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EPISODES: 25.
LENGTH: 24 x 60 mins; 1 x 120 mins.
FORMAT: Mono, Video and Film Integration (series 1); Colour, Video and Film Integration (series 2).
PRODUCTION: ABC Melbourne April - Sept 1974 (series 1); ABC Sydney Sept 1975 - April 1976 (series 2).
RUNNING ORDER: Airdate.
NETWORK: ABC.

CAST:
Series 1
Sgt. Robert McKellar.......JOHN WATERS
Sarah Lucas.......OLIVIA HAMNETT
Commissioner Edmund Fitzalan.......BRENDON LUNNEY
Lansdowne.......ALWYN KURTS
George Williams.......MAX MELDRUM
Dr. David Woods.......PETER FLETT
Series 2
Sgt. Robert McKellar.......JOHN WATERS
Const. Emile Bizard.......ALAIN DOUTEY

Jessie Farrar.......JANE HARDERS
Supt. James Kendall.......VINCENT BALL

Capt. Richard Farrar.......PAUL MASON
Rosie Morgan.......DOLORE WHITEMAN



CREW:
Series originated by.......JAMES DAVERN
Original music composed by.......GEORGE DREYFUS
Series 1:
Executive Producer.......OSCAR WHITBREAD
Music performed by.......BRIAN MAY & THE ABC SHOWBAND
Series 2:
Producer.......JAMES DAVERN
Music performed by.......THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

AWARDS:
Series 1:
1974 Logie: Best New Drama Series.
1974 Logie: John Waters - Best New Talent
1974 National Musical Industry Award: Brian May & George Dreyfus - Best Instrumental Performance for 'Theme From Rush'.
1974 Penguin: Olivia Hamnett - Best Actress.
Series 2:
1976 Sammy: John Waters - Best Lead Actor In A TV Series.
1976 Penguin: John Waters - Best Actor.
1976 Sammy: Colin Free - Best Writer For A TV Series (Drama) for episode 25 'A Shilling A Day'.
1976 Logie: Colin Free - Best Script (Drama) for episode 25 'A Shilling A Day'.
1976 Sammy: Hugh Keays-Byrne - Best Actor In A Single Performance for episode 25 'A Shilling A Day'.
1976 Logie: Hugh Keays-Byrne - Best Individual Performance By An Actor for episode 25 'A Shilling A Day'.
1977 Awgie: Colin Free for episode 25 'A Shilling A Day'.


EPISODE TITLES
Series 1
1. Of All The Crowd That Assembled There
2. They'll Yet Regret
3. They Faced All The Dangers, Those Bold Bushrangers
4. Toe The Scratch And Never Say Die
5. There's A Change From The Old To The New
6. For That New Promised Land
7. Three Cheers For Her Gracious Majesty
8. Lament The Days That Are Gone By
9. Poor John Chow Chow
10. Manners Maketh Man
11. There's A Good Time Coming
12. There's Only You, Mate, And I

Series 2
~. The Making Of Rush  30 min. documentary
13. Welcome Back Sergeant McKellar
14. The Great Eastern Bubble
15. Romany Gold
16. The New Golden Mountain
17. La Belle France
18. Farrar's Pride
19. Live To Fight Another Day
20. I'll See You Dead McKellar
21. You Just Can't Win
22. The Kadaitcha Man
23. McKellar R.I.P.
24. The Second Oldest Trade
25. A Shilling A Day

 

SERIES 1

1. Of All The Crowd That Assembled There

Richard Lucas.......John Bowman
Mary Dwyer.......Robyn Gurney
Vicar Smith.......Ken Weaver
Corp. Parker.......Mark Zandle
Local resident.......Keith Eden
Bennett.......Geoff Parry
Hayes.......Alan Hardy
Young Billy.......Robert Forza
Baines.......Peter Cavanagh
Const. Colvin.......Tim Robertson
Cooper.......David Phillips
Grant.......Shane Christian
Jim.......Peter Felmingham

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Directors.......David Zweck
& Douglas Sharp

Synopsis: Lay preacher George Williams and Richard Lucas are vainly trying to muster support for miners' rights when news comes of the discovery of a large gold nugget. Constable Colvin has been assigned to escort Gold Commissioner Edmund Fitzalan, newly arrived from India, to the Crockers Gully goldfields. Fitzalan's duties overlap those of the Sergeant of Troopers, Robert McKellar, and there is an ill-disguised hostility between them due to their differing backgrounds. Fitzalan was impressed by Const. Colvin, newly appointed to McKellar's detachment, and appoints him as his orderly. Colvin, a notorious police spy despised by everyone, falls out of favour with Fitzalan when he is found drunk after making advances on Mary Dwyer, the proprietor of a sly grog tent. Also arriving on the goldfields is English lady Sarah Lucas, whose first duty is to bury her husband who died on the voyage to Australia.

