Cody (TV series)
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|Written by||Garry Disher, Christopher Lee|
|Directed by||Andrew Prowse|
|Starring||Gary Sweet, Heather Mitchell, Robert Mammone|
|Theme music composer||Martin Armiger|
|No. of episodes||
|Producer(s)||John Edwards, Sandra Levy|
|Running time||6×90 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Southern Star Xanadu|
|Original network||Seven Network|
|First shown in||1994–1995|
Cody was a series of six Australian telemovies starring Gary Sweet, which were made for the Seven Network in 1994 and 1995. Sweet played the title character Cody, an unconventional police detective, described by Screen Australia as a "larrikin cop, on the trail of crimes".
Cody (Gary Sweet) is a Sydney-based police detective with Fiorelli (Robert Mammone) as his partner and Inspector Genevieve Simmonds (Heather Mitchell) as their superior. In September 1994 Sweet described the title character to Nicole Leedham of The Canberra Times as "kind of risky and dangerous and pretty ruthless ... [he] ain't that much fun, I mean he's fun to play but he's not that much fun as a guy. He's not your barrel of laughs".
In the first episode, Cody: A Family Affair (1994), the detective investigates a diamond-smuggling gang and poses as a dealer. He also searches for a missing teenager. In the second episode, Cody: The Tipoff (1994), Cody's childhood friend Mack (Gary Waddell) provides a tip about a burglary in progress. Mack later turns up dead and Cody investigates another friend Jimmy Catter (Frankie J. Holden). In the third episode, Cody: Bad Love (1994), they investigate stolen art work leading to a gallery run by an attractive French artist, Claudia (Rebecca Rigg).
In the fourth episode, Cody: The Burnout (1995), includes Stella (Alexandra Fowler). In the fifth episode, Cody: Wrong Stuff (1995), the squad hunts a drug dealer (Mark Owen-Taylor). In the sixth episode, Cody: Fall from Grace (1995), an apparent suicide leads to Sam Wolfe (Bill Hunter).
- Cody: A Family Affair (1994)
- Cody: The Tipoff (1994)
- Cody: Bad Love (1994)
- Cody: The Burnout (1995)
- Cody: Wrong Stuff (1995)
- Cody: Fall from Grace (1995)
- Gary Sweet – Cody
- Robert Mammone – Fiorelli
- Heather Mitchell – Inspector Genevieve Simmonds (episodes 1, 2, and 3)
Awards and nominations
Gary Sweet was nominated for a Silver Logie as Most Popular Actor for the episode, Cody: The Burnout.
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