Pensioners were dying in mysterious circumstances on the latest episode of Wild Bill or were they?
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A series of robberies suggested that a criminal was targeting the pensioners in Boston and a DNA match led Bill (Rob Lowe) and the team to librarian Alma (Emma D’Arcy), whose father they believed was responsible. As he’d been absent for many years, Alma wasn’t able to help them locate him.
As Bill struggled to move the case forward, peppy reporter Lisa (Angela Griffin) gave him plenty of bad press and to make matters worse a leaked list of potential redundancies circulated the office.
Muriel (Bronwyn James) discovered that one of the local paramedics, Henry (Barry Aird), may have been Alma’s father but it turned out he was just an accomplice from back in the day when they committed crimes.
Eventually it was revealed that Alma was behind the break-ins but she was only robbing the homes of pensioners who were already dead, tipped off by Henry. Bill caught her and she told him that she was dying and needed a transplant from her father, who was the only match due to a rare blood type, to survive.
Bill tracked Alma’s father down to a Jesuit community and convinced him to help his daughter.
The synopsis for episode 4 is:
When the body of young local man Will Mowbray is found between two rival farms, a bitter feud is reignited. With the two families – the Merricks and the Gilchrists – having been enemies for over 30 years, the team must deduce which of them is responsible.
Bill and Muriel find themselves on opposite sides and both are determined to prove themselves correct.
Meanwhile, Bill wrestles with introducing Mary to Kelsey, Kelsey makes a new friend at the local comprehensive, and Lydia resents doing Bill’s dirty work as the redundancies commence.
Wild Bill continues at 9pm Wednesday on ITV. Preview the episode with our gallery below: