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Welcome to The Bill guide at TV.com. The Bill recounts the goings-on within and around Sun Hill, a Metropolitan Police Station located in the fictional Borough of Canley, in east London. Running for over 25 years, The Bill was Britain's longest running police drama series, finally outstripping Dixon of Dock Green on 10 August 2005. It adapted to meet the challenges of the highly competitive world of independent television, evolving from a standard post-watershed police procedural drama, through a period as a twice- and, later, thrice-weekly early evening ratings grabber with stand-alone plots, then as a twice-weekly one-hour drama with ongoing soap-style exploration of the troubled personal lives of its police officers. The Bill reverted to a once a week, post-watershed drama on 23 July 2009, but ITV decided not to renew the show when the contract came up for renewal the following year. The Bill is not your average cop show, but rather an extraordinary police drama that brings each episode to the audience through the eyes of the characters. An excellent cast, supported by some of the country's leading writers and directors and some innovative camera work gives an incredible sense of realism. Other police dramas have been created in an attempt to mirror its conventions and match its success, but none has lasted. The Bill truly deserves its accolade as Britain's most successful police drama.moreless
  • 2010 WAS A YEAR IN WHICH BAD BOYS CAME BACK TO OUR SCREEN (ESPECIALLY ON SEVEN), THERE WERE TOO MANY POLICE DRAMAS AND NOT ENOUGH COMEDIES, PLENTY OF SPIN-OFFS AND FEW NEW FORMATS, DIGITAL CHANNELS WERE BOOMING, AND 3D BECAME A GIMMICK BUT WHERE WAS OUR HD TELEVISION? COOKING CLONES WERE EVERYWHERE, TEN GOT NEW BOSSES, THAT HEY DAD..! SCANDAL BROKE OUT AND WE BID FAREWELL TO LOST AND THE BILL.

    2010 TV network scorecard

    Never mind the ratings, we rate the Aussie networks on what they brought to the table in 2010.

  • TV.COM'S PICK OF THE BEST SHOWS ON AUSSIE SCREENS THIS WEEK.

    What to Watch: October 18 - 24

    Our pick of the best shows on Aussie screens this week including premieres of Undercover Boss Australia, Iron Chef Australia, Grand Designs Australia and Beauty and the Geek Australia, as well as Justin Bieber on CSI, The Bill farewell special and more.

