The Best Episodes Directed by Christopher Hodson
#1 - Lost
The Bill Season 2 - Episode 3
A woman reports her eight-year-old daughter Samantha missing. CID suspects she may have been abducted by a sex offender and launch a full-scale search. WPC Ackland follows some leads to a lonely woman who has taken the girl for a tea party.
#2 - Public and Confidential
The Bill Season 2 - Episode 8
A man is throwing tiles off a roof and PC Lyttleton, who is suffering from vertigo, is sent up to arrest him. A Polish sailor turns up at the station seeking political asylum. DS Roach and DC Dashwood catch a man who has been ripping people off posing as a gas board official. Ch. Supt. Brownlow talks to PC Edwards about taking a position in the coroner's office. Sgt. Cryer is shocked when Mrs. Penny accuses her husband of beating her up.
#3 - The Wages of Sin
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 2 - Episode 12
With Sarah expecting his baby, she and Thomas are planning to wed, but concerns that the news might not be well received causes Sarah to claim a stranger is the father. Unaware of the truth, Lady Marjorie thinks Thomas is making a huge mistake and threatens to sack him unless he changes his mind, which he refuses to do. Later, when Thomas informs her they'll be working for a neighbor, Lady Marjorie fears they'll divulge the family secrets and demands Richard do something to ensure that doesn't happen.
#4 - Peace Out of Pain
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 4 - Episode 13
Rose receives excellent news, James is depressed about his slow recovery, Richard is courting Virginia, and the Great War is winding down to a victorious conclusion, but there's still one more casualty to be claimed.
#5 - A Dangerous Breed
The Bill Season 1 - Episode 7
PC Dave Litten is on secondment to CID, and is desperate to impress his boss, DI Roy Galloway. Galloway and Litten are about to have a meal at the local pub when a call comes through that a valuable necklace has been stolen from a local aristocrat, Lord Barstow-Smythe. Traffic problems hold them back as they race across Sun Hill trying to get there before the "woodentops". With Galloway and DS Roach busy, Litten talks to a local reporter and ends up mentioned in the local paper. Shortly afterwards, he is contacted by a mysterious stranger who offers to locate the burglers if Litten can convince Barstow-Smythe's insurance company to pay him the reward up-front. The Stranger then sets up two young lads to take the fall for the theft, and Litten proudly arrests them. Galloway recognises the MO of the case as that of a notorious conman, and lambasts Litten for his stupidity.
#6 - Taken Into Consideration
The Bill Season 4 - Episode 48
D.C. Dashwood and D.C. Carver are on an obbo in a street where a spate of burglaries has taken place. They see a young man, Kevin Boswell, climbing over a wall with a bag full of 50p pieces, and they arrest him for theft. They also take Kevin's girlfriend, Daphne, into the station as there is what looks like stolen goods in her house. Dashwood is positive Boswell is their man, and W.P.C. Ackland makes a complaint against him when he applies too much pressure to Boswell during interview. Boswell is either really smart and devious or not too bright and living an elaborate fantasy about being a criminal. Dashwood and Carver return to Boswell's flat and find out which...
#7 - Missing Believed Killed
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 4 - Episode 11
Grasping at straws, the Bellamy family continue to search for any information to indicate James is still alive, but when Trooper Frederick Norton, James' servant, arrives to deliver James' personal belongings, Hazel loses all hope.
#8 - A House Divided
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3 - Episode 2
When none of the family members are listed among the Titanic survivors, they must be presumed dead and the entire household goes into mourning. When routine household tasks begin to fall through the cracks, Hazel steps up to help whenever she sees a need. Her thoughtful effort is lost on the servants who feel like she's imposing herself into their lives and trying to take Lady Marjorie's place. It also causes concern for her parents who seem to think the Bellamys will soon have Hazel mopping floors. Everyone is stunned when an unexpected visitor arrives.
#9 - A Place in the World
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 5 - Episode 2
After James' Letter to the Editor garners strong public approval. the conservative Tory party, hoping to cash in on his moment of popularity, invite him to run for Parliament as a Tory. James accepts but everyone soon realizes that his progressive views for moving the country forward are not aligned with the party views which want to go back to the way things were before the war. Meanwhile, Edward and Daisy are struggling financially but realize they have friends who love them at Eaton Place.
#10 - Wanted: A Good Home
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 5 - Episode 5
Spring 1922: When William goes off to Prep School, Rose gets Alice a new puppy so she won't be lonely, but when Richard and Virginia go on holiday and leave Miss Treadwell in charge, the entire staff lines up against her when she tries to dispose of the "filthy creature".
