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EPISODES: 13.
LENGTH: 60 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Film.
PRODUCTION: 1976 Portman Production in association with the ABC, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen & Telecom Gmbh.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: ABC.

CAST:
Charlie Cole.......ANDREW KEIR
Pete Jarrett.......SASCHA HEHN


CREW:
Producer.......JAMES GATWARD
Music.......PATRICK AULTON
Executive Story Consultant.......IAN STUART BLACK
Series created by.......DON BARKHAM & MICHAEL CRAIG


EPISODE TITLES
1. Drop Out
2. Change Of Image
3. Ghost Town
4. Roustabouts
5. Golden Girl
6. Rip Off
7. Bad Dream Town
8. Bush Boy
9. Sophie's Mob
10. Charlie Cole Esq.
11. Opal Strike
12. Ambush
13. Last Campaign

 

1. Drop Out

Harry Jarrett.......Ray Barrett
Nurse.......Lynda Keane
Mick Dallas.......Roger Ward
Brian.......Les Foxcroft
Policeman.......Don Philps
Thelma.......Berys Marsh
Emma.......Patti Crocker
Bruno.......Bob Lee
Simmo.......John Brunskill
Freda.......Rita Ryder
Storekeeper.......Al Kenney
Police Sergeant.......David Williams
Marilyn.......Diane Berryman
Secretary.......Narelle Johnson
Merv.......John Llewellyn

Script.......Michael Craig & Don Barkham
Director.......James Gatward

Synopsis: Pete Jarrett leaves his secure city job to find his nomadic grandfather, Charlie Cole, in his search for freedom.

Notes: Does not feature the stock opening, the series title being superimposed over the opening scene.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/11/76
Sydney 9/11/76
Perth 9/11/76
Hobart TAS 9/11/76
Adelaide 11/11/76

 

 


Ep. 1: Lynda Keane, Sascha Hehn and Ray Barrett
 

2. Change Of Image

Carol.......Lynette Curran
Otto Benson.......Grigor Taylor
Franz Benson.......Ivor Kants
Ingrid Biederhardt.......Ingrid Fröhlich
Heinrich Biederhardt.......Herbert Tiede
Julia.......Kim Anthony
Dog.......'Bruno'

Script.......Peter Yeldham
Director.......James Gatward

Synopsis: In the Barossa Valley, Charlie and Pete become embroiled in a feud and sabotage between two wineries.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/11/76
Sydney 16/11/76

 


Ep. 2: Lynette Curran

3. Ghost Town

Doyle.......Hugh Keays-Byrne
Casper.......Martin Harris
Hannan.......Ron Blanchard
Rooney.......Barry Camilleri

Script.......Ian Stuart Black
Director.......Igor Auzins

Synopsis: Charlie and Pete stay overnight in an old deserted gold mining town, but a series of unusual events makes them suspect they are not alone.

Notes: Ghost town scenes were filmed on the set used for Rush (series 2).

Airdate:
Adelaide 18/11/76
Melbourne 23/11/76
Sydney 23/11/76

 


Ep. 3: Andrew Keir and Hugh Keays-Byrne

4. Roustabouts

Mick Dunn.......Peter Cummins
Tom Mitchell.......Tom Farley
Betty Kurts.......Melissa Jaffer
Blue.......Paul Chubb
Bob Maddocks.......Roger Thwaites

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Carl Schulz

Synopsis: Charlie and Pete are working as roustabouts on a sheep station. The gun shearer takes an immediate dislike to Charlie, causing trouble with the owner.

Airdate:
Melbourne 30/11/76
Sydney 30/11/76

 


Ep. 4: Andrew Keir, Tom Farley and Peter Cummins

5. Golden Girl

Susan Mayfield.......Wendy Hughes
'Dicky' Draper.......Michael Craig
Rose.......Lorrae Desmond
Williams.......Wallas Eaton

Script.......Ian Stuart Black
Director.......Carl Schulz

Synopsis: Charlie and Pete become involved with a confidence trickster when they take jobs at a seaside resort, and Pete finds things are not always what they seem.

Airdate:
Melbourne 7/12/76
Sydney 7/12/76

6. Rip Off

Bobby.......John Jarratt
Jenny.......Debbie Baile
Kim.......Craig Ashley
Garage owner.......Allan Penney
Police Sergeant.......Alan Harvey

Script.......Ian Stuart Black
Director.......James Gatward

Synopsis: Charlie and Pete arrive at the remote outback settlement of Cripple Creek and find the general store has been robbed and the owner bashed. They are later held captive by the youths responsible.

