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DIVISION 4
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DIVISION 4
EPISODE DETAILS
Part 2: Eps 51 - 100
Part 3: Eps 101 - 150

Part 4: Eps 151 - 200
Part 5: Eps 201 - 250
Part 6: Eps 251 - 300

 

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EPISODES: 301. (Numbered 1-300. One episode is numbered with an 'A' suffix).
LENGTH: 298 x 60 mins; 2 x 90 mins; 1 x 120 mins.
FORMAT: 232 Mono (eps 1 - 231), 69 Colour (eps 232 - 300), all Video and Film Integration.
PRODUCTION: 1969 - 1975 Crawford Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: Nine.

CAST:
Sen. Det. / Det. Sgt. Frank Banner…….GERARD KENNEDY (eps 1 - 299)
Det. Sgt. Keith Vickers…….CHUCK FAULKNER
Det. Mick Peters.......TERENCE DONOVAN
Sgt. Andrew 'Scotty' Macleod.......FRANK TAYLOR
Const. Kevin Dwyer…….TED HAMILTON (eps 1 - 229)
Policewoman Margaret Stewart…….PATRICIA SMITH (eps 1 - 238)
Support:
Policewoman Jane Bell…….ROWENA WALLACE (eps 248, 279 - 299)
Const. Roger Wilson…….ANDREW McFARLANE (eps 235 - 289)
Const. Bob Parry…….CLIVE DAVIES (eps 237 - 292)
Const. Paul Gray…….JOHN HANNAN (eps 265 - 300)
Const. Tony Grice.......TONY SHEPP (eps 31 - 148)
Const. Ray Preston.......PETER CAVANAGH (eps 109 - 300)

AWARDS:
1969 Logie: Best Drama Series.
1969 Penguin: Gerard Kennedy - Best Actor.
1969 Henry Lawson Festival Of Arts Award: Best TV Series.
1970 Logie: Gerard Kennedy - Best Actor.
1970 Logie: Gerard Kennedy - Gold Logie for Australia's Best Male Personality.
1970 Penguin: Production, Direction & Consistently Good Scripting.
1970 Penguin: Chuck Faulkner - Best Actor.
1971 Logie: Best Drama Series.
1971 Logie: Gerard Kennedy - Best Actor.
1971 Logie: Patricia Smith - Best Actress.
1971 Logie: Gerard Kennedy - Gold Logie for Australia's Best Personality.
1971 Logie: John Fegan - Best Individual Acting Performance for episode 100 'The Return Of John Kelso'.
1971 Awgie: John Dingwall - Best Script for a TV Drama Series for episode 54 'Johnny Reb'.
1971 Penguin: Gerard Kennedy - Leading Dramatic Talent.
1972 Logie: Gerard Kennedy - Best Actor.
1972 Awgie: John Dingwall - Best Script for a TV Drama Series for episode 100 'The Return Of John Kelso'.
1972 Penguin: Best Episode Of An Australian Drama Series for episode 100 'The Return Of John Kelso'.
1972 Penguin: Frank Taylor - Best Supporting Talent.
1974 Awgie: Roger Simpson - Best Script for a TV Drama Series for episode 215 'Talk Back'.
1975 Logie: Best Individual Episode In A Series for episode 286 'Little Raver'.

 

DVD RELEASE:  Division 4 is currently being released on DVD in a series of 26-episode volumes. They are only available direct from the Crawfords website, and have not been distributed to retail stores. Check the Crawfords website for further details: http://www.crawfordsdvd.com.au/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. The Soldiers

Billy Whitehead.......Graham Rouse
'Stevo' Stevens.......Roger Ward
'Runt' Rutledge.......Ron Ferrier
Jan Turner.......Darlene Johnson
Sandra Hogan.......Linda Burd
Joy Banner.......Kate McKittrick
Dr. Morris.......Kenric Hudson
Percy.......Luigi Villani
Doris Davidson.......Agnes Dobson
Fletcher.......Phillip Kitamura
Murdoch.......Bruce Thompson
'Trixie'.......Brian Crossley
Valmai.......Lorraine Barrie
Sen. Constable.......George Cunningham
Constable.......Peter Boyle

Script.......Ian Jones & Phil Freedman
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Sonia Borg
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Yarra Central police battle a crime wave of thuggery, hold-ups and the theft of $20,000 worth of goods by a mystery gang. Investigations reveal the culprits as 'The Soldiers', a re-united former teenage gang whose members have just finished serving jail terms. Sen. Det. Banner's pregnant wife, Joy, dies during premature child-birth brought on after being terrorised by a member of the gang.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/3/69
Adelaide 25/3/69
Sydney 15/4/69



2. Once A Cop

Patti Regan.......Jeanie Drynan
Bill Delaney.......Richard Meikle
Vernon Kavanagh.......Tony Bazell
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
Sandra Benedict.......Deanna Richards
Eden.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Rosemary Kavanagh.......Elizabeth Wing
Owen Cooper.......Laidley Mort
Removalist.......Keith Kaye
Claude McPherson.......Doug Kelly
Shirley Burgess.......Valerie Dawn
Const. Hall.......Lionel Yorke
Mrs. Anderson.......Betty Randall
Receptionist.......Margaret Younger
Vinnie.......Ted Baarda
Cliff.......Phil Wild

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford


Synopsis: Yarra Central police are confronted with a series of reports about a bad detective. Their investigations lead to an impostor, a former policeman, who is blackmailing a solid citizen caught in the office secretary trap, belting people around with unrestrained sadism, and leading two romantic lives.

Notes: Terence Donovan and Patricia Smith do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/3/69
Adelaide 1/4/69
Orange NSW 7/4/69
Tamworth NSW 12/2/70


EPISODE TITLES
1. The Soldiers
2. Once A Cop
3. The Big Spender
4. Night Out
5. The Sunday Mother
6. Not Valentine's Day
7. It's A Great Day!
8. The Swinger
9. The Puritan
10. Big Brother
11. The Angry Man
12. Information For An Offence
13. A Mug's Game
14. The Legend
15. Not At Home
16. The Takings
17. The Protest
18. A Stitch In Time
19. Janie And Janie
20. The Threat
21. Takeover
22. The Girlfriend
23. First Offender
24. We'll Get Him One Day
25. By The Book
26. It's A Man's Life
27. Plumage
28. The Victim
29. The Price
30. Farewell Little Chicago
31. Decoy
32. It's The Little Things
33. The Losers
34. Comedian
35. The Colonel's Boy
36. The Web
37. Social Climber
38. Cocktail At 1015
39. Hush-a-bye
40. Cash And Carry
41. The Crush
42. Where's Lefty
43. Mr. Fifty Percent
44. The Great Bank Robbery
45. Word Of A Lady
46. Fizz
47. La Truffa
48. A Good Man Gone
49. The Desecration
50. Mother's Image
51. The Unwanted
52. Marvels Of Reproduction
53. A Bit Of Culture
54. Johnny Reb
55. The Tangled Web
56. The Big Bloke
57. My Mate Death
58. Free The Queen
59. The Emerging Man
60. The Handicapper
61. Closed Doors
62. Message Intercepted
63. There Goes Betty Seymour
64. The Prisoners
65. Brother Animal
66. A Key To Paradise
67. A Special Occasion
68. Mad Monaghan
69. Man From Lightning Ridge
70. Payroll
71. A Gathering Of The Clan
72. Elizabeth The Third
73. Smiler
74. Wednesday's A Quiet Night
75. For Better, For Worse
76. The Recruit
77. Three Man Trick
78. Drop-Out
79. I Thought I'd Met 'Em All
80. Separation
81. Running Sheet
82. A Trip To The City
83. Pratfall
84. Point Of View
85. Gaolbird
86. Dark Afternoon
87. The Luck Of The Irish
88. One Thing At A Time
89. Stream Of Conscience
90. Everyone Loves A Prang
91. As The Crow Flies
92. The Monkey Chased The Weasel
93. Command Performance
94. Visitors From Hong Kong
95. So, It's A Living
96. The Infiltrator
97. Big Man, Little Man
98. Could You Speak A Little Louder
99. False Alarm
100. The Return Of John Kelso
101. Who Needs Enemies
102. The I.O.U.
102A. Conspiracy
90 min. episode
103. Who Cares?
104. They Walk The Night
105. Bang Bang You're Dead
106. Be Good, Sweet Maid
107. No Short Cuts
108. Now One With The Bride
109. Run For Cover
110. Handsome Harry
111. One Small Step
112. Live Bait
113. The War Is Over
114. Jellyfingers
115. There Goes The Neighbourhood
116. Last Of The Independents
117. Grub Stake
118. Bent Law
119. You Couldn't Meet A Nicer Bloke Than Denis When He's Sober
120. Small Fry
121. You Can't Trust Anybody
122. Collision
123. The Clean Skins
124. No Hard Feelings
125. A Continental Gentleman
126. Once Bitten
127. Pigs Is Pigs
128. The Man Who Dug His Own Grave
129. To Bribe Or Twist
130. The Warder
131. Man's Only A Battler
132. Plain Rosy
133. Dad
134. A Place Of My Own
135. Rogues' Gallery
136. I'm Going To Smash Something Every Day
137. You Think You've Got Troubles
138. Finder's Keepers
139. Butcher, Baker, Troublemaker
140. Herbie
141. You Can't Win 'Em All
142. The Electro-Static Organ Revitaliser
143. A Nice Safe Job
144. A Waste Of Time
145. All Women Are Liars
146. Cry Of Vengeance
147. Only A Twenty-Two
148. Come The Revolution
149. For The Love Of Money
150. One More War



