The Bill (series 22)
|'The Bill Series 22|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||93|
|Original run||4 January 2006 –
28 December 2006
Series 22 of British television drama The Bill consisted of 93 episodes, broadcast between 4 January and 28 December 2006. This series marked the departure of Adam Okaro from Sun Hill. Two episodes of this series remain unaired after the master tapes were stolen in a robbery at the show's recording studios in November 2006.
|#||Title||Episode notes||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod #|
"Sequence of Events: Part 1"
|4 January 2006|
|Meadows' world starts to fall apart when a dying convict accuses him of a frame-up more than twenty years ago, and Manson is brought in to investigate his old boss. To make matters worse, suspicion falls on his drug-addicted son Benjamin for a series of robberies which Nixon and Webb are investigating, and wife Laura blames him for getting the wayward lad locked up. As the evidence stacks up against him, Meadows finds there's nowhere to turn.|
"Sequence of Events: Part 2"
|5 January 2006|
|DPS officer Frank Keane warns Nixon and Webb away from helping Meadows, but when old colleague Manson catches up with the runaway copper and his former DI, Dougie Price, he allows him a further twenty-four hours in which to clear his name. Events take a sinister turn when Vince Parker is found dead, and it is left to Nixon and Webb to spot the links between Meadows' case and the beating of his son Benjamin in prison.|
"First Day Impressions"
|First Appearances of PC Lewis Hardy and PC Emma Keane||11 January 2006|
|New recruit Lewis Hardy gets off to a bad start with an official complaint lodged against him for an overzealous arrest, while fellow newcomer Emma Keane makes her presence felt with more aplomb. A man brought in for erratic driving surprises Stamp and Hemmingway by confessing he raped a woman the night before, but when the missing victim is traced it is far from clear which of them is the guilty party.|
"A Problem Multiplied"
|Lucy Speed guest stars.||12 January 2006|
|A young mother complains about the drug problem on her estate after she is threatened with a used needle, prompting Okaro to mount a raid which gives Hardy a chance to sample undercover work. Perkins and De Costa investigate a firearms incident at a local community centre, but they end up confronting a jilted lover desperate to find his ex. Casper fails to lure Keane with the offer of a spare room, and reluctantly lets Fletcher move in.|
"Street Level Action"
|18 January 2006|
|De Costa develops a taste for street-level action when she helps Hunter and Perkins trace a machine gun-wielding shop raider, and is hailed a heroine after she wraps up the case in a dramatic showdown. Smithy's infatuation with gangster's wife Louise Larson leads to an agreement they will emigrate to Australia once she has testified against husband Pete and qualified for witness protection.|
"A Satisfying Day's Work"
|19 January 2006|
|Smithy puts in a satisfying day's work as uniform branch arrest a property landlord found growing a secret crop of cannabis. But the besotted sergeant's romantic dreams are shattered when he sets out to meet Louise for the evening, only to be met by a gun-man. Hunter is speechless when Cindy turns up at the station with a toddler in tow and announces her plans to give up IVF treatment and adopt instead. Hemmingway and Stamp are called out to a hit and run, only to discover that Louise Larson has been killed, and that Smithy is at the wheel of the car.|
"Framed: Part 1"
|Final Appearance of SRO Julian Tavell, Ninety-minute special.||25 January 2006|
|Smithy wakes up to a living nightmare as he is charged with drink-driving and interrogated on suspicion of deliberately killing Louise. The Sun Hill relief rally round their colleague and hopes are raised when a witness to the accident is found. Valentine sounds off to Keane about the DPS, only to discover that she is Frank's daughter, and JT shocks his friends and colleagues by announcing he's going to live in Spain.|
"Framed: Part 2"
|26 January 2006|
|Smithy puts on a brave face for his court appearance but Meadows and CID's efforts to link Larson with Louise's death are derailed when their one lead - a gang member held on drugs charges - slips through the net. De Costa loses her appetite for community safety work after successfully investigating the case of a girl injured in an Angolan ritual exorcism with Sim, and Perkins' romantic hopes receive a setback.|
|1 February 2006|
|Perkins' romantic ambitions get a boost when De Costa ends her relationship with Saul, but she's busy impressing DCI Caddick of the Child Abuse Investigation Team with her ability to build links with the immigrant community. Together they discover a missing girl is a victim of trafficking. Meanwhile, Cindy Hunter's desperate desire to adopt a child pushes her marriage with Hunter to breaking point.|
|2 February 2006|
|Nadir mounts a personal crusade to get Smithy off the hook and prove he was framed by Pete Larson, but DCI Keane of the DPS takes exception to his maverick methods and throws him off the case at a crucial moment after he and Webb arrest the suspect for handling stolen goods. De Costa and Perkins investigate a claim of child abuse twenty years after the event, and their sensitive handling of a tough investigation earns Ramani a job offer from DCI Caddick.|
