Dixon of Dock Green

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The first, and until recently the longest-running, police drama on British television, Dixon of Dock Green was virtually the diametric opposite of more modern programs centered around policemen in Britain and the United States. Instead of hard-nosed tough guys kicking in doors chasing after drug dealers, Dixon and his fellow bobbies were uncomplicated nice guys, more likely to sit down to tea while solving minor disputes in their fictional London district. First introduced in the The Blue Lamp (1950) Police Constable Dixon was a cozy, reassuring portrayal of a policeman, perhaps a trifle unrealistically so even in his day. In later years, Dixon was promoted to Sergeant, and was mostly confined to the station house.

Every episode ended with Dixon summing up the events, and dispensing some homespun wisdom. The show survived the introduction of more realistic contemporary police dramas such asZ Cars but, despite being virtually an institution, the program finally ended in 1976, deemed old-fashioned and slow-moving compared to the new wave of action-based detective dramas typified by The Sweeney.

Note that despite the stated programme length and time below, is soon moved to a Saturday teatime slot, and switched to 45-minute episodes in about 1962. (Some 45-minute episodes had already been transmitted.) The show was broadcast in colour from November 1969.moreless
Jack Warner

Jack Warner

P.C./Sgt. George Dixon

Peter Byrne

Peter Byrne

P.C./Det. Con./Det. Sgt./Det. Insp. Andy Crawford [ 1955 - 1975 ]

Billie Whitelaw

Billie Whitelaw

Mary Dixon (I) [ 1955 ]

Jeanette Hutchinson

Jeanette Hutchinson

Mary Dixon/Crawford (II) [ 1956 - 1964 ]

Anna Dawson

Anna Dawson

Mary Crawford (III) [ 1964 - 1966 ]

Neil Wilson

Neil Wilson

P.C. "Tubb" Barrell [ 1955 - 1957 ]

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