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    S 26 :  Ep 27 Balance of Power Aired 8/3/10
    S 26 :  Ep 26 Who Dares Wins Aired 7/27/10
    S 26 :  Ep 25 Taking a Stand Aired 7/20/10
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    S 26 :  Ep 23 Solace Aired 6/29/10
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    S 26 :  Ep 4 New Beginnings Aired 1/28/10
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    S 25 :  Ep 62 Twist of Fate Aired 12/10/09
    S 25 :  Ep 61 Rescue Me Aired 11/5/09
    S 25 :  Ep 60 Show of Force Aired 10/29/09
    S 25 :  Ep 59 That's Love for You Aired 10/22/09
    S 25 :  Ep 58 In the Know Aired 10/15/09
    S 25 :  Ep 57 Fall Out Aired 10/8/09
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    S 25 :  Ep 55 Backlash Aired 9/24/09
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    S 25 :  Ep 53 Innocence Betrayed Aired 9/10/09
    S 25 :  Ep 52 Powerless Aired 9/3/09
    S 25 :  Ep 51 Lost Soul Aired 8/27/09
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    S 25 :  Ep 49 Psychiatric Help Aired 8/13/09
    S 25 :  Ep 48 Absolute Power Aired 8/6/09
    S 25 :  Ep 47 Cry Wolf Aired 7/30/09
    S 25 :  Ep 46 Die by the Sword Aired 7/24/09
    S 25 :  Ep 45 Live by the Sword Aired 7/23/09
    S 25 :  Ep 44 Conviction: Judgement Day Aired 7/16/09
    S 25 :  Ep 43 Riot City Aired 7/15/09
    S 25 :  Ep 42 Conviction: Walk the Line Aired 7/9/09
    S 25 :  Ep 41 Conviction: Breaking Point Aired 7/8/09
    S 25 :  Ep 40 Conviction: To the Limit Aired 7/2/09
    S 25 :  Ep 39 Conviction: Cover Up Aired 7/1/09
    S 25 :  Ep 38 Prodigal Son — Part 2 Aired 6/25/09
    S 25 :  Ep 37 Prodigal Son — Part 1 Aired 6/24/09
    S 25 :  Ep 36 To Die For Aired 6/18/09
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    S 25 :  Ep 34 Down South Aired 6/11/09
    S 25 :  Ep 33 Blame Game Aired 6/4/09
    S 25 :  Ep 32 Full Throttle Aired 6/3/09
    S 25 :  Ep 31 Smash and Grab — Part 2 Aired 5/21/09
    S 25 :  Ep 30 Smash and Grab — Part 1 Aired 5/14/09
    S 25 :  Ep 29 Forensic Evidence Aired 5/7/09
    S 25 :  Ep 28 Old Habits Aired 4/30/09
    S 25 :  Ep 27 School's Out Aired 4/23/09
    S 25 :  Ep 26 Class Action Aired 4/22/09
    S 25 :  Ep 25 Growing Pains Aired 4/16/09
    S 25 :  Ep 24 Peer Pressure Aired 4/15/09
    S 25 :  Ep 23 Learning Curve Aired 4/9/09
    S 25 :  Ep 22 Back to School Aired 4/8/09
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    S 25 :  Ep 18 Decision Time Aired 3/19/09
    S 25 :  Ep 17 Leap of Faith — Part 2 Aired 3/18/09
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    S 25 :  Ep 13 Righteous Kill — Part 2 Aired 3/4/09
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    S 25 :  Ep 9 One Year On Aired 2/5/09
    S 25 :  Ep 8 Feet of Clay — Part 3 Aired 1/29/09
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    S 24 :  Ep 87 Too Hot to Handle — Part 3 Aired 12/23/08
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    S 24 :  Ep 83 Forgotten Child — Part 2 Aired 12/11/08
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    S 24 :  Ep 81 One Day, but Not Today Aired 11/27/08
    S 24 :  Ep 80 Proof of Life — Part 2 Aired 11/13/08
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    S 24 :  Ep 78 In Deep Aired 11/6/08
    S 24 :  Ep 77 Walk on By Aired 11/5/08
    S 24 :  Ep 76 Loved and Lost Aired 10/30/08
    S 24 :  Ep 75 Fools Rush In Aired 10/23/08
    S 24 :  Ep 74 The Rookie Aired 10/22/08
    S 24 :  Ep 73 Hold Me Tight — Part 2 Aired 10/16/08
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    S 24 :  Ep 71 First Strike Aired 10/9/08
    S 24 :  Ep 70 Hide and Seek Aired 10/8/08
    S 24 :  Ep 69 An Honour to Serve — Part 2 Aired 10/2/08
    S 24 :  Ep 68 An Honour to Serve Part 1 Aired 9/25/08
