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EPISODES: 65.
LENGTH: 60 Mins.
FORMAT: Mono, Video and Film Integration.
PRODUCTION: 1966 - 1969 Crawford Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: Nine.

CAST:
John Hunter.......TONY WARD (eps 1 - 57)
Kragg.......GERARD KENNEDY
Charles Blake.......NIGEL LOVELL
Mr. Smith.......RONALD MORSE (eps 1 - 32)
Eve Halliday.......FERNANDE GLYN (eps 1 - 26)
Gil Martin.......ROD MULLINAR (eps 56 - 65)
Support:
Julie Coleman.......ANNE MORGAN (eps 8 - 65)
Georgie Savage.......PATRICIA SMITH (eps 23 - 31)
Vargon.......JACK HUME (eps 19 - 61)
Doug Marshall.......GORDON TIMMINS (eps 25 - 65)
Miss Pendle.......DOROTHY BRADLEY (eps 1 - 30)

Narrator.......KEVIN SANDERS

CREW:
Technical Director.......Wally Ritter
Original music.......Frank Smith

AWARDS:
1968 Logie: Gerard Kennedy - Best New Talent.
1968 Penguin Commendation: Gerard Kennedy - Leading Talent, Drama.
1968 Penguin Commendation: Nigel Lovell - Supporting Talent.


EPISODE TITLES
1. The Tolhurst File - section 1
2. The Tolhurst File - section 2
3. The Tolhurst File - section 3
4. The Tolhurst File - section 4
5. The Prometheus File - section 1
6. The Prometheus File - section 2
7. The Prometheus File - section 3
8. The Benedict File - section 1
9. The Benedict File - section 2
10. The Benedict File - section 3
11. The Benedict File - section 4
12. The Singapore File - section 1
13. The Singapore File - section 2
14. The Singapore File - section 3
15. The Vaughan Jackson File
16. The Cornucopia File
17. The Martin Brenzer File
18. The Bob Kitchen File
19. The Vargon File
20. The Snowy Mountains File - section 1
21. The Snowy Mountains File - section 2
22. The Kauffman File
23. The Mirage File - section 1
24. The Mirage File - section 2
25. The Friend In Need File
26. The Hans Felburg File
Final Fernande Glyn
27. The Krystina File
28. The Jackpot File
29. Doves In The East
30. The Kragg File
31. A Reason For Dying
32. A Job For Kragg
Final Ronald Morse


33. The Comeback
34. War Hawks
35. Chameleon
36. Breaking Point
37. Operation Judas
38. Soft Back
39. Death Watch
40. The Late John Hunter
41. Counterfeit
42. A Dark Reunion
43. The VC Bullet
44. The Visitor
45. Brain Storm
46. The Executioner
47. On The Rocks
48. The Scar
49. The Immovable Object
50. The Long Weekend
51. Misfit
52. Message From Hong Kong
53. The Lost One
54. The Rising Of The Moon
55. A Piece Of String
56. The Smaller They Are 
First Rod Mullinar
57. Misadventure
Final Tony Ward
58. Crusader
59. The Strangers
60. Deep Water
61. Hole In The Net
62. A Matter Of Immunity
63. Neptune
64. Dead Man Talking
65. The Send Off

1. The Tolhurst File - section one

Marion Tolhurst.......Gerda Nicolson
Day.......Maurie Fields
Police Constable.......George Mallaby
Girl at Manly.......Sue Costin
Wallace.......Jim Berinson
Detective.......Geoff Hiscock
Secretary.......Harry Starling
Det. Sgt. Bryant.......Carl Bleazby
Dr. Brian Tolhurst.......Graeme Syms
Mick (mechanic).......Peter Armstrong
First agent.......Gordon Malcolm
Second agent.......Neil Phillipson
Lu May.......Chin Yu
Sir Howard Marks.......Kenric Hudson
Miss Pendle.......Dorothy Bradley

Script.......Ian Jones & Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Following the increased activity of the CUCW (Council for the Unification of the Communist World), a new division of COSMIC (Commonwealth Offices of Security and Military Intelligence Co-ordination) is formed with the code name SCU3. A 'Hunter' agent (No. 5) is assigned to SCU3, and his first assignment is to investigate the mysterious suicide of scientist Dr. Brian Tolhurst, who was working on an anti-missile project. Following a lead that Tolhurst's car contains evidence of foul play, Hunter comes within seconds of death when CUCW agent Kragg plants a bomb and blows the car up.

Notes: Segments filmed in Sydney and Canberra.

Airdate:
Adelaide 4/7/67
Melbourne
5/7/67
Sydney 6/7/67
Maryborough QLD 6/9/67


 

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Ep. 1: Gerda Nicolson.

