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251. A Cry Of Wolf?


Lola Higgins.......Judy Jack
Captain Derek Thompson.......Terry Gill
Ern Higgins.......Graham Rouse
'Nudger' Selby.......Richard Gilbert
'Shakey'.......Syd Heylen
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Mrs. O'Meara.......Roz de Winter
Delivery man.......Barry Michael
Tierney.......Richard Askew
Mrs. Kidd.......Norma Hampson
Derro 1.......Fred Ford
Derro 2.......Wilbur Curtis
Derro 3.......Laidley Mort
Derro 4.......Frank Dufty
Timothy O'Meara.......John Cartwright

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Denise Morgan

Synopsis: Yarra Central police are dubious when a derelict reports a murder. Their doubts appear justified when there is no evidence of a crime, but the derro is then found to be the next target.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/8/74
Melbourne 18/9/74
Adelaide 1/10/74
Maryborough QLD 28/1/75
Brisbane 3/4/75

252. Last Of The 78's

Jonathan Gramophone.......Jon Finlayson
Harold Sloane.......John Frawley
Derek Hall.......Gary Down
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Beryl Sloane.......Lea Denfield
Drunk.......Bill Bennett
Gary.......Gil Tucker
Thompson.......Peter Felmingham
Magistrate.......Arthur A'Beckett
Waiter.......Roland Bonnet
Returned veteran.......George Walsh

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

Synopsis: Yarra Central is the victim of an idealistic practical joker, Jonathon Gramophone, who helps a quiet little man, Harold Sloane, get even with a used car dealer who cheated him.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/9/74
Melbourne 19/9/74
Adelaide 8/10/74
Maryborough QLD 4/2/75
Newcastle NSW 12/2/75
Mildura VIC 31/3/75
Brisbane 10/4/75

 


Chuck Faulkner

253. The Woman From Poland

Craig Henderson.......Geoffrey Boon
Hanna Leitz.......Hazel Hollander
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Mrs. Connor.......Christine Calcutt
Frank Henderson.......Warwick Randall
Servo attendant.......Leighton Watts
Servo manager.......Bob Horsfall
Ethel Jacobs.......Moira Claux
Rita Williams.......Hazel Campbell
Constable 1.......Harry Wilmore Jnr
Constable 2.......Brian Granrott
Ward sister.......Kay Stammers
Morgan.......John Russell
Landlady.......Hanna Govan
Old bloke.......Ken Kenaelly
Italian drunk.......Roland Bonnet

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

Synopsis: Police are concerned about a Polish immigrant who lives in Yarra Central, isolated from the outside by her memories. When a boarder moves in with her, it appears that the grim past she left behind in Poland has caught up with her.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/9/74
Adelaide 15/10/74
Traralgon VIC 20/11/74
Maryborough QLD 11/2/75
Toowoomba QLD 2/5/75

254. Why Can't He Leave Me Alone

Jimmy Morgan.......Leslie Dayman
Linda Rogers.......Rona McLeod
Phil Morgan.......Leighton Watts
Lou Parsons.......George Cunningham
Harry Johnson.......David Ravenswood
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Mum Rogers.......Gwynneth Hughes
Mary Johnson.......Babs Wheelton
Emma Rogers.......Emma Simpson
Bloke in lane.......Fred Greenwood

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

Synopsis: A young stripper, fearing for her own safety, refuses to help the police when her escapee ex-boyfriend goes on a revenge campaign against an old enemy.

Airdate:
Melbourne 2/10/74
Sydney 16/9/74
Adelaide 22/10/74
Maryborough QLD 18/2/75
Mt Gambier SA 31/3/75
Toowoomba QLD 10/5/75

255. Lonely Hearts

Ken Harris.......Peter Adams
Judy Palmer.......Liza-Lee Atkinson
Sandy Turner.......Madeleine Randall
Kurt Schneider.......John Cobley
Claire Harris.......Valma Pratt
Sen. Const. Lillian White.......Joan Letch
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Kibble.......Telford Jackson
Paposki.......Karel Florsheim
Johnston.......Michael Croft
Turner.......Lester Morris
Bloke.......Peter Snook
Girl.......Marissa Rebane

Script.......Sonia Borg & Joachim Fankhanel
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Bryon Williams
Executive Producer.......Don Battye
Script Editor.......Denise Morgan

Synopsis: The assault on a spinster turns police attention to a marriage bureau and escort service which they suspect may be covering for a prostitution racket.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/10/74
Sydney 23/9/74
Adelaide 29/10/74
Maryborough QLD 25/2/75
Mt Gambier SA 7/4/75
Brisbane 1/5/75
Toowoomba QLD 17/5/75


 

256. Fair Cop

Sen. Det. Ken Carroll.......Ross Higgins
Earl Fowler.......Colin McEwan
Ralph Fox.......Frank Rich
Lee-Ann Tucker.......Lyn Lee
'Colonel' Everett Simpson.......Roy Day
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Det. Snr. Sgt. Mathers.......Carl Bleazby
Red Jackson.......Max Fairchild
Tony Bishop.......Ian Ferguson
Det. Keane.......Rod Densley
Bob Dunn.......Peter Green
Elizabeth McFarland.......Myrtle Woods
Matron.......Doreen Brown

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

Synopsis: Yarra Central police investigate a gangland execution and become concerned when a crim-hating colleague intimidates a suspect. Det. Peters finds himself totally opposed to the other policeman's attitude to criminals.

