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Part 6: episodes 251 - 300

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Part 7: Eps 301 - 350

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Part 9: Eps 401 - 450
Part 10: Eps 451 - 509

 

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251. The Kindly Killers

Ann Gunston.......Patsy Trench
Joan Kent.......Alison Bird
Martin Leslie.......Gus Mercurio
Celia Jackson.......Hilda Scurr
Mrs. Terry.......Joan Letch
George Jackson.......Ron Roberts
Hospital doctor.......Bryan Johnson
Garbo.......Ron Pinnell
Dr. Simpson.......Barry Brown
Dr. Firman.......Vin Foster
Motorcycle cop.......David Hill
Neighbour.......Nanette Goode
Nurse.......Jan Russ
Car salesman.......Stanley Berkoff
Locum.......Eric Hayes
Constable.......Robert Hallet

Script.......Martin Robbins
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: An elderly couple who belong to a religious sect led by a fanatical American become frightened when they realise their religious beliefs could be responsible for the death of a teenage girl.

Notes: Gus Mercurio’s first television acting role.

Airdate:
Melbourne 26/5/70
Sydney 16/6/70
Canberra 29/9/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/12/70
Orange NSW 8/2/71
Wollongong NSW 24/5/71
Lismore NSW 23/7/71
Newcastle NSW 21/8/71
Toowoomba QLD 16/12/71
Tamworth NSW 3/1/72
Rockhampton QLD 19/1/72
Maryborough QLD 26/1/72

 

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Ep. 251: Patsy Trench and Hilda Scurr

252. Juliet

John Mitchell.......Ken Goodlet
Marcia Ferguson.......Alexandra Hynes
Warren Buller.......Peter Hepworth
Lois Ferguson.......Joan Winchester
Mrs. Buller.......Marion Johns
Juliet Mitchell.......Laurin Barrie
Pickering.......Ron Pinnell
Neighbour.......Roy Lyons
Mrs. Mitchell.......Brenda Beddison
Willis.......Bert Benney
Green.......Michael Howley
Sullman.......John Gould
Forensic bloke.......John Gallimore
Minister.......Reg Dell
Woman.......Diane Du Barry

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman
Location dialogue.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis: A round of golf for Mr. Willis leads to the discovery of 17-year-old schoolgirl Juliet Mitchell's body on the links. The prime suspect is Juliet's boyfriend Warren Buller, known to be the last person to see her alive, yet Juliet's girl friend Marcia denies that Juliet had a boyfriend.

Notes: Kurt Beimel is credited on the closing titles for a small role as a visiting New Zealander, but the scene was edited out and he does not appear.

Airdate:
Melbourne 2/6/70
Sydney 23/6/70
Canberra 6/10/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/12/70
Orange NSW 15/2/71
Wollongong NSW 31/5/71
Lismore NSW 30/7/71
Newcastle NSW 28/8/71
Toowoomba QLD 23/12/71
Tamworth NSW 10/1/72
Rockhampton QLD 26/1/72
Maryborough QLD 2/2/72

253. A Place To Live

Sinclair.......Colin McEwan
Margaret Stevens.......Lorraine Bayly
Mrs. Perry.......Barbara Brandon
Douglas Stevens.......Barry Donnelly
Geoff Farley.......Paul Young
Mrs. Taylor.......Elizabeth Wing
Michael Taylor.......Keith Holding
Taxi truck driver.......Jack Perry
Dr. Young.......Bryan Johnson
Bob Perry.......Richard Webb

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: When elderly Mrs. Perry is asked to sell her property to further housing development, she refuses the offer. Soon after she discovers the body of her husband in the garden.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/6/70
Sydney 30/6/70
Brisbane 30/6/70
Canberra 13/10/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/12/70
Orange NSW 22/2/71
Wollongong NSW 7/6/71
Lismore NSW 6/8/71
Toowoomba QLD 30/12/71
Tamworth NSW 17/1/72
Rockhampton QLD 2/2/72
Maryborough QLD 9/2/72

 

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Ep. 252: Alexandra Hynes

254. The Lonely Ones

Marjorie Barrett.......Judy Jack
Sue Rogers.......Suzanne Vaughan
Mrs. Galbraith.......Sheila Florance
Rev. Galbraith.......Peter Collingwood
Dr. Grace Franklyn.......Neva Carr Glyn
Carpenter.......Vic Gordon
Miss Hastings.......Roslyn De Winter
Mr. Hastings.......Douglas Kelly
Steve Barrett.......Neil Fitzpatrick
Tom Phillips.......Brian Muir
News reporter.......Brian Taylor
Doctor.......Vin Foster
Ian.......Peter Berg
Sandra.......Virginia Cleveland
Uniform Sergeant.......Howard Bell
Tony Barrett.......Anthony Mozzocca

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Shortly after Steve Barrett escapes from jail, a woman recluse is found murdered, and he becomes a prime suspect.

Notes: First Australian television acting role for Suzanne Vaughan, who spent two years as a presenter on Manila television in the Philippines.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/6/70
Sydney 7/7/70
Brisbane 7/7/70
Canberra 20/10/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/1/71
Orange NSW 1/3/71
Lismore NSW 13/8/71
Newcastle NSW 11/9/71
Toowoomba QLD 6/1/72
Tamworth NSW 24/1/72
Rockhampton QLD 9/2/72
Maryborough QLD 16/2/72

 

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Ep. 254: Suzanne Vaughan and Judy Jack

255. Auntie

Pat Palmer.......Patsy King
Det. Bill Gallagher.......Alan Rowe
Tom Palmer.......Tony Thurbon
Daisy Robertson.......Nancy Stewart
Ann 'Auntie' Turner.......Wendy Blacklock
Mrs. Taylor.......Leila Blake
Mrs. Wallace.......Brenda Beddison
Cooper.......Ken Fraser
Forensic man.......Robert Schroeder
Fred Rogers.......John Ryan
Old lady.......Kitty Virgoe

Script.......Margaret Kelly
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Terry Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis: The body of an elderly woman is found in a quarry and it starts detectives off on a macabre case. The discovery and investigation changes the quiet life of housewife Pat Palmer to one of intense fear.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/6/70
Sydney 14/7/70
Brisbane 14/7/70
Canberra 27/10/70
Orange NSW 15/3/71
Wollongong NSW 21/6/71
Lismore NSW 20/8/71
Newcastle NSW 18/9/71
Toowoomba QLD 13/1/72
Tamworth NSW 31/1/72
Rockhampton QLD 16/2/72
Maryborough QLD 23/2/72

 

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Ep. 255: Patsy King, Tony Thurbon and Wendy Blacklock

256. Death In The Family

Guy Hamilton.......Don Pascoe
Joan Mason.......Anne Haddy
Billy Matthews.......Graeme Blundell
Emily Withers.......Doreen Warburton
Ralph Withers.......Sean McEuan
Seddon.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Merrilee Hamilton.......Pauline Ashby
Priest.......Eric Heyes

Script.......Ray Kolle
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Terry Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis: A peaceful setting becomes a scene of tragedy when a pretty but mentally retarded teenage girl is found murdered by the lake in the Botanic Gardens.

