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EPISODES: 88.
LENGTH: 30 mins.
FORMAT: Mono, Video.
PRODUCTION: 1966 - 1968 ATN-7 Sydney.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: Seven.

CAST:
Dominic McGooley.......GORDON CHATER
Wally Stiller.......JOHN MEILLON
Rita Stiller.......JUDI FARR
Peregrine Nancarrow.......STEWART GINN
Rosemary 'Possum' Urkens.......NOELINE BROWN (eps 29 - 88)


Support:
Vile.......FRANK TAYLOR

CREW:
Scripts.......RALPH PETERSON
Producer.......RALPH PETERSON
Music.......TOMMY TYCHO

AWARDS:
1967 Logie: Best Comedy Series.
1967 Penguin commendation: Australian series.
1968 Penguin: Stewart Ginn - Best Supporting Talent.

1. The Vacation

Charlie Claverton.......Ronald Morse

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  Unable to find a place to stay while Wally and Rita are on vacation, McGooley eventually goes along with them, to a place of his own choosing, resulting in Rita and Wally sleeping in a barn and being flooded out.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/10/66
Adelaide
13/10/66
Sydney 9/11/66
Brisbane 22/11/66
Toowoomba QLD 22/11/66
Albury NSW 30/11/66

2. The New House

Reg.......Don Philps
Italian man.......Jack Allen
Aubrey.......Ivan King
Man.......Stan Polonski
Woman.......Margo Lloyd
House buyer 1.......Beryl Cheers
House buyer 2.......Rosemary Jones
House buyer 3.......James Quinn
House buyer 4.......Harold Jones
House buyer 5.......Mary Pucey

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  Wally thinks he is getting a raise and decides to buy a new house, offering the old one for sale. The raise turns out to be a mistake.

Notes: Screened as the first episode by most stations.

Airdate:
Sydney 24/8/66
Melbourne
1/9/66
Brisbane 6/9/66
Toowoomba QLD 6/9/66
Lismore NSW 6/9/66
Newcastle NSW 12/9/66

3. The Primitive

Fred.......Des Rolfe
Maude Girton.......Diana Davidson
Quimby.......Alexander Hay
Major Clisby.......Billy Kay
Chomondley-Fawcett.......Barry Ross
Smithers.......Tommy Spencer
Art student.......Tina Cornioley
Senior Citizen club member.......Charles McCallum
.......Laurier Lange
.......Hugh Scott
.......John Hopkins
.......Gaye Howard
.......Susie Delamotte
.......Joanne Edwards

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  McGooley is discovered by an art teacher as a 'primitive' and goes to art class, but he cannot quite make the course.

Airdate:
Sydney 7/9/66

Canberra 12/9/66
Melbourne 15/9/66

4. The Girlfriend

Maggie McMurtrie.......Brenda Senders
Chomondley-Fawcett.......Barry Ross
Smithers.......Tommy Spencer
George Till.......Francis Wells

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  An old girlfriend, Maggie McMurtrie, calls to see McGooley and, discovering she is extremely wealthy, Wally tries some matchmaking - and fails terribly.

Airdate:
Sydney 31/8/66
Melbourne 8/9/66
Brisbane 13/9/66
Toowoomba QLD 13/9/66
Lismore NSW 13/9/66
Wollongong NSW 15/9/66

5. The Army Man

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  Believing he has a future in the Army, McGooley tries to join up.  When he is rejected, he seeks an alternative and joins the Salvation Army instead.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/10/66
Melbourne 20/10/66
Newcastle NSW 24/10/66
Maryborough QLD 24/10/66
Brisbane 25/10/66
Toowoomba QLD 25/10/66
Lismore NSW 25/10/66
Wollongong NSW 27/10/66
Orange NSW 28/10/66

6. The Youth Leader

Synopsis:  McGooley's Senior Citizens Club opens its doors to a bunch of child delinquents.

Airdate:

Sydney 26/10/66
Melbourne 3/11/66

7. A Place Of His Own

Cathie.......Julie Youatt
Party bloke.......Tony Bonner
Mrs. Clayton.......Eve Wynne
Shirley.......Roberta Grant
Steve.......Goff Vockler
Trombonist.......Alex Mozart

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: After an argument with Wally, McGooley moves out and takes a job as caretaker in a block of flats.

