Episode No.   Series
1677 2002x031
Original Airdate
25th June 2002 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Ian Harris
Directed By
Jim Goddard
Episode Chronology:
Episode 020 is the 1677th episode of The Bill. New probationer PC Gary Best arrives at Sun Hill while Sergeant Craig Gilmore sees Acting Inspector Matt Boyden in a whole new light.


Craig starts the day filing a grievance procedure against Matt after last week's homophobic taunts but Sgt June Ackland warns him off. She quietly suggests that "There's no better teacher than experience." A nudge and a wink in Matt's direction raises an eyebrow or two, along with Matt's blood pressure.

PC Tony Stamp takes young Gary out on the streets to track down a mysterious vigilante who's been beating up kids from the local Estates. His streetwise approach proves invaluable with the youngsters- but nothing he's got up his sleeve can prepare him for being stuck between DS Debbie McAllister and DC Eva Sharpe's game of one-upmanship.

PCs Cass Rickman and Nick Klein head out for yet another night on the tiles but not before spying Harry Fullerton (Sun Hill's false confessor) gazing into his pint. Reg pays him a visit and offers some help but finds a sad old man who's moved on to regaling stories about the Falklands.

Armed with an ecstasy pill in her handbag, Cass watches as Nick heads to the loos to 'powder his nose'. Sun Hill's resident clubbers are ready for a big one. But Cass discovers the darker side of clubbing when a friend collapses mid-conversation and her night ends in an ambulance ride. [1]

  • Suzanne Maddock as PC Cass Rickman
  • Hywel Simons as Sgt Craig Gilmore
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt Matthew Boyden
  • Graham Cole as PC Tony Stamp
  • Ciaran Griffiths as PC Gary Best
  • Diane Parish as DC Eva Sharpe
  • Rene Zagger as PC Nick Klein
  • Paul Usher as PC Des Taviner
  • Jeff Stewart as PC Reg Hollis
  • Natalie Roles as DS Debbie McAllister
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt June Ackland
  • Steven Hartley as Supt Tom Chandler
  • Karl Collins as DC Danny Glaze


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