The Night Before
Episode No.   Series
1559 2000x083
Original Airdate
22 December 2000 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Richard Stoneman
Directed By
Chris Lovett
Episode Chronology:
The Night Before is the 1562nd episode of The Bill.

P.C. Smith becomes a knight in shining armour for a shop assistant when he and P.C. Rickman apprehend a shoplifter--with a little help from Santa. D.S. McAllister maliciously ruins P.C. Hollis's plans for the Sun Hill Christmas Party, forcing him to find another venue at the last minute. The party turns sour after Smith manages to provoke a fight with a nightclub bouncer, and when P.C. Quinnan tends to an injured P.C. Page, they end up in bed together.

  • Lisa Geoghan as PC Polly Page
  • Andrew Paul as PC Dave Quinnan
  • Graham Cole as PC Tony Stamp
  • Chris Simmons as DC Mickey Webb
  • George Rossi as DC Duncan Lennox
  • Jeff Stewart as PC Reg Hollis
  • Rene Zagger as PC Nick Klein
  • Samantha Robson as PC Vicky Hagen
  • Alex Walkinshaw as PC Dale Smith
  • Natalie Roles as DS Debbie McAllister
  • Gary Grant as DC Paul Riley
  • Ben Roberts as Ch Insp Derek Conway
  • Simon Rouse as DCI Jack Meadows
  • Steven Hartley as Supt Tom Chandler
  • Tania Emery as DC Kate Spears
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt Matthew Boyden
  • Suzanne Maddock as PC Cass Rickman
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt June Ackland
  • Karl Collins as DC Danny Glaze
  • Ben Peyton as PC Ben Hayward
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