2. The Tolhurst File - section two

Rosie Glow.......Carmen Duncan
Jim Bettman.......Earl Francis
Day.......Maurie Fields
Desk clerk.......Allan Rowe
Hotel porter.......Tom Travers
Motel porter.......John Roddick
Workman.......Peter Settle

Script.......Ian Jones & Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Hunter learns that Dr. Tolhurst had a secret association with showgirl Rosie Glow, and she now becomes the only lead in the investigation of Tolhurst's death. Hunter and Eve Halliday go undercover and follow Rosie to Surfer's Paradise. While scuba diving, an attempt is made to kill Rosie by Brisbane CUCW agent Jim Bettman, and Hunter combats a shark to save her life.

Notes: Segments filmed on the Queensland Gold Coast.

Airdate:

Adelaide 11/7/67
Melbourne
12/7/67
Sydney 13/7/67
Maryborough QLD 13/9/67

3. The Tolhurst File - section three

Rosie Glow.......Carmen Duncan
Jim Bettman.......Earl Francis
Secretary.......Patricia Leehy
Cosmic photo expert.......Roly Barlee
Clerk.......Ann Spencer
COSMIC agent.......James Nicholas
Agent's driver.......Robert Walker
Assistant.......Laurence Stroud
Miss Pendle.......Dorothy Bradley

Script.......Ian Jones & Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Rosie Glow confesses that she helped CUCW agents fake divorce evidence against Dr. Tolhurst. Bettman plots Hunter's death in an aircraft accident, which Hunter thwarts by clinging to Bettman's parachute as he jumps from the plane, and Kragg makes an attempt to kill Rosie.

Notes: Segments filmed on the Queensland Gold Coast.

Airdate:

Adelaide 18/7/67
Melbourne
19/7/67
Sydney 20/7/67
Maryborough QLD 20/9/67

 

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Ep. 2: Carmen Duncan.

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Ep. 2: Carmen Duncan and Tony Ward.

 

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Ep. 3: Earl Francis and Tony Ward

4. The Tolhurst File - section four

Rosie Glow.......Carmen Duncan
Dempster.......Terry Gill
Marion Tolhurst.......Gerda Nicolson
Jim Bettman.......Earl Francis
Geoff.......Ron Little
Noel Johnson.......Bruce Weate
Warner.......Bruno Leporis
Reid.......Gordon Malcolm
Kragg's assistant.......Blair Dennis Edgar
Natalie Brent.......Audrie Stern

Script.......Ian Jones & Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: After Bettman attempts to kill Hunter in a plane crash, Hunter overpowers Bettman and takes him to Melbourne. Mrs. Tolhurst gives Hunter a letter that asked her late husband to visit Solomon, an opal dealer in Andamooka, South Australia. Solomon has been under suspicion for espionage work at the Woomera rocket base.

Notes: Segments filmed on the Queensland Gold Coast.

Airdate:
Adelaide 25/7/67
Melbourne 26/7/67
Sydney 27/7/67
Lismore NSW 8/8/67
Maryborough QLD 27/9/67

5. The Prometheus File - section one
continued from The Tolhurst File


Marion Tolhurst.......Gerda Nicolson
Sgt. Baker.......Bill Hunter
Dr. Wallace.......Alexander Archdale
Arnold Solomon.......Alan Walden
Natalie Brent.......Audrie Stern
Seaman.......Thomas Calland
Captain.......Nevil Thurgood
Neighbour.......Betty Eames
Agent Q4.......Barry Hayes
Agent Q4's driver.......George Irvine
COSMIC agent 1.......David Jay
COSMIC agent 2.......Michael McCarthy
Miss Pendle.......Dorothy Bradley

Script.......Ian Jones & Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Mrs. Tolhurst and Eve are kidnapped and held aboard a yacht in the port of Melbourne by CUCW agents, who use a doll repair shop as a cover to retrieve microfilm hidden in the eyes of toy dolls. Hunter is tricked into visiting opal dealer Solomon at Andamooka, where an attempt is made to kill him in an abandoned mine.

Notes: Segments filmed at Andamooka, South Australia. Originally titled 'The Tolhurst File - Section Five'.

Airdate:
Adelaide 1/8/67
Melbourne 2/8/67
Sydney 3/8/67
Brisbane 5/8/67
Toowoomba QLD 5/8/67

 

 

 

 

6. The Prometheus File - section two

Chris Charter.......Jill Forster
Zhadov.......Peter Aanensen
Col. Frank Benedict.......Chuck Kehoe
Dudley 'Red' Baron.......Allan Trevor
Arnold Solomon.......Alan Walden
Guard.......Reginald Martin

Script.......Ian Jones & Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Hunter tries to prevent CUCW agents Kragg and Zhadov from sabotaging the Prometheus anti-missile weapon at the Woomera Rocket Range.

