Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 02, 1962
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network
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Z Cars (UK)

A gritty drama which follows the work of the police force in the fictional northern English town of Newtown.

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  • Bernard Kay was asked to play the Dudley Foster role.
  • In the early days the show was transmitted live, with only pre-shot film inserts to relieve the pressure for cast and crew. Mindful of the 14 million viewers about to tune in, Stratford…
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    In the early days the show was transmitted live, with only pre-shot film inserts to relieve the pressure for cast and crew. Mindful of the 14 million viewers about to tune in, Stratford Johns' nerves would regularly see him vomit before going into studio.
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  • Troy Kennedy-Martin left the show when he felt that the Police were trying to influence storylines in their favour too much. He returned only to write "Pressure", the final edition in 1978…
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    Troy Kennedy-Martin left the show when he felt that the Police were trying to influence storylines in their favour too much. He returned only to write "Pressure", the final edition in 1978 (which also saw the return of original director John McGrath and several early cast-members).
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