"Operation: Trident: Part 1"
|8 February 2006|
|Hardy witnesses a shooting at his cousin's engagement party and the Sun Hill relief take urgent action to stop the incident escalating into a gang war. The rookie copper is left feeling torn between family loyalties and enthusiasm for his new career. DS Shand arrives from Operation Trident to manage the investigation. Manson and Webb pressurise a local youth into supplying information on the shooting. Masters is contacted by a former informant for information about a business associate in Nottingham. Manson's wife Philippa shocks with the revelation that she is going to work in Spain.|
"Operation: Trident: Part 2"
|Temporary Departure of DC Jo Masters||9 February 2006|
|Tough tactics and a high-risk operation pay off when the rival gang leaders are arrested on their way to a showdown. Having helped forestall a major outbreak of violence, Hardy feels alienated from his own community and decides to throw in his lot with the police, despite a suspicion of racism among his colleagues. Kapoor, Harman and Keane question a timid husband whose cheating wife has disappeared. Masters uncovers an illegal arms trading operation in Nottingham - and decides to leave Sun Hill to follow it up.|
"Missing: Part 1"
|First Appearances of DOPA Mia Perry and Neil Stuke as James Tennant||15 February 2006|
|Nixon bails out Manson, and organises the CID end of an operation to trace a missing seven-year-old girl, while Hemmingway organises the uniform operation. The frantic parents agree to hold a press conference appealing for witnesses, but when it becomes clear all the known local paedophiles have alibis, inconsistencies in the father's account of events start to look suspicious. Hunter faces up to the fact his marriage is over. Meanwhile, Sun Hill is assigned its own station press officer, Mia Perry.|
"Missing: Part 1"
|Final Appearance of CAD Officer Dean McVerry||22 February 2006|
|Pressure mounts on James Tennant to supply an alibi regarding the disappearance of his seven-year-old daughter, and he angrily throws family liaison officer Sim out of the house when he discovers he is under close scrutiny. Meanwhile, a witness comes forward claiming to have proof of his violent behaviour. Casper and Fletcher give McVerry a champagne send-off as he leaves Sun Hill for a life of sun, sea and sand.|
"High Risk Decisions"
|23 February 2006|
|Determined to end the violence once and for all - and to establish a name for himself - Nadir makes a high-risk decision to broker a deal with gang member Jordan Tomlin. A new suspect is found in the Amy Tennant case when it emerges her gymnastics teacher is a sex offender and a hidden camera is found in the girls' changing room. Perkins betrays his feelings for Ramani at her farewell party. Hardy, Valentine, Keane and Kapoor attend a disturbance at a snooker hall, while Nadir and Webb investigate an attack on the owner.|
"There Goes Another One"
|Final Appearance of DS Ramani DeCosta||1 March 2006|
|Nadir's off-the-record deal with gang member Jordan Tomlin backfires when a CID sting delivers only two of the promised eight automatic weapons. Sim feels guilty about putting James Tennant through the heartbreak of watching a reconstruction of his daughter's disappearance, but it pays off when a witness comes forward to corroborate his alibi. Perkins overcomes his shyness and finally reveals his true feelings for De Costa whilst helping her investigate her first case with the Child Abuse Investigation Team.|
|Return of Insp. Gina Gold||2 March 2006|
|Gold returns from Australia and finds Smithy in the depths of despair in Long Marsh Prison. Nixon has to persuade a furious woman not to press charges against probationer Keane when a heated investigation against an aggressive young woman turns physical, and Hemmingway is obliged to have Sun Hill's other rookie, Hardy, taken off a case after he accuses Valentine of racism in front of a domestic abuse suspect.|
|8 March 2006|
|Nadir's maverick approach to the gangland gun trafficking blows up into a full-scale crisis when his informant, Jordan Tomlin, is shot during a DJ contest. Hardy resolves to have nothing more to do with cousin Dominic when he learns of his involvement in the crime, and is forced to decide between his loyalty to his family or the job, while Okaro has a public relations nightmare to sort out when the victim's mother criticises the police's handling of the case.|
"Confused Explanations: Part 1"
|Bill Treacher guest stars.||9 March 2006|
|Smithy upsets the Longmarsh heavies by spurning their offer of protection and is beaten up for his pains, but it is the approach of Louise's funeral that drives him to despair. Casper enters a supposedly empty flat where he is surprised to find a naked woman, and her confused explanation of how she came to be there finally gives the Sun Hill detectives a lead in the Pete Larson case. Meadows, Hunter, Webb and Nadir try to unravel a series of property deals involving Pete Larson and Joel Gates and prove a connection with Carl Caplan, who claims to have seen Smithy kill Louise Larson.|
