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CASH & COMPANY

EPISODES: 13.
LENGTH: 60 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Film.
PRODUCTION: 1974 - 1975 Homestead Films.
RUNNING ORDER: Airdate.
NETWORK: Seven.

CAST:
Sam Cash.......SERGE LAZAREFF
Jessica Johnson.......PENNE HACKFORTH-JONES
Joe Brady.......GUS MERCURIO
Lieutenant Keogh.......BRUCE KERR
Support:
Annie.......ANNE PENDLEBURY
Father-in-law.......JOHN FRAWLEY

CREW:
Producers.......RUSSELL HAGG & PATRICK EDGEWORTH
Production Manager.......JENNY HENRY
Script Editor.......RUSSELL HAGG
Music.......THE BUSHWHACKERS AND BULLOCKIES BUSH BAND
Associate Producer.......HEDLEY ELLIOT

AWARD:
1975 Logie: Best New Drama Series.

 

TANDARRA

EPISODES: 13.
LENGTH: 60 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Film.
PRODUCTION: 1975 Homestead Films.
ORIGINAL SCREENING: 1976.
RUNNING ORDER:
Official.
NETWORK: Seven.

CAST:
Ryler.......GERARD KENNEDY
Jessica Johnson.......PENNE HACKFORTH-JONES
Joe Brady.......GUS MERCURIO

CREW:
Producers.......RUSSELL HAGG & PATRICK EDGEWORTH
Associate Producers.......JENNY HENRY & HEDLEY ELLIOT
Music.......JON MOL

AWARDS:
1976 Logie: Lyndall Rowe - Best Individual Performance By An Actress for episode 4 'Plain Lizzy'.
1976 Sammy: Clare Griffen - Best Costume Design.
1976 Sammy: Penne Hackforth-Jones - Best Lead Actress In A TV Series.
1976 Penguin: Penne Hackforth-Jones - Best Actress.
1976 Penguin Commendations: Gus Mercurio and Patrick Edgeworth.


EPISODE TITLES

CASH & COMPANY
1. Three’s Company
2. The Witness
3. Up To Scratch
4. Golden Girl
5. Dolly Mop
6. The Intruders
7. Joe Sent Me
8. A P.J. Clarke Original
9. Home Brewed
10. Halfway House
11. All My Worldly Goods
12. Happy Christmas?
13. Such Sweet Sorrow

TANDARRA
1. Tandarra
2. Shadow Of The Past
3. The Brothers
4. Plain Lizzy
5. The Manly Art
6. The Return Of King Sampson
7. The Odds
8. Davey
9. Whoyoo Kudaitja Man
10. Come The Revolution
11. The Legacy Of Walter Dummett
12. Your Money For Your Wife

 

13. That’s What Worries Me

Cash & Company commercial integration.

 


Tandarra commercial integration.

 


 

 

CASH & COMPANY

1. Three's Company

Madam.......Sandy Gore
Franz.......Kurt Beimel
Father-In-Law.......John Frawley
Magistrate.......David Ravenswood
Warder.......Frank Hamilton
Andy.......Bob Horsfall
Charlie.......Michael Croft
Bertha.......Dorothy Lawrence
Miner.......Alan Easther
Bushranger 1.......Rob Hewitt
Bushranger 2.......Patrick James
Shopkeeper.......Tom Lake
Bar girl.......Brenda Addie
Miner 1.......Greg Smith
Miner 2.......Ken Webb
Fred (Trooper).......Nick Waters
Trooper 1.......John Bowman
Trooper 2.......Patrick Edgeworth

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Sam Cash meets up with Joe Brady in the defence of miners being victimised by the corrupt Lieutenant Keogh. A fight follows, and Sam and Joe shoot in self defence, putting them on the wrong side of the law. Now on the run from Keogh, they are offered refuge at the homestead of widow Jessica Johnson.

Notes: Does not feature the stock opening. The series title is superimposed over the opening scene.

