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EPISODES: 26.
LENGTH: 60 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Film.
PRODUCTION: Fauna Production. 1971 - 1972 (series 1), 1972 - 1973 (series 2).
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: Seven.

CAST:
Det. Insp. Napoleon Bonaparte (Boney).......JAMES LAURENSON
Const. Alice McGorr.......KATE FITZPATRICK (series 2, eps 14 - 25)

CREW:
Producer.......JOHN McCALLUM
Executive Producers.......BOB AUSTIN & LEE ROBINSON
Associate Producer.......JOY CAVILL
Script Editor.......ERIC PAICE


AWARDS:
1972 Logie: James Laurenson - Best Individual Acting Performance for ep. 3 'Boney Meets The Daybreak Killer'.
1972 Logie: Frank Hardy - Best Scriptwriter for ep. 3 'Boney Meets The Daybreak Killer'.
1972 Penguin: James Laurenson - Leading Talent In Drama.
1973 Penguin: Frank Hardy - Best Drama Script for ep. 3 'Boney Meets The Daybreak Killer'.


EPISODE TITLES
Series 1
1. Boney In Venom House
2. Boney And The White Savage
3. Boney Meets The Daybreak Killer
4. Boney Buys A Coffin
5. Boney And The Payback Killer
6. Boney And The Reaper
7. Boney And The Claypan Mystery
8. Boney Picks A Widow
9. Boney And The Black Virgin
10. Boney And The Monster
11. Boney Takes A Holiday
12. Boney Buys A Woman
13. Boney And The Black Opal
Series 2
14. Boney Tells A Fortune      First Kate Fitzpatrick
15. Boney And The Paroo BikeMan
16. Boney And The Strangler
17. Boney And The Powder Trail
18. Boney And The Albatross
19. Boney And The Kelly Gang
20. Boney Hunts A Murderess
21. Boney And The Emu Man
22. Boney And The Devil's Steps
23. Boney Walks With Death
24. Boney And The Burial Tree
25. Boney And The Silent Order     
Final Kate Fitzpatrick
26. Boney And The Black Clansman

 


 

SERIES 1

~  A Man Called Boney

Synopsis: A behind the scenes look at the production of Boney, showing the crew at work in the dust and heat of the outback, together with preview scenes from the series. Producers John McCallum and Lee Robinson discuss aspects of Arthur Upfield's novels and the production of the series, and James Laurenson examines the character of Boney.

Notes: A 45 minute documentary, screened only in Sydney before the premiere of the series. Details are scarce; it was not produced by Fauna, and was probably a product of the local ATN-7 news and current affairs department. It is believed that it no longer exists.

Airdate:
Sydney
31/7/72

 

1. Boney In Venom House

Mary Answerth.......Honor Blackman
Jim Blaze.......George Assang
Morris Answerth.......Max Phipps
Janet Answerth.......Wendy Blacklock
Mrs. Leeper.......Sheila Helpmann
Sgt. Mawson.......Bill Ayres
Undertaker.......Charles Moody

Script.......Tony Morphett
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: On the track of a murderer, Boney comes to a gloomy old family home, long since cursed by Aboriginals. He finds two sisters twisted by jealousy and hate, a psychiatric nurse acting as housekeeper and, locked upstairs, a powerful man with the brain of a child.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Venom House'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:

Brisbane 28/7/72
Melbourne 17/8/72
Sydney 24/8/72
Canberra 29/8/72
Maryborough QLD 12/12/72

 


Ep. 1: James Laurenson and Honor Blackman

2. Boney And The White Savage

Brigitta Rutter.......Brigette Kollecker
Const. Peter Lloyd.......John Waters
Luke Miller.......Don Pascoe
Sen. Const. Sassoon.......Ben Gabriel
Jeff Rutter.......Edward Ogden
Martin Miller.......Michael Long
Helen Miller.......Joan Winchester
Elizabeth Rutter.......Helen Lindsay

Script.......Eric Paice
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: A young rapist escapes from prison and returns to the rugged mountain area near his home, and the scene of the crime, seeking refuge. Boney strikes fresh trouble when the rape victim tries to protect her attacker.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Bony And The White Savage'. Filmed at Wilpena Pound, South Australia.