Airdate:
Melbourne 30/6/70
Sydney 21/7/70
Brisbane 21/7/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/1/71
Orange NSW 22/3/71
Wollongong NSW 28/6/71
Newcastle NSW 25/9/71
Toowoomba QLD 20/1/72
Tamworth NSW 7/2/72
Rockhampton QLD 23/2/72
Maryborough QLD 1/3/72

 

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Ep. 256: Anne Haddy and Don Pascoe

257. The Doll

Jack Skinner.......Jack Thompson
Robert Morton.......Ben Gabriel
Karen Healey.......Jill Forster
Arthur Mace.......Telford Jackson
Marge Jones.......Suzy Gashler
Constable 1.......Paul Cronin
John Ireland.......Clive Hearne
Kevin Ireland.......David Bowman
Sir George Gambier.......Arnold Riches
Constable 2.......Robert Hallett

Script.......Richard Butler
Director.......Ken Fitzgerald
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: Model Karen Healey becomes involved in an attempt to murder ruthless businessman Robert Morton. Morton made his fortune by crooked business deals and swindles. He realises his life is in danger when he finds a doll in his apartment wearing clothes identical to his own with a noose around its neck. Later, Morton's car is blown up, killing his bodyguard.

Airdate:
Melbourne 7/7/70
Sydney 28/7/70
Brisbane 28/7/70
Canberra 10/11/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/1/71
Orange NSW 29/3/71
Wollongong NSW 5/7/71
Newcastle NSW 2/10/71
Toowoomba QLD 27/1/72
Tamworth NSW 14/2/72
Rockhampton QLD 1/3/72
Maryborough QLD 8/3/72

258. Not For Mine

Harold Barrett.......Michael Pate
Kevin.......Gus Mercurio
Bill Gately.......Martin Phelan
Phil.......Kurt Beimel
Oswald Compton.......Derek Strahan
Student girl.......Virginia Cleveland
Marion Barrett.......Jennifer Claire
Sally.......Barbara Ramsay
Tony.......Robert Hallett
Lighterman.......Doug Kelly
Kenneth Barrett.......Peter Berg
Charlie.......Ray Tyrer
Tom Brooks.......Les Asmussen

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton

Synopsis: The body of a teenage boy is found in a dredge in the bay, and Harold Barrett fears it could be his missing son Ken. A ruthless businessman, Barrett is suspected by police of being involved in a drug racket and that the boy's death could be connected somehow.

Airdate:
Melbourne 14/7/70
Sydney 4/8/70
Brisbane 4/8/70
Canberra 17/11/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/1/71
Wollongong NSW 12/7/71
Newcastle NSW 9/10/71
Toowoomba QLD 3/2/72
Tamworth NSW 21/2/72
Rockhampton QLD 8/3/72

 

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Ep. 257: Ben Gabriel, Jill Forster and Telford Jackson

259. Chain Gang

'Pudd'.......Vivienne Benson-Young
'Gecko'.......Gerard Maguire
Mrs. Gleeson.......Lynn Flanagan
Arthur Gleeson.......John Trenaman
Sgt. Harry Curtis.......Kenric Hudson
Loudmouth bikie.......Peter Berg
Kevin 'Ringo' Carter.......John Ryan
Neighbour.......Sheila Florance
Mrs. Carter.......Esme Melville
Mike Skelton.......John Benton
Bikie 1.......Martin Silver
Bikie 2.......David Silver
Bikie 3.......Bill Waugh

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: The leader of a bikie gang is killed when a car runs into his motorbike. Police suspect his death was not accidental when the rest of the gang terrorise the car driver.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/7/70
Canberra 24/11/70
Wollongong NSW 19/7/71
Newcastle NSW 16/10/71
Toowoomba QLD 10/2/72
Tamworth NSW 28/2/72
Maryborough QLD 22/3/72


260. Monica Missing

Stan Ferris.......Vic Gordon
Joan Greaves.......Benita Collings
Marge Dowling.......Judy Jack
Sgt. John Wills.......Ken Goodlet
Fred Dowling.......Reg Gorman
Chemist.......Malcolm Phillips
Forensic bloke.......Robert Schroeder
Finkel.......Bert Benney
Constable.......Walter Pratt

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: 15-month-old Monica Dowling is reported missing. Police suspect foul play and enlist the Army to search rugged bush country. They are hindered by Stan Ferris, a seedy journalist with a grudge against the police.

Airdate:
Melbourne 28/7/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/2/71
Wollongong NSW 26/7/71

Newcastle NSW 23/10/71
Toowoomba QLD 17/2/72
Tamworth NSW 6/3/72

 

261. Midnight Pizza

Anna Leurini.......Lynn Rainbow
Lucio Leurini.......Alister Smart
Albert Canker.......Ernie Bourne
Emma Canker.......Georgie Sterling
Evans.......Jack Perry
Harry Nimble.......Mark Davis
Andrew.......Peter Morris
Constable.......Roy Edmunds
Shop assistant.......Carryl Houghton
Old man.......Patrick McKeewright

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Mrs. Canker suspects the owner of a pizza parlour has killed his wife and thrown her into the pizza oven.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/8/70
Canberra 8/12/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/2/71
Orange NSW 26/4/71
Wollongong NSW 2/8/71
Newcastle NSW 30/10/71
Toowoomba QLD 24/2/72
Maryborough QLD 5/4/72

262. Water Boy

Jan Reynolds.......Mary-Ann Severne
Joey Denton.......Ross Thompson
Tibby Hayes.......Jon Finlayson
Doug Sanders.......Allan Mann
Ric Verne.......Leon Gregory
Rita Langford.......Kerry Krenzein
Tracy Herbert.......Rob Lynch
Interpreter.......Ernest Reynolds
Bloke.......Ivor Bromley

Script.......Bruce Wishart
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Phil Freedman

Synopsis: Rita Langford is stabbed to death in her home. The only clue to her background is an autographed photo of pop star Joey Denton, possibly linking her death with the music scene.

