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101. Poor Jacko

Hank Anderson.......Michael Aitkens
Fred Harris.......Ernie Bourne
Jacko Anderson.......Jack Allen
Bess Anderson.......Betty Lucas
Jim.......Ken Snodgrass
Harry Fleming.......Carl Bleazby
Williams.......Roly Barlee
Constable 1.......Roger Boyce
Constable 2.......Chris Dunn

Script.......Michael Aitkens
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Jenny Henry
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  When Big Jacko returns to his wife and family after eight years, he finds the only thing that hasn't changed is his violent temper. Despite help from Maddern, Jacko cannot cope with his tormentors.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/5/73
Brisbane 23/5/73
Toowoomba QLD 29/5/73
Tamworth NSW 28/6/73
Wollongong NSW 21/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/8/73
Sydney 30/8/73
Maryborough QLD 6/12/73
Adelaide 6/3/74


 


Paul Cronin, Michael Pate & Tom Richards

102. Adam's Disciple

Adam Scott.......Keith Eden
Dan Hogan.......Geoff Parry
Ida Robinson.......Babette Stephens
Harry Smith.......Bob Horsfall
Shopkeeper.......Manuel Bugeja
Motorist.......George Jansen
Doris.......Pat Littlewood
Mrs. Green.......Ruth Yaffe
Bank teller.......Greg Smith
Constable.......Roger Boyce

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  The Matlock police find themselves personally involved in a wave of violent robberies when Const. Hogan's younger brother becomes an unwilling disciple of a religious fanatic.

Airdate:

Melbourne
24/5/73
Brisbane 30/5/73
Toowoomba QLD 5/6/73
Tamworth NSW 5/7/73
Wollongong
NSW 28/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/8/73
Sydney 6/9/73
Maryborough QLD 13/12/73
Adelaide 13/3/74

103. A Special Place

Jack Lewis.......Roger Ward
Bill McDonald.......Syd Conabere
Chuck McDonald.......John Orcsik
Marty Lewis.......Wayne Poulton
Red Clarke.......Stuart Finch
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Robinson.......Denzil Howson
Lee McDonald.......Judith Anderson
Hill.......Vernon Weaver

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  A raid on a two-up school in the bush results in the discovery that someone is making illicit moonshine in Matlock.  Investigations lead the police to a payroll robbery and the strange relationships between two fathers and their sons.

Airdate:

Melbourne
31/5/73
Brisbane 6/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 12/6/73
Wollongong
NSW 4/8/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/8/73
Sydney 13/9/73
Maryborough QLD 20/12/73
Adelaide 3/7/74
 


Ep. 102: Keith Eden & Geoff Parry
 

104. Chickens Home To Roost

Kathy Hayes.......Clare Balmford
Jamie McKenzie.......Shane Porteous
Ma McKenzie.......Hilda Scurr
Mark Evans.......Byron Williams
Erroll Wilson.......Hu Pryce
Bart McKenzie.......Paul Bertram
Corey Taylor.......Mike Ferguson
Burky Davis.......Carl Bleazby
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Ernie Young.......David John
Fisher.......Raymond O’Reilly

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  A prodigal son returns home to find that his brother has been charged with assaulting a local cattle buyer.  Investigations by the Matlock police unearth a nest of local crime.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/6/73
Brisbane 13/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 19/6/73
Tamworth NSW 19/7/73
Wollongong
NSW 11/8/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/8/73
Sydney 20/9/73
Maryborough QLD 27/12/73
Adelaide 27/3/74
Mt Gambier SA 11/4/74

105. Beast Of Prey

Carol King.......Gillian Jones
Ed Jackson.......Bill Hunter
Tim Baker.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Terry King.......Ernie Gray
John Reynolds.......Alex Porteous
Const. Dave Carter.......John Diedrich
Const. Jack Reed.......Roger Boyce
Const. Jim McKenzie.......Ken Snodgrass
Farmer.......Campbell Copelin

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  When two riderless horses return to their stables, the Matlock police start a search for the honeymoon couple who hired them.  They uncover more than they expected.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/6/73
Brisbane 20/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 26/6/73
Tamworth NSW 26/7/73
Wollongong
NSW 18/8/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/9/73
Sydney 27/9/73
Maryborough QLD 3/1/74
Adelaide 3/4/74
 


Michael Pate

106. Grinning George

Kate Wilson.......Diane Craig
Maureen.......Lenice Reed
David Wilson.......Hugh Logan
Tom Parker.......John Morris
Nancy Wells.......Anne Phelan
Herb Bates.......Nevil Thurgood
Gaylord.......Norman Kaye
Ethel Parker.......Wendy Playfair
George Parker.......Rod Hardy
Hayes.......David Ravenswood
Byron.......Alan Rowe
Farmer.......Paul Young
Les Williams.......Keith Kaye
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Ted Gray.......Frank Gow
Fr. Campbell.......Michael Howley
Dickinson.......Fred Gray
Watchman.......Alwyn Owen
Whistler.......Edward Venn

Script.......Martin Robbins
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Jenny Henry
Producer.......Sonia Borg
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  A coffin discovered on a young couple's block of land leads the Matlock police into personal danger and causes the unearthing of a bizarre religious sect.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/6/73
Brisbane 27/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 3/7/73
Tamworth NSW 2/8/73
Wollongong
NSW 1/9/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/9/73
Sydney 11/10/73
Maryborough QLD 10/1/74
Adelaide 10/7/74
 
107. Vengeance

Jan Rogers.......Colleen Hewett
Christine Anderson.......Diane Craig
Dig.......Tony Wager
Mike Miller.......Leon Gregory
Fred.......Ron Roberts
Barman.......William Williams
Amateur theatre producer.......Malcolm Steed
Household.......Hugh Henshaw
Man.......Max Fairchild

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall

Synopsis: Mike Miller breaks out of prison, swearing to kill the man who put him there - Sen. Det. Steve York.

Notes: First television acting role for singer Colleen Hewett.