Airdate:
Brisbane 7/4/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/5/75
Sydney 26/5/75
Melbourne 29/5/75
Rockhampton QLD 30/6/75
Mackay QLD 30/6/75
Maryborough QLD 2/7/75
Townsville QLD 3/7/75
Cairns QLD 3/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 4/7/75
Adelaide 16/7/75
Port Pirie SA 21/7/75
Mt Gambier SA 22/7/75

 



 


Serge Lazareff, Penne Hackforth-Jones and Gus Mercurio.

2. The Witness

Higgins.......Terry Gill
Franz.......Kurt Beimel
Magistrate.......Kevin Colebrook
Shopkeeper.......Sean Myers
Ridley.......Cliff Ellen
Prisoner.......Noel O'Connor
Maid.......Ginny Geraghty
Trooper 1.......Ken Grant
Trooper 2.......Peter Heather
Trooper 3.......Les Bunning
Trooper 4.......Gil McGregor

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: Sam and Joe search for the only witness who can clear their names, but Keogh is also searching for him, and intends to kill him.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/6/75
Melbourne 5/6/75
Tamworth NSW 26/6/75
Maryborough QLD 9/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 11/7/75
Adelaide 23/7/75
Port Pirie SA 28/7/75
Mt Gambier SA 29/7/75

 


Serge Lazareff.

3. Up To Scratch

Harry Horlock.......Jerry Thomas
Betty Horlock.......Roz De Winter
Barker.......John Murphy
Contender.......Ken Webb
'The Devon Mauler'.......Ken Brady
Trooper 1.......Ken Grant
Trooper 2.......Peter Heather
Trooper 3.......Les Bunning
Trooper 4.......Gil McGregor
Trooper 5.......John Pugh

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: A photograph is taken of Sam and Joe after winning a boxing match. To recover the photo before the police discover it, Sam and Joe are talked into a re-match by the photographer. They have to perform an elaborate ruse when they suspect the photographer may be willing to do a deal with Keogh.

Airdate:
Tamworth NSW 29/5/75
Sydney 9/6/75
Melbourne 12/6/75
Maryborough QLD 16/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 18/7/75
Adelaide 30/7/75
Port Pirie SA 4/8/75

 


Gus Mercurio, Penne Hackforth-Jones and Serge Lazareff.

4. Golden Girl

Sarah Simmons.......Judith Durham
Annie.......Anne Pendlebury
Travers Lewis.......Jon Finlayson
Charlie Owen.......Ron Edgeworth
Trooper 1.......Ken Grant
Trooper 2.......Peter Heather
Trooper 3.......Les Bunning
Trooper 4.......Gil McGregor
Trooper 5.......John Pugh
Trooper 6.......Vernon Wells

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Sam and Jessica are puzzled as to why Joe wants to risk capture to see and hear a touring singer. The mystery unfolds when they discover he knew her in the past.

Notes: This episode features the acting debut of former Seekers member Judith Durham. She sings segments of six songs from the era, including ‘Psalm 23 (The Lord Is My Shepherd)’, ‘Rock Of Ages’, ‘Maggie May’, ‘Oh Susannah’ plus her own composition ‘When Starlight Fades’.

Airdate:
Brisbane 28/4/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/5/75
Sydney 16/6/75
Melbourne 19/6/75
Maryborough QLD 23/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 25/7/75
Adelaide 6/8/75
Port Pirie SA 11/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 12/8/75

 


Ep. 4: Judith Durham and Gus Mercurio.

5. Dolly Mop

Mary Fincham.......Judy Morris
Titas Ruffler.......Tony Bonner

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: A mysterious woman, Mary Fincher, turns up at the homestead seeking refuge from a man called Ruffler, whom she claims is trying to kill her. A duel takes place when Ruffler finally tracks Mary to the homestead.

Airdate:
Tamworth NSW 22/5/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/5/75
Sydney 23/6/75
Melbourne 26/6/75
Maryborough QLD 30/7/75
Toowoomba QLD 1/8/75
Adelaide 13/8/75
Port Pirie SA 18/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 19/8/75
Newcastle NSW 13/10/75

 


Ep. 5: Serge Lazareff and Judy Morris.

