The BEST episodes directed by Fiona Banks
#2 - Poetic Justice
Blue Heelers - Season 4 - Episode 21
It's time for the annual ""Make a Wish"" Talent Quest and Nick has a vision for the Heelers... Mt. Thomas is about to enjoy the rustic poetry of Banjo Paterson in a way they'll never forget. On patrol, Adam and Dash encounter Errol the Feral walking into town with a box full of organic produce for sale. The main purpose of Erol's trip to town is to make a court appearance, on marijuana possession charges. Erol had actually turned up at the police station previously to report his marijuana plants stolen! An interstate truckdriver heading for the New South Wales border enters Mt. Thomas police station with some alarming newsâ€”his truck has been stolen along with a load of cigarettes worth nearly a million dollars. PJ is interviewing the truckdriver when Colin Ducker entersâ€”a slick, mobile-phone-wielding Senior Investigator from the security division of the cigarette company, Fletcher-Rolfe International. Colin Ducker is there to catch the thief of the missing load pronto and insists that he
#3 - Sisterly Love
Blue Heelers - Season 4 - Episode 24
Maggie and PJ are embroiled in a series of burglaries, which look as though they're originating from the school where Susan, Tom's daughter, is assisting as a relief teacher. PJ has analysed every possible link between the burgled houses. After eliminating the Juicy Rooster chicken delivery man he is left with no alternative but to investigate the school. While Susan has her hands full with students such as Chloe Bassetti, who stole valuable coins out of her drawers and tried to hock them, PJ is convinced that an assignment Susan set was designed to find out details of where valuables are kept. Susan isn't happy being the immediate suspect but the Heelers can't forget her somewhat chequered past. Finally she explains that it wasn't her that set the assignment, but the principal of the school, Guy Ashfield, a problem gambler who has previously been investigated for embezzling funds. Guy pleads innocence, and when a locket is found at the scene of a recent crime, it seems he's telling th
#4 - Our Patch
Blue Heelers - Season 4 - Episode 34
Is Tom Croydon going soft? That's what Chris Riley and the Heelers think when Tom fails to reprimand a bunch of drunken louts. Even when they let a live snake go in the pub and make rather unsavoury advances towards Maggie and Dash, Tom stops PJ from charging them. The Heelers are suitably unimpressed and are left wondering why Tom would protect a bunch of ""yobbos"". Meanwhile, Maggie and Nick are investigating some strange behaviour by the Torrinis, local market gardeners, and friends of Nick's. Augusta had come into the station to speak to Nick but her husband took her out before she could say anything. Now their stall has been knocked over and Augusta has been bashed. Maggie believes that she may be the victim of domestic violence but Nick has other ideas. He suggests that both the Torrinis are the victims of harassment; perhaps at the hands of the Belfanti brothers, major market gardeners in the area. They had been the Torrinis' agents but were recently fired. Nick believes that the
#5 - Moving House
Blue Heelers - Season 5 - Episode 4
A new resident, Bob Barker, comes in to the station to report a burglary. This seems normal enough until Maggie and PJ realise that Bob has had, not his contents, but his whole house stolen. They go out to investigate the property which Bob claims he hasn't seen for five years (since his aunt left it to him in her will) and find only the stumps on which the house sat. The Heelers tell Bob and his daughter Pippa that they will chase up the matter but it could be difficult, considering the theft could have occurred any time over the past five years. Financially strapped, Bob wonders where he can now spend the night. Tom organises for him to work a shift at the Imperial in return for a room. PJ and Maggie get on the trail of the missing house but find every lead dead. The only local house moving company in town hasn't done that sort of business for years. The other avenues the Heelers pursue, such as crooks selling off the parts for money, are equally fruitless. The next day, PJ and Maggi
#6 - Rotten Apple (1)
Blue Heelers - Season 5 - Episode 40
While she waits for the final test results of her cancer, Dash becomes drawn into a case involving one of her old and trusted school teachers. A surveillance camera catches Karen attempting to smother her baby girl, and when the video tape goes missing, Dash is immediately a suspect. When Adam is seen with the woman's husband, he is also placed under suspicion. As they fear for the jobs and worry about the upcoming doctor's appointment, Adam and Dash find comfort in each other's arms.
