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EPISODES: 39.
LENGTH: 30 mins.
FORMAT: Colour, Film.
PRODUCTION: 1969 - 1970 NLT Production.
RUNNING ORDER: Airdate (except as noted for episode 1).
NETWORK: 0-Ten.

CAST:
Rusty Collins.......ROWENA WALLACE
Bob Wild.......NOEL TREVARTHEN
Captain Sam McGill ('Cap').......EDDIE HEPPLE
Mike McGill.......GRANT SEIDEN


CREW:
Producer.......DON CASH (except as noted for episode 4)
Executive Producer.......BILL HARMON
Series devised by.......ROGER MIRAMS
Music.......TOMMY LEONETTI & ERIC COOK
Story Supervisor.......RALPH PETERSON

AWARD:
1970 Penguin: Rowena Wallace - Best Supporting Talent.

 

1. Slipway

Tom Pilcher.......Brendon Lunney
Norm Pilcher.......Gregory De Polnay
Bank manager.......Nigel Lovell
Susie.......Lynda Keane
Max.......Don Barkham
Boat buyer.......Mike Dorsey
Biker.......Vincent Gil
Biker's girlfriend.......Amanda Irving
Constable.......Serge Lazareff

Script.......Kenneth Cook
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: On holiday in Sydney, Mike is trapped on a slipway in the path of a moving sloop, and his cousin summons all his strength in a desperate attempt to stop the boat.

Notes: This episode has non-standard episode title and guest cast credit graphics. It was consistently screened as the last episode by ATV-0.

Airdate:
Melbourne 12/6/70
Newcastle NSW 27/6/70
Wollongong NSW 3/7/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/7/70
Brisbane 31/7/70
Traralgon VIC 20/8/70
Maryborough QLD 16/9/70
Sydney 3/10/70
Toowoomba QLD 16/10/70
Lismore NSW 29/10/70

Canberra 20/11/70


EPISODE TITLES
1. Slipway
2. The Fugitives
3. Long Cry Of A Bunyip
4. Dangerous Cargo
5. Bridie Baines
6. A Lamb, And A Handful Of Sugar
7. Wide Angle Shot
8. Pigeon Post
9. The Strangers
10. Guitar Boy
11. Double Or Nothing
12. The Bushranger
13. Day Of The Black Eagle
14. Forget Me Not
15. U.F.O. Pacific
16. The Odyssey Of Reginald Peck
17. Cannon To The Right Of Them
18. Crisis
19. Sittin' Pretty
20. Double Exposure
21. Wright's Peak
22. Cry Wolf
23. The Expert
24. The Charmer
25. Cousin Patrick
26. Hamish... Where Are You?
27. A Touch Of Yellow
28. The Secret Of Aroora-Hitte
29. A Place Of My Own
30. A Present For Jenny
31. The Sailor
32. Gone Fishin
33. Sophia
34. The Quack
35. Friends And Enemies
36. My Million For A Meal
37. A Day At The Zoo
38. The Choice
39. Coma

2. The Fugitives

Henry Keith.......Colin Croft
Howard Keith.......Van Alexander

Script.......Michael Wright
Director.......Max Varnel

Synopsis: Howard Keith has run away from his father by stowing away on the Pacific Lady, and he persuades Mike to join him in his escapade.

Notes: Serge Lazareff is credited in the titles, but does not appear. ATV-0 Melbourne consistently screened this as the first episode in the series.

Airdate:
Melbourne 21/8/69
Canberra 7/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/2/70
Tamworth NSW 1/3/70
Traralgon VIC 19/3/70
Orange NSW 29/4/70
Lismore NSW 2/7/70

3. Long Cry Of A Bunyip

Prof. John Neary.......Peter Collingwood
Sailor.......Roger Cox

Script.......Michael Wright
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew go to Eagle Island to investigate a report of a bunyip. They find loud roaring noises, evidence of a large animal, near accidents, traps, a lost professor and a wildlife sanctuary.

