Cop Shop: episode guide

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Episode 27

Mon, February 27, 1978
W: Ray Kolle
D: Graham Foreman

A warehouse robbery goes wrong when an old derelict stumbles onto the scene of the crime. Carol threatens to put Don's six-year-old daughter in a boarding school. Taylor agrees to help Eliot-Smith win back his daughter Pamela. Jealousy causes Johnson to make a brave but impulsive decision. Tony reassures his finacée about the risks of his job. Detective Mike Georgiou arrives at Riverside.

Starring: Peter Adams as Jeff Johnson, Tony Bonner as Don McKenna, Paula Duncan as Danni Francis, Joanna Lockwood as Valerie Close, George Mallaby as Glenn Taylor, Terry Norris as Eric O'Reilly, Gregory Ross as Tony Benjamin, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker, Rowena Wallace as Pamela Taylor

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, John Orcsik as Mike Georgiou, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Ronne Arnold as Arnie, Queenie Ashton as Mrs. Roberts, Ron Challinor as Ronnie, Robert Hensley as Nipper, Telford Jackson as Sid, Tom McCarthy as Ralph, Linda Newton as Jill Martin; uncredited as Mr Forbes, uncredited as Harry Henderson

Note: John Orcsik's first episode as Detective Mike Georgiou. George Mallaby is on crutches. He transitions to a cane for episodes 33 and 34

Episode 28

W: Colin Eggleston
D: Graham Foreman

When an elderly landlady discovers a body in her garage she immediately goes to the police not suspecting that her two boarders are responsible. Pamela arranges a meeting with Carol to discuss a delicate subject. A thrilled Valerie announces her engagement. As the warehouse robbers are cornered, a Riverside policeman is shot.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, John Orcsik as Mike Georgiou, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland; Queenie Ashton as Mrs. Roberts, Telford Jackson as Sid, Keith Kaye as Leo, Robert Hensley as Nipper, Tom McCarthy as Ralph, Amber Lyn Mifsud as Kerry McKenna, Luigi Villani as Patsy

Episode 29

W: M.J. Kane
D: David E. Chalmers

The search for the man who shot McKenna intensifies while, in hospital, Don wavers between life and death. Carol feels twinges of guilt at her shortcomings as a wife. O'Reilly is a special friend to Danni as she faces a most difficult and lonely time. Eliot-Smith has a proposal for Carol.

Starring: Peter Adams as Jeff Johnson, Paula Duncan as Danni Francis, Joanna Lockwood as Valerie Close, George Mallaby as Glenn Taylor, Terry Norris as Eric O'Reilly, John Orcsik as Mike Georgiou Gregory Ross as Tony Benjamin, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker, Rowena Wallace as Pamela Taylor

With: Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Sally Cahill as Alice Bradley, Simon Chilvers as Superintendant Keith York, Will Deumer as Evans, Helen Hemingway as Cheryl Finley, Robert Hensley as Nipper, Tom McCarthy as Ralph, Amber Lyn Mifsud as Kerry McKenna; uncredited as Dr. Jarvis, uncredited as Sammy

Note: Tony Bonner's final episode. John Orcsik prematurely replaces him in the opening credits despite Tonny Bonner still appearing

Episode 30

W: Christopher Fitchett
D: David E. Charles

A mad bomber is on the loose exploding automobiles with gelignite. Danni stumbles into a mystery when she tries to find out about O'Reilly's family. Johnson is still uncomfortable when he hears the word marriage. Tracy meets Johnson and finds him a very interesting prospect.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Dianne Berryman as Sue Anderson, Kirsty Child as Christine Perry, John Frawley as Neil Harris, Serge Lazareff as Dan Bridges, Gerard Maguire as Peter Galbraith, Tom Richards as Tom Perry

