The Bill (series 9)

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The Bill (series 9)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 155
Release
Original network ITV
Original release 5 January –
31 December 1993
Series chronology
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The ninth series of The Bill, a British television drama, consisted of 155 episodes, broadcast between 5 January – 31 December 1993. The series was released on DVD for the first time on 3 October 2012, in Australia.

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# Title Episode notes Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "A Dying Breed" Elizabeth Rider and Jon Croft guest star. Chris Clough Chris Ould 5 January 1993 (1993-01-05)
D.C. Carver becomes involved in an armed robbery while buying a watch.
2 "Fact of Life" TBA Derek Lister Julian Jones 7 January 1993 (1993-01-07)
The law allows a burglar to go free, but D.S. Greig and P.C. Quinnan try to pin him down again.
3 "All Through the Night" TBA Jeremy Silberston J. C. Wilsher 8 January 1993 (1993-01-08)
P.C. Stamp expects a dull evening on the party patrol until he is paired with a pretty young female Environmental Health Officer.
4 "New Tune, Old Fiddle" First Appearance of Ch. Insp. Philip Cato, Bob Mason guest stars. Laurence Moody J.C. Wilsher 12 January 1993 (1993-01-12)
Ch. Insp. Conway learns that a chief inspector is to be posted to Sun Hill as Community Liaison Officer. He feels that he has been overlooked and applies for the post himself, without telling Ch. Supt. Brownlow.
5 "Delinquent" Stephanie Turner guest stars. Chris Lovett Victoria Taylor 14 January 1993 (1993-01-14)
A persistent young offender is arrested for burgling his parents' house.
6 "Bringing Up Baby" Daniel Flynn guest stars. Matthew Evans Edward Canfor-Dumas 15 January 1993 (1993-01-15)
A newborn baby is missing and CID are working against the clock to find it.
7 "Rainy Days and Mondays" Zoe Telford guest stars. Sarah Pia Anderson Trevor Wadlow 19 January 1993 (1993-01-19)
The warden of a hostel calls the police when one of the girls claims to have been sexually assaulted by the night security man.
8 "Supply and Demand" Shirin Taylor, Gareth Armstrong, Richard Beale and Heather Emmanuel guest star. Chris Clough Joanne Maguire 21 January 1993 (1993-01-21)
A complaint about a 'pornographic' home video of a housewife in a bubble bath leads to a result for the D.S. Greig and the burglary team.
9 "On the Cards" Adrienne Burgess and Andrew McCulloch guest star. Jan Sargent Gregory Evans 22 January 1993 (1993-01-22)
W.D.C. Martella is taken off a two-week-old murder hunt to work on a case involving obscene phone calls, but soon stumbles on to evidence that leads her to the killer.
10 "Shock to the System" First Appearance of Sgt Jane Kendall, Shaun Dingwall guest stars David Attwood Christopher Russell 26 January 1993 (1993-01-26)
Ch. Supt. Brownlow returns from holiday to discover that Ch. Insp. Conway is to be the new Area Community Liaison Officer.
11 "Living It Down" Jane Danson and Jonathan Tafler guest star. David Attwood Ron Rose 28 January 1993 (1993-01-28)
The search for a missing victim of abuse uncovers a child pornography ring.
12 "Heat of the Moment" TBA Sarah Pia Anderson Edward Canfor-Dumas 29 January 1993 (1993-01-29)
A woman admits to killing her husband, but insists that she did it in the heat of the moment. W.D.C. Martella believes her, but D.C.I. Meadows is convinced that the crime was premeditated.
13 "Shake, Rattle 'n' Roll" First Appearance of PC Mike Jarvis, Marcia Warren and Shaun Scott guest star. George Case Susan B. Shattock 2 February 1993 (1993-02-02)
Ch. Supt. Brownlow loses his temper with Insp. Monroe.
14 "No Thanks To You" Phillip Joseph guest stars. Jan Sargent Candy Denman 4 February 1993 (1993-02-04)
P.C. Garfield has a bad day. First, he fails to save the life of a glue-sniffer and then allows a bail absconder to escape.
15 "A Better Life" Sean Maguire guest stars. Andrew Higgs Roy MacGregor 5 February 1993 (1993-02-05)
An elderly woman disturbs an intruder in her home. D.S. Greig is convinced that a known villain has committed the burglary, but the victim insists that he is not the culprit.
16 "Echo" TBA Bill Pryde Peter J. Hammond 9 February 1993 (1993-02-09)
A girl goes missing, and D.C.s Carver and Woods suspect a known villain of murdering her, until another man walks into another station and confesses.
17 "Fagins" First Appearance of DC Suzi Croft, David Allister guest stars Brian Farnham Julian Jones 11 February 1993 (1993-02-11)
D.I. Burnside lets Sun Hill's burglars know he means business.
