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Part 2: Eps 51 - 100
Part 3: Eps 101 - 150

Part 4: Eps 151 - 200
Part 6: Eps 251 - 300
Part 7: Eps 301 - 350
Part 8: Eps 351 - 400
Part 9: Eps 401 - 450
Part 10: Eps 451 - 509

 

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201. Blind Man's Bluff

Harry Cooper.......Peter Reynolds
Steve Murphy.......Graham Rouse
Emma Reed.......Marion Johns
Alan Taylor.......Terry Gill
Joyce Bond.......Isobel Skelton
Lana Dunne.......Janet Buell
Reg Lester.......Tom Travers
Bob Casey.......Keith Kaye
Nev Jones.......Nevil Thurgood
Les Acton.......John Foster
Rose Heywood.......Elaine Cusick
Ann.......Katina Cairis
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Constable.......Keith Whittam
Bill Floyd.......Jeffrey Holmes

Script.......John Bragg
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: When Alan Taylor is murdered in the presence of his friend, blind man Harry Cooper, detectives are convinced the killer was known to Taylor. But what puzzles them is why the blind man claims he heard nothing at all.

Notes: First episode with Alwyn Kurts as Insp. Colin Fox.

Airdate:

Melbourne
29/4/69
Canberra 14/10/69
Adelaide 23/10/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/12/69
Wollongong NSW 8/6/70
Lismore NSW 4/8/70
Toowoomba QLD 31/12/70
Maryborough QLD 10/2/71
Port Pirie SA 22/6/76

 

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Ep. 201: Marion Johns and Graham Rouse

202. Three Card Trick

Ruth Cross.......Sandy Gore
Mick Stone.......Robert Bruning
Bill Flynn.......Vic Gordon
Teddy Mitchell.......Stanley Walsh
Geoffrey West.......William Hodge
Healy.......Noel Browne
Gilchrist.......Telford Jackson
Lisa.......Jan Hollister
Jackson.......Robert Ruggiero
Barman.......Frank Gow
Goldie.......Follie Setches
Mug.......Frank Holbrook
Mrs. West.......Elizabeth Wing
Mrs. Mitchell.......Valerie Dawn

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: A wealthy businessman is savagely attacked and robbed after taking out an attractive girl he met at a hotel. Detectives suspect that confidence tricksters are responsible.

Airdate:

Melbourne
6/5/69
Canberra 21/10/69
Adelaide 25/1/70
Orange NSW 2/3/70
Wollongong NSW 15/6/70
Toowoomba QLD 8/1/71
Tamworth NSW 25/1/71
Maryborough QLD 17/2/71
Port Pirie SA 29/6/76

203. The X-Factor

Carol Gould.......Lyndall Rowe
Norman Kemp.......Richard Gilbert
Donald Kemp.......Peter Hepworth
Charlie White.......Reg Evans
Mrs. Gould.......Joan Letch
Harry Rowe.......Noel Browne
Morris Clayton.......Blaise Antony
Insp. Ted Brady.......Malcolm Phillips
Insp. Ralph Stewart.......Don Smibert
Mrs. Harris.......Marion Edward
Dr. Moore.......Ray Fellows
Phil Sullivan.......Kevin Howard
Constable.......Peter Cavanagh
Insp. Lucas.......James Robertson

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Norman Kemp attacks his wife in a drunken stupor, and his son Donald - a former delinquent - tries to protect her. Threatened by his father, he hits him in self-defence. He panics, thinking police will suspect him of both attacks.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/5/69
Brisbane 27/5/69
Canberra 28/10/69
Orange NSW 9/3/70
Wollongong NSW 22/6/70
Newcastle NSW 12/9/70
Toowoomba QLD 14/1/71
Maryborough QLD 24/2/71
Port Pirie SA 6/7/76

 

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Ep. 202: Stanley Walsh and Leonard Teale

204. Chain Of Evidence

Eddie Chapman.......Chuck Kehoe
Sally Partridge.......Judith Dick
Miss Turner.......Tina Cleary
Mildred Walker.......Joan Winchester
George Jenkins.......John Foster
Tennis school pupil 1.......Gail Esler
Tennis school pupil 2.......Meryn Crossley
Dwyer.......Roy Day
Max Adamson.......Kenric Hudson
Insp. Saunders.......Allan Stewart
Keith Tate.......Michael Long
Insp. Ted Brady.......Malcolm Phillips
Mrs. West.......Bette White
Ian Stewart.......John McKiever
Joan Chapman.......Judith Fenelon
Betty Connolly.......Betty Dyson

Script.......John Bragg
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Eddie Chapman's wife is found murdered on a cliff-top path at the beach. Police suspect Eddie, the smooth talking owner of a tennis school, as does his sister-in-law Sally Partridge when Eddie asks her to sign a money order. Detectives can't prove anything until a gold necklace brings to light the real murderer. Inspector Connolly takes long service leave and Inspector Fox takes his place as head of the Homicide squad.

Notes: Final episode with John Fegan as Insp. Jack Connolly.

Airdate:

Melbourne
20/5/69
Orange NSW 16/3/70
Wollongong NSW 29/6/70
Toowoomba QLD 21/1/71
Tamworth NSW 8/2/71
Maryborough QLD 3/3/71
Port Pirie SA 13/7/76

205. Bait

David Grierson.......Edward Ogden
Mrs. Grierson.......Leila Blake
Annabelle Tomkins.......Sheila Florance
Salvatore Manuello.......Nicholas Mont
Rigoni.......Manuel Bugeja
Joan Dobson.......Margaret Clancy
Sam Rossini.......Roly Barlee
Mrs. Rigoni.......Beryl Cheers
Constable (Bill).......John Cavanagh
Danny.......Antonia Lauria
Fisherman.......Peter Mitchell
Constable 1.......Peter Boyle
Constable 2.......Keith Whittam

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Ken Fitzgerald
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Sonia Borg
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Assistant Producer.......John Jacob
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: A walk along a rocky beach ends in a sudden and violent death for a young art student. Her strangled body is discovered by fitness fanatic David Grierson, who saw an Italian youth near the scene of the crime.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/5/69
Orange NSW 23/3/70
Wollongong NSW 6/7/70
Newcastle NSW 26/9/70
Toowoomba QLD 28/1/71
Tamworth NSW 15/2/71
Maryborough QLD 10/3/71

206. Triple Play

Grace Marshall.......Vivean Gray
Gloria Slater.......Lesley Baker
Martha Marshall.......Dulcie Davenport
Beth Marshall.......Marion Johns
Miss Thornton.......Leila Blake
Griffiths.......Norman Kaye
Truck driver.......Alex Porteous
Neal.......Keith Kaye
David Armstrong.......Henry Crawford
Constable.......Keith Whittam
Joyce Webster.......Lyn Lee
Garage owner.......Gunars Klaus
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......Ken Fitzgerald
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: When the body of public relations consultant David Armstrong is found at the bottom of a quarry, detectives suspect that his death is mysteriously linked with an affair he was having with an older woman.