Airdate:
Brisbane 4/8/72
Sydney 31/8/72
Toowoomba QLD 5/9/72
Tamworth NSW 19/9/72
Melbourne 26/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/11/72
Maryborough QLD 19/12/72

Shepparton VIC 17/12/74

 


Ep. 2: Brigitte Kollecker, Helen Lindsay, Edward Ogden and James Laurenson

3. Boney Meets The Daybreak Killer

Kat Loader.......Rowena Wallace
Joy Loader.......Sue Lloyd
'Melody' Sam Loader.......Noel Ferrier
Jim Thursley.......Peter Gwynne
Alec Bryce.......Don Barker
Tony Carr.......Danny Adcock
Const. Harry Harmon.......Tony Wager
Esther Harmon.......Jessica Noad
Abie.......Maurie Ryan
Dan Roberts.......Alan Walden

Script.......Frank Hardy
Director.......Eric Fullilove

Synopsis: The murder of two girls in the outback town of Daybreak has baffled local police. Boney arrives to work on the case under cover as a horse breaker.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Bony And The Mouse'. Filmed in South Australia. Frank Hardy won a Logie award for Best Scriptwriter (1972) and a Penguin award for Best drama Script (1973), and James Laurenson won a Logie award for Best Individual Acting Performance (1972) for this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
3/8/72
Brisbane 11/8/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/9/72
Port Pirie SA 3/10/72
Wollongong
NSW 29/6/74

 


Ep. 3: Rowena Wallace, Noel Ferrier and James Laurenson

4. Boney Buys A Coffin

Frank Abbott.......Rod Mullinar
Dick Lake.......Serge Lazareff
Jenny Wessex.......Bernadette Hughson
Penwarden.......Noel Brophy
Ed Wessex.......Edward Ogden
Sgt. Stacey.......John Trenaman
Candy Barr.......Hazel Phillips
Jeweller.......Louis Wishart
Barmaid.......Doreen Warburton
Mrs. Wessex.......Lynne Murphy

Script.......Joy Cavill
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: An unidentified body is found near a small fishing town, which is linked to the disappearance of a Vietnam serviceman. A stray dog leads Boney to vital clues that help solve a case of murder and drug addiction.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Clue Of The New Shoe'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:

Brisbane 18/8/72
Melbourne
31/8/72
Toowoomba QLD 19/9/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/9/72
Tamworth NSW 3/10/72

 


Ep. 4: Bernadette Hughson, Rod Mullinar and Serge Lazareff

5. Boney And The Payback Killer

Pauline Seabrook.......Tina Cornioley
David Ooldea.......David Gulpilil
Harold Morgan.......Brian James
Walsh.......Slim de Grey
Lenny Allen.......Lex Mitchell
Sullivan.......Alfred Sandor
Mrs. Larkins.......June Salter
'Bazza' Davis.......Gerry Duggan
Rogers.......Bryan Niland
Sergeant.......Gordon Piper
Mick.......Kevin Leslie
Van driver.......Jack Allan
Goddard.......Alan Tilbern
Detton.......Goff Vockler
Harry.......Eric Bush
Warder.......Colin Hughes

Script.......Arthur Young
Director.......Eric Fullilove

Synopsis: An Aboriginal boxer is released from prison after serving a sentence for killing his tribal brother. He maintains he was innocent and sets out to serve Aboriginal justice on the real killer.

Notes: Filmed in Sydney. Not directly based on a novel.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/9/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/10/72
Tamworth NSW 10/10/72

 


Ep. 5: James Laurenson and David Gulpilil

6. Boney And The Reaper

Susan Jelly.......Elli Maclure
Jane Loftus.......Googie Withers
Mike Taylor.......Ron Graham
Leonard Jelly.......Ron Haddrick
Constable Wyatt.......Barry Donnelly
Stokes.......John McCallum
Christos.......Charles Thorn
Crovic.......Terry Matthews
George Loftus.......Peter Pointon
Bradley.......John Brakenridge

Script.......Bob Ellis
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: A large reaping machine pushes George Loftus' car into the path of a train. Boney has many suspects, and soon uncovers a connection to a murder in Rabul.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Mr. Jelly's Business'. Filmed at Narridy, near Port Pirie, South Australia.

