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Dixon of Dock Green 

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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Ted Willis
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Series cast summary:
Jack Warner ...  PC George Dixon / ... 432 episodes, 1955-1976
Peter Byrne Peter Byrne ...  Det. Sgt. Andy Crawford / ... 424 episodes, 1955-1975
Geoffrey Adams Geoffrey Adams ...  Det. Con. Lauderdale / ... 298 episodes, 1958-1972
Arthur Rigby Arthur Rigby ...  Station Sgt. Flint / ... 253 episodes, 1955-1965
Jeanette Hutchinson Jeanette Hutchinson ...  Mary Crawford / ... 213 episodes, 1956-1969
Nicholas Donnelly 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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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Диксон из Док Грин See more »

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Runtime:

(142 episodes) | (288 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White (1955-1969)| Color (1969-1976)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Jack Warner died in 1981, aged eighty-five, his coffin was borne by officers from Paddington Green police station, where series Creator Ted Willis had done much of his initial research for the show in 1955, and where Dixon was actually stationed in The Blue Lamp (1950). See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
PC George Dixon: Good evening, all.
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Connections

Referenced in The Curse of Steptoe (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

An Ordinary Copper
(uncredited)
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 Big Movie FanSee 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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