The Bill

Season 13 Episode 13

One Big Happy Family

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Jan 31, 1997 on ITV
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One Big Happy Family
P.C. Garfield's complaint that Ch. Supt. Brownlow and Ch. Insp. Conway are out touch with real police work brings an unexpected response: Conway goes on a ride along with P.C. Page and Brownlow goes for a walkabout in the station - much to the annoyance of Insp. Monroe, who feels he is being spied upon, and Sgt. Boyden who doesn't want him hanging around in custody. Brownlow is in CAD and reprimands Nick over the air for not using correct radio procedure. When Boyden is called away, Brownlow takes charge of the custody area where he clashes with D.S. Boulton over a prisoner's detention review time. P.C. Stamp and P.C. Slater do their best to avoid returning to the station while Brownlow is on the prowl, until they take what they think is an easy call about a fight at a kids' football match that ends with Nick being punched in the face by an irate father who he then arrests for assaulting him and the match referee. Page and Conway get on the trail of two men posing as TV engineers to gain access to people's homes so they can steal money, jewellery and credit cards. Brownlow, Stamp, Hollis, Loxton and Quinnan join them to search an abandoned old people's home. When Conway finds out that's where they're hiding, the troops are impressed at how both Brownlow and Conway handle themselves in chasing and arresting the thieves. After the shift is over they are in Brownlow's office and they admit it may be sometime before they do that again!moreless

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Mark Trotman

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Dennis Courthauld

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Steve Lambert

Steve Lambert

Henry Gray

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Jimmy Reddington

Jimmy Reddington

Keith Bailey

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