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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Technical Specs

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

Natalie Roles (DS Debbie McAllister) had played a policewoman before. She had the small role of undercover space policewoman Lt. Chloe Vincent in Space Precinct (1994) in the episode Space Precinct: Predator and Prey (1995), which her character is killed during an undercover as a nightclub dancer. See more »

Quotes

DC Rob Thatcher: Nixon's been looking for you.
DS Phil Hunter: Oh yeah, what'd ya say?
DC Rob Thatcher: I said I didn't know where you were.
DS Phil Hunter: Nice one! Yeah even Ken would've done better than that!
Acting DI Samantha Nixon: DS Hunter! My office now!... I said now!... Where have you been? And don't try telling me it's to do with the Brewer case.
DS Phil Hunter: No, I slipped out.
Acting DI Samantha Nixon: You slipped out? For over two hours? What's going on?
DS Phil Hunter: It's personal.
Acting DI Samantha Nixon: Oh is it? When I assign you to an investigation, I expect you to just get on with it, not go swanning around to goodness knows where!
DS Phil Hunter: It was ...
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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 42 Up (1998) See more »

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good show gone crap
1 October 2005 | by dankruSee all my reviews

I am now 25 and religiously watched 'The Bill' since I was about 8 years old. I loved the show. It probably was a bit biased in showing cops as virtual angels but it was tightly scripted with good solid acting and was not too soapy.

But ever since the changes made in the late 1990s I have not been able to watch this pile of drivel. The pathetic unbelievable plots are a joke. The characters are a bunch of sissies and it is more like an episode of 'Home and Away' than 'The Bill'. I cannot believe my mum still loves this show; but I know even she struggles to enjoy it.

So thanks to the morons who changed a great show into a pile of crap. If I ever get cable TV it will be to watch the old episodes, not the rubbish on today.


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