Legacy of the Silver Shadow: episode guide


Tomorrow the World

Episode 1
Australia: November 08, 2002
UK: Monday, January 05, 2004
Written by Ray Boseley, Chris Anastassiades
Directed by Ray Boseley

Josh, Alex, Campbell and Gretel discover the secret lair of the Silver Shadow, a long-forgotten superhero from the 1950s. Meanwhile the Silver Shadow's arch enemy, the Crab, has started training his grand-daughter Fiona to take over the family business…

With: Brendan Carroll as Feral, Stephanie McIntosh as Samantha, Margaret Ricketts as Ida Dunbarton, Babs McMillan as Nursing Home Manager, Adam May as Mr Sanderson, Monty Maizels as Nursing Home Piano Player

The Feral Element

Episode 2
Written by Ray Boseley
Directed by Ray Boseley

When the Silver Shadow sends his team on their first mission — to bust a bicycle theft ring — they find that fighting even petty crime can be harder than it sounds.

With: Brendan Carroll as Feral, Stephanie McIntosh as Samantha, Teishan Ahearne as Caspian, David Fernee as Wesley, Melanie Dunn as Trudy, Talia Zucker as Dina, Bruce Alexander as Det. Hendershot, James O'Dea as Mugger, Sandra Mitchell as Baker, Lillian Lewis as Citizen, Lorraine Kindler as Dog Owner, Victor Wong as Litterer, Nicholas Hooper as Shoplifter

Round One

Episode 3
Written by Robert Greenberg
Directed by Stephen Johnson

Alex is seen with Josh after school, and to prevent suspicion invents a story that they are going out — much to Josh's dismay! Meanwhile, Fiona goes on a recruiting drive for evil henchmen, and tries to steal an ancient helmet.

With: Stephanie McIntosh as Samantha, Melanie Dunn as Trudy, Talia Zucker as Dina, Samuel Tew as Bruce, Nikon Souphan as Wayne, Lawrence Mah as Mr Chi, Myles Collins as Policeman

Ticket To Ride

Episode 4
Written by Cameron Clarke
Directed by Stephen Johnson

A series of public transport robberies leads the Silver Shadow team to a confrontation with Crab Girl. But with the team more focussed on competing with each other than fighting crime, their superhero careers may come to an untimely end!

With: Bruce Alexander as Commissioner Hendershot, Reg Gorman as Checkers, Russell Fletcher as Security guard, Paul McCarthy as Horst the Tourist

Man Of Steel

Episode 5
Written by Ray Boseley
Directed by Ray Boseley

Campbell borrows the Silver Shadow's exo-skeleton, as protection from the school bully at camp. When a thief steals the high-powered suit and embarks on a crime rampage, Campbell has a lot of explaining to do…

With: Brendan Carroll as Feral, Rodney Afif as Thief, John Nasser as Camp leader, Nick Bourke as Fisherman, James Ryan as Policeman

New Girl

Episode 6
Written by David Devries, Chris Anastassiades
Directed by Stephen Johnson

The Crab believes the Silver Shadow is a student at Bateswood High School, and Fiona enrols at the school to lure him out. But is even world domination worth the pain of posing as Alex's friend and organising the school dance?

With: Stephanie McIntosh as Samantha, Melanie Dunn as Trudy, Talia Zucker as Dina, Brendan Carroll as Feral Fitzgerald, Bruce Alexander as Commissioner Hendershot, Robert Groeneveld as Gino, Simon Hughes as The Principal, Chris Brown as Midnight Bandit, Guy Charnock as Year 7 Boy

Stephanie Tate

Episode 7
Written by Christine Madafferi
Directed by Julian McSwiney

Gretel lets her big secret slip to her best friend Stephanie, who promptly blackmails her way into joining the team. Stephanie soon learns that there is more to being a superhero than a costume and mask.

With: Bruce Alexander as Commissioner Hendershot, Kelsey McCallum as Stephanie, Nikita Plummer as Robyn, Aleeya Hachem as Angie, Jessica Cornish as Chloe, Maxine Vauzelle as Jasmine, Bob Horney as Lord Mayor, Kate Hardiman as Mrs Ravanelli, Tiahna Wild as Little Girl, Leighton Phair as Sgt Okocha, Tim Bates as Sharp-eyed Punk, Michael Langdon as Teenage Boy

But We've Only Got 53 Tunnels

Episode 8
Written by Stephen Bates
Directed by Ray Boseley

Gretel responds to an intruder alert deep in the Lair's tunnel network, and not only discovers the culprit — a rat — but also the mysterious Tunnel 54 and its disturbing secret: a live nuclear missile.

With: Margaret Ricketts as Ida Dunbarton, Anthony Keogh as Scientist 1, Clayton Jacobson as Scientist 2

Teenage Sidekicks

Episode 9
Written by Phillip Dalkin
Directed by Julian McSwiney

Josh lets his duties slip when he decides to track down one of the Silver Shadow's teenage sidekicks. But his distraction may prove costly when Crab Girl kidnaps Alex.

With: Bud Tingwell as Billings, John Flaus as Roger Bird, Brandon Burns as Young Silhouette, Peter Aanensen as Old Man, Esme Melville as Older Woman, Dom Stringa as Driver #1, Phill Cantone as Driver #2

Kings Of The World

Episode 10
Written by Phillip Dalkin
Directed by Pino Amenta

When Crab Girl gets her hands on the Silver Shadow's journal, the hands of time are turned back to a superhero's convention in the 1950s. Crab Girl and Josh both learn some unsettling details about their mentors' origins…

With: Bruce Alexander as Commissioner Hendershot, Brendan Carroll as Feral Fitzgerald, Andrew Blackman as Atomic Clock, Bruno Lucia as Mr Vesuvius, Stig Wemyss as The Bantam, Stephen Jenkins as The Aeronaut, Jeremy McLay as The Tzar, Paul Collins as The Fugue, Philip Miolin as Balloon Man, Ben Anderson as Young Crab/Schism/Travis Teale, Robin Bissett as Tea Lady, Jeff Pacey as The Butcher, Timothy Cotton as Boy on Bike, Roy Edmunds as Plain Clothes Policeman

No Such Thing

Episode 11
Written by Susan Macgillicuddy
Directed by Julian McSwiney

It's a fine line between truth and fantasy when the Crab and Fiona convince Alex that the Silver Shadow is a figment of her imagination, in the hope that she will lead them straight to the Shadow Lair.

With: Wayne Hope as Mystic Bob, Jane Bayly as Stevie, Melissa Kotsos as Receptionist

Fire In The Hole

Episode 12
Written by Ray Boseley
Directed by Pino Amenta

Tensions are running high in the Shadow Lair as it becomes clear that the Crab knows the team's identities and may already be closing in on their headquarters.

With: Bruce Alexander as Hendershot Senior, Ben Anderson as Young Crab, Lawrence Mah as Mr Chi, Samuel Tew as Bruce, Nikon Souphan as Wayne, Myles Collins as Police Officer, Margaret Ricketts as Mrs Dunbarton, Ange Galati as The Body, Roy Edmonds as Young Mr Chi, Graham Jahne as Prison Guard

Frankenscience

Episode 13
Written by Ray Boseley
Directed by Pino Amenta

The Silver Shadow team must work together to stop the Crab's master plan to become immortal. When Fiona realises her role in the Crab's grisly plan, even she is prepared to help them.

With: Ben Anderson as Young Crab/Travis Teale, Carolyn Browne as Citizen, Ange Galati as The Body