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Origin of Z-cars[edit]

Did the name come from cars? Their radio callsigns were ZV1 and ZV2, I have a vague memory that those were real callsign groups in that part of Lancashire at that time so wonder if the car model names beginning with "Z" was just a coincidence? --jmb 13:08, 11 August 2007 (UTC)

I think must be true, I am getting mixed up with the control callsign that they use ("BD"), this was the real Lancashire Constabulary callsign. --jmb 15:19, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

I thought it originated from their use of Ford Zodiacs or Zephyrs... but I could be quite wrong... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:44, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

always pronounced 'zed', never 'zee'[edit]

Why on earth are we specifying this? We don't mention in the Thanksgiving page that it's pronounced "ThanksGIVing", even though British English stresses the first syllable. Z-Cars is a British series, so shouldn't British pronunciation be taken as read? I'm minded to remove this pronunciation guide as being just a bit silly. (talk) 23:56, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Agreed - it's a British based article - we shouldn't need to explain British English to people! We don't have it for so I am removing it from here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:53, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

Nonsensical sentence[edit]

I have added a clarify tag to this sentence, in respect of the italicised section:

Also in 1960s episodes as David Graham was Colin Welland, who won an Academy Award for Chariots of Fire in 1981, upon receipt of he warned the industry "the British are coming!" speech.

What on earth do the last twelve words mean? There appear to be several words missing and what remains makes no sense. I would tidy it up myself but I have no idea what it's supposed to be saying. Censorship Workaround (talk) 18:55, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Table for Cast?[edit]

The cast bullet list is really hard to read. It would probably be better as a table but I simply don't have the time. Would someone else be willing to jump in and pick up the slack? --Kitsunegami (talk) 09:05, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

This has been done this for both sections, it does make it easier to read. (Edit done, though this was anonymously as I was unable to remember my login (sorted now).) Ade barrett (talk) 14:50, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

theme music, 1976-8[edit]

no mention in the theme music section of the later, electric arrangement of the theme music. I dimly recall that this was credited to "fuzz music"... duncanrmi (talk) 00:21, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Nor is there even mention of the ca. 1971 new arrangement (though in the article Theme from Z-Cars it is vaguely referred to as "A later, much more syncopated arrangement"). Trust me, if I could find a reliable source, I would fix this in a flash, especially considering the obvious metrical relationship to "Overkill", the original theme for The Bill. I'm not familiar with the third, "electric" arrangement, but if you find a source, do not hesitate to add this information.—Jerome Kohl (talk) 00:40, 6 June 2016 (UTC)