18 "Cried Too Late" Gerda Stevenson and Vincent Pickering guest star Chris Lovett Matthew Wingett 12 February 1993 (1993-02-12)
An arrested woman shoplifter refuses to talk to the police. When W.P.C. Datta finally breaks through the wall of silence a tragic tale of domestic violence unfolds.
19 "Gone for a Soldier" Charles De'Ath, David Beames and Renu Setna guest star. Brian Farnham Steve Trafford 16 February 1993 (1993-02-16)
Ackland is teamed up with a military policeman who has come to Sun Hill to find a young soldier who has gone AWOL with a gun.
20 "Persuasion" Will Barton guest stars. Richard Holthouse Marianne Colbran 18 February 1993 (1993-02-18)
A female drug-dealer is attacked by another dealer to get off his patch.
21 "Hard Man" Miranda Pleasence guest stars. TBA TBA 19 February 1993 (1993-02-19)
Greig investigates a stabbing and uncovers benefit fraud at a bed-and-breakfast establishment.
22 "Missionary Work" Emma Bunton, Muriel Pavlow and Fanny Carby guest star. TBA TBA 23 February 1993 (1993-02-23)
As Community Liaison Officer, Ch. Insp. Conway has to decide which of two bids for a grant he should recommend to the Commissioner. He and P.C. Garfield want to use police funds to support a local youth club, while Ch. Insp. Cato and Ch. Supt. Brownlow have their own ideas.
23 "Hypocritical Oath" Ken Farrington and Anastasia Hille guest star. TBA TBA 25 February 1993 (1993-02-25)
The overdose of a boy on the Cockcroft Estate enables D.C.s Woods and Carver to link registered addicts to a doctor.
24 "Trivial Pursuits" Jeremy Bulloch and Philip Bloomfield guest star. TBA TBA 26 February 1993 (1993-02-26)
P.C. Loxton dismisses a call to a domestic argument between two lovers as a waste of time, but when he is called back to the same address he finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun.
25 "Out of the Mouths" Colin Spaull, David Simeon and John Leeson guest star. Graeme Harper TBA 2 March 1993 (1993-03-02)
Hollis takes the Bumblebee message into a local school, asking for help in the fight against burglary. One of the boys asks him to help end a domestic nightmare.
26 "Keeping in Touch" Frank Mills and Daphne Oxenford guest star. George Case A. Valentine 4 March 1993 (1993-03-04)
An employee of a private security firm is identified by the elderly blind woman he assaulted.
27 "If It Isn't Hurting" Madhav Sharma and Wendy Williams guest star. TBA TBA 5 March 1993 (1993-03-05)
New trainee investigator Suzi Croft learns some old-style policing methods from Burnside.
28 "Keeping Out of Trouble" First Appearance of DS Jo Morgan TBA TBA 9 March 1993 (1993-03-09)
A woman claims to have inside information about a series of violent raids on petrol stations.
29 "School of Hard Knocks" Shirley Stelfox, Ivor Roberts and Nick Brimble guest star. TBA TBA 11 March 1993 (1993-03-11)
D.I. Burnside investigates the abduction of a villain's son.
30 "A Little Family Business" Margery Mason and Simon Mattacks guest star TBA TBA 12 March 1993 (1993-03-12)
D.C.I. Meadows investigates a burglary gone wrong. Ch. Insp. Cato is gunning for P.C.s Loxton and Stringer.
31 "Breaking the Chain" TBA TBA TBA 16 March 1993 (1993-03-16)
Sgt. Kendall tries to keep a young offender from a life of crime.
32 "The Fortress" Martin Gower guest stars. TBA TBA 18 March 1993 (1993-03-18)
The owner of an off-licence makes a citizen's arrest of a young shoplifter. Maitland arrests the shopkeeper for use of unreasonable force.
33 "In Broad Daylight" Nick Burnell, Nick Moran and Chris Jenkinson guest star TBA TBA 19 March 1993 (1993-03-19)
On the trail of two rapists, W.D.C. Morgan investigates an attempted abduction and puts her life in danger.
34 "Credible Witness" Hugh Futcher guest stars. TBA TBA 23 March 1993 (1993-03-23)
P.C. Stringer feels discredited when his description of a thief fleeing from a jeweller's shop conflicts with that of the main witness, who works in the shop.
35 "The Price of Fame" Georgina Cates guest stars. TBA TBA 25 March 1993 (1993-03-25)
Page goes undercover as a model to investigate a possible scam at a modelling agency.
36 "The Short Straw" Final Appearance of DC Viv Martella TBA TBA 26 March 1993 (1993-03-26)
When her car breaks down on the way to the station, Viv Martella misses an important CID briefing about an obbo on a suspected armed robbery, and is furious when she is taken off the case by Frank Burnside.
37 "Missing" David Hargreaves, Tim Preece and John Halstead guest star. TBA TBA 30 March 1993 (1993-03-30)
A mentally retarded young man goes missing. Burnside has to deal with the consequences for the parents.
