The Bill

8:30pm – Thursday, May 19 on 7TWO

NEW TO 7TWO

In tonight’s episode: D.S. Boulton is accused of causing the death of a suspect and a witness tells the internal investigations unit that it was murder. During the murder trial D.S. Daly tries to get him off the hook by leaning on one of the accomplices in a jewellery raid.

Australia’s number one digital channel 7TWO is set to continue its ratings dominance with new programs including hit UK dramas DOC MARTIN and THE BILL. Also joining the channel’s winning line up is fly-on-the-wall documentary series, THE SAVOY.

Premiering on May 5 at 7:30pm is the popular series DOC MARTIN starring Martin Clunes as Dr Martin Ellingham, a former top surgeon with limited social skills who re-establishes himself as a General Practitioner in a sleepy Cornish village.

Also premiering in May, 7TWO presents the award-winning British police drama series, THE BILL. 7TWO will pick up the action from series 15 with the two-part episode “A Question of Trust.”

7TWO’s two-part documentary special THE SAVOY examines the 200 million pound makeover of London’s famous Savoy Hotel.  The program covers the two year restoration from start to finish, providing a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the people that helped make it happen from the building contactors through to the front-of-house staff.

Another upcoming addition to 7TWO’s lifestyle programming is THE WORLD IN 80 TRADES featuring Connor Woodman, who sets off from his London base with 25,000 pounds in his pocket on a mission to double his money with every trade he makes as he travels across four continents.

Also debuting soon on 7TWO are classic British murder mysteries including CATHERINE COOKSON, RUTH RENDELL and SHERLOCK HOLMES along with timeless British comedy hits ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE, OPEN ALL HOURS, DAD’S ARMY, RISING DAMP, PLEASE SIR, THE FENN STREET GANG and THE DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE.

7TWO is number 1 for Total Individuals (survey year to date, wks 7-16, 2011) securing 6 of the top 10 programs and number 1 for People 25+ with 8 of the top 10 programs on digital channels.

Growth for 7TWO (year on year, wks 7-16, 2011 v wks 7-16, 2010) is up by 38.9% for Total Individuals and up by 48.5% for People 25+.

8:30pm – Saturday, October 23 on ABC1

As The Bill draws to a close after 27 years on air, this special looks back over the lifetime of TV’s longest running police drama, and goes behind the scenes in its final weeks of filming.

With exclusive access to the series’ final shoot, this touching one-off documentary captures the emotion – both tears and laughter – as cast and crew say farewell to the show and film its final ever scenes.

Cast including Alex Walkinshaw (Smithy), Simon Rouse (Supt.

Jack Meadows) and Chris Simmons (DC Mickey Webb) and crew all share their experiences of working on the series, and what it’s like to be filming its last ever scenes.

Series Producer, Tim Key explains about the show’s final two-parter, Respect, which follows the harrowing storyline of a young female gang member torn between her loyalty to the gang and her broken trust of the police, “we wanted to do something that celebrated what The Bill has always been about, ordinary people wearing a uniform and taking responsibility for society, this is what The Bill has always done.” From the ‘making of’ the last ever episode we are taken back to the very first episode – broadcast in 1983, of Jim Carver’s (Mark Wingett) first day as a rookie at fictional police headquarters Sun Hill. We look back at highlights over the years, of the numerous chase scenes synonymous with The Bill, to the many stunts, explosions and arrests.

Two of the show’s longest serving ex-cast members, Graham Cole (PC Tony Stamp) and Trudie Goodwin (Sgt. June Ackland) pay a final visit to the set and take a nostalgic look around as they reminisce about some of their characters’ most memorable storylines – how Stamp once ran over Ackland, their one on- screen kiss, and how Ackland ended up in a disastrous marriage to Jim Carver.

Farewell The Bill also features archive footage of some of the famous faces who’ve appeared over the years as guest artistes, including Roger Daltrey, Ray Winstone, Hugh Laurie, Alex Kingston, David Walliams and John Hannah. As well as actors such as Keira Knightley and James McAvoy who cut their teeth on the series before going on to become big screen stars.

Please note: The DVD preview for this program will be available next week.

8:30pm – Saturday, October 16 on ABC1

Officers find Jasmine Harris (Faye Daveney) after she’s been raped by members of the ‘Parkway Crew’ as payback for talking to the police. Meanwhile, Supt. Jack Meadows (Simon Rouse) continues questioning Carlos Miller (Lewis Chase) to make him admit that Gary Wilson (Darragh Mortell) – the leader of the gang – murdered Liam Martin. When CCTV footage shows Wilson and Colin Simmons (Jumayn Hunter) amongst others, at the scene of Jasmine’s rape, both are arrested.

