Home Sweet Home
Episode No.   Series
39 1988x004
Original Airdate
28th July 1988 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Nicholas McInerny
Directed By
Gareth Davies
Episode Chronology:
Home Sweet Home is the 39th episode of The Bill.


Sgt. Cryer leads a raid to enforce an eviction order on a squat occupied by upper-class kids, watched by Councillor Thomas who is in charge of housing in the area. The raid is successful, but Thomas makes himself scarce as soon as a journalist arrives.

P.C. Smith and P.C. Haynes are called to the local library where a homeless woman, Marie Tucker, and her kids are sheltering. Haynes moves her along by giving her a council housing brochure, but when they are called to a break-in at Councillor Thomas' home, they realise Marie has locked herself in the bathroom.

Insp. Frazer arrives with a social worker who had reported Marie missing and they try to talk her out. When she goes quiet, they break down the door only to find Marie has taken an overdose and died.


Regular Cast

  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Barbara Thorn as Insp. Frazer
  • Eamonn Walker as P.C. Haynes
  • Robert Hudson as P.C. Smith
  • Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
  • Nick Reding as P.C. Ramsey
  • Mark Powley as P.C. Melvin
  • Ashley Gunstock as P.C. Frank
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Roger Leach as Sgt. Penny
  • Nula Conwell as W.P.C. Martella
  • Jon Iles as D.C. Dashwood
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards


  • This is the first episode not to feature P.C./D.C. Jim Carver (Mark Wingett).
  • The credits incorrectly list P.C. Haynes as being played by Roger Leach.
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