Episode 31

W: Ann Brooksbank
D: Charles (Bud) Tingwell

The police must find a woman and her two children before their car, wired with a time bomb, explodes. Mike Georgiou investigates the desecration of a Greek church and becomes emotionally involved. Eliot-Smith asks Glenn break the news to Pamela that he intends to propose to Carol. Carol meets a very handsome young tax solicitor while Tracy has her eye on Johnson. Danni is determined to solve a mystery surrounding O'Reilly's family.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Kirsty Child as Christine Perry, Jeannie Drynan as Dimitra Coogan, Rob Hewett as Jim Brewer, Serge Lazareff as Dan Bridges, Dean Melidonis as Priest, Tom Richards as Tom Perry; Gary Gray as Billy Morton [uncredited] Kim Krejus as Shirley Morton [uncredited]

Episode 32

W: Ray Kolle
D: Charles (Bud) Tingwell

Mike Georgiou's stong emotional involvement in a case worries the other detectives as they continue their investigation of the desecration and robbing of a Greek church. Eliot-Smith learns some very distressing news about Carol. O'Reilly makes a mysterious phone call.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Jeannie Drynan as Dimitra Coogan, Tom Burlinson as Ken, Gary Gray as Billy Morton, Kim Krejus as Shirley Morton, Gerard Maguire as Peter Galbraith, Dean Melidonis as Priest, Martin Phelan as Frank; Roger Oakley as Dick Davies [uncredited], uncredited as James Galbraith, uncredited as Molly Reid

Episode 33

W: Anne Palmer
D: Robert Meillon

The police investigate a series of unauthorised raids on massage parlours. Danni tries to help a young runaway girl. Eliot-Smith confronts Carol and makes a decision. Eric O'Reilly's family secret is revealed. Tony Benjamin's fiancée Jill has second thoughts about becoming a policeman's wife.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Jessica Ball as Sandy Davies, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Roger Oakley as Dick Davies, Louise Phillips [Louise Philip] as Claire O'Reilly, Hu Pryce as Barry Steele, Ken Wayne as [William] Taverner; Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna [uncredited], Gerard Maguire as Peter Galbraith [uncredited], uncredited as Molly Reid, uncredited as Amy Davies, uncredited as Janie, uncredited as Liz, uncredited as Bob Digby

Note: Louise Pajo's final appearance

Episode 34

W: Colin Eggleston
D: Robert Meillon

The police continue their search for the person behind a scheme to take over Riverside massage parlours. O'Reilly asks Danni for help and confides that he has a daughter with paraplegia. Jill still has doubts about her engagement to Tony. Pamela is surprised to learn she has family — an older half-brother, Ted — she didn't know about.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Jessica Ball as Sandy Davies, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Roger Oakley as Dick Davies, Louise Phillips as Claire O'Reilly, Hu Pryce as Barry Steele, Ken Wayne as Taverner; uncredited as Amy Davies, uncredited as Kovacs, uncredited as Alfred Bartholomew

Note: the last episode in which George Mallaby is using a cane

Episode 35

W: Douglas Kenyon
D: Graham Foreman

The hunt for two dangerous prison escapees becomes a tense waiting game for both the police and the escapee's family. Ted Eliot-Smith, Pamela's half-brother arrives from Hong-Kong. O'Reilly arranges for Danni to meet his daughter Claire.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Christine Amor as Betty Stephens, Anne Charleston as Alison, Tom Farley as Carl Stephens, Lorna Lesley as Julie Stephens, Collette Mann as Chris, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Louise Phillips as Claire O'Reilly, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; Ron Rodger as Barry Stephens [uncredited], uncredited as John Neilson

Episode 36

W: Ross Napier, Colin Eggleston
D: Graham Foreman

When a prostitute is murdered, the police find they must untangle a web of hatred to find the identity of the killer. Danni gets an unfriendly reception from Mrs. O'Reilly. Tracy creates havoc in the lives of Johnson and Valerie. Tony is prepared to resign to save his relationship with Jill.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Christine Amor as Betty Stephen, Shirley Cameron as Rita Stephens, Tom Farley as Carl Stephens, Lorna Lesley as Julie Stephens, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Louise Phillips as Claire O'Reilly, Ron Rodger as Barry Stephens, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; uncredited as Lou, uncredited as Josie