Notes: 2 hour episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
20/8/74
Sydney 29/8/74
Hobart 2/9/74
Adelaide 5/9/74
Perth 5/9/74
Darwin 18/9/74
Brisbane 3/10/74

 

 

 


Ep. 1: Brendon Lunney, John Waters and John Bowman
 

2. They'll Yet Regret

Captain.......Barry McQueen

Synopsis: Sgt. McKellar cautions three notorious troublemakers, Watson, O'Toole and Jones, who hire an Aboriginal worker, Wongerra, to guide them to the new gold find at Ben-Ga-Dee Creek in return for a few bottles of spirits. Jones suspects that Wongerra is taking them on a wild goose chase and tortures Wongerra, leaving him tied to a tree. He is found by Sgt. McKellar, but it is too late to save his life. Comm. Fitzalan is determined that the troublemakers will be brought to justice.

Airdate:

Melbourne
27/8/74
Sydney 5/9/74
Adelaide 12/9/74
Brisbane 10/10/74

 


Ep. 2: Olivia Hamnett and Peter Flett

3. They Faced All The Dangers, Those Bold Bushrangers

Jim Hill.......Rod Mullinar
Amy Draper.......Lynette Curran
Mick Draper.......Martin Harris
Sir Edgar.......Brian James
.......John Baird
.......Lesley Baker
.......Philip McNamara
.......Alex Porteous

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......David Zweck

Synopsis: Hard working miner Mick Draper has done well at the diggings, and plans to form a partnership with his friend Jim Hill. However things do not turn out that way when Hill talks Draper into trying for quicker gains by robbing the mail coach. They get away with their loot, but never savour success. Meanwhile, Mick's wife Amy joins Jim's wife Jessie in drinking at the Miners Pub.

Airdate:

Melbourne
3/9/74
Sydney 12/9/74
Brisbane 17/10/74
Adelaide 19/9/74

 


Ep. 3: John Baird, Alex Porteous, Lesley Baker, Philip McNamara and Lynette Curran

4. Toe The Scratch And Never Say Die

Jim Dawson.......Gerard Kennedy
Green.......Mike Preston
Peter Hackett.......Chris Peters
Symons.......Noel Browne
Priest.......Barry Barkla
Miner.......Nevil Thurgood
Prostitute.......Debbie Nankervis
Ma Ryan.......Mary Marshall

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Oscar Whitbread

Synopsis: English prize fighter Gentleman Jim Dawson comes to the goldfields with two friends, Symons and Green, supposedly to pan for gold. Instead, they intend to cheat the miners by getting them to bet on Gentleman Jim when a fight is staged - and rigged - with one of the local toughs, Peter Hackett. The miner's anger is aroused when Comm. Fitzalan orders that the fight be held in a closed tent with only himself and selected guests present. Sgt. McKellar has to act swiftly in order to prevent a riot, and the ensuing action provides an opportunity for a wandering priest, in whose care the bets have been entrusted, to sneak away with the money.

Airdate:

Melbourne
10/9/74
Sydney 19/9/74
Adelaide 26/9/74
Brisbane 24/10/74

 


Ep. 4: Gerard Kennedy and Olivia Hamnett

5. There's A Change From The Old To The New

Dr. Kirby.......Terence Donovan
Jack Benson.......John Stanton
Rev. Smith.......Ben Gabriel
Corp. Parker.......Mark Zandle
Bartlett.......James Moss
Jackson.......Jerry Thomas
Beard.......David Phillips
Jennifer Smith.......Jessica Ball

Script.......John Martin
From a story by.......John Jones
Director.......Keith Wilkes

Synopsis: Gold Commissioner Fitzalan unwittingly instigates another disturbance on the Crockers Gully goldfields when he appoints Dr. Kirby as a temporary teacher. Dr. Kirby's appointment is opposed by the Reverend Smith, who is anxious to safeguard the children of Crockers Gully from what he considers to be Dr. Kirby's subversive teachings. The hostility between the two sparks off a riot among the miners.

