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The Bill
Thebillnewsequence3-1.jpg
An image from the current opening title sequence of The Bill
Genre Police procedural/Drama
Created by Geoff McQueen
Starring Present cast
Theme music composer Andy Pask
Charlie Morgan
Composer(s) Simba Studios
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of series 25 As of 2009
No. of episodes 2375 As of 17 December 2009 (2009 -12-17) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Lloyd Shirley (1984–87)
Peter Cregeen (1987–89)
Michael Chapman (1989–98)
Richard Handford (1998–2002)
Chris Parr (2002)
Paul Marquess (2002–05)
Johnathan Young (2005–current)
Jörg Winger (2 episodes in 2008)
Location(s) London, England
Running time
  • 22–24 minutes
    (commercial ½ hour w/1 break)
  • 42–46 minutes (Current Format)
    (commercial hour w/3 breaks)
Production company(s) Talkback Thames
(a FremantleMedia company)
Distributor FremantleMedia Enterprises
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Picture format 4:3 (1984–1998)
16:9 SD (1998–2009)
HD (2009–)
First shown in 16 August 1983 (Woodentop)
Original run 16 October 1984 – present
Chronology
Related shows *Bureau Kruislaan
*Die Wache
*Burnside
*Beech on the Run
*Beech is Back
*MIT: Murder Investigation Team
External links
Official website
.The Bill is a long running British police procedural television series, unusual among police dramas in that its focus is on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work.^ The only one that in the long run matters is that you have a right to code for yourself instead of building an asset for someone else.
  • Coding Horror: The Programmer's Bill of Rights 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: Original source]

^ EPA projects that firms covered under the bill's cap and trade program will opt to purchase over one billion tons of offsets each year from 2012-2020 rather than reduce their own emissions.
  • The Breakthrough Institute: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Archives 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thebreakthrough.org [Source type: News]

^ How long would it take for me to become a police officer?
  • How do I Become a Police Officer? 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.wisegeek.com [Source type: Original source]

.The series is produced by Talkback Thames, its name originating from "Old Bill", a slang term for the police and Geoff McQueen's original title for the series.^ Hi my name is shandrea batson i am 17 years old and i would like to be a police officer.
  • How do I Become a Police Officer? 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.wisegeek.com [Source type: Original source]

.It originated as a one-off drama, entitled Woodentop in August 1983. However, ITV were impressed to the extent that The Bill started as a series in October the following year.^ The Reid Bill and the whole national debate on what to do about health coverage in the USA has its origins in one simple fact: the current system does not work.
  • Roger’s Rules » The Reid Bill: coercive and unconstitutional 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Jun 2007) Start of 20-Year Project:Hillary managed Bills House race.

^ To check that claim I did a 3 month study of the Factor, it started on August 1st, 2008, and ran until October 31st, 2008.
  • www.oreilly-sucks.com - The Real No Spin Zone 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.oreilly-sucks.com [Source type: News]

Woodentop starred Trudie Goodwin as WPC June Ackland of the fictional Sun Hill police station in London, who later became the last remaining original cast member.
.The series has come under attack by the Police Federation, which accused it of portraying the police as a racist organisation; however, relations are now on better terms to the extent that the executive producer met with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner to discuss the editorial relationship.^ Omit sections 132 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c.
  • Full text of the Freedom Bill | The Freedom Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC freedom.libdems.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Jo: Oh come now, I paid $5 a month until I had a better job, at one point in my life with no HC, and they took it.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to a report by the police department in Cambridge, Mass., Gates accused police officers at the scene of being racist and said repeatedly, "This is what happens to black men in America."
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.Uniquely for a British television series, The Bill uses authentic police uniforms and equipment.^ Along with the fun times, Bill was mainly about authenticity, and had little use for dilettantes.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Bill's theme tune, "Overkill", used in one form or another since The Bill's beginning as a series in 1985, was controversially replaced in 2009 as part of an overhaul of the series.^ One had only to tune into Bill's b.s.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

^ July 29, 2009 at 1:26 am (25) Another John says: John (6): The bill says that one “Advance Care Planning Consultation” every five years will be covered.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He said it yet another time, and used his grandmothers hip replacement as example.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

The Bill causes occasional controversy, particularly with its story lines. .For example, a 2008 episode that featured a fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis, and another in May of the same year that resulted in litigation by MP George Galloway for defamation.^ Another HC system will result in the same.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is $60 billion for a single technology which may or may not work, but which enables coal power plants to keep warming the planet at least another 20 years.
  • The Breakthrough Institute: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Archives 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thebreakthrough.org [Source type: News]

The series has also faced more general criticism concerning the levels of violence it portrays, particularly prior to 2009, when it occupied a pre watershed slot.
.In spite of the controversies, The Bill has beaten several other popular series to a series of awards, including a BAFTA and the title of "best drama" at the Inside Soap Awards in 2009, the latter being the series' fourth consecutive win.^ Here we examine one of the other major provisions of the ACES bill, the national renewable electricity standard (RES) established by Title I of the bill.
  • The Breakthrough Institute: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Archives 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thebreakthrough.org [Source type: News]

^ Just because there are others who agree with your hyperbolic reading of Obama’s actions, including this bill, does not make you the majority.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Other progressive leaders like Senators Jay Rockefeller, Tom Harkin and Sherrod Brown believe that the bill represents the best chance for passing…” .
  • Think Progress » The Progressive Case For Passing The Senate Health Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

.Throughout its history, The Bill has always been broadcast on ITV (later renamed ITV1 with the network's expansion into digital television).^ For a lot of the GOP members, to vote for the bill would have been to ratify Pelosi's interpretation of history, and it would have been very hard to undo it later.

^ Throughout history legislation like this bill has led to greater tyranny and control.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In a nutshell, the bill aims to turn elements of Lord Carter’s Digital Britain report into law.
  • Was the Digital Economy Bill Consultation a Whitewash? | TorrentFreak 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC torrentfreak.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is now repeated on ITV3, part of ITV's digital network, as well as on digital channels Alibi and Watch.^ That is 100% proof they do so well in the ratings because of what network they are on, and who is watching them.
  • www.oreilly-sucks.com - The Real No Spin Zone 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.oreilly-sucks.com [Source type: News]

.The Bill used to air three times a week in a half hour format on ITV. This was later changed to twice a week in an hour format.^ So — let’s go with this half assed Senate Version for now, and then when it comes time to get provisions that truly impact pricing and costs longterm, we use that Reconciliation Process.
  • FDL News Desk » Progressives Return Fire, Demand To Kill The Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC news.firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lieberman said in a statement later that the details of the bill had changed since then and so had his opinion.
  • FDL News Desk » Progressives Return Fire, Demand To Kill The Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC news.firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've seen 2 polls where between 60 and 70% of voters think the time should really be 2 weeks for the bills to be posted before there is a vote.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.As part of the major overhaul in July 2009 this changed again and The Bill currently airs once a week in a one hour format.^ July 29, 2009 at 1:26 am (25) Another John says: John (6): The bill says that one “Advance Care Planning Consultation” every five years will be covered.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ December 16th, 2009 at 08:00 am “we are on the precipice” of major health care changes, though “there are still some differences that have to be worked on.” .
  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

^ August 6, 2009 at 11:38 pm (185) Bob says: The healthcare in the USA does NOT need a MAJOR overhaul!
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

Contents

History

.The concept of The Bill was originally conceived by Geoff McQueen in 1983, then a relatively new television writer, as a one-off drama.^ The Reid Bill and the whole national debate on what to do about health coverage in the USA has its origins in one simple fact: the current system does not work.
  • Roger’s Rules » The Reid Bill: coercive and unconstitutional 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You argue its important that those are there in case you need them but what if you lost your job and need someone to help with medical bills while you find a new one?
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If Steny Hoyer wanted to go off on a partisan rant when the bill was introduced on the floor that's his job: no one would think ill of him for it.

