Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.

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Series cast summary:
...  PC George Dixon / ... 432 episodes, 1955-1976
Peter Byrne ...  Det. Sgt. Andy Crawford / ... 424 episodes, 1955-1975
Geoffrey Adams ...  Det. Con. Lauderdale / ... 298 episodes, 1958-1972
Arthur Rigby ...  Station Sgt. Flint / ... 253 episodes, 1955-1965
Jeanette Hutchinson ...  Mary Crawford / ... 213 episodes, 1956-1969
Nicholas Donnelly ...  Sgt. Wills / ... 206 episodes, 1960-1976
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Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.

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Диксон из Док Грин  »

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In 1976, Criminal Investigation Department's Detective Sergeant Alan Bruton, and Detective Constable Len Clayton were introduced, to inject new life into the twenty-one-year-old series (this was also the reason Dixon's opening and closing monologues - at one point planned to be eliminated until Warner intervened - were delivered in plain-clothes from his office, rather than the previously-used London backdrop). It was hoped this would broker a Dixonless series called simply "Dock Green". The idea was floated during production of what would become the final run, to decidedly unenthusiastic response. See more »

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[repeated line]
PC George Dixon: Good evening, all.
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An Ordinary Copper
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Composed by Jeff Darnell
Arranged and Performed by Ken Jones and his Orchestra
[Second series theme tune]
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Evening All
13 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Evening All." Dixon of Dock Green-which ran for 21 years and about 429 episodes-was a fine show about a salt of the earth copper called P.C. George Dixon who was played by Jack Warner. He looked far to old to be a police officer but that didn't matter to me.

I believe this is the longest running British police show ever (although that record may be beaten by The Bill in a few years time). It was entertaining stuff and I wish someone would release it onto DVD.

Watching the show now, you may think Dixon is an old fashioned relic but back when this show was broadcast, that is the way coppers were. The police has evolved since then but I will always have a place in my heart for P.C. Dixon.

P.C. Dixon was a good copper-he was honest, he was firm but fair when doing his job and he was a friendly local bobby. The stories were extremely interesting as was the dialogue. And the ending of the episodes were good as Dixon stood beneath the police stations lamp giving his thoughts for the day before walking off and whistling.

Eventually, Dixon was promoted to Desk Sergeant and the younger officers did the legwork but the stories were still top-notch.

This is probably the best representation of the police force in TV history and I urge anyone to try and get their hands on any of the episodes. It really was good.


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