State Coroner (TV series)

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State Coroner
GenreDrama
Created byMichael Harvey
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes28
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Bruce Gordon
  • John Kearney
  • David Rouse
Producer(s)David Taft
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkNetwork Ten
Original release14 August 1997 –
23 November 1998

State Coroner is an Australian television series screened on Network Ten in 1997 and 1998. There were two series produced with a total of 28 episodes.[1][2]

The series was set in the State Coroner's office complex and featured investigations into deaths, murders, suicides, accidents and natural causes. The drama begins from the initial inquiry through to the courtroom appearances, the Coroner's final verdict and recommendations for trial or reform.[3]

Cast[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11414 August 1997 (1997-08-14)13 November 1997 (1997-11-13)
21424 August 1998 (1998-08-24)23 November 1998 (1998-11-23)

Episodes[edit]

Episode information retrieved from the Australian Television archive.[4][5]

Season 1 (1997)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Starting with a Bang - Telemovie Pilot"Paul MaloneyMichael Harvey14 August 1997 (1997-08-14)
22"A Bit of Asthma"Robert KlennerMichael Harvey & Bill Garner21 August 1997 (1997-08-21)
33"The Price of Success"Ian GilmourDeborah Parsons28 August 1997 (1997-08-28)
44"Coming to Grief"Chris ThomsonGraham Hartley4 September 1997 (1997-09-04)
55"The Final Approach"Chris ThomsonJohn Reeves11 September 1997 (1997-09-11)
66"Shortcut to Death"Ian GilmourBill Garner18 September 1997 (1997-09-18)
77"Partings"Ian WatsonPatrick Edgeworth25 September 1997 (1997-09-25)
88"A Question of Experience"Ian WatsonMandy Brown2 October 1997 (1997-10-02)
99"Truth and Circumstances"Robert KlennerBarbara Bishop9 October 1997 (1997-10-09)
1010"Conflict of Interest"Robert KlennerShane Brennan16 October 1997 (1997-10-16)
1111"Dance ‘Till You Drop"Robert KlennerBill Garner23 October 1997 (1997-10-23)
1212"‘Till Death Do Us Part"Colin BuddsJohn Coulter30 October 1997 (1997-10-30)
1313"Blood Sport"Colin BuddsShane Brennan6 November 1997 (1997-11-06)
1414"Bitter Harvest"Colin BuddsCraig Wilkins13 November 1997 (1997-11-13)

Season 2 (1998)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
151"Days of Reckoning"Robert KlennerShane Brennan24 August 1998 (1998-08-24)
162"Days of Reckoning II"Robert KlennerBarbara Bishop24 August 1998 (1998-08-24)
173"Shaking the Tree"Ian WatsonGraham Hartley31 August 1998 (1998-08-31)
184"The Gift of Life"Ian WatsonAnnie Fox7 September 1998 (1998-09-07)
195"Sunday in the Country"David CameronJohn Coulter21 September 1998 (1998-09-21)
206"Body of Evidence"David CameronPeter Hepworth28 September 1998 (1998-09-28)
217"On Thin Ice"Ian WatsonTony McDonald28 September 1998 (1998-09-28)
228"One Carless Moment"Ian WatsonMichael Cove5 October 1998 (1998-10-05)
239"Three’s a Crowd"Mandy SmithAnnie Beach26 October 1998 (1998-10-26)
2410"Assumptions"Mandy SmithDeborah Sheldon2 November 1998 (1998-11-02)
2511"Into the Fire"Ali AliMichaeley O'Brien9 November 1998 (1998-11-09)
2612"Flying Solo"Ali AliMichael Joshua16 November 1998 (1998-11-16)
2713"Officers & Gentlemen"Denny LawrenceShane Brennan23 November 1998 (1998-11-23)
2814"Watershed"Denny LawrenceBarbara Bishop23 November 1998 (1998-11-23)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season 1 Episode Guide: State Coroner". IMDB. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Season 2 Episode Guide: State Coroner". IMDB. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  3. ^ "State Coroner information". Crawford Productions. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Episode Guide: State Coroner-Season 1". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
  5. ^ "Episode Guide: State Coroner-Season 2". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 5 August 2020.