Water Rats

Water Rats

Water Rats is an Australian drama series which aired from 1996-2001. The show followed the lives of a group of policemen and women patrolling Sydney harbour. It starred Colin Friels and Catherine McClements in the first four seasons, and in the last two, starred Steve Bisley, Aaron Pedersen and Dee Smart.

Episode Info

Final: 6x26 -- Cats and Pigeons (Aug/07/2001)

Jack learns the responsibilities he has to face as Acting Chief Inspector, and has to accept the consequences of the fallout of a police operation which went horribly wrong. As Gavin fights for his life in hospital, Eva gives birth to a baby girl.
Available Episodes

Cats and Pigeons
Aug 07, 2001
Season 6 episode 26

And the Winner is...
Jul 31, 2001
Season 6 episode 25

The Removalist
Jul 24, 2001
Season 6 episode 24

Bureaucracy Rules, O..
Jul 17, 2001
Season 6 episode 23

The Long Run (1)
Jul 10, 2001
Season 6 episode 22

Jul 03, 2001
Season 6 episode 21

Family Matters
Jun 26, 2001
Season 6 episode 20

Peter BensleyPeter Bensley
As Jeff Hawker (1996-2001)
Toni ScanlanToni Scanlan
As Helen Blakemore (1996-2001)
Brett PartridgeBrett Partridge
As Gavin Sykes (1996-2001)
Colin FrielsColin Friels
As Frank Holloway (1996-1999)
Catherine McClementsCatherine McClements
As Rachel Goldstein (1996-1999)
Jay LagaJay Laga'aia
As Tommy Tavita (1996-2000)
Scott BurgessScott Burgess
As Dave McCall (1996-1999)
Steve BisleySteve Bisley
As Jack Christey (1999-2001)
Aaron PedersenAaron Pedersen
As Michael Reilly (1999-2001)
Aaron JefferyAaron Jeffery
As Terry Watson (1996-1997)


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1x9: Death in the Family recap: The Water Police raid a cruiser, as they believe there is drugs on board. Inside the cabin they find a number of men and women, scantily clad. Frank and Gavin have a bit of trouble trying to remove a large man from a rather small port hole, and Fiona finds an expensive bracelet... read more.

1x8: The Shaft recap: The episode opens with an announcer, Steve Murphy, on the radio. Clarke is the special guest with him in the studio. Steve takes Clarke by surprise, telling him that Glenn Forbes is in the studio (Glenn lost his wife in Lie Down with Dogs) and vents about the work of the Water Police divers... read more.

1x7: V.I.P. recap: Rachel is waiting outside a house overlooking the water. The Nemesis crew arrives, along with Frank. Rachel tells them what happened - a home invasion, in which a young Asian man was shot by the owner of the house. Inside the house, Frank and Rachel talk to the owners, Mr and Mrs Diem. Mr Diem tells Frank what happened while Rachel looks at some photos and notices a young boy in them. She asks them where their son, Francis, is. Mr Diem is adamant that he is staying with friends, but Mrs Diem eventually tells them that the robbers wanted money and he's been kidnapped... read more.

1x6: Lie Down with Dogs recap: Knocker arrives at a house where a woman has been murdered. He meets with Sergeant Capella, who is from Witness Security. Sergeant Capella tells him what happened, and Knocker asks him if the woman is one of their witnesses. She was, she was due to give evidence at an upcoming inquiry into police corruption. Billy Pope is the man they think killed the woman, whose name was Liz Rowe. Sergeant Capella asks Knocker if he knows a detective named Frank Holloway, they think Frank told Billy where to find Liz... read more.

1x5: Catch and Kill recap: The episode begins with the wake of Red Ted, a dock worker who was murdered. Jimmy and Kevin are there, and Frank and Rachel arrive. Frank walks over to a man, Billy, asking him when they let him out. Billy tells him to piss off. After the wake, Jimmy tells Frank to get lost and if he's got anything to say to him, say it to his union rep, Harry... read more.

Creator: Tony Morphett, John Hugginson
Executive Producer: Hal McElroy, Ted Roberts
Co-Executive Producer: Kris Noble, Errol Sullivan
Supervising Producer: John Hugginson
Producer: Brett Popplewell
Casting: Faith Martin
Line Producer: Brett Popplewell
First Assistant Director: Brett Popplewell

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Recurring Guests

Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods (79 eps)
Anthony Martin (1) as Chopper Lewis (44 eps)
Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski (36 eps)
Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke (29 eps)
John Walton (1) as Constable (28 eps)
Peter Mochrie as John "Knocker" Harrison (22 eps)
Brooke Satchwell as Sophie Ferguson (20 eps)
Enrico Babic as Radio operator (19 eps)
Treffyn Koreshoff as David Goldstein (17 eps)
Richard Healy (1) as Inspector Brady (14 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Nine Network ( Australia)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 12, 1996
Ended: August 07, 2001
• Brigade des mers (Used In France)
• Die Hafencops (Used In Germany)
• La Ley de la bahía (Used In Spain)
• Poldové z přístavu (Used In Czech Republic)
• Policajti z prístavu (Used In Slovakia (Slovak Republic))
• Sydneyn satamapoliisit (Used In Finland)
• Vodní krysy (Used In Czech Republic)
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