New Friends
Episode No.   Series
1537 2000x061
Original Airdate
29 September 2000 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Len Collin
Directed By
Ken Grieve
Episode Chronology:
New Friends is the 1537th episode of The Bill.

Former DS Ted Roach, now working as a private investigator, helps Sun Hill CID nail local villain Mickey Owen.

  • Mark Wingett as PC Jim Carver
  • Simon Rouse as DCI Jack Meadows
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp Andrew Monroe
  • Billy Murray as DS Don Beech
  • Ray Ashcroft as DS Geoff Daly
  • Jeff Stewart as PC Reg Hollis
  • George Rossi as DC Duncan Lennox
  • Graham Cole as PC Tony Stamp
  • Clara Salaman as DS Claire Stanton
  • Chris Simmons as DC Mickey Webb
  • Joy Brook as DC Kerry Holmes
  • Tony Scannell as Ted Roach


  • This episode was produced (with the previous one, Old Enemies) as a single feature-length episode, but was broadcast in two parts. This segment runs to 35 minutes without commercials.
  • In this episode, Roxanne's real name is given as 'Paul Murphy', but in Information Received it was given as 'Mr McCarthy'.
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