Classic episodes of The Bill are to go online, allowing fans to relive the iconic police drama starting with the very first episode, Woodentop.
Created and written by Geoff McQueen, Woodentop introduced audiences to newly qualified PC Jim Carver (Mark Wingett) and WPC June Ackland (Trudie Goodwin).
The pair appeared in the series for much of its 26 year run.
Series producers talkbackTHAMES are making the series available on YouTube from 19 March 2013, with a new episode being uploaded each week .
Peter Cassidy, Head of FremantleMedia UK Interactive, commented: “The Bill is the UK’s longest-running police drama and has always enjoyed a strong viewer following. By making this much-loved series available on YouTube, we’re rewarding loyal fans and undoubtedly introducing some new ones.”
Richard Lewis, Strategic Partner Development Manager for YouTube UK said, “YouTube is a great place to watch content of all kinds, both old and new. We’re thrilled that now YouTube viewers around the world can watch beloved full episodes of The Bill..”
Episodes can be accessed via thebill.com.