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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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Drama | Comedy | Crime

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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

David Stockwell was voted "One of British television's greatest idiots." See more »

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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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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: The Fast Show (2006) See more »

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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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