The Bill (series 5)

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The Bill (series 5)
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Series 5 (Australian DVD Cover)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
No. of episodes104
Release
Original networkITV
Original release3 January –

28 December 1989
Series chronology
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The fifth series of The Bill, a British television drama, consisted of 104 episodes, broadcast between 3 January – 28 December 1989. The series was first released on DVD as part of the Collection 3 and Collection 4 DVD boxsets in Australia, made available on 8 August – 7 November 2007, respectively. The first four episodes of the series were later issued on DVD in the United Kingdom, under the title Volume 4, on 15 March 2010. The next thirteen episodes of series 5 were released on DVD in the UK, under the title Volume 5, on 11 July 2011, the next 48 episodes of Series five were released on DVD in the UK under the title Volume 6, on 15 October 2012 and the remaining episodes were released on DVD in the UK under the title Volume 7, on 2 September 2013. The series was later re-issued as two half-series boxsets in Australia, released on 7 March 2012. The above DVD artwork is taken from the most recent Australian release. It features images of DC Jim Carver and Sgt. Bob Cryer. The British volume artwork features a collage image featuring a variety of characters from across the season. The original Collection box-sets contained sole images of PC Pete Ramsey and PC June Ackland respectively.

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# Title Directed by Written by Episode notes Guest stars Original air date
1"Getting It Right"Terry DawBarry AppletonFirst appearance of DS Alistair GreigBernard Horsfall, Brian Miller and Norman Hartley3 January 1989 (1989-01-03)
Whilst hunting for a man suspected of abduction, DI Frank Burnside is given the wrong information by PC Pete Ramsey and raids a doctor's hotel room. When the doctor threatens to lodge an official complaint, Burnside and Ramsey try to dig deep into the doctor's past for a bargaining chip. Frank must also come to terms with his new sergeant; DS Alistair Greig seems to prefer playing the clarinet in the Police Band to nicking villains!
2"A Reflection of Glory"Christopher HodsonBrendan J. CassinTBAStefan Schwartz5 January 1989 (1989-01-05)
P.C. Ramsey is back in uniform and goes with P.C. Haynes to see about a shoplifter who claims she is innocent. While they are out the back, the shop is held up by armed robbers who shoot at Ramsey. D.I. Burnside thinks it is tied in with other robberies and sends D.C. Carver to have a word with his evasive snout, Leroy. D.C. Dashwood has a new suit much to the amusement of his colleagues. It gets damaged while he is chasing one of the suspects in the robbery
3"One To One"Jan SargentChristopher RussellTBAArabella Weir10 January 1989 (1989-01-10)
A councillor's drug-addicted daughter causes trouble for WPC June Ackland and PC Tony Stamp. She takes June hostage in her paraffin soaked flat, June tries to keep her calm but the woman ends up setting fire to the room, June wrestles with her and Tony comes to their aid.
4"The Mugging and the Gypsies"Barry DavisDavid HalliwellTBAAlbert Welling and Melanie Hill12 January 1989 (1989-01-12)
PC's Taffy Edwards and Yorkie Smith along with WPC June Ackland try to enforce a child protection order on a Gypsy family and take their child into protective custody, this turns out to be a difficult job and they end up towing the caravan with the gypsies inside back to Sun Hill. Meanwhile DC Tosh Lines and WPC Viv Martella investigate a beating/mugging on man. They prepare an identity parade for the man to pick out a suspect when suddenly his wife admits she was the one who beat him.
5"The Chain of Command"Robert TronsonChristopher ShortTBABrian Bovell, Stella Gonet, Ray Armstrong and Gilbert Wynne17 January 1989 (1989-01-17)
A woman comes into the station with her head bleeding telling PC Yorkie Smith she can't go home, Yorkie assumes her husband had been beating her, WPC Viv Martella tries to get her to press charges, but it turns out it was her boyfriend that was beating her not her husband, so she can't go home as her husband will see the bruises. The Husband later turns up at the station and attacks Yorkie. PC Pete Ramsey and WPC June Ackland find a gang of drunks under a fly over, Cryer turns up and they nick all of them. The drunks then have a brawl in the cells. The DTI (department of trade and industry) meet with Ch. Insp Conway and demand he assigns officers to help them close down "Radio Sun Hill" a pirate radio station.
