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EPISODES: 34.
LENGTH: 30 mins.
FORMAT:
Mono, Film.
PRODUCTION:
1959 - 1960 Artransa Park Studios co-production with ITC and ATV Britain.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK:
ATN-7, Sydney; GTV-9, Melbourne. Repeat screenings on 0-Ten network.

CAST:
Chris Cobb.......PETER GRAVES
Dan Ledward.......ANTHONY WICKERT

 


EPISODE TITLES
1. Convict Town
2. Rider On The Hill
3. Love Story In Gold
4. Barbed Wire
5. The Actress
6. Sarong
7. The Other Side Of The Swan
8. Secret Of The Screaming Hills
9. Episode In Bathurst
10. The Twisted Road
11. Dutchman's Reef
12. Act Of Courage
13. Divide And Conquer
14. The Remittance Man
15. Day Of The Hunter
16. Solid Gold Brigade
17. Stage For Two
18. The Canoomba Incident
19. The Bone That Whispered
20. The Legacy
21. The Adelaide Arabs
22. The Rushing Sands
23. Fire Rock
24. The Hunters
25. Stage Freight
26. Portrait In Gunpowder
27. Ribbons And Wheels
28. The Wreckers
29. Storm River
30. Flood Tide
31. Dilemma In Wool
32. Dark Runs The Sea
33. The Magic Wire
34. The Haunted Valley

1. Convict Town

Peter Garth.......John Fegan
Mike Jacky.......Ken Goodlet
Sally.......Noanie Rothsey
Tom Ledward.......Alex Cann
Storekeeper.......John Armstrong
Gilley.......Stuart Finch
Matthews.......Phillip Ross
Sam Quint.......Ron Williams
Sentry.......Waverney Ford

Script.......Dwight Newton
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Maury Geraghty

Synopsis: Chris Cobb and one of his drivers arrive at a road construction site in time to save one of their men from a brutal beating at the hands of three thugs. The thugs are from Ledward's Bore, a mean settlement populated by con-men and ruffians. 'Big Tom' Ledward, the settlement's 'head man', ordered the beating in an attempt to prevent Cobb from opening lines of communication near the Bore. Ledward's son Dan hates the lifestyle of the Bore, and leaves the settlement and is given a job by Cobb. When a wagon loaded with gunpowder and supplies is stolen, and a Cobb employee is killed, suspicion falls on Dan Ledward.

Airdate:

Melbourne
18/2/61
Toowoomba QLD 4/8/62

2. Rider On The Hill

Carthy.......Gordon Glenwright
Helen Turner.......Delia Williams
Morton.......Eric Reiman
Chengra.......Johnny Cadell
Constable.......Ivor Bromley

Script.......Harry Pink
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: A Cobb & Co. coach is wrecked when it runs into a heavy chain deliberately placed in it's path by two bushrangers. A passenger is killed in the crash, and Cobb kills the bushrangers in self-defence. He later receives an Aboriginal death-stick, marking him to die at the next full moon. Defying the warning, Cobb takes a coach into Aboriginal territory, knowing that one of his passengers - a prisoner in chains, his police escort, an Aboriginal, a swagman and a young woman - is his would-be killer.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/2/61

3. Love Story In Gold

Smithy.......Owen Weingott
Tamros.......Neva Carr-Glyn
Toria.......Margaret Mewkill
Reverend.......Chris Christensen
Rufus.......Keith Silver
Sheridan.......Cecil West

Script.......James Clavell
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Smithy tosses a sack of gold into Cobb's office in Sydney, and asks Cobb to personally undertake to transport a load of merchandise, including brandy, a trousseau and two coffins, into the heart of New South Wales. Cobb hasn't much enthusiasm for the job, but he is attracted by the price. At the agreed meeting place, Cobb is overpowered and taken to a lush valley, where he meets the female leader of a group of escaped convicts. She tells Cobb that he is to marry her daughter and he will be given more gold than he can imagine. If he refuses, he will fill one of the coffins.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
23/9/61
Sydney 30/9/61
Maryborough QLD 4/7/66

 


Ep. 1: Peter Graves

4. Barbed Wire

Doctor.......Gerry Duggan
Walt Sullivan.......Eric Reiman
John Dundee.......Grant Taylor
Tercell.......Don Barkham
Joe Pierce.......Philip Ross
Roonga.......Robert Tudawali
Bobby Pierce.......Brett Hart