Notes: Deaf actor Allan Mann plays the role of Doug Sanders, a deaf mute who 'talks' with his hands at the rate of 250 gestures a minute. Mann's real-life interpreter, Ernest Reynolds, Welfare Superintendent of the Adult Deaf Society, plays the same part on-camera.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/8/70
Canberra 15/12/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/2/71
Adelaide 5/4/71
Wollongong NSW 9/8/71
Newcastle 6/11/71
Toowoomba QLD 2/3/72
Tamworth NSW 20/3/72

 

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Lynn Rainbow

263. Settling Day

Jill Holmes.......Patricia Leehy
Carol Hart.......Cindy Wright
Claude Finch.......Vic Gordon
Arthur Holmes.......Mark Albiston
Eric Lane.......Bryan Niland
Frank Porter.......David Ravenswood
Barbara.......Carryl Browne
'Blackie' Burrows.......Goff Vockler
Pearl Jackson.......Lyn Flanagan
Clarrie Tyte.......Don Vincent

Script.......Allan Cram
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Terry Stapleton

Synopsis: On the day gamblers settle their debts, an SP bookie is killed at a tobacco kiosk, and detectives search for the long, thin knife which killed her. Their main suspect is musician Arthur Holmes, the last person at the scene.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/8/70
Traralgon VIC 18/8/70
Sydney 8/9/70
Canberra 22/12/70
Adelaide 12/4/71
Orange NSW 10/5/71
Wollongong NSW 16/8/71
Newcastle NSW 13/11/71
Toowoomba QLD 9/3/72
Tamworth NSW 27/3/72
Maryborough QLD 19/4/72

 

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Leonard Teale, George Mallaby and Alwyn Kurts

264. All Correct

Kevin Ford.......Jack Thompson
Wendy Reed.......Margaret Shephard
'Spud' Murphy.......John Armstrong
Steve Bentley.......Patrick Edgeworth
Const. Milligan.......John Allen
Sen. Const. Stan White.......George Cunningham
Eric Chambers.......Carl Bleazby
Bob Parsons.......Peter Cummins
Sue Gibson.......Angela Rubin
Clem.......Ivor Bromley
Const. Newman.......John Noble

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Const. Milligan's fiancee arranges to meet him, but misses him on his beat. Det. Patterson and Det. Barnes are on hand and offer to look for him. They find him lying dead in a lane, having been killed while on duty at the scene of a burglary.

Notes: Former NSW policeman Monte Miller said of this script: "As a young cop I was sometimes faced with terrifying situations and this is what I’m trying to put across in this episode. The young bloke on the beat can suddenly be fighting for his life, which is what happens in ‘All Correct’."
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Airdate:
Melbourne 25/8/70
Sydney 15/9/70
Brisbane 15/9/70
Canberra 29/12/70
Orange NSW 17/5/71
Wollongong NSW 23/8/71
Newcastle NSW 20/11/71
Tamworth NSW 3/4/72

 

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Leonard Teale

265. Wall Of Silence

Helen Fox.......Nancy Knudsen
Karen Richter.......Irene Inescort
Young Colin Fox.......Michael Kurts
Young Karen Richter.......Cindy Wright
Librarian.......Sandra McGregor
Walter.......Paul Gregorevic
Landlady.......Marion Edward
Charles Richter.......Michael Long
Alfredo.......Alberto Vila
Harold.......Roger Carroll
Cemetery Manager.......Denis Clinton

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: The discovery of a skeleton in the wall of an old home that is being demolished opens up many memories for Inspector Fox when he realises the home belonged to Karen Richter, the girl he loved in his youth. The other Homicide detectives become concerned when Fox seems hesitant and apparently unwilling to investigate the case.

Notes: Alwyn Kurt's son Michael plays a young Constable Colin Fox in flashback scenes.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/9/70
Sydney 22/9/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/3/71
Lismore NSW 19/3/71
Orange NSW 24/5/71
Wollongong NSW 30/8/71
Newcastle NSW 27/11/71
Toowoomba QLD 23/3/72

 

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Ep. 265: Alwyn Kurts and Michael Kurts

 

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Ep. 265: Nancy Knudsen and George Mallaby

266. Have You Heard About The Lawrences?

Angus Lawrence.......Tommy Dysart
Johnny Dunn.......Luigi Villani
Const. Harry Johnson.......Slim deGrey
Doris Williams.......Carryl Browne
Rod Smith.......Ken Shorter
Const. Parker.......Paul Cronin
Jason Williams.......Tom Oliver
Tom Cooper.......Max Osbiston
Nurse Jane.......Diedre Rubinstein
Const. Marsh.......Robert Hallett

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: Gossip in a country town brings tragedy to the Lawrence family when Joan Lawrence and their baby son are found brutally murdered in their home. Farmhand Rod Smith becomes the prime suspect when he disappears soon after the murders.

Notes: Ep. 266A, ‘The Homicide Story’, documents the production of this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/11/70
Sydney 24/11/70
Brisbane 24/11/70
Canberra 12/1/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/3/71
Lismore NSW 26/3/71
Toowoomba QLD 5/7/71
Newcastle NSW 4/12/71
Maryborough QLD 10/5/72

266A. The Homicide Story

Narrator.......Leonard Teale

Script.......Ian Jones
Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Jones

Synopsis: A history of Homicide, celebrating the show's sixth birthday. The first section deals with highlights from the series plus behind the scenes anecdotes, and the second section details the production of a typical episode, No. 266 'Have You Heard About The Lawrences?'

Notes: 90 minute documentary. Produced entirely on film - no video footage is used. Episode 266 was screened directly after 'The Homicide Story'. An edited version, excluding the second section, has been released on video
(Visual Entertainment Group VEG 004).

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/11/70
Sydney 24/11/70
Brisbane 24/11/70
Newcastle NSW 16/1/71
Canberra 12/1/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/3/71
Toowoomba QLD 28/6/71

 


A BTQ-7 advertisement for 'The Homicide Story' that appeared in a Brisbane magazine.

267. See No Evil

George Farmer.......Tony Bazell
Frank Devlin.......Peter Reynolds
Clarrie Morris.......David John
Monty Callaghan.......Moray Powell
Dave Barker.......David Ravenswood
Nurse.......Jan Russ
Golfer 1.......John Gould
Golfer 2.......Bert Benney
Alice Weir.......Agnes Dobson
Constable 1.......Hu Pryce
Constable 2.......Les James
Dog.......'Blackie'

Script.......Eddie Hepple
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: A golfer finds a dog, a tool box containing coins, and the body of a man in a sand trap on a golf course. From these clues detectives find links with a robbery at the club house and a counterfeit racket.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/9/70
Sydney 29/9/70
Brisbane 29/9/70
Canberra 21/1/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/4/71
Adelaide 3/5/71
Orange NSW 7/6/71
Wollongong NSW 13/9/71
Newcastle NSW 11/12/71
Toowoomba QLD 30/3/72

 

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Ep. 267: Moray Powell and Leonard Teale

268. Flash Johnny

Ruthie Miles.......Sandy Gore
Vic Ahearn.......Gus Mercurio
Tony Malloy.......Vic Gordon
'Flash' Johnny Miles.......Athol Compton
Chipper.......John Benton
Walter 'Goon' Carson.......Les Berryman
Pathologist.......Clive Hearne
Builder.......Keith Kaye
Sparring partner.......Billy Lewis

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Aboriginal boxer 'Flash' Johnny Miles, training for a championship fight, becomes jealous of his sparring partner's friendship with his wife. In the ring Johnny hits him so hard that he appears to have died as a result. Det. Patterson is planted undercover as the new sparring partner, and police uncover a plan to 'throw' the fight.