151. Birds Of A Feather
152. Andrew Shannon
153. Hide And Seek
154. Natural Victim
155. When In Rome
156. A Bad Lot
157. The Oracle
158. Room For Danger
159. Trap For Young Players
160. Flight Plan
161. Come Play With Me
162. Take Over
163. The Empty Hand
164. Afraid Of The Dark
165. Keep Running
166. Simon Says
167. A Few Hours Of Freedom
168. Two Pot Screamer
169. Travelling Man
170. Senior Stewart
171. The Monkey Game
172. Big, Bad John
173. An Honest Sale
174. Today Is Eagle Day
175. The Manner To Which
176. Three Mouths To Feed
177. Once A Crim
178. The Last Bet
179. Life At The Bottom
180. A Wild, Wild Rose
181. The Grasshoppers
182. The Ninth Life
183. A Matter Of Survival
184. Isabella
185. Voice Of The Gun
2 hour episode
186. Sweet Kid, Good Family
187. Inside Information
188. The Toffee Apple Man
189. Too Late For Tears
190. You Never Forget The First Time
191. A Cry Of Fear
192. Rules Of The Game
193. Blood Brothers
194. And Pigs Can Fly
195. Petty Cash
196. Dear John
197. Waste Ground
198. The Lock
199. When I'm Sixty-Four
200. The Best We Know
201. Standover
202. Don't Ask Me
203. Willie
204. My Pretty Maid
205. Damsel In Distress
206. Bella
207. Young Hennessy
208. The Criminal Type
209. Fear Street
210. You Do Your Best
211. For Old Crime's Sake
212. Hit Run
213. Triangle
214. Backlash
215. Talk Back
216. In At The Kill
217. The Slasher
218. Sergeant Banner
90 min. episode
219. Charity Affair
220. The Munich Job
221. Approach With Caution
222. The Emperor Craig
223. Eye For An Eye
224. For My Next Trick
225. All For One
226. The Battle Of Waterloo Street
227. Friends And Neighbours
228. Parable
229. Mad About The Boy
Final Ted Hamilton
230. Baxter's Son
231. The Tribunal
232. The Man In The Saville Row Suit
First colour ep
233. Nobody Cares
234. The Senator's Wife
235. Maria
First Andrew McFarlane
236. Jo
237. Goodbye Charlie
238. None So Blind
Final Patricia Smith
239. Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness
240. The Professionals
241. Open Season
242. Now Be A Good Boy
243. Rag Doll
244. A Cry In The Dark
245. We've Made It We're Rich
246. The Vigil
247. Eye Witness
248. Hello Stranger
249. A Touch Of Art
250. The Driving's All Mine
251. A Cry Of Wolf?
252. Last Of The 78's
253. The Woman From Poland
254. Why Can't He Leave Me Alone
255. Lonely Hearts
256. Fair Cop
257. Billy's Choice
258. Middleman
259. Man Of Substance
260. I Was Calling Him Bogey
261. Dying Deposition
262. Easy Mark
263. Sat'dy Arvo
264. Time Payment
265. Shadows
266. The Lame Ducks
267. Unfit To Plead
268. A Couple Of Mates
269. Every Sheila's Dream
270. Nicky
271. What Will My Friends Say?
272. A Bird In The Hand
273. Two Hours Of Madness
274. A Sense Of Duty - part one
275. A Sense Of Duty - part two
276. No Prize For Second
277. The Fanatic
278. The Vickers Way
279. Take No For An Answer
280. The World Belongs To The Young
281. A Civil Question
282. The Daughters Of Man
283. The Human Factor
284. Life's A Gamble
285. Something To Live Up To
286. Little Raver
287. Big Fish Small Fry
288. Just For Kicks
289. Tell Me Your Troubles, My Friend
Final Andrew McFarlane
290. When Pride Takes Precedence
291. Rubber Bunny
292. Check, Check, Check
293. Once Upon A Time
294. Deadfall
295. Friends - Who Needs 'Em?
296. Horrie And Charlie
297. 1956 And All That
298. Agnes Triumphant
299. His Word Against Mine
Final Gerard Kennedy
300. Today Ends At Dawn

3. The Big Spender

Kay Dixon.......Kirsty Child
Max Foley.......John Llewellyn
Laurie Fleming.......Peter Corbett
Lennie Miller.......Barry Donnelly
Jean Smith.......Shirley Cameron
Steve Lawson.......Goff Vockler
Miss Mitchell.......Diana O'Connor
George Hargreaves.......John Gould
Neighbour.......Trevor Woods
Witness.......Ron Little
Waiter.......James Davidson

Script.......Ian Jones & Phil Freedman
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Jones
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford


Synopsis: 19-year-old Kay Dixon is attracted by the glamorous life of big-spending racketeer Max Foley, who tries to set up a floating cabaret. Kay finds herself in the ugly world of prostitution, exploitation and violence with no apparent way out. Police investigate Foley when a criminal associate of his is bashed.

Notes: The Broadcasting Control Board ruled that this episode had to be screened after 8:30 PM, due to the depiction of two brutal beatings, and the detailed showing of a prostitute's daily life. GTV-9 screened warnings before the episode informing parents that it was unsuitable for children.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/3/69
Albury NSW 17/4/69
Shepparton VIC 22/4/69
Sydney 29/4/69
Wollongong NSW 29/4/69
Tamworth NSW 19/2/70

4. Night Out

Narelle Stevens.......Anne Lucas
Patsy Jordan.......Kerry Maguire
Ernie.......Norman Yemm
Tom Baker.......Lex Mitchell
Dennis.......Alister Smart
Bruce Clark.......Gordon McDougall
Waitress.......Sandra McGregor
Rosie Burns.......Margaret Cruickshank
Eddy Griggs.......Brian Moll
McPherson.......Doug Kelly
Const. Fuller.......John Benton
Kaufmann.......Stanley Berkoff
Brenda Baker.......Marion Heathfield
Ben.......Mackie Smetana
Mike Burns.......Michael McCoy
Steve Burns.......Bob Pritchard
Barmaid.......Madeline Orr
Constable.......John Preston
Waiter.......Aldo Tasca
Taxi driver.......Dennis Green
Truck driver.......Robert Ruggiero
Bill Franklin.......Gavan Arden

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford


Synopsis: Three salesmen from a country town decide on a night out after attending a Melbourne convention. For two of the three, the night turns into a disaster when they become involved with a truck driver who is the apparent victim of a robbery and two girls who 'roll' unsuspecting males.

Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/4/69
Newcastle NSW 8/4/69
Mt Gambier SA 18/4/69


 


Ep. 3: Kirsty Child

5. The Sunday Mother

Julianna Grey.......Gillian Hunter
Harry Pope.......Robert Bruning
Sinclair.......Alwyn Kurts
Richard Grey.......Kevin Golsby
Barbara Lincoln.......Tina Grenville
Bernie Channing.......Richard Gilbert
Shirley.......Pamela Sidney-Williams
Lifesaver.......Tristan Rogers
Valmae.......Margaret Walder
Sandra.......Carol-Ann Aylett
Mrs. Stevenson.......Barbara Brandon
Const. Hall.......Lionel Yorke
Miss Thompson.......Dorothy Bradley
Mrs. Polonetti.......Madame Vera
Parks.......Max Rackham
Karen Grey.......Jessica Ball
Const. Fuller.......John Benton
Gianna Polonetti.......Lilly Sacco

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford


Synopsis: A little Italian girl is missing. While investigating her disappearance, Yarra Central police discover a kidnapping, a burglary, an alcoholic mother, and an attempted suicide.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/4/69
Orange NSW 1/5/69
Wollongong NSW 13/5/69
Lismore NSW 16/5/69
Tamworth NSW 5/3/70

6. Not Valentine's Day

Adrienne.......Judy Jack
Jerome Valentine.......Ken Goodlet
Colin Sweeney.......Brian Adams
Michael Warden.......Ron Parry
Elizabeth.......Tina Cornioley
Ralph O'Conner.......Noel Browne
Dr. Clive Morrison.......Bryon Williams
Arthur Valentine.......Phil Lanham
Fr. McInnes.......Brian Moll
Helen Valentine.......Betty Randall
Maria Steiner.......Ann Mulliner
Cathy Scott.......Cathy Wood
Janet.......Margaret Hurley
Nurse.......Helen Rolland
Beryl Mitchell.......Penelope Shelton

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford


Synopsis: A city night club serves as a front for vice and crime. As Yarra Central police investigate a number of seemingly unrelated matters, they uncover alarming facts about one of the district's most respected citizens.

Airdate:
Melbourne 15/4/69
Brisbane 1/5/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/5/69

 


Gerard Kennedy

7. It's A Great Day!

Pat Doolan.......Vic Gordon
Mick O'Connell.......Edward Ogden
Mother O'Connell.......Queenie Ashton
Ellen O'Connell.......Lola Brooks
Tom Shaw.......Max Cullen
John Kelly.......Harry Lawrence
Vince Morgan.......Robert McDarra
Levi.......Roy Day
Emma Taylor.......Joan Letch
Max Taylor.......Ray Fallows
Tony Ciro.......Manuel Bugeja
Whelan.......Pat Whelan
Woman.......Guna Kazins
Butcher.......Philip Lanham
Man.......Bill Lewis

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with rather more enthusiasm than caution, the O'Connell family decides to start its own crime wave in the district, resulting in a sequence of events which causes a lot of hard work for the Yarra Central police.

Notes: A spin-off comedy series based on the O'Connell family was planned, but never eventuated, following the critical acclaim of this episode. The O'Connell family returned in ep. 87 'The Luck Of The Irish'.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/4/69
Newcastle NSW 29/4/69
Toowoomba QLD 16/5/69
Sydney 27/5/69
Wollongong NSW 27/5/69
Tamworth NSW 2/4/70

8. The Swinger

Jenny Noble.......Lorraine Bayly
Tony Todd.......Rod Mullinar
John Noble.......Bruce Barry
Ben Lipson.......Alan Walden
Jenny's sister.......Cheryl Stroud
Richard Rice.......Bryan Niland
Bert Golding.......Kurt Beimel
Solomon.......Robert Earle
Const. Fuller.......John Benton

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Pop singer John Noble, whose popularity has slumped, is too proud to take ordinary work. When he starts chasing easy money to maintain his lifestyle he becomes involved with drugs and crime - and the police of Yarra Central.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/4/69
Canberra 4/8/69
Tamworth NSW 26/3/70

 


Ep. 7: Vic Gordon & Edward Ogden

9. The Puritan

Thea Kemp.......Jacki Weaver
John Travers.......Stewart Ginn
Len Thorpe.......Guy Le Claire
Irene Kemp.......Bettina Welch
Ted Smith.......Ron Roberts
Des Phillips.......Terry Norris
Leo Wilson.......David Foster
Diana Marshall.......Alison Bird
Const. Fuller.......John Benton
Eric Lang.......Ken Lee
Ray Brown.......David Bowman

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A deserted wife, Irene Kemp, successfully raises her daughter Thea by running a sly grog house, but when she becomes involved in robbery and blackmail the whole structure of her life is threatened.

Airdate:
Ballarat VIC 22/4/69
Traralgon VIC 22/4/69
Melbourne 6/5/69
Newcastle NSW 13/5/69
Brisbane 22/5/69
Orange NSW 29/5/69
Sydney 10/6/69
Canberra 11/8/69
Tamworth NSW 19/3/70

10. Big Brother

Marie.......Sandy Gore
Chris Granger.......Ron Graham
Bernie Granger.......Peter Noble
Billy Mullens.......Frank Wilson
Charlie Granger.......Tom Farley
Pastrani.......Luigi Villani
Finch.......Allan Trevor
Mrs. Cunningham.......Barbara Brandon
Passer-by.......Nevil Thurgood
Jeff Kroger.......Barry Bell
Servo attendant.......George Cunningham

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: An expert safe cracker comes out of prison to find his younger brother eager to follow in his footsteps. These two, plus a shifty billiards-room proprietor with a fondness for stolen property pose problems for Sen. Det. Banner.

Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode. Scenes watching a television programme feature segments from a Homicide episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/5/69

11. The Angry Man

Fred Jenkins.......Ben Gabriel
William Harris.......Max Osbiston
Jack Beaumont.......Maurie Fields
Roberts.......Vic Gordon
Rhonda.......Coralie Neville
Sheila Harris.......Janne Coghlan
Greg Stover.......Peter Corbett
Bert Wales.......Bobby Bright

Script.......David Boutland & Phil Freedman
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A con-man is troubling the police of Yarra Central, but when the search for him begins, Sen. Det. Banner cannot foresee the serious consequences for an old man and his daughter.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/5/69
Newcastle NSW 27/5/69
Adelaide 3/6/69
Sydney 24/6/69
Tamworth NSW 30/4/70

 


Ep. 9: Jacki Weaver

 

12. Information For An Offence

Lenice Grey.......Yvonne Mathews
Lonnie Patterson.......Vincent Gil
Jamie Vickers.......Peter Hepworth
Gary Vickers.......Jeff Kevin
Eilleen Vickers.......Moya O'Sullivan
Barney.......Mike Flynn
Alfred 'Skeeta' Smith.......Henry Crawford
David 'Crumbs' Cutler.......John Preston
Constable.......Peter Boyle

