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51. Cat And Mouse

Sheila Kelly.......Judy Morris
Carol Cook.......Jeanie Drynan
Patrick Hayes.......Serge Lazareff
Hedley Aitken.......Keith Lee
Emerson.......Mark Albiston
Laury.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Sales assistant.......Carol Aylett
Simmons.......Malcolm Phillips
Mrs. Aitken.......Brenda Beddison
Stone.......Tom Travers
Jamieson.......Fred Ford
Const. Ken Russell.......Michael McCarthy

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  An attractive young girl goes missing from Matlock, a series of bashings follow, then another girl goes missing.  Matlock police try to fit the pieces together in what turns out to be a fatal game of cat and mouse.

Airdate:

Melbourne
23/3/72
Sydney 6/7/72
Tamworth NSW 13/7/72
Port Pirie SA 30/10/73


 


Grigor Taylor

52. The Breadwinner

Sue Matthews.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Bernie Baker.......Harry Lawrence
Harry Matthews.......Brian Anderson
Joe Wilson.......Syd Conabere
Don Thompson.......Gary Gray
Frank White.......Don Crosby
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Villani
Ray Williams.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Gus.......Garry Keane
Bus driver.......Hugh Mitchell

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  An ex-convict living in Matlock appears to be going straight, but a chain of unfortunate circumstances place him under suspicion for a serious crime.

Airdate:

Melbourne
30/3/72
Brisbane 5/4/72
Tamworth NSW 20/7/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 31/8/72
Port Pirie SA 6/11/73
 
53. A Double Life

Sue Patterson.......Bernadette Hughson
Mark Jacobs.......Don Barkham
Brian Howard.......Jeff Ashby
Ernie Pratt.......John Stanton
Herbie Marsh.......Terry Norris
Bainbridge.......Carl Bleazby
Sally Patterson.......Jacqui Gordon
Barbara Howard.......Margaret Cody
Doctor.......Roly Barlee
Gordon Freeman.......Bryon Williams
George Wharton.......Tom Travers
Dave.......Roy Lyons
Kay Freeman.......Katrina Pye
Chemist.......Eric Scott

Script.......Ian Jones
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  When the Matlock police investigate a robbery and fatal bashing, they uncover the secret double life of a young businessman who has a mistress.

Airdate:

Melbourne
6/4/72
Sydney 20/7/72
Tamworth NSW 27/7/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/9/72
Adelaide 20/9/72
Port Pirie SA 13/11/73

54. Hogan's Week

Liz McDonald.......Cecily Polson
Simon Ward.......Rod Mullinar
Joe Scott.......Bill Hunter
George Falconer.......Tony Bazell
Peter Davis.......John Krummel
Beth.......Gloria Hamilton
Joan Harris.......Julie Day
Penny.......Lynda Westover
Brendon Parker-Smith.......Paul Karo
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Villani
Harold Turner.......John Butterworth
Wally Harris.......Robert Essex
Bobby Harris.......Ronald Korosy
Paul Harris.......Adam Smibert

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  When a Matlock Justice of the Peace is bashed and robbed, the prime suspect is Constable Gary Hogan.

Airdate:

Melbourne
13/4/72
Brisbane 19/4/72
Tamworth NSW 3/8/72
Wollongong NSW 26/8/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/9/72
Port Pirie SA 20/11/73
 


Ep. 53: Bernadette Hughson

55. The Wheeler Dealer

Norman Miller.......Richard Meikle
Barbara Miller.......Barbara West
Jeff Phillips.......Rhoderick Walker
Brown.......Maurie Fields
Jones.......Stewart Faichney
Neville Simpson.......Michael Duffield
John Anderson.......Gary Down
Alf (barman).......Les James
Mrs. Richards.......Barbara Brandon
Harold Richards.......John Gould
Leslie Young.......Harold Reid
Norman Harris.......Don Kerr
Pete Miller.......John Williams
Dave Brown.......Adam Smibert

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  Norman Miller and his wife open an antique shop, an apparently legitimate business.  Because Norman has a police record, Det. Sgt. Maddern suspects that it may be a cover, but even he is surprised by the outcome of the police investigations.

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/4/72
Sydney 3/8/72
Tamworth NSW 10/8/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/9/72
Adelaide 4/10/72
Port Pirie SA 27/11/73
 


Ep. 55: Michael Pate & Richard Meikle

56. What The Eye Doesn't See

Susan Williams.......Helen Morse
Vin Williams.......Peter Gwynne
Clive Williams.......John Norman
Jenny Reid.......Joy Mitchell
Doug Thomas.......Bruce Kerr
Herb Armstrong.......Terry Gill
Neddy.......Keith Kaye
Constable 1.......Michael McCarthy
Constable 2.......Jim Gleeson
Garage attendant.......Robert Lever

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  A dangerous gunman steals a car and bashes its owner, takes Constable Hogan as a hostage, and causes terror for Susan, a woman recently blinded in an accident.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/4/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/9/72
 


Ep. 56: Helen Morse

57. Cheeky Charlie

Bernie Austin.......Gus Mercurio
Colin Brown.......Dennis Grosvenor
David.......Ken James
'Cheeky' Charlie.......Al Thomas
Bluebell.......Dolore Whiteman
Judy Austin.......Noeline Brown
Hewitt.......Alan Rowe
Doctor.......John Gould
Woman.......Judy Johnson
Fruit picker.......Richard Mobbs

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  Conflicts among fruit pickers become a matter for the police, and Constable Hogan's anticipation of meeting a long-lost uncle turns to acute embarrassment when his ne'er-do-well relative arrives on his doorstep.

Airdate:

Melbourne
4/5/72
Brisbane 10/5/72
Sydney 17/8/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/10/72
Maryborough QLD 1/2/73
 


Ep. 57: Michael Pate & Noeline Brown

58. One Of Those Days

Lisa Summers.......Pamela Stephenson
Anne.......Elli Maclure
Susie.......Joanna Lockwood
Jenny Martino.......Diane Lewis
Mick Johnston.......Gerard Maguire
Joe Sparrow.......Chris Winter
Frank Jones.......Denzil Howson
Johnston Snr.......Roy Lyons
Matthew Ryan.......Noel Browne
Fred Summers.......Tom Travers
Ivy Sparrow.......Louise Homfrey
Rod Smith.......Gary Down
Frank Martino.......Manuel Bugeja
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Villani

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  Matlock police strike one of their most unusual days which involves them with a gun happy drunk, an escapee from a hospital, a near-fatal shooting, a young nurse in difficulties, and Mrs. Sparrow who blames Jenny Martino for her son's corruption into a peeping tom.

