Freesat has announced that, from Wednesday 1st July, The Bill will be showing in high definition exclusively on the Freesat satellite platform.
The first episode -- "Conviction Cover-Up" -- starts a six-part series.
It follows a line of popular ITV dramas to get the HD treatment including Lewis and Law & Order UK.
It's a shame that these dramas are currently only (easily) available to Freesat users. Hopefully the advent of Freeview HD (or perhaps some better licensing agreements instead).