Old School (TV series)

Old School is an Australian television drama series that screened on ABC1 from 23 May to 11 July, 2014. The eight-part series follows the adventures of retired criminal Lennie Cahill and retired cop Ted McCabe. The characters were originally depicted in the short film Lennie Cahill Shoots Through by Paul Oliver.

Old School
  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • Adventure
Created byPaul Oliver
Steve Wright
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Executive producer(s)Tony Ayres
Penny Chapman
Christopher Gist
Gregor Jordan
Carole Sklan
Production location(s)Sydney, Australia
Running time55 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkABC1
Original release23 May –
11 July 2014 (2014-07-11)
External links
Official website

Old School was created by Paul Oliver and Steve Wright, and directed by Gregor Jordan, Peter Templeman and Paul Oliver. The producer was Helen Panckhurst, with executive producers Tony Ayres and Penny Chapman. Old School was written by Belinda Chayko, Paul Oliver, Matt Cameron, Chris Hawkshaw, Gregor Jordan, Michaeley O’Brien and Nick Parsons, with script producers Tim Pye and Sarah Smith.[1][2]

The song accompanying the opening titles is "Disguise" by Eleanor Dunlop.

Regular castEdit


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Viewers
1"Yesterday's Heroes"Gregor JordanPaul Oliver, Gregor Jordan23 May 2014 (2014-05-23)862,000[3]
The armoured van hold-up should have gone easily, but Detective Ted McCabe and his team knew about it. Lennie Cahill was arrested and a mysterious "bloke in a suit" shot McCabe.
2"Smash Repairs"Gregor JordanBelinda Chayko30 May 2014 (2014-05-30)740,000[3]
Ted and Lennie tail corrupt cop Rick Duncan, but Lennie smashes into the back of Rick's SUV. Rick threatens Lennie with a parole breach, and tells Ted he has to pay the cost of repairs.
3"Easy Money"Peter TemplemanBelinda Chayko6 June 2014 (2014-06-06)664,000[3]
On the trail of Rick Duncan's killer, Ted and Lennie find themselves in the thick of a greyhound-doping scam. A possible saviour of the McCabe's stolen finances comes from an unlikely place.
4"Her Weight in Gold"Peter TemplemanMichaeley O'Brien, Gregor Jordan13 June 2014 (2014-06-13)672,000[3]
When Ted and Lennie find books in crooked cop Rick's secret lock-up they have no idea of the trouble they are in. The books are laced with LSD, and the Triads and the Feds are after them.
5"Tiny Dancer"Paul OliverMatt Cameron20 June 2014 (2014-06-20)614,000[3]
Ted suspects Lennie of being involved in the robbery of a wealthy couple's home safe with a partner in crime who turns out to be Lennie's estranged wife.
6"Sky the Towel"Paul OliverMatt Cameron27 June 2014 (2014-06-27)618,000[3]
Ted and Lennie's visit to the illegal fights leads to the stabbing of Ted's former boxing protege, whose body they can't find. Meanwhile Ted's wife Margaret ends up in mortal danger.
7"Dead Man Walking"Gregor JordanMatt Cameron4 July 2014 (2014-07-04)725,000[3]
Margaret is kidnapped by "The Florist" from the Sterling Nickle heist, and Ted and Lennie have to try to save her before it's too late.
8"All That Glitters"Gregor JordanBelinda Chayko11 July 2014 (2014-07-11)721,000[3]
After the shooting of Kurt Meeks Ted is confined to home detention and Lennie is back in gaol, but then Ted learns that Lennie is going to rob the Duke Hotel's safe.


  1. ^ "ABC announces new crime series, Old School". 30 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Old School". ABC Television. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Old School: episode guide". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 29 July 2019.

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