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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9 July 1955 (UK)  »

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Диксон из Док Грин  »

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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 »

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[repeated line]
PC George Dixon: Good evening, all.
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Referenced in That's Showbusiness: Episode #6.11 (1994) See more »

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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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The proto TV cop show
9 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was British TV's original police series. I'm not old enough to remember the early days of this show, but I grew up with it in the sixties and seventies. At the time, Dixon of Dock Green already seemed old fashioned compared with Z-cars or US shows like Ironside. It was a cozy and faintly sentimental representation of policing. Despite this, it retained a certain authenticity that other shows lacked. The police officers that I had met had more in common with Dixon than any other TV character. Jack Warner's perennial character George Dixon oozed calm authority and respectable self-assurance. Each programme was introduced by the whistled theme tune after which George Dixon would always begin a spoken introduction direct to camera with the words "Evening all". He would make dry observations about "villains" and the frailties of human nature. The episode's drama would then be played out. By the seventies Dixon himself rarely played a huge part in the story; he was pretty old. The programme would end with Dixon again; this time proposing a moral for the story. He invariably signed off with the words "'Night all". They don't make shows like this any more. Pity.


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