The Bill (1984–2010)

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Episodes follow uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station as they enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

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Series cast summary:
Graham Cole ...
 PC Tony Stamp / ... (1,071 episodes, 1984-2009)
Trudie Goodwin ...
 Sgt. June Ackland / ... (882 episodes, 1984-2007)
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 P.C. Reg Hollis / ... (874 episodes, 1984-2008)
Simon Rouse ...
 DCI Jack Meadows / ... (842 episodes, 1990-2010)
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 D.C. Jim Carver / ... (721 episodes, 1984-2007)
Eric Richard ...
 Sgt. Bob Cryer / ... (670 episodes, 1984-2004)
Tony O'Callaghan ...
 Sgt. Matthew Boyden / ... (610 episodes, 1989-2003)
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 P.C. Dave Quinnan / ... (599 episodes, 1987-2002)
Colin Tarrant ...
 Insp. Andrew Monroe / ... (584 episodes, 1990-2002)
Huw Higginson ...
 P.C. George Garfield / ... (548 episodes, 1989-2000)
Lisa Geoghan ...
 W.P.C. Polly Page / ... (540 episodes, 1992-2004)
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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

Rick Wakeman was offered the chance to write the theme tune either for this series or for Lytton's Diary (1985). He chose the latter, believing that it had the best potential of the two to be a long running series. It ran for two seasons. See more »

Quotes

DCI Jack Meadows: The DI's come very far very fast. He's a man with friends in high places. His father-in-law is DAC Pearson.
DC Eva Sharpe: So the DI's beyond criticism is he Guv?
DCI Jack Meadows: ell he thinks he's untouchable. But you concentrate on your own career, not the DI's, otherwise you'll find yourself on a downward path.
DC Eva Sharpe: Guv... Will you be, putting it in my papers?
DCI Jack Meadows: This is between me and you. But don't let me find you digging for dirt on a senior or any other member of my team again.
DC Eva Sharpe: Understood.
DCI Jack Meadows: Now, one other question. Did you ...
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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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The Bill RIP
2 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I wrote a review a couple of years ago regretting the direction the programme had taken. I note that several other readers have also commented on The Bill's headlong descent into pantomime soap-opera. I cannot believe that many of the show's long-time fans (which included the eminent historian Andrew Roberts) now bother to watch. Very occasionally I steel myself to tune in for part of an episode but end up watching through my fingers. My most recent visits coincided with the police station being blown up for the second time in five years, the exposure of yet another psychopathic deranged serial-killer police officer, Superintentent Okaro's entire family being wiped out and the poor man going doolally and a regular character being held hostage for the umpteenth time. Not to mention yet another series regular being involved in a relationship with a criminal and struggling with divided loyalties. Enough already! Let Sun Hill join Dock Green and Newtown in that great police beat in the sky.


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