Value Judgement
Episode No.   Series
1591 2001x031
Original Airdate
27th April 2001 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Julian Spilsbury
Directed By
Michael Owen Morris
Episode Chronology:
Value Judgement is the 1591st episode of The Bill.


When a man is seen lurking outside a local school, P.C. Hagen and P.C. Hayward visit a local paedophile matching the man's description, but he denies being there. Outside the school, P.C. Hollis spots three men fighting, and one of them bundles a struggling young boy into a car. One of the men in the fight runs but is arrested, and he denies knowing the boy. Hagen pursues in the Area Car, but dents the side when she swerves to avoid a head-on collision. The police investigate the case as an abduction, but the boy's aunt reports that he is safe and well and living with his mother - or as safe as he can be, since his mother is living with local scumbag Shane Weller. The boy Jack's mother tells Sgt. Boyden that the boy's father is Murad Gocek, the Turkish man they have in custody, and that he wants to take the boy back to Turkey with him. When Jack goes missing for real, his aunt tells Boyden that his father is staying in a hostel, and that Weller is on his way there. As the police arrest Weller's thugs, Weller drives his car towards a fleeing Gocek and his son. Hagen drives between them, totalling the Area Car which, in addition to her two recent PolAccs, results in the instant loss of her police driver's licence.


  • Samantha Robson as PC Vicky Hagen
  • Tony O'Callaghan as Sgt Matthew Boyden
  • Jeff Stewart as PC Reg Hollis
  • Ben Peyton as PC Ben Hayward
  • Lisa Geoghan as PC Polly Page
  • Suzanne Maddock as PC Cass Rickman
  • Graham Cole as PC Tony Stamp
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp Andrew Monroe
  • Hywel Simons as Sgt Craig Gilmore
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt June Ackland
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