6. The Intruders

Morgan.......Bruce Barry
Annie.......Anne Pendlebury
Luke.......Gil Tucker
McBean.......Neville Stonehouse
Mills.......Bill Stacey
Jacky.......Peter Kanoa
Tracker.......Ian Johnson
Trooper 1.......Ken Grant
Trooper 2.......Peter Heather
Trooper 3.......Les Bunning
Trooper 4.......Gil McGregor
Trooper 5.......Robbie McGregor
Trooper 6.......Mick Webster

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Sam and Joe foil a robbery attempt by a bushranger gang. The gang seek revenge and track down Sam and Joe to the homestead, where they hold Sam, Jessica, Joe and Annie prisoner.

Airdate:
Brisbane 12/5/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/6/75
Tamworth NSW 19/6/75
Sydney 30/6/75
Melbourne 3/7/75
Maryborough QLD 6/8/75
Toowoomba QLD 8/8/75
Adelaide 20/8/75
Port Pirie SA 25/8/75

 


Serge Lazareff.

7. Joe Sent Me

Tom the Blacksmith.......Ken Weaver
Father-In-Law.......John Frawley
Lola.......Leila Hayes
Cockatoo.......Matthew King
Erma.......Yvonne Cohen
Gunther Forbes.......Paul Young
Trooper 1.......Ken Grant
Trooper 2.......Peter Heather
Trooper 3.......Les Bunning
Trooper 4.......Gil McGregor
Trooper 5.......Robbie McGregor
Trooper 6.......Mick Webster
Trooper 7.......Leighton Watts
Trooper 8.......Nick Waters
Trooper 9.......Vernon Wells
Trooper 10.......John Pugh

Script.......Theodore Baer
Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: Joe loses Sam's money when Keogh raids a poker game, and, after several attempts which prove fruitless, they devise an ingenious plan to recover the gold. Sam and Joe then face the problem of removing the gold while Keogh searches the area.

Airdate:
Brisbane 19/5/75
Tamworth NSW 5/6/75
Sydney 7/7/75
Melbourne 10/7/75
Maryborough QLD 13/8/75
Toowoomba QLD 15/8/75
Adelaide 27/8/75
Port Pirie SA 1/9/75
Broken Hill NSW 1/9/75
Mt Gambier SA 2/9/75



Penne Hackforth-Jones, Gus Mercurio and Serge Lazareff.

8. A P.J. Clarke Original

P.J. Clarke.......Michael Duffield
Annie.......Anne Pendlebury
Trooper in pub.......Vernon Weaver
Bartender.......Ray Saunders
Trooper 1.......Ken Grant
Trooper 2.......Graham Braddy
Trooper 3.......Doug Bennett
Trooper 4.......Gil McGregor
Trooper 5.......Robbie McGregor
Trooper 6.......Mick Webster
Trooper 7.......David Bradshaw
Trooper 8.......John Pugh
Trooper 9.......Vernon Wells

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Sam befriends an artist, an English remittance man, who is being bullied by troopers in a pub. The artist offers to help Sam recover his favourite horse, a valuable thoroughbred, which was impounded by Keogh, but Joe is wary. Together they develop an elaborate ruse to reclaim the horse from under Keogh’s nose.

Airdate:
Brisbane 26/5/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/6/75
Sydney 14/7/75
Melbourne 17/7/75
Tamworth NSW 31/7/75
Adelaide 10/9/75
Port Pirie SA 15/9/75

 


Ep. 8: Anne Pendlebury and Michael Duffield.

9. Home Brewed

Emma Riley.......Lynette Curran
Gilbert Adams.......John Bowman
Barman.......Sean Myers
Alice.......Kristina McCallum
Trooper 1.......Peter Heather
Trooper 2.......Nick Waters
Trooper 3.......John Pugh

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: When Keogh burns down Emma Riley's sly grog tent, leaving her and her young daughter without shelter or livelihood, Sam and Joe attempt to set her up in business again. When Keogh’s ulterior motive becomes clear they find help from an unlikely source - one of Keogh’s troopers.

