The Bill (1984–2010)
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Clutching at Straws 

When a gang of thugs use violence to extort money from local youths, Brownlow takes a "hands off" approach. Cryer and Galloway investigate a series of attempted child abductions.

Director:

Christopher Hodson

Writers:

Geoff McQueen (deviser), Geoff McQueen | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Richard ... Sgt. Cryer
John Salthouse ... Det. Insp. Galloway
Mark Wingett ... P.C. Carver
Trudie Goodwin ... W.P.C. Ackland
Gary Olsen Gary Olsen ... P.C. Litten
Colin Blumenau Colin Blumenau ... P.C. Edwards
Tony Scannell Tony Scannell ... Det. Sgt. Roach
Jon Iles Jon Iles ... Det. Con. Dashwood
Roger Leach Roger Leach ... Sgt. Penny
Jeff Stewart Jeff Stewart ... P.C. Hollis (as Jeffrey Stewart)
Anthony Ingram Anthony Ingram ... Simon Doleman (as Antony Ingram)
June Brown June Brown ... Mrs. Doleman
Bruce Payne ... Paul March
Adam Armstrong Adam Armstrong ... Billy March
Jonathan Stratt Jonathan Stratt ... Terry Collins
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Storyline

When a gang of thugs use violence to extort money from local youths, Brownlow takes a "hands off" approach. Cryer and Galloway investigate a series of attempted child abductions.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Release Date:

30 October 1984 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Two noticeable cameos for future actors. Firstly Bruce Payne who would go on to star in films like Passenger 57, and the more famous June Brown who is famed for Dot Cotton on Eastenders. See more »

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