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 / ... (1,122 episodes, 1984-2009)
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 P.C. Hollis / ... (931 episodes, 1984-2008)
Trudie Goodwin ...
 Sgt. June Ackland / ... (918 episodes, 1984-2007)
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 DCI Jack Meadows / ... (844 episodes, 1990-2010)
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 D.C. Jim Carver / ... (747 episodes, 1984-2007)
Eric Richard ...
 Sgt. Bob Cryer / ... (712 episodes, 1984-2004)
Colin Tarrant ...
 Insp. Andrew Monroe / ... (657 episodes, 1990-2002)
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 P.C. Dave Quinnan / ... (638 episodes, 1987-2002)
Tony O'Callaghan ...
 Sgt. Matthew Boyden / ... (619 episodes, 1989-2003)
Huw Higginson ...
 P.C. George Garfield / ... (594 episodes, 1989-2000)
Lisa Geoghan ...
 W.P.C. Polly Page / ... (540 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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The UK police rank system is organized thus: Police Constable (PC), Sergeant, Inspector, Chief Inspector, Superintendent, Chief Superintendent. (detectives are Detective Constable, Detective Sergeant and so on.) Then for the most senior ranks, in the Metropolitan Police: Commander, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner; in the rest of Britain's police forces: Assistant Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable, Chief Constable. See more »

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CSE Eddie Olosunje: The body is that of a five foot ten, caucasian male, aged twenty-two years.
DC Jacob Banks: How can you tell that without a post-mortem?
CSE Eddie Olosunje: Erm... He was a studious young man with a thirst for knowledge... Wait a minute, I'm getting more... His name was William, William Lucas...
DC Jacob Banks: You found his wallet...?
CSE Eddie Olosunje: Yeah, it was tucked under the brick work. His library card was dated 1978.
DC Jacob Banks: So he's been in there for thirty years?
CSE Eddie Olosunje: Yeah. His overdue fees must be enormous...
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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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Used to be a great police program but has turned into a bad unrealistic soap
25 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I used to always love the bill because of its great script and characters, but lately i feel as though it has turned into an emotional type of soap. If you look at promotional pictures/posters of the bill now you will see either two of the officers hugging/kissing or something to do with friendships whereas promotional pictures of the bill a long time ago would have shown something to do with crime. This proves that it has changed a lot from being an absolutely amazing Police drama to an average type of television soap. When i watch it i feel like I'm watching a police version of Coronation Street or something similar. I have to say i still like the bill as I'm interested in Police work and that type of thing but i really miss the greatness that The Bill used to have. I want to rate it as 2 out of ten because you have to admit it has been totally ruined by the people who took the bill over.

As for the script and characters they have both gone downhill, most of the great characters are gone now (although a few still remain i think) and I'm not saying that the newer characters are poor or anything because they definitely aren't, its just that they lack the tough looks, personalities and script lines that all of the old characters used to have because most of the new ones are at the moment involved with silly relationships and family trouble.

Overall being one of the only Police programs on television these days, The Bill will always be a crappily interesting thing to watch, but like i say it has lost a lot of its uniqueness (if thats the right spelling) and would now be classed as a terrible, unreal television soap.

Recommended to watch for a good laugh over the stupidity of the police officers involved - 2/10


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