The Bill (series 8)

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The Bill (series 8)
Series 8 (Australian DVD Cover)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 105
Original network ITV
Original release 2 January –
31 December 1992
Series chronology
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The eighth series of The Bill, a British television drama, consisted of 105 episodes, broadcast between 2 January – 31 December 1992. 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 PC Steve Loxton and DC Mike Dashwood.

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# Title Episode notes Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Best Policy" Clive Wedderburn guest stars. Derek Lister Victoria Taylor 2 January 1992 (1992-01-02)
D.C.I. Reid's influence in high places suddenly makes D.I. Burnside look vulnerable to criticism. CID investigate an armed robbery.
2 "A Friend in Need" Christopher Saul, Edmund Pegge, Don McCorkindale and Pauline Letts guest star. Bill Pryde Duncan Gould 7 January 1992 (1992-01-07)
P.C. Quinnan is the subject of a civil complaint. P.C.s Stamp and Stringer follow up on a fire at a home for ex-psychiatric patients, but find little care in the community.
3 "Whose Side Are You On?" William Simons and Tom Kelly guest star. Bill Hays Duncan Gould 9 January 1992 (1992-01-09)
D.C. Lines investigates a mugging, and tries to get the victim charged with the murder of his assailant.
4 "Lip Service" Oliver Smith, Ian Reddington, Sherrie Hewson and Samantha Womack guest star. Derek Lister Arthur Ellis 14 January 1992 (1992-01-14)
D.C. Lines is enjoying an off-duty pint in his local pub and becomes involved in a bar brawl.
5 "Illegals" Michael McStay guest stars. Laura Sims Christopher Russell 16 January 1992 (1992-01-16)
D.C. Lines investigates when a cellarful of illegal immigrants is discovered. He enlists the help of Sgt. Boyden, who takes a fancy to one of the females. Lines warns him off.
6 "Fair Play" Alex Walkinshaw, Roger Griffiths and Graham Cull guest star. Niall Leonard Mark Holloway 21 January 1992 (1992-01-21)
P.C. Quinnan investigates the illegal sale of steroids. P.C. Garfield is put on the spot when his old sparring partner is arrested.
7 "Dinosaur" Jo Martin, Zig Byfield and Jeremy Bulloch guest star. Laura Sims Victoria Taylor 23 January 1992 (1992-01-23)
D.I. Burnside's unorthodox policing methods, which include flushing an informant's head down a toilet, set him on a collision course with D.C.I. Reid, who has already received several complaints about Sun Hill officers.
8 "Joyride" Colin Spaull, Linda Polan and Terry Molloy guest star. John Strickland Mike Harris 28 January 1992 (1992-01-28)
A girl is seriously injured in a joyriding incident. Ch. Supt. Brownlow must decide whether he is prepared to risk a riot by sending officers into an estate to round up the culprits.
9 "Not Waving" Dexter Fletcher guest stars. Richard Holthouse Russell Lewis 30 January 1992 (1992-01-30)
A student nurse is sexually assaulted. D.I. Burnside arrests the obvious suspect, but he escapes from police custody.
10 "Mates" Annie Hulley guest stars. Derek Lister Phillip Palmer 4 February 1992 (1992-02-04)
Sgt. Cryer is finding being non-operational tedious. He goes undercover as a punter in a brothel, but his presence on the operation antagonises Sgt. Peters. Cryer goes to sees Ch. Supt. Brownlow about giving up his job as duty sergeant and going back to the relief.
11 "Lost Boy" Robert Glenister guest stars. Nicholas Laughland Mark Holloway 6 February 1992 (1992-02-06)
D.S. Greig is led to a vice ring when searching for a missing thirteen-year-old boy. D.C. Dashwood and W.P.C. Ackland are brought into an operation against ponces running rent boys.
12 "Chicken" John Bleasdale, Liz Gebhardt and Richard Ashley guest star. Chris Lovett Julian Jones 11 February 1992 (1992-02-11)
P.C. Stringer tries to stop some children from playing 'chicken' on the railway line, but one of them is run down by a train. Sgt. Peters transfers upstairs to the post of duty sergeant, swapping roles with Bob Cryer, who returns to the relief.
