Heartbeat is a long-running British TV police drama series set in 1960s Yorkshire. It is made by Yorkshire Television for broadcast on ITV, now rebranded ITV1. Heartbeat first aired in 1992, and by autumn 2006 it had reached its 16th season, clocking up over 300 episodes – a feat that few series achieve.
Bill Thigpen, writer producer of the No.1 daytime TV drama was so busy watching his career soar that he never noticed his marriage collapse. Now, nine years later, living alone in Hollywood, even without his wife and kids, his life and success are still reasonably sweet. Top-of-the-chart ratings, good-natured casual affairs, and special vacations with his two young sons.