Airdate:
Sydney 30/9/74
Melbourne 16/10/74
Adelaide 5/11/74
Maryborough QLD 4/3/75
Newcastle
NSW 12/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 15/4/75
Toowoomba QLD 24/5/75

 


Ep. 256: Terence Donovan, Gerard Kennedy & Frank Rich

257. Billy's Choice

Ray Connell.......John Stanton
Billy Trainer.......Keith Eden
Dave Reynolds.......Gregory Ross
Ronald Davies.......Frank Wilson
Gloria .......Denise Drysdale
Morris.......Edward Ogden
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Ruth Trainer.......Hilda Scurr
Reg Prentice.......Telford Jackson
Thompson.......Les James
Tony Lavaglio.......Alberto Vila
George Fuller.......Hamish Hughes
Mrs. Lavaglio.......Valma Pratt

Script.......Barry Tomblin
Director.......Marie Trevor
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier
Production Manager.......David Lee

Synopsis: A safe blowing job gone wrong results in the abduction of a security guard.

Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 7/10/74
Melbourne 23/10/74
Adelaide SA 28/1/75
Wollongong NSW 14/2/75
Maryborough QLD 11/3/75
Ballarat VIC 26/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 22/4/75
Brisbane 15/5/75
Toowoomba QLD 31/5/75

258. Middleman

Selina Young.......Carole Yelland
'Raincoat'.......Allan Penney
Ron Murphy.......John Bowman
Gary Hastings.......Paul Young
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Despatch foreman.......Kenneth Brady
Freddy Thompson.......George Walker

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

Synopsis: A former fence finds going straight very difficult when some criminals pressure him for help.

Airdate:
Sydney 14/10/74
Melbourne 30/10/74
Adelaide 19/11/74
Maryborough QLD 18/3/75
Newcastle
NSW 26/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 29/4/75
Brisbane 22/5/75

259. Man Of Substance

Nancy.......Dina Mann
Janet.......Joanne Kloster
David Fleming.......Keith Lee
Sandra Fleming.......Cornelia Frances
Marge Reilly.......Leila Hayes
Charlie Evans.......Ron Challinor
Colin Morgan.......Ronald Falk
Bernie Holt.......Jack Perry
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Street cleaner.......Warwick Randall
Doctor.......Sydney Bell
Shopper.......Charmian Jacka
Sgt. Rogers.......John Rogers
Ambulance bloke.......Louis Seater
Girl.......Maggie Fraser
Shop assistant.......Leigh-Anne Eldridge

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier
Production Manager.......David Lee

Synopsis: A businessman is bashed and robbed, and the police finds his confusion over the attacker well-founded when his company's background is uncovered.

Airdate:
Adelaide 3/12/74
Traralgon VIC 19/2/75
Maryborough QLD 25/3/75
Brisbane 5/6/75
Toowoomba QLD 14/6/75

 

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Ep. 257: Denise Drysdale & Gerard Kennedy

260. I Was Calling Him Bogey

Maggie Poole.......Barbara Stephens
'Bogey'.......Chris Haywood
James Logan.......John Ewart
Charlie Swift.......Gil Tucker
Tiddle.......David John
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Det. Sgt. Jack Glennister.......Barry McQueen
Showgirl.......Judi Stevenson
Landlady.......Mary Marschall
Pedestrian.......Noel Browne


Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Sherry James
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Denise Morgan

Synopsis: Yarra Central police investigate a house breaking and capture the burglar, but unbeknown to them he isn't the only person in the house. The occupant of the house, a young girl, spends a day of terror until the police finally realise the situation.

Airdate:
Sydney 3/2/75
Melbourne 12/2/75
Adelaide 18/2/75
Maryborough QLD 1/4/75
Newcastle
NSW 9/4/75
Toowoomba QLD 21/6/75

261. Dying Deposition

Jo Peterson.......Anne Pendlebury
Det. Sgt. Fred Davis.......Mark Albiston
Dot Malone.......Beverley Phillips
Tim Malone.......Paul Young
Harrison Brent.......Lionel Williams
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Williams.......Michael Quinto
Ambulance driver.......Tim Robertson
Bernie (Warder).......Michael O'Connell
Doctor.......Wilfred Fulton
Secretary.......Judith Rennard
Solicitor.......John Murphy
Hospital sister.......Valma Bolton
Merle.......Val Edmonds
Ambulance bloke.......Ron Southcott
Alex Carter.......David Price

Script.......Ian Jones
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Denise Morgan

Synopsis: Two attempts on the life of a youth and the subsequent murder of his girlfriend force Sgt. Vickers into visiting Beechworth Prison in an attempt to get some information from one of the inmates.

Notes: Segments filmed on location at Beechworth.

Airdate:
Sydney 10/2/75
Melbourne 19/2/75
Adelaide 25/2/75
Wollongong
NSW 14/3/75
Bunbury WA 1/4/75
Maryborough QLD 8/4/75
Newcastle
NSW 16/4/75
Brisbane 19/6/75
Toowoomba QLD 28/6/75

262. Easy Mark

Leslie Cassidy.......Katy Wild
Nola Pratt.......Louise Crossland
Nancy Bond.......Beatrice Watts
Phillip Cassidy.......Bill Hunter
Policewoman Terri Standish.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Arthur King.......Stewart Faichney
Bill Trent.......Geoff Parry
Mrs. Sullivan.......Joan Letch
Murray.......Malcolm Phillips
Nurse.......Sue O'Keefe
Jim Russell.......Ted Hodgeman
Mrs. Hunter.......Charmian Jacka
Mrs. Trent.......Betty Sutton

Script.......Ray Chamula
Director.......Marie Trevor
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Police have problems with an angry husband who is attempting to find his wife - the only person who knows the truth about a brutal attack on a teenage girl.

Notes: Elspeth Ballantyne reprises her role of Policewoman Terri Standish, first seen in ep. 246 'The Vigil'.

