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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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  • There is a long-standing tradition that any cast or crew member who leaves the programme is given a personalised wooden policeman's truncheon engraved with their name, the dates they worked…
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    There is a long-standing tradition that any cast or crew member who leaves the programme is given a personalised wooden policeman's truncheon engraved with their name, the dates they worked on the programme, and the wording "The Bill: Sunhill - SO - Division of Talkback Thames".
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  • Jeff Stewart (PC Reg Hollis) was the last original cast member to leave the series. His character's resignation was announced in "The Bill" (1984) {Lucky Lucky Lucky (#24.36)} which aired in…
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    Jeff Stewart (PC Reg Hollis) was the last original cast member to leave the series. His character's resignation was announced in "The Bill" (1984) {Lucky Lucky Lucky (#24.36)} which aired in May 2008, although his last appearance was in "The Bill" (1984) {Heat on the Beat (#24.19)} which aired in March. Trudie Goodwin left in March 2007, after playing WPC/Sgt. June Ackland since 1984. Mark Wingett (PC/DC/DS Jim Carver) left the series in February 2005, but returned briefly for Goodwin's leaving storyline. Peter Ellis (Chief. Supt. Charles Brownlow) and Eric Richard (Sgt. Bob Cryer) left in 2000/01, although both returned briefly for guest starring spots, as did Larry Dann (Sgt. Alec Peters).
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  • Rick Wakeman was offered the chance to write the theme tune either for this series or for "Lytton's Diary" (1985). He chose the latter, believing that it had the best potential of the two to…
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    Rick Wakeman was offered the chance to write the theme tune either for this series or for "Lytton's Diary" (1985). He chose the latter, believing that it had the best potential of the two to be a long running series. It ran for two seasons.
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