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A Night To Forget
Episode No.   Series
1470 1999x081
Original Airdate
15 December 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Richard Stoneman
Directed By
Rob Bailey
Episode Chronology:
A Night To Forget is the 1470th episode of The Bill

As Dave Quinnan's stag night begins, an old friend turns up who left Sun Hill two years prior - Steve Loxton. A newly sober Jim Carver faces temptation and ridicule from his colleagues as the night wears on. Jenny and her friends head for a strip club, where Polly Page ropes DC Proctor into helping them investigate a stripper who is indecently assaulting the patrons, but Vicky Hagen is forced to take matters into her own hands. Insp. Monroe waits desperately for the duty inspector to relieve him, but he is delayed for most of the night, dealing with a man suffering from amnesia. Paranoid that the lads have hired a stripper, Quinnan takes refuge at Polly Page's flat, where she drops a bombshell that she is in love with him. Dave returns to the party, but falls on a bottle, injuring his hand. Arriving at St Hugh's, he is alarmed when his 'doctor' removes her clothes and tells him he's been a very naughty boy and will need to be punished.

The Independent Television Commission (ITC), which regulated British independent television broadcasters from 1990 to 2003, received a number of complaints regarding certain scenes in this episode. It has rarely been repeated on British television, and repeats have had some scenes deleted (including the stripper in the hospital).

Tom Butcher, who played P.C. Steve Loxton 1990-1997, returns for a guest appearance as the down-on-his-luck former P.C., Jessie Wallace also guest stars as P.C. Lace in this episode.


  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page
  • Mark Wingett as P.C. Carver
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Samantha Robson as P.C. Hagen
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Rene Zagger as P.C. Klein
  • Alex Walkinshaw as P.C. Smith
  • Jane Wall as P.C. Worrell
  • Suzanne Maddock as P.C. McCann
  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Gregory Donaldson as D.C. Proctor
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt. Ackland
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt. Boyden
  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Tom Butcher as Steve Loxton
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