Airdate:

Sydney 14/9/66
Melbourne 22/9/66
Maryborough QLD 26/9/66
Brisbane 27/9/66
Toowoomba QLD 27/9/66
Lismore NSW 27/9/66

8. Dogs

Royston.......Deryck Barnes
Cathie.......Julie Youatt

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  McGooley gets a job with the local Council and becomes a dogcatcher.  He brings the animals home as he is too soft-hearted to part with them.

Airdate:
Sydney 21/9/66

Melbourne
29/9/66
Maryborough QLD 3/10/66
Brisbane 4/10/66
Toowoomba QLD 4/10/66
Lismore NSW 4/10/66

9. It Couldn't Have Happened To A Nicer Couple

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Rita discloses to the family that she is pregnant. Wally attempts suicide after his radiogram blows up.

Notes: Rita’s pregnancy was written in to the script due to actor Judi Farr becoming pregnant.

Airdate:

Sydney 28/9/66
Melbourne 6/10/66
Maryborough QLD 10/10/66
Brisbane 11/10/66
Toowoomba QLD 11/10/66
Lismore NSW 11/10/66

10. Showdown At Corrigan Street

Merv Sneddon.......Lou Vernon

Script from a story by.......Josephine Pettis
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: McGooley's arch-enemy from his youth, Merv Sneddon, returns after years of absence. McGooley goes into training for the big showdown expected to take place at the mission.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/11/66

Melbourne 10/11/66
Adelaide
10/11/66
Maryborough QLD 14/11/66
Brisbane 15/11/66
Toowoomba QLD 15/11/66
Lismore NSW 15/11/66
Wagga Wagga NSW 29/11/66
Griffith NSW 2/12/66

11. Affair With A Bird

Script from a story by.......C. Meadows
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Norm the budgie, pride of the Stiller household, falls sick and Rita takes him to a vet. As Rita returns she sees Wally out with a strange woman in suspicious circumstances. She thinks he is having an affair and packs her bags and prepares to leave.

Airdate:

Sydney 19/10/66
Melbourne 27/10/66
Adelaide 27/10/66
Maryborough QLD 31/10/66
Brisbane 1/11/66
Toowoomba QLD 1/11/66
Lismore NSW 1/11/66
Ballarat VIC 11/11/66
Mildura VIC 15/11/66

12. Well, That's Show Business For You

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally is convinced he is being groomed for management when the boss asks him to help at a party.

Airdate:
Sydney 5/10/66
Mt. Gambier SA 9/11/66

13. An Uncle's Story

.......John Armstrong

Synopsis: Wally gets a letter from his rich old Uncle Steve, who is planning to visit all of his relations to decide who will inherit his fortune when he dies. Wally spends all his savings trying to impress Uncle Steve - and McGooley is turned out of his room to make way for the honoured guest.

Airdate:

Sydney 16/11/66
Melbourne
24/11/66
Newcastle NSW 28/11/66
Brisbane 29/11/66
Wollongong NSW 1/12/66
Mt Gambier SA 21/12/66
Port Pirie SA 7/2/72

14. Round And Round The Wheel Goes, When It Will Stop Nobody Knows

Synopsis: Godparents being fashionable, Wally is determined that his yet-to-be-born offspring conforms with the 'in' thing. McGooley runs a chocolate wheel to make enough money for Nancarrow to be financially eligible as a godfather.

Airdate:

Sydney 23/11/66
Melbourne 1/12/66
Adelaide
1/12/66
Toowoomba QLD 11/4/67
Maryborough QLD 16/10/67

15. The One Night Of The Year

.......Tony Bazell

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Rita is rushed to hospital to have her baby, but Wally is outraged that the child's arrival should coincide with his Army reunion.

Airdate:
Sydney 30/11/66
Melbourne 8/12/66
Toowoomba QLD 18/4/67

16. There's No Place Like It

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally and McGooley are having to fend for themselves while Rita is in hospital having her baby. Inevitably, fights ensue on every front of domestic activity and the pair storm off to stay with respective friends.

Airdate:

Sydney 7/12/66
Melbourne
15/12/66
Brisbane 31/1/67
Toowoomba QLD 25/4/67

17. Yes, Sir, That's My Baby

Snifter Hupple.......David Copping

Synopsis: Rita gives birth to baby Allison. Wally has mislaid an important letter entrusted to him by the factory. It turns out that McGooley has thrown it into the garbage bin. Wally prepares to be sacked and starts job-hunting, and Nancarrow and McGooley sift through garbage at the local tip in search of the letter.