Airdate:
Melbourne 28/8/69
Toowoomba QLD 27/10/69
Maryborough QLD 11/12/69
Traralgon VIC 27/2/70
Tamworth NSW 15/3/70
Canberra 16/4/70
Lismore NSW 11/6/70

 


Noel Trevarthen, Eddie Hepple and Rowena Wallace.

4. Dangerous Cargo

Mayor.......Gerry Duggan
Policeman.......Reg Gorman
Sailor.......Harry Williams

Script.......Michael Wright (Edited by Ron McLean)
Director.......David Baker
Producer.......Roger Mirams

Synopsis: Captain McGill proudly sails the Pacific Lady to bring a disabled vessel to safe anchorage. When the cargo undergoes a chemical reaction and both ships are in danger of being blown up together with a coastal town, the emergency action taken by Bob Wild saves the day.

Notes: Pilot episode. Only episode with Roger Mirams as Producer. 'Hero Bob' does not wear his standard 'costume'.

Airdate:

Brisbane 21/8/69
Melbourne
4/9/69
Traralgon VIC 5/2/70
Tamworth NSW 8/2/70
Port Pirie SA 21/4/70
Lismore NSW 21/5/70
Broken Hill NSW 21/1/72

 


Rowena Wallace.

5. Bridie Baines

Albert Pringle.......Willie Fennell
Bridie Baines.......Jessica Noad
Pedestrian.......David Bunton

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Max Varnel

Synopsis: Captain McGill considers marriage after a chance encounter with the sweetheart of his youth.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/9/69
Brisbane 25/9/70
Sydney 2/10/69
Maryborough QLD 18/12/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/12/69
Traralgon VIC 12/2/70
Canberra 14/5/70
Orange NSW 6/5/70
Lismore NSW 9/7/70

6. A Lamb, And A Handful Of Sugar

Smuggler 1.......Graham Rouse
Smuggler 2.......Ben Gaule

Script.......Glyn Davies
Director.......Max Varnel

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew come across an abandoned boat, with goods and livestock for smuggling aboard. The smugglers return, taking Mike and Rusty as prisoners.

Airdate:
Melbourne 18/9/69
Sydney 25/9/69
Swan Hill VIC 19/12/69
Tamworth NSW 15/2/70
Traralgon VIC 12/3/70
Orange NSW 13/5/70
Lismore NSW 16/7/70

 


Noel Trevarthen and Rowena Wallace.

7. Wide Angle Shot

Wendel.......Don Reid
Kosch.......Bryan Niland

Script.......Michael Wright
Director.......Max Varnel

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew discover an injured man left for dead on a cliff face. In trying to help the man they are hindered by two Commonwealth police officers who claim the injured man is a criminal. Later the Pacific Lady crew reveal the two policemen to be impostors.

Airdate:
Melbourne 25/9/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/2/70
Ballarat VIC 26/3/70
Lismore NSW 7/5/70
Orange NSW 27/5/70
Toowoomba QLD 17/7/70
Canberra 7/8/70
Sydney 21/11/70

 


Ep. 7: Noel Trevarthen and Don Reid.

8. Pigeon Post

Shipwreck girl.......Janet Kingsbury
Bill Johnson.......Ken Goodlet
Tina Johnson.......Leilani Hamilton
Jean Johnson.......Beryl Marshall
Shipwreck man.......Robert Grounds

Script.......Kenneth Hayles
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: After a severe cyclone, the Pacific Lady crew come across a carrier pigeon with a distress message containing the location of a ship lost during the storm.

Airdate:
Melbourne 2/10/69
Wollongong NSW 18/12/69
Toowoomba QLD 19/1/70
Traralgon VIC 26/3/70
Tamworth NSW 12/4/70
Lismore NSW 30/7/70

9. The Strangers

Mrs. Drury.......Dawn Lake
Jason Drury.......Peter Reynolds
Greta Drury.......Sally Walker

Script.......Kenneth Hayles
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Mr. and Mrs. Drury hide away on a deserted island to avoid their retarded daughter Greta being regarded as a freak in mainstream society. Rusty shows them that Greta is autistic and can receive specialist help.

