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EPISODES: 39.
LENGTH: 36 x 60 mins; 3 x 90 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Video and film integration.
PRODUCTION: 1973 - 1974 South Pacific Films / ATF Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Airdate.
NETWORK:
Nine.

CAST:
Dr. Steve Hamilton.......GRIGOR TAYLOR
Jean Hamilton.......ELIZABETH ALEXANDER
Const. Pat Casey.......ROSALIND SPEIRS
Det. Sgt. Gil Gilberts.......DERYCK BARNES
Support:
Dr. Gordon Johnson.......TONY WAGER
Dr. Wills.......DON REID


CREW:
Producers.......RON McLEAN & ROGER MIRAMS


EPISODE TITLES
1. God's Will  90 min. episode
2. Deep Dark Well
3. The Loser
4. The Siege
5. Cecelia
6. The Gift
7. A Question Of Ethics
8. Dark Corridors
9. No Second Chances
10. A Matter Of Procedure
11. Day Cruise
12. Something From The Past
13. Final Silence
14. Tightrope
15. Contingency Plan
16. The Sniper
17. A Day He'll Remember
18. The Believers
19. Blind Man's Bluff
20. Song Of Sweet Futility
21. Judas
22. Interrogation
23. Old Mrs. P
24. Death Song
25. The Carrier
26. Value Judgement
27. Bang, Bang, You're Dead
28. Fiji Story 
90 min. episode
29. Unwanted
30. In A Manner Of Speaking
31. Outlook For Monday
32. His Own Private War
33. The Customer
34. Exposed To Moral Danger
35. The Tenant
36. One Life 
90 min. episode
37. Malevolence
38. Yesterdays Friends
39. Paula

1. God's Will

Policeman's wife.......Janet Kingsbury
Policeman's daughter.......Elisabeth Crosby
Catholic policeman.......Mike Dorsey
Dead-beat.......John Fegan
Priest.......Harry Lawrence
Prostitute.......Jill Forster
Policewoman.......Robyn Tolhurst

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Howard Rubie

Synopsis: The 15-year-old daughter of a Catholic policeman, who is investigating a rape-murder case, becomes the chosen victim of the killer and is raped and falls pregnant. Dr. Hamilton advises her to have an abortion, which brings a moral dilemma to the family with their religious beliefs.

Notes: 90 minute pilot episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
21/2/74
Sydney 13/3/74
Wollongong NSW 13/3/74
Adelaide 15/3/74
Tamworth NSW 17/3/74
Brisbane 18/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 18/3/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 2/10/74
Maryborough QLD 4/11/74
Newcastle NSW 13/2/75

2. Deep Dark Well

Janet.......Rosalind Speirs
Pam.......Julieanne Newbould
Gary.......Terry Peck
Policewoman.......Robyn Tolhurst
.......David Cameron
.......Gillian Jones
.......Kay Eklund
.......Chris Winter

Synopsis: Through a young patient, Dr. Hamilton becomes involved with an occult group, and finds that they are part of a mass murder conspiracy against unmarried mothers. After two deaths, a third woman is abducted and there is a race against time to find her before she too is murdered.

Notes: The first six episodes featured Robyn Tolhurst in a support role as a policewoman who acted as Dr. Hamilton's secretary. Shortly afterwards it was decided to upgrade the secretary's role, and Robyn was replaced by Rosalind Speirs as Constable Pat Casey, a policewoman also assigned to the police medical department for secretarial duties. Rosalind Speirs made a guest performance in this episode, and even though it was only a small part in which she ended up dead within a few minutes, the producers were impressed by her performance, and she was subsequently cast in the role of Const. Casey.

Airdate:
Sydney 15/3/74
Wollongong NSW 20/3/74
Melbourne
21/3/74
Adelaide 22/3/74
Tamworth NSW 27/3/74
Brisbane 1/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 8/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 18/10/74

 


Ep. 1: Janet Kingsbury, Elisabeth Crosby and Mike Dorsey

3. The Loser

'Mad Dog' Morgan.......Norman Yemm
WPC Clare Milson.......Kerry Maguire
Terry.......John Benton

Synopsis: Policewoman Clare Milson witnesses stand-over man 'Mad Dog' Morgan carve up the face of a prostitute, and he threatens her if she testifies against him in court. After his arrest, Morgan swallows safety pins to get himself into hospital, then strangles the policeman guarding him and escapes. The safety of Jean Hamilton is at risk when Morgan tries to kill Policewoman Milson in the Hamilton's home.