Airdate:

Melbourne
3/6/69
Sydney 11/6/69
Orange NSW 30/3/70
Wollongong NSW 13/7/70
Newcastle NSW 3/10/70
Toowoomba QLD 5/2/71
Tamworth NSW 22/2/71
Maryborough QLD 17/3/71

 

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Ep. 204: Judith Dick and Chuck Kehoe

207. As The Twig Is Bent

Cheryl Bryant.......Anne Lucas
Judy Bryant.......Anne Lucas
Timothy Bryant.......Alistair Duncan
Bill Garner.......Kevin Leslie
Mike Harris.......Robert McPhee
Tom Fryberg.......David John
Anne Bryant.......Beverley Dunn
David Bryant.......Bill Hodge
Wally Lichstein.......George Olasz
Curly Duff.......Luigi Villani
Mrs. O'Neill.......Pat Weissman

Script.......Della Foss-Pascoe
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: When gambler Mike Harris is told by police that an ex-prisoner has threatened to kill him, he refuses protection. He later has a far greater problem involving him with the police, an attractive young girl, and a doctor who has been struck off the register.

Notes: Anne Lucas plays both roles of twin sisters Cheryl and Judy Bryant.

Airdate:

Melbourne
10/6/69
Sydney 18/6/69
Wagga Wagga NSW 20/3/70
Wollongong NSW 20/7/70
Lismore NSW 15/9/70
Newcastle NSW 10/10/70
Toowoomba QLD 11/2/71
Tamworth NSW 1/3/71
Maryborough QLD 24/3/71

 

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Ep. 207: Anne Lucas

208. Everyone Knows Charlie

John Simpson.......Nigel Lovell
Frank Hoffman.......Don Barker
Bill Armstrong.......Roger Ward
Ned Armstrong.......Bill Hunter
Mrs. Miriam Pinkerton.......Queenie Ashton
Michael Forbes.......Kenric Hudson
Arthur Bell.......Fred Ford
Annie.......Agnes Dobson
Bernie.......Roy Day
Sgt. Ted Crowley.......Wally Saunders
Helen Hoffman.......Marion Heathfield
Pensioner.......Kitty Virgoe

Script.......John Dingwall
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: A group of pensioners in an old people's home are secretly engaged in earning extra money to supplement their pensions. When one of their number, Charlie Cook, is found dead, they dispose of the body for fear that a police investigation would expose their activities and land them in trouble with the Taxation Department.

Notes: John Dingwall was joint winner of an Awgie award for Best Script For A TV Drama Series (1969) for this episode (shared with Tony Morphett for Delta episode 19, 'A Touch Of DFP'). Many veteran actors were engaged for this episode, which doubles as a social comment on the plight of pensioners.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/6/69
Albury NSW 24/6/69
Sydney 25/6/69
Orange NSW 13/4/70
Wollongong NSW 27/7/70
Newcastle NSW 17/10/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/12/70
Toowoomba QLD 18/2/71
Tamworth NSW 8/3/71

209. The Big Mistake

Margaret Jackson.......Arna-Maria Winchester
John Jackson.......Terry Norris
Grandma Jackson.......Enid Lorimer
Baker.......Barry Donnelly
Frank Jackson.......Paul Creevy
Det. Doug Marshall.......Gordon Timmins
Det. Bob Cozens.......George Cunningham
Susie Cozens.......Vicki Windholtz
Mrs. Cozens.......Penelope Shelton
Constable 1.......Bruce Beck
Constable 2.......Robert Harding

Script.......David Minter
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: A small girl is shot by mistake when jail escapee Frank Jackson tries to kill her father - Det. Bob Cozens of C.I.B. Homicide detectives question Jackson's grandmother hoping that, for his own good, she will lead them to her grandson's hideout.

Airdate:

Melbourne
24/6/69
Sydney 2/7/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/2/70
Orange NSW 20/4/70
Wollongong NSW 3/8/70
Lismore NSW 29/9/70
Newcastle NSW 24/10/70
Toowoomba QLD 26/2/71
Tamworth NSW 15/3/71
Maryborough QLD 7/4/71

210. A Quiet Town

Const. Les Riley.......Vic Gordon
Joe Johnston.......Ben Gabriel
Tim Baker.......Tom Farley
Mary Symons.......Margaret Cruickshank
Jack Symons.......Ron Roberts
'Bull' Madigan.......Peter Aanensen
Alec Potts.......Telford Jackson
Polly Perkins.......Betty Randall
Ben Stokes.......David Bowman
Mrs. Potts.......Sue Priestly

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: William 'Bull' Madigan, the hated boss of a sawmill in a small company town, is shot dead and the local people are reluctant to give any information. The case ends tragically when Det. Costello is killed in a mine cave-in while trying to rescue a suspect.

Notes: Final episode with Lionel Long as Det. Bert Costello.

Airdate:

Melbourne
1/7/69
Canberra 16/12/69
Orange NSW 27/4/70
Lismore NSW 6/10/70
Toowoomba QLD 4/3/71
Tamworth NSW 22/3/71
Maryborough QLD 14/4/71

 

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Ep. 208: Queenie Ashton, Kenric Hudson and Associate Producer Edward Ogden

211. I, Mick O'Byrne

Mick O'Byrne.......Jeff Ashby
Betty Kemp.......Wendy Gilmore
Frank Wright.......Terry Gill
John Reynolds.......Michael Springthorpe
May Crossway.......Gita Marley
Blackie.......Douglas Kelly
Herbie.......Jack Malcolm
Bank manager.......Trevor Woods
Old woman.......Lilian Lavender
Bank teller.......John Gauci
Reg Hanlan.......Don Smibert
Newsreader.......Geoff Raymond
Warder Newman.......Keith Kaye
Hangman.......Les James
Policeman.......Max Rackham

Script.......John Dingwall
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Sen. Det. Patterson joins the Homicide squad in an extensive manhunt for jail escapees Reynolds and O'Byrne. They shoot dead a prison warder, steal a car, hide out and later rob a bank.

Notes: First episode with Norman Yemm as Sen. Det. Jim Patterson. Events of the Ronald Ryan / Peter Walker case are re-created almost exactly in this episode. (Ryan was the last person to be hanged in Australia, in 1967 - for many years previously, death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment). Originally titled 'I, Mick O'Shea', the title was changed due to recent industrial turmoil when Tramways Union secretary Clarrie O'Shea was jailed.

Airdate:

Melbourne
8/7/69
Canberra 23/12/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/3/70
Orange NSW 4/5/70
Lismore NSW 13/10/70
Newcastle NSW 7/11/70
Toowoomba QLD 11/3/71
Tamworth NSW 29/3/71
Maryborough QLD 21/4/71

 

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Ep. 211: Jeff Ashby and Gita Marley

212. The Joker Is Dead

Carol Goddard.......Mary Ann Severne
Edgar Jackson.......Lex Mitchell
Harry Stone.......Don Barker
Alan Shaw.......Henri Szeps
Katy Stone.......Kay Eklund
Roy Dobie.......David Mitchell
Len Barnaby.......John Barnes
Hughie Thomas.......Ron Pinnell
Ossie.......Patrick Whelan
Photographer.......John Print
Constable.......Robert Harding

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: Mechanic Harry Stone is a much disliked practical joker. He is killed when someone releases the jack as he works under a truck.