Notes: Segments filmed at the Woomera Rocket Range and at Andamooka, South Australia. Fernande Glyn does not appear in this episode. Originally titled 'The Tolhurst File - Section Six'.

Airdate:
Adelaide 8/8/67
Melbourne
9/8/67
Sydney 10/8/67
Lismore NSW 22/8/67

 

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Ep. 6: Allan Trevor and Tony Ward.

7. The Prometheus File - section three

Chris Charter.......Jill Forster
Zhadov.......Peter Aanensen
Col. Frank Benedict.......Chuck Kehoe
Marion Tolhurst.......Gerda Nicolson
Dr. Wallace.......Alexander Archdale
Dudley 'Red' Baron.......Allan Trevor
Flannagan.......Ross Osterlin
Technician.......Ronald Dix

Script.......Ian Jones & Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Hunter and U.S. astronaut Col. Benedict watch the successful firing of the Prometheus anti-missile weapon. Hunter is assigned to protect Benedict on his Australian goodwill tour; Kragg and Smith plot to kidnap the astronaut, who, on his return to the U.S., is to lead a four-man space probe, which the CUCW plan to sabotage.

Notes: Segments filmed in Sydney, and at the Woomera Rocket Range, South Australia, which included footage of the firing of the ‘Blue Streak’ rocket. Originally titled 'The Benedict File - Section One', and referred to as such on previews from the previous episode.

Airdate:

Adelaide 15/8/67
Melbourne
16/8/67
Sydney 17/8/67
Brisbane 19/8/67
Toowoomba QLD 19/8/67
Lismore NSW 29/8/67
Maryborough QLD 18/10/67


8. The Benedict File - section one
continued from The Prometheus File


Kelly.......George Mallaby
Col. Frank Benedict.......Chuck Kehoe
Julie Coleman.......Anne Morgan
Dr. Wallace.......Alexander Archdale
Meredith Leigh.......Kate McKittrick
Flannagan.......Ross Osterlin
Jamie Porter.......Allen Bickford
Fletcher.......Tom Pett
McEvoy.......Alan Kenny
Service station attendant.......Dennis Madan
Sir Howard Marks.......Kenric Hudson

Synopsis: After kidnapping Col. Benedict, the CUCW deceives a student group, the Australian Student Protest, into hiding him. Hunter traces Benedict to Melbourne's outer suburbs, and finds Kragg, disguised as a left-wing journalist, attempting to murder Benedict in a car accident.

Notes: First appearance by Anne Morgan in a support role as Julie Coleman. Segments filmed in Sydney. Originally titled 'The Benedict File - Section Two'.

Airdate:
Adelaide 22/8/67
Melbourne
23/8/67
Sydney 24/8/67
Brisbane 26/8/67
Toowoomba QLD 26/8/67
Lismore NSW 5/9/67
Maryborough QLD 25/10/67

 

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Ep. 7: Tony Ward.

 

9. The Benedict File - section two

Kelly.......George Mallaby
Col. Frank Benedict.......Chuck Kehoe
Wilson.......Vic Gordon
Julie Coleman.......Anne Morgan
Dr. Wallace.......Alexander Archdale
Meredith Leigh.......Kate McKittrick
Fletcher.......Tom Pett
Yang.......Norman Sharp
Mrs. Wilson.......Stella Lamond
University girl.......Helen Burns
Shelter owner.......Mel Debond

Synopsis: Hunter saves Colonel Benedict's life after Kragg has abandoned him in a van careering down a hillside. Hunter meets members of the Australian Student Protest whose lives are threatened because of CUCW reaction.

Airdate:
Adelaide 29/8/67
Melbourne
30/8/67
Sydney 31/8/67
Brisbane 2/9/67
Toowoomba QLD 2/9/67
Lismore NSW 12/9/67
Maryborough QLD 1/11/67

 

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Anne Morgan with Director Ted Gregory.

10. The Benedict File - section three

Col. Frank Benedict.......Chuck Kehoe
Jamie Porter.......Allen Bickford
Dr. Wallace.......Alexander Archdale
Meredith Leigh.......Kate McKittrick
Fletcher.......Tom Pett
Yang.......Norman Sharp
Taxi driver.......Stanley Berkoff
Agent 1.......Alex Hutchinson
Agent 2.......Les Platt
Agent 3.......Peter Armstrong

Synopsis: Kragg deceives Australian Student Protest member Jamie Porter into believing that Australian and U.S. security agents arranged the murder of his friend Kelly, and that he is next on the list. Porter, an excellent marksman, is taken to a hideaway, given a serum and mentally conditioned to carry out the death by sniping of Col. Benedict during a city street procession.

