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


Geoff McQueen
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Series cast summary:
Graham Cole Graham Cole ...  P.C. Stamp / ... 1,195 episodes, 1984-2009
Jeff Stewart Jeff Stewart ...  P.C. Hollis / ... 1,020 episodes, 1984-2008
Trudie Goodwin ...  Sgt. June Ackland / ... 975 episodes, 1984-2007
Simon Rouse ...  DCI Jack Meadows / ... 882 episodes, 1990-2010
Eric Richard ...  Sgt. Cryer / ... 790 episodes, 1984-2004
Mark Wingett ...  D.C. Carver / ... 786 episodes, 1984-2007
Andrew Paul ...  P.C. Quinnan / ... 710 episodes, 1987-2002
Colin Tarrant Colin Tarrant ...  Insp. Andrew Monroe / ... 704 episodes, 1990-2002
Tony O'Callaghan ...  Sgt. Matthew Boyden / ... 698 episodes, 1989-2003
Huw Higginson ...  P.C. Garfield / ... 672 episodes, 1989-2000
Lisa Geoghan Lisa Geoghan ...  W.P.C. Polly Page / ... 603 episodes, 1991-2004


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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Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


When filming on location, the show did not have permission to use sirens. These were dubbed in later. See more »


DC Jo Masters: You got any perfume?
DC Stevie Moss: Yeah, why?
DC Jo Masters: Might wanna give yourself a spray. Sammo's personal hygiene isn't all that.
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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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Wots all this then?
20 January 2000 | by beni hillSee all my reviews

Oh dear, oh dear. The Bill used to be a straight down the line police procedural drama. Lately it's turned into a soap. Dave Quinnan getting married in "the first ever Bill wedding?" - do me a favour. It was good to see Loxton and Garfield again but that episode was the worst ever. When they went back to the one hour format in 1999 the first few stories were sharp but now they've begun to lose the plot. I know it has to be paced when it's a one hour show but recent episodes have struggled to fill the hour - nowhere near as tight as it used to be. The upside is that Frank Burnside is making more regular appearances. For me the best years were 1987-92. Move along, now - nothing more to see here.

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Release Date:

16 October 1984 (UK) See more »

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

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1.33 : 1
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