Airdate:

Melbourne
10/8/72
Sydney 17/8/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/10/72

 


Ep. 6: Googie Withers, Elli Maclure and James Laurenson

7. Boney And The Claypan Mystery

Kathy Markham.......Judy Morris
Liz Nettlefold.......Patricia Leehy
Bill Nettlefold.......Tony Ward
Jim Oliver.......Terry McDermott
Sgt. Cox.......Brian Wenzel
Dr. Knowles.......Tony Bazell
'Shuteye'.......Jacob Roberts
Mary Kane.......Daphne Grey
Ned.......Frank Hind
Medicine man.......Lively Palyinka

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: A light aircraft is found in Central Australia. Unconscious in the passenger seat is a young woman, paralysed by drugs, with no sign of a pilot or any tracks in the vicinity. Boney investigates, only to be confronted by a second attempt at killing the girl.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Wings Above The Diamantina'. Filmed in Central Australia.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/7/72
Sydney 3/8/72
Brisbane 1/9/72
Toowoomba QLD 3/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/10/72
Tamworth NSW 24/10/72

 


Ep. 7: Terry McDermott and James Laurenson

8. Boney Picks A Widow

Insp. Douglas Waters.......Ken Goodlet
Sgt. Sawtell.......Graham Rouse
Mary Sayers.......Jacqueline Kott
Aubrey Rose.......Don Reid
Harry Jones.......Bindi Williams
Alec Dickinson.......Fred Betts
Sen. Const. Johnson.......Reg Gillam
Mike Lewis.......Tony Allyn
Cooney.......Don Walker
Lynn Eltham.......Leila Blake

Script.......Ted Willis
Director.......Eric Fullilove

Synopsis: Two widows have been murdered in Broken Bay, a small coastal town. Boney sets a trap for the killer using human bait - the widow he believes will be the next victim.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Widows Of Broome'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:
Brisbane 8/9/72
Melbourne 14/9/72
Toowoomba QLD 10/10/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/10/72
Maryborough QLD 30/1/73

 


Ep. 8: Reg Gillam and Jacqueline Kott

9. Boney And The Black Virgin

Lottee Jack.......Kirrily Nolan
Robyn Pointer.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Fritz Romer.......Tom Farley
Sgt. Mawby.......Peter Aanensen
Tonto.......David Gulpilil
Eric Romer.......Rudiger Bahr
Nuggety Jack.......Eli Rebunja

Script.......Peter Yeldham
Director.......Eric Fullilove

Synopsis: Investigating the strange death of an escaped convict, Boney discovers the prime suspect has also been murdered. He finds the key to the mystery in a weird love triangle.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Bony And The Black Virgin'. Filmed in Central Australia.

Airdate:
Brisbane 15/9/72
Melbourne 21/9/72
Toowoomba QLD 17/10/72
Sydney 4/2/73

10. Boney And The Monster

Needle Kent.......Willie Fennell
Bill Newton.......Owen Weingott
Lively Early.......Ken Goodlet
Clare Joyce.......Gerda Nicolson
Const. Barnard.......Roger Ward
Jack Levvey.......Terence Cooper
Mary.......Ann Peters
Harris.......Johnnie Brumby
Maidstone.......Barry Thomas

Script.......Bruce Stewart
Director.......Eric Fullilove

Synopsis: Aborigines in the heart of the Australian outback plan a ritual killing with Boney as the intended victim when he investigates the mysterious death of a geologist. The Aborigines say the geologist has been trampled by the 'monster of Alice Gap', protector of their sacred burial ground. Investigations lead Boney on the track of a cattle stealing operation.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Lake Frome Monster'. Filmed in Central Australia.

