Cop Shop: episode guide


In Volume 12, The search for a killer leads the Riverside police north to Sydney’s underworld. Danni’s investigation puts her life in serious danger, JJ receives an invitation to travel to Washington to do a special training course with the FBI. Amanda and Terry tie the knot whilst Claire is suspicious of Benjamin’s activities.

Episode 287

W: David Boutland
D: Chris Adshead

Riverside detectives assist the Railway Investigation branch in an undercover operation designed to curb youth vandalism and violence. One victim, threatened into keeping quiet, is pushed too far and goes after a boy who is trying to make a break from his troublesome mates. A day on the trains puts Jeff off the idea of commuting. Amanda pushes Terry to commit to their relationship. Eric learns Sam is the son of one of his old colleagues. Eric receives a letter from his cycling rival poetically taunting him before Roy's race.©tzuk

Starring Peter Adams as Jeff Johnson, Liz Burch as Liz Cameron, Terence Donovan as Vic Cameron, Paula Duncan as Danni Francis, Joanna Lockwood as Valerie Close, Terry Norris as Eric O'Reilly, John Orcsik as Mike Georgiou, Louise Philip as Claire Benjamin; Gregory Ross as Tony Benjamin, Lynda Stoner as Amanda King, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker

With: Nicholas Eadie as Sam Philips, John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones; Max Phipps as Glen Anderson, Peter Aanensen as Ken Sinclair, Patrick Phillips as Brian Clark, Janne Coghlan as Mrs Clark, Ian Smith as Mr. Clark, Tim Burns as Billy Pearson, Lorraine West as Mrs. Lyons, Nick Holland as Benny Lyons, Myrtle Woods as Mrs. Hunter

Note: Max Phipps' character is credited as Glen Anderson but he's referred to as Glen Andrews in these two episodes

Episode 288

W: Joe Kelly
D: Chris Adshead

Detectives struggle to make a case against their tight-lipped assault suspect while he continues his threats against the mentally unstable man who is the only witness against him. Roy's training regime in increased. Valerie researches European holiday destinations. Claire helps Tony study for his exams and hosts a celebretory party where she hopes to set up Liz with one of Tony's classmates. Jeff ups the ante after Eric turns down his rival's wager on Roy's charity bike race.©tzuk

With: Nicholas Eadie as Sam Philips, John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones; Andrew Clark as Max Saunders, Lisa Armytage as Jennifer Grant, Max Phipps as Glen Anderson, Tim Burns as Billy Pearson, Nick Holland as Benny Lyons

Episode 289

W: Graham Koetsveld
D: Robert Meillon

Investigating the fatal shooting of a man in his own home, detectives uncover a case of real estate fraud which requires Mike and Danni to travel to Sydney. Eric wants to pursue charges against a famous cricketer for giving a child an obscene autograph. Claire and Valerie asks for Eric's help in dealing with an elderly customer who is stealing their cutlery. Jeff has no interest in Valerie's idea of taking a six month campervan holiday around Australia.©tzuk

With: Nicholas Eadie as Sam Philips; Robert Brunning as Alexander Dinsdale, Carmen Duncan as Meredith Wade, Adrian Wright as Stuart Wade, John Stanton as John Lewis, Quennie Ashton as Evelyn Armstrong, Nick Klisinsly as Jim Hudon, Brian Blain as Bob Giddons

Note: Carmen Duncan appears in her third pair of episodes (63-64, 237-238) and has some scenes with her sister Paula at the beginning.

Episode 290

W: Jim Simmonds
D: Robert Meillon

Working with a detective from Kenmore, Mike follows his case to Bathurst where the pair hurry to stop a murder on the racetrack. Needing to reschedule his Highland band's wine and cheese night, Roy pivots to help Claire organise a fundraiser. Amanda and Roy are frustrated in their attempts to help a woman who is being beaten by her husband.©tzuk

With: Nicholas Eadie as Sam Philips, John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones; Carmen Duncan as Meredith Wade, Adrian Wright as Stuart Wade, John Stanton as John Lewis, Brian Blain as Bob Giddons, Les Dayman as Paul Anderson, Kirsty Child as Aileen Clarke, Clive Hearne as Bill Clarke

Episode 291

W: Luis Bayonas
D: Bill Hughes

A shooting at a political rally injures an innocent bystander and sends detectives on the hunt for the shooter. An old Digger with a fondness for the bottle and a long war story is a key witness but no one takes the time to hear what he has to say about a suspect everyone is overlooking — and who is looking to strike again. Feeling the pressure from Jeff's wager, Roy contemplates withdrawing from the bike race. Riverside is beset by power outages tied to a union strike.©tzuk