Airdate:

Melbourne
11/5/72
Sydney 24/8/72
Tamworth NSW 31/8/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/10/72
Port Pirie SA 18/12/73

59. The Cow Hand

Tom Wood.......Keith Eden
Athol Hutchins.......David Cameron
Doreen Flynn.......Anne Wiles
William Wood.......Peter Corbett
Kenny Wood.......Ernie Gray
Michael Wood.......Mark Healey
Jack Flynn.......Alan Rowe
George.......Maurie Fields
Sam.......Telford Jackson
Norm Harris.......Roly Barlee
Mrs. Flynn.......Pauline Charleston
Priest.......Arnold Riches
Auctioneer.......George Cunningham

Script.......John Dingwall
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  When Athol Hutchins returns to Matlock to help on his uncle's farm, he finds himself the centre of bitter prejudice which threatens to develop into violence.

Airdate:

Melbourne
18/5/72
Sydney 31/8/72
Tamworth NSW 7/9/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/10/72
Maryborough QLD 15/2/73
Port Pirie SA 25/12/73
 


Ep. 58: Joanna Lockwood, Pamela Stephenson & Elli Maclure

60. Quicksilver Quick

Bobby Hughes.......Serge Lazareff
Alfred Jones.......Slim deGrey
Arthur Hunt.......Tony Bazell
Mary Hunt.......Joan Winchester
Red Turner.......Frank Hamilton
Walker.......Richard Askew
Michael Hunt.......Damien Parker
Photographer.......Peter Dahlsen
Lawrence Clarke.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Secretary.......Marie Hibbert
Clerk.......Patricia Delahunty

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......John Morgan

Synopsis:  A petty criminal finds an apprentice accomplice who masters the trade rather too well, and they become involved with a Matlock businessman who doesn't report a burglary because he has something to hide.

Airdate:

Melbourne
25/5/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/10/72
Maryborough QLD 22/2/73
Port Pirie SA 1/1/74
 
61. A Weekend's Entertainment

Liz Johnson.......Pamela Stephenson
Alice Price.......Jeanie Drynan
Ray Jones.......John Hargreaves
Jack Price.......Brian Wenzel
Edgar.......Roy Day
Joan Price.......Lyn James
Dr. Bedi.......Beverly Roberts
Maurie Taylor.......Danny O'Meara
Constable 1.......Paul Glenn
Constable 2.......John Heddle
Constable 3.......Peter Dixon
Constable 4.......Bruce Beck

Script.......David Boutland

Directors.......Ian Bennett, John Jacob, Daryl Sheen
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  21-year-old Roy and 18-year-old Liz leave Melbourne looking for excitement. They find it in Matlock where they are involved in a hit-and-run, murder, robbery and a kidnapping.

Airdate:

Melbourne
1/6/72
Brisbane 7/6/72
Tamworth NSW 21/9/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/11/72
Adelaide 15/11/72
Maryborough QLD 1/3/73
Port Pirie SA 8/1/74

62. I'd Rather Be Shot In The Back

Jimmy Nolan.......Don Barker
Ted Melson.......Deryck Barnes
George Leach.......Kurt Beimel
Dot Morgan.......Beverley Phillips
Jessica Nolan.......Jessica Ball
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Villani
Ivy Jenkins.......Patricia Burrington
Corcoran.......Denzil Howson
Betty Corcoran.......Lynn Flanagan

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......George Miller
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  Det. Sgt. Maddern is kept busy with a young wayward girl, a series of clever burglaries, and the reappearance of an old friend with a grudge.

Airdate:

Melbourne
8/6/72
Adelaide 22/11/72
Maryborough QLD 8/3/73
Port Pirie SA 15/1/74
 


Ep. 61: John Hargreaves & Pamela Stephenson; Lyn James & Pamela Stephenson

63. Confessional

Fran Carmody.......Wendy Hughes
Des Munro.......Graham Rouse
Henry Simpson.......Peter Aanensen
Fr. Ryan.......Gerry Duggan
Ted Lane.......Fred Betts
Doreen Lane.......Margaret Cruickshank
Oxley.......Michael Duffield
Sykes.......John Orcsik
Sandy Whitehead.......Vince Martin
Hutchinson.......Raymond O'Reilley

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  An attempt to blow the safe in the sacristy of Matlock's largest Roman Catholic Church backfires with fatal consequences.

Airdate:

Melbourne 15/6/72
Traralgon VIC 15/6/72
Swan Hill VIC
15/6/72
Brisbane 21/6/72
Tamworth NSW 5/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/11/72
Maryborough QLD 15/3/73


64. Sir

Greg Mathews.......Max Meldrum
George Carter.......Keith Eden
Helen Mathews.......Carole Yelland
Mrs. Hunt.......Lynn Flanagan
School principal.......Brian Moll
Mrs. Hopper.......Joan Letch
Shopper.......Penelope Shelton
Journalist.......Benjamin Sabra
Shopkeeper.......Jack Malcolm
Jimmy Hunt.......Matthew Crosby
Debbie.......Anne-Marie Johnson
Priest.......Ian Lindsay
Sam Mathews.......Sam Eggleston

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......John Jacob
Film Directors.......Simon Wincer & Gary Conway
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  A family tragedy brings old tensions to the surface with tragic results.

Notes: First episode with new opening titles and still frame end credits.

