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The Bill

The Bill

ITV 1984

The Bill follows the officers of Sun Hill, a Metropolitan Police station located in the fictional Borough of Canley in London's East End. Created in 1983 by Geoff McQueen as a one-off drama called "Woodentop", The Bill was spun off as a full series, and ran for over 26 years and 2,425 episodes. Covering both uniformed officers and CID detectives, the series is renowned for its accurate and authentic portrayal of policing in London.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The Bill

The Bill - S4E14

#1 - Requiem

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Season 4 - Episode 14

P.C. Ramsey and P.C. Haynes attend a flat where the occupants have discovered a decayed skeleton in the wall where they were going to build a fireplace. Sgt. Cryer, D.S. Roach and D.C. Dashwood are called in, and a forensic expert soon arrives to examine the body. What looks like a baby's body is also found, but it turns out to be a doll. While CID search for former occupants and interview the Trants' obnoxious neighbours, a note is found in the wall from a merchant sailor who couldn't afford a funeral, so he put his dead wife's body in the wall.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E18

#2 - A Good Result

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Season 5 - Episode 18

Roache brings in a man suspected of handling stolen car radios. Yorkie and Reg are going to the soccer. Reg with the result of the relief and Yorkie undercover in a group of football thugs.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E44

#3 - The Strong Survive

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Season 5 - Episode 44

Jim is waiting in a car for the chemist to open and hungry. Meanwhile Mike is being fed breakfast and cups of tea. A man takes a club and breaks all the glass in the front door and then tries to run over Jim. False plates are on the van. Pressure is being placed on chemist to fill in blank prescription forms. Claire and Haynes are asked to investigate an all night party which is an Irish wake that gets out of hand.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E45

#4 - Loving Care

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Season 5 - Episode 45

Carver investigates a burglary and finds an unconsious girl at the bottom of the garden with the stolen property. Jim accuses home owner of lying about exactly what was taken. Girl is mentally handicapped and been missing from hostel for 2 months but staying with man with form for fencing. Jim finds where the girl was being held. Dashwood investigates theft from a club. Less money then was reported missing is found on the suspect (barman).Suspect's girlfriend turns up at the front desk but she is also the girlfriend of assistant manager from the club. Assistant manager admits to stealing rest of money.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E46

#5 - Back On The Streets

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Season 5 - Episode 46

Tosh and Carver are in a car waiting for a suspect who gets away after pinching a mailman's bike. Suspect's wife has been rumoured as doing modeling work. Suspect hangs off the balcony of a 5th floor flat and swings to the floor below. Taffy is sent to investigate an old lady who isn't answering her door. she died unexpectedly. Reg has been talking to Conway and then tries talking to Frazer. He wants to resign as collator. Reg has lovebites on his neck. He snaps at Taffy after Ramsey and Stamp have been having a go at him first. All for nothing as the lady he had been seeing didn't want to see him again. June is being encouraged to go for her sergeant's exams by all the sergeants on the relief.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E49

#6 - A Quiet Life

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Season 5 - Episode 49

Jim is at the hospital talking to the wife of the victim of a robbery who had a heart attack. It is the latest in a string of robberies. Tony finds a man clearing the skip he hired of other people's rubbish. Tony's card is eaten by an ATM before he is called back to the skip. June brings in a prostitute with an expensive watch. Her boyfriend is suspected of a jewel robbery.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E52

#7 - Provocation

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Season 5 - Episode 52

Mike Dashwood is investigating pilfering from a building site. Foreman is not cooperative. Roache gets him to interview a lad about a stolen moped. Father hits Mike and then follows him as he goes to met the foreman. Foreman tells Mike not to come onto the site again after handing over a list of names. Mike is beaten unconscious and list is missing. June is talking to Melvin about taking her Sergeant's exams. She tells two boys off for riding bikes on pavement. June and Melvin respond to call and find Mike.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E67

#8 - Pressure

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Season 5 - Episode 67

Taffy and Stamp are on a shout when they come across an accident. They have to carry on. Taffy's wife thinks Cryer is stopping his transfer going through. A nasty atmosphere is developing at the scene of the accident. Haynes tells a witness how he feels about being black on the job. He is picked up by 2 coppers from another station. Frazer talks to Haynes about being sergeant material.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E68

