Under Siege
Season 4, Episode 2
Air date 10 February 1997
Written by Susan Hore
Directed by Chris Langman
Episode guide
Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Working Lunch


Nick fulfils a promise to young Annabelle Armstrong and takes her dog into protective custody. However, the farmers follow them into town and Nick soon finds the station cut off from the outside world with a highly agitated farmer, the girl, her mother and their dog.

Tom had hoped to quietly recover from his heart attack, but now finds himself standing in the heat trying to negotiate with an angry mob who have the police station under siege. Inside the station, tempers start to fray as Nick clashes with Adam and Dash. Frustrated by Nick's paralysis, the two young constables start negotiating with the farmer behind Nick's back.

The words "Japanese Encephalitis" strike fear into the heart of PJ. It's fatal, there's no cure, and it seems to be the cause of Maggie's illness. But PJ won't give up. Now the task is to prove the doctors wrong, to find a viable alternative and breath new life into his beloved Maggie.

Main Cast 

Supporting Cast 

  • Russell Kiefel as Mal Truesdale
  • Felicity Steel as Elspeth Armstrong
  • Richard Aspel as Phillip Armstrong
  • Jacinta Oliver-Cook as Annabelle Armstrong
  • Karen Davitt as Dr Zoe Hamilton
  • Reg Evans as Keith Purvis
  • Peta Doodson as Monica Draper
  • Camilla Ah Kin as Dr Lou Rigo
  • Andrew Russell as Tony Timms
  • Bruce Ross as Harry


  • This episode (4.02) aired back to back with Mad Dogs and Englishmen (4.01) on 10th February 1997.