Cody (TV series)

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Cody
Genre Drama
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

Six:

  • Cody: A Family Affair
  • Cody: Bad Love
  • Cody: The Tip Off
  • Cody: The Burnout
  • Cody: Wrong Stuff
  • Cody: Fall from Grace
Production
Producer(s) John Edwards, Sandra Levy
Location(s) Sydney
Running time 6×90 minutes
Production company(s) Southern Star Xanadu
Release
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.[1] Sweet played the title character Cody, an unconventional police detective,[2] described by Screen Australia as a "larrikin cop, on the trail of crimes".[3]

Plot[edit]

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.[4] 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".[4]

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.[4][5] 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).[6][7] 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).[8][9]

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).

Movie Titles[edit]

  • 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)

Cast[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Gary Sweet was nominated for a Silver Logie as Most Popular Actor for the episode, Cody: The Burnout.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telemovies and Miniseries". Australian Television Information Archive (Tony Zuk). Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p28
  3. ^ "Cody". Aust Lit. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Leedham, Nicole (26 September 1994). "The Guide: An Unconventional Cop". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). National Library of Australia. p. 29. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  5. ^ McManus, Max (26 September 1994). "TV Movies: Cody: A Family Affair (1990): 8:30pm (Prime)". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). National Library of Australia. p. 30. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Leedham, Nicole (27 February 1995). "Not Always a Fair Cop". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). p. 32. 
  7. ^ "Cody III: The Tipoff". The Spellbinder Castle. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Sibley, David (5 June 1995). "TV Movies: Cody: Bad Love (1994) 8:30pm (Prime)". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). National Library of Australia. p. 2 Section: The Guide. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Cody II: Bad Love". The Spellbinder Castle. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 

See also[edit]