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/2/74
Sydney 27/3/74
Wollongong
NSW 3/4/74
Adelaide 5/4/74
Tamworth NSW 10/4/74
Brisbane 15/4/74
Orange NSW 23/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 1/11/74
Maryborough QLD 2/12/74

 


Ep. 3: Grigor Taylor and Norman Yemm

4. The Siege

Mary.......Benita Collings
Jennings.......Don Philps
Harry.......Alfred Bell
Green.......Ray Bennett
Const. Carter.......Terry Jowett
Const. Wills.......Barry Barter

Script.......Ron McLean

Synopsis: Const. Carter is accidentally killed following a struggle with a man while serving a committal warrant. The man then prepares for a siege during which his wife is wounded, and Dr. Hamilton has to tend to her while also trying to convince the emotionally distraught man to surrender.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/3/74
Tamworth NSW 20/3/74
Brisbane 25/3/74
Toowoomba QLD 1/4/74
Maryborough QLD 11/11/74

 


Ep. 4: Deryck Barnes and Grigor Taylor

5. Cecelia

Cecelia.......Judy Lynne
Annette.......Tina Bursill
Norris.......Vincent Ball
Tony.......Raymond Duparc
Harriet.......Del Harmon
Doug.......Peter Flett

Synopsis: The daughter of an American police chief forms an attachment to Dr. Hamilton, which reveals itself as a cover for a psychological problem that could result in her killing someone.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/3/74
Sydney 20/3/74
Wollongong
NSW 27/3/74
Adelaide 29/3/74
Brisbane 8/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 29/4/74
Canberra 23/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/10/74
Maryborough QLD 25/11/74

 


Ep. 5: Grigor Taylor and Judy Lynne

6. The Gift

Constable.......Peter Corbett
Cara.......Freda Leslie
Policewoman.......Robyn Tolhurst

Synopsis: When Dr. Hamilton is called to attend a policeman who has been badly injured in an explosion, he administers morphine and the policeman dies. Dr. Hamilton then faces allegations of professional incompetence.

Notes: Also listed as 'Gift Of Love' in some programme guides.
This episode called for a small explosion as part of a safe break-in at a factory, however the explosion broke 15 to 20 windows at Supreme Studios where the scene was being filmed. "The blast was a bit more spectacular than we really wanted", explained Roger Mirams. "A funny end came after we had assessed the cost of replacing the windows. The person who had set the charges for the explosion came up and mentioned that his family owns a glazing factory!"22

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/3/74
Sydney
10/4/74
Wollongong
NSW 10/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 15/4/74
Adelaide 19/4/74
Brisbane 22/4/74
Tamworth NSW 24/4/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/11/74
Maryborough QLD 9/12/74
Newcastle NSW 10/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 29/3/75

7. A Question Of Ethics

Sharon.......Lyndall Rowe
Clifton.......Peter Sumner
Mark Greenberg.......Marcus Hale
Mrs. Greenberg.......Hazell Hollander

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton takes over as locum for a friend in an exclusive suburb during his annual leave. When called to a private home to treat a lady who has had a heart attack, Hamilton meets her daughter Sharon, a heroin addict. He is unable to inform the police as the ethical relationship between patient and doctor prohibits him giving out any information without the patient's consent.

Airdate:

Melbourne
4/4/74
Sydney 17/4/74
Tamworth NSW 17/4/74
Wollongong NSW 24/4/74
Brisbane 24/4/74
Adelaide 26/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 6/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/11/74
Maryborough QLD 23/12/74
Newcastle NSW 24/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 12/4/75

 


Ep. 6: Peter Corbett and Grigor Taylor

8. Dark Corridors

Sylvia Marsh.......Rowena Wallace
Hacking.......Kevin Miles
John Venables.......Don Barkham
Ralph Marsh.......Richard Lupino
.......Roger Ward

Synopsis: Ralph Marsh, a prominent director, is having trouble establishing relationships with his wife Sylvia. He seeks hypnotherapy treatment without knowing that his hypnotherapist is a lover of his wife's. When a man under hypnosis commits a brutal murder, Dr. Hamilton is involved in trying to unlock the dark corridors of his mind to discover the reason behind the killing.

