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201. Standover


Barbara Young.......Benita Collings
Jack Miller.......Norman Yemm
Mark Richards.......Alfred Bell

Fred Baker.......Maurie Fields
Josie Turner.......Amber Mae Cecil
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
'Basher' Collins.......Vernon Weaver
Bluey West.......Alan Rowe
Bill O'Brien.......Jack Perry
Mike Turner.......David Clendinning
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Barman.......Frank Gow


Script.......Gwenda Marsh
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......John Walker
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye


Synopsis: An old friend of Det. Peters is about to be married, but his girlfriend has a criminal background that is exploited by operatives of a standover racket.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 15/8/73
Melbourne 26/9/73
Wollongong NSW 5/12/73
Brisbane 17/1/74
Newcastle NSW 26/2/74
Maryborough QLD 26/2/74
Port Pirie SA 1/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/4/74

202. Don't Ask Me

Liz Green.......Jenee Welsh
Ted Burns.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Bill Gates/Marshall.......Sandy Harbutt
June Ross.......Melissa Jaffer
Alex Green.......Ric Hutton
Car yard manager.......Denzil Howson
Mrs. Arnot.......Leila Hayes
Dr. Mitchell.......Don Smibert
Wilson.......Alan Stewart
Drug Squad Detective.......Michael Aggio

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......John Walker
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye


Synopsis: Const. Dwyer is first on the scene of a narcotics robbery at a warehouse, and is seriously bashed when he attempts to apprehend the criminals. One of the drug pushers is trained in unarmed combat, and he controls the supply for 17-year-old addict Liz Green, a sad and dominated character from a good family who is controlled, degraded and nearly destroyed.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/8/73
Melbourne 3/10/73
Traralgon VIC 3/10/73
Swan Hill VIC 3/10/73
Wollongong
NSW 12/12/73
Brisbane 24/1/74
Maryborough QLD 5/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/4/74

203. Willie

Willie Evans.......Ernie Bourne
Clive Collins.......Peter Adams
Joey Saunders.......Gus Mercurio
Edgar Evans.......Tony Bazell
Shirley Wagstaff.......Lenice Reed
Julie O'Brien.......Barbara West
Marion Evans.......Maggie Dence
Johnny Reid.......Ken Snodgrass
Mountjoy.......Gary Nicholls
Keating.......Herbert Payne

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye


Synopsis: Willie Evans is released from prison after serving three years for the theft of $17,000 which was not recovered on his arrest. He attracts great interest from his wife, his brother, a fellow former convict and the police.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/8/73
Melbourne 10/10/73
Adelaide 30/10/73
Brisbane 31/1/74
Toowoomba QLD 16/2/74
Newcastle
NSW 12/3/74
Maryborough QLD 12/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/4/74

 

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Ep. 202: Gerard Kennedy & Sandy Harbutt

 

204. My Pretty Maid

Wendy Morris.......Lynette Curran
Jill Edwards.......Kris McQuade
Brent Campbell.......Gerard Maguire
Rick Simpson.......Jay Bland
Tim West.......Michael Ferguson
Simpson.......Alan Rowe
Joan Morris.......Pauline Charleston
Jock.......Gary Down
Clarke.......Ernest Wilson

Script.......Don Rogers
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye


Synopsis: When a neighbour of Det. Sgt. Vickers becomes involved with a gang of hoodlums, it causes great concern for the Yarra Central police, particularly Policewoman Stewart who becomes a victim of the yobbos.

Airdate:
Sydney 5/9/73
Melbourne 17/10/73
Adelaide 6/11/73
Wollongong NSW 26/12/73
Newcastle
NSW 19/3/74
Maryborough QLD 19/3/74
Mt Gambier NSW 15/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/4/74

205. Damsel In Distress

Angela Hughes.......Helen Morse
Ivan Richardson.......Serge Lazareff
Geoffrey Hughes.......Owen Weingott
Deidre Simpson.......Jill Forster
Meredith McKenzie.......Denise Drysdale
Emma Richardson.......Hilda Scurr
Barrington.......Raymond Long

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......John Walker
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye


Synopsis: A young girl makes a complaint to the police to prevent her father from re-marrying. When this doesn't work, she employs an inept criminal to use more drastic action.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/9/73
Melbourne 24/10/73
Adelaide 13/11/73
Brisbane 14/2/74
Toowoomba QLD 2/3/74
Newcastle
NSW 26/3/74
Maryborough QLD 26/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/5/74
Kalgoorlie WA 3/4/75

206. Bella

Kathy Morris.......Rosalie Fletcher
Sheila.......Louise Crossland
Bella Morris.......Margo Lee
Stan.......Maurie Fields
Toby King.......Brian Hannan
Thompson.......Tom Farley
Elsie.......Marion Edward
Conroy.......Malcolm Phillips
Barman.......Roy Baldwin
Foreman.......Les James
Bottle-shop attendant.......Colwyn Roberts
George.......Frank Orban

Script.......Eddie Hepple
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......John Walker
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye


Synopsis: Yarra Central police have a baffling case on their hands when a prostitute befriends a young criminal. This association, together with the arrival of the prostitute's runaway daughter, leads to a tragic end.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 19/9/73
Melbourne 31/10/73
Adelaide 20/11/73
Wollongong
NSW 9/1/74
Brisbane 21/2/74
Toowoomba QLD 9/3/74
Maryborough QLD 2/4/74
Newcastle
NSW 3/4/74
Ballarat VIC 16/4/74
Mt Gambier SA 22/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/5/74

207. Young Hennessy

'Young' Jack Hennessy.......John Fegan
Rocky Chapman.......Gus Mercurio
Milly Hennessy.......Hilda Scurr
Merle.......Penelope Shelton
Danny O'Brien.......Stewart Faichney
Nursing sister.......Joanne Kloster
Frankie Reid.......Rod Williams
Luke.......Simon Drake
'Pops'.......Roy Lyons
'Sniffer'.......John Smythe
Hospital patient.......Fred Ford
Marc.......Marc Cheong

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......John Dommett
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Young Hennessy, a boxing champion of the 1930's, is reputed to have hidden away a great deal of money in his old house. Knowing that so many people are trying to take advantage of the old man, a young boy, Luke, decides to manage his life.

