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The 1960s lives and adventures of the police constabulary, medical staff, and residents of Ashfordly and Aidensfield.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
William Simons ...  PC Alf Ventress / ... 355 episodes, 1992-2009
Derek Fowlds ...  Oscar Blaketon / ... 342 episodes, 1992-2009
Tricia Penrose Tricia Penrose ...  Gina Ward / ... 338 episodes, 1993-2009
Mark Jordon ...  PC Phil Bellamy 323 episodes, 1992-2007
David Lonsdale David Lonsdale ...  David Stockwell / ... 259 episodes, 1993-2009
Peter Benson ...  Bernie Scripps 235 episodes, 1995-2009
Bill Maynard ...  Claude Jeremiah Greengrass 155 episodes, 1992-2000
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Storyline

Constable Nick Rowan is a English Policeman in the 1960's who decides to be reassigned to the same small village where his wife was born. There, he patrols the countryside as a part of a small attachment in the area dealing with the various events and problems that come up while at same time keeping a eye on Claude Greengrass, the local rogue. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Drama | Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Classic Heartbeat See more »

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Runtime:

(274 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although it was set in a different country and time period, the lifespan of this police series (18 seasons from 1992-2010) was very similar to that of the US police series Law & Order (1990), which ran 20 seasons from 1990 to 2010. See more »

Goofs

During season 18 in the intro the image for Derek Fowlds is reversed check the price board behind him. See more »

Quotes

Claude Jeremiah Greengrass: I'm nearly an old age pensioner!
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Connections

Referenced in The Adam and Joe Show: Episode #2.1 (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbeat
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Written by Bob Montgomery and Norman Petty
Performed by Nick Berry
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I can't stop watching this!
28 June 2011 | by barbapapa-2See all my reviews

I can't believe I just heard about this show (right after it got cancelled!). It's the perfect show to just put on and relax - it's entertaining, light (with some exceptions, such as the episode in season 16 or 17 which includes a few moments of domestic violence), funny, and has a cast full of great characters.

The show began with a focus on the star role, a police officer. As time went by, the show evolved to become less a story about him than a number of stories about the various people in the town (and how they interact with one another). All of the characters are played well by the actors and are all believable - including the characters who are included as pure comedy relief. Even when a police officer leaves town (and, therefore, the show itself), a new one comes in and is instantly likable.

The stories are generally simple, such as the search for a missing watch (this was the episode which included the family violence). The story is rarely predictable, though, and even when it is, it's fun to watch the characters develop the storyline.

It's so easy to watch, I'll go through three or four a night sometimes - it's just like eating candy. I highly recommend this show to others. It's easily the most "watchable" show that I've ever seen on TV; just put it on, sit back and enjoy.


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