Script.......Harry Pink
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: A vicious landowner has a young farmer flogged for attempting to fence in his land with barbed wire. Cobb and Ledward find the injured man, and Cobb goes after the landowner, who orders one of his men to shoot Cobb. He then attempts to shoot Cobb himself, but is thwarted by an Aboriginal station-hand.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/3/61
Launceston TAS 9/8/62
Maryborough QLD 15/8/66

 


Ep. 4: Robert Tudawali and Peter Graves

5. The Actress

Jenny Rochelle.......Jennifer Jayne
Mike Upton.......Lew Luton
Clare.......Cherry Butlin
Dodson.......Peter Carver
Jim.......Tony Davey
Elkins.......John Sherman
Ashton.......Jerome White
Coach driver.......Tony Davey

Script.......Gene Roddenberry
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Maury Geraghty
Assistant Director.......David Eastman

Synopsis: Cobb arrives in Dubbo to visit a girlfriend, but leaves the next day, having been told that miners will no longer send their gold with Cobb & Co. - unless Cobb can prevent bushranger Mike Upton's raids on the coaches. During the trip, Upton waylays Cobb's coach and kidnaps a female passenger. Cobb, suspecting that Upton is more a victim of circumstance than a criminal, trails Upton to his lair and rescues the girl. When their trail crosses that of the irate miners, who are intent on lynching Upton, the aspiring actress must give the performance of her career to save his life.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
15/4/61

6. Sarong

Capart.......John Fegan
Luschen Zumwalt.......Joe McCormick
Oscar Wenders.......John Tate
Terrani.......Barbara Guest
Nabila.......Dale Ford
Leilani.......Leilani Kemp
Hennessy.......Julian Flett
Bond girl 1.......Dorothea Lockner
Bond girl 2.......Natalie Thomas
Bond girl 3.......Willi Koopman

Script.......Gene Roddenberry
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Posing as a miner from the goldfields, Cobb heads north towards Brisbane to investigate the disappearance of several young women - 'bond girls', indentured servants from the islands - who have vanished while travelling on Cobb & Co. coaches. He finds that the women were kidnapped and taken to a secluded inlet, where they were forced to dive for the abundance of pearls found there.

Airdate:

Melbourne
4/3/61
Maryborough QLD 1/8/66

7. The Other Side Of The Swan

Wilfred Swan.......Nigel Lovell
Cabby.......Eddie Hepple
Anna.......Margo Lee
Governor Sir John Eddington.......Ken Fraser
Tilbert.......Hugh Stewart
Police Sergeant.......Reg Lye
Hotel clerk.......Maurice Travers
Coachman.......Dave Haverton

Script.......Michael Plant
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: While in Melbourne to open a branch office, Cobb is asked to do a personal favour for Sir John Eddington, the Governor of New South Wales - to locate his brother, who fled England after being charged with murder. He was thought to be dead, but is now reported to be living in Melbourne under the assumed name Elliot Fajun. Cobb is warned that the assignment will be dangerous, possibly fatal, and when he accepts an invitation to visit the Governor's 'niece', Cobb is drugged and locked up.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/3/61
Sydney 18/3/61
Lismore NSW 21/6/62
Maryborough QLD 11/7/66

8. Secret Of The Screaming Hills

Miranda Wooster.......Veronica Lang
Wooster.......Ken Goodlet
Ryan.......James Elliott
Mrs. Wooster.......Marion Johns
Tad Wooster.......Reg Livermore
Garrett.......Frank Waters
Frank Garrett.......George Roubicek
Joe Clever Fellow.......Pat Wedge
Doctor.......Tex Clark

Script.......Don Ingalls
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Cobb finds a dying man in the bush, and undertakes to deliver a map to the man's wife. With the help of an Aboriginal, Cobb solves the mystery of the 'frog fella' and a missing treasure.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Brisbane 18/2/61
Melbourne
30/9/61
Maryborough QLD 8/8/66

9. Episode In Bathurst

'Tiny' Denvers.......Chuck Faulkner
Matt Denvers.......Joe McCormick
Pecos Denvers.......Richard Meikle
Farmer.......Tom Farley
Thomas Perkins.......Geoffrey King
Publican.......Ron Shand
Tim Perkins.......George Roubicek

Script.......Gene Roddenberry
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Maury Geraghty
Assistant Director.......David Eastman

Synopsis: Three Americans, the Denvers brothers, have moved into Bathurst and they employ gangster methods to control the town and obtain easy money. They taunt Cobb, who is forced to kill one of them in self-defence. Cobb then utilises his skill with a bullwhip and boomerang, and drives the other two brothers out of town.

