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EPISODES: 39.
LENGTH: 38 x 60 mins; 1 x 90 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Film.
PRODUCTION: 1976 Crawford Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: Seven.

CAST:
Det. Sgt. Bluey Hills.......LUCKY GRILLS
Det. Gary Dawson.......JOHN DIEDRICH
Sgt. Monica Rourke.......GERDA NICOLSON
Jo Goldman.......VICTORIA QUILTER (eps 1 - 11)
Support:
Det. Sgt. Reg Truscott.......TERRY GILL
Assistant Commissioner.......KEN GOODLET
Debbie Morley.......MERCIA DEAN-JOHNS
Chief Superintendent.......FRED PARSLOW
Insp. Arthur Ferris.......PETER AANENSEN

CREW:
Executive Producers.......IAN CRAWFORD & IAN JONES
Series concept.......IAN JONES & JOCK BLAIR
Production Manager.......JAN BLADIER

 

BLUEY ON DVD

The complete series of Bluey has been released on DVD. It is only available direct from the Crawfords website, and has not been distributed to retail stores. Check the Crawfords website for further details: http://www.crawfordsdvd.com.au/

 


EPISODE TITLES
1. The First Bloody Day 90 min. episode
2. Unplaced Favourite
3. The Final Dividend
4. May
5. One Man Band
6. Mack's Back
7. The Set-Up
8. Scout's Honour
9. The Wild Goose Chase
10. And Then There Were None
11. End Of The Line
Final Victoria Quilter
12. A Few Quiet Questions
13. Speak To Me Only
14. Run, Truscott, Run
15. Emma
16. The Mooball Man
17. Star Turn
18. Stop The Press
19. Father And Son
20. You Wouldn't Believe Me
21. Loose Lips Sink Ships
22. The Fat Cat
23. What Are Little Girls Made Of?
24. The Pick Up
25. It's Worth The Risk
26. The Changeling
27. Two Birds
28. The Hydra
29. Mirror Image
30. A Political Animal
31. Witness
32. The Wrong Coffin
33. Final Devotion
34. Lonely Ordeal
35. Whole Of Life
36. If A Man Calls
37. Tit For Tat
38. A Touch Of Stardust
39. Son Of Bluey

1. The First Bloody Day

Karen Wallace.......Briony Behets
'Mac' MacIntyre.......Keith Eden
Martin Gruman.......Richard Meikle
Petrakis.......Max Bruch
Janey.......Judy McBurney
Tim.......Gil Tucker
Wayne Humphries.......Paul Young
George Fowler.......Lew Luton
Georgie.......Leila Hayes
Annie.......Bethany Lee
Mrs. Gruman.......Billie Hammerberg
Mr. Goldman.......Mackie Smetana
Detective (Bill).......Clive Hearne
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill

Script.......Ian Jones & Jock Blair
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: Maverick cop Sgt. Bluey Hills is set up in the newly formed 'Department B', which has been created especially for him, largely because no-one else wants to work with him. His first day brings the tragic case of a young policeman who has been killed by a car bomb blast. Bluey is hindered by the boy's father, a retired policeman, who thinks the police aren't doing enough and decides to take on the investigation himself.

Notes: 90 minute episode.

Airdate:
Brisbane 20/7/76
Sydney 21/7/76
Adelaide 23/7/76
Melbourne 2/8/76
Orange NSW 9/1/78
Canberra 1/5/78
Wollongong NSW 18/5/78

 


Ep. 1: Lucky Grills and Briony Behets

2. Unplaced Favourite

Tony Benson.......Jeremy Higgins
Sgt. Jock Reynolds.......John Faasen
Bomb squad man.......John Bowman
Old man.......Tom Lake
Mike Jenkins.......Peter Bakos
Squib.......Frank Hamilton
Dave Butler.......Neil Thompson
Barman.......Charles Holmes
Business man.......John Murphy
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: Bluey is out to get small time crim Tony Benson - and Benson is very much aware of it. Benson makes several attempts to discredit Bluey, including planting a fake bomb in his car and appearing to commit a 'robbery' which never occurred. Bluey is subsequently suspended from duty, and is only brought back into favour by the efforts of Det. Gary Dawson.