Airdate:

Melbourne
17/9/74
Sydney 26/9/74
Adelaide 3/10/74
Brisbane 31/10/74

 


Ep. 5: Ben Gabriel and John Stanton

6. For That New Promised Land

Jenny.......Helen Hemingway
Peter Shaw-Jones.......Tony Sheldon
Ma Ryan.......Mary Marshall
Mrs. Lansdowne.......Isobel Harley

Script.......Cliff Green
Director.......David Zweck

Synopsis: Peter Shaw-Jones, an asthmatic young son of English landed gentry, comes to Crockers Gully to seek his fortune. Unused to hard physical labour, he is overwhelmed by the rigours of prospecting and decides to return to England, but his pleas for financial assistance go unheeded by Commissioner Fitzalan. Desperate and ill, Shaw-Jones risks going down a mine at night and is trapped in a cave-in.

Airdate:
Melbourne 24/9/74
Sydney 3/10/74
Adelaide 10/10/74
Brisbane 7/11/74

 


Brendon Lunney

7. Three Cheers For Her Gracious Majesty

Brendan O'Hara.......Hu Pryce
Corp. Parker.......Mark Zandle
Tilley.......Ron Pinell
Bennett.......Geoff Parry
Ma Ryan.......Mary Marshall
Clerk of courts.......Andrew Carr
Henry Bell.......Ivor Bowyer
Miner.......Art Luden

Script.......James Davern
Director.......Keith Wilkes

Synopsis: When Brendan O'Hara is wrongly accused of failure to hold a miner's licence, Fitzalan refuses to believe the story. Later O'Hara is elected as the people's commissioner, and Fitzalan resorts to sly tactics to maintain control over the goldfields.

Airdate:

Melbourne
1/10/74
Sydney 10/10/74
Adelaide 17/10/74
Brisbane 14/11/74

 


Ep. 7: Alwyn Kurts

8. Lament The Days That Are Gone By

Jessie Smith.......Lesley Yeomans
Cliff Wilson.......Bruce Kerr
Drake.......Andrew McFarlane
Bennett.......Geoff Parry
Corp. Parker.......Mark Zandle
Mrs. Lansdowne.......Isobel Harley
Miss Hawk.......Mary Ward
Rev. Fisher.......Reg Dell
Ben Draper.......Robert Forza
Turner.......David John

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......Douglas Sharp

Synopsis: When a fever epidemic sweeps Crockers Gully, young Jessie Smith's father dies, and Sarah takes the girl to see the Reverend Mr. Fisher. He suggests that Jessie should stay with with Miss Hawk of 'Ilangi', for whom he has the highest regard. When Miss hawk's sheep are infected with scab and need dipping, she asks Comm. Fitzalan to led her some diggers.

Airdate:

Melbourne
8/10/74
Sydney 17/10/74
Adelaide 24/10/74
Brisbane 21/11/74

 


John Waters and Peter Flett

9. Poor John Chow Chow

Yin Soong.......Patricia Stephenson
Won Ock.......Colin Hor

Script.......Oriel Gray
Director.......Keith Wilkes

Synopsis: Peggy O'Shea, the Irish lark, arrives at Crockers Gully to prepare for her tour of the gold fields. Other new arrivals are a Chinese family who are befriended by Sarah Lucas. Sarah suggests that their 18-year-old daughter Yin Soong becomes Fitzalan's housekeeper. The Gully doctor calls unexpectedly on Fitzalan, and notices a tender relationship blossoming between the two. Yin Soong falls in love with her employer, and Fitzalan fears that soon the whole camp will know of his affair, and that the miners will not take kindly to her.

Airdate:

Melbourne
15/10/74
Sydney 24/10/74
Adelaide 31/10/74
Brisbane 28/11/74

 


Ep. 9: Brendon Lunney and Patricia Stephenson

10. Manners Maketh Man

Brady.......Dennis Miller
Jones.......Brian Hannan
Mrs. Robbins.......Anna Russell
.......Stewart Faichney

Script.......James Davern
Director.......David Zweck


Synopsis: Jones and Brady have been chained to a tree while awaiting trial, but they break free and go bush. They take over a tent belonging to a couple of prospectors, killing one and injuring the other, while planning their next big robbery. Later, Fitzalan and his party, who are travelling from Melbourne with a valuable consignment, are awaiting a police escort at the Welcome Nugget Inn when Jones and Brady burst in. They hold Fitzalan's party at gunpoint, wreak havoc at the inn and take Sarah hostage before Sgt. McKellar arrives with the police escort.

