I used to love The Bill, way back when it was a cop show with a sense of realism, rather than a full-on soapie.
The episodes I enjoyed the most, season 4 (from 1988) are currently airing on the ABC, in the middle of the day (around 3pm, and again the next morning around 5am). I’ve got my PVR recording them and I’m checking to see if any memorable episodes pop-up that I want to watch again.
Being a long-running series with a lot of minor once-off characters, many now well-known British actors appeared on the show in guest rolls. The other day there was an episode (“Conflict”) with Alex Kingston as a doctor — no, not Elizabeth Corday or River Song.
Carver: “Oh my God!”
Carver: “I just hit a windsurfer!”