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Blue Heelers (Channel 7 1994-2006, John Wood, Julie Nihill)



Blue Heelers

Crime drama series Blue Heelers was a long running popular soap style series about the professional and personal lives of the uniformed cops of outback/rural town Mount Thomas. Although quite a small town Mount Thomas is seemingly crime ridden with every crime imaginable occurring in the town at one time or another. One of the most popular storylines was the long running relationship between Maggie and PJ. Fans got a major shock when main player Maggie Doyle was gunned down in the year 2000 whilst looking into police corruption.

The end of March 2001 saw the show notch up it’s 300th episode and by the time the series finished in 2006 it had managed a massive 510 episodes. The old Mount Thomas Police Station was in reality a normal family home. Most of the location filming was done in Williamstown. Only two cast members stayed with the show throughout it’s entire run – John Wood and Julie Nihill.

Blue Heelers

production details
Australia / Seven-Southern Star-Liberty and Beyond / 510×45 minute episodes / 18 January 1994 – 4 June 2006

Creators: Tony Morphett, Hal McElroy / Executive Producers: Hal McElroy, Ric Pellizzeri / Music: Garry Hardman / Script Editor: Anna Honey / Titles: Tribal

TASMA WALTON as Dash McKinley(96-99)
DAMIAN WALSHE-HOWLING as Adam Cooper (95-98)
LISA McCUNE as Maggie Doyle (94-2000)
WILLIAM McINNES as Nick Schultz (94-98)
JULIE NIHILL as Chris Reilly
JOHN WOOD as Tom Croyden
GRANT BOWLER as Wayne Patterson (94-96)
ANNE BURBROOK as Ros Patterson (1994)
PAUL BISHOP as Ben Stewart
RUPERT REID as Jack Lawson (-June 2001)
JANE ALLSOP as Jo Parrish
CAROLINE CRAIG as Tess Gallagher (2000-)
DITCH DAVEY as Evan Jones (From May 2001 – )