#11 - Word of Honour
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3 - Episode 7
Acting on a tip from a friend, Richard quadruples his stock market investment in a matter of weeks. When it turns out that the company he invested in just landed a government contract, he's accused of insider trading. Richard denies learning about it in Parliament, but refuses to divulge the name of his friend, and when Hazel and Hudson go behind his back to determine his friend's identity, Richard is furious.
#13 - Death of a Cracksman
The Bill Season 1 - Episode 10
Alfie Mullins is a non-returned prisoner, not a dangerous prisoner as reported. He is an old-fashioned safe-cracker who, just as he is returning to the prison, is approached by one of a gang of thieves who want Alfie to open a safe they pinched. While they are talking Alfie is accidentally killed. The safe is rigged to explode by remote control which P.C. Carver accidentally sets off when he uses his radio.
#14 - With Friends Like That...?
The Bill Season 2 - Episode 10
Sgt. Cryer brings in an assault victim who is reluctant to report a rape. Jane has problems interviewing the rape victim (Debbie) because of her friend's (Sandra) constant interference. Sandra then tells Muswell that Debbie got what she deserved from Sandra's boyfriend Roach investigates a burglary with the householder claiming more jewelry was taken than was recovered. The burglars are denying they took the extra stuff
#15 - White Lies
The Bill Season 16 - Episode 33
A Barton Street PC is stabbed when he pursues two robbery suspects into Sun Hill. A black youth, identified as Mark Okin, is found bashed and unconscious at about the same time. PC Jim Carver is assigned to the Okin family in his new role as Family Liaison Officer, but further investigation by CID makes Mark a suspect in PC Brennan's stabbing. Carver is horrified when DS Daly wants him to use his position of trust with the Okin family to collect evidence against Mark.
#16 - The Fruits of Love
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 2 - Episode 11
The Bellamys are in shock when they learn that Eaton Place, which is part of the Southwold estate, must be sold in order to satisfy the terms of the deceased Lord Southwold's will. Adding to their worries is news of Elizabeth's involvement with Julius Karekin, a man they strongly disapprove of, but in the end, the relationship proves very beneficial.
#17 - Women Shall Not Weep
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 4 - Episode 4
Daisy and Edward get married right before he ships off to France. Georgina goes to the train station to see a couple of friends off and sees the horrors of war firsthand. She's so moved by what she witnesses that she applies for a volunteer nursing program. On another note, James has been writing her letters in secret. Ruby surprises everyone with a surprise announcement.~
#20 - Goodwill to All Men
Upstairs, Downstairs Season 3 - Episode 9
Lady Southwold and Georgina Worsley, her 18 year-old step-granddaughter (the step-daughter of her late son, Hugo) are spending the holidays at Eaton Place and Georgina quickly befriends the new maid, Daisy Peel, also 18. When she learns that Daisy is homesick and hasn't seen her family in three years, Georgina hatches a plan to take Daisy to see them but things don't go as planned.
#23 - Clutching at Straws
The Bill Season 1 - Episode 3
A young boy is assaulted by a gang of thugs, and although he is reluctant to press charges, his brother decides to take matters into his own hands. Det. Sgt. Roach investigates an indecent assault and attempted abduction outside a school, but the attacker manages to get away. P.C.s Litten and Carver are at odds when Carver takes an interest in social work at a youth club.
#24 - A Reflection Of Glory
The Bill Season 5 - Episode 2
P.C. Ramsey is back in uniform and goes with P.C. Haynes to see about a shoplifter who claims she is innocent. While they are out the back, the shop is held up by armed robbers who shoot at Ramsey. D.I. Burnside thinks it is tied in with other robberies and sends D.C. Carver to have a word with his evasive snout, Leroy. D.C. Dashwood has a new suit much to the amusement of his collegues. It gets damaged while he is chasing one of the suspects in the robbery. Haynes later tails the other suspects, causing them to crash into a milk float. W.P.C. Ackland and P.C. Melvin are approached by a man who says his friend might be about to kill himself in the toilet of a gay club, and the friend is arrested for possessing an offensive weapon. While being charged, he punches Sgt. Peters who drops the knife. The other man goes for it, but is stopped by Ackland.
#25 - The Key of the Door
The Bill Season 5 - Episode 13
D.C. Dashwood investigates when a house which has recently been put on the market is burgled. He suspects that some prospective buyers are behind it, and gets a description of the couple who have looked at the houses from the real estate agents. The culprits turn out to be known to D.I. Burnside, and they are passing on details of the house to their son, who breaks in later. Sgt. Cryer chases a mugger, and takes the victim home to her flat which looks like it has been burgled. It turns out her son is the culprit, and he has been abusing her for a long time. Cryer gives the boy a warning, but arrests him when he returns to the flat to find the boy assaulting his mother. P.C. Ramsey is determined to catch a disqualified driver. Cryer tells him to chalk the footpath, but Ramsey has more luck by putting a stone on the wheel.
