Blue Heelers (season 2)
|Blue Heelers (season 2)|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||41|
|Original network||Seven Network|
|Original release||21 February –
21 November 1995
|This article's lead section may not adequately summarize key points of its contents. (September 2009)|
The second season of the Australian police-drama Blue Heelers premiered on the Seven Network on 21 February 1995 and aired on Tuesday nights at 8:30 PM. The 41-episode season concluded 21 November 1995. The cast for this season was the same as that of the preceding season, with the omission of Ann Burbrook as Roz Patterson and with the introduction of Damian Walshe-Howling as Adam Cooper to take her place. This season of Blue Heelers was released on DVD on 1 December 2005 and was released in a two-part release; and later as a complete set.
The cast for this season was identical to that of the prior season, with the omission of Ann Burbrook as Roz Patterson and with the introduction of Damian Walshe-Howling as Adam Cooper to take her place.
Main cast for this season consisted of:
- John Wood as Sergeant Tom Croydon [full season]
- Julie Nihill as Christine 'Chris' Riley [full season]
- Martin Sacks as Senior Detective Patrick Joseph 'P.J.' Hasham [full season]
- Lisa McCune as Constable Margaret 'Maggie' Doyle [full season]
- William McInnes as Senior Constable Nicholas 'Nick' Schultz [full season]
- Grant Bowler as Constable Wayne Patterson [full season]
- Damian Walshe-Howling as Constable Adam Cooper [full season]
There were no changes to the main cast for this season.
Semi-regular cast members for this season include:
- Peta Doodson as Sergeant → Senior Sergeant Monica Draper
- Beth Buchanan as Susan Croydon
- Michael Isaacs as Clancy Freeman
- Suzi Dougherty as Dr. Mel Carter
- Axl Taylor as Len the barman
- Dennis Miller as Ex-Sergeant Pat Doyle
- Nick Waters as Inspector Ted Faulkner
- Helen Trenos as Celia Donald
- Dale Stevens as Senior Constable / Detective Senior Constable Rose Egan
- Stuart Baker as "Richo"
- Reg Evans as Keith Purvis
- Terry Gill as Chief Superintendent Clive Adamson
- Karen Davitt as Dr. Zoe Hamilton
- Rachel Blakely as Gina Belfanti
- Beverley Evans as Harriet Keppel
Notable guest stars include:
- Robert Grubb as Sergeant Harris 
- David Field as Michael "Mick" Doyle 
- Maxine Klibingaitis as Judy
- Rebecca Rigg as Kate Kenny
- Hugh Jackman as Brady Jackson
- Libby Tanner as Holly McLeod
- Kris McQuade as Maureen Powers
- Janet Andrewartha as Detective Ryan
- Kerry Armstrong as Sandy Fielding
- Reg Gorman as Freddie
- Lois Collinder as Nina Dwyer
- Kristian Schmid as Aaron Landers
- Jeremy Kewley as Jonathan Ryder
- Gerard Kennedy as Sal D'Angelo
- Samuel Johnson as Dennis Cole
|DVD Season #||Episode #||Title||Director(s)||Writer(s)||Original airdate (Aust.)|
|2.2||046||"Without a Trace"||Mark Piper||Michaeley O'Brien||21 February 1995|
|A couple go missing from their farm. Rose's ex-husband brings back painful memories. Mount Thomas has its first UFO sighting.|
|2.2||047||"A Question of Courage"||Richard Sarell||Anne Brooksbank||28 February 1995|
|While the Heelers are trying to break up and all-in brawl, Adam deserts them to call for backup on the radio. When he arrives back all he sees is Maggie lying on the floor and everybody's eyes on him. To add to Adam's bad day, he is bitten by a suspect whom he later discovers to have HIV.|
|2.2||048||"A Cruel Reality"||Riccardo Pellizzeri||Susan Hore||7 March 1995|
|The town's first bank robbery puzzles the Heelers and leads to an unexpected suspect|
|2.2||049||"Mates"||Gary Conway||Hugh Stuckey||14 March 1995|
|An old friend of Tom's who betrayed his trust returns to make amends. The ex-con's return to town moves PJ and Rose to reopen his case|
|2.2||050||"Out of Harm's Way"||Mark Piper||Peter Gawler||21 March 1995|
|A man's abduction of his daughter from his ex wife gets Adam personally involved when the man insists on negotiating only with him. Nick finds Adam's gun missing from his locker. He is worried, knowing that Adam is worried at the prospect of being HIV positive. Adam receives his test results.|
|2.2||051||"Breaking the Cycle"||Richard Sarell||Judith Colquhoun||28 March 1995|
|A schoolboy assaults another student and the Heelers uncover a shocking secret about the boy's family.|