With: Nicholas Eadie as Sam Philips, John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones, Lisa Armytage as Jennifer Grant; Caroline Gillmer as Margot Davis, Alan Hopgood as Henry Goss, Alex Hay as 'Monty' The General, Terry Trimble as John Rooke, Roy Edmunds as Police Instructor

Note: Andrew Clark (Max Saunders) and David Cameron (Jerry Barnes) appear but have no lines

Episode 292

W: Roland Strong
D: Bill Hughes

A fading local hero seeking retribution after losing a bar room brawl steals a cache of weapons and shoots up his foe's house. Detectives initiate a hunt to find the man who's gone bush. Danni clashes with Jeff and Eric over their treatment of Roy. To motivate Roy, Jeff calls on their old boss Glen Taylor to give him a pep talk. Jerry Barnes returns to Riverside and asks Liz to come back to Queensland with him and get married. Roy rushes to say a final farewell.©tzuk

With: John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones, Nicholas Eadie as Sam Philips, David Cameron as Jerry Barnes; Lisa Armytage as Jennifer Grant, Andrew Clarke as Max Saunders, Graeme Blundell as Tom Lowe, Tony Strachan as David Lowe, Klaus Shultz as Doug Marshall, Sue Jones as Bev Shields, George Mallaby as Glen Taylor

Notes: Liz Burch's final episode. George Mallaby returns in a guest role, his first appearance since departing in episode 158. Andrew Clarke is mis-credited as Andrew Grant, Graeme Blundell is mis-credited as Graham Blundell

Episode 293

W: Colin Eggleston
D: Robert Meillon

A businessman pays off a large illegal gambling debt only to be manipulated into running up further crippling loses. Now under the thumb of the gambling boss, he is forced to use his warehouses to fence stolen goods. After learning of the arrangement, the man's wife is thrilled and pushes for more lucrative deal. Riverside detectives become involved while investigating fraudulent phone orders. Roy's training earns him a reprieve from night shifts from Eric while Valerie and Jeff want Roy move in with them to keep an eye on his training and diet. Terry surprises Amanda by asking her to move in with him but she turns him down. Tony's attempt to to play matchmaker for his classmate Max is rebuked by fellow classmate Jennifer. Roy finally has enough of being managed and threatens to withdraw from the race.©tzuk

Starring Peter Adams as Jeff Johnson, Terence Donovan as Vic Cameron, Paula Duncan as Danni Francis, Nicholas Eadie as Sam Philips, Joanna Lockwood as Valerie Close, Terry Norris as Eric O'Reilly, John Orcsik as Mike Georgiou, Louise Philip as Claire Benjamin; Gregory Ross as Tony Benjamin, Lynda Stoner as Amanda King, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker

With: John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones, Lisa Armytage as Jennifer Grant, Andrew Clarke as Max Saunders; Shane Porteous as Jonathon Kingston, Elizabeth Alexander as Virginia Kingston, Tom Oliver as Albert Cobb, Roger Ward as Leon Turner, Chris Peters as Thumper, Ian Clutterham as Telecom Inspector

Notes: Nicholas Eadie is promoted into the main cast replacing Liz Burch

Episode 294

W: James Hunter
D: Robert Meillon

Detectives finally catch up with their phone scammers. The brazen execution of a rogue henchman and a suicide note lead to the downfall of the crime boss. Eric's continued meddling causes Roy to drop out of the charity race. Jeff mends fences but Roy lays down some new rules — includes that half the losing bet go to charity. To make matter worse, Eric learns Roy will be going up against a ringer. Jeff takes some time off work and stuns Valerie by making dinner — Johnson Cordon Bleu (never mind the funny colour, just wait till you taste it). Roy wins the charity bike race.©tzuk

With: John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones, Lisa Armytage as Jennifer Grant, Andrew Clarke as Max Saunders; Shane Porteous as Jonathon Kingston, Elizabeth Alexander as Virginia Kingston, Tom Oliver as Albert Cobb, Roger Ward as Leon Turner, Ian Clutterham as Telecom Inspector, Paul Glen as Truckie No. 1, Ron Bingham as Truckie No. 2, Alex Porteous as Sergeant Sandy McPhee