Episode 37

W: Ann Brooksbank
D: David E. Charles

A sinister adoption racket becomes deadly serious business as the police search for a missing girl. Eric O'Reilly convinces his wife that their disabled daughter, Claire, must enter into the world and Danni agrees to help. Johnson desperately tries to make up with Valerie by appealing to her mother but some things are not easily forgiven.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Close, Louise Phillips as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Lisa Aldenhoven as Bronwyn Paton, Suzanne Cholewick as Mrs. Day, Celia De Burgh as Dianne, Rod Densley as Mr. Day, Stuart Finch as Colby, Jacqui Gordon as Linette, Tony Hawkins as Mr. Young, Terry McDermott as Dr. Murdoch, Joy Mitchell as Mrs. Paton, Penny Ramsey as Mrs. Young, Marie Redshaw as Doreen Wade, Wayne Rodda as Willy Adams

Episode 38

W: Douglas Kenyon
D: David E. Charles

A murder, a missing girl, and a kidnapping lead the police to a hospital and a mystery. After an unfortunate encounter, Claire decides she would rather remain an invalid at home. Ted Eliot-Smith spends money as if there's no tomorrow — trying to impress the Taylor's. Valerie gets some further upsetting news.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Close, Louise Phillips as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Lisa Aldenhoven as Bronwyn Paton, Anne Charleston as Alison Chambers, Celia De Burgh as Dianne, Stuart Finch as Colby, Tony Hawkins as Mr. Young, Terry McDermott as Dr. Murdoch, Joy Mitchell as Mrs. Paton, Penny Ramsey as Mrs. Young, Marie Redshaw as Doreen Wade, Alan Rowe as Clinic Doctor, Don Smibert as Phillips

Episode 39

W: Douglas Kenyon
D: Philip East

A beautiful friend of Pamela's becomes involved in a deadly game of deception. O'Reilly receives a disturbing message from Valerie asking for Johnson to call. Claire takes a big first step when she agrees to visit Danni in her flat.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Close, Louise Phillips as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Clive Hearn as Doctor, Rod McLennan as Paul Kingston, John Murphy as Don Peterson, John Proper as Johnny Armstrong, Katie Shiel as Helen Radcliffe, Brian Wenzel as Kenny Marshall, Babs Wheelton as Miss Whiting

Episode 40

W: Ray Kolle
D: Philip East

The police investigate the murder of Pamela's friend Helen, the glamorous fashion buyer. Danni goes undercover to trap the two killers. Tracy pays a visit to both Johnson and Valerie. Claire accepts an invitation from a handsome young constable. Ted talks himself into an expensive predicament.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Close, Louise Phillips as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Geoffrey Booth as George Porter, Anne Charleston as Alison Chambers, Mercia Deane-Johns as Jan, Janet Lord as Mrs. Peters, Rod McLennan as Paul Kingston, John Proper as Johnny Armstrong, Olga Tamara as Nola, Brian Wenzel as Kenny Marshall

Episode 41

W: Terry Stapleton
D: Robert Meillon

When a psychiatrist's office is robbed, the Riverside detectives suspect there may be a hidden and dangerous motive for the break-in. Taylor is placed in a difficult and sensitive position when his boss is compromised. Pamela and Eliot-Smith learn some disturbing news about Ted. Tony Benjamin and Claire enjoy an evening together despite her mother's objections.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Close, Louise Phillips as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Geoff Ashby as Viktor, Carl Bleazby as Dr. James Harrison, Graham Blundell as Bobby Jefferson, Anne Charleston as Alison Chambers, Paul Glen as Colin, Malcolm Phillips as Cliff Montgomery, Cecily Polson as Barbara York, Bud Tingwell as Supt. Keith York

Note: Charles "Bud" Tingwell replaces Simon Chilvers (ep 29) in the role of Supt. Keith York. Also look for him in the director's chair from time to time.

