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EPISODES: 13.
LENGTH: 60 mins.
FORMAT: Mono, film and video integration.
PRODUCTION: 1972 Gemini Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Airdate
.
NETWORK: Nine.

CAST:
Jim Carver.......BRUCE BARRY
Marie.......CARMEN DUNCAN
Teddy.......SERGE LAZAREFF
Det. Sgt. Eric Evans.......SLIM deGREY
Sir Ian Mason.......KEN HUNTER-KERR

CREW:
Producer.......ROBERT BRUNING


 


EPISODE TITLES
1. The Hunch
2. The Price
3. The Leader
4. The Hijack
5. High Wall
6. Deadline Sunday
7. And Besides, The Wench Is Dead
8. Bye Bye Baby
9. The Contract
10. Weak Link
11. Deathbed
12. Catch As Catch Can
13. He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother

 

 

1. The Hunch

Sonia.......Ann Sidney
Jeffries.......Tony Wager
Bill Sutton.......Fred Betts
Smith.......Stuart Finch

Script.......Luis Bayonas

Synopsis: Detective Jim Carver places his police career in jeopardy by refusing to discontinue his investigations into organised crime. When he is suspended from the force he is more determined than ever to prove that Sir Ian Mason, a respected businessman and philanthropist, is the organiser of major crimes including drug smuggling and distribution.

Notes: This episode plus episode 2, 'The Price', were coupled together and shown as a 90-minute episode by TCN-9 in Sydney and GTV-9 in Melbourne. It was shown as a single episode in Brisbane.

Airdate:
Sydney 18/9/72
Brisbane 16/11/72
Melbourne 16/11/73

2. The Price

Sonia.......Ann Sidney
Prostitute.......Carla Hoogeveen
.......John Fegan
.......Graham Rouse

Script.......C. G. Richards
Director.......Alister Smart

Synopsis: A singer enlists the aid of Carver to find the whereabouts of her child, whom she suspects has been kidnapped by Mason.

Notes: This episode plus episode 1, 'The Hunch', were coupled together and shown as a 90-minute episode by TCN-9 in Sydney and GTV-9 in Melbourne. It was shown as a single episode in Brisbane.

Airdate:
Sydney 18/9/72
Brisbane 23/11/72
Melbourne 16/11/73

 


Ep. 1: Bruce Barry and Ann Sidney

3. The Leader

Judy.......Kathryn Dagher
Victor.......Brendon Lunney
Kent.......John Winston
.......Dennis Grosvenor
.......Leon Gregory

Script.......Luis Bayonas

Synopsis: Carver believes that Mason is behind an ultra right-wing group that is responsible for violent behaviour at otherwise peaceful demonstrations in order to discredit them. It is during a demonstration that Carver realises their unexpected and ambitious intentions. In an attempt to expose the group, he almost becomes their victim.

Airdate:
Sydney 25/9/72
Brisbane 30/11/72
Melbourne 30/11/73

4. The Hijack

Keith.......Roger Ward
Jacko.......Kevin Leslie
Tom.......Jack Allan
Tea lady.......Robina Beard

Script.......Ted Roberts

Synopsis: Carver causes problems for the police, and a former superior officer, when he becomes involved in the operations of an independent long-distance truck driver's organisation in an attempt to discover the source of - and break up - the organised hijacking of truck cargo.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/10/72
Brisbane 14/12/72
Melbourne 14/12/73

 


Carmen Duncan

5. High Wall

.......Don Barkham
.......Carole Yelland
.......Don Crosby
.......Patrick Ward

Synopsis: Jim Carver's past experience as a police officer, who is feared and hated by vicious criminals, intrudes with violent consequences on his idyll when he escapes to the beach and forms a relationship with a beautiful deaf girl.

Airdate:
Sydney 9/10/72
Melbourne 4/1/74

6. Deadline Sunday

Richards.......Nigel Lovell
Pollock.......Tom Farley
Sandra.......Noeline Brown

Synopsis: Carver investigates another avenue into the operations of Mason when a small town newspaper proprietor and his staff become victims of violence after the paper carries stories revealing corruption in a local land development deal.

Notes: Scenes of an undercover agent photographing a drunk businessman in a nightclub undressing a stripper were censored by the Nine Network.

Airdate:
Sydney 16/10/72
Melbourne 7/12/73

 


Bruce Barry and Slim De Grey.

7. And Besides, The Wench Is Dead

Prostitute.......Katy Wild
Crombie.......Norman Yemm
Watson.......Bill Hunter

Script.......Ted Roberts

Synopsis: Carver alienates Marie and Teddy when he infiltrates a highly organised call-girl racket known for its coercive methods, and which Carver believes has some connection with Mason. Carver is in danger of being exposed from within the organisation.

Airdate:
Sydney 23/10/72
Melbourne 8/11/74

8. Bye Bye Baby

Roland Miller.......Michael Laurence
Sheldon Clark.......Don Philps
Olive.......Denise Davies

Synopsis: Marie, fed up with Carver's constant tardiness and apparent indifference towards her, forms a relationship with Roland Miller, a quiet, sensitive pianist who is also a psychopathic killer, often hired by businessmen to seduce their wives then kill them. Carver's simple motive of jealousy proves fortunate for the unwitting Marie.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/11/72
Melbourne 15/11/74

9. The Contract

Dave Sharpe.......Ron Graham
Sal.......Beverley Phillips
Betty Sharpe.......Judy Ferris

Synopsis: Carver's persistent investigations of Sir lan Mason result in his being the target of a hired assassin. He survives several attempts on his life by the killer, who himself becomes a potential victim.

Airdate:
Sydney 20/11/72
Melbourne 22/11/74

10. Weak Link

Dr. Ross.......Owen Weingott
White.......Don Crosby
Mrs. White.......Shirley Cameron
.......Ken Goodlet
.......Robert McDarra

Synopsis: A woman dies and a Mason employee who had published his intention to reveal details of her death disappears. Carver's investigation exposes various illegal abortion operations.

Airdate:
Sydney 27/11/72
Melbourne 28/12/73

11. Deathbed

.......Keith Lee

Synopsis: The dying patient of a nursing friend of Marie's is a politician who is known as Sir lan Mason's political 'Mr. Fix-it', and Carver hopes for an extension of the politician's life to give him time to persuade him into a deathbed confession.

Airdate:
Sydney 4/12/72
Melbourne 29/11/74

 


Ep. 7: Katy Wild.


Ep. 8: Michael Laurence and Carmen Duncan.

12. Catch As Catch Can

Fancy.......Judy Morris
Kenny.......Ashley Grenville
Pryor.......Richard Lupino
.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen

Synopsis: An elevated employee of the Mason Corporation who incurs large debts is offered protection by Carver in exchange for information and documentary evidence on Mason's illegal operations.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/12/72
Melbourne 21/12/73

13. He's Not Heavy, He's My Brother

Synopsis: Carver, who owes Teddy many favours, is persuaded to take an active interest in Teddy's younger brother who has abandoned a promising job and is about to embark on a criminal career.

Airdate:
Sydney 18/12/72
Adelaide 2/2/74
Melbourne 6/12/74

 


Ep. 12: Judy Morris.