Episode No.   Series
1646 2001x086
Original Airdate
21 December 2001 Flag of United Kingdom
Written By
Stuart Blackburn
Directed By
John Bruce
Episode Chronology:

The Risk Factor is the 1649th episode of The Bill

PCs Carver and Taviner are following PC Page and Special Constable Terry Knowles into a flat where they find terrified tenant Billy Martin. Outside they chase two masked men but lose them. As they return, Taviner is water-bombed by kids, much to his colleagues' amusement. Later, Page and Knowles spot a man hanging around a local school. Knowles gives chase but loses him. Using the computer, Page identifies him as Dave Scoby, a registered sex offender. Knowles notices his address and is concerned as he lives near his sister and her daughters. Page makes it clear that no matter what his concerns are he is not allowed to tell them. Knowles struggles to keep this information to himself but unwisely confides in his friend Taviner. However, when Knowles's sister does find out, the finger of suspicion points firmly at her brother as the leak.

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • PC Des Taviner - Paul Usher
  • PC Jim Carver - Mark Wingett
  • PC Reg Hollis - Jeff Stewart
  • PC Polly Page - Lisa Geoghan
  • Sgt Craig Gilmore - Hywel Simons
  • Insp Andrew Monroe - Colin Tarrant
  • Sgt Matthew Boyden - Tony O'Callaghan
  • PC Tony Stamp - Graham Cole
  • PC Sam Harker - Matthew Crompton
  • PC Nick Klein - Rene Zagger
  • Special Constable Knowles - Alex Avery
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