Airdate:
Melbourne 22/10/74
Sydney 31/10/74
Adelaide 7/11/74
Brisbane 5/12/74

 


Ep. 10: Brendon Lunney and Dennis Miller

11. There's A Good Time Coming

Werowey.......Justine Saunders
Dahlja.......Bindi Williams
Craig.......Reg Gorman
Ilari.......Henry Clarke
Ma Ryan.......Mary Marshall

Script.......Sonia Borg
Director.......Douglas Sharp

Synopsis: A badly wounded Aboriginal girl, Werowey, is brought to Dr. Woods. Sarah offers to care for her, and Williams is sympathetic and worried for Werowey, but Lansdowne and Fitzalan consider all Aboriginals are savages. Their opinion is reinforced when miner Withers is brought in dead. McKellar is sent by Fitzalan to hunt the killers, and he and his men come upon the remains of an Aboriginal camp where white men killed the other Aboriginals and took their women. Determined to release the Aboriginals, McKellar refuses to handcuff them and they escape. He returns to Crockers Gully to face Fitzalan's wrath.

Airdate:

Melbourne
29/10/74
Sydney 7/11/74
Adelaide 14/11/74
Brisbane 12/12/74

 


Olivia Hamnett

12. There's Only You, Mate, And I

Hindmarsh.......Syd Conabere
Richard Lucas.......John Bowman
Corp. Parker.......Mark Zandle
Yorkshire goldminer.......Jonathon Hardy

Script.......Howard Griffiths
Director.......David Zweck

Synopsis: Sarah Lucas' anxious father, the wealthy industrialist Hindmarsh, arrives at Crockers Gully to persuade her to return to England with him - the two had been somewhat estranged as he had not approves of Sarah's late husband. During Hindmarsh's journey to the goldfields he is attacked by a bushranger, but manages to escape after shooting his assailant in the shoulder. The bushranger turns out to be Richard Lucas, Sarah's brother-in-law, who has lived the life of an outlaw since he avoided arrest back when Sarah first arrived at Crockers Gully. Sarah convinces her father that she wishes to remain in Australia, and her relationship with McKellar improves and they become engaged, with McKellar intending to marry Sarah and leave the police force.

Airdate:

Melbourne
5/11/74
Sydney 14/11/74
Adelaide 21/11/74
Brisbane 19/12/74

SERIES 2

~  The Making Of Rush

Producer.......Bryan Bruty

Synopsis: A behind the scenes preview of the second series of Rush, including interviews with cast members John Waters, Alain Doutey, Vincent Ball and Paul Mason.

Notes: 30 minute documentary.

Airdate:

Brisbane 22/2/76
Melbourne 23/2/76
Sydney 23/2/76

 


Ep. 12: Olivia Hamnett and John Waters

13. Welcome Back Sergeant McKellar

Sgt. Mundy.......Don Barkham
Marcus O’Halloran.......Martin Phelan
Brian O’Halloran.......Craig Ashley
Hill.......John Vale
Patsy O’Halloran.......Peter Bensley
Liz.......Gretchan Barrie

Script.......James Davern
Director.......Frank Arnold

Synopsis: After years of roaming aimlessly following the death of his wife Sarah, McKellar arrives in Turon Springs in NSW as a trouble-shooter for the Great Eastern Mining Company. Subsequent events see him enticed back into the police force by Supt. Kendall.

Airdate:
Brisbane 29/2/76
Melbourne
1/3/76
Sydney 1/3/76
Adelaide 1/3/76
Perth 1/3/76
Hobart 1/3/76

 


Ep. 13: Martin Phelan and Don Barkham

14. The Great Eastern Bubble

Melanie Parker.......Veronica Lang
Billy Adams.......Max Cullen
Henry de Witt.......Jeff Ashby
Major Chivers.......Peter Collingwood
Jarrett.......David Bradley
Whitmore.......Tony Wager
Dr. Partridge.......Ken Frazer
Vagrant.......Roy Wilkinson
Bath house attendant.......Goff Vockler
Henry Purchase.......Max Meldrum
Morgett.......James Moss

Script.......Colin Free
Director.......Rob Stewart

Synopsis: Widow Melanie Parker owns five acres of land which Farrar desperately needs to appease his shareholders, so he hires security man Henry de Witt to apply pressure - but he goes too far, and kills her friend Billy Adams.