Episode 42

W: Eggleston
D: Robert Meillon

A police superintendent is threatened with blackmail. Taylor shows both strength and sensitivity as he helps put a shattered man back on his feet. O'Reilly worries that Claire will become too serious about Benjamin. Ted knocks back his father's humbling job offer. Taylor offers to be Johnson's best man.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Close, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Brian Adams as Eugene Koski, Jeff Ashby as Viktor, Graham Blundell as Bobby Jefferson, Paul Glenn as Colin, Peter Hepworth as Junkie, Cecily Polson as Barbara York, Bud Tingwell as Supt. Keith York, Ken Wayne as Taverner [uncredited]

Note: Louise Philip's name is finally spelled correctly in the credits, up until now it she has been credited as Louise Phillips (I've used the correct spelling throughout the guide)

Episode 43

W: Vince Moran
D: David E. Charles

A faith healer becomes involved in a search for a missing diabetic girl while himself being the subject of an assault investigation. Pamela finds a way of saving Ted's pride. It's the big day for Valerie and Johnson.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Close, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; Beverley Dunn as Mrs. Holden, Bruce Kerr as Keith Sutton, Stacey Malinoff as Jennifer Holden, Phyllis Ophel as Amanda Lewis, Shane Porteous as Jason Knight, Barbara Stephens as Anne Southby; uncredited as Celia Denton, uncredited as Constable Collins

Note: Shane Porteous appeared previously in episode 5 but is the principal guest in these two episodes

Episode 44

W: David Boutland
D: David E. Charles

Two criminal losers decide to take advantage of a terrifying prediction as a clairvoyant's end of the world premonition creates havoc in the city. Valerie decides she and Pamela should see more of each other. O'Reilly is worries that things are going too far between Claire and Tony.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Close, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Shane Bourne as Peter Green, Anne Charleston as Alison Chambers, Bruce Kerr as Keith Sutton, Bruce Kilpatrick as Harry Smithson, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Shane Porteous as Jason Knight, Ross Skiffington as Mick Beaumont, Barbara Stephens as Anne Southby, Paul Young as Jacko; uncredited as Constable Collins, Paul Glen as Colin [uncredited]

Episode 45

W: Anne Brooksbank
D: Charles (Bud) Tingwell

The police decide to release a safe cracker from prison in the hope that he will lead them to a gang of burglars. Desperate for cash, Ted approaches a loan shark. Jill's sudden return puts Tony in an emotional predicament.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; Don Barkham as Barry Hastings, Ivor Bowyer as Bank Manager, Amber Mae Cecil as Ruth Spencer, Michael Ferguson as Bob Williams, Bill Hunter as Pete Williams, Rod Mullinar as Loan Shark, Vernon Weaver as Joe, Alan Weyman as Ray; uncredited as Constable Collins

Episode 46

W: Jim Simmonds
D: Charles (Bud) Tingwell

When a convict is sprung from gaol, a police informer's life is in danger. Claire prepares for her big date with Tony Benjamin. Valerie fixes Georgiou up with a blind date.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Don Barkham as Barry Hastings, Amber Mae Cecil as Ruth Spencer, Ray Chubb as Oswald Trotter, Kerry Daniel as Simone, Joy Dunston as Nicki, Michael Ferguson as Bob Williams, Bill Hunter as Pete Williams, Rod Mullinar as Loan Shark

Episode 47

W: Douglas Kenyon
D: Robert Meillon

A series of cat burglaries plagues Riverside. Johnson suspects an old adversary is back. Tracy finally goes too far and Gayle is forced to decide where her loyalty lies. Valerie cleverly diverts Johnson's attention from an incriminating cheque.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; Peter Ford as Andy Phipps, Rod Mullinar as Loan Shark, Keith Reid as Gary Swan, Arnold Riches as Mr Singleton, Graham Rouse as Sam Pierce, Mary Ward as Emma Hudson

