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EPISODES: 26.
LENGTH: 60 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Film.
PRODUCTION: Crawford Production 1977 (series 1), 1979 (series 2).
RUNNING ORDER: Airdate.
NETWORK: Seven.

CAST:
Peter Ramsay.......JOHN HARGREAVES
Julie Lambert.......BARBARA LLEWELLYN (eps 1 - 13)
Cassie McCallum.......LOUISE HOWITT (eps 14 - 26)
Ray Turner.......SERGE LAZAREFF
Jack Lambert.......VIC GORDON (eps 1 - 13)


CREW:
Producer (series 1).......HENRY CRAWFORD
Producer (series 2).......GEORGE MILLER (except ep 26)
Production Manager.......JAN BLADIER
Script Editor (series 1).......DENISE MORGAN
Script Editor (series 2).......GRAEME FARMER

AWARDS:
1977 Logie: Beau Cox - Best Performance By A Juvenile for ep. 5 'A Happy Place In The Sky'.
1980 Awgie: Roger Simpson - script for ep. 17 'Natural Selection'.
1980 Penguin: Kevin Dobson - Best Television Play Or Telemovie Direction for ep. 24 'Dreamtime'.
1980 Sammy: Best Children's Series.


EPISODE TITLES
Series 1
1. Story Of A Shaggy Dog
2. Mr. Frederick's Great Great Grandson
3. A Kid Is A Kid
4. The Nobbler
5. A Happy Place In The Sky
6. Yellow Dog
7. The Mystery Of The Bora Hills
8. Lame Duck
9. All Things Bright And Beautiful
10. Mrs. Peter Ramsay
11. A Man Like His Dad
12. Talk Of The Town
13. Ostrich Philosophy
  Final Barbara Llewellyn, Final Vic Gordon
Series 2
14. Waltzing Matilda First Louise Howitt
15. Trust
16. Bailed Up
17. Natural Selection
18. Gift Horse
19. Do Or Die
20. Young Buck
21. Mujinda
22. Hopalong Two
23. The Littlest Goldmine
24. Dreamtime
25. A Fair Cow
26. Dyed In The Wool

 

SERIES 1

1. Story Of A Shaggy Dog

Eleanor.......Mercia Dean-Johns
Charlie McBride.......Richard Gilbert
Elaine Phillips.......Lenore Somerset
Colonel Flynn.......Jonathan Hardy
Ken Jackson (Johnson).......Frank Gow
‘Butch’.......‘Flomont Tassy Boy Debel U.D.’

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......David Stevens

Synopsis: Peter Ramsay picks up a strange, forlorn hitch-hiker - an Old English sheepdog. His task of what to do with the dog is hindered by Julie who falls in love with the animal and wants to keep it.

Airdate:
Sydney 30/10/77
Melbourne 4/11/77
Brisbane 10/12/77
Newcastle NSW 7/1/78
Canberra 25/2/78
Wollongong NSW 1/4/78
Orange NSW 30/12/78

 

 

 


Ep. 1: John Hargreaves and Vic Gordon

2. Mr. Frederick's Great Great Grandson

Kathy Randall.......Colleen Hewett
Eastwood.......Terry McDermott
Michael O'Brien.......Allan Penney
Maisie O'Brien.......Lois Ramsay
Mrs. Courtman.......Beryl Cheers
Tony.......Robin Jolley
Health Inspector.......Allen Stewart

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis: Kathy Randall, a blind friend of Julie's, has her dependence on her guide dog shattered when the animal is accidentally poisoned.

Notes: Vic Gordon does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/11/77
Sydney 4/12/77
Brisbane 17/12/77
Canberra 4/3/78
Wollongong NSW 8/4/78
Bunbury WA 9/6/78
Albany WA 9/6/78
Orange NSW 6/1/79

3. A Kid Is A Kid

April Kent.......Candy Raymond
Tess Cameron.......Diane Craig
Georgie Garrett.......Julieanne Newbould
Pat Muldoon.......Syd Conabere
Mrs. Knowles.......Brenda Beddison

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Simon Wincer
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford

Synopsis: Peter Ramsay is accustomed to delivering lambs, foals, calves, etc., but when flood waters cut off a farm house he is faced with having to deliver a woman's baby - and feels totally out of his depth.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/11/77
Sydney 6/11/77
Newcastle NSW 21/1/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/1/78
Toowoomba QLD 3/2/78
Canberra 11/3/78
Orange NSW 13/1/79

 


Ep. 2: Colleen Hewett

4. The Nobbler

Annette Murray.......Sigrid Thornton
Ken Murray.......Alister Smart
Robert Sutherland.......John Derum
Tony.......Jonathan Atherton
Frank McElroy.......Peter Stratford

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: Peter Ramsay is roped into minding Ray Turner's nephew who seems to cause havoc for all those around him, and causes complications when a prize cutting horse is nobbled.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/11/77
Brisbane 31/12/77
Tamworth NSW 27/1/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/2/78
Toowoomba QLD 10/2/78
Canberra 18/3/78
Orange NSW 20/1/79

 


Ep. 4: Sigrid Thornton

5. A Happy Place In The Sky

Stan Baker.......Rob Steele
Bob Carter.......Ed Turley
Blinkie Baker.......Beau Cox
Gary ‘Gags’ Carter.......Robert Bettles
Jan Carter.......Debbie Ryan
Amelia Bomfield.......Muriel Salter

Script.......Sarah Darling
Director.......David Stevens

Synopsis: Peter Ramsay goes out on a limb to discover why a little boy would get so upset about an imaginary sick dragon.

Notes: Beau Cox won a Logie Award for Best Performance By A Juvenile (1977) for this episode.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/11/77
Melbourne 2/12/77
Brisbane 7/1/78
Tamworth NSW 3/2/78
Newcastle NSW 4/2/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 10/2/78
Toowoomba QLD 17/2/78
Orange NSW 27/1/79

 


Barbara Llewellyn

6. Yellow Dog

Chrissie Thompson.......Briony Behets
‘Old Wombat’ Thompson.......Terry Norris
Syd Kelly.......Syd Heylen
Jack French.......John Proper
Frank Bragg.......Noel Browne

Script.......John Graham
Director.......Graeme Arthur

Synopsis: A sick dingo pup is brought to Peter Ramsay for treatment, and he discovers the pup has been poisoned. This leads to his involvement in a long running dispute between two neighbours, one of whom is keeping and breeding dingoes as pets.

Notes: Vic Gordon does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/12/77
Brisbane 14/1/78
Mt Gambier SA 1/7/78
Tamworth NSW 10/2/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 17/2/78
Toowoomba QLD 24/2/78
Canberra 1/4/78
Orange NSW 3/2/79

 


Ep. 6: Briony Behets and Barbara Llewellyn

7. The Mystery Of The Bora Hills

George.......Rod Mullinar
Hazel Barton.......Ruth Cracknell
Elsie Barton.......Jennifer Cluff
Trapper 1.......Chris Peters
Trapper 2.......Peter Culpan
'Zephyr'.......'Zambruk Zeus C.D.'

Script.......Denise Morgan
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: While taking a short cut to tend an ailing cow, Peter Ramsay gets lost in the legendary and mysterious Bora Hills. He comes across a strange hermit and his dog, and some bird poachers. Matters are complicated by a woman farmer who is keen to marry off Peter to her daughter.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/12/77
Melbourne 16/12/77
Brisbane 21/1/78
Newcastle NSW 18/2/78
Toowoomba QLD 3/3/78
Canberra 8/4/78
Tamworth NSW 8/7/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/7/78
Orange NSW 10/2/79

 


Ep. 7: Rod Mullinar

8. Lame Duck

Charley Morty.......Brian James
Alice Dwyer.......Davina Whitehouse
Rosemary Billings.......Judith McGrath
Judge.......Pauline Charleston
Mrs. Mclver.......Esme Melville
Summons server.......John Dibbs
Solicitor.......George Dixon
Church.......Les Carter
Ferguson.......Keith Dunkley

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Based on a story by.......Bob Caswell
Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: Peter Ramsay becomes involved when a woman complains about the incessant quacking of an old man's pet duck, and Julie tries her hand at matchmaking.

Notes: Vic Gordon does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/12/77
Sydney 18/12/77
Brisbane 28/1/78
Newcastle NSW 25/2/78
Toowoomba QLD 10/3/78
Canberra 15/4/78
Tamworth NSW 15/7/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 5/8/78
Orange NSW 17/2/79

 


Ep. 8: Judith McGrath

9. All Things Bright And Beautiful

Hamish Dunn.......Brian Blain
Mrs. Anderson.......Aileen Britton
George Kelly.......Keith Kaye
Shop owner.......Colin Vancao

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Gary Conway

Synopsis: After being kicked by a horse, Peter has concussion and undergoes a dramatic personality change which leaves Ray and Julie doubtful about his sanity.

Airdate:
Melbourne 31/12/77
Sydney 1/1/78
Wollongong NSW 25/2/78
Newcastle NSW 4/3/78
Canberra 22/4/78
Tamworth NSW 22/7/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 12/8/78
Orange NSW 24/2/79

 


Barbara Llewellyn

10. Mrs. Peter Ramsay

Diana Frost.......Christine Amor
Sandy Curtin.......Kim Deacon
Ben Salter.......Danny Adcock
Sgt. Bill Marshall.......Charles Gilroy

Script.......Sarah Darling
Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: A girl runs away with her horse into the bush and causes serious injury to the animal, and a past girlfriend of Peter's turns up in Jindarra with ideas of marriage.

Airdate:
Melbourne 7/1/78
Sydney 8/1/78
Wollongong NSW 4/3/78
Newcastle NSW 11/3/78
Canberra 29/4/78
Mt Gambier SA 29/7/78
Tamworth NSW 29/7/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/8/78
Orange NSW 3/3/79

 


Ep. 10: Christine Amor

11. A Man Like His Dad

Alec Thompson.......Max Cullen
Sgt. Bill Marshall.......Charles Gilroy
Gary Thompson.......Brett Maxworthy
Merv Woodroff.......Tom Travers

Script.......David Stevens
Director.......Gary Conway

Synopsis: Julie becomes involved in the domestic problems of a man and his son when she catches him shoplifting.

Notes: Vic Gordon does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 14/1/78
Sydney 15/1/78
Wollongong NSW 11/3/78
Newcastle NSW 18/3/78
Canberra 6/5/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/7/78
Tamworth NSW 5/8/78
Orange NSW 10/3/79

12. Talk Of The Town

Bruce Watt.......Ron Graham
Lillian Payntor.......Jane Harders
Shirley Watt.......Monica Maughan
Rhonda Thompson.......Bettina Welch
Mrs. Beach.......Babs Wheelton
Brian Watt.......Greg Stroud

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis: Gossip in the town concerning Peter Ramsay gets out of hand and forces Jack Lambert into assisting in a strenuous operation which has a disastrous effect on his health.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/1/78
Sydney 22/1/78
Wollongong NSW 18/3/78
Newcastle NSW 25/3/78
Canberra 13/5/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/7/78
Mt Gambier SA 12/8/78
Tamworth NSW 12/8/78
Orange NSW 17/3/79

 


Ep. 11: Barbara Llewellyn

13. Ostrich Philosophy

Emma Carroll.......Penne Hackforth-Jones
Ted Brett.......Les Foxcroft
Mrs. Foster-Lloyd.......Val Jellay
Ross Ives.......Peter Ford
Fyfe.......Terry Trimble
Minister.......George Dixon

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: Peter Ramsay finds romance, and events place a strain on his relationship with Julie and Ray. Jack Lambert's health continues to decline, and after his death the friendship between Peter, Ray and Julie is reconciled.

Notes: Final episode with Barbara Llewellyn and Vic Gordon.

Airdate:
Melbourne 28/1/78
Sydney 29/1/78
Newcastle NSW 1/4/78
Wollongong NSW 15/4/78
Canberra 20/5/78
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/7/78
Tamworth NSW 19/8/78
Orange NSW 24/3/79
Geraldton WA 10/3/80

 


Ep. 13: Serge Lazareff and Barbara Llewellyn

SERIES 2

14. Waltzing Matilda

Isobel Peach.......Alyson Best
Wally Deakin.......Keith Eden
Pat Muldoon.......Syd Conabere
Enid Underwood.......Joan Letch
Mike Kelly.......Steve Millichamp
Gladys Swanson.......Susan Arnold
Bruce Atherton.......Jeffrey Booth
Fred (barman).......Terry Gill

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Peter Ramsay has a hard time obtaining a replacement for Julie. Then he finds Cassie McCallum, who is at first reluctant, but eventually takes the job. Ray Turner buys a dog, Matilda, only to find out she is expecting pups. Peter also deals with an embittered farmer whose dog he couldn't save from a snake bite.

