UKTV to stream The Bill on its VOD service UKTV Play

The Bill is on its way back to British TV.

The much-loved show, which ran for 26 years from 1984 to August 2010, was renowned for giving stars who are now successful their first break. Celebrities including actress Keira Knightley, entertainer and author David Walliams, actor Sean Bean, singer Emma Bunton and comedian Russell Brand all appeared as extras on the show.

Series 1-5 of The Bill will start streaming on 1st May at 10am on UKTV’s UKTV Play video-on-demand service, with a further series being made available at the start of each month.

It was first broadcast on 16th October 1984 with one post-watershed episode per week, featuring an hour-long, separate storyline for each episode of the first three series. In 1988 The Bill moved to half-hour episodes.

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