aka Target (Part 3)
Episode No.:

928; 1995x116

Airdate: Flag of United Kingdom 12th October 1995

11 (1995 Episodes)

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All Tucked Up

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Damage Limitation

Bait is the 928th episode of The Bill.

The identity of the man trying to kill W.P.C. Ackland may be revealed when a former army officer is overheard boasting that he was paid to "kill a copper". C.I.D. link him to a young man who committed suicide in prison after Ackland arrested him for dealing drugs on the Jasmine Allen estate. W.D.S. Morgan realises that their witness, Mrs Cooper, is behind the plan as she turns out to be the mother of the dead boy. Mrs Cooper is arrested for conspiracy to murder, and she reveals that the assassin is lying in wait for Ackland at the safe house. As Ackland and an SO1 team head off to the safe house to draw the killer out, they are ambushed by a man on a motorbike just outside the station, and Morgan is killed in a hail of gunfire as she rushes to warn them. The motorcyclist is knocked off his bike by a car and is knocked unconscious - it is Siegar.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Micky Sieger Bill Ward
  • Mrs Cooper Lesley Clare O'Neill
  • Lindy Burns Sarah Whittuck
  • WPC June Ackland Trudie Goodwin
  • WDS Jo Morgan Mary Jo Randle
  • DCI Jack Meadows Simon Rouse

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Final appearance of Ch. Insp. Paul Stritch (Mark Spalding). No on-screen explanation is given for his disappearance, although he would eventually be replaced as Chief Inspector (Ops) by Derek Conway
  • Final appearance of W.D.S. Jo Morgan (Mary Jo Randle), who is murdered in this episode.
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