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351. Victim Of Fear


Suzie Harris.......Kirsty Child
Ron Marshall.......Ben Gabriel
Graham Turner.......Sean Scully
Vince Williams.......Max Osbiston
Miss Gregory.......Sheila Florance
'Soapy' Lee.......Noel Browne
Jean Hill.......Patti Crocker
Hotel clerk.......Roger Boyce

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Don Battye

Synopsis: A young boy is brutally murdered in a public reserve notorious for assaults and bashings, but the police get little assistance from the angered community. Later Suzie Harris is attacked in the park and immediately runs to her boyfriend, Graham Turner, for help - however, it appears Turner has something to hide.

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/8/72
Sydney 29/8/72
Toowoomba QLD 5/10/72
Tamworth NSW 9/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/11/72
Adelaide 12/2/73
Newcastle NSW 14/7/73
Maryborough QLD 22/8/73


 

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Ep. 351: Floor Manager Jack Bell and Sean Scully

352. One Inch To Murder

William Phillips.......Keith Eden
Cheryl Evans.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Frank Evans.......Jay Bland
Joe Evans.......Robert Essex
Arthur Reid.......Brian Moll
Judy Barham.......Muray Wilson
Ann Clark.......Jessica Noad
'Chicka' Wood.......Stewart Faichney
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Bruce Ross-Smith
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Don Battye

Synopsis: William Phillips is a neurotic old man irritated by young people and their lack of respect for older people. Soon he is being deliberately antagonised and this leads to violence.

Airdate:
Melbourne 5/9/72
Brisbane 19/9/72
Toowoomba QLD 12/10/72
Newcastle NSW 21/7/73
Maryborough QLD 29/8/73

 

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Ep. 352: Keith Eden, Leonard Teale and Alwyn Kurts

353. Little Big Girl

Cassie Hurst.......Elisabeth Crosby
Ivan Hurst.......Edward Ogden
Joseph Pierce.......Max Cullen
Alan Dixon.......Terry Gill
Grace Walker.......Sheila Florance
Harold Burrows.......Roy Lyons
Marcia Burrows.......Joan Letch
Dame Isobel Stowe.......Patricia Kennedy

Script.......Jeanette Prior
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton

Synopsis: A drunken husband and wife are slashed to death by a samurai sword. Two ardent educationalists, a retarded girl, and an odd job man are questioned by detectives.

Airdate:
Melbourne 12/9/72
Brisbane 26/9/72
Toowoomba QLD 19/10/72
Tamworth NSW 23/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/11/72
Newcastle NSW 28/7/73
Maryborough QLD 5/9/73

 

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Ep. 353: Edward Ogden, Elisabeth Crosby and Max Cullen

354. Disengagement

Robyn Taylor.......Anne Stone
Sandi Murray.......Jennifer Bailey
Tony Galea.......Christopher Pate
Richard Moloney.......Peter Aanensen
Derek Hughes.......David Foster
Mechanic.......Will Deumer
Mrs. Hughes.......Pauline Charleston
David Moore.......Denzil Howson
May Roberts.......Valerie Paling
Miss Turner.......Christine Calcutt

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: An elderly woman is found in her home shot and left for dead. The shooting takes place within hours of an unregistered pistol being stolen from the office of a suburban accountant.

Airdate:
Melbourne 19/9/72
Swan Hill VIC 19/9/72
Brisbane 3/10/72
Toowoomba QLD 26/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/11/72
Adelaide 5/3/73
Newcastle NSW 4/8/73
Maryborough QLD 12/9/73

 

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Ep. 354: Mike Preston and Christopher Pate

355. Cost Of Success

Elaine Reid.......Carole Yelland
Ruby Martin.......Di O'Connor
Ron Campbell.......Gary Gray
Eddie Gordon.......James Smillie
Hill.......Ron Pinnell
Muriel Reid.......Lynne Murphy
Hilda Lorenzo.......Val Jellay
Laurie Smith.......John Proper
Mrs. Abbot.......Freda Wilson
Cappy Wilson.......John Black

Script.......Arthur Connor
Director.......Bruce Ross-Smith
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: When a rich widow is bashed to death at her home, the Homicide team meets up with a nosy neighbour, a cheap criminal, a con-man, and a career prostitute.

Airdate:
Melbourne 26/9/72
Brisbane 10/10/72
Toowoomba QLD 2/11/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/12/72
Maryborough QLD 19/9/73

 

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Ep. 355: James Smillie, Alwyn Kurts and Di O'Connor

356. The Street Of Fear

Barbara Carlisle.......Wendy Hughes
Arnold Stone.......Gordon Glenwright
Don Carlisle.......Ron Graham
Young Barbara Carlisle.......Jacqui Gordon
Jean Carlisle.......Myrna Dodd
Roger Warwick.......Norman Kaye
Danny Bray.......Les James
Foreman.......Bob Horsfall

Script.......Max Sims
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Lynn Bayonas

Synopsis: On release from prison, Arnold Stone sets out to avenge himself, and the once proud Carlisle family is subjected to a campaign of terror which results in the unexpected truth being revealed.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/10/72
Sydney 3/10/72
Brisbane 17/10/72
Tamworth NSW 13/11/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/12/72
Wollongong NSW 21/5/73
Maryborough QLD 26/9/73

 

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Ep. 356: Gordon Glenwright and George Mallaby

357. I Couldn't Sleep..... I Couldn't Sleep At All

Vicky Hill.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
John Hill.......John Wood
Frederick Walsh.......Harry Lawrence
Jason Coles.......Colin McEwan
Prosecutor.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Mary Walsh.......Sandra Wright
Jane Clark.......Val Jellay
Defence counsel.......John Godfrey
Bill Phillips.......Roger Boyce
Judge.......Reg Glanville
Barry White.......Robert Burdett

Script.......Amanda Spry
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: Homicide detectives are called to the scene of a brutal murder and find many clues, but they strongly suspect a frame-up.

