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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 »
The most beloved of British serials that ran for 430 episodes for an entire generation - and no-one appears to have thought this worth commenting on! No series before or since has generated the viewer affection that PC George Dixon managed.
An extension of the tremendously popular Basil Dearden film of 1950 entitled THE BLUE LAMP, brit actor Jack Warner was so typecast in this role, he received truck-loads of fan-mail for almost twenty years addressed simply to "PC Dixon." He was loved and idolised by millions right up until his death from pneumonia in 1981.
I remember clearly the first episode in 1955, it was just one week after we got television...a tiny 12" screen in grainy black and white! I watched that show all my childhood. I grew up with the characters in it, yet PC Dixon NEVER changed. The epitome of one's concept of British dignity and decency, PC Dixon had a heart bigger than any. Selfless, tireless, incorruptible and representing pretty much everything that modern society has rid itself of, the stalwart of fictional Dock Green Police Station rode his bike from adventure to adventure. No smart comments, no punch-ups, bad language ANYTHING vaguely indelicate. Yet you KNEW after each episode that crime really does not pay and that we all had a choice in life.
I wish more than anything that I could meet PC Dixon today. He alone could re-establish my childhood beliefs and dreams.
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