Oh this is lovely friendly, easy watching tv series, all set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, absolutely gorgeous scenery. The story lines are usually set around the village police, one main chap (different ones have come and gone through the series) and the little incidents that they deal with, there's a humorous side to it all as well. I hope you enjoy it.
Not sure which policeman you will have as the main star, quite a few have come and gone. The ones who have been in it for years are the man who runs the pub (who retired from the police force), Gina the girl behind the bar in the pub, Bellamy - a curly haired policeman, and a few others, the old funeral director Mr. Scripps, a rather simple man called David.
We are to have a rerun of series 16 next month followed by series 17! So I guess we will only be one series behind you then!!
I have asked if they wouldever go back to the beginning again which would be nice! They said they would pas my message onto the programming department!! Don'y hold out much hope!! Like the early series of Last of the Summer Wine which we loved!! I had most of them taped once but had to dispose of them for space reasons!!
I was sad to hear that the writer of Heartbeat, Tales of the Unexpected, All Creatures Great & Small ...Mr. Tony Byrne died today. They are all such great programmes. It was on our local tv channel about him, and in an interview with him a fewyears ago where he explained that although Heartbeat was set in Yorkshire, the stories came from his thoughts of Norfolk! and East Anglia.
Does that mean the end of Heartbeat I wonder? Unless they find another writer? Perhaps they will start the series all over again from the beginning which would be nice. I don't know Tales of the Unexpected - is it of the same type? Of course we still watch All Creatures which still keeps running.
Mmm.. as it was such a popular series I expect someone will write some new episodes, Paul.
Tales of the Unexpected was of a completely different type, on, I would say, in the 60s and 70s .. a little gruesome, often spooky, not at all funny, usually with an unexpected twist in the end .. a murder or just mystery kind of programme.
Yes, it is hard to know unless they give the episode title - which many series don't. The station listings don't generally give this information either; we have one channel that does give both series & episode number - so obviously they have the information but don't generally don't give it - I guess most people don't care!
As you say, not a patch on MOTG but great compared with the rubbish that prevails these days. A simpler time with great music and great cars! ITV 3 are also showing old repeats twice a day on weekdays. Still no sign of Heartbeat on DVD thouigh...