Notes: Guest actor Gus Mercurio, a commentator for ATV-0 boxing telecasts and one-time professional boxer, doubled as a 'trainer' for actors fight scenes. The sparring partner was played by professional boxer 'Billy The Kid' Lewis.

Airdate:
Melbourne 15/9/70
Canberra 28/1/71
Adelaide 10/5/71
Wollongong NSW 20/9/71
Newcastle NSW 18/12/71
Toowoomba QLD 6/4/72

 

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Ep. 268: Les Berryman and Sandy Gore

269. Bars

Elsie Thompson.......Mary Ann Severne
Katherine Stacey.......Rona McLeod
Tom Richards.......Maurie Fields
Martin Cooke.......John Norman
Thompson.......Syd Conabere
Mike Jamieson.......Sean McEuan
Nigel Fethers.......Patrick Edgeworth
Constable.......Ken Snodgrass
John Wilson.......Mark Davis
Collins.......Don Vincent
John Lawson.......Chris Sheil
Mary Richards.......Colleen Miller
Jamey Richards.......Angus Jones

Script.......Amanda Spry
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Sonia Borg
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: Art student Martin Cooke becomes involved in murder when prison warden Tom Richards is shot and wounded, and his wife and small son are shot dead as they relax in the Botanic Gardens. An artist's sketch book found near the bodies is the only clue and leads Homicide detectives on a search through art schools.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/9/70
Sydney 13/10/70
Brisbane 13/10/70
Adelaide 17/5/71
Orange NSW 21/6/71
Wollongong NSW 27/9/71
Maryborough QLD 31/5/72

270. Suffer Little Children

Karen.......Sue Donovan
John Armstrong.......Peter Gwynne
Trina Davis.......Kate McKittrick
Elizabeth Armstrong.......Jacqueline Kott
Alex Davis.......Peter Cummins
Mark Armstrong.......Keith Reid
Tom Wilson.......Carl Bleazby
Christopolous.......Manuel Bugeja
Ted Chapman.......Keith Kaye
Mrs. Burgess.......Marguerita Lofthouse
Const. Payne.......John Noble
Strickland.......Eric Heyes
Young girl.......Barbara Brighton
Wayne Armstrong.......Graham Robertson

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: While attending a dinner party with his girlfriend Karen, Det. Barnes overhears the next door neighbour threatening her sons. Later events lead him to suspect that she may have harmed them. At the same time detectives are investigating the double murder of two Greek children at a migrant camp.

Notes: Adventure Island hostess Sue Donovan plays Karen, Det. Barnes girlfriend. "I play a nice quiet girl," said Sue. "But it's still quite a change. Of course, as so many children who watch Adventure Island also watch Homicide, I'm not allowed to accept any roles which might be detrimental to my image. Karen is just a nice girl!"
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Airdate:
Melbourne 29/9/70
Sydney 20/10/70
Canberra 11/2/71
Orange NSW 28/6/71
Wollongong NSW 4/10/71
Newcastle NSW 1/1/72
Toowoomba QLD 20/4/72
Maryborough QLD 7/6/72
Mildura VIC 11/4/74

 

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Ep. 269: John Norman, Syd Conabere and Mary Ann Severne

271. Once A Killer

Lisabetta Conte.......Sandra McGregor
Sergio Conte.......Keith Lee
Don Riley.......Danny Adcock
Frankie Bell.......Leon Gregory
Janine Bell.......Di O'Connor
Norm Woods.......Trevor Woods
Mrs. MacIntyre.......Nanette Goode
Francesca Conte.......Marguerita Lofthouse
Constable 1.......Peter Boyle
Constable 2.......John Noble

Script.......James Davern
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Lynn Bayonas

Synopsis: Two youths, thinking a fruiterer keeps a lot of cash at home, break in while he is at work. His wife is tied and gagged while they ransack the house. Finding nothing, they decide to question her again, but when her gag is removed she screams for help. The youths panic, and in their attempt to silence her they bash her to death. They flee empty handed just as the fruiterer, Sergio Conte, returns. He recognises one of them as a customer at his shop, and he swears to avenge her death and sets out to catch the killers before the police. This leads to a race between detectives and Sergio to find the killer, and results in a dramatic chase through an underground tunnel system.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/10/70
Sydney 27/10/70
Canberra 18/2/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/4/71
Orange NSW 5/7/71
Wollongong NSW 11/10/71
Newcastle NSW 8/1/71

272. Cat-Eyes

Susan Keenan.......Janet Kingsbury
Gilbert Simms.......Don Barkham
George Caine.......Frank Hamilton
Lloyd Miller.......Stuart Finch
Ralph Keenan.......Lloyd Cunnington
Mrs. Greenfield.......Sheila Florance
Dr. Hanson.......David John
Landlady.......Nanette Goode
Fred Haus.......Stephen Overall
Doctor.......Reg Hall
Pay officer.......George Pappas

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: After locking his warehouse late at night, elderly Ralph Keenan is shot dead in one of the rooms. Detectives are puzzled because the killer shot Keenan in almost total darkness. The victim's attractive wife and his business partner later become the prime suspects.

Notes: Noel Browne is credited on the end titles but does not appear in the episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/10/70
Canberra 25/2/71
Orange NSW 12/7/71
Wollongong NSW 18/10/71
Toowoomba QLD 4/5/72
Maryborough QLD 21/6/72

 

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Ep. 271: Leonard Teale, Danny Adcock and Alwyn Kurts

273. Doris And Daphne

Valerie Hills.......Sue Walker
Det. Evans.......Paul Cronin
Ken Thornton.......John Forgeham
Daphne Roberts.......Faye Sharpe
Alfred Roberts.......Harry Lawrence
Lorna Foster.......Karin Murphy
Sue.......Judith Roberts
Doris Downs.......Kay Taylor
Ruth Higgins.......Patricia McLean
Priest (himself).......Michael King

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Phil Freedman

Synopsis: Elderly Alfred Roberts calls at the police station to tell the detectives that he has overheard his wife Daphne and her friend Doris discussing a plot to poison him.

Notes: Paul Cronin’s first television role. Priest Fr. Michael King, who featured on contemporary radio and television programmes, appears as himself.

