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The Bill: The Burnside Files [VHS] [1984]

Graham Cole , Trudie Goodwin , Derek Lister , James Hawes    Suitable for 12 years and over   VHS Tape
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Graham Cole, Trudie Goodwin, Jeff Stewart, Simon Rouse, Mark Wingett
  • Directors: Derek Lister, James Hawes, John Dower, Michael Skivington, Tim Holloway
  • Writers: Candy Denman, David Belshaw, Geoff McQueen
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Clearvision
  • VHS Release Date: 14 July 1997
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CUMD
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,262 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Four episodes of the hard-hitting police drama, featuring D.I. Burnside. 'Scores' sees Burnside ready to turn up the heat on an explosive situation. In 'If It Isn't Hurting', W.C.I. Croft gets a taste of Burnside's rough policing, while 'A Clean Division' sees Burnside forced to visit a neighbouring police station. In 'Burnside Knew My Father', Burnside finds himself a possible accessory to murder.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the bill. 28 Feb 2013
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It was nice to see some of the old characters again .I love anything released regarding the bill because quite frankly it was an utter disgrace they stopped it.
If it was costing so much to produce then what was wrong with collaborating with an overseas company.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
Three episodes or cracking Burnside action -- but the first one is far and away the best. Roache and Tosh catch porn merchants moving into Sun Hill, and Burnside remembers them from his previous posting. By the end of the half-hour, Burnside has the two criminals at each other's throats. Ruthless and brilliant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top Class Entertainment 6 April 2014
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Bought this because of the fancy prices being charged for some of the later series' on DVD. Everything well up to scratch, though a slightly different feel to it compared with the eighties. Can't say I missed Burnside too much. Never liked it as much after John Salthouse left. Still, one can't have everything. Bonus of the very sexy Sharon Maugham as Santini's defence lawyer; Andrew Paul on top form.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Dvd 9 Sep 2013
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It works on the laptop, but doesn't work on a normal dvd player, I had to send it back, to much money as well
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very fast post, Great price 1 Oct 2011
By Kelvin
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Very fast post, Great price this was a rare DVD and as a fan of The Bill it was a must have.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Many Memorys 12 July 2003
Format:VHS Tape
The pilot for The Bill Woodentop from 1983 is well worth seeing.Technically not the best Episode ever but we see how much Trudie Goodwin(WPC/Sgt June Ackland)and Mark Wingett(PC Jim Carver)have changed in the past 20 years.Also on this video is the first episode of the Series The Bill.No doubt one of the best Episodes I have ever seen.Sgt Bob Cryer meets an old enemy no other than Detective Sergeant Tommy Burnside(yes it is Frank Burnside but in the early Bill days Frank was called Tommy).Detective Inspector Roy Galloway is on the hunt for a team of Double Glazing window fitters who are breaking into houses causing him grief from Chief Superintendent Charles Brownlow.PC Jim Carver and PC Taffy Edwards arrest DS Burnsides snout and Carver looses his arrest as Burnsides snout is on to a case for Burnside.Excellent two Episodes,a real shame more modern The Bill Episodes can not be like thses two can.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eddie Santini goes out with a bang 26 Sep 2002
By Janie
Format:VHS Tape
PC Eddie Santini was one of the most enigmatic thief-takers ever to appear on "The Bill", along with such notables as DS John Bolton and DS Don Beech. This is the highly dramatic conclusion to this character's role on "The Bill" as well as to a singular and remarkable storyline which developed over the course of two years. "Old Flame" which is the first episode to appear on this tape reunites Santini with DS Rosie Fox whom he first admired, later almost stalked and finally victimised along with most of Sun Hill. She is out for revenge and alone suspects his deeper involvement in a mysterious arson. Eddie must not only deal with the criminals with which he has inadvertantly involved himself but also with Fox. Everything gets out of control and in a dramatic conclusion Eddie is arrested for murder. His actual trial occurs some time later and is gripping viewing. Things come to a more than satisfactory conclusion and it is a rare opportunity to observe the many dimensions of this fascinating character, whose motives are never clear cut. This is "The Bill" at its best.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad 19 Aug 2003
Not a bad storyline for The Bill, but this is one of the last things I'd want to see on a DVD release! Where's the old 80's episodes on DVD, eh Thames? Still not a bad few episodes, they could have least had it in Anamorphic Widescreen rather than plain old 'I can't bothered' letterbox format. The menus aren't to badly designed but I can't say much as its a 'budget' DVD.
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