The Best Episodes Directed by Baz Taylor

Cards on the Table

#1 - Cards on the Table

My Family Season 8 - Episode 3

Ben's poker school is costing him a fortune, while Susan's visit to the fortune-teller reveals that something far more deadly is on the cards.

star 9.08
49 votes
Neighbour Wars

#2 - Neighbour Wars

My Family Season 8 - Episode 5

Having run over Mr Casey's dog some years ago, Ben now compounds the misdemeanour by running over Mr Casey himself. Casey plays the sympathy card for all it's worth and it seems that it may be worth quite a lot.

star 9.06
51 votes
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Much Ado About Ben

#3 - Much Ado About Ben

My Family Season 1 - Episode 8

Ben is rushed to hospital after turning white and is forced to reveal that he took Viagra. Placed on a low-carb diet, he turns to Brigitte's guru for help. Meanwhile, Susan's yoga teacher has fallen out with her husband and the class takes place in the Harpers' house.

star 8.72
78 votes
Love and Other Four Letter Words

#4 - Love and Other Four Letter Words

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Season 1 - Episode 12

Dennis' wife, Vera, visits him in Dusseldorf and tells him that she wants to try to rescue their marriage. With Vera and the kids back home to consider, will he stay in Germany or Return to the Sunny shores of England? Meanwhile, Wayne has fallen in love with Christa, a secretary in the site office.

star 8.18
34 votes
Last Tango in Lavenham

#5 - Last Tango in Lavenham

Lovejoy Season 6 - Episode 10

In the last episode of Lovejoy, our hero gears himself up to marry Charlotte, and his old life begins to splinter. Jane Felsham returns with a splash, and without Alexander in tow - will Lovejoy have to choose between her and Charlotte?

star 8.15
71 votes
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Home Thoughts from Abroad

#6 - Home Thoughts from Abroad

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Season 1 - Episode 5

Bomber's sixteen-year-old daughter runs away from her home in Bristol, so Bomber returns home to be with his wife while the search for their child continues. The missing daughter finds her way to Germany and turns up on the site looking for her father. The lads decide to hide her in the hut until Bomber returns. But can they keep her a secret from the Germans until Bomber returns?

star 8.04
48 votes
The Parent Trap

#7 - The Parent Trap

My Family Season 8 - Episode 1

Ben takes delivery of a neighbour's large, plasma-screen television and falls in love with it, but it seems that Michael's current love interest may be expecting a delivery too.

star 8.04
79 votes
Droit de Seigneur Ben

#8 - Droit de Seigneur Ben

My Family Season 1 - Episode 3

Ben learns a patient's son is making advances toward his daughter. Susan has tickets to the opera.

star 8.02
98 votes
Let's Not Be Heisty

#9 - Let's Not Be Heisty

My Family Season 8 - Episode 2

Ben's attempt to pay money into his bank unhappily coincides with someone else's decision to take some out... with the aid of sawn-off shotguns. When he decides to act as The Negotiator things look bleak for the hostages.

star 8.00
22 votes
Crime and Punishment

#10 - Crime and Punishment

The Bill Season 16 - Episode 6

Ch. Supt. Brownlow is implicated in an insurance fraud. PC Hollis investigates suspicious events at a crematorium.

star 8.00
1 votes
Out of the Frying Pan

#11 - Out of the Frying Pan

The Bill Season 17 - Episode 9

DS McAllister continues to get useful tip offs from her informant and lover, Jamie Ross, including one about an armed raid on a betting shop. Meanwhile, there's a war brewing on Sun Hill turf between rival hot dog vendors, one of whom is DC Paul Riley's brother Joe. When Joe Riley's lockup is set on fire and several of his vendors attacked, PCs Hollis and Hayward and DC Riley go undercover as hot dog vendors to catch those responsible.

star 8.00
1 votes
Mexican Stand-Off

#12 - Mexican Stand-Off

The Bill Season 17 - Episode 10

DS McAllister pushes her informant and lover Jamie Ross too far when she tapes a privileged conversation between Ross and a client who admits to intimidating a witness in a court case. When Ross makes an official complaint against her, she turns to DC Riley for help and threatens to expose his cover-up of his brother's involvement with the French car gang unless he backs her up and says that he was present at all her meetings with Ross.

star 8.00
1 votes
Who is the Fairest of Them All?

