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Series cast summary:
Jack Warner ...
Peter Byrne ...
Geoffrey Adams ...
 Det. Con. Lauderdale / ... 298 episodes, 1958-1972
Arthur Rigby ...
 Station Sgt. Flint / ... 253 episodes, 1955-1965
Jeanette Hutchinson ...
 Mary Crawford / ... 213 episodes, 1956-1969
Nicholas Donnelly ...
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9 July 1955 (UK)  »

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Диксон из Док Грин  »

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(1955-1969)| (1969-1976)

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When Jack Warner died in 1981, aged eighty-five, his coffin was borne by officers from Paddington Green police station, where series Creator Ted Willis had done much of his initial research for the show in 1955. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
PC George Dixon: Good evening, all.
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An Ordinary Copper
(uncredited)
Composed by Jeff Darnell
Arranged and Performed by Ken Jones and his Orchestra
[Second series theme tune]
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A gentle show
29 February 2004 | by (Sunderland, England) – See all my reviews

PC George Dixon died just 21 minutes into the film _The Blue Lamp (1950)_ (qv). When filler was needed after a season of _"Fabian of the Yard" (1954)_ (qv) ended 'Ted Willis' (qv) wrote six scripts with PC Dixon back in Dock Green. The series was steady, authentic, and even down to checking that: a) The helmet is kept on when entering a house, but b) is, out of courtesy, when addressing elderly ladies, and c) is removed and held neatly under the right arm when addressing a bishop. [not sure how many bishops where in the programme though] At a time when New York City would see more murders inn a week than Great Britain would in a year it is not surprising that Dock Green was a series of low-level crimes. A gentle series which meant George Dixon's promotion to sergeant in 1964 was a big change , caused in part by 'Jack Warner' (qv)'s arthritis and by his age . (70-year-old coppers don't walk the beat). This allowed the younger characters to come to the fore, although the violent crime rate was never increased just to keep ratings share. Jack's age and arthritis meant his character rarely left the station, and in the final seasons, rarely came from behind his desk. In 1976 the newer, more violent, cop shows won, and Dock Green Station finally closed its doors. Still, 21 minutes to 21 years isn't bad. Evenin' all


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