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EPISODES: 13.
LENGTH: 60 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Film.
PRODUCTION: 1973 - 1974 Fauna Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: Nine.

CAST:
Andrew Blake.......ROBIN RAMSAY
Mike Jamieson.......FRANK GALLACHER

CREW:
Producer.......LEE ROBINSON
Executive Producers.......JOHN McCALLUM & BOB AUSTIN
Associate Producer.......JOY CAVILL
Music.......ERIC JUPP


EPISODE TITLES
1. Without Incident
2. Nothing Else To Lose
3. Trip To Nowhere
4. There Was A Man
5. Stock In Trade
6. Hotspot
7. When Collier Came
8. Mixed Doubles
9. Loser Takes All
10. The Playpen
11. Peace Lovers
12. You've Got To Have Credentials
13. Heart Of Oak

 


 

 

1. Without Incident

Mira.......Jane Harders
General Pillitz.......Tom Farley
Steven.......David Cameron
Tarovic.......Ivor Kants
Rudi.......Kurt Ludescher
Racavik.......Martin Harris
Ship’s crew member.......Anthony Wheeler

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Croats and Serbs clash over the visit of Croatian war hero General Pillitz to Australia, who is being protected by the Australian government. A crowd of welcoming migrants have hired a ship to greet Pillitz in mid-Harbour. FIASCO agents Blake and Jamieson tangle with Yugoslav fanatics, and Blake poses as a Naval officer, in a desperate bid against time to prevent an assassination attempt and an international incident.

Notes: Screened as a preview episode by GTV-9
Melbourne. The passengers on the boat were actual migrants, recently arrived in Australia and staying at the South Coogee migrant hostel in Sydney, hired as extras.

Airdate:
Melbourne 27/10/75
Sydney 7/1/76
Orange NSW 25/2/76
Newcastle NSW 12/11/77

 

 


Ep. 1: Tom Farley and Robin Ramsay.

2. Nothing Else To Lose

Joe.......John Clayton
Pellini.......Ron Haddrick
Carol.......Gillian Jones
Mrs. Pellini.......Diana Perryman
Guardino.......Alexander Hay

Director.......Brian Bell

Synopsis: An American Mafioso keeps the FIASCO team hot on his trail as they try to discover the purpose of his visit to Australia. Blake and Jamieson come across the Pellinis, frightened Italian greengrocers, and Guardino, an international agent chasing a criminal on the run from the United States. A prostitute inadvertently helps turn up vital clues.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/11/75
Sydney 14/1/76
Orange NSW 3/3/76
Adelaide 7/6/76
Newcastle
NSW 5/11/77

 


Ep. 2: Diana Perryman, Ron Haddrick and Alexander Hay.

3. Trip To Nowhere

Felicity Maitland.......Joanne Samuel
Libby.......Julieanne Newbould
Sir Arthur Maitland.......James Condon
Grahame Hughes.......Don Reid
Prostitute.......Angela Punch McGregor
Harry Davis.......Kevin Manser
Alice Whittaker.......Mary Mackay
Henry Whittaker.......George Garden
Housekeeper.......Betty Dyson

Script.......Brian Faull
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: FIASCO investigates when Felicity Maitland, runaway daughter of the British High Commissioner Sir Arthur Maitland, becomes the victim of a white slave ring. They find a possible link between an import company that is on a 'checkout' list from Interpol, drug smugglers and the manager of a 'gay' nightclub.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/11/75
Sydney 19/11/75
Orange NSW 10/3/76
Brisbane 23/4/76
Adelaide 14/6/76
Newcastle NSW 19/11/77

 


Ep. 3: Robin Ramsay and Julieanne Newbould.

4. There Was A Man

Sophia Hochman.......Judy Lynne
Ashby.......Vincent Ball
Alex Vienese.......Graham Corry
Constable.......Peter Holt

Director.......Brian Bell

Synopsis: Two Israeli Nazi war criminal hunters, Alex Vienese and Sophia Hochman, become involved with FIASCO when it is announced in the press that an ex-Nazi, now working in Australia as a top secret government researcher, has inherited 8 million dollars. Complications arise when the son of the benefactor is determined that the money will stay in the family.

Airdate:
Melbourne 19/11/75
Sydney 24/12/75
Orange NSW 17/3/76
Adelaide 21/6/76
Newcastle
NSW 26/11/77

 


Ep. 4: Graham Corry and Judy Lynne.

5. Stock In Trade

Alan Merritt.......Alwyn Kurts
Sir Frederick Palmer MP.......John Nash
Samuels.......Max Osbiston
Kathy Stevenson.......Olivia Brown
Sharon.......Jennifer West
Chauffeur.......Mark Kelly

Director.......Howard Rubie

Synopsis: FIASCO investigates when financier Alan Merritt's gold smuggling racket involves Sir Frederick Palmer MP. Blake, posing as a wealthy playboy, becomes a golfing companion of Merritt in an endeavour to bait him and expose his criminal activities.

Airdate:

Melbourne
26/11/75
Sydney 21/1/76
Orange NSW 24/3/76
Adelaide 19/7/76
Newcastle NSW 8/10/77

 


Ep. 5: Alwyn Kurts and Olivia Brown.

