Early Bird is the 180th episode of The Bill.
P.C. Edwards and W.P.C. Brind find an old lady on the street with a bird cage and a suitcase. She has run away from a home and later dies in the canteen. D.C. Lines and D.C. Carver stop and search a cat burglar who uses his socks to avoid leaving fingerprints. D.C. Dashwood and W.P.C. Martella try--unsuccessfully--to catch two pickpockets. Sgt. Peters gives them a hint.