This series was about the wide variety of cases dealt with by the Criminal Investigation and Uniform branches at Melbourne's fictional Yarra Central police station.
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Gerard Kennedy ...
 Det. Sgt. Frank Banner / ... (301 episodes, 1969-1975)
Chuck Faulkner ...
 Det. Snr. Sgt. Keith Vickers / ... (301 episodes, 1969-1975)
Frank Taylor ...
 Sgt. Scotty MacLeod / ... (301 episodes, 1969-1975)
Terence Donovan ...
 Sen. Det. Mick Peters / ... (301 episodes, 1969-1975)
Patricia Smith ...
 WPC Margaret Stewart / ... (239 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Const. Kevin Dwyer / ... (227 episodes, 1969-1974)
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This series was about the wide variety of cases dealt with by the Criminal Investigation and Uniform branches at Melbourne's fictional Yarra Central police station.

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Among the early titles considered for the series were "Saints and Sinners", which would have been appropriate for the St. Kilda setting of its early development, and "Police File", a title first used after the concept was changed, which Crawford Productions weren't happy with. In their search for another name, one of the titles suggested was "Department 24", a throwback to the successful Crawfords radio serial "D24", which had evolved into the television series Homicide (1964). A secretary preparing a list from the suggestions mistyped "Department 24" as "Division 4", a title that struck a chord when the list was presented, and was subsequently adopted as the title for the new series. See more »

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Power Drive
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Performed by Group Forty Orchestra
Composed by Johnny Pearson
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Growing Up in Australia
17 January 2008 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Crawford Productions produced some very entertaining television in Australia and this is one of them. I agree with the other comments about the time slot. 3am should be reserved for these money hungry 'Quizmania' and 'The Mint' type shows. It is about time that Australia started taking a little more pride in our heritage because it is a part of our growing up. Come on Channel 9, you have taken the first step by replaying these classics, now it is time to move it so people can actually watch them. When are they going to be released on DVD? Another outstanding question. Division 4 is part of a group of television shows. The others being Matlock Police, Homicide, Solo One, Hunter, Cop Shop and a few others that escape my memory at this point. In my opinion, we would be a lot better off if we were to bring back some of these shows from the 50s, 60s and 70s


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