Notes: Frank Taylor does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/9/73
Melbourne 7/11/73
Adelaide 27/11/73
Brisbane 28/2/74
Maryborough QLD 9/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 30/8/74

208. The Criminal Type

Jenny Franklin.......Diane Craig
Kim Hayes.......Sally Conabere
Rhonda Bennett.......Margaret Cruickshank
Gordon Cook.......David Cameron
Douglas Bennett.......Peter Aanensen
Len Green.......Michael Long
Mrs. Cook.......Kay Eklund
Cliff James.......Gary Cosham

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Banner's girlfriend Jenny Franklin provides support when Banner is forced to investigate the possible criminal past of old friends.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 14/11/73
Brisbane 7/3/74
Maryborough QLD 16/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 6/9/74

 


Ted Hamilton

209. Fear Street

June Garrett.......Fay Kelton
Patrick Reid.......John Trenaman
Carl Fisher.......Tony Bazell
Sandra Bailey.......Lee Tholen
Jack Bailey.......Stuart Finch
Rene Fisher.......Betty Lucas
Len Fordyce.......Bryon Wiliams
Sgt. Harry Wilkey.......Allan Stewart
Old lady.......Isabel Harley
Young woman.......Patricia O'Neill

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: Yarra Central police are called in to find the sender of anonymous obscene letters to a number of married women all living in the same street.

Airdate:
Sydney 10/10/73
Melbourne 21/11/73
Brisbane 14/3/74
Maryborough QLD 23/4/74
Newcastle
NSW 24/4/74
Rockhampton QLD 28/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 13/9/74

210. You Do Your Best

Josie Lane.......Clare Balmford
Les Lane.......Don Philps
Andy Hill.......Michael Aitkens
Tim Wilson.......Peter Dahlsen
Mal Cooper.......Jay Bland
Val Wright.......Betty Ross
Wilson Snr........Brian Moll
Mrs. Wilson.......Dorothy Bradley
Jenny.......Jennifer Forbes
Mrs. O'Brien.......Isabel Harley

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......John Dommett
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......
Lyn Ogilvy

Synopsis: When an attractive but retarded girl is almost raped by a couple of yobbos, her father takes the law into his own hands to punish those responsible.

Notes: The Broadcasting Control Board ruled that this episode could not be screened before 8:30 PM.

Airdate:
Sydney 17/10/73
Melbourne 28/11/73
Adelaide 18/12/73
Brisbane 21/3/74
Shepparton VIC 15/4/74
Albury NSW 16/4/74
Maryborough QLD 30/4/74
Newcastle
NSW 1/5/74
Canberra 20/5/74
Mt Gambier SA 27/5/74
Cairns QLD 3/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/6/74

211. For Old Crime's Sake

Sarah Pearce.......Kay McFeeter
Martha Kelly.......Kris McQuade
Ned Harris.......Tom Farley
Horrie.......Roy Day
Ethel Pearce.......Margaret Christensen
Berry.......Denzil Howson
Clive Mottram.......Bill Bennett
Forensic bloke.......Robert Schroeder
Old gardener.......John Gould
Bookseller.......Ron Pinnell
Store detective.......Judy Johnson
Barry.......Graeme Shiels

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......John Dommett
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: An old man's dreams for his beloved grandniece result in tragedy when he turns to crime to help her establish a decent life.

Airdate:
Melbourne 5/12/73
Sydney 24/10/73
Wollongong
NSW 13/2/74
Maryborough QLD 7/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 27/9/74

212. Hit Run

Fiona Rogers.......Lenice Reed
Alison.......Vivienne Garrett
Mark.......John Clayton
Paul Rogers.......Michael Ferguson
Bob.......Telford Jackson
Joe.......Jack Perry
Receptionist.......Anne Wiles
Jan Edwards.......Vynka Lee Steere
Alex.......Terry Gill
Harry Anderson.......David Mitchell
Mike Collins.......Geoff Parry
Mrs. Ridley.......Pauline Charleston
Mechanic.......Vernon Weaver

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......
Lyn Ogilvy

Synopsis: Yarra Central police are set a difficult task when a young girl is killed following a hit and run accident.

Airdate:
Sydney 31/10/73
Adelaide 5/2/74
Melbourne 13/2/74
Wollongong
NSW 20/2/74
Brisbane 11/4/74
Maryborough QLD 14/5/74
Newcastle
NSW 15/5/74
Mt Gambier SA 3/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 4/10/74

213. Triangle

Jenny Franklin.......Diane Craig
Charlie Gibson.......Simon Chilvers
Edward Palmer.......Peter Cummins
Tim Freer.......Anthony Hawkins
Secretary.......Josephine Knur
Ricky Burns.......Paul Bertram
Janie Gibson.......Toni Lamond
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Const. Bill Forster.......Tony Sprague
Robertson.......Danny Burke
Boy.......Simon Hunt

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......John Dommett
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Assistant Producer.......Graeme Arthur
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: A policeman is critically injured when struck by the getaway car from an armed robbery, and Det. Sgt. Banner finds his personal life in turmoil when an ex-boyfriend of Jenny's arrives from London on business.

