Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen. Harry retires and opens a hotel (The Grand Hotel), with Ken as a temporary odd-job man. During the seven seasons (1986-1992), Ken... See full summary »
Bless This House centres on life in Birch Avenue, Putney, where travelling stationery salesman Sid Abbott (Sidney James) and his wife Jean (Diana Coupland) live with their teenagers: Mike (... See full summary »
The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.
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A group of five strangers, each an amateur chef, compete to host the best dinner party, each party solely for the competitors and to be held on consecutive evenings. With a set amount of ... See full summary »
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
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 »
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 »
Excellent sow - Almost as good as "Softly Softly Task Force"
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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