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)
- John Salthouse as Det. Insp. Galloway
- Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
- Tony Scannell as Det. Sgt. Roach
- Jon Iles as Det. Con. Dashwood
- Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
- Gary Olsen as P.C. Litten
- Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards
- Mark Wingett as P.C. Carver
- Roger Leach as Sgt. Penny
- Jeffrey Stewart as P.C. Hollis
- Robert Hudson as P.C. Smith
- Nula Conwell as W.P.C. Martella
- Greg Crutwell as P.C. Peters
- John Blythe as Maurice Cohen
- Jack Chissick as Sampson
- James Faulkner as Sidney Sharman
- David Keys as Clements
- Kim Smith as Gary
- Brian Croucher as Bernie
- John Woodnutt as Bank Manager
- James Warrrior as Fire Chief
- 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.