Airdate:

Melbourne
22/6/72
Brisbane 28/6/72
Sydney 5/10/72
Tamworth NSW 12/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/11/72
Newcastle NSW 19/2/73
Maryborough QLD 22/3/73
Port Pirie SA 29/1/74
 


Ep. 63: Grigor Taylor, Wendy Hughes & Michael Pate

65. Dying Is Easy

Cathy Anderson.......Sally Conabere
Henry Anderson.......Ken Goodlet
Fred Murray.......Frank Wilson
Doug Miller.......Gary Gray
Ray Clark.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Rodney Anderson.......Ian Nimmo
Audrey Anderson.......Lynne Murphy
WPC Cooper.......Eileen Chapman
Mrs. Hill.......Vivean Gray
Arthur Hill.......Michael Howley
Constable.......Michael McCarthy
Jones.......James Hunter

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Assistant Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  Family opposition to a teenage couple's relationship erupts into violence.

Notes:  This episode features the original opening and closing titles (indicating an anomaly in the official episode numbering).

Airdate:

Melbourne
29/6/72
Brisbane 5/7/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/11/72
Maryborough QLD 29/3/73
Port Pirie SA 5/2/74
 


Sally Conabere

 

66. Violent Thursday

Bernice Green.......Lynda Keane
Ted Hall.......Bruce Barry
Patrick 'Irish' O'Brien.......John Trenaman
Terry Harris.......Gerard Maguire
Joe Carter.......Gary Down
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Villani
Bill Evans.......Frank Hamilton
Marie Fowler.......Isobel Kirk
Nurse.......Nanette Condy
Walter the fisherman.......Tom Travers
Forklift driver.......Vernon Weaver
Watchman.......Ken Webb
Employee.......Jim Backholer
Mrs. Ryan.......Nanette Goode

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Simon Wincer
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  A road accident leads police to believe that a serious crime is being planned for Matlock.

Airdate:

Melbourne
6/7/72
Brisbane 12/7/72
Tamworth NSW 26/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/12/72
Newcastle NSW 5/3/73
Maryborough QLD 5/4/73
Hobart 2/7/73
Ballarat VIC 3/10/73
port Pirie SA 12/2/74
 


Ep. 66: John Trenaman & Frank Hamilton

67. Woman Wanted

Sandra Hughes.......Lynette Curran
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Villani
Kitty Hughes.......Anne Haddy
Carl Walker.......Guy Le Claire
Gordon Williams.......John Larking
Taxi driver.......Don Smibert
Scott.......John Gould
Charlie.......Frank Gow
Witness.......Michael Howley
Bill.......John Black

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Colin Eggleston

Synopsis: Tony Angelini's hired help proves to be more trouble than she is worth.

Airdate:

Melbourne
13/7/72
Brisbane 19/7/72
Sydney 19/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/12/72
Newcastle NSW 12/3/73
Maryborough QLD 12/4/73
Hobart 9/7/73
Port Pirie SA 19/2/74
 


Ep. 67: Guy Le Claire & Lynette Curran

68. Butcher's Picnic

Mike Evans.......Bill Hunter
Harry Green.......John Ewart
Andy Hill.......Ernie Bourne
Myrtle Green.......Kay Eklund
Hughes.......Alex Porteous
Luigi Latore.......Manuel Bugeja
Gino Latore.......Carlos Keena
Const. John Smith.......Michael Long
Tommy.......David Atkins
Councillor Mitchell.......Neil Thompson
Constable.......John Wregg

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Simon Wincer
Assistant Director.......Sherry James
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Colin Eggleston

Synopsis:  Butcher Green's past catches up with him in Matlock when two old mates pressure him to share a lottery prize, which they feel they have a right to.  Const. Hogan is accused of accepting bribes in connection with driver licence tests.

Airdate:

Melbourne
20/7/72
Brisbane 26/7/72
Sydney 26/10/72
Adelaide 7/3/73
Newcastle NSW 19/3/73
Maryborough QLD 19/4/73
Port Pirie SA 26/2/74

 


Ep. 68: Bill Hunter & Ernie Bourne

69. Hurry Home

Dick Anderson.......Deryck Barnes
Paddy Murphy.......Reg Gorman
Lindy Williams.......Anne Wiles
Carol Anderson.......Anne Charleston
Jim Taylor.......Carl Bleazby
John O'Brien.......Noel Browne
Charles Bennett.......Patrick Edgeworth
Jean Hughes.......Karen Corbett
Liz Murphy.......Heather Lindhe
Dr. Bedi.......Beverly Roberts

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  When a prowler terrorises Matlock, police suspect that he could be a seasonal worker, but further events lead them to believe he could be a local.  Another complication involves Sen. Const. Hogan when his life is endangered by a frantic woman, Carol Anderson, who hates being left at home alone, and whose husband, Dick, is a commercial traveller.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/7/72
Brisbane 2/8/72
Tamworth NSW 16/11/72
Newcastle NSW 26/3/73
Maryborough QLD 26/4/73
Port Pirie SA 5/3/74

70. Will-O-The Wisp

Lisa King.......Carmen Duncan
Neville King.......Ben Gabriel
Delhunty.......Gerry Duggan
Mason.......Edward Ogden
Const. Greg Barker.......John Orcsik
Evans.......Keith Kaye
Alf (barman).......Les James
Const. Henderson.......Louis Seater
Const. Jones.......Jim Gleason
Annie O'Connor.......Margaret Cody
Pat O'Connor.......George Cunningham
Geraldine Gibbs.......Suzy Gashler
Mrs. Gibbs.......Margo Harper

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  Anti-police feeling runs high when a local man who has escaped from prison is hunted down by Det. Sgt. Maddern.  An old prospector living on the outskirts of Matlock, Delhunty, becomes embroiled in the hunt.  The hunted man is a bushman, who escaped from prison mainly because of his pathological fear of enclosed spaces.

Airdate:

Melbourne
3/8/72
Brisbane 9/8/72
Tamworth NSW 23/11/72
Newcastle NSW 2/4/73
Maryborough QLD 3/5/73
Port Pirie SA 12/3/74
 


Grigor Taylor & Michael Pate

71. Blow-Ups Happen

Judy Smith.......Cecily Polson
Frank Clark.......George Spartels
Georgina Cooper.......Hilda Scurr
Bernie Smith.......John Norman
Trevor Elliot.......Leon Gregory
Mick Hall.......Ron Roberts
Shopkeeper.......Bettine Kauffmann

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......John Jacob
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Film Director.......Ian Bennett

Synopsis:  Ex-speedway driver Bernie Smith becomes involved with local hot-rodders doing up their cars, and the Matlock police take an interest when they investigate stolen car parts.  Bernie's love of his car is straining his marriage, and their neighbour Georgina Cooper is becoming increasingly paranoid about the Smiths.  Events reach crisis point when local youths steal Bernie's car, Georgina Cooper tries to electrocute Judy Smith, and Bernie is caught breaking into a garage that he had been sacked from earlier.