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Det. Sgt. Vicker's son Jamie becomes caught in the activities of some demonstrators who attack a policeman. Jamie is innocent of complicity, but he is unwilling to inform about the offenders to his father. Jamie finds himself in a difficult position - between Vickers and his son lie the years that separate the generations and brought new attitudes and values. A group of car thieves operating in the area complicates matters for the police, in particular for Det. Peters.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 27/5/69
Adelaide 10/6/69
Albury NSW 19/6/69
Shepparton VIC 24/6/69
Sydney 1/7/69
Canberra 1/9/69

 


Ep. 12: Yvonne Mathews

13. A Mug's Game

Claire.......Tina Cornioley
Brian Downey.......Alister Smart
George Baker.......Tommy Dysart
Esme Baker.......Amber Mae Cecil
Bert Thompson.......Wally Saunders
Dave Gardner.......Bryon Williams
Phillip Collier.......Robert Brockman
Tony.......Brian Hannan
Jill.......Jane Franklin
Arlene.......Lesley Potter
Peterson.......John Waxman
Greg Davis.......Robert Schroeder
Neighbour.......Fred Ford
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
Foreman.......Jack Malcolm
Marie.......Sophie Neef
Senior Constable.......Peter Cavanagh
Mobile Constable.......John Bonnor
Sally.......Jessica Ball

Script.......Ian Jones
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A little girl fails to arrive at school one morning, a factory worker lies about his reasons for being late for work, and the Yarra Central police probe a case which may end in murder.

Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/6/69
Traralgon VIC 3/6/69
Maryborough QLD 26/8/69
Canberra 8/9/69
Tamworth NSW 16/4/70

14. The Legend

Georgina.......Vicki Raymond
Nancy Rhodes.......Linda Burd
Ted Halliday.......Robert Bruning
Ken Halliday.......Gregory Ross
Len Bevan.......Deryck Barnes
Simon.......Paul Karo
Alex Winter.......Paul Eddey
Jack.......Alan Rowe
Adrian Shepherd.......James Smillie
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
Maureen.......Lynn Flanagan
Rhodes.......John Edwards
Mrs. Foster.......Margaret Dunbar
Dennis.......Peter Weissman

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A down-and-out ex-test cricketer, whose days of glory are long gone, is given an opportunity to make a comeback. Police are concerned when his son is connected to a pornography racket.

Notes: Terence Donovan and Patricia Smith do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 10/6/69
Canberra 15/9/69
Tamworth NSW 7/5/70

 

15. Not At Home

Linda Szabo.......Lorraine Bayly
Stefan Szabo.......Hans Farkash
Const. David Fisher.......Rod McLennan
Insp. Sims.......Moray Powell
Dan Johnson.......Brian Anderson
Tony Cassella.......George Olasz
Kolowski.......Eric Reiman
George Mitropoulos.......Mackie Smetana
Sen. Const. Pete Mackinson.......John Foster
Mrs. Cartwright.......Kay Taylor
Mrs. Byrne.......Carmel Millhouse
Teacher.......Lyn Lee

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: An Hungarian architect finds himself working as a quarry labourer after settling in Australia. An argument with his foreman sparks off a crisis in his life and a major emergency for the police of Yarra Central.

Notes: Terence Donovan, Chuck Faulkner and Frank Taylor do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 17/6/69
Canberra 22/9/69
Tamworth NSW 14/5/70

16. The Takings

Jack Steel.......Bruce Barry
Pam Sloan.......June Salter
William Clark.......Brian Moll
Ronny White.......Bill Pearson
Ted Phillips.......John Armstrong
Harold Ash.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Office girl.......Angela Irvine
Gun shop proprietor.......John Gould
Thomas Smith.......Max Rackham
Factory employee.......David Boutland

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A neglected child is taken from a woman involved with payroll bandits. Their attempt to steal a firm's payroll uncovers a secret held by an employee of the company.

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/6/69
Canberra 29/9/69

17. The Protest

Chris Gardner.......Kevin Golsby
Kay Gardner.......Ann Harvey
Theresa Davis.......Sonia Borg
John Davis.......Raymond Duparc
Cliff Johnson.......Richard Gilbert
Stella Johnson.......Heather Lindy
Scott.......Norman Kaye
Charles Hammond.......John Ross
Constable.......Peter Boyle
Mrs. Roberts.......Elizabeth Goodman
Ruth Hammond.......Margaret Colehill

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Yarra Central police are faced with unexpected obstacles when they investigate a fatal hit-and-run accident.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/7/69
Sydney 5/8/69
Wollongong NSW 5/8/69
Canberra 6/10/69
Tamworth NSW 28/5/70

 

18. A Stitch In Time

Charlie Dobson.......Guy Le Claire
Liz Bowden.......Janie Stewart
Steve Davies.......Martin Harris
Harry Clegg.......Peter Corbett
Tony.......Armando Cesaire
Bob Maddock.......Tom Travers
Newsreader.......Craig Campbell
Constable 1.......Peter Felmingham
Constable 2.......Russell Beedles

Script.......John Edwards
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A merchant seaman jumps ship and becomes the only witness to a 'smash-and-grab' raid. Because of personal problems he refuses to identify the criminals, who then carry out other violent crimes.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/7/69
Wollongong NSW 12/8/69
Lismore NSW 15/8/69
Canberra 13/10/69

19. Janie And Janie

Dave Gibbs.......Ken Shorter
Janie Mitchell.......Judith Dick
Mrs. Collins.......Julie Costello
Pam Harper.......Valerie Newstead
Merle.......Nanette Goode
Himself.......Dr. John Birrell
Woman 1.......Rivka Pile
Woman 2.......Christine Calcutt

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Investigating an apparently routine case of child neglect, WPC Margaret Stewart stumbles into the nightmare world of schizophrenic Janie Mitchell. Every ounce of Margaret's training, human understanding and bravery is called upon in her desperate struggle to save the life of a baby that Janie has abducted.

Notes: Victoria Police Surgeon, Dr. John Birrell, appears as himself.

Airdate:
Melbourne 15/7/69
Orange NSW 7/8/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 14/8/69
Sydney 19/8/69
Lismore NSW 22/8/69
Canberra 20/10/69
Tamworth NSW 11/6/70

20. The Threat

Betty Walsh.......Lola Brooks
Lennie Walsh.......Richard Meikle
John Brown.......Leon Gregory
Eddy Frith.......Telford Jackson
Car salesman.......Maurie Fields
Constable.......Peter Boyle
Joy Banner.......Kate McKittrick
Dr. Morris.......Kenric Hudson
Billy Whitehead.......Graham Rouse

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Sonia Borg
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A released prisoner with a violent criminal record has two scores to settle - one with his unfaithful wife and the other with Sen. Det. Banner.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode. Kate McKittrick, Kenric Hudson and Graham Rouse appear in flashback scenes from ep. 1, 'The Soldiers'.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/7/69
Orange NSW 14/8/69
Canberra 27/10/69
Tamworth NSW 18/6/70

21. Takeover

George 'Masher' Farrow.......Robert Bruning
Kenny Kent.......Alister Smart
Charles 'Curly' Roper.......Lex Mitchell
Arnold 'Cowboy' Roache.......Vincent Gil
Norma Thompson.......Judy Jack
Clifford Jones.......Stewart Ginn
Doris Kent.......Marion Johns
Jeff Taylor.......Henri Szeps
Phil Thompson.......Ray Fellows
Constable.......Tony Shepp
Thug.......Stephen Overall
Barman.......Jack Perry

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......John Edwards
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: An interstate gang launches a campaign of terror in an attempt to takeover local crime. Kenny Kent, a professional burglar, stands up to them alone, and in so doing he unwittingly gives the police their chance to smash the gang.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode. First of two episodes with the same title, the other being episode 162 'Take Over' (which, to be pedantic, is not strictly the same as it is two words).

