The Bill went from strength to strength in 1988 when it was restructured into the half-hour format that stormed to the top of the ITV ratings and has remained a Top 10 UK drama ever since. Starring such fan favourites as Sgt. Cryer (Eric Richard), WPC Ackland (Trudie Goodwin), Det. Sgt. Ted Roach (Tony Scannell) and Christopher Ellison as the irascible DI Burnside, this two-disc set contains the first 13 episodes of the half-hour series.