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Quotes for
Det. Insp. Galloway (Character)
from "The Bill" (1984)

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"The Bill: The Sweet Smell of Failure (#1.11)" (1985)
Det. Sgt. Roach: [Cryer walks furiously out of Galloway's office after an argument and drops pieces of paper on the floor without picking them up] Hey! What the bloody hell do you think you're doing?
[Once more Cryer ignores Roach]
Det. Sgt. Roach: Well say bloody sorry or something, ya berk!
Det. Sgt. Roach: [Roach picks up the pieces of the paper off the floor just as Galloway comes out of his office] What the hell was all that about, guv?
Det. Insp. Galloway: [Galloway licks his finger and pretends to draw a number 1] Superstars: 1, Woodentops: Nil.
[Galloway, Roach and Dashwood chuckle in amusement]

Det. Insp. Galloway: Got some good news for you, Johnny Boy.
Johnny Bloomfield: Yeah?
Det. Insp. Galloway: Gotta take you back to court, get that handling charge quashed.
Johnny Bloomfield: Don't get ya.
Det. Insp. Galloway: That gear wasn't nicked.
Johnny Bloomfield: Still don't get ya
Det. Insp. Galloway: Counterfeit, my old son.
Johnny Bloomfield: It's what?
Det. Insp. Galloway: Rubbish.
Johnny Bloomfield: Oh, you've got to be joking, I payed a lot of money for that bit of gear.

Det. Insp. Galloway: [to Bloomfield] Somebody's grassed you up, my old son.
W.P.C. Ackland: [to Bloomfield] Done you up like a kipper.
P.C. Carver: Can't trust anybody.
[Galloway and Ackland stare at Carver]
P.C. Carver: Well, you can't, can ya?


"The Bill: The Drugs Raid (#1.6)" (1984)
Det. Insp. Galloway: What's your problem Ackland?
W.P.C. Ackland: Sir, Carver and Edwards have been on the radio, apparently they chased a man over the roof and the man tried to run them over in a car.
Det. Insp. Galloway: Did he get away?
W.P.C. Ackland: Yeah.
Det. Insp. Galloway: Bloody hell, have you circulated the number?
W.P.C. Ackland: No.
Det. Insp. Galloway: Well circulate it then.
W.P.C. Ackland: But sir, the car's got diplomatic plates.

Tombo Robertson: Will I be arrested?
Det. Insp. Galloway: Of course.
Tombo Robertson: Well, what then?
Det. Insp. Galloway: Well, my old son, haven't you heard of the story about the one that gets away?
[Pats Tombo on the back and leaves]


"The Bill: The Chief Super's Party (#2.12)" (1986)
Det. Sgt. Roach: Listen, why don't I go out on obbo tonight, and see if they move the load?
Det. Insp. Galloway: I know what you're thinking, Ted, but you're going to that retirement party, whether you like it or not.
Det. Sgt. Roach: Henry Talbot is a 24-karat prat!
Det. Insp. Galloway: Look, what's that got to do with it?
Det. Sgt. Roach: The man is a prat, I don't even like him!
Det. Insp. Galloway: Well, he's not exactly my blood brother either, but the Chief Super has said everybody's got to be there and you will be there, Ted!

Det. Insp. Galloway: Where is it?
Det. Sgt. Burnside: What?
Det. Insp. Galloway: The bottle.
Det. Sgt. Burnside: What bottle? I don't have to bring a bottle!
Det. Insp. Galloway: You don't get in, then.
Det. Sgt. Burnside: Who says so?
Det. Insp. Galloway: I say so.


"The Bill: Funny Ol' Business - Cops & Robbers (#1.1)" (1984)
Det. Insp. Galloway: Anyone know what 'MO' is?
[turns to Edwards]
Det. Insp. Galloway: Edwards?
P.C. Edwards: Er, medical orderly, sir.
[All the other officers snigger]
Det. Insp. Galloway: Modus Operandi. Latin.
P.C. Edwards: Oh.

Sgt. Cryer: You know, Roy, sometimes, just sometimes, you're almost human.
Det. Insp. Galloway: Oh, get stuffed!


"The Bill: A Dangerous Breed (#1.7)" (1984)
Sgt. Cryer: [At Lord Barstow-Smythe's residence] What took you so long?
Det. Insp. Galloway: Litten. He's a lousy driver.


"The Bill: Blind Alleys, Clogged Roads (#3.7)" (1987)
Det. Insp. Galloway: [Galloway has run into the back of a taxi cab and gets into a fierce argument with the cabby not long before all the other cabbies get involved] You're worse than the mafia, you lot!


"The Bill: Ringer (#2.7)" (1986)
Sgt. Cryer: [surprised to see Burnside] Detective Sergeant Burnside? What are you doing here?
Det. Insp. Galloway: [angry] Don't talk to him, Bob!
[to Burnside]
Det. Insp. Galloway: Come here!


"The Bill: Rough in the Afternoon (#1.8)" (1984)
Det. Insp. Galloway: Has anybody seen Ted or Mike?
W.P.C. Ackland: Yes, they're looking for a blue car parked at the railway station!
[Galloway nods his head]


"The Bill: Suspects (#2.2)" (1985)
Factory Girl #1: Gonna get our wages back for us, are you, Guv?
Det. Insp. Galloway: Gonna try, love.
Factory Girl #2: You can question me any time you like!
Det. Insp. Galloway: You never know your luck...
Factory Girl #1: Oi! Don't leave me out - I've got an itchy fanny!
[both factory girls laugh]