Reaching A Verdict: Reviewing The Bill (1983-1989)
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"EXCELLENT - A COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS OF THE PROGRAMME."
Archive TV Musings
"KELLETT'S FASCINATING COMMENTARY WILL CAPTIVATE FANS OF THE BILL"
Sarah Went, The Billaton
"AN ESSENTIAL COMPANION FOR THE MOST AVID AND KNOWLEDGEABLE THE BILL FAN"
Nigel J. Wilson, "The Bill" Production Scheduler
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the pilot episode of "The Bill" (first broadcast as "Woodentop" on 16th August 1983), REACHING A VERDICT presents an insightful, thorough and fascinating analysis of the groundbreaking police programme that held a mirror up to society in 1980s London and changed the landscape of British television forever.
By revisiting all 188 episodes of that ratings smash that were broadcast in the 1980s, TV historian Edward Kellett has gained new appreciation for the qualities of "The Bill", which he considers to be "the single best storytelling format in the history of television"
This 260-page academic investigation assesses the scripts, themes, characters, performances, settings and direction of the series and will leave the reader wanting to rewatch all these episodes again to appreciate them in a completely new way.
REACHING A VERDICT opens with a Foreword by Nigel J. Wilson (Production Scheduler, "The Bill" 1984-2002) and closes with an Afterword by legendary "The Bill" script editor Tim Vaughan. OUT NOW - £12.99 (RRP £16.99)