Notes: Dolore Whiteman does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Brisbane 7/3/76
Melbourne 8/3/76
Sydney 8/3/76
Adelaide 8/3/76

 


Alain Doutey

15. Romany Gold

Drusilla.......Peita Toppano
Mother Buckland.......Jacqueline Kott
Sylvanus.......David Bracks
Tom Trumble.......Russell Newman
Magistrate.......Alexander Archdale
Hamish Scott.......Ian Dyson
Clerk.......John Stone
Hotel customer.......Lucky Grills
Liz.......Gretchan Barrie

Script.......James Davern & Victor Sankey
Director.......Michael Jenkins

Synopsis: A gipsy family is a convenient scapegoat when rioting miners seek vengeance on an unknown police informer.

Notes: Paul Mason does not appear in this episode. James Davern's script is credited on-screen to his secretary Jennifer Cooley. Davern, as Producer, did not want it known that he was also the writer.

Airdate:
Brisbane 14/3/76

Melbourne 15/3/76
Sydney 15/3/76
Adelaide 15/3/76

 


Ep. 15: Peita Toppano

16. The New Golden Mountain

James McNeilly.......Frank Gallagher
Katie.......Sandra Lee Patterson
Robbie McNeilly.......Tom McCarthy
Jing Wong.......Louis Wishart
Chinese caretaker.......John Alansu
Billy.......Steve Dodd
Morgett.......James Moss
Liz.......Gretchan Barrie

Script.......David Boutland
Director.......Frank Arnold

Synopsis: Sgt. McKellar confronts Farrar over the mystery of a skeleton and a gold earring found by two miners in a bush grave on Great Eastern land. An elderly Chinese man recognises the earring as the final clue in the long search for his missing daughter.

Notes: Vincent Ball does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne 22/3/76
Sydney 22/3/76
Adelaide 22/3/76

 


Ep. 16: Louis Wishart and Alain Doutey

17. La Belle France

Chevalier de Vaucluse.......Michael Craig
Crew.......Chris Haywood
Joe.......Ross Higgins
Dillon.......Peter Armstrong
Rick Burns.......Larry McGarry
John Burns.......John Warren
Magpie.......Stan Roach
Boy.......Paul Conjar
Henry Purchase.......Max Meldrum
Morgett.......James Moss
Liz.......Gretchan Barrie
Thomas.......Brian Moll

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Rob Stewart

Synopsis: Farrar has a rival when the Chevalier de Vaucluse arrives in Turon Springs and sets up a major new mining venture, with many miners leaving the Great Eastern to work for the new concern.

Airdate:

Melbourne 29/3/76
Sydney 29/3/76
Adelaide 29/3/76

 


Ep. 17: Michael Craig and Ross Higgins

18. Farrar's Pride

Alice Fraser.......Michelle Jarman
Charlie Clune.......Michael Aitkens
Joe Beamish.......Bruce Kerr
Dr. Newton.......Gordon McDougall
Mick Fraser.......David Whitford
Morgett.......James Moss
Liz.......Gretchan Barrie

Script.......James Davern
Director.......Frank Arnold

Synopsis: McKellar competes against Farrar in a horse race to win back money intended for a young orphan girl. The money was left to her by her dying father, a victim of an epidemic in the area, but was gambled away by the man to whom it was entrusted.

Notes: Vincent Ball does not appear in this episode. James Davern's script is credited on-screen to his secretary Jennifer Cooley. Davern, as Producer, did not want it known that he was also the writer.

Airdate:

Melbourne 12/4/76
Sydney 12/4/76
Adelaide 12/4/76

 


John Waters

19. Live To Fight Another Day

Andy Curran.......Robert Coleby
Jean Curran.......Christine Cameron
Brady.......Vincent Gil
Mitchell.......Colin Drake
Billy.......Nicholas Bayley
Storekeeper.......Reg Gillam
Henry Purchase.......Max Meldrum
Morgett.......James Moss

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Michael Jenkins

Synopsis: Sgt. McKellar and Supt. Kendall clash over Farrar's treatment of the Curran family who have settled on crown land he uses for sheep. Although legally eligible to settle, the Currans are removed as trespassers by Farrar, who employs underhand methods. The same methods are used against the local newspaper proprietor when he comes to their aid.

Notes: Dolore Whiteman does not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne 19/4/76
Sydney 19/4/76
Adelaide 19/4/76

 


Ep. 19: John Waters and Robert Coleby

20. I'll See You Dead McKellar

Emma.......Wendy Hughes
Jones.......Harry Lawrence
Hobson.......Tony Ingersent
Jack Jessop.......John Clayton
Capt. Blakely.......Bill Charlton
Weinbaum.......Kevin Manser
Reynolds.......Clive Marshall
Pauline.......Pam Erskine
Schneider.......Pat Rooney

Script.......Colin Free
Director.......Frank Arnold

Synopsis: In pursuit of the notorious bushranger Jack Jessop, Sgt. McKellar captures his girlfriend and shoots dead one of his brothers. Jessop seeks revenge, and McKellar faces a shootout in the main street of Turon Springs.