McQueen had originally titled the production "Old Bill"[1]. .It was picked up by Michael Chapman for production company Talkback Thames, who retitled it "Woodentop" as part of Thames' "Storyboard" series of one-off dramas and aired on ITV, a British, free to air, commercial television channel under the title Woodentop on August 16, 1983[1].^ Why pay profits to insurance executives who are taking billions off the top of their companies from premiums we pay?
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ August 21, 2009 at 11:41 am (591) Who is Paying JO? says: Not to be a Jerk but Jo who is paying you to post or is it allowed on company time at your Insurance Company?
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The people in hospitality industry or companies who build cars have jobs, the people who make parts have more to sell, the people who work in companies in the market, like Sarah Lee etc..
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

"Woodentop" starred Mark Wingett as Police Constable Jim Carver and Trudie Goodwin as Woman Police Constable June Ackland of London's Metropolitan Police, both attached to the fictional Sun Hill police station[1].
.Although originally only intended as a one-off, "Woodentop" impressed ITV to the extent that a full series was commissioned, first broadcast on 16 October 1984 with one post-watershed episode per week, featuring an hour-long, separate storyline for each episode of the first three seasons.^ The only one that in the long run matters is that you have a right to code for yourself instead of building an asset for someone else.
  • Coding Horror: The Programmer's Bill of Rights 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have one housekeeping job that just reduced my hours and I am now trying to seek a 2nd job to help pay off my school debt.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ November 2nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm First, it was "Every single person reading this is one serious family illness away from bankruptcy."
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

The first episode of the full series was Funny Ol' Business - Cops & Robbers[2]. With serialisation, the name of the show changed from "Woodentop" to The Bill[1].
1988 saw an increase to three episodes, each of thirty minutes, per week. .Almost ten years later, in 1998, The Bill returned to hour-long episodes, now twice-weekly,[3] at which point the series adopted a much more serialised approach.^ December 15th, 2009 at 06:31 pm OH, and I almost forgot: It’s such a crisis that the program won’t start for three more years.
  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

^ Jo then shows how poor their reading comprehension is when they say: “JB says (in relation to the 5 year consultation): You are correct when you point out more can happen if circumstances change, it says so in the bill.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Great now that one kid has gone and done I expect to see others taking this more seriously.
  • The bill from Bogalusa : Pharyngula 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

.When Paul Marquess took over as Executive Producer in 2002, as part of a drive for ratings[4], the series was revamped as a soap with many veteran characters written out, leading to the Sun Hill fire 2002.^ But to blow your comment completely out of the water, the US leads the world in 5-year cancer survival rates.
  • Roger’s Rules » The Reid Bill: coercive and unconstitutional 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And thats part of what I suspect youll see emerging out of the various health care conversations that are taking place on the Hill right now.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

.Marquess stated that the clearout was necessary in order to introduce "plausible, powerful new characters". As part of the new serial format, much more of the characters' personal lives were explored, however, as Marquess put it, the viewers still "don't go home with them"[1].^ Personally, I prefer to not give them that much power.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But after a year of Congressional fighting and power plays, I don’t believe any “new” or better bill will happen.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Don't pay much yet but more pleasant than before.
  • Coding Horror: The Programmer's Bill of Rights 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: Original source]

.The change also allowed The Bill to become more reflective of modern policing with the introduction of officers from ethnic minorities, most notably, the new superintendent, Adam Okaro[1].^ So I’ve been looking at this bill rather critically, perhaps more so than most.
  • Think Progress » The Progressive Case For Passing The Senate Health Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Police and Firefighter Monopoly Bargaining Bill is designed to FORCE every firefighter and police officer in the country under union boss control.
  • » Howard Dean: ‘Kill the Senate Bill’ - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

^ If the address of the person filing a document under division (A)(1) or (2) of this section changes, or if a person's agent or the address of the agent changes, from that listed on the most recently filed of such documents, the person shall file an amended document containing the new information.

It also allowed coverage of the relationship of homosexual Sergeant Craig Gilmore and PC Luke Ashton, a storyline which Marquess was determined to explore before rival Merseybeat[1].
In 2005, Johnathan Young took over as executive producer[5]. .The serial format was dropped and The Bill returned to stand-alone episodes with more focus on crime and policing than on the personal lives of the officers.^ Omit sections 132 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 (c.
  • Full text of the Freedom Bill | The Freedom Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC freedom.libdems.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Reply Sufilizard December 21st, 2009 at 7:46 am 16 In response to bluewind @ 9 I would support the pre-existing condition part as a stand-alone piece of legislation, but as a part of the larger whole, I really feel this bill does more harm than good.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The bill requires euthanasia counselling…BS…The bill says you can not receive counseling more often than every 5 years unless their is a significant change in your personal situation.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

2007 saw the reintroduction of episode titles, which had been dropped in 2002[4]. .In 2009, The Bill moved back to the 9pm slot it previously held and the theme tune, "Overkill", was replaced as part of a major overhaul of the series[4][6].^ August 6, 2009 at 11:38 pm (185) Bob says: The healthcare in the USA does NOT need a MAJOR overhaul!
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ December 16th, 2009 at 01:49 am Nothing is right with this bill and nothing is right about any of the reasons a senator from either part is for it or against it.
  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

^ Randyl2 - November 2nd, 2009 at 5:11 pm This bill is not the solution therefore you are part of the problem.
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

Broadcasting and production

The Bill is set in and around Sun Hill police station, in the fictional "Canley Borough Operational Command Unit" in East London[1].
.Filming for the series takes place all over London, mainly in South London and particularly the London Borough of Merton, where the Sun Hill set is located[1].^ The govt already has all sort of handouts in place there is no excuse for the poor to stay poor, if they are willing to move, take a risk or both.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Not everyone takes this responsibility seriously, but I can assure you that we here, and especially myself, in setting the tone, if you will… do!
  • A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web « Open Social Web 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC opensocialweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There’s definitely increasing digital privacy advocacy taking place on Capital Hill and I’m guessing that this will only continue.
  • A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web « Open Social Web 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC opensocialweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Locations used when the show is filmed on a housing estate are:
  • Cambridge Estate, in Kingston, south-west London [7]
  • High Path Estate, in South Wimbledon, south-west London (approx. 10 minute walk from the Sun Hill set)
  • Phipps Bridge, Mitcham [8]
  • Roundshaw Estate opposite Mellows Park in Wallington, London [9 ]
  • Sutton Estate, which includes Durand Close in Carshalton, where a housing block regularly used by The Bill for filming was demolished in November 2009[10].
.Scenes are often filmed in East London, most notably the London Docklands [11], with other scenes filmed in Tooting[12], Greenwich[13 ] or Croydon[14].^ October 14, 2009 12:13 PM Report Offensive Comment .
  • Under God: Hating the Hate Crimes Bill - David Waters 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ October 14, 2009 11:13 AM Report Offensive Comment .
  • Under God: Hating the Hate Crimes Bill - David Waters 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ October 14, 2009 12:13 PM =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=- I realized my initial use of the word “committed” instead of “indicted” was confusing.
  • Under God: Hating the Hate Crimes Bill - David Waters 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.When filming The Bill, some scenes are re-enacted indoors with microphones surrounding the actors and the extra sounds being "dubbed" on later.^ There are plenty of actors who contributed richly to the failure of the bill, and Pelosi certainly shares some of the blame.

