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Cold Turkey: Lifeline
Episode No.   Series
318 1991x027
Original Airdate
2nd April 1991 FlagIcon UK small
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Cold Turkey: Lifeline is the 318th episode of The Bill

P.C.s Stamp and Quinnan attend to a sudden death. The deceased was a locum G.P., and Insp. Monroe thinks the death was suspicious. W.P.C. Ackland takes a mother to a pharmacist's. A customer becomes abusive when his prescription is not filled. Stamp and Quinnan are called to a disturbance at a flat, where a drug addict is holding a child, and possibly an injured woman, hostage. D.S. Greig thinks the hostage-taker may have killed once already. P.C. Hollis talks to a G.P. about a break-in at her surgery and the theft of prescription pads. Ch. Insp. Conway arrives at the flat to negotiate with the hostage taker.


  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
  • Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Nick Stringer as P.C. Smollett
  • Sam Miller as Sgt. Maitland
  • Andrew Mackintosh as D.S. Greig
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Jon Iles as D.C. Dashwood
  • Nula Conwell as W.D.C. Martella
  • Kevin Lloyd as D.C. Lines
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