Airdate:
Adelaide 5/9/67
Melbourne 6/9/67
Sydney 7/9/67
Brisbane 9/9/67
Toowoomba QLD 9/9/67
Lismore NSW 19/9/67
Maryborough QLD 8/11/67

11. The Benedict File - section four

Col. Frank Benedict.......Chuck Kehoe
Meredith Leigh.......Kate McKittrick
Jamie Porter.......Allen Bickford
Dr. Marlow.......Don Philps
Dr. Wallace.......Alexander Archdale
Flannagan.......Ross Osterlin
Yang.......Norman Sharp
Bob.......Tony Shepp
Sally.......Dawn Chibnail
CIA agent 1.......James Robertson
CIA agent 2.......Siegesmund Koschmal
Guard on gate.......David Green
Chauffer.......Alan Jones
Nurse.......Barbara Sizeland
Orderly.......Russell Gray

Synopsis: Student Jamie Porter is drugged and goaded into assassinating Col. Benedict as he drives through Melbourne's streets in the Moomba procession. Hunter intercepts Porter on top of a building overlooking the corner of Swanston and Collins Streets.

Notes: Segments filmed during the Melbourne Moomba parade, in which the vehicle that Col. Benedict rode took part in the actual procession.

Airdate:
Adelaide 12/9/67
Melbourne
13/9/67
Sydney 14/9/67
Brisbane 16/9/67
Toowoomba QLD 16/9/67
Lismore NSW 26/9/67
Maryborough QLD 15/11/67

 

12. The Singapore File - section one

Andrea.......Juliana Allan
Oscar.......Gordon Glenwright
Gregori Loschenko.......Hans Farkash
Julie Coleman.......Anne Morgan
Kim.......Chan Seffoon
Auntie.......Agnes Dobson
Joseph Armstrong.......Michael Moody
Chinese porter.......Michael Kwan
Thug 1.......Peter Armstrong
Thug 2.......Tino Ceberona

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Hunter, disguised as a Navy commander, and Eve go to Singapore, where a major disarmament conference is to be held between western powers and Russia. The CUCW intend to sabotage the conference by murdering Russian advance agent Gregori Loschenko and blaming British agents.

Notes: Segments filmed in Singapore. The voice-over on the opening titles was dropped.

Airdate:
Adelaide 19/9/67
Perth 19/9/67
Melbourne
20/9/67
Sydney 21/9/67
Hobart 22/9/67
Brisbane 23/9/67
Toowoomba QLD 23/9/67
Maryborough QLD 22/11/67
Mt Gambier SA 30/11/67

13. The Singapore File - section two

Andrea.......Juliana Allan
Oscar.......Gordon Glenwright
Gregori Loschenko.......Hans Farkash
Peter Martin.......John Edmund
Auntie.......Agnes Dobson
Alexander Ribicon.......Nicholas Borowski
Fran.......Alexandra Hynes
Inspector Lin.......Peter Wong
Tom.......Lorne Polanski
Eric.......Owen Evans

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Russian agents kidnap Eve, believing British and Australian agents kidnapped Loschenko. Hunter traces Loschenko to a sampan on Singapore Harbour, where he is held captive by the CUCW. The boat explodes with Loschenko drugged aboard it.

Notes: Segments filmed in Singapore. Nigel Lovell does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Adelaide 26/9/67
Perth 26/9/67
Melbourne
27/7/67
Sydney 28/9/67
Hobart 29/9/67
Brisbane 30/9/67
Maryborough QLD 29/11/67

14. The Singapore File - section three

Andrea.......Juliana Allan
Oscar.......Gordon Glenwright
Gregori Loschenko.......Hans Farkash
Peter Martin.......John Edmund
Auntie.......Agnes Dobson
Alexander Ribicov.......Nicholas Borowski
Tom.......Lorne Polanski
Eric.......Owen Evans
Nursing nun.......Elizabeth Wing
Receptionist 1.......George Wong
Receptionist 2.......Nehama Patkin
Cab driver.......Ian Lim Joon
Pilot.......Ken Fuhrer
Bell boy.......Akira Yamada

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford & Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Kragg murders Andrea, a girl employed by the Russian Embassy, who had been giving information to the CUCW for sabotaging the peace conference. Hunter has his first face to face encounter with Kragg when they fight on an aircraft preparing for take-off.

