Follows the bitterly fought prosecutions of a notorious criminal family, the Hennesseys, from the viewpoints of the family, the police and, in particular, the lawyers, prosecutors, ... See full summary »
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1995   1994  
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 Michael Kidd 25 episodes, 1994-1995
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 Peter Faithful 25 episodes, 1994-1995
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 Vic Manoulis 25 episodes, 1994-1995
Felix Nobis ...
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 ...
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 Kirsty Nichols / ... 13 episodes, 1994-1995
Christopher Lee ...
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 Tina Bertram / ... 12 episodes, 1994-1995
Denis Moore ...
 Daniel Grossman 11 episodes, 1994-1995
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Follows the bitterly fought prosecutions of a notorious criminal family, the Hennesseys, from the viewpoints of the family, the police and, in particular, the lawyers, prosecutors, barristers and judges involved in all aspects of the story. Written by mycroftmy

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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1 September 1994 (Australia)  »

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(26 episodes)

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Follows Phoenix (1992) See more »

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Excellent Legal Drama
9 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is by far the best legal/courtroom drama I have ever had the pleasure to watch. If you ever have the opportunity to view only one episode of this series I implore you to watch it. Chris Haywood as the barrister Michael Kidd is outstanding and so is the portrayal of Sgt Peter Faithful by Simon Westaway. Westaway after this series became one of the most under utilized actors of the last 20 years and it was great to see him appear recently in the much lauded mini-series Underbelly. Once you have watched Janus, or its equally good predecessor Phoenix, you will have been spoiled for life as no other TV series of this genre can match this gem. The one thing that I recall being unbearable about this show was having to wait another week for the next episode.

I long for a DVD release of this series and I hope that the ABC puts me out of my misery soon. I may not have to wait long as I received the first series of Phoenix two days ago. If only all TV was as of this quality and consistency.

I have just learned that the DVD of the first series of Janus will be available on October 1, 2009. I've already pre-ordered my copy.


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