HOME
The Info List - Cops L.A.C.


--- Advertisement ---



(i)

COPS L.A.C. (COPS: LOCAL AREA COMMAND) is a 2010 Australian television police drama, which screened on the Nine Network
Nine Network
. The series followed the work of officers at the Seaview Local Area Command, a fictitious police response area of the 'State Police' set in harbourside Sydney, New South Wales. The first series premiered on 2 September 2010, in the same timeslot of Network Ten's police drama Rush .

On 22 November 2010, the Nine Network
Nine Network
discontinued the show due to the high production costs.

CONTENTS

* 1 Cast

* 1.1 Main cast * 1.2 Recurring cast

* 2 Plot * 3 Production * 4 Episodes * 5 Ratings * 6 References * 7 External links

CAST

MAIN CAST

ACTOR ROLE FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE

Kate Ritchie
Kate Ritchie
Det. Senior Constable Samantha 'Sam' Cooper 1.01 1.13

Martin Dingle-Wall Det. Senior Constable Rhys Llewellyn 1.01 1.13

Ria Vandervis Det. Senior Constable Roxanne Perez 1.01 1.13

Tom O\'Sullivan Senior Constable Nathan Holt 1.01 1.13

Kelly Paterniti Constable Priscilla Smith 'Smithy' 1.01 1.13

Graeme Squires Probationary Constable Daniel van der Mark 1.01 1.13

Gary Sweet Superintendent Jack Finch 1.01 1.13

Denise Roberts Det. Inspector Dianne Pappas 1.01 1.13

Roy Billing Senior Sergeant Graeme Sinclair 1.01 1.13

Damian De Montemas Senior Constable Matt 'Matilda' Hilton 1.01 1.13

RECURRING CAST

ACTOR ROLE FIRST EPISODE LAST EPISODE

Ivy Mak Fran Barker 1.01 1.13

Sophie Katanis Constable Terese Drake 1.01 1.08

Jonny Pasvolsky Zac Butler 1.01 1.13

PLOT

Cops L.A.C.
Cops L.A.C.
revolves around the police operations of Seaview Local Area Command. Superintendent Jack Finch, a seasoned officer, is the Local Area Commander, with Crime Manager Detective Inspector Diane Pappas at his side. The uniformed officers stationed at Seaview handle anything from general police response calls to investigation of assaults and muggings, with detectives dealing with cases involving drug dealers and car crashes, shootings, stabbings, and armed robbery.

PRODUCTION

The first series consisted of 13 episodes and was initiated by Jo Horsburgh and commissioned by the Nine Network
Nine Network
in 2009, it was produced by Diane Haddon, Lisa Scott and in-house by the Nine Network Drama
Drama
Department . Production started on 27 May 2010 and ended on 11 November 2010, after various schelduling changes. Tim Pye, a writer on the series described the show as "like The Bill , but with a higher body count." When researching the real-life Local Area Command , he discovered "the more you research the business of policing, the more wondrous it is that people do it… But they stick with it and love it." Filming wrapped up for the first series in mid-September 2010.

In November 2010, it was reported that the show had been labelled a "dud". Speaking to The Daily Telegraph , an insider said that the show was almost certain to be axed after production on a Christmas DVD
DVD
of the drama was cancelled.

The season was released on DVD
DVD
as a three-disc set, under the title of Cops: Local Area Command - The Complete Series on 6 January 2011.

EPISODES

№ # TITLE DIRECTOR(S) WRITER(S) ORIGINAL AIRDATE

1 1 "The Learning Curve" Geoff Bennett Tim Pye 2 September 2010 (2010-09-02)

The detectives and uniformed cops of a busy Local Area Command uncover a daring homicide while investigating a car accident. Detectives Sam and Rhys devise a radical sting operation to catch a killer. On her first day in uniform, Priscilla's police career has an explosive start. L.A.C. boss Jack Finch needs all his diplomatic skills when the son of a US Navy Admiral is arrested for drink driving, and Graeme's life is forever changed after his retirement announcement.

2 2 "A Veil of Tears" Geoff Bennett Tim Pye 9 September 2010 (2010-09-09)

A routine police call-out turns to tragedy when a male stripper is murdered the day after an out-of-control hens night, and Roxanne is forced to give Dan a crash course in police discipline after Dan is nearly killed during an arrest.

3 3 "Running Scared" David Caesar Chris Hawkshaw 16 September 2010 (2010-09-16)

After Roxanne becomes involved in the death of an armed robber suspect, her career becomes under threat. Meanwhile, Rhys and Sam investigate a theft at a local jewellery store, which uncovers a collection of family gang crime. Sam tries to keep a secret about her former relationship with a prisoner and Dan saves an injured persons life.

