries to trace a hit-and-run driver who knocked down a man in her care. 32 "Value For Money" 24 March 1995 Acting D.I. Deakin is offered a bribe by a dodgy television dealer. 33 "Little Green Apples" First appearance Ch Insp Paul Stritch, Jonathan Kydd guest stars. 28 March 1995 A series of blunders by Slater put him on a collision course with Stamp and the new Chief Inspector 34 "Never Too Young" Kit Jackson guest stars. 30 March 1995 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. 35 "Lost and Found" 31 March 1995 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. 36 "Hair Trigger" 4 April 1995 Acting D.I. Deakin investigates the fatal shooting of a mother by her teenage son. 37 "Learning Curve" 7 April 1995 Deakin and Carver find some buried treasure in a Chinese takeaway, while Nick Slater shows his caring nature - with disastrous results. 38 "Not Just For Christmas" 11 April 1995 Acting D.I. Deakin and Carver find some buried treasure in a Chinese takeaway. Slater shows his caring nature. 39 "Swan Song" Keira Knightley guests as a juvenile thief 13 April 1995 Harris is approached by a flirtatious informant. Page and Garfield learn that love is never short of passion, even in old age. 40 "In On The Game" Alex Kingston guest stars. 14 April 1995 Boyden and Slater arrest a local businessman with a high-class prostitute. 41 "Your Witness" 18 April 1995 Deakin pressurises a witness to testify, but Woods is worried about her safety. 42 "Life's a Bitch" 21 April 1995 Beech and Carver investigate a case of vandalism and are drawn into a gangland war. 43 "Old Habitats" Luisa Bradshaw-White guest stars. 25 April 1995 When a tower block is stripped prior to demolition, Ackland and Loxton discover some long-hidden secrets. 44 "Baby Face" 27 April 1995 Page tries to help a young boy. 45 "Deeds of Mercy" 28 April 1995 Deakin gambles to win back his rank as detective inspector. 46 "Damage" 2 May 1995 Pearce and Meadows investigate an attempted murder. 47 "When Opportunity Knocks" Elizabeth Anson guest stars. 4 May 1995 Keane goes undercover as a lonely housewife to trap a burglar. 48 "Have a Go Hero" 5 May 1995 Slater comes face-to-face with a violent criminal. 49 "Memorial" 9 May 1995 A high-rise estate is demolished, provoking mixed reactions from the former residents. 50 "Good Intentions" 11 May 1995 Quinnan and Page respond when a small boy falls from a window, and uncover some family secrets. 51 "Losing Streak" 12 May 1995 Beech and Monroe are at loggerheads following the recovery of the body of a drowned bookmaker from the Thames. 52 "In the Midnight Hour" Gawn Grainger guest stars. 16 May 1995 Cryer and Page uncover some painful family secrets when they try to find a lost little girl. 53 "Never Forget a Face" Nick Patrick guest stars. 18 May 1995 Croft reaches for a high-tech solution when the only witness to a brutal attack cannot identify the assailant. 54 "A Quiet Night In" Emma Cunniffe guest stars. 19 May 1995 P.C.s Loxton and Hollis deal with a young woman who doesn't want to go home. 55 "Looking After Your Own" 23 May 1995 Ackland is attacked by a drug dealer and ends up in hospital. Her colleagues are determined to see justice done. 56 "Four Walls" 25 May 1995 Greig and Croft uncover love and prejudice when a family of gypsies is accused of robbery. 57 "O.T.S." 26 May 1995 Keane confronts a prostitute and finds her with Beech. Is he working under cover or between the sheets? 58 "Unfamiliar Territory" 30 May 1995 59 "Feeling Guilty" 1 June 1995 A pregnant woman is mugged and assaulted. 60 "See No Evil" 2 June 1995 Hollis is the only witness to a fight between two of his colleagues. Stritch is determined to prove that police officers are not above the law. 61 "Looking For Justice" 6 June 1995 Carver deals with a family angered when a criminal is allowed to walk free. 62 "Other Voices" 8 June 1995 Keane and Slater deal with a violent stabbing but their investigation is hampered by hidden loyalties. 63 "Water Wings" Charles Daish guest stars. 9 June 1995 A member of the local chapter of Hell's Angels has gone missing. 