Airdate:

Melbourne
10/8/72
Brisbane 16/8/72
Newcastle NSW 9/4/73
Maryborough QLD 10/5/73
Port Pirie SA 19/3/74
 


Ep. 71: John Norman, Ron Roberts & Cecily Polson

72. If Maria Dies, The World Stops

Bill Thomas.......Terry Norris
Len Barker.......Danny Adcock
Maria Garelli.......Julie Day
Vincente Garelli.......David Foster
Fr. Dawson.......Max Osbiston
Else Thomas.......Shirley Cameron
Jack Wilmott.......Roy Lyons
Mrs. Wilmott.......Nanette Goode
Dr. Bedi.......Beverley Roberts
Nurse.......Eileen Chapman
Joe Fletcher.......Ken Snodgrass

Script.......Martin Robbins
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis: Farm labourer Vincente Garelli's wife, Maria, dies because of a hit-and-run accident. Vincente refuses police aid and determines to take personal revenge on the killer.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/8/72
Brisbane 23/8/72
Tamworth NSW 7/12/72
Sydney 8/2/73
Newcastle NSW 16/4/73
Maryborough QLD 17/5/73
Port Pirie SA 26/3/74

 


Beverley Roberts & Grigor Taylor

73. Don't Get Involved

Robbie Miller.......Gus Mercurio
Jack Kelly.......Colin McEwan
Ferret Baker.......Harry Lawrence
Joy Miller.......Marion Edward
Connie Baker.......Vivienne Benson-Young
Glen Wood.......Hugh Logan
Mrs. Stevens.......Esme Melville
Van driver.......Carl Bennett
Steiner.......Mackie Smetana
Nurse.......Anne Phelan
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Villani
Civilian.......Bruce Barns

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Simon Wincer
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  A chance to make the big time is too much for Ferret Baker to ignore.  An all-time loser and petty thief, Ferret unfortunately is out of his depth in this situation.

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/8/72
Brisbane 30/8/72
Tamworth NSW 14/12/72
Maryborough QLD 24/5/73
Port Pirie SA 16/4/74
 
74. Cook's Endeavour

Ron Cook.......Jack Thompson
Carmel.......Anne Pendlebury
Pete Mills.......Edward Ogden
Gerry Jackson.......Brendon Lunney
Colonel Andrew Hamilton.......Ken Fraser
Pat Cook.......Eileen Chapman
Mrs. Hamilton.......Rosie Sturgess
Michael.......John Diedrich
Tony Angelini.......Luigi Villani
Wade.......Telford Jackson
Dominic.......Sandro Martino
Jack (barman).......Les James
John Maxwell.......James Healey
Chris.......Timothy Bell
Mrs. Humphries.......Isabel Harley
Davie Cook.......Mathew Crosby

Script.......Jim Stapleton
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Assistant Director.......Jennifer Henry
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Script Editor.......Colin Eggleston

Synopsis: A parolee gets a chance to win back his wife and son and also his self respect by resisting the efforts of professional criminals who seek to enlist his aid in robbing his employer.

Airdate:

Melbourne
31/8/72
Brisbane 6/9/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/2/73
Sydney 22/2/73
Maryborough QLD 31/5/73
Port Pirie SA 23/4/74
 


Luigi Villani

75. Black Samaritan

Peta.......Tina Cornioley
Jason Phillips.......Bill Hunter
Max.......Michael Aitkens
Superintendent.......Ron Haddrick
Faith Bennett.......Margaret Cruickshank
Zak.......Jay Bland
Carmen.......Trudy Simms
Carol Jones.......Jennifer Craig
Hayes.......David Ravenswood
Lou Peterson.......Alan Rowe
Dr. Bedi.......Beverley Roberts
Becky Bennett.......Anita Paul

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Simon Wincer
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  After a party, Det. Alan Curtis is accused of drunkenness and criminal negligence, resulting in the serious injury of a child, when he shifts her at the scene of a car accident.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/9/72
Adelaide 25/4/73
Maryborough QLD 7/6/73
Port Pirie SA 30/4/74
 
76. Guide Dog

Anne.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Neil Thomas.......Richard Meikle
Ian Higgins.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Tom Roberts.......Tom Travers
Pitts.......Tom Lake
Burglar.......Matthew Burton

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis:  A burglary investigation causes Det. Curtis to become involved in the strange affair of a blind sharpshooter and his lovely niece, whom he uses as a 'guide dog'.  She eventually tries to escape from the situation and forms an attachment to Curtis, but he cannot really help because of her confused nature.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/9/72
Brisbane 20/9/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/2/73
Sydney 8/3/73
Maryborough QLD 14/6/73
 


Ep. 76: Grigor Taylor & Penne Hackforth-Jones

77. Ancient History

John Wilson.......Keith Eden
Clive Atkinson.......Terry Norris
Joe MacPherson.......Denzil Howson
Ross Carling.......Alexander Archdale
Dr. Bedi.......Beverly Roberts
Cynthia Burns.......Neva Carr-Glynn
Miss Forbes.......Gwenneth Hughes
Magistrate.......Reg Glanville
Greg (forensic).......Robert Schroeder
Construction boss.......Nevil Thurgood
Workman.......Max Fairchild
Reporter.......Eric Scott
Clerk of courts.......Frank Wadds

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  A woman's skeleton is found buried at the bottom of the garden of Dr. Bedi's new house, and a post-mortem examination reveals the woman had been killed over 30 years ago.  Sgt. Maddern finds his loyalties tested by an old friend, John Wilson, whom he suspects could be linked with the murder.