38 "Goods Received" Eamon Boland and James Marcus guest star. TBA TBA 1 April 1993 (1993-04-01)
Greig investigates the burglary of an ailing business, a case that leads him to a missing schoolboy.
39 "Double Enmity" TBA TBA TBA 2 April 1993 (1993-04-02)
Woods goes undercover as a contract killer to expose a woman who wants her husband killed.
40 "Hard Evidence" Conleth Hill and Ken Bones guest stars. TBA TBA 6 April 1993 (1993-04-06)
A murder investigation team from AMIP arrives at Sun Hill. D.C.I. Meadows is uneasy at the approach taken by the detective superintendent, who seems willing to exploit his relationship with D.C. Woods to get a result regardless of the evidence.
41 "High Hopes and Low Life" Final Appearance of PC Ron Smollett, Peter Benson guest stars TBA TBA 8 April 1993 (1993-04-08)
D.C. Carver and W.D.C. Morgan investigate a career-ending attack on a promising young boxer.
42 "On the Loose" Michelle Joseph, Allan Surtees, Hilda Fenemore and Ray Trickett guest star. TBA TBA 9 April 1993 (1993-04-09)
Loxton and Garfield corner a savage pit bull terrier at an illegal dogfight. Boyden tracks down a pensioner who has turned to crime.
43 "Out of Court" Jack Smethurst, James Bree and Timothy Walker guest star. TBA TBA 13 April 1993 (1993-04-13)
Stamp and Ackland are keen to get a conviction against a woman for assault on a minicab driver, but she is acquitted.
44 "Bedfellows" Ace Bhatti guest stars. TBA TBA 15 April 1993 (1993-04-15)
Chief Inspector Cato arrests two youths, actions which cause a riot outside Sun Hill station.
45 "Cat and Mouse" TBA TBA TBA 17 April 1993 (1993-04-17)
A woman is keen to be get rid of her burglar boyfriend and his fence, with whom she has been having an affair.
46 "Brothers" Jake Wood and Alec Linstead guest star. TBA TBA 20 April 1993 (1993-04-20)
Two young brothers are suspected of burglary. W.P.C. Croft discovers that they were deserted by their mother and left to fend for themselves.
47 "Playing Away" Geraldine Somerville guest stars. TBA TBA 22 April 1993 (1993-04-22)
W.P.C. Ackland arrests a fifteen-year-old boy for shoplifting, and finds herself investigating his relationship with a woman twenty years his senior.
48 "Coming To Terms" Stephen Churchett and Maureen O'Brien guest star. TBA TBA 24 April 1993 (1993-04-24)
The parents of a young man awaiting trial for the murder of a child are distressed when their home is broken into and they receive threatening phone calls. W.P.C. Ackland discovers the connection.
49 "Return To Sender" Andy Serkis guest stars. TBA TBA 27 April 1993 (1993-04-27)
A young postwoman is beaten up, but the motive is unclear and she seems unwilling to talk to the police.
50 "Sticks and Stones" Tenniel Evans and Derek Smee guest star. TBA TBA 29 April 1993 (1993-04-29)
When Lines hits the jackpot during a raid, it makes an already difficult court case for Greig even harder.
51 "Tangled Webs" James Gaddas guest stars. TBA TBA 1 May 1993 (1993-05-01)
A mysteriously unmotivated break-in at a garage leads D.I. Burnside to a web of sexual deception and a jealous husband's rampage.
52 "Recruiting Officer" Ray Ashcroft guest stars. TBA TBA 4 May 1993 (1993-05-04)
Sgt. Maitland enlists P.C. McCann's help in reassuring a young black applicant whose wife has serious misgivings about the job. But McCann is discovering racism within the force for himself.
53 "Give 'em an Inch" Ralph Ineson guest stars. TBA TBA 6 May 1993 (1993-05-06)
Ch. Insp. Cato allows a demonstration to go ahead, despite being warned that it could be hijacked by racists. When things turn ugly, he is forced to reverse his previous orders.
54 "By Hook or By Crook" Neil Stuke and Leon Eagles guest star. TBA TBA 8 May 1993 (1993-05-08)
D.S. Roach is disgusted when a judge halts the trial of a man accused of crippling a police officer, and decides to take matters into his own hands.
55 "Home to Roost" Ricky Tomlinson, Gordon Salkilld and Patrick Carter guest star. TBA TBA 11 May 1993 (1993-05-11)
PCs Stamp and Quinnan attend to Ray Hickey, the victim of an assault at Sun Hill market. W.P.C. Datta and P.C. Stringer accompany some local children to Chessington, with a reluctant P.C. Loxton assigned as a last minute replacement for P.C. Ron Smollett due to illness.
56 "In Safe Hands" Elizabeth Mansfield, Tim Munro and Johnnie Wade guest star. TBA TBA 13 May 1993 (1993-05-13)
D.C. Lines and W.D.C. Morgan arrest two members of a shoplifting team.
