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Episode No.   Series
1550 2000x074
Original Airdate
14 November 2000 Flag of United Kingdom
Written By
Jim Guthrie
Directed By
Jamie Nuttgens
Episode Chronology:

Carnival is the 1553rd episode of The Bill.

D.C. Glaze and P.C. McCann end up at loggerheads over each other's attitudes to policing when they work together to investigate a drugs case. A heated conversation and a brush with death for Glaze during the London Carnival inspire both officers to change their ways: McCann applies to take the sergeants' exam, and Glaze shaves off his afro.


An epilogue (showing Glaze getting a haircut and McCann applying for his sergeant's exam) is played over the closing credits in place of a trailer for the next episode.


  • Karl Collins as DC Danny Glaze
  • Clive Wedderburn as PC Gary McCann
  • Simon Rouse as DCI Jack Meadows
  • Matthew Crompton as PC Sam Harker
  • Alex Walkinshaw as PC Dale Smith
  • Suzanne Maddock as PC Cass Rickman
  • Steven Hartley as Supt Tom Chandler
  • Chris Simmons as DC Mickey Webb
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt Matthew Boyden
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp Andrew Monroe
  • Gary Grant as DC Paul Riley