Airdate:
Sydney 17/2/75
Melbourne 26/2/75
Adelaide 4/3/75
Wollongong
NSW 21/3/75
Shepparton VIC 29/3/75
Albury NSW 1/4/75
Mt Gambier SA 27/5/75
Brisbane 26/6/75
Toowoomba 5/7/75

 

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Andrew McFarlane, Terry Donovan, Frank Taylor, Gerard Kennedy, Clive Davies & Chuck Faulkner

263. Sat'dy Arvo

Christine Lamonica.......Maria Mercedes
Max Silver.......Mark Albiston
Wayne Jenkins.......Stewart Faichney
Arthur Stone.......Syd Heylen
Con Zakas.......John Geros
Mike Chapman.......Ian Smith
John Todd.......Cliff Ellen
Eric Smith.......Murray Calder
Lamonica.......Manuel Bugeja
Mrs. Stone.......Val Jellay
Margot.......Marjorie Holt
'Smacka' Pierce.......John Murphy
Ambulance man.......Wally Pratt
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies

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, experiencing a typical Saturday afternoon in Yarra Central, uncovers a plot to blow up a warehouse.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/11/74
Sydney 24/2/75
Adelaide 11/3/75
Wollongong
NSW 28/3/75
Brisbane 29/5/75
Toowoomba QLD 12/7/75


264. Time Payment


Penelope Brown.......Fay Kelton
Phil Brown.......Don Barkham
Joseph Cooper.......Simon Chilvers
Daniel Ketley.......Rhoderick Walker
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Sir John Westward.......John Gould
Yvonne.......Lesley Baker
Beatty.......Marcel Cugola
Pat Evans.......Colwyn Roberts
Lane.......Tom Lake
Joe.......Ralph Guthrie

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A man's car is blown up and his wife threatened. Yarra Central police are mystified as to the reason until they find out that the victim has a shady past and someone is out for revenge.

Airdate:
Sydney 3/3/75
Melbourne 14/3/75
Adelaide 18/3/75
Swan Hill VIC 26/3/75
Maryborough QLD 29/4/75
Mt Gambier SA 10/6/75

265. Shadows

Julie Young.......Elli Maclure
Gail Parkes.......Vikki Hammond
Alf Reid.......Colin McEwan
Allan Cook.......John Trenaman
Len Woods.......John Bowman
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
White.......Roly Barlee
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
Grant Evans.......Peter Byrne

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......Marie Trevor
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: An unstable girl is the victim of a terror campaign, little suspecting that the one person she trusts is behind it. Investigations lead to doubts about her mental health, however Const. Paul Gray, newly arrived at Yarra Central, proves his worth as a cop when he helps solve the crime.

Notes: First appearance by John Hannan in a regular support role as Const. Paul Gray.

Airdate:
Sydney 10/3/75
Adelaide 25/3/75
Traralgon VIC 2/4/75
Wollongong
NSW 11/4/75
Mt Gambier SA 17/6/75
Brisbane 3/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 26/7/75

266. The Lame Ducks

Colonel Harris.......Kevin Miles
'Dusty' Miller.......Terry Gill
Jimmy Dunn.......Henri Szeps
Dick Lee.......Peter Dahlsen
Jenny Harris.......Louise Phillips
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Phil Schofield.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Len Fields.......Hamish Hughes
Security man.......Danny Burke
Pay clerk.......Richard Askew

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Police are outsmarted by the extreme efficiency of a spate of robberies - until an ex-parole officer who has been recruiting an army of criminals emerges as the brains behind the scenes, recruiting a gang of crims to pull the big jobs.

Airdate:
Sydney 17/3/75
Melbourne 27/3/75
Adelaide 1/4/75
Maryborough QLD 13/5/75
Brisbane 16/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 2/8/75
Newcastle
NSW 16/8/75

 


Andrew McFarlane

267. Unfit To Plead

Winston Smith.......Jeff Ashby
Sgt. Jim Shorter.......Maurie Fields
Dr. Jill Hunter.......Janice Copeland
Doreen McKenzie.......Nina Gregory
Beverley Lang.......Julia Blake
Russell Carlton.......Norman Hodges
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Murna Johnston.......Val Jellay
Woman neighbour.......Mary Marschall
Bloke neighbour.......Kevin Colebrook
Pascoe.......Fred Gray

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......Marie Trevor
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Assistant Director.......David Hinrichsen
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A dating service comes under scrutiny when police realise that file cards on lonely female applicants have been stolen by a mentally unstable man.

Airdate:
Sydney 24/3/75
Melbourne 3/4/75
Adelaide 8/4/75
Maryborough QLD 20/5/75
Mt Gambier SA 1/7/75
Brisbane 23/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 9/8/75
Newcastle
NSW 23/8/75

268. A Couple Of Mates


Simpson.......Keith Eden
Alec Parker.......Keith Reid
Sylvie King.......Cherry Blaskett
Ted Johnston.......Martin Phelan
Bruce Parker.......Jay Bland
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Truck driver.......Les James
Mrs. Parker.......Gwynneth Hughes
Mrs. Hill.......Nanette Goode
Cavanagh.......Ralph Guthrie
Sgt. Miller.......Ivor Bowyer

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......Sherry James
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: An elderly man befriends a youth when he sees him escaping from the scene of a hold up. A strong relationship builds up between them, leading to the old man's life being placed in danger.