Notes: Leading Victorian jockey Peter Bakos appears in this episode as jockey Mike Jenkins.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/7/76
Adelaide 27/7/76
Melbourne 9/8/76
Wollongong NSW 25/5/78

 

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Ep. 2: Peter Bakos and Lucky Grills

3. The Final Dividend

Susie Billings.......Vikki Hammond
Eric Holloway.......Edward Ogden
Karen Holloway.......Joanne Barker
Allen Brewster.......Brian Anderson
Sam Carruthers.......Michael Long
Frank Reynolds.......Barry Pierce
Margaret Holloway.......Jacqueline Kott
Dingo Ferris.......Ian Scott
Ron Nelson.......Andrew Gilmore
Reporter 1.......Tony Porter
Reporter 2.......Richard Askew
Reporter 3.......Ross Skiffington
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill

Script.......Gwenda Marsh
Director.......Kevin Dobson
Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: A paroled criminal’s daughter is kidnapped by two men intent on obtaining the money - proceeds from past robberies - that he has hidden away. Bluey is reluctant to get involved, especially when it appears the kidnappers know his every move even before he does.

Airdate:
Adelaide 3/8/76
Melbourne 16/8/76
Wollongong NSW 1/6/78
Canberra 13/10/78

 

4. May

Walter Curran.......Max Cullen
May Curran.......Judith Dick
Kevin Curran.......Greg Apps
Ida Stacey.......Shirley Cameron
Roy Jackson.......Howard Eynon
Terry Lowe.......Frank Rich
Piggot.......Graham Mathrick
Baker.......John Pugh
Bloke in lane.......Les James
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: Walter Curran is a petty criminal who always gets caught. Bluey's attempts to reform Curran fail, and Curran’s son follows his father’s footsteps into crime, bringing a tragic consequence for the whole family.

Airdate:
Adelaide 10/8/76
Melbourne 23/8/76
Orange NSW 30/1/78
Wollongong NSW 8/6/78
Canberra 20/10/78

 

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Ep. 4: Lucky Grills and Max Cullen

5. One Man Band

Eric Yates.......John Hargreaves
Laurel Yates.......Paula Maxwell
Bill Drummond.......Leighton Watts
Moody.......Bill Stacey
Charlie Matheson.......John Drew
Doyle.......Tom Broadbridge
Surveillance man.......Rod Ferguson
Taxi driver.......Geoffrey Morrow
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......George Miller
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Eric Yates, a brilliant criminal, escapes custody while attending a funeral. Bluey is baffled by Yates' disappearance, and questions whether the escape was actually Yates' idea. The only clue seems to lie with Yates' wife.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/8/76
Adelaide 17/8/76
Melbourne 30/8/76
Orange NSW 6/2/78
Wollongong NSW 15/6/78

 

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Ep. 5: John Diedrich and Paula Maxwell

6. Mack's Back

Jean Carter.......Katy Wild
'Mack' McKenna.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Terry Carter.......John Wood
Kenneth Palmer.......Les James
Det. Ray Noble.......Peter Stratford
Ted the barman.......Peter Williamson
Sgt. Rolley.......John Bishop
Desmond Reed.......Rob Hewett
Arson Squad detective.......Neil Thompson
Surveillance detective.......Keith Halliwell
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Bluey hounded ‘Mack’ McKenna until he moved his criminal operations interstate, where he was jailed for five years. Upon his release, ‘Mack’ returns seeking revenge.

Notes: A fire in a burning building scene where Bluey rescues some tied up people got out of control in the studio, causing some anxious moments - no-one was hurt.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/9/76
Sydney 19/8/76
Adelaide 24/8/76
Newcastle NSW 3/1/77
Orange NSW 13/2/78
Wollongong NSW 22/6/78
Canberra 10/11/78

 

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Ep. 6: Katy Wild

7. The Set-Up

Helen Laughton.......Sigrid Thornton
Sandy (Barbie Fisher).......Joanne Moore
Liz (Jacki Fisher).......Katie Morgan
Walter Kite.......John Jarrat
Tiny.......Steve Millichamp
Vic Nelson.......Mark Albiston
Grant.......Will Deumer
Preacher.......Gary Down
Constable.......Matthew King
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Keith Thompson
Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: Bluey investigates when a contract is put out on underworld figure Vic Nelson, and word is that a policeman will carry out the deed.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/8/76
Adelaide 31/8/76
Melbourne 13/9/76
Newcastle NSW 6/1/77
Orange NSW 20/2/78
Wollongong NSW 29/6/78
Mt Gambier SA 7/7/78
Canberra 17/11/78

 


Ep. 7: Sigrid Thornton

8. Scout's Honour

Det. Lee Hacker.......Vincent Gil
Wilson.......George Spartels
'Go-between'.......Tim Eliott
Travis.......Bjarne Ohlin
Page.......Neil McColl

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Kevin Dobson
Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: Bluey comes into conflict with a detective from the Federal police when Department 'B' is ordered to assist in the investigation of what seems to be a major drug smuggling racket.