57 "Punch Drunk" Final Appearance of DS Ted Roach TBA TBA 15 May 1993 (1993-05-15)
Called to attend to a pub brawl, Tony Stamp and Dave Quinnan are stunned to find one man unconscious and the other Sun Hill's own Ted Roach. Roach is taken back to the station, and while Frank Burnside manages to persuade the victim to drop the charges against him, nothing can be done when Roach punches Andrew Monroe during a heated argument.
58 "Fall Out" TBA TBA TBA 18 May 1993 (1993-05-18)
With the departure of D.S. Roach, one of his informants wants out. Burnside and Monroe investigate threats against her.
59 "Awaydays" Victoria Plucknett and Glyn Houston guest star. TBA TBA 20 May 1993 (1993-05-20)
An elderly ex-copper is in London to search for his estranged daughter and claims that he has been robbed in his hotel. D.C. Lines investigates.
60 "Pride and Joy" First Appearance of DS Danny Pearce, Anne Reid, Matilda Ziegler and David Sibley guest star. TBA TBA 22 May 1993 (1993-05-22)
When a young woman's car is stolen with a baby on board, CID fear an abduction and mount a search. P.C. Garfield tries to mediate with a private clamping firm.
61 "Fast Food" Robert Blythe and Larry Martyn guest star. TBA TBA 25 May 1993 (1993-05-25)
D.C.s Carver and Woods are caught napping when a street robber escapes from under their noses, but uncover a drugs operation at a takeaway restaurant. P.C. Loxton and Sgt. Maitland are in trouble when Loxton is accused of stealing money from a drunk in the cells.
62 "Soft Touch" Michael Carter guest stars. TBA TBA 27 May 1993 (1993-05-27)
P.C. Stamp's driving prowess is questioned when he fails to stop a runaway road-roller. P.C. Jarvis finds a revolver in a rubbish bin. D.I. Burnside investigates a murder confession.
63 "We Gave Him All Our Love" Polly James guest stars TBA TBA 29 May 1993 (1993-05-29)
The body of a 14-year-old boy is washed up by the tide. Sgt. Cryer feels that he owes the parents an explanation.
64 "Hearts and Minds" TBA TBA TBA 1 June 1993 (1993-06-01)
D.I. Burnside disagrees with Ch. Insp. Conway's approach to a young offender.
65 "Cry Baby" TBA TBA TBA 3 June 1993 (1993-06-03)
W.P.C. Page and Insp. Monroe attend what appears to be a cot death, but it transpires that the baby has a head injury. D.C.I. Meadows investigates
66 "A Willing Victim" Albert Moses guest stars. TBA TBA 5 June 1993 (1993-06-05)
P.C. Garfield introduces a boxer friend to a business manager, but D.S. Pearce has the manager under investigation.
67 "Rank Outsider" TBA TBA TBA 8 June 1993 (1993-06-08)
P.C. Loxton's prisoner is released after W.P.C. Page makes a mistake in the CAD room. Loxton and P.C. Jarvis try to get the prisoner back before Ch. Insp. Cato finds out.
68 "Tender Mercies" Ann Davies and Steve Swinscoe guest star. TBA TBA 10 June 1993 (1993-06-10)
W.P.C. Datta assists a woman who has reported her husband missing. D.C. Lines uncovers a loan-sharking operation.
69 "Double Take" Vilma Hollingbery and Peter Miles guest star. TBA TBA 12 June 1993 (1993-06-12)
D.S. Greig and W.P.C. Croft investigate a burglary. The property is found in a garden shed, but was it stolen?
70 "Mouth and Trousers" Final Appearance of PC Barry Stringer, Daragh O'Malley guest stars. TBA TBA 15 June 1993 (1993-06-15)
P.C. Stringer clashes with Ch. Insp. Cato about a serious shortage of officers and the ban on overtime. Meanwhile, two families fight out their differences.
71 "Uses and Abuses" Souad Faress guest stars. TBA TBA 16 June 1993 (1993-06-16)
A woman walking home late at night thinks she is being followed by a young man and blinds him with oven cleaner. Is it self-defence or assault?
72 "Picking a Winner" Amanda Abbington guest stars. TBA TBA 19 June 1993 (1993-06-19)
P.C. Quinnan goes undercover as a refuse collector to investigate a series of burglaries.
73 "Broken" Brian Glover and Christopher Saul guest star. TBA TBA 22 June 1993 (1993-06-22)
Insp. Monroe deals with the case of an alcoholic former coal miner who tries to organise exploited workers.
74 "Inside Dealing" Donald Douglas and Brett Forrest guest star. TBA TBA 24 June 1993 (1993-06-24)
A prisoner admits to crimes he didn't commit to gain a transfer.
75 "To Have and To Hold" Alex Kingston guest stars. TBA TBA 26 June 1993 (1993-06-26)
A woman alleges rape by her estranged husband, but he insists that she consented. D.I. Burnside investigates.
76 "Honour Among Thieves" TBA TBA TBA 29 June 1993 (1993-06-29)
D.I. Burnside questions three robbers after a botched getaway, and is given conflicting stories as they try to incriminate one another.
77 "Somebody To Love" Victoria Alcock, Jimmy Yuill and Jo Kendall guest star. TBA TBA 1 July 1993 (1993-07-01)
W.P.C. Datta tries to help a battered wife. W.P.C. Ackland and D.S. Greig find some strange connections when a housebreaking is linked to a lonely hearts advert.
78 "Morning Has Broken" Michael Elwyn guest stars. TBA TBA 3 July 1993 (1993-07-03)
Monroe acts quickly after a tip-off about a robbery at a supermarket. Meanwhile CID try to foil a kidnapping and robbery plot, only to be impeded by lack of resources.
79 "Swaps" TBA TBA TBA 6 July 1993 (1993-07-06)
P.C.s Loxton and Garfield swap jobs. Loxton has to deal with the new screen 'phones in the CAD room, while Garfield attends a fatal RTA.
80 "Trust" TBA TBA TBA 8 July 1993 (1993-07-08)
D.S. Greig suspects that his informant is giving him the run around, but it becomes clear that she is being fed false information.
81 "Divided We Fall" Caroline John guest stars. TBA TBA 10 July 1993 (1993-07-10)
A man found knocking on old people's doors turns out to be suffering from paranoid schizophrenia, and attempting to contact family members. Sgt. Cryer realises that one old lady has cause to be afraid.
82 "A Duty of Care" Richard Moore and Derek Crewe guest star. TBA TBA 13 July 1993 (1993-07-13)
Sgt. Cryer and P.C. Garfield attend a warehouse where a seventeen-year-old boy has fallen from a forklift truck to his death. Cryer is convinced it was no accident.
83 "Family Values" Tilly Vosburgh guest stars. TBA TBA 15 July 1993 (1993-07-15)
P.C. Jarvis assists the investigation into a violent lorry hijack, where the driver suffered a fatal head injury.
84 "A Matter of Life and Death" Final Appearance of Sgt John Maitland, Kathleen Worth and Peter Gilmore guest star. TBA TBA 17 July 1993 (1993-07-17)
An elderly man is arrested for beating his wife, but the couple have a bigger secret to hide. P.C. Quinnan is guilty of dangerous driving.
85 "Kith and Kin" First Appearance of Sgt Ray Steele, Oscar James guest stars TBA TBA 20 July 1993 (1993-07-20)
When a woman is hospitalised, her son burgles her house and steals money, and her daughter starts to strip the house of its contents. Garfield and Marshall are forced to change their minds about a young offender who has befriended the woman, and to whom she has bequeathed her house. The grump new sergeant Ray Steele arrives at the station.
86 "Part of the Family" Lolita Chakrabarti, Nadim Sawalha and Mark Straker guest star. TBA TBA 22 July 1993 (1993-07-22)
The theft of a necklace reveals a case of domestic violence against a young Bangladeshi woman. Police examine immigration laws and find that she has no freedom at all.
87 "Mighty Atoms" Jonny Lee Miller guest stars. TBA TBA 24 July 1993 (1993-07-24)
Hours after a tough warning from Ch. Insp. Conway, a notorious young offender is in trouble again. He holds the clue to the whereabouts of a missing teenager.
88 "A Malicious Prosecution" Timothy Walker guest stars. TBA TBA 27 July 1993 (1993-07-27)
A civil action is brought against P.C. Garfield, W.P.C. Marshall and Sgt. Cryer for wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment. Meanwhile, P.C. Quinnan is accused of assaulting a college student.
89 "Outbreak" Joanna Hole and Zig Byfield guest star. TBA TBA 27 July 1993 (1993-07-27)
A violent remand prisoner escapes from hospital. W.D.S. Morgan and W.P.C. Croft question the prison officers who fell asleep while guarding him.
90 "Unreliable Witness" Eddie Marsan and Patsy Palmer guest star. TBA TBA 31 July 1993 (1993-07-31)
A timid music teacher is intimidated by a violent ex-pupil. Ch. Insp. Cato is furious when P.C. Garfield lets a thief get away.
91 "Sweet Charity" Stuart Organ guest stars. Chris Clough TBA 3 August 1993 (1993-08-03)
P.C.s Hollis and Stamp are caught in the crossfire when a mother and daughter fall out over a mutual boyfriend. Sgt. Cryer pursues bogus charity workers.
92 "David and Goliath" Natasha Pyne, Melvyn Bedford and James Snell guest star. Chris Clough TBA 5 August 1993 (1993-08-05)
A mother refuses to testify against her husband, accused of abusing their 14-year-old son. P.C. Jarvis intercedes on the boy's behalf.
93 "What a Pair" Neil Daglish guest stars. TBA TBA 7 August 1993 (1993-08-07)
A man working for an illegal escort agency seems to be stealing cash and credit cards from his female clients. W.P.C. Ackland arranges a date with him.