Airdate:
Sydney 31/3/75
Melbourne 10/4/75
Adelaide 15/4/75
Maryborough QLD 27/5/75
Mt Gambier SA 8/7/75
Brisbane 30/7/75
Newcastle
NSW 30/8/75

269. Every Sheila's Dream

Lindy Black.......Clare Balmford
Jan Keller.......Julie Day
Graham Keller.......Ross Thompson
Pete Owen.......John Geros
Black.......Michael Duffield
Paul Carter.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Maisie.......Leonie Bradley
Gary Morgan.......Mark Randall
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Taxi driver.......Roger Boyce
Mrs. McCutcheon.......Valma Bolton
Mrs. Owen.......Jane Colebrook
Mrs. Williams.......Myrtle Woods
Mrs. Herbert.......Julie Hamilton

Script.......Roger Dunn
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Three youths abduct a young girl. She finds unexpected help from one of the captors when the most dangerous of the three decides to take things further.

Airdate:
Sydney 7/4/75
Melbourne 17/4/75
Adelaide 22/4/75
Wollongong
NSW 9/5/75
Maryborough QLD 3/6/75
Mt Gambier SA 15/7/75
Brisbane 6/8/75
Toowoomba QLD 23/8/75
Newcastle NSW 6/9/75

270. Nicky

Lola Wallace.......Laura Gabriel
Nicky McQueen.......Gil Tucker
Larry McQueen.......John Orcsik
Reg McQueen.......Alan Cassell
Barney Blake.......Terence Cooper
Max Forbes.......Cash Backman
Pat O'Brien.......David Hawley
Marina manager.......Sam Ramanov
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: The brother of a mentally retarded youth causes suffering and trouble to his father as police unravel the complexities behind an assault and the theft of a safe.

Airdate:
Sydney 14/4/75
Melbourne 24/4/75
Mt Gambier SA 22/7/75
Brisbane 13/8/75
Toowoomba QLD 30/8/75
Newcastle NSW 13/9/75
Adelaide 11/11/75

 


Frank Taylor & Terence Donovan

271. What Will My Friends Say?

Policewoman Kim Baker.......Judy Morris
Sarah Carr.......Noni Hazelhurst
Mrs. Carr.......Patsy King
David Carr.......Stephen Bannister
Mrs. Howell.......Janne Coghlan
Carr.......Geoffrey Booth
Johnny Howell.......Geoffrey Boon
Insp. Marriott.......Lloyd Cunnington
Jerry Coleman.......Hunter Gibb
Dr. Meeston.......John Garrett
Eddie Dayton.......Gary Owen
Mrs. Thompson.......Gladys Kelly
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies

Script.......John Drew
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: The daughter of an upper-class family, Sarah Carr, is found brutally raped on a golf course. Yarra Central police become suspicious of her brother David, realising he may be the cause of the crime by 'setting up' Sarah to be raped by his mates.

Airdate:
Sydney 21/4/75
Melbourne 1/5/75
Adelaide 6/5/75
Wollongong NSW 23/5/75
Maryborough QLD 17/6/75
Mt Gambier SA 29/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 6/9/75

272. A Bird In The Hand

Policewoman Kim Baker.......Judy Morris
Carol Kramer.......Joanne Kloster
Paul Rogers.......John Clayton
Reg Porter.......Tony Bazell
Les Ward.......Geoff Collins
Bob Kramer.......Bob Horsfall
Anna Kramer.......Pauline Charleston
Tom Azzoli.......Mackie Smetana
Milk bar proprietor.......Tom Travers
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies

Script.......Ian Cameron & Maurice Hurst
Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A factory manager is outraged when two bogus policemen steal a payroll from one of his staff. Policewoman Kim Baker works undercover as an employee when Yarra Central police suspect it could be an inside job.

Airdate:
Sydney 28/4/75
Melbourne 8/5/75
Adelaide 13/5/75
Wollongong NSW 30/5/75
Maryborough QLD 24/6/75
Brisbane 30/8/75
Toowoomba QLD 13/9/75


273. Two Hours Of Madness

Policewoman Kim Baker.......Judy Morris
Amanda Charmichael.......Jayne Craig
Diane McArthur.......Joy Mitchell
Pamela Charmichael.......Gabrielle Hartley
Alistair Charmichael.......Mark Albiston
Murphy.......Bill Bennett
Evan Bentley.......Michael Quinto
Maurie Pope.......Hamish Hughes
James Watts.......Michael Carman
Mrs. Pope.......Diane Giulieri
Paul Lockwood.......Malcolm Steed
Davidson.......Robert Greer
Mrs. Payne.......Judy Johnson
Det. Russell.......Leighton Watts
Det. Sgt. Reid.......Barry McQueen
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies

Script.......Ray Chamula
Director.......David Lee & Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Banner poses as the father of a kidnap victim. However, the situation becomes dangerous when the kidnappers discover his true identity.

Airdate:
Sydney 5/5/75
Melbourne 15/5/75
Wollongong NSW 6/6/75
Adelaide 17/6/75
Maryborough QLD 1/7/75
Mt Gambier SA 12/8/75
Brisbane 6/9/75
Toowoomba QLD 20/9/75

 


Ep. 271: Judy Morris

274. A Sense Of Duty - part one

Alan Salmon.......Lex Mitchell
June Salmon.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Jim Taylor.......Alister Smart
Insp. Cliff Nicholson.......Ben Gabriel
Cyril 'Soapy' Lee.......Roy Day
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Charlie Moloney.......Tom Travers
Cheif Superintendent.......David Ravenswood

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......John Barningham
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Banner finds himself facing a murder charge after shooting a man he has been trying to put behind bars for several years.

Notes: Both parts 1 and 2 were originally screened as a single two-hour episode. They were shown as single episodes in repeat runs.