Airdate:
Brisbane 2/6/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 26/6/75
Tamworth NSW 3/7/75
Sydney 21/7/75
Melbourne 24/7/75
Maryborough QLD 27/8/75
Toowoomba QLD 29/8/75
Mt Gambier SA 16/9/75
Port Pirie SA 9/9/75
Adelaide 17/9/75

 


Ep. 9: Bruce Kerr and Lynette Curran.

10. Halfway House

Dr. B.S. Stone.......Noel Ferrier
Joshua Henry Boggs.......Ernie Bourne
Cecil Kickbush.......Noel Browne
Patience Boggs.......Muriel Salter
Trooper 1.......Ken Grant
Trooper 2.......Peter Heather
Trooper 3.......Les Bunning
Trooper 4.......Gil McGregor
Trooper 5.......Robbie McGregor
Trooper 6.......Mick Webster
Trooper 7.......Nick Waters
Trooper 8.......John Pugh

Script.......Theodore Baer
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Pursued by the police and cut off by rising flood waters, Sam, Joe and Jessica are forced to seek refuge at a halfway house. There they meet a scientist who claims he has invented a contraption that can turn lead into gold.

Airdate:
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/7/75
Tamworth NSW 10/7/75
Sydney 28/7/75
Melbourne 31/7/75
Maryborough QLD 3/9/75
Toowoomba QLD 5/9/75
Mt Gambier SA 23/9/75
Port Pirie SA 29/9/75
Adelaide 1/10/75

 


Ep. 10: Noel Ferrier.

11. All My Worldly Goods

Jacob Striker.......Michael Pate
Mildred.......Berrie Cameron-Allen
Reed.......Tim Robertson
Miner.......Noel O'Connor
Jackeroo 1.......David Murray
Jackeroo 2.......Peter Noble
Trooper 1.......Les Bunning
Trooper 2.......Gil McGregor
Trooper 3.......Robbie McGregor

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Jacob Striker is an arrogant landowner who is determined to takeover the homestead by marrying Jessica. Sam and Joe set out to thwart his plans.

Airdate:
Brisbane 16/6/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/7/75
Tamworth NSW 17/7/75
Melbourne 7/8/75
Sydney 25/8/75
Maryborough QLD 10/9/75
Toowoomba QLD 12/9/75
Port Pirie SA 22/9/75
Adelaide 24/9/75

 


Ep. 11: Michael Pate and Penne Hackforth-Jones.

12. Happy Christmas?

Rufus McCabe.......Martin Phelan
Raleigh.......Robert Coleman
Ben.......David Mitchell
Sean.......Alan Bickford
Father Donovan.......Jeffrey Hodgson
Trooper 1.......Ken Grant
Trooper 2.......Peter Heather
Trooper 3.......Les Bunning
Trooper 4.......Gil McGregor
Trooper 5.......Robert Randall
Trooper 6.......David Hawley
Trooper 7.......David Murray
Trooper 8.......Doug Bennett
Trooper 9.......John Pugh

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: An escaped prisoner, Rufus McCabe, involves Sam and Joe in a daring raid on the police arsenal in return for providing damaging evidence against Keogh. However, McCabe is a plant by Keogh and plans to turn Cash & Company over to the police.

Airdate:
Brisbane 23/6/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/7/75
Sydney 11/8/75
Melbourne 14/8/75
Maryborough QLD 17/9/75
Toowoomba QLD 19/9/75
Port Pirie SA 6/10/75
Mt Gambier SA 7/10/75
Adelaide 8/10/75

 


Gus Mercurio, Penne Hackforth-Jones and Serge Lazareff.

