Highest Rated Titles With Ian Swan


1. Special Squad (1984– )

50 min | Drama

8.6
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An elite division of the Victoria Police handles crimes too sensitive for regular squads

Stars: John Diedrich, Alan Cassell, Anthony Hawkins, Paul Dawber

Votes: 16

2. Phoenix (1992–1993)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Stars: Simon Westaway, Peter Cummins, Sean Scully, Susie Edmonds

Votes: 113

3. Good Guys Bad Guys (1997–1998)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Elvis Maginnis was born into a criminal family but decided to join the police service. Having left the police he now owns a dry cleaning business essentially run by Stella. The another ... See full summary »

Stars: Marcus Graham, Alison Whyte, Travis McMahon, Carter Doyle

Votes: 98

4. Janus (1994–1995)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Follows the bitterly fought prosecutions of a notorious criminal family, the Hennesseys, from the viewpoints of the family, the police and, in particular, the lawyers, prosecutors, ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Haywood, Simon Westaway, Jeremy Kewley, Felix Nobis

Votes: 75

5. Barracuda (2016)
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2016)

57 min | Drama, Sport

8.5
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It's the opening night of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the nation is buzzing with excitement. It's been two years since Danny's public loss and humiliation at the Commonwealth Games ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Connolly | Stars: Elias Anton, Matt Nable, Ben Kindon, Victoria Haralabidou

Votes: 34

6. Prisoner (1979–1986)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Votes: 1,396

7. Barracuda (2016)

Drama, Sport

7.9
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Danny Kelly is a talented swimmer attends a prestigious Melbourne private school on a sporting scholarship. Working class, half Greek and half Scottish, he cops his fair share of harassment... See full summary »

Stars: Elias Anton, Matt Nable, Ben Kindon, Victoria Haralabidou

Votes: 857

8. Something in the Air (2000–2002)

25 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of the small town of Emu Springs, and the radio station that helps keep it alive.

Stars: Ullie Birve, Colin Moody, Danielle Carter, Kate Fitzpatrick

Votes: 99

9. Stingers (1998–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Stingers reveals the shadowy and ambiguous world of undercover cops - people with covert lives and constantly changing identities. They are the police who defeat crime from within the criminal world.

Stars: Peter Phelps, Kate Kendall, Anita Hegh, Ian Stenlake

Votes: 364

10. Prisoner (1979–1986)
Episode: Episode #1.471 (1984)

Crime, Drama

7.0
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Marie denies attacking Reb, but is sent to solitary anyway. Shane and Nicky are rescued from the storm drain, but the police diver drowns in the rescue attempt. Judy and Myra realise Joan ... See full summary »

Director: Mandy Smith | Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Bruce Alexander, Janet Andrewartha, David Bickerstaff

Votes: 5

11. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

6.9
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A mother whose child was killed in a Dingo attack in the Australian outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

Votes: 7,703 | Gross: $6.91M

12. The King (2007 TV Movie)

100 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The King is the story of Graham Kennedy, Australia's first and greatest home grown TV superstar. It traces his rise and rise, from working class Balaclava kid, through radio, TV, film, and ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Saville | Stars: Stephen Curry, Shaun Micallef, Garry McDonald, Steve Bisley

Votes: 214

13. Blue Heelers (1994–2006)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The series primarily focuses on the daily lives of Victorian police officers working at a police station in the fictional small town of Mount Thomas.

Stars: John Wood, Julie Nihill, Martin Sacks, Lisa McCune

Votes: 630

14. Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A man returns to Victoria, Australia, where he grew up, and encounters a mysterious woman who reminds him of someone he once knew.

Director: Michael Petroni | Stars: Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Curtin, Frank Gallacher

Votes: 2,120 | Gross: $0.12M

15. Neighbours (1985– )

TV-G | 22 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.

Stars: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Tom Oliver, Jackie Woodburne

Votes: 4,057

16. Phoenix (1992–1993)
Episode: A Bunch of Big Girls (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Megan is the first woman to join the all male world of Major Crime. Shut out by their sexism, it's not until she starts making headway with the flood of information that she gains some grudging acceptance.