#9 - A Little Knowledge

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Season 5 - Episode 68

Lines sits in on a poker game at a mini cab office. Illegal gambling is suspected. They raid the wrong place. Cathy moans to Taffy about putting the cards back. she is set up by Carver and Lines. She later gets her own back. Garfield is decoy for muggings on pizza delivery boys.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

The Bill - S5E69

#10 - Pathways

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Season 5 - Episode 69

While attending a traffic accident, Alex is approached about vandalism on an allotment but it is about couples coming in having sex in the sheds. Turns out to a prostitute known to Alex. Garden and allotment of missing teacher have been destroyed because she left her husband.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#11 - Seen To Be Done
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Season 5 - Episode 70

Penny is kicking the drunks out of the cells. One of the drunks is very relucant to go. He is later found dead by a cleaner. Hollis is getting in the way as Federation rep because he is concerned about the men who were on duty. He is right to be.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#12 - Tulip
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Season 5 - Episode 71

Roach and Dashwood arrest a man at an after match function. The suspect tries to help a girl and gets stabbed. Roach gets very little cooperation at another police station and has a run-in with the Inspector. The girl (Tulip) is a prostitute and they talk to her pimp to help look for her. They find her at the hospital when they go to pick up the suspect who turns out to have caused Tulip to miscarry.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#13 - Nothing But The Truth
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Season 5 - Episode 72

Burnside is having problems with the C.P.S.(Crown Prosecuting Service). He asks Brind to check a warrant on a man asked after by the C.P.S. Carver is having a hard time in CID. He is told not towear his emotions on his sleeve. he is thinking about going back to uniform.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#14 - It's Not Majorca
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Season 5 - Episode 73

Lay visitors are visiting the station. 30 prisoners are about to be transferred from Barton Street. Sgt. Peters processes a boy who has stolen insects from a pet shop. The lay visitors talk to Harry Thompson. Claire notices a foriegn policeman in Brownlow's car. The man attacked her and in the process of trying to help her, Peters knocks into the female lay visitor breaking her leg. Dashwood and Carver are talked to by Harry Thompson's brother who sprays the undercover van with graffiti with his mates as well as mugging a postman.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#15 - Mending Fences
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Season 5 - Episode 74

After being raked over the coals by Brownlow for the accident in the custody suite. Sgt. Peters mows Mrs Gunn's lawn before taking her to the vicar's fete. Taffy talks to Thompson Jnr. and the rest of his gang. The gang later vandalises the school. Tony and Reg give chase into a car scrapyard where a car falls onto Thompson Jnr.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#16 - Exit Lines
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Season 5 - Episode 75

Garfield is on the beat when he notices an old lady catching her breath. He drops in to see her later and Cryer is worried he is skivvying. Norika comes in a day early to see Cryer and puts Dashwood in his place. Carver and Tosh talk to a man who brought a homing pigeon that went back to its old home.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#17 - That Old Malarkey
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Season 5 - Episode 76

Stamp calls on a lady who complains her neighbour is making noises. She has security bars on her door and loses the key. Tony calls the fire brigade to cut the bars and then she starts a fire. She is on medication.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#18 - Greig Versus Taylor
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Season 5 - Episode 77

Greig interviews a suspect in an armed robbery. Most of the evidence is circumstantial but the suspect decides to confess.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#19 - Tottering
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Season 5 - Episode 78

Turnham wants a name from Cathy but annoys her by whistling and then asks Reg who he thinks the suspect is. Cathy is rude to Roach later but he makes her feel better after talking to her. Able and Melvin see a rag and bone cart trotting down the road without a driver. Penny thinks the owner is in the pub. A man fitting the owner's description is found beaten. Reg stops a bloke parked on double yellow line who can't restart his newly purchased second hand car. The man later goes around to his friend who sold him the car and breaks his front window. June and Viv are called into a ladies loo to find a lady trapped by a superglued lock. The old lady gets upset.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

#20 - I Counted Them All Out
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Season 5 - Episode 79

Burnside, the rest of CID and some uniform assist Flying Squad thwart a hold-up on a security van at a supermarket. Carver is not happy that a shot was fired resulting in a villian later dying of injuries. There is a bag missing from the van.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The Bill from 0 votes.

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