Airdate:
Adelaide 7/2/74
Melbourne 27/2/74
Wollongong
NSW 27/2/74
Brisbane 18/4/74
Newcastle NSW 22/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 11/10/74

214. Backlash

Liz Macleod.......Sally Conabere
Mal White.......Peter Gwynne
Ivan White.......Bill Hunter
Anne.......Carryl Browne
Reg White.......Graeme Blundell
Roly Roberts.......Barrie Barkla
Insp. Dalby.......Michael Duffield
Jean Macleod.......Franki Stuart
Marcie White.......Lesley Baker
Dennis.......Terry Gill
Rod Simpson.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Fence.......Keith Kaye
Factory cleaner.......Telford Jackson
'Hatch'.......Max Fairchild
Security guard.......Stephen Overall
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Constable.......Louis Seater

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye


Synopsis: Mal White has served eight years for robbery with violence and attempted bribery. All he wants on his release is a savage revenge on those whom he perceives to have done him wrong. One of his intended victims is Sgt. Scotty Macleod.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 14/11/73
Adelaide 12/2/74
Melbourne 20/2/74
Brisbane 25/4/74
Maryborough QLD 28/5/74
Newcastle
NSW 29/5/74
Cairns QLD 24/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 18/10/74

 


Gerard Kennedy

215. Talk Back

Betty Miller.......Rowena Wallace
Karen Marsh.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Alan Hodges.......Brian Wenzel
Stephen Miller.......Bryon Williams
Turner.......Roly Barlee
Doctor.......Ted Hodgeman
Gary's mother.......Val Jellay
Neighbour.......Muriel Salter
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Gary.......Adam Smibert
Repossession agent 1.......James Setches
Repossession agent 2.......Raymond Moore
Constable.......Peter Culpan

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......John Walker
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Assistant Producer.......Graeme Arthur

Synopsis: Billly Miller, a 10-year-old boy, goes missing. His disappearance went unnoticed by his mother, and Yarra Central police search for his body in a creek at the tip, and fear that a man with a known record of sex offences is involved.

Notes: Roger Simpson won an Awgie Award for Best Script For TV Series Drama (1974) for this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 21/11/73
Traralgon VIC 30/1/74
Adelaide 14/2/74
Melbourne 6/3/74
Wollongong
NSW 15/3/74
Brisbane 2/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 25/10/74


216. In At The Kill

George Meadows.......Syd Conabere
Joe Bianchi.......Frank Gallagher
Vince Ross.......Mark Albiston
Billy Anderson.......Frank Hamilton
Airline manager.......Alan Rowe
Hotel clerk.......Norman Kaye
Goldberg.......Kurt Beimel

Script.......Eddie Hepple
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......John Dommett
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Assistant Producer.......Graeme Arthur
Script Editor.......
Lyn Ogilvy

Synopsis: When an itinerant, middle-aged bushman arrives in Melbourne, he soon finds himself involved in a turmoil of trouble. The situation is complicated further when he appears to fall in love with Policewoman Margaret Stewart.

Airdate:
Sydney 16/1/74
Adelaide 19/2/74
Melbourne
13/3/74
Wollongong NSW 22/3/74
Brisbane 9/5/74
Maryborough QLD 11/6/74
Newcastle NSW 12/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 2/11/74


217. The Slasher

Jan Adams.......Joanne Kloster
Lena Jackson.......Anne Pendlebury
Sherry Scott.......Judy Jack
Tom Hunt.......Ken Goodlet
Louise Hunt.......Joan Letch
Suzanne Howard.......Anne Smith
Daryl Hunt.......Alan Wilson
Girl 1.......Mercia Dean-Johns
John Somers.......Maric Demajo
Girl 2.......Joanne Adderley

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: An ex-policeman investigates attacks on girls by a mentally deranged razor slasher. The further the investigation proceeds, the more it points to his own son being the culprit.

Notes: A 'teaser' before the opening titles, and a new, shorter opening titles sequence was introduced with this episode.

Airdate:
Adelaide 21/2/74
Melbourne
20/3/74
Wollongong
NSW 29/3/74
Brisbane 15/5/74
Maryborough QLD 18/6/74
Cairns QLD 15/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 9/11/74

 


Ep. 215: Ted Hamilton & Peter Cavanagh

218. Sergeant Banner

Jenny Franklin.......Diane Craig
Edward Corcoran.......Jerry Thomas
Charlie White.......James Boles
David Thompson.......Vince Martin
Williams.......Syd Heylen
Liz.......Julie Day
George Miller.......Gerald Fraser
McMahon.......George Cunningham
Jill.......Jutta Lesins
Karen.......Cherry Blaskett
Pay clerk.......Bruce Beck
Sgt. Henry Franklin.......Richard Morton
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh

Script.......Colin Eggleston
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: A gang of four dangerous criminals pull a major payroll robbery, and the entire Yarra Central crew is called in to assist. While arresting one of the thieves, Banner is shot in the shoulder and is forced to take a few days leave. He spends the time with his girlfriend Jenny, but her constant contact with friends she knew in England plus the pressures of Banner's job puts a strain on their relationship. So much so that Banner fears he may lose her. With this problem on his mind, plus the efforts to locate and capture the ringleader of the gang, he comes to the point where he almost has to choose between the police force and Jenny.

Notes: 90 minute episode. Ted Hamilton does not appear in this episode, and the opening titles are the same as those used from ep. 227 onwards, with scenes of Const. Dwyer edited out. Although for some unknown reason it is officially numbered 218, this episode was made at the same time as Nos. 227 - 232 (after Ted Hamilton left the series), and was one of the last black and white episodes produced. It was screened in Melbourne between eps. 236 & 237; in Sydney it was shown after ep. 258. (See also note on ep. 231).


Airdate:
Brisbane 28/3/74
Adelaide 2/4/74
Melbourne
25/7/74
Sydney 28/10/74
Rockhampton QLD 31/10/74

 


Ep. 218: Gerard Kennedy & Diane Craig

219. Charity Affair

Denise Mitchell.......Jill Forster
Vernon Mitchell.......John Nash
Hugh Mitchell.......Tim Eliott
Geoff Walsh.......Ted Hodgeman
Patricia Evans.......Ann Wiles

Marshall.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Carmel.......Katrina Pye
Rex Collins.......Peter Norton
Brian.......Trevor Woods
Fay.......Patricia Blucher
Dr. Young.......Malcolm Steed

Script.......Gwenda Marsh
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Police protection is requested at a charity function where a routine job turns into a possible murder investigation. Const. Dwyer takes on an undercover role posing as a criminal.

Notes: This episode does not feature a 'teaser' before the opening titles.