Director: Ian Gilmour | Stars: Paul Sonkkila, Sean Scully, Andy Anderson, Peter Cummins

17. Janus (1994–1995)
Episode: A Lawful Apprehension (1995)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Directors: Bill Hughes, Mandy Smith | Stars: Chris Haywood, Simon Westaway, Jeremy Kewley, Louise Siversen

18. Special Squad (1984– )
Episode: A Wild Cat (1985)

Drama

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Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: John Diedrich, Alan Cassell, Anthony Hawkins, Kirk Alexander

19. Stingers (1998–2004)
Episode: Break and Enter (2004)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Grant Brown | Stars: Peter Phelps, Kate Kendall, Gary Sweet, Jacinta Stapleton

20. Blue Heelers (1994–2006)
Episode: Bully Boys (2000)

Action, Crime, Drama

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A boy complains a teacher has hit them, but accusations fly around that someone else has committed assaults and others have not. There are also more incidents at the school and further afield. Who really is the bully?

Director: Fiona Banks | Stars: Caroline Craig, Jane Allsop, Rupert Reid, Paul Bishop

21. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.1643 (1992)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Ian Watson | Stars: Lorraine Bayly, Melissa Bell, Rachel Blakely, Gayle Blakeney

22. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2006 (1993)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Stars: Melissa Bell, Caroline Gillmer, Hilary Henshaw, Frankie J. Holden

23. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2081 (1994)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Philip and Julie are reluctant but initially grateful when Cheryl injects some capital into Lassiter's, Michael is still annoyed with Rick and later Danni collapses during an argument with Cheryl.

Director: Tony Osicka | Stars: Anne Haddy, Ian Rawlings, Julie Mullins, Troy Beckwith

24. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2339 (1995)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Grant Fenn | Stars: James Condon, Dan Falzon, Alan Fletcher, Annie Gagliardi

25. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2431 (1995)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Bob Meillon | Stars: Renai Caruso, Joy Chambers, Leah de Niese, Alan Fletcher

26. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2576 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Tony Osicka | Stars: Anthony Engelman, Caroline Gillmer, Richard Grieve, Benjamin McNair

27. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2584 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Sally-Anne Kerr | Stars: Andrew Bibby, Caroline Gillmer, Stephen Pease, Ian Rawlings

28. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2597 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Tony Osicka | Stars: Bernard Curry, Paul El Deir, Peter Farago, Alan Fletcher

29. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2612 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Bob Meillon | Stars: Alan Fletcher, Benjamin McNair, Radha Mitchell, Ryan Moloney

30. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2613 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Bob Meillon | Stars: Emma Harrison, Graham Harvey, Benjamin McNair, Radha Mitchell

31. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2685 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Susan and McKenna give Mal and Shona a dressing down over the booze and Steve refuses to give up the fight to win Danni from Luke.

Director: Sally-Anne Kerr | Stars: Bernard Curry, Alex Dimitriades, Anthony Engelman, Todd MacDonald

32. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2686 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Director: Chris Adshead | Stars: Lee Collins, Alan Fletcher, Anne Haddy, Todd MacDonald

33. Neighbours (1985– )
Episode: Episode #1.2687 (1996)

TV-G | Drama, Romance

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Alan McKenna pushes Darren's buttons and Luke drops an ultimatum on Danni - Him or Steve.

Director: Chris Adshead | Stars: Bernard Curry, Alex Dimitriades, Alan Fletcher, Benjamin McNair

34. Blue Heelers (1994–2006)
Episode: Gun Crazy (1995)

Action, Crime, Drama

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After a gun shop is burglared Wayne throws himself into the world of guns. When Tom is taken hostage by ex-cop Frank Powell Wayne goes overboard and shoots Frank. Whilst recovering in ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Conway | Stars: Grant Bowler, Damian Walshe-Howling, Lisa McCune, William McInnes

35. Something in the Air (2000–2002)
Episode: Reading the Signs (2001)

Drama

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Director: Julian McSwiney | Stars: Ullie Birve, Colin Moody, Danielle Carter, Eric Bana

36. Something in the Air (2000–2002)
Episode: Sisters Are Doing It (2002)

Drama

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Stars: Ullie Birve, Colin Moody, Danielle Carter, Kate Fitzpatrick

37. Good Guys Bad Guys (1997–1998)
Episode: You Say Etics, I Say Ethics (1998)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Steve Jodrell | Stars: Marcus Graham, Alison Whyte, Travis McMahon, Gary Baad