"Confused Explanations: Part 2"
|Sergeant Smith is Released from Prison||15 March 2006|
|Smithy is distraught when he's refused permission to attend Louise's funeral and loses control when he finds fellow prisoner Marty Johnson setting fire to a photograph of her. Meadows approaches the CPS with evidence of the link between Pete Larson and Carl Caplan, but Keane will only grant CID 24 hours to put the suspect under surveillance and come up with concrete proof that the sergeant was framed.|
"A Bad Call: Part 1"
|16 March 2006|
|Feelings are running high following the death of Jordan Tomlin, and Okaro drafts in a full team to police a sell-out gig at the Bombastic nightclub. Forged tickets swell the crowd to dangerous levels and the punters turn nasty when Keane is forced to arrest a man for possession of drugs. Faced with a potential riot outside, Hemmingway makes a bad call which leads to disaster. Hardy's frustration of Valentine ends with disastrous consequences.|
"A Bad Call: Part 2"
|Eddie Nestor guest stars.||22 March 2006|
|The aftermath of the nightclub disaster leaves the Sun Hill relief in shock, and Okaro summons all the self-control he can muster to set aside personal tragedy before meeting Met Press Officer Mia Perry. Fletcher and Stamp face a traumatic morning trying to identify the bodies in a temporary morgue, and Keane reunites a mother with her dying son. At St. Hugh's, Hardy visits Valentine with the premise of an apology. Webb and Nixon investigate a case of stolen identity, but he is concentration is affected after becoming smitten with Mia Perry. Gold accompanies Okaro to his family's graves.|
"High Flyers: Part 1"
|First Appearance of DC Stuart Turner||23 March 2006|
|Rivalries emerge as Kapoor finds herself up against Harman in the election for the prestigious role of Met Federation representative, and a newcomer from the West End, DC Stuart Turner, is offered promotion ahead of Sim following a successful joint operation into a serious assault. Casper and Fletcher fall out when competition for a place on a driving course prompts Fletcher to play a prank which leads to his friend's disqualification.|
"High Flyers: Part 2"
|Stuart Turner is promoted to DS||29 March 2006|
|Feeling restless about his abandoned family, Perkins grows impatient with Turner's approach to a case and takes matters into his own hands to help secure the conviction of a violent criminal. Meanwhile, Meadows appoints the new boy as sergeant - though Sim is so busy preparing for her exams she fails to notice her rival jumping the queue. Fletcher can't believe his luck after a night of passion with Harman, but disappointment looms. Perkins visits his estranged sixteen-year-old daughter.|
|30 March 2006|
|Smithy gets a warm welcome when he reports for duty at Sun Hill, but is taken aback to discover he's assigned to investigate his former cellmate Morris Leatherhead over an allegation of theft. Single father Manson has to tell James Tennant the search for his daughter is to be scaled down, and learns how painful that must feel when his own son is reported missing from school. Suzie makes her disappointment clear at being passed over for promotion. Smithy reprimands Bryant when she allows domestic concerns to interfere with an investigation.|
|Phina Oruche guest stars.||5 April 2006|
|Nadir and Perkins bend the rules over the beating of a suspected paedophile, thinking they have the backing of new boss Turner. However, when Meadows finds out, Turner is determined only to clear his own name. Hunter clashes with an attractive solicitor who seems set to tear his case apart, but a taste of his trademark charm weakens her resolve. Morris Leatherhead trashes a kebab shop in a bid to get back to prison. Hunter applies for a transfer back to Derbyshire, but is later the victim of a serious assault.|
"A Dramatic Halt"
|6 April 2006|
|Stamp swallows his pride and takes on a second job as a cabbie to pay for his father's care home, but is sidelined to deal with a drink-drive hit-and-run incident with Casper. Hunter's response to the attack on brother Steve convinces the PC he's not wanted at Sun Hill and he applies for a transfer. Banter in the pub about Fletcher's conquest of Harman brings the relationship to a dramatic halt, while colleagues notice Nixon is cosying up to new boy Turner while the pair investigate a fraudster.|
"A Day To Remember"
|Final Appearance of PC Steve Hunter||12 April 2006|
|Bryant is horrified to learn her son has been linked with a gang accused of terrorising an old man, and there's further disappointment when he's brought in for questioning. Casper and Stamp go speed dating and are shocked to find two of their female colleagues - Harman and Hemmingway - on the list. Hunter's relationship with solicitor Heather Lees draws comments from Nixon, while the pair work on a suspected rape case while brother Steve is promised a send-off to remember.|
"Making Good Impressions"
|13 April 2006|
|James Tennant reports that a local paper has taken a call from a man claiming to have his daughter Amy - and after Manson organises a trap to catch him, an arrest soon follows. Ackland and Hollis' handling of three youths brought in for vandalism makes an impression on single headmaster Rod Jessop, and Perry gets Webb to open up about his past relationships. Stamp gets involved in police work while moonlighting as a cabbie - to Casper's amusement.|
"To Be A Hero"
|19 April 2006|
|Hardy heroically rescues a man from a burning building, while partner Valentine returns to duty, only to suffer a panic attack when he's faced with a crisis, leaving Hardy to be badly beaten by a gang of thugs. Sim passes her sergeant's exam and starts looking for a new post, and Okaro sets his sights on becoming Borough Commander, but is annoyed to find he has tough competition in one of his old former comrades.|
"Echoes: Part 1"
|Hannah Waterman guest stars.||20 April 2006|
|Two girls go missing in circumstances that echo the Amy Tennant case, and Webb is horrified to find he knows the fretful parents. Hemmingway and Bryant find the girls beaten but alive and, as six-year-old Molly is rushed into intensive care, her older sister Charlotte gives the desperate CID officers information leading to an arrest. Hardy threatens to report Valentine unless he can help track down the people who gave him a beating.|
"Echoes: Part 2"
|26 April 2006|
|As Molly Parker makes a slow recovery, sister Charlotte makes a shocking confession that prompts Webb to confront their father with barely concealed fury. James Tennant faces further anguish when it becomes clear Amy's disappearance is not related to the Parker case, while Manson dashes the hope of finding the missing girl alive. Perkins considers building bridges with his estranged family, but ex-wife Helen is not easily impressed.|
"The Green Eyed Monster"
|First Appearance of Senior Crown Prosecutor Matt Hinckley, Georgie Glen guest stars.||27 April 2006|
|Valentine tries to cover up his difficulties while he and Kapoor search in vain for a cab driver who reportedly witnessed an assault - but evidence of his traumatised state begins to emerge, forcing Gold to make a ruling on whether he's fit to return to duty. When the victim regains consciousness, he tells Nixon and Turner that he saw an officer run from the scene. After a run-in with a penniless down-and-out who turns out to be a former boxing champion, Casper and Fletcher patch up their differences and agree to take up the sport. Keane introduces her solicitor boyfriend to her green-eyed colleagues.|
"Neglect of Duty"
|3 May 2006|
|Fletcher and Casper refer a case of bare-knuckle fighting to Sim and Nadir, who connect it to a GBH case they are already working on. Keane and Hardy interview a man in connection with a case of criminal damage, but he confesses to murdering his wife fourteen years earlier. Okaro wants Valentine referred to the DPS over his neglect of duty. Valentine's outbursts on duty lead Gold to insist he sees a psychiatrist. Gold presses Fletcher and Casper into entering an inter-services boxing competition. Keane feels awkward when her boyfriend joins the relief for drinks after work.|
|4 May 2006|
|Casper realises he can't wriggle out of the boxing contest after Gold presents him with a gruelling training schedule, and Fletcher's pursuit of Keane goes a stage further when they visit the pub to celebrate a result on Okaro's new capture car initiative. Hunter returns from Cardiff and bitterly reminds Turner that Nixon is a grandmother, but fails to stop the flirtatious pair arranging a dinner date after working on a stolen car case.|
|413||"Episode 413"||11 May 2006|
|Nadir and Hunter enlist the help of an informant to crack a counterfeit perfume scam. Turner and Nixon investigate a suspicious death when a couple claim to have found a body in their house. The lovestruck DSs share a passionate kiss. Keane is single again, and both Fletcher and Hardy try their luck.|
|414||"Episode 414"||18 May 2006|
|Webb and Sim investigate a series of attacks on a bar. Webb gets caught up in the Parkers' domestic arrangements when Stamp and Hollis are called to a domestic disturbance at their home. Bryant considers her future with the Met when her son Liam is arrested again. Ackland agrees to go on a date with Rod Jessop, and Webb stands Mia Perry up.|
|415||"Episode 415"||Final Appearance of Laura Bryant||25 May 2006|
|MIT investigate the death of Tom Parker, and Webb is accused of coaching his friend, Fern, to plead self-defence. Bryant and Kapoor investigate the assault of an elderly man who is accused of racial abuse. Gold tries to persuade Bryant not to resign from the Met. Webb gets personal with DI Radcliffe. Rod Jessop continues to woo Ackland.|
|416||"Episode 416"||31 May 2006|
|Nadir and Hunter investigate an apparent protection racket and uncover a plot to have a couple murdered. Perkins goes undercover as a contract killer. Hardy and Valentine pursue a murderer who escapes from an ambulance when it is involved in an accident. Keane tries to avoid the attentions of her ex-boyfriend and Fletcher.|
|417||"Episode 417"||Marshall Lancaster guest stars.||1 June 2006|
|Fletcher and Keane come across a toddler on the streets covered in blood. Hunter and Sim try to uncover the truth behind two conflicting accounts of domestic violence. Nixon clashes with Turner over his tactics when they investigate a stabbing and robbery in a shopping centre. Keane's ex-boyfriend files charges against Fletcher. With Fletcher out of action, Casper is left to represent Sun Hill at the boxing competition.|
|418||"Episode 418"||First Appearance of DAC Georgia Hobbs, Ross Boatman guest stars.||7 June 2006|
|Nixon and Turner investigate the shooting of a twelve-year-old boy, while Okaro tries to manage outraged public opinion. Hardy and Valentine have a falling out during door-to-door enquiries into the shooting. Fletcher and Keane are called out to attend a burglary. Keane later gets invited out for a drink by both Fletcher and her ex-fiancé.|
|419||"Episode 419"||First Appearance of T/DC Kezia Walker||8 June 2006|
|Sim is assigned as mentor to Trainee DC Kezia Walker and the pair investigate a rape case. Stamp and Fletcher attend a call-out to a burglary and have a run-in with a dog. Hobbs instructs Okaro to formally apologise for his lack of restraint the previous day. Fletcher breaks off his brief flirtation with Keane.|
|420||"Episode 420"||Adam Okaro is promoted to Borough Commander||14 June 2006|
|Ackland and Kapoor discover a 13-year-old girl who has overdosed on heroin. Hunter and Nadir lead the hunt for the dealer. Valentine and Hardy get called to a disturbance at a local swimming pool and get drawn into a escalating domestic dispute. Sandra Valentine is filing for divorce. Okaro prepares to leave for his new post as Borough Commander.|
|421||"Episode 421"||First Appearance of Supt John Heaton||22 June 2006|
|Supt John Heaton arrives to take charge at Sun Hill. The CID team set out to impress the new boss by finding a local drug dealer who is wanted for GBH. Sim and Walker investigate an assault and discover that a serial rapist may be at large.|
|422||"Episode 422"||28 June 2006|
|There is a rash of complaints of food-poisoning, and the witness to a traffic accident leads Nixon and Webb to a theft from a meat-processing plant. Nadir and Hunter investigate a luxury health club that may be a front for a major drug syndicate. Webb is floored when a journalist asks him about the traumatic events in his past. Hemmingway tries to keep her occupation a secret from her new boyfriend.|
|423||"Episode 423"||29 June 2006|
|Nadir poses as a corrupt police officer in an attempt to expose a major drug operation. Webb investigates when the young target of a mugging is found carrying money he cannot account for. Heaton arrests a young drug dealer while out for a jog. Webb decides to open up to Mia Perry, but his confession could end their relationship. Hemmingway decides to tell her new boyfriend that she is a police officer.|
|424||"Episode 424"||6 July 2006|
|A medium claims to have had a vision of missing Amy Tennant, and leads Manson to a wood, where they find a doll belonging to the girl. Sim and Walker investigate a reported rape, and the victim identifies Stamp as her attacker. Sim and Turner apply for a sergeant's post with the Kidnap Unit.|
|425||"Episode 425"||Final Appearance of DC Suzie Sim||18 July 2006|
|Turner takes control of the investigation into the serial rapist. Stamp investigates his fellow cab drivers, and Walker mounts a decoy operation to trap their suspect.Keane and Fletcher deal with a complaint that a teenaged girl is being bullied at school. Ackland gets closer to Rod Jessop, while Walker makes a move on Smith.|
|426||"Episode 426"||19 July 2006|
|Hemmingway and Harman are called to the scene of a shop robbery. Perkins and Webb lead the search for the injured robber. Heaton continues to promote his zero tolerance policy, and urges arrests for petty offences. Matt Hinckley takes a post as CPS solicitor at Sun Hill. Perkins has to manage a dangerous offender, and tries to establish a new relationship with his estranged son. Smith and Walker deal with the morning after the night before.|
|427||"Episode 427"||20 July 2006|
|Officers mount an operation against a major drug dealer. Heaton tries to win Gold over to his zero tolerance approach to drugs, but Hardy is uncomfortable with the new policy. Casper and Fletcher investigate vandalism at a local go-kart stadium, then prepare for a boxing match. Perkins supervises a newly released and potentially dangerous ex-con, and gets closer to ex-wife Helen.|
|428||"Episode 428"||26 July 2006|
|Valentine and Hardy attend the scene of a burglary. The intruder is injured at the scene, and Walker and Perkins set out to track down the householder who shot him. Smith and Hollis arrest the driver of a suspect vehicle, but Kristen Shaw asks Nadir to retrieve the car for her. Valentine and Hardy pursue a man who has been stalking a local transsexual.|
|429||"Episode 429"||27 July 2006|
|Hardy and Stamp are called to an incident at a nightclub. Perkins is shocked to discover that his daughter, Holly, has been taking ecstasy. Perkins and Manson pose as buyers to trap the dealer, but Nadir blows the operation, warning Kristen Shaw in an attempt to further ingratiate himself with her. Fletcher and Casper track down a stolen motorcycle, but Casper is injured during the subsequent arrests.|
|430||"Episode 430"||2 August 2006|