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/7/69
Newcastle NSW 5/8/69
Wollongong NSW 2/9/69
Lismore NSW 4/9/69
Tamworth NSW 25/6/70

 


Chuck Faulkner, Ted Hamilton & Gerard Kennedy

22. The Girlfriend

Faith Cameron.......Jeanie Drynan
Russell Morrow.......John Bonney
Paul Galloway.......Mike Dorsey
Norman Rice.......Telford Jackson
Shean.......Terry Gill
Jeweller.......John Gould
Motorist.......John Ryan
Josef Kulich.......Mackie Smetana
Herb Doherty.......Brian Hannan
Tomkins.......John Ross
Mrs. Llewellyn.......Agnes Dobson
John.......Max Rackham
Hopkins.......Mick Flynn
Constable.......Peter Boyle

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......John Edwards
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: When detectives first come across the mysterious Faith Cameron, they suspect she is a call girl, then it seems she could be passing dud cheques. But what is she really up to? Police then link Faith to a jewel thief who switched a paste reproduction for an expensive ring before crashing his getaway car.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 5/8/69
Newcastle NSW 12/8/69
Toowoomba QLD 15/8/69
Brisbane 21/8/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/9/69
Wollongong NSW 9/9/69
Lismore NSW 11/9/69
Maryborough QLD 28/10/69
Port Pirie SA 29/1/70
Tamworth NSW 2/7/70

23. First Offender

Jenny Morton.......Mary-Ann Severne
Bert Morton.......Ron Roberts
Brian Slade.......Jeff Ashby
Sally Howard.......Lyn Lee
Johnny Stefano.......George Olasz
Harkness.......Vaughan Tracey
Luc Virgona.......Marcel Cugola
Dr. Gordon Foster.......Kenric Hudson
Sir George Wellman.......William Hodge
Anna Zellini.......Maria Kayne
Paul Cavanagh.......Burt Cooper
Det. Wheeler.......Max Rackham
Nora Morton.......Joan Winchester
Cleaner.......Ronald Little

Script.......Ian Jones
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: The death of a call girl helps Yarra Central police in the investigation of a robbery apparently committed by the trusted employee of a finance company.

Airdate:
Melbourne 12/8/69
Toowoomba QLD 22/8/69
Orange NSW 4/9/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/9/69
Tamworth NSW 9/7/70


Ep. 22: John Bonney & John Ryan

24. We'll Get Him One Day

Valerie Fisher.......Janet Kingsbury
Eric Hutchinson.......Bill Hunter
Tom Langley.......Tom Farley
Lesley Fisher.......Reg Evans
Joan Clements.......Christine Bartlett
Julie Williams.......Hilary Henshaw
Eileen Vickers.......Moya O'Sullivan
Grayson.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Constable.......Peter Felmingham
Bystander.......Richard Webb
Policewoman.......Janet Buell

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Lesley Fisher is a hardened criminal who specialises in planning robberies, and has returned to Melbourne from Adelaide with a respectable front - a wife, a home and good clothes. With his two accomplices he plans a robbery - being careful not to be involved in its execution. He escapes capture by informing on his two henchmen, and detectives fail to find any hard evidence against the shrewd gang leader.

Notes: The character of Lesley Fisher returns in ep. 38, 'Cocktail At 10:15'.

Airdate:
Melbourne 19/8/69
Orange NSW 11/9/69
Sydney 23/9/69
Wollongong NSW 23/9/69
Tamworth NSW 16/7/70

25. By The Book

Sandra Davis.......Suzy Kendall
Insp. Creighton.......Brian Wenzel
Little Willie.......Ray Hartley
Boyd Miller.......Stuart Finch
Vern Temple.......Colin Croft
Julie Burns.......Noeline Brown
Carol Hennessy.......Roslyn Richards
Truck driver.......John Wilson
Harrison.......Jack Perry
Jeannie MacLeod.......Franki Stuart
Constable.......Russell Beedles
Detective.......Peter Felmingham

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Nature had not dealt kindly with Little Willie. In his stunted body, half the size of normal men, is packed all the emotions of others about him. The strange affection that grows between Willie and a woman criminal leads him to the half-world of robbery, violence and eventually death.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 26/8/69
Newcastle NSW 2/9/69
Toowoomba QLD 5/9/69
Sydney 30/9/69
Tamworth NSW 23/7/70

 

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Ep. 24: Janet Kingsbury & Reg Evans

 

26. It's A Man's Life

Will Smyth.......Nigel Lovell
Const. Dave Smyth.......James Smillie
Pat Gallagher.......Graeme Blundell
Alf Gallagher.......Kevin Leslie
Jane Wiltshire.......Tina Grenville
Johnny Hart.......Brian McDermott
Joe Swithen.......Terry Norris
Anita.......Lois Maxwell
Carol Hennessy.......Roslyn Richards
Bob.......Keith Kaye
'Tiny'.......Alan Easther
Pedestrian.......David Foster
Const. George Hooper.......Terence Coyle
Customs officer.......Allan Harvey
Old man.......Fred Ford

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: When Dave Smyth leaves the wharves to join the police force, his father accuses him of becoming a 'lackey of the capitalist classes'. Dave's loyalties are soon put to the test, and the resulting conflict brings trouble for himself and his colleagues at Yarra Central.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 2/9/69
Newcastle NSW 9/9/69
Toowoomba QLD 12/9/69
Orange NSW 25/9/69
Tamworth NSW 30/7/70

 


Ep. 26: James Smillie and Kevin Leslie

27. Plumage

Dawn Rickard.......Sonia Hofmann
Peter Quin.......Martin Harris
George Perry.......Stewart Ginn
Laurel Jackson.......Mary-Ann Severne
John Perry.......Henry Crawford
Roy Foster.......Alan Rowe
Matthews.......Bryon Williams
Quin Snr.......Arthur Barradell-Smith
Alan Watson.......David Foster
Susan.......Susanne Heywood
Mrs. Perry.......Kay Eklund
Truck driver.......Gordon Malcolm

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: The wayward son of a wealthy man is told that he will have to make his own way in the world. He responds by going into business - as a thief. Executing a warehouse robbery, he seems to have been successful until he has to dispose of the goods.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/9/69
Shepparton VIC 21/10/69
Canberra 15/12/69
Tamworth NSW 6/8/70

 


Ep. 27: Sonia Hofmann

28. The Victim

Heather Chapple.......Elli Maclure
Ted Kavanagh.......Harold Hopkins
George Finch.......Max Meldrum
Ellen Finch.......Gerda Nicolson
Sen. Const. Sheppard.......George Cunningham
Ernie Jacobs.......Alex Varadi
Geary.......Bobby Bright
Tom Wilkins.......Robert Schroeder
Prendergast.......Jack Malcolm
Pearson.......George Walsh
Mrs. Bryant.......Madeleine Orr
Mrs. Nelson.......Marie Trevor

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Policewoman Margaret Stewart tries to help a young woman who is emotionally disturbed as a result of being criminally assaulted by a prowler, and has received no understanding from her boyfriend.

