Realistic drama following young Jimmy Carver's first day as a police officer, as he learns about procedures and the dos and don'ts of the job.

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Gary Olsen ...
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Peter Dean ...
Jon Croft ...
Ins. Deeping
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Colin Blumenau ...
P.C. Morgan
Chris Jenkinson ...
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Paul McKenzie ...
Winston Summers
Gary Hailes ...
Reg Taylor
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George Taylor
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Realistic drama following young Jimmy Carver's first day as a police officer, as he learns about procedures and the dos and don'ts of the job.

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16 August 1983 (UK)  »

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Shown as part of the "Storyboard" series of individual plays, "Woodentop" became the pilot for the long-running series The Bill (1984). Although essentially the same, a few changes were made before the series began. These are: See more »

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Referenced in The Bill Made Me Famous (2008) See more »

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a rather dated but good introduction to Jim Carver and the Bill
17 July 2000 | by (Blacktown NSW Australia) – See all my reviews

The method of production is dated and not as refined as the series is now. Considering this pilot one wonders why the series took off at all.


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