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EPISODES: 14.
LENGTH: 30 mins.
FORMAT: Mono, Video and Film Integration.
PRODUCTION: 1968 - 1969 ABC Production, Sydney.
RUNNING ORDER: Airdate.
NETWORK: ABC.

CAST:
Molly Prentiss.......JUNE THODY
Peter Prentiss.......PETER WHITFORD
Mrs. Malloy.......AILEEN BRITTON
Mervyn MacGregor.......DONALD MacDONALD


CREW:
Scripts.......LYLE MARTIN
Director.......BRIAN BELL
Producer.......BRIAN BELL
Executive Producer.......ALAN MORRIS
Script Editor.......MAURICE WILTSHIRE
Music.......LAURIE LEWIS


EPISODE TITLES
Series 1
1. There Goes The Groom
2. She'll Have To Go
3. Prisoner At The Bar
4. The Segregated Vice Den
5. It's An Ill Typhoon That Blows Mother-In-Law In
6. You Tell Me Your Dreams, I'll Tell You My Dreams
7. I Hate Roger Stokewell

Series 2
8. Somebody Stole My Still
9. The Shame Of Mother Malloy
10. I Only Deliver The Bread
11. The Army Will Make A Man Of You, Mrs. Malloy
12. The Second Honeymoon
13. Into The Breach
14. In The Key Of A Flat


SERIES 1

1. There Goes The Groom

Phillip Malloy.......Don Philps
Charley.......John Gray
Referee.......Bill Townsend
Rugby victim.......Rick Hennell

Synopsis: Peter Prentiss plays in a Rugby Union final with great gusto. It is to be his last game - he is to be married the following Saturday, and has promised to hang up his boots and guernsey forever. But the final match results in a draw, and a play-off the following Saturday is necessary - one in which Peter, as the team's star, must play. Peter plans to play as well as get married: by scoring heavily in the first half, then, by committing various acts of blatant mayhem against the referee and opposing players, getting ordered off the field in time to go to church. But nothing works out according to plan - all Peter's actions are blamed on somebody else. Finally Peter takes some radical action, and he is  whisked away to the altar where he makes his vows - still in his rugby gear.

Airdate:

Adelaide & SA regional 29/10/68
Sydney
& NSW regional 30/10/68
Canberra
30/10/68
Melbourne
& VIC regional 6/11/68

 


Ep. 1:
John Gray, June Thody and Peter Whitford

2. She'll Have To Go

Synopsis: Peter is delighted when he receives an unexpected bonus from his employer, but Molly doesn't approve of his plans for spending it. Peter has two choices - to please his wife and mother-in-law and buy land on which to build Molly a home, or to please himself and his mates and get a new outboard motor for his boat, the 'Sexy Sue'.

Airdate:

Adelaide & SA regional 5/11/68
Sydney
& NSW regional 6/11/68
Canberra 6/11/68

Melbourne & VIC regional 13/11/68

3. Prisoner At The Bar

Synopsis: When Molly decides to emulate the deeds of Emmeline Pankhurst, the famous fighter for rights of women, it has an unexpected outcome.

Airdate:

Adelaide & SA regional 12/11/68
Sydney
& NSW regional 13/11/68
Canberra 13/11/68
Melbourne & VIC regional 20/11/68

 


June Thody

 

 

4. The Segregated Vice Den

Synopsis: A seemingly harmless evening at the Prentiss home becomes highly suspect in the eyes of a dumbfounded policeman, who wonders at the large amount of people in attendance. None of the trouble would have happened if Peter's poker night hadn't clashed with Molly's charity committee meeting. Peter and Molly compromise by dividing the living room in half, one for the men and the other for the women.

Airdate:

Adelaide & SA regional 19/11/68
Sydney
& NSW regional 20/11/68
Canberra 20/11/68
Melbourne & VIC regional 27/11/68

 


Donald MacDonald

5. It's An Ill Typhoon That Blows Mother-In-Law In

Synopsis: When a cyclone destroys the flats where Mrs. Malloy and Mervyn live, they come to stay with Peter and Molly. Soon all is chaos and when the landlord, calling to assess cyclone damage, finds Peter and Mervyn living in the garage, he serves an eviction order.

Airdate:

Adelaide & SA regional 26/11/68
Sydney
& NSW regional 27/11/68
Canberra 27/11/68
Melbourne & VIC regional 4/12/68

6. You Tell Me Your Dreams, I'll Tell You My Dreams

.......Richard Meikle
.......Maggie Dence

Synopsis: Peter's drowsy murmurings about a mysterious Gladys upsets Molly and makes her think there is another woman in his life. Molly retaliates by going on strike until Peter offers a satisfactory explanation. Peter turns to Mervyn for help and together they create an answer they hope is plausible.