^ Hendon praised Mr. Obama, however, for later winning passage of what some in Springfield called ?the driving-while-black bill,?
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ It doesn’t matter if they have a public option in the bill or not, they will re-frame it, call it something else, and create it later on.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some of the more aggressive scenes are also filmed indoors either for dubbing or safety reasons[15 ].^ Cost reduction derived from denying medical interventions in favor of more aggressive hospice is the only reason for such a preoccupation in the House bill.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

When filming scenes involving police cars, a camera is attached to the outside of the car which feeds back images to a computer in the back of the vehicle. .This technique was used to film the new opening titles of The Bill[16].^ It was a honor to have met Bill and I promise to dedicate my new film "Soldiers of Peace" to Bill.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

.The sirens used in the series are added later in the dubbing suite as The Bill does not have permission to use sirens while on location, however[17], the police uniforms used in the series are genuine, again making The Bill unique amongst police dramas[1][18][19 ].^ JB: NOWHERE in the bill does it say the government insurance will be making medical decisions regarding which treatment can and cant be covered, .
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One bill does not make Obama a socialist and supporting said bill sure doesn’t make me and the MILLIONS of other people in this country who support it socialists.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hendon praised Mr. Obama, however, for later winning passage of what some in Springfield called ?the driving-while-black bill,?
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

.The Bill is unique amongst police dramas in that it takes a serial format, focussing on the work and lives of a single shift of police officers, rather than on one particular area of police work.^ I live paycheck to paycheck, but I take what I have and work for more.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Great now that one kid has gone and done I expect to see others taking this more seriously.
  • The bill from Bogalusa : Pharyngula 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

^ EPA projects that firms covered under the bill's cap and trade program will opt to purchase over one billion tons of offsets each year from 2012-2020 rather than reduce their own emissions.
  • The Breakthrough Institute: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Archives 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thebreakthrough.org [Source type: News]

.Also unique is that The Bill adapted to this format after several series, whereas comparable series started with the serial format[20].^ (Jun 2007) Start of 20-Year Project:Hillary managed Bills House race.

In the United Kingdom

.The Bill has been shown on the ITV network (branded ITV1 in England and Wales since 2001), a free-to-air commercial network.^ Hate Crimes Bill Threatens Free Speech ," warns the Christian Broadcasting Network.
  • Under God: Hating the Hate Crimes Bill - David Waters 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.With the ITV network's expansion into digital television, it is now shown on ITV3, particularly a repeat of the most recent episode, which is especially aimed at viewers in Scotland after the series was cancelled there as a result of a dispute with Scottish ITV franchisee, STV[21 ].^ Seriously you are for giving up personal freedom on unproven science??…There are reputable scieentists who dispute GW JB. Dont get me wrong.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Like most Americans I talk to, when I see the president on television, I now change the channel the same way I did with Bush.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ R u seriously suggesting that there was no sexual abuse of young boys in the catholic church b4 homosexual priests were allowed into the fold?
  • Under God: Hating the Hate Crimes Bill - David Waters 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

With the rise of digital television, The Bill has become increasingly available within the United Kingdom. Repeats are currently broadcast on commercial digital TV channels Watch and Alibi (formerly UKTV Drama).
.As of 2009, The Bill airs on ITV1 (and UTV in Northern Ireland) at 9pm every Thursday evening for one hour[22 ].^ July 29, 2009 at 1:26 am (25) Another John says: John (6): The bill says that one “Advance Care Planning Consultation” every five years will be covered.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Reply Craig says: March 2, 2009 at 10:55 pm The bill requires one audit.
  • Ron Paul Introduces Bill to Audit the Fed | Ron Paul .com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.ronpaul.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CNN and MSNBC both aired every minute of it, Fox did not even mention it, let alone air it.
  • www.oreilly-sucks.com - The Real No Spin Zone 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.oreilly-sucks.com [Source type: News]

.The series used to air on Scottish channel STV, however on 5 July 2009, the News Of The World reported that The Bill was to be cancelled in Scotland[23].^ July 29, 2009 at 1:26 am (25) Another John says: John (6): The bill says that one “Advance Care Planning Consultation” every five years will be covered.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ October 6th, 2009 4:23 pm ET Republicans should be embarrassed that she is requesting 90 days to read a bill.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Obama HIMSELF said in an interview in the New York Times, in mid-April, 2009, that they would be used in this manner: .
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

.The final episode of The Bill shown on STV, "Conviction: Judgement Day", aired on 23 July 2009 at 8pm.^ July 29, 2009 at 1:26 am (25) Another John says: John (6): The bill says that one “Advance Care Planning Consultation” every five years will be covered.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ October 6th, 2009 4:23 pm ET Republicans should be embarrassed that she is requesting 90 days to read a bill.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Health Care Bill Page 425 – The Truth Monday July 27, 2009 1.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

.After being cancelled in Scotland, The Bill was the subject of legal proceedings between ITV and STV.^ Nelson’s successful bid to take out the part of the bill that would have made the insurance industry subject to the anti-trust laws is being ignored.
  • Think Progress » The Progressive Case For Passing The Senate Health Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s clear from the posts that those freaking out about this bill either have not read it or simply cannot understand the legalize in which it is being drafted.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

.ITV allege that STV are due them money for opting out of showing programmes like The Bill and are currently preparing to sue STV for £38 million[24].^ But if anyone can show me any evidence that this bill will bend the curve of medical bankruptcies or people getting care too late due to fear of expenses, I’ll be happy to reconsider.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Personally, I liked this piece on the programmer's bill of rights.
  • Coding Horror: The Programmer's Bill of Rights 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With this bill I’ll be forced to pay for terrible insurance, wherein I’m still going to be effectively paying out-of-pocket, but I’ll have less money, because I’ll be paying for premiums along the way.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

.STV has now submitted a counter-claim that ITV are due them over £30 million in unpaid advertising revenues and they have warned that more claims are likely [25].^ More like 20-30.
  • Coding Horror: The Programmer's Bill of Rights 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.codinghorror.com [Source type: Original source]

^ JonF September 30, 2008 6:33 AM Re: they do not understand that there are some things more important than reelection, they do not deserve to be in Congress.

^ They cannot now claim that it wasn't a secret.
  • Villainous Company: Bill Keller: The Unitary Editor 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.villainouscompany.com [Source type: Original source]

Outside the UK

The Bill has been broadcast in over 55 different countries[1][26]:
.
  • In Australia, the series is very popular[20] where it is shown on ABC1
  • On satellite and cable in Australia and New Zealand, older episodes are broadcast on UKTV.
  • In Belgium the series is broadcast on één.
  • In Denmark the series was retitled "Lov og Uorden" (Law and Disorder).^ In Australia and New Zealand in the 1930s, the Depression conditions suffered elsewhere were avoided by drawing on a national credit card issued by publicly-owned central banks.
    • Ron Paul Introduces Bill to Audit the Fed | Ron Paul .com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.ronpaul.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Two episodes of the series are broadcast every afternoon on TV2 Charlie.
  • In Ireland the series is broadcast on RTÉ television [27], first starting in the early 1990s on RTÉ Two, in the early 2000s RTÉ began broadcasting it on RTÉ One at 5:30pm each weekday, splitting hour long episodes into 2 part half hour episodes, RTÉ discontinued this in 2009 moving the show to Monday Nights on RTÉ Two.^ Monday July 27, 2009 1.
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    ^ Reply econobuzz December 15th, 2009 at 6:27 pm 112 In response to tjfxh @ 110 That’s the part of this that I think shows Obama to be deeply immoral.
    • FDL News Desk » Progressives Return Fire, Demand To Kill The Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC news.firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Josh Novikoff As has been updated, it was Baylor, not Bailey, and as the pictures show, he did indeed brandish the gun which started the whole drama in the first place.
    • Police Officer Brandishes Gun at Snowball Fight: Eye-Witness Report - DCist 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC dcist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    RTÉ shows episodes from 2005. An hour long episode is shown once a week. .Fans of the show and TV critics in Ireland have nicknamed it as the "Old Bill", as viewers in Ireland can watch the same episodes as the UK, on UTV.
  • In Sweden the series was retitled "Sunhillspolisstation" (Sun Hill Police Station) by broadcaster TV4.^ SocialWeb.tv show was on the Bill of Rights that Joseph Smarr and myself authored – exactly a year ago on Sept.
    • A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web « Open Social Web 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC opensocialweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That is where most liberals get their news, we barely watch any tv news shows anymore because they are mostly corporate driven garbage.
    • www.oreilly-sucks.com - The Real No Spin Zone 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.oreilly-sucks.com [Source type: News]

    ^ We have mostly stopped watching the tv news shows because they are a joke, all they care about are ratings.
    • www.oreilly-sucks.com - The Real No Spin Zone 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.oreilly-sucks.com [Source type: News]

    It is now broadcast daily on Kanal 9 in the early afternoon with a repeat early the following morning.

