Hitting Home
Episode No.   Series
1590 2001x030
Original Airdate
24th April 2001 Flag of United Kingdom
Written By
Jim Davies
Directed By
Ed Fraiman
Episode Chronology:

Hitting Home is the 1593rd episode of The Bill.

Plot[edit | edit source]

The relief have organised a farewell party for Sgt. Cryer, but it sounds like he's not too keen to go, so Ch. Insp. Conway pays him a visit to persuade him. The police inquiry clears P.C. Smith of charges relating to Cryer's shooting, although his probation period with SO19 is extended. P.C. Worrell and P.C. Clarke attend a reported break-in at the house of a hippy couple, who claim a valuable necklace has been stolen. D.C. Webb investigates, and the intruder turns out to be a plumber who still has the key. P.C. Klein and P.C. Hayward are called when a strange young woman accuses her neighbour of torturing her elderly mother. When the old woman disappears, it appears she was taken by her son who is wanted for parole violation in Manchester. Cryer turns up for his leaving do at the Bell & Badger, and is in high spirits, though he is angered by Supt. Chandler's speech. Cryer also announces he has brought along a special guest: Dale Smith. He insists he has no hard feelings against Smithy, and that the others should forgive him as well.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Final regular appearances of Sgt. Bob Cryer (Eric Richard) and P.C. Dale Smith (Alex Walkinshaw). Walkinshaw would rejoin the permanent cast as a sergeant in Episode 117.

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Eric Richard as Sgt Bob Cryer
  • Alex Walkinshaw as PC Dale Smith
  • Rene Zagger as PC Nick Klein
  • Ben Peyton as PC Ben Hayward
  • Ben Roberts as Ch Insp Derek Conway
  • Steven Hartley as Supt Tom Chandler
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp Andrew Monroe
  • Chris Simmons as DC Mickey Webb
  • Ged Simmons as DI Alex Cullen
  • Graham Cole as PC Tony Stamp
  • Matthew Crompton as PC Sam Harker
  • Raji James as DS Vik Singh
  • Tania Emery as DC Kate Spears
  • Jeff Stewart as PC Reg Hollis
  • Jane Wall as PC Di Worrell
  • Holly Davidson as PC Roz Clarke
  • Suzanne Maddock as PC Cass Rickman
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt Matthew Boyden
  • Mark Wingett as PC Jim Carver
  • Lisa Geoghan as PC Polly Page
  • Simon Rouse as DCI Jack Meadows
  • Samantha Robson as PC Vicky Hagen
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt June Ackland
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