The series primarily focuses on the daily lives of Victorian police officers working at a police station in the fictional small town of Mount Thomas.
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Series cast summary:
John Wood ...  Senior Sgt. Tom Croydon / ... 510 episodes, 1994-2006
Julie Nihill ...  Christine 'Chris' Reilly / ... 507 episodes, 1994-2006
Martin Sacks ...  Sr. Det. Patrick Joseph 'P.J.' Hasham / ... 483 episodes, 1994-2005
Lisa McCune ...  Const. Margaret 'Maggie' Doyle / ... 256 episodes, 1994-2004
Paul Bishop Paul Bishop ...  Sr. Const. Benjamin 'Ben' Stewart / ... 256 episodes, 1998-2004
William McInnes ...  Sr. Const. Nicholas 'Nick' Schultz / ... 213 episodes, 1994-2005
Axl Taylor Axl Taylor ...  Len The Barman / ... 211 episodes, 1994-1998
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The most popular local production on Australian television, Blue Heelers is a weekly police drama based on a fictional bush town called Mount Thomas. Every week there is a different case for Sergeant Tom Croydon, Senior Constable Nick Schultz, Senior Detective PJ Hasham, and Constables Maggie Doyle, Dash McKinley and Adam Cooper to solve. Continuing storylines about the personal lives and relationships of these characters filter into each episode. Written by Enoch Law <eytl@rocketmail.com>

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For cops in Mt Thomas, life's about more than the badge.


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Australia

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English

Release Date:

7 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Boys in Blue See more »

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Before her death in a car accident in season two, Tom's first wife Nell Croydon was mentioned in almost every episode but was never seen. In the episode of her death, her voice is heard and we see her left eye briefly in a photograph Tom touches before her funeral. Behind the scenes, John Wood who plays Tom thought the idea of Nell being talked of but never seen was hilarious, and called her "non-existant Nell". The episode of her death was rated one of the saddest moments in Australian television. See more »

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Ben Stewart: Gee I'd love to, but... I don't want to.
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Alternate Versions

When shown in the U.K., many of the ITV regions do, or have at some stage, edited the episodes, originally hour-long, into two-part stories, half hour each half. See more »

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Great Australian Drama
12 August 2006 | by Renny_SueSee all my reviews

The show was excellent for most of its run on Australian TV. It had great characters that you genuinely cared about, but it stayed real.

The death of the show wasn't Maggie's own death, but it went a long way towards it. The show had lost four core cast members in less than two years and it was never really able to survive that. The blowing up of the station took the unreality to the extreme (can anyone tell me the last time a police station was blown up in this country? Or any building for that matter?) and killed the show dead. Add to that, Tom completely changing and the show was over for me.

I'll always remember Blue Heelers for that little Aussie drama that I fell in love with as a kid, but thank God it went off the air before it could get worse.


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