Since its creation in 1983 The Bill has consistently pulled in some of TV’s biggest audiences – around eight million viewers per episode. It is the most successful police drama series on British TV ever. The Bill: The Inside Story is an exclusive illustrated colour companion.
The Bill has provided some of the most hard-hitting drama on television over the last sixteen years, holding the attention of the nation episode after episode. It has been the training ground for a host of talented young actors – and a showcase for some of the better known ones as well. This perennially popular police drama simply runs and runs – entertaining millions with its gripping plots and vibrant authenticity.
The Bill: The Inside Story is a highly illustrated guide to the programme, packed with fascinating facts and never-seen-before photographs, and includes: a history of the show – a look at how the programme came into being; an indepth study of the characters, past and present; plus a look at what’s in store for the force at Sun Hill in the near future.
Rachel Silver has exclusive access to the cast and to the crew, and will ask the questions everyone wants answers to. It’s a backstage look at the actors and programme makers who put together the show we see. It looks at the appeal of the show, and how researchers and writers work with real Police Officers in order to get the programme as hard-edged and stunningly credible as it is.
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From spectacular street shooting to a break-in at an old lady's flat, from the scene of a violent murder to the search for a lost child . . .
'The Bill: The Inside Story' is a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at what makes TV's The Bill so punchy and provocative. Full of facts, fun gossip and revealing secrets about the making of the show, it features extensive interviews with crew and cast. It's a chance to catch up with old favourites, learn about the new recruits and discover what lies in store for the best police show on TV.
Following the daily lives of the officers at Sun Hill Police Station, the criminals and their victims, The Bill is a gripping contemporary drama. Since its first transmission over fifteen years ago more than one thousand episodes have been broadcast, consistently pulling in some of the TV's highest audience ratings and receiving remarkable critical acclaim for its hard-hitting, polished stories and memorable characters.
'The Bill: The Inside Story' is a unique look at the tough, fast-moving world of Sun Hill and the fight against crime.About the Author:
Rachel Silver is a journalist and author. Her non-fiction includes The Girl in Scarlet Heels (Century, 1993) and most recently a behind the scenes look at the hit TV hospital drama Casualty: Behind the Scenes (BBC, 1998). She lives in London with her young son.
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Book Description HarperCollins Entertainment, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002571374