94 "Desirable Property" TBA TBA TBA 10 August 1993 (1993-08-10)
There is series of break-ins at properties sold through a single agency. P.C. Quinnan enlists the assistance of an estate agent.
95 "Blind Spot" John Simm guest stars. TBA TBA 12 August 1993 (1993-08-12)
P.C.s Jarvis and McCann know who is guilty of assault, but can't prove it. D.S. Pearce suggests that they should claim to have witnessed the incident.
96 "Carrying the Load" Tony Haygarth guest stars. TBA TBA 14 August 1993 (1993-08-14)
W.D.S. Morgan and D.C. Lines investigate a lorry hijack. The husband of the depot owner is seriously assaulted.
97 "Deadly Weapon" Alex Walkinshaw and Roderick Smith guest star. TBA TBA 17 August 1993 (1993-08-17)
The life of an unknown child hangs in the balance following a road traffic accident. The investigation uncovers a trail of corruption.
98 "All the Wrong Connections" Stephen Greif guest stars. TBA TBA 19 August 1993 (1993-08-19)
A girl accused of knocking down a young woman in the street has an alibi. D.C.I. Meadows crosses swords with an old enemy.
99 "Give and Take" First appearance of Jaye Griffiths as DS Sally Johnson, Catherine Tate and Ian Thompson guest star. TBA TBA 21 August 1993 (1993-08-21)
W.P.C. Polly Page sees W.D.S. Sally Johnson from Stafford Row plant drugs on a known dealer.
100 "Desperate Measures" Gordon Warnecke guest stars. TBA TBA 24 August 1993 (1993-08-24)
A 15-year-old boy is driven to desperate measures. W.P.C. Ackland has to decide whether he or his mother is at risk.
101 "To Catch a Thief" Robert Ashby and JoAnne Good guest star. TBA TBA 26 August 1993 (1993-08-26)
D.C. Carver arrests a pickpocket.
102 "Natural Reaction" Jane Slavin guest stars. TBA TBA 28 August 1993 (1993-08-28)
D.C. Carver catches a fourteen-year-old thief. He and D.C. Lines question a man about his relationship with the girl
103 "Desperate Remedies" Paul Angelis, Linda Henry and Gerry Cowper guest star. TBA TBA 31 August 1993 (1993-08-31)
PC Garfield is tasked with retrieving an ill boy's inhaler, but comes up against a series of other problems whilst doing so.
104 "Bright Lights" George Rossi and Sean Baker guest star. TBA TBA 2 September 1993 (1993-09-02)
CID investigate attempts at sexual assault by an electrician who turns out to have connections with the local psychiatric hospital. W.D.S. Morgan puts herself on the line to catch him.
105 "Bare Faced Lies" Departure of Frank Burnside as DI TBA TBA 4 September 1993 (1993-09-04)
CID investigate the sale of stolen cigarettes and alcohol to pubs in the Sun Hill area. D.I. Burnside comes to the aid of an old friend, and D.S. Pearce goes to see a stripper.
106 "But Not Forgotten" Brian Capron guest stars. TBA TBA 7 September 1993 (1993-09-07)
An important visitor comes to Sun Hill to see D.I. Burnside, but he is mysteriously absent.
107 "Push" Lucy Speed, Edna Doré and Graham Cull guest star. TBA TBA 9 September 1993 (1993-09-09)
W.P.C. Page gets stuck in a lift with a pregnant 15-year-old girl and has to assist with the birth.
108 "Bad Reaction" First Appearance of DI Harry Haines TBA TBA 10 September 1993 (1993-09-10)
Det. Insp. Harry Haines arrives for his first day at Sun Hill and helps track down a drug dealer who is distributing dangerous tablets.
109 "Compliments of the Service" Nigel Humphreys guest stars. TBA TBA 15 September 1993 (1993-09-15)
A public relations exercise by Ch. Supt. Brownlow is threatened by a drugs raid on the Jasmine Allen estate.
110 "Game of Two Halves" Christopher Saul guest stars. TBA TBA 16 September 1993 (1993-09-16)
W.P.C. Croft is back in uniform for the day, to Ch. Insp. Cato's delight.
111 "The Knowledge" Bill Stewart, Jimmi Harkishin and Daniel Abineri guest star. Chris Clough TBA 18 September 1993 (1993-09-18)
D.I. Haines gets involved in a war between an Asian minicab firm and a black cab operator.
112 "No Place Like Home" Final Appearance of Sgt Jane Kendall TBA TBA 21 September 1993 (1993-09-21)
Residents from the Greenfield Estate protest about the presence of an absconder from a nearby unit for young offenders.
113 "Customer Care" TBA TBA TBA 23 September 1993 (1993-09-23)
D.I. Haines is annoyed by a young man who refuses to take an allegation of rape seriously. P.C. Loxton looks after two children left alone by their mother and who have stolen £100 from a neighbour
114 "The Right Man for the Job" Joe Absolom and Anthony Jackson guest star. TBA TBA 25 September 1993 (1993-09-25)
Sgt. Boyden deals with a case of joyriding which ends with a crash and uncovers an insurance fraud.