Notes: Segments filmed in Singapore. Nigel Lovell does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Adelaide 3/10/67
Perth 3/10/67
Melbourne
4/10/67
Sydney 5/10/67
Hobart 6/10/67
Brisbane 7/10/67
Lismore NSW 17/10/67

15. The Vaughan Jackson File

Vaughan Jackson.......Mark Albiston
Penny Luke.......Vanessa McGurk
Lila Parnovsky.......Ann Mulliner
Gary Whitford.......Allan Stewart
Harry.......Eddie Swan
Barman.......Max Reddy
Bill.......Kent Busch
Ben.......Les Platt
Jim.......Mick Ryan
Taxi driver.......Tom Travers
Miss Pendle.......Dorothy Bradley

Synopsis: An internationally wanted female agent, Lila Parnovsky, who has arrived from New York, and Melbourne gambler Vaughan Jackson are used by the CUCW. Jackson has incurred heavy gambling debts in Hong Kong and is now being bribed to supply information about SCU3. But he hopes to evade the issue, planning to elope with his girlfriend Penny.

Notes: New opening titles, featuring a new title icon.

Airdate:
Adelaide 10/10/67
Melbourne
11/10/67
Brisbane 14/10/67
Maryborough QLD 13/12/67

 

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Ep. 12: Tony Ward.

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Ep. 13: Gerard Kennedy.

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Ep. 13: Gerard Kennedy.

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Ep. 14: Juliana Allan and Gerard Kennedy.

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Ep. 14: Hans Farkash and Fernande Glyn.

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Ep. 14: Gerard Kennedy and Tony Ward.

16. The Cornucopia File

Diana Mannering.......Lorraine Bayly
Dr. Stefan Dresller.......Owen Weingott
Mike Edwards.......Mike Dorsey
Dr. Humphrey Boyd.......Moray Powell
Dr. Hugh Smethick.......Kevin Colebrook
Dr. Anna Ramadin.......Asha Phataford
Driscoll.......Blaise Antony
Grant.......Terry Trewavas
Mazzlini.......Stanley Berkoff
Flint.......Kim Wheeler Jr.
Syme.......John Waxman
Weston.......Michael Howley
Scientist 1.......Alan Hutchinson
Scientist 2.......John Deane
Cafe proprietor.......Reginald Martin

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Directors.......Ian Jones & David Lee
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford, Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor

Synopsis: Three scientists suffer fatal heart attacks after developing a strain of wheat ideal for growing in starvation areas of Asia. Hunter impersonates a scientist and foils a plan to poison the wheat shipments.

Notes: A nurse unwittingly intruded on filming when she came to the assistance of an actor who 'collapsed'. The sequence was retained in the episode.

Airdate:
Adelaide 17/10/67
Melbourne
18/10/67
Lismore NSW 31/10/67
Maryborough QLD 20/12/67

 

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Ep. 16: Mike Dorsey and Lorraine Bayly.

17. The Martin Brenzer File

Carl White.......Edward Ogden
Erica White.......Pamela Raymond
Shirley Winston.......Irene Sims
Ingrid White.......Joan Winchester
Stefansky.......Peter Williams
Peter Simpson.......John Hopkins
Det. Sgt. Parry.......Stan Rogers
Davis.......Les Berryman
Lyle.......Clive Saxon
Ferry official.......John Quinlan
Det. Ryan.......William Wall
Mrs. Simpson.......Joy Corbett
Switch girl.......Pamela Sidney-Williams
Police sergeant.......Les James
Arnold.......Barry Hayes
Boy.......Duncan Herford

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......David Lee
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford, Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor

Synopsis: A Nazi war criminal who is a time bomb expert now runs a jeweller's shop in Sydney. He is traced by CUCW agents who force him to make bombs by threatening to expose him.

Notes: Mostly filmed in Sydney.

Airdate:
Melbourne
25/10/67
Brisbane 28/10/67
Toowoomba QLD 28/10/67
Maryborough QLD 27/12/67
Mildura VIC 16/4/69
Broken Hill NSW 15/1/72

 

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Ep. 17: Edward Ogden, Fernande Glyn and Tony Ward.

18. The Bob Kitchen File

Bob Kitchen.......Gary Gray
Phelps.......Robert Bruning
Brown.......Syd Conabere
Joe Kitchen.......John Gray
Sangster.......Nicholas Conomy
Enright.......Jack Brown
Security officer.......John Cavanagh
Mortimer.......John Bassett
Barton.......George Irvine
Pete.......Rory Tombs
Jane MacNeil.......Jan King
Miller.......Raymond O'Reilley
Third boy.......Ron Hoenig
Man 1.......Zvonko Mesaric
Man 2.......Desmond Kelly
Police sergeant.......Robert Schroeder
Hotel porter.......Grahame Goldby
Sir Howard Marks.......Kenric Hudson

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......David Lee
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford, Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor

Synopsis: A boy pie seller at the Melbourne Cricket Ground picks up a container planted by CUCW agents containing film of a missile project to be smuggled out of Australia.

