The Best Episodes Directed by Susan Tully
#9 - Wednesday
The Bill Season 17 - Episode 35
PC Klein and PC Taviner arrest two men fighting in the street. DC Danny Glaze is surprised to see one of the men is his old school friend Lol Redman. He is even more surprised when Redman is charged with racial assault after the other man, Devon Russell, says Redman called him a 'black bastard'. Redman is bailed, Glaze gives him lift and arranges to meet him in the pub later. As Glaze waits, Redman is arrested again outside Russell's house. DS McAllister visits Russell's wife whilst he makes a statement at the station, and she admits that she and Redman had an affair and that her husband is a violent and paranoid man, and that Redman was just concerned with her well-being. Back at the station, Russell claims to have a tape of Redman's verbal abuse, but the tape is inconclusive and Redman is released again, although he admits to Danny he did say those things in the heat of the moment. As Glaze gives him a lift home, Redman is set upon by three men, led by Devon Russell's brother, and beaten to death.
#10 - Still Crazy
The Bill Season 17 - Episode 37
PC Dave Quinnan returns to duty, and is determined to prove to everyone that he's back to normal after his breakdown. Out in a panda car, Quinnan sees a man shot in the head in a van - he calls for assistance, but by the time reinforcements arrive, the victim, the van and the main witness have disappeared. Desperate to prove his sanity, Quinnan pursues the case vigourously, and enlists the help of DC Paul Riley's brother Joe, who asks the wrong people the wrong questions. PC Polly Page is outraged by a practical joke played by PC Taviner, but she and Quinnan get their revenge in a most amusing way.
#11 - Tooth & Claw
Blue Murder (UK) Season 5 - Episode 3
DCI Lewis and the team deal with the murder of a veterinary surgeon and discover that the victim had been planning to leave her husband for her lover, but the investigation leads to the uncovering of some difficult relationships within the tight-knit farming community. DS Butchers has a difficult appraisal with DI Mayne.
#12 - Inside
Blue Murder (UK) Season 5 - Episode 2
DI Mayne goes under cover as a prisoner to investigate the suspicious death of an inmate who had been awaiting the outcome of an appeal against a murder conviction. He soon discovers that several inmates have a connection with the original murder victim. Janine frets when Michael is arrested following a car crash.
#15 - Safe (2)
Silent Witness Season 12 - Episode 2
Frustration within the team builds as Harry and Nikki struggle to find any useful evidence from the post-mortems to help the police. No one will talk, and they have no leads. Leo worries for Levi, who is sucked further into a world of gangs and violence.
#20 - Episode 2
Strike Season 4 - Episode 2
Strike and Robin’s startling discovery seems to confirm the story of the strangled child – but they’re forced to leave the scene before they can properly investigate. Fearing their witness is in danger, they redouble their efforts to find him. As Robin deals with frustrations in her marriage and Strike accepts a dependency on a new girlfriend, their investigation deepens. The duo are taken all over London in pursuit of the truth, from a derelict warehouse filled with protestors to a high-society charity fundraiser. But ultimately, our favourite detectives are unable to stop another tragedy…
#23 - Episode 1
Strike Season 4 - Episode 1
Cormoran Strike and Robin Ellacott are at odds following Robin’s wedding to Matthew, but there’s no time to mull on the new distance within their professional relationship, as a frightening visit from a potential client puts a new case on the table – and Robin and Strike set to work looking into reports of a strangled child. With the detective agency thriving, the duo are also recruited to investigate the blackmail of a Government Minister and Robin is tasked with going undercover in the House of Commons.
#24 - Finding Rachel (1)
Silent Witness Season 12 - Episode 11
When Rachel Harrington's bones are found in Zambia, her expat father and local mining engineer, Stephen, asks the team to come out to investigate. His boss, Peter, is a childhood friend of Nikki's. Rachel had been accusing the government of a health cover-up, and an initial examination shows evidence of multiple stab wounds. But as the team investigates further, it seems the government weren't the only ones to have been rubbed up the wrong way by Rachel.
#25 - Safe (1)
Silent Witness Season 12 - Episode 1
Leo is stopped for drink driving and finds himself having to do community service in a rough part of South London, answering to a tough-talking community worker named AJ who is not happy to be saddled with a 'drunk whitey'. Leo tries to keep his head down, do his hours and get out. But when one of the lads is stabbed near their playing fields, Leo steps in and saves the boy's life, winning him new respect from AJ and the kids. Nikki investigates the death of a young girl from the same area who, it seems, was murdered.
#27 - Run (1)
Silent Witness Season 13 - Episode 5
Leo is concerned that the police are involved with a cover-up to protect a rogue undercover cop linked to the death of a young woman.
#31 - A Good Mechanic
The Mill Season 2 - Episode 1
Four years on from the Poor Law Amendment Act, impoverished economic migrants from the south of England start to arrive at Quarry Bank Mill. The appearance of John and Rebecca Howlett with their children Jack and Timothy, and Will Whittaker and his grandfather Abe, causes unease in Styal village as the mill workers worry that these desperately poor families will drive down everyone's wages. The impact of the new law hits home for feisty apprentice Esther Price when she discovers that the beggar in the mill yard is, in fact, her sister Martha.
