Regularly achieving over 5 million viewers per episode in the UK, The Bill celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2008, having begun life at Thames TV. Initially the programme featured separate storylines, but it became more serialised from 1998. The Bill is produced by talkbackTHAMES.
Set in the fictional London suburb of Sun Hill, The Bill combines gritty realism with a real human edge and is the UK’s most successful and longest running drama. It has often ranked number one during its run and has been broadcast in over 55 countries.
Over the years, the series has won many top awards and in 2009 The Bill won the highly prestigious BAFTA Television Award for best continuing drama.