Airdate:

Melbourne
21/9/72
Swan Hill VIC 21/9/72
Brisbane 27/9/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/2/73
Sydney 15/3/73
Newcastle NSW 21/5/73
Maryborough QLD 21/6/73
Mt Gambier SA 4/10/73
Adelaide 24/10/73

78. Back To The Fold

James McKenzie.......Dennis Grosvenor
Jill Mitchell.......Clare Balmford
Ted Mitchell.......Frank Wilson
Alec McKenzie.......Gary Gray
Sarah McKenzie.......Moya O'Sullivan
Hamish McKenzie.......Don Crosby
Jean Stewart.......Leila Hayes
Dennis Taylor.......Robert Essex
Harry Hickford.......Bill Bennett
Willy Thomas.......Jack Perry
Alf.......Les James
John Jackson.......Allan Stewart

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis:  When ex-convict Alec McKenzie returns home, the Matlock police look upon him as a possible suspect for a robbery.  This is the least of Alec's worries.  In the next 36 hours he uncovers jealousy and hate which put pressure on him until he can contain it no longer, resulting in violence.

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/9/72
Brisbane 4/10/72
Toowoomba QLD 30/1/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/3/73
Sydney 22/3/73
Newcastle NSW 28/5/73
Maryborough QLD 28/6/73
Port Pirie SA 7/5/74
 


Ep. 77: Michael Pate & Neva Carr-Glynn; Keith Eden, Gwenneth Hughes & Michael Pate

79. Ghosts

Joseph Czoski.......John Trenaman
Jill Czoski.......Judi Farr
Anna Czoska.......Ayten Kuyululu
Andy Bell.......David Williams
Mrs. Bell.......Penelope Shelton
Fr. Cameron.......Frank Rich
Dr. Bedi.......Beverley Roberts
Const. John Jones.......Hugh Logan
Const. Jenkins.......Geoffrey Stewart
Forensic man.......Robert Schroeder
Const. Smith.......Christopher Dunn
Marge Jackson.......Gwynneth Hughes

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis: Fear of the supernatural is exploited when Mrs. Czoska goes to live with her son and daughter-in-law. The situation is made worse by the mutual hatred between the two women.

Notes: The role of Anna Czoska was specially written for Turkish actress/producer/singer Ayten Kuyululu.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/10/72
Brisbane 11/10/72
Wollongong NSW 17/2/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/3/73
Sydney 29/3/73
Newcastle NSW 4/6/73
Maryborough QLD 5/7/73
Port Pirie SA 14/5/74

 
80. Black Man With A Bag

Zeke Jones.......John Clayton
Frank Hill.......Deryck Barnes
'Vulture' Cook.......Harry Lawrence
Humphrey Jackson.......Harry Williams
Bonny.......Rick Scully
Miss Ward.......Julie Day
Barman.......Frank Rich
Rodeo manager.......Telford Jackson
Jamie King.......Peter Miller

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis:  An aboriginal knackery worker, Humphrey, who is always seen with a bag in his hand is branded as a 'bogey man' by local kids, and parents are alarmed by rumours that he makes children 'disappear'.  When a child does go missing, he stands accused of throwing him in the 'crunch-munch' machine at work, and some townspeople reach near hysteria.  The Matlock police embark on a search for the missing child in the stormwater drains beneath the local abattoirs.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/10/72
Brisbane 18/10/72
Tamworth NSW 1/2/73
Wollongong NSW 24/2/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/3/73
Sydney 5/4/73
Maryborough QLD 12/7/73
Port Pirie SA 21/5/74

81. Deception

Joan.......Patsy King
Walter Clarke.......Tom Farley
Eric Turner.......John Cobley
Noel Jackson.......Brendon Lunney
Rose Jackson.......Carmel Millhouse
Clive Jackson.......Brian Anderson
Joy Phillips.......Anne Smith
Doreen Jackson.......Elisabeth Crosby
Debra Scott.......Belinda Lee
Miss Perkins.......Pauline Charleston
John Roberts.......Ian Smith
Cameraman.......Lance Lacey
Walker.......Robert Burdett

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis:  High school girl Doreen Jackson, who ran away from home in an effort to bring her parents together, is feared murdered or kidnapped when her horse returns riderless.  Turmoil and tragedy are created when her brother Noel and friend Eric try to solve the case themselves.  Noel and Eric confront an old man, Walter, whom they believe had a part in the girl's disappearance, with tragic results.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/10/72
Brisbane 25/10/72
Wollongong NSW 3/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/3/73
Sydney 12/4/73
Newcastle NSW 18/6/73
Maryborough QLD 19/7/73
Port Pirie SA 28/5/74
 


Ep. 80: Michael Pate & Deryck Barnes

82. Chain Reaction

Jack O'Brien.......John Stanton
Shirley Evans.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Alec Bell.......Jon Finlayson
Constable.......Tom Richards
Fred Baker.......Frank Hamilton
Jean Baker.......Fay Kelton
George Evans.......Peter Norton
Joe Hall.......James Bowles
Marie Baker.......Diane Stapleton
Ann Baker.......Jennifer Forbes

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis:  When a Matlock man loses his money in a business venture, disaster strikes the whole family - culminating in a police manhunt.

Airdate:

Melbourne
26/10/72
Brisbane 1/11/72
Tamworth NSW 15/2/73
Wollongong NSW 10/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/3/73
Sydney 19/4/73
Newcastle NSW 25/6/73
Maryborough QLD 26/7/73
Adelaide 30/1/74
Port Pirie SA 4/6/74

83. The Meek Shall Inherit

Betty.......Maggie Millar
Eric Barg.......James Condon
John Bates.......Owen Weingott
Wolf Barg.......Terence Cooper
Susan Barg.......Beverley Phillips
Norm Moore.......Dennis Miller
Jack Hayes.......Red Moore
Bank manager.......Michael Duffield
Rev. Campbell.......Michael Howley
Weighbridge officer.......Bob Horsfall
Foreman.......Bill Williams
Billy Jackson.......Fred Ford

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Paul Jansen
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis:  A normally meek farmer runs foul of the law when he tries to use revolutionary tactics to force a fair deal for himself and his fellow farmers.

