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First episode of Wild Bill airs tonight

ITV’s Crime drama Wild Bill starring Rob Lowe and set in Boston will hit television screens tonight.

The first episode of Wild Bill will air at 9pm on Wednesday, June 12.

The six-part drama focuses on Lowe’s character – Chief Constable of the fictional East Lincolnshire Police force in Boston Bill Hixon.

Wild Bill also stars Angela Griffin, who previously featured in crime dramas such as The Detail, Midsomer Murders and Lewis.

Filming at Boston market. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Bill arrives in Boston with his 14-year-old daughter Kelsey in tow hoping to flee their painful recent past.

In the trailer Hixon describes Boston as a “god forsaken cabbage patch” and there are also shots of the Lincolnshire Police HQ in Nettleham.

Rob Lowe and Angela Griffin on set. Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Filming for the drama took place in London and Lincolnshire. Crews arrived in Boston in November 2018 with a convoy of trailers and fake stalls for the market place. Local people and stallholders were also roped in to the filming too.

During filming Hollywood Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Lowe came face to face with the real Lincolnshire Police’s Chief Constable Bill Skelly.

Rob Lowe previously said: “As an actor, Wild Bill is a larger than life character who’s outrageously articulate, has nothing to lose and revels in being an American fish out of water.

“As a Executive Producer, I’m excited to work with such talented partners and to come back to work in the UK, which I always love.”