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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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Series Info

Type:
Scripted
Premiered:
Oct. 16, 1984
Status:
Completed/Ended
Runtime:
50 min.
Aired:
1984 - 2010
To-Date:
26 Seasons
2406 Episodes
Network
ITV1 TV Network
Genre

Series Fun Facts

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  • The show has traveled abroad four times for special episodes. In 1999, "The Bill" (1984) {Foreign Body (#15.37)} took DCI Meadows and DC Skase to France in pursuit of a murder suspect; Claire…
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    The show has traveled abroad four times for special episodes. In 1999, "The Bill" (1984) {Foreign Body (#15.37)} took DCI Meadows and DC Skase to France in pursuit of a murder suspect; Claire Stanton followed Don Beech to Australia in "The Bill" (1984) {Beech on the Run (#17.59)} in 2001; in 2006 DS Hunter and DS Nixon went to Romania to investigate human trafficking in episodes "The Bill" (1984) {446 (#22.69)} and "The Bill" (1984) {447 (#22.70)}; and to mark the 25th anniversary of the series in 2008 since the pilot episode "Storyboard" (1983) {Woodentop (#1.4)}, a crossover with "SOKO Leipzig" (2001) took the show to Germany in "The Bill" (1984) {Proof of Life: Part 2 (#24.80)}.
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  • A special live episode ("The Bill" (1984) {162 (#19.87)}) was broadcast on the 30 October 2003 to celebrate twenty years of the show since the pilot "Storyboard" (1983) {Woodentop (#1.4)}. In…
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    A special live episode ("The Bill" (1984) {162 (#19.87)}) was broadcast on the 30 October 2003 to celebrate twenty years of the show since the pilot "Storyboard" (1983) {Woodentop (#1.4)}. In a shock move the character of DC Juliet Becker (Rae Baker) was stabbed to death by a drunken man (played by Charles Dale), having only been in the show for four months. On the 22 September 2005 a second live episode ("The Bill" (1984) {349 (#21.76)}) was shown to celebrate the 50th birthday of ITV, the network that broadcasts the show. The storyline involved the armed siege of Sun Hill police station by the distraught father (Stuart Laing) of a boy killed by a car thief.
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  • The producers of the show clear all new regular police character names with the Metropolitan police service to ensure there are no current serving officers with the same name. However if a…
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    The producers of the show clear all new regular police character names with the Metropolitan police service to ensure there are no current serving officers with the same name. However if a person with the same name were to join the service at a later date, the show would be entitled to continue using the name.
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