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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  • James Lloyd (who played PC Steve Hunter) is the son of Kevin Lloyd ("Tosh" Lines).
  • In 2009, when the series was moved to a 9pm slot at the end of July 2009. "The Bill" was made given grittier story-lines and the series was made much darker, with a darker new theme tune and…
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    In 2009, when the series was moved to a 9pm slot at the end of July 2009. "The Bill" was made given grittier story-lines and the series was made much darker, with a darker new theme tune and incidental music and the series had an average 10 million viewers between the two episodes each week.
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  • Burnside (Christopher Ellison) was originally called Tommy when he guest starred in series one and two, but when he appeared as a regular character from 1988 onwards his first name was…
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    Burnside (Christopher Ellison) was originally called Tommy when he guest starred in series one and two, but when he appeared as a regular character from 1988 onwards his first name was changed to Frank. This was because there was a real-life Tommy Burnside serving in the Metropolitan police at the time.
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