Like many people born before the seventies (in my case well before), I
would always set aside time, to watch the incredible "Hill Street Blues". The
words "Armed Robbery in progress -Sea Surplus Store - Corner of people's
drive and 124th street" meant we were in for 50 minutes of intense
entertainment. The Hill Street Blues Theme, adding to the excitement.
It was entertainment like none of us here in England (and
probably the world), had ever seen before
and although it probably did not register at the time, entertainment that
would change television for ever. If you have forgotten just what was so
special about it, download this short clip
(featuring Joyce and Fay)
and remind yourself.
So why the website?
In 2005 I was holidaying in the USA and had the chance to
go to Chicago. I knew that the famous Hill Street Precinct House was there, having
been involved in an internet petition to save it some years earlier.
However to my amazement, I was unable to find any worthwhile information
about the building on the internet.
What was more incredible was that I found virtually no good
'Hill Street Blues' only, 'dedicated' websites. What little there was, seemed to have
been neglected for years and the name Hill Street Blues - Net and Org,
had never even been registered. The Hill Street Blues Cast seemed to have
faired a little better, with numerous cast list available.
I have produced a few websites in my time (see
and Home for
examples if you want), but decided that this is one that 'has to be done'.
So in October 2005 I started on the Hill Street Blues TV Program Website.
Now in late 2006 Fox have at last also produced one see
Can you help?
If you have any good Pictures, Information, or Memories that need a
virtual home, please share them with me. Where you involved in the series
making? Where you there when Barbara Babcock opened her coat? If so please
If you were not involved with Hill Street Blues but you
have a website, you can still help by giving us a link back to
http://www.hillstreetblues.tv (it all helps with our search engine
Lastly at this moment some of the images used on this site, have
been found on the internet. If you feel that any infringe copyright,
please tell me and they will be removed.