The Bill (series 7)

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The Bill (series 7)
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Series 7 (Australian DVD Cover)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 105
Release
Original network ITV
Original release 1 January –
31 December 1991
Series chronology
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The seventh series of The Bill, a British television drama, consisted of 105 episodes, broadcast between 1 January – 31 December 1991. The series was released on DVD for the first time on 6 June 2012, in Australia. It features the above artwork, which features images of Sgt. Alec Peters and WDC Viv Martella.

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Episodes[edit]

# Title Episode notes Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Grief" Samantha Janus, Elizabeth Bradley, James McClure and Eve White guest star. Graham Theakston Arthur McKenzie 1 January 1991 (1991-01-01)
Brownlow's wife causes trouble at Sun Hill.
2 "The Chase" Richard Graham, Ian Liston and Martyn Read guest star. Stuart Urban Carol Harrison 3 January 1991 (1991-01-03)
Whilst investigating wheels stolen from a car, Loxton and Hollis are called to pursue armed robbers who have robbed a garage. Datta risks her life in order to save a baby after arriving at the garage. Tragedy strikes as Loxton in Sierra One collides with another vehicle.
3 "The Attack" Kris Watson and Brenda Peters guest star. John Black Phillip Palmer 8 January 1991 (1991-01-08)
Marshall is assaulted by two lager louts and CID conduct a stakeout in anticipation of a warehouse robbery.
4 "Crown V. Cooper" Glyn Pritchard, Robin Sachs and Nicholas Courtney guest star. Michael Kerrigan Jane Hollowood 10 January 1991 (1991-01-10)
Loxton faces a hard day when he is called to court.
5 "The Girl Can't Help It" Trevor Peacock, Shirley Stelfox and Anna Lorimer guest star. John Strickland Arthur McKenzie 15 January 1991 (1991-01-15)
Quinnan and Ackland investigate a report of a missing teenage girl. Quinnan finds her diary which indicates that she is working as a prostitute. When he breaks the news to her father it comes as no surprise.
6 "Machines" Meera Syal, Royce Mills, Henry Goodman and Ian Thompson guest star. Bob Gabriel Peter J. Hammond 17 January 1991 (1991-01-17)
Roach and Carver put pressure on a defendant who postpones his appearance in court due to illness. Lines is on the trail of photocopiers stolen from an American base.
7 "Loophole" Donald Bisset and Arthur Whybrow guest star. John Strickland Michael Baker 22 January 1991 (1991-01-22)
Young is showing the first signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. While investigating a spate of burglaries targeting elderly people living on a council estate, Carver discovers the motive is more complex than first thought.
8 "Bottle" Steve Swinscoe guest stars. Graham Theakston Arthur McKenzie 24 January 1991 (1991-01-24)
Maitland investigates an assault by a pub landlord which has the potential to ruin a CID operation.
9 "Samaritan" David Bamber and Mary Jo Randle guest star. John Black Brian Finch 29 January 1991 (1991-01-29)
Stamp and Stringer come across a man and a woman struggling. The man claims he was only trying to assist her, but Burnside suspects that he might be a sex offender.
10 "Fear or Favour" Rudolph Walker, Karl Collins and Louis Mahoney guest star. Mike Dormer Christopher Russell 31 January 1991 (1991-01-31)
Three representatives from the Jasmine Allen Estate hold a meeting with Brownlow and Conway complaining about police racial harassment. Shortly afterwards, Stamp and French arrest one of the men for assaulting Ackland during an affray. Questions are raised as to whether he has been unfairly targeted.
11 "Start To Finish" Roger Leach and Patrick Jordan guest star. Laura Sims Graham Ison 5 February 1991 (1991-02-05)
Brownlow attends an interview, hoping to secure a position on a senior command course. Tom Penny in his new role as a private security officer finds that he is regarded as an outsider at Sun Hill.