Notes: Jane Harders and Paul Mason do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne 26/4/76
Sydney 26/4/76
Adelaide
26/4/76

21. You Just Can't Win

Kathy Evans.......Jill Howard
Hardy Evans.......Harold Hopkins
Nobby.......Jerry Thomas
Miner.......John Armstrong
Scott.......Bert Bianchi
Murphy.......Colin Taylor
Pianist.......Jack Allan
Morgett.......James Moss

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Eric Tayler

Synopsis: Sgt. McKellar and Supt. Kendall both become involved when a kleptomaniac comes to Turon Springs to visit his estranged wife.

Airdate:

Melbourne 3/5/76
Sydney 3/5/76
Adelaide 3/5/76

 


Ep. 20: Wendy Hughes and John Waters

22. The Kadaitcha Man

Satchel.......David Gulpilil
Mrs. Brennan.......Jennifer Claire
Magpie.......Jack Charles
Mr. Brennan.......Ron Hackett
Greg Brennan.......Gregory Oldman
Louise Brennan.......Louise Oldman

Script.......Ted Roberts
Director.......Rob Stewart

Synopsis: McKellar is on the trail of an Aboriginal fugitive, who is feared to be a kadaitcha man by his tracker.

Notes: Originally intended as ep. 20, however filming was delayed by two weeks due to the unavailability of David Gulpilil. Jane Harders, Paul Mason and Dolore Whiteman do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:
Brisbane 9/5/76
Melbourne 10/5/76
Sydney 10/5/76
Adelaide
10/5/76

23. McKellar R.I.P.

Vinnie.......Trevor Kent
Cummings.......Michael Boddy
Gaven.......Robert Brockman
Thomas.......Brian Moll
Ella.......Kathryn Dagher
Marie.......Deliah Walsh
Mrs. Mortimer.......Connie Hobbs
Dougherty.......Ross Sharp
Henry Purchase.......Max Meldrum
Liz.......Gretchan Barrie

Script.......James Davern
Director.......Rob Stewart

Synopsis: Sgt. McKellar is seriously injured when a bank robbery is attempted while Turon Springs is deserted due to surrounding bushfires.

Notes: Paul Mason does not appear in this episode. James Davern's script is credited on-screen to his secretary Jennifer Cooley. Davern, as Producer, did not want it known that he was also the writer.

Airdate:

Melbourne 17/5/76
Sydney 17/5/76
Adelaide 17/5/76

 


Ep. 22: David Gulpilil; Alain Doutey, David Gulpilil and John Waters

24. The Second Oldest Trade

Diane Quail.......Pamela Stephenson
Arnie Bird.......Les Foxcroft
Lindsay Quail.......Vince Martin
Thomas.......Brian Moll
Henry Purchase.......Max Meldrum

Script.......Colin Free
Director.......Michael Jenkins

Synopsis: Three inexperienced bushrangers attempt to hijack a large gold nugget en route to Bathurst.

Notes: Jane Harders and Vincent Ball do not appear in this episode.

Airdate:

Brisbane 4/4/76
Melbourne 5/4/76
Sydney 5/4/76
Adelaide 5/4/76

 


James Moss and Paul Mason

25. A Shilling A Day

Yvette Prelot.......Jacki Weaver
Tim Thomas.......Hugh Keays-Byrne
Griffith.......Vincent Gil
Jessie Farrar.......Jane Harders
Supt. Kendall.......Vincent Ball
Capt. Farrar.......Paul Mason
Rosie Morgan.......Dolore Whiteman
Morgett.......James Moss

Script.......Colin Free
Director.......Michael Jenkins

Synopsis: McKellar becomes personally involved when Tim Thomas leads the miners in direct action against the Great Eastern in support of a pay rise.

Notes: Colin Free won a Logie Award for Best Script (1976), an Awgie Award (1977) and a Sammy Award for Best Writer For A TV Series (1976), and Hugh Keays-Byrne won a Sammy Award for Best Actor In A Single TV Performance (1976) and a Logie Award for Best Individual Performance By An Actor (1976) for this episode.

Airdate:

Melbourne
31/5/76
Sydney 24/5/76

 


John Waters and Alain Doutey