Australian series featuring the Mt. Thomas police station and the lives of its officers.
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John Wood ...
 Sr. Sgt. Tom Croydon / ... (510 episodes, 1994-2006)
Julie Nihill ...
 Christine 'Chris' Reilly / ... (489 episodes, 1994-2006)
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 Sr. Det. Patrick Joseph 'P.J.' Hasham / ... (465 episodes, 1994-2005)
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 Const. Margaret 'Maggie' Doyle / ... (256 episodes, 1994-2004)
Paul Bishop ...
 Sr. Const. Benjamin 'Ben' Stewart / ... (240 episodes, 1998-2004)
Axl Taylor ...
 Len The Barman / ... (211 episodes, 1994-1998)
William McInnes ...
 Sr. Const. Nicholas 'Nick' Schultz / ... (210 episodes, 1994-2005)
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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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7 September 1998 (USA)  »

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William McInnes and Martin Sacks were originally set to play characters called Nick Hasham and PJ Schultz, but shortly before production commenced, their surnames were swapped (to Nick Schultz and PJ Hasham) as it was felt they better suited the characters. 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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Wow, it grows on you!
25 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

BH is broadcast in Italy by a second-class network that airs every episode three times a day (at breakfast, lunch and in the night) to make the most of it, and which recently made news because of the high ratings of their "Bonanza" repeats (go figure!!).

So, at first I wasn't surprised to find a series like this on the channel, because when you first look at it it looks poor, drab, dreary and totally 80's styled, like a bad remainder from the bargain bin.

At the same time I became totally addicted with "Murder Call", to the point of waking at 6AM during weekends just to watch it, and when it dawned on me it was the same production company I simply had to find out what was causing this gap.

After careful study, I have to say that there is no real "gap": yes, you can see more money being thrown in MC, but at the same time the series have such different settings that BH is definitely making a choice, and their choice is to be real. Yes, a lot happens in Mt.Thomas for such a small place, but you also see the policemen spending most of their days networking in the community, accompanying witnesses home and filing, and this is very real. The actors look ordinary, but this just adds to the greatness of BH, because would you believe a model serving as a PC in Mt.Thomas?

And you can see no one was hired for their looks, but for their talent instead: all the actors manage to deliver a lot, from the divertissement episodes (ie: The beauty pageant) to the more dramatic ones. Not to mention the Maggie-PJ chemistry, where their performances are perfect beyond belief.

The writing in this show is great, and the dialogues are as real as you can get. Another great point is that every few episodes there's a very "pervy" storyline, like the ones you can experience in Murder Call, and they are always a work of convoluted genius.

Need I say I became addicted to this show as well? Definitely worth a try!


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