6"Life and Death"Robert TronsonKieran PrendivilleTBAElisabeth Sladen, Arthur Blake, Christine Pollon, Philip Anthony and David Beckett19 January 1989 (1989-01-19)
PC Tony Stamp and WPC Claire Brind bring a drunk into the station, in the man’s drunk ramblings to Sgt Alec Peters he mentions he has killed someone just before he passes out from a suspected drug overdose, DC Tosh Lines investigates but they find his wife safe and well and she tells them he has been having an affair with another woman. PC Ken Melvin goes to inform a woman her husband has died in an accident at work but after breaking the news, Ken suspects he's been given the wrong address. It turns out Ken is right and he's just told the wrong woman her husband is dead. Insp Frazer arrives to tell the woman about the mistake but her husband walks in before Christine can tell her. Ken then has to go and tell the correct woman her husband has died.
7"Hothead"Phillip CassonEdwin PearceTBALarry Martyn, Michael Melia, Stephen Churchett, John Caesar and John Baddeley24 January 1989 (1989-01-24)
WPC Viv Martella brings in two school girls who she found chatting up lorry drivers trying to hitch a lift to Manchester, Sgt Bob Cryer gives them a telling of about the danger they were putting themselves in. WPC Claire Brind attempts to calm an angry gang of workers threatening their boss because they are facing redundancy. It ends up turning into a brawl. One of the men grabs Claire's radio and smashes it, then locks her in a room. PC Ken Melvin comes to the rescue. Sgt Cryer gets into trouble for allegedly thumping a prisoner.
8"Steamers"Terry GreenGerry HuxhamTBATimothy Bateson26 January 1989 (1989-01-26)
PC Ken Melvin is sent to check out a strong smell coming from a flat, he finds a man dead. Ken suspects foul play and that drug users are using the flat, DS Ted Roach is sent to investigate. He finds out a gang of squatters where living in the flat and they might be responsible for the man’s death. It turns out the man died from a heart attack. Mean While DC's Mike Dashwood and Jim Carver lead an investigation into a steaming gang who a responsible for doing over restaurants. DS Roach is left fuming as he feels he has been sidelined with the steaming case.
9"Duty Elsewhere"Jeremy SummersBrendan J. CassinTBARicco Ross31 January 1989 (1989-01-31)
PC Malcolm Haynes goes undercover posing as a driver called Curtis for a gang headed up by "Mr Tubbs". He has been asked to investigate the gang, as they are responsible for a murder and drug dealing. Haynes is sent to pick up a package for Mr Tubbs, after dropping the parcel off he gets recognised as a police officer by one of the gang and they attack him just as the police raid the place. It turns out the murder victim’s hand was in the parcel.
10"Saturday Blues"Jeremy SummersDavid SquireTBAJulia Chambers, Tim Munro, Roy Skelton, Geoffrey Cheshire, Adrienne Burgess and Brenda Kempner2 February 1989 (1989-02-02)
WPC Claire Brind finds a girl who is suffering from an overdose, at the hospital DI Frank Burnside turns up and tells the doctor she is his god daughter. WPC Viv Martella arrives at the hospital with the wounded from a wedding party who have been fighting, the rest have been arrested. DI Burnside suspects his goddaughter. Tracy's boyfriend is responsible for her overdose. Burnside goes for the boyfriend in the interview room. Tracy dies and Frank has to break the news to her parents in Australia.
11"N.F.A."Keith WashingtonArthur McKenzieTBAPeter-Hugo Daly, Betty Marsden and John Ringham7 February 1989 (1989-02-07)
Ramsey is determined to teach some schoolchildren a lesson.
12"The Price You Pay"Keith WashingtonKieran PrendivilleTBAArthur Kelly, Debbie Arnold, Godfrey James and Tony Osoba9 February 1989 (1989-02-09)
DS Ted Roach stands by and watches a man get beaten up.
13"The Key of the Door"Christopher HodsonBarry AppletonTBAShirin Taylor and Bernard Martin14 February 1989 (1989-02-14)
Cryer discovers a young boy has been abusing his mother.
14"Cock Up"Brian FarnhamTony GroundsTBARod Culbertson, Ricci Harnett and Hugh Hayes16 February 1989 (1989-02-16)
Cryer's son could be the key to arresting two local drug dealers.
