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EPISODES: 13.
LENGTH: 30 mins.
FORMAT: Mono, Video and Film Integration.

PRODUCTION: 1969 ATN-7 Sydney.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: Seven.

CAST:
Mrs. Jessie Finnegan.......DOLORE WHITEMAN
Fay Smith.......PENNY RAMSEY
Darby Finnegan.......REG GORMAN
Hilton Harper.......MAX CULLEN
Amy Frizell.......MARION JOHNS

CREW:
Scripts.......GEORGE FOSTER & KEITH SMITH
Director.......STEPHEN WOOD
Producer.......JOHN WALTERS
Devised by.......KEITH SMITH
Music.......TOMMY TYCHO



1. Safe As Houses

Clarrie Mooreshead.......Peter Whitford
Dan Smith.......Ron Shand
Nursing sister.......Judy Champ

Synopsis: Darby is upset when his former girlfriend is about to marry Clarrie Mooreshead. Before the day is out, the wedding is cancelled, Clarrie’s house is demolished and he is in hospital, and Fay and Darby are back together.

2. Hilton's Lucky Day

Dobson.......Gordon Glenwright
Thomson.......Tony Bazell
Sanderson.......John Derum


Synopsis: Because of a mistake by the computer at Hilton’s bank,
his account is credited with $10,000 instead of $1.

Notes: Penny Ramsey does not appear in this episode.


Airdate:
Sydney 16/12/70
Port Augusta SA 3/10/72

3. Six For The Pot

Supt. Johnson.......Gordon McDougall
'Junky' Jim.......Al Thomas
Sgt. Reilly.......Lionel Haft
Mabel Philpott.......Beryl Cheers
Dan Smith.......Ron Shand

Synopsis: Mrs. Finnegan's home-made chutney is popular with everybody, due to the secret 'herb' ingredient
. Darby arranges a large scale production line to sell the chutney, but the operation goes awry when the secret 'herb' is found to be marijuana.

Airdate:
Brisbane 15/12/71

4. We Interrupt This Seance...

Fred.......Tony Thurbon
Bill.......Roger Cox

Synopsis: Mrs. Finnegan cannot find some vital family documents
, and Amy suggests holding a seance to ask her dead husband George. The documents are finally found, but not with any supernatural help.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/12/71
Brisbane 22/12/71


5. Busman's Holiday

Receptionist.......Judy Morris
Inspector.......Bryan Niland

Dr. Cooper.......Doreen Warburton

Synopsis: Darby gets a job as a bus conductor, and within a few days has an 'accident' and is on worker’s compensation.

Airdate:
Sydney
30/12/70
Brisbane 29/12/71


6. The Reluctant Romeo

Synopsis: Darby decides it is high time Hilton had a steady girlfriend.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/2/71
Brisbane 5/1/72

7. All The Answers From A To B

Synopsis: Mrs. Finnegan enters a television quiz contest and she has a good chance of winning in spite of the help offered by her family.

Airdate:
Brisbane 12/1/72
Adelaide 20/1/72


8. The Answer Is In The Negative

Synopsis: Darby’s X-ray is confused with someone else’s, and he is told that he has six months to live. He bravely decides to keep the news from his mother.

Airdate:
Sydney 8/2/71
Brisbane 19/1/72

9. The Thirty-Year Itch

.......Don Pascoe

Synopsis: Mrs. Finnegan gets the ‘seven year itch’ 20 years too late
, and she decides to make some drastic changes in the household.

Notes:  Listed in some programme guides as 'The Seven-Year Itch'.

Airdate:
Sydney 15/2/71
Adelaide 9/12/71
Brisbane 26/1/72


10. Home Sweet Home Unit

Joe Rooney.......Ron Graham
Mrs. Evans.......Ruth Cracknell
Charlie Edgar.......Tom Farley

Synopsis: Mrs. Finnegan decides to sell her house and buy a home unit. Hilton and Darby scheme to get her deposit back from two unscrupulous
real estate agents.

Notes: Penny Ramsey does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/2/71
Brisbane 2/2/72


11. Benefit Performance

.......Nola Lester

Synopsis: Darby consults a psychiatrist to decide what job he is best suited for.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/3/71

12. A Jones By Any Other Name
 


13. Something Old, Something New

.......Peter Collingwood

Synopsis: The piece of junk that Darby and Hilton try to palm off onto Mrs. Finnegan turns out to be a valuable antique. Mother and son are divided in an attempt to bid for it.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/1/71
Adelaide 10/2/72


EPISODE TITLES
1. Safe As Houses
2. Hilton's Lucky Day
3. Six For The Pot
4. We Interrupt This Seance...
5. Busman's Holiday
6. The Reluctant Romeo
7. All The Answers From A To B
8. The Answer Is In The Negative
9. The Thirty-Year Itch
10. Home Sweet Home Unit
11. Benefit Performance
12. A Jones By Any Other Name
13. Something Old, Something New