Theme tune and title sequence

.The Bill's original theme music was known as "Overkill" and gained iconic status in spite of the various re-workings it has seen.^ The Reid Bill and the whole national debate on what to do about health coverage in the USA has its origins in one simple fact: the current system does not work.
  • Roger’s Rules » The Reid Bill: coercive and unconstitutional 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

.It was first heard in the series one starting episode Funny Ol' Business - Cops & Robbers[2].^ Let's unite and get down to the business of removing them from office, so we can all start over and try to repair the serious damage they've caused, both at home and abroad.
  • Villainous Company: Bill Keller: The Unitary Editor 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.villainouscompany.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps that business first mindset is one of the biggest problem with our current health care system which is why it needs such major reform.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ November 2nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm First, it was "Every single person reading this is one serious family illness away from bankruptcy."
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

.It was replaced in 2009 as part of a major overhaul of the series, however, producers still claim that the new theme tune contains "subtle echoes" of "Overkill"[28 ][29].^ August 6, 2009 at 11:38 pm (185) Bob says: The healthcare in the USA does NOT need a MAJOR overhaul!
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It IS relevant, however, to your claim that "Every single person reading this is one serious family illness away from bankruptcy."
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

^ E&E News also reports that the new bill contains greater support for research and commercialization of advanced biofuels and greater incentives to replace coal-fired power plants with new natural gas plants.
  • The Breakthrough Institute: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Archives 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thebreakthrough.org [Source type: News]

.The original opening sequence to The Bill consisted of a two police officers (a WPC and a PC) walking down a street interspersed with images of Sun Hill.^ According to the police report, Shupe was detained by another officer at nearby Carrington Court when the officer “observed a male subject running down the hill towards him.” .
  • TBI launches investigation into Kingsport police officer's shooting of pit bull - Kingsport Times-News Online 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.timesnews.net [Source type: Original source]

^ I’m not happy with the bill either, but all killing it would accomplish is kicking the can down the road another decade or two.
  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

In the second series this changed to a police car (in this case a Rover) racing down a street with its siren and blue light on. .The car would screech to a stop and the camera would zoom in on the blue light.^ In fact many people in the "fight" seem to be standing against or hiding behind one car stopped at the traffic light.
  • Police Officer Brandishes Gun at Snowball Fight: Eye-Witness Report - DCist 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC dcist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Various clips were then shown from the series of the characters in action, often chasing suspects. The original end titles simply showed the feet of two police constables pounding the beat (always 1 WPC and 1 PC)[30]. The original title music was composed by Andy Pask and Charlie Morgan [31 ].
In 1997, the opening credits changed, although the theme tune remained the same. .The opening credits still showed a police car racing down a street with its sirens blaring, this time overtaking a routemaster bus before screeching to a halt.^ It's comical how many racists, probably White male republicans still angry that the White Republican didn't win the presidential race, that are here actually defending the police.
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Still, once he showed his ID, in his own home, the police should have left.
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Obama takes the side of a career race-baiting jackass and throws the police under the bus.
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

It then changed to show clips of the various actors in the series, with each clip interspersed by the image of the flashing light. .The end credits remained the same and the title music was still put together by Andy Pask and Charlie Morgan[32].^ JO: I reiterate — the PROBLEMS caused by entitlement users (reguarless of reason) — still remain the same.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

In 1998, the opening credits changed again. .This time there was no police car racing down the street, the opening credits still had the police siren wailing but this time various police procedural images such as someone being shown into a police cell were shown along with police stripes being flashed across the screen.^ There’s no such option here.
  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

^ There are no such laws.
  • Full text of the Freedom Bill | The Freedom Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC freedom.libdems.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Every time she opens her mouth there is absolutely nothing of substance she has to say.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

Also gone were any clips of the actors. The theme tune was revamped with a jazz feel as it was mainly played by a saxophone[33 ]. .The end credits also changed, showing various parts of the police uniform including the Metropolitan Police badge with police stripes at the bottom of the screen.^ Then a dog in sheep’s clothing balked at the ability for girls to end unwanted pregnancies, then some other sellouts gutted the parts that were true changes.
  • Kill the Bill? How Howard Dean Became the Betsy McCaughey of the Left : Rolling Stone : National Affairs Daily 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Police cautions which are spent are also being kept, including ones issued before the change in the law which allowed this, and this also needs changing.
  • Full text of the Freedom Bill | The Freedom Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC freedom.libdems.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Shown with #L9057 Police Badge Fishnets not included.
  • 3WISHES.COM - Buy Sexy Cop Costumes, Sexy Police Woman Costumes, Sexy Gangster Costume, Prisoner Costume for Women, Mobster Costumes Halloween 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.3wishes.com [Source type: General]

The music for this version was arranged by Mark Russell[34][35 ].
.In 2001 the opening credits were changed to show the faces of all the police officers on The Bill.^ And after when all know all still charge the man...give me a break--he is not a young man either, elderly And the police officers in that area did NOT KNOW WHO'S HOUSE IT WAS?: THAT IS THEIR AREA....give me a break.
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ They tend to be the best defense against this sort of thing by showing that once you open the door for one person's woo, you open it for all of them.
  • The bill from Bogalusa : Pharyngula 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

^ I remember facing police on horseback at a demo in Washington, DC with Bill and his comment to all within earshot as we stood our ground: Ive never had anything against a horse.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

In the background the police siren is still wailing.[36 ]. .Designed by company "Blue", the end credits were revised to feature items of police equipment, accompanied by a new arrangement of the theme music by Miles Bould [37] and Mike Westergaard [38][39 ].^ Before and after retirement, Bill worked with Phil Knight as a co-founder of Nike (initially Blue Ribbon Shoes) to develop new and innovative shoe designs.
  • Guide to the Bill Bowerman Papers 1932-1999 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu [Source type: Academic]

The 2003–2006 opening titles featured generic police images such as a police car and a police uniform. The wail of a police siren can still be heard in the background. The end credits also changed this time to feature a preview of the next episode. The background to the end credits, designed by company "Roisin at Blue", is simply a police shade of blue, with a new arrangement of the theme music by Lawrence Oakley [40].
.In 2007, the opening credits again changed to focus more on scenes involving police officers.^ What people don't realize is that dogs attack police officers far more often.
  • TBI launches investigation into Kingsport police officer's shooting of pit bull - Kingsport Times-News Online 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.timesnews.net [Source type: Original source]

.In the sequence, the wail of the police siren is still heard and the sign identifying the building as Sun Hill police station is included[41 ].^ Hammonds says he purposely put up "Beware of the Dog" and "No Trespassing" signs for intruders, including the police.
  • TBI launches investigation into Kingsport police officer's shooting of pit bull - Kingsport Times-News Online 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.timesnews.net [Source type: Original source]

The closing credits follow a police car on patrol and the music is again arranged by Lawrence Oakley [42 ].
.In 2009 the programme underwent a major overhaul, moving to a post watershed slot to allow for grittier story lines and to enable ITV to cut its cost in the light of the recession[6][43].^ You on the other hand have repeatedly claimed that tearing down state line restrictions will allow the free market to work and drastically cut costs to make HC coverage affordable for all.
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^ Reply Robert Edward Kroff says: July 17, 2009 at 4:35 pm I am not allowed to post how the macro dynamics of FED Notes operate.
  • Ron Paul Introduces Bill to Audit the Fed | Ron Paul .com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.ronpaul.com [Source type: Original source]

^ August 6, 2009 at 11:38 pm (185) Bob says: The healthcare in the USA does NOT need a MAJOR overhaul!
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As a result, the credits were again changed, with the old theme tune replaced and the addition of incidental music[44 ][45 ]. The new closing credits follow a police car on patrol and the music is now by Simba Studios[46 ].