15"Repercussions"Brian FarnhamTony GroundsTBARod Culbertson and John Fortune21 February 1989 (1989-02-21)
Burnside's actions on a drug raid leaves Sun Hill in trouble with the public.
16"A Death In The Family"Christopher HodsonJohn FosterTBADione Inman and Eric Deacon23 February 1989 (1989-02-23)
Sun Hill is called in off the street when a frantic couple discovers that their baby has died.
17"In the Frame"Barry DavisBarry AppletonTBAJohn Flanagan, William Simons and Roger Nott28 February 1989 (1989-02-28)
Burnside finds himself framed by a corrupt colleague and Cryer witnesses a car bombing.
18"A Good Result"Jeremy SummersChristopher RussellTBAOliver Parker and Tommy Wright2 March 1989 (1989-03-02)
PC Yorkie Smith goes undercover with a gang of football hooligans.
19"Conscience"Jeremy SummersBarry AppletonTBAPatrick O'Connell7 March 1989 (1989-03-07)
Roach's date with a married woman reunites him with a face from his past.
20"Sunday Sunday"Terry MarcelRichard LeParmentier and Paddy FletcherTBASarah Prince, Ann Way and Chris Chering9 March 1989 (1989-03-09)
Haynes and WPC Viv Martella's Sunday is ruined by a fight in the market.
21"Climate"Brian ParkerP. J. HammondTBARobin Soans14 March 1989 (1989-03-14)
Roach investigates a spate of attacks on young girls.
22"Bad Company"Terry MarcelBrendan J. CassinTBASteve McFadden, Victor Winding, Cyril Shaps and Joann Kenny16 March 1989 (1989-03-16)
Yorkie must find PC Ken Melvin when he is kidnapped by a group of factory workers.
23"Suspicious Minds"Terry GreenKieran PrendivilleTBAKellie Bright21 March 1989 (1989-03-21)
Yorkie helps Burnside catch the leader of a pornography ring.
24"Intuition"Brian ParkerJonathan RichTBADel Henney, Zig Byfield and Harry Fielder23 March 1989 (1989-03-23)
Roach investigates a gold bullion robbery.
25"Loss"Brian FarnhamP. J. HammondTBAStephanie Fayerman28 March 1989 (1989-03-28)
Yorkie is forced to investigate unsolved cases.
26"Procedure"Terry GreenJohn MilneTBARichard Willis30 March 1989 (1989-03-30)
Sun Hill awaits a visit from the fraud squad.
27"Luck of the Draw"Keith WashingtonPatrick HarkinsTBAAllan Surtees, Ian Redford and Stephen Flynn4 April 1989 (1989-04-04)
Roach goes undercover to catch a gang running a lottery scam.
28"No Strings"Brian FarnhamKevin ClarkeTBAPaul O'Grady6 April 1989 (1989-04-06)
Martella investigates a spate of muggings at a disco.
29"Fool's Gold"Keith WashingtonDavid SquireTBABilly Murray and Danny Webb11 April 1989 (1989-04-11)
Yorkie and Burnside make a deal with a shooter.
30"The Visit"Alan WareingBarry AppletonTBAJohn Hamill, Ian Collier, Gordon Reid, Luan Peters and Brian Hall13 April 1989 (1989-04-13)
Martella is held hostage while visiting a prison.
31"One For the Ladies"Terry GreenBrendan J. CassinTBAKirstie Pooley18 April 1989 (1989-04-18)
Sun Hill struggles to locate a Polish salesman and serial bigamist.
32"No Shelter"Terry MarcelJulian JonesTBAKelly Marcel, Mark Haddigan and Arnold Lee20 April 1989 (1989-04-20)
An Italian lorry driver causes chaos at Sun Hill.
33"Out to Lunch"Brian ParkerJulian JonesTBABrian Capron, Michael Mellinger and Adrienne Burgess25 April 1989 (1989-04-25)
A night out leaves Burnside, Carver, and Ramsey in the middle of an Italian turf war.
34"Free Wheel"Alan WareingP. J. HammondTBALiz Gebhardt, Ian Talbot and Charles Pemberton27 April 1989 (1989-04-27)
CID is fully occupied monitoring an arms dealer while a couple continually annoy Yorkie Smith about a stolen car.
35"Only a Bit of Thieving"Brian ParkerChris BarlasFirst appearance of PC George GarfieldHazel McBride and Nicholas Pinnock2 May 1989 (1989-05-02)
Roach is accused of attempted murder.
36"Communications"Alan WareingJonathan RichTBAOliver Haden and Hugh Hayes4 May 1989 (1989-05-04)
While asking door-to-door after a missing girl, PC Taffy Edwards has to deal with a shift worker smashing up a car whose alarm won't stop.
37"Silver Lining"Mike DormerColin GiffinTBACatherine Schell9 May 1989 (1989-05-09)
After enjoying driving a Rolls Royce back to the yard, Haynes finds 80,000 pounds worth of silver bullion in the boot.
38"Suffocation Job"Brian FarnhamP. J. HammondTBAYvonne Antrobus and Liz Fraser11 May 1989 (1989-05-11)
WPC June Ackland visits a woman with agoraphobia, while Sun Hill investigates a series of burglaries where the offender opens all the doors & windows and yet steals nothing.
39"Mickey Would Have Wanted It"Brian FarnhamKieran PrendivilleTBAPeter Guinness16 May 1989 (1989-05-16)
Burnside must find evidence to catch the father of one of his old school friends. Meanwhile Melvin recovers from an attack and Roach struggles to find a working lavatory in the station.
40"Blood Ties"Mike DormerChris BarlasTBADavid Collings19 May 1989 (1989-05-19)
PC Tony Stamp and WPC Claire Brind delve into the heart of a serious domestic and Sun Hill tries to locate an escaped prisoner.
41"You'll Be Back"Richard StandevenShirley CooklinTBADominic Keating23 May 1989 (1989-05-23)
After an altercation at the market, an old friend of Cryer's finds himself at risk of returning to prison. Ramsey, Brind and Sgt Tom Penny deal with an attempted suicide in the cells.
42"Fort Apache - Sun Hill"Antonia BirdBarry AppletonTBATom Georgeson, Bill Stewart, Tip Tipping and Peter Lovstrom25 May 1989 (1989-05-25)
The station suffers a glut of prisoners while Yorkie and Ramsey chase some high-end smugglers. Chief Superintendent Milan arrives from Scotland Yard to check the books but is he really who he claims to be?
43"Waste"Richard StandevenAl HunterTBASuzanne Bertish, John Barrard, Roland Oliver and John Gillett30 May 1989 (1989-05-30)
Haynes discovers the remains of a teenager's body on a building site. Burnside, DC Tosh Lines and DC Mike Dashwood investigate illegal chemical dumping and uncover a secret from the past of the building site's manager.
44"The Strong Survive"Sharon MillerBrendan J. CassinTBADexter Fletcher and Michael Robbins1 June 1989 (1989-06-01)
Carver is run over while trying to stop an armed robber.
45"Loving Care"Michael Owen MorrisAl HunterTBAPhilippa Urquhart6 June 1989 (1989-06-06)
When a retired woman's house is burgled, Carver finds a young girl at the bottom of her shed.
46"Back on the Streets"Alan WareingSimon MossTBAToni Palmer8 June 1989 (1989-06-08)
Carver fails to capture a convict.
47"FAT'AC"John BruceJulian JonesTBARoy Boyd, Tony Haygarth, Richard Huw and Martin Gower13 June 1989 (1989-06-13)
When he is forced to deal with a fatal accident, Yorkie starts to doubt his future at Sun Hill.
48"Somewhere By Chance"Terry MarcelBarry AppletonTBABruce Alexander15 June 1989 (1989-06-15)
An ex-soldier attempts to blow up a shopping complex.
49"A Quiet Life"Sharon MillerSimon MossFirst appearance of PC Cathy MarshallRace Davies and Arthur Smith20 June 1989 (1989-06-20)
Carver grows close to the victim of a spate of robberies.
50"Tom Tiddler's Ground"John BruceP. J. HammondTBAPeter Benson and Andrew Carr22 June 1989 (1989-06-22)
Carver finds himself investigating a villain that Sun Hill has wanted to nail for years.