Airdate:

Melbourne
15/7/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/3/70
Orange NSW 11/5/70
Lismore NSW 20/10/70
Newcastle NSW 14/11/70
Toowoomba QLD 18/3/71

213. Never A Man

Dianne Mason.......Penny Ramsey
William Katz.......Colin McEwan
Roger Freeman.......James Smillie
Const. Bob Mason.......Brian Anderson
Laurie Freeman.......Elaine Cusick
Kevin Jenkinson.......Graeme Blundell
Leslie Chapman.......David John
Mary Mason.......Judith Champ
Elaine Fisher.......Valma Pratt
Harry Clarke.......Fred Ford
Mrs. Harris.......Esme Melville

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Mackay's holiday in the bush is interrupted when he recognises a former criminal in the district. He tells local constable Bob Mason, but when Mason is later shot after a bank hold up, Mackay has to prove that the criminal he recognised was involved.

Airdate:

Melbourne
22/7/69
Canberra 6/1/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/3/70
Lismore NSW 27/10/70
Toowoomba QLD 25/3/71
Maryborough QLD 5/5/71

 

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Alwyn Kurts, Leonard Teale, Norman Yemm and George Mallaby

214. Spin Out

Neil Barrett.......Deryck Barnes
Roger Kennedy.......Mark Albiston
Tait.......Don Crosby
Mary Wilkin.......Anne Harvey
Gates.......Peter Cavanagh
Sue Tait.......Anne Charleston
Doctor.......Martin Ashton
Bob Wilkin.......John Bassett
Constable.......Gavin Arden

Script.......Jonathan Dawson
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: During a practice session at Sandown race track, top racing driver Bob Wilkin is shot dead. Nobody heard the shot fired, and nobody saw the gunman. Homicide detectives have to sift through a maze of conflicting clues.

Airdate:

Melbourne
29/7/69
Sydney 6/8/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/3/70
Orange NSW 25/5/70
Toowoomba QLD 1/4/71
Maryborough QLD 12/5/71

215. Undercover

Det. Keith Harris.......Rod Mullinar
Wilma Taylor.......Tina Grenville
Joe Butler.......Ken Goodlet
Dave Riley.......Brian McDermott
Rod Carter.......Blaise Antony
Drummond.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Leo Vandenberg.......Alex Varadi
Gus Murphy.......Tom Travers
Albert Finch.......John Waxman
Steve Wallace.......John Russell

Script.......John Bragg
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: Det. Keith Harris from Adelaide poses as an international criminal to gather information on mysterious deaths involving a night club gang, led by Melbourne's 'Mr. Big' - a nightclub owner named Joe Butler. Butler disposes of his rivals by murder, but in each case the death appears to be accidental.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/8/69
Canberra 20/1/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/4/70
Wollongong NSW 14/9/70
Lismore NSW 10/11/70
Newcastle NSW 5/12/70
Toowoomba QLD 8/4/71
Tamworth NSW 26/4/71
Maryborough 19/5/71

 

216. Jet Lag

Pam Gibson.......Lynn Rainbow
Sybil Cochrane.......Patsy King
James Cochrane.......Walter Sullivan
Jane Cochrane.......Sheila Florance
Insp. Bryce.......Denzil Howson
Nigel Harcourt.......Norman Kaye
Det. Doug Marshall.......Gordon Timmins
Gordy Webb.......David John
Kevin Poitier.......Jack Malcolm
Lenice Charlwood.......Marion Edward
Hotel clerk.......Raymond O'Reilly
Peter Weston.......Earl Francis
Forensic man.......Robert Charlton

Script.......Della Foss-Pascoe
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: When Det. Sgt. Mackay flies to London to extradite a criminal, he is asked to work on another case involving the disappearance of James Cochrane, who was last known to be in Australia on business.

Notes: Scenes of London, England and Sydney and Adelaide were taken from library footage.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/8/69
Sydney 20/8/69
Brisbane 26/8/69
Canberra 27/1/70
Orange NSW 8/6/70
Lismore NSW 17/11/70
Newcastle NSW 12/12/70
Toowoomba QLD 15/4/71
Maryborough QLD 26/5/71

 

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Ep. 216: Sheila Florance, Patsy King and Leonard Teale

217. Onus Of Proof

Jill Cressy.......Suzy Kendall
Miss Spencer.......Joan Letch
Tony Benedict.......Brian Adams
Joshua Prinz.......Mackie Smetana
Sandra Copeland.......Margot Reid
Hartley.......Kevin Colebrook
Edna Hartley.......Brenda Beddison
Felix Dickinson.......Tom Travers
Edward Cable.......Richard Webb
Caroline Benedict.......Moira Carleton

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: When Caroline Benedict falls to her death from a balcony after a violent argument with her husband, detectives re-enact the circumstances leading up to her death to establish whether it was suicide or murder.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/8/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/4/70
Orange NSW 15/6/70
Wollongong NSW 28/9/70
Lismore NSW 24/11/70
Newcastle NSW 19/11/70
Tamworth NSW 10/5/71

218. The Devil May Care

Wolfgang 'Wolfie' Hurst.......Bruce Kerr
Sue Benson.......Stephanie Russell
Steven Fletcher.......Burt Cooper
Virginia Carter.......Hilda Scurr
Sadie Jones.......Barbara Brandon
Philip Cash.......Michael Long
Benson.......George Cunningham
Elizabeth Douglas.......Margaret Wood
Mrs. Benson.......Joy Corbett
Det. Bond.......John Darcy

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Assistant Producer.......John Jacob
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: The body of a girl, Elizabeth Douglas, wearing she-wolf clothing, is found lying across a grave in a cemetery. Homicide detectives investigating the macabre crime question people in nearby homes. They discover two eccentric spinsters who conduct witchcraft ceremonies known to have been attended by the murder victim. They also hear of a mysterious whistling prowler.

Airdate:

Melbourne
26/8/69
Canberra 10/2/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/4/70
Orange NSW 22/6/70
Wollongong NSW 5/10/70
Lismore NSW 1/12/70
Toowoomba QLD 29/4/71
Tamworth NSW 17/5/71
Maryborough QLD 9/6/71

 

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Ep. 217: Suzy Kendall and George Mallaby

219. Smiling Joe

Wilma Steiner.......Jacki Weaver
Jan Steiner.......Judy Jack
Steiner.......Stewart Ginn
Joe Garner.......Guy Le Claire
Charlie Pringle.......Jack Allan
Vince Steiner.......Peter Hepworth
Lois Mitchell.......Murielle Salter
Doctor.......Gordon Allen
Constable.......Keith Whittam

Script.......David Winter
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Assistant Producer.......John Jacob
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: When Joe Garner, a man with sinister charm and a way with women, stabs his girlfriend Jan Steiner in the neck during a struggle, Homicide detectives suspect that Joe has a shady past. They cannot charge him however, because Jan insists it was an accident. She later changes her attitude when Joe becomes involved with her teenage sister.

