Matlock Police

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About the TV Show

Matlock Police

Matlock Police

First Air Date: February 25, 1971

First Aired on    :   1971
Status    :   Ended
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Networks    :   Network Ten
Genres    :   Drama
Seasons/Episodes    :   229 episodes in 6 Seasons

Matlock Police is an Australian television police drama series made by Crawford Productions for the 0-10 Network between 1970 and 1975. The series was the 0-10 Network's attempt to come up with a police show to rival Homicide and Division 4. Matlock Police was different from its Melbourne-based predecessors by being set in a small country town, the fictional Matlock, Victoria. Series writers had a reference manual giving full details of the town’s geography, amenities, social structure, etc., as well as that of the surrounding area - neighbouring towns included Wilga, Chinaman's Creek, Possum's Creek and Burrabri, and there was an offshoot of the Great Dividing Range called the Candowies. The town's colourful history included the local Aboriginal tribe, the town founder, a gold rush, a bushranger and a town patriarchy. About the only landmark the Matlock district lacked for dramatic purposes was a beach.


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Seasons

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Season 6 (1976)

16 episodes


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Season 5 (1975)

40 episodes


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Season 4 (1)

42 episodes


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Season 3 (1973)

47 episodes


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Season 2 (1972)

43 episodes


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Season 1 (1971)

41 episodes




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