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EPISODES: 23.
LENGTH: 30 mins.
FORMAT: Mono, Video.
PRODUCTION: 1968 ATN-7, Sydney.
RUNNING ORDER: Official.
NETWORK: Seven.

CAST:
Wally Stiller.......JOHN MEILLON
Rita Stiller.......JUDI FARR
Rosemary 'Possum' Urkens.......NOELINE BROWN

Support:
Margaret Thurston.......TESSA MALLOS


CREW:
Scripts.......RALPH PETERSON
Producer.......RALPH PETERSON

 

 

1. Wally's Little Half Acre Or A Man Of Limited Property

Cecil Perkins.......Robert Bruning
Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan

Director.......Alan MacKnight

Synopsis: Having sold McGooley’s old Balmain house, Rita and Wally buy a new home in an exclusive suburb, and Wally goes berserk trying to keep up with the Jones's.

Airdate:

Adelaide 10/7/68
Melbourne 11/7/68
Wollongong NSW 17/7/68
Sydney 24/7/68

2. Sale Ahoy

Synopsis: Wally is reprimanded by the sales manager at Con Alloys for his bad speech, so he decides to take elocution lessons. He then attempts to impress an important client with his new voice - with disastrous results.

Airdate:

Melbourne
18/7/68
Sydney 24/7/68
Lismore NSW 28/8/68

3. That Woman Next Door

Molly Rogers.......Janne Coghlan
.......Graham Rouse
.......Robert McDarra

Synopsis: Wally gets interested in the woman next door and arouses Rita’s jealousy. Possum decides to have a dinner party and invite the woman and her husband, and finds a surprising outfit for Rita to wear.

Airdate:

Melbourne
25/7/68
Sydney 31/7/68
Port Pirie SA 18/9/68

4. I Can't Get Over That Girl Of Mine, So She'll Have To Get Out Of Bed And Turn Off The Electric Blanket

Synopsis: Rita and Wally suffer a sleepless night because of a burst hot water bottle, so Rita buys an electric blanket, which doesn't suit Wally.

Airdate:

Melbourne
1/8/68
Maryborough QLD 23/8/68

5. High Society

Synopsis: Rita gets lonely in her new home while Wally is out at work, and Possum suggests she joins a local organisation, which she does with far too much enthusiasm.

Airdate:

Melbourne
8/8/68
Toowoomba QLD 27/8/68
Port Pirie SA 2/10/68

6. Wherefore Art Thou?

Vicar Barrington.......Stewart Ginn

Synopsis: To raise money for charity, the Stillers decide to stage 'Romeo And Juliet', with Wally as Romeo and Rita as Juliet.

Airdate:

Melbourne
15/8/68
Sydney 21/8/68

7. A Man Of The People Or That Grey Face In The Crowd

Airdate:

Melbourne
22/8/68

8. That Grey Face In The Crowd Strikes Again

Synopsis: A night out with the boys from work results in Wally getting 'high as a kite' and not remembering a thing that occurred.

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/8/68

9. From Log Cabin To...?

Vicar Barrington.......Stewart Ginn

Synopsis: Wally is invited by the Progress Association to make a speech, but he has difficulty writing it and calls on the vicar for help.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/9/68
Port Pirie SA 30/10/68

10. And Who Pays For The Daily Paper

Synopsis: Wally is reprimanded by the sales director over his manner, and he decides that Rita and Possum are to blame. Rita decides to do something about it.

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/9/68

11. Ill Met By Lamplight

Synopsis: Rita meets a young man at the shopping centre and invites him home that night, hoping to marry him to Possum.

Airdate:

Melbourne
19/9/68

12. The Green War

Synopsis: Wally is forced to entertain a rich American client for the weekend.  When the American insists on a game of golf, Wally buys a book on how to play.

Airdate:

Melbourne
26/9/68

13. The Silvered Tongue

Synopsis: Rita and her neighbour Margaret attend a poetry reading at the church hall and are greatly impressed with the guest of honour, an Irish poet named Ulic O'Connor.

Airdate:

Melbourne
3/10/68

14. I Love You Darling, And What's Your Second Name Again?

Synopsis: It is Rita and Wally's 20th wedding anniversary and Wally has forgotten it. Rita is upset but cheers up when flowers and a telegram arrive. Now it is Wally's turn to be upset - he didn't send them.

