Age of Chivalry
Episode No.   Series
1398 1999x009
Original Airdate
11 February 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Simon Moss
Directed By
Steve Shill
Episode Chronology:

Age of Chivalry is the 1399th episode of The Bill.

D.C.I. Burnside and D.C. Rawton pursue a serial rapist and his accomplice following four brutal assaults in the area. The only method of tracking either of the assailants is to get one of the victims to do a group identification - which soon highlights barman Craig Sutton as one of the attackers. Although his family refuse to believe he has anything to do with the attacks, Burnside thinks he is getting close to a conviction when both assailants are let out on bail - in the hope that they will lead him straight to the car which was used in the attacks. When he, Henderson and Rawton arrive at the lock up garage which Sutton owns, they find the car gone and Sutton's accomplice Murray Watkins with his skull caved in.

  • Chris Ellison as D.C.I. Burnside
  • Libby Davison as D.C. Rawton
  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page
  • Iain Fletcher as D.C. Skase
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker


  • This episode was broadcast out of production order - using the newer closing titles and fonts not introduced until later in the series.
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