Set in a North Yorkshire village during the 1960s, Heartbeat's combination of crime and medical storylines, charismatic regular characters and wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack made it staple Sunday-night viewing for two decades, with the series' many prestigious awards including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama and several ITV Programme of the Year awards. Attracting a peak audience of 14 million, Heartbeat has garnered a devoted following and remains prime-time viewing world-wide.
In this series, dramatic events lead PC Mike Bradley to bid farewell to Aidensfield, while young, ambitious PC Steve Crane arrives at Ashfordly station determined to prove his abilities. Guests include Lulu, William Gaunt, Geoff Hinsliff, and Jean Alexander - briefly returning as feisty farmer Lily Barton; the series also introduces the cast of Heartbeat's immensely popular spin-off, The Royal.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: All 25 episodes from the twelfth series of the Yorkshire Television police drama. In this series, following a dramatic sequence of events, PC Mike Bradley (Jason Durr) leaves Aidensfield, with PC Steve Crane (James Carlton) eager to step into his shoes. The episodes are: 'Skeletons and Cupboards', 'A Girl's Best Friend', 'A Dog's Life', 'Where There's Muck', 'Harmony', 'No Man's Land', 'Dirty Len', 'Growing Apart', 'A Many Splendoured Thing', 'Horses for Courses', 'Sins of the Fathers', 'Bread and Circuses', 'For Whom the Bell Tolls', 'Out of the Blue', 'The High Life', 'Hung for a Sheep', 'The Third Man', 'Missing in Action', 'Caped Crusaders', 'Moving Target', 'Lily of the Valley', 'House Rules', 'Mackerel Sky', 'Absent Friends' and 'Music of the Spheres'. ...Heartbeat (Complete Season 12) - 7-DVD Box Set ( Heart beat - Complete Series Twelve )