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The Bill 

Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Graham Cole Graham Cole ...  PC Tony Stamp / ... 1,201 episodes, 1984-2009
Jeff Stewart Jeff Stewart ...  P.C. Hollis / ... 1,019 episodes, 1984-2008
Trudie Goodwin ...  Sgt. June Ackland / ... 978 episodes, 1984-2007
Simon Rouse ...  DCI Jack Meadows / ... 884 episodes, 1990-2010
Eric Richard ...  Sgt. Cryer / ... 787 episodes, 1984-2004
Mark Wingett ...  D.C. Carver / ... 782 episodes, 1984-2007
Andrew Paul ...  P.C. Quinnan / ... 709 episodes, 1987-2002
Colin Tarrant Colin Tarrant ...  Insp. Andrew Monroe / ... 704 episodes, 1990-2002
Tony O'Callaghan Tony O'Callaghan ...  Sgt. Matthew Boyden / ... 696 episodes, 1989-2003
Huw Higginson ...  P.C. Garfield / ... 668 episodes, 1989-2000
Lisa Geoghan Lisa Geoghan ...  W.P.C. Polly Page / ... 603 episodes, 1991-2004
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Storyline

Uniform officers and detectives from Sun Hill police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis. A policeman's job is much more than just catching criminals; in order to survive each day they must deal with frustrating members of the public, and often their own colleagues. From petty thieves to violent drug dealers, life is never easy for the members of the Metropolitan Police Force. Written by ttl

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Чисто английское убийство See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1988-1998) | (1984-1988, 1998-2010)

Sound Mix:

Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The UK police rank system is organized thus: Police Constable (PC), Sergeant, Inspector, Chief Inspector, Superintendent, Chief Superintendent. (detectives are Detective Constable, Detective Sergeant and so on.) Then for the most senior ranks, in the Metropolitan Police: Commander, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner; in the rest of Britain's police forces: Assistant Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable, Chief Constable. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Matt Boyden: Let's keep the off air chit-chat off air shall we.
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Crazy Credits

There were actually three versions of the credits featuring the plodding feet. There was a blue-tint version used in the original episodes in the 1980s, a 1990s fuzzy, overcast version and mid-1990s fine weather version. See more »

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Excellent sow - Almost as good as "Softly Softly Task Force"
7 February 2018 | by Justin-Fog-895-106785See all my reviews

I'm a fan of BritCrime shows, and have been ever since I first saw "Softly Softly Task Force". I have seen a lot of British crime drama shows since, but there are some that have become all-time favourites. There's "Softly Softly Task Force" (former "Z Cars"), there's "Taggart", and now I discovered "The Bill". It's a well written, well-performed procedural police drama that shows realistic police work, and its quality is much higher than any American or German police crime drama show I know. Although there's a lot of dialogue and not too much action, the dialogue is highly dramatic and very well written. This show has become one of my favourite police drama shows and I hope to see a DVD release of every series produced. I'm hooked and I can't help but keep watching. "The Bill" won't reach my favourite police drama, "Softly Softly Task Force", but it comes close. I think it's a real cult classic and it's a pity they cancelled the show. I highly recommend it to any TV nostalgic and fan of high quality BritCrime TV.


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