There was no outside sound, and scenes which were not self-explanatory were narrated by John McMahon. Later, outside dialogue was 'post-synched' - that is, dubbed in a studio using a guide track recorded during filming. Eventually 'real' sound was used, and the role of the narrator was progressively reduced to reading out criminal sentences at the end of the episode, and announcing preview scenes for "the next case in Homicide". (In the later colour episodes the criminal sentences were read out by Alwyn Kurts and Charles 'Bud' Tingwell). See more »
The show that spawned an entire series of Australian TV cops shows (Division 4, Matlock, Bluey) Homicide premiered as a black and white show filmed on flimsy sets with very little location filming and ended its days as a colour presentation with extensive location shooting. Just about every Australian actor of any note in the 70s and 80s got a start on Homicide.
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