Episodes

.When The Bill was first commissioned as a series by ITV, it started with twelve episodes per year, each an hour long with a separate storyline[1].^ First, we are told they want equal rights and now we're creating a separate bill...WHAT HYPOCRISY.....the norm for this tolerant intolerant society.
  • Under God: Hating the Hate Crimes Bill - David Waters 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Amy Meyers writes: I first met Bill a few years ago, and he included me as if I was a member of the VVAW family since the start.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Hopefully, this will be just the first of a series of Freedom Bills.
  • Full text of the Freedom Bill | The Freedom Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC freedom.libdems.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.In 1988, the format was changed, and The Bill was broadcast year round, with three episodes per week, though of only thirty minutes each.^ I am only 25 and still work construction 6 days a week to pay the bills.
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

^ "I am only 25 and still work construction 6 days a week to pay the bills.
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

^ The only new thing about the bill is that Medicare will pay for end-of-life counseling every five years,” Dau says.
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1998 marked the return of hour episodes, in addition to recording in 16:9 widescreen digibeta. .Now recorded in HD, The Bill is currently in its twenty-sixth series, with over 2300 episodes broadcast.^ Now your turn, name a republican, independent, or libertarian, congressman who supports this bill in it’s current form, thanks I’ll be waiting.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The bill will give health care coverage to a record 31 million Americans who are currently uninsured .
  • Think Progress » The Progressive Case For Passing The Senate Health Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Businesses will be able to drop or seriously reduce their current spending with this bill as the stick.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

Special episodes

The Bill has broadcast two live episodes. .The first was in 2003 to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the pilot, Woodentop[47].^ Joe Miller writes: I first met Bill Davis in May of 1990, when VVAW was in Kent, Ohio, for the twentieth anniversary of the Kent State/Jackson State killings.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

The second was in 2005 to celebrate the fiftieth birthday of ITV[48].
The live episode in 2003 was episode #1818, originally broadcast on 30 October 2003 at 8pm, and produced with a crew of 200 staff including seven camera crews[3][47]. .It was reported to be the first live television broadcast of a program where filming was not largely confined to a studio[47].^ Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right,” Chavez joked on a live television broadcast.
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^ Fidel, careful or we are going to end up to his right, Chavez joked on a live television broadcast.
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Detective Constable Juliet Becker and Constable Cathy Bradford are being held hostage by a man called Mark. .As they are being held hostage in a carrier in the station yard, Juliet Becker raises the custody suite alarm.^ Wars are to be carried out as a last resort , in self-defense or in defense of an ally, if they're to have any hope of being considered legitimate, or of being productive.
  • Matthew Yglesias (November 28, 2007) - Bill Opposed the War? (Foreign Policy) 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com [Source type: Original source]

When the rest of the station arrive outside, Mark makes it known that he intends to kill Juliet Becker. .The police get permission to break into the carrier, only to find that Juliet has been stabbed.^ Gates, 58, was arrested Thursday by police looking into a possible break-in for disorderly conduct "after exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior" at his home, according to the police report.
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ Gates was arrested for disorderly conduct only after chasing the police out into the road when they left, shouting & screaming.
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

She is rushed to hospital, but attempts to resuscitate her fail. The episode was watched by around 11 million viewers[48].
The live episode in 2005 was episode #349, broadcast on 22 September 2005 at 8pm. In this episode, it was revealed that PC Gabriel Kent had assumed a false identity. It is revealed that he has been operating under his brother's name and is, in fact, David Kent. In this episode the "real" Gabriel Kent arrived in Sun Hill to meet his mother, Sergeant June Ackland. In this episode, Sun Hill police station is hosting a reception party and, as the police arrive, they are taken hostage by a distraught father whose son was killed by a stolen car. A struggle ensues in which a shot is fired, alerting others in the building the incident. After an evacuation of the station, Superintendent Amanda Prosser encourages PC Dan Casper to attempt to overpower the man. .As he does so, both Casper and the real Gabriel Kent are shot.^ Nichols has both respected degrees, and has logical opinion on paper” but all too often this does not translate to real life.
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.The real Gabriel Kent is rushed to hospital where the false Gabriel Kent threatens him in order to keep the identity switch a secret.^ What will be really interesting to see is what the tables look like in a few years after we all take wage reductions in order keep jobs here.
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A series of special episodes titled The Bill Uncovered were produced to reflect the stories of select characters and events. .The first was The Bill Uncovered : Des and Reg (2004) – The story of the unusual friendship between PC Des Taviner and PC Reg Hollis, traversing their history from Des's first day at Sun Hill to his death in a Sun Hill cell.^ Open Social Bill of Rights», celle qui vise à protéger les «social graphs» de ces derniers, donc leurs données [...
  • A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web « Open Social Web 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC opensocialweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What these liars are saying is they have to read the entire bill in those finally three days, and that is a lie, unless of course, they were to lazy to read the bill when it was first introduced.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ Next story is about how the meeting between Obama & Dems today was all about Obama’s saying “you’ve got to give me a bill.
  • FDL News Desk » Progressives Return Fire, Demand To Kill The Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC news.firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49] .The second was The Bill Uncovered : Kerry's Story (2004), the story of PC Kerry Young, who met her death outside Sun Hill.^ Bill first met Barbara Young, the woman he would marry, in high school in Medford.
  • Guide to the Bill Bowerman Papers 1932-1999 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ I have met plenty of republicans who favor health care reform similar to this bill.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ JB: I have met plenty of republicans who favor health care reform similar to this bill.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

[50] .The third special was The Bill Uncovered : Jim's Story (2005), the story of DC Jim Carver – from his first day at Sun Hill (in the pilot "Woodentop").^ Bill always told stories better than I. The day before the 40th Anniversary I was given clerk duty at Barry's phone.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

The last was The Bill Uncovered : On The Front Line (2006), in which Superintendent Adam Okaro recounts the extraordinary events that have surrounded Sun Hill over his time in charge.[51] A review of the second of these specials criticised the "increasingly degenerative plotlines" of the series, and characterised the special as a "cheerless outing" covering The Bill's "travesties of plot".[50]

Cast

.The Bill has a large regular cast to support the number of episodes that are produced each year.^ The fact that there are a large number of Doctors that dont belong to the AMA has no relevance to the AMA throwing their support to the bill.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The GOP obviously lied about the number of supporters the Bill had in the House.

^ Bill also developed and produced a practice hurdle for a few years, correspondence and promotion of this hurdle is included here.
  • Guide to the Bill Bowerman Papers 1932-1999 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Working on The Bill has become something of a rite of passage in British acting, with 174 actors having formed part of the series' main cast since the series began[52].^ Once this bill becomes an Act, then we can press for the rest of the good stuff.
  • Full text of the Freedom Bill | The Freedom Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC freedom.libdems.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ The "Blueprint" went on to form the framework for the House-passed Waxman-Markey Climate Bill, and Joe Romm went on to become one of the bill's most vociferous advocates.
  • The Breakthrough Institute: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Archives 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thebreakthrough.org [Source type: News]

^ The main tennant should be that people should be able to make mistakes and act in the manner they believe to be right providing there is no serious detriment to another person.
  • Full text of the Freedom Bill | The Freedom Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC freedom.libdems.org.uk [Source type: Original source]

.Likewise, a number of cast members from the series have appeared in other roles within the series, and in other British soap operas and dramas.^ She's also a member of NOSHA and has been one of a number of people, both academics and other residents who tried to stop Jindal.
  • The bill from Bogalusa : Pharyngula 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

All ranks listed are those held by the character currently or at their time of leaving the series

Notable cast members

.There are numerous actors who have either appeared on The Bill for some considerable length of time, or on whose careers The Bill has made a significant impact.^ There were also founding fathers who agreed with Hamilton and his interpretation of the bill.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As people keep pointing out, you have to spend some time following the “tentacles” of the bill to understand it.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Also, if EVERYONE can get free care, who’s going to pay the bill?
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

.The following is a concise list of the most notable, an expanded version is available at List of characters of The Bill.^ Isakson also strongly opposed the House bill language calling for doctors to follow a government-mandated list of topics to discuss with patients during the counseling sessions.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Reply khin December 21st, 2009 at 7:34 am 5 Jane, the most important reason to me to kill this bill is not on the list above.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The issue is making it available to more people and this bill does that in the most expensive way possible.
  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

