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Jim Shelley's Screen burn: The Bill

27 August 2010 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

'Characters like Tosh were axed. Old-school coppers were replaced by strippergrams'

I love The Bill. I make no bones about it. I'll come clean. I'm renowned for it. Hence, here I am. Tragically, I'm here not to write about my love for it, but about its death. This week (Tue, 9pm, ITV1) it is murdered, by ITV.

This will be episode 2,400, and in a personal or professional capacity, I have probably watched all of them. I must have spent weeks, months of my life watching The Bill. (I know what you're thinking: "Oh, lucky man.") This is probably the biggest commitment I've ever made to anything.

The rewards, though, have been both spiritual and munificent. For example, I have a pretty nifty collection of memorabilia that's been sent to me by The Bill press office. I have a large toy Bill black Maria. This came accompanied by an Action Man-style »

- Jim Shelley

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