51"Make My Day"Michael FergusonBarry AppletonFirst appearances of PC Richard Turnham and PC Timothy AbleMartin Benson, John Abineri, Arthur Whybrow and Christopher Burgess27 June 1989 (1989-06-27)
A retired villain goes after Burnside.
52"Provocation"Michael FergusonEdwin PearceTBAJoAnne Good29 June 1989 (1989-06-29)
Dashwood investigates a number of robberies made on building sites.
53"Overspend"Terry MarcelChristopher RussellTBAColin Spaull and Ralph Watson4 July 1989 (1989-07-04)
Brownlow's new way of saving money leaves CID without transport
54"Between Friends"Barry DavisBarry AppletonTBAJohn Horsley, Richard Moore and David McAlister6 July 1989 (1989-07-06)
Brownlow is invited to join a golf club.
55"Traffic"Bill BrayneChristopher RussellFinal Appearance of PC Robin FrankLeslie Ash and Gordon Reid11 July 1989 (1989-07-11)
A young girl is hit by a drunk driver, while Cryer takes the new officer for a walk on the beat.
56"The Sacred Seal"Michael Owen MorrisBrendan J. CassinTBAPhilip Middlemiss13 July 1989 (1989-07-13)
Carver struggles to get the truth when a feud between a priest and a convict turns nasty.
57"Subsequent Visits"Bill BrayneArthur McKenzieTBADave Carter18 July 1989 (1989-07-18)
When CID ignores a car theft, Tony takes matters into his own hands to try to catch the thieves.
58"User Friendly"Graham TheakstonBarry AppletonTBABrian Southwood20 July 1989 (1989-07-20)
A light aircraft from Belgium crashes in a Sun Hill park. Melvin and Ackland transport a prisoner from Cumbria on a public disorder charge, only for Chief Inspector Conway to receive a phone call revealing she is involved in a bombing.
59"Don't Like Mondays"Antonia BirdBarry AppletonFinal Appearance of PC Pete RamseyHelena Little and Natasha Williams25 July 1989 (1989-07-25)
Yorkie and Edwards respond to a disturbance at a bank only to find Lines' wife causing a scene with her children because she can't withdraw any money. Ramsey and Ackland arrive only to realise the bank is being robbed as well.
60"Pickup"Michael Owen MorrisJohn MilneTBAMartin Cochrane and Jillie Meers27 July 1989 (1989-07-27)
The relief deal with Ramsey's shooting in different ways. Edwards complains and Haynes gets angry at the public and his colleagues, scolding Lines after picking up Ramsey's possessions at the hospital. Meanwhile Lines has solved a series of robberies before Burnside can arrest the same suspect for armed robbery.
61"Kidding"Michael FergusonJonathan RichTBAMadhav Sharma1 August 1989 (1989-08-01)
Martella is frustrated at domestic violence cases and Marshall explains why abused women stay with bad partners. Stamp and Richard Turnham respond to a report of juveniles shoplifting, and Stamp faces a claim of assault.
62"Black Spot"Michael Owen MorrisArthur McKenzieTBABrian Hibbard, Julie Graham and Desmond McNamara3 August 1989 (1989-08-03)
Lines is eager to arrest a criminal named Davy Box, saying he has shown him the Black Spot and is accused by Burnside of seeking revenge. When his wife receives a threatening phone call he loses his temper and punches Burnside in front of CID and Hollis. Roach is bitten on the arm by an armed robber, and Lines notices a connection between the two cases.
63"Taken for a Ride"Terry MarcelBarry AppletonTBAMichael Cochrane, Keith Drinkel and Les Conrad8 August 1989 (1989-08-08)
Roach becomes eligible for promotion and faces an intimidating assessment panel. Turnham and Able are hiding in the back of a truck as it is stolen, and find themselves driven off on the motorway while their communications go down.
64"Time Out"Terry MarcelBarry AppletonTBABen Onwukwe and Brian Croucher10 August 1989 (1989-08-10)
Burnside's feud with a detective from the robbery squad spirals out of control. Roach is still angry at the board passing him over, and offers Burnside his resignation. His observation of a detail solving the armed robbery has Burnside refuse.
65"Leaving"Terry MarcelChristopher RussellFinal Appearance of PC Yorkie SmithDeclan Mulholland and Kathy Burke15 August 1989 (1989-08-15)
Yorkie's last day at Sun Hill leads him to a shop lease scam. The relief plan a couple of farewell pranks for him.
