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Chinese Whispers
185
Episode No.   Series
185 1989x102
Original Airdate
21st December 1989 FlagIcon UK small
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Chinese Whispers is the 185th episode of The Bill

W.P.C. Datta can't get her car started. A man who offers to help turns out to be a bogus repairman who has been operating in the area. Datta and P.C. Quinnan are on the beat together when they are told of a blind man who has been mugged by three men who had been drinking. Rumours start to circulate Sun Hill after an estate surveyor is seen looking at the station. Quinnan is trying to impress all the W.P.C.s and asks W.P.C. Ackland if he can buy her a drink later. She thinks it is a date. Quinnan solves a theft at a jewellers. Insp. Frazer may be up for an exchange trip to New York. Ch. Supt. Brownlow has an informal chat with P.C. Turnham. Quinnan sees Turnham afterwards and makes remarks about the Mrs. Brownlow. P.C. Phil Young also arrives at the station.

First appearances of Andrew Paul as P.C. Dave Quinnan and Colin Alldridge as P.C. Phil Young.


  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Barbara Thorn as Insp. Frazer
  • Kevin Lloyd as D.C. Lines
  • Andrew Mackintosh as D.S. Greig
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Roger Leach as Sgt. Penny
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Seeta Indrani as W.P.C. Datta
  • Chris Humphreys as P.C. Turnham
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Mark Powley as P.C. Melvin
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Colin Alldridge as P.C. Young
  • Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
  • Lynne Miller as W.P.C. Marshall
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