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Halifax f.p.
GenreCrime
Created byRoger Simpson
StarringRebecca Gibney
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes21
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Roger Le Mesurier
  • Roger Simpson
Running time90 to 120 minutes
Production company(s)Simpson Le Mesurier Films
DistributorBeyond International
Release
Original networkNine Network
Original release9 October 1994 (1994-10-09) –
  • 7 July 2002 (2002-07-07)
  • 2019

Halifax f.p. is an Australian television crime series produced by Nine Network from 1994 to 2002. The series stars Rebecca Gibney as Doctor Jane Halifax, a forensic psychiatrist investigating cases involving the mental state of suspects or victims. The series is set in Melbourne.

The producers of the film were Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier; Australian Film Finance Corporation and aired on the Nine Network Australia Pty Ltd

The show was a series of 21 television films, between 90 and 102 minutes each, with a new "episode" airing every few months during its eight-year run. The series aired in more than 60 countries.

The budget for each episode was an average of AU$1.3 million. Funding came in part from the Australian Film Finance Corporation and Film Victoria.[1]

Episodes[edit]

(Telemovies listed chronologically by year, with release dates by the Australian Television archive)

1994[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"Acts of Betrayal"Paul MoloneyRoger Simpson9 November 1994 (1994-11-09)

1995[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
21"Words Without Music"Mike SmithDavid Boutland22 March 1995 (1995-03-22)
32"The Feeding"Steve JodrellMac Gudgeon26 April 1995 (1995-04-26)
43"My Lovely Girl"Brendan MaherDavid Boutland26 April 1995 (1995-04-26)
54"Hard Corps"Michael CarsonRoger Simpson14 June 1995 (1995-06-14)
65"Lies of the Mind"Michael OfferJan Sardi19 July 1995 (1995-07-19)

1996[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
71"Without Consent"Michael OfferDavid Boutland14 February 1996 (1996-02-14)
82"Sweet Dreams"Steve JodrellMac Gudgeon7 July 1996 (1996-07-07)
93"Cradle and All"Paul MoloneyKatherine Thompson11 September 1996 (1996-09-11)

1997[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
101"Déjà Vu"Paul MoloneySusan Hore19 October 1997 (1997-10-19)

1998[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
111"Isn’t It Romantic"David CaesarKatherine Thompson19 July 1998 (1998-07-19)
122"Afraid of the Dark"Steve JodrellRoger Simpson6 September 1998 (1998-09-06)

1999[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
131"Someone You Know"Peter AndrikidisDavid Boutland27 June 1999 (1999-06-27)
142"A Murder of Crows"Steve JodrellPeter Gawler15 August 1999 (1999-08-15)
153"Swimming with Sharks"Brendan MaherKeith Thompson26 September 1999 (1999-09-26)

2000[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
161"A Person of Interest"Ken CameronAnne Brooksbank11 June 2000 (2000-06-11)
172"The Spider and the Fly"Mark PiperPeter Gawler27 August 2000 (2000-08-27)
183"A Hate Worse Than Death"Paul MoloneyRoger Simpson5 November 2000 (2000-11-05)

2001[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
191"The Scorpion’s Kiss"Peter GawlerPaul Moloney21 October 2001 (2001-10-21)
202"Playing God"Lynn HegartyMac Gudgeon25 November 2001 (2001-11-25)

2002[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
211"Takes Two"Ken CameronKatherine Thomson7 July 2002 (2002-07-07)

Halifax: Retribution[edit]

In November 2018, Nine announced it will be reviving the series set to air in 2019 titled "Halifax: Retribution", with Rebecca Gibney returning as Jane Halifax, Roger Simpson is returning as writer and producer, alongside executive producer Mikael Borglund and writers Mac Gudgeon and Jan Sardi, it will be produced by Beyond Lonehand, a joint venture between creator Roger Simpson and Beyond Productions.[2][3]

In July 2019, it was announced that Anthony LaPaglia and Jessica Marais would be joining the series, also announced to join the cast included Jacqueline McKenzie, Rick Donald, Hannah Monson, Craig Hall, Mavournee Hazel and Louisa Mignone.[4][5]

Home media[edit]

DVD name Format Ep # Discs Region 4 (Australia) Special Features Distributors
Halifax F.P. (My Lovely Girl) DVD N/A 04 01 January 2000 None Beyond Home Entertainment
Halifax F.P. (Dangerous Minds Series 02) DVD N/A 04 01 January 2000 None Beyond Home Entertainment
Halifax F.P. (Case Files #4) DVD N/A 03 11 November 2007 None Beyond Home Entertainment
Halifax F.P. (Case Files Box Set) DVD 21 12 02 March 2011 None Beyond Home Entertainment
Halifax F.P. (Complete Collection) DVD 21 12 02 May 2018 None Beyond Home Entertainment
Halifax F.P. (Case Files 1) DVD N/A 05 03 April 2019 None Beyond Home Entertainment
Halifax F.P. (Case Files 2) DVD N/A 06 03 April 2019 None Beyond Home Entertainment

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p72
  2. ^ "Nine revives Halifax". TV Tonight. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Nine revives 'Halifax f.p.' with Rebecca Gibney". if. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Star studded cast join Rebecca Gibney on Nine's HALIFAX: RETRIBUTION". TV Black Box. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Gibney, LaPaglia, Marais for Halifax: Retribution". TV Tonight. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

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