Airdate:
Adelaide & SA regional 3/12/68
Sydney
& NSW regional 4/12/68
Canberra 4/12/68
Melbourne & VIC regional 11/12/68

 


Peter Whitford and June Thody


Donald MacDonald and Peter Whitford

7. I Hate Roger Stokewell

Synopsis: The Prentiss' new neighbour, Roger Stokewell, is a model husband, much to Peter's disgust. Soon Peter is having Stokewell paraded to him as a shining example, so Peter decides to retaliate against him.

Airdate:

Sydney & NSW regional 11/12/68
Canberra 11/12/68
Melbourne & VIC regional 18/12/68

SERIES 2

8. Somebody Stole My Still

Synopsis: Merv moves his illicit whisky still to the Prentiss garage - where it is accidentally thrown out with the rubbish. Peter is most amused at the incident until Merv tells him that the still is mounted on a stand bearing the inscription 'Peter Prentiss'.

Airdate:

Melbourne
& VIC regional 2/4/69
Sydney & NSW regional 2/4/69
Canberra 2/4/69

 


Ep. 7: Donald MacDonald, Peter Whitford and June Thody

9. The Shame Of Mother Malloy

'Fingers' O'Reilly.......Norman Yemm
Rev. Clyde Hoskins.......Barry Creyton
'Danny The Watch'.......Brian Anderson
.......Roger Cox
.......Peter McPhie

Synopsis: Mrs. Malloy assists her ‘nephew’, Rev. Clyde Hoskins, a former prison chaplain, to raise funds for repatriated prisoners. With the help of Molly and Peter and two ex-prisoners, 'Fingers' O'Reilly and 'Danny The Watch', she plans a grand and successful garden party. Everybody glows with pride, but not everything goes to plan, and there is an unexpected and shameful ending.

Airdate:

Melbourne
& VIC regional 9/4/69
Sydney & NSW regional 9/4/69
Canberra 9/4/69

 


Peter Whitford, June Thody and Donald MacDonald

10. I Only Deliver The Bread

Guru Chanderadas.......Richard Meikle
Joe Garibaldi.......Alistair Duncan
Maria Garibaldi.......Judith Roberts

Synopsis: Molly thinks that she has mastered the art of thought projection when she believes that Peter has understood a message to bring some goods home. She has actually begun an incredible mix-up which involves the local baker and his wife and leads to an hour of reckoning for the Guru Chanderadas.

Airdate:

Melbourne
& VIC regional 16/4/69
Sydney & NSW regional
16/4/69
Canberra 16/4/69

11. The Army Will Make A Man Of You, Mrs. Malloy

Sgt. Grogan.......Reg Gorman
Capt. Makepeace.......Peter Collingwood

Synopsis: Through a bureaucratic mix-up, Mrs. Malloy receives Army call-up papers. She is incensed; Molly is amazed; and Peter thinks it is a great joke. It would have been better for the Army if they burnt her draft card, for when she gets on the warpath Mrs. Malloy can wreak more havoc than a regiment. Captain Makepeace and Sgt. Grogan promise immediate action to set the records straight, but only succeed in adding to the confusion.

Airdate:

Melbourne
& VIC regional 23/4/69
Sydney & NSW regional 23/4/69
Canberra 23/4/69
Brisbane
& QLD regional 7/5/69

12. The Second Honeymoon

Synopsis: Molly's dream of a cosy, idyllic second honeymoon is dashed by Peter's pursuit of a business man at the same hotel to clinch an important deal - and the arrival of Merv, who was under the impression they were all to holiday together.

Airdate:

Melbourne
& VIC regional 30/4/69
Sydney & NSW regional 30/4/69
Canberra 30/4/69
Brisbane
& QLD regional 14/5/69

 


June Thody, Peter Whitford and Donald MacDonald

 


Peter Whitford and Donald MacDonald

13. Into The Breach

.......James Condon
.......Ruth Cracknell
.......Maggie Dence

Synopsis: Mervyn meets Lettuce Jones, a determined woman who has marriage on her mind. To his horror, an innocent act of chivalry plunges him into an unwanted engagement, and there seems no way available for him to get out of the situation.

Airdate:
Melbourne & VIC regional 7/5/69
Sydney & NSW regional 7/5/69
Canberra 7/5/69
Brisbane & QLD regional 21/5/69

 


June Thody and Donald MacDonald

14. In The Key Of A Flat

Charley Bates.......Jack Allan
Margie Bates.......June Salter
Clarence Troutback.......Clifford Neate
Builder.......Barry Mawson

Synopsis: Molly discovers that girlfriends from Peter's carefree bachelor days are still holding keys to his flat. He swears that they have all now been returned, but Merv knows better.

Airdate:
Melbourne & VIC regional 14/5/69
Sydney & NSW regional
14/5/69
Canberra 14/5/69
Brisbane
& QLD regional 28/5/69

 


June Thody and Peter Whitford