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Returning: Sea Patrol

Sea Patrol returns in mid April, back on the weeknight it first started, Thursdays.

Sea Patrol returns in mid April, back on the weeknight it first started, Thursdays.

Season four will premiere at 8:30pm Thursday, April 15 for a 16 episode season.

Returning are Lisa McCune, Ian Stenlake, Kristian Schmid, Kirsty Lee Allan, John Batchelor, Matthew Holmes and Nikolai Nikolaeff joined by Danielle Horvat and Conrad Colby, with Tammy McIntosh.

As previously noted, Steve Bisley is not returning.

Take 24 sailors from all walks of life, with different ages and temperaments, living cheek by jowl, away from family and friends for months at a time, in seas of all conditions and temperatures to make them boil.

This is navy life in Sea Patrol, the third new program in Nine’s massive week of April entertainment.

The fourth season of Sea Patrol stars Logie Award winner Lisa McCune, Ian Stenlake, Kristian Schmid, Kirsty Lee Allan, John Batchelor, Matthew Holmes and Nikolai Nikolaeff, and introduces Danielle Horvat and Conrad Colby, with Tammy McIntosh guest starring as the new Commander.

“This series is by far the most exciting to date, with new characters, more action, and more of what our fans love about the show,” said Stenlake, who plays CO Mike Flynn.

The adventures on Sea Patrol forge deep and lasting friendships while the crew of HMAS Hammersley confront explosive situations and mysterious events with deadly consequences.

Sea Patrol returns with 16 action-packed episodes on Thursday, April 15, at 8.30pm.

29 Responses

  1. I am an American searching the globe trying to find TV shows not produced here!

    I ran across this show (the 1st season – Only appears on hulu.com) and think it is great! I don’t know whether it accurately portrays the policy & procedures of the ADF, so I’m not going to get all hung up about whether they call the people by the correct ranks, or pronounce them correctly.

    But I love seeing beautiful Australia, I love seeing a show where the producers and directors don’t openly despise the men and women who risk their lives everyday to defend their country. I wish we Americans were allowed to see shows like this. I also wish I could find all of Season three online

  2. jeezz… people need to get a life. If you don’t like it, then why do you even click on this article, let alone constantly repeat that it’s a “crap show”?!?! I am excited (maybe even a little too much…) for Sea Patrol’s return, and I know for a fact that I’m not the only one.

    So everyone, stop winging!! You’re starting to sound like my english teacher…

  3. I’m glad it’s back. To all of you who come on here to complain about it… get a life. I’m a member of the RAN and watching this makes me feel just a little bit proud thank you very much. So if you want to mock it… realise what you’re mocking! This show is supposed to make you realise what the ADF does to maintain your freedom! It may be a drama but the RAN is behind it… So think about that next time before you go and bag it out!

  4. I have to agree with Griffin here – if you don’t like it, don’t watch it! It’s as simple as that! Obviously, as with every show on television, some people are going to love it and some people are going to hate it. It’s just the way things work. You just need to keep rude comments to yourselves. Personally, I love the show. I think it gives us a great insight to the RAN.

  5. Wow clearly most of you don’t have lives when you’re wasting time giving a bad review to something you clearly haven’t watched since it began. If you don’t like it then why bother bagging it out?? You can’t say no one likes it because the massive ratings that it gets suggest otherwise. Sea Patrol’s new season is set to be absoloutly amazing, At least us fans are supporting good Australian television instead of getting sucked in by the old cliche American stuff,/ Stop bagging Sea Patrol and why don’t you try supporting something from your own country instead?

  6. I personally can’t wait for Sea Patrol to return. It’s gotten better and better with each additional season. Those who stopped watching after season 1 have missed some great episodes. I realize the first few eps of season one were a little stiff but they were dealing with trying to be as realistic as possible with navy jargon and procedures. This improved as the season progressed and the whole show loosened up considerably when they got the larger boat in season 2.

    I’m looking forward to the storylines introducing the new cast and all the great action sequences we’ve come to expect.

    If you haven’t watched since the beginning you’re in no position to complain about it. If you’ve watched all three seasons and still say you hate it, I have just one question for you,” Why would you keep watching a show you supposedly hate?”

  7. Its definately something a bit different to whats rolled out in Aust TV at the moment.

    Looking forward to its return and it will be good to see Tim Campbell return to TV drama in a guest spot in one of the upcoming episodes.

  8. Wow, all you people who are whingeing about it… I have a great solution, even better than axing it. Don’t watch it! Don’t complain about it to those who love it! This show is one of the best in current Australian TV, and each episode pulls well over a million viewers. When you’ve got ratings like that, you can’t say “No-one likes it”.

    @Regan: What do you mean, start pronouncing lieutenant correctly? They never said it wrong. Of all the naval things they had to change to make it legal (uniforms, medals, etc) they’ve always stuck to proper pronunciation.

  9. If you don’t like it then don’t watch it. But there are lots of fans out there like me that will be watching it. I am looking forward to the return of the series and it is ment to be the best.

  10. Ah, Seat Boat, it’s back to clunk along with its wooden objects playing the lead roles, the script writing that floats like a brick, sparkles like compost, and just went downhill when the best personality, Bright Island, left the show.

  11. Thanks but no 9… I think we’ll pass this time around.

    This show got progressively sillier and sillier as the seasons went on. I’m amazed they were able to secure further funding, or that any advertisers could be found who were even marginally interested. I’ll stick with the comedies on ABC2.

  12. @ Daniel G says:
    March 26, 2010 at 2:55 pm
    That phrase “Nine’s massive week of April entertainment” just makes me cringe.

    If we replace the Nine with a Seven will that still make you cringe?

    Am glad Nine finally realised Thursday is the night for the show!!!
    Jason Dundas is only allowed on “Sea Patrol” if he spends the entire season shirtless and says nothing!
    Onya J.D you make Getaway worth watching;)

  13. In Sea Patrol’s defence I think it has become a victim of perception. Yes, it started off badly but it has become quite a good show – one of the better Aussie shows on TV. I think many are judging off the very weak first seasons and ignoring or not giving enough credit to how much it has improved.

    I could make the same comments about shows like Rescue, City Homicide or even Packed to the Rafters for them to be axed – they’re just as old fashioned. Secondly, old-fashioned isn’t such a bad thing if Underbelly is what’s considered modern.

    Hopefully SP will get the 1.3’s it was getting last year but it will be much harder on a Thursday.

  14. “This is navy life in Sea Patrol, the third new program in Nine’s massive week of April entertainment.”
    Isn’t that an oxymoron, how can a week of entertainment make up the ‘month’ or April?
    Or do they just have one good week in the whole month?

    The problem I have with SP is it’s predictable most of the time which is a bad thing in any show of this kind.

    BTW Don’t they normally have just 13 eps in the season?

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