Water Rats (1996-2001)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1996-02-12

Runtime: 1 hour

Rating(s): 7.1

Genre(s): Crime, Drama

Language(s): English

Description

Water Rats is an Australian TV police procedural broadcast on the Nine Network from 1996 to 2001. The series was based around the men and women of the Sydney Water Police who fight crime across Sydney Harbour and surrounding locales. The show was set on and around Goat Island in Sydney Harbour. Water Rats premiered on 12 February 1996, and ran for six seasons and 177 episodes. Colin Friels and Catherine McClements were the original stars of the series and were instrumental in the show's early success. They both departed the show in 1999. In later seasons, Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart became the show's main stars. For the sixth and final season in 2001, the show concentrated more on the cops' personal lives rather than just focusing on the crimes committed. The Nine Network cancelled the show after six seasons. Executive Producer Kris Noble blamed escalating costs for the cancellation. However, Bisley and Smart had also just quit the show, and the series had already been suffering a ratings battle following the departure of Friels and McClements in 1999. The final episode was broadcast in Australia on 7 August 2001.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 213
Season 1 26
Season 2 26
Season 3 31
Season 4 32
Season 5 36
Season 6 36
Season 7 26
S07E01
Domino
Unknown
S07E02
It Happened One Night
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S07E03
High Roler
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S07E04
Shadow Man
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S07E05
Another Man's Poison
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S07E06
Odds On
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S07E07
Mates Rates
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S07E08
The Hungry Bear Blues
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S07E09
The Thin Edge
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S07E10
The Player
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S07E11
Broken English
Unknown
S07E12
Line of Duty
Unknown
S07E13
True Blue
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S07E14
Strike Out
Unknown
S07E15
The Devil You Know
Unknown
S07E16
The Marrying Kind
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S07E17
Bitter Legacy
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S07E18
Robbo's Ghost
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S07E19
Red Ice
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S07E20
Family Matters
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S07E21
Jackpot
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S07E22
The Long Run
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S07E23
Bureaucracy Rules OK
Unknown
S07E24
The Removalist
Unknown
S07E25
And the Winner Is
Unknown
S07E26
Cats and Pigeons
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Cast 13
Peter Bensley
Catherine McClements
Jay Laga'aia
Toni Scanlan
Colin Friels
Raelee Hill
Bill Young
Brooke Satchwell
Michael Beckley
Rebecca Smart
Scott Major
Sophie Heathcote
Manu Bennett - Joseph Lipinski
Network 1
Nine Network

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