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Heartbeat is set in the 1960s, in the fictional Yorkshire town of Aidensfield. The first seasons focus on the lives of London policeman Nick Rowan, who moves to the village with his doctor wife Kate. Nick's police colleagues feature in the series, under the leadership of the crusty but kind-hearted Sergeant Blaketon. Blaketon's nemesis is Claude Jeremiah Greengrass, poacher and occasional small-time fence. Greengrass is a regular patron of the Aidensfield Arms hotel, run by George Ward and his pretty niece Gina. It's here at the pub that we see much of the day-to-day social interaction in the series. Heartbeat is based on the Constable books by Nicholas Rhea. There have been a load of Heartbeat coppers over the years. They are listed below: Sgt. Oscar Blackton PC. Alf Ventress PC. Phil Bellamy PC. Nick Rowan Sgt. Nick Rowan PC. Mike Bradley DC. Mike Bradley Sgt. Raymond Cr...

Cast: Phil Bellamy - Mark Jordon; Alf Ventress - William Simons; Oscar Blaketon - Derek Fowlds; Gina Bellamy - Tricia Penrose; David Stockwell - David Lonsdale; Bernie Scripps - Peter Benson; Claude Greengrass - Bill Maynard; Mike Bradley - Jason Durr; Maggie Bolton - Kazia Pelka; Nick Rowan - Nick Berry; Vernon Scripps - Geoffrey Hughes; Raymond Craddock - Philip Franks; Dennis Merton - Duncan Bell; George Ward - Stuart Golland; Jenny Merton - Sarah Tansey; Jackie Bradley - Fiona Dolman; Lord Ashfordly - Rupert Vansittart; Kate Rowan - Niamh Cusack; Liz Merrick - Aislín McGuckin; Eileen Reynolds - Anne Stallybrass; Tricia Summerbee - Clare Calbraith; Rob Walker - Jonathan Kerrigan; Jo Rowan - Juliette Gruber; Rosie Cartwright - Vanessa Hehir; Steve Crane - James Carlton; Neil Bolton - David Michaels; Helen Walker - Sophie Ward; Geoff Younger - Steven Blakeley; Mary Ward - Arbel Jones; George Miller - John Duttine; Peggy Armstrong - Gwen Taylor; Alex Ferrenby - Frank Middlemass; Katie Rowan - Alice Jones; Ben Norton - Richard Lintern; Tom Nicholson - Ryan Early; Andy Ryan - Martin Ledwith; Jennifer Nokes - Georgie Glen; James Radcliffe - Peter Firth; Jack Hollins - Murray Head; James Alway - Francis Matthews; Susie Ward - Christine Bottomley; Debbie Bellamy - Josefina Gabrielle; Don Wetherby - Rupert Ward-Lewis; Carol Cassidy - Lisa Kay; Dawn Bellamy - Nikki Sanderson; Joe Mason - Joe McFadden; Rachel Dawson - Clare Wille; Chris Oakley - Leon Ockenden;

Network: ITV (United Kingdom)
Premiered: 10.April.1992
Status: Ended