Set in rural North Yorkshire during the 1960's, Heartbeat's combination of crime and medical story-lines, charismatic regular characters and wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack made it staple Sunday-night viewing for two decades, with the series' many prestigious awards including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama and several ITV Programme of the Year awards. Attracting a peak audience of 14 million, 'Heartbeat' has garnered a devoted following and remains primetime viewing world-wide. This series sees the marriage of Sgt. Merton and pharmacist Jenny Latimer, with PC Steve Crane tackling a wide range of cases while putting his role as Community Liaison Officer into practice. PC Bellamy plays the waiting game with Gina, Vernon comes to terms with life with - and without - his fortune, and the series reaches a dramatic climax when a bitter custody battle ends in tragedy.