12 "Night and Day" John Woodnutt and John Adam Baker guest star. Michael Owen Morris Russell Lewis 7 February 1991 (1991-02-07)
Stamp and Stringer are stopped in the street by a man who says his flat has been burgled and the burglars are still on the premises.
13 "Favours" Stuart McGugan, Margery Mason, Ron Pember, Eric Francis and William Ilkley guest star. Bob Blagden Martyn Wade 12 February 1991 (1991-02-12)
Dashwood and Roach investigate a burglary at a scrapyard which has a connection to an ex-police officer who knows Roach. Marshall investigates when an elderly woman reports that she is receiving threatening letters from her husband.
14 "In Chambers" John Moulder-Brown, Valentine Pelka, Robert Gwilym, Louise Jameson and Christian Rodska guest star. Michael Owen Morris Carolyn Sally Jones 14 February 1991 (1991-02-14)
Grieg has built up a case against an arsonist only to find out from the prosecution legal team that the accused has claimed mental impairment. Ford arrests a man on suspicion of shoplifting.
15 "Kids Don't Cry Anymore" Patrick O'Connell and Rita May guest star. Tom Cotter Barry Appleton 19 February 1991 (1991-02-19)
Ackland intervenes when a boy is being bullied in a playground and finds in his lunchbox a book detailing illicit drug dealing. Roach is assigned the task of assisting an ex-colleague who is employed as a private security officer, a man whom Roach detests.
16 "Too Many Chiefs" TBA David Hayman Tony Etchells 21 February 1991 (1991-02-21)
After dropping off a girl at a children's home, Quinnan and Marshall get called back in for a potential suicide.
17 "Every Mother's Son" Stefan Kalipha and Stephen Wale guest star. Laura Sims Patrick Harkins 26 February 1991 (1991-02-26)
Ackland, Stamp, Quinnan and Hollis are doing an obbo.
18 "Furthers" Nigel Terry, Felicity Montagu, Simon Rouse and Johnnie Wade guest star. Brian Farnham Robin Mukherjee 28 February 1991 (1991-02-28)
A man is murdered by a shotgun after talking to Dashwood.
19 "Closing The Net" Ian Bleasdale, Caroline Webster and Harry Fielder guest star. Michael Brayshaw Robin Mukherjee 5 March 1991 (1991-03-05)
Sun Hill gets a call about a man who approached a young girl at a park. Lines and Martella believe he is a serial offender and are in the process of constructing a profile when the man strikes again, this time abducting a girl.
20 "The Public Interest" Vicky Murdock and Geoffrey Freshwater guest star. Sarah Pia Anderson Christopher Russell 7 March 1991 (1991-03-07)
A man comes in to Sun Hill to report that a middle aged ex-employee is having a relationship with a 15-year-old girl. When Ackland is informed that the case of assault against her has been dropped by the CPS, she questions the worth of her career and the role of police.
21 "Photo Finish" Chesney Hawkes, Sharon Duce, Paul Reynolds and Martin Muncaster guest star. Bob Blagden David Hoskins 12 March 1991 (1991-03-12)
Datta and Garfield are conducting an observation on a drug dealer from the bedroom of a teenage boy. When Garfield finds a large sum of money hidden in a Playboy magazine, he suspects that the lad might also be dealing drugs. Ford receives a tip about a horse race and Loxton offers to place a bet on her behalf.
22 "Just Desserts" John Rolfe, Helen Blatch and Mary Healey guest star. Alan Bell Christopher Russell 14 March 1991 (1991-03-14)
Burnside and Lines go for a lunchtime drink. Stamp and Garfield go to a building site where a self-employed tiler fell off the top floor.
23 "832 Receiving" Vilma Hollingbery, Jaye Griffiths and Don Gilet guest star. Alan Bell Barbara Cox 19 March 1991 (1991-03-19)
Ackland and French catch a teenage girl who has stolen a purse. When they return to her home, Ackland suspects the mother is committing fraud. French is later called to a sudden infant death and is overwhelmed by her emotions.