Notes: The role of Det. Hacker was specially written for Vincent Gil.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/9/76
Melbourne 20/9/76
Adelaide 24/9/76
Newcastle NSW 10/11/77
Orange NSW 27/2/78
Wollongong NSW 6/7/78
Canberra 24/11/78

 

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Ep. 8: Vincent Gil, Lucky Grills, John Diedrich and George Spartels

9. The Wild Goose Chase

James Conder.......Tony Bonner
Jules.......Frank Gallagher
Henri.......Jeremy Higgins
Newsman.......John Bluthal
Sergeant.......Colwyn Roberts
Constable.......Steven Clarke
Barman.......Cliff Ellen
Boy.......Michael Barclay
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Ian Jones
Director.......Gary Conway
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Bluey is given a political assignment to protect James Conder, a British mercenary who was last known to be operating in a South American war. Bluey dislikes the task, and matters are complicated when Conder disappears with Jo Goldman.

Airdate:
Sydney 9/9/76
Melbourne 27/9/76
Adelaide 1/10/76
Brisbane 6/10/76
Newcastle NSW 13/1/77
Orange NSW 6/3/78
Wollongong NSW 13/7/78
Canberra 1/12/78

 

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Ep. 9: Victoria Quilter and Tony Bonner

10. And Then There Were None

Janos.......Serge Lazareff
Bert Thompson.......John Clayton
Davies.......Ernie Bourne
Sally Granger.......Judi Ferrier
Janey.......Judy McBurney
Mrs. Jenkins.......Vivian Gray
Jenkins.......David Ravenswood
Ginger Morgan.......Bobby Bright
John Granger.......Tom Lake
Mrs. Granger.......Brenda Beddison
Truck driver.......Bernard O'Keefe
Detective.......Johnathon Dixon
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill

Script.......Jock Blair
Director.......George Miller
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Bluey investigates when a man's house is broken into and his family held hostage while the man himself is forced to open and empty the safe at his office.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/9/76
Melbourne 4/10/76
Adelaide 5/11/76
Newcastle NSW 17/1/77
Orange NSW 13/3/78
Wollongong NSW 20/7/78
Canberra 8/12/78

 

11. End Of The Line

Sharon Holt.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Insp. Arthur Ferris.......Peter Aanensen
Jock McMillan.......Stuart Finch
Greg Holt.......John Geros
Georgie Daniel.......Neil McColl
Lennie.......Raymond Simpson
Jimmy.......John Mitchell

Script.......Tom Hegarty & Peter Kinloch
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Bluey investigates some truck hijackings, which develops into a personal crisis for Det. Dawson. After an undercover assignment, he returns home to find Jo gone.

Notes: Final episode with Victoria Quilter.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/11/76
Adelaide 12/11/76
Newcastle NSW 20/1/77
Orange NSW 20/3/78
Wollongong NSW 27/7/78
Canberra 15/12/78

 

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Victoria Quilter

12. A Few Quiet Questions

Charles Parker.......Kit Taylor
Sir Dennis O'Brien.......Wallas Eaton
Victor Cunningham.......Bruce Myles
Max Johnson.......Colin Vancao
Peter Stark.......Carrillo Gantner
Harry French.......Leon Lisseck
John.......Warwick Randall
Coral Perkins.......Charmion Jacka
Mick.......John Egan
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Gary Conway
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Bluey investigates when a reporter is killed after discovering the infiltration of a respectable company by criminals using it to launder money.

Airdate:
Sydney 25/9/76
Melbourne 15/11/76
Adelaide 19/11/76
Newcastle NSW 24/1/77
Orange NSW 27/3/78
Wollongong NSW 3/8/78
Canberra 5/1/79

 

13. Speak To Me Only

Alsie Thomas.......Shirley-Ann Kear
Porgy Beaumont.......Tom Richards
Thomas 'Muley' Price.......Vincent Ball
Nipper Reed.......Reg Gorman
Sammy Parsons.......John Bowman
Barbara Price.......Elaine Baillie
Rex Harris.......Brendon Cassidy
Dave Brown.......Peter Curtin
Albert (barman).......Jonathon Dixon
Night nurse.......Sue Jones
Policeman.......Don Smibert
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Dawson believes Bluey's obsession with 'Muley', a criminal who won't talk, is affecting his judgement, and Bluey quickly reaches breaking point.

