COP SHOP hit the Australian television screens in 1977 following on from the successful series HOMICIDE, DIVISION 4 and MATLOCK POLICE. In the same Crawford tradition of popular home-grown police drama, COP SHOP became an instant favourite thanks to its unique blend of characters, suspense, excitement and continuing human drama, bringing 6 years and over 580 hours of entertainment to Australian homes.
In Volume 2, Det. Michael Georgiou (played John Orcsik) arrives at Riverside on temporary assignment. Afraid that Valerie may take up a job offer in America, JJ pops the question. Eric O'Reilly's secret is revealed - he has a daughter who has been hidden away from the world. Exposed to the grim realities of police work, Const. Benjamin's fiancé, Jill, has reservations about their impending marriage. Tragically, one of the Riverside team is shot and killed in the line of duty.