Notes: First episode with Louise Howitt as Cassie McCallum.

Airdate:
Melbourne 2/2/80
Sydney 12/7/80

 

 


Ep. 14: Alyson Best

15. Trust

Wally Banks.......Gary Gray
'Hardluck' Harris.......Gerry Duggan
Bob O'Hara.......Graeme Blundell
Const. Don Barren.......Alan Hardy
Hattie Bates.......Muriel Salter

Script.......Keith Hetherington
Director.......Rod Hardy

Synopsis: Peter earns the lifelong gratitude of 'Hardluck' Harris when he saves the life of the old prospector's donkey, while Wally Banks, the devious proprietor of the local rock shop, tries to muscle in on Hardluck's gold claim. Ray takes CSIRO marine biologist Bob O'Hara to Gull Island, where Ray learns that he was at university with Peter - and he has some stories to tell that Peter would rather forget. O'Hara's dog is bitten by a blue-ring octopus, and Peter is required to perform an emergency operation.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/2/80
Sydney 19/7/80

 


Ep. 15: Alan Hardy and Gary Gray

 

16. Bailed Up

Toni Fields.......Michelle Fawdon
Nurse.......Dianne Smith
Stan Hawkins.......Les Foxcroft
Sgt. Fitzsimmons.......Alex Porteous
Daisy Hawkins.......Natalie Raine
Alan Cramer.......lan Cuming
Archie Cameron.......Bob Horsfall
Farmer Brown.......Henry Blake

Script.......Sarah Darling
Director.......Bert Deling
Second Unit Director.......George Miller

Synopsis: Peter is late for work, and Cassie becomes concerned when Ray's dog Matilda, who has been for a run with him, returns alone. Having been involved in an accident to prevent Matilda being hurt, Peter is laid up in hospital and agrees to get a locum, but he isn't prepared when he finds it is a woman, Toni Fields. Ray has his hands full dealing with irresponsible young shooters who delight in killing local wildlife.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/2/80
Sydney 26/7/80

17. Natural Selection

Jocelyn Scott.......Kirsty Child
Maurice Morpheth.......Lewis Fitzgerald
'Lucky' Marcello.......Luigi Villani
Russell Scott.......Tim Robertson
Ernie Farrell.......Edward Howell
Kristen Scott.......Julie Lockman
Dolly Farrell.......Queenie Ashton

Script.......Roger Simpson
Director.......Pino Amenta

Synopsis: An old farmer, despising artificial insemination, finds his own way of obtaining the services of a prize bull. An accident prone pianist from the city comes to Jindarra to work as a jackaroo on a relative's farm.

Notes: Scriptwriter Roger Simpson won an Awgie award (1980) for this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/2/80
Sydney 2/8/80

 


Serge Lazareff, Louise Howitt and John Hargreaves

18. Gift Horse

Ethel Dean.......Judith McGrath
Elizabeth Turnbull.......Patricia Kennedy
Sid Atkinson.......Stefan Dennis
Joe Taylor.......Ned Manning
Nicole Parkinson.......Ann Anderson
Shirley Parkinson.......Geraldine Morrow
Client 1.......Peggy Nicholls
Client 2.......George Harlem

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......Gary Conway

Synopsis: Peter is offered financial assistance by an elderly widow to obtain much needed veterinary equipment, and becomes embroiled in the middle of a family dispute with the widow's niece. Cassie's horse is stolen, and Ray has to track down and apprehend the yobbos responsible.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/3/80

 