Airdate:
Melbourne 10/10/72
Brisbane 24/10/72
Toowoomba QLD 16/11/72
Tamworth NSW 20/11/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/12/72
Wollongong NSW 28/5/73
Maryborough QLD 3/10/73

358. R.I.P.

Albert Fisher.......Ron Roberts
Marjorie Young.......Barbara Frawley
Mrs. Anstey.......Neva Carr-Glyn
Dr. Reid.......Tony Bazell
David Ross.......Telford Jackson
James McPherson.......Maurie Fields
Fr. O'Connell.......Barry Hill
Thomas.......Bill Bennett
Murray Young.......Kevin Howard
Policewoman Regan.......Kerrie Gotto
Mrs. Barker.......Murielle Salter

Script.......Eddie Hepple
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Stevens
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: A middle aged invalid is discovered dead in her bedroom and Homicide detectives find themselves on the trail of a demented killer. Widow Mrs. Anstey befriends a mild-mannered man, Albert Fisher, in a cemetery, who is actually the embittered killer whose motives are complicated by his belief that his actions are mercy killings.

Airdate:
Melbourne 17/10/72
Sydney 17/10/72
Brisbane 7/11/72
Toowoomba QLD 23/11/72
Wollongong NSW 4/6/73
Maryborough QLD 10/10/73

 

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Ep. 357: Leonard Teale and Harry Lawrence

359. Change Of Heart

Trish Langley.......Diane Craig
Charlie Bennett.......Michael Aitkens
Brian MacKenzie.......Vincent Gil
Robert Mitchell.......Bryon Williams
Elaine Mitchell.......Ann Charleston
Johnny Reid.......Ian Smith
Susie.......Sally Walker
David Payne.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Mrs. Langley.......Pauline Charleston
Ernie.......Jack Perry
Constable.......Louis Seater
Bill Langley.......John Butterworth

Script.......Graham Foreman
Director.......Bruce Ross-Smith
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: When a man is shot and his daughter kidnapped, investigations lead the Homicide team to people in the fashion industry.

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/10/72
Sydney 24/10/72
Brisbane 14/11/72
Toowoomba QLD 30/11/72
Tamworth NSW 4/12/72
Maryborough QLD 17/10/73

360. Warcry

John Mason.......Nick Tate
Miss Agnew.......Marion Johns
Mr. Wright.......John Proper
Patrick Allenby.......John Armstrong
King.......Red Moore
Colonel Collins.......Neil Thomson
Captain Foley.......Bob Horsfall
Mrs. Carr.......Julie Day

Script.......Max Sims
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A Salvo is shot dead during a street meeting, and police suspect the killer may have gotten the wrong man, as another Salvo who was to testify against Patrick Allenby was meant to be at the meeting. Allenby, however, is found to be in the clear, but then another Salvo gets shot.

Airdate:
Melbourne 7/11/72
Brisbane 21/11/72
Toowoomba QLD 7/12/72
Tamworth NSW 11/12/72
Adelaide 16/4/73
Maryborough QLD 24/10/73

 

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Mike Preston

361. Skeleton Key

Glenda Wilson.......Penny Ramsey
Julie Miller.......Cindy Wright
Jeff Miller.......Danny Adcock
John Hunt.......Stewart Faichney
Phillips.......Brian Moll
Mrs. Evelyn Miller.......Margaret Christensen
Mrs. Fraser.......Nanette Goode
Karen Hudson.......Pamela Walton
Forensic man.......Eric Hayes
Sergeant.......Peter Bible
Constable.......Hewin O'Neill
Tim Collins.......Robbie McGregor

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......David Charles
Script Editor.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: A skeleton found in a lonely grave provides the Homicide team with a puzzling case. The only clues are literally 'a rag, a bone, and a hank of hair'.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/2/73
Toowoomba QLD 22/2/73
Adelaide 23/4/73
Wollongong NSW 25/6/73

362. The Herring

Athol Parsons.......John Krummel
Brooks.......Frank Wilson
Mrs. Simpson.......Enid Lorimer
Reg Bell.......Mike Dorsey
Betty Parsons.......Joy Mitchell
Lloyd Murphy.......David John
Miss Johnson.......Judy Bierworth
Mike Williams.......Tom Travers
Frank........Edward Mooney

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: When a suburban housewife is shot, the evidence points to her husband. Then the Homicide team find too much evidence.

Airdate:
Sydney 14/11/72
Brisbane 5/12/72
Melbourne 13/2/73
Toowoomba QLD 1/3/73
Wollongong NSW 2/7/73
Maryborough QLD 7/11/73

 

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Ep. 361: Stewart Faichney and Penny Ramsey

363. The Rape Of Lennie Walker

Maureen Walker.......Lynda Keane
Lennie Walker.......Terry Norris
Jim Martin.......Vincent Gil
Morris.......Jeff Ashby
Rita Walker.......Beverley Phillips
Ronald Page.......David Williams
Tom Bowen.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Judge.......Edward Ogden
Taylor.......Syd Conabere
Randall.......John Nash
Const. Fraser.......Tom Richards
Doris Nelson.......Charmoin Jacka
Insp. Green.......Frank Wilson
Rosemary Jones.......Pauline Charleston
Dr. Ian Mills.......Tom Lake
Dr. Farrington.......John Godfrey
Bloke in line-up.......Vernon Weaver
Carter.......Roy Lyons
Ann Jones.......Jennifer Forbes
Jenny Carter.......Jessica Ball

Script.......John Blair & Roger Simpson
Film Director.......David Stevens
Studio Directors.......Graeme Arthur & Ken Fitzgerald
Producer.......David Stevens
Producer (courtroom scenes).......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editors.......Tom Hegarty & Phil Freedman

Synopsis: Homicide detectives are involved in a painstaking search for a pervert who molests and murders young girls. It takes eight months to bring a man to trial, but is he the right man, and if so, is he responsible for his actions?

Notes: 2 hour episode. Second of two 'Homicide Trial' episodes, featuring a courtroom follow-up. Screened at the later time of  8:30 PM - the airdate was brought forward and the episode was shown soon after completion. Hector Crawford introduced the episode warning viewers that it portrays 'ugly crimes' and therefore parents may not wish their children to see it. However, he also stated to the press that he believed every child should see it to possibly prevent further crimes of that nature occurring. Due to the length of the episode requiring it to be split over two reels of 2-inch video tape, it is officially listed as two separate episodes, 363 'The Rape Of Lennie Walker' and 363A 'Trial'.

Airdate:
Melbourne 31/10/72
Brisbane 31/10/72
Toowoomba QLD 8/3/73
Wollongong NSW 9/7/73
Newcastle NSW 6/10/73

364. Fool's Gold

Sammy Bourke.......Gus Mercurio
Arthur Johnson.......Maurie Fields
Vicki.......Gillian Jones
Cathy Johnson.......Margaret Cruickshank
William Murdoch.......Max Osbiston
Graham Ward.......Peter Whitford
Mrs. Smith.......Isabelle Harley
Nick.......Alfonso San-Felix
Milkman.......Les James
Bank manager.......Michael Howley

Script.......Michael Harvey
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......David Charles
Script Editor.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: A bookmaker returning home from the trots is shot dead. First indications are that the murder motive was robbery.

