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Parkin’s Patch

1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 0 (UK)
26 x 30 minute episodes

“501 to Control”

John Flanagan played Yorkshire country policeman PC Moss Parkin in this rural police drama series from Yorkshire Television – in many ways a blueprint for Heartbeat).

PC Parkin donned his wellies each week and drove his trusty old Land Rover around the North Yorkshire Moors dealing with everything from sheep rustling to army deserters.


Moss lived with his wife Beth (Heather Page) in the (fictitious) village of Fickley.

Devised by Elwyn Jones and produced by Terence Williams, Parkin’s Patch also featured Gareth Thomas as Parkin’s colleague, Detective Constable Ron Radley.

PC Moss Parkin
John Flanagan
Beth Parkin
Heather Page
DC Ron Radley
Gareth Thomas
Cheif Superintendent Atkinson
Robert Urquhart