Episode No.   Series
136 1989x053
Original Airdate
4th July 1989 Flag of United Kingdom
Written By
Directed By
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Overspend is the 136th episode of The Bill.

P.C. Edwards has come in for a shift before taking his holidays. He is worried he will miss his flight. He tries to saw a bed rail to remove a prisoner but ends up removing the bed head instead.

Ch. Supt. Brownlow is trying to cut spending and tells D.I. Burnside that for the present CID will have to use the buses. D.C. Carver misses his on the way to a supermarket to see about staff pilfering. He wrenches his ankle getting off the bus chasing a butcher, who is smuggling meat out of the supermarket in his clothes.

Sgt. Penny is going by the PACE book, much to Burnside's annoyance.

  • Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards
  • Roger Leach as Sgt. Penny
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Eamonn Walker as P.C. Haynes
  • Lynne Miller as W.P.C. Marshall
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