Talk:Dixon of Dock Green

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Opening line[edit]

Each episode started with Dixon speaking directly to the camera. He always began with the greeting, "Good evening, all"

Surely it's "Evening all"? Google hits showing "Good evening all" seem to be Wikipedia mirrors. Flapdragon 09:19, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

It's "Evening all!". Made the change. Flapdragon 16:00, 13 Jun 2005 (UTC)
It was "Good evening all" from 1955 until it was changed to "evening all" in the early 1970's. Lion King 22:30, 28 May 2006 (UTC)
Agree 100% Lion, "Good Evening All" Deffo! Vera, Chuck & Dave (talk) 17:19, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Do we really need a translation of "Good evening, all" to "Good avening, everyone"? Isn't "All" a standard expression in England and the US? TheOneOnTheLeft (talk) 11:11, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Much of this article appears to be verbatim from the Museum of Broadcast Communications Icabelieveitmei 15:56, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Unsourced material[edit]

The following is unsourced information:

  • A lot of Dixonisms are used as catchphrases in Terry Pratchett's Discworld Night Watch cycle, most often by the 'good cop' Carrot Ironfoundersson.
  • A 1970s advertising campaign for a brand of colour television set featured the slogan "Are you still watching Dixon of Dock Grey?"
  • The distinctive harmonica theme tune should be credited: 'An ordinary copper', by Tommy Reilly

While this is interesting, we can't use it unless you provide a source. Also, none of this is really trivia, as trivia by its definition is "unimportant information" - it therefore shouldn't be in a trivia section but instead the information should be incorporated into the main article. - Tbsdy lives (formerly Ta bu shi da yu) talk 10:03, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Hmm. But it's OK for the article itself to run for several hundred words before a single point in it receives a source reference? That would be why the theme music attribution is incomplete and, in consequence, incorrect. Darnell did not write Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner (that was Hubert Gregg), though he is said to have composed the longer-running Dixon harmonica theme referred to above. Don't have enough spare time at the moment to give updating this the attention it deserves. Will try to remember to return to it... Grubstreet (talk) 22:30, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Updated material[edit]

I have updated the article based on the new Arrow Media DVD and an updated article on 'the Black and Blue Lamp' [1] I have also re-organised it a bit to allow for expansion of locations and notable episodes now that more DVD are expected.Andyl10 (talk) 00:18, 5 January 2013 (UTC)

Setting[edit]

I removed the word 'suburban' from the identification of the locale - it could not be both suburban and situated in the East End of London (there is often confusion between what is East London and what is east OF London). In fact, Dock Green is supposed to have been a meld of Paddington Green and the yet-to-be-fashionable London Docklands area.

Regarding the radio series, there was a later set of stories in which Finlay Welsh took over Andy Crawford from David Tennant (by then Dr Who). I do not have dates, so as to be able to add this information to the article. Rogersansom (talk) 17:33, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Origins of theme-tune[edit]

I heard that the long-running theme-tune could be traced back earlier, to when Jack Warner was still performing in variety. He asked someone to write him a song called 'Blimey, I'm a Limey', and the melody of that song became the theme-tune to Dixon of Dock Green. Valetude (talk) 23:34, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

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