64 "They All Look the Same" 13 June 1995 Loxton is furious at being tricked by an illegal immigrant. 65 "Trying It On" David Horovitch guest stars. 15 June 1995 Croft and Greig investigate a cat burglar who claims he cannot walk. Quinnan is hung over after a drunken party. 66 "Better Off Dead" 16 June 1995 Ackland and Slater try to find out why a little girl is wandering the streets late at night. Keane gets trapped when trying to arrest a suspect. 67 "Today and Tomorrow" 20 June 1995 Pearce and Deakin clash over conflicting information from their respective informants. 68 "Upstairs, Downstairs" 22 June 1995 Stritch goes out on the beat with Garfield. 69 "Bedside Manner" 23 June 1995 Pearce ignores the advice of the new F.M.E., putting a prisoner's life on the line. 70 "Who Cares?" 27 June 1995 Keane and Cryer uncover a case of elder abuse. 71 "Kicking" Rosie Marcel guest stars. 29 June 1995 Jarvis and Page investigate the death of a martial arts student. 72 "Big Hitters" Dicken Ashworth guest stars. 30 June 1995 Beech helps Croft investigate a violent assault case, but she is uncomfortable with his methods. 73 "Picking up the Pieces" 4 July 1995 Cryer investigates when a disturbed young man claims to have assaulted someone. 74 "Big Boy's Rules" Ben Robertson guest stars. 6 July 1995 Carver and Skase look into the hi-jacking of a lorry and realise that their investigation is being shadowed by a violent gang. 75 "Woman of Substance" Tony Guilfoyle and Ruth Gemmell guest stars. 7 July 1995 Datta and Loxton try to track down a missing girl and fear she has been kidnapped. 76 "With Friends Like These" 11 July 1995 Pearce is furious that Jarvis and Ackland may have unwittingly freed a child abductor. 77 "No Choice" 13 July 1995 Ackland and Garfield become involved in an unusual case of life and death. 78 "The Lives of Brian" Ken Stott guest stars. 14 July 1995 Garfield and Marshall have to decide if a suspect is an innocent philanderer or a ruthless criminal. 79 "Skin Deep" 18 July 1995 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. 80 "Kid" Simon Merrells guest stars. 20 July 1995 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. 81 "A Bird in the Hand" Samantha Seager guest stars. 21 July 1995 Meadows and Woods are investigating a rape when someone confesses on a radio show. 82 "Over the Top" 25 July 1995 Loxton and Keane go after a gang of youths who are terrorising a housing estate. 83 "Body Beautiful" Lesley Vickerage guest stars 27 July 1995 Croft and Skase get a free work-out when they go undercover to catch a steroids dealer. 84 "What the Eye Doesn't See" Claire Goose guest stars. 28 July 1995 Croft and Lines are dismayed by D.S. Beech's methods. 85 "In Control" Jim McManus guest stars. 1 August 1995 Marshall and Slater clash over how to handle an assault victim with drugs in her flat and a suspicious history. 86 "Presumed Guilty" 3 August 1995 Meadows and Deakin are trying to catch a serial rapist and an attempted burglary yields a vital clue. 87 "Under the Doctor" Susannah Corbett guest stars. 4 August 1995 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? 88 "Ritual" 8 August 1995 Deakin and Croft investigate when a mummified body is found in an old allotment shed. 89 "Whipping Boy" Ralph Nossek guest stars. 10 August 1995 Lines discovers that a school bully is still up to his old tricks, but wonders if he has now committed murder. 90 "The Devil you Don't Know" Roy Skelton guest stars. 11 August 1995 Datta comforts the girlfriend of a violent drug user while his death is investigated. 91 "Normal Behaviour" 15 August 1995 The mother of a young offender provides him with an alibi when an old woman is assaulted and robbed. 92 "Charity and Beating" Lucy Davis guest stars. 17 August 1995 Hollis arrests a homeless youth, leaving his colleagues wondering at his new approach. 93 "Nearest and Dearest" 18 August 1995 Keane and Cryer investigate the defrauding of an old person. 94 "Mother's Ruin" 22 August 1995 Boyden finds out that he has a daughter - and so does Beech. 