#13 - Who is the Fairest of Them All?

Lovejoy Season 5 - Episode 2

Jane's old dance teacher wants Lovejoy to sell a mirror. This then leads to a deal which involves the apparently one-eyed Roderick Frew. Jane informs Lovejoy that Alexander is broke, Felsham is in the hands of the receivers, and she is leaving.

star 7.96
74 votes
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The Lovers

#14 - The Lovers

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Season 1 - Episode 11

Barry talks the lads into redecorating the hut, using paint 'redistributed' from the site stores. Oz pretends to be a rich man's son to impress a German girl. He falls in love with her, only to discover that she has a Turkish boyfriend who owns a local 'sauna parlour'. Oz almost ends up being knifed by the Turk, but is rescued when the Turks on the building site convince the wouldbe attacker that Oz is 'otherwise inclined'.

star 7.92
38 votes
Last Rites

#15 - Last Rites

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet Season 1 - Episode 10

While visiting a local hospital, Dennis and Neville become friendly with a Geordie expatriot named Hedley. He stayed in Germany after 'leaving' the Army and now has a terminal illness. Meanwhile, Oz has come up with a scheme to make money by exporting hardcore pornaographic videos from Germany to England. He talks Barry and Moxie into investing in the scheme and looks for a way to smuggle the videos to England. When Hedley dies suddenly, Oz talks the rest of the lads into paying for the body to be taken back to England for burial. He plans to hide the porno videos in the coffin. Wayne is going home for a family wedding, so he's talked into visiting Hedley's sister and arranging for the body to be handed over. He discovers that she doesn't want anything to do with her brother, who was apparently thrown out of the Army for racketeering. Hedley is cremated in Germany and Oz learns that his investment has gone up in smoke.

star 7.91
45 votes
The Wax Job

#16 - The Wax Job

My Family Season 8 - Episode 4

Ben decides to sell his dental practice and take up a hobby which he finds even more boring, while Susan's move up the art gallery ladder leads to more than one fall.

star 7.88
25 votes
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Death in Disguise

#17 - Death in Disguise

Midsomer Murders Season 1 - Episode 5

DCI Barnaby needs all his wits about him as he investigates a string of deaths at a local New Age commune.

star 7.83
211 votes
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The Last Resort

#18 - The Last Resort

My Family Season 1 - Episode 4

Ben takes Susan away for her birthday, and Nick is left in charge.

star 7.78
150 votes
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Smoke Your Nose

#19 - Smoke Your Nose

Lovejoy Season 3 - Episode 9

The Reverend Harry Nettles claims there is a mosaic floor belonging to a Roman villa in the field next to his church, which is about to be built on. Nobody believes him, and the county archaeologist has agreed to the plans, so Lovejoy races to thwart the developer. He also has a dance with Jane, newly separated from Alexander...

star 7.74
105 votes
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Farewell to Alarms

#20 - Farewell to Alarms

My Family Season 1 - Episode 5

Susan wants a burglar alarm. Nick wants to become a stripper.

star 7.71
116 votes
The Napoleonic Commode

#21 - The Napoleonic Commode

Lovejoy Season 4 - Episode 1

Lovejoy is evicted from his rented cottage, as Freddy the Phone, his landlord (also known as Frederick Arthur Haig Montgomery Wavell Reeve) owes back taxes on it. So Lovejoy takes to the road and acquires a commode said to have belonged to the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte... and the next thing is to hunt down a continental expert to authenticate it. Did 'Boney' really sit here?

star 7.71
75 votes
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Faithful unto Death

