Cruise Control is the 1571 episode of The Bill.
D.C. Webb poses as a 'rent-boy' in Eddington Park, a well-known gay beat in Sun Hill, as he and D.C. Lennox investigate a series of brutal attacks on gay men in the area. A car alarm alerts Webb and Lennox to the car of a local MLA parked in the bushes. When questioned, the MLA claims he was car-jacked and certainly was not 'cruising' in the park. He threatens legal action, and Supt. Chandler moves quickly to prevent further damage to Sun Hill's reputation. A helpful security guard offers the police an observation post in a nearby office building, but Webb is suspicious of the guard's attitude.
- Steven Hartley as Supt Tom Chandler
- Simon Rouse as DCI Jack Meadows
- George Rossi as DC Duncan Lennox
- Chris Simmons as DC Mickey Webb
- Trudie Goodwin as Sgt June Ackland
- Rene Zagger as PC Nick Klein
- Alex Walkinshaw as PC Dale Smith
- Graham Cole as PC Tony Stamp
- This episode was rescheduled from 19 January 2001.