Airdate:
Brisbane 6/3/75
Adelaide 29/4/75
Sydney 19/1/76
Melbourne 1/4/76

275. A Sense Of Duty - part two

Jenny Franklin.......Diane Craig
June Salmon.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Jim Taylor.......Alister Smart
Insp. Cliff Nicholson.......Ben Gabriel
Ron Day.......Keith Eden
Maureen.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Cheif Superintendent.......David Ravenswood
Barry Stewart.......Peter Dahlsen
Tommy Hansen.......Alan Bickford
Coroner.......Edward Rosser
Solicitor.......Eric Hayes
Drunk woman.......Mary Marschall
Boyfriend.......Frank Gibson
Girl on beach.......Jenny Kenner
Const. Williams.......John Egan
Constable.......Keith Halliwell
Court spectator.......John Blackall

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......John Barningham
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Banner faces a coroner's inquiry, and indications are that he will leave the police force. Banner is torn between his dedication to his police duties, and his love for his girlfriend Jenny who has recently contacted him from London.

Notes: Both parts 1 and 2 were originally screened as a single two-hour episode. They were shown as single episodes in repeat runs.

Airdate:
Brisbane 6/3/75
Adelaide 29/4/75
Sydney 19/1/76
Melbourne 1/4/76

276. No Prize For Second

Freddie Jackson.......Tristan Rogers
Tracey Mills.......Beverley Phillips
Sydney Martin.......Anthony Hawkins
Councillor Braden Smith.......John Frawley
Angel Wood.......Marilyn Rogers
Monica Broome.......Megan Garner
Simon Smith.......Geoff Parry
Mick Connors.......Vernon Weaver
'Friendly' Flynn.......Max Fairchild
Duncan Green.......Peter Ashby
Sir Lesley.......John Ferguson
Customer.......Manuel Bugeja
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: A terror campaign is waged against a woman running a massage parlour, and police suspect a highly regarded and influential councillor is responsible.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/5/75
Melbourne 22/5/75
Adelaide 27/5/75
Wollongong NSW 13/6/75
Maryborough QLD 8/7/75
Mt Gambier SA 19/8/75
Brisbane 13/9/75
Newcastle NSW 11/10/75

277. The Fanatic

Ron Slater.......Peter Sumner
Emmanuel Czoski.......Joseph Furst
Anna Czoski.......Robyn Gurney
Jack Bradley.......Paul Young
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Jim.......Denzil Howson
Ken Finch.......Nevil Thurgood
Beryl King.......Murielle Slater
Mrs. Slater.......Bettina Kaufmann

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: A Polish widower and his daughter fall victim to a campaign of harassment instigated by a highly prejudiced man.

Airdate:
Sydney 19/5/75
Melbourne 29/5/75
Adelaide 3/6/75
Wollongong NSW 20/6/75
Maryborough QLD 15/7/75

278. The Vickers Way

Barry Fielding.......John Waters
Det. Sgt. Joan Palmer.......Julia Blake
Harry Packard.......Alan Penney
Norma Burrows.......Louise Crossland
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Nancy Fielding.......Veronica Heywood
Taxi driver.......Roger Chevalier
Truck driver.......Neville Stonehouse
Neighbour.......Frank Dufty
Housewife.......Margaret Stevens
Fat lady.......Dorothy Lawrence

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

Synopsis: Vickers has the Yarra Central police intrigued as he works his way through a case using his own methods, with none of the other police knowing exactly why they are doing as he orders.

Notes: Julia Blake reprises her role of Det. Sgt. Joan Palmer, previously seen in ep. 239 'Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness'.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/5/75
Melbourne 5/6/75
Adelaide 10/6/75
Wollongong NSW 27/6/75
Mt Gambier SA 2/9/75
Brisbane 27/9/75
Toowoomba QLD 11/10/75

 


John Hannan & Frank Taylor

279. Take No For An Answer

Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Mrs. Laston.......Gerda Nicolson
Cathy Oliver.......Elizabeth Chance
Cecil Laston.......John Nash
Jan Oliver.......Jenny Austin
Mrs. Oliver.......Joan Letch
TV interviewer.......Mark Randall
Dan Monroe.......Bob Horsfall
Marcus Laston.......Mark Hollis
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies

Script.......Peter Dann
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: The subject of rape is investigated by the Yarra Central police, not only as police but also as human beings. Policewoman Jane Bell is one of the major instigators of the discussions that take place, and the arguments that follow.

Notes: First episode with Rowena Wallace in a regular support role as Policewoman Jane Bell, having previously appeared in ep. 248 'Hello Stranger'.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/6/75
Melbourne 12/6/75
Wollongong NSW 4/7/75
Maryborough QLD 29/7/75
Newcastle
NSW 1/11/75

280. The World Belongs To The Young

Barbie Carson.......Megan Williams
Ted Carson.......Ben Gabriel
Bennett.......Terry Gill
Jacko Miller.......Les James
Eadie Carson.......Babs Wheelton
Lonnie Mason.......Robert Essex
Kelly.......Ken Webb
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: A timber yard employee, unable to cope with modern day changes and domestic problems, comes under suspicion following a robbery at his work site.

Airdate:
Sydney 9/6/75
Adelaide 24/6/75
Melbourne 25/6/75
Wollongong NSW 11/7/75
Maryborough QLD 5/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 16/9/75
Toowoomba QLD 25/10/75


281. A Civil Question

Ruth Williams.......Lesley Yeomans
Downley.......John Frawley
Faith Brown.......Gabrielle Hartley
Jennifer Williams.......Judith Dick
Grant Williams.......Keith Reid
Mrs. Downley.......Dorothy Bradley
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Yarra Central police have a hard time when a middle-aged couple make constant exaggerated complaints against a neighbour and her mentally retarded son.