13. Such Sweet Sorrow

Ryler.......Gerard Kennedy
‘Lucky’.......Ben Gabriel
Father-In-Law.......John Frawley
East.......Patrick Edgeworth
Tracker.......Jabanunga Kantilla
Massuese.......Rani Petherbridge
Bounty hunter 1.......Peter Cavanagh
Bounty hunter 2.......Peter North
Bounty hunter 3.......Peter Culpan
Posse member 1.......Les Bunning
Posse member 2.......Gil McGregor
Posse member 3.......Robbie McGregor
Posse member 4.......John Pugh

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Sam, Joe and Jessica have always been able to outwit Keogh and the various bounty hunters who have made attempts on their lives. But when the efficient, professional Ryler appears on the scene and traces them to Jessica's homestead, it appears they have met their match. Sam and Joe decide to leave the homestead, and they split up and go their separate ways.

Airdate:
Brisbane 30/6/75
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/7/75
Tamworth NSW 7/8/75
Melbourne 21/8/75
Sydney 1/9/75
Maryborough QLD 24/9/75
Port Pirie SA 13/10/75
Adelaide 15/10/75

 


Ep. 13: Gerard Kennedy and Penne Hackforth-Jones.

TANDARRA

1. Tandarra

Lieut. Keogh.......Bruce Kerr
Jacob McGowan.......George Mallaby
Sir Joseph.......David Ravenswood
Alice.......Robyn Bourne
Storekeeper.......Tim Robertson
Dinner guest 1.......Val Lehman
Dinner guest 2.......Barbara Meale
Sir George.......John Murphy
Officer.......Bill Nagle

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Having tracked Cash and Company to Jessica’s homestead, Ryler finally catches up with Joe Brady, but soon finds himself on the wrong side of the law due to the actions of Lt. Keogh. Ryler and Brady then form an alliance and plan Keogh’s comeuppance.

Notes: Does not feature the stock opening, titles being superimposed over the opening scene. Includes flashback scenes from the first episode of Cash & Company. The character of Sam Cash is not seen or mentioned at all throughout the series.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/2/76
Sydney 10/2/76
Brisbane 12/2/76
Adelaide 17/2/76
Newcastle NSW 25/2/76
Mt Gambier SA 12/8/76
Wollongong NSW 16/2/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/2/78
Toowoomba QLD 11/3/78

 

 


Ep. 1: Penne Hackforth-Jones and George Mallaby.

2. Shadow Of The Past

Taggart.......Norman Yemm
Annie.......Anne Pendlebury
Adam.......Stewart Faichney
Steve.......David Cameron
Holly.......Alan Bickford
Black.......Robert Kantilla
Kenny.......Peter Hepworth
Barman.......Tim Evans

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Ryler's past catches up with him when Taggart and his gang of bushrangers kill a miner, and then attack Jessica and Annie while on their way to Tandarra with supplies. Ryler sets out to track down Taggart, but meanwhile Taggart has double-backed to the Tandarra homestead, where he waits for Ryler's return.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/2/76
Sydney 17/2/76
Brisbane 19/2/76
Adelaide 24/2/76
Mt Gambier SA 19/8/76
Wollongong NSW 23/2/78
Tamworth NSW 11/3/78
Toowoomba QLD 18/3/78

 


Gus Mercurio.

3. The Brothers

Sean Daly.......Terence Donovan
Amos Daly.......Christopher Pate
Pat Daly.......John Orcsik
Clem Daly.......John Gibson
Brian Daly.......Paul Glen
James Daly.......Rob Hewitt

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: When Joe Brady kills one vicious bushranger and captures another, his brothers come looking for him - and for vengeance. They eventually trace Joe to Tandarra, where they take over the homestead and hold Joe and Ryler prisoner.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/2/76
Sydney 24/2/76
Brisbane 26/2/76
Adelaide 2/3/76
Newcastle NSW 3/3/76
Wollongong NSW 2/3/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/3/78
Tamworth NSW 18/3/78

 


Ep. 3: Terence Donovan, Christopher Pate and John Orcsik.