Airdate:
Adelaide 19/9/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/9/72
Brisbane 22/9/72
Melbourne 28/9/72
Sydney 5/10/72
Toowoomba QLD 24/10/72
Maryborough QLD 13/2/73
Tamworth NSW 26/2/73

 


Ep. 9: David Gulpilil and James Laurenson

11. Boney Takes A Holiday

Isobel Matthews.......Jeanie Drynan
Jim Simpson.......John Bonney
Glen Shannon.......Max Cullen
Ed Simpson.......Buster Fiddess
Elaine Simpson.......Jill Forster
Frank Hedges.......Keith Lee
Bob Reynolds.......Digby Thomas
South American.......Kevin Rasheed

Script.......Tony Morphett
Director.......Eric Fullilove

Synopsis: A veterinary student and a customs agent disappear in the Flinders Ranges. Boney finds himself plunged into a strange case of murder and the illegal export of Merino rams.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Mountains Have A Secret'. Filmed at Wilpena Pound, South Australia. Last television role by Buster Fiddess.

Airdate:

Coffs Harbour NSW 31/8/72
Brisbane 29/9/72

Melbourne
5/10/72
Toowoomba QLD 31/10/72
Tamworth NSW 21/11/72
Port Pirie SA 28/11/72

 


Ep. 11: James Laurenson, John Bonney and Buster Fiddess

12. Boney Buys A Woman

Meena.......Kerry Maguire
Alistair Bell.......John McCallum
Arnie Bray.......Reg Gorman
Yorky.......Les Foxcroft
Harry Lawton.......Peter Whittle
Bill Hart.......Joe Dalrymple
Constable Pierce.......Murray George
Charlie.......Geoffrey Liddle
Linda.......Melissa Robinson
Dancer.......David Gulpilil

Script.......Joy Cavill
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: In the baffling mystery of a murdered white woman and her abducted daughter, Boney seeks clues among a tribe of Aboriginals. To spring his trap on the murderer, he must buy the beautiful Meena from her tribal chief.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Bony Buys A Woman'. Filmed in Central Australia. The corroboree scenes on the series opening and closing titles are taken from this episode.

Airdate:
Adelaide 3/10/72
Brisbane 6/10/72
Melbourne 12/10/72
Sydney 19/10/72
Toowoomba QLD 7/11/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/11/72
Port Pirie SA 19/12/72
Tamworth NSW 12/2/73

Newcastle NSW 20/2/73
Maryborough QLD 27/2/73

 


James Laurenson opening title credit

13. Boney And The Black Opal

Kim Breen.......Sandra Lee Patterson
Sgt. Peter Irwin.......Nick Tate
Ezra Breen.......John Gray
Sam Laidlaw.......Hedley Cullen
Charlie.......Ken Wayne
Phil Scott.......Dean Corson
German Joe.......Dennis Hadden
Frankie Neal.......Maurie Ryan
Don Breen.......Michael Davis
Menburra.......Dennis Williams
Paddie.......Tarzan O'Reilly

Script.......Ted Willis
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: A policeman is found murdered on a road in the rugged MacDonnell Ranges and his black tracker is missing, also believed dead. Boney has an ally in a tribe of Aboriginals bent on revenge.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Cake In The Hat Box'. Filmed in Central Australia.

Airdate:

Brisbane 13/10/72
Melbourne
9/11/72
Toowoomba QLD 14/11/72
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/11/72
Newcastle NSW 27/2/73
Maryborough QLD 6/3/73

 


Ep. 13: Nick Tate, Maurie Ryan and James Laurenson

SERIES 2

14. Boney Tells A Fortune

Sgt. Peter Irwin.......Nick Tate
'Knocker' Harris.......Eddie Hepple
Ben Wickham.......Tom Farley
Jessica Menzies.......Diana McLean
Link.......Volkert Kraeft
John Lewton.......Nevil Thurgood
Chandra Sharma.......Beverley Roberts
Laya.......Nicola Flamer-Caldera
Barry.......Stan Penrose
Receptionist.......Linda Thomas

Script.......Eric Paice
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: An astrologer predicts his own death, but not at the hands of a murderer. Boney investigates, and soon finds there is more to the case than meets the eye.