Airdate:

Melbourne
23/8/73
Brisbane 29/8/73
Tamworth NSW 4/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/11/73
Sydney 31/1/74
Newcastle
NSW 11/2/74
Maryborough QLD 15/3/74
Adelaide 17/4/74

108. How Does Your Garden Grow?

Eric Sumner.......John Bluthal
Rhonda Prin.......Janne Coghlan
‘Pop’ McKenzie.......Harry Lawrence
John Prin.......John Smythe
Bob Prin.......Chris Cummings
Cliffie Prin.......John Armstrong
Stan Porter.......Bill Bennett
Ray Phillips.......Roy Lyons
Walter Booth.......Stephen Overall
Warder Atkins.......Fred Greenwood
Jackson.......Trevor Woods
Insurance man 1.......Raymond Chubb
Insurance man 2.......Bert Benney
Mrs. Porter.......Alma Joseph

Script.......George Mallaby
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  An insurance company executive sets out to locate a missing payroll.  His misguided inquiries lead to the whole of Matlock being thrown into chaos.

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/6/73
Brisbane 4/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/9/73
Sydney 18/10/73
Maryborough QLD 17/1/74
Ballarat VIC 10/4/74
 


Ep. 107: Colleen Hewett & Leon Gregory

109. Welcome Home Champ

Lenny Drummond.......Serge Lazareff
Don Miller.......Gus Mercurio
Randolph Hunter.......Don Philps
Kris Drummond.......Rona McLeod
Fred Jackson.......Brian Moll
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Madge Drummond.......Pauline Charleston
Wally Drummond.......John Morgan
Davies.......Keith Kaye
Ralph.......Max Fairchild
Const. Jack Reed.......Roger Boyce
Thug.......Raymond Moore
Tony Long.......Frank Orban

Script.......Barry Hill
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  Interstate criminals greet a local boxing champion’s triumphant return to Matlock with threats, beatings and a kidnapping.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/7/73
Toowoomba QLD 17/7/73
Tamworth NSW 16/8/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/9/73
Sydney 25/10/73
Maryborough QLD 24/1/74

110. Everybody's Staring

Cathy Reid.......Joy Mitchell
Ted Reid.......Alan Hopgood
Jim Walker.......Mark Albiston
Paula Walker.......Sylvia Martin
Peter Bennett.......Peter Corbett
Charlie Taylor.......Bill French
Bob King.......Clive Birchmore
Pub customer.......Malcolm Steed
Barman.......Les James
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Linda Reid.......Jennifer Forbes

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Associate Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  A salesman's marital problems and a tragic tractor accident combine to involve the Matlock police in a race against time to save an innocent man from a deranged killer.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/7/73
Brisbane 18/7/73
Toowoomba QLD 24/7/73
Tamworth NSW 23/8/73
Wollongong
NSW 15/9/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/10/73
Sydney 1/11/73
Maryborough QLD 31/1/74
Adelaide 29/5/74
 


Paul Cronin & Vic Gordon

111. The Old Timer

Barbara Hayes.......Patricia Leehy
Charlie Davis.......Graham Rouse
Clem Davis.......Slim deGrey
Harry Anderson.......Tom Farley
Paddy Hayes.......Ted Hodgeman
Wally Matthews.......Campbell Copelin
Pat.......David Clendinning
Dave Richardson.......Tom Lake
Pub customer 1.......Warwick Randall
Pub customer 2.......Terry Trimble
Pub customer 3.......Jeffrey Booth

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis:  When lone prospector Harry Anderson exchanges some old bank notes for their equivalent in decimal currency, he sparks off a manhunt that becomes a race between the Matlock police and a pair of gold-hungry brothers.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/7/73
Brisbane 25/7/73
Toowoomba QLD 31/7/73
Tamworth NSW 30/8/73
Wollongong
NSW 22/9/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/10/73
Newcastle
NSW 7/1/74
Adelaide 5/6/74

112. What's In It For Me?

Sue Thomas.......Cecily Polson
Dave Walker.......Michael Long
Ben Anderson.......Bryan Davies
Doc Thomas.......Fred Betts
Ernie Wood.......Paul Young
Jack Meadows.......Tom Lake
Constable.......Bruce Barnes
Pearl Brown.......Muriel Salter
Woodcutter.......Colin McDonald
Mrs. Williams.......Esme Melville
Motorist.......Alan Stone

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  Violent criminals go on a rampage of bashing and robbing.  The Matlock police are mystified as to their identity and motive.

Airdate:
Melbourne 26/7/73
Toowoomba QLD 7/8/73
Tamworth NSW 6/9/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/10/73
Newcastle NSW 14/1/74
Maryborough QLD 14/2/74
Mt Gambier SA 30/5/74
Adelaide 12/6/74
 


Paul Cronin

113. The Last Laugh

Doug Thompson.......John Hargreaves
Vivien Bell.......Lee Tholen
Trevor Bell.......Neil Fitzpatrick
Des Saunders.......John Bonney
Ken Baker.......John Orcsik
Joy Saunders.......Julie Day
Bob Carey.......Robert Essex
Priest.......Barry Michael
Barman.......William Williams

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Makesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  A crime of passion has repercussions that threaten to get out of control unless Det. Sgt. Maddern can stop them.

Airdate:

Melbourne
2/8/73
Brisbane 8/8/73
Toowoomba QLD 14/8/73
Tamworth NSW 13/9/73
Albury NSW 1/10/73
Wollongong
NSW 6/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/10/73
Newcastle
NSW 21/1/74
Sydney 7/2/74
Maryborough QLD 21/2/74
Mt Gambier SA 6/6/74
Adelaide 26/6/74

114. Everyone Needs A Little Security

Val Edwards.......Vikki Hammond
Tommy 'Tinker' Wright.......Kevin Leslie
Colley Walker.......John Nash
Lee Rogers.......Brian Doyle
Bob Harrison.......John Trenaman
Denise Harrison.......Babs Wheelton
Arnie Baker.......Jerry Thomas
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Const. Reed.......Roger Boyce
Campbell.......Alfred Hartvigsen
Dog.......'Ripper'

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis:  A corrupt security complex uses graft, intimidation and violence in an attempt to establish a protection racket in Matlock.