Airdate:

Sydney 14/12/66
Adelaide 25/1/67
Melbourne 26/1/67
Maryborough QLD 1/5/67
Toowoomba QLD 2/5/67

18. The Homecoming

.......Kit Taylor
.......Jennifer Hagan
.......Hilda Scurr
.......Les Foxcroft

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Upon baby Allison's arrival in the household, Wally, heavy with the new weight of parental responsibility, decides to give up beer and quench his thirst solely with spinach and artichoke juice. However, after putting a notice in the paper announcing the birth, the house is besieged by so many people it threatens to drive Wally back to the beer.

Airdate:

Sydney 25/1/67
Adelaide 1/2/67
Melbourne 2/2/67
Brisbane 14/2/67
Maryborough QLD 8/5/67
Toowoomba QLD 9/5/67

19. McGooley's Little Holiday

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Since the new baby arrived home, Wally has not slept a wink, and he is certain that the standard of his work at the factory, screwing nuts onto bolts, will soon deteriorate. So Wally conjures up a plot to get rid of McGooley to a relative's place in Newcastle, then turn his room into a nursery. However, the plot misfires when McGooley misses his train and returns home at the most awkward moment.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/2/67

Adelaide 8/2/67
Melbourne 9/2/67
Brisbane 21/2/67

20. Confessions Of A Sporting Man

Synopsis: When McGooley gets a job as a copy boy with the racing staff of a newspaper, Wally sees a get-rich-quick opportunity and has dreams of retiring as a gentleman punter.

Airdate:

Sydney 8/2/67
Adelaide 15/2/67
Melbourne 16/2/67
Brisbane 28/2/67

21. One Long Wet Sunday Afternoon

.......Robert McDarra

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Feelings rise to fever pitch one weekend, when the Stiller family are kept home by rain and decide to spend Sunday afternoon playing Monopoly.

Airdate:

Sydney 15/2/67

Adelaide 22/2/67
Melbourne 23/2/67
Brisbane 7/3/67
Maryborough QLD 29/5/67
Toowoomba QLD 30/5/67

22. Friends, Romans, Etc...

.......Robert McDarra

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  When Wally has to deliver an important speech to the RSL, he is unable to put his thoughts on paper since McGooley has the only pencil in the house, and is soon sunk in despair.  Then McGooley solves the problem by finding a book called 'Speeches For All Occasions' on the local garbage tip.

Airdate:

Sydney 22/2/67
Adelaide 1/3/67
Melbourne 2/3/67

23. Food For Thought

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally insists that the household go on a health diet. McGooley is assigned the task of seeing that Wally keeps off the beer, while Wally keeps an eye on McGooley to see that he does not get at the corn flakes.

Airdate:

Sydney 1/3/67
Adelaide 8/3/67
Melbourne 9/3/67
Maryborough QLD 12/6/67

24. They Do It In India

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally insists on an economy drive for all members of the household, as he considers expenditure has risen to a ridiculous level. Events reach crisis point when Wally buys a new oversize fridge for the kitchen.

Airdate:
Sydney 8/3/67

Adelaide 15/3/67
Melbourne 16/3/67
Orange NSW 2/6/67
Maryborough QLD 19/6/67

25. What Can You Catch With 5˘ Worth Of Raw Prawns?

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  Wally has the phone installed and McGooley takes the opportunity to establish the Balmain Boat Chartering Service.  To everyone's surprise, and Wally's consternation, the police do not catch up with him.

Airdate:

Sydney 15/3/67

Adelaide 22/3/67
Melbourne 23/3/67
Lismore NSW  30/5/67
Griffith NSW 30/5/67
Wollongong NSW 1/6/67

26. An Apple A Day

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Worried because McGooley has gone off his food, Wally buys a do-it-yourself medical book in order to affect a cure.

Airdate:

Sydney 22/3/67
Melbourne
30/3/67
Brisbane 11/4/67
Maryborough QLD 3/7/67

27. The New Image

.......Kenneth Laird

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally decides to project a more mature image at the factory, so he grows a moustache and invites the boss to dinner. However, McGooley has other plans about Wally's future.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/3/67

Brisbane 18/4/67
Melbourne
20/4/67

28. Striking A Happy Medium

Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan
'Donk' Rogers.......Robert McDarra

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally and Rita are invited to a seance and are so impressed they decide to hold one in their own home.

