The original and oldest un-official club for fans of 'The Bill'Thames / Carlton / ITV/ Freemantle in Australia; Sun Hill Southern Specials
SUN HILL SOUTHERN SPECIALS
The original and oldest un-official club for fans of 'The Bill' in Australia
Thames / Carlton / ITV
 Page updated and links corrected, 24th May, 2015.

Above are two of the four sides of the original promotional fold-out brochure for THE BILL.
Where to write to the cast of 'The Bill'
The Bill FORUM Go here for all the latest news from both the UK and Australia, and to contact fans worldwide, including the page editor.  OFFLINE 2013
THE BILLofficial Youtube Channel The official site
THE BILL CAST CHARACTER BIOS
OFFLINE 2013
THE BILL on Fanpop OK 5.2013
THE BILL FIRSTS and LASTS. Mirror page on CB&M not updated since 2005.
CAST BIRTHDATES Send us ones we have missing.
Cathy Lynn Goodwin's FICTION Suitable for all ages
DVDs, with deluxe leather wallets and booklets, MAGNA PACIFIC REGION 4, now out of production.
Early Fanzines Details of early hardcopy fanzines.
MOYA BRADY as ROBBIE
Serious Police Work Newsletter Details of the world's longest-running regularly published fan newsletter on 'The Bill'.
SIGNED production script
THE BILL CHARACTER-REFERENCED SYNOPSES sample fully-detailed episode guides from the now never to be published FIRST 500 EPISODES book. Missing!
ANY PREVIOUS Devoted to appearances by TB actors in other programmes. Pre- and post-TB copspots of all kinds. Films, telly and ads.

If you find any link or page errors, please let me know. chiefchook@gmail.com

Serious Police Work and SPW Newsletter
SPWNL was published from 1994 until #33 went out for Christmas, 2002. Before the newsletter, I published a regular fanzine, SPW, the first issue appearing in 1992 and the last and 12th issue, in 1996. Issues averaged from 24 to 48 pages. These contained articles on the characters, news clippings, fanfic and letters from fans. More than 1200 copies of the first issue were sent out, due mainly to an article in Sydney's Herald newspaper in February, 1993. More than a thousand letters were received from readers wanting copies over a three-month period. The work load became too much so I discontinued the fanzine, despite offers to turn it into a professional publication. This was due in part to the arrival of ETV, the magazine on emergency TV. ETV was a great publication while it lasted. Web sites have now made such publications redundant. The hard copy version of SPW newsletter has been put on hold for now. See the SPW page.

To Write to the cast of 'The Bill'

It used to be
The Bill, Bosun House, 1 Deer Park Road, Merton, London SW19 3TL, U.K.
but with the show out of production, you should
check the actors' agents.

.

Cast Birthdates where known; let me know of others.
Listed by the month.

Mark Wingett 1.1.1961 (thanks, Laura J)
Chris Simmons 8.1.1975
(thanks, Razilch)
Carolyn Pickles 8.2.1952
Hywel Simons 10.2.1970
(thanks, Razilch)
Suzanne Maddocks 13.2.19?? (thanks, Raquel)
Alan Westaway 14.2.19??
Michael Higgs 14.2.68
(thanks, Flossy)
Huw Higginson 21.2.1954
Raji James 24.2.1970
(thanks, DI Adders)
Roberta Taylor 26.2.1948
(thanks, Cecelia & Roxane)
Graham Cole 16.3.1952
Sam Robson 16 (or 18).3.1966
(thanks, Flossy)
Andrew Paul (RN Paul Andrew Herman) 17.3.1961
Jo Dow 23.3.1965
Russell Boulter 7.4.1963
Paul Usher 30.4.1962 (thanks, Webb)
Larry Dann 4.5.1941
(thanks, Avon)
Greg Donaldson 12.5.19?? (thanks, mim)
Jo Ills 17.5.1954
Nula Conwell 24.5.1959 (thanks, Avon)
Stephen Beckett 24.5.1967
Peter Ellis 30.5.1936
Lisa Geoghan 1.6.1966
Scott Neal 10.6.1978 (thanks, Webb)
Colin Tarrant 14.6.1952
Tony O'Callaghan 16.6.1956
John Salthouse 16.6.1951
(thanks, DI Adders and CassW)
Arin (Colin) Alldridge 19.6.1965
Simon Rouse 24.6.19??
Eric Richard 27.6.1940
Tom Butcher 29.6.1963
Ben Roberts 1.7.1950
Matthew Crompton 17.7.1971 (thanks, Raquel)
Natasha Williams (French) 18.7.1961
Tom Cotcher 28.7.1950
Colin Blumenau - 7.8.1956 (thanks, Avon)
Andrew Mackintosh 9.8.1960 (thanks, DI Adders)
Nick Stringer 10.8.1948
Tony Scannell 14.8.1945
Libby Davison 22.8.1965
Iain Fletcher 23.8.1967
Nick Redding 31.8.1964
Sam Miller 28.9.1962
Mark Powley 4.10.1963
Jeff Stewart 28.10.1955 (thanks, Avon)
Alex Walkinshaw 5.10.76 (thanks, Flossy)
Kerry Peers 1.11.1964
Jane Danson 8.11.1978
(thanks, DI Adders)
Trudie Goodwin 13.11.1951
(thanks, Debz)
Louise Harrison 26.11.1962
Chris Ellison 16.12.1946
(thanks, DI Adders & Avon)

SIGNED PRODUCTION SCRIPT, episode 008

Early Fanzines

Details of print runs, number of issues published and any other information would be appreciated.