Airdate:

Melbourne
9/8/73
Brisbane 15/8/73
Toowoomba QLD 21/8/73
Tamworth NSW 20/9/73
Wollongong
NSW 13/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/11/73
Sydney 17/1/74
Newcastle
NSW 28/1/74
Maryborough QLD 1/3/74

Adelaide 17/7/74
 


Michael Pate

115. Jeff's Missing

WPC Susan Stone.......Rowena Wallace
George Cameron.......Ernie Bourne
Ailie White.......Alexandra Hynes
Don Turner.......Barry Barkla
Mary Cameron.......Barbara West
Rupert Clark.......Malcolm Phillips
Mrs. Clark.......Val Jellay
Nola White.......Mary Marschall
Johnston.......Jack Perry
Const. Jack Reed.......Roger Boyce
Const. Dave Carter.......Richard Doggett
Paul Bell.......John Lee
Jeff White.......Adam Smibert

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Associate Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: A kidnapped child escapes only to get lost in the bush. Rescue operations are complicated by the child's neurotic mother and her criminal lover.

Airdate:

Melbourne
16/8/73
Brisbane 22/8/73
Toowoomba QLD 28/8/73
Tamworth NSW 27/9/73
Shepparton VIC 2/10/73
Wollongong
NSW 20/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/11/73
Sydney 24/1/74
Newcastle
NSW 4/2/74
Maryborough QLD 8/3/74
Adelaide 24/7/74
 


Ep. 115: Barry Barkla

116. Accused

Prosecutor.......Maurie Fields
Joe Evans.......Brian Wenzel
Jill Evans.......Rosalie Fletcher
Derek Evans.......Paul Woods
District Inspector.......Max Osbiston
Ken Stewart.......Ron Thomas
Rex Andrews.......Greg Smith
WPC Winifred Drew.......Anne Phelan
Magistrate.......Lloyd Cunnington
Ted Burrows.......Campbell Copelin
Barman.......William Williams
Club leader.......Lesley Yeomans
Pub customer.......David Mitchell
Councillor Smythe.......Betty Sutton
Jim.......Ian Ferguson
Clerk.......Bryan Johnson
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Makesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  15-year-old Jill Evans has fallen in love with Det. Snr. Sgt. Maddern because she sees him as a direct contrast to her father. She corners Maddern in the Matlock police station, rips open her blouse and throws her arms around his neck, and at that moment they are discovered. Jill accuses Maddern of seducing her and claims he is the father of her unborn child, but Maddern later manages to clear his name.

Airdate:

Melbourne
30/8/73
Brisbane 5/9/73
Toowoomba QLD 18/9/73
Tamworth NSW 11/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/11/73
Newcastle NSW 18/2/74
Maryborough QLD 22/3/74
Adelaide 14/8/74
 


Ep. 116: Michael Pate, Rosalie Fletcher & Paul Cronin

117. Executioner

Tim Ward.......John Waters
Tom Harris.......Peter Cummins
John Moore.......Fred Betts
Vicky Moore.......Gillian Jones
'Blackie' Green.......Ben Ziccone
Jack Collins.......Alan Stewart
Baker.......Arthur A'Beckett
Brown.......Telford Jackson
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Makesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis: A terror campaign against Matlock's 'Citizen Of The Year' has police and the victim baffled. It culminates in violence, rape and attempted murder.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/9/73
Brisbane 12/9/73
Toowoomba QLD 25/9/73
Tamworth NSW 18/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/11/73
Sydney 14/2/74
Newcastle
NSW 25/2/74
Maryborough QLD 29/3/74

118. No Sweat

Leo ‘Bullfrog' Bennett.......Ron Graham
Angie Collins.......Carole Yelland
Buck Matthews.......Michael Ferguson
Roy Phillips.......David Phillips
Robbie Chapman.......Peter Dahlsen
Attendant.......Nevil Thurgood
Ron Evans.......Trevor Woods
Nurse.......Suzanne Dudley
Caretaker.......Alwyn Owen
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Darcy Cook.......Frank Foster-Brown
Parker.......Nevil Thurgood
Crane operator.......Tony Sprague

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Makesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis: Investigations into the mysterious disappearance of overhead power lines reveals the existence of a well-organised gang and its bizarre leader.

Airdate:

Melbourne
13/9/73
Brisbane 19/9/73
Toowoomba QLD 2/10/73
Tamworth NSW 25/10/73
Wollongong
NSW 17/11/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/12/73
Sydney 21/2/74
Mt Gambier SA 18/7/74
Adelaide 4/9/74
 


Tom Richards & Vic Gordon

119. Funny Man

Arnie Colleano.......Gus Mercurio
Sal Stephens.......Anne Charleston
Major Hawkins.......David Williams
Edna Robbins.......Margaret Cruickshank
Peter Taylor.......David Price
Syd.......Maurie Fields
Doctor.......Jeffrey Booth
Hotel manager.......Trevor Woods
Organist.......Brian Finch

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Makesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  Arnie Colleano, a once famous American comedian, plays at the Matlock RSL club.  A violent crime in his hotel involves the police in a showbiz world of alcohol, sex and divided loyalties.