Airdate:

Melbourne
11/4/74
Wollongong NSW 17/4/74
Toowoomba QLD 22/4/74
Sydney 24/4/74
Adelaide 3/5/74
Brisbane 6/5/74
Tamworth NSW 17/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/11/74
Maryborough QLD 16/12/74
Newcastle NSW 17/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 5/4/75


9. No Second Chances

Robyn.......Elli Maclure
Joe Sands.......Tommy Dysart
Cleo Cody.......Diana Davidson

Script.......Bob Caswell

Synopsis: Cleo Cody, a famous concert pianist, meets Jean and Steve Hamilton at a party. She has an argument with her manager and breaks down under great stress, and Jean befriends her. Jean discovers that Cleo had an affair with well-known television personality Joe Sands who is now residing in Australia. Cleo sees him on a local television show and is convinced that it is not the same Joe Sands that she knew in England. Jean is led into danger while helping Cleo try to unmask a vicious impersonation racket in the Sydney entertainment industry.

Airdate:

Melbourne
18/4/74
Sydney 1/5/74
Brisbane 13/5/74
Wollongong
NSW 15/5/74
Adelaide 7/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/11/74
Maryborough QLD 30/12/74
Mt Gambier SA 19/4/75
Traralgon VIC 19/1/76

 


Ep. 8: Kevin Miles

10. A Matter Of Procedure

Freddie.......Redmond Philips
Jodie.......Jenee Welsh
Paul.......Sean Scully
Malcolm.......Gerry Gallagher
Richard.......Edmund Pegge

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton is subject to a particularly vicious personal attack as two criminals, in whose arrest he had a hand, try to implicate him as practising homosexuality within the police department by conducting an improper relationship with a young police cadet.

Airdate:
Newcastle
NSW 7/4/75
Melbourne 25/4/74
Mt Gambier SA 26/4/75
Tamworth NSW 3/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 13/5/74
Adelaide 17/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/12/74
Maryborough QLD 6/1/75
Traralgon VIC 26/1/76

 


Grigor Taylor, Ros Speirs and Deryck Barnes

11. Day Cruise

Edie.......Candy Raymond
Brendan.......Harold Hopkins
Joy.......Joanna Moore-Smith
Megan.......Zoe Lake
Dr. John Courvelle.......Rhoderick Walker
George.......Alan Tobin

Script.......Ron McLean

Synopsis: Whilst on a boating day trip on the Hawkesbury River, Steve and Jean Hamilton, with a group of friends, are stranded on an uninhabited island. Two of the party are murdered with a mystery drug, including Edie, the mistress of the owner of the cruiser. Each member of the group has a possible motive.

Notes: Events in this episode closely parallel those of the infamous Bogle-Chandler murder case, which has been unsolved since 1963. Some beach scenes were filmed at the back door of the WIN-4 Wollongong studios by carting in a truckload of sand.

Airdate:

Melbourne
8/5/74
Sydney 22/5/74
Wollongong
NSW 22/5/74
Brisbane 27/5/74
Adelaide 31/5/74
Toowoomba QLD 18/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/12/74
Maryborough QLD 20/1/75
Traralgon VIC 9/2/76

 


Ep. 11: Candy Raymond

12. Something From The Past

Eric Mason.......John Stanton
Alec.......Bob Maza
Prostitute.......Babs McMillan
Cara.......Freda Leslie

Synopsis: For five years Eric Mason has built a fantasy life between himself and Jean Hamilton. He now arrives to implement his plans.