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/10/70
Sydney 10/11/70
Brisbane 10/11/70
Canberra 4/3/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/5/71
Orange NSW 19/7/71
Wollongong NSW 25/10/71
Newcastle NSW 22/1/72
Toowoomba QLD 11/5/72
Maryborough QLD 28/6/72

 

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Norman Yemm

274. Bride Price

Lina Zangalis.......Elli Maclure
Costas.......Syd Conabere
Markos Mitrakis.......Ernie Bourne
Yannis Papas.......Tom Farley
Diane 'Girlie' Piper.......Doreen Warburton
Nick Evangelides.......Alberto Vila
'Doc' Roberts.......Dennis Clinton
William Smith.......Michael Howley
George.......Stanley Berkoff
Club customer.......Paul Karo

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Richard Franklin
Producer.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer....... Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: Young Greek fisherman Nick Evangelides unwisely agrees to sponsor  'Doc' Roberts and 'Girlie' Piper's scheme to bring Greek girl Lina Zangalis to Australia for prostitution purposes. Lina is under the impression that she was brought to Australia to marry Nick, and when 'Doc' Roberts is later murdered, Nick becomes the prime suspect.

Notes: After screening in Melbourne and Sydney, the Broadcasting Control Board ruled that this episode should not in future be shown before 8:30 PM. due to prostitution being involved in the story.

Airdate:
Brisbane 17/11/70
Adelaide 19/11/71
Melbourne 27/11/70
Sydney 27/11/70

 


Ep. 274: Elli Maclure and Alberto Vila

275. Copy Cat

Robert Czernak.......Peter Gwynne
Wendy.......Di O'Connor
Blue.......Roy Day
'Chicka'.......Keith Kaye
Toby.......Graeme Blundell
Sy Weintraub.......Gordon Lischman
Cara Weintraub.......Ann Mulliner
Gail.......Barbara Brighton
John Armatage.......Tom Lake
Rutherford.......John Gould
Doctor.......Clive Hearne
Mrs. Murray.......Marguerita Lofthouse

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producers.......Edward Ogden & Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Bill Hughes
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: Estner Czernak is robbed and murdered at her home, and detectives suspect a cat burglar could be responsible until attention shifts to her husband.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/11/70
Brisbane 1/12/70
Canberra 11/3/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/5/71
Orange NSW 26/7/71
Wollongong NSW 1/11/71
Newcastle NSW 29/1/72
Toowoomba QLD 18/5/72
Maryborough QLD 5/7/72

276. Wages Of Sin

Pauline Shearer.......Jeanie Drynan
Mike Bowen.......Rod Mullinar
Hilary 'Hazy' Allen.......Graeme Blundell
Mrs. Allen.......Philippa Baker
Mrs. Shearer.......Sheila Bradley
Taylor.......Bert Benney
Arthur Copley.......Gordon Malcolm
Stubbs.......Eric Heyes
Stefan Manners.......Frank Hamilton
Reporter (himself).......David Johnston
Charlie (forensic man).......Robert Schroeder
Car salesman.......Stanley Berkoff
Doctor.......Barry Browne
Constable.......Peter Boyle

Script.......John Martin
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Assistant Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: Two men and a girl, impersonating a film crew, brazenly hold up and rob a factory paymaster and security guard. To ensure their escape, the three bandits take the guard as a hostage.

Airdate:
Melbourne 10/11/70
Brisbane 19/1/71
Canberra 18/3/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/5/71
Orange NSW 2/8/71
Wollongong NSW 8/11/71

 

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Ep. 275: Producer Nigel Lovell and Peter Gwynne

277. Patterson's Curse

Liz Mitchell.......Jenny Lee
Janet Smith.......Patsy King
'Possum' Thompson.......Harry Lawrence
Bob Giles.......Roy Lyons
Des Giles.......Danny Adcock
Jill Patterson.......Janice Copeland
John Mitchell.......Max Osbiston
Mrs. Giles.......Joan Letch

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Assistant Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: Sen. Det. Patterson, on a caravan holiday with his wife Jill, revisits the country town where he was stationed as a constable. He meets an old girlfriend, Janet Smith, and finds himself investigating the murder of a grazier.

Notes: First appearance by Janice Copeland in a support role as Jill Patterson, wife of Det. Jim Patterson.

Airdate:
Melbourne 17/11/70
Brisbane 26/1/71
Canberra 25/3/71
Orange NSW 9/8/71
Wollongong NSW 15/11/71
Toowoomba QLD 1/6/72
Maryborough QLD 12/7/72

 

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Ep. 277: Max Osbiston, Norman Yemm and Roy Lyons

278. Lost And Found

Shirley Martin.......Sue Lloyd
Jack Martin.......Deryck Barnes
Bobby Williams.......Gary Gray
Steve Wood.......Guy Le Claire
Mrs. Williams.......Joy Corbett
Sarah Ecks.......Agnes Dobson
Merle Martin.......Rosalind Seagrave
Miss Prior.......Barbara Brandon
Paul King.......Peter Berg
Joan Roberts.......Brenda Beddison
Motorcycle cop.......Arthur Roberts
Constable.......John Cavanagh

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Assistant Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Terry Stapleton

Synopsis: The unreasonable attitude of a too-strict father causes 15-year-old teenager Shirley Martin to run away from home. Shirley is helped by her friend Paul King, but the situation gets out of hand and ultimately leads to his untimely death.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/12/70
Sydney 2/2/71
Canberra 1/4/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/6/71
Adelaide 12/7/71
Orange NSW 16/8/71
Wollongong NSW 22/11/71
Maryborough QLD 26/7/72

279. Two For The Money

Margie.......Di O'Connor
Thomas Connor.......Edward Howell
Harold 'Winger' O'Brien.......Richard Gilbert
Charlie Dent.......John Trenaman
'Pop' Bennett.......Keith Kaye
June.......Eileen Chapman
Drinker 1.......Hu Pryce
Drinker 2.......Eric Taylor
Swimmer.......Keith Colebrook
Harold Grimes.......Barry Browne

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Film Dialogue Producer.......Paul Eddey

Synopsis: After discovering that she is short of money in the till, Margie, a popular barmaid in a Carlton hotel, goes to the police. She learns from the investigations that she has been fooled by two confidence men who demonstrated a 'magic trick' to her, using money from the till. The subsequent investigation soon becomes a possible murder case.

Airdate:
Melbourne 19/1/71
Sydney 9/2/71
Brisbane 9/2/71
Orange NSW 23/8/71
Wollongong NSW 29/11/71
Maryborough QLD 2/8/72

 

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Ep. 278: Joy Corbett and Gary Gray

280. Help Yourself

Percy Thompson.......Slim deGrey
Tom Flanagan.......Kevin Leslie
Steve Cooper.......Telford Jackson
Const. Brian Hobson.......Brian Muir
Miss Phipps.......Barbara Brandon
Wright.......Jack Perry
Barman 1.......Frank Gow
Barman 2.......Jeffrey Booth
Ted Jenkins.......Andrew McLennan
Shop assistant.......Chris Sheil
Constable 1.......Robert Hallett
Constable 2.......John Cavanagh
Wally Taylor.......Alwyn Owen

Script.......Bruce Wishart
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Assistant Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Ian Fitzhughes
Script Editor.......John Edwards

Synopsis: Wally Taylor, the night attendant at a service station, is assaulted and robbed. Police question three former employees when evidence leads them to believe that the assailant had an intimate knowledge of the station.