SERIOUS POLICE WORK
SIERRA OSCAR,
known as 'The only BILL letterzine'. Published in the UK by Jan Daniels. My only issue is 20, dated 1990. 18 pages, A4, photocopied. This issue Stephen Beckett was interviewed. There was a 'Bill' story-writing competition with 1st prize being the SUN HILL PLAQUE which adorned the original station, or maybe Mark 2, the one decimated by the bomb. Further issue 22 spotted.
THE BILL Sun Hill. Short story fanzine published by J Urquhart, possibly 1992. A4, printout and photocopied.
XMAS AT SUN HILL Short story fanzine published by J Urquhart, possibly 1992. A4, printout and photocopied.
ON THE BEAT. Published by Sarah Roper. The title also covered a fan club, run by Sarah, and possibly Leanne Palmer. Many of the birthdates above came from this source. At least 5 issues, from the mid-1990s. A4, photocopied.

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THE BILL, R4 DVDs, OUT OF PRODUCTION, MAGNA PACIFIC

Details (which vary from set to set) taken from online listings.

  SET 1

  SET 2

 
bc The Bill
Seasons 1-3
Ep. nos. ?? [Woodentop-Not Without Cause]
Cover illo - Bob Cryer
Special edition - with booklet
PROMO BLURB
This 12 disc set incorporates the first three seasons of the beloved British TV police drama, including the original pilot episode "Woodentop".
Episode Listing
Season 1
1.Funny Ol' Business - Cops & Robbers
2.A Friend in Need
3.Clutching at Straws
4.Long Odds
5.It's Not Such a Bad Job After All
6.The Drugs Raid
7.A Dangerous Breed
8.Rough in the Afternoon
9.Burning the Books
10.Death of a Cracksman
11.The Sweet Smell of Failure
Season 2
1.Snouts and Red Herrings
2.Suspects
3.Lost
4.Home Beat
5.Hostage
6.This Little Pig
7.Ringer
8.Public and Confidential
9.Loan Shark
10.With Friends Like That...?
11.Whose Side Are You On?
12.The Chief Super's Party
Season 3
1.The New Order of Things
2.Some You Win, Some You Lose
3.Brownie Points
4.Missing Presumed Dead
5.Domestics
6.What Are Little Boys Made Of?
7.Blind Alleys, Clogged Roads
8.Double Trouble
9.Sun Hill Karma
10.Skipper
11.Overnight Stay
12.Not Without Cause
Rated: M
Released: 2006
PAL Format - Region 4 DVD
Special Feature
•Super Wallet packaging
•Special Edition Identi-Kit Booklet
ISBN / Catalogue Number: 0738588
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Fullscreen
Transfer Format: 4:3
Category: Box Sets TV Series Drama Crime/Mystery
Distributor: Magna
Rating: M
Languages: English
Subtitles: None
Running Time: 1800 mins
RRP - $110.95
  The Bill
Seasons 4 & 5
Ep. nos.?? [Light Duties-Taken into Consideration]
Cover illo - Frank Burnside
Special edition - with booklet
PROMO BLURB (from ABC - Net Archive)
This Collector's Edition contains series 4 and 5 (48 Episodes from 1988-1989) of the internationally acclaimed UK police drama in a 12 Disc set. Presented in a 12 disc collector's wallet and contains 48 episodes of the much loved British TV cop series, The Bill Series 4 & 5 is the second DVD released this year and complements series 1-3.
Episode Listing
1.Light Duties (actually ep.36)
2.The Three Wise Monkeys
3.Good Will Visit
4.Home Sweet Home
5.All in Good Faith
6.Just Call Me Guvnor
7.Caught Red Handed
8.Homes and Gardens
9.Country Cousin
10.Alarms and Embarrassments
11.Stealing Cars and Nursery Rhymes
12.Hold Fire
13.Bad Faith
14.Requiem
15.Trespasses
16.Save the Last Dance for Me
17.Runaround
18.The Trap
19.Community Relations
20.A Dog's Life
21.Trouble and Strife
22.Running Late
23.They Say We're Rough
24.Blue for a Boy
25.Chasing the Dragon
26.The Coop
27.The Quick and the Dead
28.Witness
29.Here We Go Loupy Lou
30.Stop and Search
31.Spook Stuff
32.Evacuation
33.Personal Imports
34.Paper Chase
35.Intruder
36.Conflict
37.Duplicates
38.Snout
39.Old Habits
40.The Silent Gun
41.An Old Fashioned Term
42.Getting Stressed
43.Tigers
44.Guessing Game
45.The Assassins
46.Outmoded
47.Digging Up the Past
48.Taken into Consideration (actually ep.83)
Rated: M
Released: 2006
PAL Format - Region 4 DVD
ISBN / Catalogue Number: DSW12503
RRP - $99.95
 
