The Bill

Season 5 Episode 101

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Dec 19, 1989 on ITV
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The Return of the Prodigal Son
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Greig has been made Acting D.I. and D.S. Roach takes it up with Ch. Insp. Conway when he gets back. Roach is bringing in a prisoner who has been on the run for 12 months. His solicitor wants bail because he is terminally ill. His mother and sister are coming in later to see him, and the prisoner wants them to take his cases home. An officer from the Drugs Squad turns up looking for D.I. Burnside. Heroin is going to be delivered on the estate and they want Sun Hill CID to assist with an operation to recover it. The sniffer dogs go berserk when they go past the suspect's cases. W.P.C. Ford and P.C. Hollis are out looking for a drunk, but arrest another one. When they put him the van they notice a group of men who take off when they see the officers. Before they can give chase, they hear an explosion. Ford goes into the caretaker's burning flat to rescue his daughter. The caretaker has been dealing drugs.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Karl Johnson

Karl Johnson

D.I. Osborne

Guest Star

Neale Goodrum

Neale Goodrum

Henry Gill

Guest Star

Peter Wyatt

Peter Wyatt

Melford

Guest Star

David Peart

David Peart

Fire Officer

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