Stress Rules is the 362nd episode of The Bill.

Brownlow comes back from a conference and wants to start an anti-stress program. A boy is stabbed and Young and Marshall investigate. Young finds the suspected stabber who says he had been done over with some bad gear. Cathy and Barry chase a gang of youths who snatch bags in a market.

René Zagger, who plays drug-dealer Charlie Franks, would later join the cast as drug addict P.C. Nick Klein.

This episode attracted 11.8 million viewers on transmission, charting 11th in the Week's top 100 programmes.

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