4 4 "I'll See You" David Caesar Shelley Birse 23 September 2010 (2010-09-23)

When a body is found in a luxury apartment, the detectives suspect an identity-thief of murder and fraud. Sam fears for her career when her ex-boyfriend is released from prison and moves into the local area.

5 5 "The Killer Wore Sneakers" Karl Zwicky Andrew Kelly 30 September 2010 (2010-09-30)

When the target of a police investigation is found murdered, Rhys and Sam uncover a web of diamond smuggling, infidelity and workplace corruption. Meanwhile, Priscilla is seduced into a dangerous relationship with an Iraq war veteran, and Finch demands results when a sting operation ends in disaster for the cops.

6 6 "Lost Girls" Karl Zwicky Chris Hawkshaw 7 October 2010 (2010-10-07)

Sam and Rhys discover a dead pimp and an underage prostitution racket while searching for a runaway teenager. Roxanne goes undercover on the streets of Kings Cross to locate a schoolgirl suspected of murder.

7 7 "Killer Secret" Geoff Bennett Tim Pye ">N/A

1.05 30 September 2010 715,000 17 74

1.06 7 October 2010 670,000 14 65

1.07 14 October 2010 681,000 13 62

1.08 21 October 2010 Thursday 9:30pm 487,000 23 N/A

1.09 28 October 2010 560,000 21 99

1.10 4 November 2010 595,000 20 90

1.11 Thursday 10:30pm 410,000 31 N/A

1.12 11 November 2010 Thursday 9:30pm 574,000 22 93

1.13 Thursday 10:30pm 440,000 27 N/A

SERIES AVERAGE --- --- 655,000 18 N/A

REFERENCES

* ^ Knox, David (19 August 2010). "Airdate: COPS L.A.C". TV Tonight . Retrieved 7 August 2010. * ^ Knox, David (22 November 2010). "Cops LAC not returning". TV Tonight . Retrieved 26 November 2010. * ^ A B C D Knox, David (17 March 2010). "COPS L.A.C. cast complete". TV Tonight . Retrieved 7 August 2010. * ^ "Nine announces cast of new Australian drama series". Throng Australia. 17 March 2010. Retrieved 7 August 2010. * ^ "Cops L.A.C". Australian-Television.net. Retrieved 7 August 2010. * ^ Richey, Anne (14 May 2010). "Cops LAC: Tim Pye and Nines\'s new drama". Screen Hub Online. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2010. * ^ Knox, David (11 September 2010). "Gallery: COPS L.A.C". TV Tonight . Retrieved 11 September 2010. * ^ ".Cops L.A.C - the suspicious death of a cop show". Daily Telegraph. 6 November 2010. Retrieved 6 November 2010. * ^ http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/816921 * ^ A B Knox, David (30 August 2010). "Ratings: Week 36". TV Tonight . Retrieved 3 September 2010. * ^ Knox, David (5 September 2010). "7TWO grabs first win over GO!". TV Tonight . Retrieved 6 September 2010. * ^ A B Knox, David (6 September 2010). "Ratings: Week 37". TV Tonight . Retrieved 10 September 2010. * ^ Knox, David (12 September 2010). "The big bang on Nine\'s Ratings theory". TV Tonight . Retrieved 12 September 2010. * ^ A B Knox, David (13 September 2010). "Ratings: Week 38". TV Tonight . Retrieved 17 September 2010. * ^ Knox, David (19 September 2010). "Run for the ratings". TV Tonight . Retrieved 19 September 2010. * ^ A B Knox, David (20 September 2010). "Ratings: Week 39". TV Tonight . Retrieved 17 September 2010. * ^ Knox, David (26 September 2010). "2.8m for AFL but Nine wins the week". TV Tonight . Retrieved 26 September 2010. * ^ A B Knox, David (27 September 2010). "Ratings: Week 40". TV Tonight . Retrieved 1 October 2010. * ^ Knox, David (3 October 2010). "Blokes rule as Seven wins Week 40". TV Tonight . Retrieved 3 October 2010. * ^ A B Knox, David (4 October 2010). "Ratings: Week 41". TV Tonight . Retrieved 7 October 2010. * ^ Knox, David (10 October 2010). "Gold for Seven, Bronze for TEN in Week 41". TV Tonight . Retrieved 10 October 2010. * ^ A B Knox, David (11 October 2010). "Ratings: Week 42". TV Toni