Airdate:

Melbourne
20/9/73
Brisbane 26/9/73
Toowoomba QLD 9/10/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/12/73
Sydney 28/2/74
Newcastle
NSW 11/3/74
Maryborough QLD 11/4/74
Mt Gambier SA 25/7/74
Adelaide 11/9/74

120. My Brother's Killer

Fenton.......Ken Goodlet
Dave Campbell.......Sandy Harbutt
Madge Campbell.......Marie Redshaw
Ken Campbell.......John Black
James.......Arthur Barradel-Smith
Storekeeper.......Kurt Beimel
Motel receptionist.......Jennifer Press
Priest.......Barry Michael
Clerk.......Greg Smith

Script.......Barry Hill
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  An investigation into a fatal accident at a remote mining camp leads the Matlock police into a double mystery.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/9/73
Brisbane 3/10/73
Toowoomba QLD 16/10/73
Tamworth NSW 8/11/73
Wollongong
NSW 1/12/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/12/73
Sydney 14/3/74
Newcastle
NSW 18/3/74
Maryborough QLD 19/4/74
Adelaide 18/9/74
 


Paul Cronin

121. Squaring Off

Hugh 'Robbo' Robinson.......Jack Thompson
Earl Taylor.......Terry Gill
Frank Nash.......Ken Wayne
Babs Taylor.......Lesley Baker
Lisa Robinson.......Jessica Ball
Wes Parker.......Tony Allyn
Const. Jack Reed.......Roger Boyce
Keith Harding.......Alfred Hartvigsen
Truck driver.......Tony Sprague
Jim Mulligan.......Warwick Randall

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  Robbo, a charming rogue, succeeds in a series of outlandish schemes only to fail in his final objective.  He manages to stay one jump ahead of the Matlock police and a couple of Sydney criminals.

Airdate:

Melbourne 4/10/73
Traralgon VIC 4/10/73
Swan Hill VIC 4/10/73
Brisbane 10/10/73
Toowoomba QLD 23/10/73
Wollongong
NSW 8/12/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/12/73
Sydney 21/3/74
Newcastle
NSW 25/3/74
Mildura VIC 16/4/74
Maryborough QLD 26/4/74
Adelaide 2/10/74
 


Ep. 121: Alfred Hartvigsen and Jack Thompson

122. Sky High

Holly Evans.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Kelly.......Maurie Fields
Alex Andrews.......Danny Adcock
John 'Ding-a-ling' Bell.......Martin Harris
Joe Cox.......Noel Browne
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Roberts.......David Mitchell
Williams.......Neil Thompson
PMG technician.......Bob Horsfall
Miller.......Richard Butler
Constable 1.......Bruce Beck
Constable 2.......John Heddle
Davey Evans.......Simon Burke

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  A young widow and her son are held hostage by two extortionists who threaten to blow Matlock sky high with stolen dynamite.  The 'Angel Of Mercy' helicopter, which is in Matlock for a demonstration at a charity football match, is called in after one of the criminals crashes his car during a high speed police chase.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/10/73
Traralgon VIC 11/10/73
Brisbane 17/10/73
Tamworth NSW 22/11/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/1/74
Sydney 28/3/74
Newcastle
NSW 1/4/74
Maryborough QLD 3/5/74
Adelaide 9/10/74

 


Ep. 122: Danny Adcock & Penne Hackforth-Jones

123. Ski-Do

Carol Green.......Kris McQuade
Lillian Davis.......Vikki Hammond
Charles Green.......Keith Eden
Peter Taylor.......Kevin Golsby
Mark Walker.......Alan Bickford
Receptionist.......Nina Gregory
Ted Scott.......Jack Perry
Manager.......Lew Luton
John (barman).......Charles Gilroy
Gunther Strauss.......Will Deumer
Bobby Evans.......Sydney Bell

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  Matlock police are called to the Mount Keira ski slopes when a ski instructor, Gunther Strauss, is reported missing and feared murdered. To solve the mystery, the police have to delve into the private lives of the Mount Keira guests.

Notes: Segments filmed at Falls Creek, Victoria.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/10/73
Brisbane 24/10/73
Toowoomba QLD 6/11/73
Tamworth NSW 29/11/73
Wollongong NSW 22/12/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/1/74
Sydney 4/4/74
Newcastle
NSW 8/4/74
Maryborough QLD 10/5/74
Adelaide 16/10/74
 


Ep. 123: Paul Cronin

124. Help!

Cathy Phillips.......Joanne Samuel
Sandra Williams.......Christine Amor
Harry King.......Brian Wenzel
Jean Williams.......Julia Blake
Beryl Phillips.......Margaret Cruickshank
Peter Green.......Alan Wilson
Motorist.......Roy Lyons
Frank Sullivan.......Michael Duffield
Alf.......Les James
Pub customer 1.......Peter Williamson
Pub customer 2.......Raymond Moore

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  Cathy Phillips, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, sensitive and highly strung, is fearful of her stepfather who mistreats her both physically and psychologically.  A social worker has Cathy placed in her care, much against Maddern's wishes, but the situation backfires on her when Cathy runs away and is revealed as a definite suicide risk.

Airdate:

Melbourne
25/10/73
Tamworth NSW 6/12/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/1/74
Sydney 11/4/74
Newcastle
NSW 15/4/74
Maryborough QLD 17/5/74
Adelaide 23/10/74
 


Ep.
124: Christine Amor & Joanne Samuel

125. Etcetera

Toni Black.......Michelle Fawdon
Sam Rigby.......Terry Norris
Det. Sgt. Hill.......Peter Cummins
David Shannessy.......Paul Karo
Miss Hubbard.......Judith Dick
Malcolm.......Stephen Overall
Estate agent.......Ian Smith
Taxi driver.......Tom Travers
Alf (barman).......Les James
Ticket collector.......Domenic Villella

Script.......Everett de Roche
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  A man charged with having brutally murdered his de facto wife with an axe was found not guilty and released.  He arrives in Matlock with his new de facto to write a book, and the police discover that legal precedents prevent them from laying a hand on him.