Airdate:

Melbourne
16/5/74
Sydney 29/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/12/74
Maryborough QLD 27/1/75
Traralgon VIC 16/2/76

13. Final Silence

Anne.......Jacki Weaver
Dr. Mildred Jackson.......Lorraine Bayly
Jodie.......Jennifer Cluff

Synopsis: Death and revenge are the results that a reputable and established gynaecologist,
Dr. Mildred Jackson, receives after trying to help unmarried mothers. Dr. Jackson is a friend of the Hamilton's and is also an abortionist, not through profit but her belief in its necessity.

Airdate:
Tamworth NSW 10/5/74

Sydney 15/5/74
Melbourne 23/5/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/12/74
Maryborough QLD 13/1/75
Newcastle
NSW 14/4/75

 


Rosalind Speirs

14. Tightrope

.......Noel Ferrier
.......Alfred Bell
.......Richard Lupino
.......Raymond Duparc
.......Julie Kirby

Director.......Ron McLean

Synopsis: When Constable Dewitt is charged with assault, unusual evidence surrounding the incident brings Dr. Hamilton to question and examine both the constable's stability and the plaintiff's credibility.

Notes: Scriptwriter Ron McLean's first episode as a Director.

Airdate:

Melbourne
30/5/74
Brisbane 10/6/74
Adelaide 14/6/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/1/75
Maryborough QLD 3/2/75
Mt Gambier SA 24/5/75
Traralgon VIC 23/2/76

 


Rosalind Speirs and Deryck Barnes

15. Contingency Plan

Woody.......Stanley Walsh
Thelma.......Melissa Jaffer
Penny.......Alexandra Hynes
Ivy.......Cornelia Frances
Hobart.......John Curry

Script.......lan Coughland

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton is faced with an intriguing case: an accidental death which has been carefully disguised to look like murder, or is it a murder that looks like suicide? This is the paradox that faces Dr. Hamilton after the body of millionaire Hertford McQuillan is found floating in a lonely bay.

Airdate:

Sydney 5/6/74
Melbourne 6/6/74
Adelaide 21/6/74
Toowoomba QLD 16/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/1/75
Maryborough QLD 10/2/75
Traralgon VIC 1/3/76

 


Elizabeth Alexander

16. The Sniper

Keith Winslow.......Martin Vaughan
Terri.......Zoe Lake
Detective.......Stuart Finch

Synopsis: While the Hamilton's are in Adelaide for a medical convention, Jean becomes the hostage of a lunatic sniper who thinks he is Humphrey Bogart and the population at large are rival gangsters.

Notes: Segments filmed in Adelaide.

Airdate:

Sydney 12/6/74
Brisbane 17/6/74

Melbourne
20/6/74
Wollongong
NSW 3/7/74
Adelaide 5/7/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/1/75
Maryborough QLD 17/2/75
Mt Gambier SA 7/6/75

17. A Day He'll Remember

Kevin Donellan.......Slim deGrey
Claire Armstrong.......Anne Haddy
Robert Armstrong.......Mark Shields-Brown

Synopsis: 10-year-old Robert Armstrong is a diabetic. He has never known his real father, Kevin Donellan, who has been in prison for embezzlement for 10 years. On his release Donellan picks up his son Robert whilst he is on an errand for his mother, but Donellan's love for the son he has never seen puts the boy's life in danger as he is unaware of his condition. When Claire Armstrong realises her former husband has her son, she enlists the help of Steve and Jean to find Robert.

Airdate:

Toowoomba QLD 11/6/74
Brisbane 24/6/74
Melbourne
27/6/74
Adelaide 28/6/74
Mildura VIC 16/12/74
Maryborough QLD 24/2/75
Mt Gambier SA 14/6/75
Traralgon VIC 15/3/76

 


Ep. 16: Martin Vaughan and Elizabeth Alexander

18. The Believers

.......Bryan Niland
.......Berys Marsh
.......Colin Taylor
.......Betty Lucas

Synopsis: The religious beliefs of a hostage who is shot while trying to escape disallow her to accept blood transfusions that she desperately needs to save her life. Her parents give their permission for an operation, but when she regains consciousness and sees the blood she becomes very upset. Her fiancé, who belongs to the same religious sect, breaks into her hospital room to stop the transfusions. He takes her away, but she later dies as a result.