Airdate:

Melbourne
2/11/72
Brisbane 8/11/72
Wollongong NSW 17/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/4/73
Newcastle NSW 2/7/73
Maryborough QLD 2/8/73
Port Pirie SA 11/6/74

 


Grigor Taylor & Michael Pate

84. The Rising Cost Of Giving

Judy Winter.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Sam Winter.......Ron Graham
Walters.......George Spartels
David Thomkin.......Ross D. Wyllie
Joy Winter.......Diana Davidson
Trevor.......Vince Martin
Policewoman Williams.......Anne Phelan
Laurie (photographer).......Lance Lacey
Shopper.......Muriel Salter
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Office girl.......Kathleen Leverett
Hughes.......Ian Beith

Script.......George Mallaby
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Jenny Henry
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  An unprovoked attack on a young girl, Judy Winter, and her boy friend leads to the Matlock police being involved in a bizarre suicide attempt involving introverted office worker David Thompkin.

Notes: First acting role by singer Ross D. Wyllie. First appearance by Jeffrey Hodgson in a support role as Dr. John Mitchell.

Airdate:

Melbourne
9/11/72
Brisbane 15/11/72
Toowoomba QLD 21/11/72
Tamworth NSW 1/3/73
Wollongong NSW 24/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/4/73
Sydney 3/5/73
Newcastle
NSW 9/7/73
Maryborough QLD 9/8/73
Adelaide 18/6/74


85. Leave 'Em For Dead

Lorraine Hughes.......Katie Shiel
Brian Hughes.......Mark Albiston
Des Lane.......Gregory de Polnay
Barbara Lane.......Anna Bowden
'Con' Campbell.......Vince Martin
Maid.......Denise Drysdale
Nick Rogers.......Gerard Maguire
Fire chief.......Don Smibert
'Cookie' Cox.......Chris Cummings

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Film Director.......Jenny Henry
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  Attempted murder, treachery, gunplay and arson interrupt the promise of a quiet weekend for the Matlock police on the Sunday morning.

Airdate:

Melbourne
25/1/73
Brisbane 31/1/73
Tamworth NSW 8/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/4/73
Newcastle NSW 16/7/73
Maryborough QLD 16/8/73
Port Pirie SA 25/6/74

 


Ep. 84: George Spartels, Arna-Maria Winchester & Ross D. Wylie

86. Home Away From Home

Anne Brandon.......Lynda Keane
Walter Brandon.......John Nash
Steve Brandon.......Peter Corbett
Jimmy Wade.......Keith Reid
Brody.......David John
Dan Wade.......Hugh Logan
Mrs. Wade.......Charmion Jacka
Rita.......Carryl Brown
Oliver.......Richard Askew
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Constable 1.......Keith Halliwell
Constable 2.......Ken Webb

Script.......Barry Hill
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Script Editor.......Colin Eggleston

Synopsis:  A chance involvement in a minor crime leads Jimmy Wade, who turned to stealing to support his deserted mother, and his friends into a nightmare situation ending in violence and death.

Airdate:

Brisbane 22/11/72
Melbourne 1/2/73
Tamworth NSW 15/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/4/73
Sydney 17/5/73
Newcastle NSW 23/7/73
Maryborough QLD 23/8/73
Port Pirie SA 2/7/74

 

87. A Little Celebration

Betty Young.......Penny Ramsey
Lynda Wilson.......Sally Conabere
Cliff White.......John Wood
Sen. Const. Terry Young.......Tom Richards
Charles Wilson.......Max Osbiston
Clem Lane.......Michael Long
Angela.......Barbara Brighton
Graham West.......Wayne Poulton
Wrecker.......Tom Travers
Councillor Smyth.......Betty Sutton
Bill the barman.......Bill Williams

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  Three drunken youths force a young girl, Lynda Wilson, into their car at knifepoint and trigger off an explosive situation that involves Det. Curtis personally.  Her father, Charles Wilson, talks her out of telling the police about the assault in order to save the embarrassment of appearing in court.  He does not realise his information is vital to the police, who believe the same youths are also responsible for bashing Const. Young.  Library books found at the scene of the attack provide a vital clue in tracking down the yobbos.

Airdate:

Toowoomba QLD 5/12/72
Melbourne
8/2/73
Tamworth NSW 22/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/5/73
Sydney 24/5/73
Newcastle NSW 30/7/73
Maryborough QLD 30/8/73
Port Pirie SA 9/7/74

 


Ep. 87: Michael Long, Sally Conabere & Max Osbiston

88. Wrath

Julie Turner.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Hank Turner.......Terry McDermott
Martin Phillips.......Shane Porteous
Ruth Johnson.......Anne Wiles
Norm Johnson.......David Williams
Gladys Turner.......Joan Bruce
Thorpe.......Anthony Hawkins
Cliff Turner.......Alan Wylie
Arthur Scott.......Lance Reynolds
Young.......Michael Croft
Nurse.......Patty O'Neill
Motorist.......Nicholas Manning
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......David Pulbrook
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  An existing feud between neighbouring farmers is sparked off to the point of murder when a childish prank results in a near fatal accident.

Airdate:
Brisbane 6/12/72
Toowoomba QLD 12/12/72
Melbourne 15/2/73
Tamworth NSW 29/3/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/5/73
Sydney 31/5/73
Newcastle NSW 6/8/73
Maryborough QLD 6/9/73
Port Pirie SA 16/7/74

89. The Death Maker

Teresa Wyatt.......Kirsty Child
Nick Johnson.......Richard Gilbert
Alf Johnson.......Telford Jackson
Meg Johnson.......Barbara West
Raymond Smith.......Brian Moll
Harry Green.......Denzil Howson
Ron O'Neill.......Neil Fitzpatrick
Wendy O'Neill.......Janice Copeland
Wyatt.......Terry Gill
Solomon Gatik.......Kurt Beimel
Cheever.......Keith Kaye
Shop assistant.......Denise Drysdale
Angela.......Barbara Brighton
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Customer.......Murielle Salter
Kate O'Neill.......Anastasia Malinoff

Script.......Martin Robbins
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  A struggling Matlock farmer is injured by a land mine in his sprout field.  Successive explosions have the police puzzled until they start delving into the past.