Airdate:

Melbourne
1/11/73
Brisbane 7/11/73
Toowoomba QLD 20/11/73
Tamworth NSW 13/12/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/1/74
Sydney 18/4/74
Newcastle
NSW 22/4/74
Adelaide 30/10/74

126. Lone Wolf

Const. Cook.......John Waters
Jenny Fisher.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Glen Roberts.......John Clayton
Larry Fisher.......Ian Smith
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Nurse (Sue).......Gail Evans
George Carter.......Ken Snodgrass
Al Murphy.......Clive Hearne
Wardsman.......Lester Morris
Constable 1.......Louis Seater
Constable 2.......Frank Spencer

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......John Dommett
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  A criminal with a history of violence and a long memory returns to Matlock, and starts a wave of terror and death.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/11/73
Toowoomba QLD 27/11/73
Tamworth NSW 20/12/73
Wollongong NSW 12/1/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 31/1/74
Newcastle NSW 29/4/74
Maryborough QLD 31/5/74
Adelaide 12/2/75
 


Ep. 125: Judith Dick & Paul Karo

127. By Hook Or By Crook

Jessica Fielding.......Belinda Giblin
Amy Fielding.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Jonathon Fielding.......Ben Gabriel
Kurt Fisher.......Ray Meagher
Morley Bennett.......Alfred Bell
Les Daly.......Nevil Thurgood
Edgar.......Roy Day
Barman.......Bill Williams

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Dennis Wright
Producer.......John Dommett
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Lyn Ogilvy

Synopsis: The owner of a once prosperous horse stud resorts to buying stolen cattle to make ends meet. Dealing with the cattle duffers leads to attempted rape and death.

Airdate:

Melbourne
15/11/73
Brisbane 21/11/73
Toowoomba QLD 4/12/73
Tamworth NSW 27/12/73
Wollongong
NSW 19/1/74
Sydney 2/5/74
Maryborough QLD 7/6/74
Adelaide 19/2/75

128. Trouble With York

Colleen Davis.......Kay McFeeter
Tess Falconer.......Louise Hall
Alec Gibson.......Mike Dorsey
Dan Hill.......Frank Wilson
George Falconer.......Tony Bazell
Grace Falconer.......Sheila Florance
Const. Jack Reed.......Roger Boyce
Raeline Young.......Jennifer Craig
Don Davis.......Gary Down
Ray Anderson.......Roy Lyons
Judy Carlisle.......Anne Capek
Miss McCabe.......Moira Farrow
Leon.......Paul Glen
Yates.......Charles Norman

Script.......Jim Stapleton
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Sen. Det. York is accused of being an accomplice in a robbery, and his unorthodox efforts to clear his name get him into even more trouble.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/11/73
Brisbane 28/11/73
Toowoomba QLD 11/12/73
Tamworth NSW 3/1/74
Wollongong NSW 26/1/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/2/74
Newcastle NSW 13/5/74
Mackay QLD 22/5/74
Maryborough QLD 14/6/74
Adelaide 26/2/75
 


Ep. 127: Belinda Giblin & Penne Hackforth-Jones

129. No Flowers By Request

Larry Best.......Jeff Ashby
Helen Best.......Jennifer Hagan
Hatcher.......Frank Wilson
Ron Gaskell.......Fred Betts
Becky Best.......Jacqui Gordon
Grace Gaskell.......Hilda Scurr
Hill.......Tom Lake
Fr. Wilson.......Trevor Woods
Mother.......Kay Symonds
Park ranger.......Colwyn Roberts
Wally Prescott.......John Black
Carpenter.......Alwyn Owen

Script:.......Everett de Roche
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......John Dommett
Assistant Producer.......Ray Mckenna
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  A man's disappearance triggers off a chain of tragedies. No single person is to blame, but all must share a degree of responsibility.

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/11/73
Brisbane 5/12/73
Toowoomba QLD 18/12/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/2/74
Sydney 16/5/74
Newcastle
NSW 20/5/74
Maryborough QLD 21/6/74
Mt Gambier SA 3/10/74
Adelaide 5/3/75

130. An Old Enemy

Helen Chapman.......Anna Volska
Nick Taylor.......John Morris
'Spud' Bennett.......Vernon Weaver
Mrs. Taylor.......Babs Wheelton
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Fergusson.......Dan Scully
Nancy Miller.......Gwenneth Hughes
Bobby Chapman.......Adam Smibert
Security guard.......Chris Peters
Monty.......Jack Mobbs

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......John Dommett
Assistant Producer.......Ray Mckenna
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Matlock police are short on leads when a security guard is callously murdered during a $15,000 robbery, until unexpected help comes from a mentally handicapped child.

Airdate:

Melbourne
6/12/73
Brisbane 12/12/73
Tamworth NSW 17/1/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/2/74
Sydney 23/5/74
Newcastle
NSW 27/5/74
Maryborough QLD 28/6/74
Mt Gambier SA 10/10/74
Adelaide 12/3/75
 


Vic Gordon

131. Daniel

Ben McBride.......Deryck Barnes
Karen McBride.......Jenee Welsh
Daniel Forrester.......Mike Ferguson
Vivian Parker.......Maggie Payne
Arthur Wilson.......Chris Haywood
Will Thompson.......Peter Aanensen
Kevin Thompson.......Stewart Faichney
Marge Taylor.......Anne Wiles
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Ruth McBride.......Monica Maughan
Barry Thompson.......Paul Whyte
Bernie Taylor.......Tom Travers
Percy.......David Lamont

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: A young man just released from prison returns to Matlock at the same time as a number of strange attacks on young girls occur. Is Daniel the innocent he claims, or is he responsible?

Airdate:

Melbourne
13/12/73
Brisbane 19/12/73
Toowoomba QLD 1/1/74
Tamworth NSW 24/1/74
Wollongong NSW 16/2/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/3/74
Sydney 30/5/74
Newcastle NSW 3/6/74
Maryborough QLD 5/7/74
Adelaide 25/6/75
 


Ep. 131: Chris Haywood & Jenee Welsh

132. Unchained

Terri Williams.......Kris McQuade
Ruth Church.......Carole Yelland
Cathy Cook.......Lenice Reed
'Rocky' Drury.......Harold Hopkins
Jack Murphy.......Maurie Fields
Fred Cook.......Peter Cummins
Drury.......Telford Jackson
Const. Jack Reed.......Roger Boyce

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......David Charles
Assistant Film Director.......David Hinrichsen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Two vicious bashers terrorise Matlock, and the police discover they are a couple of girls, Terri Williams and Ruth Church, which brings a few problems to Sen. Det. York. Terri is a tomboy thug who bails up men and kicks the stuffing out of them, a character trait she got after being raped by her stepfather when she was 12.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/1/74
Brisbane 23/1/74
Toowoomba QLD 29/1/74
Wollongong
NSW 23/2/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/3/74
Sydney 6/6/74
Newcastle
NSW 10/6/74
Maryborough QLD 12/7/74

133. Whose Idea Was That?

Joyce Roberts.......Briony Behets
Tom Keating.......Max Meldrum
Geoffrey Price.......Allan Lander
Lisa Mansfield.......Jacqueline Kott
Sam Young.......Roly Barlee
David Mansfield.......Rhod Walker
Barry Thompson.......Brian Hannan
John Wright.......Damon Sanders
Peter Gibson.......Tim Robertson

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......John Dommett
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Investigating a minor assault and robbery, the Matlock police find evidence of a crime of much greater significance.