Airdate:
Brisbane 12/12/72
Tamworth NSW 30/1/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/2/73
Melbourne 20/2/73
Toowoomba QLD 15/3/73
Adelaide 7/5/73
Newcastle NSW 13/10/73
Maryborough QLD 21/11/73

 

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Ep. 363: Terry Norris and Leonard Teale

365. Nightmare

John Carter.......Keith Eden
Sue.......Diane Lewis
Kate Brett.......Jennifer West
Lawrence Phillips.......James Chesworth
Valerie Carter.......Lea Denfield
Policewoman.......Ann Wiles
Jeanie Carter.......Eileen Chapman
Barry Grey .......Ernie Gray
Dr. Frank Clarkson .......John Frawley
Kershaw.......Roly Barlee
Ray Evans.......Neil Thompson
Greg Watkins (forensic).......Robert Schroeder

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......David Charles
Script Editor.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Misfortune strikes the Carter family, and neurotic mother Valerie Carter is suspected of having beaten her daughter Jeanie to death because of a nightmare in which she sees spiders crawling all over the girl.

Notes: One scene used live spiders crawling over actress Eileen Chapman. The spiders in the sequence were obtained from Monash University. "I was worried," said Eileen, "but after we had checked with Monash University and found the spiders are harmless I was a little reassured. I talked myself into it and was ready by the day of filming - but the spider was a very lively one and this did not cheer me up much!"
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Airdate:
Melbourne 27/2/73
Toowoomba QLD 22/3/73
Wollongong NSW 23/7/73
Maryborough QLD 28/11/73

366. Black Sheep

Lloyd King.......Fred Betts
Paulette Hughes.......Carole Ann Aylett
Irene King.......Vivian Gray
Edward King.......Tony Allyn
Mrs. Brown.......Isobel Harley
Thommo.......Frank Hamilton
Jack Collins.......Ken Snodgrass
Bill Bruce.......Nevil Thurgood
Richardson.......John Gould

Script.......Marcia Hatfield
Director.......Ken Fitzgerald
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......David Charles
Script Editor.......Moya Wood

Synopsis: It is said there is a black sheep in every family - detectives uncover an interesting family situation when there is a murder in the building business.

Airdate:
Tamworth NSW 13/2/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/2/73
Melbourne 6/3/73
Sydney 20/3/73
Brisbane 27/3/73
Toowoomba QLD 29/3/73
Wollongong NSW 30/7/73
Maryborough QLD 5/12/73
Perth 3/4/75

 

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Ep. 365: Eileen Chapman

367. Born Loser

Eddie Hughes.......John Waters
'Lofty' Jackson.......Bill Hunter
Jack Walsh.......Jeff Ashby
Judy Campbell.......Jill Forster
Helen Phillips.......Charmion Jacka
Tony Phillips.......David Atkins
Bert Matthews.......Roly Barlee
Arthur Phillips.......Kevin Ellis

Script.......Ken Dresser
Director.......Bruce Ross-Smith
Film Director.......David Stevens
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A compulsive gambler is murdered and robbed in a secluded factory area. Detectives interview the victim's estranged wife and son, his employees and a bookmaker.

Airdate:
Sydney 23/1/73
Brisbane 30/1/73
Melbourne 13/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/2/73
Toowoomba QLD 5/4/73

Wollongong NSW 6/8/73
Maryborough QLD 12/12/73

368. A Good Investment

David Warner.......Ron Graham
Jean Warner.......Katrina Pye
Shirley Thompson.......Julie Day
Mick Thompson.......Graeme Blundell
Trudi Mayer.......Nina Gregory
Michael Thompson.......John Williams
Margaret Curtis.......Joy Mitchell
Foreman.......Roy Lyons
Kay.......Roz De Winter
'Smiler'.......Raymond O'Reilly
John Hill.......Paul Young
Joe Harper.......Steven Overall
Ray Harris.......Bryan Johnson

Script.......Sophie Chodan
Director.......Bruce Ross-Smith
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......David Charles
Script Editor.......Colin Eggleston

Synopsis: The attractive wife of a business executive is reported missing, and her body is discovered some time later. An abandoned car provides vital clues.

Airdate:
Tamworth NSW 27/2/73
Melbourne 20/3/73
Toowoomba QLD 12/4/73
Wollongong NSW 13/8/73
Maryborough QLD 19/12/73

 

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Ep. 367: John Waters and David Atkins

369. They Clear Them Every Thursday

Harold Smith.......Edward Howell
George Berrigan.......Telford Jackson
Miss Stewart.......Barbara Brighton
Bill Langland.......Peter Stratford
Geoffrey Hogan.......Wayne Poulton
Mrs. Golding.......Ayten Kuyululu
Neighbour.......Roy Day
Gino Guiseppe.......Mackie Smetana
Alice Smith.......Mollie Stillwell
Photographer.......David Bowen

Director.......Ken Fitzgerald
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A retired elderly gentleman, who likes a game of chess, returns home one night to find his wife has been brutally murdered.

Notes: No script credit on episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 6/2/73
Brisbane 13/2/73
Tamworth NSW 6/3/73
Melbourne 27/3/73
Toowoomba QLD 19/4/73
Wollongong NSW 20/8/73
Maryborough QLD 26/12/73

 


George Mallaby

370. Shotgun Wedding

Susie Jacobs.......Anne Pendlebury
Irene Davies.......Margaret Cruickshank
Roger Hamilton.......Peter Gwynne
Const. Higgins.......Tom Richards
Carlo Costello.......Michael Long
Julia Hamilton.......Brenda Beddison
Mrs. Costello.......Rosie Sturgess
Maria.......Rosalind Hill
Barney Richards.......Reg Glanville
Bloke.......Michael Howley
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder

Script.......John Blair
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......David Stevens
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......David Charles
Script Editor.......Tom Hegarty

Synopsis: Homicide detectives investigate a murder that leads to a dramatic abduction and an attempted shotgun wedding by the killer.