|2.2||052||"Heavy Traffic"||Riccardo Pellizzeri||Michael Winter||4 April 1995|
|A traffic blitz in Mount Thomas causes headaches for Tom and the rest of the Heelers when Nick's friend is killed in an accident.|
|2.2||053||"Gun Law"||Gary Conway||David Allen||11 April 1995|
|Maggie's gun goes missing, and there could be dire consequences if it isn't found quickly.|
|2.2||054||"Ripples on the Pond"||Brendan Maher||John Coulter||18 April 1995|
|PJ and Rose investigate a clever lawyer for crimes against a Chinese restaurant owner and his family.|
|3.1||055||"Protected Species"||Mark Piper||Max Singer||25 April 1995|
|An old friend of Tom's is attacked, but charging the offender becomes more complicated than he bargained for.|
|3.1||056||"Stop for a Bite"||Karl Steinberg||Tony Morphett||2 May 1995|
|Rose is sent back to St Davids when it becomes clear that Mount Thomas only needs one CI|
|3.1||057||"The Long and Winding Road"||Steve Mann||Anne Brooksbank||9 May 1995|
|When two female backpackers arrive in Mount Thomas, the male members of the station are soon competing for their attention.|
|3.1||058||"The Old School Tie"||Julian McSwiney||Patrick Edgeworth||16 May 1995|
|When a plane goes down in dense bushland near Mount Thomas, the Heelers are involved in a search and rescue operation, discovering a politician dragging a dead girl from the wreckage.|
|3.1||059||"Motherlove"||Mark Piper||Susan Hore||23 May 1995|
|Maggie gets personally involved with a mother and her two kids, when the mother gets involved with a gang of bikers.|
|3.1||060||"Dead Ringer"||Karl Steinberg||Shane Brennan||30 May 1995|
|Nick has the chance to run the station during Tom's absence, the job is made more complicated by the discovery of an unidentified body in Mount Thomas which brings Nick's old homicide squad rivals to town. PJ investigates two brothers who were the chief suspects in an interstate payroll robbery.|
|3.1||061||"The Lolita Blues"||Steve Mann||Peter Gawler||6 June 1995|
|A school girl moves in with her teacher.|
|3.1||062||"Shadowman"||Richard Sarell||Anne Brooksbank||13 June 1995|
|Nick and Adam investigate a rape in the town of Widgeree.|
|3.1||063||"Trust Me"||Chris Martin-Jones||Ruth Field||20 June 1995|
|Sasha betrays Nick's trust to protect her brother during an investigation into stolen car parts.|
|3.1||064||"Parenting"||Mark Piper||Judith Colquhoun||27 June 1995|
|Nick helps the family of his star basketball player fight back against vandals making their lives a misery.|
|3.1||065||"Gun Crazy"||Gary Conway||Russell Haig||4 July 1995|
|Wayne is thrown into the world of guns when a gunshop is robbed.|
|3.1||066||"With Prejudice"||Richard Sarell||Michaeley O'Brien||11 July 1995|
|The team have to cope with the glare of media attention when a five-year-old girl goes missing.|
|3.1||067||"Paranoia (1)"||Chris Martin-Jones||Michael Winter||18 July 1995|
|A gunman holds Chris and Adam hostage at the Imperial and Tom is shot. When investigators probe allegations of corruption, tempers fray.|
|3.1||068||"Paranoia (2)"||Mark Piper||Peter Gawler||25 July 1995|
|The mood of paranoia intensifies as the Heelers set out to capture the prison escapees and avenge Tom's shooting.|
|3.1||069||"The Collector"||Julian McSwiney||Tony Morphett and Wal Saunders||1 August 1995|
|A routine robbery investigation is complicated when it is discovered that aboriginal artefacts are involved.|
|3.1||070||"Homecoming Queen"||Mark Piper||John Wood||8 August 1995|
|An old schoolfriend visits Tom and soon becomes under suspicion in a robbery investigation.|
|3.1||071||"Secrets"||Chris Martin-Jones||Margaret Plumb||15 August 1995|
|Pro active policing is required when a local schoolgirl becomes the victim of harassment by her classmates after she has an abortion. A gang of bullies plague the school, targeting one girl in particular and the Heelers vow to stamp out the problem.|
|3.1||072||"The Last Straw"||Richard Sarrell and Riccardo Pellizzeri||Susan Hore||22 August 1995|
|The Heelers are embroiled in a bovine saga when a farmer's prize bull is shot dead. Meanwhile, Adam realises that Chris is not interested in him.|
|3.1||073||"The Best of Rivals"||Brian McDuffie||Fred Clarke||29 August 1995|
|The lives of Wayne and Nick tragically collide, when Nick befriends a young graffiti artist and Wayne helps a mate. Maggie and Wayne prepare for the Senior Constable exam.|
