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EPISODES:  39 (plus one Homicide episode).
LENGTH: 
60 Mins.
FORMAT: 
Colour,  Film.
PRODUCTION: 
1972 - 1973 Crawford Production.
RUNNING ORDER:  Official.
NETWORK:
  Seven.

CAST:
Michael Ryan.......ROD MULLINAR
Julie King.......PAMELA STEPHENSON
Tony Angelini.......LUIGI VILLANI
Det. Sgt. Dan Cullen.......COLIN McEWAN


CREW:
Executive Producer.......TERRY STAPLETON


EPISODE TITLES
1. Liz
2. This Little Piggy Went To Pieces
3. Firing Squad
4. Nut File
5. King's Bishop To Queen Three
6. Catalyst
7. Death Watch
8. Come The Liberation
9. The Messenger Birds
10. Tribe
11. The Girl With The Golden Slippers
12. Miss Ogilvie Repents
13. Man With A Mission
14. But When She Was Bad
15. Moon Monkey
16. Nobody's Perfect
17. Person Or Persons Unknown
18. Fibber, The Dancing Galah
19. Hamlet's Horse
20. Where Thunder Sleeps
21. The Far Away Girl
22. Hickory Dickory Dock
23. Pipeline
24. Three-Legged Duck
25. A Bag Full Of Miracles
26. Giant, Giant Had A Great Fall
27. Way Back
28. Negative Proof
29. A Little Something Special
30. Red Alert
31. A Deep, Dark Place
32. A Song For Julie
33. The Man In Room 16
34. Give Them The World
35. Wild About Harry
36. King Hit
37. Goodbye Holly Beckett
38. There's Going To Be A War
39. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Altar
  ~  HOMICIDE Ep. 408 - As Simple As A.B.Z.

1. Liz

Liz Mason.......Elli Maclure
Hired thug.......Tom Richards
Erich Stahl.......Joseph Furst
Christine.......Barbara Ramsay
Betty.......Joanne Kloster
Joan Mason.......Irene Inescourt
Lorna Russell.......Sheila Florance
Chick at party.......Vikki Hammond
Geoffrey Baxter.......Roy Lyons
Sen. Sgt. Ken Wade.......Carl Bleazby
Billy.......Hu Pryce
Joe.......Robert Essex
Bill.......Peter Stratford

Script.......Terry Stapleton & Mort Fine
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Liz Mason believes she has murdered her lover. Ryan is hired - and sacked, but in between, he has followed a mystifying and violent trail that results in an attempt on his life and ends in his discovery of Liz's chilling secret.

Notes: Segments filmed at Lake Eildon.

Airdate:

Brisbane 25/5/73
Melbourne 27/5/73
Sydney 17/6/73
Wollongong
NSW 19/6/73

 


Ep. 1: Elli Maclure and Pamela Stephenson

2. This Little Piggy Went To Pieces

Jan Taylor.......Judy Morris
Sgt. Nelson.......Ron Graham
Det. Sgt. Bob Clark.......Maurie Fields
Eric Fraser.......Edward Ogden
Paul Thompson.......John Trenaman
'Flip' Mitchell.......Graeme Blundell
Billy Maxwell.......Peter Whitford
Nobby Walker.......John Preston
Margaret Nelson.......Lyn James
Workman.......Roy Day
Vicki Anderson.......Valma Pratt
Nelson Jnr........Bruce Kilpatrick

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......Andrew Swanson
Associate Director.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis: Ryan suspects that one of his best friends, a policeman, has murdered an informer. Ryan's investigations lead him through a macabre maze of sleazy strip joints and drug addicts to the uncovering of a depraved racketeer.

Notes: First episode with Luigi Villani as Tony Angelini and Colin McEwan as Det. Sgt. Dan Cullen.

Airdate:
Brisbane 1/6/73
Melbourne
3/6/73
Sydney 24/6/73
Tamworth NSW 17/7/73

 


Ep. 2: Pamela Stephenson and Judy Morris

3. Firing Squad

Johnson.......John Stanton
Demetrios Staphopoulos.......Tim Eliott
Miklos Staphopoulos.......Alfred Sandor
Peter Skovros.......Bryon Williams
.......Anne Pendlebury
.......Ayten Kuyululu
.......Vernon Weaver
.......Norman Kaye
.......Manual Bugeja

Synopsis: The Staphopoulos family, which owns and operates a foundry, is involved in a web of jealousy and hatred. Bitter conflict between father and son, rooted in the Greek civil war 25 years before, escalates as the old man, Miklos, becomes the victim of a bomb attack and the son is terrorised by threats and funeral wreaths. Ryan is hired to keep the peace among the flaring factions but finds himself in trouble when a suspected fake kidnapping turns out to be the real thing.

