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Good Relations
Episode No.   Series
1431 1999x042
Original Airdate
13 July 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Andy Armitage
Directed By
Laura Sims
Episode Chronology:
Good Relations is the 1431st episode of The Bill.

Rising crime levels on the council estates sees Ch. Supt. Brownlow with two additional problems: a gang of over-zealous security guards patrolling the Copthorne Estate, and a "mobile community liaison unit" - a caravan done up by PC Reg Hollis. When these two initiatives rankle a local gang, the guards are attacked at one end of the estate and Hollis finds himself a hostage in a potentially explosive situation. Managing to get the potential arsonist Tony Leyton on side with tales of his past misdemeanours, Hollis convinces Leyton to make a statement naming Danny McCormack as the ringleader in the attacks, but the rug is pulled out from under him when Brownlow cuts a deal with McCormack in order to preserve their public image.


  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt. Ackland
  • Jane Wall as P.C. Worrell
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt. Boyden
  • Mark Wingett as P.C. Carver
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