Notes: First episode with Kate Fitzpatrick as Const. Alice McGorr. Based on the novel 'The Battling Prophet'. Filmed at Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

Airdate:

Melbourne
22/1/73
Brisbane 2/2/73
Sydney 4/3/73
Tamworth NSW 5/3/73

Toowoomba QLD 23/3/73
Maryborough QLD 17/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 31/7/75

 

 


Ep. 14: Diana McLean, Volkert Kraeft and Kate Fitzpatrick

15. Boney And The Paroo Bike Man

Jill Madden.......Judy Morris
Sgt. Harvey.......Deryck Barnes
Vic Vickery.......Ken Shorter
Jacko.......Lex Mitchell
Paroo Bikeman.......Martin Vaughan
Mrs. Cosgrove.......Anne Haddy
Ray Wilson.......Lew Luton
Harry.......Jack Allan
Mick.......John Armstrong
Eleanor Wilson.......Alexandra Hynes
Frank.......Patrick McCarville
Dr. McTaggart.......Derek Maguire

Script.......Peter Yeldham
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Boney is suspected of being a trade union organiser and a black leg labour recruiter as he probes a double murder amongst bitter industrial trouble on a sheep station.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Madman's Bend'. Filmed in New South Wales. Kate Fitzpatrick does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
29/1/73
Adelaide 6/3/73
Tamworth NSW 12/3/73
Toowoomba QLD 30/3/73
Maryborough QLD 10/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/8/75

 


Ep. 15: Lew Luton, Alexandra Hynes and Anne Haddy

16. Boney And The Strangler

Jack.......Jack Thompson
Martin Borredale.......Kevin Miles
Sgt. Mulray.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Stella Borredale.......Cornelia Frances
Nora.......Aileen Britton
Barry Elson.......Alan Becher
Marie.......Carla Hoogeveen
Constable Harris.......Jim Bowles
Terry.......George Whitaker

Script.......Tony Morphett
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: Boney investigates the killing of a pregnant girl in a tropical rain forest. He finds half a dozen logical suspects, but no tracks leading to or from the body.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Winds Of Evil'. Filmed at Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

Airdate:
Brisbane 3/11/72
Melbourne 5/2/73
Sydney 18/2/73
Tamworth NSW 19/3/73
Maryborough QLD 3/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 13/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/8/75

 


James Laurenson

17. Boney And The Powder Trail

Marion.......Diane Craig
Jeff Stanton.......Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Pintubi.......Bindi Williams
Sgt. Colin Harvey.......Deryck Barnes
Kerry.......Gavin Hamilton
John Dash.......John Allen
Rose Ashley.......Diana Davidson
Greene.......Roger Millis

Script.......Tony Morphett
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: Boney tracks down a hired killer who tries to escape across the outback with a young Aboriginal guide and a bag of highly marketable heroin.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Sands Of Windee'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/2/73
Brisbane 16/2/73
Maryborough QLD 13/3/73
Sydney 25/3/73
Tamworth NSW 26/3/73
Toowoomba QLD 6/4/73

 


Ep. 17: Bindi Williams and James Laurenson

18. Boney And The Albatross

Diana Rockwell.......Olivia Hamnett
Edward Blade.......Redmond Philips
Jack Wilton.......Harold Hopkins
Rockwell.......Ric Hutton
'Flash' Gordon.......Gregory de Polnay
Brian Spencer.......Peter Corbett
Frail.......Gus Mercurio
Marion Spencer.......Stephanie Russell
Dorothy Spencer.......Brenda Senders
Senator Kingsley.......Nemo Else

Script.......Ross Napier
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: Boney investigates the disappearance of a U.S. senator at sea, near a small Australian coastal town. Boney's investigations reveal that the senator was murdered in order to protect the headquarters of an international drug syndicate.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Mystery Of Swordfish Reef'. Filmed at Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/2/73
Adelaide 13/2/73
Brisbane 23/2/73
Sydney 18/3/73
Tamworth NSW 2/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 20/4/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/8/75

