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The Bill (TV Series 1984–2010) Poster

(1984–2010)

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Follows 

Storyboard: Woodentop (1983) (TV Episode)

Version of 

Die Wache (1994) (TV Series)
version of same show concept from different country

Edited into 

Total Cops (2003) (TV Movie)
The Bill Uncovered: Des and Reg (2004) (TV Movie)
Clip Show
The Bill @ 21 (2004) (TV Movie)
Weekend long special featuring past episodes and specially recorded links to celebrate 21 years of the show.
The Bill Uncovered: Kerry's Story (2004) (TV Movie)
Clip Show
The Bill Uncovered: Jim's Story (2005) (TV Movie)
Clip Show
The Bill Uncovered: On the Front Line (2006) (TV Movie)
Clip Show

Spin-off 

Burnside (2000) (TV Series)
Beech Is Back (2001) (TV Mini-Series)

Referenced in 

The Man from Auntie: Episode #1.3 (1990) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Ben Elton
Cluedo: Christmas Past, Christmas Present (1990) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Tony Scannell and Trudie Goodwin's introductions.
Cluedo: Blackmail and the Fourth Estate (1992) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Kevin Lloyd's introduction.
Cluedo: The Hanged Man (1993) (TV Episode)
Title referenced during Nula Conwell's introduction.
Room 101: Episode #1.7 (1994) (TV Episode)
Maureen Lipman says this series was really a revamp of Z Cars.
Bottom: Break (1995) (TV Episode)
Richie shouts to a policeman "It's no wonder they make programs like The Bill to take the piss out of you!"
Bottom: Dough (1995) (TV Episode)
Richie says he's so bored he could watch a whole episode of this without vomiting blood.
Drop the Dead Donkey: Inside the Asylum (1996) (TV Episode)
After she is carjacked, Helen is asked by a passer-by if she is filming an episode of The Bill.
Night Fever: Episode dated 1 January 1997 (1997) (TV Episode)
Seeta Indrani is announced as being an actress on the series.
British Men Behaving Badly: Wedding (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tony
I'm Alan Partridge: Watership Alan (1997) (TV Episode)
An actress can't make it to help Alan because in Lynne's words "She's got a part in The Bill"
42 Up (1998) (TV Movie)
Room 101: Episode #5.3 (2000) (TV Episode)
Bill Bailey complains about the revised version of the theme tune
The Jury (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
The names of fourteen characters from "The Bill" are visible on the computer screen when the jury selection is taking place.
Soap Stars Up a Mountain (2002) (TV Movie)
Simon Rouse, Matthew Crompton, Suzanne Maddock and Natalie Roles appear from The Bill.
The Ralf Little Show: Episode #1.7 (2002) (TV Episode)
Discussed.
The Getaway (2002) (Video Game)
Red Dwarf: The Starbuggers - Series VI (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
The Thick of It: Episode #1.2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Hugh notices Mary acting in an episode of the show.
Extras: Ross Kemp (2005) (TV Episode)
Other extras list this show as being in their filmography to Andy
The Einstein Factor: Episode #2.33 (2005) (TV Episode)
Seasons 14-19 are chosen by Sarah Lau as her special subject.
'Extras': The Difficult Second Album (2005) (Video)
Mentioned by name
Ideal: The Christmas Special (2005) (TV Episode)
Colin suggests PC should sing the theme from "The Bill".
The Silence (2006) (TV Movie)
mentioned by a girl
Room 101: Episode #11.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Benidorm: Episode #1.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
The Garvey family sit down to watch TV and the theme tune can be heard
Comedy Connections: Don't Wait Up (2007) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
Hot Fuzz (2007)
"walking feet" shots, like those in the opening titles of The Bill
The IT Crowd: The Work Outing (2007) (TV Episode)
Roy wants to see the play because "Laura Knightley from The Bill" is in it.
The Real 'Life on Mars'! (2008) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Bill Made Me Famous (2008) (TV Movie)
Features interviews with past and present cast members.
Have I Got News for You: Episode #37.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Paul Merton mentions the show.
Leipzig Homicide: Entführung in London (2009) (TV Episode)
Crossover with the British show.
Peep Show: Jeremy in Love (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when Mark asks if the history walk guide is an out-of-work actor.
Rob Brydon: Live (2009) (Video)
Referenced by name
The All Star Impressions Show (2009) (TV Movie)
Stephen Mulhern mentions the programme when introducing Mark Wingett.
Farewell 'The Bill' (2010) (TV Movie)
Documentary about the ending of the series after 26 years.
Top Gear: Episode #19.5 (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned by James McAvoy
The Graham Norton Show: Sir Kenneth Branagh/Keira Knightley/Lee Mack/Thierry Henry/Katy B (2014) (TV Episode)
Keira Knightley's role in the episode "Swan Song" is discussed
The Wright Stuff: Episode #19.68 (2014) (TV Episode)
During the introduction Ben talked about his years on the show before his move into stage musicals!
Have I Got News for You: Episode #47.5 (2014) (TV Episode)
Paul Merton suggests that Max Clifford threatened to get a judge a role on the show.
The Jump: 2016: Week 1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Barry Davies.
Too Much TV: Episode #1.16 (2016) (TV Episode)
Theme music played.
Too Much TV: Episode #1.25 (2016) (TV Episode)
Included in a list of Larry Lamb's TV credits, sung by Aled Jones. Title card shown on-screen.

Featured in 

The Best of the Bill (2000) (TV Movie)
behind the scenes
49 Up (2005) (TV Movie)
Tony the cab driver is featured in a bit part in "The Bill."
Screenwipe: Screenwipe USA (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Room 101: Episode #11.2 (2007) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown
TV Burp: Episode #6.1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Various episodes featured and mocked by Hill
TV Burp: Episode #6.5 (2007) (TV Episode)
Various scenes mocked by Hill.
TV Burp: Episode #6.7 (2007) (TV Episode)
Various scenes featured and mocked.
Loose Women: Episode #13.222 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Dancing on Ice: Episode #5.4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.132 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Breakfast: Episode dated 27 March 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest Eric Richard.
The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.15 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown during Kevin O'Sullivan's TV review segment.
Breakfast: Episode dated 31 August 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guests Graham Cole and Mike Pannett.
The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.207 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip shown to introduce today's guest panelist Chris Ellison!
Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 35 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

Benny Hill's Crazy World (1988) (Video)
During a police routine The Bill is spoofed
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.5 (2008) (TV Episode)
A brief skit

See also

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