Ep. 18: Serge Lazareff, Louise Howitt and Judith McGrath

19. Do Or Die

Crossland.......Sam Neill
Paddy Rourke.......Tommy Dysart
Terry Scully.......lan Regan
Mrs. Thatcher.......Edwina Skelt
lan Scully.......Matthew Wilson
Ambulance bearer 1.......Brad Lindsay
Ambulance bearer 2.......Carl Bennett

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......George Miller
Executive Producer.......lan Crawford

Synopsis: Peter and Ray have planned a weekend canoeing, but Ray reluctantly backs out when he learns that the Chief Wildlife Officer is visiting. Ray defies his superior and risks his job to help Cassie search for Peter when he becomes lost in snow-covered mountains.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/3/80

 


Ep. 19: Sam Neill and Serge Lazareff

 

20. Young Buck

Frank Adams.......Bill Hunter
Nick Adams.......Miles Buchanan

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: A failed Jindarra farmer, Frank Adams, accuses Peter of coming between him and his son Nick, and is determined to break up the growing friendship between them.

Airdate:
Melbourne 15/3/80

 


Ep. 20: Bill Hunter

21. Mujinda

Bob Marshall.......Peter Sumner
Reg Caxton.......Slim deGrey
Truck driver.......Ken Weaver
Janice Quinch.......Ann Henderson
Jane Marshall.......Emily McKeever

Script.......John Graham
Director.......Simon Wincer

Synopsis: Widespread sickness among Jindarra's livestock is traced to contamination in a local creek. It is found that the poisoning is deliberate, and a family feud is the cause.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/3/80

22. Hopalong Two

Linda Burns.......Jacqui Gordon
Dave Foster.......Frank Gallagher
Billy Foster.......Greg Rowe
Charlie Rogers.......Bill Stacey

Script.......Vince Moran & Tom Hegarty
Director.......Kevin Dobson

Synopsis: Cassie's young, self-centred niece saves a life, and the experience causes a profound change in her philosophy.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/10/80

 


John Hargreaves

23. The Littlest Goldmine

Nancy Murray.......Vera Plevnik
Ken Murray.......Harold Hopkins
Ed Carrol.......Willie Fennell
Clive Reilly.......Jack Perry
Boy.......Richard MacFarlane

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Bill Hughes

Synopsis: An ill-tempered pet goat solves the problem when a young farmer's livelihood is threatened by the deliberate poisoning of some koalas.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/10/80

 


Louise Howitt

24. Dreamtime

Sara Roberts.......Diane Craig
Ringer.......David Gulpilil
Roy McPherson.......Peter Gwynne
Doctor.......Ian Smith
Tim Olsen.......Bryon Williams

Script.......Vince Moran
Director.......Kevin Dobson

Synopsis: Peter's English cousin, Sara, defies age-old Aboriginal laws and trespasses on sacred ground. She then suffers a mysterious sickness.

Notes: Director Kevin Dobson won a Penguin award (1980) for Best Television Play Or Telemovie Direction for this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/10/80

 


Louise Howitt and John Hargreaves

25. A Fair Cow

Trish Cooper.......Andrea Butcher
Bob Scott.......John Howard
Phil Angel.......Roger Ward
Ken Cooper.......Brian Wenzel
'Blowfly'.......Ernie Bourne
Bloke in pub.......Walter Pym
Stan Angel.......Neil McColl

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Kevin Dobson

Synopsis: Ray leaves Jindarra and is replaced by Bob Scott who strikes immediate trouble with two of the town's yobbos. Ray is unhappy in his city job and returns to Jindarra to ask Cassie to marry him.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/10/80

 


John Hargreaves

26. Dyed In The Wool

Bob Scott.......John Howard
Brian Emery.......Tony Barry
Beth Emery.......Gerda Nicolson
Trevor Muir.......Paul Spanno
Russ Muir.......Bruce Kilpatrick
Marriage celebrant.......Carmel Millhouse
Farmer.......Bill Kelly
Genevieve.......Vicki Lynne
Henry.......John Dibbs

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......George Miller
Executive Producer.......Ian Crawford


Synopsis: Wedding fever is in the air at Jindarra when Ray returns. Ray has proposed to Cassie, and Cassie is undecided. When Ray has second thoughts, Peter then asks for Cassie's hand in marriage  - and she accepts.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/11/80

 


Louise Howitt