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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Southern Star See more »
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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 »

Quotes

Constable Evan 'Jonesy' Jones: Hey, you're talking about a friend of mine!
Sr. Sgt. Tom Croydon: Then I suggest in future you pick your friends more carefully.
Constable Evan 'Jonesy' Jones: Who my friends are is none of your business!
Sr. Sgt. Tom Croydon: While you're working for me, they most certainly are, and don't you forget it!
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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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Wow, it grows on you!
25 July 2002 | by minavaganteSee all my reviews

BH is broadcast in Italy by a second-class network that airs every episode three times a day (at breakfast, lunch and in the night) to make the most of it, and which recently made news because of the high ratings of their "Bonanza" repeats (go figure!!).

So, at first I wasn't surprised to find a series like this on the channel, because when you first look at it it looks poor, drab, dreary and totally 80's styled, like a bad remainder from the bargain bin.

At the same time I became totally addicted with "Murder Call", to the point of waking at 6AM during weekends just to watch it, and when it dawned on me it was the same production company I simply had to find out what was causing this gap.

After careful study, I have to say that there is no real "gap": yes, you can see more money being thrown in MC, but at the same time the series have such different settings that BH is definitely making a choice, and their choice is to be real. Yes, a lot happens in Mt.Thomas for such a small place, but you also see the policemen spending most of their days networking in the community, accompanying witnesses home and filing, and this is very real. The actors look ordinary, but this just adds to the greatness of BH, because would you believe a model serving as a PC in Mt.Thomas?

And you can see no one was hired for their looks, but for their talent instead: all the actors manage to deliver a lot, from the divertissement episodes (ie: The beauty pageant) to the more dramatic ones. Not to mention the Maggie-PJ chemistry, where their performances are perfect beyond belief.

The writing in this show is great, and the dialogues are as real as you can get. Another great point is that every few episodes there's a very "pervy" storyline, like the ones you can experience in Murder Call, and they are always a work of convoluted genius.

Need I say I became addicted to this show as well? Definitely worth a try!


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