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Dixon (Jack Warner) confronts young PC Carr (Paul Eddington) who he suspects of corruption. In the ensuing struggle some stolen goods are revealed, and Dixon angrily orders Carr to take off his respectable police uniform before he takes him to the station. Dixon then gives a cheerful sign off to camera stating that Carr was the only bad policeman he ever encountered.

'Dixon of Dock Green' was broadcast from 1955 to 1976 on BBC TV. The early episodes were live, before the transition to recorded drama. This episode was written by the show's creator Ted Willis and attracted a 20% audience share of the time.
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8 October 2010

Classroom Ideas

Ask students to write down the typical conventions of a television crime drama, or the stereotypes of a policeman. The students could then discuss with the class how 'Dixon of Dock Green' conforms to the stereotypes that they have identified. How would the students go about challenging the stereotypes they have listed?

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