Airdate:

Brisbane 13/12/72
Toowoomba QLD 19/12/72
Melbourne
22/2/73
Tamworth NSW 5/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/5/73
Sydney 7/6/73
Newcastle NSW 13/8/73
Maryborough QLD 13/9/73
Adelaide 31/10/73
Port Pirie SA 23/7/74

 


Ep. 88:
Joan Bruce, Arna-Maria Winchester, Grigor Taylor & Jeffrey Hodgson

90. Terror On The Loose

Carl Reid.......John Stanton
Tony Grey.......Harold Hopkins
Gavin 'Rocky' Walker.......Gus Mercurio
Brian Young.......Max Cullen
Ros Thompson.......Isobel Kirk
Bennett.......Gerald Fraser
Smith.......Roger Carroll
Jill.......Karen Peterson
Joe.......Kurt Ludescher
Evans.......Ron Pinnell
Taylor.......Warwick Randall
Prison guard (Jack).......Lloyd Cunnington
Prison guard (Jim).......Stephen Overall
Anderson.......Dennis Price
Constable.......Chris Peters
Farmer.......Les Baxter
Dr. Fox.......Danny Burke

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Director.......Jenny Henry
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  A group of prisoners escape from jail and hole up in the Matlock area.  Unable to lie low, their desperate presence thrusts the Matlock police into a major crime wave, resulting in violence and bloodshed.

Notes: The Broadcasting Control Board ordered three fight scenes to be cut from this episode for a 7:30 PM screening.

Airdate:

Melbourne
1/3/73
Tamworth NSW 12/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/5/73
Newcastle NSW 20/8/73
Maryborough QLD 20/9/73
Port Pirie SA 30/7/74

 


Ep. 90: Isobel Kirk & John Stanton

91. Cup Fever

Kate White.......Rowena Wallace
Roy Marshall.......Maurie Fields
Barney White.......Alister Smart
Lennie Williams.......Roger Ward
Joe Simpson.......Syd Conabere
Pop Thompson.......Edward Howell
'Darkie' Davis.......Hu Pryce
Morrie.......Keith Kaye
'Urger' O'Brien.......Frank Hamilton
Alf (barman).......Les James

Script.......Alan Cram
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  Telephone threats confirm that a trotting mishap was no accident.  The Matlock police, kept busy with Cup Week criminals, are called in to protect the driver who is up to his neck in personal trouble.

Airdate:

Toowoomba QLD 13/2/73
Melbourne
8/3/73
Tamworth NSW 19/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 31/5/73
Sydney 21/6/73
Maryborough QLD 27/9/73
Adelaide 7/11/73
Port Pirie SA 6/8/74

 


Ep. 91: Rowena Wallace & Alister Smart

92. Big C Blues

Sue Walsh.......Susannah Piggott
Pete Ward.......Ken James
Bernie Green.......Jerry Thomas
Jeff Carter.......Roger Newcombe
Ed King.......Patrick Ward
Rod McDonald.......Stewart Faichney
Wayne Scott.......Peter Hepworth
Frank Walsh.......Alan Hopgood
Stu Turner.......Robert Essex
Olive Walsh.......Judy Ferris
Colin Evans.......Patrick Edgeworth
Jan.......Deborah Burke
Marie.......Anne Smith
Girl.......Louise Phillips
Michael Young.......Ron Neate
Const. Turner.......Jim Gleeson

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Director.......Jenny Henry
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: When a top Australian pop group comes to Matlock, the police have their hands full coping with robbery, groupies and drug pushing.

Airdate:

Brisbane 14/2/73
Melbourne 15/3/73
Tamworth NSW 26/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/6/73
Sydney 28/6/73
Maryborough QLD 4/10/73
Port Pirie SA 13/8/74

 

93. The Recurrence Of Brandy MacBain

‘Big Jim’ MacBain.......Noel Ferrier
Doc Savage.......Gerry Duggan
Lucy MacBain.......Hazel Phillips
Miss Cox.......Dina Mann
Gaye.......Brian Moll
Alice Robinson.......Roz De Winter
Mechanic.......Vernon Weaver
Joe.......Harry Williams
Dog.......‘Jimpus’

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Maddern and Const. Hogan are returning from taking a prisoner to Melbourne when they are forced to make an overnight stop at Goanna Bend. ‘Big Jim’ MacBain, the publican, and his semi-alcoholic wife Lucy, claim they can hear the singing of their five-year-old daughter Brandy outside at night. Brandy was lost in the bush without trace, despite a massive search, a year before. Maddern and Hogan are confronted by some odd characters in town as they investigate the phenomenon.

Airdate:

Toowoomba QLD 27/2/73
Melbourne
22/3/73
Brisbane 4/4/73
Tamworth NSW 3/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/6/73
Sydney 5/7/73
Newcastle NSW 10/9/73
Maryborough QLD 11/10/73
Port Pirie SA 20/8/74

 


Ep. 93: Noel Ferrier & Hazel Phillips; Noel Ferrier & Brian Moll

94. The Holiday

Kathy Bennett.......Anne Pendlebury
Johnson.......Peter Gwynne
Don Taylor.......Graham Rouse
Ralph Peterson.......Michael Aitken
Brian Bennett.......Reg Gorman
Lynn Lawson.......Joanne Kloster
Mrs. Young.......Margaret Cruickshank
Murray Lawson.......Bill Bennett
Jean Bennett.......Janne Coghlan
Richards.......John Gould
Dr. Reynolds.......Albert Porges
Mrs. Hopper.......Joan Letch
Len.......Frank Gow
Roger.......Roger Boyce
Clerk.......Robert Lever
Edgar.......Roy Day

Script.......Jim Stapleton
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Assistant Director.......Jenny Henry
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  A family holiday does not turn out as planned, and police find a web of intrigue, doublecross and a near tragedy.

Airdate:

Toowoomba QLD 6/3/73
Melbourne
29/3/73
Tamworth NSW 10/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/6/73
Sydney 12/7/73
Maryborough QLD 18/10/73

95. Collision Course

Tom Scott.......Dennis Grosvenor
Ted Jackson.......Nigel Lovell
Mike Chapman.......Danny Adcock
Liz Jackson.......Carole Yelland
Harris.......Roly Barlee
Debbie Edwards.......Beatrice Watts
'Zipper' Walsh.......Gary Down
Mrs. Taylor.......Jennifer Craig
Gerry Taylor.......John Diedrich
Constable.......Peter Bible
Blake.......Bob Horsfall
Grant.......Walter Ryan

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  Sen. Const. Hogan's protection is not enough to foil the ingenious bandits who rob a payroll on its way to one of Matlock's outlying timber mills.