Airdate:

Brisbane 8/6/73
Melbourne
10/6/73
Sydney 1/7/73
Hobart 6/7/73
Tamworth NSW 24/7/73
Port Pirie SA 2/2/74

 


Pamela Stephenson and Rod Mullinar

4. Nut File

Helen.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Colin Brown.......Alister Smart
Eileen.......Pauline Charleston
Hughes.......Bruce Kerr
Doctor.......John Proper
Joe.......Simon Chilvers
Dr. King.......John Morgan
.......Jack Hume
.......Marnie Randall
.......Clinton Savory

Script.......Terry Stapleton & Neil Atkinson

Synopsis: When an attempt is made on Ryan's life, a woman and her child are accidentally shot down and killed. Ryan feels responsible and sets out on a personal vendetta to track down the killer.

Airdate:

Brisbane 15/6/73
Melbourne 17/6/73
Sydney 8/7/73
Tamworth NSW 31/7/73

 


Rod Mullinar and Luigi Villani

5. King's Bishop To Queen Three

Kate.......Rowena Wallace
Matt.......Terry McDermott
Sir David.......Nigel Lovell
Palmer.......Frank Wilson
John Morris.......Shane Porteous
Bikie.......Lance Lacey
.......Terry Gill
.......David Ravenswood
.......Michael Long
.......Jan Morgan

Script.......Peter Schreck
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Director.......Gary Conway

Synopsis: A politician's wife is being blackmailed and an oil millionaire has the negatives of her in compromising situations with a group of bikies. Ryan does a little blackmailing of his own to get them back, but his troubles are only beginning.

Airdate:
Brisbane 22/6/73
Melbourne 2/7/73
Sydney 15/7/73
Wollongong
NSW 17/7/73

 


Pamela Stephenson

6. Catalyst

Jodie Thompson.......Anne-Marie Johnson
Harry Thompson.......Edward Ogden
Jean Thompson.......Fay Kelton
O'Brien.......David Cameron
Burns.......Bruce Myles
.......Bill Bennett
.......Brian Moll
.......Roger Boyce

Script.......Ron McLean

Synopsis: The kidnapping of their young daughter causes Harry and Jean Thompson to seek help from Ryan, and his investigations disclose a tense emotional situation in which the Thompson’s marriage is seen to fall apart under stress.

Airdate:

Brisbane 29/6/73
Melbourne
9/7/73
Sydney 22/7/73
Wollongong
NSW 24/7/73
Tamworth NSW 14/8/73

 


Colin McEwan

7. Death Watch

Vernon Smith.......Robert Bruning
Pamela Vaughan.......Wendy Gilmore
Bradley.......Max Phipps
Thompson.......Martin Harris
Alan Roberts.......Ronald Falk
Gardener.......Geoff Parry
Hauser.......Kurt Ludescher
.......Hu Pryce
.......Gwynneth Hughes

Script.......Phil Freedman

Synopsis: Ryan is engaged to protect a wealthy industrialist, Bradley, whose entire existence is dedicated to the acquisition of wealth, and who is living in constant fear of attacks on his life.

Airdate:

Brisbane 6/7/73
Melbourne
16/7/73
Sydney 29/7/73
Wollongong
NSW 31/7/73
Tamworth NSW 21/8/73

 


Ep. 7: Martin Harris

8. Come The Liberation

Terry Davis.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Joe Martin.......John Gray
Caretaker.......Peter Aanensen
Robert Price.......John Krummel
Johnny Quinn.......John Baker
Butler.......Michael Howley
Fake Tom Jessup.......Hu Pryce
Real Tom Jessup.......John Black
Mrs. Dewey.......Pauline Charleston
Hedley.......Tom Lake
Doctor.......Peter Norton

Script.......William Froug
Director.......Simon Wincer
Assistant Director.......David Johnstone

Synopsis: Ms. Terry Davis, a powerful figure in the American women's liberation movement, visits Australia. She hires Ryan to find her boyfriend's killer and to recover a sum of money she gave him to set up an Australian branch of her organisation.

Notes: One scene required Ryan to drive his Charger through a shallow creek, sending up a spray of water. The location was checked and the following day the scene was filmed - however, overnight rain had swelled the creek and the Charger plunged into deep water and came to an abrupt halt. The mishap looked effective and was retained in the episode.

Airdate:

Brisbane 13/7/73
Melbourne
23/7/73
Sydney 5/8/73
Wollongong
NSW 7/8/73
Tamworth NSW 28/8/73
Mt Gambier SA 9/3/74

 


Ep. 8: Arna-Maria Winchester

9. The Messenger Birds

Carl Hoffman.......Norman Yemm
John Hillier.......Kevin Miles
Melina Jaconelli.......Anna Volska
Fr. Dalton.......Deryck Barnes
Enzo Jaconelli.......Keith Lee
Chris Turner.......Julie Day
.......Carryl Browne
.......Nanette Goode
.......Tony Sprague

Script.......Jim Simmonds

Synopsis: Businessman Signor Jaconelli arrives from Italy to be reunited with his daughter-in-law and his small grandson, but inexplicably they are not there to meet the ship. They are the subject of a police search, and Melina Jaconelli is suspected of murder. Ryan is called in and, in an atmosphere of Mediterranean emotionalism, searches for the missing daughter-in-law and grandson. Ryan eventually solves the murder, uncovers a massive call-girl vice racket, finds himself enmeshed in a web of  violence and illicit sex, and reunites Signor Jaconelli with his family.