Airdate:
Melbourne 9/10/69
Shepparton VIC 23/12/69
Griffith NSW 17/3/70
Traralgon VIC 16/4/70
Tamworth NSW 26/4/70
Orange NSW 10/6/70
Lismore NSW 6/8/70

 


Ep. 8: Janet Kingsbury.

10. Guitar Boy

Francis Longshaw.......Redmond Philips
Andy McLellan.......Peter Gilbert

Script.......Michael Wright
Director.......Max Varnel

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady has two passengers bound for Quorn Island - Andy McLellan, a teenager who is very mysterious about why he is making the journey, and Francis Longshaw, who has some prejudiced attitudes and suspects Andy of being a thief.

Airdate:
Brisbane 9/10/69
Melbourne 16/10/69
Tamworth NSW 8/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 23/3/70
Canberra 23/4/70
Lismore NSW 18/6/70

 


Ep. 10: Redmond Philips and Eddie Hepple.

11. Double Or Nothing

Joe Riley.......Max Meldrum
Smayell.......Les Foxcroft
Bloke in club.......Barry Donnelly
Mark.......John Armstrong

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Max Varnel

Synopsis: Captain McGill loses title to the Pacific Lady when con man Joe Riley tricks him at a club. However, Riley regrets his victory when the schooner is plagued by a series of ghostly incidents.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/10/69
Griffith NSW 27/1/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 9/3/70
Tamworth NSW 29/3/70
Traralgon VIC 9/4/70
Adelaide 24/4/70
Canberra 11/6/70
Orange NSW 17/6/70
Brisbane 9/10/70

 


Ep. 11: Max Meldrum and Eddie Hepple.

12. The Bushranger

David Kerr.......Greg Anderson
Eddie Winter.......Martin Magee
Tom Winter.......John Barnes
Sgt. Hobson.......Don McNiven

Script.......Michael Wright
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: In Mannering for the town festival, the Pacific Lady crew are bailed up by a bushranger. They take matters into their own hands when the local police display little interest in capturing him.

Airdate:
Brisbane 23/10/69
Melbourne 30/10/69
Toowoomba QLD 15/12/69
Traralgon VIC 19/2/70
Tamworth NSW 22/3/70
Canberra 30/4/70
Sydney 26/12/70
Adelaide 3/5/71
Port Pirie SA 16/1/73

 


Ep. 12: Rowena Wallace.

 

 

13. Day Of The Black Eagle

Chang.......Terry Erwin
Refugee on island.......George Wong
Refugee on boat.......Cecil Parkee
Refugee 1.......Mervyn Shing
Refugee 2.......Hugh Kin
Refugee 3.......Maurice Hor

Script.......Kenneth Hayles
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: In an attempt to gain illegal entry into Australia, a group of Chinese seamen steal the Pacific Lady while the schooner is anchored off a Pacific island.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/11/69
Albury NSW 22/12/69
Wollongong NSW 12/2/70
Wagga Wagga NSW 16/3/70
Tamworth NSW 10/5/70
Canberra 26/6/70
Orange NSW 1/7/70
Adelaide 14/5/71

 


Grant Seiden.

14. Forget Me Not

Dr. Wright.......Brian Moll
Capt. Lawson.......Frank Ward
Postmaster.......Norman Hodges
Nurse.......Shirley Smith
.......Graham Pitt
.......Peter Hanlon

Script.......Kenneth Hayles
Director.......Max Varnel

Synopsis: Captain McGill is injured in a minor car accident and loses his memory. Rusty, Bob and Mike try everything they can to help him regain his memory, but all their attempts appear futile.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/11/69
Coffs Harbour NSW 19/1/70
Newcastle NSW 21/3/70
Traralgon VIC 30/4/70
Canberra 28/5/70
Tamworth NSW 14/6/70
Orange NSW 5/8/70
Lismore NSW 1/10/70

 


Ep. 14: Noel Trevarthen, Rowena Wallace and Grant Seiden.