Airdate:

Sydney 5/4/67
Adelaide 12/4/67
Melbourne 13/4/67
Brisbane 25/4/67
Toowoomba QLD 8/8/67

29. Rosemary's For Remembrance

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  Wally's sense of propriety is outraged when his sister Rosemary (Possum), a divorcee, intends to take up permanent residence in their Balmain home.

Notes:  First appearance by Noeline Brown as Rosemary (Possum) Urkens.

Airdate:
Sydney 12/4/67

Adelaide 19/4/67
Melbourne 20/4/67
Brisbane 2/5/67
Shepparton VIC 31/5/67

30. Now Is The Time For All Good Men

Synopsis: As a special birthday surprise, Rita plans to take Wally out to dinner at a plush restaurant. However, when McGooley is around, the best laid plans can backfire.

Airdate:
Sydney 19/4/67
Adelaide 26/4/67
Melbourne 27/4/67
Brisbane 9/5/67
Toowoomba QLD 22/8/67

31. And Zen? Or Lend Me Your Body For Seven Days

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: McGooley takes a course in bodybuilding after Wally has accused him of having the body of a seven-stone weakling.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/4/67

Adelaide 3/5/67
Melbourne 4/5/67
Maryborough QLD 7/8/67
Toowoomba QLD 29/8/67

32. Love's Lost Labours

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally decides that it is high time Possum re-married, and with the help of McGooley he sets out to find her a new husband.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/5/67

Adelaide 10/5/67
Melbourne 11/5/67
Toowoomba QLD 5/9/67

33. The End Of The Line

Script from an idea by.......Ron Way
Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: McGooley believes that Wally is taking Rita for granted and decides to rectify it by inviting her old boyfriend down from the country in the hope of sparking off a little jealousy.

Airdate:

Sydney 10/5/67
Adelaide 17/5/67
Melbourne 18/5/67
Brisbane 30/5/67
Maryborough QLD 21/8/67
Toowoomba QLD 12/9/67

34. The Man With The Power

Synopsis: No-one realises that the racing greyhound that McGooley has acquired was purchased with Rita's electricity money - until the power is cut off.

Director.......Arthur Shannos

Airdate:
Sydney 17/5/67

Adelaide 24/5/67
Melbourne 25/5/67
Maryborough QLD 28/8/67
Toowoomba QLD 19/9/67

35. The Answer's In The Negative

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally decides to enter the 'Hippy Happy Surfers' contest and sends in a picture of the Stiller baby.

Airdate:
Sydney 24/5/67
Melbourne 1/6/67
Brisbane 13/6/67
Maryborough QLD 4/9/67
Toowoomba QLD 26/9/67

36. The Importance Of Being Ernest Plunkett

.......Ben Gabriel

Script from an idea by.......Ward Leopold
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally wants McGooley to sell his house so he can go into business on his own and become a captain of industry.

Airdate:
Sydney 31/5/67

Melbourne
8/6/67
Brisbane 20/6/67
Maryborough QLD 11/9/67

37. That's The Story Of My Life

Script from an idea by.......W. Webster & R. Caswell
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  Wally decides to take out an insurance policy on McGooley's life, with the hope of riches soon to come.

Airdate:

Sydney 7/6/67
Adelaide 14/6/67
Melbourne 15/6/67

38. A Little Of What You Fancy

Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan
.......Jennifer Hagan
.......Margaret Roberts

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  Wally decides to join a Masonic lodge to improve his image, but Rita lets him down when she attends a hen's party and has too much to drink.

Airdate:

Sydney 14/6/67
Adelaide 21/6/67
Melbourne 22/6/67
Brisbane 4/7/67
Lismore NSW 20/9/67
Maryborough QLD 25/9/67
Toowoomba QLD 17/10/67

39. The Plot's The Thing

Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: There is trouble in the household when McGooley wants to buy a plot for his grave but Wally wants the money to do a night school course.

Airdate:

Sydney 21/6/67
Adelaide 28/6/67
Melbourne 29/6/67
Lismore NSW 27/9/67

40. Tot Spelled Backwards Is Tot

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis:  McGooley and Nancarrow open a baby-minding centre while Wally is out at the football - with the usual disastrous results.