4. Plain Lizzy

Lizzy.......Lyndall Rowe
Whelan.......John Bowman
Nash Snr........John Nash
Adam Nash.......Michael Carmen

Script.......Everett de Roche
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Ryler and Brady are involved in a boundary dispute with a wealthy and arrogant landowner. In the midst of the trouble a strange woman arrives at the Tandarra homestead, and claims that Ryler has promised to marry her.

Notes: Lyndall Rowe won a Logie award for Best Individual Performance By An Actress (1976) for this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/3/76
Sydney 2/3/76
Brisbane 4/3/76
Adelaide 16/3/76
Wollongong NSW 9/3/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/3/78
Tamworth NSW 25/3/78
Toowoomba QLD 3/6/78

 


Ep. 4: Lyndall Rowe.

5. The Manly Art

Dexter.......Robin Ramsay
Cuddy.......Sheila Florance
Sneed.......Frank Hamilton
Cecil.......Alan Hardy
Gangster.......Steve Aczel
Sparring partner 1.......Ray Styles
Sparring partner 2.......Ben Brizzi
Referee.......Bob Horsfall
Trainer.......Ken Brady

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Ryler and Brady become participants in a boxing match as part of an attempt to prevent an unscrupulous business man from evicting an old lady from her residence.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/3/76
Sydney 9/3/76
Brisbane 11/3/76
Adelaide 23/3/76
Wollongong NSW 16/3/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/3/78
Tamworth NSW 27/5/78
Toowoomba QLD 10/6/78

 


Gus Mercurio.

6. The Return Of King Sampson

Eliot Bjorstrom.......Peter Cummins
Tom O'Brien.......Reg Evans
Phil.......Will Deumer
Kitten.......Stacy Malinoff
Dan Stagg.......Lester Morris

Script.......Alfred Johns
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Jessica, Ryler and Brady find a strange little girl on their property, who seems so frightened by something that she can't speak. They also find evidence that a lion has been terrorising the area, and become suspicious when an 'expert' on lions happens to visit the area.

Airdate:
Melbourne 15/3/76
Sydney 16/3/76
Newcastle NSW 24/3/76
Adelaide 6/4/76
Wollongong NSW 23/3/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/5/78
Tamworth NSW 3/6/78
Toowoomba QLD 17/6/78

 


Penne Hackforth-Jones

7. The Odds

Jane Beaumont.......Helen Hemingway
Jonathan Pryor.......Peter Dahlsen

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: A blind man who blames Ryler for the death of his father plots to kill him. He is helped by a young woman who infiltrates the Tandarra homestead and carries out a plan to even the odds in the blind man’s favour.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/3/76
Adelaide 13/4/76
Canberra 21/7/76
Mt Gambier SA 24/9/76
Wollongong NSW 30/3/78
Tamworth NSW 15/4/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/6/78

 


Ep. 7: Helen Hemingway and Penne Hackforth-Jones.

8. Davey

Davey Doolan.......Mike Preston
Lt. Smolly.......Sean Scully
Sentry.......Nevil Thurgood
Miner 1.......Peter Felmingham
Miner 2.......Tony Clarke
Miner 3.......John Anderson
Miner 4.......Scotty Porteous
Prisoner 1.......John Proper
Prisoner 2.......John Smythe

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Davey is a gentle giant who befriends Ryler and finds work at the Tandarra homestead. Later, a Naval Lieutenant arrives with his men to arrest Davey, claiming that he is a deserter and is wanted for murder. Davey professes his innocence and Ryler, Jessica and Joe formulate a plan to help him. However, Davey is determined that he will not go back to the ship, and attempts to escape - with tragic results.

Notes: The role of Davey Doolan was especially written for Mike Preston, who adopted a Cornwall accent for the part. Preston stated this episode proved that he had become a competent actor - a viewpoint which the critics agreed with.

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/3/76
Brisbane 1/4/76
Sydney 6/4/76
Adelaide 13/4/76
Wollongong NSW 6/4/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/4/78
Tamworth NSW 22/4/78

 


Ep. 8: Mike Preston.