Airdate:

Melbourne
2/9/69
Canberra 17/2/70
Adelaide 19/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/5/70
Orange NSW 29/6/70
Wollongong NSW 12/10/70
Lismore NSW 8/12/70
Toowoomba QLD 6/5/71
Tamworth NSW 24/5/71
Maryborough QLD 16/6/71

220. Major Edmund, M.A.

Meg Griffiths.......Jackie Gee
Major Edmund.......Edward Ogden
Walter Thomas.......James Smillie
Cemetery gatekeeper.......Vic Gordon
Dr. Tom Cassidy.......Ray Fellows
Miss Arnold.......Dorothy Bradley
Jill Patterson.......Margaret Dunbar
Iris Edmund.......Betty Randall
Priest (himself).......Michael King
Grave digger.......Vincent Harwood
Mrs. Harris.......Esme Melville

Script.......John Dingwall
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Sonia Borg
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: The sudden death of Mrs. Iris Edmund, wife of highly respected solicitor Major Edmund, is accepted as a heart attack until another similar illness in the same town causes a local doctor to suspect that she may have been poisoned.

Notes: Priest Fr. Michael King, who featured on contemporary radio and television programs, appears as himself.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/9/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/5/70
Orange NSW 6/7/70
Wollongong NSW 19/10/70
Lismore NSW 15/12/70
Newcastle NSW 9/1/71
Toowoomba QLD 13/5/71
Maryborough QLD 23/6/71

221. The Set Up

Barbara Franklyn.......Barbara Frawley
Superintendent Day.......Max Osbiston
Noel Franklyn.......Terry Norris
Victor Stephens.......Peter Noble
Ernie Price.......Luigi Villani
Ronald Radford.......Martin Ashton
Det. Ben Lyons.......Peter Felmingham
Alf Walker.......Goff Vockler
Thomas Evans.......John Ross
'Knobby'.......Jack Perry
Bill Speed.......Steven Overall
Fred.......John Anderson
Bloke.......Gunars Klauss
Forensic man.......Robert Cooper

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Assistant Producer.......John Jacob
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: An important witness in a murder trial retracts his statement, throwing doubt on the conviction recorded against the murderer. Sgt. Mackay, who was in charge of the case, finds himself under investigation when serious allegations are made against him.

Airdate:

Melbourne
16/9/69
Sydney 24/9/69
Canberra 3/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/5/70
Orange NSW 13/7/70
Wollongong NSW 26/10/70
Lismore NSW 22/12/70
Toowoomba QLD 20/5/71
Tamworth NSW 7/6/71
Maryborough QLD 30/6/71

 

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Ep. 219: Norman Yemm, Jacki Weaver, Judy Jack and George Mallaby

222. George

George Allen.......Alister Smart
Dr. Karl Hoffman.......John Bonney
Eva Hoffman.......Nina Gregory
Drunk.......Vic Gordon
John Turner.......Paul Eddey
Miss Baxter.......Judith Ireland
Mrs. Wilson.......Julie Day
Ford.......Telford Jackson
Lucio.......Edward Howell
Wilson.......Gerard Maguire
Insurance executive.......Clive Hearne
Mrs. Wilson Snr.......Dorothy Bradley
Nurse.......Marion Heathfield
Mrs. Turner.......Heather Lindhe
Wilson Snr.......Winston McGuire
Girl.......Vicki Windholz
Attacker.......Bonnie Muir
Mother.......Pat Weissman

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Sonia Borg
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Assistant Producer.......John Jacob
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: George Allen, a man under psychiatric treatment, tells detectives that someone driving a white car is trying to run him down. Although they suspect that George is hallucinating, detectives question his psychiatrist.

Notes: Introduced by Alwyn Kurts, suggesting that the theme of the episode could be unsuitable for young viewers. Nina Gregory was told to cover up her halter-neck top in the studio - although she had worn the same top for exterior filming, it was considered too revealing and she was given a scarf to wear for studio taping.

Airdate:

Melbourne
23/9/69
Sydney 1/10/69
Canberra 10/3/70
Orange NSW 20/7/70
Lismore NSW 29/12/70
Newcastle NSW 23/1/71
Toowoomba QLD 27/5/71
Maryborough QLD 7/7/71

223. Dead Shot

Valerie Webb.......Janet Kingsbury
Cliff Webb.......Jeff Ashby
Jack Delaney.......Barry Donnelly
Mario Mirto.......George Olasz
Tommy Fraser.......Helmut Bakaitis
Barnaby.......Arthur Redman
Det. Graham.......Terry Jowett
Stan Simpson.......John Budden
Shirley Atkinson.......Pat Delanty
Elliot.......Ronald Turner
Lewis.......Ronald Little
Gibbs.......John Savont
Mrs. Barker.......Faye Drysdale

Script.......John Bragg
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Assistant Producer.......John Jacob
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Two men are shot dead and a woman is knocked down and killed by a car as three masked men escape after robbing a shop-keeper.

Airdate:

Melbourne
30/9/69
Brisbane 14/10/69
Canberra 17/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/5/70
Orange NSW 27/7/70
Wollongong NSW 9/11/70
Toowoomba QLD 3/6/71
Tamworth NSW 21/6/71
Maryborough QLD 14/7/71

224. The Amateur

Jan.......Sandra McGregor
Mark Allen.......Stuart Leslie
Simon Carter.......Leon Gregory
Harry Baker.......Noel Browne
Sid Collins.......Gordon Malcolm
Sandra.......Maria Kayne
Lorna Stacy.......Melissa Jaffer
Ted.......Alan Rowe
George Carter.......Kevin Colebrook
Grey.......Malcolm Phillips
Michael Stevens.......James Robertson
Watchman.......Michael Gamble

Script.......Jason Stepney
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: Mark Allen, a wealthy law student with warped ideas regarding society, leads a fellow student into trouble when he involves him in 'fast events', culminating in his becoming a suspect for armed robbery and murder.

Airdate:

Melbourne
10/10/69
Canberra 24/3/70
Adelaide 17/5/70
Orange NSW 3/8/70
Wollongong NSW 16/11/70
Lismore NSW 12/1/71
Newcastle NSW 6/2/71
Toowoomba QLD 10/6/71
Tamworth NSW 28/6/71
Maryborough QLD 21/7/71

 

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Ep. 222: Nina Gregory

225. Traveller's Tale

Pauline.......Geraldine Morrow
Thomas Casey.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Rathbone.......Clive Hearne
Trevor Canning.......Mark Kelly
Brenda Barlow.......Kay Eklund
Det. Ron Gibson.......Allan Stewart
Norm Trainor.......Michael Springthorpe
Bill Shaw.......Douglas Kelly
Janet Canning.......Valma Pratt
Mechanic.......Gordon Malcolm
Fingerprint bloke.......Bill Elms

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: When Janet Canning, wife of a wholesale drug traveller, is strangled with a piece of flex, her husband tells police that the dress ring she was wearing is missing, as well as his sample drug case. Police question a drug addict and a known 'snowdropper' in their search for the killer.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/10/69
Albury NSW 21/10/69
Brisbane 28/10/69
Canberra 31/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/6/70
Wollongong NSW 23/11/70
Lismore NSW 19/1/71
Newcastle NSW 20/2/71
Toowoomba QLD 17/6/71
Tamworth NSW 5/7/71
Maryborough QLD 28/7/71

226. Address Unknown

Jenny Bell.......Elli Maclure
Jack Bell.......Max Osbiston
Susan Thomas.......Diana O'Connor
Bob Saunders.......Peter Hepworth
Gerald Smith.......James Chesworth
Rosemary Thompson.......Pamela Page
Forensic man.......Robert Schroeder
Harry Thompson.......John Unicomb
Mrs. Mahony.......Gladys Simpson
Paul Goddard.......Gavin Baillie
Constable 1.......Eddy Reid
Constable 2.......Bill Elms