Airdate:
Adelaide 5/7/67
Sydney 12/7/67
Melbourne 20/7/67
Toowoomba QLD 31/10/67

41. Of, By And For The People

Script from an idea by.......Eugene Lumbers
Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally tries to get into politics and entertains the local Member of Parliament at a dinner party.

Airdate:

Melbourne
13/7/67

42. The Bounty That Follows The Wake

Maxwell Crannily.......Hedley Cullen
Miss Fitchett.......Queenie Ashton

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally and McGooley travel to Melbourne to collect an inheritance left to McGooley.

Notes: Segments filmed in Melbourne. Gordon Chater, John Meillon and Judi Farr all travelled to Melbourne, but a late script change did not require Judi Farr for the Melbourne scenes.

Airdate:
Sydney 28/6/67

Melbourne
6/7/67
Adelaide 19/7/67
Lismore NSW 18/10/67
Toowoomba QLD 14/11/67
Mt Gambier SA 29/11/67

43. Will Success Spoil Wally Stiller?

Synopsis: Wally gets a promotion at the factory and starts playing the high-powered executive at home, much to everybody else's annoyance.

Airdate:

Sydney 19/7/67
Adelaide 26/7/67
Melbourne 27/7/67
Brisbane 8/8/67
Maryborough QLD 30/10/67
Toowoomba QLD 21/11/67

44. Last Night I Stole A Hedge

.......Bob Haddow

Synopsis: Wally is appointed to the factory's social club committee and is in charge of organising a staff fancy dress ball. Wally turns up as Romeo, Rita as Cleopatra, Possum as a cabaret girl, and McGooley and Nancarrow as Batman and Robin. Only Possum saves Wally from total disaster.

Airdate:
Sydney 26/7/67
Adelaide 2/8/67
Melbourne 3/8/67
Albury NSW 13/9/67
Shepparton VIC 13/9/67
Lismore NSW 1/11/67
Toowoomba QLD 28/11/67

45. A Fur, Fur Better Thing

Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan

Synopsis: Rita and Possum start backing the horses in a big way, but their non-stop punting puts Wally in a rage to end all rages.

Airdate:
Sydney 2/8/67

Adelaide 9/8/67
Melbourne 10/8/67
Brisbane 22/8/67
Maryborough QLD 13/11/67

46. Eleven Angry Men And Wally

.......Ken Goodlet
.......John Gray
.......Robert Quilter
.......John Quinlan
.......Howard Craven
.......Russell Jordan

From a story by.......Ken Shadie
Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Wally is called for jury duty - but his idea of justice writes a new chapter in the history of British law.

Airdate:
Sydney 9/8/67

Adelaide 16/8/67
Melbourne 17/8/67
Brisbane 29/8/67
Lismore NSW 15/11/67
Maryborough QLD 20/11/67
Toowoomba QLD 12/12/67

47. And Who Will Ever Forget Miss Whats-her-name?

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: When Wally's ex-girlfriend suddenly arrives for a visit, Rita is so incensed that the Stiller marriage is threatened. McGooley and Nancarrow plot to save the day.

Airdate: Sydney 16/8/67

Adelaide 23/8/67
Melbourne 24/8/67
Brisbane 5/9/67
Lismore NSW 22/11/67
Maryborough QLD 27/11/67
Toowoomba QLD 19/12/67

48. It's Not The Principle Of The Thing, It's The Interest

Director.......Bill Wells

Synopsis: Wally has a blazing row with McGooley and insists that Rita leaves home with him to set up a house of their own.

Airdate:
Sydney 23/8/67

Adelaide 30/8/67
Melbourne 31/8/67
Brisbane 12/9/67
Lismore NSW 29/11/67
Toowoomba QLD 26/12/67

49. Back To One

.......Don Pascoe

Director.......Ron Way
Associate Producer.......Ron Way

Synopsis: The re-marriage of Possum and the safety of Australia are two of Wally's most pressing concerns, and everyone suffers.

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/9/67
Brisbane 19/9/67
Maryborough QLD 11/12/67

50. Son Of Barnleigh Returns Again

Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan

Synopsis: Illness strikes the Stiller household, and McGooley is faced with nursing everybody through it.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/9/67
Brisbane 26/9/67
Maryborough QLD 18/12/67

51. As You Sow, So Shall You Reap

Synopsis: Wally decides the family should do more to help needy people and organises a charity drive.

Airdate:
Sydney 13/9/67
Adelaide 20/9/67
Melbourne 21/9/67
Maryborough QLD 25/12/67

52. McGooley And The Thing

Synopsis:  Wally decides his income tax payments are too high and, with McGooley's help, sets out to evade it.

