Deep End
Episode No.   Series
1357 1998x89
Original Airdate
25 August 1998 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Elizabeth-Anne Wheal
Produced By
Directed By
Ian White
Episode Chronology:
Deep End is the 1357th episode of The Bill.

New W.P.C. Rosie Fox is partnered with P.C. Eddie Santini to investigate when the body of a junkie is washed up on the banks of the Thames. Santini and Fox argue over their cases, and it seems their working relationship will not be a smooth one. Santini reckons graduate Fox will not be able to handle the pressure when she goes undercover as a prostitute in a CID operation, then nearly ruins the operation when he finds himself attracted to her. Celebrating a successful arrest, the two share a drunken snog back at the station, but moments later Santini forces himself on Fox in the locker room, leaving her confused and frightened.

  • Michael Higgs as P.C. Santini
  • Caroline Catz as W.P.C. Fox
  • Libby Davison as W.D.C. Rawton
  • Shaun Scott as D.I. Deakin
  • Samantha Robson as W.P.C. Hagen
  • Lisa Geoghan as W.P.C. Page
  • Iain Fletcher as D.C. Skase
  • Gregory Donaldson as D.C. Proctor
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Simon Rouse as D.C.I. Meadows
  • Billy Murray as D.S. Beech
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt. Ackland
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt. Boyden
  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Scott Neal as P.C. Ashton
  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann
  • Andrea Mason as W.P.C. Keane
  • Lolita Chakrabarti as W.P.C. Blake


  • A feature-length episode that marks the new-look with a return to the one-hour format.
  • First appearance of W.P.C. Rosie Fox (Caroline Catz). She is billed as a show star in the end credits for each episode in which she appears, but was not treated as such on the programme's website.
  • This episode begins the long-running storyline of Fox's feud with Eddie Santini, which would culminate two years later with the murders of Santini and Fox in the episode The Trial of Eddie Santini.
  • This episode, and the next seven through to Big Day, at least, appear to have been written and produced for the half-hour format. Most of these episodes are set over two days, with the shift change occurring half-way through, and half of them have two writers.
  • Hywel Simons (who would later go on to play the regular character of Sgt. Craig Gilmore) appears as an unnamed River P.C. in this episode. It is not the same character, however, as Sun Hill was Gilmore's first posting in the Met.
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