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......John Edwards
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: A typewritten note sent to publisher Harry Thompson lures him to a vacant lot where he is shot dead. Investigations lead detectives to a man with a strong dislike of the police, and who remains uncooperative - until his daughter is threatened.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/10/69
Shepparton VIC 23/10/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/6/70
Lismore NSW 26/1/71
Newcastle NSW 27/2/71
Toowoomba QLD 24/6/71
Tamworth NSW 12/7/71
Maryborough QLD 4/8/71

 

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Norman Yemm, Alwyn Kurts, Leonard Teale and George Mallaby

227. Jig-Saw

George Abbott.......Bill Hunter
Sue Middleton.......Fay Kelton
Arthur Hayes.......Michael Howley
Les Young.......Keith Kaye
Mary Fitzgerald.......Coralie Neville
Bill Munro.......Danny O'Meara
Alice Middleton.......Anne Lane
Fred Upton.......Tom Travers
Mrs. Wilson.......Heather Lindhe
Mrs. Baxter.......Nanette Goode
Cunningham.......Alwyn Owen

Script.......John Bragg
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Assistant Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden

Synopsis: When Mrs. Alice Middleton, an elderly invalid with heart trouble, dies suddenly, her solicitor is amazed to learn that she made a new will leaving her house and $20,000 to a friend, George Abbott, instead of her grand-daughter. Detectives investigate her death when a witness to the signing of the will is murdered.

Airdate:

Melbourne
21/10/69
Canberra 14/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/6/70
Wollongong NSW 7/12/70
Newcastle NSW 6/3/71
Toowoomba QLD 1/7/71
Tamworth NSW 19/7/71
Maryborough QLD 11//71

228. Billy

Billy Garret.......Ben Gabriel
Leila Garret.......Nina Gregory
Freddy McGeorge.......John Llewellyn
'Gran' Garret.......Enid Lorimer
Sue.......Mary Lou Parsons
Frank 'Cockatoo'.......Jack Perry
Alistair James.......Frank Lloyd
Biddy.......Murielle Salter
John Archer.......Ivor Bromley
Money handler.......Hank Ebes
Dealer.......Jules Gaffari
Henchman 1.......Clive Birchmore
Henchman 2.......Gavin Arden

Script.......John Dingwall
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Assistant Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale


Synopsis: Billy Garret, a boyhood friend of Sen. Det. Patterson, is questioned by police after the murder of John Archer, and Patterson finds himself torn between his loyalty to Billy and his duty as a policeman.

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/10/69
Canberra 21/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/7/70
Wollongong NSW 14/12/70
Newcastle NSW 13/3/71
Toowoomba QLD 8/7/71
Tamworth NSW 26/7/71
Maryborough QLD 18/8/71

229. Many Shades Of Black

Christine Fisher.......Joanna Lockwood
Kevin Davies.......Kevin Miles
Gerry Gardner.......Bruce Kerr
Stan Kendall.......Bryon Williams
Anne Davies.......Anne Charleston
Julie Cummings.......Alexandra Hynes
Rod Moore.......Tony Allyn
Jessup.......Raymond Long
Const. Charlie Dixon.......Brian Rigg
Telford.......Frank Holbrook
Bev.......Beverley Faren-Price

Script.......David Minter
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Homicide detectives uncover a pornography racket when they investigate the mysterious death of Julie Cummings, a delivery girl at a photographic studio.

Airdate:

Melbourne
4/11/69
Canberra 28/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/7/70
Wollongong NSW 21/12/70
Lismore NSW 16/2/71
Newcastle NSW 20/3/71
Toowoomba QLD 15/7/71
Tamworth NSW 2/8/71
Maryborough QLD 25/8/71

 

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Ep. 227: George Mallaby, Leonard Teale and Fay Kelton

230. Blue Moo

Virginia Bower.......Mary-Ann Severne
Charles Harvey-Forbes.......Noel Ferrier
Jack Fitzpatrick.......Bill Hunter
Mary-Anne Donaghue.......Julie Costello
Nino Gema.......Mark Colombani
Christopher Leach.......Paul Eddey
Valerie.......Geraldine Morrow
Man at Luna Park.......Douglas Kelly
Miss Porter.......Louise Homfrey
Waiter.......James Weston
Greg Watkins.......Robert Schroeder
Photographer.......Robert Harding
Constable.......Michael Bakaloff

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: A knife, blood on the floor, but no body is what detectives find when they investigate a report of murder at Jack Fitzpatrick's flat. Further enquiries lead to the 'Blue Moo' discotheque in St. Kilda.

Airdate:

Melbourne
11/11/69
Canberra 5/5/70
Orange NSW 14/9/70
Wollongong NSW 28/12/70
Lismore NSW 23/2/71
Newcastle NSW 27/3/71
Toowoomba QLD 22/7/71
Tamworth NSW 9/8/71
Rockhampton QLD 25/8/71
Maryborough QLD 1/9/71

 

231. An Unwelcome Guest

June Williams.......Sandra McGregor
Walter Clarke.......Roy Lyons
Arthur Mulligan.......Brian Wenzel
Sadie Thompson.......Lesley Baker
Lois Davison.......Noeline Brown
Dorothy Clarke.......Kay Eklund
Greg Clarke.......Peter Hepworth
Sammy Reeves.......Robert Ruggeiro
Tony Simpson.......Alex Porteus
Howarth.......John Gould
Safe expert.......Peter Cavanagh
Mrs. Hope.......Christine Calcutt
Air hostess.......Margaret Wood
Florist.......Hazel Campbell
Jones.......Bert Benney

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Digging a swimming pool for his new home, Walter Clarke discovers a woman's body. She is identified as the previous owner, believed by friends to be visiting her daughter in London.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/11/69
Canberra 12/5/70
Lismore NSW 12/3/71
Toowoomba QLD 29/7/71
Tamworth NSW 16/8/71
Rockhampton QLD 1/9/71
Maryborough QLD 8/9/71

232. Johnny Deadfella

Sally Foster.......Anne Pendlebury
Sen. Const. Bob Finlay.......Deryck Barnes
Ben Foster.......Harry Lawrence
Ricky Kamadji.......Bindi Williams
Bruce Foster.......Gerard Maguire
Johnny Kamadji.......Steve Lampton
Sam Nugget.......Eric Onus
Neil Thomas.......Michael Springthorpe
Harry Mitchell.......Jack Perry
Motorcycle cop.......Arthur Roberts
Molly.......Kitty Virgoe
Mrs. Kamadji.......June Atkinson

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: The body of young Aboriginal shearer Johnny Kamadji is discovered in the shallows of a river, and detectives suspect that racists could be responsible because Johnny attended a dance with a white girl.