Airdate:
Sydney 20/9/67

Melbourne
28/9/67
Adelaide 11/10/67

53. One Out All Out

Gregory Williams.......David Sterle

Script from an idea by.......Lance Peters
Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Wally organises industrial action at the factory when management decides to cut the ration of Iced Vo-Vo biscuits for morning tea.

Airdate:
Sydney 27/9/67

Adelaide 4/10/67
Melbourne 5/10/67
Brisbane 17/10/67

54. I Love You Still

Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: The Stillers become involved with Molly Rogers on a stall at the church fete - with the usual dire results.

Airdate:

Sydney 4/10/67
Adelaide 11/10/67
Melbourne 12/10/67

55. From Aardvark To Zymurgy

Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan
.......Robert McDarra

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Wally becomes involved in another word game with Dick Rogers, and feelings run high between them.

Airdate:

Sydney 1/11/67
Melbourne
9/11/67
Brisbane 21/11/67

56. A Boy's Best Friend

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Wally's mother arrives from Brisbane, and throws the house into chaos.

Airdate:

Sydney 8/11/67
Melbourne
16/11/67
Brisbane 28/11/67

57. Birds Of A Feather… All Flocking Together

From a story by.......Ken Shadie
Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis:  A new family moves in next door and causes trouble by stealing Wally's prize chicken.

Airdate:

Sydney 18/10/67

Melbourne
26/10/67

58. A Policy Of Good Neighbourness

Synopsis: Wally invites a visiting American serviceman to his home for dinner.

Airdate:
Sydney 11/10/67

Melbourne
23/11/67

59. Be Prepared, Or One Good Turn And You Could Fall Over

Synopsis: Arnold from next door reveals himself to be a scoutmaster, so Wally and McGooley decide to assist in a 'Bob-a-Job'.

Airdate:
Sydney 25/10/67

Melbourne
2/11/67

60. A Little Knowledge

Synopsis:  Wally decides it is time to plan for little Allison's future, and enrols her in a higher education school.

Airdate:

Sydney 15/11/67
Adelaide 20/12/67

Melbourne 29/2/68
Wollongong NSW 29/2/68

61. One Gentleman From Verona

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Wally takes lessons in Italian linguistics so that he will be able to converse with foreign clients of the firm in their own language.

Airdate:
Sydney 22/11/67

Brisbane 12/12/67
Adelaide 13/12/67
Melbourne 14/12/67
Griffith NSW 29/2/68

62. At Cross Purposes

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: The Stiller household is thrown into an uproar over the arrangements for Allison's christening.

Notes: Listed in some program guides as 'The Christening'.

Airdate:
Sydney 29/11/67

Adelaide 6/12/67
Brisbane 19/12/67
Melbourne 8/2/68

63. Something To Do With Turning Over A New Leaf

.......Redmond Philips

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis:  Wally is concerned when Possum announces her intention to remarry.

Airdate:

Melbourne
15/2/68
Sydney 8/5/68

64. A Matter Of Trust

Synopsis:  When Possum's re-marriage is imminent, everybody helps out with the wedding preparations.

65. And How To Stop Bombing And Learn To Love

Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Wally recruits the entire household to the cause of civil defence.

Notes: Listed by some program guides as 'How To Bomb And Learn To Love'.

Airdate:
Melbourne 30/11/67
Orange NSW 28/2/68

66. Slightly Out Of Focus

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis:  The Stiller household turns into a zoo when Wally decides that his baby daughter needs a pet and McGooley gets cracking on the problem.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/10/67
Shepparton VIC 17/1/68
Canberra 26/2/68

67. A Wake, My Love?

Synopsis: Wally is outraged when a newcomer to the factory is chosen to train for a top management position.

Airdate:

Melbourne
22/2/68
Adelaide 12/3/68

68. A Charming Day For The Ants

Synopsis: As Wally has not been given a Christmas bonus, it looks like being a lean holiday for the Stillers.

Airdate:

Wagga Wagga NSW 27/2/68
Melbourne 2/5/68

69. A High Yuletide

Airdate:

Melbourne
1/2/68

70. The Price Of Liberty, Etc., Etc., Etc.

Synopsis: Worried about the march of communism in South-East Asia, Wally decides to set up his own Home Guard.  He invites his boss to be the new Commanding Officer.