Airdate:

Sydney 3/7/74
Melbourne 4/7/74
Wollongong
NSW 10/7/74
Adelaide 19/7/74
Tamworth NSW 19/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 13/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 7/2/75
Maryborough QLD 10/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 28/6/75

 


Grigor Taylor

19. Blind Man's Bluff

Tina Wagstaff.......Katy Wild
Dr. Fisher.......Alistair Smart
Const. Harry Beaumont.......Mark Kelly
Prison doctor.......Brian Moll
Gordon Sims.......Charles Thorne
Michaels.......Damien Saunders

Script.......Tim Purcell
Director.......Bill Hughes

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton has to make a crucial decision about a policeman's innocence or guilt when an escaped convict is shot dead.

Airdate:
Sydney 10/7/74
Melbourne 11/7/74
Brisbane 15/7/74
Adelaide 26/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 20/8/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/2/75
Maryborough QLD 17/3/75
Bunbury WA 3/4/75
Mt Gambier SA 5/7/75

 


Ep. 19: Katy Wild

20. Song Of Sweet Futility

Futility Cragg.......Rebecca Gilling
Newsreader.......Peter Hitchener
.......Don Barkham
.......Mike Preston
.......Paul Mason

Script.......Ian Coughlan
Director.......Tim Purcell

Synopsis: Pop singer Futility Cragg, who is the main witness in a murder trial, is found to be suffering from an inoperable brain tumour. Sgt. Gilberts, fearing that the knowledge may deter her from testifying, comes into conflict with Dr. Hamilton when he asks him to delay telling her till after the trial. Dr. Hamilton is reluctant to agree, and both medical and legal problems arise when she disappears from her hospital room, and Sgt. Gilberts accuses Dr. Hamilton of being responsible.

Airdate:

Sydney 17/7/74
Melbourne 18/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 27/8/74
Brisbane 30/9/74
Adelaide 15/11/74
Albury NSW 19/11/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 21/2/75
Maryborough QLD 24/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 12/7/75
Traralgon VIC 12/4/76

21. Judas

.......Ben Blakeney
.......Phillip Ross
.......Rod Dunbar
.......Issa Amal

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton becomes involved when a black radical group attempt a political assassination in Australia of a visiting White African Trade Official, which claims the lives of innocent bystanders. The Black Mendosan Liberation Front claims full responsibility for the campaign of atrocity and terror that follows.

Airdate:

Sydney 26/6/74
Brisbane 1/7/74
Adelaide 12/7/74
Toowoomba QLD 6/8/74

Melbourne
9/11/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 31/1/75
Maryborough QLD 3/3/75

 


Elizabeth Alexander and Grigor Taylor

22. Interrogation

White.......Vincent Ball
Marion.......Sandra McGregor
Weiss.......Louis Wishart
Arthur Lewis.......Terry Camilleri

Script.......Ric Birch
Director.......Ric Birch

Synopsis: Arthur Lewis, a minor employee in a real estate office,
claims to have placed an altitude bomb on board on aircraft. He is arrested as he collects a ransom paid by the police to ensure the safety of the aircraft. Dr. Hamilton is faced with the task of interrogating Lewis, who refuses to disclose any information. The police, in a race against time, want to know if the bomb really exists or is just a fantasy of his mind.

Notes: A scene depicting the construction of an altitude bomb was ordered to be removed from the episode by the Australian Broadcasting Control Board.

Airdate:

Sydney 24/7/74
Tamworth NSW 16/8/74
Toowoomba QLD 3/9/74
Melbourne 16/11/74
Adelaide 22/11/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 28/2/75
Maryborough QLD 31/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 19/7/75

23. Old Mrs. P

Gerry.......Robert Bruning
Barney.......Frank Gallagher
Mrs. P.......Eve Wynne
.......Max Osbiston
.......James Steele

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton unwittingly becomes involved with two criminals and a sweet old lady who is apparently quite innocent - or is she?