13 "Somebody Special" Final appearance of DCI Kim Reid John Strickland Christopher Russell 13 February 1992 (1992-02-13)
Acting D.I. Greig tries to recruit a hardened female thief as a snout, but finds her more than a match for him. D.C.I. Reid is promoted out of Sun Hill to MS15.
14 "Previous Convictions" TBA Aisling Walsh Tony Etchells 18 February 1992 (1992-02-18)
Investigating an apparent accident in which a man's hand is crushed in a car-breaker's yard, Sgt. Maitland uncovers years of animosity, neglect and revenge.
15 "Beggar My Neighbour" Beryl Cooke and Brenda Kempner guest star. Niall Leonard Jonathan Whitten 20 February 1992 (1992-02-20)
A tramp is attacked, leading the police into a web of crime.
16 "It's a Small World" Ian Redford, Kenneth Cope, Paul Jerricho and Peter Spraggon guest star. Bill Pryde Barry Appleton 25 February 1992 (1992-02-25)
Thinking of leaving the force, D.C. Dashwood is tempted by a lucrative business opportunity with a firm of security consultants.
17 "Licence" Sally Rogers and Tom Georgeson guest star. Gordon Flemyng Neil McKay 27 February 1992 (1992-02-27)
A man convicted of strangling his wife has been released on licence, but the probation service fails to notify Sun Hill. His presence comes to light when his son causes a disturbance.
18 "Comeback" Reginald Jessup guest stars. John Darnell Julian Jones 3 March 1992 (1992-03-03)
The community police station run by P.C. Smollett is fire-bombed. The area car is stolen from P.C. Loxton and W.P.C. Datta, and it is written off in an RTA.
19 "Fireproof" Sidney Kean and Rachel Victoria Roberts guest star. Mike Dormer Julian Jones 5 March 1992 (1992-03-05)
D.I. Burnside leads an investigation into the firebombing of the community police station.
20 "The Paddy Factor" Edward Peel guest stars. Chris Lovett J. C. Wilsher 10 March 1992 (1992-03-10)
D.C. Carver and W.D.C. Martella have a car thief under observation, and see him shot as he gets into a car. The Anti-Terrorist Squad is called in, and the IRA is suspected.
21 "The Wild Rover" Edward Peel and Clare Clifford guest star. Chris Lovett J.C. Wilsher 12 March 1992 (1992-03-12)
D.S. Roach ignores the Anti-Terrorist Squad, and investigates a possible IRA cell.
22 "Coincidence" Rod Culbertson, Denise Black and Tommy Wright guest star. Patrick Lau Peter J. Hammond 17 March 1992 (1992-03-17)
A small boy known for lying claims to have been the subject of an attempted abduction in an adventure playground.
23 "Going Soft" Sharon Duncan Brewster, Anna Cropper and Freddie Earlle guest star. Derek Lister Barry Appleton 19 March 1992 (1992-03-19)
A routine trip to a magistrate for a warrant turns into a nightmare for D.C. Dashwood when he is taken prisoner by two hooded burglars.
24 "Re-Hab" First appearance of DCI Jack Meadows Derek Lister Tony Etchells 24 March 1992 (1992-03-24)
Jack Meadows arrives to take charge of Sun Hill CID. He becomes involved with a father suspected of murdering his drug addict son.
25 "Acting Detective" Final appearance of PC Delia French Nicholas Laughland Mark Holloway 26 March 1992 (1992-03-26)
A woman who collapsed at an airport is found to be a mule, smuggling drugs in her stomach. D.I. Burnside, with only limited time to mount an operation, gets W.P.C. French to take the courier's place in an attempt to uncover the dealer.
26 "Stopover" Edward Burnham guest stars. Aisling Walsh Peter J. Hammond 31 March 1992 (1992-03-31)
P.C. Smollett tries to offer a follow-up service to victims of crime. A woman whose husband is in prison, and who runs a guesthouse, keeps reporting an intruder on the premises. Smollett gives her support, but P.C. Garfield thinks he is wasting his time.
27 "Suspects" Eric Deacon, Roger Blake and Nick Burnell guest stars. Richard Holthouse Phillip Palmer 2 April 1992 (1992-04-02)
D.S. Greig arrests a suspect for an armed robbery, but is proved wrong.