#22 - Faithful unto Death

Midsomer Murders Season 1 - Episode 4

When the wife of a wealthy local businessman disappears, Barnaby finds that Fawcett Green harbors a complex web of financial and romantic entanglements.

star 7.64
423 votes
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Holding the Baby

#23 - Holding the Baby

Lovejoy Season 6 - Episode 9

Lovejoy buys a nineteenth-century dresser for a song, after getting advice from a Caribbean specialist. Meanwhile, Charlotte has mixed feelings about being left holding someone else's baby.

star 7.58
71 votes
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The Galloping Major

#24 - The Galloping Major

Lovejoy Season 4 - Episode 7

On a visit to Frankie's scrap yard Lovejoy acquires an ancient cannon. He takes a trip to the Tower of London to see what he can find out about it, and while he's away an ordnance expert going under the name of Major Turpin tries to steal the cannon from under Eric's nose.

star 7.53
72 votes
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Lovejoy Loses It

#25 - Lovejoy Loses It

Lovejoy Season 4 - Episode 13

Lovejoy makes an exhibition of his 'sixth sense' for antiques on a television programme. Later, working on a house clearance, he overlooks an important item and starts to think he may be abusing and losing his talent. After he gets a letter, Lovejoy goes to see another 'divvie' who has lost the magic touch.

star 7.42
77 votes
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The Serpent's Tooth

#26 - The Serpent's Tooth

My Family Season 1 - Episode 1

While Nick chats up a girl on the internet, Michael's bought a pet rabbit which soon weaves its way into the family.

star 7.41
208 votes

#27 - Loveknots

Lovejoy Season 3 - Episode 8

Jane decides to sell an Anatolian rug. When it comes up for auction, an old lady at the sale, Harriet Fisher, buys a Berber rug for her dog, but a young Arab who also wanted it promptly steals it from Harriet. Lovejoy is curious and decides to investigate... Meanwhile, Alexander and Jane are quarrelling badly, and they decide to split up.

star 7.40
104 votes
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Death and Venice (2)

#28 - Death and Venice (2)

Lovejoy Season 1 - Episode 10

In Venice, Lovejoy gets a job working for Caterina and Lavinia, with a view to busting their scam, and meets a Scottish forger called 'Lucky' Luciano. Lovejoy and Lucky together unravel the mystery of the Island of Rats.

star 7.37
107 votes
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Pig in a Poke

#29 - Pig in a Poke

Lovejoy Season 5 - Episode 1

Lovejoy buys a set of James Gillray drawings, which turn out to be copies. While trying to sell them, Eric finds a stolen statue with an aristocratic connection at the house of some friends of Jane's. Then there's a Royal Visit to consider...

star 7.37
102 votes
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The Judas Pair

#30 - The Judas Pair

Lovejoy Season 1 - Episode 5

The wife and brother of a man killed with a fabulous pair of Regency duelling pistols engage Lovejoy to find them and thus bring about the downfall of the murderer. In the process, Lovejoy puts Jane's life at risk and challenges Dr La Grange to a duel.

star 7.36
144 votes
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Taking the Pledge

#31 - Taking the Pledge

Lovejoy Season 4 - Episode 12

Jamie, an old friend of Lovejoy's, turns up on his doorstep needing help with an urgent problem. He can't afford to retrieve a wonderful painting from a pawnbroker, and there are only a few hours to go. Lovejoy agrees to help Jamie raise the cash - but Jamie's estranged wife is also on the warpath...

star 7.35
101 votes
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Death Takes a Policy

#32 - Death Takes a Policy

My Family Season 1 - Episode 6

As one of Susan's tour group dies unexpectedly, she decides that the family needs life insurance. Nick agrees, but only in order to win favour with his new girlfriend - a life insurance salesperson!

star 7.34
109 votes
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#33 - Funseekers

The Comic Strip Presents Season 3 - Episode 6

A social loser goes to a sleazy holiday resort in Spain for under-30s.

star 7.33
3 votes
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Angel Trousers

