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Dixon of Dock Green 

Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.

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Ted Willis
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Series cast summary:
Jack Warner ...  PC George Dixon / ... 432 episodes, 1955-1976
Peter Byrne Peter Byrne ...  Det. Sgt. Andy Crawford / ... 424 episodes, 1955-1975
Geoffrey Adams Geoffrey Adams ...  Det. Con. Lauderdale / ... 298 episodes, 1958-1972
Arthur Rigby Arthur Rigby ...  Station Sgt. Flint / ... 253 episodes, 1955-1965
Jeanette Hutchinson Jeanette Hutchinson ...  Mary Crawford / ... 213 episodes, 1956-1969
Nicholas Donnelly Nicholas Donnelly ...  Sgt. Wills / ... 206 episodes, 1960-1976
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Constable George Dixon and his colleagues at the Dock Green police station in the East End of London deal with petty crime, successfully controlling it through common sense and human understanding.

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Crime | Drama

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Trivia

In contrast to The Blue Lamp (1950), which introduced the character of George Dixon, there is an almost mirror image of his private life. In the film, Dixon has a dead son. In the television series, he has a live daughter. In the film, his wife is widowed. In the series, he is a widower. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
PC George Dixon: Good evening, all.
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Connections

Referenced in The Curse of Steptoe (2008) See more »

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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 GarryQSee 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1955 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Диксон из Док Грин See more »

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Runtime:

(142 episodes) | (288 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White (1955-1969)| Color (1969-1976)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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