Type
Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 16, 1984
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
50 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV1 TV Network
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The Bill (UK)

The Bill recounts the goings-on within and around Sun Hill, a Metropolitan Police Station located in the fictional Borough of Canley, in east London. Now in its 26th year, The Bill is Britain's longest running police drama series, finally outstripping Dixon of Dock Green on 10 August 2005.

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TV Special: Farewell, The Bill Aired: Aug. 31, 2010

Documentary looking back at twenty-seven years of The Bill. Includes interviews with present and past cast members, clips of episodes from throughout …

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The show had 26 seasons and 2406 episodes air between 1984 and 2010.

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On 25th March 2010, ITV announced that they don't plan another season of The Bill. The last episode aired on 31st August 2010.

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  • Simon Fisher-Becker had a minor role that was removed in post.
  • Three different buildings served as the location for the fictional Sun Hill police station, where the series is set. The first - used for seasons one and two (1984-1986) - was in Wapping,…
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    Three different buildings served as the location for the fictional Sun Hill police station, where the series is set. The first - used for seasons one and two (1984-1986) - was in Wapping, East London. Production on season three was halted and the show was forced to move due to a lengthy strike at a nearby newspaper plant, when actors in police uniforms were mistaken for real police. The second location - used for season three (1987) and 1988-89 - was in Barlby Road in West London. The show was forced to move again in 1989 when the owners of the site wanted to redevelop the area. As the show was running continuously at this point production could not stop, and the move was explained in storylines as the station being renovated. The new site was a disused warehouse in Merton, near Wimbledon in South London, which was used for over twenty years until the series ended in 2010.
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  • In the early years of the show, the location of Sun Hill was given as the real London borough of Tower Hamlets. At some point later on the location was changed to the fictional borough of…
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    In the early years of the show, the location of Sun Hill was given as the real London borough of Tower Hamlets. At some point later on the location was changed to the fictional borough of Canley, which corresponds to the real borough of Tower Hamlet on maps.
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