The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.
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Series cast summary:
William Simons ...
 PC Alf Ventress / ... (355 episodes, 1992-2009)
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 Oscar Blaketon / ... (342 episodes, 1992-2009)
Tricia Penrose ...
 Gina Ward / ... (338 episodes, 1993-2009)
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 PC Phil Bellamy (323 episodes, 1992-2007)
David Lonsdale ...
 David Stockwell / ... (259 episodes, 1993-2009)
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 Bernie Scripps (235 episodes, 1995-2009)
Bill Maynard ...
 Claude Jeremiah Greengrass (155 episodes, 1992-2000)
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Constable Nick Rowan is a English Policeman in the 1960's who decides to be reassigned to the same small village where his wife was born. There, he patrols the countryside as a part of a small attachment in the area dealing with the various events and problems that come up while at same time keeping a eye on Claude Greengrass, the local rogue. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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10 April 1992 (UK)  »

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Classic Heartbeat  »

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Geoffrey Hughes' final appearance as Vernon Scripps in Sleeping Dogs (#16.13) was broadcast on 6th May 2007. Hughes passed away on July 27th, 2012 at age 68. See more »

Goofs

In the opening titles for Series 18, a shot of David's maroon lorry has been reversed: the lettering on the number-plate is a mirror image. See more »

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Claude Jeremiah Greengrass: I'm nearly an old age pensioner!
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Heartbeat
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Written by Buddy Holly
Performed by Nick Berry
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All good things...
15 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

So Heartbeat is to leave us after so many years of memorable moments. Some will say it should have gone years ago but for millions it is as much of the furniture as the Sunday roast.

Sure the story lines are a little far-fetched and the cast is barely recognisable from those group of people who we first welcomed into our homes in 1992 but the spirit of the show remains the same and the mix between drama and comedy is as alive as it was when Nick Berry first donned the motorbike and uniform.

We need these type of shows on TV but sadly for the network bosses it's all about ratings and keeping things fresh for the young people and Heartbeat it seems does not meet this criteria.


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