Episode 289a is the 1950th episode of The Bill.

DC Carver is determined to save his marriage to Sgt Ackland, and they meet to discuss their relationship.

This irregular half-hour episode was broadcast at 10.00 p.m. and billed as an extension of Episode 289.

Final regular appearance of DC Jim Carver (Mark Wingett). He appears next in The Bill Uncovered: Jim's Story, and returns with a short run of guest appearances from Episode 487.

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