Airdate:

Melbourne
24/1/74
Brisbane 30/1/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/3/74
Sydney 13/6/74
Maryborough QLD 19/7/74
Adelaide 26/3/75

 


Ep. 132: Carole Yelland, Kris McQuade & Maurie Fields; Kris McQuade & Carole Yelland

134. The Chase

Judy McKenzie.......Barbara Llewellyn
Benny Reed.......Gary Gray
Jim Andrews.......Graeme Blundell
Christine Taylor.......Lee Tholen
Harry Edwards.......Ric Hutton
Const. Jack Reed.......Roger Boyce
Garage attendant.......Tom Travers
Shopkeeper.......Telford Jackson
Constable.......Louis Seater

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Three teenagers on a rampage indulge in an orgy of sex, robbery and violence across the Matlock area.

Airdate:
Melbourne 31/1/74
Tamworth NSW 18/2/74
Wollongong
NSW 9/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/3/74
Newcastle
NSW 24/6/74
Adelaide 2/4/75

135. Everybody Else Has Everything

Peter Smith.......John Hargreaves
Mr. Johnston.......Gordon Glenwright
Catherine Upton.......Cornelia Frances
Const. Jim McKenzie.......Michael O'Connell
Const. Dave Williams.......Louis Seater
Clive Johnston.......Ernie Gray
Mrs. Smith.......Christine Calcutt
Mrs. Johnston.......Brenda Beddison
Harry Smith.......Alwyn Owen

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Lyn Ogilvy

Synopsis: The relationship between a young criminal and a middle-aged widow causes a number of problems for the Matlock police during an investigation into a car yard breaking, and an assault on Constable McKenzie.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/2/74
Brisbane 13/2/74
Toowoomba QLD 19/2/74
Wollongong
NSW 16/3/74
Sydney 27/6/74
Newcastle
NSW 1/7/74
Adelaide 9/4/75
 
136. The Germ Bomb

Joan.......Barbara Llewellyn
Beris.......Dina Mann
Jeff Hall.......Chris Haywood
Johnno Davis.......Stewart Faichney
David Evans.......Hamish Hughes
Molly.......Anne Phelan
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Tich.......Matthew Wilson
Allan.......Martin Penrose
Mick.......Andrew Jones-Roberts
Interviewer.......John Black

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Rod Hardy
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Two youths break into Dr. Mitchell's car and steal a metal case containing drugs. The youths believe they have a haul of saleable drugs, as most phials contain morphine, but one phial contains a deadly specimen of meningitis, which could kill within days.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/2/74
Brisbane 20/2/74
Toowoomba QLD 26/2/74
Wollongong
NSW 23/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/4/74
Sydney 4/7/74
Newcastle
NSW 8/7/74
Maryborough QLD 9/8/74
Adelaide 16/4/75

137. The Green Bull

Fay Parker.......Julieanne Newbould
Alec Johnston.......Fred ‘Cul’ Cullen
Bruce Johnston.......Ken Wayne
Georgie.......Judy Jack
Daphne Walker.......Anne Haddy
Sen. Const. Smith.......Maurie Fields
Sen. Const. Turner.......Clive Hearne
Tommy Foster.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Stan.......Vernon Weaver
Frankie Brown.......Frank Hamilton
Claire Fisher.......Pauline Charleston
Eddie.......Geoff O'Donnell
Dan Hartley.......John Black

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Assistant Film Director.......Tom Burstall
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Sly grog and prostitution at an old de-licensed pub cause the Matlock police a number of unexpected headaches.

Airdate:

Melbourne
21/2/74
Brisbane 27/2/74
Toowoomba QLD 5/3/74
Tamworth NSW 11/3/74
Wollongong NSW 30/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/4/74
Sydney 11/7/74
Maryborough QLD 16/8/74
Adelaide 23/4/75
 


Ep. 136: Hamish Hughes & Chris Haywood

138. The Prowler

Brian Davis.......Alan Hopgood
Roy Davis.......Paul Young
Stella Davis.......Judy Nunn
Vera Clarke.......Belinda Leigh
Mrs. Clarke.......Joan Letch
Mrs. Thompson.......Meta McCaffrey
Const. Dave Carter.......Richard Doggett
Reporter.......Peter Felmingham
Jefferson.......Stephen Overall
Constable 1.......Louis Seater
Constable 2.......Bill McStay
Constable 3.......Bruce Barnes

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......Graeme Arthur
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......John Dommett
Assistant Producer.......Graeme Arthur
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: A prowler terrorises women in a small district outside Matlock, and the police experience difficulty tracking him down.