.
  • Billy Murray appeared in The Bill for 5 years playing DS Don Beech[53].^ But after a year of Congressional fighting and power plays, I don’t believe any “new” or better bill will happen.
    • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As far as rushing this bill, if we don’t do something soon, we are going to be paying triple what we are now for health care in 5 years.
    • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bill played in the high school band and played football his senior year.
    • Guide to the Bill Bowerman Papers 1932-1999 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC nwda-db.wsulibs.wsu.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .The character was a corrupt police officer, notably having murdered DS John Boulton, forcing Beech to go on the run, sparking the "Don Beech scandal". Since leaving The Bill, Murray's career has included a stint on EastEnders as Johnny Allen[54] and two films, Rollin' With The Nines and Rise of the Footsoldier[55].^ This effectively would force “poor” people to go to the well treatments, since they couldn’t afford extra, now wouldn’t it?
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    ^ In the context of health care, I don’t think you can pass this dog turd of a bill and plan to improve it after 2010.
    • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ July 29, 2009 at 1:26 am (25) Another John says: John (6): The bill says that one “Advance Care Planning Consultation” every five years will be covered.
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    The character also spawned Beech on the Run and Beech is Back[53].
  • Tony O'Callaghan played Sergeant Matt Boyden for 12 years from 1991–2003[56]. .Boyden was shot dead by his daughter's boyfriend so she can profit from insurance money to fund her drug habit[57].^ Often times the money paid to a medical practice by a insurance company is not what funds major scientific breakthroughs.
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    ^ I have stated over and over that for profit insurance is not the mechanism for funding HC coverage.
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    ^ Funding HC through for profit insurance companies is a bad idea and doesnt work for the obvious reasons (CEO salaries/profits/Wall Street fat cats).
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    This was the storyline that formed the basis for the opening episode of spin-off M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (TV series) [58]. Tony O'Callaghan has also appeared in The Magnificent Evans, Family Affairs, Holby City, Doctors and Shameless[59].
  • Christopher Ellison played DCI Frank Burnside for 5 years[60]. .Burnside made many enemies both at Sun Hill and with the villains, indeed Chief Superintendent Pearson tried to frame Burnside in a corruption inquiry [1] Since leaving The Bill, Ellison has enjoyed a guest stint as Len Harker in EastEnders.^ In any case this bill is the worst piece of legislation since the days the Democrats made it possible for more states to adopt slavery (Blame Sen.
    • Roger’s Rules » The Reid Bill: coercive and unconstitutional 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bill made incredible and rare contributions in so many areas and over so many years.
    • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Each of these points can be easily supported against attack, and there are many more strong arguments that can made concerning this bill.
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    Ellison has also appeared in Minder, Casualty, Judge John Deed and voiced a Doctor Who audio adventure[61]. The character spawned spin off Burnside.
  • Kevin Lloyd played DC Tosh Lines from 1988–98, the character was written out as having accepted a position in the Coroner's Office[66] after the actor was sacked for turning up drunk.^ Reconciliation is only used for budgetary matters to LOWER the deficit, all of these abominations are RAISING the numbers and NOT including all Americans anyway.
    • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

    ^ December 16th, 2009 at 06:33 am What a bunch of wusses the Obama Democrats are turning out to be – thank god the Dean Dems are speaking up.
    • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

    ^ For those who say we should provide for all these people who won’t or don’t want to work should open up their home to about 50 freeloaders.
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    .The actor died a week after his dismissal[67].
  • Jeff Stewart played PC Reg Hollis from 1984–2008. In 2008, the character was written out with the character resigning after being traumatised by the death of colleagues in a bomb blast[68].^ Jeff September 30, 2008 1:01 AM Megan, you're being ridiculous.

    ^ Frederick Michael September 30, 2008 1:19 AM I just can't figure out why Nancy Pelosi issued a partisan blast just before the vote.

    After learning of his axing from the show, Stewart attempted suicide on set by slashing his wrists [69 ]. .Stewart has not been on television since.
  • Graham Cole played PC Tony Stamp from 1984–2009. The character was written out as part of the 2009 revamp after producers felt that he didn't fit the new show.^ Reply econobuzz December 15th, 2009 at 6:27 pm 112 In response to tjfxh @ 110 That’s the part of this that I think shows Obama to be deeply immoral.
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    ^ In fact, a big part of the problem was that he didn't freak out -- or otherwise indicate his authority.
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    ^ December 15th, 2009 at 03:13 pm I will wait and see how the Senate negotiations play out.
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    .Cole's last episode was shown on November 5, 2009 and his departure means The Bill has no original characters remaining[70][71].
  • Trudie Goodwin played Sergeant June Ackland from 1983 to 2007, appearing first in Woodentop[72].^ December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 .
    • Does Nuclear Fit The Bill? - Energy & Environment Experts 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC energy.nationaljournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It had no business becoming an industry in the first place.’ Does this mean the gov’t should take over farming?
    • Roger’s Rules » The Reid Bill: coercive and unconstitutional 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ November 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm (981) Jo says: CSPAN today — senate approaching the 60th vote to start the HC bill debate.
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    The character retired in 2007 after her on-screen relationship with DC Jim Carver came to an abrupt end. When Goodwin left The Bill in 2007 she was not only the longest serving cast member in the history of The Bill, but also held the world record for the longest time an actor has portrayed a police character[73][74].
  • Alex Walkinshaw has played Inspector Dale "Smithy" Smith since 1999. Walkinshaw made three "one off" appearances in the series prior to becoming a regular cast member and has made appearances in several other British soaps and serial dramas[75].

Ratings

.The Bill has become a popular drama in the United Kingdom and in many other countries, most notably in Australia[20][79 ].^ I beg all of you that say this will cause us to become a socialist country (even though you are confused on what “socialist” means) or believe any other nonsense the media is trying to say about this bill, to go out and do your own research.
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^ The United States has become the largest single salesman of arms and munitions to other nations on Earth.
  • Matthew Yglesias (February 04, 2008) - The Bill (Foreign Policy) 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many admitted that they didn't read the other bills and still said they would vote no.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.The series attracted audiences of up to six million viewers in 2008 and 2009[80].^ August 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm (80) Surreal says: Who up there said that Medicare was wonderful for their mother?
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.Ratings peaked after the overhaul of the show which brought about the 2002 fire episode, in which six officers were killed[81 ] and the 2003 live episode attracted ten million viewers- forty percent of the UK audience share[82].^ Had my Aunt lived in the UK she’d have been killed by the system denying her medication.
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^ I had a chat with Dave Wallace about it before we recorded the Extraordinary Everyday Lives Show [...
  • A Bill of Rights for Users of the Social Web « Open Social Web 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC opensocialweb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Immediately following The Bill's revamping and time slot change, it was reported that the programme had attracted 4.5 million viewers, 19% of the audience share, however, it lost out to the BBC's New Tricks[83] with the Daily Mirror later reporting that ITV's schedule change was behind a two million viewer drop in ratings[84].^ As people keep pointing out, you have to spend some time following the “tentacles” of the bill to understand it.
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^ You argue its important that those are there in case you need them but what if you lost your job and need someone to help with medical bills while you find a new one?
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^ JB: Just look at the fact that 40 million are uninsured at the moment with more getting dropped from insurance all the time.
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.In 2001, prior to Paul Marquess' appointment as executive producer, The Bill's ratings had dropped to approximately six million viewers and advertising revenues had fallen, in part due to the ageing demographic of its viewers, leading ITV to order a "rejuvenation" which saw the series adopt a serial format[1].^ The New Yorker ’s Hendrik Hertzberg calls for passage, and Paul Krugman makes the argument that dropping the push for the bills at this point would be to “fail the test of history.” .

