Back To Basics
Episode No.   Series
1418 1999x029
Original Airdate
6 May 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Simon Sharkey
Directed By
Albert Barber
Episode Chronology:
Back To Basis is the 1418th episode of The Bill.

D.C. Carver is worried about being transferred from Sun Hill and back to uniform, and plans a career change. He's paired with D.C. Skase to work with a bank's internal investigator to catch an employee suspected of embezzling bank charges, but is more interested in helping P.C. McCann track down the leader of a shoplifting gang.

  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Iain Fletcher as D.C. Skase
  • Libby Davison as D.C. Rawton
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt. Ackland
  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Ray Ashcroft as D.S. Daly
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • George Rossi as D.C. Lennox
  • Gregory Donaldson as D.C. Proctor
  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker


D.C. Carver states that he has been at Sun Hill for 14 years. His first day was seen in Woodentop, broadcast on 16 August 1983, almost 16 years earlier.

Connie Hyde, who plays Helen Walsh, would later join the cast as P.C. Cathy Bradford.

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