Airdate:

Sydney 31/7/74
Brisbane 10/9/74
Canberra 2/10/74
Melbourne 23/11/74
Adelaide 29/11/74
Albury NSW 17/12/74
Maryborough QLD 7/4/75

 


Ep. 22: Sandra McGregor and Deryck Barnes

24. Death Song

Dr. Kramer.......John Trenaman
Simon.......Ben Blakeney
Tony.......Kuki Kaa
Pathologist.......Denis Gaunt

Script.......John Orcsik

Synopsis: An Aboriginal training to become a government medical officer is involved with Dr. Hamilton's apprehension of an Aboriginal criminal, and invokes ancient 'magic' in a 'death song' and it seems there is nothing Steve can do to save him.

Airdate:

Sydney 7/8/74
Brisbane 12/8/74
Toowoomba QLD 17/9/74
Adelaide 6/12/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 26/7/75
Melbourne 2/1/76
Traralgon VIC 3/5/76

25. The Carrier

Dalton.......Eddie Sutherland
Mrs. Dalton.......Noeline Brown
Millie.......Lynda Wilkinson
.......Bill King

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton investigates when an outbreak of typhoid is traced to a restaurant in Kings Cross, where the new chef, a young American, is suspected of being a carrier. When he hears Steve questioning the owner he runs away.

Airdate:

Brisbane 19/8/74
Toowoomba QLD 24/9/74
Melbourne
7/12/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/4/75
Traralgon VIC 10/5/76

 


Ros Speirs and Deryck Barnes

26. Value Judgement

McGillrae.......Kevin Miles
Cara.......Freda Leslie
.......Lisa Peers
.......Joan Winchester
.......Robert Quilter
.......Lea Benfield

Synopsis: Driving home after a visit to her mother's country house, Jean becomes deeply disturbed after witnessing the death of a young motor cyclist in a hit-and-run accident, and, despite opposition from a number of unexpected sources, embarks on a crusade to track down the driver of the car.

Airdate:

Sydney 21/8/74
Brisbane 26/8/74
Toowoomba 1/10/74
Melbourne 14/12/74
Adelaide 20/12/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/3/75
Maryborough QLD 28/4/75
Mt Gambier SA 9/8/75
Traralgon VIC 17/5/76

27. Bang, Bang, You're Dead

Pearson.......Ken Goodlet
Dr. Curtin.......Don Philps
Alston.......Ron Roberts
Smith.......Phillip Ross
Mrs. Curtin.......Kay Taylor
Nurse Janet Kay.......Maggie Dence
Alan.......Brian Blain
Graham.......Paul Chubb
Mack.......Bill Charlton

Script.......Tony Wager

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton, Dr. Johnston and Det. Gilberts race against time to find a deranged killer known only as Smith.

Notes: Three firemen unexpectedly got into the action. The script featured an explosion in a car, and the fire brigade were called to extinguish the subsequent blaze when filming was completed. Two cameras were filming the action when the firemen raced in with a hose and were caught on film. A crew member said: "They played their part so convincingly we decided to keep filming and keep them in the action. The script only called for a siren but now we've got the firemen on film as well."23

Airdate:

Sydney 28/8/74
Brisbane 2/9/74
Toowoomba QLD 15/10/74

Melbourne
21/12/74
Adelaide 27/12/74
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/4/75
Wollongong NSW 25/2/76
Traralgon VIC 24/5/76

 


Elizabeth Alexander and Grigor Taylor

28. Fiji Story

Tessie.......Judy Lynne
Dr. Ted Grant.......Peter Sumner
Dr. Finlay.......Tom Farley

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Bill Hughes

Synopsis: When Jean is offered a free trip to Fiji by her mother, Steve objects to her going alone. Jean decides she is entitled to a life of her own and accepts the trip against Steve's wishes. In Fiji, Jean meets Dr. Ted Grant who is based on Castaway Island and runs an airborne medical service to the outlying islands. A strong attachment grows between the two of them which could prove dangerous.

Notes: 90 minute episode. Segments filmed on location in Fiji.
Jack Thompson was offered the role of Dr. Grant, but he turned it down because of the Fiji location - having just finished work on the feature film Sunday Too Far Away in South Australia, Thompson wanted to stay in Sydney for a while.