15. U.F.O. Pacific

Molly Corby.......Janet Kingsbury
Mr. Corby.......Tom Farley
Barney.......Reg Evans
Jack Webster.......Mark McManus

Script.......Kenneth Hayles
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew investigate a UFO sighting on a Pacific island, and uncover an elaborate hoax.

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/11/69
Maryborough QLD 22/1/70
Shepparton VIC 17/3/70
Traralgon VIC 2/4/70
Tamworth NSW 19/4/70
Canberra 18/6/70
Orange NSW 24/6/70
Brisbane 11/9/70

 


Ep. 15: Janet Kingsbury.

16. The Odyssey Of Reginald Peck

Reginald Peck.......Reg Varney
Dawn Tobin.......Dawn Lake
Simon.......Robert Evans
Wilbur.......Ricky Cilona
Tara.......Leonie Williams
Dog.......'Lonsdale'

Script.......Ralph Petersen
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew take Reginald Peck to an island he has inherited - and they find he has also inherited a nanny, three kids and a dog.

Notes: A 'spin-off' comedy series from this episode titled 'Reggie's Paradise' was proposed, featuring Reg Varney and Dawn Lake in the lead roles.

Airdate:
Melbourne 27/11/69
Shepparton VIC 27/1/70
Sydney 19/2/70
Newcastle NSW 7/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 30/3/70
Traralgon VIC 14/5/70
Canberra 17/7/70
Orange NSW 22/7/70
Lismore NSW 17/9/70
Toowoomba QLD 6/11/70

 


Ep. 16: Dawn Lake and Reg Varney.

17. Cannon To The Right Of Them

Count de Lucio.......Charles McCallum
Richardson.......Keith Lee
Admiral.......Ron Roberts
Millard.......James Bowles
General.......Derek Maguire
Peebles.......Clifford Neate

Script.......Brian Wright
Director.......John von Kotze

Synopsis: When Bob Wild requests permission to film wildlife on a Pacific island owned by an Italian Count, he finds a world of fantasy and a standover man trying to force the Count to sign over the mining rights to the island.

Airdate:
Melbourne 4/11/69
Toowoomba QLD 22/12/69
Newcastle NSW 21/1/70
Sydney 12/2/70
Maryborough QLD 12/2/70
Traralgon VIC 24/4/70
Canberra 3/7/70
Orange NSW 8/7/70

18. Crisis

Harris.......Stewart Ginn
Gertie Johnson.......Janne Coghlan
Miss Constable.......Elizabeth Kirkby
Harry Johnson.......Kenneth Laird
Welfare officer 1.......Geoff Hiscock
Welfare officer 2.......Gordon Lishman

Script.......Rosamund Waring
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: A welfare officer with some prejudiced attitudes tries to separate Mike from his grandfather and the Pacific Lady.

Airdate:
Melbourne 11/12/69
Wollongong NSW 22/1/70
Maryborough QLD 19/2/70
Albury NSW 16/3/70
Traralgon VIC 21/5/70
Tamworth NSW 7/6/70
Canberra 24/7/70
Orange NSW 29/7/70
Lismore NSW 24/9/70
Toowoomba QLD 13/11/70

 


Eddie Hepple, Grant Seiden, Noel Trevarthen and Rowena Wallace

19. Sittin' Pretty

Postmistess.......Ruth Cracknell
Mrs. Potts.......Anna Russell
Basil.......Jack Allan
'J.D.'.......Robin Cuming

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......John von Kotze

Synopsis: Mike enters Rusty in a beauty contest without her consent to try and raise some money for much needed photographic equipment.

Airdate:
Melbourne 16/1/70
Sydney 22/1/70
Toowoomba QLD 16/2/70
Brisbane 20/2/70
Maryborough QLD 5/3/70
Wollongong NSW 13/3/70
Lismore NSW 4/6/70
Tamworth NSW 28/6/70

 


Ep. 19: Rowena Wallace.

20. Double Exposure

Terry Claffey.......Slim deGrey
Alderman Truan.......Don Philps
Police Sergeant.......Stuart Finch
Mrs. Driscoll.......Mary Mackay
Leroy Claffey.......Robert Brockman

Script.......Eddie Hepple
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: Mike has disappeared and the whole town seems to know something, but no-one is willing to help locate him.