Airdate:
Brisbane 20/7/73
Melbourne
30/7/73
Sydney 12/8/73
Wollongong
NSW 14/8/73
Tamworth NSW 4/9/73

 


Ep. 9: Rod Mullinar and Anna Volska

10. Tribe

Tricia.......Jeanie Drynan
Niki.......Dina Mann
Steve.......Dennis Grosvenor
Bill Palmer.......Bruce Barry
Joan Palmer.......Maggie Millar
Don.......Roger Ward
Harry.......Peter Hepworth
Buck.......James Chesworfh
Jan.......Karen Peterson

Synopsis: Ryan is hired to trace a woman's missing husband, and he finds him at Warialda, an artists' colony, where creative people and reluctant husbands can get away from it all. Ryan questions the husband and discovers that he doesn't wish to be found, and that the colony is occupied by a group of hippies whose main goal in life seems to be to make his life hell. When Ryan triggers off a tragedy, he finds himself questioning his own lifestyle.

Airdate:

Brisbane 27/7/73
Melbourne
6/8/73
Sydney 19/8/73
Wollongong NSW 21/8/73
Tamworth NSW 11/9/73

 


Ep. 10: Rod Mullinar and Jeanie Drynan

11. The Girl With The Golden Slippers

Anton Bitov.......Owen Weingott
Rhoda Bitov.......Elspeth Ballantyne
Natalia Bitov.......Nina Gregory
Maria Bitov.......Jessica Ball
.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
.......John Krummel
.......Robert Brockman
.......Roger Carroll

Script.......David Boutland

Synopsis: Ryan is hired, and captivated, by 10-year-old Maria Bitov who is worried because some men have been frightening her father. He is drawn into the nightmare world of Anton Bitov - a proud, secretive, tormented Russian immigrant who fiercely rejects Ryan's help and will not say why he endures the bashings and the bombings. Ryan finds the answers, but by then Anton has suicided, Maria is being held hostage, and Ryan is given an impossible deadline to produce the ransom money.

Airdate:

Brisbane 3/8/73
Melbourne
13/8/73
Wollongong
NSW 28/8/73
Tamworth NSW 18/9/73

 


Luigi Villani

12. Miss Ogilvie Repents

Sue Ogilvie.......Rowena Wallace
Steve Roberts.......Don Barker
Sheila.......Jill Forster
Gordon Moss.......David Griffin
Fitch.......Peter Gwynne
.......Frank Wilson
.......Brian Moll
.......Jeffrey Hodgson

Script.......Dennis Paul

Synopsis: Ryan is hired to find a missing call girl and is plunged into the bewildering, violent and scandalous world of industrial espionage.

Airdate:

Brisbane 10/8/73
Melbourne
20/8/73
Sydney 2/9/73
Wollongong
NSW 4/9/73
Tamworth NSW 25/9/73

 


Ep. 12: Rowena Wallace, Rod Mullinar and Pamela Stephenson

13. Man With A Mission

Felicity Clarke.......Ann Sidney
Jack Baker.......Gerard Maguire
Horace Chapman.......Gerry Duggan
Trevor Armstrong.......Kevin Golsby
Don Anderson.......Roly Barlee
Elsie Chapman.......Agnes Dobson
Clarrie.......Ron Pinnell
Minister.......lan Lindsay
Joe.......Fred Ford
Gardener.......Harry Lister
Socialite.......Joy Fountain

Script.......Jim Simmonds
Director.......Simon Wincer
Assistant Director.......David Lee
Production Assistant........Roger Le Mesurier
Associate Director.......Marie Trevor

Synopsis: Ryan moves in two different worlds while investigating the death of an old friend - from the depths of derelict humanity, to the glitter of high society when a charity mission is infiltrated by a con man.

Notes: Colin McEwan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Brisbane 17/8/73
Melbourne
27/8/73
Sydney 9/9/73
Wollongong
NSW 11/9/73
Tamworth NSW 2/10/73
Mt Gambier SA 13/4/74

 


Ep. 13: Ann Sidney

14. But When She Was Bad

Goldie Taylor.......Helen Morse
Jennifer.......Christine Amor
John Mitchell.......Jack Thompson
Major Wilson.......Redmond Philips
Robinson.......Ken Goodlet
Picker.......Terry Norris
Juliet Mitchell.......Julie Day
Eric.......Will Deumer
Fat man.......Max Fairchild
Thin man.......Nevil Thurgood
Detective.......Bill Bennett
Hippie.......Peter Byrne

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Gary Conway
Assistant Director.......David Hinrichsen
Script Editor.......Peter Schreck

Synopsis: John Mitchell, a cold-blooded ex-Army special operations officer, is hired by Major Wilson to search out and destroy the killer of the Major's young daughter, who died from an overdose of drugs. Mitchell decides instead to take a piece of the drug market himself and proves deadly and efficient at his work. Major Wilson then calls in Ryan to halt the mayhem he has unleashed.