24 "The Better Part Of Valour" Robert Carlyle, Richard Beale and Leslie Schofield guest star. David Hayman Arthur McKenzie 21 March 1991 (1991-03-21)
A security van is ambushed and robbed of a substantial sum of money. Sun Hill is working as a team to solve the case except for Roach who is going it alone.
25 "Double Or Quits" Su Elliot, Ian Gelder, John Ramm, Allan Mitchell and Nicola Stapleton guest star. Bill Pryde Rib Davis 26 March 1991 (1991-03-26)
Martella gives evidence in court and plays a gambit that could backfire. Roach is on the trail of a sex trafficker.
26 "We Could Be Heroes" Robert Blythe and Mark Lewis Jones guest star. John Strickland Tony Etchells 28 March 1991 (1991-03-28)
Stamp and Quinnan rush an injured woman to hospital when the ambulance is delayed after an accident.
27 "Cold Turkey, Part One: Lifeline" Rupert Holliday-Evans, Andrew Burt, Keith Marsh, Renu Setna, David Quilter and James Muir guest star. Gordon Flemyng J. C. Wilsher 2 April 1991 (1991-04-02)
Stamp and Quinnan investigate the death of a man who it is revealed is a locum G.P. with a history of over prescribing controlled drugs. Ackland encounters a man armed with a knife at a pharmacy. Stamp and Quinnan are later called to a flat where a neighbour has reported hearing a violent argument.
28 "Cold Turkey, Part Two: Late Turn Sunday" Rupert Holliday-Evans and Diane Clelland guest star. Gordon Flemyng J.C. Wilsher 4 April 1991 (1991-04-04)
A man suffering severe barbiturate withdrawal is holding a woman and her young boy hostage in a flat. The Sun Hill police attempt to negotiate a peaceful outcome.
29 "Now We're Motoring" Mary Tamm, David Sibley and Roderick Smith guest star. Michael Brayshaw J.C. Wilsher 9 April 1991 (1991-04-09)
Hollis assists a tow truck driver to tow away a luxury sports car, only to find out that he has abetted a stolen car syndicate. Meanwhile, Lines is working undercover to catch the same gang with the assistance of an unwitting DCI Reid.
30 "Dead Man's Boots" Liz Smith and Frank Coda guest star. John Glenister Julian Jones 11 April 1991 (1991-04-11)
Cryer tries to stop an elderly woman, who gave evidence as a witness in a murder trial, from being victimised on a council estate. The vacant position of duty sergeant is on offer at Sun Hill.
31 "Caught Napping" David Banks and John Flanagan guest star. John Strickland Russell Lewis 16 April 1991 (1991-04-16)
The Metropolitan Police Serious Crimes Squad sweep into Sun Hill and commandeer the station's briefing room, setting a few noses out of joint in the process.
32 "Hammer To Fall" Gary Whelan and David Arlen guest star. Richard Holthouse Russell Lewis 18 April 1991 (1991-04-18)
In an attempt to end the rift between D.I. Burnside and D.S. Roach, D.C.I. Reid partners them together on a joint operation with the drugs squad.
33 "Cry Havoc" Marc Warren guest stars. Stuart Urban Russell Lewis 23 April 1991 (1991-04-23)
Quinnan and Stamp go to Whitegate Estate to arrest a man involved in a glassing the night before. When Peters tries to apprehend the assailant he is stabbed and rushed to hospital.
34 "Rules Of Engagement" Shaun Scott guest stars. David Attwood Elizabeth Anne-Wheal 25 April 1991 (1991-04-25)
W.D.C. Martella is undercover at a club to investigate a series of armed robberies of musical equipment.
35 "Delivery On Time" Ian Collier guest stars. David Attwood Jonathan Myerson 30 April 1991 (1991-04-30)
P.C. Stringer and W.P.C. Marshall are walking the beat when they are called to a burglary.
