This series was about the wide variety of cases dealt with by the Criminal Investigation and Uniform branches at Melbourne's fictional Yarra Central police station.




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Series cast summary:
Gerard Kennedy Gerard Kennedy ...  Det. Sgt. Frank Banner / ... 301 episodes, 1969-1975
Chuck Faulkner Chuck Faulkner ...  Det. Snr. Sgt. Keith Vickers / ... 301 episodes, 1969-1975
Frank Taylor Frank Taylor ...  Sgt. Scotty MacLeod / ... 301 episodes, 1969-1975
Terence Donovan Terence Donovan ...  Sen. Det. Mick Peters / ... 301 episodes, 1969-1975
Patricia Smith Patricia Smith ...  WPC Margaret Stewart / ... 239 episodes, 1969-1974
Ted Hamilton ...  Const. Kevin Dwyer / ... 227 episodes, 1969-1974


This series was about the wide variety of cases dealt with by the Criminal Investigation and Uniform branches at Melbourne's fictional Yarra Central police station.

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Crime | Drama



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Crawfords Australia





Release Date:

11 March 1969 (Australia) See more »

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(300 episodes)

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Did You Know?


Among the early titles considered for the series were "Saints and Sinners", which would have been appropriate for the St. Kilda setting of its early development, and "Police File", a title first used after the concept was changed, which Crawford Productions weren't happy with. In their search for another name, one of the titles suggested was "Department 24", a throwback to the successful Crawfords radio serial "D24", which had evolved into the television series Homicide (1964). A secretary preparing a list from the suggestions mistyped "Department 24" as "Division 4", a title that struck a chord when the list was presented, and was subsequently adopted as the title for the new series. See more »


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Growing Up in Australia
17 January 2008 | by prunsterSee all my reviews

Crawford Productions produced some very entertaining television in Australia and this is one of them. I agree with the other comments about the time slot. 3am should be reserved for these money hungry 'Quizmania' and 'The Mint' type shows. It is about time that Australia started taking a little more pride in our heritage because it is a part of our growing up. Come on Channel 9, you have taken the first step by replaying these classics, now it is time to move it so people can actually watch them. When are they going to be released on DVD? Another outstanding question. Division 4 is part of a group of television shows. The others being Matlock Police, Homicide, Solo One, Hunter, Cop Shop and a few others that escape my memory at this point. In my opinion, we would be a lot better off if we were to bring back some of these shows from the 50s, 60s and 70s

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