 

19. Boney And The Kelly Gang

Carol Lund.......Judy Lynne
Red Kelly.......Jack Thompson
Barman.......Frank Gallagher
Sgt. Bob Edwards.......Ken Goodlet
Lund.......Alfred Sandor
Brian Kelly.......Kevin Wilson
Dan Conway.......Brian Hinselwood
Miss Conway.......Neva Carr-Glyn
Mrs. Lund.......Del Harmon
Patterson.......David Whitford

Script.......Eric Paice
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Boney poses as a bank robber with a gang of Irish-Australian armed bandits, and leads them into a trap. The gang wear suits of armour in the tradition of Ned Kelly.

Notes: Based on the novel ‘Bony And The Kelly Gang’. Filmed near Orange, New South Wales.

Airdate:

Melbourne
26/2/73
Brisbane 2/3/73
Sydney 1/4/73
Tamworth NSW 9/4/73
Maryborough QLD 24/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 25/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/9/75

20. Boney Hunts A Murderess

Diana Thompson.......Googie Withers
Mike.......John McCallum
Mrs. Thompson.......Enid Lorimer
Mrs. Wells.......Diana Perryman
Charlie Wells.......Bill Hamilton

Script.......Tony Morphett
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: A woman returning to an outback town after a 10 year jail term for the murder of her husband becomes an obvious suspect when a man is murdered on her train.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Man Of Two Tribes'. Filmed near Wellington, New South Wales.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/3/73
Sydney 8/4/73
Tamworth NSW 16/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 4/5/73
Maryborough QLD 15/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/9/75

 


James Laurenson

21. Boney And The Emu Man

Sawyer's Ron.......Bruce Spence
Bill Bulford.......Brian Moll
Marlow-Jones.......John Trevor
Mrs. Marlow-Jones.......Rilla Scott
Mrs. Sawyer.......Noeline Brown
Sgt. Hardy.......Mark Kelly
Dean Cross.......Marcus Hale
Mrs. Bulford.......Judith Fisher
Mrs. Coutts.......Maggie Dence
Const. Johnson.......Peter Flett

Script.......Joyce Belfrage
Director.......Frederico Chentrens

Synopsis: Three babies are kidnapped in a small country town - then a fourth disappears with it's mother. Boney uncovers a cult based on Aboriginal lore as the townspeople try to start a new tribe to replace those displaced by white men.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Murder Must Wait'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:

Brisbane 16/3/73
Maryborough QLD 27/3/73
Melbourne
30/4/73
Tamworth NSW 23/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 18/5/73
Sydney 27/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/9/75

22. Boney And The Devil's Steps

Sally Forest.......Jeanie Drynan
Miss Jade.......Margo Lee
Const. Long.......Dennis Grosvenor
Barrett.......Peter Reynolds
Fred Bisker.......John Morris
Greg Pampino.......John Orcsik
Robert Downes.......Mike Dorsey
Charles Raymond.......Richard Lupino
George Grantley.......Les Berryman

Script.......Joy Cavill
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: A famous show business personality is found murdered at a luxury health farm. Boney checks in as a guest to investigate, and has to unravel a complex case involving a change of leadership in a ruthless international crime syndicate.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Devil's Steps'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/3/73
Brisbane 23/3/73
Adelaide 17/4/73
Tamworth NSW 30/4/73
Maryborough QLD 8/5/73
Sydney 20/5/73
Hobart 5/7/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/9/75

23. Boney Walks With Death

Sgt. Carter.......Gordon Glenwright
Gloria Lacey.......Katie Sheil
Bill.......Harry Lawrence
Sgt. Colin Harvey.......Deryck Barnes
Jim.......Graham Rouse
Norman Lacey.......Ric Hutton
Dr. Paul Henderson.......Bill Riley
Wandin.......Darrel Lake
Miss Packer.......Gwen Plumb
Const. Brian Jackson.......Bruce Kilpatrick

