(with some minor film sequences).
1969 HSV-7 Melbourne.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
Joan Randall.......JOAN REYNOLDS
Merv Kelly.......STAN PENROSE
Gina Cotter.......LEILA BLAKE
Producers & Directors
Joan And Leslieeslie
Alf Cotter.......Nevil Thurgood
Mrs. Archibald.......Myrtle Woods
Removalist 1.......Peter Mentiplay
Removalist 2.......Jack Budden
Synopsis: When Joan and Leslie move into their new apartment, their
landlord insists on seeing their marriage certificate. When they cannot
produce it, Joan gets the idea of getting married again.
Notes: Originally taped with Emilica Vera in the role of Gina Cotter. When
it became apparent that she was not suitable for the part, she was
replaced by Leila Blake. The scenes concerned were filmed again, however
editing problems delayed completion of the episode and it was not ready
for the intended premiere date. Consequently, the second episode was
screened as the premiere, and this episode was not screened as part of the
series original run.
Alf ‘Blue Eyes’.......Peter Aanensen
Cyril McMurdie.......Ken Weaver
Synopsis: As well as the difficulties Leslie and his wife Joan
encounter in settling into their new home, Leslie becomes involved in the
problems of one of his correspondents, and the father of a young urchin
threatens to ‘knock his block off’.
Synopsis: Leslie's editor, Mr. Jowett, is seeking approval for
a series of articles on child psychiatry
from the Council Of Child Emancipation. Jowett invites the president of
the Council to visit the Randall's home, and arranges for Joan and Leslie
to 'borrow' his grandchildren - who are experts at blackmail and
Port Pirie SA 26/12/74
Synopsis: Joan's Uncle Charlie dies and leaves his favourite niece
his favourite pet, Rover, a German Shepherd dog who attacked Leslie some
years before. Fortunately for Leslie, however, Rover has changed.
Port Pirie SA 19/12/74
Cafe proprietor.......Kurt Beimel
Paul duPont.......George Olasz
Charles Craddock.......Derek Booth
Bert Douglas.......Barry Rhode
TV repairman.......Eric Heyes
Synopsis: Annoyed when her husband seems to place more importance
on golf than taking her to the Art Gallery, Joan embarks on a campaign to
make him jealous.
Notes: For a publicity exercise, TV Week reporter Wendy Cross
appears as an extra playing a waitress.
Synopsis: Leslie innocently chooses the name of Slugsy Paternoster
for the ringleader in his crime serial, and is horrified when he is
confronted by the real Slugsy Paternoster, who just happens to be
supported by a nasty bunch of criminals.
Port Pirie SA 2/1/75
Dr. Smith.......Maurie Fields
Dr. Emberson.......Michael Howley
Synopsis: Leslie catches a cold and is convinced he is about to
die, so in order to make him agree to take a holiday, Joan calls in a
bogus doctor, who is actually the local butcher, a friend of Gina's.
Notes: Some programme guides list this episode as 'The Malingerer'.
Port Pirie SA 9/1/75
Synopsis: Joan starts a campaign to spare the life of Phar Lap,
the local milkman's horse, who is sentenced to the cat food factory. She
ends up buying a racehorse with $500 she thinks Leslie has won in a
Port Pirie SA 16/1/75
'The Kid'.......David Spurling
Synopsis: Leslie is writing a special series of articles exposing
graft and corruption in the boxing ring, and comes across a young boxer
known as 'The Kid' and his manager Sharky. Sharky has his own methods to
stop Leslie from writing the article, but he doesn't anticipate
intervention by Joan.
Port Pirie SA 23/1/75
Synopsis: Noises in the flat during the night cause Joan to
suspect that a burglar has been around, but tapping noises and an
over-turned coffee pot make her think a ghost is responsible.
Port Pirie SA 30/1/75
Synopsis: Leslie decides that the Randall's will spend their first
Australian Christmas in their own home instead of going to a hotel. Helped by Merv and Gina, the celebrations rapidly turn into disaster.
Port Pirie SA 6/2/75
Synopsis: Leslie is assigned to write an article on popular
psychology. He tests Merv and Gina, and then decides Joan needs
treatment. Neither the patient nor the psychologist, however, responds
according to the book.
Port Pirie SA 13/2/75
The New Car
Synopsis: Leslie buys a car at a bargain price, a ‘Greyhound’
sports model, which he believes won the Nullarbor Grand Prix. But then he
is told by Merv that it matches the description of a stolen car.
Joan And Leslie
2. Blue Eyes
3. The Children
4. Animal Lover
7. Sick Leslie
8. The Hay-Burner
9. The Boxer
10. The Poltergeist
12. Home Psychology
13. The New Car