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Jan. 02, 1962
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Z Cars (UK)

Z-Cars or Zed Cars (yes, definitely Zed and not Zee) was a police drama which ran through the Sixties and Seventies. A Z-Car was codename for a crime patrol vehicle. It was based in fictional Newtown which was remarkably like Kirkby, Liverpool with accents that matched that area of England. First really gritty depiction of police work in the UK.

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  • In the mid-'70s the Palitoy company produced a talking Z-Victor 4 car.
  • Bernard Kay was asked to play the Dudley Foster role.
  • The famous Ford Zephyr fast response patrol cars were replaced with more up-to-date Pandas when the series was revived in March 1967. This reflected reality, as the Lancashire Constabulary…
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    The famous Ford Zephyr fast response patrol cars were replaced with more up-to-date Pandas when the series was revived in March 1967. This reflected reality, as the Lancashire Constabulary (on which the Z Cars set-up had been largely based) had begun using them whilst the series had been off-air.
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