#33 - Treading Water
The Bill Season 15 - Episode 62
PCs Jim Carver and Cass Rickman wander through a CID obbo, allowing suspect Micky Harris to go free. Trying to make amends, Carver tries to contact a former snout from his CID days, Steve Raines. As they make enquiries, Carver's old friend, nightclub manager Alan Brooks notices Carver's dissatisfaction with uniform work and offers him a job as security manager at his club. Carver finds Raines, now a junkie, who gives Rickman a duff lead on a building society robbery. Carver convinces Raines's estranged wife Alice to give him a second chance, and eventually Raines agrees to testify against Harris. With the nightclub job all but his, Carver reluctantly prepares to hand in his notice, but when the job just as quickly falls through, he turns to a hip flask of vodka in his locker to console himself...
#34 - Blowing It All Away
The Bill Season 15 - Episode 86
PC Rickman becomes increasingly friendly with a drug user and soon comes under suspicion of using drugs herself.
#35 - Slippery Slope
The Bill Season 18 - Episode 26
Nick and Cass struggle to come down after making two arrests whilst still high on ecstasy. As they are called to deal with a case of domestic violence, Cass's ability to handle her social and work lives separately comes under fire, and her state of mind begins to impede her judgement.
#36 - Crying Wolf
The Bill Season 18 - Episode 27
Boyden orders Jim and June to investigate a repeat prowler at a woman's house. She's far more receptive to the male officers and June is convinced the woman is crying wolf to have a man around the house.
#37 - Conflict Of Interest
The Bill Season 18 - Episode 64
Debbie is still in a state of shock after being raped by Chandler. But with just weeks to go until the birth of their baby, can she forgive him and start a clean state?
#38 - Antecedent
The Bill Season 19 - Episode 81
PI Sally Johnson questions new PC Yvonne Hemingway about Danny Glaze and Des Taviner, but as she is new, she doesn't know them. Danny Glaze is long gone, as DCI Meadows discovers when he receives Glaze's warrant card in the post. Hemingway and Klein find a teenage girl being harrassed, and when a cyclist is hit by a stolen car during a chase with police, the prime suspect is one of the girl gang - Beth Tyler - the reluctant witness in a rape case several months previously. PC Des Taviner is devestated when he fails to revive a baby who appears to have died of SIDS, and Sgt. Sheelagh Murphy admits she is pregnant with his baby. DC Rob Thatcher notches up his first conquest at Sun Hill - PC Cathy Bradford, who is shocked when Polly Page's boyfriend Max proposes to her.
#39 - Fatality
The Bill Season 19 - Episode 82
Murphy finds herself caught in the middle of a personal dilemma when she is asked to investigate a possible cot death. Taviner decides to put his priorities in order and to focus on Murphy and their baby. Hemmingway and Young have a falling out over different ways to approach a case. Thatcher continues to try and woo the entire female Sun Hill workforce, and sets his eyes upon new station reception officer Marilyn Chambers. He bets Klein he can get her into bed on the first date, but he soon finds himself in close competition with none other than Hollis. Taviner becomes determined to cover his tracks for the sake of his baby when Johnson continues to pressurise him over the Jeff Simpson case.
#40 - Smoking Demons
The Bill Season 20 - Episode 31
Perkins goes undercover in prison, where he investigates convicted paedophile Charles Mawdsley, who is believed to be running a paedophile ring with the help of one of the prison guards. De Costa appears as a prison counsellor, acting as Perkins' contact with the outside world, but when Perkins opens up in a group therapy session, De Costa begins to suspect that he was abused as a child. By arresting a corrupt guard who was dealing drugs, Okaro hopes to force Mawdsley to play his hand, but in interview, the guard reveals that the prison's assistant governor is also corrupt. Meanwhile, Manson receives a call from a prisoner at the same nick who wants to pass on information about a planned robbery.
#41 - Taking Flak
The Bill Season 20 - Episode 37
Thatcher and Drummond are on an overnight obbo, watching the flat of a crucial witness in a fraud case, when Drummond's teenage son Alex shows up, claiming to have caused the death of a prostitute. His life begins to collapse around his ears when his distraught son volunteers a full confession, and then threatens to jump to his death from a warehouse roof. Elsewhere, Nixon is haunted by the memory of her recent relationship with corrupt copper Cavanaugh, who gloatingly suggests that Manson deliberately let Beech escape from custody. With little evidence to prove his own innocence, Manson is forced to sit back and take the allegations being thrown at him as the DPS start a full-blown investigation.
#42 - Only Fools and Coppers
The Bill Season 20 - Episode 59
Smithy realises that Young has embarked on a foolhardy undercover mission to investigate the Radford clan and tracks her down, begging her to pull out before it's too late - but she turns a deaf ear to his pleas, putting both their lives in peril. Against her wishes, he organises a raid to rescue her, but Thatcher soon puts a spanner in the works and the pair come to blows - but Smithy manages to talk him round. Meanwhile, newlyweds Carver and Ackland return to Sun Hill, Okaro refuses to accept a caution for possession of cannabis, and arrives at work to be met by a mob of journalists baying for his blood, and Hollis and Chambers get to know one another better in the station's stationery cupboard.