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To Catch A Cobra
Episode No.   Series
1406 1999x017
Original Airdate
25 March 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Manjit Singh
Directed By
Tom Cotter
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To Catch A Cobra is the 1407th episode of The Bill.

DCI Burnside is on the trail of two cunning Indian crime bosses, the Roy brothers, following a raid at the Canley Park House museum, where a number of Indian relics were stolen. Having had previous dealings with the brothers, DS Boulton offers to help out Burnside by collecting information from an inside snout, who is willing to offer information about the Roys' operation. However, when Burnside discovers the informant is a fifteen-year-old illegal immigrant, he wonders how far is Boulton willing to go to help. When the boy mysteriously disappears, Atil Roy offers a deal - the release of his brother from custody and his three accomplices, for the safe return of the boy. But are they bluffing?


  • Christopher Ellison as D.C.I. Burnside
  • Simon Rouse as D.C.I. Meadows
  • Russell Boulter as D.S. Boulton
  • Eric Richard as Sgt. Cryer
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Lisa Geoghan as P.C. Page
  • Matthew Crompton as P.C. Harker
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