Insp. Smith (Alex Walkinshaw) visits Jasmine in hospital in an attempt to get her to talk about the rape, but she’s too frightened. He tries again back at the station but she refuses to press charges. Without DNA evidence and a statement from Jasmine, there’s no option but to release Wilson, and the team watches in bewilderment as Jasmine gets into his car.

Determined to find evidence linking Liam’s murder and Jasmine’s rape, police continue to search for Derek Bailey (Femi Wilhelm) who called the ambulance following Liam’s stabbing.

Meanwhile, with evidence that a gun was fired at the rape scene, Smithy and Sgt. Stone (Sam Callis) deduce that someone in the gang fired the shot to help Jasmine.

Still angered that Jasmine was allowed to return to the estate after her questioning about Liam’s murder (leading to her subsequent rape), Mickey Webb (Chris Simmons) is determined to achieve justice for his one-time informant. He persuades 13-year-old ‘Parkway Crew’ ‘mule’ Ruby Collier (Shahnequa Duprey) to tell him where Derek is hiding out.

They find Derek dying of gunshot wounds, but Gary Wilson surprises Sgt. Stone by holding a gun to his head. Stone activates his panic button, but the tension is high as he tries to get Wilson to drop the gun. Will Mickey finally be able to regain Jasmine’s respect and persuade her to make a statement? And what lengths will Meadows go to in order to secure a confession for Liam’s murder?

8:30pm – Saturday, October 9 on ABC1

In this two-part story (the last two of The Bill) 14-year- old Liam Martin is stabbed on a local estate and dies in Insp. Smith’s (Smithy) Alex Walkinshaw) arms. Sgt.

Callum Stone (Sam Callis) and the troops give chase but fail to catch the suspect running from the scene. CCTV footage confirms Liam was acting as a ‘mule’ in the ‘Parkway Crew’ gang for leaders Gary Wilson (Darragh Mortell) and Carlos Miller (Lewis Chase). Police trace the ambulance call to another gang member Derek Bailey (Femi Wilhelm), but he won’t talk.

CCTV shows that Jasmine Harris (Faye Daveney) – a previous informant of DC Mickey Webb (Chris Simmons) – was spotted near the murder scene, and Mickey tracks her down for an informal chat. She feels Mickey betrayed her in their past dealings and refuses to talk but Jasmine is implicated when her call was the last to Liam’s phone, and she’s arrested and brought in for questioning by Superintendent Jack Meadows (Simon Rouse).

The team believes Jasmine was used by the gang to lure Liam to his eventual fate, and DC Grace Dasari (Amita Dhiri) gets Jasmine to admit that Carlos Miller forced her to make the call.

With their only clue to the murder being a bloody footprint, Smithy and the team visit Carlos’s house in search of trainers, only to find he’s washed them and some clothing that morning.

With barely enough evidence to arrest Carlos, Smithy and Stone bring him into Sun Hill for questioning. All he will admit is that it was self-defence.

Meanwhile, Jasmine is released on bail, against the advice of Mickey who fears for her safety.

She returns to the estate, without protection, into the arms of the gang who take savage revenge on her for talking to the police and disrespecting the gang…

To be continued….

Two-part final episodes on Saturday October 9 & 16 at 8.30pm

Watch out for The Bill Farewell Special to air on Saturday October 23 at 8.30pm –includes interviews with Bill stars over the years; a look at the many famous actors who have starred on The Bill; and facts and figures about the show’s history… 

Episode 51 – Respect (part 1)

In this two-part story (the last two of The Bill) 14-year-old Liam Martin is stabbed on a local estate and dies in Insp. Smith’s (Smithy) Alex Walkinshaw) arms. Sgt. Callum Stone (Sam Callis) and the troops give chase but fail to catch the suspect running from the scene. CCTV footage confirms Liam was acting as a ‘mule’ in the ‘Parkway Crew’ gang for leaders Gary Wilson (Darragh Mortell) and Carlos Miller (Lewis Chase). Police trace the ambulance call to another gang member Derek Bailey (Femi Wilhelm), but he won’t talk. 

CCTV shows that Jasmine Harris (Faye Daveney) – a previous informant of DC Mickey Webb (Chris Simmons) – was spotted near the murder scene, and Mickey tracks her down for an informal chat. But she feels Mickey betrayed her in their past dealings, and refuses to talk. But Jasmine is implicated when her call was the last to Liam’s phone, and she’s arrested and brought in for questioning by Superintendent Jack Meadows (Simon Rouse).