Airdate:
Sydney 16/6/75
Adelaide 1/7/75
Melbourne 9/7/75
Wollongong
NSW 18/7/75
Maryborough QLD 12/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 23/9/75
Brisbane 11/10/75
Toowoomba QLD 1/11/75

 

282. The Daughters Of Man

Linda Armstrong.......Donna Akersten
Jenny Wright.......Megan Garner
Ellen Swanson.......Lulu Pinkus
Andrew Manners.......Anthony Hawkins
Simon Hamilton.......John Geros
Amelia Oliver.......Davina Whitehouse
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Mrs. Sullivan.......Jane Colebrook
Julie Sullivan.......Anne Lambert
Peggy.......Regina Matwick
Mrs. Wright.......Barbara Jungwirth
Librarian 1.......Katherine Mitton
Librarian 2.......Cyril Redfern

Script.......David Stevens
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: While investigating a series of unusual thefts from the local library, Yarra Central police uncover an equally unusual religious sect.

Airdate:
Sydney 23/6/75
Adelaide 8/7/75
Wollongong
NSW 25/7/75
Brisbane 25/10/75
Toowoomba QLD 8/11/75
Newcastle NSW 22/11/75

283. The Human Factor

State manager.......Kevin Miles
Simon Thorpe.......Tristan Rogers
Jack Clayton.......Keith Eden
Head office executive.......Michael Duffield
Office girl.......Debora-Lee Furness
Charlie Tibbs.......Norman Hodges
Tip supervisor.......George Cunningham
Marjorie Clayton.......Gwynneth Hughes
Cleaner.......Cliff Ellen
Justice of the Peace.......Richard Askew
Office junior 1.......Robert Forza
Office junior 2.......Ron Southcott
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan

Script.......Michael Harvey
Directors.......Darryl Sheen & John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: An explosion in the computer room of a car accessories firm leads to the downfall of a man who suffers from being redundant.

Airdate:
Sydney 30/6/75
Adelaide 15/7/75
Melbourne 16/7/75
Maryborough QLD 26/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 7/10/75
Brisbane 1/11/75
Toowoomba QLD 15/11/75
Newcastle
NSW 29/11/75

 

284. Life's A Gamble

'Twiggy' Porter.......Tom Oliver
Bert Williams.......Luigi Villani
'Hopalong' Ferries.......Noel Browne
Sheilah Porter.......Janne Coghlan
Pat Lovatt .......Bobby Bright
Consignment clerk.......Cliff Ellen
Paul Donleavey.......Tony Sprague
Watchman.......Michael Bowler
'Horse'.......Peter North
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: An ineffectual man who is a compulsive gambler unknowingly gambles on his life when he becomes involved in gangland warfare.

Airdate:
Sydney 7/7/75
Adelaide 22/7/75
Melbourne 30/7/75
Brisbane 8/11/75
Newcastle NSW 6/12/75

285. Something To Live Up To

Ralph Simmons.......John Trenaman
David Simmons.......Gary Keane
Helen Simmons.......Beverly Dunn
Mike Stokes.......John Bowman
Jacky Shaw.......Judy Ferrier
Ian.......Nick Waters
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Johnno Abbott.......Michael Carman

Script.......Mark Randall
Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: An ex-detective and close friend of Det. Sgt. Banner lies to protect his son after discovering his involvement in a robbery.

Airdate:
Sydney 14/7/75
Adelaide 29/7/75
Melbourne 6/8/75
Wollongong
NSW 15/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 20/10/75
Brisbane 15/11/75
Toowoomba QLD 29/11/75
Newcastle
NSW 13/12/75

286. Little Raver

Wendy Sherlock.......Sigrid Thornton
Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Ian Sherlock.......Keith Lee
Mrs. Sherlock.......Margaret Cruickshank
Rita.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Tony Latimer.......Peter Dick
Wally East.......Hunter Gibb
Mrs. Cramer.......Jill McKay
Doctor.......Neil Thompson
Matron.......Eve Godly
Girl.......Christine Cooper
Postman.......Alan Hughes
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......John Barningham
Assistant Director.......Michael Lake
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: The parents of psychopathic teenager Wendy Sherlock have difficulty proving their innocence when it appears to the police that they are mistreating her. When a young man is badly slashed with a razor blade, the girl's parents suspect her - but she appears so innocent on the surface and displays such a plausible mien that even doctors and the police are fooled.

Notes: This episode won a Logie award for best individual episode in a series (1975).

Airdate:
Sydney 21/7/75
Adelaide 5/8/75
Melbourne 13/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 27/10/75
Toowoomba QLD 6/12/75
Newcastle NSW 20/12/75

 


Ep. 286: Sigrid Thornton

287. Big Fish Small Fry

Janie.......Arna-Maria Winchester
James Barrett.......John Ewart
Frank Gardiner.......Danny Adcock
Jim Stevens.......Lloyd Cunnington
Barbie Stewart.......Rona McLeod
Frankie.......Frank Hamilton
Dr. Thomas.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Vi Stevens.......Moira Farrow
Prostitute 1.......Christine Kaman
Prostitute 2.......Leonie Bradley
Prostitute 3.......Christine Burke
Woman.......Muriel Salter
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan

Script.......John Orcsik
Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: An assault on an accountant has the Yarra Central police baffled until they discover that the take over of a major prostitution racket is behind the assault.

Airdate:
Sydney 28/7/75
Adelaide 12/8/75
Melbourne 27/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 3/11/75
Brisbane 29/11/75
Toowoomba QLD 13/12/75
Newcastle
NSW 27/12/75

 


Ep. 287: Arna-Maria Winchester & John Ewart

288. Just For Kicks

Jan Kennedy.......Noni Hazelhurst
Keith McDonald.......Warwick Randall
Eddie Kennedy.......Jeremy Chance
David Adams.......Hunter Gibb
Stavros.......Manuel Bugeja
Mrs. Badger.......Vivean Gray
Mrs. Adams.......Pauline Charleston
Attendant.......Jack Brown
Barman.......John Dibbs
Bystander.......Colin MacDonald
Man.......Carl Segal
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan

Script.......Ray Chamula
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Constable Gray's relationship with his girlfriend is strained when he is faced with having to arrest her brother.