Airdate:
Melbourne 23/1/70
Albury NSW 26/1/70
Sydney 5/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 16/3/70
Newcastle NSW 18/4/70
Tamworth NSW 3/5/70
Traralgon VIC 28/5/70
Canberra 31/7/70

 


Ep. 20: Eddie Hepple and Don Philps.

21. Wright's Peak

Kenneth Baker.......Jack Thompson
Sir Charles Baker.......Ray Taylor
.......Moray Powell
.......Ray Mitchell
.......Steve Carey

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......John von Kotze

Synopsis: Kenneth Baker and Bob Wild plan to climb Wright's Peak, but when Kenneth sprains his ankle he is replaced by his pompous father, who lost his nerve during a rock fall on his last climb.

Airdate:
Melbourne 30/1/70
Brisbane 13/2/70
Sydney 26/2/70
Maryborough QLD 12/3/70
Wollongong NSW 20/3/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/4/70
Adelaide 22/5/70
Lismore NSW 28/5/70
Tamworth NSW 21/6/70
Toowoomba QLD 10/7/70

 


Ep. 21: Jack Thompson.

22. Cry Wolf

Ann Fraser.......Jeanie Drynan
Jim Fraser.......Owen Weingott
Bert.......Vincent Gil
Ben McCall.......Mike Dorsey
Farmer 1.......John Godfrey
Farmer 2.......Peter Armstrong
Farmer 3.......Peter Orsick
Farmer 4.......Red Moore

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: When some sheep disappear mysteriously, farmers at first blame the only strangers in the area - the crew of the Pacific Lady, until further events point to a Tasmanian Tiger being responsible.

Airdate:
Wagga Wagga NSW 26/1/70
Melbourne 6/2/70
Toowoomba QLD 9/2/70
Brisbane 27/2/70
Sydney 12/3/70
Maryborough QLD 19/3/70
Wollongong NSW 27/3/70
Traralgon VIC 18/6/70
Tamworth NSW 5/7/70
Lismore NSW 22/10/70
Canberra 11/12/70

 


Ep. 22: Owen Weingott and Jeanie Drynan.

23. The Expert

Bill Shaw.......Jeff Ashby
Virginia Shaw.......Lorraine Bayly
Policeman.......Lex Mitchell

Script.......Michael Wright
From a story by.......George Torode
Director.......Max Varnel

Synopsis: A retired bomb disposal expert who has lost his nerve is asked to defuse a sea mine threatening a coastal town. His wife opposes him accepting the job.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/2/70
Brisbane 6/3/70
Wollongong NSW 6/3/70
Newcastle NSW 25/4/70
Tamworth NSW 24/5/70
Canberra 10/7/70
Lismore NSW 10/9/70

24. The Charmer

Willard Foss.......Don Pascoe
Eric Wilson.......Tony Bazell
Butcher.......Tommy Dysart
'J.D.'.......Robin Cuming
Tom.......Patrick McCarville
Joe.......Graeme Gow
Johnno.......Lee Bagwell
Mrs. Wilson.......Betty Crosby

Script.......Ron McLean
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: A snake handler, Willard Foss, moves into a small town and causes unease amongst the locals. When Rusty writes an article about Foss, her manuscript is substituted, and she is threatened with a lawsuit.

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/2/70
Brisbane 13/3/70
Sydney 26/3/70
Albury NSW 30/3/70
Maryborough QLD 2/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 20/4/70
Wollongong NSW 24/4/70
Newcastle NSW 23/5/70
Tamworth NSW 19/7/70
Toowoomba QLD 7/8/70
Orange NSW 16/9/70
Lismore NSW 19/11/70
Canberra 25/12/70

 


Ep. 23: Jeff Ashby and Lorraine Bayly.