36 "Black Monday" Reginald Jessup and Marcia Warren guest star. Alan Bell Peter J. Hammond 2 May 1991 (1991-05-02)
D.C. Lines' car gets towed away. He catches a bus and sees a man who is supposed to have died five years before.
37 "Jobs For The Boys" Bob Mason, Michael Bilton and Colin Higgins guest star. Alan Bell Carolyn Sally Jones 7 May 1991 (1991-05-07)
D.I. Burnside investigates a break-in at a cash-and-carry, involving the theft of cash and some meat.
38 "Without Consent" Martin Marquez guest stars. Derek Lister Julian Jones 9 May 1991 (1991-05-09)
A prostitute comes into the station to report a rape. Loxton tells her it is classed as non-payment of goods, and Ackland has problems making people treat it as a rape.
39 "Saints and Martyrs" Walter Sparrow guest stars. John Glenister Christopher Russell 14 May 1991 (1991-05-14)
W.P.C. Ackland investigates a break-in and theft of a pension book. She is told that the C.P.S. won't be taking up her assault case so she brings a private summons.
40 "Observation" Chrissie Cotterill guest stars. Sarah Pia Anderson Martyn Wade 16 May 1991 (1991-05-16)
D.C.I. Reid takes over a joint surveillance operation.
41 "The Greater Good" Barry Jackson guest stars. Mike Dormer David Hoskins 21 May 1991 (1991-05-21)
Tosh and Jim are watching a wrecking yard. A car is seen driven into the yard stolen from a man who runs a youth centre.
42 "The Best You Can Buy" Karl Collins and Donald Douglas guest star. Moira Armstrong Christopher Russell 23 May 1991 (1991-05-23)
W.P.C. Ackland's private prosecution of Everton Warwick comes to court.
43 "Addict" Laurence Harrington and Andre Winterton guest star. Chris Lovett Victoria Taylor 25 May 1991 (1991-05-25)
Quinnan arrests two men in the underground because one has a knife. Sgt. Peters' wife gives him a ride to work. Brownlow, Conway and Reid have a meeting with publicans.
44 "Black Mark" Martyn Whitby guest stars. Bill Pryde Phillip Palmer 30 May 1991 (1991-05-30)
Dashwood talks to one of his snouts, who has been charged with stealing, on the way to court. The prisoner makes a complaint against him.
45 "The Right Thing To Do" Anton Phillips, Tony Guilfoyle and Valentine Nonyela guest star. Brian Parker Kieran Prendiville 4 June 1991 (1991-06-04)
Lines and Carver go to a club where they find drugs in the band's jackets.
46 "The Harder They Fall" David Telfer and Simon Rouse guest star. Chris Lovett Tony Etchells 6 June 1991 (1991-06-06)
P.C. Loxton is attacked after a break-in at a nightclub and helped by a cabbie who is a special constable.
47 "Something Personal" Michael Robbins and Eddie Stacey guest star. Brian Parker Brendan J. Cassin 11 June 1991 (1991-06-11)
D.C.s Dashwood and Carver are driving along when they notice a man trying to break into a house. P.C. Stamp chases a burglar and pulls his trousers off trying to stop him climbing over a wall.
48 "Hijack" Stephen Petcher and Ian Burfield guest star. Derek Lister Phillip Palmer 13 June 1991 (1991-06-13)
Burnside talks to the driver of a lorry who was hijacked.
49 "With Intent" Peter Wight, Stephen Boxer and Owen Brenman guest star. Bill Pryde Carolyn Sally Jones 18 June 1991 (1991-06-18)
D.C.s Lines and Carver are going to court about a burglary case. The Crown Prosecution Service is reducing the charges against two of the defendants.
50 "Initiative" Helen Pearson and Gerry Cowper guest star. Mike Dormer J.C. Wilsher 20 June 1991 (1991-06-20)
P.C.s Garfield and Young are talking to a woman about fireworks that had been put through her letterbox when they witness a purse snatching.
