Thug On The Tyne, Part 1
Episode No.   Series
1479 2000x003
Original Airdate
11 Janaury 2000 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Steve Griffiths
Directed By
Ken Hannam
Episode Chronology:
Thug on the Tyne Part 1 is the 1479th episode of The Bill.

Northumbria Police arrest one Frank Bentley with a boot full of drugs and a handgun, after a high speed car chase through Newcastle. 'Bentley' and his 'lawyer' Liz McAuley are actually DCI Frank Burnside and DC Liz Rawton on an undercover assignment to investigate corrupt CID officers in Newcastle. Their target is DCI Bonnet, who seems to be in collusion with local gangster Saul Anderson. Despite Burnside being threatened by Anderson, and Rawton's cover nearly being blown when she runs into her cousin Cheryl at a bar, Burnside manages to gain Bonnet's trust. When Bonnet and Burnside meet at a private club, they are shocked when the police raid the place, but manage to escape without being spotted or arrested.

  • Christopher Ellison as D.C.I. Burnside
  • Libby Davison as D.C. Rawton
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