Episode 48

W: Michael Joshua
D: Robert Meillon

One cat burglar has been caught but the detectives are puzzled when a similar robbery occurs. After speaking with Danni, Valerie gets cold feet about buying a house. Claire surprises everyone with news of a finding a job. Pamela tries to convince Ted to face his father rather than run away from his problems. Georgiou is in trouble when his father visits him at the station.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; Max Bruch as Mr. Georgiou Senior, Lynne Flanagan as Mrs. Olive Crandle, Carrillo Ganter as Aris Cosmonopoulis, John Geros as Albie Stokes, Rod Mullinar as Loan Shark, Graham Rouse as Sam Pierce, Mary Ward as Emma Hudson

Episode 49

W: Douglas Kenyon
D: Robert Meillon

A series of cat burglaries plagues Riverside. Johnson suspects an old adversary is back. Tracy finally goes too far and Gayle is forced to decide where her loyalty lies. Valerie cleverly diverts Johnson's attention from an incriminating cheque.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; Peter Ford as Andy Phipps, Rod Mullinar as Loan Shark, Keith Reid as Gary Swan, Arnold Riches as Mr Singleton, Graham Rouse as Sam Pierce, Mary Ward as Emma Hudson

Note: Rebel Russell's final appearance

Episode 50

W: Michael Joshua
D: Robert Meillon

One cat burglar has been caught but the detectives are puzzled when a similar robbery occurs. After speaking with Danni, Valerie gets cold feet about buying a house. Claire surprises everyone with news of a finding a job. Pamela tries to convince Ted to face his father rather than run away from his problems. Georgiou is in trouble when his father visits him at the station.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Gerda Nicholson as Marion O'Reilly, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; Max Bruch as Mr. Georgiou Senior, Lynne Flanagan as Mrs. Olive Crandle, Carrillo Ganter as Aris Cosmonopoulis, John Geros as Albie Stokes, Rod Mullinar as Loan Shark, Graham Rouse as Sam Pierce, Mary Ward as Emma Hudson

Episode 51

W: Peter Schreck
D: David E. Charles

When a popular and successful boxer is beaten up, a title fight nearly has to be cancelled. Investigations reveal he wasn't as popular as first thought. Georgiou finds himself in a heated argument with his father over an arranged marriage. Tony enlists Danni's help in understanding Jill's reaction. Eliot-Smith discovers the truth about Ted.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Peter Stratford as Ted Eliot-Smith; Max Burch as Mr. Georgiou Senior, Don Crosby as 'Speed', Terry Donovan as Vic Bishop, Maurie Fields as Hal Pike, Gary Gray as Johnny Malone, Susanne Haworth as Katrina, Bethany Lee as Salli Valenti, Tristan Rogers as Andy Hunt, Sean Scully as Rio Valenti, Ian Smith as Charles Carter

Note: the first episode to carry a production date of 1978. The scenes used in the opening credits have been updated. Peter Stratford's final appearance as Ted Eliot-Smith

Episode 52

W: Vince Moran
D: David E. Charles

Everyone is a suspect when wealthy businessman Charles Carter comes to a gruesome end. Georgiou meets his bride to be. Jill reveals to Tony the details of her painful past. Valerie's house hunting resumes its intrepid course. Pamela is surprised by her husband's unexpected announcement over dinner.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Linda Newton as Jill Martin; Elspeth Ballantyne as Claudia Gaynor, Max Burch as Mr. Georgiou Senior, Don Crosby as 'Speed', Terry Donovan as Vic Bishop, Gary Gray as Johnny Malone, Brian Hannen as Dave Ellis, Ian Smith as Charles Carter, Nick Waters as Joey; Susanne Haworth as Katrina [uncredited]

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