Notes: Annette Andre and Walter Pym are credited on the episode as Charlene and Wenders respectively, but do not appear. The character of Wenders was intended to be a high ranking government official who informs Cobb his contract is in jeopardy unless the situation at Bathurst is brought under control, but the part was dropped during a late rewrite.

Airdate:

Melbourne
25/3/61
Sydney 1/4/61

10. The Twisted Road

Felicity Parr.......Rachel Lloyd
Ted Cammidge.......Ben Gabriel
Dr. Inigo Table.......Tom Farley
Officer Daly.......Ivor Bromley
Maneeri.......Pat Wedge

Script.......Michael Plant
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Returning to Brisbane from an outback run, Cobb's coach is commandeered to transport a prisoner, Ted Cammidge, from Goondiwindi to Brisbane. Cammidge is to stand trial for murder, and is accompanied by his employer, Dr. Table, who plans to vouch for his innocence at the trial. A young female passenger learns a valuable lesson in life before the journey is completed.

Airdate:

Melbourne
1/4/61
Lismore NSW 30/8/62
Launceston TAS 13/9/62

 


Ep. 5: Peter Graves and Lew Luton

11. Dutchman's Reef

‘Teddy’ Norton.......Leonard Teale
Edwina.......Derani Scarr
Mrs. Cullert.......Queenie Ashton
Aboriginal.......Robert Tudawali
Charles.......Jerome White
Kelly.......Phillip Ross
Butler.......Norman Blacker

Script.......Gene Roddenberry
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer .......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Cobb goes to search for a missing white man rumoured to be living with an Aboriginal tribe, and stumbles across a legendary rich gold deposit, known as ‘Dutchman’s Reef’.

Airdate:

Melbourne
8/4/61
Sydney 15/4/61
Brisbane 22/4/61
Maryborough QLD 12/9/66
 


Ep. 11: Leonard Teale and Peter Graves

12. Act Of Courage

Slyter.......Terry McDermott
Catherine Lachlan.......Janette Craig
Terri McKenna.......Margo Lee
Phil Lachlan.......Ric Hutton
Jamie Stuart.......Brian Hungerford
Sundowner.......Guy Doleman
Kelly.......Tony Madigan
Mike.......Brett Hart

Script.......Gerry Day
Director.......Ben Fox
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: On his way to testify at the trial of a bushranger charged with killing one of his stagecoach drivers, Cobb arrives at drought-stricken Cross Creek Way Station with two passengers, a married couple. He is met by a gang who plan to keep him prisoner until after the bushranger's trial.

Airdate:
Sydney 18/2/61
Brisbane 23/2/61
Melbourne 7/10/61
Maryborough QLD 3/10/66
 


Ep. 12: Terry McDermott

13. Divide And Conquer

Jim Witton.......Lionel Long
Bill Fry.......Owen Weingott
Paddy Cowan.......Colin Croft
Sir John Wickett.......Harry Dearth
Joe Bryant.......Kirk Fabian
Dan Everett.......Bruck Wheeler
Billy Joe.......Henry Murdoch
Tom.......Simon Cain
Nellie.......Patricia Connolly
Briggs.......George Wallace Jr.

Script.......David Evans
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Bushranger Paddy Cowan joins Bill Fry and his gang in the abduction of Cobb and a Government minister.

Airdate:

Melbourne
22/4/61
Launceston TAS 27/9/62
 


Ep. 13: Colin Croft and Owen Weingott

14. The Remittance Man

Jimmy Quicksilver.......Stuart Wagstaff
Manny.......Roger Cox
Sir Alex Glynders.......Geoffrey King
Lady Glynders.......Nellie Lamport
Martin.......Kim Hamilton

Script.......Wells Root & Ron Bishop
Director.......John Meredyth-Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Jimmy Quicksilver, a 'gentleman' bushranger, asks Cobb to conceal knowledge of his activities from two members of his aristocratic family, who have come to Australia to take Quicksilver's son to England to be educated.

