Taking Sides
Episode No.   Series
1362 1998x094
Original Airdate
22nd September 1998 Flag of United Kingdom
Written By
Len Collin
Colin Wyatt
Directed By
Tania Diez
Episode Chronology:

Taking Sides is the 1362nd episode of The Bill.

P.C. Stamp attends the funeral of Simon Attwell, the pedestrian he knocked down while reversing the area car, but his presence is not welcomed by the family.

Stamp is also horrified to discover that P.C. Quinnan has been called as a witness against him in his trial for causing death by dangerous driving. Out together in the van, Stamp and Quinnan stop a Rolls-Royce carrying a bride to her wedding. When they discover the car is a ringer, they end up taking her to the church in the van.

At a local pub, The Bear's Head, there are reports of underage drinking. W.P.C. Hagen and P.C. McCann pay a visit, finding many teenagers and arresting one for assaulting Vicky. Later, another call comes in, reporting a disturbance at The Bears Head by the same youths. P.C. Ashton and W.P.C. Keane respond only to find them hiding in the toilets. When Ashton goes in to investigate, he ends up handcuffed to plumbing and the door is barricaded, and things get worse when the youths steal his CS spray.

  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Scott Neal as P.C. Ashton
  • Samantha Robson as W.P.C. Hagen
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Lisa Geoghan as W.P.C. Page
  • Michael Higgs as P.C. Santini
  • Andrea Mason as W.P.C. Keane

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