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Long Odds
Episode No.   Series
4 1984x004
Original Airdate
6th November 1984 Flag of United Kingdom
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Long Odds is the 4th episode of The Bill. PC Litten is in trouble for subverting the chain of command. Using his information DI Galloway moves in on an armed robbery suspect.

Plot[edit | edit source]

P.C. Litten recognises a photo of a wanted armed robber, but takes the information to D.I. Galloway instead of Sgt. Cryer, and gets into trouble with both men. Meanwhile, a gang of thugs is robbing local shopkeepers, and P.C. Edwards purses a mugger into a derelict building and is trapped when the floor collapses beneath him.

Cast[edit | edit source]

(Episode Cast: in credits order)

Goofs, Bloopers & Continuity Errors[edit | edit source]

  • Not a goof, although it's often cited as one: PC Tony "Yorkie" Smith appears to be in two places at once. He is at the building collapse with Jim Carver and Tom Penny. He is also apparently seen in the next scene standing guard outside the post office after the robbery has been foiled. The episode cuts back to the accident scene and Yorkie is back there again. However, this apparent mistake is cleared up by watching the morning parade scene at the beginning of the episode. There's an extra who looks very like Yorkie, and both of them can be seen at parade, although the doppelganger is only briefly visible. He also appears in other episodes, and it's clearly this man who is at the post office.
  • P.C. Litten is given his secondment for CID in this episode, but in 'Woodentop' he had already received it.

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