Tracy Mann Cop Show: Tracy Mann is an Australian actress who has been on television and in films. The Australian Film Institute honored her for her performance in the film Hard Knocks in 1980 after she appeared in a number of television programs. For her role in the miniseries Sword of Honour as well as the 2005 film comedy Hating Alison Ashley, she has also received accolades in her own country. While everyone is becoming a little nervous about the difficult days ahead for Australian television, the Seven Network isn’t concerned about a thing.
They’ve summoned the authorities to put an end to the darkness. Seven has recently given the go-light to a new series, Skirts, which will revolve around the activities of the Community Policing Squad. The network is sure that it will become one of the biggest successes of the 1990 television season.
The new series, which will be produced later this year, will star Tracy Mann, who has won AFI and TV WEEK Logie awards for her performance. As Des Monaghan, Seven’s executive vice president of network production and program development, puts it, the show is “brave, but also filled with a lot of comedy and passion.”
In the words of Monaghan, “We are absolutely certain that we have a winner on our hands.” According to him, it is difficult to compare Skirts to previous police dramas such as Cop Shop or Cagney and Lacey since they are so different.
“It’s not like anything else that’s been done before,” says the author. It’s new, it’s extremely thrilling, and it depicts a little bit of the reality of police work.
“Roger Simpson and Peter Herbert have created a fantastic pilot with a cast of characters who are very compelling.”
The film, which is centred on the mainly female community police unit, examines what is an extremely difficult job for the officers who are dealing with the daily issues of child abuse and violence.
According to Monaghan, “we can also observe how the job impacts their personal life.”
Tracy Mann, whose credits include the miniseries Tracy and Sword Of Honour, as well as the films Hard Knocks and Going Down, portrays Senior Constable Pauline Reardon, who serves as the unit’s de facto commander.
Karen Davitt will portray Constable Debbie Priest, a woman with a kind heart but limited patience for the intricacies of police procedure. There’s also Constable Wanda Nowacek, portrayed by Kate Gillick, who is a strong, caring lady who is also very realistic in her approach to solving crimes. She thrives on the rush of adrenaline that comes with being called upon to clean up a squalid slum.
While contracts for the Skirts cast are still being finalized, the film’s cast will include English-born actor Nicholas Bell, who has appeared in a number of Agatha Christie telemovies and toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company before settling in Australia. Skirts will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 16.
He’s been assigned to the position of Sergeant Gary Block, a brutally efficient officer who is respected rather than loved by the rest of the officers in his team.
Skirts will be produced in Melbourne by Simpson LeMesurier, the team behind Sword Of Honour and Darlings Of The Gods. It is scheduled to premiere in the new year with a one-hour-per-week slot.