Airdate:
Sydney 10/11/76
Melbourne 22/11/76
Newcastle NSW 27/1/77
Orange NSW 10/4/78
Wollongong NSW 17/8/78
Canberra 29/12/78

 

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Lucky Grills

14. Run Truscott Run

Evan Dillon.......Grigor Taylor
‘The Professor’.......Bruce Kerr
Clarence Bennett.......Tony Barry
Alice.......Jenny Austin
Bill Owens.......Alan Hardy
Tony Flegg (barman).......Tim Connor
Drunk.......Frank Hamilton
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......George Miller
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Truscott's cover is blown by a gang of criminals, and matters are complicated by Truscott's involvement with a former girlfriend of one of the gang. Truscott has to count the cost of his undercover life and the demands it makes of him not having a personal life.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/11/76
Melbourne 29/11/76
Newcastle NSW 31/1/77
Orange NSW 17/4/78
Wollongong NSW 20/10/78

 

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Ep. 14: Grigor Taylor and Bruce Kerr

15. Emma

Tom Evans.......Stewart Faichney
Emma Evans.......Hilda Scurr
Leslie Stevens.......Lesley Baker
Helen Trent.......Di Greentree
Sen. Det. Bill Holden.......Peter Corbett
Jenny Davis.......Roberta Grant
Terry Baxter.......Gary Waddell
Moggy Moon.......Lester Morris
Dr. Wicks.......Malcolm Steed
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......John Drew
Director.......Gary Conway
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Emma Evans claims her son is innocent of murder. Nobody, including Bluey, believes her - until she becomes a hit and run victim. Bluey starts to dig, finding twists and causing upheavals which lead to the A.C. threatening to suspend him.

Airdate:
Sydney 17/11/76
Melbourne 22/1/77
Newcastle NSW 3/2/77
Wollongong NSW 24/8/78
Canberra 12/1/79

 

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Ken Goodlet

16. The Mooball Man

Dellit.......Norman Yemm
NSW A.C. Cecil McBride.......Chuck Faulkner
‘Doc’ Hasler.......Max Meldrum
Peliarti.......Luigi Villani
'Mike' (Michelle).......Beverley Phillips
Const. Reegan.......Bill Garner
Ben.......Keith Kaye
Lockwood.......Nevil Thurgood
Barman.......Cliff Ellen
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......George Miller
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: To get Bluey out of the way, the A.C. sends him to the remote country town of Mooball to investigate a possible homicide following the discovery of some old bones.

Airdate:
Sydney 20/11/76
Melbourne 29/1/77
Newcastle NSW 7/2/77
Wollongong NSW 27/10/78
Canberra 19/1/79

 

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Ep. 16: Max Meldrum, Lucky Grills and Bill Garner

17. Star Turn

Belinda Dempsey.......Penny Ramsey
Brad McGraw.......Robert Bruning
Nora.......Nancy Black
Bull Mason.......Arthur Sherman
Det. Ray Noble.......Peter Stratford
Bert Stubbs.......Ron Pinnell
Neighbour.......Arthur A'Beckett
Police mechanic.......Bill Stacey
Betts.......John Dibbs
Turner.......Lloyd Cunnington
Bell hop.......John Arnold
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Bluey investigates an alleged assassination attempt on has-been movie star Brad McGraw, who has recently returned home to Australia.

Airdate:

Sydney 24/11/76
Melbourne 5/2/77
Newcastle NSW 14/2/77
Wollongong NSW 3/11/78
Canberra 26/1/79

18. Stop The Press

Debbie Morley.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Cyril Kavanagh.......Richard Gilbert
Chief of staff.......John Cousins
Deno Rossi.......John Orcsik
Madge.......Doreen Warburton
Rick Davey.......Hu Pryce
Sen. Det. Davidson.......Ian Smith
Cashier.......Cherry Blaskett
Teresa.......Maria Mercedes
Mrs. Bonnici.......Val Jellay
Barman.......Vernon Weaver

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Gary Conway
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Bluey assists the Commonwealth authorities to help combat a flood of counterfeit notes. His task is complicated by the activities of young reporter Debbie Morley who becomes a victim of the swindle.

Notes: First appearance by Mercia Dean-Johns in a support role as Debbie Morley.