Airdate:
Albury NSW 22/2/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/3/73
Tamworth NSW 13/3/73

Melbourne 3/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 26/4/73
Wollongong NSW 27/8/73
Newcastle NSW 24/11/73
Maryborough QLD 2/1/74

371. Only A Matter Of Time

Senator Russell Watson.......Nigel Lovell
Mrs. Watson.......Lyn Flanagan
Superintendent Trevor Henderson.......Carl Bleazby
Greg Smith.......Matthew Wilson
Brother Phillip.......Peter Norton
Robert Wright.......Clive Hearne
Frances Gray.......Pauline Charlston
George Ross.......Roy Lyons
'Chilla' Johnson.......Noel Browne
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......Ken Fitzgerald
Film Director.......David Stevens
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......David Charles
Script Editor.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Two schoolboys studying the stars with a telescope in a park on a dark night become part of one of the Homicide squad's most baffling cases.

Airdate:
Sydney 20/2/73
Brisbane 27/2/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/3/73
Melbourne 10/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 3/5/73
Wollongong NSW 3/9/73
Newcastle NSW 1/12/73
Maryborough QLD 9/1/74

372. The Pursuit

Anne Johnson.......Jacki Weaver
Tony Guest.......Graeme Blundell
Jim Sinclair.......Paul Karo
Shirley Anderson.......Alexandra Hynes
Trevor Sinclair.......Jay Bland
Joe Carter.......Martin Phelan
Bert Johnson.......Denzil Howson
Carson.......Alan Rowe
Policewoman Quinn.......Leila Hayes
Mrs. Collins.......Esme Melville
Constable.......Louis Seater

Script.......Max Sims
Director.......Ken Fitzgerald
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Assistant Producer.......Don Fitzsimmons
Script Editor.......Henry Crawford


Synopsis: A young man runs in panic when his girlfriend's father is murdered, and few people believe he is innocent of the crime.

Airdate:
Adelaide 27/2/73
Shepparton VIC 1/3/73
Brisbane 6/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/3/73
Melbourne 1/5/73
Toowoomba QLD 17/5/73
Wollongong NSW 10/9/73
Ballarat VIC 4/10/73
Newcastle NSW 8/12/73
Maryborough QLD 16/1/74

 

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Alwyn Kurts and Leonard Teale

373. I Killed Amanda Clarke

Jim Freeman.......Dennis Grosvenor
Larch Ford.......Maggie Millar
Neil Freeman.......Danny Adcock
Harry Brennan.......John Diedrich
Amanda Clarke.......Julie Day
John Ford.......Alan Hopgood
Clare Wylie.......Karen Murphy
Linda Gray.......Rosalind Hill
Mr. Gray.......Ian Beith

Script.......Arthur Conner
Director.......Bill Catmull
Film Director.......Igor Auzins
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: When a young waitress is found dead in her flat, the Homicide detectives face a most unusual case.

Airdate:
Brisbane 13/3/73
Tamworth NSW 20/3/73
Sydney 3/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/4/73
Melbourne 8/5/73
Toowoomba QLD 24/5/73
Wollongong NSW 17/9/73
Maryborough QLD 23/1/74

374. Yes, That's Sandra

Barbara Hillis.......Jill Forster
Sean Hillis.......John Krummel
Alex Le Mar.......Vince Martin
John Martin.......Mark Albiston
Sandra Martin.......Anne Charleston
Kelvin Smith.......Tom Lake
Gareth King.......Gary Down
Mrs. Adams.......Esme Gray
Elder.......Charles Norman
Mrs. Elder.......Nora Horlock
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Pathologist.......John Baker

Script.......Lynn Bower
Director.......Bill Catmull
Film Director.......David Stevens
Producer.......John Morgan
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: On a deserted beach, an elderly couple discover the body of Mrs. Sandra Martin. This makes for a great deal of work for the Homicide squad, and Sen. Det. Barnes in particular, when they discover that Sandra had many lovers.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/3/73
Brisbane 20/3/73
Tamworth NSW 27/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/4/73
Melbourne 15/5/73
Toowoomba QLD 31/5/73
Wollongong NSW 24/9/73
Newcastle NSW 22/12/73
Maryborough QLD 30/1/74

 

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Ep. 373: Alan Hopgood and Maggie Millar

375. We'll Both Remember Angie

Jenny Maloney.......Sandy Gore
Joe Maloney.......Graham Rouse
Asst. Commissioner.......Keith Eden
Santo Camilleri.......Neil Fitzpatrick
Louis Camilleri.......Frank Rich
Ronald Parker.......Dennis Miller
Harry Jones.......David John
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Angie Maloney.......Anastasia Malinoff
Postman.......Nevil Thurgood
Robert Anderson.......David Atkins
Mr. Anderson.......Ken Snodgrass

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Bill Catmull
Film Director.......Igor Auzins
Producer.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A frantic car chase in a suburban street ends in tragedy when a letter bomb intended for Joe Maloney kills his daughter Angie and Det. Sgt. Bob Delaney. Maloney takes his own revenge, and Sen. Det. Barnes risks his life to defuse a live bomb strapped to the chest of a criminal.

Notes: Final episode with Mike Preston as Det. Sgt. Bob Delaney.

Airdate:
Brisbane 3/4/73
Tamworth NSW 3/4/73
Melbourne 22/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 7/6/73

 

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Ep. 375: Mike Preston and Anastasia Malinoff

376. Initiation

Gail Fisher.......Carmen Duncan
Lew Church.......Terry McDermott
Jason Nash.......Graeme Blundell
Stella Nash.......Nanette Goode
Sen. Const. Harris.......Bill Bennett
Mickey Nash.......Bob Horsfall
Jimmy Moore.......Frank Gow
Owen.......Roy Lyons
Stew Fisher.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Hill.......Bobby Bright
Whitehead.......Peter Berg

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: A well planned bank robbery linked with a double murder in a country farm house provides a gruelling initiation into the Homicide squad for Sen. Det. Phil Redford.

Notes: First colour, all-film episode. First episode with Gary Day as Sen. Det. Phil Redford. The scene of Sen. Det. Barnes receiving his police Valour Medal (for defusing a bomb strapped to the chest of a criminal, as occurred in the previous episode) was filmed at an actual police ceremony, the segment being shot at the end of the proceedings.

