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Jack Warner ...
 PC George Dixon / ... (432 episodes, 1955-1976)
Peter Byrne ...
 Det. Sgt. Andy Crawford / ... (424 episodes, 1955-1975)
Geoffrey Adams ...
 Det. Con. Lauderdale / ... (298 episodes, 1958-1972)
Arthur Rigby ...
 Station Sgt. Flint / ... (253 episodes, 1955-1965)
Jeanette Hutchinson ...
 Mary Crawford / ... (213 episodes, 1956-1969)
Nicholas Donnelly ...
 Sgt. Wills / ... (206 episodes, 1960-1976)
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9 July 1955 (UK)  »

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Диксон из Док Грин  »

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In 1976, Criminal Investigation Department's Detective Sergeant Alan Bruton, and Detective Constable Len Clayton were introduced, to inject new life into the twenty-one-year-old series (this was also the reason Dixon's opening and closing monologues were delivered in plain-clothes from his office, rather than the previously-used London backdrop). It was hoped this would broker a Dixonless series called simply "Dock Green". The idea was floated during production of what would become the final run, to decidedly unenthusiastic response. See more »

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[repeated line]
PC George Dixon: Good evening, all.
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Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner
(uncredited)
Composed by Hubert Gregg
[Original series theme tune]
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A gentle show
29 February 2004 | by (Sunderland, England) – See all my reviews

PC George Dixon died just 21 minutes into the film _The Blue Lamp (1950)_ (qv). When filler was needed after a season of _"Fabian of the Yard" (1954)_ (qv) ended 'Ted Willis' (qv) wrote six scripts with PC Dixon back in Dock Green. The series was steady, authentic, and even down to checking that: a) The helmet is kept on when entering a house, but b) is, out of courtesy, when addressing elderly ladies, and c) is removed and held neatly under the right arm when addressing a bishop. [not sure how many bishops where in the programme though] At a time when New York City would see more murders inn a week than Great Britain would in a year it is not surprising that Dock Green was a series of low-level crimes. A gentle series which meant George Dixon's promotion to sergeant in 1964 was a big change , caused in part by 'Jack Warner' (qv)'s arthritis and by his age . (70-year-old coppers don't walk the beat). This allowed the younger characters to come to the fore, although the violent crime rate was never increased just to keep ratings share. Jack's age and arthritis meant his character rarely left the station, and in the final seasons, rarely came from behind his desk. In 1976 the newer, more violent, cop shows won, and Dock Green Station finally closed its doors. Still, 21 minutes to 21 years isn't bad. Evenin' all


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