    S 24 :  Ep 67 Appropriate Force Aired 9/24/08
    S 24 :  Ep 66 Funny Money Aired 9/18/08
    S 24 :  Ep 65 Trial and Error — Part 2 Aired 9/17/08
    S 24 :  Ep 64 Trial and Error — Part 1 Aired 9/11/08
    S 24 :  Ep 63 Secret History — Part 2 Aired 9/10/08
    S 24 :  Ep 62 Secret History — Part 1 Aired 9/4/08
    S 24 :  Ep 61 After the Fall Aired 9/3/08
    S 24 :  Ep 60 Before the Fall Aired 8/28/08
    S 24 :  Ep 59 Over the Limit Aired 8/26/08
    S 24 :  Ep 58 Demolition Girl Aired 8/21/08
    S 24 :  Ep 57 Game Plan — Part 2 Aired 8/20/08
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    S 24 :  Ep 55 Getting Personal Aired 8/14/08
    S 24 :  Ep 54 Blind Alley Aired 8/7/08
    S 24 :  Ep 53 Street Kid Aired 8/6/08
    S 24 :  Ep 52 Seize the Day Aired 7/31/08
    S 24 :  Ep 51 Teachers Pet Aired 7/30/08
    S 24 :  Ep 50 Lifesaver Aired 7/24/08
    S 24 :  Ep 49 Body of Evidence Aired 7/23/08
    S 24 :  Ep 48 Jack of Hearts Aired 7/17/08
    S 24 :  Ep 47 Gun Runner — Firefight Aired 7/16/08
    S 24 :  Ep 46 Gun Runner — Spray and Pray Aired 7/10/08
    S 24 :  Ep 45 Gun Runner — Kick Off Aired 7/9/08
    S 24 :  Ep 44 Gun Runner — Under Cover Aired 7/3/08
    S 24 :  Ep 43 Gun Runner — Trigger Happy Aired 7/2/08
    S 24 :  Ep 42 Landfill Killer Aired 6/25/08
    S 24 :  Ep 41 New Blood Aired 6/12/08
    S 24 :  Ep 40 We Are Family Part 2 Aired 6/11/08
    S 24 :  Ep 39 We Are Family Part 1 Aired 6/5/08
    S 24 :  Ep 38 Cowboy Country Aired 6/4/08
    S 24 :  Ep 37 Running Scared Aired 5/29/08
    S 24 :  Ep 36 Lucky Lucky Lucky Aired 5/22/08
    S 24 :  Ep 35 Frontline: End Game Aired 5/15/08
    S 24 :  Ep 34 Frontline: Aftershock Aired 5/8/08
    S 24 :  Ep 33 Frontline: Shockwave Aired 5/1/08
    S 24 :  Ep 32 City Slickers Aired 4/24/08
    S 24 :  Ep 31 R.I.P P.I. Aired 4/23/08
    S 24 :  Ep 30 Overkill Aired 4/17/08
    S 24 :  Ep 29 Going Under Aired 4/16/08
    S 24 :  Ep 28 Sins of the Father Part 2 Aired 4/10/08
    S 24 :  Ep 27 Sins of the Father Part 1 Aired 4/9/08
    S 24 :  Ep 26 Blood Rush Part 2 Aired 4/3/08
    S 24 :  Ep 25 Blood Rush Part 1 Aired 4/2/08
    S 24 :  Ep 24 Closing the Net — Part 2 Aired 3/27/08
    S 24 :  Ep 23 Closing the Net — Part 1 Aired 3/26/08
    S 24 :  Ep 22 Beth Undercover Aired 3/20/08
    S 24 :  Ep 21 Break In Aired 3/19/08
    S 24 :  Ep 20 Corrupted Aired 3/13/08
    S 24 :  Ep 19 Heat on the Beat Aired 3/12/08
    S 24 :  Ep 18 Deadly Cocktail Aired 3/5/08
    S 24 :  Ep 17 Spilt Blood Aired 2/28/08
    S 24 :  Ep 16 The Hit Aired 2/27/08
    S 24 :  Ep 15 Cover Up Aired 2/21/08
    S 24 :  Ep 14 Pay Back Aired 2/14/08
    S 24 :  Ep 13 Driven to Kill Aired 2/13/08
    S 24 :  Ep 12 Witness: The Final Act Aired 2/7/08
    S 24 :  Ep 11 Witness: Truth & Lies Aired 2/6/08
    S 24 :  Ep 10 Witness: Hit and Run Aired 1/31/08
    S 24 :  Ep 9 Witness: Protection Aired 1/30/08
    S 24 :  Ep 8 Witness: Deadly Secret Aired 1/24/08
    S 24 :  Ep 7 Deadly Shame - Part 1 Airs 3/7/17
    S 24 :  Ep 7 The Last Stop - Part 2 Aired 1/9/17
    S 24 :  Ep 7 Witness: Breaking Point Aired 1/23/08
    S 24 :  Ep 6 Hold Me Tight: Part Two NEXT EPISODE Airs 3/6/17
    S 24 :  Ep 6 Witness: Wall of Silence Aired 1/17/08
    S 24 :  Ep 5 Witness: Innocent Blood Aired 1/16/08
    S 24 :  Ep 4 The Lone Wolf - Part 2 Aired 1/3/17
    S 24 :  Ep 4 To Catch a Killer Part 2 Aired 1/10/08
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    Det. Insp. Roy Galloway [ 1984 - 1987 ]

    Eric Richard

    Eric Richard

    Sgt. Bob Cryer [ 1984 - 2001 ]

    Mark Wingett

    Mark Wingett

    P.C./D.C. Jim Carver [ 1984 - 2005 ]

    Colin Blumenau

    Colin Blumenau

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    Trudie Goodwin

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