Episode 005 is the 1662nd episode of The Bill.
This episode's alternate title is Afternoon Rendezvous.
Des brings his beloved new car to the station, but rather than park it on the street he taunts the Superintendent by parking it in his space. Boyden's warnings can't shift Des's belief that it's his God given right to park where he likes. Until Chandler spots it. In the canteen the team discuss the growing racial tension in Sun Hill. Reg is still unable to shake the feeling of a 'black cloud' hanging over him. He's convinced there's something big and bad looming on the horizon but he can't quite put his finger on the problem. The others aren't so sure and try to reassure him. Having agreed another afternoon rendezvous with Kate, Superintendent Chandler makes his excuses to Chief Inspector Conway and asks him to meet with community leaders in his place. Mickey agrees to attend the meeting in support. After a successful meeting, they leave to go their separate ways. As Tom and Kate have sex, a helpless Mickey can only watch as a motorbike pulls up beside Conway's car and the pillion passenger throws a lit petrol bomb through the window.
- Ben Roberts as Ch Insp Derek Conway
- Steven Hartley as Supt Tom Chandler
- Tania Emery as DC Kate Spears
- Paul Usher as PC Des Taviner
- Jeff Stewart as PC Reg Hollis
- Connie Hyde as PC Cathy Bradford
- Graham Cole as PC Tony Stamp
- Trudie Goodwin as Sgt June Ackland
- Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt Matthew Boyden
- Mark Wingett as PC Jim Carver
- Jane Wall as PC Di Worrell
- Suzanne Maddock as PC Cass Rickman
- Rene Zagger as PC Nick Klein
- George Rossi as DC Duncan Lennox
- Chris Simmons as DC Mickey Webb
- Raji James as DS Vik Singh
- Karl Collins as DC Danny Glaze
- Natalie Roles as DS Debbie McAllister
- Simon Rouse as DCI Jack Meadows