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/4/61
Sydney 6/5/61
Launceston TAS 4/10/62
Maryborough QLD 24/10/66

15. Day Of The Hunter

Pat Flegg.......Chips Rafferty
Garth Blake.......Max Osbiston
Maureen Flegg.......Rachel Lloyd
Captain Wardley.......Des Rolfe
Tom Flegg.......Peter McCredie
Billy Joe.......Henry Murdoch

Script.......Don Ingalls
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: A squatter's farm is burned down by a land-hungry man who trades on people's fears by terrorising their families. Cobb undertakes a hazardous crossing of an Aboriginal burial ground to assist.

Airdate:

Melbourne
6/5/61
Sydney 13/5/61
Maryborough QLD 10/10/66
 


Ep. 14: Stuart Wagstaff and Peter Graves

16. Solid Gold Brigade

Derby Strickland.......John Gray
Dodgeworth Fenton.......Don Pascoe
Mike Jacky.......Ken Goodlet
Oscar Wenders.......Walter Pym
Logan.......Tony Arpino
Adam Douglas.......John Brunskill
Baxter.......Ray Bushby
Gage.......Denys Burrows

Script.......Don Ingalls
Director.......Maury Geraghty
Producer.......Maury Geraghty

Synopsis: Cobb is transporting miner's gold from Fury Creek to Sydney, but enroute a bushranger shoots him and leaves him for dead. The bushranger then attempts to impersonate Cobb and get away with the gold.

Notes: First episode filmed. Scenes used in opening titles.

Airdate:

Melbourne
13/5/61
 


Ep. 16: John Gray

17. Stage For Two

Harry Wallace.......Leonard Teale
Reves.......Peter Guest
Babson.......Peter Armstrong
Braven.......Vaughan Tracy
Neil.......Rex Mansfield

Script.......Terry Maples
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Cobb becomes the reluctant ally of an escaping bank robber who is sought not only by the police, but also by the outlaw gang he has cheated.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
20/5/61
Sydney 27/5/61
Maryborough QLD 25/7/66

18. The Canoomba Incident

Joan Geddes.......Janette Craig
Rick Geddes.......Lew Luton
Peebles.......Stewart Ginn
Bessie Parker.......Brenda Senders
Kemp.......Don McNiven
Thurston.......Ralph Peterson

Script.......Ralph Peterson & Richard Grey
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Upon arrival in Canoomba, Cobb and Dan Ledward find the men are away digging gold and the women are running the town. Dan Ledward finds romance in the town before being assigned the perilous task of carrying a fortune in gold from the diggings to Canoomba.

Notes: Scriptwriter Ralph Peterson makes a brief on-camera appearance in the minor role of Thurston.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/6/61
Sydney 24/6/61
Maryborough QLD 31/10/66

 


Ep. 17: Leonard Teale

19. The Bone That Whispered

Edwin Regnor.......Nigel Lovell
Dalgowlie.......Robert Tudawali
Barrow.......Reg Lye
Marianne Regnor.......Gwenda Pippen
Tjalkalieri.......Jack Kelly
Billy Joe.......Henry Murdoch

Script.......Michael Plant
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: When a small girl is left motherless, Cobb sets out to track down her father, a man charged with murder who has fled the law swearing his innocence and now lives with an Aboriginal tribe.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/5/61
Sydney 3/6/61
Launceston TAS 23/8/62
Maryborough QLD 29/8/66

20. The Legacy

Jo Acton.......Betty Lucas
Harold Lenke.......Kenric Hudson
Alfred.......Ron Graham
Adam.......Moray Powell
Maloomba.......Reg Livermore
Paul.......John Brunskill

Script.......Bill Templeton
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Anxious to obtain good grazing land for his horses, Cobb approaches the heir to the large Carter estate to enquire about a grazing lease on the property. Cobb's request falls on unresponsive ears, and after he discusses the situation with their solicitor, he becomes directly involved in events concerning the Carter legacy.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/6/61
Sydney 10/6/61
Launceston TAS 8/11/62
Maryborough QLD 28/11/66

21. The Adelaide Arabs

O'Hara.......Chuck Faulkner
Sorrel.......Chips Rafferty
Link.......Don Barkham
Lt. Hoffman.......Stuart Wagstaff
Auctioneer.......Al Thomas
Virginia Jessop.......Coralie Neville
Poole.......Walter Pym
Wallace.......Peter Owen

