Did You Know...?
When PJ gave Maggie a Christmas present in the Season 4 finale, 'Possession', it wasn't actually in the script. Martin and Lisa just decided to put it in!
Blue Heelers was originally named "Boys in Blue". (!!)
Tasma Walton and Jane Allsop both had guest roles on BH before landing their regular roles.
Suzi Dougherty has appeared on BH prior to her current role as Dr Melanie Carter. In fact, when she returned to play Dr Carter in season 6, she says John Woods commented that he "had arrested me twice before and so what was I doing back?"
Martin Sacks once described the 'Gold' episode, where Maggie and PJ became trapped in a mine, as "One of the most ridiculous episodes we shot. But it did get Maggie and PJ together!"
Jane Allsop auditioned for the role of Dash McKinley.
Lisa McCune originally auditioned for the role of Wayne's wife, Roz Patterson.
Martin Sacks' and William McInnes' characters were originally called "PJ Shultz" and "Nick Hasham". The surnames were switched just before the shooting of the first episode.
Peta Doodson, who plays Inspector Monica Draper, is a qualified nurse who has worked on the Blue Heelers set as a medical advisor and a nurse on many occasions.
Acronyms used on Blue Heelers
Ever wondered what ESD and ETA stood for? Well, here are some of the acronyms that have been used often on Blue Heelers.
CIB - Criminal Investigation Branch
DHS - Department of Human Services
DPP - Director of Public Prosections (represents & prosecutes for the Crown)
DUI - Driving Under the Influence
ESD - Ethical Standards Department (a.k.a. the "toecutters")
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
IID - Internal Investigation Department (former name for ESD)
ISU - Internal Security Unit
MO - Modus Operandi (used on BH to describe a criminal's method of operation)
OD - Overdose
PBT - Preliminary Breath Test
RBT - Random Breath Test
SOG - Special Operations Group (a.k.a. the "Soggies")
"Favourite Episodes" Poll Results
These are the results of the "Favourite Episodes" poll from the old "Vote" page (which has now been replaced by the "Special" section). The links below point you to the corresponding episodes on the BH Moments pages. Thanks to everyone who voted!
– Season 1 –
- A Woman's Place
- The Men in Her Life
- Day in Court
- Damage Control
- Skin Deep