Airdate:
Sydney 4/8/75
Adelaide 19/8/75
Melbourne 3/9/75
Brisbane 6/12/75
Toowoomba QLD 20/12/75
Newcastle
NSW 3/1/76

 


Ep. 288: Noni Hazelhurst

289. Tell Me Your Troubles, My Friend

Joyce Farrell.......Alison Bird
Barry Morgan.......Edmund Pegge
Carol Morgan.......Gabrielle Hartley
Tom Hammond.......Peter Stratford
Const. Roger Wilson.......Andrew McFarlane
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
John Phillips.......David Bradshaw

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: A businessman has been under intense strain since the disappearance of his partner - and the Yarra Central police gradually unravel a murder case. Const. Wilson receives a transfer to Mansfield.

Notes: Final episode with Andrew McFarlane as Const. Roger Wilson.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/8/75

Adelaide 26/8/75

Brisbane 13/12/75
Toowoomba QLD 27/12/75

290. When Pride Takes Precedence

Marianne Cookson.......Mary-Anne Severne
Cr. Andrew Cookson.......Gerard Maguire
Mac Rogers.......John Bowman
Dad Connors.......Michael Duffield
George Connors.......Mark Randall
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Stephen.......Tony Crawford
Dog.......'Freckles'

Script.......Jeff Toghill
Director.......Marie Trevor
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Yarra Central police investigate when the wife of a prominent and self-centred councillor receives a blackmail threat regarding her illegitimate son.

Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Adelaide 30/9/75
Wollongong NSW 15/10/75
Maryborough QLD 11/11/75
Sydney 1/12/75
Toowoomba QLD 3/1/76
Brisbane 17/1/76
Melbourne 11/2/76
Newcastle
NSW 14/2/76

291. Rubber Bunny

Anna Doherty.......Cecily Polson
Brian Doherty.......Peter Whitford
Goldberg.......Kurt Beimel
Steve Marsh.......Hu Pryce
Ted Baker.......Warwick Randall
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Don.......Bobby Bright
Bartlett.......Arthur A'Beckett
Mrs. Bennett.......Betty Suttor
Brickie.......Clive Carter

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: A man is released from prison while serving a sentence for a crime he did not commit. He turns to Sgt. Banner for help, who was partly the cause of his conviction.

Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 18/8/75
Adelaide 2/9/75
Melbourne 17/9/75
Maryborough QLD 14/10/75
Brisbane 20/12/75
Toowoomba QLD 10/1/76

 

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Ep. 289: Terence Donovan & Edmund Pegge

292. Check, Check, Check

Marilyn Jackson.......Lisa Peers
Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Elvis Jackson.......Ross Thompson
Mrs. Jackson.......Janne Coghlan
Ernst Kaufmann.......Joseph Furst
Sharon.......Cherry Blaskett
Dudley Forbes.......Nevil Thurgood
Factory girl 1.......Maria Mercedes
Factory girl 2.......Laura Gabriel
Factory girl 3.......Lesley Yeomans
Dell.......Gillian Archer
Man in street.......Bert Benney
Const. Bob Parry.......Clive Davies
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan

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

Synopsis: Police investigate the disappearance of a teenage wife and an outraged husband with a gun.

Airdate:
Sydney 25/8/75
Adelaide 9/9/75
Melbourne 24/9/75
Maryborough QLD 21/10/75
Brisbane 27/12/75
Toowoomba QLD 17/1/76

 

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Ep. 292: Lisa Peers & Rowena Wallace

293. Once Upon A Time

Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Tom.......Johnny Farnham
Arthur King.......Noel Ferrier
Daisy King.......Vanessa Leigh
Harry.......George Spartels
Parking officer.......Ernie Bourne
Cheesely.......Wallas Eaton
Dick.......Adrian Wright
Miss Benedict.......Gwynneth Hughes
Charles.......Ross Skiffington
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Three young men, on three consecutive days, hold up the Apex Finance Company to raise some cash to marry Daisy King, daughter of a wealthy racing magnate.

Notes: Comedy episode. Peter Cavanagh returns to his support role of Const. Ray Preston. First television acting role by singer Johnny Farnham.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/9/75
Adelaide 16/9/75
Maryborough QLD 28/10/75
Brisbane 3/1/76
Toowoomba QLD 24/1/76
Melbourne 28/1/76

 

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Ep. 293: Johnny Farnham & Ernie Bourne

294. Deadfall

Cathy Chapman.......Elli Maclure
Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Ray Woods.......Kit Taylor
Arthur Chapman.......Leighton Watts
Mrs. O'Hara.......Val Jellay
Taxi driver.......Tom deVille
Willis.......Michael Croft
Davis.......Harry Starling
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford


Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Banner spends some gruelling hours on the roof of a high building trying to prevent a young girl from committing suicide.

Airdate:
Sydney 15/9/75
Adelaide 23/9/75
Maryborough QLD 4/11/75
Brisbane 10/1/76
Toowoomba QLD 31/1/76
Melbourne 4/2/76

295. Friends - Who Needs 'Em?

Angie Hudson.......Jacqui Gordon
Yvonne Simpson.......Kirsty Child
Charles Simpson.......Sean Scully
Bob Hudson.......Peter Cummins
Bill Lewis.......Ian Smith
Kay Hudson.......Lesley Baker
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Doctor.......Lindsay Edwards
Tommy.......Leif Hinrichsen
Constable 1.......Jim Wiseman
Constable 2.......Chris Dunn

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Directors.......Darryl Sheen & Graeme Arthur
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Det. Peters is disillusioned when a close friendship is threatened during an investigation, particularly when, as both a policeman and a friend, he is simply trying to help.

