Janus (1994–1995)

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 Michael Kidd (25 episodes, 1994-1995)
Simon Westaway ...
 Peter Faithful (25 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Vic Manoulis (25 episodes, 1994-1995)
Felix Nobis ...
 Rob Griffin (23 episodes, 1994-1995)
Pauline Terry-Beitz ...
 Shirl Hennessey (21 episodes, 1994-1995)
Louise Siversen ...
 Glenda De Bono / ... (18 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Mal Hennessey (16 episodes, 1994-1995)
Leon Teague ...
 Steve Hennessey (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
Leverne McDonnell ...
 Jan Murray (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Kirsty Nichols / ... (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
Christopher Lee ...
 Griffo (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
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 Tina Bertram / ... (12 episodes, 1994-1995)
Denis Moore ...
 Daniel Grossman (11 episodes, 1994-1995)
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A gem that deserves a wider audience
21 June 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I was living in Hong Kong through the 1980s and 90s, so missed some fine Australian movies and television dramas. However, one morning in 2002 I caught Janus on the ABC at about 3.00am and was totally blown away. I then set up my recorder to tape every episode, even while I was once again overseas. But Dubya invaded Iraq and the resulting non-stop coverage for several weeks pre-empted Janus and my taping went all awry.

Since then I have been able to watch Phoenix (from the same team) on DVD and been highly impressed.

Now Janus has been released on DVD and I have been able to watch the entire first series, including episodes I have not seen previously. It is even better than I recalled. Realism, subtlety, grittiness, the underhanded behaviour of both prosecution and defence lawyers are all there, along with some seriously menacing crims.

What a series. But a word of warning; if your attention span is limited to just ten or 15 minutes, forget it.


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