Airdate:
Melbourne
1/11/67
Sydney 2/11/67
Lismore NSW 14/11/67

 

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Ep. 18: Gary Gray and Tony Ward.

19. The Vargon File

Gay Lincoln.......Lee Tholen
Vargon.......Jack Hume
Peter Martin.......John Edmund
Dolce.......Robert Bogden
Mickey.......Barry Bell
Yang.......Norman Sharp
Ralph Warden.......Ron Nordhoff
Rennick.......James Robertson
Reporter 1.......Ross Sharp
Reporter 2.......Robert Harding
Newsman.......Michael Schildberger

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......David Lee
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford, Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor

Synopsis: Vargon, international head of the CUCW, visits Australia posing as a film producer. Vargon rebukes Smith for poor espionage work, arranges the murder of an Australian security agent, and outlines plans to sabotage the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Notes: First appearance by Jack Hume in a support role as Vargon.

Airdate:
Adelaide 7/11/67
Melbourne
8/11/67
Brisbane 11/11/67
Toowoomba QLD 11/11/67
Lismore NSW 21/11/67

 

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Ep. 19: Lee Tholen and Jack Hume.

20. The Snowy Mountains File - section one

Dale Broderick.......Treena Dorne
Valerie Cummins.......Margo Lee
Receptionist.......Wendy Gilmore
Police Sergeant.......Telford Jackson
Gordon Cummings.......John Barnes
Donovan.......Ron Gaist
O'Neill.......David Hughes
Doctor.......John Gould
Pathologist.......Sonja Herforth
Bus driver.......Dave Hussey
Waitress.......Jeffa Nicholson
.......Norman Faraday

Film Director.......Ian Jones

Synopsis: Female double agent Dale Broderick, who is in the employ of the Snowy Mountains Authority, has been stealing information and handing it over to Kragg. The CUCW plans to blow up Eucumbene Dam in the Snowy Mountains to disrupt a zero-resistance cable carrying power to Queensland, which is part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Notes: Segments filmed at the Snowy Mountains, NSW.

Airdate:
Adelaide 14/11/67
Melbourne 15/11/67
Traralgon VIC
15/11/67
Sydney 16/11/67
Wollongong NSW 16/11/67
Brisbane 18/11/67
Toowoomba QLD 18/11/67
Lismore NSW 28/11/67

21. The Snowy Mountains File - section two

Dale Broderick.......Treena Dorne
Valerie Cummins.......Margo Lee
Police Sergeant.......Telford Jackson
Gordon Cummings.......John Barnes
Donovan.......Ron Gaist
Doctor.......John Gould
Nurse.......Denyse Johnstone
Agent 1.......Klaus Hillgemann
Agent 2.......Julius Junasz
Agent 3.......Neil Phillipson
Agent 4.......Martin Vaughan
Agent 5.......Jim Wheeler Jr.
Agent 6.......Klaus Pinker

Film Director.......Ian Jones

Synopsis: Kragg is about to detonate a thermo-nuclear device at Eucumbene Dam in the Snowy Mountains when Hunter confronts him. They argue philosophies as Hunter reasons with Kragg, who eventually relents but still manages to escape.

Notes: Segments filmed at the Snowy Mountains, NSW.

Airdate:
Adelaide 21/11/67
Melbourne
22/11/67
Brisbane 25/11/67
Toowoomba QLD 25/11/67

 

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Ep. 20: Tony Ward.

22. The Kauffman File

Kauffman.......Walter Sullivan
Otto Meittner.......Kurt Ludescher
Lisa Meittner.......Nina Gregory
Brant.......Bert Cooper
Dr. Williams.......Robert Walden-Mills
Darcy.......Noel Browne
Mullens.......Kent Busch
Benson.......Basil Coates
Dunne.......David Stanborough
Health official.......Robert Harding
.......Brian Muir
.......Frank Foster-Brown
.......Don Skelton
.......Lewis Rowe

Synopsis: East German agent Kauffman follows Otto Meittner, a German political organiser, to Australia to force him to defect. In the events that follow, Blake is wounded in a gun-fight, and Meittner's wife Lisa proves to be a double agent.

Airdate:
Adelaide 28/11/67
Melbourne 29/11/67
Ballarat VIC 29/11/67
Traralgon VIC
29/11/67
Lismore NSW 12/12/67
Port Pirie SA 8/2/72

 

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Tony Ward.