Airdate:
Brisbane 10/4/73
Sydney 15/5/73
Melbourne 29/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/6/73
Tamworth NSW 11/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 14/6/73

Wollongong NSW 8/10/73
Newcastle NSW 5/1/74
Maryborough QLD 13/2/74

 

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Ep. 376: Alwyn Kurts, Gary Day and Bill Bennett

377. Mother Superior

Ray Enright.......Jack Thompson
'Mum' Enright.......Bunney Brooke
Rona Buckley.......Margaret Cruickshank
Jack Devine.......Michael Aitkens
Trevor Nelson.......Ken Snodgrass
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Constable.......Ernie Gray
Geologist.......Simon Chilvers
Murray.......Jack Perry
Barmaid.......Hazel Campbell
Gardener.......Michael Howley

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: The discovery of a body leads to the reunion of Insp. Fox with an old friend, Mum Enright, nicknamed 'Mother Superior', a little old woman who has raised a family of ten single handed since the death of her husband. Sadly, they have not all turned out to be law-abiding citizens. She tries to protect her son Ray and daughter Rona, the last of her children still with her, which places a strain on her friendship with Fox and the relationship with her children.

Airdate:
Brisbane 17/4/73
Sydney 22/5/73
Melbourne 5/6/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/6/73
Tamworth NSW 18/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 21/6/73

Wollongong NSW 15/10/73
Newcastle NSW 12/1/74
Maryborough QLD 20/2/74

 

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Ep. 377: Alwyn Kurts and Bunney Brooke

378. Suddenly They've All Stopped Talking

Charlie Todd.......Max Cullen
Eric Johnson.......Fred Betts
Hilda Schultz.......Sonia Borg
Joyce Gardiner.......Janne Coghlan
Esme Stevens.......Lynn Flanagan
Gary Miller .......John Diedrich
Jack Evans.......Red Moore
Ray Williams.......Max Fairchild
Detective.......Barry Barter

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: When a criminal feud ends in murder, Homicide detectives are confronted by a wall of silence. They have an unexpected encounter with a determined woman reporter, Hilda Schultz, an inquiring woman who wants to be a professional writer but lacks the talent.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/5/73
Brisbane 29/5/73
Melbourne 12/6/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/6/73
Tamworth NSW 25/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 28/6/73

Wollongong NSW 22/10/73
Newcastle NSW 19/1/74
Maryborough QLD 27/2/74

 

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Ep. 378: Sonia Borg and Leonard Teale

379. The Last Way Out

Anne Kelly.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Sandra O'Brien.......Jeanie Drynan
Ruth Reid.......Maggie Millar
James Reid.......Bill Hunter
Alfred Harrison.......Reg Gorman
Harry Watson.......Bob Horsfall
Jones.......Roly Barlee
Simon Kelly.......Lindsay Edwards
Herbie Lee.......Danny O'Meara
Prison officer.......Chris Peters

Script.......John Blair
Director.......Paul Eddey

Synopsis: Two prison escapees kill a guard and police are involved in a desperate race to apprehend them before they can kill again.

Airdate:
Sydney 5/6/73
Brisbane 5/6/73
Melbourne 19/6/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 5/7/73

Wollongong NSW 29/10/73
Maryborough QLD 6/3/74

 

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Ep. 379: Penne Hackforth-Jones

380. Leopold Alexander Hamilton, Esquire

Leopold Alexander Hamilton Esquire........Serge Lazareff
Terry Ryan.......John Diedrich
Keith Seymour.......Richard Lupino
Golf club manager.......Alan Rowe
Constable (Ron).......Roger Boyce
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Old bloke.......Roy Day
Conroy.......Michael Duffield
Jacki Perrin.......Wendy Gilmore
Old lady.......Phyllis Ophel
Mrs. Norris.......Agnes Dobson

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: The death of a beautiful heiress, who had devoted her time, energy and money to the poor and needy, marks the beginning of a case with startling developments. Homicide detectives are led to one Leopold Alexander Hamilton Esquire, and to the accountant of a meat packaging firm which results in Sgt. Mackay and Det. Redford being involved in a hectic chase through stock yards.

Airdate:
Brisbane 12/6/73
Melbourne 26/6/73
Hobart 4/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/7/73
Toowoomba QLD 12/7/73
Maryborough QLD 13/3/74

Mt Gambier SA 22/3/76

 

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Alwyn Kurts, Gary Day and Leonard Teale

381. A Mother's Love

Les Dawson.......Lex Mitchell
Simon Fisher.......Gus Mercurio
Melissa Wallace.......Judith Kelly
Bert Doyle.......John Ewart
Shirley Wallace.......Patsy King
Ralph Maxwell.......Tony Bazell
Judy O'Keefe.......Lyn Lee
Freddy Logan.......James Bowles
Johnny Doyle.......Michael Croft
Mrs. Doyle.......Margaret Crawford
Mother Superior.......Penelope Shelton

Script.......John Blair
Director.......Igor Auzins
Script Editor.......Colin Eggleston

Synopsis: When small time criminal Johnny Doyle is stabbed to death, his 'big time' brother Bert takes the law into his own hands. Detectives race against time to save the lives of a mother and her teenage daughter.

Airdate:
Sydney 19/6/73
Brisbane 19/6/73
Melbourne 3/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/7/73
Tamworth NSW 16/7/73
Toowoomba QLD 19/7/73
Wollongong NSW 12/11/73
Maryborough QLD 20/3/74

 

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Ep. 381: Lex Mitchell, Judith Kelly, John Ewart and Patsy King

382. The Other Man

Erica Johnston.......Sigrid Thornton
Derek Johnston.......Keith Lee
Helen Johnston.......Monica Maughan
Brian Johnston.......Richard Thompson
Harry Young.......Barrie Barkla
Fisher.......Les James
Ted Murray.......Roger Boyce
Mrs. Taylor.......Charmion Jacka
Mrs. White.......Gwynneth Hughes

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Derek Johnston, the owner of a sawmill, bullies his family causing his teenage children to rebel. When the body of their mother is discovered, it appears at first to be a case of suicide, but a very unusual piece of evidence points to murder.

Notes: Sigrid Thornton's first television acting role (at 13 years of age).