Script.......Eric Paice
Director.......Howard Rubie

Synopsis: A half-caste Aboriginal, bearing a striking resemblance to Boney and using his name, is killed when a crop duster engulfs him in a lethal cloud of insecticide. Dr. Paul Henderson seems over anxious to protect his fiancée, Gloria Lacey, the daughter of an outback magistrate. Gloria had an affair with the murdered man and has received death threats.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Bone Is Pointed'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:

Melbourne
26/3/73
Brisbane 6/4/73
Toowoomba QLD 27/4/73
Sydney 29/4/73
Tamworth NSW 7/5/73
Maryborough QLD 5/6/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/10/75

 


Ep. 21: Rilla Scott and John Trevor

 

 

 

 

 


A magazine advertisement for Boney from WBQ-8 in Maryborough, Queensland

 

24. Boney And The Burial Tree

Tessa Parker.......Jenee Welsh
Greg Green.......Serge Lazareff
Bull Johnson.......Bruce Barry
Mary Parker.......Anne Haddy
Sgt. Frank Pearce.......Alfred Bell
Harry Green.......David Williams
Balinga.......David Gulpilil
Misfit.......Michael Devine
Billy.......Bob Learmonth

Script.......Eric Paice
Director.......John McCallum

Synopsis: A white man is shot and 'buried' Aboriginal-style in a tree. Nobody on the outback property where the body was found will admit having seen him, although he was watching the homestead from his camp. Boney has to deal with a fanatical Army officer out to avenge the death of his mate, who captures Alice McGorr and tests Boney's skill and ingenuity to the full.

Notes: Based on the novel 'The Will Of The Tribe'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:

Melbourne
2/4/73
Brisbane 13/4/73
Maryborough QLD 1/5/73
Toowoomba QLD 1/6/73

 


James Laurenson

25. Boney And The Silent Order

Julie.......Katy Wild
Bill Craig.......Norman Yemm
Sgt. Peter Fuller.......Peter Sumner
Sam.......Kevin Leslie
Pilot.......Gil Tucker
Sister Theresa.......Sandra MacGregor
Tony.......Scott Lambert
Barman.......Al Kenny
John Allen.......John Keightly
Mother Superior.......Gloria Dawn

Script.......Eric Paice
Director.......Howard Rubie

Synopsis: A light aircraft carrying a large payroll disappears after a forced landing on an emergency airstrip in the bush. Boney and Alice McGorr make a startling discovery at a nearby convent, a 'silent order' where the nuns are not permitted to speak. Alice risks her life posing as a nun, while Boney searches the bush for two kangaroo shooters who prefer human game.

Notes: Final episode with Kate Fitzpatrick as Const. Alice McGorr. Filmed in New South Wales. Not directly based on a novel.

Airdate:

Melbourne
9/4/73
Wollongong NSW 30/4/73
Brisbane 11/5/73
Sydney 13/5/73
Maryborough QLD 29/5/73
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/10/75

 


Ep. 25: Katy Wild and Kate Fitzpatrick

26. Boney And The Black Clansman

Flora McDonald.......Elli Maclure
Colin Campbell.......Gregory Ross
Sgt. Cox.......Brian Wenzel
Donald McDonald.......Brendon Lunney
Lady Elizabeth Campbell.......Ruth Cracknell
McDonald Snr........Max Osbiston
Mit-Ji.......Alan Murray
Hector Campbell.......Alex Nicol

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Barry Davis

Synopsis: While investigating sheep rustling and reprisal killings of stockmen, Boney walks into a full scale clan feud between two Australian outback families who cling stubbornly to the grim traditions of their Scottish ancestors.

Notes: Based on the novel 'Bushranger Of The Skies'. Filmed in New South Wales.

Airdate:
Traralgon VIC 11/4/73
Sydney 15/4/73
Brisbane 27/4/73
Maryborough QLD 22/5/73
Tamworth NSW 28/5/73
Kalgoorlie WA 2/4/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/10/75

 


Ep. 26: James Laurenson and Elli Maclure