bc
  SET 3

  SET 4

 
  The Bill
Collection 3
Ep. nos. 49-96
Cover illo - Pete Ramsey
PROMO BLURB
This 12 disc set incorporates episodes 49-96 of the beloved British TV police drama.
Episodes:
Getting It Right (actually ep.84)
A Reflection of Glory
One to One
The Mugging and the Gypsies
The Chain of Command
Life and Death
Hothead
Steamers
Duty Elsewhere
Saturday Blues
NFA
The Price You Pay
The Key of the Door
Cock Up
Repercussions
A Death in the Family
In the Frame
A Good Result
Conscience
Sunday Sunday
Climate
Bad Company
Suspicious Minds
Intuition
Loss
Procedure
Luck of the Draw
No Strings
Fool's Gold
The Visit
One for the Ladies
No Shelter
Out to Lunch
Free Wheel
Only a Bit of Thieving
Communications
Silver Lining
Suffocation
Mickey Would Have Wanted It
Blood Ties
You'll Be Back
Fort Apache - Sun Hill
Waste
The Strong Survive
Loving Care
Back on the Streets
FAT'AC
Somewhere by Chance (actually #131)
Special Features:
Super Wallet Packaging
Released: Friday, 10 August 2007
Region: 4
Year: 1989
Distributor: Magna
Rating: M
Languages: English
Running Time: 1240 mins
  The Bill
Collection 4
Ep. nos. 97-144
Cover illo - June Ackland
PROMO BLURB
This DVD Wallet contains 12 discs with 48 episodes (97-144) from 1989.
Episodes.
A Quiet Life
Tom Tiddler's Ground
Make My Day
Provocation
Overspend
Between Friends
Traffic
The Sacred Seal
Subsequent Visits
User Friendly
Don't Like Mondays
Pickup
Kidding
Black Spot
Taken for a Ride
Time Out
Leaving
Street Games and Board Games
Pressure
A Little Knowledge
Pathways
Seen to Be Done
Tulip
Nothing but the Truth
It's Not Majorca
Mending Fences
Exit Lines
That Old Malarkey
Greig Versus Taylor
Tottering
I Counted Them All Out
Zig Zag
A Matter of Trust
Tourist Trap
The One That Got Away
Found Offending
All Part of The Job
In the Cold
Just a Little Runaround
A Fair Appraisal
Visitors
Private Wars
Feasting with Panthers
By the Book
Beer and Bicycles
Grace of God
Just Another Day
Gone Fishing
Released: Thursday, 08 November 2007
Country: U.K.
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Fullscreen
Transfer Format: 4:3
Category: Box Sets TV Series Drama Crime/Mystery
Region: 4
Format: DVD
Year: 1989
Distributor: Magna
Run Time: 1240 mins
 
 
  SET 5

  SET 6

 
  The Bill
Collection 5
Ep. nos. 145-192
Early Bird - The Night Watch
Cover illo - Reg Hollis
PROMO BLURB
This DVD Wallet contains 48 episodes 145-192 from 1989.
Catalogue No.: DSW12762
Year: 1989
Certification: Moderate Themes, Moderate Violence, Moderate Drug
Release date: 9/04/2008
Barcode: 9315842034672
Rating: M
Region/Format: 4/PAL
Custom10 English
Audio format: Dolby Digital Stereo 2.0
Video format: 4x3 Full Frame
Country: U.K.
Transfer Format: 4:3
Category: Box Sets TV Series Drama Crime/Mystery
Format: DVD
Year: 1989
Distributor: Magna
Rating: M
Languages: English
Subtitles: None
Run Time: 1240 mins

 

  The Bill
Collection 6
Ep. nos. 193-240
Trojan Horse - Effective Persuaders
Cover illo - Ted Roach
PROMO BLURB
This DVD Wallet contains 48 episodes 193-240 from 1990.
Released: Wednesday, 08 October 2008
Country: U.K.
Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 Fullscreen
Transfer Format: 4:3
Category: Box Sets TV Series Drama Crime/Mystery
Region: 4
Format: DVD
Year: 1990
Classification: M Moderate themes, moderate violence, moderate drug references
Distributor: Magna Pacific
Running Time: 1240 mins
Number of discs: 12
Video Format: PAL
Languages: English
SubTitles: None
Special Features: None
 
         

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