#34 - Angel Trousers

Lovejoy Season 3 - Episode 4

Lovejoy gets dragged into a sinister plot concerning Mussolini's nose and the burial at sea of Captain Bucknall (Jane's old house-keeper's brother). He is given the job of selling the late Captain's medals, and there is a smart fashion photographer who wants them, but then some drunken sailors come into the picture and he has to deal with the gun-toting Angelo Pantaloni...

star 7.31
77 votes
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Midday Sun

#35 - Midday Sun

Heartbeat (1992) Season 4 - Episode 3

There is an outbreak of rabies which results in the garage owner's death. Blaketon is outraged at the owners if the dog which brought the disease into the country from abroad. However later they discover their own son has been bitten by the dog. Nick asks Claude to help the gamekeepers to look for the dog and the matter is resolved. Ashfordly Police have a new vehicle, which unfortunately Alf damages on its first time out!

star 7.31
13 votes
Death and Venice (1)

#36 - Death and Venice (1)

Lovejoy Season 1 - Episode 9

Lovejoy travels to Venice to investigate the murder of a friend. The dead friend had bought a painting Lovejoy believed was a fake. In Venice, he is drawn into an ambitious art swindle, and identical twins Caterina and Lavinia are behind the scam.

star 7.30
106 votes
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The Awkward Phase

#37 - The Awkward Phase

My Family Season 1 - Episode 7

Michael's on his first date and asks Nick for the facts of life. Meanwhile, Nick breaks his father's chair and Janey has her eye on a £98 pair of jeans.

star 7.25
110 votes
Bin Diving

#38 - Bin Diving

Lovejoy Season 2 - Episode 3

Lovejoy values the house contents of an elderly widow, an old friend of Jane's, who is burgled soon afterwards. Finding he is the local police's prime suspect, Lovejoy decides to work out for himself (with the help of Brian Nunn, a remarkable bin man) who was behind the burglary. Matters are complicated by Eric's 'bin diving' habit.

star 7.20
83 votes
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The Sting

#39 - The Sting

Lovejoy Season 1 - Episode 3

Lovejoy sets out to help a young woman to trace a pair of Meissen figures which she sold to raise cash for a drug habit. When he comes across evidence of a double-cross by Charlie Gimbert, he decides to get even.

star 7.19
118 votes
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A Pain in the Class

#40 - A Pain in the Class

My Family Season 1 - Episode 2

Michael is being bullied by a classmate, and Susan discusses the issue with the boy's parents. Meanwhile, Janey is determined to get a tattoo.

star 7.16
137 votes
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Scotch on the Rocks

#41 - Scotch on the Rocks

Lovejoy Season 3 - Episode 7

Vicky finds an old claymore (a Scottish sword) in her attic. Lovejoy buys it at auction and is offered much more than it's worth for it. Puzzled, he investigates and finds the claymore is a map to buried treasure. Someone tries to steal it, so Lovejoy is not the only one hot on the trail. But the treasure is elusive - a supermarket has been built on top of it.

star 7.11
105 votes
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Sugar and Spice

#42 - Sugar and Spice

Lovejoy Season 2 - Episode 8

Lovejoy is in hot water for not paying the school fees of his teenage daughter, Vicky. Meanwhile (and much to Eric's disgust) another schoolgirl asks the firm to sell some erotic drawings for her. When Lovejoy sees the same girl being threatened by a man at the school, he decides there's more to the story than meets the eye. He also manages to vex Susan, his former wife, as they try to cope with their daughter's problems.

star 7.09
106 votes
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Nice Girls Don't