51 "Careless Whispers" Joan Ann Maynard and Garry Cooper guest star. Derek Lister Edward Dumas 25 June 1991 (1991-06-25)
D.I. Burnside arrests a man on suspicion of robbery with violence. D.C. Lines and Carver get given wrong addresses.
52 "Minimum Force" Jo-Anne Knowles and Stephanie Fayerman guest star. William Brayne Simon Andrew Stirling 27 June 1991 (1991-06-27)
Stamp and Garfield go to a burglary. The home owner caught the burglar and beat him up. The wife comes back and says the burglar was a work mate collecting some pills for her.
53 "Skeletons" Alex Kingston, Martine McCutcheon, Ken Campbell and Jamila Massey guest star. Brian Farnham Kevin Clarke 2 July 1991 (1991-07-02)
W.P.C. Ackland finds a man stabbed in his car, and D.C. Lines' investigation into the incident is impeded by the victim's unhelpful wife. P.C. Hollis and P.C. Stamp discover a number of human skeletons in a supposedly vacant flat.
54 "Targets" Tim Dry, Jake Wood and Chris Matthews guest star. Suri Krishnamma J.C. Wilsher 4 July 1991 (1991-07-04)
D.A.C. Hicks talks about reclaiming the streets. D.C.I. Reid talks about her pilot project on street robberies. P.C. Stamp is at a traffic depot by a cemetery and talks to a youth he suspects of criminal damage.
55 "The Negotiator" Roger Lloyd-Pack, Kathy Burke and Wendy Padbury guest star. Stuart Urban Paul Bond 9 July 1991 (1991-07-09)
P.C. Hollis chases a man with a shotgun into a shop. Hollis tries talking the gunman, who has just held up a building society, into letting the assistant go.
56 "Reputations" Sean Baker and Meera Syal guest star. Suri Krishnamma Simon Moss 11 July 1991 (1991-07-11)
Carver talks to his snout about a security job and gets a name for a burglary instead.
57 "The Juggler and the Fortune Teller" Victoria Burgoyne, Nigel Harman, Larry Marthyn and Allan Mitchell guest star. Alan Bell Barry Appleton 16 July 1991 (1991-07-16)
A court case is adjourned. D.I. Burnside and the defence counsel have an argument in the corridor. D.C. Martella goes back to the station to warn witnesses.
58 "Joey" Penelope Nice, Neil Maskell and Adam Godley guest star. Derek Lister J.C. Wilsher 18 July 1991 (1991-07-18)
W.P.C. Ackland is watching a P.E. class at a school before talking to them about theft and robbery. P.C. Loxton chases a boy who has stolen a lady's chain. The boy appears too frightened to tell his name.
59 "Your Shout" Maureen Beattie, Nadia Chambers and David Chandler guest star. Bill Pryde Julian Jones 23 July 1991 (1991-07-23)
Ch. Supt. Brownlow speaks to W.P.C. Marshall about a promotion board.
60 "Ladykiller" Sharon Bower and Sam Dale guest star. Moira Armstrong Steve Trafford 25 July 1991 (1991-07-25)
Martella drives to a car fire to find a lady trapped in her car. She discovers a man who tried to get her out saw someone watching as he arrived.
61 "The Corporal of Horse" William Gaminara, Kathleen Byron, Kevin Stoney, David Michaels and David Chandler guest star. Mike Vardy Julian Jones 30 July 1991 (1991-07-30)
Marshall is acting sergeant with C relief. She watches one of the relief drive away in an unmarked police car without wearing his tunic after P.C. Smollett points it out.
62 "Cause and Effect" Susan Wooldridge guest stars. Jan Sargent Christopher Russell 1 August 1991 (1991-08-01)
French and Stamp discuss the merits of follow up calls. They get a call out to research labs. Loxton finds a security guard on the floor.
63 "Getting Involved" TBA Richard Holthouse Stephen Churchett 6 August 1991 (1991-08-06)
Stamp talks to a man about paint stripper on his car - the second time in a month. Hollis and Ackland are later called to an industrial estate where a man is damaging the car.