66"Street Games and Board Games"Barry DavisJ. C. WilsherTBARebecca Lacey and David Savile17 August 1989 (1989-08-17)
A drugs arrest by CID leads to a racially charged mob menacing Stamp and Ackland, with her angrily confronting Roach. Brownlow attends a training session for Chief Superintendents and deals sternly with a computer simulated riot.
67"Pressure"Barry DavisKevin ClarkeFinal Appearance of PC Malcolm HaynesJoseph Marcell, Aimée Delamain and Ahmed Khalil22 August 1989 (1989-08-22)
Haynes is selected for Sergeant and is suspicious the Metropolitan Police are only interested in the colour of his skin. Stamp and Edwards chase an armed robber who steals a double decker bus, while Edwards' wife goes to the station to accuse Cryer of not allowing him to transfer back to Wales.
68"A Little Knowledge"James Cellan JonesChristopher RussellTBARichard Tate, Colin Fay and Kathleen Bidmead24 August 1989 (1989-08-24)
Lines goes undercover to infiltrate a minicab firm which hosts illegal gambling, but when Greig commands the raid they burst into the back of the wrong shop. Garfield disguises himself as a deliveryman in order to catch two robbers targeting the pizza shop.
69"Pathways"Michael FergusonP. J. HammondTBARhoda Lewis and George Waring29 August 1989 (1989-08-29)
Sgt. Peters and W.P.C. Brind deal with the goings on at an allotment garden. A missing person, cultivation of certain substances and the unauthorised use of a potting shed are all investigated.
70"Seen To Be Done"James Cellan JonesJonathan RichTBAJames Cosmo31 August 1989 (1989-08-31)
Sgt. Penny makes the drunks leave the cells at 5pm in anticipation of the next shift, with one destitute named McPhee begging to stay. He is later found dead in an interview room, with hand and head injuries. Penny is interviewed by DCI Cameron and DS Barry as the death is investigated and Hollis sits in as the federation representative.
71"Tulip"Keith WashingtonBarry AppletonTBAMichael Attwell, Trevor Cooper and Ilario Bisi-Pedro5 September 1989 (1989-09-05)
Roach and Dashwood make an arrest outside Sun Hill's district and matters are complicated when they stop to prevent an assault. Their prisoner is stabbed and they find the local unhelpful to their investigation.
72"Nothing But The Truth"Keith WashingtonArthur McKenzieTBASeymour Green and Kevin McNally7 September 1989 (1989-09-07)
Carver lets slip that Burnside spoke to a man arrested for Giro theft without documenting it in case notes, and has to answer to the defence in court. Brind checks on the suspect's file and finds a warrant that saves the day.
73"It's Not Majorca"Niall LeonardJulian JonesTBAZohra Sehgal12 September 1989 (1989-09-12)
Peters and Frazer are frustrated by two lay visitors from the Home Office inspecting the station. Thirteen prisoners are transferred to Sun Hill after a cell fire at Barton Street, adding to the chaos. Carver and Dashwood are attempting to investigate a case from an undercover van, only to find it is recognised by local youths on the estate.
74"Mending Fences"Niall LeonardJulian JonesTBAZohra Sehgal14 September 1989 (1989-09-14)
Follows from It's Not Majorca. Peters is carpeted by Burnside over the chaos presented to the lay visitors, and is assigned to the vicar's fete. Stamp and Hollis are also at the fete and are kept busy by a gang of juvenile delinquents.
75"Exit Lines"Derek ListerBrian FinchFirst appearance of PC Norika DattaBarbara Durkin and Constance Chapman19 September 1989 (1989-09-19)
Garfield helps an elderly lady who claims items are disappearing from her apartment. Dashwood and Carver investigate a con man who sells a pigeon, which then returns to him.
76"That Old Malarkey"Barry DavisJulian JonesTBATBA21 September 1989 (1989-09-21)
Stamp is responding to a noise complaint on his birthday, and finds the complainant is mentally unstable. He realises the security bars on the front door is locked and the incident becomes sinister.
77"Greig Versus Taylor"Clive FleuryChristopher RussellTBADerek Newark26 September 1989 (1989-09-26)
Greig interviews a suspect named Eric Taylor for armed robbery. The case is circumstantial, but he presses with scientific evidence until Taylor cracks.