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/2/74
Brisbane 6/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 12/3/74
Tamworth NSW 18/3/74
Wollongong NSW 6/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/4/74

Sydney 18/7/74
Maryborough QLD 23/8/74
Adelaide 30/4/75

139. Time And Motion

Helen Sampson.......Isobel Kirk
Brian Sampson.......Ben Gabriel
Bernard Clyne.......Graham Rouse
Clarry Adams.......Kym Gyngell
Servo attendant.......Colwyn Roberts
Constable 1.......Louis Seater
Alf (barman).......Les James
Jack Ellis.......Mark Zandle
Pay clerk 1.......Stephen Price
Pay clerk 2.......Edward Molyneux
Pay clerk 3.......Girvan Paterson
Constable 2.......Frank Spencer

Script.......Robert Bruce
Director.......George Miller
Assistant Director.......Sherry James
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Sen. Det. York is involved in quick crime, fast cars and a faster woman as he and Det. Sgt. Maddern solve a mystery involving motor racing and a payroll robbery.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/3/74
Brisbane 13/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 19/3/74
Tamworth NSW 25/3/74
Wollongong
NSW 13/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/5/74
Sydney 25/7/74
Maryborough QLD 30/8/74
Mt Gambier SA 9/11/74
Ballarat VIC 21/11/74
Adelaide 7/5/75

 


Ep. 138: Paul Young, Judy Nunn & Alan Hopgood

140. Mummy

Sylvia Hammond.......Elli Maclure
Jenny McVernon.......Joanne Samuel
David Hammond.......Bruce Kerr
Doug Walmseley.......Mark Randall
Jean (Policewoman).......Jutta Lesins
Henry Morton.......Roy Lyons
Const. Dave Carter.......Richard Doggett
Leo Turner.......Malcolm Phillips
John Turner.......Gavin Ellis
Fran.......Christine Mahoney
Mrs. Jenkins.......Esme Melville
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Shop assistant.......Jillian Archer

Script.......Ted Ager
Director.......David Charles
Assistant Director.......David Hinrichsen
Script Editor.......Lyn Ogilvy

Synopsis: Jenny McVernon and Doug Walmseley are babysitting for Sylvia Hammond, but when Jenny checks on the baby she finds it missing. Police can find no evidence of a baby ever having existed, and all their leads take them back to a point in time five years ago. They locate David Hammond, Sylvia's husband, who reported his wife missing in Melbourne four days previously. Meanwhile, a dead baby is discovered near Matlock, and another is reported missing.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/3/74
Brisbane 20/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 26/3/74
Albury NSW 15/4/74
Wollongong
NSW 20/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/5/74
Orange NSW 21/5/74
Sydney 1/8/74
Mt Gambier SA 14/11/74
Adelaide 14/5/75

 


Ep. 140: Joanne Samuel

141. The Highwayman

Ann Dawson.......Joy Mitchell
Max Roberts.......Jeff Ashby
Frank West.......Martin Vaughan
Mrs. Dawson.......Enid Lorimer
Tom Dawson.......Guy Le Claire
Mrs. Mac.......Val Jellay
John Fisher.......Denzil Howson
Bill Morrison.......Bill Bennett
Des Connors.......Frank Gow
Const. Dave Carter.......Richard Doggett
Alec Benson.......Alec Porteous
Kevin.......Tony Cursio

Script.......Jim Stapleton
Director.......Simon Wincer
Assistant Director.......Tom Burstall
Script Editor.......Lyn Ogilivy

Synopsis: Tom Dawson becomes involved in truck hi-jacking to help pay debts on his struggling farm. Robbery ends in murder when Frank West's truck is targeted next.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/3/74
Brisbane 27/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 2/4/74
Tamworth NSW 8/4/74
Shepparton VIC 16/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/5/74
Sydney 8/8/74
Maryborough QLD 13/9/74
Mt Gambier SA 16/11/74
Adelaide 9/7/75

 


Ep. 141: Joy Mitchell

142. Poppy And The Closet Junkie

Poppy Reid.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Benjie Reid.......Andrew McFarlane
Luke Reid.......Harold Hopkins
Dr. Peter Cox.......Keith Eden
Laura.......Cherry Blaskett
George White.......Roy Lyons
Helen White.......Betty Ross
Fields.......Norman Hodges

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: A nurse stealing morphine for her addicted brother-in-law causes an elderly doctor to be suspected of negligence when his patient dies of an apparent drug overdose.

Notes: First major role for Andrew McFarlane (he previously had a one scene bit-part in Homicide). His performance in this episode led to him being cast as Const. Wilson in Division 4.

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 9/4/74
Tamworth NSW 15/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/5/74
Maryborough QLD 20/9/74
Mt Gambier SA 21/11/74

Adelaide 21/5/75

 


Ep. 142: Andrew McFarlane & Arna-Maria Winchester

143. Crack Shot

Ellen Campbell.......Margaret Cruickshank
Gerry Campbell.......Graham Rouse
Sam Young.......Tom Farley
Dave Hughes.......Gregory Ross
Peter Hughes.......John Frawley
Dr. Robinson.......Lew Luton
McDonald.......Roly Barlee

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......David Charles
Assistant Director.......David Hinrichsen
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: A sniper is loose in Matlock and he has murder on his mind - or does he? After shooting holes in his neighbour's water tank, a gunman takes to the river in his canoe, pursued by Sen. Det. York and Const. Hogan.

Airdate:

Melbourne
4/4/74
Brisbane 10/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 16/4/74
Tamworth NSW 22/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/5/74
Sydney 22/8/74
Maryborough QLD 27/9/74
Ballarat VIC 19/12/74

 


Ep. 143: Tom Richards & Paul Cronin

144. Two To One Against

Madeleine Reynolds.......Diane Craig
Roberta Hughes.......Olivia Hamnett
Stanley Reynolds.......Don Philps
Terry Edwards.......John Orcsik
Peter Edwards.......Edmund Pegge
Vincent Hughes.......David Ravenswood
Croupier.......Frank Spencer
Girl.......Ruth Yaffe
Woman.......Leonie Bradley
Man.......Paul Glen
Receptionist.......Beatrice Watts
Edgar.......Roy Day

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Colin Eggleston
Producer.......Colin Eggleston
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: When two likeable rogues visit Matlock, their work takes them into some very rich homes whose owners also flaunt the law. When a Matlock businessman double crosses them, they seek a way of revenge, and they find that the businessman occasionally brings up from Melbourne a gambling set-up to entertain his business friends. The pair set out to disrupt the big night.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/4/74
Swan Hill VIC 11/4/74
Brisbane 17/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 17/4/74
Tamworth NSW 29/4/74
Wollongong NSW 18/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/6/74
Sydney 29/8/74
Maryborough QLD 4/10/74
Adelaide 4/6/75