Airdate:
Sydney 5/12/73
Adelaide 26/2/74
Melbourne 27/3/74
Wollongong
NSW 5/4/74
Brisbane 23/5/74
Newcastle
NSW 25/6/74
Maryborough QLD 25/6/74
Mt Gambier SA 15/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/8/74

220. The Munich Job

Andrea Hayes.......Rowena Wallace
Henry Benton.......Maurie Fields
Insp. Klaus Fischer.......Eric Reiman
Mark Hudson.......Tony Allyn
Lydia Benton.......Val Jellay
Hayes.......David John
Det. Gustav Hiller.......Gavin Hamilton
Robert Anderson.......James Chesworth
Renata Keppel.......Nina Gregory
Max.......Joerg Ulitzka
Drunk.......Bill Bennett

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Yarra Central police become involved in an Interpol inquiry when it is thought that a suspect for a recent jewel robbery in Munich may be living in the area.

Notes: This episode does not have a 'teaser', and features the previous opening titles sequence, indicating that it was made before episode 217.

Airdate:
Sydney 23/1/74
Adelaide 28/2/74
Melbourne
3/4/74
Wollongong NSW 12/4/74
Brisbane 30/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 7/6/74
Maryborough QLD 2/7/74
Newcastle NSW 3/7/74
Mt Gambier SA 22/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/8/74

221. Approach With Caution

Mrs. Kirby.......Helen Morse
Albert Walker.......Gus Mercurio
Harvey Moore.......Frank Hamilton
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Mrs. Moore.......Mary Marschall
Jim Kirby.......Geoffrey Booth
Neighbour.......Fred Ford
Motorcycle cop.......Chris Dunn
Rita Walker.......Patricia Stewart
Gimpy Taylor.......Peter Williamson

Script.......Eddie Hepple
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Police are on full alert when they are informed that a sadistic psychopath and a mad bomber, who have both escaped from a country hospital, are heading towards Melbourne in an attempt to destroy those who helped imprison them.

Airdate:
Sydney 30/1/74
Adelaide 5/3/74
Melbourne
10/4/74
Swan Hill VIC 10/4/74
Wollongong NSW 19/4/74
Brisbane 6/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 14/6/74
Maryborough QLD 9/7/74
Newcastle NSW 10/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/8/74

222. The Emperor Craig

Matthew Craig.......Robert Bruning
Elaine Craig.......Margaret Cruickshank
John Sutcliffe.......John Clayton
Paul Craig.......Clive Davies
Albert Meadows.......Roy Day
Denis Ryan.......Les James
Joanna Kemp.......Eileen Chapman
Nancy.......Jan Hamilton
Mary Farrell.......Jan Morgan
Edwards.......Bill Bennett
Joe Walsh.......Ken Snodgrass
Claude.......Peter Green

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Matthew Craig, the powerful head of a large publishing company, becomes the target for a series of bitter hoaxes. Investigations reveal that Craig has many enemies.

Airdate:
Sydney 6/2/74
Adelaide 7/3/74
Melbourne
17/4/74
Wollongong NSW 26/4/74
Brisbane 13/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 21/6/74
Maryborough QLD 16/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/8/74


223. Eye For An Eye

Insp. Tom Hogan.......Frank Wilson
Ralph Hunter.......Ric Hutton
Wendy.......Denise Drysdale
Eileen Vickers.......Moya O'Sullivan
Robert Foster.......Hamish Hughes
Sammy James.......Geoff Parry
Ernest Thorne.......John Proper
Marjorie Hunter.......Charmion Jacka
Pedestrian.......Joy Rushworth
Perc.......Edward Molyneux
Businessman.......Charles Gilroy
Jerry Hunter.......Ron Southcott
Motorist.......Raymond Moore

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Vickers finds his career is in jeopardy after a police car chase, when he faces a charge for the manslaughter of the son of a prominent barrister.

Notes: This episode does not have a 'teaser', and features the previous opening titles sequence, indicating that it was made before episode 217.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/2/74
Adelaide 12/3/74
Melbourne 24/4/74
Wollongong NSW 3/5/74
Brisbane 20/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 28/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/9/74


224. For My Next Trick

Josie.......Dina Mann
Countess Olga.......Nina Gregory
Angela Ward.......Cornelia Frances
Stephen Rogers.......Tim Eliott
Desmond 'Dicey' Lacey.......Peter Cummins
Jack Murray.......Syd Heylen
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: The presence of a brilliant pick-pocket is felt when racing carnival punters complain of missing wallets. Police spend many hours at race meetings to track down the offender.

Airdate:
Sydney 20/2/74
Adelaide 19/3/74
Melbourne
1/5/74
Brisbane 27/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 5/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/9/74

225. All For One

Carol Lane.......Julieanne Newbould
Dianne Anderson.......Clare Balmford
Eric Anderson.......Gordon Glenwright
Larry Taylor.......Paul Young
Brett Anderson.......Alan Wilson
Jane Anderson.......Dorothy Bradley
Hodgson.......John Murphy
Wood.......Ralph Guthrie

Mrs. Clancy.......Betty Suttor

Script.......Gwenda Marsh
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: An unmotivated bashing looks like it could be the beginning of a series of similar loutish crimes. Suspicion falls on the son of a wealthy self-made man, who uses money to buy affection and obedience from his children, and is forced to face the fact that the making of money is not the answer to all human problems. Const. Kevin Dwyer has applied for CIB work and has been accepted for detective training, which will require his transferring away from Yarra Central.

Airdate:
Sydney 27/2/74
Adelaide 26/3/74
Melbourne
8/5/74
Brisbane 4/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 12/7/74
Maryborough QLD 6/8/74
Newcastle
NSW 7/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/9/74

 


Chuck Faulkner

226. The Battle Of Waterloo Street

'Tiger' Jackson....... Keith Eden
Miss Bobby Paigely.......Sheila Florance
Keith McCrae.......Jerry Thomas
Jonesy.......Patrick Edgeworth
Van de Velda.......David John
Edward James.......Norman Kaye
Denver Phillips.......Jon Finlayson
Mrs. Capolotti.......Valma Pratt
Martin.......Tom Lake
Man.......Hugh Henshaw
Woman.......Myrtle Woods
Dog.......'Jimpus'

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: A developer uses unscrupulous methods to force people to sell their homes in Waterloo Street to make way for a shopping complex. Miss Bobby Paigely has been living in her house for 30 years and refuses to move. Her boarders and friends come to her aid, and decide on a campaign against the development company which results in a street battle, complete with flour bombs and squirting water from hoses. The Yarra Central police arrive and become embroiled in the fight.

