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The Girl Can't Help It
Episode No.   Series
296 1991x005
Original Airdate
15th January 1991 FlagIcon UK small
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The Girl Can't Help It is the 296th episode of The Bill.

W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Quinnan are called to a home from where a girl is missing. Quinnan finds an incriminating notebook that indicates the girl is working as a prostitute, but when he confronts the family, he discovers that the father already knows. Ch. Insp. Conway, fresh from a media relations course, contacts a local radio station to make an appeal about the girl, only to be ticked off by Ch. Supt. Brownlow for not going to the press office about it first. D.I. Burnside takes Brownlow's secretary Marion out for lunch, and while there he notices the girl lunching with a businessman.


  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
  • Carolyn Pickles as D.C.I. Reid
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Sam Miller as Sgt. Maitland
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Seeta Indrani as W.P.C. Datta
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Jonathan Dow as P.C. Stringer
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Lynne Miller as W.P.C. Marshall
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