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Summary: Welcome to The Bill guide at TV.com. 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. Running for over 25 years, The Bill was Britain's longest running police drama series, finally outstripping Dixon of Dock Green on 10 August 2005. It adapted to meet the challenges of the highly competitive world of independent television, evolving from a standard post-watershed police procedural drama, through a period as a twice- and, later, thrice-weekly early evening ratings grabber with stand-alone plots, then as a twice-weekly one-hour drama with ongoing soap-style exploration of the troubled personal lives of its police officers. The Bill reverted to a once a week, post-watershed drama on 23 July 2009, but ITV decided not to renew the show when the contract came up for renewal the following year. The Bill is not your average cop show, but rather an extraordinary police drama that brings each episode to the audience through the eyes of the characters. An excellent cast, supported by some of the country's leading writers and directors and some innovative camera work gives an incredible sense of realism. Other police dramas have been created in an attempt to mirror its conventions and match its success, but none has lasted. The Bill truly deserves its accolade as Britain's most successful police drama.
Network: ITV1 , ITV
Genre(s): Drama
Seasons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26
Cast Credit
John Bowler PC Roger Valentine
Graham Cole PC Tony Stamp
Simon Rouse DCI Jack Meadows
Alex Walkinshaw Sgt Dale Smith
Chris Simmons DC Mickey Webb
Roberta Taylor Inspector Gina Gold
Andrew Lancel DI Neil Manson
Bruce Byron DC Terry Perkins
Lisa Maxwell Acting DI Samantha Nixon
Jeff Stewart PC Reg Hollis
Kaye Wragg PC Di Noble
Cyril Nri Borough Commander Adam Okaro
Daniel Flynn Sgt [Sic] John Heaton
Daniel Flynn Supt. John Heaton
Scott Maslen DS Phil Hunter
Trudie Goodwin Sgt. June Ackland
Thusitha Jayasundera DS Ramani De Costa
Kim Tiddy PC Honey Harman
Michele Austin Acting Sgt Yvonne Hemmingway
James Lloyd PC Steve Hunter
Seema Bowri PC Leela Kapoor
Sally Rogers DC Jo Masters
Nick Patrick SRO Julian Tavell
Chris Jarvis (II) PC Dan Casper
Gary Lucy PC Will Fletcher
Alan Westaway P.C. Slater
Melanie Gutteridge PC Emma Hinckley
Aml Ameen PC Lewis Hardy
Doug Rao DC Stuart Turner
Doug Rao DS Stuart Turner
Luke Hamill CAD Officer Dean McVerry
Melanie Kilburn PC Laura Bryant
T. J. Ramini DC Zain Nadir
Wendy Kweh DC Suzie Sim
Cat Simmons TDC Kezia Walker
Gillian Taylforth Sgt Nikki Wright