Blue Heelers (1994–2006)

Falling: Part 1 

Brad Eckhardt killed a high school student with a bad batch of ecstasy. Having served his time, Brad is back in town to nurse his sick mother.


Peter Sharp


Tony Morphett, Hal McElroy (creator) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Caroline Craig Caroline Craig ... Sgt. Theresa 'Tess' Gallagher
Jane Allsop ... Const. Joanna 'Jo' Parrish
Rupert Reid ... Const. Jack Lawson
Paul Bishop Paul Bishop ... Sr. Const. Benjamin 'Ben' Stewart
Julie Nihill ... Christine 'Chris' Reilly
Martin Sacks ... Sr. Det. Patrick Joseph 'P.J.' Hasham
John Wood ... Senior Sgt. Tom Croydon
Richard Cawthorne ... Bradley Eckhardt
Jennifer Jarman-Walker Jennifer Jarman-Walker ... Nancy Eckhardt (as Jennifer Jarman)
Casey-Lee Walker Casey-Lee Walker ... Jodie Addams
Greg Stone ... Gerry Howson
Nic Bishop ... Nigel Kellett (as Nicholas Bishop)
Glynis Angell Glynis Angell ... Anne Courtney
Joanna Nation Joanna Nation ... Deb Courtney
Nigel Rodrigues Nigel Rodrigues ... Hatish


Tess and Jack's romance is in full throttle. Jo teases him about his nightly sojourns, but Jack revels in his secret dalliance with the Sergeant. Then they are called out to attend an attack on a convicted drug trafficker and everything begins to change. Five years ago, Brad Eckhardt killed a local high school student with a bad batch of ecstasy. Having served his time, Brad is back in town to nurse his sick mother. With Brad's promise that he's changed his ways, the last thing mother or son want is the past coming back to haunt them. But grief does not forget easily, and the victim's father is determined to make Brad suffer. When a report comes in from a local high school that someone is dealing ecstasy, Jack assumes Brad Eckhardt is dealing again. Once a pusher, always a pusher. Jack goes in hard, using threatening tactics and inciting locals with inflammatory comments about Brad. Then Brad's mother is assaulted outside a supermarket, and Tom - incensed by a town vendetta - lays it ...

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20 June 2001 (Australia) See more »

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