Airdate:
Sydney 26/6/73
Brisbane 26/6/73
Melbourne 10/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/7/73
Tamworth NSW 23/7/73
Toowoomba QLD 26/7/73

Wollongong NSW 19/11/73
Maryborough QLD 27/3/74

 

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Ep. 382: Sigrid Thornton

383. Assassin

Carl Warren Lee.......Paul Karo
Audrey White.......Isobel Kirk
Nan Pearce.......Valma Pratt
Landlady.......Val Jellay
Harry Pearce.......John Proper
Rick Miller.......George Cunningham

Script.......Tom Hegarty & Vince Moran
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Mackay is promoted to Inspector and is preparing for a transfer to Ballarat when a threat is made against his life. Carl Warren Lee, who made the threat, is a psychopath who lies in wait with a rifle, but shoots dead Fox by mistake as he and Mackay get out of a car.

Notes: Final episode with Leonard Teale as Det. Sgt. David Mackay and Alwyn Kurts as Insp. Colin Fox.

Airdate:
Sydney 3/7/73
Brisbane 3/7/73
Melbourne 17/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/7/73
Tamworth NSW 30/7/73
Toowoomba QLD 2/8/73
Mackay QLD 2/5/74

 

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Ep. 383: Paul Karo and Isobel Kirk

384. The Kooranda Killing

Const. Laurie Nolan.......John Meillon
Doreen Forbes.......Susanna Piggott
Bev Nolan.......Judy Jack
Donald Parsons.......Vernon Weaver
Ric Soloman.......Geoff Parry
Freda Walsh.......Anne Smith
Johnny Campbell.......Gregory Smith
Waitress.......Anne Phelan
Supt. Parker.......Carl Bleazby
Mrs. Newton.......Pauline Charleston
Trudy Newton.......Jennifer Press

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......David Stevens
London Director.......Ian Bennett
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Inspector Lawson is recalled from London to head the Homicide squad. Barnes is promoted to Detective Sergeant and Sen. Det. Pat Kelly joins the squad. The first case for the new team is a killing in a small country town that reveals an unusual motive.

Notes: First episode with Charles Tingwell as Insp. Reg Lawson and John Stanton as Sen. Det. Pat Kelly. Segments filmed on location in Kyneton VIC, and overseas in London, England.

Airdate:
Sydney 10/7/73
Melbourne 24/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/8/73
Toowoomba QLD 9/8/73

Wollongong NSW 3/12/73
Maryborough QLD 10/4/74

 

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Ep. 384: Charles 'Bud' Tingwell in London

385. The Friendly Fellow

Buddy Rand.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Tommy Paterson.......James Chesworth
Jack Dennis.......Bill Pearson
Betty Breen.......Bunny Gibson
Len Tucker.......Reg Evans
Judy.......Marie Redshaw
Bloch.......Hu Pryce
Sol Enmann.......Kurt Ludescher
Sue.......Denise Drysdale
Det. Sgt. Arthur White.......Maurie Fields

Script.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: The moving story of retired safe cracker Buddy Rand, who, although having gone straight, finds himself breaking the law to help a mate.

Notes: Fred 'Cul' Cullen wrote the part of Buddy Rand for John Meillon, but Meillon was not available (having appeared in the previous episode) so Cullen played the part himself. Cullen won two Logie awards for this episode: Best Script and Best Single Acting Performance (both 1973). Bud Tingwell considered this his favourite episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 17/7/73
Brisbane 17/7/73
Melbourne 31/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/8/73
Tamworth NSW 13/8/73
Toowoomba QLD 16/8/73

Wollongong NSW 10/12/73
Maryborough QLD 17/4/74

 

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Ep. 385: Fred 'Cul' Cullen and Denise Drysdale

386. April Fool

Catherine Davis.......Benita Collings
Tony Davis.......Peter Adams
Alfie Mathews.......Jerry Thomas
Mrs. Lee.......Babette Stephens
Tom Pike.......Edwin Hodgeman
'Pokey' Green.......Gary Down
Hall .......Lloyd Cunnington
Robert Wilson.......Peter Dahlsen
Constable.......Don Smibert
Fizz.......Raymond O'Reilley
Mrs. King.......Margot Harper

Script.......Graham Hartley
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: When an early morning payroll robbery results in a man's murder, detectives find they have a difficult job on their hands. New light is cast on the case when an enthusiastic cleaner gives police a valuable lead which changes the theme of their investigations.

Airdate:
Sydney 24/7/73
Brisbane 24/7/73
Melbourne 7/8/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/8/73
Tamworth NSW 20/8/73
Toowoomba QLD 23/8/73
Maryborough QLD 24/4/74

 

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Ep. 386: John Stanton, Benita Collings and Babette Stephens

387. Squealer

Ray Sullivan.......Roger Ward
Felix Sullivan.......Brian Wenzel
Dennis 'Johnno' Johnson.......Alfred Bell
Carol Finch.......Sylvia Martin
Lois Bourke.......Babs Wheelton
Cliff Archer.......Ken Snodgrass
James 'Bluey' Davis.......Gavan Ellis
Harry Bourke.......Kevin Ellis

Script.......Tom Hegarty & John Blair
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: In Pentridge, Dennis 'Johnno' Johnson, a small time crim who has just served 12 months for his part in a $100,000 opal robbery, has dreamed of his release - the time he can collect his share of the proceeds and settle down with his girlfriend, Carol Finch. She is not all that bright, and has been working as a barmaid and saving for when they can set up somewhere new. But the day of Johnno's release turns his dream into a nightmare. One member of the gang is shot dead after apparently being tortured. Carol has received no money. And then the body of the gang leader is found in the bay. Johnno's time in prison, protecting the identities of the others, seems to have been in vain. Mysterious phone calls lead the Homicide Squad into a desperate race to prevent his death.

Airdate:
Sydney 31/7/73
Brisbane 31/7/73
Melbourne 14/8/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/8/73
Tamworth NSW 27/8/73
Toowoomba QLD 30/8/73

Wollongong NSW 24/12/73
Newcastle NSW 23/3/74
Maryborough QLD 1/5/74

 

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Ep. 387: Sylvia Martin and John Stanton

388. Flight 484

Joseph Taylor.......Nick Tate
Anthony Scott.......Tommy Dysart
Lee Gordon Hubbard.......John Nash
Diana Hubbard.......Nina Gregory
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Tatlow.......Campbell Copelin
Roger Marshall.......Red Moore
Capt. William Collins.......Alex Porteous
Storekeeper.......Telford Jackson
George.......Mark Zandle
Larkin.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Miss Pollard.......Christine Calcutt

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: The shooting of a man at Spencer Street railway station seems a simple case, but becomes more involved as inquiries continue, and leads to a powerful man who takes a carefully calculated risk - and loses everything.

