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Family Ties
Episode No.   Series
267 1990x080
Original Airdate
4th October 1990 FlagIcon UK small
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Family Ties is the 267th episode of The Bill.

D.I. Burnside is in court giving evidence. Because of flooding at the prison, the prisoners are brought back to Sun Hill. Burnside's prisoner is in emotional shock and is taken to a mental health unit. He gives P.C.s Stringer and Garfield the slip after a visit to the toilet. W.P.C. Ackland investigates thefts of drugs at a health clinic. She finds out that the thief stole the drugs for her son.


  • Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
  • Colin Alldridge as P.C. Young
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Clive Wood as D.C.I. Wray
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Jonathan Dow as P.C. Stringer
  • Nula Conwell as W.D.C. Martella
  • Jon Iles as D.C. Dashwood
  • Natasha Williams as W.P.C. French
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