Death of A Cracksman is the 10th episode of The Bill. Hot on the trail of a safebreaker who has escaped from prison, CID discover he has been killed.
Alfie Mullins is a non-returned prisoner, not a dangerous prisoner as reported. He is an old-fashioned safe-cracker who, just as he is returning to the prison, is approached by one of a gang of thieves who want Alfie to open a safe they pinched. While they are talking Alfie is accidentally killed. The safe is rigged to explode by remote control which P.C. Carver accidentally sets off when he uses his radio.
(Episode Cast: in credits order)
- John Salthouse as Det. Insp. Galloway
- Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
- Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards
- Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
- Gary Olsen as P.C. Litten
- Tony Scannell as Det. Sgt. Roach
- Jon Iles as Det. Con. Dashwood
- Mark Wingett as P.C. Carver
- Roger Leach as Sgt. Penny
- Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
- Lawrence Lambers as Eddie
- Alan Polonsky as Alan
- Richard McCabe as Colin
- Kate Williams as Mrs. Mullins
- Paddy Joyce as Alfie Mullins
- Pam Ferris as Mrs. Draper
- Ian Lindsay as Factory Manager
- Mike Hayward as Reg Atkins
- Ron Prember as Harry
- Jim Carter as Stan
- Alfie Curtis as Bernie
- Simeon Andrews as Detective Constable
- Robert Hudson as P.C. Smith
- Ashley Gunstock as P.C. Frank
- Ben Davis as Jimmy Draper
- Luke Kelly as Cyril
- Jeremy Pearce, Paul Kelly as Warders
- Colin Spaull, Grahm Chinn and Clive Corner as Stallholders
- The episode was released on the Series 1 DVD Boxset released by Network in the UK in 2005.
- The Series 1 DVD Boxset was released in North America in 2007.