 

23. The Mirage File - section one

Georgie Savage.......Patricia Smith
Collis.......Ken Goodlet
Dr. Alex Parry.......Leonard Bullen
Phillip French.......Mark Albiston
Patricia French.......Anne Charleston
Geoffrey Mills.......Kevin Leslie
Natalie.......Audrie Stern
Ralph Warden.......Ron Nordhoff
Yang.......Norman Sharp
Barry Ash.......Barry O'Down
Powell.......Allan Hutchinson
Max.......Colin Cameron
Taxi driver.......Skip Martin
Policeman 1.......Martin Levin
Policeman 2.......Tony Preedy
Technician.......Paul Maloney

Synopsis: Hunter is assigned to protect RADAB, a top secret anti-radar device fitted to a Mirage fighter, which enables an aircraft to fly undetected by radar. One of the designers of the device has been murdered, and an attempt has been made on the life of British scientist Geoffrey Mills, the other co-designer. Hunter is assigned to protect Mills and his partner Dr. Alex Parry. CUCW agents kidnap Mirage test pilot Phil French, and, using a special drug, have planted post-hypnotic suggestions in his mind that could put RADAB into CUCW hands.

Notes: First appearance by Patricia Smith in a support role as Georgie Savage.

Airdate:
Melbourne 27/3/68
Adelaide 2/4/68

24. The Mirage File - section two

Georgie Savage.......Patricia Smith
Collis.......Ken Goodlet
Dr. Alex Parry.......Leonard Bullen
Phillip French.......Mark Albiston
Julie Coleman.......Anne Morgan
Patricia French.......Anne Charleston
Natalie.......Audrie Stern
Ralph Warden.......Ron Nordhoff
Yang.......Norman Sharp
Powell.......Allan Hutchinson
Mrs. Martin.......Isabel Harley
Pilot.......Hank Ebes
Policeman 1.......Martin Levin
Policeman 2.......Tony Preedy
CUCW agent.......James Robertson
Technician.......Paul Maloney

Synopsis: The CUCW steal a Mirage fighter test-fitted with a new anti-radar device by using a hypnotic drug on test pilot Phil French. French recovers, escapes from the CUCW hideout and contacts Blake, telling him the plane's location. Hunter and Blake suspect that the co-designer, Dr. Parry, is a fake, and at the airfield Blake finds a CUCW agent about to take off in the Mirage.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/4/68
Adelaide 9/4/68

 

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Gerard Kennedy.

25. The Friend In Need File

Helen Dempsey.......Maggie Millar
Humphrey Wilding.......Roger Ward
Julie Coleman.......Anne Morgan
Jane Wilding.......Anne Haddy
Doug Marshall.......Gordon Timmins
Bill Scott.......John Warwick
Charnley.......David Sterle
Bert Collins.......Anthony Schembri
Joe Saxson.......Jimmy Steele
Morris Gallagher.......Harold Collins
Dave Barker.......Steve Warden
Council guard.......Cal O'Callaghan

Synopsis: Jane Wilding and her brother Humphrey run a rehabilitation centre for ex-convicts, the Friend In Need Society, which is actually a recruiting post for CUCW agents. Hunter poses as convict Albert Charney to infiltrate the group and is met by Jane as he leaves prison. The CUCW recruit him to hold up a car carrying secret U.S. military documents, but before the hold-up Hunter's true identity is revealed because of a girl's treachery. Only quick action by Blake foils the robbery attempt.

Notes: First appearance by Gordon Timmins in a support role as Doug Marshall.

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/3/68
Ballarat VIC 20/3/68
Traralgon VIC 20/3/68
Adelaide 26/3/68

26. The Hans Felburg File

Hans Felburg.......Tom Oliver
Ilsa Mahler.......Diane Chamberlain
Vanessa King.......Janice Copeland
Bruno Silbermann.......Robert McDarra
Ebeling.......Garry McDonald
.......Reg Gillam

Synopsis: Ilsa Mahler, a young East German girl, escapes to Australia to join her fiancee Hans Felburg. Hans is a scientist, and both he and Ilsa are kidnapped by CUCW agents who hope to obtain from Hans details of his secret work on a special formula. Hunter and Eve Halliday believe Hans and Ilsa are being held on a German ship docked at Port Melbourne. With only 24 hours to find them, Eve is nearly killed at the docks and Hunter is involved in a spectacular fight at a racecourse where an East German agent is trampled to death as he attempts to cross the course during a horse race. Eve Halliday leaves COSMIC to take up a security position at Cape Kennedy, USA.

Notes: Final episode with Fernande Glyn as Eve Halliday.

Airdate:
Melbourne
10/4/68
Adelaide 16/4/68
Newcastle NSW 5/6/68
Maryborough QLD 28/8/68

 

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Ep. 25: Anne Haddy and Tony Ward.