Airdate:

Melbourne
10/10/68

15. The Family That Sprays Together, Stays Together

Pest exterminator.......Spike Milligan

Synopsis: Rita calls in a white ant eradicator - unfortunately Wally, who has been approached by two aldermen wanting him in local politics, has also invited the two aldermen and their wives home for drinks.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/10/68
Mildura VIC 30/10/68
Albury NSW 31/10/68
Ballarat VIC 1/11/68
Canberra 2/12/68
Orange NSW 4/12/68

16. Another Name For It Is Plastered

Synopsis: Rita and Possum try a special recipe for a beauty face pack and drink a bottle of sherry while the pack dries. Unfortunately they muddle the ingredients, and disaster strikes when the masks refuse to come off and Wally, arriving home with two important clients, is greeted by a couple of tipsy monsters.

Airdate:

Melbourne
24/10/68
Shepparton VIC 30/10/68
Mt. Gambier SA 30/10/68
Canberra 9/12/68
Orange NSW 11/12/68

17. Share And Share Alike

Roy Nicholson.......Kenneth Laird
Sir William Halliday.......Charles McCallum

Script from an idea by.......Rosamund Waring
Director.......Stephen Wood

Synopsis: Wally has a $5 a week cut in pay, and Rita decides to buy shares in the company to influence the board of directors and further Wally's career.

Airdate:
Melbourne 31/10/68

18. The Birth Of A Salesman

Airdate:

Melbourne
7/11/68

19. The Farther, The Better

Stiller Snr........Chips Rafferty

Synopsis: Wally's parents come down from Brisbane to visit and Wally hopes that Possum will be impressed by their long and happy marriage and take another trip to the altar herself.

Airdate:

Melbourne
14/11/68

20. And A Little Child Shall Lead Them

Synopsis: Wally makes a speech about the youth of today, and the Mayor is so impressed that he asks Wally to look after his young daughter for a few days. Wally is not keen on the idea, until the Mayor reminds him of the coming elections.

Airdate: 

Melbourne
21/11/68
Newcastle NSW 4/12/68

21. The Saveloy Affair

Synopsis: Wally meets a young French girl at work. He presumes she is the daughter of an important French client, and takes her out to lunch. When Rita finds lipstick on Wally's handkerchief and discovers that he is taking French lessons, she becomes extremely suspicious.

Notes: Listed in some program guides as ‘Saveloy–Faire’.

Airdate: 

Melbourne
28/11/68
Sydney 5/12/68
Newcastle NSW 11/12/68
Canberra 13/1/69
Orange NSW 15/1/69

22. Regina V. Wally

Synopsis: Wally gets a parking fine and has to appear in court. He decides to conduct his own defence and buys a swag of thick law books to prepare his case.

Airdate: 

Melbourne
5/12/68
Sydney 12/12/68
Griffith NSW 16/1/69

23. Wally Stiller's Little Revolt Or The End Of An Era

McGooley.......Gordon Chater
Nancarrow.......Stewart Ginn
Vile.......Frank Taylor
Miss Worthing.......Janie Stewart
Pennington.......Barry Donnelly

Directors.......Ron Way, Alan MacKnight, Stephen Wood

Synopsis: Wally 'snaps' at work and gives himself the sack. Wondering what the future will hold, McGooley returns and announces he has bought a house in Balmain, and they can all return 'home'.

Notes: Features Gordon Chater, Stewart Ginn and Frank Taylor reprising their roles from the McGooley series. The end credits are the same as for the McGooley series, complete with the original theme music, and the title caption reads 'Rita And Wally - nee My Name's McGooley - What's Yours?'

Airdate:

Melbourne
12/12/68
Wagga Wagga NSW 15/1/69


EPISODE TITLES
1. Wally's Little Half Acre Or A Man Of Limited Property
2. Sale Ahoy
3. That Woman Next Door
4. I Can't Get Over That Girl Of Mine, So She'll Have To Get Out Of Bed And Turn Off The Electric Blanket
5. High Society
6. Wherefore Art Thou?
7. A Man Of The People Or That Grey Face In The Crowd
8. That Grey Face In The Crowd Strikes Again
9. From Log Cabin To...?
10. And Who Pays For The Daily Paper
11. Ill Met By Lamplight
12. The Green War
13. The Silvered Tongue
14. I Love You Darling, And What's Your Second Name Again?
15. The Family That Sprays Together, Stays Together
16. Another Name For It Is Plastered
17. Share And Share Alike
18. The Birth Of A Salesman
19. The Farther, The Better
20. And A Little Child Shall Lead Them
21. The Saveloy Affair
22. Regina V. Wally
23. Wally Stiller's Little Revolt Or The End Of An Era