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 / ... (1,113 episodes, 1984-2009)
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 P.C. Reg Hollis / ... (916 episodes, 1984-2008)
Trudie Goodwin ...
 Sgt. June Ackland / ... (914 episodes, 1984-2007)
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 DCI Jack Meadows / ... (844 episodes, 1990-2010)
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 D.C. Jim Carver / ... (743 episodes, 1984-2007)
Eric Richard ...
 Sgt. Bob Cryer / ... (709 episodes, 1984-2004)
Colin Tarrant ...
 Insp. Andrew Monroe / ... (651 episodes, 1990-2002)
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 P.C. Dave Quinnan / ... (630 episodes, 1987-2002)
Tony O'Callaghan ...
 Sgt. Matthew Boyden / ... (614 episodes, 1989-2003)
Huw Higginson ...
 P.C. George Garfield / ... (583 episodes, 1989-2000)
Lisa Geoghan ...
 W.P.C. Polly Page / ... (539 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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Burnside (Christopher Ellison) was originally called Tommy when he guest starred in series one and two, but when he appeared as a regular character from 1988 onwards his first name was changed to Frank. This was because there was a real-life Tommy Burnside serving in the Metropolitan police at the time. See more »

Quotes

DI Samantha Nixon: No, no. Go on. What's wrong with it?
DC Jacob Banks: Nothing as such, Guv, but it's quite a list to wade through. If you want it to read better, you could break it up with some semi-colons. They're...
DI Samantha Nixon: Yeah, little commas with dots on the top, yeah I know what they are Banksy.
DC Jacob Banks: Right, well I wasn't suggesting that you don't...
DI Samantha Nixon: I'd like to see you try this with Jack Meadows!
DC Jacob Banks: That'd be Jack 'No Spell Check' Meadows?
DI Samantha Nixon: I knew it was a mistake bringing a teacher into the department.
PC Millie Brown: Excuse me, Ma'am. Can I just have a...
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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: Blackmail and the Fourth Estate (1992) 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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