115 "A Life in the Day Of" Kate Maravan and Richard Hampton guest star. TBA TBA 28 September 1993 (1993-09-28)
A woman parks her car with P.C. Loxton's permission, but it gets clamped. Loxton is unable to prevent a young man from committing suicide, and blames Ch. Insp. Conway's parking initiative.
116 "Having What It Takes" Chris MacDonnell guest stars. TBA TBA 30 September 1993 (1993-09-30)
When the youngest member of a notorious crime family comes into the station to confess to a three-year-old murder, D.C.I. Meadows hopes he will be able to clear up a case from his time at AMIP.
117 "Play the Game" Barry Stanton and Chris Sullivan guest star. TBA TBA 2 October 1993 (1993-10-02)
Chief Inspector Cato's bullish tactics put noses out of joint, after a pub brawl turns into a murder enquiry.
118 "Unlucky For Some" Danny Dyer, Maggie Cronin and Helen Blatch guest star. TBA TBA 5 October 1993 (1993-10-05)
One of the employees at a bingo hall reveals that a robbery there was an inside job.
119 "Gift of the Gab" Dermot Crowley guest stars. TBA TBA 7 October 1993 (1993-10-07)
D.S. Pearce and W.P.C. Croft investigate bogus callers who are stealing people's pension money.
120 "A Class Act" Marc Warren guest stars. TBA TBA 9 October 1993 (1993-10-09)
When a drugs raid fails to deliver, it is D.C. Carver's dislike of a customer that reaps unexpected results.
121 "Dangerous Trade" Richard Kane and Will Barton guest star TBA TBA 12 October 1993 (1993-10-12)
A tragic accident involving a teenage boy alerts W.P.C. Page and P.C. Quinnan to an illegal trade in imported alcohol.
122 "Cheating Heart" Amelda Brown and Sion Tudor Owen guest star. Nicholas Mallett TBA 14 October 1993 (1993-10-14)
A man has persuaded two women to lend him money for a bar in Spain. The trouble starts when they find out about one another. Sgt. Boyden deals with the consequences.
123 "Somewhere To Hang My Hat" David Arlen and Jean Heywood guest star. TBA TBA 16 October 1993 (1993-10-16)
An old soldier is found at the bottom of a flight of stairs, but did he fall or was he pushed? D.C. Lines and W.D.S. Morgan have their suspicions.
124 "No Comment" Adam Blackwood guest stars. Nicholas Mallett TBA 19 October 1993 (1993-10-19)
An old man has been murdered in his flat. D.C.I. Meadows has two suspects in custody, but both claim the right to silence.
125 "Shrinkage" TBA Nicholas Mallett TBA 21 October 1993 (1993-10-21)
Sgt. Cryer convinces Ch. Supt. Brownlow of the virtues of an arrest referral scheme offering counselling to those arrested on drugs offences. W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Quinnan act to stop a gang of professional shoplifters.
126 "Street Legal" Brian Ellis guest stars. TBA TBA 23 October 1993 (1993-10-23)
P.C. Loxton investigates an assault and uncovers a ring of car thieves. P.C. Hollis launches a one-man public relations drive.
127 "The Green Eyed Monster" Billy Hartman guest stars. TBA TBA 26 October 1993 (1993-10-26)
D.I. Haines works with AMIP on a murder investigation and uncovers some secrets in the victim's past.
128 "Behind Closed Doors" Pal Arron guest stars TBA TBA 28 October 1993 (1993-10-28)
An Indian woman is the victim of domestic violence. The husband is arrested, but community leaders attempt to secure his release so that he can be dealt with by the woman's family.
129 "Links in the Chain" Andrew Burt and Steve Ismay guest star. TBA TBA 30 October 1993 (1993-10-30)
Sgt. Cryer and P.C. Garfield investigate a break-in at a storage warehouse, putting Meadows on the trail of a small-time drug dealer with heavyweight connections.
130 "Care in the Community" Roberta Taylor, Geoffrey Hutchings, Barry Andrews and David Quilter guest star. TBA TBA 2 November 1993 (1993-11-02)
An old woman is found dead in an empty house and Quinnan and Garfield are called in to investigate. Jarvis arrests a violent youth for assault.
131 "You Don't Always Get What You Want" TBA Chris Clough TBA 4 November 1993 (1993-11-04)
Quinnan and Ackland support a C.I.D. raid on the house of a burglary suspect. Croft and Greig persuade a young mother to help with their inquiries.
132 "Reason To Believe" Billy Hartman guest stars. TBA TBA 6 November 1993 (1993-11-06)
Haines and Morgan work on a murder investigation with AMIP when a body is found after an office party.
133 "Let Slip" John Joyce guest stars. TBA TBA 9 November 1993 (1993-11-09)
Page and Jarvis are called to deal when two rottweilers terrorise a shopping centre and attack a young girl.
