• Network: ITV1 , ITV
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 16, 1984
Season #: 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
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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.

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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 Tony Stamp [ Sic ]
Simon Rouse DCI Jack Meadows
Alex Walkinshaw Sgt Dale Smith
Chris Simmons DC Mickey Webb
Roberta Taylor Insp Gina Gold
Andrew Lancel DI Neil Manson
Bruce Byron DC Terry Perkins
Lisa Maxwell DI Samantha Nixon
Jeff Stewart PC Reg Hollis
Kaye Wragg PC Diane Noble
Jason Barnett CSE Eddie Olosunje
Patrick Robinson DC Jacob Banks
Claire Goose Insp Rachel Weston
Dominic Power PC Leon Taylor
Daniel Flynn Supt John Heaton
Abhin Galeya PC Arun Ghir
Clare Foster PC Millie Brown
Sam Callis Sgt Callum Stone
Christopher Fox DS Max Carter
Lucy Speed DC Stevie Moss
Rhea Bailey PC Mel Ryder
Micah Balfour PC Benjamin Gayle
Sally Rogers DC Jo Masters
Gary Lucy TDC Will Fletcher
Melanie Gutteridge PC Emma Keane
Doug Rao DS Stuart Turner
Cat Simmons DC Kezia Walker
Gillian Taylforth Sgt Nikki Wright
Louisa Lytton PC Beth Green
Ali Bastian PC Sally Armstrong
Amita Dhiri DC Grace Dasari
Ben Richards PC Nate Roberts