 


Roy Day

145. They'll Fix You Up No Worries

Kirsty Anderson.......Sally Conabere
Dr. Karen Brown.......Wendy Gilmore
Cliff Wells.......John Diedrich
WPC Susan Stone.......Robyn Gurney
Sid Walker.......Lionel Williams
Beverley Jones.......Margaret Christensen
Doug Miller.......Stuart Finch
Aileen Miller.......Juliana Allan
Natalie.......Leila Hayes
Mrs. Cartini.......Val Jellay
O'Neil.......Nevil Thurgood
Tommy Miller.......Tony Crawford

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......David Charles

Synopsis: Police investigations lead to a backyard abortion racket when a woman is found unconscious in her car.

Notes: First television acting role for Adelaide television and radio personality, and Concentration quiz show host, Lionel Williams.

Airdate:

Melbourne
18/4/74
Brisbane 24/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 30/4/74
Tamworth NSW 6/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/6/74
Sydney 5/9/74
Maryborough QLD 11/10/74
Adelaide 11/6/75

146. Rhubarb

Carl Nelson.......Bill Hunter
Jacky Nelson.......Babs Wheelton
Muller.......John Morris
Edgar.......Roy Day
Smith.......Noel Browne
Stokes.......Dennis Pryor
Terry.......David Bowman
Phil.......Leighton Watts
Drinker 1.......Ron Pinnell

Drinker 2.......Telford Jackson
Publican.......Les James
Farmer.......Warwick Randall

Pilot.......Richard Askew

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......Simon Wincer
Assistant Director.......Tom Burstall
Script Editor.......Lyn Ogilvy

Synopsis: Smugglers who want to cover their operations arrange for Matlock to be visited by a UFO.

Airdate:

Melbourne
25/4/74
Brisbane 1/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 7/5/74
Tamworth NSW 13/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/6/74
Maryborough QLD 18/10/74
Adelaide 16/7/75

 


Ep. 145: Sally Conabere, Michael Pate, John Diedrich & Robyn Gurney

147. Powers Of Arrest

Angela.......Vivienne Garrett
David Williams.......David Cameron
Joe Reed.......Richard Gilbert
Marie Evans.......Alexandra Hynes
Nurse.......Christine Mahoney
Percy Lloyd.......Bill Bennett
Peter Evans.......Keith Reid
Alf (publican).......Les James
Allan Reed.......Paul Young
Mechanic.......Keith Kaye
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Youth club leader.......Geoffrey Booth

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Colin Eggleston
Executive Producer.......Colin Eggleston
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg


Synopsis: Sen. Det. York finds himself in potentially serious trouble when he shoots a young man while off duty.

Airdate:

Melbourne
2/5/74
Brisbane 8/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 14/5/74
Tamworth NSW 20/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/6/74
Townsville QLD 27/8/74
Sydney 19/9/74
Newcastle
NSW 23/9/74
Maryborough QLD 25/10/74
Adelaide 23/7/75

148. Prosperity Breeds Contempt

Judy Martin.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Harry Martin.......Alfred Bell
Walter Pearson.......Gerard Maguire
Robbie Walker.......John Bowman
Jenny Martin.......Anne-Marie Johnson
Mary Fraser.......Meta McCaffrey
Wally.......John Proper
Alf Devlin (barman).......Les James
Const. Dave Carter.......Richard Doggett

Script.......Graeme Koetsveld
Director.......Simon Wincer
Executive Producer.......Colin Eggleston
Assistant Director.......Tom Burstall
Script Editor.......Lyn Ogilvy

Synopsis: Harry Martin is back in Matlock after six years in prison. He says he has come back for his family. The police and others have a $30,000 reason to doubt him.

Airdate:

Melbourne
9/5/74
Brisbane 15/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 21/5/74
Tamworth NSW 27/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/7/74
Sydney 26/9/74
Newcastle NSW 30/9/74
Maryborough QLD 1/11/74
Adelaide 13/8/75

 


Tom Richards

149. Pot Luck

Carol Kelly.......Julieanne Newbould
George Kelly.......Harold Hopkins
Cyril Hayes.......Noel Ferrier
Graham Campbell.......Peter Dahlsen
Sen. Const. Colin King.......Paul Glen
Alex Bell.......Ken Webb
Jack White.......Bob Horsfall
Mrs. White.......Hazel Henley

Script.......Robert Bruce
Director.......Simon Wincer
Executive Producer.......Colin Eggleston
Assistant Director.......Tom Burstall
Script Editor.......
Colin Eggleston

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Maddern and Sen. Det. York are involved in murder, marijuana and revenge when some city criminals attempt to set up a drug supply from Matlock.

Airdate:

Melbourne
16/5/74
Brisbane 22/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 28/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/7/74
Sydney 3/10/74
Newcastle
NSW 7/10/74
Maryborough QLD 8/11/74
Adelaide 10/12/75

 

150. The Reckoning

Joanna McCormick.......Wendy Hughes
'Mac' McCormick.......Robert Bruning
Walter Kirby.......Keith Lee
Marion Kirby.......Gabrielle Hartley
David.......Gil Tucker
Cliff Hammond.......Roy Lyons
Emma Hammond.......Penelope Shelton
Jim Barnett.......Ron Pinnell

Script.......Peter Kinloch
Director.......Colin Eggleston
Script Editor.......Colin Eggleston


Synopsis: The death of a leading property owner plunges the Matlock police into the middle of a grim dispute over land rights.

Notes: This episode features a 'teaser' before the opening titles, which were used from ep. 156 onwards. By production order, it should be numbered after ep. 155.

Airdate:

Melbourne
23/5/74
Shepparton VIC 18/6/74
Wollongong
NSW 29/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/7/74
Maryborough QLD 15/11/74
Adelaide 27/8/75

 

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