|3.1||074||"Swings and Roundabouts"||Julian McSwiney||David Allen||5 September 1995|
|The Blue Heelers investigate a drug theft at the hospital.|
|3.1||075||"Double Jeopardy (1)"||Chris Martin-Jones||Ysabelle Dean||12 September 1995|
|The team learn that a well known trouble maker has been released early from prison. A criminal's wife agrees to help the police, who can't protect her. Wayne gets involved with the wife of a criminal.|
|3.1||076||"Double Jeopardy (2)"||Mark Piper||Michaeley O'Brien||19 September 1995|
|The Kennys rough up Wayne, he is forced to fight for his career and reputation as Kate charges him with sexual assault. Wayne's choices lands him in hot water.|
|3.2||077||"The Mongrel Factor"||Brian McDuffie||Peter Gawler||26 September 1995|
|Gold Fever overcomes the citizens of Mount Thomas, with potentially tragic consequences.|
|3.2||078||"Just Desserts"||Julian McSwiney||Anne Brooksbank||3 October 1995|
|Maggie reveals hidden talents when she fills in as Police Prosecutor during a trial. But can she match up against the experience of Defence Lawyer Brady Jackson, after which she becomes friendly with, PJ becomes jealous.|
|3.2||079||"Unnatural Death"||Chris Martin-Jones||Cassandra Carter||10 October 1995|
|When a Vietnam veteran is found murderered in his hospital bed, the Blue Heelers must solve the mystery.|
|3.2||080||"Tough Love"||Mark Piper||Louise Crane||17 October 1995|
|Nick relives an old nightmare.|
|3.2||081||"A Question of Loyalties"||Brian McDuffie||Michael Winter||24 October 1995|
|Maggie enlists help from an old ally (her father) when trying to uncover the truth behind allegations against PJ.|
|3.2||082||"Vow of Silence"||Steve Mann||Robert Harris and Peter Dick||17 October 1995|
|A young girl's trauma creates a conflict for the Heelers; a conflict between Faith and Prejudice.|
|3.2||083||"Juggling with Smoke"||Gary Conway||Dave Worthington||30 October 1995|
|It may be Melbourne Cup day but, for PJ, all bets are off, he has a major crime to solve.|
|3.2||084||"The Discount Suit"||Karl Steinberg||Fred Clarke||7 November 1995|
|Wayne has to balance loyalty to his job and a friend when a mate's blood sample goes missing.|
|3.2||085||"Brotherly Love (1)"||Chris Martin-Jones||David Allen||14 November 1995|
|Adam's brother visits for Christmas. Tom's Christmas party ends in horror.|
|3.2||086||"Brotherly Love (2)"||Brian McDuffe||Peter Gawler||21 November 1995|
|Gina's life is thrown into chaos and Monica Draper arrives to help with the rape investigation.|
|The Complete Second Season: Part 1|
|Set Details||Special Features|
|1 December 2005|
|The Complete Second Season: Part 2|
|Set Details||Special Features|
|1 December 2005|
|The Complete Second Season|
|Set Details||Special Features|
|1 December 2005|
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- TV.com editors. Blue Heelers Episode Guide - Season 2[permanent dead link], TV.com. Retrieved 1 August 2007.
- "Paranoia Part 1". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 22. 18 July 1995.
- "Gun Law". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 08. 11 April 1995.
- "Double Jeopardy Part 1". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 30. 12 September 1995.
- "Double Jeopardy Part 2". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 31. 19 September 1995.
- "Just Desserts". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 33. 3 October 1995.
- "Motherlove". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 14. 23 May 1995.
- "Protected species". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 10. 25 April 1995.
- "Dead Ringer". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 15. 30 May 1995.
- "Shadow Man". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 17. 13 June 1995.
- "The Homecoming Queen". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 25. 8 August 1995.
- "With Prejudice". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 21. 11 July 1995.
- "The Old School Tie". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 13. 16 May 1995.
- "The Discount Suits". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 39. 14 November 1995.
- "Without a Trace". Blue Heelers. Season 2. Episode 1. 21 February 1995.
- Editors. Blue Heelers: Season 2, Part 1 DVD Archived 8 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. Chaos.com. Retrieved 26 April 2008.