The Bill (1984–2010)

Funny Ol' Business - Cops & Robbers 

Carver is still getting used to life at Sun Hill, as he continues to raise his popularity level amongst the other officers. Meanwhile, Galloway is desperate to get results on a recent spree of break and enters.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Richard ...
Colin Blumenau ...
Trudie Goodwin ...
Gary Olsen ...
Roger Leach ...
Christopher Ellison ...
Colin Higgins ...
Peter Ellis ...
Susan Field ...
Sarah Webb ...
Michael Bertenshaw ...
Dr. Grimshaw
Jim Dunk ...
Howard Langley
Nula Conwell ...


In this first episode, the uniformed officers are sent to "contain" the National Force, which has created pandemonium in the past. A man dies in custody because a doctor thought he was shamming. Holloway is hoping to tie a number of break ins together; a snout is arrested (Carver's first) and then released to continue providing info. A man walks in with an injured hand, accompanied by someone making a citizens arrest (fish hooks in the pocket produced the bleeding evidence of a pickpocket). Written by jeaneva

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Crime | Drama




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16 October 1984 (UK)  »

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[the car thief, Carver's first arrest, is in the charge room, about to have is name taken down by Sgt. Penny]
Sgt. Penny: Games aren't gonna do you no good, son. Now what's your name?
Lennie: [gives Sgt. Penny a false name] Mickey.
Sgt. Penny: Right, now we're being sensible. Michael...
Lennie: Mouse.
[Edwards, who is also in the charge room, discreetly sniggers]
Lennie: [cheerfully] Mickey Mouse.
Sgt. Penny: Alright, sunshine, you want to play silly-buggers...
Lennie: I want to see the CID. DI or DCI, nothing lower.
Sgt. Penny: You what? Fat chance, pal. You, if you haven't ...
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