The Bill (1984–2010)
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Clutching at Straws 

When a gang of thugs use violence to extort money from local youths, Brownlow takes a "hands off" approach. Cryer and Galloway investigate a series of attempted child abductions.

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Richard ...
Sgt. Cryer
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Det. Insp. Galloway
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Trudie Goodwin ...
Gary Olsen ...
P.C. Litten
Colin Blumenau ...
P.C. Edwards
Tony Scannell ...
Det. Sgt. Roach
Jon Iles ...
Det. Con. Dashwood
Roger Leach ...
Sgt. Penny
Jeff Stewart ...
P.C. Hollis (as Jeffrey Stewart)
Anthony Ingram ...
Simon Doleman (as Antony Ingram)
June Brown ...
Mrs. Doleman
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Paul March
Adam Armstrong ...
Billy March
Jonathan Stratt ...
Terry Collins
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When a gang of thugs use violence to extort money from local youths, Brownlow takes a "hands off" approach. Cryer and Galloway investigate a series of attempted child abductions.

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Crime | Drama

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30 October 1984 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Two noticeable cameos for future actors. Firstly Bruce Payne who would go on to star in films like Passenger 57, and the more famous June Brown who is famed for Dot Cotton on Eastenders. See more »

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