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A Dangerous Breed
Episode No.   Series
7 1984x007
Original Airdate
27th November 1984 Flag of United Kingdom
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A Dangerous Breed is the 7th episode of The Bill. PC Litten, seconded to the CID, finds himself duped when two boys he collars for a burglary are set up by his informant for reward money.

Plot[edit | edit source]

PC Dave Litten is on secondment to CID, and is desperate to impress his boss, DI Roy Galloway. Galloway and Litten are about to have a meal at the local pub when a call comes through that a valuable necklace has been stolen from a local aristocrat, Lord Barstow-Smythe. Traffic problems hold them back as they race across Sun Hill trying to get there before the "woodentops". With Galloway and DS Roach busy, Litten talks to a local reporter and ends up mentioned in the local paper. Shortly afterwards, he is contacted by a mysterious stranger who offers to locate the burglers if Litten can convince Barstow-Smythe's insurance company to pay him the reward up-front. The Stranger then sets up two young lads to take the fall for the theft, and Litten proudly arrests them. Galloway recognises the MO of the case as that of a notorious conman, and lambasts Litten for his stupidity.

Cast[edit | edit source]

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Release[edit | edit source]

  • The episode was released as part of the Originals VHS Series along with Long Odds.
  • The episode was also released on the Series 1 DVD Boxset released by Network in the UK in 2005.
  • The Series 1 DVD Boxset was released in North America in 2007.
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