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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Cast

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

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Boys in Blue See more »

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Southern Star See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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Sr. Sgt. Tom Croydon: My faith died the day I dragged my dead wife's body out of that creek.
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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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Referenced in Top Gear Australia: Episode #3.2 (2010) See more »

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It reminds me of Heartbeat
18 November 2012 | by docterrycSee all my reviews

If you enjoyed the UK show, Heartbeat, you will probably enjoy Blue Heelers. The storyline is similar; a small police force in a small town. The senior office is a Seargeant. He doesn't have Blaketon's sharp edge, but he is believable and likable.

We have just finished watching Season 1 (45 episodes) so cannot speak for the whole series, but my wife and I found the characters to be well defined; the story lines to be interesting and the plots along the same line as Heartbeat.

An interesting difference between the two is that Blue Heelers has a woman PC--indeed Episode one tells of her joining the station. The Aussie macho man attitude towards women comes out occasionally, without making an issue of it.

Now, if they just had a Claude Jeremiah Greengrass it would rate a 10.


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