Script.......Ralph Peterson
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas
Script Editor.......Michael Plant

Synopsis: A female horse-breeder, a gang of bushrangers, and Chris Cobb are all in hot competition for the possession of three magnificent Arabian horses, and the contest soon becomes a fight to the death.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 10/6/61
Sydney 17/6/61
Launceston TAS 1/11/62
Maryborough QLD 21/11/66

 


Ep. 19: Nigel Lovell and Peter Graves

22. The Rushing Sands

Petey Hibberd.......Gordon Glenwright
Kenneth Colby.......Nevil Thurgood
Chad Karpner.......Barry Linehan

Script.......Michael Plant
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: In his Duranga office, Chris Cobb finds Petey Hibberd, a one time star driver for the Cobb stage line and now a mere husk of a man expecting death. Hibberd dedicates his last days to tracking down a bushranger who he believes has murdered his son.

Airdate:

Melbourne
24/6/61
Sydney 1/7/61

23. Fire Rock

Ella Clauson.......Delia Williams
Walter Clauson.......Kevin Golsby
Kogarah.......Robert Tudawali
David Clauson.......Alistair Roberts

Script.......Michael Plant
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: A trusted Cobb & Co. agent disappears in the ‘Taroomba’, a sacred Aboriginal burial ground which is rich in opal. His wife, taking full advantage of the attraction that her beauty has for men, persuades Cobb to lead a search party - with surprising results.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/7/61
Launceston TAS 25/10/62
Maryborough QLD 14/11/66

24. The Hunters

Mary Dillon.......Bettina Welch
Len Dillon.......Philip Ross
Mundaru.......Robert Tudawali
Billy Joe.......Henry Murdoch

Script.......Morris West
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: A white cattleman, Dillon, inadvertently interrupts the ritual killing of a bull by a tribe of Aboriginals, and, according to tribal custom, must himself be killed to complete the cycle of events. A spear hurled by tribesman Mundaru seriously wounds him, but Dillon manages to escape. When Dillon's riderless horse returns to the homestead Cobb sets out on a desperate race against time.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
8/7/61
Lismore NSW 2/8/62
Maryborough QLD 21/8/66

 


Anthony Wickert

25. Stage Freight

Tom.......Terry McDermott
Margaret.......Fernande Glyn
Rosie London.......Margo Lee
Magnus Irving.......Eric Reiman
Joe Scammell.......Barry Linehan
Policeman.......Bernard Don
Baggage handler.......Peter Armstrong

Script.......Ralph Peterson
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Cobb has a full load of passengers on the return journey from Mowamba, and it seems certain that among them are a man and a woman who have committed a brutal murder.

Airdate:
Melbourne 15/7/61
Launceston TAS 15/11/62

26. Portrait In Gunpowder

Jimmy Quicksilver.......Stuart Wagstaff
Denise de Mornay.......Therese Talbert
Manny.......Roger Cox
Murchison.......Alan Light

Script.......Michael Plant
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Cobb accepts a commission to transport a renowned artist newly arrived from France to an undisclosed destination. He again crosses the path of Jimmy Quicksilver, a 'gentleman bushranger' whose dishonesty is equalled only by his good manners and sense of humour.

Notes: Stuart Wagstaff reprises his role of Jimmy Quicksilver, first seen in ep. 14, ‘The Remittance Man’.

Airdate:

Melbourne
22/7/61
Hobart 15/5/62
Launceston TAS 20/12/62
Maryborough QLD 2/1/67
 


Ep. 25: Terry McDermott, Fernande Glyn, Anthony Wickert and Peter Graves

27. Ribbons And Wheels

Kate Parsons.......Ursula Finlay
Bunyip.......Tom Farley
Horton.......Grant Taylor
Kubley.......Kevin Colson
Race judge.......Don McNiven
George.......Charles McCallum

Script.......Ralph Peterson
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: The usual calm of outback Ginini is shattered when Cobb accepts a challenge to race a Western Co. stagecoach over the usual route to Brindabella by two men of doubtful business ethics.

