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Ford Anglia - Heartbeat TV Series

Heartbeat : The History

Heartbeat is a Yorkshire Television program based on the Constable books by Nicholas Rhea. (The pen name of country policeman Peter N Walker.) The first series was produced and aired in 1990 and featured the stunning scenery of the North Yorkshire moors.

Heartbeat Video The series is set in the 1960's, in the fictional Yorkshire town of Aidensfield. The first few seasons focused on the lives of London policeman Nick Rowan (Played by Nick Berry) who moves to the village with his doctor wife Kate (Played by Niamh Cusack)

The series' name reflects the early focus on both medical matters (Heart) and county policing (the Beat). Later seasons lose the medical focus with the Heart part coming from community issues. In the latter seasons, the focus is more on the ensemble cast, including new PC Mike Bradley

Heartbeat : The Ford Anglia's

The Ford Anglia had a starring role in the TV Series as a Police Panda car.
A black sergeants car was the first to appear in Season 4.

Black Ford Anglia Police Car

Ashfordly Police Station's Patrol Car (Black)
Police call signs: Delta Alpha 20 and Delta Alpha 2 1
Registration No: MVN 478C
Driven by: Various officers from the station
Appearance: Series 4 onwards

Black Ford Anglia Police Car

The black Ford Anglia was followed a couple of seasons later by the more
traditional blue and white Panda car.

Ford Anglia Police Car

Ashfordly Police Station's "Panda" Car (Blue/White)
Police call sign: Panda 1
Registration No's: LTT 930F and LAR 988C
Driven by: Various officers from the station
Appearance: Series 7 onwards
Vehicles Production: 1959 - 1967

Ford Anglia Police Car

Heartbeat : The Merchandise

As the series is focused on the sixties, and the Anglia is such on icon of the times (and it being the Panda Car in the series) quite a lot of the Merchandise produced bears the Anglia Panda Car's likeness. (We will be kind and say likeness, as some of it is a bit "iffy" in the looks department).
This has ranged from diecast models to tea towels.

So far Only Lledo have produced models of the "Heartbeat" Ford Anglia Police Cars

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