Episode No.   Series
1433 1999x044
Original Airdate
20 July 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Maxwell Young
Directed By
Gwennan Sage
Episode Chronology:
Taxed is the 1433rd episode of The Bill.

P.C.s Luke Ashton and Dale Smith chase a stabbing suspect onto an estate, but are separated and Ashton is paralysed with fear when confronted by the knife-wielding youth. Smithy is contemptuous of Ashton from that point on, who starts to feel that the rest of the relief is ganging up on him. The stabbing seems to be part of a racially-motivated vendetta between two families on the estate, the Wests and the Cords, but D.S. Daly and Sgt. Cryer work out that the Jasmine Allen's Estate Manager is behind the harassment. When Doreen West is abducted, the police find her in an empty council flat, but as Smithy pursues Cord and his accomplice, Ashton stands frozen in fear. Tony Stamp and Dave Quinnan rescue Smith, who is furious with Ashton for not backing him up.

  • Scott Neal as P.C. Ashton
  • Alex Walkinshaw as P.C. Smith
  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Ray Ashcroft as D.S. Daly
  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker
  • Suzanne Maddock as P.C. Rickman
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt. Boyden
  • George Rossi as D.C. Lennox


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