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
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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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Official Sites:

Crawfords Australia

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1969 (Australia) See more »

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(300 episodes)

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Mono

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4:3
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95 Montague street South Melbourne Melbourne Victoria. See more »

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Power Drive
(uncredited)
Performed by Group Forty Orchestra
Composed by Johnny Pearson
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A classic police drama set in Yarra Central Police Station, Melbourne
1 February 2007 | by glenda_anne123See all my reviews

I am so disappointed that I have to wait till 3 am (to 4am) to watch repeats of this old Australian police drama series. It is just as entertaining now as it was back then. We return back to black & white colour and the slower pace of Australian life in Melbourne. It is so cool to see the cars and fashion of the late 60's and early to mid 70's and the genuine Aussie characters, many of whom having appeared in other Aussie shows. It is also fun to note and compare the changes in law today. The cops really make this show. I enjoy watching these repeats so much, and as I said earlier, disappointed at the late 3 am start. It would be a lot better deal if the money-hungry "Quizmania" was scrapped and Division 4 brought forward to the 12 to 12.30 am time slot. With 300 by 50 minute episodes this series would be very welcome on DVD. I hope other viewers feel the same. Perhaps we might see a DVD release in the future.


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