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The Bill: Long Odds

Dave Litten's actions on taking information to Roy and not Bob causes conflict.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 1.4
Airdate: Tuesday November 06th, 1984

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Guest Stars
Cheryl Hall
As Sadie
Edward O'Connell (1)
As Boy Mugger
John Lyons
As Fire Officer
Michael N. Harbour
As Det. Insp. Wheeler
Neil Conrich
As Det. Sgt.
Ray Armstrong (1)
As Det. Chief. Insp. Kirk
Shirley Cain
As Mrs. Taylor
Tessa Bell-Briggs
As W.P.C. Picton
Trevor Cooper
As Det. Sgt. Danes
Sean Bean
As Horace Clark
Tony Hippolyte
As Desmond Holt
Main Cast
Jeff Stewart
As P.C. Reg Hollis
Trudie Goodwin
As W.P.C. / Sgt. June Ackland
Mark Wingett
As P.C. / D.C. Jim Carver
Eric Richard
As Sgt. Bob Cryer
Peter Ellis (3)
As Ch. Supt. Charles Brownlow
Tony Scannell
As D.S. Ted Roach
Nula Conwell
As W.P.C. / W.D.C. Viv Martella
Jon Iles
As D.C. Mike Dashwood
Roger Leach
As Sgt. Tom Penny
Colin Blumenau
As P.C. Francis 'Taffy' Edwards
Robert Hudson
As P.C. Tony 'Yorkie' Smith
Ashley Gunstock
As P.C. Robin Frank
John Salthouse
As Det. Insp. Roy Galloway
Gary Olsen
As P.C. Dave Litten
Episode Notes
The episode was also released on the Series 1 DVD Boxset released by Network in the UK in 2005.

The Series 1 DVD Boxset was released in North America in 2007.

Sean Bean appears in this episode, this is an early television appearance for the successful actor. Since this appearance he has appeared in many blockbuster films and also the Sharpe television series in the 1990s.

Episode Goofs
PC Tony "Yorkie" Smith appears to be in two places at once. He is at the building collapse with Jim Carver and Tom Penny. He is also seen in the next scene standing guard outside the post office after the robbery has been foiled. The episode cuts back to the accident scene and he is back there again.

P.C. Litten is given his secondment for CID in this episode, but in Woodentop he had already received it.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorGeoff McQueen
Executive ProducerLloyd Shirley
Casting DirectorPat O'Connell
Warning: The Bill season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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