^ UL Some people here are under the impression there is no committee (or death panels if you like), so I produced that part of the bill that forms them.
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^ You produced a part of the bill that forms a committee that will recommend standards for different levels of HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE. .
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.In 2002, The Independent reported that The Bill's Thursday episode was viewed by approximately 7 million people, a fall of approximately 3 million viewers in the space of 6 months[85 ].^ Save the bill; insure 30 + million people that need it.
  • Kill the Bill? How Howard Dean Became the Betsy McCaughey of the Left : Rolling Stone : National Affairs Daily 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Second, let the health bill be passed as is; 35 million people newly insured, lives saved.
  • Kill the Bill? How Howard Dean Became the Betsy McCaughey of the Left : Rolling Stone : National Affairs Daily 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.rollingstone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One bill does not make Obama a socialist and supporting said bill sure doesn’t make me and the MILLIONS of other people in this country who support it socialists.
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.After the cast clearout resulting from the Sun Hill fire in April 2002, BBC News reported that The Bill attracted 8.6 million viewers, the highest figure for the year to that point[81 ], and by October 2003, the program had around 8 million viewers each week[3].^ But after a year of Congressional fighting and power plays, I don’t believe any “new” or better bill will happen.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The New Yorker ’s Hendrik Hertzberg calls for passage, and Paul Krugman makes the argument that dropping the push for the bills at this point would be to “fail the test of history.” .

^ E&E News also reports that the new bill contains greater support for research and commercialization of advanced biofuels and greater incentives to replace coal-fired power plants with new natural gas plants.
  • The Breakthrough Institute: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Archives 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thebreakthrough.org [Source type: News]

.In 2005, The Bill was averaging around 11 million viewers, in comparison to Coronation Street, which was attracting around 10 million viewers[86].^ Reply PPDCUS December 21st, 2009 at 10:33 am 134 Rolling Around in Bad Faith Gutter on the Street of Broken Dreams .
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ August 10, 2009 at 11:50 pm (259) Rich in H-town says: What a bunch of ignorant or misleading statements we are seeing on the evils of the healthcare bill.
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.In 2009, The Daily Mirror reported that The Bill was to be moved to a post-watershed slot to allow it to cover grittier storylines.^ Reply Mauimom December 21st, 2009 at 9:08 am 94 In response to Jane Hamsher @ 48 Has Marcos posted any diaries on “his” site opposing the bill’s passage?
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ October 6th, 2009 4:38 pm ET There was an Obama pledge during the election to post ALL bills for at least 24 hours.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.It was reported that it is the first time in British Television that ITV have broadcast a drama all year in the 9pm slot[87].^ Reporters do this type of work all the time.
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^ October 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm (881) slowdown says: Yessirree Jo – the state of Michigan’s troubles all started the minute a Democrat took office for the first time in 11 years.
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^ Keep the drama, and the sermon for someone who hasn't seen the GOP sink to an all time low when it comes to civic responsibility towards this country.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

.The changeover happened at the end of July 2009. Before the move, The Bill was averaging 10 million viewers between the two episodes each week.^ July 22, 2009 at 10:22 PM .
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ July 22, 2009 at 10:10 PM .
  • Obama: Cambridge police acted 'stupidly' - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 3 February 2010 17:53 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: General]

^ That, on top of an average of about 10% in gains last week.
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.BARB reports that the week 12–18 October 2009 saw 3.78 million viewers watch The Bill [88].^ October 21, 2009 3:12 PM .
  • Does Nuclear Fit The Bill? - Energy & Environment Experts 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC energy.nationaljournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ October 6th, 2009 4:23 pm ET Republicans should be embarrassed that she is requesting 90 days to read a bill.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Bachmann: House Dems ‘embarrassed’ by their health care bill « - Blogs from CNN.com 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: General]

^ October 11, 2009 at 12:38 pm (844) urbanlegends says: Jo, .
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Awards

.The Bill has achieved a number of awards throughout its time on air, ranging from a BAFTA [89] to the Royal Television Society Awards[90] and the Inside Soap Awards, particularly the "best reccuring drama" category, in which it has won six times, of which four were consecutive[91][92].^ The Football section is not particularly strong, yet Bill only coached football for a limited number of years, so it is adequate.
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Impact and legacy

The Bill is Britain's longest running police drama [93 ].
It has been compared to Hill Street Blues due to the similar, serial, format that both series take[94]. .However, The Bill has seen little direct competition on British television in the police procedural genre over its twenty-five year history, though the BBC has twice launched rival series.^ July 29, 2009 at 1:26 am (25) Another John says: John (6): The bill says that one “Advance Care Planning Consultation” every five years will be covered.
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^ However, these energy innovation institutes are critically underfunded , receiving less than $1 billion/year in funding from the bill's cap and trade allowance value.
  • The Breakthrough Institute: Waxman-Markey Climate Bill Archives 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC thebreakthrough.org [Source type: News]

^ The only new thing about the bill is that Medicare will pay for end-of-life counseling every five years,” Dau says.
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The first was Merseybeat, which ran from 2001 but was cancelled in 2004 due to poor ratings and problems with the cast[1][95][96][97]. The second, HolbyBlue, launched in 2007, was a spin off of successful medical drama Holby City (itself a spin off of the long running Casualty). .It was scheduled to go "head to head" with The Bill, prompting a brief "ratings war", however HolbyBlue was also cancelled by the BBC in 2008, again, largely due to poor ratings[98][99].^ Like any ambitious piece of legislation, however, the bill to restructure American health care raises issues that go far beyond its primary purpose.
  • Roger’s Rules » The Reid Bill: coercive and unconstitutional 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FDL has become the go-to place for coverage of the health care bill due to the work of our incredible team.
  • FDL Action » 10 Reasons to Kill the Senate Bill 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC fdlaction.firedoglake.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jo: He also said unemployment wouldn’t go above 8%, and Americans could view bills 5 days proir to votes, he said he’d close Gitmo, he said he’d end the war.
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.When The Bill started, the majority of the Police Federation were opposed to the programme, claiming that it portrayed the police as a racist organisation, however, feelings towards the programme have now mellowed[19 ] to the extent that Executive Producer Johnathan Young met with Sir Ian Blair, then Commissioner of the Met in 2006 and it was decided that the editorial relationship between the Police and the programme was sufficient.^ Since Dems now embrace all the flaws in Part D, all that’s left is this: Dems opposed a major expansion of Medicare only because a Republican proposed it.
  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

^ Bill first met Barbara Young, the woman he would marry, in high school in Medford.
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^ October 18, 2008 6:08 PM I I, We should start our own parties in every country for programmers everywhere and introduce the Programmers bill of rights .
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However, Young stressed that The Bill is not "editorially bound" to the police[19 ].
Despite better relations with the police, The Bill has still not been without controversy. .The Bill has been repeatedly criticised for the high levels of violence portrayed in its scenes, especially prior to 2009 when it occupied a pre- watershed timeslot[30].^ Nuclear waste is downright dangerous, especially the high-level nuclear waste, such as the plutonium made in most reactors from neutrons attaching to U-238, etc.
  • Does Nuclear Fit The Bill? - Energy & Environment Experts 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC energy.nationaljournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Specific story lines have also come under fire in the media, such as that surrounding a gay kiss in 2002[1], as well as an episode broadcast in March 2008 which featured a fictional treatment for multiple sclerosis, leading the MS Society to brand the plot "grossly irresponsible"[100].^ Don’t waste time and effort arguing over 1 line, 1 page, or 100 pages of this 1400-page horror story.
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^ So Im pretty well versed in the lines of defense against breast cancer and the Oncology department comes after its discovered.
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^ Pingback by Webzettel » Asoziale Software und soziale Suche — March 11, 2008 @ 10:19 pm .
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.In May of the same year, George Galloway, MP issued legal proceedings against The Bill for defamation after an episode, viewed by six million people, which featured a corrupt MP who smuggled antiques out of Iraq before the war, which Galloway alleged was a portrayal of him[101][102 ][103 ].^ You may sneer at people who actually understand the legal words in this bill.
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^ The worry is about a causal link between preaching hatred for gays and people who heard that preaching then going out and committing violent acts.
  • Under God: Hating the Hate Crimes Bill - David Waters 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
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The series has also been criticised by the tabloid press for the replacing of the iconic theme tune as part of a revamping effort[104].