#43 - Nice Girls Don't

Heartbeat (1992) Season 4 - Episode 6

There is a rugby match between the harbour men and the North Riding Police. At the pub afterwards Gina has fun flirting with one of the harbour men and with Phil. As she is driving home she notices that she is being followed. She panics, stalls her car and is chased into the woods. Greengrass notices that a young girl is in trouble and tells Nick unaware that it was Gina. Kate coaxes what happened out of her and Nick reports the crime. Inspector Merchison doesn't believe Gina, which infuriates Kate. Phil's tie is found in Gina's car, but Blaketon assures him that no one suspects him. Phil, Nick and PC Little unofficially question the harbour man from the pub and he is arrested under suspicion. Another girl in Whitby is also being followed, but luckily Nick is around when he makes an attack.Gina comes in for an identity parade and it turns out that it was PC Little who was responsible. Gina threatens to return to Liverpool just as a run away pig comes into the pub! - everyone has fun tr

star 7.00
7 votes
Still Waters

#44 - Still Waters

The Bill Season 11 - Episode 102

Conway's diving team finds a corpse in a dock. Deakin and Lines have a suspect in mind, before the body is even retrieved.

star 0.00
0 votes
Up in Smoke (1)

#45 - Up in Smoke (1)

The Bill Season 15 - Episode 74

DCI Meadows and DC Skase are furious when PC Jim 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 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 Stamp drop behind as Carver dashes out to be sick. When they catch up, the convoy is under attack from four armed 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Up in Smoke (2)

#46 - Up in Smoke (2)

The Bill Season 15 - Episode 75

DCI Scanlon from Kent Constabulary arrives to investigate the attack on the Home Office convoy. PC Jim Carver pays Vernon Liggett a visit, but he denies any involvment. Scanlon and Meadows interview the warehouse staff, with Liggett high on their list of suspects, but when DC Lennox goes to his flat, Liggett has disappeared. One of Liggett's colleagues mentions him drinking with a copper named Jim, and Lennox confronts Carver and demands he admit his mistake to Meadows. Insp. Monroe makes Carver go on leave, but when Carver returns to the station he is so drunk he passes out in the yard. Sgt. Ackland and hide him in the FME's room and a van, but he ends up in the Elcott Arms where Lennox drags him out and forces him to confess. Tracing a call Liggett made from the pub to a hotel, Lennox poses as a taxi driver to drive their suspect to a nightclub where he and his associates are arrested in an SO19 raid.

star 0.00
0 votes
On The Side

#47 - On The Side

The Bill Season 18 - Episode 60

Duncan and Sam get a potential lead on the serial killer, when a man comes in to report his neighbor's weird activities. Cathy and Brandon are called to a domestic dispute, and asked to arrest a wayward daughter for the disobedience of her parents.

star 0.00
0 votes
Ready Or Not

#48 - Ready Or Not

The Bill Season 18 - Episode 61

It is the day of Anne Merrick's funeral and her daughter Jennie is further distressed when some uninvited guests make an appearance.

star 0.00
0 votes
Cross Transfer

#49 - Cross Transfer

The Bill Season 19 - Episode 8

PC Des Taviner is eager to investigate Judge Sinclair, who he suspects is corrupt. DCI Meadows, a friend of the judge, insists he drop it, but asks DC Mickey Webb to keep an eye on the case. Insp. Gold overhears Taviner and Meadows, and encourages Taviner to investigate in secret. TDC Brandon Kane urges PC Cathy Bradford to reveal that she is HIV positive, but Bradford is reluctant as she thinks it could ruin her chances of joining CID. A clairvoyant's glimpse of the future encourages Sgt. June Ackland to reconsider the nature of her relationship with PC Jim Carver.

star 0.00
0 votes

#50 - Crackdown

The Bill Season 19 - Episode 9

PC Des Taviner is transferred to CSU, and unsettles the team with his methods and aggressive attitude. Sgt. June Ackland worries about her marriage proposal to PC Jim Carver, and DCI Jack Meadows makes his feelings for DS Debbie McAllister. Roberta Cryer questions an evasive PC Cathy Bradford about her medication - a question Bradford is ill-prepared to answer. DS Phil Hunter is also caught on the wrong foot when DC Mickey Webb's investigation into a corrupt judge could land him in hot water. Attending a domestic at a local house, PC Luke Ashton discovers a love triangle that is not all it appears to be.

