Four members of the infamous Hennessey clan are acquitted of the shooting of two policemen in a bungled bank heist. Melbourne is shocked as brothers Mal and Steve, along with brother-in-law Darren Mack and friend Ken Hardy, walk free.
Series 1 follows Ben Coulter who is accused of committing a crime that he has no recollection of after a drunken and drug-filled night out. Series 2 follows Juliet through the criminal justice system after she stabs her abusive husband.
Sex, drugs and a gruesome murder. An edgy one night stand turns into a nightmare for Aditya, when he wakes up with blood on his hands. The evidence is stacked against him, but he doesn't remember the grisly crime. Is he guilty or not ?
Jack is engaged to find a missing person, only to be later framed for his murder. Jack is quickly caught up in a complex web of powerful vested interests that stretches from his home town of Fitzroy to a remote village in the Philippines.
Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.
Follows the bitterly fought prosecutions of a notorious criminal family, the Hennesseys, from the viewpoints of the family, the police and, in particular, the lawyers, prosecutors, barristers and judges involved in all aspects of the story.Written by
15 years on, this show continues to set the bar higher than any other courtroom/crime drama can achieve. No gratuitous sex, violence, bad language etc. Both the main plot and the "cameo" plots are brilliantly carried out, highlighting both the majesty and the failures of the justice system.
Simon Westaway again plays Peter Faithful from Pheonix, and again is a love-hate character. The Hennesseys are a great characterisation of a certain Melbourne family (and where real life has more recently imitated fiction) One of the all time Aust classics and with Phoenix represent the zenith of police/court/crime drama - no dramatics, just great plots and story lines. Thankfully it is now on DVD and is still brilliant
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