Airdate:
Melbourne 26/1/71
Sydney 16/2/71
Brisbane 16/2/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/6/71
Orange NSW 30/8/71
Wollongong NSW 6/12/71
Newcastle NSW 4/3/72
Maryborough QLD 9/8/72

 

281. Short Circuit

Deidre.......Judy Jack
John Tyler.......Terence Cooper
Kim Ridley.......Jill Forster
Linda Tyler.......Gaye Anderson
Hartley.......David John
Simone.......Bettine Kauffmann
Forensic man.......Robert Schroeder
Jackie.......Pat Harrison
Bystander.......George Pappas
Mrs. Hartley.......Joy Corbett
Criminal Identification Officer.......John Rogers
Jane Morton.......Suzy Cashler
Model.......Jackie Passmore

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Sonia Borg
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Bill Hughes
Script Editor.......Howard Griffiths

Synopsis: The man detectives seek for the murder of a young girl in a motel is a psychopath. But the killer eludes police with tragic results.

Airdate:
Melbourne 2/2/71
Sydney 23/2/71
Brisbane 23/2/71
Wollongong NSW 13/12/71
Maryborough QLD 16/8/72

282. The Terrible Stranger

Janet Stephens.......Marie Hall
Dr. George Cousins.......Peter Adams
Tom Hill.......John Forgeham
Ben Davis.......Terence Madden
Mrs. Davis.......Pat MacDonald
Shop owner.......Jon Finlayson
Carson.......Roly Barlee
Sally Cousins.......Beverley Dunn
Edward Jamieson.......Derek Booth
Paul Randall.......Peter Berg
Prof. Todd.......Arnold Riches
Gwen Wheeler.......Marguerita Lofthouse
Davis Snr.......Gordon Malcolm
Emily Wykeham.......Esme Melville
Young Ben Davis.......Graham Robertson

Script.......Martin Robbins
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: Ben Davis, a depressed man under his mother's influence, takes part in a group psycho-therapy session and recalls horrifying memories from his past which throw light on a current murder case.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/2/71
Sydney 2/3/71
Brisbane 2/3/71
Canberra 29/4/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/7/71
Orange NSW 13/9/71
Wollongong NSW 20/12/71
Maryborough QLD 23/8/72

 

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Ep. 281: Gaye Anderson, Jackie Passmore, Terence Cooper, Jill Forster and Pat Harrison

283. Mein Herr Wenzel

John Franklin.......Bruce Kerr
Edwards.......Roger Ward
Inge Wenzel.......Sonia Borg
Frau Gauchart.......Marion Edward
Pathologist.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Doug Martin.......Jack Malcolm
Florence Davenport.......Valma Pratt
Mrs. Barkley.......Margueritte Lofthouse
Matron.......Elizabeth Wing

Script.......George Mallaby
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Paul Eddey
Film Assistant Director.......Simon Wincer
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Parts of Kurt Wenzel's body are found scattered in various areas. Suspects emerge when police probe his role in a fanatical political party.

Notes:
Script credited to Ruth Bass, but actually written by George Mallaby (Ruth Bass was George Mallaby's then wife).

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/2/71
Sydney 9/3/71
Brisbane 9/3/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/7/71
Orange NSW 20/9/71
Wollongong NSW 27/12/71
Newcastle NSW 25/3/72
Maryborough QLD 30/8/72

 

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George Mallaby, Norman Yemm, Leonard Teale and Alwyn Kurts

284. Denny

Jude Mullins.......Noni Wood
Ray Mullins.......John Ewart
Carter.......Syd Conabere
Barton.......Denzil Howson
Denny Mullins.......Kevin Leslie
Lavinia Potter.......Sheila Florance
Garbo.......Roy Day
Soames.......John Frawley
Breen.......John Gould
Joe Evans.......Alex Porteous
Nurse.......Vivean Gray
Contractor 1.......Les James
Contractor 2.......Warwick Randall
Ballistics expert.......Eric Heyes
Dawn Evans.......Valma Pratt

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: When factory hand Denny Mullins, formerly a union representative, is murdered at work shortly after clocking on, detectives learn from fellow workers that the man who replaced him as union delegate had a reason for wanting him out of the way. Complicating matters is Denny's brother Ray, who has a dubious interest in Denny's wife Jude.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/2/71
Sydney 16/3/71
Brisbane 16/3/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/7/71
Orange NSW 27/9/71
Wollongong NSW 3/1/72
Newcastle NSW 1/4/72
Maryborough QLD 6/9/72

 


Ep. 284: Noni Wood and John Ewart

285. Death On The Vine

Anne Gardiner.......Dina Mann
John Gardiner.......Alastair Duncan
Denise Matthews.......Sue Walker
Cliff Hill.......Terry Gill
Dr. Miller.......Gordon Glenwright
Jane Adams.......Diana Davidson
Derro.......Roy Lyons
Leigh Gardiner.......Anne Charleston
Betty Robinson.......Barbara Brandon
Dr. Finch.......Peter Collingwood
Vicar.......Alan Stewart
Jerry Ross.......Peter Berg
Sister Taylor.......Joy Corbett

Script.......Amanda Spry
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: A woman journalist, Leigh Gardiner, dies after drinking a glass of port. Her husband and teenage daughter become prime suspects in a tragic situation involving drug addiction and suicide.

Airdate:
Melbourne 2/3/71
Sydney 23/3/71
Brisbane 23/3/71
Canberra 20/5/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/7/71
Orange NSW 4/10/71
Wollongong NSW 10/1/72

 

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Ep. 285: Sue Walker, Alwyn Kurts, Terry Gill and Leonard Teale

286. Red Carpet Treatment

Luther Maleski.......Ben Gabriel
George Hopper.......Peter Aanensen
Bill.......Terry Gill
Sgt. Cliff Whitehall.......Telford Jackson
Wife.......Carryl Browne
Junkman.......Roy Day
Granger.......John Frawley
Florrie Blake.......Betty Lucas
Axel Propi.......Marcel Cugola
Yobbo 1.......Bobby Bright
Yobbo 2.......Gerald Fraser
Yobbo 3.......John Cadwallader

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: When chicken farmer Alex Propi disappears, he is feared murdered when his girlfriend tells police that she heard a heated argument between Propi and his partner, followed by a gun shot.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/3/71
Sydney 30/3/71
Canberra 10/6/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/8/71
Orange NSW 11/10/71
Wollongong NSW 17/1/72
Newcastle NSW 15/4/72
Maryborough QLD 20/9/72

