The Bill

113 Replies, 49863 Views

(25 Jun 2014, 1:18 pm)Andreos Constantopolous Wrote: Not sure about anywhere in Felling, but the old Elf garage in Birtley (by the leisure centre) was used.

I'm pretty sure that the deliberately grotty second-hand car garage used for DCI Frank Burnside's undercover operations was based on Sunderland Road. But that being said, it could have been any part of Gateshead as any second-hand garage in the borough looks dodgy.

I will have to go and watch the episode again at some point.
(25 Jun 2014, 1:29 pm)AdamY Wrote: I'm pretty sure that the deliberately grotty second-hand car garage used for DCI Frank Burnside's undercover operations was based on Sunderland Road. But that being said, it could have been any part of Gateshead as any second-hand garage in the borough looks dodgy.

I will have to go and watch the episode again at some point.

When Burnside went bad? Definitely used the one in Birtley.
First Class Commercials had it for a while after it was converted from a filling station.
First Class Commercials are across the road now in the old English Mustard site - not sure if they still use the old site at all now.

The Bill may have used one along Sunderland Rd at some point though...
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(25 Jun 2014, 1:38 pm)Andreos Constantopolous Wrote: When Burnside went bad? Definitely used the one in Birtley.
First Class Commercials had it for a while after it was converted from a filling station.
First Class Commercials are across the road now in the old English Mustard site - not sure if they still use the old site at all now.

The Bill may have used one along Sunderland Rd at some point though...

The episode was called 'Thug on the Tyne' (how original) and I think Burnside had seconded Liz Rawlton to work with him on a case investigating gangsters on Tyneside.

Timeline-wise, I think it occurred after he'd been working deep-cover in Manchester trying to infiltrate a crime syndicate with links to Sun Hill. IIRC, Jim Carver and John Boulton nearly blew his cover.
Thug on the Tyne. Featuring the Get carter car park, metro land, and st Marys lighthouse
Forum Moderator | Find NEB on facebook
Visit my Buses & Beyond website. Also on Facebook.
(25 Jun 2014, 2:11 pm)aureolin Wrote: Thug on the Tyne. Featuring the Get carter car park, metro land, and st Marys lighthouse

I was working at Metroland at the time of filming.
(25 Jun 2014, 1:58 pm)AdamY Wrote: The episode was called 'Thug on the Tyne' (how original) and I think Burnside had seconded Liz Rawlton to work with him on a case investigating gangsters on Tyneside.

Timeline-wise, I think it occurred after he'd been working deep-cover in Manchester trying to infiltrate a crime syndicate with links to Sun Hill. IIRC, Jim Carver and John Boulton nearly blew his cover.

Just been looking online to find videos/clips of the episode.
Struggling... Every other episode seems to be there, apart from the two that made up Thug on the Tyne.

I had moved away from Birtley by the time the episodes were made, but often used to see them filming when I was visiting family etc.
Ended up working with the wife of someone who worked at FCC.

They repeat episodes on Drama - haven't seen it for a few weeks, but Ted Roach came back and made a guest appearance.
If you can work out when that was, it may give a clue as to whether Thug on the Tyne is due to be shown sooner, rather than later.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EuZpjllJ-U0

This episode was on a month or two ago too
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(25 Jun 2014, 2:36 pm)Andreos Constantopolous Wrote: Just been looking online to find videos/clips of the episode.
Struggling... Every other episode seems to be there, apart from the two that made up Thug on the Tyne.

I had moved away from Birtley by the time the episodes were made, but often used to see them filming when I was visiting family etc.
Ended up working with the wife of someone who worked at FCC.

They repeat episodes on Drama - haven't seen it for a few weeks, but Ted Roach came back and made a guest appearance.
If you can work out when that was, it may give a clue as to whether Thug on the Tyne is due to be shown sooner, rather than later.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EuZpjllJ-U0

This episode was on a month or two ago too

I'm sure the Ted Roach return episode happened sometime after Thug on the Tyne. If I recall, Roach tried to offer Jim Carver a drink while he was still in recovery for his alcoholism. When Carver and Boulton uncovered Burnside in Manchester, Carver was still a DC. In this episode, I think he's back in uniform.
Watched Thug on the Tyne just recently. It's been shown on drama already, may be upcoming on watch? If they are still showing epsiodes I record them everyday on drama (but I am about 30-40 epsiodes behind!)
New thread started for The Bill posts taken from the GCT thread.