Notes: A song to the tune of 'Fanny Bay' was specially written for this episode by David Charles and Douglas Tainsh.

Airdate:

Sydney 11/3/74
Melbourne 15/5/74
Wollongong NSW 24/5/74
Brisbane 11/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 19/7/74
Maryborough QLD 13/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/9/74

 

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Ep. 226: Jerry Thomas & Terence Donovan

227. Friends And Neighbours

Anna Kontos.......Natalie Mosco
Nick Kontos.......Bryon Williams
John Hyland.......Ernie Bourne
Steve Mitchell.......Les James
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Sandra Hyland.......Judy Johnson
Mrs. Martin.......Margaret Christensen
Hal Thompson.......Peter Norton
Jack Hill.......Ian Ferguson
Taxi driver.......Jack Mobbs
'Runt' Turner.......Warwick Randall
George Kontos.......Marc Cheong
Bobby.......Adam Smibert

Script.......Gwenda Marsh
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......
Gary Conway
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: When a young boy is killed in a road accident, Yarra Central police suspect an ulterior motive for his death after they learn of threats against his family.

Notes: Ted Hamilton does not appear in this episode. First episode with a new amended version of the opening titles, with scenes of Const. Dwyer edited out. (See also note on ep. 231).

Airdate:
Adelaide 9/4/74
Melbourne
22/5/74
Wollongong
NSW 31/5/74
Brisbane 18/7/74
Maryborough QLD 20/8/74
Newcastle
NSW 21/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/10/74

228. Parable

Simon Barrett.......John Orcsik
Wayne Fraser.......Jon Finlayson
Mary.......Josephine Knur
Rev. David Marshall.......Michael Ferguson
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Harry Bush.......George Olasz
Cassandra.......Lesley Baker
Mrs. Sloane.......Murielle Salter

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Don Battye

Synopsis: Yarra Central police question the activities of a young evangelist when it appears that he has assaulted a young prostitute.

Notes: Ted Hamilton does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 18/3/74
Adelaide 16/4/74
Melbourne
29/5/74
Wollongong
NSW 7/6/74
Maryborough QLD 27/8/74
Newcastle
NSW 28/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/10/74

 

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Ep. 227: Ernie Bourne & Margaret Christensen

229. Mad About The Boy

Pru Turner.......Kris McQuade
Chris Rapp.......Tony Bonner
Dixie Palmer.......Maurie Fields
Jill Ferris.......Anne Charleston
Ron Bryant.......Paul Bertram
Carla.......Louise Le Strange
Boutique owner.......Katrina Pye
Gladys Williams.......Mary Marschall
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh

Script.......Jonathan Dawson
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Jill Ferris, an old school friend of Margaret Stewart, finds herself in trouble through her love for a younger man, which leads into crime.

Notes: Final appearance by Ted Hamilton as Const. Kevin Dwyer, even though the character was previously written out in eps. 225 & 227. The opening titles are the same as those used prior to ep. 227, indicating an anomaly in the official episode numbering as this episode was actually made much earlier. (See also notes on ep. 231).

Airdate:
Sydney 25/3/74
Adelaide 23/4/74
Melbourne
5/6/74
Wollongong
NSW 14/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 9/8/74
Maryborough QLD 3/9/74
Newcastle NSW 4/9/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/10/74

 

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Ep. 229: Tony Bonner & Gerard Kennedy

230. Baxter's Son

Jan Baxter.......Kay McFeeter
Jack Cook.......Dennis Grosvenor
Det. Sgt. Bob Baxter.......Don Philps
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Eddy King.......John Smythe
Jack Edwards.......Noel Browne
Steve Baxter.......Paul Woods
Mary White.......Dorothy Lawrence
Charlie Adams.......John Black
Ken Brown.......Bob Horsfall
Mrs. Fleming.......Marnie Randall
Barman.......Colwyn Roberts

Script.......Neil Atkinson
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Vince Markensteijn
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Yarra Central is rocked by a wave of house breakings, all having a common link. Vickers becomes personally involved when a high ranking detective and friend emerges as a prime suspect.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/4/74
Adelaide 30/4/74
Melbourne 19/6/74
Brisbane 8/8/74
Toowoomba QLD 16/8/74
Mt Gambier SA 30/9/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/10/74

231. The Tribunal

Paula Klein.......Jeanie Drynan
'The Tribunal'.......Owen Weingott
Eli Lindtner.......Louis Wishart
Leonard Jago.......Guy Le Claire
Norman Lindtner.......Bryon Williams
Alma.......Sue Kerr
Vin Gallagher.......Hugh Logan
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Geoff Barrett.......John Black

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier


Synopsis: Yarra Central police find themselves involved in a struggle between political factions when they investigate an attempted assassination by a foreign agent.

Notes: There are several anomalies in the official running order for the last black-and-white episodes, particularly in relation to the writing out of Const. Kevin Dwyer, played by Ted Hamilton. To maintain continuity, suggested viewing order for eps. 216 - 231 is: 216, 220, 223, 219, 217, 221, 222, 224, 226, 229, 225, 227, 228, 230, 231, 218.

Airdate:
Sydney 8/4/74
Adelaide 7/5/74
Melbourne
12/6/74
Wollongong
NSW 28/6/74
Brisbane 15/8/74
Toowoomba QLD 23/8/74
Maryborough QLD 10/9/74
Newcastle
NSW 18/9/74
Canberra 1/10/74
Mt Gambier SA 7/10/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/10/74

 

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Ep. 230: Peter Cavanagh, Noel Browne & Terence Donovan

232. The Man In The Saville Row Suit

Arthur Manning.......Gus Mercurio
Rod Woods.......David Cameron
Bill Reed.......Edmund Pegge
Emma Scott.......Brenda Addie
Mrs. Darcy.......Leila Hayes
George Darcy.......Frank Hamilton
Ralph Morris.......John Proper
Douglas Scott.......Charles Norman
Secretary.......Helen Cornish
Andy Billson.......Robert Forza
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh

Script.......Jonathan Dawson
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Yarra central police are up against formidable odds when they track down the mastermind of a daring daylight robbery.

