I haven't watched it for ages but I watched it quite a bit at the beginning because "Sun Hill" is just down the road from me.Originally posted by David Brent@May 17 2005, 01:57 PM
THE BILL, in my opinion, has dropped it's standards over the year's and is no longer a realistic high drama series.
Yet the recent episode seen in Oz relating to the gathering of DCI Meadows and ex Sgt's Cryer and Penny for the funeral of Ted Roach was certainly an improvement from the usual rubbish.
Can anyone please advise me as to the real location of the village used in this episode?
It appeared a lovely village with the local pub "The Crown" (real name?) and the local church featuring.
I assume the location would not be far from London.
The episode made in 2004 was obviously seen in the UK some time ago.
Does anyone have any clues as to where this lovely village is located?
It never fails to amaze me how UK television location manager's keep finding these countless wonderful villages/ towns for Brit television series and films.
What a great advertisement they are for touring Britain - if only the exact locations were listed at the end of each show.
The station is actually just a small building in an industrial estate in South Wimbledon / Merton. When they're filming there they just hang out the blue lamp and other signs. They have a whole load of police vans, bollards etc round the back but they're visible from the road.
Whenever we see police cars driving past (or following us) we always have to check twice to see if they're real police or just "The Bill" filming again. Although our local Bobby says it's easy to tell - their uniforms fit better
We're just about on the edge of S.W. London so they can easily get "urban" or "rural" scenes as the need arises. And by an odd coincidence there is a pub called "The Crown" in Morden. But that's a bit drab so I doubt they used the real one.