Airdate:

Melbourne
25/11/69
Brisbane 16/12/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 31/7/70
Orange NSW 28/9/70
Wollongong NSW 11/1/71
Lismore NSW 5/3/71
Toowoomba QLD 5/8/71
Tamworth NSW 23/8/71
Rockhampton QLD 8/9/71
Maryborough QLD 15/9/71

233. When A Body

Tom Burke.......Nigel Lovell
Alexander Jones.......Stewart Ginn
Cameron Yates.......Kevin Leslie
Davis Yates.......Henri Szeps
Ray Guthrie.......Clive Hearne
Perce Jarman.......Ron Pinnell
Trotter.......Keith Kaye
Mary.......Valma Pratt
Constable King.......Peter Felmingham
Sue.......Carol Houghton
Waitress.......Hilary Henshaw
Egan.......Verne Todd
Servo attendant.......Will Deumer

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Two inept blokes attempt to steal a body from a grave, but they select the wrong one, and they soon learn that when a body is missing it draws attention from the police.

Airdate:

Melbourne
2/12/69
Brisbane 23/12/69
Sydney 10/2/70
Canberra 26/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/8/70
Orange NSW 5/10/70
Toowoomba QLD 12/8/71
Tamworth NSW 30/8/71
Rockhampton QLD 15/9/71
Maryborough QLD 22/9/71

 

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Ep. 231: Sandra McGregor

234. The Solitary Duet

Judy Wilson.......Vicki Raymond
Wendy Gilbert.......Lynette Curran
Henry Johnson.......Brian Anderson
Michael Gilbert.......Terry Gill
Keith Carter.......Graeme Blundell
Green.......Roly Barlee
Child.......Telford Jackson
Miss McGregor.......Lea Denfield
Ann.......Sally Walker
Mrs. Jamieson.......Nanette Goode
James Watson.......Alwyn Owen

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Wendy Gilbert is found dead on a warehouse roof. Detectives discover that she had been getting obscene phone calls, and their investigation leads them to the zoo.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/1/70
Sydney 17/2/70
Brisbane 17/2/70
Orange NSW 12/10/70
Wollongong NSW 25/1/71
Newcastle NSW 24/4/71
Toowoomba QLD 19/8/71
Tamworth NSW 6/9/71
Rockhampton QLD 22/9/71
Maryborough QLD 29/9/71

 

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Lynette Curran

235. Just A Bit Of Fluff

Lynne Preston.......Jackie Gee
Paul Lang.......Colin McEwan
Doug Phillips.......Don Barker
Henry Preston.......Ken Goodlet
Mrs. James.......Enid Lorimer
Phyllis Proctor.......Margaret Christensen
Margaret Preston.......Elizabeth Wing
Jason Baker.......Ray Fellows
Merv Mason.......David Bowman
Mrs. Connell.......Lola Russell
Fingerprint man.......Robert Schroeder
Constable 1.......Terry Jowett
Constable 2.......Noel Gordon

Script.......Max Sims
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Returning home from a date, Lynne Preston is kidnapped, her boyfriend is knocked unconscious, and a ransom note is left for her parents demanding $100,000 for the girl's release.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/2/70
Sydney 24/2/70
Brisbane 24/2/70
Canberra 9/6/70
Orange NSW 19/10/70
Lismore NSW 2/4/71
Tamworth NSW 13/9/71
Rockhampton QLD 29/9/71
Maryborough QLD 6/10/71

 


Jackie Gee

236. Kill Or Be Killed

Joanne Edwards.......Helen Morse
Mrs. Bennett.......Doreen Warburton
Cliff Adams.......Richard Doggett
Tommy Burns.......Peter Hepworth
Koestler.......George Olasz
Jack Burns.......Ivor Bromley
Barman.......Frank Gow
Wally Burns.......David Sterle
Bob Sullivan.......Patrick Edgeworth
Janet Sullivan.......Sally Farmiloe
Himself.......Reg Henderson

Script.......David Minter
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Associate Producer.......Edward Ogden
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: The body of a man is discovered at Half Moon Bay. Detectives suspect that he could be a criminal and investigations lead to a young couple, the man of whom is trying to evade national service.

Notes: Sen. Det. Reg Henderson appears as himself, playing an identikit expert.

Airdate:

Melbourne
10/2/70
Sydney 3/3/70
Brisbane 3/3/70
Canberra 16/6/70
Orange NSW 26/10/70
Wollongong NSW 8/2/71
Lismore NSW 9/4/71
Toowoomba QLD 2/9/71

Tamworth NSW 20/9/71
Rockhampton QLD 6/10/71
Maryborough QLD 13/10/71

 

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Ep. 236: Helen Morse

237. Two Down, One To Go

Lyle Revell.......Gerard Maguire
Sen. Det. Vince Reilly.......Gordon McDougall
Ross Evans.......Terry Gill
Peggy King.......Geraldine Morrow
Nurse Betty Crowder.......Mary Lou Parsons
Carol Mather.......Wendy Gilmore
Clarrie Haines.......John Llewellyn
Ellery Morris.......Brian Taylor
George Jennings.......Denzil Howson
Keith Canavan.......David Ravenswood
Allen Edwards.......Frank Hamilton
Owen Dempster.......Lindsay Smith
Bob Buchanan.......Bert Benney
Mrs. Collins.......Murielle Salter
Fingerprint man.......Frank Jenkins
Constable.......Brian Rigg

Script.......Max Sims
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Sen. Det. Reilly from the Drug Squad works with the Homicide team on a case revolving around the death of a girl, Carol Mather, from an overdose of drugs, and the vow of her boyfriend, Lyle Revell, to avenge her death by killing the drug pedlars.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/2/70
Sydney 10/3/70
Brisbane 10/3/70
Canberra 23/6/70
Wollongong NSW 15/2/71
Lismore NSW 16/4/71
Newcastle NSW 15/5/71
Toowoomba QLD 9/9/71
Tamworth NSW 27/9/71
Rockhampton QLD 13/10/71

 

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Ep. 237: Wendy Gilmore

238. Evelyn

Alan Kent.......Serge Lazareff
Tom Belmont.......Leonard Bullen
Carol.......Helen Noonan
Evelyn Thomas.......Sandra McGregor
Office girl.......Hilary Henshaw
Harvey Bates.......Michael Howley
Margaret Belmont.......Betty Lucas
John Thomas.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Const. Eric Lucas.......Peter Cavanagh
Priest.......Clive Hearne
Mrs. Thomas.......Elizabeth Wing
Ted Porter.......Robert Essex
Reid.......Danny O'Meara
Dr. Walters.......Arnold Riches

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Denis Ingram
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: A week's holiday at the beach turns to tragedy for Evelyn Thomas when she is brutally murdered at her cottage. Questioning householders in the area, detectives are informed that a man has been seen prowling at night.

Airdate:

Melbourne
24/2/70
Sydney 17/3/70
Brisbane 17/3/70
Canberra 30/6/70
Orange NSW 9/11/70
Wollongong NSW 22/2/71
Newcastle NSW 22/5/71
Toowoomba QLD 16/9/71
Tamworth NSW 4/10/71
Maryborough QLD 27/10/71

 

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Ep. 238: Alwyn Kurts, George Mallaby, Norman Yemm, Leonard Teale and Serge Lazareff

239. Wheels

Margaret Gillespie.......Judy Morris
Anne.......Anne Morgan
Gary Price.......Gregory Ross
Rodney Pearson.......Sean Scully
Harry Kane.......Alan Rowe
Edna Kane.......Sheila Florance
Alfred Kane.......Leon Gregory
Mrs. Price.......Dorothy Bradley
Dr. Paul Lester.......Derek Booth
Guy Chadwick.......Martin Ashton
Juryman.......Ray Fellows
Priscilla.......Barbara Brighton
Constable.......Keith Whittam

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Denis Ingram
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: A couple of youths play 'chicken' in front of a car driven by Gary Price and his fiancee Margaret Gillespie. There is an accident and as a result Margaret becomes a paraplegic. Price seeks revenge when the driver is acquitted through lack of evidence.