Airdate:

Brisbane 24/8/73
Melbourne
3/9/73
Sydney 15/9/73
Wollongong
NSW 18/9/73
Tamworth NSW 9/10/73

 


Ep. 14: Terry Norris and Helen Morse

15. Moon Monkey

Vedat Avdi.......Ben Gabriel
Murphy.......Brian Wenzel
Buckner.......John Trenaman
Moya Avdi.......Nina Gregory
Larry.......Peter Stratford
.......Tony Bazell
.......Anne Wiles
.......Ron Roberts

Script.......Everett De Roche

Synopsis: Ryan becomes involved with a ruthless, ambitious politician, his campaign manager, and a Yugoslav migrant and his wife when the politician hires Ryan to help him with an election campaign by exposing a racket to defraud migrants.

Airdate:

Brisbane 31/8/73
Melbourne
10/9/73
Sydney 22/9/73
Wollongong
NSW 25/9/73
Shepparton VIC 5/10/73
Albury NSW 5/10/73
Tamworth NSW 23/10/73
Mt Gambier SA 20/4/74

 


Brian Wenzel

16. Nobody's Perfect

Webb.......Harry Lawrence
Smith.......Jon Finlayson
Amelia.......Cornelia Frances
Enzo.......Frank Rich
.......Don Philps
.......Roger Boyce
.......Nick Callen
.......Lloyd Cunningham
.......Gavan Ellis

Synopsis: Drinking too much, gambling, faking bribes and thumping policemen won't solve anyone's problems. Or maybe it will, who knows? Ryan seems to know.

Airdate:

Brisbane 8/9/73
Melbourne
17/9/73

 


Rod Mullinar and Luigi Villani

17. Person Or Persons Unknown

Walter Taylor.......Fred Betts
Alan Taylor.......David Foster
Graham Anderson.......Robert McDarra
Det. Sgt. Ken Wade.......Carl Bleazby
Christine Taylor.......Karen Murphy
Joe Cook.......Tony Allyn
Jack Hill.......Frank Hamilton
Rhoda Anderson.......Eileen Chapman
Det. Baker.......Robert Lever
Cilla.......Beatrice Watts
Dorothy.......Christine Calcutt
Morrie.......Allan Stewart

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......David Johnstone
Production Assistant.......Roger Le Mesurier

Synopsis: The murder of a young girl involves Ryan and Julie in a bewildering web of sexual intrigue, and Julie's life is threatened.

Airdate:

Brisbane 15/9/73
Melbourne
24/9/73
Sydney 6/10/73
Wollongong NSW 9/10/73
Tamworth NSW 6/11/73
Adelaide 10/11/73
Newcastle
NSW 10/1/74

 


Ep. 17: David Foster and Karen Murphy

18. Fibber, The Dancing Galah

Vicki.......Cecily Polson
Jack Hayes.......Frank Wilson
Slade.......Graeme Blundell
'Fibber'.......Don Crosby
Lance.......Brian Doyle
Wife.......Mary Marschall
Freeman.......Robert Essex
Rogers.......Tony Sprague
.......David Glendinning

Script.......Everett De Roche

Synopsis: Ryan investigates a daredevil hijacking from a semi-trailer, where thieves jump a truck and unload its cargo of cigarettes while the vehicle is on the move. The driver, an aging loquacious truckie of the old school called ‘Fibber’, reaches a crisis when he realises he can no longer keep pace with the sophistication of the modern road transport industry. His old driving partner, now the manager of the company, is going to sack him – unless Ryan can prove him innocent of the robbery. Vicki has been sleeping with Jack Hayes to gain information about valuable shipments being trucked to aid her hi-jacker friends. But by this time 'Fibber' is out on the highway in a 25-ton truck – with no brakes.

Notes: The truck hi-jack scenes were filmed on a section of the new Mulgrave freeway that had not yet been opened for traffic. The scenes were used in a cinema film sequence in Homicide ep. 484 'Spools And Clocks'.

Airdate:

Brisbane 22/9/73
Melbourne
1/10/73
Sydney 13/10/73
Wollongong NSW 16/10/73

 


Ep. 18: Cecily Polson and Frank Wilson

19. Hamlet's Horse

Jana.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Bishop.......Bruce Barry
Adam Parker.......Hamish Hughes
Lynch.......Max Osbiston
Cradel.......Eric Hayes
.......Alfred Bell
.......Grant Fraser
.......Les James
.......Alison Bird

Script.......Dennis Paul

Synopsis: Ryan is puzzled when an evening's quiet drinking is interrupted by Jana, a slightly crazy, beautiful girl who wants to know all about Adam Parker and won't believe that Ryan has never heard of him. Next morning Ryan receives a copy of ‘Hamlet’ and a $10 bill in the post, with a note from Adam Parker asking him to keep the book safe for collection. Ryan finds he has become the reluctant guardian of a key to $2 million worth of smuggled heroin. Adam Parker is discovered dead, and Ryan himself becomes the target of a deadly gang of drug smugglers. Rival factions of the gang are willing to bribe, seduce or kill him in order to get the two suitcases of heroin. Neither they nor Ryan know that one of the cases is packed with high explosives.

