Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

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Series cast summary:
Graham Cole ...
 PC Tony Stamp / ... (1,143 episodes, 1984-2009)
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 P.C. Hollis / ... (950 episodes, 1984-2008)
Trudie Goodwin ...
 Sgt. June Ackland / ... (936 episodes, 1984-2007)
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 DCI Jack Meadows / ... (853 episodes, 1990-2010)
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 D.C. Jim Carver / ... (756 episodes, 1984-2007)
Eric Richard ...
 Sgt. Bob Cryer / ... (730 episodes, 1984-2004)
Colin Tarrant ...
 Insp. Andrew Monroe / ... (679 episodes, 1990-2002)
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 P.C. Dave Quinnan / ... (648 episodes, 1987-2002)
Tony O'Callaghan ...
 Sgt. Matthew Boyden / ... (636 episodes, 1989-2003)
Huw Higginson ...
 P.C. George Garfield / ... (608 episodes, 1989-2000)
Lisa Geoghan ...
 W.P.C. Polly Page / ... (547 episodes, 1991-2004)
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Uniform officers and detectives from Sun Hill police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis. A policeman's job is much more than just catching criminals; in order to survive each day they must deal with frustrating members of the public, and often their own colleagues. From petty thieves to violent drug dealers, life is never easy for the members of the Metropolitan Police Force. Written by ttl

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16 October 1984 (UK)  »

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(1988-1998) | (1984-1988, 1998-2010)

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Trivia

Space was so tight in the building used for the set of the first Sun Hill station that Chief Superintendent Brownlow's (Peter Ellis) office doubled as producer Michael Chapman's office, and the canteen set was the actual canteen used by cast and crew. See more »

Quotes

PC Diane Noble: Great... Sierra Oscar from four-eight-three... Assistance required, Dorall Road... We got any sheep dogs?
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Crazy Credits

There were actually three versions of the credits featuring the plodding feet. There was a blue-tint version used in the original episodes in the 1980s, a 1990s fuzzy, overcast version and mid-1990s fine weather version. See more »

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Referenced in Cluedo: Christmas Past, Christmas Present (1990) See more »

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Unrecognisable from the original "Bill"
3 September 2003 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have followed this series from its earliest episodes and have rarely found it hard going until recently. Although it still delivers good entertainment, the show has lost much of its grittiness (although in many ways it is probably more realistic).Up until the recent dramatic changes (the bombing of Sun Hill and resultant death of many of the main characters)there was little shown of the violence, blood etc that is part and parcel of real police work. The show has suffered considerably for those of us who remember the good old days of Burnside, Tosh Lines et al. Serialising the episodes is not in itself a bad thing, for that makes it more believable than the old concept that each case was tied up in the half hour - or one hour episode, it does however mean that much of the crispness of the show is lost in the process. For the undedicated, the focus on private lives (and romances in the station)turns it very much into a "soap" and less of a serious show. I am still recovering from the first time Jim kissed June - it was a bit like watching someone kiss his sister! I suppose that the Old Bill is gone for good, but it still is good entertainment - and I suppose this is what we watch TV for.


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