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Water Rats: Kilo Hotel

When Kevin's car is found abandoned at The Gap - a notorious spot for suicides - the dive team is called upon to search for his body. While awaiting for any word on Kevin, Frank and Rachel keep busy by investigating the death of an animal smuggler whose body was pulled from the harbour with unusual abdominal wounds.

A group of young probationary officers visit the Water Police to see the way they operate, and the senior officers in Helen and Jeff pass their supervisory duties off onto one another.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x11
Airdate: Monday April 29th, 1996

Director: Mark Piper
Writer: Anne Brooksbank


Guest Stars
Enrico BabicEnrico Babic
As Radio operator
Recurring
Jennifer HardyJennifer Hardy
As Lee-Anne Rheinberger
Recurring
Kim KnuckeyKim Knuckey
As John Thompson
Recurring
Leon FordLeon Ford
As First Probationer
Rudi BakerRudi Baker
As Jeremy

Co-Guest Stars
Andrew S. GilbertAndrew S. Gilbert
As Jimmy Holloway (as Andrew Gilbert)
Recurring
Jeremy CallaghanJeremy Callaghan
As Kevin Holloway
Recurring
Peter MochriePeter Mochrie
As John "Knocker" Harrison
Recurring
Main Cast
Peter BensleyPeter Bensley
As Jeff Hawker
Toni ScanlanToni Scanlan
As Helen Blakemore
Brett PartridgeBrett Partridge
As Gavin Sykes
Colin FrielsColin Friels
As Frank Holloway
Catherine McClementsCatherine McClements
As Rachel Goldstein
Jay LagaJay Laga'aia
As Tommy Tavita
Scott BurgessScott Burgess
As Dave McCall
Aaron JefferyAaron Jeffery
As Terry Watson
Sophie HeathcoteSophie Heathcote
As Fiona Cassidy
Bill Young (1)Bill Young (1)
As Clarke Webb
Episode Notes
The Water Rats book Frank's Story is based on what happened in Frank's life from this episode to the final episode of the season.

The pie cart Rachel and Frank go to in this episode (and a few more episodes throughout the series) is called Harry's Cafe de Wheels, and is located in the water-side suburb of Woolloomooloo.



Episode Quotes
Helen: He was big and strong, like wrestling a bloody tiger snake.
Frank: Hey, don't mention snakes to Rachel.
Helen: I believe it's a touchy subject.
Frank: Tell ya, times you want a camera.
(Rachel rolls her eyes)

Sergeant Thompson: Would you call yourselves close friends?
Rachel: No, not exactly. We did have a one night stand, I think that's what you'd call it.
Sergeant Thompson: I'd call that pretty close.
Rachel: But I haven't seen much of him since.
Sergeant Thompson: So after the termination of your affair, was he bitter... acrimonious? Was he upset about it?
Rachel: He didn't kill himself over me. Is that what you're asking?
Sergeant Thompson: So you had an affair with Kevin Holloway, and you work with his brother Frank? You're a pretty incestuous lot down here, aren't you?

(after a cassowary killed a man)
Frank: We found the killer and she's already behind bars.
Jeff: She? A woman did that?
Frank: A very mean-spirited female.
Jeff: Well, details Frank!
Frank: We're onto it Jeff. Rachel and I, we're just going to get something to eat, and we'll do the paperwork later.
Jeff: But it was definitely a woman?
Frank: Think more along the lines of a giant chook.

(over the radio)
Tommy: We found the body, Sarge.
Jeff: Kilo Hotel?
Tommy: Confirm. Kilo Hotel.

Radio operator: Sir, the probationers are here.
Clarke: The who?

Frank: Full fathom five... five... brother lives... of his bones are coral made. Ey, what's that from?
Rachel: Are you drunk, Frank?
Frank: Does it bother you?



Cultural References
Frank: Full fathom five... five... brother lives... of his bones are coral made.

Frank is paraphrasing a quote from William Shakespeare's play The Tempest. The actual line is - "Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made."



Other Episode Crew

CreatorTony Morphett  |  John Hugginson
Executive ProducerHal McElroy
Co-Executive ProducerKris Noble  |  Errol Sullivan
Supervising ProducerJohn Hugginson
CastingFaith Martin
Location ManagerSimon Hawkins
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Walton (1)  |  Guy Norris
CinematographerIan Jones (1)
Series DirectorMark Piper
Film EditorNeil Thumpston  |  Nick Holmes (2)
Post Production SoundSteve Witherow
Series Original MusicLes Gock
Second Unit DirectorGuy Norris
WriterAnne Brooksbank
Script ExecutiveJohn Hugginson  |  Bevan Lee
Production DesignMichael Bridges
 
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