The Bill

The Bill

The Bill was a long-running British police drama shown on ITV1.

The setting is the Sun Hill district of the fictional London borough of Canley. Other police stations in the Borough, mentioned but (usually) never seen, are Barton Street, which is the location of Borough Headquarters, Stafford Row and Spicer Street. Canley is approximately contiguous with the real London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

The Bill is somewhat unique among police shows: it takes a serial format and it does not focus on one particular area of police work. Instead, the show's time is equally divided between the work of officers on one shift in the Uniform division, and the work of the CID.

It started as a one-off drama for ITV entitled Woodentop: this pilot show starred Mark Wingett as PC Jim Carver and Trudie Goodwin as WPC June Ackland on Carver's first day on the beat at Sun Hill police station. It was originally devised by Geoff McQueen, and it impressed ITV so much that they decided to make a series out of it.

Episode Info

Final: S26-Special -- Farewell The Bill (Aug/31/2010) [Special Airtime: 10:35 pm]

This special episode takes a look back at the series now that the final episode has aired.
Simon RouseSimon Rouse
As Jack Meadows (1992-2010)
Alex WalkinshawAlex Walkinshaw
As Dale Smith (1999-2001, 2003-2010)
Chris SimmonsChris Simmons
As Mickey Webb (2000-2003, 2005-2010)
Bruce ByronBruce Byron
As Terry Perkins (2003-2010)
Andrew LancelAndrew Lancel
As Neil Manson (2003-2010)
John BowlerJohn Bowler
As Roger Valentine (2004-2010)
Sally RogersSally Rogers
As Jo Masters (2005-2010)
Amita DhiriAmita Dhiri
As Grace Dasari (2007-2010)
Sam CallisSam Callis
As Callum Stone (2007-2010)
Micah BalfourMicah Balfour
As Benjamin Gayle (2007-2010)


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Recurring Guests

Jason Barnett as CSE Eddie Olosunje (72 eps)
Susan Majolier as Chief Super's Secretary (54 eps)
Steve Morley as Sgt. Lamont (46 eps)
Victor Gallucci as DC Tom Baker (35 eps)
Shenagh Govan as SOCO (33 eps)
Jacqueline Defferary as Julie Callaghan (32 eps)
Mark Dexter as Matt Hinckley (30 eps)
Mark Letheren as Simon Kitson (27 eps)
Susan Curnow as S.O.C.O. (26 eps)
Georgia Moffett as Abigail Nixon (26 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: itv ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 16, 1984
Ended: August 31, 2010
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