78"Tottering"Chris LovettSimon MossTBAStephen Garlick28 September 1989 (1989-09-28)
Able and Melvin catch a horse and cart abandoned in a street, a body fitting the description of the driver is found soon after. Hollis finds himself between a disaffected man who bought a used car and the dealer.
79"I Counted Them All Out"Paul HarrisonKieran PrendivilleTBAIan Brimble, Count Prince Miller and Bernard Finch3 October 1989 (1989-10-03)
Burnside calls in the flying squad for a raid only for them to kill a suspect and a large sum of money goes missing. Carver has qualms about the shooting.
80"Zig Zag"Chris LovettP. J. HammondTBAJo Rowbottom, Roy Heather and Tim Barker5 October 1989 (1989-10-05)
Dashwood and Lines hunt for a private detective. They realise they are in turn being followed, and more than one chase is being played out.
81"A Matter of Trust"Derek ListerKieran PrendivilleTBATony O'Callaghan, Carl Rigg and Freddie Earlle10 October 1989 (1989-10-10)
Burnside's tip about an armed robbery is wrong. He realises some of the details are correct, and decides to get a suspect off the street.
82"Tourist Trap"Diana PatrickPete DearsleyTBADavid Ashton and Petra Markham12 October 1989 (1989-10-12)
Stamp, Carver, Garfield and Greig stake out a hotel while Ackland and Dashwood take a guided tour. Datta is called to a case of an amnesiac.
83"The One That Got Away"David AttwoodJonathan RichTBATBA17 October 1989 (1989-10-17)
Brownlow is driving when he notices a stolen car steering erratically. He catches the driver, but the tables are turned when he steals Brownlow's car. Roach recognises his description as an armed robbery informant. Ackland and Martella are on patrol when June is approached by a man with a bouquet of flowers, who they later see getting arrested.
84"Found Offending"Eva KolouchovaJohn KershawTBACaroline Milmoe and Tim Whitnall19 October 1989 (1989-10-19)
Stamp catches a runaway begging under a bridge. Hollis is called to a neighbour attempting to knock down a fence.
85"All Part of The Job"Bren SimsonColin GiffinTBABarry Andrews and Ray Trickett24 October 1989 (1989-10-24)
Brind catches the eye of a Special Branch detective. He uses Sun Hill to charge a criminal who has been on the run overseas for 19 years, but as the convoy of cars leave the station they are ambushed. Penny and Ackland investigate a teenage runaway who has stolen drugs from her father's chemist shop.
86"In The Cold"Graham TheakstonJ.C WilsherTBAPeter Russell26 October 1989 (1989-10-26)
When a body is found in a yard, Burnside is convinced the watchman is responsible. When she is found to have died of natural causes he is accused of framing the suspect.
87"Just a Little Runaround"Eva KolouchovaRichard IresonTBAIain Rogerson and Dominic Mafham31 October 1989 (1989-10-31)
Frazer is assigned to police riot training. She freezes under pressure and is assessed as having failed.
88"A Fair Appraisal"Nick LaughlandGarry LyonsTBATessa Peake-Jones, Ken Farrington and David Sibley2 November 1989 (1989-11-02)
Edwards attends a warehouse alarm and receives a complaint. Burnside follows a chain of drug supply back to its importation, only to find he has interfered in a Customs investigation.
89"Visitors"Clive FleuryKevin ClarkeTBAJune Page, Andrew Robertson and Dennis Chinnery7 November 1989 (1989-11-07)
Lines needs to extend his overdraft to bury his mother. The open day at Sun Hill is ruined when a snooker trophy is stolen from Brownlow's office.
90"Private Wars"Nicholas ProsserGuy MeredithTBAPrentis Hancock9 November 1989 (1989-11-09)
Burnside investigates a trespass at a power station only to find himself being assaulted by security guards. Hollis writes an article for the police federation newsletter which angers management.
91"Feasting With Panthers"Simon Cellan JonesJ.C WilsherTBADavid Allister and Frank Coda14 November 1989 (1989-11-14)
Penny is given a cigar for saving a shop owner from a ticket, angering the relief. Dashwood investigates a case of demanding money with menaces between ex-boyfriends.