134 "Until Proven Guilty" Tony Caunter guest stars. TBA TBA 11 November 1993 (1993-11-11)
Steele and Ackland find a man who has been beaten up to dissuade him from testifying against a vicious loan shark. The C.P.S. suggests dropping the case but Meadows secures the assistance of a lesser villain to get the evidence for a prosecution.
135 "The Hard Sell" Ahmed Khalil guest stars. TBA TBA 13 November 1993 (1993-11-13)
Quinnan witnesses a robbery. He suspects that a derelict shop is being used as an auction house for stolen property.
136 "Consequences" Tony Guilfoyle and Cheryl Hall guest star. TBA TBA 16 November 1993 (1993-11-16)
Meadows and Morgan lead a raid on a club in pursuit of a drug dealer who is laundering money through car sales.
137 "A Question of Identity" TBA TBA TBA 18 November 1993 (1993-11-18)
A neighbour spots an HIV-positive drug addict breaking into a house.
138 "Cutting Edge" Derek Newark and Godfrey James guest star. TBA TBA 20 November 1993 (1993-11-20)
Page and McCann are called to the scene of an aggravated burglary. There is a lot of blood at the scene, but it has not come from the victim.
139 "Put Down" TBA TBA TBA 23 November 1993 (1993-11-23)
An invalid is found dead in bed, and the wife is charged with aiding and abetting a suicide.
140 "Left Behind" Albert Welling guest stars. TBA TBA 25 November 1993 (1993-11-25)
A convicted wife-beater has been released on parole. He, his wife and son all end up in Sun Hill on suspicion of violent assaults
141 "Real Villains" Dean Gaffney guest stars. Chris Clough TBA 27 November 1993 (1993-11-27)
Croft and Cryer examine the remains of a burned-out car on the Whitegate estate, where residents are concerned about the increase in lawlessness.
142 "Questionable Judgement" Camilla Power, Martin Fisk, Peter Russell and David Quilter guest star. TBA TBA 30 November 1993 (1993-11-30)
A homeless man is found murdered and a teenage girl has gone missing.
143 "Taking Care of Business" Carl Rigg guest stars. TBA TBA 2 December 1993 (1993-12-02)
A store participating in Conway's business watch scheme has been burgled, and one of the suspects is beaten up.
144 "The Law in Their Hands" TBA Graeme Harper TBA 4 December 1993 (1993-12-04)
Steele and Garfield arrest a father and son who assaulted the man they believe burgled their house. Loxton and Quinnan catch the real thief.
145 "Cause For Complaint" Martyn Read guest stars. TBA TBA 7 December 1993 (1993-12-07)
Monroe investigates a complaint about an unattended emergency call, which the victim attributes to racial prejudice.
146 "Blood Counts" Paul Barber guest stars. TBA TBA 9 December 1993 (1993-12-09)
A postman is attacked, and Carver discovers the remains of a mailbag in the embers of a fire. Pearce struggles with a false confession. McCann is in trouble over a false arrest.
147 "Hurting Inside" Oliver Smith guest stars. TBA TBA 11 December 1993 (1993-12-11)
A convicted burglar absconds while on day release from prison.
148 "Corroboration" Kevork Malikyan guest stars. TBA TBA 14 December 1993 (1993-12-14)
Carver and Jarvis are in court, but the case against a man accused of robbing a couple at knife point may fall because of poor identification evidence.
149 "Death of a Ladies' Man" TBA TBA TBA 16 December 1993 (1993-12-16)
A woman reports her husband missing. Greig and Croft establish that the man is a bigamist and an armed robber.
150 "An Ill Wind" Sally Knyvette guest stars. TBA TBA 18 December 1993 (1993-12-18)
A body is retrieved from a building yard after a deadly toxic gas was fed through the building.
151 "Keep on Trucking" Russell Floyd guest stars. Graeme Harper TBA 21 December 1993 (1993-12-21)
Garfield solves a rash of holiday burglaries with his knowledge of tachographs.
152 "A Family Trait" TBA TBA TBA 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23)
Greig and Croft investigate an aggravated burglary. A fourteen-year-old thief, following in his father's footsteps, poses a problem for Morgan.
153 "Paid in Full" Arthur Cox guest stars. TBA TBA 24 December 1993 (1993-12-24)
Boyden foils a smash-and-grab raid at an electrical store, and thinks he deserves a reward, but Insp. Monroe sees things differently.
154 "Cause For Concern" Dean Harris and Ray Armstrong guest star. TBA TBA 30 December 1993 (1993-12-30)
Datta and Stamp have to unravel an unusual case of mistaken identity when a domestic dispute gets out of hand.
155 "Nothing Ventured" Final Appearance of DI Harry Haines, Nick Miles and Donald Sumpter guest star. TBA TBA 31 December 1993 (1993-12-31)
When an informant tips Haines off about an LSD factory, he is eager to set up a drugs bust, but Meadows has other plans for him.