Up In Smoke, Part 1
Episode No.   Series
1463 1999x074
Original Airdate
23 November 1999 FlagIcon UK small
Written By
Simon Sharkey
Directed By
Baz Taylor
Episode Chronology:
Up in Smoke, Part 1 is the 1464th episode of The Bill.

D.C.I. Meadows and D.C. Skase are furious when P.C. Carver turns up drunk to give evidence in a court case - evidence which is so unreliable the judge throws the case out of court. As his colleagues begin to realise the extent of Carver's problems, Insp. Monroe decides to put him on what should be an easy task: escorting a convoy of confiscated drugs to a Home Office depot for destruction. As Carver enjoys a sly drink with depot floorman Vernon Liggett, he accidentally mentions the convoy's destination. The next day, he and P.C. Stamp drop behind the convoy as Carver dashes out to be sick. When they catch up, the convoy is under attack from four armed masked men. With little regard for his own safety, Carver dashes forward and tackles one of the men, who abandon their assault, although an SO19 officer is shot during the raid. Despite his heroics that day, Carver is in trouble for breaking procedure, and it could be far worse as there could be an inquiry into how the convoy route was known.

  • Mark Wingett as P.C. Carver
  • Iain Fletcher as D.C. Skase
  • Simon Rouse as D.C.I. Meadows
  • Trudie Goodwin as Sgt. Ackland
  • Colin Tarrant as Insp. Monroe
  • Graham Cole as P.C. Stamp
  • Andrew Paul as P.C. Quinnan
  • Peter Ellis as Ch. Supt. Brownlow
  • Jeff Stewart as P.C. Hollis
  • Suzanne Maddock as P.C. Rickman
  • Jane Wall as P.C. Worrell
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