Airdate:

Melbourne
3/3/70
Albury NSW 17/3/70
Sydney 24/3/70
Brisbane 24/3/70
Canberra 7/7/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/9/70
Orange NSW 16/11/70
Wollongong NSW 1/3/71
Lismore NSW 30/4/71
Toowoomba QLD 23/9/71
Rockhampton QLD 27/10/71
Tamworth NSW 11/10/71
Maryborough QLD 3/11/71

 

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Ep. 239: Judy Morris

240. The Sound Of Money

Vicki Gaye.......Jacki Weaver
Graham Maloney.......Bruce Kerr
Kevin Barker.......John Barnes
David Simmons.......Buddy England
Tony Smart.......Michael Long
Penny Williamson.......Diana Greentree
Brett McGuire.......Peter Noble
Mrs. Barker.......Valma Prattt
Brian Williamson.......James Chesworth
Sally.......Jacki Passmore
Tea woman.......Agnes Dobson

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Pop singer Tony Smart is murdered in his garage after an argument with his girlfriend. Music reporter Vicki Gaye assists police with their investigation, which reveals that company manager Kevin Barker owed Smart a large amount of money.

Airdate:

Melbourne
10/3/70
Shepparton VIC 19/3/70
Sydney 31/3/70
Canberra 14/7/70
Orange NSW 23/11/70
Wollongong NSW 8/3/71
Lismore NSW 7/5/71
Newcastle NSW 5/6/71
Toowoomba QLD 30/9/71
Tamworth NSW 18/10/71
Rockhampton QLD 3/11/71
Maryborough QLD 10/11/71

 

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Ep. 240: Jacki Weaver; Norman Yemm, Jacki Weaver and George Mallaby

241. Pushover

Dianne Porter.......Jackie Gee
Sally Doyle.......Carryl Browne
Tommy Doyle.......Guy Le Claire
Stan Warner.......Ron Pinnell
Fred Morgan.......Michael Boddy
Clyde Sterling.......Norman Kaye
Office girl.......Cecilia Wilkes
Alan Porter.......Alan Tobin
Charlie (barman).......Alan Rowe
Builder.......Keith Kaye
Steve McGregor.......Anthony Mills

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Denis Ingram
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton

Synopsis: Dianne Porter makes an anonymous phone call to police telling them that she witnessed a safe being thrown into the sea, and that she is convinced it contained a body. The police recover the safe and find evidence of foul play but no body.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/3/70
Shepparton VIC 26/3/70
Albury NSW 31/3/70
Sydney 7/4/70
Brisbane 7/4/70
Canberra 21/7/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/10/70
Wollongong NSW 15/3/71
Lismore NSW 14/5/71
Toowoomba QLD 7/10/71
Tamworth NSW 25/10/71
Rockhampton QLD 10/11/71
Maryborough QLD 17/11/71

 

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Jackie Gee

242. Love Story

Maria Bompani.......Elli Maclure
Fr. Gilbert.......Deryck Barnes
Tony Hewitt.......Paul Karo
Lucy.......Alison Bird
John Reynolds.......Ross Thompson
Girl in bar.......Sandra Turnbull
Eddie.......Roy Day
Helen Reynolds.......Nanette Goode
Bartholomew.......Helmut Bakaitis
Fred.......Burt Cooper
Ambrose.......Max Fairchild
Barmaid.......Lola Russell
Anna Garrone.......Lesley Deumer
Mrs. Hernani.......Emilica Vera
Garrone.......Alex Veradi
Girl in street.......Cecilia Wilkes

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: A young Italian girl, Maria Bompani, is in love with a young playboy. She asks a priest about atonement - if she kills her boyfriend and then herself, is her sin paid for? Before Father Gilbert can answer her, she flees from the church. A silver locket which she dropped is the only clue to her identity.

Notes: Last appearance by Elli Maclure under her married name Tina Julien.

Airdate:

Melbourne
24/3/70
Sydney 14/4/70
Brisbane 14/4/70
Canberra 28/7/70
Adelaide 7/9/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/10/70
Orange NSW 7/12/70
Wollongong NSW 22/3/71
Lismore NSW 21/5/71
Newcastle NSW 19/6/71
Toowoomba QLD 14/10/71
Tamworth NSW 1/11/71
Rockhampton QLD 17/11/71
Maryborough QLD 24/11/71

 

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Ep. 242: Deryck Barnes and Leonard Teale

 


Ep. 242: Elli Maclure and Paul Karo

243. The Death Seat

Charlie Doyle.......Reg Gorman
Jack Paisley.......Tony Bazell
Rita Lupstein.......Leila Blake
Sol Lupstein.......Leonard Bullen
Bill Doyle.......Kenric Hudson
Harry Thompson.......Denzil Howson
Laurie Stone.......Howard Bell
Nathan Lupstein.......Nicholas Mont
Det. Tom Harrison.......Brian Muir
Clarry.......Douglas Kelly
Atkins.......Allen Terry
Barman.......Frank Gow

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton

Synopsis: Trotting driver Harry Thompson is strangled to death as he leaves the Showgrounds after competing in the main trotting event.

Airdate:
Melbourne 31/3/70
Sydney 21/4/70
Brisbane 21/4/70
Canberra 4/8/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/10/70
Orange NSW 14/12/70
Wollongong NSW 29/3/71
Lismore NSW 28/5/71
Newcastle NSW 26/6/71
Toowoomba QLD 21/10/71
Tamworth NSW 8/11/71
Rockhampton QLD 24/11/71

 

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Ep. 243: Reg Gorman and Alwyn Kurts

244. The Gift

Wendy Kaufman.......Joanna Lockwood
Garry Simms.......Dennis Miller
John Greenwald.......Jeff Kevin
George Cuthbertson.......Reg Gillam
Leon Kaufman.......Mackie Smetana
Mrs. Kaufman.......Hazel Hollander
Police surgeon (Himself).......Dr. John Birrell
Snr. Constable.......Peter Cavanagh
Sergeant.......Carl Bleazby
Girl.......Bethany Lee
Truck driver.......Don Smibert
Truck passenger.......Bert Benney
Youth.......John Benton
Doctor.......Eric Hayes

Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editors.......Ian Jones, Phil Freedman, Jim Stapleton & Graham Foreman
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: A manufacturing jeweller, Leon Kaufman, is violently attacked on the night of his daughter's engagement party when he returns to his shop unexpectedly. Two youths later tell police they saw a man dragging a body to his car.