287. The Corrupter

Don Whittaker.......Lex Mitchell
Phil Kennedy.......Colin McEwan
Pascoe.......Max Meldrum
Hilda Mercer.......Vivean Gray
David Whittaker.......Gary Gray
Bernie Meadows.......Noel Browne
Kevin Lang.......Bryon Williams
Car yard manager.......Kurt Beimel
Purdy.......Michael Howley
Constable.......Robert Hallet
Daisy Mae.......Murielle Salter

Script.......Eddie Hepple
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Blackmail, corruption, and the finding of a body in a park cause some complex problems for the Homicide squad, who find it difficult to sort out the truth from a mass of conflicting evidence.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/3/71
Sydney 20/4/71
Canberra 3/6/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/8/71
Orange NSW 18/10/71
Wollongong NSW 24/1/72

 

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Ep. 286: Alwyn Kurts and Peter Aanensen

288. Just Throw Money

Lucy Le Marc.......Lynn Rainbow
Policewoman Burke.......Patsy King
Peggy Fletcher.......Karin Murphy
Steven Briggs.......Bruce Kerr
Jack Briggs.......Gus Mercurio
Ray.......Max Osbiston
Les Houston.......Launt Thompson
Sandra Mann.......Bunney Brooke
Caroline Dawson.......Meg Clancy
Constable.......Gordon Malcolm
Linda Gernatowski.......Valma Pratt

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: When two young women are strangled and another brutally attacked, detectives question the host of a party where the girls were guests. Policewoman Burke later acts as a decoy to trap the killer.

Notes: Lynn Rainbow took lessons from a professional stripper at a Kings Cross strip club for this role.

Airdate:
Melbourne 30/3/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/8/71
Orange NSW 25/10/71
Wollongong NSW 31/1/72
Maryborough QLD 4/10/72

 

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Ep. 288: Lynn Rainbow

289. Lost

Mrs. Forrester.......Fay Kelton
John Forrester.......James Smillie
Janet Forrester.......Jessica Ball
Hughie McBride.......Martin Harris
Mrs. Shroves.......Joan Letch
Dr. Edmund.......John Gould
Arthur Dawson.......Raymond O'Reilly
Mrs. Davis.......Eve Godly
Policewoman.......Lynette Condy

Script.......George Mallaby
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Lynne Bayonas

Synopsis: Several small girls are attacked, and police suspect Hughie McBride, a mentally retarded, lonely man, who has befriended young Janet Forrester, who is then reported missing.

Notes: Script credited to Ruth Bass, but actually written by George Mallaby (Ruth Bass was George Mallaby's then wife).

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/4/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/8/71
Orange NSW 1/11/71
Wollongong NSW 7/2/72
Maryborough QLD 11/10/72

290. The Wall

Rosemary Morris.......Carole Yelland
Stephen Lee.......Damien Parker
Andy Watson.......Sean McEwan
Fred Campbell.......Kenric Hudson
Mrs. O'Sullivan.......Doreen Warburton
Lee Snr. .......Roly Barlee
Tom Benson.......George Olasz
Sid Brown.......Roy Day
Salvo Capt. Barry Collins.......Jack Perry

Script.......Amanda Spry
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Police investigate when elderly watchman Sid Brown is shot dead after disturbing two students painting protest slogans on a factory wall.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/5/71
Brisbane 4/5/71
Shepparton VIC 6/5/71
Sydney 18/5/71
Canberra 24/6/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/9/71
Orange NSW 8/11/71
Wollongong NSW 14/2/72
Newcastle NSW 13/5/72
Maryborough QLD 18/10/72

 

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Ep. 289: Jessica Ball, James Smillie and Fay Kelton

291. In The Dark

Susan Scott.......Kirrily Nolan
Dr. Clare Turner.......Beverley Dunn
Patti Meadows.......Geraldine Morrow
David Turner.......David Williams
Fred.......Peter Cavanagh
Roy.......Roly Barlee
Photographer.......Frank Hamilton
Smith.......Jack Malcolm
Martin Wheeler.......Ken Barber
Mrs. Phillips.......Margaret Stevens

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Eddie Hepple

Synopsis: Police search for Susan Scott, a girl psychopath, who they believe shot dead her boyfriend with a sawn-off rifle. They believe she could kill again. A tablet found near the victim provides an important clue for detectives when they question a doctor at a psychiatric clinic.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/5/71
Brisbane 11/5/71
Traralgon VIC 11/5/71
Sydney 25/5/71
Canberra 1/7/71
Orange NSW 15/11/71
Wollongong NSW 21/2/72
Maryborough QLD 25/10/72

292. Killer

Harold 'H.R.' Thorpe.......Joe James
Tony Scott.......John Bonney
John Meadows.......Alister Smart
Janet Meadows.......Marie Redshaw
Marie Palmer.......Joan Letch
Victor Adams.......Michael Howley
Andy McDougall.......Alex Porteous
Evelyn.......Marion Heathfield
Eric Stevenson.......Ken Barber
Miss Wyatt.......Bettine Kauffman
Chauffeur.......Bert Benny
Mrs. Dalton.......Pat Weissman
Mark Adams.......Neville Anderson

Script.......Jim Stapleton
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Lynne Bayonas
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Did John Meadows accidentally shoot dead a prowler at his home or was it planned murder? Detectives are puzzled as to why Meadows returned home from a hunting trip earlier than expected.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/5/71
Brisbane 18/5/71
Sydney 1/6/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/9/71
Adelaide 18/10/71
Orange NSW 22/11/71
Wollongong NSW 28/2/72
Newcastle NSW 27/5/72
Maryborough QLD 1/11/72

293. David's Diary

Anita Arruza.......Anne Lucas
Maggie Goss.......Meg Clancy
Sam Denny.......Denzil Howson
Helen Denny.......Jacqueline Kott
Richie Shafton.......Stewart Faichney
Mary Ryan.......Barbara Brandon
Pathologist (Bob).......Eric Heyes
Aruzza.......Marcell Cugola
David Ryan.......Tom Lake
Paul Denny.......John Bowman
Mrs. Clifford.......Esme Melville

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Englishman David Ryan dies mysteriously in his greenhouse. His diary, containing a list of women's names, provides clues to an unusual side of his character, as well as a possible motive.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/5/71
Brisbane 25/5/71
Sydney 8/6/71
Canberra 15/7/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/9/71
Orange NSW 29/11/71

Wollongong NSW 6/3/72
Maryborough QLD 8/11/72

 

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Ep. 291: Alwyn Kurts and Kirrily Nolan