star 0.00
0 votes
Out Of Your Depth

#51 - Out Of Your Depth

The Bill Season 19 - Episode 26

PC Des Taviner finds a terrified shoeless Chinese man on the Coal Lane estate, but when he is taken to the station for interview, there are serious doubts about the Chinese interpreter sent by the Yard, Mai Ann Wey. Unaware of these doubts, Taviner seeks Mai Ann's help when he discovers a flat full of illegal immigrants on the estate. When the immigrants all disappear and there are signs of violence, it becomes clear that Mai Ann is working for the snakehead gang, and Taviner turns to a reluctant Chinese priest, Father Kwong, to locate the immigrants. The court case against the boys who gang-raped Louanna Shaw nearly falls apart when Louanna's friend Beth loses her temper in court and the defence lawyer sees PC Kerry Young discussing the case with her husband PC Luke Ashton. Only Insp. Gina Gold's forceful testimony saves the day, but Young is furious with Ashton for jeopardising the case and insists their marriage is over. DC Mickey Webb is delighted when Ron Gregory's car is stolen,

star 0.00
0 votes

#52 - Juggernaut

The Bill Season 19 - Episode 27

Sun Hill police officers swoop into London's Chinatown to locate and arrest corrupt interpreter Mai Ann Wey. Desperate to make amends to Sgt. Sheelagh Murphy, PC Des Taviner manages to catch Mai Ann when she eludes the rest of the team. DC Mickey Webb is in turmoil after witnessing Supt. Adam Okaro having a friendly meeting with a suspected paedophile. Even a sceptical Insp. Gina Gold begins to have her suspiscions about Okaro when Webb sees him taking his own daughter to Gregory. Okaro is furious when Webb charges into a delicate covert op to ensnare Ron Gregory. Gregory is arrested, and the ""child"" in his boot is revealed to be civillian Front Desk Officer Roberta Cryer. Since there is so little evidence against Gregory, his solicitor demands his release. As Mickey drives Robbie home, they realise that Gregory's solicitor, Warren Napier, is in the paedophile ring as well. The pair break into Napier's house, and find a frightened little African girl in an attic room. As they try to es

star 0.00
0 votes
Week By Week

#53 - Week By Week

The Bill Season 19 - Episode 28

DC Mickey Webb and Robbie Cryer attempt to escape from Warren Napier's house with little girl Abeo, but are captured by Ron Gregory and his thugs. A weary DCI Jack Meadows receives Webb's phone message, and he and Supt. Adam Okaro leap into action to find Webb and Cryer before Gregory murders them. A horrific road accident sees a man impaled by a pole, and believing himself to be dying, he confesses to killing his wife and hiding her body. DS Debbie McAllister and DC Ken Drummond discover his wife alive and well, but Peter Wallace's confession may be true after it is revealed he has been married before and his ex-wife had mysteriously disappeared. Tracking Mickey and Robbie through Mickey's mobile phone, the police close in on their location, arriving just in time to arrest Ron Gregory for numerous charges. PC Gemma Osborne is surprised when a former lover turns up at the station with several kids in tow, saying she's left her husband and they can be together at last.

star 0.00
0 votes
Lured Into The Trap

#54 - Lured Into The Trap

The Bill Season 19 - Episode 105

DC Brandon Kane informs Inspector Gina Gold and DCI Jack Meadows of his suspicions. He is convinced that PC Cathy Bradford had more than a glancing involvement in his wife's death. When Roberta Cryer is found badly beaten there is only one probably suspect. When a car is pulled out of the canal, DC Eva Sharpe and DC Rob Thatcher begin a hunt for a young girl whose bloodied cardigan is discovered in the boot. When a car is pulled out of the canal, DC Eva Sharpe and DC Rob Thatcher begin a hunt for a young girl whose bloodied cardigan is discovered in the boot. But it's not just the search for the child that causes police activity. PC Gabriel Kent finds himself on the wrong end of a savage dog...

star 0.00
0 votes