The team believes Jasmine was used by the gang to lure Liam to his eventual fate, and DC Grace Dasari (Amita Dhiri) gets Jasmine to admit that Carlos Miller forced her to make the call. With their only clue to the murder being a bloody footprint, Smithy and the team visit Carlos’ house in search of trainers, only to find he’s washed them and some clothing that morning. With barely enough evidence to arrest Carlos, Smithy and Stone bring him into Sun Hill for questioning. All he will admit is that it was self defence. 

Meanwhile, Jasmine is released on bail, against the advice of Mickey who fears for her safety. She returns to the estate, without protection, into the arms of the gang who take savage revenge on her for talking to the police and disrespecting the gang… 

 

Episode 52 – Respect (Part 2)

When officers find Jasmine Harris (Faye Daveney) after she’s been raped by members of the Parkway Crew they know it’s payback for talking to the police. Superintendent Jack Meadows (Simon Rouse) continues questioning Carlos Miller (Lewis Chase) to make him admit that Gary Wilson (Darragh Mortell) is the leader of the gang, and that he murdered Liam Martin. Meanwhile DI Neil Manson (Andrew Lancel) and the team watch CCTV footage which shows Gary Wilson and Colin Simmons (Jumayn Hunter) amongst others at the scene of Jasmine’s rape. Both men are quickly arrested. 

Inspector Dale Smith (Alex Walkinshaw) visits Jasmine in hospital in an attempt to get her to open up about the attack, but she’s scared and won’t talk. Along with DC Grace Dasari (Amita Dhiri) he tries again back at the station but she refuses to press charges. With a lack of DNA evidence and without a statement from Jasmine, the team have no option but to release Gary Wilson and Colin Simmons, and Smithy, Grace and DC Mickey Webb (Chris Simmons) watch in bewilderment as Jasmine gets into a car and drives off with the very men accused of raping her. 

The team are determined to find evidence linking the cases of Liam’s murder and Jasmine’s rape and continue to search for Derek Bailey (Femi Wilhelm) who’s gone into hiding after calling the ambulance following Liam’s stabbing. Meanwhile, CSE Eddie Olosunje (Jason Barnett) finds evidence of a gun having been fired at the scene of the rape and Smithy and Sergeant Callum Stone (Sam Callis) surmise that someone in the gang fired the shot to break up the situation in defence of Jasmine. But who pulled the trigger? 

Still angered that Jasmine had been allowed to return to the estate after her initial questioning about Liam’s murder (leading to her subsequent rape), Mickey Webb is determined to achieve justice for her – a previous informant of his. Anxious to make amends for letting her down and regain her trust in the police, Mickey pushes ahead in the search for Derek Bailey and chats with Ruby Collier (Shahnequa Duprey), a 13-year-old ‘mule’ used by the Parkway Crew. He manages to persuade Ruby to tell him where Derek is hiding out. 

Following Ruby’s tip-off, Stone eventually finds Derek Bailey in a derelict flat, with gunshot wounds. But he comes face to face with Gary Wilson who points a gun at his head. Stone activates his panic button and an armed response unit is called to the scene, but the tension is high as he tries to get Wilson to drop the gun. Will Mickey finally be able to regain Jasmine’s respect and persuade her to make a statement? And what length will Meadows go in order to secure a confession for Liam’s murder? 

8:30pm – Saturday, October 2 on ABC1

PCs Ben Gayle (Micah Balfour) and Kirsty Knight (Sarah Manners) are called when a seven-year-old boy tells his teacher that he and his mother were threatened by a man with a knife. They wonder why his mother didn’t report the incident.

When confronted, the mother, Claire Iqbal (Hannah Kew), refuses to give police any information, but when she’s attacked again later that day she’s persuaded to tell them what’s going on. She claims she’s being blackmailed by a local hood Jamal Carr (Ashley Chin) who is threatening to tell her brutal ex- husband where she’s living.

Meanwhile, Sgt. Stone (Sam Callis) turns up at his father’s funeral determined to convince his estranged mother Bridget (Margot Leicester) that his father was guilty of raping a probationary constable 20 years before. Once again Bridget refuses to believe him, so he illegally accesses the file on the case from the police records department, and then visits Kelly Ryan (Lesley Vickerage), the alleged victim.

Meanwhile, Jamal Carr denies trying to blackmail Claire Iqbal and police struggle to get any incriminating evidence against him. Insp. Smith (Alex Walkinshaw) suspects that Sgt. Stone has coerced his young PCs into a scheme to trap Carr and is furious.