28 "All the King's Horses" TBA John Darnell Duncan Gould 7 April 1992 (1992-04-07)
A lorry overturns and sheds its load outside a school, burying a boy and girl and putting P.C. Loxton to the test.
29 "Party Politics" Dominic Keating, Barbara Wilshere and Derek Martin guest star. Alan Bell Susan Shattock 9 April 1992 (1992-04-09)
W.D.C. Martella celebrates her birthday. D.I. Burnside and D.S. Roach go to a party attended by a crooked businessman, who makes Burnside an offer he can't refuse.
30 "Trials and Tribulations" Amelda Brown and Larry Dann guest star. Chris Lovett Anthony Valentine 14 April 1992 (1992-04-14)
W.P.C. Marshall becomes a vital witness in a murder trial, and soon realises that someone is trying to intimidate her.
31 "A Can of Worms" Andrew Carr guest stars. Charles Beeson Duncan Gould 16 April 1992 (1992-04-16)
A traffic accident draws attention to a minicab firm.
32 "Timing" Robin Soans guest stars. Aisling Walsh Russell Lewis 21 April 1992 (1992-04-21)
D.C.I. Meadows tries to find the link between three arson attacks. D.S. Roach and D.C. Dashwood track down an escaped prisoner, but Roach seems more interested in his beautiful wife.
33 "A Nice Little Line in Plastic" TBA Sarah Pia Anderson Margaret Simpson 23 April 1992 (1992-04-23)
P.C. Quinnan and W.P.C. Datta arrest a girl using stolen credit cards and uncover a major racket.
34 "Trial and Error" Ian McElhinney, John Hannah, Steve Swinscoe, Ben Aris, Martin Matthews and Graeme Eton guest star. Alan Bell Edward Dumas 28 April 1992 (1992-04-28)
An armed robber who put an innocent bystander in an wheelchair has his house firebombed by the victim's son. D.I. Burnside is determined to see justice done.
35 "Owning Up" TBA Charles Beeson Martyn Wade 30 April 1992 (1992-04-30)
P.C.s Loxton and Stringer follow up on a mugging but their case is nearly ruined when it collides with an investigation by D.S. Greig and D.C.I. Meadows. Can W.P.C. Ackland crack the case?
36 "Up Behind" TBA Sarah Pia Anderson J.C. Wilsher 5 May 1992 (1992-05-05)
It's Saturday night, but CID are at work trailing a known criminal believed to be responsible for a series of artifice burglaries involving pensioners.
37 "Appearances" John Duttine guest stars. Patrick Lau Simon Moss 7 May 1992 (1992-05-07)
Following an argument with a drunken pub customer, a young barmaid is hit by a car and later dies. P.C.s Quinnan and Stringer have their suspicions about the customer. Could it be manslaughter?
38 "Principled Negotiation" Pete Postlethwaite and Vincent Brimble guest star. Gordon Flemyng J.C. Wilsher 12 May 1992 (1992-05-12)
D.I. Burnside and D.S. Roach look favourably on an ex-villain with a loan-shark problem, but they expect favours in return.
39 "Sign of Our Times" Lindsey Coulson guest stars. Laura Sims David Squire 14 May 1992 (1992-05-14)
An armed robber admits to D.C. Lines that redundancy and the repossession of his house made him take to crime to solve his problems.
40 "Priorities" Kathleen Worth guest stars. Anya Camilleri Neil McKay 19 May 1992 (1992-05-19)
P.C.s Stringer and Loxton attend to a theft at an old people's home and begin to suspect that the ex-policeman who runs the home is ill-treating residents.
41 "Users" TBA Laura Sims Simon Moss 21 May 1992 (1992-05-21)
W.D.C. Martella arrests a woman for drug dealing. D.I. Burnside suspects that she is using teenage girls as couriers by offering them free holidays in Spain, but she is being exploited by a bigger dealer.
42 "Man of the People" TBA Richard Holthouse Christopher Russell 26 May 1992 (1992-05-26)
P.C. Stringer wins the election for the post of Federation Rep, beating the incumbent P.C. Hollis by fifty-eight votes to two. Ch. Supt. Brownlow decides to eat in the canteen with the other ranks, much to their discomfort.