Notes: First colour episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 15/4/74
Melbourne 3/7/74
Wollongong
NSW 5/7/74
Brisbane 22/8/74
Maryborough QLD 17/9/74
Newcastle
NSW 25/9/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 7/12/74

 

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Ep. 232: Gerard Kennedy & Gus Mercurio

 

233. Nobody Cares

Richard McKenzie.......Deryck Barnes
Angela McKenzie.......Natalie Bate
Ron Bell.......John Diedrich
Helga Bruner.......Margaret Cruickshank
Franz Bruner.......Kurt Ludescher
Schoolgirl.......Lesley Yeomans
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
James Turner.......Nevil Thurgood
Ilse Bruner.......Cheryl Perkins
Jack Miller.......Ian Ferguson
Charley Baker.......Peter Snook
Miss Kingsley.......Gwynneth Hughes
Landlady.......June Hamilton
Peter Thomas.......John Murphy
Marina attendant.......Leslie Baxter
Mrs. Carey.......Mary Marschall

Script.......Eddie Hepple
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A schoolgirl is bashed unconscious, and another disappears. The police suspect rape and kidnap, but new evidence shows the crimes in a different light, and reveals a new facet of the two girls characters.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/4/74
Adelaide 21/5/74
Melbourne 26/6/74
Brisbane 29/8/74
Maryborough QLD 24/9/74
Newcastle NSW 2/10/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 14/12/74

234. The Senator's Wife

Lindsay Barker.......Gus Mercurio
Roger Willis.......Mike Dorsey
Terri Reynolds.......Robyn Gurney
James Slater.......Graham Dow
Lucille Lester.......Georgie Sterling
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Dr. Russell Edwards.......Richard Butler
Neighbour.......Liane Rankin

Script.......Ray Chamula
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A senator's wife appears to have been robbed, however the lack of any physical evidence cause police to suspect that she may be delusional.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/4/74
Adelaide 28/5/74
Melbourne 10/7/74
Brisbane 5/9/74
Maryborough QLD 1/10/74
Newcastle
NSW 9/10/74
Mt Gambier SA 11/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 21/12/74

 

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Ep. 233: Natalie Bate & Gerard Kennedy; John Diedrich & Terence Donovan

235. Maria

Josie Nash.......Sandy Gore
Darcy Nash.......John Waters
Joe Ferrero.......Louis Wishart
Gerry Nash.......Vince Martin
Herbie Ross.......Syd Heylen
Sgt. Dave Jenkins.......Don Reid
Cemetery caretaker.......Bill Bennett
Tom Kelly.......Paul Jansen
Superintendent.......Ormond Douglas
Taylor.......Don Smibert
Hotel manager.......Mark Zandle
Roberts.......Charles Batchelor
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Dog.......'Blackie'

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: The new constable at Yarra Central, Roger Wilson, finds himself the victim of an old man's obstinacy, and eventually puts himself in danger to rescue Banner from possible injury.

Notes: First appearance by Andrew McFarlane in a regular support role as Constable Roger Wilson. Chuck Faulkner, Patricia Smith and Frank Taylor do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 6/5/74
Adelaide 4/6/74
Melbourne 17/7/74
Brisbane 12/9/74
Maryborough QLD 8/10/74
Newcastle
NSW 16/10/74
Mt Gambier SA 18/11/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 28/12/74

 


Ep. 235: John Waters & Sandy Gore

236. Jo

Jo.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Vince Lloyd.......David Cameron
Insp. Tom Hogan.......Frank Wilson
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Jo's mother.......Penelope Shelton
Paul Craig.......Peter Green
Doctor.......George Janson
Jack.......Frank Thomas
Uncle Harry.......William Tyrell
Supervising Traffic Sub Officer.......Neil Thompson
Constable.......Bruce Beck

Script.......Colin Eggleston
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: While trying to escape, a housebreaker is struck by Det. Peters driving the C.I. car, and is seriously injured. During the subsequent investigation, police delve into the past of the housebreaker's girlfriend.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/5/74
Adelaide 11/6/74
Melbourne 24/7/74
Brisbane 19/9/74
Maryborough QLD 15/10/74
Newcastle
NSW 23/10/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/12/74
Toowoomba QLD 4/1/75

237. Goodbye Charlie

Charlene Boucher.......Olivia Hamnett
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Aunt Berthe.......Enid Lorimer
Bill White.......David John
Servo attendant.......Bill Bennett
King.......Les James
Murphy.......James Robertson
Miller.......Ivor Bowyer

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: New constable Bob Parry is giving the Yarra Central police moments of anxiety; car thieves are complicating enquiries; Policewoman Margaret Stewart has a secret; and Det. Peters involves himself in a doubtful romance.

Notes: First appearance by Clive Davies in a regular support role as Constable Bob Parry.

Airdate:
Sydney 20/5/74
Adelaide 18/6/74
Melbourne 31/7/74
Brisbane 26/9/74
Maryborough QLD 22/10/74
Newcastle
NSW 30/10/74
Mildura VIC 16/12/74
Toowoomba QLD 11/1/75

 

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Ep. 236: Penne Hackforth-Jones

238. None So Blind

Sue Cassidy.......Patricia Leehy
Don Warwick.......Joe James
Jack Miller.......Bill Hunter
Cathy Powell.......Cheryl Smith
Alf Hewes.......Hamish Hughes
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Geoff Morgan.......Ray Saunders
Gladys Costain.......Judy Johnson
Matt Morgan.......Matt Schreck

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Detectives deal with a baffling case of robbery with violence committed on a young woman who then disappears. Policewoman Margaret Stewart leaves the Police Force to get married.

Notes: Final episode with Patricia Smith as Policewoman Margaret Stewart.

