Phoenix is an Australian police drama television series.




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1993   1992  
4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »


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Series cast summary:
Simon Westaway ...  Peter Faithful 26 episodes, 1992-1993
Peter Cummins Peter Cummins ...  Supt. Wallace 26 episodes, 1992-1993
Sean Scully Sean Scully ...  Ian Cochrane 26 episodes, 1992-1993
Susie Edmonds Susie Edmonds ...  Carol / ... 21 episodes, 1992-1993
David Bradshaw David Bradshaw ...  Andrew 'Fluff' Saunders 18 episodes, 1992-1993
Paul Sonkkila ...  Jock Brennan 16 episodes, 1992-1993
Bob Halsall ...  Boomer / ... 16 episodes, 1992-1993
Stuart McCreery Stuart McCreery ...  Adrian Moon 13 episodes, 1993
Andy Anderson ...  Lochie Renford / ... 13 episodes, 1992
Jennifer Jarman-Walker Jennifer Jarman-Walker ...  Cath Darby 13 episodes, 1993
Keith Agius Keith Agius ...  Docket 13 episodes, 1993
Peter McCauley ...  Inspector Lew Murdoch 12 episodes, 1993
George Vidalis George Vidalis ...  Mick 12 episodes, 1992
Nell Feeney ...  Megan Edwards 11 episodes, 1992


A hard-edged, gritty police drama set in the tense and claustrophobic world of a Major Crime task force which brings together a crew of idiosyncratic, competitive characters over a knife-edged, maximum stress year-long investigation. PHOENIX is no traditional crime story. Its characters are not clean, superhero cops, just real police officers whose attitudes can be shocking and whose humour is grim and black. The first series recounted the investigation of the bombing of the Victorian state police headquarters, loosely based on the real-life Russell Street Bombing of the mid-80s. The series was lauded as one of the most realistic depictions of police investigation techniques, including both surveillance and forensics, and is still widely considered as one of the country's greatest series.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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A true cop show
26 December 2001 | by heags4See all my reviews

I have only seen 'Phoenix' as a repeat (currently been shown @ 11pm Monday nights on ABC). I thought that the first series was brilliant, but on Monday, the second series premiered. I noticed that Paul Sonkila and Andy Anderson were among the notable absentees - obviously as officers-in-charge of the Major Crime Squad, they were held accountable for the many complaints regarding the bomb investigation. It now seems that Phoenix has lost its first series quality. Am I reading to much into the first episode, or were Sonkila, Anderson and others smart enough to get off a sinking ship?

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13 February 1992 (Australia) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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