The Bill

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The Bill
Premiere pilot
August 16, 1983
series
October 16, 1984
Finale August 31, 2010
Creator Geoff McQueen
Network ITV1
Style 60-minute police procedural
Company talkbackTHAMES,
FreemantleMedia
Seasons 26
Episodes 2412 (2 unaired) + 7 specials
Origin UK

The Bill is one of the longest running police procedural/crime series in Britain. It tells the daily stories of officers at Sun Hill, a fictional police station based in the East End of London. It is also the only series that has been licensed by the Metropolitan Police to use authentic uniforms and equipment.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Mark Wingett Jim Carver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23
Gary Olsen Dave Litten 1 2
Trudie Goodwin June Ackland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Jack Wilding Peter Dean 1

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ITV1
Season One October 16, 1984 January 22, 1985 11
Season Two November 11, 1985 February 10, 1986 12
Season Three September 21, 1987 December 7, 1987 12
Season Four July 19, 1988 December 12, 1988 48
Season Five January 3, 1989 December 28, 1989 104
Season Six January 2, 1990 December 27, 1990 104
Season Seven January 1, 1991 December 31, 1991 105
Season Eight January 2, 1992 December 31, 1992 105
Season Nine January 5, 1993 December 31, 1993 155
Season Ten January 4, 1994 December 30, 1994 156
Season Eleven January 5, 1995 December 29, 1995 149
Season Twelve January 2, 1996 December 31, 1996 156
Season Thirteen January 2, 1997 December 30, 1997 152
Season Fourteen January 1, 1998 December 31, 1998 121
Season Fifteen January 7, 1999 December 31, 1999 87
Season Sixteen January 4, 2000 December 29, 2000 86
Season Seventeen January 5, 2001 December 21, 2001 92
Season Eighteen January 3, 2002 December 31, 2002 86
Season Nineteen January 1, 2003 December 31, 2003 105
Season Twenty January 7, 2004 December 30, 2004 94 + 4
Season Twenty-One January 5, 2005 December 29, 2005 103 + 2
Season Twenty-Two January 4, 2006 December 28, 2006 93
Season Twenty-Three January 3, 2007 December 28, 2007 92
Season Twenty-Four January 2, 2008 December 31, 2008 88
Season Twenty-Five January 1, 2009 December 29, 2010 65
Season Twenty-Six January 7, 2010 August 31, 2010 31 + 1

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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