43 "Runaway" Brian Bovell and Colin McCormack guest star. Derek Lister Christopher Russell 28 May 1992 (1992-05-28)
D.S Roach investigates the beating of a teenage girl, and tries to establish if his suspect is also responsible for a number of murders being investigated by AMIP.
44 "Exposures" Ché Walker and David Schofield guest star. Richard Holthouse Mark Holloway 2 June 1992 (1992-06-02)
A young model claims that she was sexually assaulted during a photographic session. W.D.C. Martella discovers that every picture tells a story.
45 "Better the Devil" Rudolph Walker, Andrew Powell and Caroline John guest star. Jeremy Silberston Russell Lewis 4 June 1992 (1992-06-04)
P.C. Stringer gets involved with a bizarre household, and discovers a horrifying case of parental cruelty in the attic. W.P.C. Marshall goes on attachment to the Domestic Violence Unit at Stafford Row.
46 "Prisoners" David Chandler guest stars. Chris Lovett Victoria Taylor 9 June 1992 (1992-06-09)
Sgt. Boyden and P.C. Hollis are hoping for a quiet night in the custody suite at Sun Hill, but that's not how it turns out.
47 "World To Rights" Jeremy Young guest stars. Graham Theakston Russell Lewis 11 June 1992 (1992-06-11)
W.P.C. Marshall, on attachment to the Domestic Violence Unit at Stafford Row, makes an error of judgement and is attacked by a woman's husband.
48 "Do the Right Thing" TBA Christopher Hodson Marianne Colbran 16 June 1992 (1992-06-16)
P.C. Stringer is mugged by a gang, and determines to get his own back. P.C. Quinnan and W.P.C. Datta follow a cheque card fraudster.
49 "Hiding to Nothing" TBA Graham Theakston Jonathan Rich 18 June 1992 (1992-06-18)
P.C. Stamp is ambushed by a gang of youths on a local estate. In trying to assist him, W.P.C. Ackland crashes the Area car, much to P.C. Loxton's delight.
50 "Punching Judy" TBA Moira Armstrong Russell Lewis 22 June 1992 (1992-06-22)
A woman lies critically injured in hospital, beaten up by her husband. D.S. Greig and D.C.I. Meadows interview the husband. W.P.C. Marshall decides to quit the Domestic Violence Unit.
51 "Vicious Circles" Carol Harrison guest stars. Christopher Hodson Duncan Gould 25 June 1992 (1992-06-25)
P.C. Hollis arrests a woman for being drunk in charge of a baby, and finds himself drawn into a complicated family set-up.
52 "Up All Night" Cindy O'Callaghan guest stars. Mike Dormer Tony Etchells 30 June 1992 (1992-06-30)
P.C. Garfield pursues a burglar and is beaten up. Sgt. Boyden's inaction brings hostility from the relief and trouble for D.S. Roach.
53 "Part of the Furniture" Final appearance of DC Mike Dashwood, Linda Henry and James Garbutt guest star. Udayan Prasad Christopher Russell 2 July 1992 (1992-07-02)
D.C. Dashwood is to be transferred to the Art and Antiques Squad. D.S. Roach hands him a burglary at an infants' school as a wind-up, but it develops into a case that allows Dashwood to show the others a thing or two.
54 "Snakes and Ladders" TBA Mike Dormer Tony Etchells 7 July 1992 (1992-07-07)
It's P.C. Garfield's first day back after the attack. The relief place bets on the likelihood of Garfield punching Sgt. Boyden, but Garfield eventually takes his revenge.
55 "Street Cleaning" TBA Laura Sims Christopher Russell 9 July 1992 (1992-07-09)
Sgt. Cryer gets the relief to put the Garfield-Boyden conflict behind them and get back to work, to sort out the takeover of genuine beggars' pitches by violent professional thieves.
56 "Hands Up" First appearance of DC Alan Woods, Cheryl Hall and Carl Rigg guest star Michael Simpson Christopher Russell 14 July 1992 (1992-07-14)
Conway decides he needs to get back on the beat, and arrests a drunk for criminal damage.
