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The Sacred Seal
139
Episode No.   Series
139 1989x056
Original Airdate
13th July 1989 FlagIcon UK small
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The Sacred Seal is the 139th episode of The Bill.

Sgt. Peters puts out a call about an armed robbery in progress at a store. D.C. Carver follows the suspect, picking up an abandoned starting pistol, but loses him outside a church. A priest is found holding the money after the suspect leaves during confession. Carver later arrests the suspect, who is convinced that the priest grassed him up, and the church is vandalised. P.C. Edwards is moaning to P.C. Garfield about the inefficiency of the Crown Prosecution Service when they notice two men fighting over dogs in a car. The owner of the car has put his vicious rottweilers in it to prevent it being repossessed. A young boy can control dogs. The repossession man turns out to be bogus and is caught respraying cars.


  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
  • Colin Blumenau as P.C. Edwards
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Mark Powley as P.C. Melvin
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Lynne Miller as W.P.C. Marshall
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