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Burning The Books
Episode No.   Series
9 1985x001
Original Airdate
8th January 1985 FlagIcon UK small
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Burning The Books is the 9th episode of The Bill. The CID are on the trail of a thug who has stolen a briefcase from a car. The theft leads them to an old adversary of Galloway's.


After a briefcase is found by a young car thief, Det. Insp. Galloway thinks he can finally nick the 'Arthur Daley' of Sun Hill. Because of car problems he is unable to interview his chief suspect. After a warehouse fire that is supposed to convince Galloway the porn magazines were destroyed, they arrive back at the station just as the van carrying them drives away — having been parked at the back entrance for 24 hours.


(Episode Cast: in credits order)


  • The episode was released on the Series 1 DVD Boxset released by Network in the UK in 2005.
  • The Series 1 DVD Boxset was released in North America in 2007.
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