Airdate:
Brisbane 29/9/73
Melbourne 8/10/73
Sydney 20/10/73
Wollongong NSW 23/10/73
Newcastle
NSW 15/11/73
Tamworth NSW 20/11/73
Mt Gambier SA 25/5/74

 


Pamela Stephenson

20. Where Thunder Sleeps

Brian Duncan.......Jack Thompson
Elaine Duncan.......Pat Bishop
Doug Kingsman.......Ben Blakeney
Robin Cavanagh.......Richard Lupino
Doctor.......David Glendinning
George Amos.......Fred Gray
Mrs. Patterson.......Suzanne Dudley

Script.......lan Jones
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: After Ryan is hospitalised following a car accident, Julie has to handle a case alone and becomes the victim of a terror campaign when weird events plague a remote country homestead.

Notes: Colin McEwan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Brisbane 6/10/73
Melbourne
15/10/73
Wollongong NSW 30/10/73
Newcastle NSW 22/11/73
Tamworth NSW 27/11/73
Mt Gambier SA 1/6/74
Sydney 21/11/75

 


Ep. 20: Pamela Stephenson and Richard Lupino

21. The Far Away Girl

Anastasia Jones.......Sally Conabere
Jacob Jones.......Syd Conabere
Dr. Saunders.......Ron Roberts
Rollo.......Gerard Maguire
Nurse Porter.......Jill Forster
.......John Clayton
.......Tom Lake
.......Jack Hume

Script.......John Blair

Synopsis: A wistful young girl, Anastasia Jones, kept heavily drugged by villains, almost has her mind destroyed when Ryan probes the events, the drugs and double crosses surrounding the mysterious disappearance of her father, Jacob, three years before.

Airdate:

Brisbane 13/10/73
Melbourne
22/10/73
Adelaide 27/10/73
Newcastle
NSW 29/11/73
Tamworth NSW 15/1/74

 


Ep. 21: Gerard Maguire, Sally Conabere and Syd Conabere

22. Hickory Dickory Dock

Anne Brennan.......Carmen Duncan
Patrick.......Serge Lazareff
Brennan.......Keith Eden
Hennigan.......Tony Wager
Scott.......Richard Doggett
Betty.......Anne Phelan
.......Martin Phelan
.......Carl Bleazby
.......Esme Melville

Script.......Luis Bayonas

Synopsis: Brennan is the president of a large shipping company. He believes that his young wife is unfaithful, that his son despises him, that his fellow directors are plotting against him, and that someone is following him and planning to kill him. Ryan's preliminary investigations convince him that these are the fears of a paranoid mind. But then he learns that Brennan is dead - shot at point blank range with his own revolver. Everything points to suicide, but Ryan isn't so sure. As Ryan sorts out the fact from the fantasy, he discovers that all of Brennan's seemingly hysterical fears are only too well-founded. The wife, the son, the directors all had motives for murder, and now it is Ryan who is being followed by a murderer with nothing to lose.

Airdate:
Melbourne
29/10/73
Adelaide 3/11/73
Sydney 17/11/73
Newcastle
NSW 6/12/73
Tamworth NSW 22/1/74

 


Rod Mullinar

23. Pipeline

Mrs. Hall.......Margaret Cruickshank
Baker.......Joe James
Bannerman.......Owen Weingott
Cramer.......Terence Cooper
Arthur Hall.......Brian Anderson
Doctor.......Russell Waters
Det. Floyd.......Jeff O'Donnell
Nurse.......Gabrielle Hartley
Adler.......Anthony Hawkins
Cashier.......Ann WIles

Script.......Michael Harvey
Director.......Gary Conway
Script Editor.......Peter Schreck

Synopsis: A man, who left his family for no apparent reason, disappears from a city hospital. Ryan finally tracks him down to the airport, where he has collapsed and died, apparently of a heart attack. Or did he? The case involves Ryan with a crime mob run by a man code named 'Eagle', who tries to leave the country. Ryan is used as a decoy to lead police away, and he and Det. Floyd, who thinks Ryan is 'Eagle', walk into a trap.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/11/73
Adelaide 17/11/73
Sydney 24/11/73
Tamworth NSW 11/12/73
Newcastle
NSW 13/12/73

 


Ep. 23: Russell Waters, Gabrielle Hartley, Terence Cooper and Anthony Hawkins

24. Three-Legged Duck

Gail Scott.......Cecily Polson
Wally Scott.......Bruce Spence
Danny Scott.......Peter Whittle
.......Bill Hunter
.......Jeff Ashby
.......Tom Travers
.......Keith Kaye
.......Carl Bleazby
.......Les James

Synopsis: Danny Scott, the hot-tempered skipper of a fishing trawler, has disappeared overboard. Has he drowned, or was he murdered as the grieving widow claims? Or is Danny still alive, hiding out until his 'widow' joins him with the insurance money? As Ryan uncovers the truth he becomes part of a deadly tug-of-war between an insurance investigator, Danny's wife and Danny's weird brother.

