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Heartbeat 

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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

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

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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Soundtracks

Heartbeat
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Written by Bob Montgomery and Norman Petty
Performed by Nick Berry
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As watchable as "Coronation St"
19 December 2000 | by Castor-11See all my reviews

If you like Brit drama/comedy(or even if you don't, particularly) then you'll go for this ongoing prime-time soap opera set in an English country village - unlike the "Street" the accents render the dialogue comprehensible, so I cannot tell you the location.

The characters are diverse, interesting, and believable. "Heartbeat"'s hero, an ordinary British bobby is neither Sherlock Holmes nor Dirty Harry...he simply gets the job, done, dealing with from poaching to blue murder through daylight robbery, as does the series,itself. The episodes are distinguished by low key writing resulting in high-key entertainment.

I never discuss the acting in any given review, and sometimes wonder why other reviewers bother to. I assume that the cast in any production is performing splendidly. After all, if you're in the 4 % of the thousands of aspiring actors who actually make a living at their craft, you gotta be good!


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