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EPISODES: 13.
LENGTH: 30 mins.
FORMAT: Mono, Video.
PRODUCTION: 1964 GTV-9 Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Airdate.
NETWORK: Nine.

CAST:
Charlie Appleby.......EDDIE HEPPLE
Shirley Muggleton.......ROBINA BEARD
Joan Muggleton.......SHEILA BRADLEY
Stinger.......STEWART WELLER


CREW:
Director.......ROD KINNEAR
Producer.......ROD KINNEAR
Scripts.......RONALD CHESNEY, RONALD WOLFE, ALAN HOPGOOD
(Six episodes by Chesney and Wolfe, adapted by Alan Hopgood; remainder by Alan Hopgood).
Music.......BRUCE CLARK
Assistant Producer.......JOHNNY LADD
Created by.......RONALD CHESNEY & RONALD WOLFE


EPISODE TITLES
1. The Double Take
2. The Big Fix
3. A Quid Each Way, Every Way
4. The Inspector Calls
5. Petticoat Prison
6. Hygiene Hi-jack
7. Home Sweet Brew
8. Hot Lines
9. Gawler's Ghost
10. Bad Nose For Charlie
11. Colonel Blood
12. Frenzy Persuasion
13. A Candle For Charlie

 

1. The Double Take

Synopsis: Joan and Shirley Muggleton inherit a country garage from their Uncle Ted. However, their plan to make a profit by selling the place is thwarted when they encounter 'difficulties' in the form of a lazy third-rate mechanic named Charlie.

Airdate:
Melbourne 31/3/64

 

2. The Big Fix

Harrison Blake Jr........Joe McCormick

Synopsis: An American tourist calls in to the roadhouse to have a punctured tyre repaired, unaware that Charlie's bungling is going to cost him a small fortune.

Airdate:
Melbourne 7/4/64
Adelaide 17/8/64

3. A Quid Each Way, Every Way

Synopsis: Charlie finds it difficult to concentrate on his job, and the reason becomes clear when Stinger, the local SP bookie, appears. Stinger tries to tempt Charlie to have a bet on the Cup, despite Joan and Shirley placing a ban on Charlie betting.

Airdate:
Melbourne 14/4/64


 

 


Ep. 2: Joe McCormick and Eddie Hepple.

4. The Inspector Calls

Inspector.......Michael Duffield

Script.......Ronald Chesney & Ronald Wolfe
Adapted by.......Alan Hopgood


Synopsis: Shirley and Joan learn that a Car Club Inspector is going to call in to see if their garage is up to standard to be included in the Club's directory. They devise various means to ensure the garage passes the test, in spite of Charlie.

Airdate:
Melbourne
21/4/64
 

 


Ep. 4: Robina Beard and Michael Duffield.

5. Petticoat Prison

Herb.......Terry Norris
Bill.......Peter Aanensen
Phil.......John Armstrong
Jim Fogarty.......Wyn Roberts

Script.......Ronald Chesney & Ronald Wolfe
Adapted by.......Alan Hopgood

Synopsis: Shirley and Joan plan an evening out with their boyfriends, but problems arise when this coincides with a two-up night planned by Charlie and Stinger.

Airdate:
Melbourne 28/4/64
Adelaide 7/9/64

 

 


Ep. 5: Sheila Bradley, Terry Norris and Robina Beard.

6. Hygiene Hi-jack

Marigold Withers.......Diana Bell

Script.......Alan Hopgood

Synopsis: Shirley and Joan seek Stinger's help to get Charlie to take a bath, as part of their effort to marry him off to Marigold Withers, the local spinster.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/5/64
Adelaide 14/9/64

7. Home Sweet Brew

Policeman.......Ian Boyce

Synopsis: Charlie helps Stinger concoct his 'home brew' at the garage, thus avoiding the police and at the same time also helping the girls do a fantastic trade.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/5/64
Adelaide 21/9/64

8. Hot Lines

.......George Whaley
.......Sydney Perkins

Synopsis: Stinger's arrangement with the local SP bookie means that he has to find a home for six illegal telephones, and the roadhouse is the most obvious choice.

Airdate:
Melbourne 19/5/64
Adelaide 28/9/64


Ep. 6: Diana Bell.

 

 


Eddie Hepple and Sheila Bradley.

9. Gawler's Ghost

Synopsis: In order to get rid of the girls for the weekend so they can hold a two-up 'convention', Charlie and Stinger tell them the story of Gawler's Ghost, who supposedly haunts the garage once a year.

Airdate:

Melbourne
26/5/64
Adelaide 5/10/64

10. Bad Nose For Charlie

Marigold Withers.......Diana Bell

Synopsis: The local spinster, Marigold Withers, attempts to blackmail Charlie into agreeing to marry her.

Airdate:
Melbourne 2/6/64

 


Sheila Bradley and Robina Beard.

11. Colonel Blood

Colonel.......Brian James

Synopsis: Charlie and Stinger are terrified when the fiery Colonel of their old regiment brings his prized automobile in to be repaired.

Airdate:

Melbourne
9/6/64

12. Frenzy Persuasion

Synopsis: A boxer and his trainer hire the garage for a week to prepare for a comeback. The girls see this as a way of making some much needed money but they do not anticipate the crisis that results from meeting 'Frenzy Persuasion'.

Airdate:
Melbourne
16/6/64
Adelaide 26/10/64

13. A Candle For Charlie

Synopsis: Charlie wakes up on his birthday to discover the garage empty and no recognition of 'his day', so he endeavours to entertain himself.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/6/64
Adelaide 2/11/64

 


Stewart Weller and Eddie Hepple.