Airdate:

Melbourne
29/7/61

28. The Wreckers

Kuraba.......Robert Tudawali
Norris.......Guy Doleman
Harris.......Deryck Barnes
Gillespie.......Max Osbiston
Hobart.......Roger Cox
Ned.......Warwick Ray
Gang member.......Reg Gorman
Chief officer.......Hugh Stewart
Police clerk.......Nat Levison
Tom.......Barry Armand
Evans.......Bill Brady
Wagon master.......Bernard Don

Script.......Daphne Field
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: A group of bushrangers capture a Cobb & Co. coach, and use it in a series of raids and robberies implicating Cobb. Determined to protect his company's reputation, Cobb tracks down the bushrangers with the assistance of Dan Ledward and Kuraba, an Aboriginal who came to his aid.

Airdate:
Melbourne 5/8/61
Launceston TAS 6/9/62
 


Ep. 27: Ursula Finlay and Peter Graves

29. Storm River

Cassie.......Annette Andre
John Kerrabee.......Grant Taylor
Cloy.......Norman Erskine

Script.......Don Ingalls
Director.......John Meredyth-Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Battling his way through a violent storm with a lame horse, Cobb is felled by an unseen foe. He recovers consciousness in the bedroom of an outback cabin, minus his money-belt. The cabin's other occupant is a girl who longs to travel to Sydney to train as a designer. She asks Cobb to take her with him, but when they set out for Sydney they meet with deadly opposition.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/8/61
Maryborough QLD 16/1/67
 


Ep. 29: Annette Andre

30. Flood Tide

Sarah Bartley.......Shirley Broadway
Jess Beldon.......Barry Linehan

Script.......Michael Plant
Director.......Ben Fox
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Cobb and his sole passenger, Sarah Bartley, spend the night with him in a deserted house trapped by a flood. During the night a violent storm strikes, and all is not as it seems when a mysterious stranger arrives to seek shelter.

Notes: Anthony Wickert does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/8/61
Sydney 26/8/61
Launceston TAS 13/12/62
Maryborough QLD 26/12/66
 


Ep. 30: Shirley Broadway and Peter Graves

31. Dilemma In Wool

Nina Alvarez.......Janette Craig
Jose.......Nigel Lovell
Dyson.......Lionel Long
Carlos Alvarez.......Neil Fitzpatrick
Drover.......Chris Christensen

Script.......Ralph Peterson
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Cobb becomes involved in the strange story of a fugitive Spanish couple, a stolen lamb, and the beginning of Australia's wool growing industry.

Airdate:

Melbourne
26/8/61
Launceston TAS 10/1/63

32. Dark Runs The Sea

Fiona Merrick.......Annette Andre
Arnold Lufton.......Joe McCormick
Raike Darkner.......Guy Doleman
Bradley Bradley.......Reg Lye
Jake.......Neville Gaha
Lieutenant.......John Brunskill

Script.......Michael Plant & Oscar Maillard
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Attractive, young, thrill-seeking Fiona Merrick, niece of the local magistrate, is kidnapped in the outback. Cobb is mystified when he discovers that she is apparently a willing victim, and the local magistrate is reluctant to press on with the search for her.

Airdate:

Melbourne
2/9/61
Launceston TAS 29/11/62

33. The Magic Wire

Jack Sheridan.......Terry McDermott
Sam Green.......Peter Aanensen
Kunama.......Robert Tudawali
Tjankata.......Nosepeg

Script.......Ralph Peterson
Director.......Peter Maxwell
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Aboriginal attacks imperil the laying of an overhead telegraph line. Cobb, contracted to freight supplies from the coast to a telegraph construction camp, discovers that the attacks are being instigated by a white man who has much to gain if the work is not completed on schedule.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/9/61
Maryborough QLD 9/1/67
 


Ep. 31: Lionel Long and Nigel Lovell

34. The Haunted Valley

Catha Cameron.......Bettina Welch
Major MacReady.......Ron Whelan
Robbie MacReady.......Kevin Colson
Kilcain.......Norman Blackler

Script.......Gerry Day
Director.......John Meredyth Lucas
Producer.......Ben Fox
Associate Producer.......John Meredyth Lucas

Synopsis: Cattlemen at Wallaby Junction lose stock in mysterious thefts which convince Cobb that there must be a secret pass through the surrounding mountains. He sets out to find the trail and catch the thief.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/9/61
Launceston TAS 30/8/62
Maryborough QLD 5/9/66