1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 4 (Australia)
65 x 60 minute episodes
Produced for the ABC by John Edwards and Sandra Levy, it starred Gary Sweet, Sonia Todd, Steve Bastoni, Steve Bisley and Tammy MacIntosh.
It began in 1989 as a telemovie made in-house at the ABC with money that the then head of drama Sandra Levy was able to scrape together from savings on other projects. The idea was to produce a pilot to attract overseas interest for a series.
The idea worked and when Sandra Levy moved to Southern Star, the first series of Police Rescue was made with the ABC, Southern Star and the BBC as co-production partners.
The series sold very successfully around the world and at the height of its popularity, in 1993, a feature film was made, just before the fifth (and last) series.