Airdate:

Brisbane 3/11/73
Adelaide 24/11/73
Sydney 1/12/73
Tamworth NSW 18/12/73

Melbourne
7/11/74

 


Pamela Stephenson

25. A Bag Full Of Miracles

Angela Fabrisi.......Natalie Mosco
Mario Fabrisi.......Robin Ramsay
Fred Jones.......Kevin Leslie
McNamara.......Richard Lupino
Jim.......Terry Gill
Charlie.......Telford Jackson
Steve.......Stewart Faichney
Abdul.......Frank Cansella
Sales Manager.......Arnold Riches
Eddie.......Joe Latona

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Ian Bennett

Synopsis: A passover of drugs goes wrong and a migrant couple runs into a hundred thousand dollars worth of trouble, as a team of high-powered international drug smugglers contend with the Italian players, the law and Ryan.

Airdate:
Sydney 8/12/73
Shepparton VIC 14/12/73
Albury
NSW 14/12/73
Newcastle NSW 27/12/73
Tamworth NSW 1/1/74
Melbourne 14/11/74

 


Ep. 25: Natalie Mosco and Robin Ramsay

26. Giant, Giant Had A Great Fall

Barbara.......Judy Lynne
Frank.......Brian Wenzel
Knight.......Alfred Sandor
.......Kurt Beimel
.......Bryon Williams
.......Geoff O'Donnell
.......James Bowles
.......David Mitchell

Script.......Neil Atkinson

Synopsis: A top gangster's daughter is kidnapped, apparently by his rival. Ryan races to find her before the situation explodes into a gang war.

Airdate:
Brisbane 17/11/73
Albury NSW 21/12/73
Melbourne 21/11/74

 


Ep. 26: Alfred Sandor and Bryon Williams

27. Way Back

Susan Morrison.......Michelle Fawdon
Dr. Morrison.......Keith Eden
Marshall.......Fred Betts
Lorna.......Hazel Phillips
.......John Llewellyn
.......Tony Allyn
.......Bruce Kilpatrick
.......Frank Gow
.......David John

Synopsis: Marshall is a man with secrets that he's tried to keep for 13 years. Ryan's efforts to get at the truth are complicated by a nervous doctor, an alcoholic wife, a crooked lawyer, a strange gunman and a sweet 18-year-old girl named Susan Morrison - who is the key to the biggest secret of all.

Airdate:

Brisbane 24/11/73
Adelaide 15/12/73

Albury
NSW 28/12/73
Melbourne
28/11/74

 


Ep. 27: Michelle Fawdon

28. Negative Proof

Susan Davis.......Robyn Nevin
Stan Davis.......Robert Bruning
Philip Jackson.......John Bonney
Cole.......John Krummel
Andrews.......Robert Essex
.......Richard Moss

Script.......John Edwards

Synopsis: Ryan's career is almost ruined when a blackmail case takes an unexpected turn.

Airdate:
Brisbane 1/12/73
Adelaide 6/4/74

Melbourne 5/12/74
Sydney 12/12/75

 


Pamela Stephenson

29. A Little Something Special

Lacey Glen.......Diane Craig
Ronnie Metcalf.......Lex Mitchell
Ellen Cornell.......Katie Sheil
R.B. Shields.......Don Philps
Meechum.......Ernie Bourne
Newboy.......Gary Gray
.......Gus Mercurio
.......Ken Snodgrass
.......Louise Homfrey

Script.......William Froug
Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: Ryan finds himself in a jumble of intrigue and doublecross in a case where nothing seems clear - except that everyone wants 'the prize', and someone wants him dead.

Airdate:

Brisbane 8/12/73
Adelaide 26/1/74
Melbourne
12/12/74
Sydney 19/12/75

 


Luigi Villani, Colin McEwan and Rod Mullinar

30. Red Alert

Zita.......Rowena Wallace
Karl.......Joe James
Conrad.......Keith Lee
Kessler.......Alfred Bell
Valdis.......John Smythe
.......John Waters
.......Barry Barkla
.......lan Smith
.......Anastasia Malinoff

Script.......John Blair

Synopsis: Ryan is assigned as bodyguard to Conrad, a visiting foreign Trade Minister and Premier Elect, when it is learned that his life is threatened. This does not deter him from his ideals, and tension mounts when his young daughter is injured in a letter bomb explosion intended for him. Ryan must match wits with Karl, a professional assassin, as he closes in.