Airdate:
Sydney 25/9/74
Brisbane 4/11/74
Tamworth NSW 14/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 16/8/75
Adelaide 14/11/75
Maryborough QLD 16/3/76


29. Unwanted

Jane.......Julieanne Newbould
Cohen.......Max Cullen
Mrs. Bradley.......Neva Carr-Glyn
Cara.......Freda Leslie

Synopsis: A newborn baby is abandoned by her teenage mother, and Dr. Hamilton becomes involved in a struggle with his Department and the law in an effort to return the child to its natural mother.

Airdate:

Sydney 4/9/74
Brisbane 9/9/74
Toowoomba QLD 22/10/74
Wollongong NSW 21/12/74
Melbourne 28/12/74
Adelaide 3/1/75
Tamworth NSW 7/2/75
Mt Gambier SA 30/8/75

 


Judy Lynne

30. In A Manner Of Speaking

Miller.......NormanYemm
Tim.......David Cameron
Carol.......Bethany Lee

Synopsis: A young and not particularly bright couple from a back-blocks country town are caught by the girl's father, the local policeman, as they try to elope. The boy, Tim, knocks the father out, steals his police car and heads for Sydney where his inability to cope leads him into becoming a criminal and finally a killer.

Airdate:

Toowoomba QLD 29/10/74
Melbourne
4/1/75
Adelaide 10/1/75
Tamworth NSW 14/2/75
Maryborough QLD 13/1/76

31. Outlook For Monday

Leah.......Arna-Maria Winchester
Denise.......Jeanie Drynan
Byron.......Dennis Miller

Script.......Ian Coughlan
Directors.......Bill Hughes & Tim Purcell

Synopsis: The offer of a better job for Steve and the resumption of an old love affair for Pat raises for each of them the question of whether or not their lives are moving in the right direction, and, in the course of an event-filled weekend, forces each of them to make a crucial decision about the future.

Airdate:

Sydney 18/9/74
Toowoomba QLD 5/11/74
Melbourne 11/1/75
Adelaide 17/1/75
Mt Gambier SA 13/9/75
Maryborough QLD 20/1/76

 


Elizabeth Alexander and Grigor Taylor

32. His Own Private War

Terry Lucas.......John Hargreaves
Mrs. Lucas.......Jane Harders
Bus Inspector Dale.......Gerry Duggan
Dr. John Stanford.......Ron Haddrick
Daley.......Stan Nicholls
Perkins.......Gordon Poole

Script.......Eddie Davis
Director.......Michael Carson

Synopsis: A brilliant scientist's obsession with environmental pollution ultimately drives him to total disregard of life and property as he dupes a young student into placing an explosive in a chemical factory, threatening to destroy the building. Jean receives confirmation that she is pregnant.

Notes: Tony Wager and Don Reid do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Sydney 2/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 12/11/74
Brisbane 25/11/74

Melbourne
18/1/75
Adelaide 24/1/75
Tamworth NSW 28/2/75
Maryborough QLD 27/1/76

 


Ep. 32: Grigor Taylor and John Hargreaves

33. The Customer

Dr. Frederick Cowper.......Keith Lee
Jack.......John Bowman
Barbara.......Berys Marsh
Receptionist.......Sue Smithers
Patient.......Eric Oldfield
Toby.......Donna Akerston
Doctor.......John Trenaman

Script.......John Orcsik
Director.......Bill Hughes

Synopsis: A famous cardiac surgeon visiting Sydney for a medical convention is robbed and set up for blackmail by two girls. He enlists Dr. Hamilton's aid, but won't let him use the police, so Steve sets himself up as a 'customer'.

Airdate:

Sydney 9/10/74
Brisbane 2/12/74
Melbourne 25/1/75
Adelaide 31/1/75
Tamworth NSW 6/3/75
Mildura VIC 31/3/75
Mt Gambier SA 4/10/75
Maryborough QLD 3/2/76

34. Exposed To Moral Danger

Sharon Lane.......Dina Mann
Dan Lane.......Roger Ward
Margaret Lane.......Brenda Senders

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton becomes involved in the unhappy and tragic affairs of an unwanted and unloved 16-year-old girl whose life is overtaken by a series of devastating events beyond her control.