64 "Benefit of the Doubt" David McAlister guest stars. Mike Vardy Jonathan Myerson 8 August 1991 (1991-08-08)
A barrister is arrested for GBH on a prostitute. He uses his phone call to ring D.A.C. Hicks. Brownlow is concerned about wrongful arrest.
65 "Crack-Up" John Grillo guest stars. William Brayne Barry Appleton 13 August 1991 (1991-08-13)
Hollis is in a pawn brokers when a man wearing a hat, scarf, and glasses leaves carrying a bike helmet leaving behind a bag with a gun in it.
66 "The Last Laugh" Tom Chadbon and Nigel Lambert guest star. Denny Lawrence Duncan Gould 15 August 1991 (1991-08-15)
Quinnan and Garfield respond to an armed robbery that turns out to be a wind-up.
67 "Access" Michael Feast guest stars. Brian Parker Tony Attard 20 August 1991 (1991-08-20)
CID investigate a burglary of an O.A.P. who has an asthma attack. Stamp talks to a lady who turned away a man supposedly from the Gas Board.
68 "Six of One" Susan Lynch guest stars. Sharon Miller Rib Davis 22 August 1991 (1991-08-22)
P.C. Stringer chases a girl, on foot, who has stolen goods from a jewellers but P.C. Stamp arrests her because she was in a car.
69 "Married To The Job" Bernard Holley and Simon Coady guest star. Brian Parker Roger Leach 27 August 1991 (1991-08-27)
P.C. Stamp and W.P.C. Ackland attend a domestic and deal with a burglary at a pub. Stamp's girlfriend has broken up with him after talking to other police wives.
70 "Domestic" TBA Graham Theaktson Phillip Palmer 29 August 1991 (1991-08-29)
D.C.I. Reid goes to see the CPS about a case and is late for a meeting with Meadows from the Murder Squad. A rape victim says the allegation was false after the CPS gave the go ahead for the case to go to court.
71 "Stress Rules" René Zagger guest stars. Jan Sargent Robin Mukherjee 3 September 1991 (1991-09-03)
Brownlow comes back from a conference and wants to start an anti-stress programme. A boy is stabbed and Young and Marshall investigate.
72 "They Also Serve" John Bennett guest stars. David Hayman Russell Lewis 5 September 1991 (1991-09-05)
The relief are acting as reserve troops for a demonstration. At a meal break, Delia, Norika and June find a distressed probationer in the toilets.
73 "Inside Job" TBA Denny Lawrence Simon Moss 10 September 1991 (1991-09-10)
A shop assistant is attacked and robbed of the week's takings by thieves on a motorcycle.
74 "Bones of Contention" Harry Waters guest stars. Sarah Pia Anderson Susan Shattock 12 September 1991 (1991-09-12)
Sgt. Cryer investigates when anonymous letters expose P.C. Stringer's affair, in police time, with a prisoner's wife. W.P.C. Datta and P.C. Stamp lie in wait for a blackmailer. Ch. Insp. Conway is frustrated at a lack of promotion.
75 "Wide of The Mark" Michael Goldie, Gordon Salkilld and Mark Fletcher guest star. Chris Lovett David Hoskins 17 September 1991 (1991-09-17)
A professional hired killer is active in Sun Hill. A dubious informant provides a tip-off that divides D.I. Burnside and D.S. Greig.
76 "Hitting The Mark" Michael Goldie, Gordon Salkilld and Mark Fletcher guest star. Mike Dormer Steve Trafford 19 September 1991 (1991-09-19)
D.I. Burnside hunts for a hired killer to prevent him from making his next hit.
77 "Bending the Rules" Stevan Rimkus and David Quilter guest star. Alan Bell Eric Deacon 24 September 1991 (1991-09-24)
A yob arrested for shoplifting turns out to be a respected police officer. D.I. Burnside unravels the story of the change in his behaviour.