57 "A Scandalous Act" Martine McCutcheon and Carolyn Pickles guest stars. Anya Camilleri Anthony Valentine 16 July 1992 (1992-07-16)
P.C. Garfield brings in a teenaged girl arrested at a drugs party, and she accuses him of sexually assaulting her.
58 "Raiders" Janet Lees Price guest star. Brian Parker Rib Davis 21 July 1992 (1992-07-21)
A ram-raid ends in tragedy when a boy is killed. But what was his part in the affair?
59 "Talk Out" TBA Brian Parker Peter J. Hammond 23 July 1992 (1992-07-23)
A middle-aged couple arrive at the front desk and report their neighbour missing, but W.P.C. Ackland isn't sure that they are telling the whole truth.
60 "True Confessions" Tenniel Evans guest stars. Jeremy Silberston Edward Dumas 28 July 1992 (1992-07-28)
D.S. Roach is put under pressure when a suspect retracts a confession and accuses the police of oppression.
61 "Private Enterprise" Lucy Benjamin guest stars. Patrick Lau Carolyn Sally Jones 29 July 1992 (1992-07-29)
D.C.I. Meadows tackles CID about passing intelligence to the collator; but D.S. Roach is reluctant to share information relating to his current operation.
62 "Getting Through" Roberta Taylor and Brian Croucher guest star. Andrew Higgs Carolyn Sally Jones 4 August 1992 (1992-08-04)
The night shift is saddled with a feud between two men who come to the front desk with allegations of GBH against each other.
63 "Last Night of Freedom" Jamie Foreman and Peter Lovstrom guest star. Chris Clough Lizzie Mickery 6 August 1992 (1992-08-06)
Someone is stabbed on a stag night, but the likely suspect can't remember a thing about it.
64 "Cutting Loose" Allan Corduner and Jonathan Kydd guest star. Chris Clough Steve Trafford 11 August 1992 (1992-08-11)
Burnside and Lines are returning a chief suspect to prison when they are ambushed by a gang of masked men, who spring him.
65 "Soft Target" Paterson Joseph and Michael Ripper guest star. Laura Sims Roy MacGregor 13 August 1992 (1992-08-13)
P.C. Smollett discovers that a local villain is driving people out of their flats and reletting them to squatters. At Sun Hill, a civilian typist is discovered to be having an affair with a known villain.
66 "I've Never Been to Harrogate" Charles Kay guest stars. Moira Armstrong Christopher Russell 18 August 1992 (1992-08-18)
D.S. Greig and D.C. Woods investigate the mysterious collapse of an old lady who has been burgled.
67 "Human Resources" Bruce Alexander guest stars. Andrew Higgs Robert Jones 20 August 1992 (1992-08-20)
Two con men are preying on women through the small ads in the local paper. Lack of personnel for D.S. Roach's operation places W.D.C. Martella in danger.
68 "Exit" Sarah Alexander guest stars. Tom Cotter Peter J. Hammond 25 August 1992 (1992-08-25)
A loan shark is attacked. D.S. Greig has a vital witness who is young, blonde and pretty, but she keeps stringing him along, and then disappears.
69 "Loyalties" Dean Gaffney guest stars. Tom Cotter Duncan Gould 27 August 1992 (1992-08-27)
Acting on information from a snout, D.I. Burnside mounts a raid on crack-houses. When details of the raid are leaked, D.C.I. Meadows challenges Burnside over the trustworthiness of his team.
70 "Snapshot" Colin Wells guest stars. Mike Dormer Tony Etchells 1 September 1992 (1992-09-01)
A complaint over loud music quickly escalates into an armed siege, as a man waves a gun at P.C.s Stamp and Quinnan.
71 "Letting Go" Martin Marquez, Alan Westaway and Ian MacKenzie guest star. Chris Lovett Joanne Maguire 3 September 1992 (1992-09-03)
Reg is playing with a train set before going out. He is looking for a place to live as he is moving out of the section house.
72 "Travelling Light" John Flanagan guest stars. Sheree Folkson Rod Lewis 8 September 1992 (1992-09-08)
Viv helps Donna dress up for a reconstruction of a murder case.
73 "Radio Waves" TBA Chris Lovett Simon Moss 10 September 1992 (1992-09-10)
After Stamp, Quinnan and Smollett pursue a stolen Escort XR3i in Sierra1, Monroe talks to Conway about a problem with a car chase.
