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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Melanie Gutteridge (PC Emma Keane) has played two different characters: Annette Flemming and PC Emma Hinckley. See more »

Quotes

PC Will Fletcher: You got a minute?
DC Jo Masters: Errr... no, as it happens, I don't... Wanna know why? I've just come from court... three months I spent preparing for that court appearance... an entire rainforest has died to provide the amount of paperwork I've submitted... the electricity bill for the unpaid overtime I've clocked, has irrevicably changed the earth's climate... and ya know what? The judge throws it out on the first day of trial, on a technicality. So no, I dont have a minute... I wanna sit at ma desk... I ...
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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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The Bill RIP
2 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I wrote a review a couple of years ago regretting the direction the programme had taken. I note that several other readers have also commented on The Bill's headlong descent into pantomime soap-opera. I cannot believe that many of the show's long-time fans (which included the eminent historian Andrew Roberts) now bother to watch. Very occasionally I steel myself to tune in for part of an episode but end up watching through my fingers. My most recent visits coincided with the police station being blown up for the second time in five years, the exposure of yet another psychopathic deranged serial-killer police officer, Superintentent Okaro's entire family being wiped out and the poor man going doolally and a regular character being held hostage for the umpteenth time. Not to mention yet another series regular being involved in a relationship with a criminal and struggling with divided loyalties. Enough already! Let Sun Hill join Dock Green and Newtown in that great police beat in the sky.


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