The Bill recounts the goings-on within and around Sun Hill, a Metropolitan Police Station located in the fictional Borough of Canley, in east London. Now in its 26th year, The Bill is Britain's longest running police drama series, finally outstripping Dixon of Dock Green on 10 August 2005.
Inspector Gina Gold arrived at Sun Hill in June 2002, shortly after the events of the fire. Gina already knew Supt. Okaro at the time, because they were old flames in the 80s. When Okaro left due to promotion to Borough Commander, he and Gina still remained very good friends. Gina was known for her 'iron fist' – mainly due to the fact she loved boxing in her spare time, which led P.C. Emma Keane to make a bullying allegation against her. Consequently, she left on leave, but soon returned. Gina worked closely with Sgt. Dale Smith, who was one of her closest friends at the station and was one of the only ones who she told about having cancer. From her arrival, she soon earned the respect of the relief but still didn't fear mincing her words. One of her first big actions during her time at Sun Hill occurred in December 2002. Whilst out one evening at linedancing, Gina ran into a fight between two boys; one of the lads was Tommy Renolds. When she took Tommy home she realised that she used to be friends with his mum Beverly at school and her older cousin Marilyn. It transpired that Marilyn had contributed to Gina's brother being convicted of murder. He committed suicide in prison and Gina blamed Marilyn for his death. It ended in a dramatic show-down where Marilyn ended up being shot dead, not before having a dig at Gina's infertility.
On Gina's departure, she and Smith shared an emotional moment when, after saying that she would be missed, he said, "Goodnight, Ma'am." Gina replied tearfully, "Goodnight, Sergeant", before looking tearfully around her office.
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