74 "A Blind Eye" Russell Boulter, Adjoa Andoh and Eileen Way guest star. Mike Dormer Julian Jones 15 September 1992 (1992-09-15)
Viv brings in an elderly mugging victim who helps make an identikit picture. Boyden gets spoken to by Monroe about working with the relief.
75 "Sympathy For the Devil" Harry Fowler, Vladek Sheybal and Sakuntala Ramanee guest star. Sheree Folkson Edward Dumas 17 September 1992 (1992-09-17)
D.I. Burnside sets a trap for an armed robber at a building society, and is surprised to finds that the culprit is a man in his sixties.
76 "Force Is Part of the Service" Bhasker Patel and Sally Faulkner guest star. Anya Camilleri J.C. Wilsher 22 September 1992 (1992-09-22)
Brownlow and Conway have a meeting with councillors about the changes in the police force. Conway gives them a tour of the station.
77 "On the Record, Off the Record" Patricia Ford, Alan Ford, Allan Corduner and Roy Heather guest star. Anya Camilleri David Hoksins 24 September 1992 (1992-09-24)
CID investigates a break-in at a warehouse which resulted in the theft of personal CD players.
78 "Stoning the Glasshouse" Anthony Daniels, Mark Arden and Stephen Moore guest star. David Attwood Anthony Valentine 29 September 1992 (1992-09-29)
Cryer visits a friend who is the head of a neighbourhood watch. His son is stealing to support his drug habit.
79 "Tip-Off" Brian Capron and Martyn Whitby guest star. John Darnell Sebastian Walker 1 October 1992 (1992-10-01)
Tosh is asked for by a burglar whom he put inside. He gives Tosh information that there might be a bank robbery.
80 "Open to Offers" Tim McInnerny guest stars. Roger Gartland Russell Lewis 6 October 1992 (1992-10-06)
Monroe and the relief go to a pub where some men are damaging it. One of the men tries to blackmail Quinnan over some moonlighting.
81 "Playing God" Pat Nye guest stars. Roger Gartland Margaret Phelan 8 October 1992 (1992-10-08)
CID are tied up with a court case. A burglary suspect of Roach's may have to be released as he is at court.
82 "Crack of Doom" TBA John Darnell Gregory Evans 13 October 1992 (1992-10-13)
There is a search of people looking for crack. A man has a scuffle with another man and claims a piece of crack was planted on him.
83 "Spit and Polish" First appearance of PC Polly Page Frank W. Smith Robert Jones 15 October 1992 (1992-10-15)
Loxton is late for shift. Just as Loxton is about to arrest a fine defaulter, Quinnan is nearly run over by a speeding BMW.
84 "Overdue" Lloyd McGuire and George Raistrick guest star. Chris Lovett J.C. Wilsher 20 October 1992 (1992-10-20)
Burnside talks to a snout in a bus queue about a delivery. Woods and Carver observe the delivery and CID raid the premises.
85 "We Should Be Talking" TBA David Attwood Duncan Gould 22 October 1992 (1992-10-22)
Garfield is following a silver car that might have been involved in a ramraid. While checking in with the station, his radio goes dead.
86 "Reasonable Grounds" June Page and Larry Martyn guest star. Colm Villa Julian Spilsbury 27 October 1992 (1992-10-27)
Datta goes to see a man about a missing child. Stringer has to tell a man his brother is dead.
87 "Discipline" John Flanagan guest stars. Colm Villa Joanna Maguire 29 October 1992 (1992-10-29)
An obbo on a club nearly goes wrong when a fight starts outside it.
88 "Minefield" TBA Jean Stewart Carolyn Sally Jones 3 November 1992 (1992-11-03)
Sgt. Maitland finds himself in the wrong when he discovers a serious procedural error meant that a dangerous and possibly psychopathic man has been arrested twice for the same offence and released.
89 "Gamers" Gordon Warnecke guest stars. Frank W. Smith Jonathan Myerson 5 November 1992 (1992-11-05)
Lines investigates a fire bombing of an Asian shop. Quinnan and Marshall investigate an Asian lady accused of shoplifting.