Airdate:
Sydney 27/11/76
Melbourne 12/2/77
Newcastle NSW 12/2/77
Wollongong NSW 10/11/78
Canberra 9/2/79
Orange NSW 21/4/79

 

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Ep. 17: Penny Ramsey and Robert Bruning

19. Father And Son

'Seaboots'.......Jane Clifton
David Andrews.......Anthony Hawkins
Rapata.......James Paul
Petersen.......Bowen Llewellyn
Chief Superintendent.......Fred Parslow
Cannibal.......Max Fairchild
Conner.......Mark Albiston
Wiremu.......David Paul
Mavis.......Lenore Somerset
Raymond.......Peter Homewood
Wharf Policeman 1.......Roger Boyce
Wharf Policeman 2.......Lou Brown

Script.......David Stevens
Director.......Gary Conway
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Bluey helps a stowaway boy, who can't speak English, to find his father. He discovers an illegal immigration racket, and Det. Dawson gets mixed up with a strange girl known as 'Seaboots'.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/12/76
Brisbane 22/12/76
Newcastle NSW 10/2/77
Melbourne 19/2/77
Wollongong NSW 17/11/78
Canberra 16/2/79
Orange NSW 28/4/79

 

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Ep. 19: James Paul, Max Fairchild and Lucky Grills

20. You Wouldn't Believe Me

James Rankin.......Tim Evans
Det. Sgt. Ralph Blakely.......Barry Pierce
Alice Collins.......Billie Hammerberg
Sandy.......Katie Morgan
Norm (truck driver).......Cliff Ellen
Pamela.......Margaret Spiewak
Jenny.......Louise Zele
Lesley Green.......Phil Brock
Driver.......Max Davison
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Chief Superintendent.......Fred Parslow

Script.......Gwenda Marsh
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Blakely begins a blitz on massage parlours. Bluey suspects Blakely is corrupt when he gives favourable treatment to parlours run by Rankin. When Bluey discovers that Blakely is a drug addict, supplied by Rankin, Blakely tries to kill Bluey.

Airdate:
Brisbane 29/12/76
Newcastle NSW 21/2/77
Melbourne 26/2/77
Wollongong NSW 24/11/78
Canberra 23/2/79
Orange NSW 5/5/79

 

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John Diedrich and Lucky Grills

21. Loose Lips Sink Ships

Brougham.......Maurie Fields
Debbie Morley.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Courier.......Michael Beecher
Chief Superintendent.......Fred Parslow
‘Scotty’ (Phil).......Alex Porteous
Constable.......Lou Brown
Costello.......Graham Mathrick
Neighbour.......Hazel Campbell
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......George Miller
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: After the arrest of a private detective, several photo negatives which are a crucial part of the evidence go missing. Shortly afterwards, Det. Gary Dawson begins acting suspiciously, spending more money than he earns. Bluey suspects that Det. Dawson is on the 'take'.

Airdate:
Sydney 8/12/76
Brisbane 3/1/77
Newcastle NSW 24/2/77
Melbourne 5/3/77
Wollongong NSW 1/12/78
Canberra 2/3/79
Orange NSW 12/5/79

 

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John Diedrich

22. The Fat Cat

Blair Thompson.......Peter Curtin
Mrs. Thompson.......Judith McGrath
Mason.......John Proper
Ted Powers.......Garry Meadows
Georgie.......Leila Hayes
Sir Gregory Dillon.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Alan O'Brien.......Ross Skiffington
Dr. Armstrong.......John Gould
Mrs. O'Brien.......Sheila Florance
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Bob Caswell
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: The Assistant Commissioner tries to get Bluey to take some leave just when Det. Gary Dawson's investigations into a series of cat burglaries start to bear fruit. After an encounter with the cat burglar, who proves too agile for Bluey and escapes, ridiculing him in the process, the suspects are gradually narrowed down to one as Bluey becomes more and more determined to find the 'cat'.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/12/76
Brisbane 5/1/77
Newcastle NSW 28/2/77
Melbourne 12/3/77
Wollongong NSW 8/12/78
Canberra 9/3/79
Orange NSW 19/5/79

23. What Are Little Girls Made Of?

‘Cricket’ Barnett.......Andrea Butcher
Pearl Barnett.......Joy Mitchell
Alex ‘Kanga’ Murray.......Peter Adams
Fred Barnett.......Frankie Davidson
‘Skinny’.......Steve Millichamp
Barman.......Jack Mobbs
Businessman.......Alan Rowe
Client.......Terry Trimble
Constable 1.......Jonathan Dixon
Constable 2.......Rod Ferguson
Derelict 1.......Bill Bennett
Derelict 2.......Ralph Guthrie
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......George Miller
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Monica becomes involved with an eleven-year-old shoplifter called Cricket. Bluey warns Monica to stay clear of Cricket, as she may hamper his investigations into a car theft racket. But Monica 'does a Bluey' and goes off alone - with alarming consequences.

