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The Bill 

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 Graham Cole ...  P.C. Stamp / ... 1,204 episodes, 1984-2009
Jeff Stewart Jeff Stewart ...  P.C. Hollis / ... 1,020 episodes, 1984-2008
Trudie Goodwin ...  Sgt. June Ackland / ... 978 episodes, 1984-2007
Simon Rouse ...  DCI Jack Meadows / ... 884 episodes, 1990-2010
Eric Richard ...  Sgt. Cryer / ... 788 episodes, 1984-2004
Mark Wingett ...  D.C. Carver / ... 783 episodes, 1984-2007
Andrew Paul ...  P.C. Quinnan / ... 710 episodes, 1987-2002
Colin Tarrant Colin Tarrant ...  Insp. Andrew Monroe / ... 704 episodes, 1990-2002
Tony O'Callaghan Tony O'Callaghan ...  Sgt. Matthew Boyden / ... 697 episodes, 1989-2003
Huw Higginson ...  P.C. Garfield / ... 669 episodes, 1989-2000
Lisa Geoghan 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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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Чисто английское убийство See more »

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Runtime:

(1988-1998) | (1984-1988, 1998-2010)

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Mono | Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show has traveled abroad four times for special episodes. In 1999, The Bill: Foreign Body (1999) took DCI Meadows and DC Skase to France in pursuit of a murder suspect; Claire Stanton followed Don Beech to Australia in The Bill: Beech on the Run (2001) in 2001; in 2006 DS Hunter and DS Nixon went to Romania to investigate human trafficking in episodes The Bill: 446: A Little Holiday - Part 1 (2006) and The Bill: 447: A Little Holiday - Part 2 (2006); and to mark the 25th anniversary of the series in 2008 since the pilot episode Storyboard: Woodentop (1983), a crossover with SOKO Leipzig (2001) took the show to Germany in The Bill: Proof of Life: Part 2 (2008). See more »

Quotes

DC Jo Masters: And have we found anything interesting?
CSE Eddie Olosunje: No, but I smell something interesting. Apricot danish?
DC Jo Masters: It's peach, and it's mine.
CSE Eddie Olosunje: Oh come on I've been here since 6am. Give us a bite and I'll tell you about a partial print I found?
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Farewell 'The Bill' (2010) See more »

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The Bill RIP
2 August 2005 | by mark-1571See 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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