#7 - Pillow Talk
Blue Heelers - Season 6 - Episode 7
After a vicious attack on an elderly woman, Jack runs down a prime suspect near the crime scene and he's one nasty piece of work. Cocky, confident and preying on vulnerable women, Troy is the kind of gutless crim who enjoys the sport of making a cop's blood boil. He is an antagonist who intends to wind PJ up like a taut guitar string. With scant evidence and Sally Downie as his legal advisor, the Heelers are going to have a hard time nabbing Troy. Their only hope of an ally is his hapless girlfriend, who is intimidated into silence. When a terrified victim dies of a heart attack and a brazen Troy threatens Maggie, PJ's frustration reaches breaking point. He would give anything to lose his badge, just for a moment. Tom lets Sally know he's more than a little concerned about her defending a man with a record of violence against women, but she will not be cowed by Tom Croydon! This is the not the first time she and Tom have clashed over ethical obligations but it could be their last. Afte
#8 - Behind the Badge
Blue Heelers - Season 6 - Episode 24
An overnight trip to Melbourne turns stormy for Maggie and Chris when they stumble into an armed holdup at a service station. Prison escapees, the McKenzie brothers, are on the run when they confront Chris paying for petrol with Maggie's purse. Maggie returns from the bathroom and manages to raise the alarm but receives a bashing for her trouble. Tyrone starts to squeeze the trigger as the Heelers arrive, raised by the alarm. Maggie is overwhelmed with guilt and blames herself for the incident as she watches Chris breakdown, unable to cope. Maggie attempts to overcome her own trauma by throwing herself into the investigation. Under the watchful eye of Tom and PJ, she struggles to maintain her facade and stubbornly refuses to take time off in spite of a bad head injury. The only person privy to Maggie's distress is her father Pat who arrives as soon as he hears the news. Pat loves his daughter above all else but offers more cause for concern when Maggie realises he has a drinking pr
#9 - Code of Honour
Blue Heelers - Season 7 - Episode 6
When two transient bikies are brought into the station on a report of shoplifting, Tom discovers one of the to be Bull, an old mate from Vietnam. Bull's taken the other route after Vietnam, he chose the open road and a different sort of uniform and code. The lifestyle certainly looks seductive for Tom as he takes a spin on the back of Bull's bike. But Bull's not the carefree easyrider he seems. He is in town for a reason, he's been on a man hunt for seven years. He's looking for the man who killed his daughter. It seems the local video repair man, Peter Ross, is particularly twitchy since the gang came to town. In fact he's assaulted Jack, seemingly to get into jail and off the street. What is he afraid off? It becomes clear he is the source of Bull's vendettaâ€”Ross, his daughter's bitter ex, is the ""one that caved her head in that night."" Tom and Bull test each other's mettle in a 'custody battle' over the desperate Ross. It's a stand-offâ€”the gang aren't leaving till they get Ros
#10 - Bully Boys
Blue Heelers - Season 7 - Episode 38
A parent arrives at the station with his bruised son claiming that he was attacked by his female teacher. As the Heelers investigate, they discover a different side to the story and Jack loses his cool with the bullying.
#11 - Fifteen Minutes
Blue Heelers - Season 8 - Episode 30
After Inspector Falcon-Price's new PR Campaign luanches Jo into a favourable position with the media, her view of a recent challenging case is altered. Now Jo and PJ must each prove they are right, despite how Jo's celebrity status has gone to her head.
#12 - Who Can You Trust?
Blue Heelers - Season 8 - Episode 39
Jonesy's failure to follow instructions has him on the back foot with Tess and leads her to conceal the fact that Les Anderson, the man Jonesy believes murdered his father, may be implicated in a death at a building site. Murder is suspected when the building's scaffolding is discovered tampered with. Did the victim's mate and his widow conspire to kill him? The victim's widow further implicates Anderson, but questions arise in regard to her integrity when his alibi proves watertight. Is the widow trying to protect her husband's best mate? Or did Jonesy pressure her to lie about Anderson? Jonesy's dogged determination to clear the widow's name leads him to the truth, but has he further damaged Tess' trust in him in the process?
#13 - If It ain't Hurtin'
Blue Heelers - Season 9 - Episode 3
(from tv guide): Jonesy gets itchy feet when a hack wrestling troupe he once worked for comes to town. Meg, the owner, is an old flame and she makes her interest in Jonesy clear. The troupe is struggling to stay afloat and the theft of a valuable wrestling belt places their future under threat. Meg's plans for the troupe are unpopular with the older wrestlers. Did one of them steal the belt in an effort to protect their history? A pyrotechnics accident leaves one old wrestler badly burnt and Meg leans on Jonesy for support. Jonesy is disbelieving as evidence mounts against his old girlfriend. Would she risk someone's life to get her own way? Tess thinks so. As the troupe continues to splinter, Tess questions Jonesy's objectivity. Jonesy is torn when Meg asks him to leave the Force and join her and the troupe. Does he know her as well as he thought? Where is his future?
