Author: TV Flashback

Hal McElroy: Blue Heelers

Hal McElroy (co-creator and executive producer of Blue Heelers) has produced many successful shows in his long career. Including: Return to Eden, Blue Heelers, Water Rats and Murder Call. He most recently created and produced five series of Sea Patrol with his wife Di McElroy.

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TV Week: “Water Rats groove to a different beat” Water Rats May 8th 1999

Water Rats stars Raelee Hill and Jay Laga’aia are groovers at heart. When they’re not required on set, the pair loves nothing better than singing a few tunes as they cruise their way around Sydney Harbour.

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TV Week: “Lucy turns nasty… very nasty” A Country Practice 10th August 1991

A bitter custody battle triggers an amazing change in one of TV’s best loved characters…

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TV Week: “Terrific Pacific” Pacific Drive March 14th 1998

Home-grown Pacific Drive every bit as good as Melrose says one of its stars.

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Steve Bisley: Police Rescue & Water Rats

TV Flashback recently spoke to Steve Bisley about his time on both Police Rescue and Water Rats. From 1993 to 1995 he played Senior Sergeant Kevin ‘Nipper’ Harris in Police Rescue and after a guest starring role in Water Rats, his character Detective Sergeant Jack Christey took over from popular character Detective Senior Constable Frank Holloway – after Colin Friels’ departure from the show.

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TV Week: “Harry’s Ark” Harry’s Practice March 14th 1998

Join Harry and Janine Cooper and their 11-year-old daughter, Heidi, at their beautiful Tasmanian home.

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TV Week: “Breaking taboos” Breakers 14th March 1998

Former ballet dancer Simon Munro portrays a young model coming to terms with the fact he’s gay.

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TV Week: “Oh my God, here I am – a detective!” Wildside May 8th 1999

Former Heartbreak High actress Abi Tucker was thrown in at the deep end when she joined the Wildside cast…

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Marcia Gardner: Sea Patrol

In 2009 Sea Patrol script producer Marcia Gardner was interviewed for fan site sea-patrol.com. The interview focused on the scripting process for the naval action series. The interview is being exclusively republished here as it contains a great insight into the challenges of writing for television.

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TV Week: “All Fired Up!” Fire January 28th 1995

Georgie Parker gets hot under the collar about the making of her newest TV series.

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TV Week: Water Rats Q & A August 22nd 1998

TV Week Q & A with Jay Laga’aia and Toni Scanlan (Water Rats).

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Bill Young: Water Rats

Veteran actor Bill Young (Hacksaw Ridge, Chopper, The Matrix) appeared in the first 19 episodes of Water Rats as Chief Inspector Clarke Webb.

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TV Week: “Tom’s well-earned break” Blue Heelers August 22nd 1998

John Wood is off to Bali – his first proper holiday in his entire career!

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TV Week: “Fatal Flight” The Flying Doctors November 15th 1986

It’s a life and death situation as The Flying Doctors wind up for 1986

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