Notes: The Broadcasting Control Board ruled that this episode was not to be screened before 8:30 PM.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/9/69
Newcastle NSW 23/9/69
Wollongong NSW 21/10/69
Lismore NSW 23/10/69
Canberra 22/12/69

 

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Ep. 28: Elli Maclure & Patricia Smith

29. The Price

Ronny Raynor.......Rod Mullinar
Ricky Peel.......Ben Gabriel
Shirley Peel.......Margaret Cruickshank
Jack Parsons.......Alistair Duncan
Betty Parsons.......Betty Lucas
June Anderson.......Margaret Dunbar
Const. Hooper.......Terence Coyle
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
Alex Smith.......James Chesworth

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Ted Gregory
Film Director.......John Edwards
Producers.......Ian Crawford & Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Ricky Peel escapes from jail and, with the help of some criminal associates, threatens a private detective. Sen. Det. Banner is reunited with a girl he once loved who has returned to Melbourne.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/9/69
Brisbane 9/10/69
Albury NSW 16/10/69
Maryborough QLD 16/12/69

 

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Ep. 29: Rod Mullinar & Ben Gabriel

30. Farewell Little Chicago

John Brown.......Owen Weingott
Stan Jackson.......Graham Rouse
Alice Turner.......Maggie Gray
Elaine Murray.......Audine Leith
Jane.......Carryl Brown
Andrew Parker.......Max Rackham
Stella Palmer.......Julia Blake
Det. Insp. Bill Hardy.......Vaughan Tracey
Yobbo.......David Cameron
Householder.......Roly Barlee
Walker.......Raymond Long
Sen. Det. Reynolds.......John Edwards
Brian Wallace.......Kevin Howard
Sister Mary.......Elizabeth Wing
Miss Sinclair.......Dorothy Bradley
Garage manager.......Robert Ruggerio
Catherine.......Lisa Crawford

Script.......Graham Hill
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A man who has publicly criticised the Yarra Central police is charged with an offence. He then alleges that one of the detectives has bribed a key witness in the case.

Airdate:
Melbourne 30/9/69
Wagga Wagga NSW 21/10/69
Orange NSW 23/10/69
Maryborough QLD 23/12/69
Canberra 5/1/70

31. Decoy

Len Abbott.......Ron Graham
Kath Abbott.......Rona McLeod
Jimmy Hansen.......Paul Karo
George Peck.......Frank Wilson
Det. Insp. Bill Hardy.......Vaughan Tracey
Jean Macleod.......Franki Stuart
Const. Grice.......Tony Shepp
Arnie Gregory.......Barry Bell
Hawkins.......John Gould
Bill Short.......Neville Stonehouse
Dunstan.......Michael Howley
Phil Cowley.......Stephen Overall
Fred Connor.......John Buddin
Wilcox.......Don Smibert
Constable.......Ross Cantelo
Derek Bentley.......Jack Malcolm
Mary Bentley.......Esme Melville
Bank teller.......Ross Barr

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Sgt. Macleod is offered a well paid job back in Scotland. He is considering the offer when Vickers asks him to stand in for a bank manager in a police trap for a group of vicious bank robbers.

Notes: First appearance by Tony Shepp in a support role as Const. Grice. His next appearance was not until ep. 45, after which he was seen with increasing regularity. Grice had different Christian names in his first few episodes, before he regularly became known as Tony.

Airdate:
Melbourne 7/10/69
Brisbane 23/10/69

 

32. It's The Little Things

Vic Tomasetti.......Ben Gabriel
Rod Bullen.......Peter Aanensen
Jenny Tomasetti.......Amber Mae Cecil
Lisa Tomasetti.......Jessica Ball
Const. Bill Harris.......Paul Daly
Greening.......Ivor Bromley
Mrs. Davis.......Pat Weismann

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Life for Vic Tomasetti is hard, frustrating and lightened only by the love of his retarded daughter, Lisa, a girl totally misunderstood by her stepmother and others. Her testimony about the shooting of a policeman is not believed due to the contrary evidence given by adults.

Airdate:
Melbourne 14/10/69
Newcastle NSW 21/10/69
Griffith NSW 23/10/69
Toowoomba QLD 24/10/69
Adelaide 28/10/69
Canberra 19/1/70

33. The Losers

Belle Irving.......Julie Costello
Ike Vaughan.......Don Philps
Rod Irving.......Leon Gregory
Jason Smith.......Ross Thompson
Pete Rowe.......Vic Gordon
Sloane.......Ron Pinnell
Wilkins.......Malcolm Phillips
Darcy.......Bruce Kerr
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
Walker.......Earl Francis
Dr. Williams.......Henry Scaife
Mrs. Wilson.......Christine Calcutt
Manager.......Bert Benney

Script.......Jonathan Dawson
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Rod Irving, just released from prison, is confronted by Ike Vaughan, the criminal who helped put him there. Rod wants to go straight, but Vaughan tries to involve him in crime, and has already caused his wife Belle to become a drug addict.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/10/69
Albury NSW 23/10/69
Canberra 26/1/70
Tamworth NSW 17/9/70

 

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Ep. 32: Jessica Ball & Patricia Smith

34. Comedian

Jill Nash.......Mary-Ann Severne
Vince Perry.......Harry Lawrence
Warren Nash.......Max Osbiston
Lynch.......Tom Farley
Tony McKinnon.......Peter Noble
Chadwich.......Maurie Fields
Kay Hammond.......Lyn Flanagan
Mrs. Lynch.......Joy Corbett
Hartley.......Alan Rowe
Nurse.......Dorothy Bradley
Watchman.......Winston McQuire
Simmons.......Francis Raggatt
Michael.......John Weismann
Jason.......Peter Weismann

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Vince Perry thinks his jokes are funny, but he cannot see that they often cause a great deal of trouble and distress. Yarra Central police are not amused when they find he has returned to the area.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 28/10/69
Port Pirie SA 23/4/70

 


Ep. 34: Mary-Ann Severne

35. The Colonel's Boy

Roger Downey.......Rod Mullinar
Tim Gardner.......John Bonney
Sarah.......Christine Bartlett
Meg Gardner.......Alison Bird
Arthur Brown.......Kevin Leslie
Sam.......Barry Donnelly
Ted Boxer.......James Chesworth
Colonel Gardner.......Carl Bleazby
Wilson.......Ron Lloyd
Grey.......Don Smibert
Old bag.......Agnes Dobson
Man.......Arthur Redman
John (barman).......Frank Gow

Script.......Jonathan Dawson
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Ian Bennett
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Tim Gardner has had all the advantages - rich parents, good school, the lot. But he has chosen a life of crime. His young wife, Meg, does not suspect him but things soon get complicated when a former accomplice targets Gardner's operations.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/11/69
Lismore NSW 11/12/69
Wollongong NSW 27/1/70
Maryborough QLD 27/1/70
Canberra 9/2/70
Tamworth NSW 1/10/70

 

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Ep. 35: Christine Bartlett

36. The Web

Frances White.......Vivienne Benson-Young
Robyn Nichols.......Anne Lucas
Ralph Nichols.......Keith Eden
Sue Nichols.......Lynn James
Vince Jordan.......Gerard Maguire
Mrs. White.......Margaret Christenson
Charles Grayson.......Arthur Baradell-Smith
Graham Nichols.......John Preston
Eva Keating.......Carmel Millhouse
Jack Williams.......Gordon Malcolm
Walsh.......Michael Howley
Ray Clarke.......Stanton Brown

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: An assault between two girls on a street leads to the Yarra Central police unravelling a tangled web when a middle-aged businessman becomes involved with a girl younger than his own daughter.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/11/69
Lismore NSW 18/12/69
Canberra 16/2/70
Tamworth NSW 8/10/70

 


Ep. 36: Anne Lucas & Vivienne Benson-Young

37. Social Climber

Angela MacGregor.......Helen Morse
Lorraine Hudson.......Lyndall Rowe
Colin MacGregor.......Kevin Golsby
Greta Reynolds.......Alexandra Hynes
Sonia.......Anne Conway
Alan Standish.......Norman Kaye
Mrs. Reynolds.......Joan Letch
'Spider'.......Tom Travers
Annette.......Gail Esler
Jane.......Suzanne Heywood
Hudson.......John Unicomb
Mike.......Tony Shepp
Nicky.......Richard Hayes-Marshall

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......John Edwards

Synopsis: Two young baby-sitters throw a party in a rich client's home. They strike trouble, but in doing so they give the Yarra Central police a new line of inquiry into a puzzling series of jewel thefts.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/11/69
Mt Gambier SA 22/12/69
Sydney 10/2/70
Wollongong NSW 10/2/70
Tamworth NSW 15/10/70

38. Cocktail At 1015

Lesley Fisher.......Reg Evans
Jack Smith.......Ben Gabriel
Valerie Fisher.......Patsy King
Stan Foster.......Vic Gordon
Connie Smith.......Janne Coghlan
Bernie Townsend.......Norman Kaye
Rex Connors.......Tom Travers
Constable.......Peter Boyle
Pedestrian.......Lee Luxmore
Man 1.......Keith Whittam
Man 2.......Michael McCoy

Script.......Phil Freedman
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Dorothy Crawford
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Master criminal Lesley Fisher becomes involved in a vicious underworld vendetta. Police investigations lead to a surprising result.