92"By The Book"Jeremy SilberstonJohn MilneTBARenu Setna and Michael Bilton16 November 1989 (1989-11-16)
Dashwood is suspicious when a young lady is able to purchase a large prescription of opiates as a registered addict with a private doctor, and she is later found beaten up and robbed. Fraser makes Able and Garfield role play taking statements.
93"Beer and Bicycles"Nick LaughlandChristopher RussellTBANigel Humphreys21 November 1989 (1989-11-21)
Able is laughed at by Stamp when he goes out on bicycle patrol, but ends up catching a criminal dumping a car after an armed robbery. Conway finds alcohol hidden in the station and looks for more.
94"Grace of God"David HaymanPaddy Fletcher and Richard LeParmentierTBADouglas Henshall, Christopher Fairbank, Katherine Parr, Louis Mahoney, Shay Gorman and David Blake Kelly23 November 1989 (1989-11-23)
Cryer deals with a former soldier who is squatting in his previous house, now purchased for a development. Stamp and Melvin evict a group of factory workers from a pub, only to find they have returned to the factory to continue the party.
95"Just Another Day"Nicholas ProsserJ.C MartindaleTBAAndrew Forbes28 November 1989 (1989-11-28)
Melvin brings in a saxophone player who could be a 20th century version of the Pied Piper. Brind deals with a lady going into labour who has been chased from her house by a savage dog owned by her husband.
96"Gone Fishing"Nick LaughlandJonathan RichTBAHarry Fowler30 November 1989 (1989-11-30)
Carver and Roach investigate a hit-and-run incident. Roach lies that a witness has come forward in order to get a confession from his suspect: the husband.
97"Early Bird"Eva KolouchovaTom NeedhamTBATBA5 December 1989 (1989-12-05)
Lines and Carver suspect a man with no socks of committing burglaries. Edwards and Brind bring in a homeless woman with a birdcage.
98"Just For The Crack"Jeremy SilberstonSteve TraffordTBAAlan Ford and David John7 December 1989 (1989-12-07)
Garfield and Martella investigate a spate of motorcycle thefts, including a police bike. Melvin has to tell a victim the Crown Prosecution Service will drop his case, while Able has to deliver a death notice.
99"Woman In Brown"Eva KolouchovaAlan ClewsTBAMark Greenstreet, Sheila Gill and Walter Sparrow12 December 1989 (1989-12-12)
Ackland arrests a woman for shoplifting baby clothes, then responds to an abduction of a baby girl. Meanwhile Lines and Carver investigate a stolen cars racket.
100"Speaking Freely"David AttwoodGary LyonsTBATBA14 December 1989 (1989-12-14)
Frazer dispatches the relief to secure a lecture picketed by feminists. Meanwhile, she is given a negative assessment in her annual evaluation.
101"The Return of The Prodigal Son"Keith WashingtonJohn KershawTBAMichael Graham Cox and Karl Johnson19 December 1989 (1989-12-19)
The Drug Squad arrives at Sun Hill looking for Burnside however Greig has been made acting Detective Inspector in his absence, angering Roach. A wanted man returns from Belgium wanting to negotiate his surrender, saying he is terminally ill.
102"Chinese Whispers"Julian AymesChristopher RussellFirst appearances of PC Phil Young and PC Dave QuinnanMichael Wisher and Martin Friend21 December 1989 (1989-12-21)
DS Greig investigates the vicious mugging of a blind man; new arrival PC Quinnan nails a jewel thief; and PC Datta falls victim to a conman. Frazer reacts angrily to rumours circulating about a career move.
103"Powers of Exclusion"Julian AymesJ.C WilsherTBANorman Beaton26 December 1989 (1989-12-26)
After local crime boss Reverend Marcus Ogun is arrested in possession of an illegal sheath knife, Burnside seeks further evidence from his known associates. Meanwhile Cryer is under pressure to allow Ogun's solicitor's clerk access to her client.
104"Saturday Night Fever"Bren SimsonEdwin PearceFinal Appearance of PC Claire BrindGordon Salkilld, Clive Rowe and Alec Wallis28 December 1989 (1989-12-28)
Carver and Burnside investigate the stabbing of a drug dealer while Garfield and Brind bring in a teenage girl who has hit her mother.