Airdate:
Sydney 7/8/73
Brisbane 7/8/73
Melbourne 21/8/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 31/8/73
Tamworth NSW 3/9/73
Toowoomba QLD 6/9/73

Newcastle NSW 30/3/74
Maryborough QLD 8/5/74

389. Matchmaker

Sen. Det. Helen Murray.......Cecily Polson
Peter Fletcher.......George Spartels
Charlie Simpson.......Stewart Faichney
Arthur Thompson.......Mark Albiston
David Grant.......Martin Phelan
Cheryl Green.......Lenore Somerset
Mrs. Grace.......Esme Melville
Jenny.......Denise Drysdale
Eric Tanner.......Kurt Ludescher
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Catherine Gibson.......Barbara Brighton

Script.......Michael Harvey
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Following the discovery of a body in a lake, detectives investigate a computerised dating service. Policewoman Helen Murray risks her life by acting as a decoy.

Airdate:
Sydney 14/8/73
Brisbane 14/8/73
Melbourne 28/8/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/9/73
Tamworth NSW 10/9/73
Toowoomba QLD 13/9/73
Adelaide 29/10/73

Newcastle NSW 6/4/74
Maryborough QLD 15/5/74

 

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Ep. 388: Tommy Dysart and Nick Tate

390. Thommo

Anne Thomson.......Glenys O'Brien
Elizabeth Connor.......Ann Wiles
George Bailey.......Shane Porteous
Raymond Connor.......Peter Corbett
Gary Richmond.......Michael Long
Barney.......Keith Eden
Doctor.......Peter Norton
Jim Dowles.......John Godfrey
'Thommo' Thomson.......Hugh Logan
Carwash proprietor.......Kevin Colebrook
David Connor.......Sam Eggleston

Script.......Michael Harvey
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Four ex-national servicemen meet for a birthday reunion which ends in disaster when unpleasant memories of an incident in Vietnam are rekindled.

Airdate:
Sydney 21/8/73
Brisbane 21/8/73
Melbourne 4/9/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/9/73
Tamworth NSW 17/9/73
Toowoomba QLD 20/9/73
Adelaide 5/11/73

Wollongong NSW 11/2/74
Newcastle NSW 13/4/74
Maryborough QLD 22/5/74

391. To Tell You The Truth

Vincent Mason.......Brendon Lunney
Geoffrey Mason.......Ken Wayne
Barbara Mason.......Betty Lucas
Ken Chapman.......Geoff Parry
Frank Chapman.......Vernon Weaver
David Elliott .......Michael Caton
Jenkins .......Roy Day
Girlfriend .......Judy Banks
James Ward.......Steven Overall

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: An irresponsible young man, Vincent Mason, is an only child of wealthy parents. Mason has a charm all of his own, but he is also a fanciful liar and his many and varied stories cause a lot of trouble for the Homicide detectives.

Airdate:
Sydney 28/8/73
Brisbane 28/8/73
Melbourne 11/9/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/9/73
Tamworth NSW 24/9/73
Toowoomba QLD 27/9/73
Adelaide 12/11/73

Wollongong NSW 18/2/74
Newcastle NSW 20/4/74
Maryborough QLD 29/5/74

392. They Frighten Even Me

Sharon Smith.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Mandy Lawson.......Lesley Yeomans
Frank Connor.......Roy Lyons
Derek Wilson.......Peter Rowley
WPC Jenny Baker.......Marie Redshaw
Mrs. Connor.......Charmion Jacka
Suzy Waterman.......Kerry Johnson
Grant.......Brian Moll
Solicitor.......Allan Stewart

Script.......Howard Griffith
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: A burglar discovers a dead body in a house, and investigations lead to a bizarre couple and the solution to several unsolved murders.

Airdate:
Sydney 4/9/73
Brisbane 4/9/73
Melbourne 18/9/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/9/73
Tamworth NSW 1/10/73
Toowoomba QLD 4/10/73
Adelaide 19/11/73

Newcastle NSW 27/4/74
Maryborough QLD 5/6/74

 

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John Stanton, George Mallaby, Bud Tingwell and Gary Day

393. Follow The Leader

Ruth Morgan.......Rowena Wallace
Paul Ernest.......Terence Cooper
Helmut Konitz.......Kurt Beimel
Brophy.......Jerry Thomas
Dr. Edmunds.......Norman Kaye
Frederick West.......Terry Jowett
Albert Clark.......Leighton Watts
Konitz's driver.......Steven Overall
Old bloke.......Fred Ford
Ronald Dixon.......Peter Green
Old woman.......Phyllis Ophel
George Turnbull.......Tony Sprague

Script.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A drug company truck driver is murdered on a lonely stretch of road. More lives are at stake as the police follow a trail of double-crosses which lead to a boat, the head of an organised hijack gang, a major drug runner and a cache of stolen drugs, culminating in one double-cross that surprises even the Homicide squad.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/9/73
Brisbane 11/9/73
Melbourne 25/9/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/10/73
Tamworth NSW 8/10/73
Toowoomba QLD 11/10/73
Adelaide 26/11/73
Maryborough QLD 12/6/74

 

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Ep. 393: Rowena Wallace

394. Patterns And Stripes Don't Mix

June Higgins.......Sandy Gore
Mike Evans.......Peter Adams
Tom Higgins.......Graham Rouse
Mrs. Crocker.......Moira Carleton
Mrs. Powell.......Joan Letch
Jerry Anderson.......Garry Keane
Police artist.......Richard Doggett
Old man.......Fred Ford
Sgt. Brown.......Louis Seater
Boy.......Marc Cheong

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: June Higgins nags both her husband and her lover to distraction, and is run down and killed. A witness describes the car driver with strange results. The case is a trial for Det. Kelly, who is involved in a long chase, a car crash, and a severe reprimand from Insp. Lawson.

Airdate:
Sydney 18/9/73
Brisbane 18/9/73
Melbourne 2/10/73
Traralgon VIC 2/10/73
Swan Hill VIC 2/10/73
Albury NSW 4/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/10/73
Tamworth NSW 15/10/73
Toowoomba QLD 18/10/73

Wollongong NSW 11/3/74
Newcastle NSW 11/5/74
Maryborough QLD 19/6/74
Mt Gambier SA 29/6/76

 


Ep. 394: Sandy Gore and Peter Adams

395. One Too Many

Bill Young.......Ron Graham
Dr. Stevens.......Michael Duffield
Const. Mick Heathcote.......Michael Ferguson
Sen. Det. Malloy.......Max Osbiston
Ronald Byrne.......Keith Reid
Sen. Const. Bob Hayling.......Clive Hearne
Pathologist.......David Clendinning
Police photographer.......John Black
Gail Harris.......Deborah Burke
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: A 21st birthday party with a tragic ending has a profound effect on a number of people - including Det. Sgt. Barnes, who resigns after 'cracking' under pressure.

