The trials and tribulations of a diverse group of police officers in a northern England town.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John McArdle ...  Supt. Jim Oulton / ... 38 episodes, 2001-2004
Chris Walker Chris Walker ...  PC Larry 'Tiger' Barton 38 episodes, 2001-2004
David Hargreaves David Hargreaves ...  Sgt. Bill Gentle 38 episodes, 2001-2004
Jonathan Kerrigan ...  PC Steve Traynor 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Eileen O'Brien Eileen O'Brien ...  Maddie Wright 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Michelle Holmes ...  Sgt. Connie Harper / ... 30 episodes, 2001-2003
Josie D'Arby ...  PC Jodie Finn 28 episodes, 2002-2004
Joanna Taylor ...  PC Jackie Brown 28 episodes, 2002-2004
Haydn Gwynne ...  Supt. Susan Blake 25 episodes, 2001-2002
Kathy Jamieson ...  Dawn Oulton 25 episodes, 2001-2003
Paul Bown Paul Bown ...  Dr. Al Blake 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Bernard Merrick Bernard Merrick ...  Sgt. Mark Salt / ... 18 episodes, 2002-2003
Julia Haworth ...  Jenny Oulton 16 episodes, 2001-2003
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The trials and tribulations of a diverse group of police officers in a northern England town.

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Merseyside politistation See more »

Filming Locations:

Runcorn, Cheshire, England, UK See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Was filmed on location in the NW town of Widnes See more »

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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 10 December 2019 (2019) See more »

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I enjoyed this but it's crap compared to The Bill
7 November 2005 | by walfordqueenSee all my reviews

I used to enjoy watching Merseybeat and feel it's a shame that it ended however it wasn't of the same standard of other similar programmes in this genre i.e. The Bill. The show was focused around a police station and followed the lives of the people that work there both professionally and personally. Like The Bill (although The Bill works better) it made a mistake in being too much about the staff rather than the criminals. Overall I'm glad the series ended although it was a shame really because they could have turned things around and made improvements here and there. It wasn't dire like some of the programmes that try to be like The Bill.


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