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EPISODES: 20.
LENGTH: 30 mins.
FORMAT: Mono, film and video integration.
PRODUCTION: 1973 Gemini Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Official
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NETWORK: Nine.

CAST:
Meg Penrose.......TINA BURSILL
Daniel J. Penrose.......DERYCK BARNES
Dave Milson.......harold hopkins
Elizabeth Dunstan (nee Dent).......TINA GRENVILLE
Bill Dunstan.......ALLAN LANDER
B.J. Penrose.......JOHN STANWELL
Martin Penrose.......KEVIN WILSON

Joanna Church.......DIANA DAVIDSON

CREW:
Scripts.......MICHAEL LAURENCE
Producer.......ROBERT BRUNING




1. Hands Across The Fence

Pete Fairhall.......Michael Laurence

Synopsis: Elizabeth Dent, now married with a baby, and her husband Bill Dunstan, move into a new house, and they take in Dave Milson as a boarder. Their neighbour Daniel J. Penrose is a people-hater and forbids his three children to even speak to the new arrivals. Unable to prevent interaction with the new neighbours, Daniel tries a counter-offensive - to scare them off by inviting them to a gruesome vegetarian lunch.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/3/73
Sydney 10/3/73
Brisbane 19/5/73

2. One Small Match Maker

Synopsis: Daniel pretends to have a heart attack in order to halt the blossoming romance between Meg and Dave Milson. But Daniel is in for a surprise when Elizabeth and Joanna join forces against him.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/3/73
Sydney 17/3/73
Brisbane 26/5/73

3. A Tiny Touch Of Tonsil Trouble

Dr. Henshaw.......Edward Howell

Synopsis: Everyone is appalled when Daniel discovers that his and B.J.'s tonsils have to be removed and he decides that the operation will be performed in his own home on the dining room table. After quite an argument Dr. Henshaw agrees to it.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/3/73
Sydney 6/4/73

4. A Rabbit In Love

Synopsis: Dave gives B.J. a rabbit called 'Dizzy', and the Penrose and Dunstan housholds are thrown into chaos after 'Dizzy' destroys Daniel's pride and joy - his garden of organically grown vegetables.

Airdate:
Melbourne 30/3/73
Sydney 31/3/73
Brisbane 23/6/73

5. The Portrait

Pete Fairhall.......Michael Laurence

Synopsis: Daniel is presented with a particularly horrifying painting for his birthday.  In an effort to get rid of it without offending anybody, he resorts to burgling his own house in order to 'steal' it, and is duly arrested.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/4/73
Brisbane 16/6/73

6. Foureyes

Pete Fairhall.......Michael Laurence

Synopsis: Two small girls at school cause B.J. to become self-conscious about wearing glasses. He runs away from home and has the entire neighbourhood in an uproar.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/4/73
Sydney 13/4/73
Brisbane 21/7/73

7. That's Your Story

Synopsis: B.J. causes chaos in the two households when he replaces a story of Dave's with a story of Daniel's and sends it off to a well-known magazine.

Airdate:
Melbourne 27/4/73
Brisbane 9/11/74

8. The Box And B.J.

Synopsis: Daniel is distracted when B.J. becomes addicted to television. He goes to extreme lengths in order to cure B.J. of the habit.

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/4/73
Sydney 20/4/73

9. A Guru Loose

Synopsis: The entire Penrose household take up yoga, with highly comic results.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/5/73
Sydney 4/5/73
Brisbane 23/11/74

10. The Man Who Came To Dinner

Gridley.......Noel Ferrier

Synopsis:  Daniel is offered a lecture tour of America and tries to win the approval of the promoter, Mr. Gridley, by inviting him to share their vegetarian dinner, unaware that his guest is a well-known gourmet.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/5/73

11. Handing Down The Budget

Synopsis:  Daniel allows Meg, Martin and B.J. to take over the family finances. It is only a short time before he bitterly regrets it.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/5/73
Sydney 18/5/73

12. I See A Long Journey

Kate Dunstan.......Doreen Warburton

Synopsis:  Bill receives an offer to take over his company's office in China. He and Elizabeth must decide whether to accept and sell their house.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/5/73
Sydney 25/5/73
Brisbane 14/12/74

13. The Last Minute Waltz

Kate Dunstan.......Doreen Warburton

Synopsis:  The Dunstan house is in an uproar on the day of Elizabeth's departure for China. Kate, Bill's mother, decides to stay on in the house.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/6/73
Sydney 1/6/73
Brisbane 21/12/74

14. Daniel And God

Synopsis:  Following an accident which confines him to bed, Daniel believes he has fallen out of favour with the Almighty and calls for a priest to hear his confessions.

Airdate:
Melbourne 15/6/73

15. The Camping Trip

Synopsis: Marty decides that the Penrose family is getting into a rut and Daniel suggests that they all pack up and get back to nature for a weekend. When a sudden storm hits they are caught totally unprepared.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/6/73

16. The Hair Raisers

Synopsis: Daniel is convinced that he is going bald and decides to invest in a wig. When Joanna and the children fail to assure him that he does not need it, they resort to devious methods of disposing of the wig.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/6/73
Melbourne 29/6/73

17. The Terrifying Green Eyed Monster

Synopsis: The children decide that it is time their father married Joanna and they coax her into a scheme to make Daniel jealous. They are not prepared for his strong reaction.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/6/73
Melbourne 6/7/73
Brisbane 18/1/75

18. Just An Old Fashioned Wedding

Synopsis: Daniel and Joanna begin their wedding plans - only to get tangled up in a sea of complicated arrangements. When family friction reaches a peak, they solve the problem by eloping.

Airdate:
Sydney 6/7/73
Melbourne 13/7/73
Brisbane 25/1/75

19. Lark In The Dark

Synopsis: The Penrose family is thrown into chaos when a power failure hits - leaving them in total darkness for a night.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/7/73
Melbourne 28/11/73


20. Please God, Send Me Muscles

Synopsis:  A little girl in B.J.'s class laughs at him - so he secretly sets about doing a body-building course.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/12/73


EPISODE TITLES
1. Hands Across The Fence
2. One Small Match Maker
3. A Tiny Touch Of Tonsil Trouble
4. A Rabbit In Love
5. The Portrait
6. Foureyes
7. That's Your Story
8. The Box And B.J.
9. A Guru Loose
10. The Man Who Came To Dinner
11. Handing Down The Budget
12. I See A Long Journey
13. The Last Minute Waltz
14. Daniel And God
15. The Camping Trip
16. The Hair Raisers
17. The Terrifying Green Eyed Monster
18. Just An Old Fashioned Wedding
19. Lark In The Dark
20. Please God, Send Me Muscles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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