6. Hotspot

Corby.......John Fegan
Grant.......Dennis Grosvenor
Aklov.......Ben Gabriel
Rena Cartwright.......Sandra Lee Patterson
Mary Vaughan.......Natalie Mosco
Kapec.......Robert Davis
Henry Vaughan.......Norman Kaye
Campbell.......Robert Newman
Stillard.......Kevin Healey
Hodge.......John Larking
Lawler.......Scott Lambert
Hansen.......Michael Kent
Saks.......Clive Marshall
Obermann.......Karel Florsheim
Kuang.......Henry Duval

Script.......Alan Link
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Murder, abduction and blackmail involve FIASCO agents Blake and Jamieson in the terrifying world of science non-fiction. They try to uncover an international plot and thus save vital laser data from falling into the hands of a foreign power which could use it for non-peaceful objectives.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/11/75
Melbourne
3/12/75
Orange NSW 31/3/76
Adelaide 5/7/76
Newcastle NSW 3/12/77

7. When Collier Came

Annaleise.......Elke Neidhardt
Fraser.......Gerard Maguire
Collier.......Reg Gillam
Kurt.......David Vallon
Fiona.......Diana Davidson
Castle.......Colin Taylor

Director.......Howard Rubie

Synopsis: A Sydney prison holds one of the most brilliant forgers in the world. He is about to be released when an international criminal mastermind kidnaps his wife in an effort to gain his services for an international forgery scheme. FIASCO agents play a waiting game in order to smash their plans.

Airdate:

Sydney 12/11/75
Melbourne
10/12/75
Canberra 23/2/76
Orange NSW 7/4/76
Adelaide 12/7/76
Newcastle NSW 29/10/77

 


Ep. 6: Dennis Grosvenor and Robin Ramsay.

8. Mixed Doubles

Lee Hamilton.......Lisa Peers
Edith Thomas.......Cecily Polson
Gus Hamilton.......Robert Bruning
Patrick Ryan.......Max Phipps
Richard Pollard.......Chris Haywood
Jack Cheney.......Andrew Sharp
Nan Hamilton.......Lynn Murphy
Dr. Austin Troy.......Stan Rogers

Script.......Alan Link
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: A baby-faced killer has been hired to intimidate the head of the Australian Defence Pact and influence his policies at international talks to be held in Singapore.

Airdate:

Sydney 5/11/75
Melbourne
17/12/75
Canberra 8/3/76
Adelaide 28/6/76
Newcastle NSW 15/10/77

 


Ep. 8: Chris Haywood and Lisa Peers.
 

9. Loser Takes All

Estelle.......Rowena Wallace
.......Bruce Barry

Director.......Howard Rubie

Synopsis: The Australian representative of a foreign owned corporation, vitally interested in the mineral resources of Australia, is trying to finalise a $20million co-operative mineral deal with government officials. However, because of suspicions regarding fraud and theft, FIASCO agents are called in to investigate.

Airdate:

Melbourne
24/12/75
Sydney 4/2/76
Adelaide 26/7/76

 


Ep. 9: Rowena Wallace and Robin Ramsay.

10. The Playpen

Ingrid.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Tara.......Chantal Contouri
Vossif.......Max Cullen
Cassandra.......Lorrae Desmond
McKenzie.......Brian Harrison
Jennings.......Barry Hill
Major Swan.......Barry Barter
Long.......Peter Colville
Atkinson.......Hudson Fawcett
Claudia.......Rosalind Talamini
Guard.......Brian Evis
Corporal.......Donald Mamouney

Script.......John Martin
Director.......Ian Bennett

Synopsis: A so-called exclusive club, which is really a high class brothel, becomes the meeting place for FIASCO agents who are investigating a security leak while dealing with a foreign embassy official who wishes to defect to Australia.

Airdate:

Sydney 17/12/75
Melbourne 31/12/75
Canberra 15/3/76
Adelaide 2/8/76
Newcastle NSW 1/10/77

11. Peace Lovers

.......Katie Sheil
.......David Baxter
.......Bill Charlton

Director.......Howard Rubie

Synopsis: Canberra learns of an international plot by World Youth For Peace fanatics to kill a warfare bio-chemist research worker. FIASCO agents are assigned to the case to protect the research worker and track down those responsible for the plot.

Airdate:

Sydney 31/12/75
Melbourne
7/1/76
Canberra 22/3/76
Adelaide 9/8/76
Newcastle
NSW 10/12/77

 


Ep. 10: Arna-Maria Winchester, Robin Ramsay, Max Cullen and Chantal Contouri.

12. You've Got To Have Credentials

.......Don Crosby
.......Alistair Duncan
.......Michael Aitken
.......Robin Bowering
.......John Benton
.......Alan Tobin
.......David Williams

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Customs Officers are determined to uncover the hiding place of a haul of South African diamonds which are aboard a ship in Sydney Harbour. FIASCO agents are assigned to not necessarily finding the diamonds, but certainly to prevent them from leaving the ship.

Airdate:

Sydney 3/12/75
Melbourne
14/1/76
Canberra 29/3/76
Adelaide 16/8/76
Newcastle NSW 17/12/77

 


Frank Gallacher.

13. Heart Of Oak

Mrs. Warwick.......Pat Bishop
Joplin.......Ken Goodlet
Hurst.......Neil Fitzpatrick
Hendrickson.......Walter Sullivan
Warwick.......Ron Falk
Dixon.......Ralph Cotterill

Director.......Howard Rubie

Synopsis: The death of a Royal Navy deserter gives FIASCO the chance to discover the whereabouts of other RAN deserters, and to find out who is behind the money-making racket which keeps the deserters in the country, but at the same time bleeds them dry with crippling costs.

Airdate:

Melbourne
21/1/76
Sydney 28/1/76
Canberra 5/4/76
Newcastle NSW 22/10/77

 


Robin Ramsay and Frank Gallacher.