Episode No.   Series
1485 2000x009
Original Airdate
3 February 2000 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Andy Armitage
Directed By
Gwennan Sage
Episode Chronology:
Beasts is the 1485th episode of The Bill.

PC Sam Harker has infiltrated a group of animal rights activists, thanks to Steve Burton, an old school friend from Liverpool. The group's leader, Ged Mellings, is suspected to be planning some terrorist action. While undercover, Harker takes part in some protests and animal liberation actions, and begins to sympathise with the cause. Despite some misgivings, Harker proves himself to Meddings, and discovers his plan to firebomb a local department store. CID lie in wait and catch the gang planting the bombs, and Harker is distraught to have betrayed his friend Steve.

  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker
  • Simon Rouse as D.C.I. Meadows
  • George Rossi as D.C. Lennox
  • Joy Brook as D.C. Holmes
  • Karl Collins as D.C. Glaze
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Alex Walkinshaw as P.C. Smith
  • Rene Zagger as P.C. Klein
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt. Ackland
  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Suzanne Maddock as P.C. Rickman
  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page
  • Jane Wall as P.C. Worrell
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann

Eve Best debuted as an actress in this episode as guest star as Anne.

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