#14 - Reflection
Blue Heelers - Season 9 - Episode 14
There is celebration in Mt. Thomas as Tom gets a service medal for 30 years in the force. But the celebrations are marred when a young Aboriginal woman injures Grace and claims Tom stole her from her family as a child. The Heelers soon discover that when Tom was new to the force, in 1973, he was involved in helping the government remove some Aboriginal children from their families. Where he lived as a child, out near Lake End Mission, was the scene of his removing Kim Cook and her two brothers from their violent father. Kim's life was destroyed in foster homes and her brothers both died (one of drugs and one of suicide). Tess, Evan and PJ stand by the boss but Jo believes it is more his fault for taking the children. Meanwhile, Chris believes Kim is responsible for stealing some money at the pub that the town had pooled to buy Tom an antique mirror for his 30 years. Kim denies it and her alibi seems to check out, but when they discover she has a boy in the room with her, they think he
#15 - Of Middle Eastern Appearance
Blue Heelers - Season 9 - Episode 18
A friend of Jo's, science teacher Deniz Gulmez, is accused of hurting Rufus Sedgwick, a boy in her class. The two witnesses - Emily Larson and Jason McKendry, hate each other so it seems neither of them would be working toeghter. Even the principal, Mrs. Ellis believes them. Jo thinks this is because she is a racist bigot.
#16 - Sexual Healing (1)
Blue Heelers - Season 10 - Episode 41
When a local man hangs himself, allegations begin surfacing that his psychiatrist slept with him, and other patients. Meanwhile, Brad and Susie's relationship continues to deteriorate as he continues drinking, and she suggests he see the psychiatrist, however when he sleeps with her things get out of hand. As their sexual problems are revealed to everyone, Brad moves out and Susie can't take it anymore. Ben prepares for his promotion to Sergeant only to get the bad news from PJ and Jo that another guy - a friend of Inspector Falcon-Price - is running for the job.
#17 - Only The Lonely
Blue Heelers - Season 13 - Episode 1
Tom, who is not well and is trying to hide it from his colleagues, meets an old friend who has been caught shoplifting and discovers that he was trying to please his ten-year-old daughter who is dying from leukaemia. Tom continues to refuse to see a doctor. Alex is struggling with the idea of being a father, and is further discouraged when his son, Rory, goes missing and is feared kidnapped by gunmen who've been taking shots at uniformed police officers. Finally, the Heelers find that the gunman was taking revenge on the police for the death of his son.
#18 - Sins of the Father
Blue Heelers - Season 8 - Episode 27
Jo discovers a well respected local politician dead in his car on the outskirts of town. The autopsy not only reveals that he was moved after death but that had ecstasy in his system. Why would a man with a heart condition knowingly take such a dangerous drug? Did someone deliberately feed it to him knowing what it could do? So many people had a motive… was it the girlfriend, the illegitimate child, the politician's wife, or his ambitious son? Can Jo unearth the truth before any more damage is done?
#28 - Lucky Numbers
The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 4 - Episode 3
A kidnapping involving the winners of the first ever state lottery, a bus company, and a vagrant leads Blake into a shady world of greed and envy. Also, the Episode Image illustrates a key moment from the last minute of the episode, and should be considered a spoiler. I respectfully ask blip to replace it with one that better illustrates the episode.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#35 - Just Murdered
Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries - Season 1 - Episode 1
Set in swinging '60s Melbourne, the gorgeously reckless Peregrine Fisher inherits a windfall when the famous aunt she never knew, Phryne Fisher, goes missing over the highlands of New Guinea. Peregrine sets out to become a world-class private detective in her own right with the guidance of The Adventuresses' Club, of which her celebrated aunt was a member. Despite failing at a number of jobs - hairdresser, typist and sales girl - Peregrine is fearless, fun, and charmingly down-to-earth, and her survival instincts have kept her afloat. Peregrine is perfectly poised for a new and challenging life and looking for a sense of belonging. She's a self-starter with an innate curiosity, moral integrity and an acute sense of justice; all of which delivers her an instinct for solving crimes.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#40 - This Time and This Place
The Doctor Blake Mysteries - Season 3 - Episode 3
When a social worker is murdered on Bonfire Night, suspicion immediately turns to an Aboriginal teen. But as Doctor Blake investigates he finds there was more than one person in attendance with murder in their heart.Watch Now:AmazonApple TV
#45 - iBloom
Winners & Losers - Season 5 - Episode 11
Frances' blasé attitude to the celebration of milestones is revealed to be a poor attempt to cover her nerves about attending Pete's parents' fortieth wedding anniversary.