The Bill - May 18, 1999
Episode No.   Series
1420 1999x031
Original Airdate
18 May 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Stephen Plaice
Directed By
Tom Cotter
Episode Chronology:
Tinderbox is the 1421st episode of The Bill.

Ch. Supt. Brownlow, Ch. Insp. Conway and D.C.I. Meadows are dragged off to Dartmoor for a team-building exercise with their opposite numbers from Barton Street.

Brownlow is determined to do well, as it may help his chances of becoming Borough Commander, but Conway is cynical about the whole affair and Meadows would rather be at Sun Hill overseeing an important interview with a suspect. It also soon becomes apparent that Ch. Supt. Mannion and his men are intent on cheating their way to victory.

Meanwhile, Insp. Monroe is left dealing with a gang of teenage skateboarders terrorising a shopping precinct.

  • Simon Rouse as D.C.I. Meadows
  • Ben Roberts as Ch. Insp. Conway
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Ray Ashcroft as Acting D.I. Daly
  • Joy Brook as D.C. Holmes
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
  • Samantha Robson as P.C. Hagen
  • Clive Wedderburn as P.C. McCann
  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker
  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page


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