|Nixon and Turner investigate the destruction of a collection of paintings in an arson attack. Nadir fights to maintain his cover as a corrupt officer. Hunter and Webb arrest a drug dealer working for the target organisation. The relief celebrates as Hardy and Keane successfully complete their probationary period. Hardy agrees to go for a drink with Perkins's daughter, Holly. Turner gives Nixon an ultimatum.|
|431||"Episode 431"||3 August 2006|
|Turner steps in to helps Nixon investigate a burglary at a factory, freeing Hunter to visit his son. Ackland and Stamp investigate a missing person report, and discover that the woman has run off with the caretaker of her residential care home and 67,000. Walker is furious when the CPS drops the case against the accused serial rapist. Nixon agrees to let Turner move in with her, while Stamp decides to let his father move in with him.|
|432||"Episode 432"||Thomas Morrison guest stars.||10 August 2006|
|Nixon and Turner investigate a hijacking and the theft of computer chips. Smith discovers that the serial rape suspect is targeting one of his victims, and he and Walker warn her. Manson and Nadir try to trace James Tennant, who is convinced that he has found his missing daughter.|
|433||"Episode 433"||16 August 2006|
|Smith and Walker attend to a rape victim, who is convinced she is being stalked by her attacker. Valentine and Hardy attend the scene of an accident and have to deliver a baby. Perkins investigates the mother for possession of cocaine, then has to deal with an incident involving a violent offender that he is monitoring. He later discovers that Hardy is dating his daughter.|
|434||"Episode 434"||17 August 2006|
|Fletcher is assigned to infiltrate the "Racial Defence Army" as a racist police officer. Hemmingway and Keane deal with a racist assault on the leader of the Islamic Women's Group at the local community centre. Keane has a row with boyfriend Hinckley and seeks comfort from Fletcher.|
|435||"Episode 435"||23 August 2006|
|Fletcher, who has infiltrated a racist organisation, is assaulted by a group of Asian men. Webb discovers that the RDA plan to blow up the headquarters of the National Socialist Alliance, a rival right-wing organisation. Keane accepts Hinckley's offer of marriage.|
|436||"Episode 436"||24 August 2006|
|Nixon and Hunter investigate the disappearance of a pensioner and discover his body in his own basement freezer. Casper and Hardy arrest a migrant worker accused of stealing from his workmates, but Perkins uncovers the truth. Hardy continues to date Holly Perkins behind her father's back. There is a collection for Fletcher, who is recovering from injuries sustained in a bomb blast.|
|437||"Episode 437"||30 August 2006|
|Valentine and Hardy attend to a young boy who has fallen into a coma after accidentally taking heroin. Manson and Meadows arrest Kirsten Shaw despite Nadir's objections, prompting the DC to desperate measures. Hardy has spent the night with Holly Perkins and has to hide when her father turns up unexpectedly.|
|438||"Episode 438"||Barbara Wilshere guest stars.||31 August 2006|
|Nadir and Walker are called to investigate a fire at a clothing warehouse. Walker suspects an insurance fraud, but Nadir sneaks off to meet Kirsten Shaw. When Shaw is assaulted, Nadir takes matters into his own hands. Valentine and Hardy investigate an assault on a transvestite. Ackland is concerned about Valentine's mental health.|
|439||"Episode 439"||6 September 2006|
|Ackland and Valentine attend a road traffic accident and an assault, both involving a disturbed young woman with financial problems. Harman and Hemmingway investigate an assault on a drug dealer, and CCTV identifies Nadir as the assailant. Smith and Walker flirt over a game of pool. Rod Jessop organises a foreign holiday with Ackland. Stamp arranges for his father to move in with him full time.|
|440||"Episode 440"||7 September 2006|
|Nixon and Turner investigate the stabbing of a recently released armed robber. Heaton demands high visibility patrols of the Jasmine Allen estate. Gold suspects that Heaton is planning to phase out some of the older officers. Stamp abandons his post to attend to his father. Okaro visits Sun Hill. Nixon discovers that she is pregnant.|
|441||"Episode 441"||First Appearance of PC Diane Noble, Dudley Sutton guest stars.||13 September 2006|
|New PC Diane Noble arrives at Sun Hill. Heaton organises a raid on a crack house. The target drug dealer sues the police over the death of his grandmother. Noble assists Smith to investigate an assault on an elderly drunk. Gold criticises Heaton's tactics, and he suggests that she leave Sun Hill. Heaton's wife accuses him of having an affair. Nixon has a miscarriage, and ends her relationship with Turner.|
|442||"Episode 442"||Final Appearance of Borough Commander Adam Okaro||14 September 2006|
|Walker and Smith set up a surveillance operation in an attempt to trap a rapist into confessing to his crime, but his victim disappears. Heaton institutes high visibility patrols on the Antrim Estate to deter car crime. Gold considers her future at Sun Hill. Okaro challenges Heaton over hostile media coverage of his zero tolerance policing. Stamp again slips away from work to deal with his father.|
|443||"Episode 443"||19 September 2006|