25. Cousin Patrick

Patrick McGill.......Ron Randell
Gaylene Higgins.......Gwen Plumb
Clarrie Hope.......Roger Cox
Immigration officer.......Louis Wishart
Claude Larkins.......Noel Brophy
Ship Captain.......Kenneth Laird
.......Al Thomas
.......Bob Woodham
.......Charles Thorne

Script.......Ron McLean & Michael Wright
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: For years Captain McGill has been writing to his family boasting that he is the successful manager of a fleet of ships. When his cousin comes to visit, the Pacific Lady crew play a masquerade to keep up the pretence.

Airdate:
Melbourne 27/2/70
Sydney 15/1/70
Newcastle NSW 14/3/70
Brisbane 20/3/70
Wollongong NSW 3/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/4/70
Traralgon VIC 4/6/70
Toowoomba QLD 24/7/70
Port Augusta SA 8/9/70
Orange NSW 7/10/70
Lismore NSW 15/10/70
Canberra 30/10/70

 


Ep. 25: Noel Trevarthen and Ron Randell.

26. Hamish... Where Are You?

Police Sergeant.......Lionel Long
Newton Snr.......Don Crosby
Bernard Newton.......Tony Shepherd
Jack.......Tony Hughes

Script.......Michael Wright
Director.......John von Kotze

Synopsis: A boy from a local town steals Mike's koala, and the Pacific Lady crew encounter a lot of difficulties trying to get him back.

Airdate:
Melbourne 6/3/70
Sydney 19/3/70
Wollongong NSW 17/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 25/5/70
Traralgon VIC 11/6/70
Tamworth NSW 12/7/70
Toowoomba QLD 31/7/70
Lismore NSW 12/11/70
Canberra 18/12/70

 


Ep. 26: Lionel Long.

27. A Touch Of Yellow

Bruce Hunter.......John Meillon
Horace Soames.......Ben Gabriel
Bert.......Harry Lawrence
Postmaster.......Howard Vernon
Marine Board member 1.......Charles Moody
Marine Board member 2.......Derek Maguire

Script.......Michael Wright
Director.......John von Kotze

Synopsis: A man accuses Cap of cowardice and negligence which caused the sinking of the 'Southern Belle'. Cap doesn't deny the allegation.

Airdate:
Melbourne 13/3/70
Sydney 2/4/70
Maryborough QLD 9/4/70
Brisbane 1/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 4/5/70
Traralgon VIC 9/7/70
Lismore NSW 23/7/70
Tamworth NSW 27/9/70
Canberra 1/1/71

 


Ep. 27: John Meillon.

28. The Secret Of Aroora-Hitte

Dr. Henry Micklejohn.......Nigel Lovell
Luana.......Inanui O'Rani
Chief.......Mark Metekinge

Script.......Michael Wright
Director.......David Eastman

Synopsis: Bob, Cap and Mike visit the island of Aroora-Hitte. They suspect that the only other white man there is intending to rob the island's wealth of pearls.

Notes: Rowena Wallace does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Melbourne 20/3/70
Brisbane 3/4/70
Wollongong NSW 10/4/70
Sydney 23/4/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 11/5/70
Traralgon VIC 25/6/70
Tamworth NSW 2/8/70
Lismore NSW 26/11/70

 


Ep. 28: Inanui O'Rani, Mark Metekinge and Nigel Lovell.

29. A Place Of My Own

Peter Cass.......Kamahl
Luke Blake.......Brendon Lunney
Bill.......Jack Thompson
Bennett.......Lex Mitchell
Neighbour.......Les Foxcroft
Grey.......Alister Smart
Saunders.......John Llewellyn

Script.......Rosamund Waring
Director.......John von Kotze

Synopsis: Peter Cass is a traveller and a loner who shuns friendship after being embittered by bad experiences with people. However, he finds himself working hand in hand with the Pacific Lady crew to save some wombats from extermination. They are helped by Luke Blake, also a traveller - and a loner, but not by choice.

Notes: This episode, with an alternative ending, also doubled as a pilot for a proposed adventure series featuring Kamahl in the lead role as Peter Cass, with Brendon Lunney as Luke Blake.