And when Insp. Smith discovers that Sgt. Stone has accessed police files for his own ends, he warns that he is on dangerous ground…

As The Bill draws to a close after 27 years on air, this special looks back over the lifetime of TV’s longest running police drama, and goes behind the scenes in its final weeks of filming.

With exclusive access to the series’ final shoot, this touching one-off documentary captures the emotion – both tears and laughter – as both cast and crew say farewell to the show and film its final ever scenes.

Cast  including Alex Walkinshaw (Smithy), Simon Rouse (Supt .Jack Meadows) and Chris Simmons (DC Mickey Webb) and crew all share their experiences of working on the series, and what it’s like to be filming it’s last ever scenes.

Series Producer, Tim Key explains about the show’s final two-parter, ‘Respect’, which follows the harrowing storyline of a young female gang member torn between her loyalty to the gang and her broken trust of the police, “we wanted to do something that celebrated what The Bill has always been about, ordinary people wearing a uniform and taking responsibility for society, this is what The Bill has always done.”

From the ‘making of’ the last ever episode we are taken back to very first episode – broadcast in 1983, of Jim Carver’s (Mark Wingett) first day as a rookie at fictional police headquarters Sun Hill. We look back at highlights over the years, of the numerous chase scenes synonymous with The Bill, to the many stunts, explosions and arrests.

Two of the show’s longest serving ex-cast members, Graham Cole (PC Tony Stamp) and Trudie Goodwin (Sgt. June Ackland) pay a final visit to the set and take a nostalgic look around as they reminisce about some of their characters’ most memorable storylines – how Stamp once ran over Ackland, their one on-screen kiss, and how Ackland ended up in a disastrous marriage to Jim Carver.

Farewell The Bill also features archive footage of some of the famous faces who’ve appeared over the years as guest artistes, including Roger Daltrey, Ray Winstone, Hugh Laurie, Alex Kingston, David Walliams and John Hannah.  As well as actors such as Keira Knightley and James McAvoy who cut their teeth on the series before going on to become big screen stars.

ABC1 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 23 AT 8:30

8:30pm – Saturday, September 25 on ABC1

When police are called to a badly injured young woman Zoe Richards (Leila Mimmack) who has apparently fallen from a first floor window, she won’t tell them what happened.

Police then discover the house is a brothel, and Zoe’s apparently been working as a prostitute.

With suspicious burn marks on her arms Zoe’s pimp Dylan Prest (William Ellis), is questioned and police think he may have pushed Zoe out the window. But there is insufficient evidence to prosecute, and Prest claims he is innocent.

Sgt. Stone (Sam Callis) and PC Kirsty Knight (Sarah Manners) are increasingly frustrated when they can’t place Prest at the scene at the time Zoe fell, but they’re convinced he either pushed Zoe or she jumped to get away from him.

Zoe finally admits that she jumped because Prest was knocking at her door and she knew he was going to harm her. But police are at a loss about how to charge Prest when he didn’t actually get to her.

Meanwhile, Zoe’s credit card machine reveals she had a client that morning, and Sgt. Stone hopes they may have a witness to what happened. But what Zoe’s client tells them takes Prest out of the frame altogether. However, no-one is happy that Prest should get away with his treatment of Zoe, and PC Knight feels compromised when she thinks Sgt. Stone has taken matters into his own hands.

Sgt. Stone, meanwhile, having ignored his mother’s phone calls all day, listens with dread to the message he doesn’t want to hear…

8:30pm – Saturday, September 18 on ABC1

Police called to a burglary at the home of Fiona and Howard Walsh find their dog brutally slain. Neighbours say the couple is in Spain on holidays.

While it appears to be just a break in, Crime Scene Investigator Eddie Olosunje (Jason Barnett) reveals the house alarm has been disabled and the safe opened.

Their car is missing and they are not answering their mobile phones either.

Fears escalate when the couple’s car is later found burnt out on a nearby field with their luggage still on board.

DS Stevie Moss (Lucy Speed) questions the Walsh’s son Rory (Stuart Laing), who has a prison record. He admits to stealing money from his parents’ safe, but denies having anything to do with their disappearance.

Police discover the couple never did catch their flight to Spain, and someone is systematically withdrawing money from their account at ATMs in the city. When cameras reveal it’s Howard Walsh, police set a trap, but a terrified Walsh gets away. When they review the footage, Sgt.

Stone (Sam Callis) identifies a man standing in close proximity at every ATM Walsh uses.