Airdate:
Brisbane 15/12/73
Adelaide 2/2/74
Melbourne 19/12/74

 


Ep. 30: Alfred Bell and Luigi Villani

31. A Deep, Dark Place

Misty.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Moore.......Nick Tate
Jane.......Carol Skinner
.......Kris McQuade
.......Michael Aitken
.......Marion Edward
.......George Foster
.......Hugh Mitchell
.......Simon Chilvers

Synopsis: For Ryan, solving a terrifying puzzle from the past is the only way he is able to protect his client, a rich young heiress, from a girl called Misty.

Airdate:

Brisbane 22/12/73
Albury NSW 25/1/74
Adelaide 9/2/74
Melbourne 30/12/75
Sydney 2/1/76

 


Pamela Stephenson

32. A Song For Julie

Johnny Wyatt.......John Diedrich
Ted Jones.......John Ewart
Mungo.......David Cameron
'Snake'.......Paul Eddey
Leach.......Charles Little
'Yoghurt'.......Peter Hepworth
Sam.......Richard Moss
Det. Sgt. Kent.......John Black
Security guard.......Clive Birchmore
Detective.......Geoff O'Donnell
Constable.......Peter Culpan
Julie's date.......Paul Glen
Chemist.......Michael Bowler

Script.......Everett De Roche
Director.......lan Bennett
Script Editor.......Andrew Swanson

Synopsis: Touring English pop singer Johnny Wyatt appears to be drunk on stage and cancels his appearance. Ryan, called in to investigate the possibility that Wyatt was drugged, discovers that certain parties stand to gain considerably if Wyatt cancels his tour. Julie provides the strength and inspiration for Wyatt to carry on when a further revelation threatens to shatter his life completely.

Notes: The role of Wyatt was specially written for singer Johnny Farnham
in what would have marked his television acting debut. Prior commitments meant Farnham could not immediately accept the role, and filming of the episode was postponed until he was available. When it became apparent that Farnham's commitments would prevent him from taking the role for the foreseeable future, the part was given to John Diedrich. Colin McEwan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Albury NSW 1/2/74
Adelaide 16/2/74

Melbourne
1/1/76
Sydney 9/1/76

 


Ep. 32: Pamela Stephenson and John Diedrich

33. The Man In Room 16

Dr. Winter.......Keith Eden
Mechanic.......Stuart Finch
Matron Dexter.......Hilda Scurr
Diana.......Judith Dick
Hagerty.......David Ravenswood
Sherman.......Clive Hearne
Henchman.......Vince Martin

Script.......lan Jones
Producer.......Terry Stapleton

Synopsis: David Sherman is critically injured in a racing car smash and doomed to exist as a vegetable in hospital. His wife can't accept this, and hires Ryan to investigate the incident and find out the truth.

Airdate:

Brisbane 18/2/74
Adelaide 23/2/74
Mt Gambier SA 31/8/74
Melbourne
2/1/76
Sydney 16/1/76

 


Rod Mullinar and Colin McEwan

34. Give Them The World

Eddie.......Don Barkham
Brown.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Pauline.......Natalie Mosco
Mary.......Gerda Nicolson
Sean.......David Atkins
Barbie.......Janne Coghlan
Billy.......John Larking
Baker.......Campbell Copelin
.......Richard Gilbert

Synopsis: A worldly young woman falls for Ryan and doubts her own courage when she discovers his world of violence, corruption and treachery.

Airdate:

Adelaide 2/3/74

Albury
NSW 19/3/74
Brisbane 20/4/74

Melbourne
5/1/76
Sydney 23/1/76

 


Rod Mullinar

35. Wild About Harry

.......Robert Bruning
.......Owen Weingott
.......Vincent Gil
.......Tony Wager
.......Lynn Flanagan
.......Peter Norton
.......Lester Morris
.......Ernie Gray
.......Frank Spencer

Synopsis: Ryan and a former police colleague become the victims of a conspiracy. Their attempts at proving their innocence seem only to make their guilt more apparent.

Airdate:

Adelaide 9/3/74
Albury NSW 26/3/74
Brisbane 27/4/74
Wollongong NSW 9/10/74
Melbourne
6/1/76
Sydney 5/1/77

 


Pamela Stephenson

36. King Hit

Ned Robbins.......Ernie Bourne
Summers.......Mark Albiston
Simms.......Alan Rowe
Daisy.......Joan Letch
Dr. Clark.......William Sizeland
Georgina.......Dina Morris
Susan.......Jennifer Craig
Jim.......Malcolm Steed

Script.......Luis Bayonas
Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Terry Stapleton

Synopsis: Ryan and Julie both assume fake identities in their efforts to uncover the dark implications behind the promotion of a new 'wonder drug'. Tony Angelini's mate Ned Robbins is beaten up by thugs, but is too frightened to give any details.

