Chasing Shadows
Episode No.   Series
1391 1999x002
Original Airdate
14 January 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Alan Pollock
Directed By
Herbert Wise
Episode Chronology:

Chasing Shadows is the 1392nd episode of The Bill.

Sgt. Boyden and P.C. Santini organise a raid on a Turkish café, where suspected illegal gambling and drug taking is taking place. However, during the raid, an undercover officer from SO10 posing as a Turkish national disappears without trace. Meanwhile, D.S. Daly and D.C. Carver attend the scene of a drug-related death on the Jasmine Allen, where the only clue to the identity of the girl's dealer is a set of house keys. D.C.I. Meadows leads an operation to rescue the missing undercover officer, but manages to tread on the toes of area drugs, who have been working for over a year on a major drugs operation. Meadows sends Santini undercover to deliver the drugs to the suppliers, but finds himself conned by an unsuspecting source.

  • Simon Rouse as D.C.I. Meadows
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt. Boyden
  • Ray Ashcroft as D.S. Daly
  • Michael Higgs as P.C. Santini
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Iain Fletcher as D.C. Skase
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann
  • Lisa Geoghan as W.P.C. Page
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt. Ackland
  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Samantha Robson as P.C. Hagen
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield


  • Female officers are consistently referred to as PC/DC/DS (as opposed to WPC/WDC/WDS) in the credits from this episode on.
  • Omid Djalili guest stars as Yilmaz Demirtas in this episode.
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