The series stars Eric Richard as Sgt Bob Cryer, John Salthouse as DI Roy Galloway, Mark Wingett as PC Jim Carver, Trudie Goodwin as WPC June Ackland, Colin Bleumenau as PC Francis "Taffy" Edwards, Gary Olsen as PC Dave Litten, Tony Scannell as DS Ted Roach, Joh Iles as DC Mike Dashwood, Robert Hudson as PC Tony "Yorkie Smith, Ashley Gunstock as PC Robin Frank, Peter Ellis as Chief Superintendent Charles Brownlow, Nulla Conwell as WPC Viv Martella, Roger Leach as Sgt Tom Penny and Alec Dann as Sgt Alec Peters
The first series of The Bill is one of the best cop shows ever made. it may have had a low budget and the camera work may be shakey but the stories are second to none and the actors all put 110% into it.
Highlights of Series 1 include Funny Ol Business Cops and robbers which features the First appearence of DS (later DI) Burnside, The Drug Raid which features an uncredited background appearence of Graham Cole as PC Tony Stamp a couple of years before he joined the cast proper. While all episodes are classics my personal favorites include The Drug raid and Burning the Books. here's hope the excellent series 2 and 3 are on their way.
This DVD set is unmissable for any fan of the Bill or television in general. Groundbreaking and orignal
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