Powers of Exclusion is the 186th episode of The Bill.
P.C. Garfield and P.C. Turnham arrest a church minister for possession of a sheath knife. D.I. Burnside has been after the minister for a long time and suspects him of involvement in drugs and stolen goods. P.C. Hollis recognises the law clerk sent to represent the minister. He has to be released and Burnside is not happy when he finds out. P.C. Edwards hears of a suspected breaking-and-entering by an old lady. She had been concerned about a friend of hers who hadn't taken in his milk. It is a sudden death case.
- Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
- Barbara Thorn as Insp. Frazer
- Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conyway
- Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
- Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards
- Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
- Chris Humphreys as P.C. Turnham
- Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
- Mark Haddigan as P.C. Able