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Series cast summary:
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)  »

Also Known As:

Диксон из Док Грин  »

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(1955-1969)| (1969-1976)

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Only 32 episodes out of the full 432 survive: 11 from the monochrome run and 21 from the colour era. The others were wiped by the BBC. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
PC George Dixon: Good evening, all.
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Connections

Referenced in Julie Walters and Friends (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

An Ordinary Copper
(uncredited)
Composed by Jeff Darnell
Arranged and Performed by Ken Jones and his Orchestra
[Series theme tune]
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The proto TV cop show
9 July 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This was British TV's original police series. I'm not old enough to remember the early days of this show, but I grew up with it in the sixties and seventies. At the time, Dixon of Dock Green already seemed old fashioned compared with Z-cars or US shows like Ironside. It was a cozy and faintly sentimental representation of policing. Despite this, it retained a certain authenticity that other shows lacked. The police officers that I had met had more in common with Dixon than any other TV character. Jack Warner's perennial character George Dixon oozed calm authority and respectable self-assurance. Each programme was introduced by the whistled theme tune after which George Dixon would always begin a spoken introduction direct to camera with the words "Evening all". He would make dry observations about "villains" and the frailties of human nature. The episode's drama would then be played out. By the seventies Dixon himself rarely played a huge part in the story; he was pretty old. The programme would end with Dixon again; this time proposing a moral for the story. He invariably signed off with the words "'Night all". They don't make shows like this any more. Pity.


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