List of awards and nominations received by The Bill

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List of awards and nominations received by The Bill
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Part of The Bill's opening sequence

Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 14 38
References

The Bill is a British police procedural television series that ran from 1984 to 2010. The show, whose name is derived from "old bill"—a British slang term for police officers—was unusual among police dramas in that it focused on the lives and work of one shift of police officers, rather than on any particular aspect of police work. The series originated in 1983 as a one-off drama titled Woodentop (another British slang term for the police, derived from the helmets worn by British police officers), written by Geoff McQueen and produced by Thames Television.[1] ITV were sufficiently impressed with Woodentop that they commissioned a series, which started in 1984 under the title of The Bill. At the time of the series' end in August 2010, The Bill was the United Kingdom's longest-running police drama and was among the longest-running of any British television series, having run for almost 27 years.[2][3]

The Bill has earned various awards and nominations during its run, with the nominations in categories ranging from Best Drama to its camera and editing work to the cast's acting performance. It received nominations for eight awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, winning Best Video Cameraman in 1990 and Best Continuing Drama in 2009—an award for which it was unsuccessfully nominated in a further three years. In addition, The Bill enjoyed success at the Inside Soap Awards, where it won Best Drama six times, including four consecutive wins, as well as a nomination in 2010—losing to Waterloo Road.[4] Other awards include a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award for Best Soap/Continuing Drama Series in 2008, Best Serial Drama at the Digital Spy Soap Awards of the same year and a nomination for Most Popular Overseas Drama at the 2005 Logie Awards. The Bill has also received multiple nominations at the National Television Awards, where it won Most Popular Drama in 1996 and 2004, and six Royal Television Society award nominations, having won awards in 2006 and 2008.

Awards and nominations[edit]

British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1990 Best Video Cameraman[5] Roy Easton, Rolie Luker, Adrian J. Fearnley Won
Best VTR Editor[5] John Beech,Ray Ball, Laurie Bunce Nominated
1991 Best Sound (Fiction)[6] Alan Lester, Paul Gartrell Nominated
1994 Best Drama Series[7] Michael Chapman (Executive Producer) Nominated
2005 Best Continuing Drama[8] The Bill Nominated
2008 Best Continuing Drama[9] The Bill Nominated
2009 Best Continuing Drama[10] The Bill Won
2010 Best Continuing Drama[11] The Bill Nominated

National Television Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
1996 Most Popular Drama[12] The Bill Won
1999 Most Popular Drama[13] The Bill Nominated
2000 Most Popular Drama[14] The Bill Nominated
Most Popular Newcomer[14] Clara Salaman as DS Claire Stanton Nominated
2001 Most Popular Drama[15] The Bill Nominated
2002 Most Popular Newcomer[16] Diane Parish Nominated
2003 Most Popular Drama[17] The Bill Nominated
Most Popular Newcomer[17] Daniel MacPherson as PC Cameron Tait Nominated
2004 Most Popular Drama[18] The Bill Won
2005 Most Popular Drama[19] The Bill Nominated
2007 Most Popular Drama[20] The Bill Nominated
2008 Most Popular Drama[21] The Bill Nominated
Outstanding Drama Performance[22] Alex Walkinshaw as Sergeant Dale "Smithy" Smith Nominated
2010 Most Popular Drama[23] The Bill Nominated

Royal Television Society Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2004 Best Lighting, Photography and Camera – Multicamera Work[24] Camera team (live episode) Nominated
2006 Best Sound Drama (live episode)[25] Alison Davis, Donna Wiffen, Sylvie Boden, John Osborne Won
Best Lighting, Photography and Camera – Multicamera Work (live episode)[25] Sylvie Boden, Christopher Davies, Tony Keene, Donna Wiffen Nominated
2008 Best Soap or Continuing Drama[26] The Bill Won
2009 Best Soap or Continuing Drama[27] The Bill Nominated
2010 Best Soap or Continuing Drama[28] The Bill Nominated

Inside Soap Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee Result
2002 Best Drama[29] The Bill Won
2004 Best Drama[30] The Bill Won
2006 Best Drama[31] The Bill Won
2007 Best Drama[31][32] The Bill Won
2008 Best Drama[33][34] The Bill Won
2009 Best Drama[35] The Bill Won
2010 Best Drama[36] The Bill Nominated

Other[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2005 Logie Award Most Popular Overseas Drama[37] The Bill Nominated
2008 Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award Best Soap/Continuing Drama Series[38] The Bill Won
Digital Spy Soap Awards Best Serial Drama[39] The Bill Won

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Sweney, Mark (26 March 2010). "The Bill: ITV drops police drama after 27 years". The Guardian (London: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Smyth, Chris (27 March 2010). "ITV to axe police drama The Bill after 25 years". The Times (London: News Corporation). Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
  4. ^ Love, Ryan (27 September 2010). "'EastEnders' scoops six Inside Soap Awards". Digital Spy (London: Hachette Filipacchi (UK) Ltd). Retrieved 23 October 2010. 
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  9. ^ "Nominations Announced for Television Awards in 2008". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Television Award Winners in 2009". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. 26 April 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
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  12. ^ "Past Winners". National Television Awards. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "TV stars prepare for battle". BBC News (BBC). 26 October 1999. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
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  24. ^ "RTS Craft & Design Awards 2003–04". Royal Television Society. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
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  29. ^ "Awards success for EastEnders". BBC News (BBC). 20 September 2002. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  30. ^ "EastEnders takes narrow soap win". BBC News (BBC). 28 September 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  31. ^ a b Green, Kris (24 September 2007). "Corrie takes top gong at Inside Soap Awards". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi (UK) Ltd). Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  32. ^ Green, Kris (3 July 2007). "Inside Soap Awards 2007: The Nominations". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi (UK) Ltd). Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  33. ^ "Inside Soap Awards 2008 – Nominations". MSN (Microsoft). 16 July 2008. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
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  35. ^ Green, Kris (28 September 2009). "'EastEnders' tops Inside Soap Awards 2009". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi (UK) Ltd). Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  36. ^ Wightman, Catriona (13 July 2010). "In Full: Inside Soap Awards 2010 Nominees". Digital Spy (Hachette Filipacchi (UK) Ltd). Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  37. ^ "Australian Television 2005 Logie Awards". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  38. ^ "Guild response to The Bill being axed". Writers' Guild of Great Britain. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
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