Notes: Features the return of Lesley Fisher, the criminal who 'got away' in episode 24, 'We'll Get Him One Day'. Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 27/1/70
Lismore NSW 5/3/70
Tamworth NSW 22/10/70

 

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Ep. 37: Kevin Golsby & Helen Morse

39. Hush-a-bye

Jenny Bartlett.......Elli Maclure
Ray Hubbard.......Gregory Ross
Bert Sweeney.......Paul Karo
Brenda Gill.......Julie Costello
Max Duggan.......Graeme Blundell
Reginald Bennett.......Raymond Long
Hubbard Snr.......Leonard Bullen
Gill Snr.......Arthur Baradell-Smith
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
Grace.......Ann Charleston
WPC Nancy McGrath.......Janet Bluell
Karen Daly.......Robin Collins
Colleen Rankin.......Diana McLean
Harris.......Roy Day
Athol Pritchard.......Robert Ruggiero
Const. Shepherd.......George Cunningham
Madge Gleeson.......Lola Russell

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Sonia Borg
Script Editor.......John Edwards

Synopsis: Ray Hubbard is studying to get through university, but when his girlfriend becomes pregnant the only solution seems to be an abortion. When things don't go as planned, the Yarra Central police find themselves investigating a con-man, a robbery and a backyard abortionist.

Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/2/70
Newcastle NSW 10/2/70
Toowoomba QLD 13/2/70
Sydney 17/2/70
Wollongong NSW 17/2/70
Brisbane 19/2/70
Maryborough QLD 24/2/70
Canberra 9/3/70
Lismore NSW 12/3/70
Tamworth NSW 29/10/70

 


Elli Maclure

40. Cash And Carry

Irene Daly.......Carmen Duncan
Leo Cross.......Bill Hunter
Gordon Gibson.......James Smillie
Sam Daly.......Telford Jackson
Len Jones.......Vic Gordon
John Zammitt.......Luigi Villani
Florrie Gates.......Julie Day
Charlie Frost.......Roy Day
Willcox.......Malcolm Phillips
Monica.......Dorothy Moore
Stan Rogers.......Lloyd Cunnington
Merle Stacey.......Marion Edward
Doris Frost.......Nanette Goode

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Allan Trevor
Script Editor.......John Edwards

Synopsis: Two men and a woman comprise a gang of thieves stealing cash from retailers in the fruit and vegetable trade. Yarra Central police find their investigations made difficult by changes in tactics of the gang responsible.

Airdate:
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/12/69
Melbourne 10/2/70
Newcastle NSW 17/2/70
Toowoomba QLD 20/2/70
Sydney 24/2/70
Brisbane 26/2/70
Maryborough QLD 3/3/70
Orange NSW 5/3/70
Canberra 16/3/70
Lismore NSW 19/3/70

41. The Crush

Sandra Morris.......Judy Morris
Amber Lee.......Yvonne Matthews
Larry Lyons.......Robert Bruning
Curtis Moore.......Frank Wilson
Elliott Butler.......Bryon Williams
Leo Fletcher.......Alan Rowe
Dusty.......Maurie Fields
Joan Chapman.......Penelope Shelton
Charles McPherson.......David John
Daphne Morris.......Heather Lindhe
Howard Hull.......Gordon Malcolm
Barman.......Frank Gow

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Sonia Borg
Script Editor.......John Edwards

Synopsis: A night club comedian faces a personal crisis when his broken marriage catches up with him after 14 years in the shape of his 18-year-old daughter. Yarra Central police help sort it out while investigating a call-girl racket and a large liquor theft.

Notes: Terence Donovan and Patricia Smith do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 17/2/70
Sydney 3/3/70
Wollongong NSW 3/3/70
Toowoomba QLD 4/3/70
Brisbane 5/3/70
Maryborough QLD 10/3/70
Shepparton VIC 17/3/70
Canberra 23/3/70
Lismore NSW 26/3/70
Tamworth NSW 12/11/70

42. Where's Lefty

Darlene Ainsworth.......Mary-Ann Severne
Bert Walton.......John Bonney
Edward 'Willie' Williams.......Graham Rouse
Syd Hammond.......Owen Weingott
Betsy Cooper.......Juliana Allan
Harry Jackson.......Harry Williams
Steve Cooper.......Steve Lampton
Mrs. Ainsworth.......Madeleine Orr
'Lefty' Cooper.......Wally Cooper
Herb.......Herbert Patton
'Wacka'.......Ken Saunders
Jimmy Rogers.......Bruce McGuiness

Script.......Douglas Tainsh
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......John Edwards

Synopsis: Some attitudes towards Aboriginals are re-evaluated when 'Lefty' Cooper, an Aboriginal contender for the lightweight boxing championship, becomes the target for a crooked bookmaker who stands to lose a great deal of money if 'Lefty' wins the fight.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/2/70
Newcastle NSW 3/3/70
Sydney 10/3/70
Wollongong NSW 10/3/70
Toowoomba QLD 11/3/70
Brisbane 12/3/70
Wagga Wagga NSW 17/3/70
Maryborough QLD 17/3/70
Orange NSW 19/3/70
Albury NSW 20/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/3/70
Canberra 30/3/70
Lismore NSW 2/4/70
Tamworth NSW 19/12/70

 


Terence Donovan

43. Mr. Fifty Percent

Henry Morgan.......Nigel Lovell
Cliff Page.......Guy Le Claire
Laura Montgomery.......Jill Forster
Sally Page.......Lynn Taylor
Joseph Duffy.......Don Philps
Peter 'Pud' Bennett.......Vincent Gil
Fat lady.......Nanette Goode
Hickman.......John Waxman
Mrs. Sutcliffe.......Elizabeth Wing
Shoplifter.......Betty Randall
Society Matron.......Brenda Beddison

Script.......Charles Stamp
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......John Edwards

Synopsis: The Yarra Central police are faced with an outbreak of well-planned thefts with no recovery of the stolen goods. Third-rate thieves commit skilful offences under the instructions of a master-mind of unknown identity, referred to as 'Mr. Fifty Percent'.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/3/70
Newcastle NSW 10/3/70
Sydney 17/3/70
Wollongong NSW 17/3/70
Toowoomba QLD 18/3/70
Brisbane 19/3/70
Albury NSW 27/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/3/70
Shepparton VIC 31/3/70
Lismore NSW 9/4/70

44. The Great Bank Robbery

Lenise Bingham.......Pat Bishop
Paul Bingham.......James Smillie
Arthur 'Matthew Price' Handley.......Harry Lawrence
Friendly.......Vic Gordon
Edwina Lawrie.......Barbara Brandon
Constable.......Ross Cantello
Helen.......Robin Collins
Bank teller 1.......Clive Hearne
Bank teller 2.......Shaun Gorton
John (postie).......Ronald Little

Script.......John Dingwall
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......John Edwards

