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Save The Last Dance For Me
D.C. Dashwood is held hostage

D.C. Dashwood is held hostage

Episode No.   Series
51 1988x016
Original Airdate
8 September 1988 Flag of United Kingdom
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"Save the Last Dance for Me" is the 51st episode of The Bill.

Plot[edit | edit source]

A dangerous escaped prisoner is expected to visit his girlfriend in Sun Hill, and a massive surveillance operation is in place to catch him when he turns up. A bored relief waits in the canteen with PT17, and P.C. Ramsey suggests a little game of cards to pass the time. Sgt. Peters and D.C. Carver wait in a van, and while Peters is answering a "call of nature", Carver arrests a boy for damaging cars. The best view of the girlfriend's house turns out to be from a dance school, where D.C. Dashwood and W.P.C. Ackland are waiting, and end up having to take part in a class. The jealous husband of Dashwood's dance partner storms in and attacks them, taking Dashwood's gun, which fortunately is unloaded. Ch. Insp. Conway nearly blows the operation when his impatience causes him to break radio silence, despite D.S. Roach's warnings, but his radio call is just the diversion Dashwood needs to overpower his assailant.

Cast[edit | edit source]

(Episode Cast: in credits order)

Guest cast[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • First appearance of the Metropolitan Police's Armed Response Unit - known as PT17 (Personnel and Training 17). The unit will later be renamed SO19 (Specialist Operations 19), and will make many more appearances on the show.

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