Airdate:
Melbourne 27/3/70
Sydney 9/4/70
Brisbane 17/4/70
Newcastle NSW 2/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 29/6/70
Canberra 18/9/70
Orange NSW 30/9/70
Lismore NSW 8/10/70

 


Ep. 29: Kamahl and Brendon Lunney.

30. A Present For Jenny

Peggy Riley.......Maggie Stuart
Professor Anderson.......Richard Meikle
Jenny Anderson.......Alexi Long
Charlie.......Matthew Crosby
Dr. Graham.......Geoff Hiscock

Script.......Rosamund Waring
Director.......David Johnstone

Synopsis: Bob and Rusty interview marine biologist Professor Anderson and become involved in a rescue attempt following poisoning from a deadly cone-shell. Mike finds his first childhood romance with the professorís daughter Jenny, while the professor is involved in a romantic situation of his own.

Airdate:
Melbourne 3/4/70
Sydney 16/4/70
Brisbane 8/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 15/6/70
Orange NSW 14/10/70
Tamworth NSW 25/10/70
Lismore NSW 3/12/70

 


Ep. 30: Rowena Wallace and Maggie Stuart.

31. The Sailor

Russ Kellett.......Jeff Ashby
John Huntly.......Charles McCallum
Mrs. Huntly.......Betty Dyson

Script.......Ron McLean & Michael Wright
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew aid a lone sailor suffering from food poisoning, but are hampered by a ruthless reporter.

Airdate:
Melbourne 10/4/70
Newcastle NSW 9/5/70
Sydney 14/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 8/6/70
Wollongong NSW 12/6/70
Traralgon VIC 16/7/70
Toowoomba QLD 2/10/70
Orange NSW 21/10/70
Lismore NSW 17/12/70

32. Gone Fishin

Dorrie.......Kerry Maguire
Sgt. Piper.......Noel Ferrier
'Ocker' Moore.......Stewart Ginn
Harry.......John Armstrong
Baker.......Kevin Leslie

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew join in a frantic search for two old-timers, Ocker and Harry, who have stolen explosives for an easier way of fishing. They have unwittingly placed a whole town in danger as the explosives have deteriorated and could be set off by a slight bump.

Airdate:
Melbourne 17/4/70
Sydney 30/4/70
Wollongong NSW 19/6/70
Newcastle NSW 1/8/70
Tamworth NSW 13/9/70
Canberra 2/10/70
Toowoomba QLD 9/10/70
Orange NSW 28/10/70
Lismore NSW 10/12/70

 


Eddie Hepple and Rowena Wallace.

33. Sophia

Sergio Francetti.......Keith Lee
Ben Ashdown.......Gordon McDougall
Rogers.......Peter Whitford
Tony Francetti.......Sean McEuan
Voss.......Ron Ferrier
Fisherman.......Serge Lazareff

Script.......Kenneth Hayles
Director.......John von Kotze

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew solve the mystery of a series of mishaps that have dogged an Italian tuna fisherman who looks like losing his boat, house and land to an unscrupulous creditor.

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/4/70
Sydney 7/5/70
Newcastle NSW 20/6/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 6/7/70
Brisbane 10/7/70
Traralgon VIC 30/7/70
Toowoomba QLD 23/10/70
Orange NSW 11/11/70
Lismore NSW 22/1/71

 


Rowena Wallace.

34. The Quack

Nerrida Burrows.......Sue Lloyd
Charles Burrows.......Peter Reynolds
Ebenezer Wilson.......Kevin Manser
Ellen Burrows.......Lynne Murphy

Script.......Ron McLean & Michael Wright
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew foil the plans of an unscrupulous quack doctor who ties to use the supposedly invalid wife of a wealthy businessman as a lever to obtain finance to set up an expensive health resort.

Airdate:
Melbourne 1/5/70
Sydney 21/5/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 22/6/70
Brisbane 17/7/70
Traralgon VIC 13/8/70
Toowoomba QLD 18/9/70
Tamworth NSW 11/10/70
Lismore NSW 8/1/71

 


Ep. 34: Rowena Wallace, Noel Trevarthen and Sue Lloyd.