Notes: Final episode with George Mallaby as Det. Sgt. Peter Barnes.

Airdate:
Sydney 25/9/73
Brisbane 25/9/73
Shepparton VIC 4/10/73
Melbourne 9/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/10/73
Tamworth NSW 22/10/73
Toowoomba QLD 25/10/73

Wollongong NSW 18/3/74
Newcastle NSW 18/5/74
Maryborough QLD 26/6/74
Port Augusta SA 4/7/78

 

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Ep. 395: George Mallaby and John Stanton

396. El Dorado

Nat Dean.......Fred Betts
Richard Fischer.......Barrie Barkla
Fred 'Froggie' Hopgood.......Matthew Crosby
Geoff Martin.......Matthew Wilson
Pearl Brewer.......Marion Edward
Rev. McCormack.......Paul Eddey
Foreman.......Ken Weaver

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: New member of the Homicide squad, Det. Sgt. Harry White, has his hands full when two young boys abscond from an orphanage and set off to seek their fortune.

Notes: First episode with Don Barker as Det. Sgt. Harry White.

Airdate:
Brisbane 2/10/73
Melbourne 16/10/73
Traralgon VIC 16/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/10/73
Toowoomba QLD 1/11/73
Adelaide 14/1/74

Wollongong NSW 25/3/74
Newcastle NSW 25/5/74
Maryborough QLD 3/7/74

 

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Ep. 396: Don Barker

397. The Jackson File

Della Jackson.......Clare Balmford
Derek Thomas.......John Ewart
Fr. Tom Daly.......Keith Eden
Dave Parsons.......John Clayton
George Jackson.......Reg Evans
Rita Thomas.......Anne Haddy
Supt. Bill Carson.......Tom Farley
Fred Foley.......Jack Perry
Stan Telfer.......Ken Webb

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Paul Eddey
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: George Jackson has just served a 15 year term for murder, a crime he always claimed he did not commit. Unexpected parole for him means much more than adjusting to the outside world - he is determined to prove his innocence regardless of the cost, which spells trouble for his family, friends and the Homicide squad.

Airdate:
Sydney 9/10/73
Brisbane 9/10/73
Melbourne 23/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/11/73
Tamworth NSW 5/11/73
Toowoomba QLD 8/11/73
Adelaide 21/1/74

Wollongong NSW 1/4/74
Newcastle NSW 1/6/74
Maryborough QLD 10/7/74

398. Mad Dog Kelly

Howard Nelson.......John Waters
Sgt. Jenkins.......Don Philps
George Stevens.......Ernie Bourne
'Sniffy' Tyler.......Richard Gilbert
Const. Craig.......Gary Gray
Edward Palmer.......Bryan Davies
Chief Supt. Joe Beldon.......Michael Duffield
Doctor.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Mrs. Hunter.......Monica Maughan

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......David Stevens
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Two criminals are arrested by Det. Kelly for the murder of a young constable. While being charged in the city watch-house an argument occurs. Kelly, after being up all night, is in no mood for nonsense and following threats from one of the criminals a fight breaks out. Later, one of the criminals, Howard Nelson, murders another inmate, Edward Palmer, and blames Kelly for the death due to injuries received from the previous fight. A resulting inquiry threatens Kelly's career.

Notes: John Waters' performance in this episode brought him to the attention of ABC producer Oscar Whitbread who subsequently cast him as Sgt. McKellar in Rush. The set for the watch-house was reputed to be the largest, most complex and most expensive set ever built thus far for a Homicide episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 30/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/11/73
Toowoomba QLD 15/11/73
Adelaide 28/1/74

Wollongong NSW 8/4/74
Maryborough QLD 17/7/74
Mt Gambier SA 27/7/76

399. The Crossing

Nora Fleming.......Colleen Hewett
Sister Augusta.......Cecily Polson
Barbara Riley.......Lynda Keane
Helen Grey.......Jenee Welsh
Sister Catherine.......Lesley Baker
Dawn Anderson.......Anne Smith
Mother Phillipa.......Louise Homfrey
'Otter' O'Sullivan.......John Nash
Duncan.......Graeme Blundell
Pam Roberts.......Anne Wiles

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: Homicide detectives have to cope with a group of unruly girls at a mission following an apparently unmotivated bashing.

Airdate:
Sydney 23/10/73
Brisbane 23/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/11/73
Melbourne 22/1/74
Adelaide 4/2/74
Tamworth NSW 16/2/74
Wollongong NSW 15/4/74

 


400. The Adventure

Chris Green.......Kate Fitzpatrick
Jenny Robinson.......Dina Mann
Alex Watsford.......Graham Rouse
Rick Bristow.......Jay Bland
Sgt. Dan Farraday.......Bill Bennett
Harvey.......Ron Pinnell
Neighbour.......Roy Lyons
Mrs. Walker.......Sue Parsons
Desk Sergeant.......John Proper
Manager.......Malcolm Phillips
Sen. Const. Bill Harris.......Roger Boyce

Script.......Ian Jones
Director.......Igor Auzins
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Alex Watsford is a myopic, mild-mannered vendor of boot-making machinery whose life has become a safe, regular pattern. Each day for him proceeds with monotonous regularity until, one morning on his way to work, he decides to take a different route. Alex gets more than he bargained for in an 'adventure' when he picks up an attractive hippie hitch-hiker, Chris Green. Chris is nice to him and takes him to her house for a cup of coffee, but subsequent events are a blur for the unfortunate Alex who finds himself facing a murder charge.

Airdate:
Sydney 30/10/73
Melbourne 6/11/73
Shepparton VIC 8/11/73
Tamworth NSW 19/11/73
Toowoomba QLD 22/11/73
Adelaide 11/2/74
Wollongong NSW 22/4/74
Mt Gambier SA 10/8/76

 

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Ep. 400: Kate Fitzpatrick and Graham Rouse

Episodes 401 - 450 continued on next page

132. TV Times, Sept 30 1972.