Bluey was set at Melbourne's Russell Street Police Headquarters (Victoria, Australia), with "Bluey" Hills heading his own squad ("Department B"), due to his inability to work within the existing police squads.

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Jock Blair, Ian Jones
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Series cast summary:
Lucky Grills Lucky Grills ...  Det. Sgt. Bluey Hills 39 episodes, 1976-1977
Gerda Nicolson Gerda Nicolson ...  Sgt. Monica Rourke 39 episodes, 1976-1977
John Diedrich John Diedrich ...  Det. Gary Dawson 39 episodes, 1976-1977
Ken Goodlet Ken Goodlet ...  Assistant Commissioner 24 episodes, 1976-1977
Terry Gill Terry Gill ...  Det. Sgt. Reg Truscott 21 episodes, 1976-1977
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Bluey was set at Melbourne's Russell Street Police Headquarters (Victoria, Australia), with "Bluey" Hills heading his own squad ("Department B"), due to his inability to work within the existing police squads.

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1976 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

L'ispettore Bluey See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Runtime:

(38 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Noeline Brown was first choice for the part of Sgt. Monica Rourke, but at the last minute the role went to Gerda Nicolson See more »

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Referenced in Bad Eggs (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Establishment Blues
(uncredited)
Composed and performed by Sidney Hill
[Theme]
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Still good value after all these years.
6 March 2003 | by BruceCorneilSee all my reviews

Entertaining Australian cop show of the 1970s which sank like a stone due to unfortunate timing when it first went to air . Lucky Grills turned in a thoroughly competent performance throughout the series short run as Detective Sergeant Bluey Hills - the rotund, street wise rebel of Melbourne's Russell Street Police Headquarters. The late Gerda Nicholson provided an ideal foil to Grills as Sergeant Monica Rourke.There was always plenty of action with car chases ,gun play and good old fashioned punch -ups being the order of the day together with a tasty sprinkling of snappy banter and witty one liners .Still crops up occasionally - usually buried in the no man's land of midnight to dawn on Channel 7 where it's remained throughout its life.What a pity we don't make shows like this any more.Still good value after all these years.


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