Stingers reveals the shadowy and ambiguous world of undercover cops - people with covert lives and constantly changing identities. They are the police who defeat crime from within the criminal world.
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Series cast summary:
Peter Phelps ...  Peter Church 192 episodes, 1998-2004
Kate Kendall ...  Angie Piper 192 episodes, 1998-2004
Anita Hegh ...  Ellen 'Mac' Mackenzie 110 episodes, 1998-2002
Ian Stenlake ...  Oscar Stone 110 episodes, 1998-2002
Gary Sweet ...  Luke Harris / ... 83 episodes, 2000-2004
Jacinta Stapleton ...  Christina Dicheria / ... 82 episodes, 2001-2004
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Stingers reveals the shadowy and ambiguous world of undercover cops - people with covert lives and constantly changing identities. They are the police who defeat crime from within the criminal world.

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Undercover. It turns the concept of Police Drama inside out.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Australia

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Release Date:

29 September 1998 (Australia) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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(192 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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1999-2001 update
27 December 2001 | by wombat_1See all my reviews

In 1998, the show concentrated more on "plot". IMHO this was every bit as good as the previous reviewer thought, although as a result there was a certain element of "sameness" after a while.

In 1999-2001 (ie, til "now"), the producers of this series changed direction slightly. Whilst still having quite creative plot lines, they now chose to interweave the lives of the characters in the storylines. Thus, for example, we saw the car bomb explosion which killed a senior policeman, the lover of one of the main characters. In another example, we see a sister of another of the main characters shown as a druggie.

One danger of this (in terms of ratings :-) ) is that there is a risk that the characters may become "unlikeable"; and again IMHO, that did indeed happen to one of them: for reasons totally beyond my understanding, one of the female blondes (Danni) is now portrayed as somewhat of an airhead.

On balance, however, this has resulted in more "three dimensional" characters, since we now see more of their personal lives, their strengths and their weaknesses.

I cannot agree with the previous reviewer that this show "competed" with "Water Rats" in any way. To my mind, these are totally different shows, aimed at different audiences, and as far as I recall, in different timeslots, so there was no "competition". I couldn't say that I preferred one to the other for any reason.


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