90 "Occupational Hazard" First Appearance of PC Gary McCann Jean Stewart Carolyn Sally Jones 10 November 1992 (1992-11-10)
When sex appeal doesn't get him what he wants, Harry Osborne turns vicious. W.D.C. Martella has to pick up the pieces.
91 "Just Send Some Flowers" TBA Chris Lovett Michael Jenner 12 November 1992 (1992-11-12)
W.D.C. Martella investigates a burglary that occurred during a funeral.
92 "Waifs and Strays" Barbara Keogh and Leon Davis guest star. Haldance Duncan Jonathan Rich 17 November 1992 (1992-11-17)
An old lady brings a blood-stained book belonging to a missing girl in to the station. D.C. Lines uncovers the family's dark secrets and comes up with an unexpected result.
93 "Happy Families" Charlotte Coleman and Christopher Saul guest star. Andrew Higgs David Hoskins 19 November 1992 (1992-11-19)
What's a smart girl like Sharon doing with a villain like Daniel Batt? D.I. Burnside thinks it's all to do with female hormones, but W.D.C. Martella isn't so sure.
94 "Well Out of Order" Chrissie Cotterill guest stars. Peter Smith Steve Trafford 24 November 1992 (1992-11-24)
Meadows and Burnside want to go in force to the Tankeray estate to root out the criminal element, but Brownlow is committed to a softer approach.
95 "Into the Mire" TBA Peter Smith Steve Trafford 26 November 1992 (1992-11-26)
CID receive information that leads to the arrest of a prolific handler of stolen goods.
96 "Master of the House" TBA Derek Lister Christopher Russell 1 December 1992 (1992-12-01)
The body of a respectable family man is found on a notorious patch of wasteland.
97 "Fireworks" Jenny McCracken guest stars. Nicholas Laughland Duncan Gould 3 December 1992 (1992-12-03)
Stamp uses some old-fashioned policing methods to tackle the problem of children playing with railway detonators.
98 "Cold Shoulder" TBA Haldane Duncam Tony Etchells 8 December 1992 (1992-12-08)
A local youth with form is stabbed in the centre of a densely populated housing development. D.C.I. Meadows investigates when no witnesses come forward.
99 "Safety First" TBA Nicholas Laughland Mick Duffy 10 December 1992 (1992-12-10)
Following an armed robbery, D.I. Burnside confronts the problems caused by the widespread ownership of shotguns, and discovers just how easy it is for them to get into the wrong hands.
100 "Counting the Cost" Glyn Pritchard guest stars. Laurence Moody Anthony Valentine 15 December 1992 (1992-12-15)
A local hero who prevented a robbery, and was severely injured in the process, but received no compensation, is being harassed by a scrap dealer until W.P.C. Ackland turns the tables with some harassment of her own.
101 "Compassion" TBA Chris Lovett Frank Kippax 17 December 1992 (1992-12-17)
A probation officer seems eager to assist D.I. Burnside over the murder of a prostitute, but how close is she to the murderer?
102 "Finders Keepers" Guest appearance by DC Mike Dashwood, Terence Bayler and John Cater guest star Derek Lister Christopher Russell 22 December 1992 (1992-12-22)
D.C. Carver finds a buried treasure and the glory should be his. D.C. Dashwood, now with the Art and Antiques Squad, takes the case away and gets a result.
103 "Return Match" Guest appearance by DC Mike Dashwood, Bill Moody guest stars Derek Lister Christopher Russell 24 December 1992 (1992-12-24)
When a collection of valuable dolls is stolen, D.C. Dashwood from the Art and Antiques Squad turns up, wrong-foots D.C. Lines and gets a result.
104 "High Places" Anna Keaveney and Caroline John guest star. Jeremy Silberston Peter J. Hammond 29 December 1992 (1992-12-29)
An ex-criminal who used to be part of a circus high-wire act is found dead, apparently from a fall, but the pathologist says he died elsewhere.
105 "When Push Comes To Shove" TBA Matthew Evans Tony Etchells 31 December 1992 (1992-12-31)
Sun Hill officers are drinking after shift when some troublemakers arrive at the pub. W.P.C. Ackland tries to calm the situation, but P.C.s Quinnan and Loxton decide that she needs their protection, and provoke a fight with a violent thug.