Airdate:
Sydney 15/12/76
Brisbane 12/1/77
Newcastle NSW 3/3/77
Melbourne 19/3/77
Wollongong NSW 15/12/78
Orange NSW 26/5/79

 

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Ep. 22: Garry Meadows, Ken Goodlet and Lucky Grills

24. The Pickup

Sandra Gibson.......Judy McBurney
George Palmer.......Colin McEwan
Larry Davis.......Gerard Maguire
John Clancy.......Max Gillies
Insp. Frank Lord.......Don Philps
Guitarist.......Hank Johan
Constable.......Leigh Luxmore
Constable.......Bruce Beck
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Gregory Scott
Director.......Gary Conway
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Against Bluey's advice, Det. Dawson accepts an undercover assignment to investigate a large scale drug smuggling racket. While undercover he renews an old acquaintance with Sandra Gibson, a girl he knew from his modelling days who is now involved in the drug smuggling.

Airdate:
Sydney 18/12/76
Brisbane 10/1/77
Newcastle NSW 7/3/77
Melbourne 26/3/77
Wollongong NSW 22/12/78
Canberra 23/3/79

 

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Ep. 24: John Diedrich and Judy McBurney

25. It's Worth The Risk

Sgt. Tracey Alexander.......Belinda Giblin
Marcia Franks.......Tracy Mann
Debbie Morley.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Mike Scott.......Michael Aitkens
Ed Bain.......Peter Hehir
Pete Essex.......Alan Bickford
Sgt. Jack Hall.......Peter Felmingham
Mack.......John Arnold
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill

Script.......John Drew
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Det. Gary Dawson works undercover with Sgt. Tracey Alexander from the NSW Police to investigate a series of armoured truck hi-jackings. They form an emotional attachment, however things go wrong on the operation - with tragic consequences.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/12/76
Brisbane 19/1/77
Newcastle NSW 10/3/77
Melbourne 7/4/77
Wollongong NSW 29/12/78
Canberra 30/3/79
Orange NSW 9/6/79

 

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Ep. 25: Belinda Giblin

26. The Changeling

Jean Anderson.......Rowena Wallace
Shirley Watson.......Jeanie Drynan
Det. Sgt. Hennessy.......Frank Wilson
Howard Anderson.......Barry Hill
Flossie.......Lynn Flanagan
Peggy Browning.......Janne Coghlan
Robbie Browning.......David Atkins
Pete.......David MacKennal
Fred.......Fritz Maaten
Rhonda.......Penny Isles

Script.......Colin Eggleston
Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Bluey re-opens an old abduction case, and lives to regret it when he uncovers the truth and causes only misery for all those involved.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/12/76
Brisbane 26/1/77
Melbourne 14/4/77
Wollongong NSW 29/1/79
Canberra 6/4/79

 

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Ep. 26: Rowena Wallace

27. Two Birds

Det. Sgt. Brendan Cusack.......John Wood
Kevin Read.......Tom Richards
Debbie Morley.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Susy Reeves.......Isobel Kirk
Sir Moray Ruislip.......Keith Lee
Insp. Arthur Ferris.......Peter Aanensen
Wally 'Birds' Avery.......Reg Evans
Gail.......Susan Arnold
Alan Palmer.......Adrian Wright
Det. Jack Frost.......Robert Graham
Journalist.......David Johnston
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......George Miller
Consultant.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Witnesses connect 'Birds' Avery with a murder, and all except Bluey believe he is guilty. Bluey's attempts to prove 'Birds' innocence bring him into conflict with the detective on the case.

Airdate:
Brisbane 26/2/77
Sydney 10/3/77
Melbourne 27/4/77
Wollongong NSW 26/1/79
Canberra 20/4/79

 

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Lucky Grills

28. The Hydra

Randy Knight.......Sue Walker
Felicity.......Danee Lindsay
Benny Allman.......Jonathon Hardy
'Gay' Gordo.......David Birmingham
Mrs. McCormack.......Joan Letch
Harry Silverman.......Michael Duffield
Stella Hedley.......Billie Hammerberg
Rabbi.......Kurt Ludescher
Jud.......Telford Jackson

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......David Stevens
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Bluey investigates the macabre terrorising of a stripper and her deaf mute sister. The clues border on the supernatural, making it difficult to establish a motive, which keeps Bluey, Monica and Gary guessing.