294. The Acquittal

Jim Lennox.......Brian Wenzel
Bob Miller.......Danny Adcock
Major Curtis.......John Warwick
Frank Miller.......Telford Jackson
Maisie Whittaker.......Carole-Ann Aylett
Jill McDonald.......Margaret Shephard
Ian McDonald.......Stewart Faichney
Hugh Tucker.......Les James
Mrs. Fleming.......Betty Conabere
Sen. Const. Dick Green.......George Cunningham
Judge.......John Gould
Bloke.......Frank Gow
Davy.......Keith Holding

Script.......Amanda Spry
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Moya Wood
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Major Curtis, a key witness in the murder trial of Jim Lennox, is shocked when Lennox is acquitted. Curtis can't understand the resigned attitude of Inspector Fox who says the case cannot be re-opened.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/6/71
Sydney 22/6/71
Canberra 22/7/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/10/71
Orange NSW 6/12/71
Maryborough QLD 15/11/72

 

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Ep. 294: Brian Wenzel and Danny Adcock

295. A Kind Of Freedom

Joy Bower.......Wendy Gilmore
Susan Watson.......Sally Conabere
Les Skinner.......Bill Hunter
Robert Lumsden.......Max Meldrum
Carrie Parker.......Josephine Brennan
Mrs. Jones.......Leila Blake
Mrs. Skinner.......Agnes Dobson
Mrs. Clark.......Brenda Beddison
Steve Fletcher.......John Simpson
Mrs. Phibbs.......Mary Marshall
Willy Cooper.......Johnny Williams

Script.......Richard Lane
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: After receiving anonymous letters threatening to kill her, Muriel Lumsden, an efficient shopkeeper, is shot. Homicide detectives find their task a difficult one when they discover she has many enemies due to her greater love of money than people.

Notes: Sally Conabere's first television acting role. First appearance by Wendy Gilmore in a semi-regular support role as Joy Bower, Det. Sgt. Mackay's girlfriend. There is no scriptwriter or script editor credit on the episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/6/71
Brisbane 8/6/71
Sydney 29/6/71
Canberra 29/7/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/10/71
Adelaide 8/11/71
Orange NSW 13/12/71
Maryborough QLD 22/11/72

 

296. Urge To Kill

Sally O'Connor.......Vicki Raymond
Emily Jones.......Natalie Raine
John Evans.......Reg Evans
Terry Jones.......Jeff Kevin
Philps.......Paul Karo
Janet Rowlands.......Charmian Jacka
Ernie Rowlands.......Peter Noble
Alfred Pemberthy.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Dr. Charles Brinstead.......Arnold Richies
Stan Johnston.......Bob Horsfall
Jack Harrison.......Hamish Hughes
Kathleen Evans.......Esme Melville

Script.......Louis Clark
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Paul Karo
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Lynn Bayonas
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: A compulsive psychopathic killer has strangled two women connected with beauty salons. The only clue for detectives is the white card he leaves behind with a large 'C' printed in lipstick.

Airdate:
Melbourne 15/6/71
Brisbane 22/6/71
Sydney 6/7/71
Canberra 5/8/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/10/71
Wollongong NSW 27/3/72

 

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Ep. 296: Vicki Raymond

297. Thou Shalt Not

Harry Locke.......Gus Mercurio
Mathew Clark.......Ernie Bourne
Pastor George Langley.......Ewan Solon
Audrey Shepherd.......Lorraine Bayly
Judith Mead.......Joanne Kloster
Arthur Mead.......Les James
Tim Preston.......John Preston
Ethel Preston.......Leila Blake
Pastor Whitton.......Bill Bennett
Anna Langley.......Eve Godly

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Producer.......Nigel Lovell
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A devout minister, Pastor George Langley, preaches a forceful sermon. His emphasis on a particular commandment provides detectives with a clue and a number of suspects when two people are found murdered in the church building.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/6/71
Brisbane 29/6/71
Sydney 13/7/71
Canberra 12/8/71
Orange NSW 21/2/72
Wollongong NSW 3/4/72

298. Inquest

Jill Patterson.......Janice Copeland
Lou Berger.......Tony Bazell
Dan Buckley.......Allan Lander
Mrs. Humphrey.......Marion Johns
Alex Humphrey.......Bill Pearson
Mick Humphrey.......Wayne Poulton
Coroner.......Kevin Colebrook
Brian Jackson.......Reg Glanville
Bruce Taylor.......John Bowman
Jimmy Patterson.......Bryden Yemm

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: The brutal murder of a service station attendant; an accident involving Sen. Det. Patterson's son, Jimmy; and the shooting dead of a criminal bring many problems to Det. Patterson when he is forced to face an inquest.

Notes: Norman Yemm's twin brother Gordon doubles as Det. Patterson in running scenes due to a foot injury that Norman received.

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/6/71
Brisbane 6/7/71
Sydney 20/7/71
Canberra 19/8/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/10/71
Orange NSW 28/2/72
Maryborough QLD 13/12/72

 

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Ep. 297: John Preston and Joanne Kloster

299. Thursday's Child

Caroline Murray.......Judy Morris
Sue Thomas.......Vicki Windholz
David Ritchie.......Walter Sullivan
John Murray.......Tim Eliott
Megan O'Brien.......Alison Bird
James Cooper.......Terry Gill
Reverend Mother.......Barbara Brandon
Arthur Phillips.......John Gould
Mrs. Sutton.......Betty Conabere
Mrs. Thomas.......Mary Marshall
Forensic bloke.......Bill Bennett
Ruth Ritchie.......Judy Johnston

Script.......Amanda Spry
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Lynne Bayonas
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Ruth Ritchie's death plunge in her car over a cliff edge, and a suicide note left at her home seems to be a straightforward case. But detectives suspect murder when they learn that she had invited a small girl from the local children's home, Sue Thomas, to spend another weekend with her - and the girl subsequently disappears.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/7/71
Brisbane 13/7/71
Sydney 27/7/71
Canberra 26/8/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/11/71
Adelaide 6/12/71
Wollongong NSW 17/4/72
Maryborough QLD 20/12/72

 


Ep. 299: Tim Eliott and Vicki Windholz

300. There Must Be A Reason

Joy Bower.......Wendy Gilmore
Sen. Det. Jamieson.......Deryck Barnes
Gerald Wilkins.......Harry Lawrence
Gwen Morgan.......Moya O'Sullivan
Michael Grant.......Mark Healy
Linda Richardson.......Georgie Sterling
Thomas Morgan.......Les James
Keith (photographer).......Robert Hallett

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Casting Director.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Mrs. Bettine Fraser and her seven-year-old daughter are bashed to death with no apparent motive. Suspects include a door-to-door salesman and the youth who found the bodies.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/7/71
Brisbane 20/7/71
Sydney 3/8/71
Canberra 2/9/71
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/11/71
 

 

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Ep. 300: Wendy Gilmore and Leonard Teale

Episodes 301 - 350 continued on next page

130. TV Times, Aug 19, 1970.
131. TV Times, Sept 23, 1970.