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Special Squad

1 9 8 4 – 1 9 8 5 (Australia)
43 x 60 minute episodes


This Crawford cop show screened on Australia’s Channel Ten and featured the cases of the Special Squad – a crack team of coppers with specialist skills, involved in the fight against major crime.

The boss of the squad was the no-nonsense Detective Inspector Don Anderson (Alan Cassell), while his team comprised Detective Sergeant Joel Davis (John Diedrich) and Senior Sergeant Greg Smith (Anthony Hawkins).

Billed as Melbourne’s answer to The Professionals, the series was big on gadgets but low on personality, and didn’t last long.

DI Don Anderson
Alan Cassell
DS Joel Davis
John Diedrich
Senior Sergeant Greg Smith

Anthony Hawkins