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

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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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  • Episode titles were dropped in 2002 when the show became serialized under new executive producer Paul Marquess. The last episode to have an on-screen title was "The Bill" (1984) {Set in Stone…
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    Episode titles were dropped in 2002 when the show became serialized under new executive producer Paul Marquess. The last episode to have an on-screen title was "The Bill" (1984) {Set in Stone (#18.5)}. A six-part storyline followed which had no on-screen titles but is referred to as "Quinnan" parts 1-6 by fans, as this storyline marked the departure of long-term character PC Dave Quinnan (Andrew Paul). Subsequent episodes were numbered, beginning with "The Bill" (1984) {001 (#18.12)}. These numbers did not appear on-screen but were given on the show's official website. This numbering system remained in place for five years until "The Bill" (1984) {489 (#23.19)}, which was the final episode of original character Sgt. June Ackland (Trudie Goodwin). Episode titles returned in 2007, resuming with "The Bill" (1984) {Sweet Revenge (#23.20)}, marking a shift away from serialization towards standalone episodes and multi-part storylines.
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  • Simon Fisher-Becker had a minor role that was removed in post.
  • Space was so tight in the building used for the set of the first Sun Hill station that Chief Superintendent Brownlow's (Peter Ellis) office doubled as producer Michael Chapman's office, and…
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    Space was so tight in the building used for the set of the first Sun Hill station that Chief Superintendent Brownlow's (Peter Ellis) office doubled as producer Michael Chapman's office, and the canteen set was the actual canteen used by cast and crew.
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