‘Heartbeat’ was an ITV police drama, set in the 1960’s in rural Yorkshire. The first episode was broadcast on 10 April 1992 and the programme ran for 18 series, with 372 episodes. The programme was set in the fictional town of Ashfordly and the village of Aidensfield, centring on the lives of the local constabulary. The series was based on the Constable books written by ex-policeman Peter Walker, under the pen name Nicholas Rhea. The show originally starred ex Eastenders actor Nick Berry as PC Nick Owen; Berry also sang the theme tune to the show. The final episode of Heartbeat was aired on Sunday 12 Sept 2010.