Heartbeat: The Complete Series 17
Set in rural North Yorkshire during the 1960s, Heartbeat's combination of crime and medical storylines, charismatic regular characters and wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack made it staple Sunday-night viewing for two decades, with the series' many prestigious awards including Best Performing Peak-Time Drama and several ITV Programme of the Year awards. Attracting a peak audience of 14 million, Heartbeat garnered a devoted following and remains prime-time viewing world-wide.
Featuring guest turns from Eric Sykes, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor, among others, this series introduces new village bobbies Joe Mason and Don Wetherby and sees the final episode of one of Heartbeat's best-loved characters – PC Phil Bellamy, played for 16 years by Mark Jordon.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Farewell Phil
Mark Jordon's departure is marked with a special edition, screened on Christmas Eve in 2007, which looks at the highs and lows of Phil Bellamy's life in Aidensfield – from the joys of finding love, to the loss of his only son.