27. The Krystina File

Krystina Barnovski.......Pepi Katz
Doug Marshall.......Gordon Timmins

Synopsis: Krystina Barnovski, the prima ballerina of a Polish dance group, is given a toy koala by her Australian boyfriend Doug Moore just before her dance group leaves Poland for a tour of Australia. Krystina is unaware that her boyfriend is COSMIC's representative in Poland. But she soon finds out when he is killed by CUCW agents as he leaves her flat. The CUCW believe Krystina has brought secret microfilm to Australia, and Kragg arranges for her to be kidnapped at a party given to welcome the ballet company. When the CUCW realise she can't help them, Kragg is ordered to kill her and Hunter has a race against time to find her.

Notes: The opening titles were altered slightly - Fernande Glyn as Eve Halliday was dropped, a new shot of Gerard Kennedy as Kragg replaced the more sinister looking original, and more action scenes from recent episodes were added.

Airdate:
Melbourne
17/4/68
Adelaide 23/4/68

28. The Jackpot File

Georgie Savage.......Patricia Smith
McAllister.......Kevin Golsby
Karen Savage.......Lorraine Bayly
Doug Marshall.......Gordon Timmins
Inspector Cross.......Robert Schroeder
Mooney.......Dennis Clinton
Gale.......Blaise Antony
Det. Sanders.......John Sanger
Det. Jones.......Martin Levin
Joe Farson.......Ross Sharp
Gregory.......John Considine
Bentley.......Ron Northrope
Dodds.......John Wregg
Nurse.......Terry Trewavas

Synopsis: Kragg is told by CUCW agent Georgie Savage that the organisation's books are fiddled to make it financially successful for Smith. Attraction grows between Kragg and Georgie, as does Kragg's disillusionment with the Council.

Airdate:
Melbourne
24/4/68
Adelaide 30/4/68

 

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Tony Ward.

29. Doves In The East

Jan Lestrovic.......Keith Eden
Vargon.......Jack Hume
Julie Coleman.......Anne Morgan
Doug Marshall.......Gordon Timmins
Tarrant.......Michael Moody
Newsreader.......Eric Pearce
Greg Harrison.......Robert Harding
Mrs. Harrison.......Joy Corbett

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......David Lee
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford, Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor

Synopsis: Philosopher Jan Lestrovic, founder of the CUCW, visits Australia to defect from communism. Kragg is shocked when he is assigned to assassinate Lestrovic, who was his former mentor and taught Kragg from boyhood the tactics and doctrine of the CUCW. As Kragg does everything he can to prevent the assassination, another agent shoots Lestrovic - Kragg is too late to save him, and Lestrovic dies by his side.

Notes: Originally titled 'The Lestrovic File'.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/5/68
Traralgon VIC
1/5/68
Adelaide 14/5/68
Wollongong NSW 5/6/68
Newcastle NSW 24/6/68

 

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Ep. 29: Gerard Kennedy and Keith Eden.

30. The Kragg File

Georgie Savage.......Patricia Smith
Vargon.......Jack Hume
Jacque Rodan.......Max Meldrum
Karen Savage.......Lorraine Bayly
Tarrant.......Michael Moody
Max.......Allan Trevor
Identikit expert.......Bruce Douglas
Technician.......Harry Martin
Agent.......Brian O'Callaghan
Miss Pendle.......Dorothy Bradley

Script.......Ian Jones
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford, Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor

Synopsis: The CUCW consider Kragg a risk to their organisation and give orders for him to be killed. Aided by Georgie Savage, Kragg decides to avenge the death of Lestrovic and stop the CUCW by killing Smith and Vargon. However, Kragg is shot and critically wounded. Near death, he refuses to allow Georgie to take him to hospital, but agrees to give himself up to SCU3.

Airdate:
Melbourne
8/5/68
Adelaide 21/5/68

31. A Reason For Dying

Georgie Savage.......Patricia Smith
Vargon.......Jack Hume
Quint.......Frank Foster-Brown
Julie Coleman.......Anne Morgan
Dr. Webb.......Raymond Westwell
Elizabeth Barker.......Judith Fisher
Erica.......Lynn Flanagan
Doug Marshall.......Gordon Timmins
Patterson.......Brian Muir
Dunne.......Edward Moore
Nurse.......Sheila Kirk
Ron.......Ian Sprake

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Dorothy Crawford, Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor

Synopsis: Kragg is critically ill in hospital and is without the will to live. As doctors predict his death, Georgie, attempting to help him, is bashed to death by CUCW thug Quint. Her death gives Kragg new resolve, and restores his will to live. Blake wants Kragg to work for SCU3, but Hunter is opposed to the idea.

Airdate:
Melbourne
15/5/68
Adelaide 28/5/68
Orange NSW 5/6/68
Lismore NSW 24/6/68
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/6/68

 

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Ep. 30: Gerard Kennedy and Patricia Smith.

 

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Ep. 30: Lorraine Bayly and Tony Ward.

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