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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 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Classic Heartbeat See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(274 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series is named after the song "Heartbeat", which peaked at number thirty in the UK for Buddy Holly in 1959, and then posthumously in 1960. A cover version of the song was performed by Nick Berry, who starred as Police Constable Nick Rowan, and was used as the theme tune for this series. It reached number two on the UK singles chart in 1992. See more »

Goofs

In the opening titles for Series 18, a shot of David's maroon lorry has been reversed: the lettering on the number-plate is a mirror image. See more »

Quotes

Claude Jeremiah Greengrass: I'm nearly an old age pensioner!
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Featured in Top of the Box: 1995 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbeat
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Written by Buddy Holly
Performed by Nick Berry
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All good things...
15 March 2011 | by studioATSee all my reviews

So Heartbeat is to leave us after so many years of memorable moments. Some will say it should have gone years ago but for millions it is as much of the furniture as the Sunday roast.

Sure the story lines are a little far-fetched and the cast is barely recognisable from those group of people who we first welcomed into our homes in 1992 but the spirit of the show remains the same and the mix between drama and comedy is as alive as it was when Nick Berry first donned the motorbike and uniform.

We need these type of shows on TV but sadly for the network bosses it's all about ratings and keeping things fresh for the young people and Heartbeat it seems does not meet this criteria.


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