Wild Bill

Season 1
 (406)
2019X-RayTV-14
Chief Constable Bill Hixon, a widowed former US police chief, moves from Miami to Lincolnshire County in England after Hixon is fired from the American police force for assaulting a boy who had uploaded explicit photos of his 14 year old daughter. Although he makes an immediate impact on his colleagues, none appear too pleased to have an American officer around.
Starring
Rob LoweRachael StirlingAnthony Flanagan
Genres
Suspense
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Welcome to Boston
    June 10, 2019
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Bill Hixon arrives in England to take up the position of Chief Constable with East Lincolnshire police - but his first day is far from routine when Bill seizes the chance to take on one of the force's most notorious unsolved cases.
  2. 2. Piano Man
    June 18, 2019
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A man arrested at a local train station is implicated in series of unsolved armed robberies. Despite the department's insistence that this is an open-and-shut case, Bill suspects that the accused may have been framed and sets about discovering the truth.
  3. 3. Dead Men Don't Return Library Books
    June 25, 2019
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Boston's retirees find themselves under attack from a seasoned burglar who has seemingly resurfaced after fifteen years away, Bill interviews local librarian Alma Smith, whose DNA is partial match to the burglar.
  4. 4. Bad Blood in the Soil
    July 2, 2019
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    When the body of a young man is found in the woods, a rivalry between families is reignited. Young detective Muriel is convinced that Bill's initial suspect may not be the only person responsible.
  5. 5. You're Stupid Enough to Say That to A Copper?
    July 9, 2019
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English
    Audio languages
    English
    After the murder of a local farmer, suspicion falls on the immigrant workers found on the payroll. However, the situation is further complicated when it is revealed that the victim's wife, Lubica had recently acquired all of the dead man's assets.
  6. 6. Nothing Behind the Curtain
    July 16, 2019
    47min
    TV-MA
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After witnessing the aftermath of a horrific crime, Bill digs through cases with a similar MO. He uncovers a series of murders committed by a former hitman who has been in witness protection since 1997.

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Directors
Charles MartinJohn HardwickAnnie Griffin
Supporting actors
Vicki PepperdineAnjli MohindraSteffan RhodriTony PittsAleksandar JovanovicAngela GriffinDivian LadwaBronwyn JamesAloreia Spencer
Producers
Rob LoweEleanor MoranTim CarterDudi AppletonJim Keeble
Season year
2019
Network
BritBox Original
Content advisory
Smokingalcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.2 out of 5 stars

406 global ratings

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kalibeansReviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful new twist on British murder mystery!!
Episode one was very good! It's great to see this new twist on the ever entertaining British Murder Mystery history of shows. One question: Where is the rest of the season? Very, very infuriating when a season is already made but only released one episode at a time on a pay for channel. Please release the rest of the season.
77 people found this helpful
Ron&TeddieReviewed in the United States on August 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Different slant on "across the Pond" relations and how life affects us all
Darn! Why do they cancel really good series and leave the same old worn out stab em and slab em junk??? I really enjoyed the humor and dialog (i've watched enough Acorn and Britbox and British series to pretty much understand the humor and dialog). The writing is great and the acting and actors are believable (not the "beautiful people " but real people). Wish there was more - I'm a fan after one episode. Well done, Rob Lowe, Good on you. Wish they had renewed the series. Would have really looked forward to it.
56 people found this helpful
dizzheartReviewed in the United States on March 1, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed it
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Usually I get a little annoyed when Brits do Americans on their TV shows - often the accents are awful and the dislike and mockery toward all Americans is marked, which may amuse Brits but doesn't amuse me. This show is an exception. Rob Lowe plays a widower with a young daughter who is sent to the UK under some sort of exchange program to head up a local police department. It is in part a fish out of water story, part a father/daughter story and part a crime procedural. It held my interest to the end and I wish there had been at least a second series.
13 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wow this looks like and awesome series
Update: I hope that Rob Lowe does a Season 2 This was one of the best. January 30, 20, 2021

I was never a fan of Rob Lowe when he was younger. But he is more mature now and the fact that he is a really fine actor is what you see not just a pretty face. This story has real potential. There are a lot of subplots going on, the main one is an American that is a sore thumb in the British police force. A police force where moral is low and crime high. I really hope this series catches on as it will be a good one to binge on. Can not wait for the next episode.
45 people found this helpful
Dfrost7Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
There's a reason this series is getting so many 5 stars
First of all, great writing. It's not a comedy, but the humor and sarcasm is placed as it bubbles up in everyday life. So far (2 episodes) the characters have interesting stories, they're well-developed leaving plenty of room for things to happen as the series progresses. Very interesting location (i'm in Southern California) which looks familiar to me, though I've never been to the UK. I left the cast for last. Rob Lowe is a great fit to this character -Bill. Having done a little reading on Boston, UK, discovering what was even more accurate. Bill's right-hand is a fuller figured woman, written with a keen sense of instinct, and intelligence, having read, folks in this area tend to be a little fuller in stature. I love this series! My only problem with it is, I am required to wait for the following episodes. I've become used to binging. So, can't wait for episode 3! (4, 5, 6 ...).
33 people found this helpful
ron spencerReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I like this show
I was waiting for the second episode before committing myself to comment on it. I have seen some negative comments on Facebook but they seem to be coming from pseudo intellectuals that believe anything coming from the UK must be serious high brow drama. The characters are great and well written. There are humorous pokes at both the Brits and the Americans but not so much as to be derogatory to either. The mysteries have been well executed and in depth enough to keep you guessing. It is being said that this show was canceled after the first season. I sincerely hope that they rethink this move because there are many shows on BritBox that are not nearly as good.
33 people found this helpful
Glen Clark JrReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
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Sandy S.Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2019
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