Airdate:
Brisbane 5/3/77
Sydney 7/4/77
Melbourne 3/5/77
Wollongong NSW 2/2/79

 


Ep. 28: Sue Walker

29. Mirror Image

Det. Sgt. Nick Stoner.......Peter Cummins
Mackay.......David Bookalil
Bradley.......John Murphy
Davidson.......Gary Waddell
Mrs. Neilson.......Esme Melville
Mrs. Gillis.......Jennifer Hagen
Kate Gillis.......Ginia New
Mrs. Owen.......Veronica Heywood
Allsop.......Jack Brown
Mrs. Rose.......Nanette Goode
Raylene Owen.......Yvonne Santucci
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Bob Caswell
Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Bluey and Det. Stoner investigate a series of child abductions. Stoner seems obsessed with the case, and the Assistant Commissioner suspects he has been falsifying evidence and asks Bluey to investigate.

Airdate:
Brisbane 12/3/77
Sydney 14/4/77
Melbourne 10/5/77
Wollongong NSW 9/2/79
Canberra 4/5/79

 

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Ep. 29: Peter Cummins

30. A Political Animal

Sylvia Granger.......Veronica Lang
Kenneth Granger.......Vincent Ball
Adrian Tucker.......Tony Bazell
Receptionist.......Clare Binney
Det. Sgt. Jim Morrison.......Clive Hearne
Bert Wilkens.......Jeffrey Booth
Jennings.......Fred Ford
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Bob Caswell
Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Businessman Kenneth Granger attempts to flee the country, to avoid extradition to Canada to face embezzlement charges. Bluey sets up a charge against him to force him to stay in Australia, and soon after a bomb is sent to Granger.

Airdate:
Brisbane 19/3/77
Sydney 21/4/77
Melbourne 17/5/77
Wollongong NSW 16/2/79

 

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Ep. 30: Veronica Lang

31. Witness

Debbie Morley.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Insp. Arthur Ferris.......Peter Aanensen
Fred Randall.......Steve Millichamp
Geoff Eastman.......Adrian Wright
Tracy Carter.......Caroline Gillmer
Forensic man.......Robert Schroeder
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Gregory Scott
Director.......Paul Eddey
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Monica's life is threatened after she witnesses a robbery and murder, and Bluey and Insp. Ferris have a difficult time protecting her, especially after Debbie becomes involved.

Airdate:
Sydney 28/4/77
Melbourne 24/5/77

 

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Ep. 31: Terry Gill

32. The Wrong Coffin

Chris.......Chris Haywood
Spencer.......Brian Blain
Elsie Hunter.......Davina Whitehouse
Francis.......John Krummel
Insp. Arthur Ferris.......Peter Aanensen
Harry.......Roy Day
Mrs. Mitchell.......Muriel Salter
Archie.......Jack Perry
Apprentice.......Ken Weaver
Sailor.......David Stevens
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......David Stevens
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Elsie Hunter appears to be a potty old woman, however Bluey takes on the case of a supposed homicide that Elsie reported took place several months ago. A night in a cemetery, a night in a funeral parlour, and an 'angel of death' all add up to an intriguing jigsaw of extortion and murder. Bluey is 'helped' by Elsie, who conducts her own investigation.

Airdate:
Sydney 5/5/77
Newcastle NSW 7/5/77
Melbourne 31/5/77

 

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Ep. 32: Lucky Grills and Brian Blain

33. Final Devotion

Sue Golding.......Julieanne Newbould
Insp. Bill Dermot.......Terry McDermott
Steve Berry.......George Spartels
Tina Golding.......Patsy King
Bert Golding.......Tony Wager
Ida Berry.......Val Jellay
Martin.......Tom Travers
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Jim Simmonds & Denise Morgan
Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Steve Berry takes matters into his own hands when his girlfriend's parents object to their relationship because of his criminal father, and a siege situation develops with tragic consequences.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/5/77
Newcastle NSW 15/5/77
Melbourne 7/6/77

34. Lonely Ordeal

Susan Martin.......Candy Raymond
Jack Stevens.......Kit Taylor
Roger Stevens.......Ivor Kants
Timms.......Ernie Bourne
Drunk.......John Proper
Katie Cooper.......Georgina McLaughlin
Henry Martin.......Barry Pierce
Const. Beecher.......Roger Stephen
Photographer.......Nina Bondarenko

Script.......John Drew
Director.......David Stevens
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Susan Martin is raped, but Bluey and Gary don't believe she is innocent because of her dubious past. A surprising twist develops when they investigate Susan's relationship with Jack Stevens and his brother Roger.

