AIRED ON 10/25/2006
Season 22 : Episode 77
TONIGHT AT 9PM
Season 22 : Episode 77
W.P.C. Datta is in court to testify in a drink-driving trial, but the case is complicated by a mouthwash that the defendant claims to have taken. P.C. Stringer arrests a car thief in a multi-storey car park but is set upon by his accomplices.
W.P.C. Ackland finds a man stabbed in his car, and D.C. Lines's investigation into the incident is impeded by the victim's unhelpful wife. P.C. Hollis and P.C. Stamp discover a number of human skeletons in a supposedly vacant flat. Hollis and D.I. Burnside think they have stumbled across a mass murderer on the manor, but upon arresting the flat's resident, they discover he has legally imported the skeletons from the Philippines in the hope of selling them to medical laboratories.moreless
A drug addict is sealed off in a block of flats and holding two hostages. D.C. Dashwood talks to one of his snouts to find out the name of the man. P.C. Garfield leaves a mobile phone outside the flat for the hostage taker, and W.P.C. Ackland calls it to try to negotiate with him. Ch. Insp. Conway negotiates for permission to shoot the man should all other options fail.moreless
P.C.s Stamp and Quinnan attend to a sudden death. The deceased was a locum G.P., and Insp. Monroe thinks the death was suspicious. W.P.C. Ackland takes a mother to a pharmacist's. A customer becomes abusive when his prescription is not filled. Stamp and Quinnan are called to a disturbance at a flat, where a drug addict is holding a child, and possibly an injured woman, hostage. D.S. Greig thinks the hostage-taker may have killed once already. P.C. Hollis talks to a G.P. about a break-in at her surgery and the theft of prescription pads. Ch. Insp. Conway arrives at the flat to negotiate with the hostage taker.moreless
Burnside and Lines go for a lunchtime drink. Tony and George go to a building site where a self-employed tiler fell off the top floor. An eye witness says he was pushed. The victim had killed a woman about five years before in a drink driving accident.
Loxton is going to court with Garfield. One of the witnesses is giving them a hard time. Dashwood is also there griping about missing paperwork. Garfield is worried about his notes and Loxton is very confident the attacker will get charged. Loxton and the defendant tell 2 different versions of the attack.
The defendant gets off and he is last seen heading into a pub with a child left crying in the car.