Interviews

TV Flashback exclusive interviews.

Catherine McClements: Rush

After her very successful role on Water Rats, Catherine McClements returned to the small screen in Channel Ten’s explosive new action series, Rush. She starred as the boss of tactical response Inspector Kerry Vincent for four seasons.

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Joelene Crnogorac: Ocean Girl

Joelene Crnogorac had previously worked on The Man From Snowy River before moving on to guest star as Lena in the third series of the successful children’s series Ocean Girl.

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Catherine McClements: Water Rats

Catherine McClements joined Water Rats and worked closely with Colin Friels to build the show into a big hit of the 90’s.

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Geoff Morrell: Grass Roots

A few years after Murder Call finished on Nine, Geoff Morrell was cast as Col Dunkley in the new comedy series Grass Roots, created by Geoffrey Atherden (who had previously created Mother and Son).

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Jon Iles: The Bill

Thanks to Oliver from The Bill Podcast for organising an interview with Jon Iles. Jon was one of the original cast to work on the The Bill, playing popular DC Mike Dashwood. He worked closely with the team in CID including Galloway, Burnside and Roach.

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Joelene Crnogorac: The Man From Snowy River

After the popularity of The Man From Snowy River films, it was almost inevitable a TV series would follow. Finally, in the 90’s, the TV series arrived. The show was popular overseas but since the original story was only well known in Australia, it was was given the alternative title of Snowy River: The McGregor Saga. The youngest member of the McGregor family was Danni, played by Joelene Crnogorac for the first two seasons.

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Anne Looby: A Country Practice

Anne Looby joined A Country Practice as the new vet Anna Lacey after the departure of popular vet Matt Tyler. In tow was her nephew Billy who caused her headaches, especially with the new local cop Tom Newman.

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Kris Wyld: White Collar Blue

After Wildside, Kris Wyld and Steve Knapman teamed up to create and produce White Collar Blue for Channel Ten. The Peter O’Brien series proved to be very popular.

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Peter Mochrie: Murder Call

Following on from John “Knocker” Harrison in Water Rats, Peter Mochrie went on to star in Hal McElroy’s next drama series Murder Call, playing Detective Steve Hayden.

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Peter Mochrie: Water Rats

Peter Mochrie played John “Knocker” Harrison during the first series of Water Rats. His character was a fan favourite and his betrayal of the Rats will go down in history as one of the biggest and best storylines in Australian drama of the 90’s.

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Tottie Goldsmith: Fire

Tottie Goldsmith joined the second series of Fire as Marilyn “Tex” Perez, taking up the lead female role on the Seven Network series after Georgie Parker left at the end of series one.

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Geoff Morrell: Murder Call

Geoff Morrell played Senior Sergeant Lance Fisk, the eccentric forensic expert in Channel 9’s popular series Murder Call. Geoff caught up with TV Flashback to discuss his time on the murder mystery drama.

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Steve Bisley: Frontline

Steve Bisley previously spoke with TV Flashback about his time on Police Rescue and Water Rats. He’s currently busy raising funds for a new mental health project, to help promote the cause TV Flashback caught up with Steve to find out about his time on the third and final series of Frontline.

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Andrew Blackman: A Country Practice

Andrew Blackman starred as Dr Harry Morrison in A Country Practice from 1991 until the series ended in 1993, he also reprised the role for the Channel Ten version which aired in 1994.

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John Wood: Blue Heelers

John Wood spent 12 years playing Sergeant Tom Croydon on Blue Heelers. To celebrate the release of his autobiography “How I Clawed My Way to the Middle”

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