I've noted on my Sky planner that I still have Thug on the Tyne part 1 and part 2 recorded. Can anyone recommend a way I can record them to a computer and I'll send them to anyone that is interested?
Forum Moderator | Find NEB on facebook
Visit my Buses & Beyond website. Also on Facebook.
As this forum contains a rather surprising amount of fans of 'The Bill', I was wondering how everyone came to appreciate the series.

I have to admit that I had no time for The Bill in my adolescent years. My parents used to watch it but I thought it was rather boring. It was not until my early-20s when I started to the show on a regular basis. And the main reason for that was because it always seemed to be on UK Gold no matter what hour of the day I happened to switch on my television. After a while I started to enjoy it before actively seeking past episodes on the net.
(31 Jul 2014, 12:38 pm)AdamY Wrote: As this forum contains a rather surprising amount of fans of 'The Bill', I was wondering how everyone came to appreciate the series.

I have to admit that I had no time for The Bill in my adolescent years. My parents used to watch it but I thought it was rather boring. It was not until my early-20s when I started to the show on a regular basis. And the main reason for that was because it always seemed to be on UK Gold no matter what hour of the day I happened to switch on my television. After a while I started to enjoy it before actively seeking past episodes on the net.

I have always liked it, even when I was younger.
No particular reason why, there was just something about it.

Would never rush home or make the effort to record it, but if I was at home and I had no plans, The Bill was often a port of call.
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
Finally found Thug on the Tyne online!

Here's Part 1:

(11 Aug 2014, 3:24 pm)AdamY Wrote: Finally found Thug on the Tyne online!

Here's Part 1:

"So you thought you'd setup shop in my town eh?!"
Forum Moderator | Find NEB on facebook
Visit my Buses & Beyond website. Also on Facebook.
(11 Aug 2014, 4:54 pm)aureolin Wrote: "So you thought you'd setup shop in my town eh?!"

"Oh no, not the overdue library books again? I'll take them back tomorra I swear" - This is my favourite quote. It's when Rawton and Gosforth are pressing Rob for information about his role in Bonnett and Walker's set up.

Saul Anderson has to be one of the more ineffective criminal masterminds featured on The Bill. Perhaps his stupidity is meant to be a subtle reflection of how Londoners view the North East in general.

Here's Part Two:

Following on from the revelation that Eddie Santini from The Bill raped Kat Slater and his subsequent disappearance from our screens, it got me thinking about all of the other actors who appeared in The Bill and haven't been seen since.

Any examples of those who have made it on another show?

#missingBillactors
#hashtagsonNEB
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(12 Sep 2014, 7:15 pm)Andreos Constantopolous Wrote: Following on from the revelation that Eddie Santini from The Bill raped Kat Slater and his subsequent disappearance from our screens, it got me thinking about all of the other actors who appeared in The Bill and haven't been seen since.

Any examples of those who have made it on another show?

#missingBillactors
#hashtagsonNEB

I forget what his name was, but there was one of them on Casualty two weeks ago (?)
Would have been one of the more recent cast members on The Bill.
Only played a minor role - fell off some sort of building work within the first ten minutes of the ep.
(12 Sep 2014, 7:23 pm)Dan Wrote: I forget what his name was, but there was one of them on Casualty two weeks ago (?)
Would have been one of the more recent cast members on The Bill.
Only played a minor role - fell off some sort of building work within the first ten minutes of the ep.

Was it Smithy, as he was on Waterloo Road before Casualty.
(12 Sep 2014, 7:51 pm)NEBCD Malarkey Wrote: Was it Smithy, as he was on Waterloo Road before Casualty.

Smithy was a regular for two years on Casualty before moving to Holby City earlier this year.

'Twas Andrew Lancel!
[Image: C7AFE98C8519DF8B461AC993398F70.jpg]
Andrew Lance - he had a massive role!
Was in CID.

Had a big role in Corrie too - before the 'allegations'

The Bill -> Corrie -> allegations/court case -> bit parts on Casualty...
'Illegitimis non carborundum'
(12 Sep 2014, 7:58 pm)Andreos Constantopolous Wrote: Andrew Lance - he had a massive role in The Bill.
Was in CID.

Had a big role in Corrie too - before the 'allegations'

The Bill -> Corrie -> allegations/court case -> bit parts on Casualty...
'Illegitimis non carborundum'