78 "Skint" TBA Graham Theakston Brendan Martin 26 September 1991 (1991-09-26)
It's P.C. Garfield's birthday, but a party only adds to his money troubles.
79 "Friday and Counting" Dominic Guard and Leonard Maguire guest star. Bill Pryde Barry Appleton 1 October 1991 (1991-10-01)
Hollis, a missing handbag, and a recluse police pensioner, all help to unravel a murder investigation.
80 "Lest We Forget" Dermot Crowley guest stars. Bill Pryde Victoria Taylor 3 October 1991 (1991-10-03)
Ch. Supt. Brownlow is questioned by Yorkshire Police about his involvement in a murder enquiry seventeen years before that led to a wrongful conviction.
81 "Nutters" Dicken Ashworth, Daniel Peacock, John Owens and Sion Tudor Owen guest star. Richard Holthouse Phillip Palmer 8 October 1991 (1991-10-08)
AMIP investigates the murder of a teenager at a nightclub.
82 "Downtime" Patricia Quinn and Iain Rattray guest star. Richard Holthouse Peter J. Hammond 10 October 1991 (1991-10-10)
A suspected violent break-in begins to suggest more clues about the house's occupants than anything else – especially as they are missing.
83 "Out Of Order" Final appearance of Sgt Joseph Corrie David Hayman Dave Simpson 15 October 1991 (1991-10-15)
P.C. Young reaches out to W.P.C. Datta and, when she rejects his advances, he sexually assaults her.
84 "Empire Building" TBA Nicholas Laughland Phillip Palmer 17 October 1991 (1991-10-17)
Duty Sgt. Cryer sets up a major operation to arrest defaulters on fine payments. Sgt. Peters accuses him of empire building.
85 "Innocence" Ray Winstone guest stars. Sarah Pia Anderson Victoria Taylor 22 October 1991 (1991-10-22)
Following his interview about a wrongful conviction and allegations of corruption against a former colleague, Ch. Supt. Brownlow meets up with him. Two boys are reported missing, and are believed to have been abducted.
86 "Losing It" Christopher Saul guest stars. Jim Goddard Russell Lewis 24 October 1991 (1991-10-24)
P.C. Young discovers a suicide, and is deeply affected. Later, he visits Datta in the section house and attacks her.
87 "Shots" Patsy Palmer and Tomas Craig guest star. Chris Lovett J.C. Wilsher 29 October 1991 (1991-10-29)
Sun Hill officers attend a firearms training course. When an armed villain is reported in a building, P.C. Loxton shoots.
88 "The Square Peg" Final appearance of PC Phil Young, John Line guest stars. Jim Goddard Christopher Russell 31 October 1991 (1991-10-31)
Young goes missing on his beat. Monroe orders a search. Quinnan and Loxton find Young's body in his car. He has committed suicide by feeding exhaust fumes into the vehicle.
89 "A Question of Confidence" Katharine Rogers and Rachel Weaver guest star. Jan Sargent Robin Mukherjee 5 November 1991 (1991-11-05)
D.I. Burnside investigates a series of attacks on prostitutes. A prison escapee is suspected.
90 "Balls In The Air" First appearance of Sgt Matthew Boyden Sharon Miller J.C. Wilsher 7 November 1991 (1991-11-07)
On his first day at Sun Hill, Sgt. Matthew Boyden's past life catches up with him. Boyden shows that he knows all the angles, and Insp. Monroe is not impressed with his casual approach.
91 "The Taste" Caroline Milmoe and James Coombes guest star. Alan Bell Julian Jones 12 November 1991 (1991-11-12)
Smollett discovers he still has the taste for action.
92 "Turning Back The Clock" Neil Dudgeon and David Quilter guest star. Aisling Walsh Barry Appleton 14 November 1991 (1991-11-14)
D.I. Burnside is determined to clear up a three-year-old case of robbery and murder when an old acquaintance is released from prison. D.C.s Carver and Lines begin to have their doubts when they learn their tailing operation is "unofficial".