Airdate:

Toowoomba QLD 13/3/73
Melbourne
5/4/73
Sydney 19/7/73
Newcastle NSW 24/9/73
Maryborough QLD 25/10/73
Port Pirie SA 7/2/74

96. A Home, A Wife, A Family

Susan Jackson.......Clare Balmford
Ted Jackson.......Frank Wilson
Ralph King.......Gregory Ross
Const. Moore.......Tom Richards
Bell White.......Di O'Connor
Mrs. Lane.......Monica Maughan
Mrs. Davis.......Marie Redshaw
Dr. Young.......David Whitford
Margaret Jackson.......Beverley Dunn
Jack lane.......Ted Hogeman
Harris.......Michael Howley
Billy Lane.......Malcolm Henstock

Script.......Don Battye
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  Matlock police have a problem on their hands when a young boy is struck down by a car driven by a mentally disturbed youth, and the child's mother refuses police access to her house.

Airdate:

Brisbane 14/3/73
Toowoomba QLD 20/3/73
Melbourne
12/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/7/73
Sydney 26/7/73
Maryborough QLD 1/11/73

 


A Matlock Police advertisement for TNQ-7 Townsville QLD

97. Hero

Vivian James.......Lisa Peers
Kate Banks.......Jennee Welsh
Len Stone.......Gerry Duggan
David Stone.......Peter Corbett
Angela.......Barbara Brighton
Simpson.......Brian Doyle
Rick Thompson.......Frank Van
Stan (barman).......Roger Boyce
Tom Carter.......Fred Ford
Thompson Snr.......John Baker
Girl in park.......Lenice Reed
Bloke in park.......Paul Young

Script.......Barry Hill
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg
Assistant Director.......Jenny Henry
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis:  The perpetrator of a series of violent knife attacks on soldiers leads police to an ex-soldier, who is motivated by a desire for revenge for what he considers wrongful dismissal from the Army.

Airdate:

Brisbane 28/3/73
Toowoomba QLD 3/4/73
Melbourne
19/4/73
Tamworth NSW 31/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/7/73
Sydney 2/8/73
Newcastle NSW 8/10/73
Maryborough QLD 8/11/73
Adelaide 6/2/74

98. Robbery

Ben Cooper.......John Stanton
Mark Anderson.......Fred ‘Cul’ Cullen
Eve Taylor.......Jill Forster
Chief Insp. Sam Wetherby.......Don Philps
Ted Reid.......Gordon Poole
Jim McKenzie.......David Clendinning
Armoured truck driver.......Wally Pratt

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Darryl Sheen
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Assistant Director.......Jenny Henry
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  When $500,000 is stolen in a commando-like raid on an armoured truck, the Matlock police find themselves up against a hand picked team of experts.

Airdate:
Brisbane 11/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 17/4/73

Melbourne 26/4/73
Traralgon VIC 26/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/7/73
Sydney 9/8/73
Newcastle NSW 15/10/73
Maryborough QLD 15/11/73
Adelaide 13/2/74

 


Ep. 97: Lisa Peers, Grigor Taylor & Vic Gordon

99. Dingo Hunter

Bob Parker.......Serge Lazareff
Ted Woods.......Tommy Dysart
Tina Woods.......Jennifer Ball
Nola Woods.......Shirley Cameron
Mrs. O'Brian.......Marnie Randall
Horse dealer.......Warwick Randall
Jonesy.......Roy Lyons
Bell.......Dennis Price
Dr. John Mitchell.......Jeffrey Hodgson

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Peter Bray
Producer.......Rita Tanno
Assistant Producer.......Rod Hardy
Script Editor.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis:  Farmer Ted Woods is driven to take desperate action when he finds everything he loves in jeopardy and the Matlock police apparently unable to help. Det. Curtis is promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Melbourne.

Notes: Final episode with Grigor Taylor as Sen. Det. Alan Curtis.

Airdate:

Melbourne
3/5/73
Brisbane 9/5/73
Tamworth NSW 14/6/73
Toowoomba QLD 15/5/73
Wollongong NSW 7/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/7/73
Sydney 16/8/73
Maryborough QLD 22/11/73
Adelaide 20/2/74

 


Ep. 99: Jennifer Ball & Tommy Dysart

100. Bedlam

Cathy Gallegar.......Lynda Keane
Bill Harris.......Joe James
Deacon Gallegar.......Fred ‘Cul’ Cullen
Tom Bishop.......Clive Davies
Wally Struthers.......Ross D. Wyllie
Charlie Banks.......Hamish Hughes
Mechanic.......Robert Lever
Alf (publican).......Les James
Const. Reed.......Roger Boyce
Girl in river 1.......Sue O'Keefe
Girl in river 2.......Jannie Brown
Bloke in river.......Ron Thomas

Script.......Everett de Roche
Director.......John Jacob
Film Director.......Vince Markesteijn
Producer.......Rita Tanno

Synopsis: Deacon Gallegar thinks a wild orgy is taking place by the river. Wally Struthers meets Gallegar's daughter Kathy who collapses after having drunk too much home brew - Wally thinks she is dead and puts her in the boot of his car, causing police to suspect a murder. A bandit planning a robbery unknowingly meets up with Sen. Det. York while they are both travelling to Matlock. All this plus a runaway tractor causes bedlam at the Matlock police station.

Notes: First episode with Tom Richards as Sen. Det. Steve York. The opening title sequence was edited to omit the credit for Tom Richards due to a fundamental part of the plot being uncertainty about York's identity.

Airdate:

Melbourne 1
0/5/73
Brisbane 16/5/73
Toowoomba QLD 22/5/73
Tamworth NSW 21/6/73
Wollongong NSW 14/7/73
Rockhampton QLD 23/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/8/73
Sydney 23/8/73
Maryborough QLD 29/11/73
Adelaide 27/2/74
Mt Gambier SA 14/3/74

 


Ep. 100: Ron Thomas, Sue O'Keefe, Clive Davies & Jannie Brown

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