Airdate:
Sydney 27/5/74
Adelaide 2/7/74
Melbourne 1/8/74
Brisbane 3/10/74
Maryborough QLD 29/10/74
Newcastle
NSW 6/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 18/1/75

239. Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

Kathy Bishop.......Joanne Kloster
Cindy Morris.......Christine Amor
Sue Chapman.......Lenice Reed
Jennifer Farrel.......Robyn Gurney
Ralph Morris.......Brian Moll
Det. Sgt. Joan Palmer.......Julia Blake
Ross Farrel.......Bruce Myles
Claude.......Richard Gilbert
Sen. Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Mrs. Gray.......Margaret Christensen
Mrs. Taylor.......Doris Hawkins
Constable.......Roger Chevalier

Script.......Gwenda Marsh
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A special detective is assigned to Yarra Central to investigate cases of missing females. One particular case reveals that a masked assailant is at large - with a terrible and horrifying result. Ray Preston receives his promotion to Senior Constable.

Airdate:
Sydney 3/6/74
Adelaide 9/7/74
Melbourne 7/8/74
Brisbane 10/10/74
Maryborough QLD 5/11/74
Ballarat VIC 20/11//74

240. The Professionals

Artie Shaw.......Peter Aanensen
Benny Costello.......Bryan Niland
Ted Duncan.......Frank Hamilton
Maria Ponti.......Anne Phelan
Harry Dent.......Peter Felmingham
Donald Davis.......Gary Down
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Auntie May.......Babs Wheelton
Tip caretaker.......Fred Ford
Kiosk operator.......Jill McKay
Bush (scientist).......Jeffrey Hodgson
Fred (security guard).......Ken Brady
Rob Grieves (TAB officer).......Irving Reid
Landlady.......Gladys Simpson
Boy 1.......Mark Wallace
Boy 2.......George Karagiannis

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A bungling criminal finds himself involved with big-time activities and causes the police of Yarra Central some anxious moments when he mistakenly steals some highly explosive chemicals.

Airdate:
Sydney 10/6/74
Adelaide 23/7/74
Melbourne 14/8/74
Maryborough QLD 12/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 31/1/75

 


Clive Davies, Terence Donovan & Andrew McFarlane

241. Open Season

Mort Freeman.......John Clayton
Rev. Gareth Davis.......Garry McDonald
Artie Cook.......Stuart Finch
George Mitchell.......Ernie Bourne
Cox.......Stewart Faichney
Tracey Bell.......Anne Smith
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Bob Freeman.......Fred Ford
Justice of the Peace.......Clive Hearne
Jimmy Green.......Michael Croft
Reporter.......Paul Glen
Bernie King.......Norman Hodges
Cameraman.......Doug Bennett

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Yarra Central police have a difficult task ahead of them as they search for a prisoner taken from them at gunpoint. Then they learn that the person who freed the prisoner is out to get them - and in particular Det. Sgt. Banner.

Airdate:
Adelaide 16/7/74
Melbourne 8/8/74
Brisbane 17/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 7/2/75

242. Now Be A Good Boy

Barbara Fairweather.......Sally Conabere
Patrick 'Snatch' O'Donnell.......Sean Scully
Maloney 'Looney' O'Donnell.......John Cobley
Hugh O'Donnell.......Paul Young
Eleanor O'Donnell.......Margaret Christensen
Robert Swain.......Don Smibert
Mrs. Swain.......Marnie Randall
Michael Lupino.......Manuel Bugeja
Solomon.......Ken Kenneally
Moon.......Dan Scully
Mrs. Dawson.......Isobel Harley
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies

Script.......Peter Dann
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Two elusive confidence tricksters, just two of an entire family of criminals, have Yarra Central police working around the clock trying to collate enough evidence to apprehend them.

Airdate:
Sydney 24/6/74
Adelaide 30/7/74
Melbourne 15/8/74
Brisbane 31/10/74
Maryborough QLD 26/11/74
Newcastle
NSW 4/12/74
Toowoomba QLD 14/2/75

 

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Ep. 241: Ernie Bourne & Terence Donovan

243. Rag Doll

Maureen Hunt.......Lesley Yeomans
Dougie Spence.......John Geros
Mrs. Hunt.......Lynn Flanagan
Geoff Sanderson.......Matthew King
Murray ‘Moose’ Jordan.......Ubaldo Staffieri
David Porter.......Chris Milne
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Shopkeeper.......Telford Jackson
Ray Newson.......Tony Cursio
Police aikido instructor.......John Gay
Harry Reynolds.......Mackie Smetana
Police Commandant.......John Ferguson

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Story Editor.......Denise Morgan

Synopsis: Two police recruits are accused of instigating a fight with a gang of youths. A controversy erupts concerning the training of police recruits when one of the youths suffers permanent brain damage as a result.

Notes: Scenes filmed at the police academy feature aikido instructor John Gay playing himself.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/7/74
Adelaide 6/8/74
Melbourne 21/8/74
Shepparton VIC 16/11/74
Albury NSW 19/11/74
Maryborough QLD 3/12/74
Newcastle
NSW 11/12/74
Ballarat VIC 18/12/74
Brisbane 6/2/75
Toowoomba QLD 21/2/75

 


Ep. 243: Lesley Yeomans

244. A Cry In The Dark

Dr. Manning.......Jenny Lee
Laurie Cornell.......Ron Graham
Policewoman Denise Lee.......Robyn Gurney
Jill Bates.......Denise Drysdale
Mary Cornell.......Judith Dick
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Max Brown.......Tom Travers
Bobby Cornell.......Greg Stroud
Barman.......Girvan Patterson
Ambulance officer 1.......Peter Dixon
Ambulance officer 2.......Bruce Beck
Man.......John Quinert
Woman.......Beverley Foster

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Constable Wilson is accused of assault during the arrest of a wanted man. Det. Sgt. Banner, while interviewing eyewitnesses, discovers a case of child bashing.