Airdate:
Melbourne 14/12/76
Sydney 14/12/76

 


Ep. 5: Wendy Hughes

 


Ep. 6: John Jarratt

7. Bad Dream Town

Karen.......Judy Morris
Sen. Const. Leigh Austin.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Tony Roberts.......Alexander Allerson
McDonald.......Russell Newman
Jeremiah.......Steve Dodd
Const. John Shaw.......Lyndon Harris

Script.......Eric Paice
Director.......James Gatward

Synopsis: As strangers in the small town of Karee, Charlie and Pete become murder suspects and the targets of a lynch mob. The local police constable takes unorthodox action when Pete is found at the house of a second killing.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/12/76
Sydney 21/12/76
Brisbane 23/12/76

 


Ep. 7: Judy Morris

8. Bush Boy

Denny Gosser.......Anna Hruby
Lyn Galloway.......Brigitte Stein
Sgt. Peter Blakely.......Frank Gallacher
Li Norton.......Alister Smart
Bruce Gosser.......Robert Bruning
Billy Galloway.......John Meillon Jnr.
Postmistress.......Doreen Warburton
Lady on bus.......Aleda Johnson

Script.......Ray Jenkins
Director.......Carl Schulz

Synopsis: Charlie and Pete find themselves caught up in the local affairs of a small town when they come across a burning shack and a teenage pyromaniac.

Airdate:
Melbourne 28/12/76
Sydney 28/12/76
Brisbane 30/12/76

 


Ep. 8: Brigitte Stein and Alister Smart

9. Sophie's Mob

Sally Gower.......Peita Toppano
Steve.......Leonard Teale
Jack 'Dodger' Gower.......Vincent Ball
Billy Potter.......David Gulpilil
Beth Gower.......Margaret Cruickshank
Kitty.......Dolore Whiteman
Louis Redfern.......Matthew O'Sullivan
Bandy Hughes.......Barry Lovett
Faye.......Olivia Brown
Ella.......Joy Hruby

Script.......Ian Stuart Black
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: A man lost in the bush, attempted murder, and the peculiar attitudes of local people who feel isolated from the outside world greet Charlie and Pete when they stop at a small pub miles off the beaten track.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/1/77
Sydney 4/1/77

 


Ep. 9:  Andrew Keir and Peita Toppano

10. Charlie Cole Esq.

Carol Canning.......Megan Williams
Jack Fleming.......Kevin Miles
Frank Kennedy.......John Ewart
Brock Canning.......Rolf Hartman
Sylvia Canning.......Bettina Welch
Clancy.......Michael Beecher
Inspector.......Richard Bennett
Disc jockey.......Paul Gaffey

Script.......Colin Free
Director.......James Gatward

Synopsis: When they pass through Canberra, Charlie and Pete become embroiled in political intrigue and shady dealings. They have to race against time to stop the corruption when they discover a plot that will lead to the downfall of an innocent man.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/1/77
Sydney 11/1/77
Brisbane 13/1/77

 


Ep. 10: Megan Williams

11. Opal Strike

Libby Foster.......Margaret Nelson
Bill Picker.......John Meillon
Kim.......Jeff Ashby
Mrs. Foster.......Cornelia Frances
Police Constable (Jack).......Ken Goodlet
Shearer.......Alfred Bell
Mertz.......Brian Moll
Barman.......Brian Anderson
Mechanic.......David Bracks
Jimmy Foster.......Rodney Bell

Script.......Hasso Plotze
Director.......Peter Maxwell

Synopsis: In the small town of Baroola Tank, Charlie and Pete become mixed up in an attempt to steal a prize opal from an eccentric miner.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/1/77
Sydney 18/1/77
Brisbane 20/1/77

 


Andrew Keir and Sascha Hehn

12. Ambush

Stan Frazer.......Terence Donovan
Brad Frazer.......Serge Lazareff
Artie Frazer.......Tom Oliver
Chet Murdoch.......Graham Rouse
Candy.......Lorna Lesley
Geoff Murdoch.......Vince Martin
Bob.......Kevin Leslie
Company man.......Rob Steele
Fred (Bank manager).......Colin Taylor
Radio operator.......Ray Marshall
Cashier.......Ian Richards

Script.......Hasso Plotze
Director.......Julian Pringle

Synopsis: Charlie and Pete help Chet Murdoch transport his wool to the railway, and they become involved in a payroll robbery and a frame-up for the crime.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/1/77
Sydney 25/1/77
Brisbane 27/1/77

 


Ep. 12: Lorna Lesley and Andrew Keir

13. Last Campaign

Wendy Ryder.......Lisa Peers
Bob Ryder.......Willie Fennell
Reg McPherson.......John Clayton
Pat Ryder.......Elizabeth Kirkby
'Skinny' Riley.......Ed Turley
Dr. Patterson.......John Faasen
Stationmaster.......Richard Gilbert
Contractor.......Digby Thomas
Thommo.......Stan Penrose

Script.......John Power
Director.......Stephen Davids

Synopsis: Charlie and Pete become involved in the local politics of Black Mountain when the town newspaper editor bitterly opposes a woodchip industry financed by the Japanese.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/2/77
Sydney 1/2/77

 


Ep. 13: Lisa Peers