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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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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

10 April 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Classic Heartbeat See more »

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(274 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Season sixteen, episode four, "Another Piece of My Heart", was given an warning before airing on ITV due to it's "Containing scenes of domestic violence." See more »

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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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Featured in Drama Trails: 'Doc Martin' to 'Foyle's War' (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbeat
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Written by Bob Montgomery and Norman Petty
Performed by Nick Berry
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An enjoyable light entertainment show
19 September 2006 | by hillsbluesboySee all my reviews

Set during the mid to late 1960's in the fictional villages of Ashfordly and Adensfield, somewhere near the real town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, Heartbeat is an entertaining light drama focusing on the lives of the local police officers and the local villagers. The local police constable is, depending on the series and actors involved, married to or dating the local doctor and many episodes combine police and medical drama. Light comedic relief is provided by the antics and moneymaking schemes of the local scallywag, Claude Greengrass in earlier series and later by the character, Vernon Scripps.

The setting of rural England during the 1960's is a nostalgic one though not too sickly sweet and each episode also features a few pop music hits from the era. The show is based on the Constable novels by Nicholas Rhea.


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