The Strong Survive
Episode No.   Series
127 1989x044
Original Airdate
1st June 1989 FlagIcon UK small
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The Strong Survive is the 127th episode of The Bill.

D.C. Carver and D.C. Dashwood have a chemists' shop under observation: while Carver is cold and hungry watching from the car, Dashwood is in a lady's flat being fed breakfast and cups of tea. A man smashes the shop's front door and then tries to run over Carver in his van, which turns out to have false plates. Pressure is being placed on pharmacist to fill in blank prescription forms.

W.P.C. Brind and P.C. Haynes are asked to investigate an all night party, which is an Irish wake that has got out of hand.

  • Jon Iles as D.C. Dashwood
  • Mark Wingett as D.C. Carver
  • Christopher Ellison as D.I. Burnside
  • Kelly Lawrence as W.P.C. Brind
  • Eamonn Walker as P.C. Haynes
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Trudie Goodwin as W.P.C. Ackland
  • Huw Higginson as P.C. Garfield
  • Mark Powley as P.C. Melvin
  • Barbara Thorn as Insp. Frazer
  • Larry Dann as Sgt. Peters


This episode is followed up in Something Personal.

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