A Touch of Braid is the 734th episode of The Bill

D.I. Johnson's raid on a flat goes wrong when a young boy flees and falls from the third-floor balcony. Ch.Supt. Brownlow has to pick up the pieces.

The making of this episode is covered extensively in the book "The Bill: The First Ten Years" by Hilary Kingsley, from the idea for the story at a writers' meeting on 17 February to its broadcast on 1 July.

Ged Simmons, who plays Mr. Hopkins, would later join the cast as D.I. Cullen, Alex.

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