Airdate:
Adelaide 7/10/75
Maryborough QLD 18/11/75
Sydney 8/12/75
Brisbane 24/1/76
Melbourne 18/2/76
Newcastle NSW 21/2/76
Canberra 27/2/76

 


Ep. 294: Elli Maclure

296. Horrie And Charlie

Charlie Allan.......Graham Rouse
Jack Drewson.......Stewart Faichney
Horrie Allan.......Jack Allan
Nancy Hogg.......Betty Ross
Aubrey.......Norman Hodgeson
Barman.......Colwyn Roberts
Service station attendant.......Keith Reid
Lady.......Christine Calcutt
Derelict.......Harry Lister
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh

Script.......Mark Randall
Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Two totally hopeless would-be criminals have the Yarra Central police running around in circles to the extreme annoyance of Det. Sgt. Vickers.

Airdate:
Adelaide 14/10/75
Sydney 15/12/75
Brisbane 31/1/76
Melbourne 25/2/76
Newcastle
NSW 28/2/76
Canberra 5/3/76

297. 1956 And All That

Helen Jenkins.......Noni Hazelhurst
Cassie Stevens.......Bethany Lee
Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Ricky.......Bill Garner
Chas.......Bobby Bright
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Croft.......Rod Densley
Goodeson.......Andrew Gilmour
Skinhead 1.......Greg Smith
Skinhead 2.......John Ley

Script.......Michael Harvey
Director.......David Charles
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Two ageing rockers confronted with a young female prison escapee find themselves not so tough as they imagine.

Airdate:
Adelaide 21/10/75
Maryborough QLD 2/12/75
Sydney 29/12/75
Brisbane 7/2/76
Newcastle
NSW 6/3/76
Melbourne 10/3/76
Canberra 11/3/76

 


Ep. 296: Jack Allan & Stewart Faichney

298. Agnes Triumphant

Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Agnes Lawson.......Pat Evison
Fred Horrocks.......Terry Norris
Beryl Mitchell.......Marion Johns
'Sniffy' Watson.......Michael Duffield
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Jimmy Munro.......Bill Bennett
Paddy Mitchell.......Charles Holmes
Constable 1.......Geoff Collins
Constable 2.......John Egan
Old bloke.......Max Davidson
Neighbour 1.......Phillip Nelson
Neighbour 2.......Maxwell Jelbart
Derro 1.......Fred Ford
Derro 2.......Harry Lister
Derro 3.......William McLure

Script.......David Stevens
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Agnes, a pathetic but happy alcoholic, meets another alcoholic, Fred, who asks her to marry him. Fred has a long history of violent crime, and Agnes learns that the only reason he wants to marry her is because her sister Beryl owns a wine bar, and he thinks it is a good way to ensure a lifetime supply of free grog.

Notes: Actress Pat Evison, at this time a resident of New Zealand, was specially flown to Australia by Crawfords for the role of Agnes in this episode.

Airdate:
Adelaide 28/10/75
Maryborough QLD 9/12/75
Sydney 5/1/76
Brisbane 14/2/76
Newcastle
NSW 13/3/76
Melbourne 17/3/76
Canberra 19/3/76

 


Rowena Wallace

299. His Word Against Mine

Policewoman Jane Bell.......Rowena Wallace
Lindy Marshall.......Olivia Hamnett
Lloyd Marshall.......Bruce Barry
Rita Thornton.......Vikki Hammond
Lesley Thornton.......Martin Noonan
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Girl.......Robynne Bourne
Bloke.......David Fairman

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......John Barningham
Producer.......Don Battye
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: A highly respected Yarra Central councillor is suspected of being involved in homosexual activities, but a youth who is also involved gives the police another version of the situation. Det. Sgt. Banner plans to marry his girlfriend Jenny Franklin, and resigns from the police force to take an extended honeymoon and to find a 'more suitable' profession.

Notes: Final episode with Gerard Kennedy as Det. Sgt. Banner. In Sydney, it was screened with episode 300 as a two-hour special.

Airdate:
Adelaide 18/11/75
Maryborough QLD 16/12/75
Sydney 26/1/76
Brisbane 21/2/76
Newcastle
NSW 20/3/76
Melbourne 24/3/76
Canberra 26/3/76

 


Rowena Wallace

300. Today Ends At Dawn

Sen. Det. Tom Morgan.......John Stanton
Lloyd Hughes.......Ron Roberts
Annie Hughes.......Coralie Neville
John Walmsley.......Les James
Bob Dean.......Howard Eynon
Sadler.......Tom Lake
Const. Paul Gray.......John Hannan
Const. Ray Preston.......Peter Cavanagh
Mrs. Stafford.......Jane Colebrook
Mrs. Collier.......Elaine Baillie
Man.......Ralph Guthrie
Drunk.......Ernest Wilson
Salesman.......Ron Bergman
Colin Stafford.......Andrew Caddy
Newspaper boy.......Paul Nicoll

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

Synopsis: Sen. Det. Tom Morgan transfers to Yarra Central, and his first case is that of a missing paper boy who is found dead, the apparent victim of a hit and run accident. Investigations lead the Yarra Central police to a nearby factory.

Notes: Features John Stanton as Sen. Det. Tom Morgan, which was intended to be a continuing role - however, only one episode was made before the series was cancelled. Opening titles are standard credits featuring Gerard Kennedy. In Sydney, it was screened with episode 299 as a two-hour special.

Airdate:
Adelaide 25/11/75
Maryborough QLD 23/12/75
Sydney 26/1/76
Brisbane 28/2/76
Newcastle
NSW 27/3/76
Canberra 2/4/76

 


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