Airdate:

Adelaide 16/3/74

Albury
NSW 2/4/73
Brisbane 8/6/74
Wollongong NSW 30/10/74
Sydney 16/12/75
Melbourne 7/1/76

 


Rod Mullinar and Pamela Stephenson

37. Goodbye Holly Beckett

Holly Beckett.......Rowena Wallace
Bob Novak.......Frank Wilson
Granger.......Keith Eden
Larry Lewis.......Stewart Faichney
Henderson.......Simon Chilvers
Tina Lewis.......Lee Tholen
Bert.......Will Deumer
Chloe.......Paula Maxwell
Rita.......Glenda Lum
Hal.......Peter Felmingham
Claude.......Michael Caton
Wladyslaw.......Manuel Bugeja

Script.......John Blair & Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ian Bennett

Synopsis:  Holly Beckett is a gorgeous and endearing call girl. When one of her clients is bashed and robbed, she unwittingly becomes a key figure in the activities of a group of political fanatics - and the prime target for a brutal assassination.

Notes: 
Some programme guides list this episode as 'Goodbye Holly Green'.

Airdate:
Adelaide 23/3/74
Brisbane 15/6/74

Mt Gambier SA 28/9/74

Sydney 23/12/75
Melbourne 8/1/76

 


Ep. 37: Rowena Wallace and Simon Chilvers

38. There's Going To Be A War

Shirley Green.......Helen Morse
Max Miller.......Norman Yemm
Reginald Church.......Ken Goodlet
Jack Jones.......Bill Hunter
Harry Fisher.......Danny Adcock
Dave Fergusson.......Brian Wenzel
Charlie Bell.......John Ewart
Joe Green.......Jack Perry
Wood.......Danny O'Meara

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Gary Conway
Assistant Director.......David Lee
Associate Director.......Marie Trevor
Production Assistant.......Roger LeMesurier

Synopsis: A reformed crim - an old friend of Ryan - is caught breaking into a factory and is shot dead by the security guard. Ryan stubbornly refuses to believe that he was involved in anything illegal, and while investigating the incident becomes involved in violent gang warfare.

Airdate:

Adelaide 30/3/74

Albury
NSW 16/4/74
Mt Gambier SA 5/10/74
Melbourne
9/1/76
Sydney 12/1/77

 


Ep. 38: Danny Adcock and Norman Yemm

39. A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Altar

Mia.......Michelle Fawdon
Black.......James Condon
Jeanne.......Patricia Leehy
Professor.......Walter Pym
Samantha.......Anne Charleston
Dr. McLeod.......Malcolm Steed
.......Trevor Woods
.......Gary Gray

Script.......Terry Stapleton & Neil Atkinson

Synopsis: The bizarre death of an old friend, and an evil threat against a haunted, beautiful girl, draws Ryan into the weird and savage rituals of a band of satanists.

Airdate:
Adelaide 13/4/74
Albury
NSW 23/4/74
Brisbane 22/6/74
Melbourne 24/1/77

 


Rod Mullinar

HOMICIDE Ep. 408 - As Simple As A.B.Z.

Insp. Reg Lawson.......Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
Det. Sgt. Harry White.......Don Barker
Sen. Det. Pat Kelly.......John Stanton
Sen. Det. Phil Redford.......Gary Day
Niki.......Belinda Giblin
Earl Corrigan.......Keith Lee
Dr. Paul Harrod.......Kurt Beimel
Victor Pollard.......Tony Bazell
Roger Greaves.......John Nash
Rita Corrigan.......Beverley Phillips
John.......Denzil Howson
Val.......Ann Gilding
Billy Maxwell.......Reg Dell

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......Ian Bennett
Executive Producer.......Henry Crawford

Synopsis: Ryan becomes involved in blackmail, murder and intrigue as he clashes with the Homicide team. The case centres on The Tango Club, a discotheque which is a front for a high class house of prostitution catering to businessmen. The club is also a front for a blackmailing racket as the club's manager surreptitiously takes photos of guests as they cavort with the club's girls, Niki and Val. Ryan is hired by a worried and influential businessman to recover negatives of photographs being used to blackmail him. Ryan's methods are not the most orthodox and he quickly comes into conflict with the Homicide squad when Tango Club manager Billy Maxwell is found dead. As a prime suspect, Ryan has to move fast to find the murderer.  Another murder is committed before the case is solved - with Ryan and the Homicide team working in confusion, misunderstanding and mistrust.

Notes: 
Homicide
episode No. 408. This episode was made after completion of the 39-episode Ryan series pending a decision on whether a second series would go into production. At this time Homicide production was doubled up to make use of both film crews, reverting to normal when the decision was made not to proceed with a second series of Ryan. Pamela Stephenson does not appear as Julie King in this episode as she had resigned following completion of the first series of Ryan, and would not have appeared in a second series if production continued. A reference is made to her character to explain her absence.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/2/74
Brisbane 5/3/74
Melbourne 19/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/3/74
Orange NSW 20/5/74
Maryborough QLD 25/9/74
Tamworth NSW 27/9/74

 

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Homicide Ep. 408: Rod Mullinar and John Stanton