ITV didn’t know what to do with it. They fucked it about, turning it into a soap, then an attempt at a UK ‘Hill Street Blues’: why couldn’t they have just left it alone? Now they’ve killed it off. The last episodes were outstanding – at least as good as ‘Law and Order UK’, for instance.
RIP The Bill: the best British cop series ever. Apparently, 19,00 actors appeared on it over is 27 years on the air, so it’s also a blow to Equity. Where will ex-East Enders go now?
NB: the following Youtube video is from a young fan a couple of years ago – it’s a first attempt and (imho) a worthy effort: