Blue Heelers (season 10)

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Blue Heelers (season 10)
Country of origin  Australia
No. of episodes 42
Release
Original network Seven Network
Original release 12 February –
26 November 2003
Season chronology
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The tenth season of the Australian police-drama Blue Heelers premiered on the Seven Network on 12 February 2003 and aired on Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM. The 42-episode season concluded 26 November 2003.

Casting[edit]

Main cast for this season consisted of:

Guest actors this season included Betty Bobbitt, Robert Grubb, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Richard Cawthorne, Lisa Crittenden, Maggie Millar, Betty Lucas, Paul Mercurio, Lynda Gibson, Ian Rawlings, Colette Mann, Ernie Bourne, Lyndel Rowe and Andrew Clarke.

Reception[edit]

The show was at an all-time low rating, down from 1.9 million–1.7 million, and the director and producers are thinking about a revamp.

Awards[edit]

Episodes[edit]

DVD Season Episode # Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original airdate (Aust.)
10.2 377 "Firebrands (1)" TBA TBA 12 February 2003 (2003-02-12)
A drunken Ben accidentally sets fire to P.J's home. P.J is reminded of Maggie, questioning his commitment to Jo.
10.2 378 "Firebrands (2)" TBA TBA 19 February 2003 (2003-02-19)
Jo tries to help Ben realise he has a drinking problem. Ben pushes the boundaries to try to catch the arsonist. P.J is haunted by Maggie's memories, yet again, leaving Jo to wonder if their relationship is even worth the effort.
10.2 379 "In The Dog House" TBA TBA 26 February 2003 (2003-02-26)
Sabu, the family dog of Tom's family is accused of killing livestock.
10.2 380 "Excuses, Excuses" TBA TBA 5 March 2003 (2003-03-05)
Inspector Falcon-Price orders a crackdown on road offences - until Ben catches out his wife.
10.2 381 "Too Hard Basket" TBA TBA 12 March 2003 (2003-03-12)
Jo once again becomes involved with Sam Baxter after she is caught fleeing the scene of a robbery.
10.2 382 "Fair Play" TBA TBA 19 March 2003 (2003-03-19)
Jo and Grace coach netball teams that are due to face each other in competition.
10.2 383 "The Sum Of The Parts" TBA TBA 26 March 2003 (2003-03-26)
Human remains are found in a shallow grave. Sparking a cold case investigation
10.2 384 "Bumps in the Night" TBA TBA 2 April 2003 (2003-04-02)
Private Investigator Archie Garrett returns to Mount Thomas.
10.2 385 "Trust Accounts" TBA TBA 2 April 2003 (2003-04-02)
When Jonesy accidentally puts Tess in hospital after an allergic reaction to seafood he gave her, he finds claims of missing drugs from the hospital.
10.2 386 "Out of Control" TBA TBA 9 April 2003 (2003-04-09)
Everyone is gossipping about Tess' failed marriage after last week's discovery, but out on patrol, Jonesy defends Tess.
10.2 387 "Love In" TBA TBA 23 April 2003 (2003-04-23)
Jo gets accused of tying to kill Inspector Falcon-Price on an adventure weekend. Meanwhile Ben starts an affair with his neglected wife!
10.2 388 "Black Out" TBA TBA 30 April 2003 (2003-04-30)
Tess is pregnant, but she is unsure of who the father of the baby is.
11.1 389 "Where There's A Will" TBA TBA 7 May 2003 (2003-05-07)
Jonesy and Tess become involved in a suicide investigation of an elderly father with suspected brain cancer.
11.1 390 "Father's Day (1)" TBA TBA 14 May 2003 (2003-05-14)
Tess and Ben encounter a family custody dispute.
11.1 391 "Father's Day (2)" TBA TBA 21 May 2003 (2003-05-21)
Following the Inspector's discovery the Heelers try to put out the fire.
11.1 392 "Dream On" TBA TBA 28 May 2003 (2003-05-28)
As her pregnancy progresses, Tess starts dreaming vividly.
11.1 393 "The Ties That Bind" TBA TBA 4 June 2003 (2003-06-04)
Young Sam Baxter is implicated when there is a burglary—at the telephone shop run by Sam's estranged mother Adele.
11.1 394 "Prince Charming" TBA TBA 11 June 2003 (2003-06-11)
Jo announces she's moving out of the house she shares with PJ and Ben because she is moving in with her new boyfriend!
11.1 395 "The New Perfect" TBA TBA 25 June 2003 (2003-06-25)
Jo Parrish is rarely at a loss for words, but the Mt Thomas constable is momentarily speechless when she meets her fathers new girlfriend for the first time.
11.1 396 "Playing With Fire" TBA TBA 2 July 2003 (2003-07-02)
Jonesy pushes Tess to watch a birthing video and name her unborn child.
11.1 397 "A Bad Smell" TBA TBA 9 July 2003 (2003-07-09)
Pam, a new female plumber in town, stirs up trouble with Mount Thomas' resident plumber, Charlie Clarke.
11.1 398 "A Knife for a Knife" TBA TBA 16 July 2003 (2003-07-16)
Tom's teenage step-son, Daniel, finds a class mate stabbed in an alley.
11.1 399 "A Better Mind" TBA TBA 23 July 2003 (2003-07-23)
Ben investigates the health of a baby boy reared by his widowed dad.
11.1 400 "Thicker than Water" TBA TBA 23 July 2003 (2003-07-23)
Jo and PJ discover the body of a young woman at the bottom of a cliff in a suspected suicide.
11.1 401 "Raging Hormones" TBA TBA 30 July 2003 (2003-07-30)
Tess struggles to keep her emotions under control as her raging hormones give her a "pregnancy brain".
11.1 402 "A Blind Eye" TBA TBA 6 August 2003 (2003-08-06)
A French documentary maker in town to film country policing captures all the intricacies and conflicts.
11.1 403 "Chocolate Sardines" TBA TBA 13 August 2003 (2003-08-13)
Ben has joined the Salvation Army, much to the amusement of his colleagues.
11.1 404 "Too Good To Be True (1)" TBA TBA 20 August 2003 (2003-08-20)
Tess is delighted when her sister Bridie turns up in town.
11.1 405 "Too Good To Be True (2)" TBA TBA 27 August 2003 (2003-08-27)
Bridie accuses Jonesy of murder, but makes the mistake of manufacturing evidence against him.
11.1 406 "Every Man And His Ute" TBA TBA 3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)
Jo's life is saved by a mysterious stranger after she is left choking on her seatbelt after she is run off the road.
11.1 407 "Motherhood" TBA TBA 10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
Tess is surprised to discover that her in-laws, are the couple who stopped to help a hit and run victim. [Final appearance of Tess Gallagaher]
11.1 408 "A New Life" TBA TBA 17 September 2003 (2003-09-17)
Jo takes a single mother, Cherry, under her wing when she arrives in Mt Thomas searching for Ryan, the father of her baby.
11.2 409 "The Lowest of the Low" TBA TBA 24 September 2003 (2003-09-24)
Constable Susie Raynor arrives in Mount Thomas.
11.2 410 "Safety Last" TBA TBA 1 October 2003 (2003-10-01)
Jonesy begins to doubt Susie's efficiency on the job until he is taken hostage by a fugitive in the woods.
11.2 411 "Out of the Blue" TBA TBA 8 October 2003 (2003-10-08)
Ben finds his tolerance tested when his 16-year-old daughter Maddy turns up at a seedy Mt Thomas.
11.2 412 "Good and Evil" TBA TBA 15 October 2003 (2003-10-15)
Ben is concerned that Maddy is dating a 'weirdo' just to spite him.
11.2 413 "Losing the Road" TBA TBA 22 October 2003 (2003-10-22)
Susie fears for her husband Brad's safety.
11.2 414 "What Goes Around" TBA TBA 29 October 2003 (2003-10-29)
Susie has found her husband, Brad, a job at a local call centre.
11.2 415 "Contamination" TBA TBA 5 November 2003 (2003-11-05)
Ben buys his basketball team pork rolls from a local takeaway shop.
11.2 416 "Dirty Cheaters" TBA TBA 12 November 2003 (2003-11-12)
When the Mt Thomas High School principal is attacked.
11.2 417 "Sexual Healing (1)" TBA TBA 26 November 2003 (2003-11-26)
When a local man hangs himself.
11.2 418 "Sexual Healing (2)" TBA TBA 26 November 2003 (2003-11-26)
Ben shoots Susie's husband, Brad.


DVD release[edit]

Season 10 Parts 1 and 2 was released on 4 May 2010.[1]

The Complete Tenth Season (Parts 1+2)
Set Details Special Features
  • Episodes 349-388 (Approx. 1800 Mins.)
  • Episodes 349-388
  • 10-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Slipcase Packaging
Release Dates
 Australia
4 May 2010

References[edit]

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  1. ^ http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/812098 BUY Blue Heelers - Season 10 DVD