The Bill

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The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010.wikipedia
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List of awards and nominations received by The Bill

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The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series' fourth consecutive win.
The Bill is a British police procedural television series that ran from 1984 to 2010.

Woodentop (The Bill)

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The programme originated from a one-off drama, Woodentop, broadcast in August 1983. It was picked up by Michael Chapman for ITV franchise holder Thames Television, who retitled it Woodentop as part of Thames's "Storyboard" series of one-off dramas and was broadcast on ITV under the title Woodentop on 16 August 1983.
Woodentop became the forerunner to long-running British police television series The Bill, which went on air 14 months later and continued for 26 years.

Inside Soap Awards

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The Bill won several awards, including BAFTAs, a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award and Best Drama at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, this being the series' fourth consecutive win.
Now defunct soaps that were formerly nominated for awards are Take the High Road, Springhill, Sunset Beach The Bill, Bad Girls, Brookside, Crossroads, Family Affairs, Night and Day, Where the Heart Is and Waterloo Road.

List of police-related slang terms

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The title originates from "Old Bill", a slang term for the police.

Mark Wingett

Woodentop starred Mark Wingett as PC Jim Carver and Trudie Goodwin as WPC June Ackland of London's Metropolitan Police, both attached to the fictional Sun Hill police station.
He is best known for his roles as Pc/Dc Jim Carver in The Bill and EastEnders as Mike Swann, Hollyoaks as Frank Symons and Heartbeat as Terry Molloy.

Drama (UK TV channel)

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The series has also been repeated on other digital stations, including Gold, Alibi, Watch, Dave and Drama.

Trudie Goodwin

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Woodentop starred Mark Wingett as PC Jim Carver and Trudie Goodwin as WPC June Ackland of London's Metropolitan Police, both attached to the fictional Sun Hill police station.
Trudie Goodwin (born 13 November 1951) is an English actress best known for playing Sergeant June Ackland in the high-profile British television police drama The Bill from 1983 to 2007, and Georgia Sharma in the ITV soap Emmerdale, from 2011 until 2015.

Paul Marquess

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When Paul Marquess took over as executive producer in 2002, as part of a drive for ratings, the series was revamped, bringing in a more soap opera type feel to many of its stories.
His credits include Brookside, The Bill, Family Affairs, Hollyoaks, Crime Stories and, more recently, Suspects, for Channel 5.

W (British TV channel)

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The series has also been repeated on other digital stations, including Gold, Alibi, Watch, Dave and Drama.

Police procedural

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The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010.

Respect (The Bill)

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The series finale, entitled "Respect", was aired in two parts and was dedicated to "the men and women of the Metropolitan Police Service past and present".
"Respect" is the two-part series finale of the United Kingdom's longest-running police procedural television drama series, The Bill.

Callum Stone

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Jasmine is then gang raped because she talked to the police and when Callum Stone found the person responsible he was held at gunpoint.
Callum Stone is a fictional character in the long-running police drama The Bill portrayed by Sam Callis.

Dale Smith (The Bill)

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The finale storyline concerned gang member Jasmine Harris being involved in the murder of fellow member Liam Martin who died in the arms of Inspector Smith after being stabbed.
Dale "Smithy" Smith is a fictional character played by Alex Walkinshaw in the British police procedural television series, The Bill.

Geoff McQueen

The Bill was originally conceived by Geoff McQueen in 1983, then a new television writer, as a one-off drama.
He is best known for creating Thames Television's long-running police procedural The Bill and the popular comedy-dramas Give us a Break, Big Deal and Stay Lucky.

Dave (TV channel)

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The series has also been repeated on other digital stations, including Gold, Alibi, Watch, Dave and Drama.

Alibi (TV channel)

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The series has also been repeated on other digital stations, including Gold, Alibi, Watch, Dave and Drama.

ITV (TV network)

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The Bill is a British police procedural television series, first broadcast on ITV from 16 October 1984 until 31 August 2010. It was picked up by Michael Chapman for ITV franchise holder Thames Television, who retitled it Woodentop as part of Thames's "Storyboard" series of one-off dramas and was broadcast on ITV under the title Woodentop on 16 August 1983.
STV aims to broadcast more Scottish programmes at peak times and so removed several key ITV plc programmes from their schedule in July 2009 including The Bill, Midsomer Murders and Lewis.

London Borough of Merton

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A lot of filming for former ITV police drama The Bill took place in Merton, particularly in the districts of Mitcham and Colliers Wood.

Andy Pask

Andrew Howard "Andy" Pask (born 30 August 1955 in Islington, London) is an English musician and composer, best known as bass player for the band Landscape, and for writing the theme to the TV show The Bill.

ITV3

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In later years, episodes of the show were repeated on ITV3 on their week of broadcast.

Thames Television

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It was picked up by Michael Chapman for ITV franchise holder Thames Television, who retitled it Woodentop as part of Thames's "Storyboard" series of one-off dramas and was broadcast on ITV under the title Woodentop on 16 August 1983.
The Bill (1984–2010) began as a one-hour series of separate stories in 1984, but from 1989 until 1998 was broadcast several times a week, usually in a 30 minute slot.

STV (TV channel)

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In 2009, STV, ITV's regional franchise in Central and Northern Scotland, opted out of broadcasting the series along with a number of other dramas, a decision that later became the subject of legal proceedings between STV and the main ITV network.
In July 2009, STV announced that it was withdrawing some networked programmes such as The Bill, Doc Martin, Midsomer Murders, Poirot, Lewis and a number of other high-profile ITV network dramas from its schedules, instead preferring to concentrate on programming made within Scotland.

Billy Murray (actor)

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It included old favourites such as Billy Murray (DS Don Beech), Chris Ellison (DI Frank Burnside) and popular TV personalities such as Paul O'Grady and Les Dennis.
William Albert Murray (born 6 October 1941) is an English actor, best known for playing Don Beech in The Bill from 1995 to 2004, Johnny Allen in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2005 to 2006, and Captain John Price in the video games Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

History of ITV

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It was picked up by Michael Chapman for ITV franchise holder Thames Television, who retitled it Woodentop as part of Thames's "Storyboard" series of one-off dramas and was broadcast on ITV under the title Woodentop on 16 August 1983.

List of The Bill characters

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The following is a concise list of the most notable, an expanded version is available at List of characters of The Bill.
The Bill is a long-running British television police procedural television series, named after a slang term for the police.