Colin Friels

TV Week: “An Inconvenient Proposal!” Water Rats 13th July 1996

When Knocker pops the question to Goldie on Water Rats, it’s a case of …

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TV Week: “It’s Showdown Time Again!” Water Rats 19th July 1997

After last year’s big Shootout Finale, for Water Rats Cop Goldie …

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TV Week: “Goldie and Frank Roll Back” Water Rats 8th February 1997

… but Water Rats might not feature the romance viewers were expecting.

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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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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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TV Week: “Knocker’s a Dirty Rat!” Water Rats 1996

Peter Mochrie has good reason to be happy. How Water Rats character, Det. Sen Sgt John “Knocker” Harrison, has gradually emerged from the background of the Nine Network series to become one of its most liked characters.

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Hal McElroy: Water Rats

Hal McElroy developed Water Rats with John Hugginson and Tony Morphett. The show ran for 6 years on the Nine Network and was very successful overseas. Hal was executive producer for the first 66 episodes.

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“Colin Battles Cancer” Water Rats 11th May 1998

BRAVE Water Rats star Colin Friels is fighting back after a brush with cancer and – determined to defy TV gossip – has signed on for the fourth series of the Nine Network’s hit show.

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“Jack High” Black Jack 2003

A Colin Friels telemovie shows you can’t keep a good cop down.

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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: “Get it together!” Water Rats February 7th 1998

Will Frank and Goldie finally get together? We ask the writers …

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