Airdate:
Melbourne 7/3/68
Sydney 20/3/68

Ballarat VIC 22/3/68
Adelaide 26/3/68

71. The King Of Sports

Synopsis: Nancarrow's uncle dies and leaves his disreputable nephew some interesting items including a set of underwear, a harmonium and some syrup of figs.

Airdate:
Melbourne 14/3/68
Shepparton VIC 20/3/68
Albury NSW 20/3/68
Sydney 27/3/68

72. Confessions Of A Public Eye

.......Robert McDarra
.......Don Philps
.......Margaret Roberts

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Nancarrow's brother Vile becomes a private detective and follows Wally, believing he is up to something nasty. Meanwhile, an old flame of Rita's comes to visit her and she entertains him.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/3/68
Sydney 3/4/68
Adelaide 9/4/68

73. A Very Nasty Case Of...Er...

Vile.......Frank Taylor

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: McGooley falls in love and Nancarrow and his brother Vile decide to help him woo the lady in question.

Airdate:

Melbourne
28/3/68
Adelaide 17/4/68

74. The One About The Little Boy Who's Crying Down The Lane

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Wally declares that he is selling the house, believing it is to be cut up to make way for home units.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/4/68
Sydney 10/4/68
Adelaide 24/4/68

75. Go For Broke, Or… Instant Zot

Synopsis: Wally decides to show how clever he is by going on a national television quiz program - with disastrous results.

Airdate:

Melbourne
11/4/68
Adelaide 1/5/68
Orange NSW 5/6/68

76. The Balmain Family Stiller

Synopsis: Wally decides to enter the family in a newspaper contest to find Mr. and Mrs. Average Australian - the prize being a world trip as ambassadors for Australia.

Airdate:
Sydney 17/4/68

Melbourne
18/4/68
Adelaide 8/5/68
Canberra 3/6/68

77. Would You Believe A Gypsy, Well, Would You?

Synopsis: Rita invites a tealeaf reader around to the house to predict the future of the Stiller family.

Airdate:
Sydney 24/4/68

Melbourne
25/4/68
Adelaide 15/5/68

78. You'll Come A Waltzing Matilda With Me, Mate

Synopsis: Wally imagines he is dying from a dreaded unknown disease, and McGooley finds a bush herbalist to effect a wonder cure.

Airdate:
Sydney 1/5/68
Adelaide 22/5/68
Orange NSW 26/6/68
Lismore NSW 26/6/68

79. A Restoration Piece

Synopsis: McGooley thinks Wally may be going bald and produces a secret hair elixir that settles the matter unquestionably.

Airdate:

Melbourne
9/5/68
Sydney 15/5/68
Adelaide 29/5/68
Newcastle NSW 4/6/68

80. For Queen And Company

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Wally selects a candidate from his work to become 'Queen of the Company', and Rita becomes very jealous.

Airdate:

Melbourne
16/5/68
Sydney 22/5/68
Adelaide 5/6/68
Coffs Harbour NSW 24/6/68

81. A Hitch In Line Saves Time

Synopsis: Wally thinks the 15% pay increase for office staff is unfair, so he works to regulations. McGooley is worried that Wally may get sacked.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/5/68
Sydney 29/5/68
Adelaide 12/6/68
Orange NSW 17/7/68

82. Almost Down The Primrose Path

Doctor.......Kenric Hudson

Synopsis: Possum receives another marriage proposal from a fashionable Melbourne doctor, many years older than herself, and decides to accept it. Rita and Wally, although opposed to the marriage, accompany her to Melbourne, where the wedding is to be held at a registry office.

Notes: Segments filmed in Melbourne.

Airdate:

Melbourne
30/5/68
Sydney 5/6/68
Adelaide 19/6/68
Newcastle NSW 25/6/68
Canberra 15/7/68

83. The Big Game

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/12/67

84. The Mystery Of Karang Road

Synopsis: Wally and McGooley have a terrible argument and McGooley walks out.  Wally, Rita and Possum organise a search of all Balmain for him.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/6/68
Sydney 12/6/68
Adelaide 26/6/68
Canberra 22/7/68

85. Rumours Are Flying, Or The Bomb In The Boarding House

Synopsis: McGooley is still in Surfers Paradise with Maggie McMurtrie, so Wally decides to rent out his room.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/6/68
Sydney 19/6/68
Adelaide 3/7/68
Orange NSW 24/7/68

86. This Old Man, He Had Fun, He Played Knick Knack

Synopsis: The Stiller household receives word that McGooley has eloped with Maggie McMurtrie, and Wally gets a promotion to the sales staff.

