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New beat for The Bill

Posted By Graham Kibble-White On Thursday, January 22, 2009 @ 5:41 pm In news | Comments Disabled

ITV has announced its twice-weekly cop show is to drop to one episode and get a new slot.

Later this year, The Bill will move to a permanent 9pm position. ITV explains that “a post watershed slot [will allow] for a grittier, action filled series in a more traditional home for terrestrial drama.”

Peter Fincham, ITV’s Director of Television said: “I’m delighted to announce The Bill’s transition to a weekly 9pm drama on ITV1. It’s a fantastic opportunity to take the series to another level, marking a new era for one of the most established brands on British television.”

Lorraine Heggessey, CEO, added: “This is a huge vote of confidence from ITV in the show and is a genuine first on UK television. We are incredibly proud of the show and we look forward to embracing the new opportunities this will bring.”

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