9. Whoyoo Kudaitja Man

Dr. Roland Clancy.......Max Gillies
Julius Barber.......Syd Conabere
Hope Barber.......Bethany Lee
‘Whoyoo’.......Harry Williams
Robo Barber.......Nick Waters
Deza Barber.......Hamish Hughes

Script.......Alfred Johns
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Joe Brady saves an Aboriginal from a lynching, which leads him into dealings with a ‘quack’ doctor and a neighbouring homesteader who believes the Aboriginal has put a curse on his young daughter. Further investigation uncovers a rather dubious ‘medicine’ the doctor has been using.

Notes: The unique spelling of the word 'kudaitja', instead of the more commonly used 'kadaitcha' or 'kadaicha', is shown as it appears on the episode title.

Airdate:
Melbourne 12/4/76
Sydney 13/4/76
Newcastle 16/4/76
Orange NSW 21/7/76
Wollongong NSW 13/4/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/4/78
Tamworth NSw 29/4/78

 


Ep. 9: Max Gillies.

10. Come The Revolution

Esther Grafton.......Briony Behets
Paddy Flynn.......Adrian Wright
Grafton.......Alton Harvey
Darcy.......Hu Pryce
Barman.......Tim Evans
Teller.......Keith Kaye
Sean.......Peter Noble
Miner.......Frank Lewis

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Jessica, Ryler and Brady come up against Paddy Flynn, a young revolutionary who also robs banks. Ryler is offered a reward by a bank manager to track Flynn down and find his daughter whom Flynn has kidnapped, however she tells Ryler she would rather stay with Flynn.

Airdate:
Sydney 20/4/76
Orange NSW 28/7/76
Wollongong NSW 20/4/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/4/78
Tamworth NSW 6/5/78
Toowoomba QLD 8/7/78

 


Gus Mercurio.

11. The Legacy Of Walter Dummett

Della Dummett.......Vikki Hammond
Pastor Cox.......John Cousins
Walter Dummett.......Vic Gordon
Gladstone.......Mark Albiston
Assayer.......David John

Script.......Everett de Roche
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Jessica, Ryler and Brady become involved with a group of people interested in acquiring Walter Dummett's mine after his untimely demise. The widow's behaviour makes them suspect that Walter's death was not accidental.

Airdate:
Sydney 27/4/76
Melbourne 3/5/76
Wollongong NSW 27/4/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/5/78
Tamworth NSW 13/5/78
Toowoomba QLD 20/5/78

 


Gus Mercurio, Penne Hackforth-Jones and Gerard Kennedy.

12. Your Money For Your Wife

Charlie Mercer.......Maurie Fields
Doctor.......Harry Lawrence
Todd.......James Wright
Old lady.......Daphne Miller

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Joe meets an old friend who mistakes Joe for a wealthy man. Thinking Jessica is Joe’s wife, he becomes involved in a plot to kidnap Jessica for ransom.

Airdate:
Sydney 4/5/76
Melbourne 10/5/76
Canberra 25/8/76
Wollongong NSW 4/5/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/5/78
Tamworth NSW 20/5/78
Toowoomba QLD 27/5/78

13. That's What Worries Me

Molly Martin.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Mark.......David Downer
Assayer.......David John
David Martin.......Adam Smibert
Sarah Martin.......Fiona Alpins

Script.......Patrick Edgeworth
Director.......Russell Hagg

Synopsis: Jessica, Ryler and Brady find a large lump of gold - which soon brings trouble and endangers their lives when a stranger arrives at the homestead. A friend of Jessica’s is also visiting, much to Joe’s chagrin, however they have an underlying regard for each other which grows into something more substantial. Ryler decides to leave Tandarra because of his feelings for Jessica - which he eventually finds are reciprocated.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/5/76
Melbourne 24/5/76
Wollongong NSW 11/5/78
Tamworth NSW 10/6/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/6/78
Toowoomba QLD 15/7/78

 


Ep. 12: Maurie Fields.

 

 

 


Penne Hackforth-Jones and Gerard Kennedy.