Episode No.   Series
1444 1999x55
Original Airdate
1 September 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Terry Hodgkinson
Directed By
Ian White
Episode Chronology:
Lola is the 1444th episode of The Bill.

Deakin leads CID and Uniform on a series of disastrous raids to catch alleged DSS fraudsters, while Polly is given the boring task of serving a court order. She is then sent to assist an RSPCA inspector, after a neighbour reports scratching sounds coming from the house next door, which they believe is a trapped dog. They force entry and discover a young Spanish-speaking woman named Lola imprisoned in a hidden cellar. The owner of the house, Ricky Lee, insists that Lola is a fugitive from a Dutch prison who stowed away in his van and took refuge in his house. When Lola disappears from the hospital, Polly and Kerry pay Ricky another visit. Polly is suspicious and asks to see the cellar again, but Lee attacks them. Once subdued, they find Lola in the cellar once again, and it looks as if Lee was planning to kill her.

  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page
  • Joy Brook as D.C. Holmes
  • Shaun Scott as D.I. Deakin
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt. Boyden
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann
  • Mark Wingett as P.C. Carver
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
  • Samantha Robson as P.C. Hagen
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt. Ackland
  • Simon Rouse as D.C.I. Meadows


Chris Simmons, who plays Ricky Lee, would later join the cast as DC Mickey Webb.

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