A Matter of Trust
Episode No.   Series
164 1989x081
Original Airdate
10th October 1989 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Directed By
Episode Chronology:
A Matter of Trust is the 164th episode of The Bill.

D.I. Burnside and D.C. Carver are doing a joint observation with Robbery Squad on a security van. The info as to the time of time holdup seems to be incorrect. Ch. Insp. Conway is on the warpath. Burnside's snout is not prepared to give him the correct time until her husband is safely out of the way.

While trailing the husband, D.S. Greig is accosted by a man who recognises him as 'old bill' so he loses him. W.P.C. Martella and P.C. Melvin trail him from a pub and set it up so he hits Martella with a car.

  • Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
  • Jon Iles as D.C. Dashwood
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Andrew Mackintosh as D.S. Greig
  • Mark Powley as P.C. Melvin
  • Nula Conwell as W.P.C. Martella
  • Lynne Miller as W.P.C. Marshall
  • Vikki Gee-Dare as W.P.C. Ford
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Barbara Thorn as Insp. Frazer
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters


Tony O'Callaghan, who plays Danny Moran, would later join the cast as Sgt. Matthew Boyden.

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