Phoenix (1992)

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Phoenix is an Australian police drama television series. Phoenix screened as two thirteen-part series on Australian Broadcasting Corporation in 1992 and 1993.

The first series of Phoenix in 1992 recounted the investigation of the bombing of the Victorian state police headquarters, loosely based on a real case in the mid-1980s, the Russell Street Bombing. It was aided by extensive research into police techniques and was lauded as one of the most realistic depictions of police investigation techniques, including both surveillance and forensics, as well as having an involving storyline.

The series was notable for its dark visual tone and for its no-holds-barred attitude to violence and language.

It spawned a second thirteen-part series, Phoenix II, in 1993 as well as a spin-off series, Janus, in 1994 devoted to the machinations of court cases.

The series was created and produced by Tony McDonald and Alison Nisselle and screened by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The ABC have released Series 1 and 2 on DVD as a 4 DVD box set.

  1. Alison Nisselle


  2. Tony McDonald


Series Cast

  1. Sean Scully as Ian Cochrane

    Sean Scully

    Ian Cochrane

    26 Episodes

  2. Simon Westaway

    Peter Faithful

    26 Episodes

  3. Peter Cummins

    Supt. Wallace

    26 Episodes

  4. Susie Edmonds

    Carol Cochrane

    26 Episodes

  5. David Bradshaw

    Andrew 'Fluff' Saunders, Fluff

    18 Episodes

  6. Paul Sonkkila

    Jock Brennan

    16 Episodes

  7. Bob Halsall

    Boomer, Reporter 2, Reporter 3, Reporter 1

    16 Episodes

  8. Andy Anderson as Lochie Renford

    Andy Anderson

    Lochie Renford

    13 Episodes

  9. Keith Agius as Docket

    Keith Agius


    13 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 2

1993 | 13 Episodes

Season 2 of Phoenix premiered on March 4, 1993.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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