3. Nearly all the actors cast as featured detectives in later series had appeared in earlier Homicide episodes, usually in non-police roles unrelated to their future characters. For example, John Stanton (left) appeared in six earlier episodes playing separate characters before his debut as Sen. Det. Pat Kelly in episode 384, The Kooranda Killing.
4. Rugged Geelong defender in the Victorian Football League (VFL), and later coach of the Cats, John Devine guest appeared as himself in episode 53, Holiday Affair.
5. Australian music identity Ian 'Molly’ Meldrum has a non-speaking role as a party guest who ejects an unruly invitee in episode 66, Flashback, filmed in 1966. Many local singers made guest acting appearances including Bobby Bright, Buddy England, Tony Shepp, Mike Brady and Jon English.
6. By 1970, nearly three million people nationally were watching each week.
The show was also sold abroad to the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Africa (including Kenya, Zambia and, unbeknownst to Crawfords, Rhodesia!).
7. Crawfords commenced production of colour episodes in March 1972 with episode 376, Initiation. As the national roll-out of colour television transmissions did not take place until 1 March 1975 (C-Day), the first 70 colour episodes were originally telecast in black-and-white.