The Bill

Season 16 Episode 28


Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Apr 25, 2000 on ITV
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D.C. Lennox carries out an unofficial investigation on behalf of a friend, to the consternation of his colleagues…

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  • Lennox investigates a friend's indiscretion causing friction with Webb and Holmes

    Another good episode featuring the cuddly Scottish detective, this time helping out an old friend who slept with a mystery man and is being blackmailed.

    Webb and Holmes provide able support, unlike Lennox who nearly ruins their surveillance of a drugs deal that Webb has been working on for weeks.

    Lennox spends most of the episode trying to dodge questions from the team and in trying to help both his friends in their predicament (the wife and her husband who was being blackmailed with her photos) and ultimately damages the friendship with them as they are unhappy that he knew they were both asbad as each other but didn't tell them.

    The main story wraps up nicely within the hour, however two plot threads are left open - the identity of the man with the griffin tattoo is never revealed and Webb doesn't catch the drugs supplier after Lennox turns up late.

    All in all, a decent episode worth repeated viewings.moreless
Gerda Stevenson

Gerda Stevenson

Annie McCluskey

Guest Star

Robin Cameron

Robin Cameron

Ian McCluskey

Guest Star

Marianne Sheehan

Marianne Sheehan

Lois Raeburn

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Bad Editing: In CID, when Lennox is trying to get out of Webb's obbo, in one shot he is rubbing his forehead and in the next shot his hand is suddenly at his side.

      A similar thing happens in the pub scene between Lennox and Ian McCluskey — there are two instances where in one shot Lennox is looking towards McCluskey and in the next he is suddenly looking away in a different direction.

    • Towards the end of the episode, Webb and Hagen are handling evidence in the Raeburn's office without any gloves therefore contaminating it.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • D.C.I. Meadows: Apparently with any reasonable luck we should be able to throw the book at the Raeburns.
      D.C. Lennox: Half the library with any luck!

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