The Bill (1984–2010)

196: Don't Bring Me Down 

A boy is attacked at a laundry place. Jacks affair with Rachel nearly comes out in court. Manson still creates friction with the rest of the team.


Ken Grieve


Simon McCleave, Geoff McQueen (series deviser)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Diane Parish Diane Parish ... DC Eva Sharpe
Natalie Roles ... DS Debbie McAllister
Simon Rouse ... DCI Jack Meadows
Ciaran Griffiths ... PC Gary Best
Andrew Lancel ... DI Neil Manson
Graham Cole Graham Cole ... PC Tony Stamp
Kim Tiddy Kim Tiddy ... PC Honey Harman
Vickie Gates Vickie Gates ... SRO Marilyn Chambers
Chris Simmons Chris Simmons ... DC Mickey Webb
Lysette Anthony ... Rachel Heath
Sarah Flind ... Prosecuting Barrister
Tyler Butterworth ... Defence Barrister
Stephen Wight ... Carl Ferguson (as Stephen Wright)
George Brown George Brown ... Joe Nelson
Patrick Miller Patrick Miller ... Andy Nelson


Debbie investigates a vicious attack on two young teenage boys Jack's former lover Rachel Heath stands trial for assault, and threatens to go public and tell the court about their affair unless he agrees to help her with his career on the line for the 3rd time in 4 years Jack makes a surprise proposal which shocks Rachel to the core meanwhile the pressure starts mounting for Neil when Eva implies she knows about his father in law's sordid sexual practice and fondness for rent boys then tries to blackmail him in order to secure her own stake in a case Neil manages to find a hold over her when he discovers the details surrounding Jack and Rachel Heath's affair and threatens to tell all.

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Crime | Drama





Release Date:

4 March 2004 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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1.78 : 1
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