Synopsis: A confidence trickster tells the Yarra Central police that a young English migrant is planning a bank robbery. The plight of an elderly lady complicates the situation.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 10/3/70
Newcastle NSW 17/3/70
Griffith NSW 19/3/70
Sydney 24/3/70
Wollongong NSW 24/3/70
Toowoomba QLD 25/3/70
Canberra 13/4/70
Lismore NSW 16/4/70

 


Ep. 43: Vincent Gil & Lynn Taylor

 


Ep. 43: Jill Forster & Nigel Lovell

45. Word Of A Lady

Doreen Walsh.......Margaret Cruickshank
Jim Walsh.......Deryck Barnes
Paul Grant.......Graeme Blundell
Francis 'Franny' Lambert.......Patrick Edgeworth
Stewart 'Dutch' Holland.......Bill Pearson
Jenny Lambert.......Julie Day
Sen. Const. Hooper.......George Cunningham
Williams.......Telford Jackson
Parsons.......Jack Perry
Const. Simmons.......John Preston
Const. Grice.......Tony Shepp
Const. Terry Conroy.......Peter Felmingham
Shirley.......Dorothy Moore
Odell.......Ivor Bromley
Mrs. Grey.......Esme Melville

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Doreen Walsh, wife of a former detective, claims that she has been attacked and raped by three men. During investigations, Sen. Det. Banner and Det. Sgt. Vickers uncover an unusual story.

Notes: Frank Taylor does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 17/3/70
Newcastle NSW 24/3/70
Sydney 31/3/70
Wollongong NSW 31/3/70
Toowoomba QLD 1/4/70
Brisbane 2/4/70
Maryborough QLD 7/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/4/70
Canberra 20/4/70
Lismore NSW 23/4/70
Tamworth NSW 10/12/70

 


Ep. 45: Chuck Faulkner & Deryck Barnes

46. Fizz

Herb Doherty.......Brian Hannan
Patrick 'Andy' Anderson.......Brian Wenzel
Stan Robbins.......Don Barker
Albert Smith.......Stuart Finch
Sammy Judd.......Roy Lyons
Sen. Const. Hooper.......George Cunningham
Dawson.......John Gould
Bianchi.......Manuel Bugeja
Josephs.......Gordon Malcolm
Junie Mullins.......Lesley Baker
Tom (Forensic).......Robert Schroeder
Shop attendant.......Richard Hayes-Marshall
Girl.......Sally Farmiloe

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Herb Doherty, who has a string of minor convictions to his name and is known as a trouble-maker, witnesses a smash-and-grab raid. He also falls in love with Policewoman Margaret Stewart.

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/3/70
Mt Gambier SA 30/3/70
Newcastle NSW 31/3/70
Sydney 7/4/70
Wollongong NSW 7/4/70
Toowoomba QLD 8/4/70
Brisbane 9/4/70
Maryborough QLD 14/4/70
Orange NSW 16/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/4/70
Canberra 27/4/70
Lismore NSW 30/4/70
Tamworth NSW 17/12/70

 


Ep. 46: Gerard Kennedy & Lesley Baker

47. La Truffa

Tina Naretti.......Barbara West
Jamie Vickers.......Peter Hepworth
Eileen Vickers.......Moya O'Sullivan
Peter Naretti.......George Olasz
Domenico Comispari.......Mackie Smetana
Alberto.......Marcel Cugola
Ginotto.......Alberto Vila
Const. Grey.......Peter Felmingham
Lucia Comispari.......Pat Weissman
Bergman.......Allan Stewart
Romberg.......Alfred Hoff
Johnson.......Barry Bell
Mrs. Davies.......Agnes Dobson

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Gary Conway
Producer.......Ian Crawford
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: A cruel swindle is played on the local Italian community, and the police investigation impacts on a domestic crisis with Sgt. Vickers and his student son Jamie.

Notes: Terence Donovan and Patricia Smith do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 31/3/70
Ballarat VIC 31/3/70
Traralgon VIC 31/3/70
Newcastle NSW 7/4/70
Sydney 14/4/70
Wollongong NSW 14/4/70
Toowoomba QLD 15/4/70
Brisbane 16/4/70
Adelaide 21/4/70
Maryborough QLD 21/4/70
Orange NSW 23/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/4/70
Canberra 4/5/70

48. A Good Man Gone

Kerry Davis.......Mary-Ann Severne
Kay Hogan.......Tina Cornioley
Maurie Davis.......James Smillie
Glenn Watson.......Martin Harris
Jack Bryant.......Peter Corbett
Tom Bryant.......Alan Dearth
Const. Leo Richardson.......Richard Doggett
Constable.......Peter Felmingham
Bryant Snr.......Alan Rowe
Const. Grant.......Ian Roberts
Walker.......Gordon Malcolm
Stan Green.......Alwyn Owen
Landrover owner.......John Ryan
Dave.......Desmond White
Constable.......Les Heather

Script.......Ian Jones & Phil Freedman
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: Yarra Central police launch an intensive search when Constable Kevin Dwyer disappears while pursuing a car following a series of baffling robberies.

Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 7/4/70
Sydney 21/4/70
Toowoomba QLD 6/5/70
Canberra 11/5/70
Tamworth NSW 14/1/71

 


Ep. 47: Barbara West & Peter Hepworth

49. The Desecration

Liz Chandler.......Judy Morris
Fr. Conrad.......Robert Bruning
Tony Lane.......Tim Eliott
Kay Hogan.......Tina Cornioley
Chandler.......Roly Barlee
Mother Agnes.......Elizabeth WIng
Mrs. Lane.......Margaret Christensen
Max.......David Mahoney
Janie.......Mary Marshall
Carr.......Arnold Riches
Fr. Stevens.......John Edwards
Mrs. Wilson.......Heather Lindhe
Teacher 1.......Ron Llloyd
Teacher 2.......Phyllis Yorston
Young Tony Lane.......Peter Weissman

Script.......Terry Stapleton
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......Andrew Swanson
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editor.......Dorothy Crawford

Synopsis: During an investigation into the violent and apparently senseless desecration of a Catholic church, Yarra Central police track down a young man who has become embittered towards religion, mainly as a result of a 'fire and brimstone' indoctrination as a child. They are assisted on the case by a highly unconventional priest.

Notes: The Broadcasting Control Board ruled this episode could not be screened before 8:30 PM. A special announcement at the start of the episode warned that viewers could be offended by church desecration scenes if they were not viewed within the context of the whole story.

Airdate:
Melbourne 14/4/70
Sydney 28/4/70
Wollongong NSW 28/4/70
Brisbane 30/4/70
Adelaide 5/5/70
Orange NSW 7/5/70
Tamworth NSW 21/1/71

 


Ep. 49: Judy Morris

50. Mother's Image

Beth Maguire.......Fran Kelly
David Collier.......Stuart Finch
Hickey.......John Allen
Pitt.......Kenric Hudson
Mason.......Terry Gill
Blanche Maguire.......Hilda Scurr
Const. Leo Richardson.......Peter Felmingham
Det. Const. Bill Owens.......Howard Bell
Restaurant manager.......Robert Ruggiero
Jill.......Ruth Mallaby
Jordan.......Buddy England
Neighbour.......Murielle Salter
Ambo.......David Bowman

Script.......Tom Hegarty
Director.......Ian Crawford
Film Director.......David Lee
Producer.......Marie Trevor
Script Editors.......Dorothy Crawford & John Edwards

Synopsis: Mrs. Maguire is a successful business woman and charity worker. However, a street accident leads to a complex investigation into the truth about Mrs. Maguire and her daughter.

Notes: Terence Donovan and Patricia Smith do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/4/70
Newcastle NSW 21/4/70
Sydney 5/5/70
Wollongong NSW 5/5/70
Toowoomba QLD 6/5/70
Orange NSW 14/5/70
Canberra 25/5/70
Tamworth NSW 28/1/71

 


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