Cruise Control
Episode No.   Series
1571 2001x11
Original Airdate
9th February 2001 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Chris Fewtrell
Directed By
Jo Johnson
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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.
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