35. Friends And Enemies

Roberto Servijano.......Lex Marinos
Anna-Maria.......Erica Crowne
Driver.......Fred 'Cul' Cullen
Italian brother 1.......Carlo Manchini
Italian brother 2.......John Serge
Constable.......Roger Milliss
Rico Servijano.......Tom Lake
Eric Finley.......Liam Reynolds
Mechanic.......Frankie Davidson

Script.......Ralph Peterson
Director.......Ron Way

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew rescue an Italian boy and girl from a sinking dinghy, and are asked not to reveal their whereabouts to the authorities. The mystery deepens when two strong-arm Italians arrive, wanting to board the schooner.

Airdate:
Melbourne 8/5/70
Sydney 28/5/70
Wollongong NSW 29/5/70
Newcastle NSW 13/6/70
Brisbane 24/7/70
Tamworth NSW 26/7/70
Traralgon VIC 27/8/70
Toowoomba QLD 30/10/70
Orange NSW 18/11/70
Lismore NSW 29/1/71

 


Eddie Hepple and Rowena Wallace

36. My Million For A Meal

Connie.......Kate Fitzpatrick
Tony.......Serge Lazareff
John.......Graham Dixon
Father.......John Warwick

Script.......Peter Schreck
Director.......John von Kotze


Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew try to teach three spoilt teenagers how to stand on their own two feet and have respect for other people.

Airdate:
Melbourne 5/5/70
Toowoomba QLD 3/7/70
Newcastle NSW 11/7/70
Wollongong NSW 17/7/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 27/7/70
Traralgon VIC 10/9/70
Sydney 12/9/70
Canberra 23/10/70
Orange NSW 9/12/70
Lismore NSW 24/12/70

37. A Day At The Zoo

John Fleming.......James Condon
Claire Fleming.......Jacqueline Kott
Doctor.......Robert Quilter
Nurse.......Maggie Gray
Robin Fleming.......Matthew Crosby

Script.......Michael Latimer
Director.......John von Kotze

Synopsis: A young boy escapes unharmed from a crashed plane piloted by his father. But as he is in shock, and afraid that his father was trying to take him away from his mother, he runs away when the Pacific Lady crew come to rescue him. Mike later risks his life to save the boy.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/5/70
Newcastle NSW 4/7/70
Wollongong NSW 10/7/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 3/8/70
Toowoomba QLD 11/9/70
Canberra 13/11/70
Lismore NSW 15/1/71

 


Eddie Hepple.

38. The Choice

Ralph Carter.......Bindi Williams
Ian Bradley.......Walter Sullivan
O'Neill.......Ken Goodlet
Jack Carter.......Ron Shand

Script.......Rosamund Waring
Director.......David Johnstone

Synopsis: An Aboriginal boy with exceptional talent as a painter is being trained by a crippled and greedy guardian to become a jockey. The boy's headmaster and the Pacific Lady crew defy the guardian and help the boy start on his painting career.

Airdate:
Melbourne 29/5/70
Brisbane 26/6/70
Newcastle NSW 18/7/70
Sydney 19/9/70
Traralgon VIC 24/9/70
Canberra 9/10/70
Tamworth NSW 8/11/70
Lismore NSW 31/12/70

39. Coma

Margaret Walsh.......Benita Collings
Dr. Owens.......John Faasen
Eddie Somers.......Stanley Walsh
Mrs. Sutchbury.......Jessica Noad
Patsy.......Ingrid Beck

Script.......Anne Hall
Director.......Warwick Freeman

Synopsis: The Pacific Lady crew rush insulin to a 10-year-old diabetic. A woman calling herself a nurse is recognised by the housekeeper, who tries to prevent her seeing the child.

Airdate:
Melbourne 5/6/70
Brisbane 3/7/70
Coffs Harbour NSW 13/7/70
Newcastle NSW 25/7/70
Traralgon VIC 17/9/70
Toowoomba QLD 25/9/70
Sydney 26/9/70
Tamworth NSW 4/10/70
Lismore NSW 5/11/70
Canberra 27/11/70

 


Eddie Hepple, Rowena Wallace and Noel Trevarthen.