Airdate:
Sydney 8/7/74
Adelaide 13/8/74
Melbourne 22/8/74
Maryborough QLD 10/12/74
Newcastle
NSW 18/12/74
Brisbane 13/2/75
Toowoomba QLD 28/2/75

 

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Ep. 244: Jenny Lee & Terence Donovan

245. We've Made It We're Rich

Murray.......Bruce Kerr
Paul Taylor.......Brian Hinselwood
Lenny Richards.......Les James
Doug McCarthy.......Noel Browne
Bev Taylor.......Jan Friedel
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Pauline Telfer.......Josephine Knur
Wendy Murray.......Valma Pratt
Peter Townsend.......Robin Hardiman
Danny Martin.......Lloyd Cunnington
Ron Hall.......Bryan Johnson
Jim Russell.......Peter Norton
Mrs. Simon.......Esme Melville

Script.......Ray Chamula
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Yarra Central police search for a vicious criminal and his hostage after a bank robbery. Unknown to them, another criminal joins in the search for an entirely different reason.

Airdate:
Sydney 15/7/74
Adelaide 20/8/74
Melbourne 28/8/74
Wollongong NSW 4/10/74
Maryborough QLD 17/12/74
Albury NSW 17/12/74
Newcastle
NSW 25/12/74
Brisbane 20/2/75
Toowoomba QLD 7/3/75

 

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Ep. 245: Gerard Kennedy & Les James

246. The Vigil

Policewoman Sue Edwards.......Glenys O'Brien
Policewoman Terri Standish.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Vicky Nolan.......Julie Houghton
Carol Wright.......Leonie Bradley
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Helga Steiner.......Betty Ross
Stephen Peck.......Kurt Beimel
Norma Barret.......Kerry Robinson
Hilda Schmidt.......Moira Farrow
Mrs. Nolan.......Jan Colebrook
Drunk.......Bill De Goude
Constable.......Roger Chevalier
Old lady.......Hannah Govan

Script.......John Orcsik
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A policewoman temporarily stationed at Yarra Central becomes the target of a seemingly maniacal killer. Police desperately try to establish the killer's identity and motive before the threat can be carried out.

Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/7/74
Melbourne 29/8/74
Wollongong NSW 11/10/74
Maryborough QLD 24/12/74
Mt Gambier SA 3/2/75
Brisbane 27/2/75
Toowoomba QLD 14/3/75


247. Eye Witness

Tania Clarke.......Noni Hazelhurst
Policewoman Sue Edwards.......Glenys O'Brien
Carol Clarke.......Margaret Cruickshank
Norman Read.......Alfred Sandor
'Rabbit'.......Kym Gyngell
Alan Clarke.......Peter Stratford
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
'Monk'.......Michael Carman
Phyllis Read.......Vivean Gray
Mrs. Thomas.......Murielle Salter
Doctor.......Sue Jones

Alison.......Marilyn Fitzpatrick


Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A girl is criminally assaulted, and is so shocked she can't remember who did it. Two youths are suspected until police learn of another witness.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/7/74
Adelaide 3/9/74
Melbourne 4/9/74
Wollongong
NSW 18/10/74
Maryborough QLD 31/12/74
Toowoomba QLD 21/3/75

 


Ep. 246: Andrew McFarlane & Glenys O'Brien

248. Hello Stranger

Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Sue King.......Kris McQuade
Charlie Scott.......Terry Gill

Shop assistant.......Lulu Pinkus

Lynn Black.......Anne Charleston
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Mrs. King.......Joan Letch
Molly Boxall.......Gwynneth Hughes
Factory manager.......Jack Perry
Servo attendant.......Gary Cosham
Don Hughes.......Danny Burke
Bartender.......Colwyn Roberts
Wardress.......Christine calcutt

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: When a young woman is released from Greenleigh Women's Prison she faces many problems.  Policewoman Jane Bell, assigned from Russell Street to Yarra Central, tries to help her, but soon learns that personal involvement is not always the answer.

Notes: Features Rowena Wallace as Policewoman Jane Bell, which became a regular support role from episode 279.

Airdate:
Melbourne 5/9/74
Sydney 5/8/74
Adelaide 10/9/74
Wollongong
NSW 25/10/74
Shepparton VIC 21/12/74
Maryborough QLD 7/1/75
Brisbane 13/3/75
Toowoomba QLD 28/3/75

249. A Touch Of Art

Charlie Hill.......Martin Vaughan
Susan Hill.......Patsy King
Eddie Rosolino.......Robert McDarra
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Sulley Evans.......David John
Walter McDivott.......Norman Hodges
Gerald Moore.......Lindsay Edwards
Taxi driver.......Charles Gilroy
Jack Neeley.......Tom Lake
Johnny Hill.......Adam Smibert
Doug Stephens.......Cliff Ellen
Lucille McDivott.......Jocelyn Howard
Gladys Toomey.......June Hamilton

Script.......Tom MacLennan
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: While investigating a series of art thefts, Yarra Central police receive unusual help from a housewife who is frustrated by her estranged husband's sense of revenge.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/9/74
Adelaide 17/9/74
Wollongong
NSW 1/11/74
Maryborough QLD 14/1/75
Newcastle NSW 22/1/75
Brisbane 20/3/75
Toowoomba QLD 4/4/75

250. The Driving's All Mine

Sen. Sgt. Clive Benson.......Terry McDermott
Glen Evans.......Frank Gallagher
Joanie Evans.......Beatrice Watts
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Nurse.......Jillian Archer
Bill Anderson.......Les James
Mrs. Anderson.......Natalie Raine
Colin Baxter.......Kevin Healey
Mark Cunningham.......Frank Garfield
Clive Sterling.......Philip Rucho
Doctor.......Graham Moore
Nursing sister.......Yvonne Cohen
Ambo 1.......Bruce Beck
Mrs. Cunningham.......Terri Redshaw
Ambo 2.......Louis Seater
Morgue attendant.......Raymond Chubb
Cunningham.......Errol Archibald
Orderly.......Brian Inglis

Script.......Ray Chamula
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Denise Morgan

Synopsis: When an ambulance with a police escort and another vehicle are involved in a collision, there eventuates a major mystery for the Yarra Central police.

Notes: Frank Taylor does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 19/8/74
Melbourne 12/9/74
Adelaide 24/9/74
Maryborough QLD 21/1/75
Brisbane 27/3/75
Toowoomba QLD 11/4/75

 

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