Airdate:
Newcastle NSW 21/5/77
Melbourne 14/6/77

 

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Ep. 33: Julieanne Newbould

35. Whole Of Life

Judy Browning.......Kris McQuade
David Colson.......Alfred Bell
Charley Watson.......Keith Dunkley
Molly Barbour.......Beverley Phillips
Howard Corcoran.......Denzil Howson
Joe Patterson.......Jim Simmonds
Old woman.......Esme Melville
Fred.......Keith Kaye
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Colin Eggleston
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: An investigation into insurance fraud soon becomes a murder case when Bluey comes across prostitute Judy Browning and her 'sugar daddy' David Colson. It seems that Judy’s insurance policy is about to be ‘cashed in’ by Colson.

Airdate:
Brisbane 25/5/77
Newcastle NSW 28/5/77
Sydney 16/6/77
Melbourne 21/6/77

 

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Ep. 35: Alfred Bell and Kris McQuade

36. If A Man Calls

George Burroughs.......Bruce Kerr
Bernie Field.......Bruce Myles
Arthur Rice.......Alan Bickford
June Peters.......Marnie Randall
John Leach.......George Cunningham
Wally Waters.......Max Fairchild
Fat Sally.......Dorothy Lawrence
Forensic man.......Colwyn Roberts
Policeman (Stan).......Irving Reid
Girl.......Heather Brookman
Hot chick.......Catriona McDonald
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill

Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet
Script.......Gregory Scott
Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Truscott is caught by the local police after breaking into an office to obtain information for Bluey. Truscott will go to jail unless the crooked proprietors of the business whose office he broke into are themselves convicted.

Airdate:
Brisbane 1/6/77
Sydney 2/6/77
Newcastle NSW 4/6/77
Melbourne 10/12/77

 


Lucky Grills

37. Tit For Tat

Esma Fulcher.......Liddy Clark
Swanson.......Rod Mullinar
Joe Fulcher.......Graham Rouse
Paul Hendy.......Tim Robertson
Al Fulcher.......Vernon Weaver
Pete Fulcher.......Steve Millichamp
Stripper.......Carole Ann Aylett
Asst. Commissioner’s Driver.......Bill Stacey
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Bob Caswell
Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Bluey faces one of the most difficult decisions of his career when Monica is kidnapped and held hostage by a pair of Sydney crims. They want to exchange her for a criminal in Bluey's custody who masterminded a bank robbery, of which the two Sydney heavies want the proceeds.

Airdate:
Brisbane 8/6/77
Sydney 9/6/77
Newcastle NSW 11/6/77
Melbourne 17/12/77

 

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Ep. 37: Graham Rouse and Lucky Grills

38. A Touch of Stardust

Ronald Hamlin.......Peter Sumner
Jake Hobbs.......Vic Gordon
Peggy Moss.......Kay McFeeter
Lilly Morris.......June Salter
Ted Moss.......Paul Young
Janey Hobbs.......Beverley Dunn
Bette Taylor.......Margo McLennan
Hospital doctor.......Graham Moore
Doctor.......Barry Michael
Mou Muir.......Paddy Burnett
Mary Fellows.......Kim Krejus
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......John Drew
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Department 'B' is threatened with closure, and their last case is to investigate faith healer Ronald Hamlin. A retired policeman friend of Bluey's is found to be one of Hamlin's clients.

Airdate:
Brisbane 15/6/77
Sydney 23/6/77
Melbourne 29/12/77

 

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Lucky Grills

39. Son Of Bluey

Det. Sgt. Harry White.......Don Barker
Jenny.......Lynette Curran
Doug Stewart.......Gerard Kennedy
Joey Raven.......Serge Lazareff
Rhoda Lewis.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Matron.......Marion Edward
Sister.......Judy Jack
Sgt. Taylor.......Syd Bell
Police photographer.......Keith Halliwell
Doctor.......Laurie Dobson
Reg Truscott.......Terry Gill
Assistant Commissioner.......Ken Goodlet

Script.......Vince Moran & Tom Hegarty
Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: While investigating some new evidence concerning an old case, Bluey is shot and seriously wounded by the criminals concerned. It becomes a case for the Homicide squad, and Det. Sgt. Harry White takes up the investigation. Not satisfied with progress, Det. Gary Dawson conducts his own investigation, 'Bluey' style, much to the annoyance of Sgt. White. Bluey eventually recovers from his wounds, and the Assistant Commissioner laments that 'another Bluey Hills' has sprung up in the police force - in the form of Det. Dawson.

Notes: Don Barker reprises his Homicide role of Det. Sgt. Harry White.

Airdate:
Brisbane 22/6/77
Sydney 30/6/77
Newcastle NSW 27/8/77
Melbourne 31/12/77

 

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Ep. 39: Don Barker