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DI Neil Manson (Character)
from "The Bill" (1984)

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"The Bill: 277 (#21.3)" (2005)
DI Neil Manson: [Jack and Neil have been handcuffed together] My back's itchin'!
DCI Jack Meadows: So what do you want me to do about it?
DI Neil Manson: Come on Guv... I'd scratch yours.
DCI Jack Meadows: Make a change from stabbing it!
DI Neil Manson: [Jack relents and scratches Neil's back] Down a bit...

DI Neil Manson: I can't believe this! I cannot believe this! I knew this was going to be a bad day, I knew it! The moment that Jo Masters walked in the building, I knew something was gonna kick off!
DCI Jack Meadows: Neil, will you do me a favour?
DI Neil Manson: What?
DCI Jack Meadows: Just put a sock in it will ya? It's bad enough being here without you whining on!
DCI Jack Meadows: [Some Time Later] Are you still sulking or have you passed out?
DI Neil Manson: My backs itchy.
DCI Jack Meadows: So what do you want me to do about it?
DI Neil Manson: Come on Guv, I'd scratch yours.
DCI Jack Meadows: Make a change from stabbing it.
DCI Jack Meadows: [Some More Time Later] You took your time.
DI Neil Manson: Four hours. Four hours we've been stuck in here.
DC Jo Masters: Glad to see you've not lost your charm.
DI Neil Manson: You just concentrate on doing your job DC Masters, instead of always trying to antagonise your senior officers.
DCI Jack Meadows: Just how long does it take to search one hospital floor?
DC Jo Masters: I should've known you'd both try and blame someone else for the mess you got yourselves into...
DI Neil Manson: What's that supposed to mean?
DC Jo Masters: Can you manage Honey?
PC Honey Harman: Yeah...
DC Jo Masters: I've got better things to do with me time.
PC Honey Harman: She's been great. Hero of the hour!


"The Bill: 460 (#22.83)" (2006)
DI Neil Manson: [to Jake with Matt Hinckley] Jake, this is Matt. He is a CPS solicitor. Do you want him to tell you how he puts away the villains.
Jake Manson: No thanks. My project's on Dad's at work.
DI Neil Manson: Worth a go.


"The Bill: 472 (#23.2)" (2007)
DC Jo Masters: I gather we're getting a new DI to work alongside DI Manson?
DS Phil Hunter: Yeah they're holding the interviews today.
DC Jo Masters: Well I hope they find someone a little less po-faced than him. First thing he said to me this morning was 'that desk is a mess'!
DI Neil Manson: Second thing I'm gonna say is it still is...


"The Bill: 259 (#20.79)" (2004)
DI Neil Manson: What's this...? You're telling me you want to resign?
DS Debbie McAllister: With immediate effect.
DI Neil Manson: Is this about what happened with your son? Cos' you finally realised you can't hack the job aswell as being a single mother?
DS Debbie McAllister: You'd love to think that wouldn't you? Well you'd be wrong.
DI Neil Manson: Well surprise me... Why would you wanna give up a career and a police pension after the biggest result you've ever had?
DS Debbie McAllister: Which means I've got nothing else to prove. You see, thats the difference between you and me. All you think about is what's here, in this office. And a big fat pension at the end of it. Well I want more than that, I wanna go out there and see what else I can be.
DI Neil Manson: Pipe dreams Debbie. Do you really think I haven't felt like that from time to time, eh? Fed up, wanting to chuck it all in.
DS Debbie McAllister: Atleast I've got the guts to go out there and do something about it. Whereas you just sit there with your files and your clear-up rates. No real family life. Feeling nothing except what this job gives you.
DI Neil Manson: Is that it?
DS Debbie McAllister: No, it's not actually. The way you're always sniping and trying to undermine the DCI, you're like some angry little gerbil nipping at a bull dog. Truth is, Jack's twice the man you are, and four times the copper. Think about that; when your counting your paperclips...


"The Bill: Lucky Lucky Lucky (#24.36)" (2008)
Gay Bloke: Come on Inspector, we can have a look together.
DC Stevie Moss: I think you might be in there Guv...
DI Neil Manson: Shut it.


"The Bill: 275 (#21.1)" (2005)
Supt. Adam Okaro: Jack; Neil. I believe you already know, DC Jo Masters.
DC Jo Masters: Jack; Neil. Good to see you both again.
DI Neil Manson: Yeah, you too Jo.
DCI Jack Meadows: So, you're joining us then?
DC Jo Masters: Yeah I'm looking forward to it... I'm sure we'll make a great team.
Supt. Adam Okaro: Well that's all for now gentlemen, if you'll excuse us. Jo and I have a few more things to run through.
DI Neil Manson: Sir.
DCI Jack Meadows: [Jack & Neil Leave Office] Jo Masters aye? So how do you know her?
DI Neil Manson: We worked on a joint operation together, how about you?
DCI Jack Meadows: I've only met her a couple of times, at police doos. But I know her reputation. She's gonna make our lives hell isn't she?
DI Neil Manson: Absolutely.
Supt. Adam Okaro: [Back In Office] They're good officers... but... they're so busy bickering with each other at the moment that they've become distracted. Which is where you come in, do you think you're up to telling our DCI and DI a few home truths?
DC Jo Masters: Up to it? Oh I'm looking forward to it.
Supt. Adam Okaro: It's a strong CID team, but with them at each other's throats at the moment, well the holes are starting to appear. It's your job to show them where they're going wrong. I want you on their case Jo, morning, noon and night.
DC Jo Masters: Not a problem. When I start, they wont know what's hit them.


"The Bill: Code of Silence (#23.61)" (2007)
Keith Harkness: I don't have great faith in the police force - no offence.
DI Neil Manson: Some taken.