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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John Wood ...
Julie Nihill ...
 Christine 'Chris' Reilly / ... 507 episodes, 1994-2006
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Paul Bishop ...
William McInnes ...
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 same blue heeler dog was used as Tom Croydon's dog Digger throughout the entire series. In reality its name was Bluey, and lasted in the show from 1994-2005. See more »

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Greg Mason: What film did you see?
Tiffany Lewis: Titanic. It was the fifth time I've seen it. Leonardo's so gorgeous. We all cry at the end. It's so sad.
PJ: Yeah, poor old iceberg. Going for a float and a dirty big ship runs right into him.
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Referenced in The Chase Australia: Episode #2.50 (2016) See more »

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Great Australian Drama
12 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

The show was excellent for most of its run on Australian TV. It had great characters that you genuinely cared about, but it stayed real.

The death of the show wasn't Maggie's own death, but it went a long way towards it. The show had lost four core cast members in less than two years and it was never really able to survive that. The blowing up of the station took the unreality to the extreme (can anyone tell me the last time a police station was blown up in this country? Or any building for that matter?) and killed the show dead. Add to that, Tom completely changing and the show was over for me.

I'll always remember Blue Heelers for that little Aussie drama that I fell in love with as a kid, but thank God it went off the air before it could get worse.


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