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|The Bill - The Complete First Series|
Actors: Eric Richard, John Salthouse, Mark Wingett, Colin Blumenau, Jon Iles
Directors: Christopher Hodson, Derek Lister, James Hawes, John Dower, John Michael Phillips
Genres: Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
From its launch in 1984 as a weekly Brittish cop drama to its currant serialized format this show has remained a top-rated series. The Bill follows the daily lives of the men and women at Sun Hill Police Station as they fi... more »
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Samuel K. (Solvanda)
Reviewed on 3/19/2011...
Very well written, unpredictable, and different police show...raw and gritty...a lot of surprises...and this is 1984 we're talking about. Filmed in such a way that you feel you are right there in the room with the characters...very little if any studio lighting is used. After watching this first season it readily became apparent why this show has been a British cultural mainstay for many years. Highly recommended viewing experience.
Was shocked to discover upon researching that this show ran from 1984 to 2010 and, along the way, produced a total of 2,400 episodes (---yes, you have read correctly...two thousand, four hundred---.) As of 2011, seasons 1-5 are what is available in British Region 2 dvd format...looks like it is going to be years before the rest of the complete series will be released in it's own country, much less this one. I'm thinking that this is one of those cases where the ever-developing world of streaming video content is going to be of benefit in the future. Complete discographies of this nature could well fill up half a bookcase.
Nancy H. (nanirish) from DECATUR, GA
Reviewed on 3/1/2010...
Unique British Series. Like none seen in USA. I think it is a comedy in England too!
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Best Drama from the UK
J. Porter | 10/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This fast paced, totally British police drama is the best! Characters are REAL - no makeup or fancy clothes. Just like watching a reality show. Cannot wait for Season 2 to get to the USA!!!!"
Inge-merethe Otey | Lewiston,ID | 08/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this show,I see it when I'm in Denmark with my family,I wish we could get more of that show in the USA.