The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff, and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.
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William Simons ...
 PC Alf Ventress / ... 355 episodes, 1992-2009
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Tricia Penrose ...
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David Lonsdale ...
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 Bernie Scripps 235 episodes, 1995-2009
Bill Maynard ...
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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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(274 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Set during an unspecific point of the 1960s, the series actually ran for eight years longer than the decade it was set in. 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 »

Quotes

Claude Jeremiah Greengrass: I'm nearly an old age pensioner!
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Connections

Featured in Raiders of the Lost Archive: Episode #1.3 (2009) See more »

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Heartbeat
(Theme song)
Written by Buddy Holly
Performed by Nick Berry
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Fun program
25 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

"Heartbeat" is a brilliant nostalgic feel-good drama set in the 1960's. It mixes gentle story lines, beautiful scenery and hit music from the period to create a madly watchable program. Sure it is not ground breaking and certainly would not win any awards for creativity but it provides the perfect form of entertainment for a Sunday night. The light and easy to digest stories are just what anyone would want the night before an early morning start for work. What makes "Heartbeat" so good is the likeable characters and combination of humour and action. It doesn't take itself too seriously and never fails to have at least one scene were you couldn't fail to laugh or raise a smile. Even though it is on 24 times a year it hasn't deteriorated into just another soap like "The Bill" or "Where the heart is" with episodes made up of mainly stand-alone parts. It is deservedly the #1 drama on UK TV with 10 million viewers and even had a spin-off made in 2003 called "The Royle".


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