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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Simon Fisher-Becker had a minor role that was removed in post. See more »

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DCI Jack Meadows: So, d'ya fancy a drink?
DI Samantha Nixon: Yeah!
DCI Jack Meadows: Shall we ask the Super?
DI Samantha Nixon: Nah...
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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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Plot Mislaid
25 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Bill was compulsory viewing for its first decade or so, but its relatively-new executive producer and his team of gossip-writers have conspired to reduce it almost to farce, presumably driven by a desire to attract those who habitually switch off after the serial soaps.

That is sad enough, but even sadder is the fact that even its degraded form, The Bill remains one of the better current offerings on television, purely for the two or three minutes per episode now devoted to the original concept.

Perhaps we should be grateful for those few minutes, which those attracted to the programme for other reasons may ignore while making or taking bets on which of the Sun Hill staff will soon have a child kidnapped, or prove to be corrupt, have a serious problem with alcohol or drug abuse, turn out to be either adopted or the parent of a long-lost illegitimate child, become unfaithful or a bigamist, go mad or murder several colleagues.

If only we'd known.


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