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

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Series cast summary:
Graham Cole ...  PC Tony Stamp / ... 1,200 episodes, 1984-2009
Jeff Stewart ...  P.C. Hollis / ... 1,020 episodes, 1984-2008
...  Sgt. June Ackland / ... 978 episodes, 1984-2007
...  DCI Jack Meadows / ... 884 episodes, 1990-2010
...  Sgt. Cryer / ... 788 episodes, 1984-2004
...  D.C. Carver / ... 783 episodes, 1984-2007
...  P.C. Quinnan / ... 708 episodes, 1987-2002
Colin Tarrant ...  Insp. Andrew Monroe / ... 705 episodes, 1990-2002
Tony O'Callaghan ...  Sgt. Matthew Boyden / ... 695 episodes, 1989-2003
...  P.C. Garfield / ... 668 episodes, 1989-2000
Lisa Geoghan ...  W.P.C. Polly Page / ... 604 episodes, 1991-2004
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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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16 October 1984 (UK)  »

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

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The telephone number for Sun Hill police station is given as: 0207 511 0953. See more »

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DC Jo Masters: Not like you to give up so easily...
DS Phil Hunter: What d'you mean?
DC Jo Masters: You get your teeth into a section eighteen search you don't normally let go?
DS Phil Hunter: You've got a suspicious mind DC Masters.
DC Jo Masters: Yeah, goes with the job!
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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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Unrecognisable from the original "Bill"
3 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have followed this series from its earliest episodes and have rarely found it hard going until recently. Although it still delivers good entertainment, the show has lost much of its grittiness (although in many ways it is probably more realistic).Up until the recent dramatic changes (the bombing of Sun Hill and resultant death of many of the main characters)there was little shown of the violence, blood etc that is part and parcel of real police work. The show has suffered considerably for those of us who remember the good old days of Burnside, Tosh Lines et al. Serialising the episodes is not in itself a bad thing, for that makes it more believable than the old concept that each case was tied up in the half hour - or one hour episode, it does however mean that much of the crispness of the show is lost in the process. For the undedicated, the focus on private lives (and romances in the station)turns it very much into a "soap" and less of a serious show. I am still recovering from the first time Jim kissed June - it was a bit like watching someone kiss his sister! I suppose that the Old Bill is gone for good, but it still is good entertainment - and I suppose this is what we watch TV for.


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