Filming finishes on The Bill

The sun set Monday on THE BILL’s Sun Hill, as cast filmed their final ever scene.

After 27 years filming, ITV1’s award-winning cop show THE BILL called its last ever ‘wrap’ as the final scene was shot.  All 17 cast *see below including Simon Rouse, Alex Walkinshaw, Sam Callis, Sally Rogers and Lucy Speed were present to be part of the final day’s shoot at talkbackTHAMES Merton Studios, home of the ‘Sun Hill’ set.

The series will conclude with a gritty and poignant 2-parter and will transmit later this summer on ITV1.  The final episode’s storyline will showcase THE BILL’s special ability to tell hard hitting stories about the reality of policing modern day Britain and will centre on the life of a young female gang member.

The series originated from a pilot called WOODEN TOP, which was created by Geoff McQueen, and broadcast in August 1983 on ITV1.  A commission for a serial drama as a result of this called THE BILL followed, which launched on the channel in October 1984.

THE BILL’s Executive Producer Johnathan Young commented: ‘It’s been a highly emotional day for all cast and crew as we’ve completed filming of THE BILL’s last ever episode.  The series will conclude this summer with a compelling contemporary story that tests our cops on the streets of London both physically and emotionally for one final time.  It’s called ‘Respect’ and we hope it will respect the heritage of the show.’


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