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.
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Series cast summary:
John Wood ...
 Sr. Sgt. Tom Croydon / ... (510 episodes, 1994-2006)
Julie Nihill ...
 Christine 'Chris' Reilly / ... (507 episodes, 1994-2006)
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 Sr. Det. Patrick Joseph 'P.J.' Hasham / ... (483 episodes, 1994-2005)
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 Const. Margaret 'Maggie' Doyle / ... (256 episodes, 1994-2004)
Paul Bishop ...
 Sr. Const. Benjamin 'Ben' Stewart / ... (256 episodes, 1998-2004)
William McInnes ...
 Sr. Const. Nicholas 'Nick' Schultz / ... (213 episodes, 1994-2005)
Axl Taylor ...
 Len The Barman / ... (211 episodes, 1994-1998)
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The most popular local production on Australian television, Blue Heelers is a weekly police drama based on a fictional bush town called Mount Thomas. Every week there is a different case for Sergeant Tom Croydon, Senior Constable Nick Schultz, Senior Detective PJ Hasham, and Constables Maggie Doyle, Dash McKinley and Adam Cooper to solve. Continuing storylines about the personal lives and relationships of these characters filter into each episode. Written by Enoch Law <eytl@rocketmail.com>

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For cops in Mt Thomas, life's about more than the badge.


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The cancellation of the show in January 2006 made front-page headline news on nearly all of Australia's major daily newspapers, including "The Sydney Morning Herald" and Sydney's "The Daily Telegraph", Melbourne's "The Herald Sun" and "The Age", and Brisbane's "The Courier Mail". See more »

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Sr. Sgt. Tom Croydon: Kim, I'm tired. We're all tired - all of us down at the station, we are all just so tired of scraping dead kids off the highways.
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One of the best series in Australia, but how much longer can it last?
1 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

The fact that it was until recently the highest rating TV series in Australia (only brought down lately by 'Seachange' after a strong fight that lasted a couple of years) should speak volumes about the quality. Based in the small town of Mt. Thomas the Heelers must constantly solve crimes and keep the peace whilst at the same time deal with each other in their small, cooped up police station. The regular addition of new cast members has also helped keep the series fresh as well as add the interesting relationshiops that develop.

The big problem however that appears to be fast catching up with the series is that despite the constant cast changes keeping the storys fresh it has also wittled down the original cast which has kept the old flavour alive. Now with the departing of Maggie (Lisa McCune) only Tom 'Boss' Croydon, PJ, and Chris at the pub are left. I have a bad feeling as to what will happen if any of the last 3 leave.

Rumours are already abounding that John Wood (Croydon) intends to retire within the next year or so. If Martin Sacks (PJ) leaves as well I think the series will have lost too much that any new cast could make up for. Characters may come and go but Croydon has always run the place his way and PJ is, well, PJ, which has kept the old feeling alive. And Chris has always been the old reliable woman at the pub for a chat. Whilst McCune's leaving may have proved that the series could survive even without it's biggest star I think anymore losses in the original cast may give the series it's deathblow.


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