95 "Russian Doll" 24 August 1995 Croft and Deakin investigate a terrible smell coming from a basement. 96 "Mitigating Circumstances" Ray Winstone guest stars 25 August 1995 Meadows finally gets the chance to catch an old adversary when a teenage boy makes allegations of abuse at a children's home. 97 "Now and Then" Scott Neal guest stars 29 August 1995 Ackland is convinced that a former prostitute arrested for drug dealing is protecting someone. 98 "Three in the Bed" 31 August 1995 Boyden and Beech lock horns when an off-duty police officer is arrested for drink-driving. 99 "The Writing on the Wall" 1 September 1995 100 "Too Clever by Half" 5 September 1995 101 "Heat" Owen Aaronovitch and Andrew Lancel guest stars. 7 September 1995 102 "Still Waters" 8 September 1995 103 "All in the Game" 12 September 1995 104 "Sins of the Father" 14 September 1995 105 "Night Beat" 15 September 1995 106 "Balancing the Scales" 19 September 1995 107 "For Services Rendered" Final appearance of DS Danny Pearce 21 September 1995 108 "Response Time" 22 September 1995 109 "Knowing the Score"
"Part one of two-part story"
Meera Syal guest stars. 26 September 1995 110 "Some you Lose"
"Part two of two-part story"
Meera Syal guest stars. 28 September 1995 111 "Rock-a-bye Baby" Victoria Alcock guest stars. 29 September 1995 Ackland tries to find a baby who has been snatched from the mother's car. 112 "Video Nasty" 3 October 1995 Sun Hill C.I.D. embark on a frantic search for a booby-trapped television set after a bomb destroys a local electrical shop. 113 "Bad Pictures" Shaun Parkes guest stars 5 October 1995 Carver and Woods accuse a petty criminal of child pornography when he hands in a film containing compromising pictures. 114 "Fire"
"Part one of three-part story"
6 October 1995 Ackland and Loxton are listening to a complaint from a passer-by when the woman is shot dead by a sniper. Morgan and C.I.D. try to find a motive for the shooting. 115 "All Tucked Up"
"Part two of three-part story"
10 October 1995 Morgan and C.I.D. try to find out who wants Ackland dead. 116 "Bait"
"Part three of three-part story"
Final Appearance of Ch Insp Paul Stritch, Death of DS Jo Morgan 12 October 1995 Morgan and C.I.D. are no closer to finding the assassin, so June Ackland decides to go back out on the streets to draw the killer out into the open. 117 "Damage Limitation" 13 October 1995 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. 118 "Solid Gold Cert" 17 October 1995 119 "Mugs" 19 October 1995 120 "Off Limits" 20 October 1995 121 "Strictly Personal" Sasha Alexander guest stars. 24 October 1995 122 "Day of Rest" 26 October 1995 123 "Allegations and Allegiances" 27 October 1995 124 "Honeypot" Craig Charles guest stars 31 October 1995 125 "A Year and A Day" 2 November 1995 Greig and Skase have to investigate a year-old murder from the burger van wars. 126 "Saved" First appearance of DS John Boulton 3 November 1995 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. 127 "With this Body" 7 November 1995 Boyden and Hollis attend to a corpse in a car, and find that the dead man led a double life. 128 "Deadline" Honeysuckle Weeks and David Tennant guest stars. Hour-long episode 8 November 1995 Deakin arrests a kidnapper, but doesn't know where the teenage girl he abducted is hidden. 129 "Lockdown" Charles Dale guest stars. Nick Laughland Stephen Plaice 9 November 1995 Carver and Croft investigate the murder of a convicted child molester in his prison cell. 130 "Last Waltz" Michael Simpson Tom Needham 10 November 1995 Ackland and Quinnan question a lodger when his landlady is abducted from her office. 131 "Compensation" Gwyneth Strong guest stars. Jeremy Silbertson Nigel Baldwin 14 November 1995 Boulton and Woods investigate the kidnapping of a teenage girl and look to her distraught parents for help. 132 "The Wee Small Hours" Carol Leader guest stars. Gwennan Sage Michael Jenner 16 November 1995
Marshall attends to a widow who believes she is being stalked, while Monroe looks for a driver who fled from the scene of anaccident.
