Watched the first ever episode of The Bill from 1984
August 15, 2017 7:42am CST
The old series is now being rerun on television, beginning with the very first episode. This was quite a strange experience for me because I knew many of the characters from much later in the storyline. Several of the characters looked familiar, but it took quite some time to actually place them. The Bill ran for about 23 years and gradually grew in popularity, so it was probably during the 1990s that I watched it most. Despite many characters remaining for many seasons, the ones that I saw were very young, whereas I probably knew them some 10 or even 15 years later. Recognising someone that you knew in their 30s can be quite deceptive when they are around 19 or so. Have you ever had a similar experience with old television shows?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
Yes I have but do not recall exactly which one, but you are so right the difference in age and how they look is quite remarkable. I remember that show The Bill. What did you watch it on just telly or YouTube or something else?
• United States
Yes, when watching old TV series, they have guest stars that look familiar and but are hard to identify. Also, I love reading the credits at the end. I often see names I know but never recognized them while watching the show. I'll go back and look for them and sure enough, I see the resemblance now that I know. It's fun!
• United States
@Asylum Credits are there to give credit for all those who worked on the show. I don't think it is right for them to make it so tiny and speed it up. I don't think we had The Bill over here, even though we do have a lot of programs from the UK.
• Oxford, England
When I do watch a shout out I tend to watch every bit of the series so YouTube etc is a really good place for me. Lately I watched the first episode of Gavin and Stacey and then the whole thing made more sense.