The trials and tribulations of a diverse group of police officers in a northern England town.




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Series cast summary:
 Supt. Jim Oulton / ... 38 episodes, 2001-2004
Chris Walker ...
 PC Larry 'Tiger' Barton 38 episodes, 2001-2004
David Hargreaves ...
 Sgt. Bill Gentle 38 episodes, 2001-2004
 PC Steve Traynor 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Eileen O'Brien ...
 Maddie Wright 30 episodes, 2001-2003
 Sgt. Connie Harper / ... 30 episodes, 2001-2003
 PC Jodie Finn 28 episodes, 2002-2004
 PC Jackie Brown 28 episodes, 2002-2004
 Supt. Susan Blake 25 episodes, 2001-2002
Paul Bown ...
 Dr. Al Blake 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Bernard Merrick ...
 Sgt. Mark Salt / ... 18 episodes, 2002-2003
 Jenny Oulton 16 episodes, 2001-2003


The trials and tribulations of a diverse group of police officers in a northern England town.

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Drama | Crime



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16 July 2001 (UK)  »

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Merseybeat  »

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1.78 : 1
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Was filmed on location in the NW town of Widnes See more »

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A poorly thought out mess
18 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

When Mersey Beat was announced it invited comparisons with its contender The Bill on ITV. the bill was at a low point when merseybeat came out in 2001 and Merseybeat followed. it had lackluster story lines, poorly thought out characters and in general seemed to be a poor copy of the bill. When the Bill changed its format in 2002 so did Mersey beat. by taking a closer look at the officer's personal lives (the superintendent's rape and family troubles) and introducing a CID unit it was thought it would gain more viewers. it failed badly. Mersey beat was soon cancelled and with good cause. a mere footnote in British television history. it will be the sort of obscure thing that shows up on television trivia in a decades time.

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