133 "Photocall" Matt Bardock guest stars. John Strickland J. C. Wilsher 17 November 1995 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. 134 "Love me, Love my Dog" Maggie Ollerenshaw guest stars. John Bruce Maxwell Young 21 November 1995 McCann learns some hard truths about what it takes to be a sergeant as he and Stamp search for a troubled schizophrenic. 135 "Heart of Gold" Christopher Hodson Neil Clarke 23 November 1995 Boulton and Lines uncover some dodgy dealings when a businessman reports his credit card stolen. 136 "Dying Breath" Michael Simpson Gregory Evans 24 November 1995 Slater and Page are called to a break-in and discover a woman drowned in her own bath. 137 "Poison" Keith Boak Chris Lang 28 November 1995 C.I.D. investigate a blackmail threat against a supermarket owner after Stamp and Garfield are handed a contaminated pie. 138 "Three in a Row" Ken Hannam Renny Krupinski 30 November 1995 Stamp and Keane try to save a young joyrider from being led astray by his elder brother. 139 "Neutral Territory" Tom Cotter David G. McDonagh 1 December 1995 Officers from Sun Hill take on local young offenders in a game of football, yielding a surprise result for C.I.D. 140 "Getaway" Kate Cheeseman Candy Denman 4 December 1995 C.I.D. investigate a bungled armed robbery at a betting shop. 141 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Peter Tuddenham guest stars. Christopher Hodson Jim Hawkins 7 December 1995 Loxton accidentally sets off a smoke alarm in a night club and arrests the owner. 142 "Natural Justice" Robin Sheppard Graham Mitchell 12 December 1995 Cryer and Keane pursue a drink-driver responsible for the death of a young Asian woman. 143 "Got To Get A Body" Sally George guest stars. Michael Cocker Stephen C. Handley 14 December 1995 Skase investigates an ex-informer's love life in his hunt for clues to an arson attack. 144 "No Questions Asked" Marc Warren guest stars. Catherine Morshead Ron Rose 15 December 1995 Ackland and Stamp deal with a teenage tearaway whose petty criminal career spirals out of control when she flirts with some serious villains. 145 "Sweet Innocent" Michael Cocker Scott Cherry 19 December 1995 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. 146 "Drop" Tom Cotter Mark Holloway 21 December 1995 Greig investigates the death of a young boy following a burglary. 147 "On the Lookout" Kate Cheeseman Richard McBrien 22 December 1995 Boyden and Slater are on a surveillance operation that goes wrong. 148 "Ties that Bind" Alan Cooke guest stars. Ken Hannam Ron Rose 28 December 1995 A baby girl is found abandoned. 149 "Journey Home" Gregory Donaldson guest stars. Diana Patrick Graham Harvey 29 December 1995 Carver's ex-girlfriend gets caught up in a suspected drugs-related attack. The Bill Characters Notable storylines Spin-offs Series Production staff Related articles
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