Airdate:

Sydney 16/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 26/11/74
Brisbane 9/12/74
Melbourne 1/2/75
Adelaide 7/2/75
Tamworth NSW 21/2/75
Maryborough QLD 10/2/76

 


Ep. 33: Keith Lee and John Bowman; Keith Lee and Elizabeth Alexander

35. The Tenant

Leslie.......Sandra Lee Patterson
Mrs. Williams.......Betty Dyson
.......Tom Lake
.......Tony Hillman

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton is called in by the Department of Welfare when they contact the police force concerned about the welfare of an elderly man, a tenant in a rent-controlled house. Hamilton uncovers a plot to deliberately drive the old man from his house and, in defending the old man's rights, finds that he has no legal grounds on which to carry on the fight.

Airdate:

Toowoomba QLD 3/12/74
Brisbane 9/12/74
Melbourne
8/2/75
Adelaide 14/2/75
Mt Gambier SA 18/10/75
Sydney 23/10/75
Maryborough QLD 17/2/76

36. One Life

Marie.......Chantal Contouri
Simpson.......Ken Wayne
Cara.......Freda Leslie

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton's personal life becomes complicated and distressed by a series of emotional conflicts when his wife gives birth to their first child - a boy named Michael. However, Michael has a serious heart defect, and in the ensuing emotional trauma, Jean becomes so uncertain of her feelings towards her husband that she leaves him.

Notes: 90 minute episode. Final episode with Elizabeth Alexander as Jean Hamilton.

Airdate:

Sydney 30/10/74
Toowoomba QLD 10/12/74
Brisbane 23/12/74
Wollongong NSW 8/2/75
Tamworth NSW 3/4/75
Mt Gambier SA 25/10/75
Adelaide 28/11/75
Melbourne 9/1/76

 


Ros Speirs

37. Malevolence

Osborne.......John Frawley
Headmaster.......John Faassen

Synopsis: A politician is the victim of an assassination attempt. The gunman is shot and wounded by the police, and as a result he is partly paralysed and loses his ability for speech. Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Johnson are faced with the task of extracting information from him.

Airdate:

Brisbane 6/1/75
Toowoomba QLD 7/1/75
Adelaide 21/11/75
Melbourne
16/1/76
Maryborough QLD 2/3/76

38. Yesterdays Friends

Singer.......John Stanton
White.......Vincent Ball
Burton.......John Ewart
.......Lyn James
.......Chris McCourt

Synopsis: Dr. Hamilton's receptionist disappears at the same time as a confidential file is found to be missing - a file which subsequently plays a central role in a complicated blackmail attempt against an ex-police inspector, now a successful company lawyer.

Airdate:
Sydney 6/11/74
Toowoomba QLD 17/12/74
Brisbane 30/12/74
Tamworth NSW 10/4/75
Mt Gambier SA 1/11/75
Adelaide 7/11/75
Melbourne 6/2/76

 


Tony Wager and Grigor Taylor

39. Paula

Paula Feldon.......Judith Arthy
Harry Stanton.......Tom Oliver
Det. Sgt. Tim Maloney.......Edward Ogden
Frank Crowes.......Ronald Morse
Shaw.......Michael Beecham
Constable.......Paul Chubb
Jacqueline Maxwell.......Maggie Gray
Nurse.......Roslyn Richards
Motorist.......Noel Mitchell
Arnold Ryan.......Clive Marshall

Script.......Tom McLennan
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: A call girl witnesses a murder and becomes a killer's target. Dr. Hamilton, Const. Casey and Det. Sgt. Maloney have their hands full trying to keep her alive, but she becomes her own worst enemy.

Notes: Det. Sgt. Gil Gilberts appears in only a few scenes at the start of the episode. His absence is explained by his ‘going to Melbourne to give the blokes at Yarra Central a hand’, a reference to police series Division 4.

Airdate:
Brisbane 13/1/75
Wollongong NSW 8/3/75
Adelaide 12/12/75
Toowoomba QLD 31/12/75
Melbourne 23/1/76
Maryborough QLD 9/3/76

 


Ep. 39: Grigor Taylor and Judith Arthy

 

 

 

 

 

22. TV Week, Jan 19, 1974.
23. South Australia TV Guide, July 13, 1974.