Spin-offs and related series

.The Bill has spawned several spin-off productions, related series in the German and Dutch languages, as well as a series of documentaries.^ The Coaching and Teaching series contains documents related to the time that Bill coached and taught classes at the University of Oregon.
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^ The Writings series consists of correspondence, manuscripts and notes related to Bill’s prolific writing career.
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^ The Committees series includes papers related to Bill’s service on various local and national committees.
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.A crossover episode with the German series SOKO Leipzig was produced, in cooperation with the ZDF, in which characters from The Bill, including Jack Meadows appeared alongside the cast SOKO Leipzig.^ Bill also developed and produced a practice hurdle for a few years, correspondence and promotion of this hurdle is included here.
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.The episode was broadcast under the title "Soko Leipzig: The Bill – Entführung in London" (German title).^ Under the bill, Title 18, section 1861, subsection (s)(2) would be amended so that the NEXT item in the list after (EE) is: .
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.It was broadcast both in Germany and the UK on November 12, 2008, and September 4, 2009[105].^ September 30, 2008 12:16 AM .

^ December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 .
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^ Bob September 30, 2008 12:08 AM Lampwick, What universe do you live in ?

Bureau Kruislaan Bureau Kruislaan was a Dutch series based on The Bill. .It was produced by Joop van den Ende for VARA from 1992 to 1995. In the last year, the show received a nomination for a Gouden Televizier Ring, a Dutch award for the best television programme.^ Is that what would call CIT's filing for bankruptcy, after receiving several billion in TARP funds last year?
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

^ The 20 states that would potentially benefit the most, receiving 80% of the job creation, are the same states that account for 76% of the manufacturing jobs lost in the U.S. over the last 3 1/2 years.
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^ Jo then says, “October is the LAST QUARTER of the year (or the first fiscally speaking either way its the END of the year).
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.Die Wache A German version of The Bill, entitled Die Wache, which utilised scripts from the series was produced for RTL Television from 1994 to 2006[106].^ Minnesota had a version of the bill die in committee this year, I expect to see it back with a flourish next year.
  • The bill from Bogalusa : Pharyngula 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC scienceblogs.com [Source type: General]

^ Jo: THIS bill is irrelevant — the committee has not produced the new version.
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.Burnside Burnside lasted a single series of six episodes, the first of which debuted on 7 July 2000. The series focused on the newly promoted DCI Burnside as a member of the National Crime Squad.^ November 2nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm First, it was "Every single person reading this is one serious family illness away from bankruptcy."
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

It was created and produced by Richard Handford. A DVD was released in Australia 8 October 2008 and features all of the episodes in a 3-disc set.
.Beech On The Run Beech on the Run is a one-episode spin-off that continues the story of ex-DS Don Beech, living in Australia with associations to crime to fund his life of luxury.^ This one is my favorite LOL. I hate running off and trying to do a project with nothing but a general idea of whats going on.
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However, Claire Stanton is hot on his tail – determined to bring him to justice.
.Beech Is Back This sequel to spin-off Beech On The Run debuted in 2001. It lasted only six episodes and was more of a break away from the regular Bill (it was shown in that timeslot) than a complete spin-off.^ More than just this bill.
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^ If the budget instructs more than one committee, then those committees send their recommendations to the Budget Committee of their House, and the Budget Committee packages the recommendations into a single omnibus bill .
  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill” | The Plum Line 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: General]

^ If they get a HC bill passed they will piggy back off that bill for more power.
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.Beech is Back again focused on dodgy ex-DS Don Beech, still on the run from Claire Stanton who wants him brought to justice for the murder of her boyfriend DS John Boulton.^ I will always remember him smiling and surrounded by people who respected and admired him and his work towards peace and social justice.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

^ America doesn't WANT this "crap sandwich" and those who would receive the funds don't deserve it.

^ This is coming from someone who could get disability but refused because I don't want to leach off of other hard working Americans.
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

None of the episodes were given a title, with each being part of a single six part serial.
MIT: Murder Investigation Team In 2003, ITV launched MIT: Murder Investigation Team. The first episode investigated the drive-by shooting of Sgt. Matthew Boyden, who had been at Sun Hill for eleven years. .The first series consisted of ten one-hour episodes.^ November 2nd, 2009 at 9:30 pm First, it was "Every single person reading this is one serious family illness away from bankruptcy."
  • » Pelosi Health Care Bill: The Worst Bill Ever - Big Government 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC biggovernment.com [Source type: General]

The second series was filmed in 2004, but not shown until mid 2005, and consisted of four ninety-minute episodes. It featured Eva Sharpe (Diane Parish) from The Bill, who had transferred to MIT. The series was created by Paul Marquess. The second series was produced by Johnathan Young.

DVD releases

UK (Region 2) The originals:
In the United Kingdom, series 1 to 3 have been released on DVD individually, as well as collectively in a box set[107].
Note: The episode numbering system for the first three series is exclusive to that series.
DVD Series Episodes Years of Series Release Date
Series 1 and Woodentop
1–11
1983–1985
6 June 2005
Series 2
1–12
1985–1986
17 October 2005
Series 3
1–12
1987
28 May 2007
Series 1–3
1–35
1983–1987
19 November 2007
Half-hour format:
Series 4– comprised of volumes 1, 2 and 3 have been released on DVD[108 ].
Note: From series 4 the numbering system will apply to the whole of the half-hour format, when the series began airing continuously through the year.
DVD Title Episodes Year of Episodes Release Date
Series 4 – Volume One
01–13
1988
30 June 2008
Series 4 – Volume Two
14–26
1988
2 March 2009
Series 4 – Volume Three
28–39
1988
11 May 2009
Series 4 – Volume Four
40–53
1988-1989
15 March 2010
.U.S. (Region 1):
The first series of The Bill has also been released in the United States.
^ Read your bill and stop speading lies and admit that the real reason most WHITES are fighting this is becuase of the social probloms in the united states itself.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jeff Machota writes: I first met Bill sometime around the 20th Anniversary of Kent State in 1990.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Joe Miller writes: I first met Bill Davis in May of 1990, when VVAW was in Kent, Ohio, for the twentieth anniversary of the Kent State/Jackson State killings.
  • Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Bill Davis Memorial Guestbook 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC www.vvaw.org [Source type: Original source]

.However, no further series are currently planned for release[109].^ Look no further than our gov’t HC plans that are already broke.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Look no further than the current banking debacle.
  • Health Care Bill Page 425 - The Truth 30 January 2010 3:36 UTC urbanlegends.about.com [Source type: Original source]

DVD Series Episodes Year of Series Release Date
Series 1 and Woodentop
1–11
1983–1985
5 June 2007

Novels

A series of six novelisations of The Bill were published between 1985 and 1992, by Thames/Methuan Publishing (under the Mandarin imprint). Each book was written by John Burke [110], and adapted from television scripts by Geoff McQueen, Barry Appleton, Ginnie Hole, Christopher Russell, Lionel Goldstein, Al Hunter, Nicholas McInnery, JC Wilsher, Jonathan Rich and Robin Muckherjee.
All the novelisations were published in paperback editions. The first two books were also published in hardcover editions.
Novel Title Year Published Episode Cover Photo
The Bill 1 [111]
1985
Adapted select episodes of Series 1 (1984) PC Jim Carver chasing a suspect
The Bill 2 [112]
1987
Adapted select episodes of Series 2 (1985) Sergeant Bob Cryer in civilian clothing
The Bill 3 [113]
1989
Adapted select episodes of Series 4 (1988) Sergeant Bob Cryer and Inspector Christine Fraser in Sun Hill station carpark.
The Bill 4 [114]
1990
Adapted select episodes of Series 5 (1989) DC "Tosh" Lines and DC Mike Dashwood
The Bill 5 [115]
1991
Adapted select episodes of Series 5 (1989) DS Ted Roach
The Bill 6 [116]
1992
Adapted select episodes of Series 6 (1990) Inspector Andrew Monroe and DI Frank Burnside

See also

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