|Stamp and Hollis attend the scene of a fire at a guest house. Hunter and Nixon investigate and uncover an illegal immigrant network. Smith tries to get a rape suspect to confess, while Walker tries to persuade his wife to withdraw her alibi statement. Nixon informs Turner to keep away from her.|
|444||"Episode 444"||20 September 2006|
|Hollis and Stamp investigate a dog-napping and uncover a murder. Fletcher and Keane are called to a disturbance and find the wife of a convicted rapist trying to kill herself. Fletcher discovers that Casper is taking steroids. Smith and Walker get intimate in the sergeant's office. Perkins steps into the relationship between Hardy and his daughter. Stamp's father is hospitalised.|
|445||"Episode 445"||21 September 2006|
|Casper and Fletcher attend to a man found overdosed on the street and uncover the theft of diamorphine from St Hugh's. Webb and Perkins interrogate a dealer who has been selling morphine. Hardy gives a group of cub scouts a tour of the station. Fletcher argues with Casper over his ongoing use of steroids before the inter-service boxing final. Hunter makes a move on Nixon. Stamp attends to his dying father.|
|446||"Episode 446"||27 September 2006|
|Ackland and Noble come across a Croat woman who has been badly assaulted. Turner traces her to an address where a number of trafficked women are being held. Noble discovers a tape confirming that the women are being sold. An illegal immigrant on the witness protection scheme decides not to testify against a trafficker, as he fears his wife is being held by the gang. While Turner coordinates activities with SOCA, Hunter and Nixon are sent to Bucharest to liaise with the Romanian police. Hunter decides to mount his own investigation, but things go badly and he and Nixon become targets.|
|447||"Episode 447"||28 September 2006|
|Hunter and Nixon, in Bucharest to investigate a human trafficking operation, decide that they cannot trust the local police inspector. Back at Sun Hill, the assault victim is able to lead police to the brothel where she was forced to work, but also reveals a shocking piece of information about the aid worker who has been helping Hunter and Nixon in Romania.|
|448||"Episode 448"||Adam Deacon guest stars.||4 October 2006|
|Fletcher and Casper are called to an incident of vandalism. Gold and Perkins arrest the son of a supervised ex-con on suspicion of blackmail. Hemmingway and Harman deal a group of youths who are bullying a homeless man. Hemmingway is eventually provoked to a disproportionate response, and faces disciplinary action. Noble and Hollis are called to St Hugh's to deal with a drunk and are surprised to have to deal with a colleague. Heaton rejects an advance from Hobbs.|
|449||"Episode 449"||5 October 2006|
|Perkins and Walker set up an operation to intercept an illegal shipment from Spain. Kapoor and Hollis attend to an illegal immigrant who has been seriously injured during a mugging. The suspended Hemmingway has meetings with Kapoor, her Federation Rep, and Heaton. Perkins shares a passionate kiss with his ex-wife.|
|450||"Episode 450"||11 October 2006|
|Fletcher and Keane arrest a youth for shoplifting on the basis of video footage on a mislaid mobile phone. Hardy and Hemmingway deal with the report of a missing man. Perkins and Webb investigate his abduction. Heaton's wife admits to having an affair. Hinckley plans an early wedding to Keane. Perkins continues to get intimate with his ex-wife.|
|451||"Episode 451"||12 October 2006|
|Webb is arrested on a charge of rape. Meadows and Nadir try to prove his innocence. Harman and Fletcher attend to an RTA. Fletcher decides to take a blood sample from the unconscious car driver. Hinckley warns Fletcher off Keane.|
|452||"Episode 452"||18 October 2006|
|Harman and Keane are assigned to clear a red light district of street walkers. Nadir arranges for a prostitute to be released from custody, but she is subsequently assaulted. Kapoor and Casper stop a man for kerb crawling. Gold discovers that Smith and Walker getting intimate in her office. Nixon prompts Hunter to ask her out on a date.|
|453||"Episode 453"||19 October 2006|
|Harman and Keane deal with the reported disappearance of a prostitute. Webb and Walker investigate when she is found to have been mugged. Nadir confronts Kristen Shaw over the assault of a drugs mule. Nadir arranges to meet Shaw's new supplier but is abducted at gunpoint. Nixon confronts Hunter over their budding relationship. Harman has to organise Keane's hen night.|
|454||"Episode 454"||Adam Deacon guest stars.||25 October 2006|
|Hemmingway and Harman investigate a break-in at a doctor's surgery. Perkins helps Keane and Fletcher decide to bring down a cowboy builder with a sideline in blackmail. The relief throw a hen night for Keane, who decides to tell her fiancé about her fling with Fletcher.|
|455||"Episode 455"||Adam Deacon guest stars.||26 October 2006|
|Perkins investigates the assault on Fletcher. Fletcher determines to persuade Keane not to proceed with the wedding. Hemmingway and Nadir investigate an allegation of sex with a minor. Nadir visits his sister's grave.|
|456||"Episode 456"||2 November 2006|
|Turner and Nixon and Walker investigate an arson attack on a foster home. Casper and Fletcher deal with a report of a stolen laptop. Hunter and Webb uncover a scam involving illegally-imported banknotes. Ackland proposes moving in with her boyfriend.|
|457||"Episode 457"||First Appearance of Sgt. Nikki Wright||8 November 2006|
|Ackland and Noble investigate a stabbing. Stamp and Hemmingway are involved in an RTA with an ambulance during a high-speed pursuit of an armed robber. Sgt Nikki Wright from Barton Street, on board with the victim, negotiates with the gunman, then assists Meadows with the investigation into the robbery. The father of missing schoolgirl Amy Tennant is arrested for drink-driving and assault. Heaton gives in to pressure from Hobbs to resume their affair.|
|458||"Episode 458"||Adam Deacon guest stars.||9 November 2006|
|Webb investigates a serious assault on a prostitute who has been badly beaten by her pimp. Hemmingway continues her investigation into a doctor accused of improper relations with an uder-aged girl. Casper is warned about his time-keeping, and dumped by his girlfriend. Webb opens up to ex-girlfriend Mia Perry.|
|459||"Episode 459"||Final Appearance of PC Yvonne Hemmingway, Adam Deacon guest stars.||15 November 2006|
|Nixon and Turner deal with a domestic dispute. Hunter and Nixon investigate when money from an armed robbery is deposited in a bank. Hemmingway and Noble are called to a break-in. Hemmingway and Walker try to build a case against a suspected paedophile. Hemmingway accepts promotion to another station.|
|460||"Episode 460"||Nicola Stapleton guest stars.||22 November 2006|
|Smith has to contend with an outbreak of violence during a power failure in the custody suite. Hunter and Nixon deal with a case of identity fraud and physical abuse. Perkins is assaulted by his ex-wife's husband, and decides to move in with her. Gold gives a station visitor a personalised tour of Sun Hill. Nixon ends her short-lived relationship with Hunter.|
|461||"Episode 461"||29 November 2006|
|Off-duty Fletcher arrests a man after a work night out at a club, but the man alleges assault and his girlfriend corroborates his account. Valentine, Keane, Hunter and Perkins foil a jewellery shop robbery. Nadir's father is arrested for burglary. Nadir's parents disown him over his relationship with a drug dealer. Gold's latest paramour confesses that he is married.|
|462||"Episode 462"||6 December 2006|
|Casper and Valentine attend to an intoxicated girl sitting in a garden pond at a house-warming party, while Keane is left holding the baby. Meadows decides to bring Nadir's undercover operation to a close, and to arrest the key targets at a planned drugs handover, but SOCA pulls the operation. Manson checks on Neil Tennant, due in court for drink-driving and assault. Casper starts taking steroids again.|
|463||"Episode 463"||7 December 2006|
|Nadir is seriously compromised as SOCA prepares to intercept the Columbian drugs shipment. Gold and Valentine deal with a domestic situation at a lottery winner's home. Fletcher forces Casper to confess to steroid abuse.|
|464||"Episode 464"||Return of DC Jo Masters||19 December 2006|
|Masters, who has been working undercover at a haulage firm involved in gun-running, returns to Sun Hill and asks for assistance. Harman and Kapoor break-up a fight at a funeral.|
|465||"Episode 465"||20 December 2006|
|Masters and Perkins search for her associate, who has been abducted at gunpoint. Stamp, Hollis, Harman and Kapoor attend a mass eviction of council tenants from the Aldbourne Estate.|
|466||"Episode 466"||21 December 2006|
|Harman and Noble attend to the assault of one of Noble's old army colleagues. Fletcher and Kapoor are called to an arson attack on a flat on the Aldbourne Estate. Webb and Walker investigate. Fletcher tries to rekindle his relationship with Harman, while Webb attempts to woo Mia Perry.|
|467||"Episode 467"||27 December 2006|
|Smith and Noble search for a 16-year-old runaway. Turner and Walker investigate an illegal marriage scam. Harman and Fletcher attend to a disturbance at a hotel. Webb tries to distance himself from ex-prostitute Carrie Morgan.|
|Fletcher and Noble attend a robbery at a nail bar. Hunter and Turner investigate, and have a serious falling out. Hardy and Valentine assist Masters in her investigation into the recently discovered human skull. Episode remains unaired to this day after the mastertape was stolen by an unknown assailant. Part of the storyline was later re-made into the episode "Pride Before A Fall"|
|Meadows and Nixon lead the investigation into the death of a young Asian woman. Noble and Webb question the victim of an alleged mugging, who claims to be an undercover police officer. Episode remains unaired to this day after the mastertape was stolen by an unknown assailant. Part of the storyline was later re-made into the episode "To Honour and Obey"|
|470||"Episode 470"||28 December 2006|
|The future of Sun Hill station is under threat, and Heaton demands improved performance from the team. Valentine and Hollis come across the decomposed body of a drug user. Wright transfers across from Barton Street, and she later attends the scene of a failed robbery at a jeweller's shop with Stamp. Perkins questions a man about another planned robbery. Ackland and Rod Jessop discuss an anti-bullying campaign, and he proposes to her.|