The Bill (1984–2010)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Crime, Drama


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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.


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  • Nula Conwell and Jo Dow in The Bill (1984)
  • Kevin Lloyd in The Bill (1984)
  • Nick Stringer and Clive Wedderburn in The Bill (1984)
  • Cindy Milo in The Bill (1984)
  • Duncan Bell in The Bill (1984)
  • Juliet Cowan in The Bill (1984)

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Geoff McQueen

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3 September 2003 | Imnozy
Unrecognisable from the original "Bill"
I have followed this series from its earliest episodes and have rarely found it hard going until recently. Although it still delivers good entertainment, the show has lost much of its grittiness (although in many ways it is probably more realistic).Up until the recent dramatic changes (the bombing of Sun Hill and resultant death of many of the main characters)there was little shown of the violence, blood etc that is part and parcel of real police work. The show has suffered considerably for those of us who remember the good old days of Burnside, Tosh Lines et al. Serialising the episodes is not in itself a bad thing, for that makes it more believable than the old concept that each case was tied up in the half hour - or one hour episode, it does however mean that much of the crispness of the show is lost in the process. For the undedicated, the focus on private lives (and romances in the station)turns it very much into a "soap" and less of a serious show. I am still recovering from the first time Jim kissed June - it was a bit like watching someone kiss his sister! I suppose that the Old Bill is gone for good, but it still is good entertainment - and I suppose this is what we watch TV for.

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