Notes: Gordon Chater does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
20/6/68

87. Not Since The Last Decade

Clem Chadwick.......Tom Farley
Rigg.......Gerry Duggan
Vile.......Frank Taylor

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis:  Wally has a jumping tooth and visits the dentist, and Rita is told by McGooley that he will be living in America with Maggie McMurtrie, and they can sell the Balmain house and keep the money.

Notes: Gordon Chater does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/6/68
Sydney 3/7/68

88. Change Of Gear

Stallybrass.......Edward Howell
Foreman.......Goff Vockler
Vile.......Frank Taylor

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Wally has sold the house, but has left it to the last minute to buy another one on the North Shore. While Wally is entertaining a business client, workers start demolishing the house.

Notes: Gordon Chater does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
4/7/68
Sydney 10/7/68

 

RITA AND WALLY
EPISODE DETAILS

 


EPISODE TITLES
1. The Vacation
2. The New House
3. The Primitive
4. The Girlfriend
5. The Army Man
6. The Youth Leader
7. A Place Of His Own
8. Dogs
9. It Couldn't Have Happened To A Nicer Couple
10. Showdown At Corrigan Street
11. Affair With A Bird
12. Well, That's Show Business
13. An Uncle's Story
14. Round And Round The Wheel Goes, When It Will Stop Nobody Knows
15. The One Night Of The Year
16. There's No Place Like It
17. Yes, Sir, That's My Baby
18. The Homecoming
19. McGooley's Little Holiday
20. Confessions Of A Sporting Man
21. One Long Wet Sunday Afternoon
22. Friends, Romans, Etc...
23. Food For Thought
24. They Do It In India
25. What Can You Catch With 5˘ Worth Of Raw Prawns?
26. An Apple A Day
27. The New Image
28. Striking A Happy Medium
29. Rosemary's For Remembrance
30. Now Is The Time For All Good Men
31. And Zen, Or Lend Me Your Body For Seven Days
32. Love's Lost Labours
33. The End Of The Line
34. The Man With The Power
35. The Answer's In The Negative
36. The Importance Of Being Ernest Plunkett
37. That's The Story Of My Life
38. A Little Of What You Fancy
39. The Plot's The Thing
40. Tot Spelled Backwards Is Tot
41. Of, By And For The People
42. The Bounty That Follows The Wake
43. Will Success Spoil Wally Stiller?
44. Last Night I Stole A Hedge
45. A Fur, Fur Better Thing
46. Eleven Angry Men And Wally
47. Who Will Ever Forget Miss  Whats-her-name?
48. It's Not The Principle Of The Thing, It's The Interest
49. Back To One
50. Son Of Barnleigh Returns Again
51. As You Sow, So Shall You Reap
52. McGooley And The Thing
53. One Out All Out
54. I Love You Still
55. From Aardvark To Zymurgy
56. A Boy's Best Friend
57. Birds Of A Feather All Flocking Together
58. A Policy Of Good Neighbourness
59. Be Prepared, Or One Good Turn And You'll Fall Over
60. A Little Knowledge
61. One Gentleman From Verona
62. At Cross Purposes
63. Something To Do With Turning Over A New Leaf
64. A Matter Of Trust
65. And How To Stop Bombing And Learn To Love
66. Slightly Out Of Focus
67. A Wake, My Love?
68. A Charming Day For The Ants
69. A High Yuletide
70. The Price Of Liberty
71. The King Of Sports
72. Confessions Of A Public Eye
73. A Very Nasty Case Of...Er...
74. The One About The Little Boy Who's Crying Down The Lane
75. Go For Broke, Or Instant Zot
76. The Balmain Family Stiller
77. Would You Believe A Gipsy, Well, Would You?
78. You'll Come A Waltzing Matilda With Me, Mate
79. A Restoration Piece
80. For Queen And Company
81. A Hitch In Line Saves Time
82. Almost Down The Primrose Path
83. The Big Game
84. The Mystery Of Karang Road
85. Rumours Are Flying, Or The Bomb In The Boarding House
86. This Old Man, He Had Fun, He Played Knick Knack
87. Not Since The Last Decade
88. Change Of Gear