Notes: No writer credit accompanies the episode title, however four script editors are listed in the closing credits, suggesting a major re-write was undertaken. Police surgeon Dr. John Birrell appears as himself.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/4/70
Sydney 28/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/10/70
Orange NSW 21/12/70
Lismore NSW 4/6/71
Newcastle NSW 3/7/71
Toowoomba QLD 28/10/71
Tamworth NSW 15/11/71

 

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Ep. 244: Joanna Lockwood, George Mallaby, Norman Yemm and Jeff Kevin

245. Peter's Party

Rachel Hayes-Manning.......Kate Fitzpatrick
Luther Smith.......Vic Gordon
Sam Kelly.......Vincent Gil
Anita Rodriguez.......Sonia Borg
Shop assistant.......Carryl Browne
Herbert Robbin.......Paul Eddey
Martha Hayes-Manning.......Georgie Sterling
Julie.......Lois Blackie
Paul Hobson.......David John
Girl.......Bethany Lee
Bloke.......Geoff Burke
Old lady.......Murielle Salter

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Denis Ingram
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: Rachel Hayes-Manning, a member of a group of socialites known to Det. Peter Barnes, is shot dead after attending a rowdy party held in a lighthouse. Following events lead detectives to believe that others in the group are in danger of being murdered.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/4/70
Sydney 5/5/70
Brisbane 5/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/10/70
Orange NSW 28/12/70
Lismore NSW 11/6/71
Newcastle NSW 10/7/71
Toowoomba QLD 4/11/71
Tamworth NSW 22/11/71
Maryborough QLD 15/12/71

246. Hand In Glove

Jenny Wilson.......Erica Crown
Ned Perrin.......Harry Lawrence
Geoff Wallace.......Paul Young
Sen. Const. Steve Tyler.......Alex Porteous
Madge Cooper.......Lyn Flanagan
Barman (Fred).......Robert Earle
Alec Johnston.......Roy Lyons
Enid O'Malley.......Christine Calcutt
Richards.......Brian Crossley
Bob Wallace.......Bob Horsfall
Tom Douglas.......Ray Tyrer

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Denis Ingram
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale
Script Editor.......Graham Foreman

Synopsis: A quiet morning's fishing in the river is interrupted for farmer Tom Douglas when he discovers a wet bundle containing the remains of a body. But where did the body come from?

Airdate:

Melbourne
21/4/70
Sydney 12/5/70
Brisbane 12/5/70
Lismore NSW 18/6/71
Newcastle NSW 17/7/71
Toowoomba QLD 11/11/71
Tamworth NSW 29/11/71
Rockhampton QLD 15/12/71
Maryborough QLD 22/12/71

247. A Time For Grieving

Sally Rogers.......Sandra Stephens
Wendy DeGroote.......Helen Noonan
Roy Jeffrey.......Keith Lee
Bruce Perkins.......Michael Caton
Lisa Masterton.......Vicki Windholtz
Lois Jeffrey.......Audine Leith
Colin MacIntyre.......Peter Hanlon
Joe Patch.......David John
Mrs. Smithers.......Esme Melville
Wakefield.......Kevin Colebrook
Mrs. Wakefield.......Sheila Florance
Milkman.......Frank Gow

Script.......Amanda Spry
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale
Script Editor.......Sonia Borg

Synopsis: An attractive young nursemaid, Wendy DeGroote, is found shot dead on a boat. The police can only discover two clues - a gold bracelet and a cartridge case.

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/4/70
Sydney 19/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/11/70
Orange NSW 11/1/71
Wollongong NSW 26/4/71
Lismore NSW 25/6/71
Newcastle NSW 24/7/71
Toowoomba QLD 18/11/71
Tamworth NSW 6/12/71
Rockhampton QLD 22/12/71
Maryborough QLD 29/12/71

 

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Ep. 245: Vic Gordon and Sonia Borg

248. Taken Care Of

Doreen.......Lyndall Rowe
Rex Quinn.......Jeff Ashby
Joe Taylor.......Richard Gilbert
Betty Taylor.......Shirley Cameron
Larry Fenton.......Helmut Bakaitis
Tipstaff.......Denzil Howson
Fowler.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Donovan.......William Hodge
Lionel 'Bumper' Marks.......Graham Foreman
Det. Sgt. Ray Thompson.......Allan Stewart
Judge.......Stanley Wilson
Const. White.......Peter Boyle
Francis Riley.......Stephen Overall

Script.......Monte Miller
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: While at the Supreme Court attending a murder trial, Homicide detectives learn that the defence is to be an alibi for another crime - and they have 18 hours to crack it.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/5/70
Sydney 26/5/70
Brisbane 26/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/11/70
Lismore NSW 2/7/71
Newcastle NSW 31/7/71
Toowoomba QLD 25/11/71
Tamworth NSW 13/12/71
Rockhampton QLD 29/12/71
Maryborough QLD 5/1/72

 

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Ep. 248: Lyndall Rowe

249. The Superintendent

Eddie Patterson.......Gordon Yemm & Norman Yemm
Superintendent Tilley.......Nigel Lovell
Temple.......Bryan Niland
Alice.......Jessica Ball
Simon.......Darren Jones
Pathologist.......David John
Nola.......Sandra McGregor
Paul.......Lloyd Cunnington
Barman.......Alan Rowe
The Vamp.......Nola Clark
Girl in bar.......Barbara Brighton
Carpenter.......Alwyn Owen

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale

Synopsis: Patterson solves a ten year old case and Supt. Tilley awards him a commendation. Eddie Patterson, Jim's twin brother visiting from Sydney, is somewhat crazy and nearly always drunk, and is seen by Supt. Tilley at a lively evening at a club. When Tilley meets Patterson, he mistakes Jim for Eddie, and is aghast at his behaviour. Further reports reach Homicide about Eddie, and they become concerned about Jim's 'split personality'.

Notes: Norman Yemm's twin brother Gordon features in this episode which was especially written as a comedy. Norman played both roles in single shots, and dubbed the voices when appearing with Gordon.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/5/70
Canberra 15/9/70
Orange NSW 25/1/71
Wollongong NSW 10/5/71
Lismore NSW 9/7/71
Newcastle NSW 7/8/71
Toowoomba QLD 2/12/71
Tamworth NSW 20/12/71
Rockhampton QLD 5/1/72
Maryborough QLD 12/1/72

250. The Last Friend

Anneka Jenkins.......Gita Marley
Pat Reilly.......Max Meldrum
George Jenkins.......Telford Jackson
Emily Simpson.......Queenie Ashton
Maddox.......Norman Kaye
Sgt. Alec Robinson.......Ken Snodgrass
Beckett.......Noel Browne
Joe Smith.......Alex Porteous
Mary Reilly.......Margaret Christensen
Glad Thompkins.......Robin Collins
Jack Searle.......Bobby Bright
Reg.......Manuel Bugeja
Dog.......'Blackie'

Script.......Pat Hayden
Director.......Alex Emanuel
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Edward Ogden
Executive Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Location dialogue.......Leonard Teale
Script Editor.......Jim Stapleton

Synopsis: Elderly widow Mrs. Simpson sees her dog killed when tractor driver Jack Searle destroys a tree on her property. Searle is later killed in a crash when his brakes fail.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/5/70
Sydney 9/6/70
Brisbane 9/6/70
Wollongong NSW 17/5/71
Lismore NSW 16/7/71
Newcastle NSW 14/8/71
Toowoomba QLD 9/12/71
Tamworth NSW 27/12/71
Rockhampton QLD 12/1/72
Maryborough QLD 19/1/72

 

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Ep. 249: Norman Yemm, George Mallaby and Gordon Yemm

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