#26 - C.A.D.
The Bill Season 6 - Episode 5
Hollis is organising a blood bank at the station and Peters is not happy because Viv is lying down. She is sent to assist at an armed robbery and hits a radio black spot so no one at the station knows her whereabouts. Ken finds one of the robbers who shows him where she is but he also hits the black spot. Carver and Ted have a problem with their car. Tony feels unwell after giving blood and finds out why Hollis won't donate. Previously he started rumours about why ranging from STD to bovine TB.
#27 - Blood Sucker
The Bill Season 6 - Episode 12
Susanne and Ken investigate a domestic. The wife says she fell down stairs initially. Neighbour keeps interrupting. The wife owes money. The husband is suspected of slashing tyres. The wife's child benefit book was taken by the money lender. Munro talks to Cathy about regular updates of clear-up figures. Dave voices his opinion of battered women. The calculators he has been selling are wonky. Not only does he have to refund the buyers but the money he got initially he has to put into Brownlow's charity box. Brownlow asks about the money lender and states he would like to nick him as he is the money man behind a lot of crime. Ken and Susanne find the husband in the money lender's shop, having been hit by the putter Roach warned the money lender would be considered an offensive weapon.
#28 - Legacies
The Bill Season 6 - Episode 16
Tony and Viv are investigating a break-in. Tosh talks to the old lady after the SOCO has been. Tosh thinks it is part of a string by a burglar who has just got bail. The old lady's solictor is a partner of the suspect's solictor. The suspect's house has a fire set by the only straight member of the family. Brownlow and Burnside argue over clear-up figures. Burnside thinks Stafford Row have fiddled with their figures. Melvin brings in a man who claims to have lost his memory so he plays him some Roy Orbison tapes to help him regain his memory.
#29 - Answers
The Bill Season 6 - Episode 43
Tosh and Dashwood call at a house, where there seems to a party in the backyard, about an incident 2 years ago. The husband is trying to celebrate his wedding anniversary. It turns out to be revenge by his ex-wife but because of the questions his new marriage may be over.
#30 - Cause For Concern
The Bill Season 9 - Episode 154
Steve and Dave are talking when a speeding driver goes past. The driver tells Dave that the hospital had just rang and her husband was critical. Suzy calls on the driver because she returned home to find it burgled. Dave and Steve are sent to check out the address of the lady at the hospital(that Danny overhears) and surprises 2 blokes. While Tony is driving the burglars' van, one of them get into the van and tells Tony to get a move on. Tony and Norika are called to check a domestic disturbance. Norika is concerned about the asian wife. The husband is very dominating. The domestic starts again. On entering the house Norika and Tony find the husband stabbed and his wife in shock with a knife in her hand. Norika didn't notice the knife at first. The wife claims it was an accident. While Danny is at the hospital checking on the victim, he overhears a lady asking about her husband who is supposed to be injured at the hospital. Woods talks to friends of the couple and their d
#31 - Off The Leash
The Bill Season 6 - Episode 79
Dashwood and Lines investigates a robbery. The witness is not prepared to give a statement until the gang is caught. Brownlow says CID have to liase with Monroe. An old typist starts work as a W.P.C. Sgt. Peters is puppy walking her. She loses it when she is checking car rego's and is videotaped by Roach and Lines. It is Lines's birthday.
#32 - Plato For Policemen
The Bill Season 6 - Episode 91
A building site night watchman complains about illegal dumping on the site. Loxton pulls out a video from a bag. Roach and Lines investigate the owner of a van. the van was from a burglary. Brownlow, Conway and Greig attend a principles of policing meeting at the police college. Greig got the highest marks. Meadows is also in attendance along with other policemen. Brownlow thinks it was all a waste of money. Ackland and Hollis investigate non-appearance of neighbours and find a lady cowering in her bedroom. She has been burgled and tied up and gagged.
#33 - Testimony
The Bill Season 6 - Episode 92
Hollis and Ackland are at the hospital waiting to hear how the victim from the burglary is whether she was raped. She wants to discharge herself. Roach interviews the suspect in the dumping of rubbish case. The suspect thinks he is there about garden rubbish. Roach thinks he burgled the house.
#34 - Stuffed
The Bill Season 10 - Episode 153
Ackland and Quinnan are led on a wild goose chase by two juveniles, while Stamp thinks he's going to pull at the Sun Hill Christmas bash.