Not currently on display at the V&A

Dixon of Dock Green

Costume
1955-1976 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Policeman's helmet worn by Jack Warner in the BBC TV series Dixon of Dock Green.

The BBC series Dixon of Dock Green ran from 1955 to 1976. The series was one of the most popular TV programmes of the 1960s. Each episode began with Jack Warner (as Police Constable George Dixon) greeting the audience with ‘Evening All’, a catchphrase which became part of UK national vocabulary. Warner played Dixon in 432 episodes.

The British Film Institute (BFI) acquired its costume collection for display at the Museum of the Moving Image, which existed on the South Bank in London between 1988 and 1999. The collection is made up of British, European, American and Japanese films and covers the period from the silent film era to the mid-1990s. It contains a wealth of historic and significant film costumes worn by major performers and designed by some of the 20th century’s most important film costume designers. The collection was transferred to the V&A in 2015.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Felt over a moulded base
Brief Description
Policeman's helmet worn by Jack Warner in the BBC TV series Dixon of Dock Green
Physical Description
Navy blue policeman's helmet.
Dimensions
  • Height: 21cm (approximate)
  • Width: 21.8cm (approximate)
  • Depth: 30cm (approximate)
Credit line
Given by the British Film Institute
Summary
Policeman's helmet worn by Jack Warner in the BBC TV series Dixon of Dock Green.



The BBC series Dixon of Dock Green ran from 1955 to 1976. The series was one of the most popular TV programmes of the 1960s. Each episode began with Jack Warner (as Police Constable George Dixon) greeting the audience with ‘Evening All’, a catchphrase which became part of UK national vocabulary. Warner played Dixon in 432 episodes.



The British Film Institute (BFI) acquired its costume collection for display at the Museum of the Moving Image, which existed on the South Bank in London between 1988 and 1999. The collection is made up of British, European, American and Japanese films and covers the period from the silent film era to the mid-1990s. It contains a wealth of historic and significant film costumes worn by major performers and designed by some of the 20th century’s most important film costume designers. The collection was transferred to the V&A in 2015.
Collection
Accession Number
S.1709-2015

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record createdMay 29, 2015
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