Episode 295

W: Jim Simmonds
D: Gary Conway

When a bomb planted in a park injures a child, Riverside detectives search for the perpetrator who is protesting the pending visit of a multinational hotel and casino developer with rumoured connections to organised crime. JJ and Valerie know the injured girl's family and JJ goes back to work to help with the investigation. Claire is concerned Tony's attractive classmate, Jennifer, has captured his attention. JJ is amused to learn Valerie has an admirer in the coffee shop's young cake supplier. After he appears on tv commending the work of the police, Terry is kidnapped by the bomber.©tzuk

With: John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones, Lisa Armytage as Jennifer Grant, Andrew Clarke as Max Saunders; John Larking as Chief Insp. Garry Whitcombe, Peter Curtin as Herbert Jolly, William Zappa as Graeme Buckley, Clare Balmford as Veronica Maine, Selwyn Sardi as Army Officer, John Ramsey as Army N.C.O, Chris Gregory as Trevor Jackson, Barbara Rush as Shop Keeper, John Murphy as Gray

Episode 296

W: [not shown]
D: Gary Conway

Jeff is assigned to protect American businessman Vittoria Rossi who is coming to Riverside to look at a site for a hotel complex. Jennifer meets with Tony to discuss their growing attraction. Wanting to focus on her studies, she tells him they can't see one another anymore. Terry's captives force him to read an anti-development screed on tv and relay a threat to kill Vittoria Rossi. Rossi narrowly escape a pair of attempts on his life before his idealistic assailants are apprehended. Terry proposes to Amanda at the station in front of all her colleagues.©tzuk

With: John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones, Lisa Armytage as Jennifer Grant, Andrew Clarke as Max Saunders; William Zappa as Graeme Buckley, Clare Balmford as Veronica Maine, Frank Gallacher as Vittoria Rossi, Peter Hosking as Alfred Virgona, Pamela Charleston as Journalist, Rod Williams as Smith

Notes: Clare Balmford is mis-credited as Clarke Balmford, Frank Gallacher is mis-credited as Frank Gallancher and the writing credit is omitted.

Episode 297

W: Ray Kolle
D: Chris Adshead

Sam is shocked to come across a murder victim in the park. The man is one of Mike's informants and he's determined to find the person responsible. The killer, Murray Paxton, is recently back in town and reconnects with an old girlfriend whose baby becomes an annoyance as he plans he next jobs. Jeff's recent work has attracted the attention of the Commissioner who wants him to take a three month course on organised crime with the FBI in Washington. Valerie's thrilled by the opportunity but Jeff needs to find a buyer for his horse so he can afford for Valerie to go with him. Amanda accepts Terry's second, proper, marriage proposal. After an attempt to intimidate a juror, police work to find their suspect before he can silence a detective set to testify. Eric has a word with Tony after he hears that Tony is not doing well in his courses, unaware his distraction is due to his burgeoning relationship with Jennifer.©tzuk

With: Moya O'Sullivan as Lorna O'Reilly, John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones; Drew Forsythe as Murray Paxton, Peter Crossley as Dick Tarnley, Dina Mann as June Fleming, Lucy Ewers as Baby Bobby Fleming, Noel Browne as Lionel Moore, Brian Hinselwood as Sen. Det. Harry Dennison

Episode 298

W: Jeff Browett
D: Chris Adshead

Danni responds to a report of an abandoned baby and finds his mother badly beaten. Her boyfriend, Murray Paxton, is nowhere to be found and Vic calls upon all hands to track him down. Jeff shows Roy the ropes after he agrees to look after Casear and the house and car while he and Valerie are gone. Claire demands an answer from an agitated Tony about what's going on with his study partner, Jennifer. A combined party for Terry and Amanda and Jeff and Valerie is held at the Johnsons. Claire flees the party and tries to talk to Tony when he gets home but he's in no mood having already told Jennifer that his life is with Claire and Prue. Jeff and Valerie leave for Riverside.©tzuk

With: Moya O'Sullivan as Lorna O'Reilly, John Walton as Terry Linford-Jones, Lisa Armytage as Jennifer Grant; Drew Forsythe as Murray Paxton, Dina Mann as June Fleming, Lucy Ewers as Baby Bobby Fleming, Brian Hinselwood as Sen. Det. Harry Dennison, Natalie Raine as Penny

Note: the final episode for Peter Adams and Joanna Lockwood leaving Terry Norris and Gregory Ross as the only remaining original cast members.

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