93 "Discretion" First appearance of PC Donna Harris, Frank Mills and Kevork Malikyan guest star. Niall Leonard Edward Dumas 19 November 1991 (1991-11-19)
On his first day as Home Beat Officer, P.C. Smollett investigates the mugging of an old lady and discovers a rather unusual high-rise supermarket. Meanwhile, P.C. Stringer deals with a boy found unconscious by the canal.
94 "Chapter and Verse" TBA Aisling Walsh Carolyn Sally Jones 21 November 1991 (1991-11-21)
D.I. Burnside wants to question a man about a missing girl, but he is "drunk and incapable" in the custody suite and Sgt. Maitland is determined to uphold P.A.C.E.
95 "The Whole Truth" Eve Pearce and James Walker guest star. Duncan Gould Geoff McQueen 26 November 1991 (1991-11-26)
W.P.C. Datta is in court to testify in a drink-driving trial, but the case is complicated by a mouthwash that the defendant claims to have taken.
96 "Profit and Loss" Peter Russell guest stars. Nicholas Laughland Tony Etchells 28 November 1991 (1991-11-28)
Sun Hill C.I.D. investigate a suspicious death.
97 "Thicker Than Water" Antony Carrick guest stars. Sarah Pia Anderson Matthew Wingett 3 December 1991 (1991-12-03)
P.C.s Loxton and Stringer are called to a domestic disturbance. The man found beating his wife turns out to be a P.C. from Stafford Row.
98 "On The Take" Paul Kember guest stars. Patrick Lau Steve Trafford 5 December 1991 (1991-12-05)
D.S. Roach is investigating an armed robbery. A series of unexplained tip-offs reveals the possibility that a D.S. at Sun Hill is guilty of corruption.
99 "Caring" TBA Aisling Walsh Anthony Valentine 10 December 1991 (1991-12-10)
W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Smollett deal with a possible case of wife battering. The alleged victim, the mother of a schizophrenic son, is uncooperative.
100 "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" Jonny Lee Miller, Ian Mercer and Zig Byfield guest star. Derek Lister Victoria Taylor 12 December 1991 (1991-12-12)
D.C.I. Reid tries to overcome the continuing clash of personalities with D.I. Burnside. D.S. Roach has problems when a juvenile prisoner lies about his age, then has an epileptic fit in his cell. D.C. Carver finds himself in a conflict of loyalties.
101 "Impostors" Ronan Vibert and Kevin Allen guest star. Bill Hays Tony McHale 17 December 1991 (1991-12-17)
Maitland and Monroe investigate a pornography racket. Marshall and Stamp look for a beggar who seduced a mentally-retarded girl.
102 "A Woman Scorned" Christopher Saul guest stars. Derek Lister Victoria Taylor 19 December 1991 (1991-12-19)
Ackland and Smollett call on a lady about her husband's dog who has dug up a skeleton in the garden. There is a new Det. Supt. of the Murder Squad replacing Meadows. Reid talks to Burnside about paperwork.
103 "Vital Statistics" Hour-long episode, Annette Badland, Chris Gascoyne, Matt Bardock, Victoria Alcock, Val McLane, and John Cater guest star. Jeremy Summers Christopher Russell 24 December 1991 (1991-12-24)
A Relief is stung into action on discovering that their arrest rate is inferior to that of B Relief.
104 "Decent People" Gillian McCutcheon guest stars. Mike Dormer Edward Dumas 26 December 1991 (1991-12-26)
P.C. Quinnan works undercover on a building site to investigate the theft of kitchen units, but finds himself in a compromising situation.
105 "Breakout" Hour-long episode, Robert Hudson, Lisa Geoghan, Sarah Lancashire, Caroline Quentin, Miranda Forbes, Margot Leicester and Daniel Hill guest star. Frank W. Smith Carolyn Sally Jones 31 December 1991 (1991-12-31)
On New Year's Eve, a learner driver backs into a prison van, allowing a dangerous prisoner to escape from custody.