The Stranger: episode guide


Episode 1.1

Sunday, April 26, 1964
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

The Walsh family welcome a mysterious stranger into their home. Impressed by the man's advanced intelligence and linguistic skills, Mr Walsh offers him a teaching job.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, John Faasen as Mr. Walsh, Jessica Noad as Mrs. Walsh, Peter Rowley as Jeffrey Mason, Kit Taylor as R.M.S.F. Smith

Episode 1.2

Sunday, May 02, 1964
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

Curious about Adam's weekend bushwalks, Bernie, Jean and Peter follow him to the Blue Mountains where locals have reported strange lights in the sky.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Jessica Noad as Mrs. Walsh, Reginald Livermore as Varossa

Episode 1.3

Sunday, May 09, 1964
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

Aboard the spacecraft, Bernie, Jean and Peter learn the truth about Adam and Varossa's people, the Soshunites. Meanwhile back on Earth, the teenagers are reported missing.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Reginald Livermore as Varossa, John Faasen as Mr. Walsh, Grant Taylor as Detective Inspector Chisolm, Jeffrey Hodgson as Detective Howell, Denys Burrows as Chief Police Inspector

Episode 1.4

Sunday, May 16, 1964
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

On their return to Earth, Adam and Varossa are arrested. Bernie, Jean and Peter have a hard time convincing the authorities that their friends are from another planet and need help.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Reginald Livermore as Varossa, John Faasen as Mr. Walsh, Jessica Noad as Mrs. Walsh, Grant Taylor as Detective Inspector Chisholm, Jeffrey Hodgson as Detective Howell, Owen Weingott as Professor Mayer, Mary Mackay as Soshun, Eve Wynne as Soshuniss Elder, Charles McCallum as Soshuniss Elder; Soshuniss Citizens: Victoria Anoux, Jane Gilfillan, Carol Jackson, Elizabeth Mason, Howard Bell, Reg Evans, Donald Philps, Max Phipps

Episode 1.5

Sunday, May 23, 1964
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

Professor Mayer meets the peaceful Soshun while authorities on Earth prepare for an invasion.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Jessica Noad as Mrs. Walsh, John Faasen as Mr. Walsh, Owen Weingott as Professor Mayer, Mary Mackay as Soshun, Denys Burrows as Chief Police Inspector, Ivor Bromley as Colonel Nash, Nigel Lovell as Group Captain Ponsonby, Robert McDarra as Squadron Leader, Keith Buckley as John Robinson, John Unicomb as Istosin

Episode 1.6

Sunday, May 30, 1964
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

Professor Mayer takes the plight of the Soshunites to the United Nations.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, John Faasen as Mr. Walsh, Reginald Livermore as Varossa, Owen Weingott as Professor Mayer, Denys Burrows as Chief Police Inspector, Ivor Bromley as Colonel Nash, John Fegan as Policeman, Douglas Morgan as Policeman, Henry Gilbert as Hutchins, Bernie Baia as Matoula, Guy le Claire as Indian Delegate, Count Xavier de Gonneville as French Delegate, Carol Finlayson, Hubert Fischter, Max Horder, Edmund Pegge, Vaughan Tracie as Chauffer, John Armstrong as Attendant, John Llewelyn as Attendant

Episode 2.1 (7)

Sunday, June 20, 1965
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

News that the Earth has been visited by extra-terrestrials sends the world's press into a meltdown. Peter goes on an unexpected journey.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Dennis Carroll as Edward Mayer, Owen Weingott as Professor Mayer, Reginald Livermore as Varossa, Ivor Bromley as Colonel Nash, Don Philps as Wilson, John Faasen as Walsh, Jessica Noad as Mrs. Walsh, Ben Gabriel as Soshun, Scott Tyler as Sochun Pilot, Denys Burrows as Chief Police Inspector, Jack Ford as Police Sergeant, Peter Johnson as Police Constable, Steward Ginn as Senator Anderson, Bernie Baia as Matoula, Judy Nunn, Tom Baker, Ray Lamont, Herbert Logan, Hubert Fischter, Ray Gooden, Tim Cohen, Ron Lea, Bryce Morris-Yates, Lace Peters, David Crocker, David Turnbull

Episode 2.2 (8)

Sunday, June 27, 1965
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

Professor Mayer and his son Edward return to Sydney, pursued by the opportunistic American businessman Rudolph Lindenberger.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Dennis Carroll as Edward Mayer, Owen Weingott as Professor Mayer, Reginald Livermore as Varossa, Ivor Bromley as Colonel Nash, Don Philps as Wilson, John Faasen as Walsh, Alex Cann as Rudolph Lindenberger, Chuck Kehoe as Blake, Jack Ford as Police Sergeant, Peter Johnson as Police Constable, Edward Nelson as Police Constable, Tex Clarke as Police Constable, Lance Peters as Reporter, Ben Gabriel as Soshun, Mary McKay as Ex-Soshun, Victoria Anoux, Scott Tyler, John Hopkins, Evan Dunstan, Thomas Dysart, Leonard Lee

Episode 2.3 (9)

Sunday, July 04, 1965
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

Jean, Bernie, Edward and Professor Mayer are spirited out of Sydney to the Parkes radio telescope. Still stranded on Soshuniss, Peter is forced to deliver an ultimatum to the Australian Prime Minister.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Dennis Carroll as Edward Mayer, Owen Weingott as Professor Mayer, Reginald Livermore as Varossa, Ivor Bromley as Colonel Nash, Don Philps as Wilson, John Faasen as Walsh, Alex Cann as Rudolph Lindenberger, Chuck Kehoe as Blake, Desmond Rolfe as Plumbridge, Jack Ford as Police Sergeant, Moray Powell as Dr. John, Richard Meikle as Dr. Scott, Max Osbiston as Telescope technician, Peter Wagner as Telescope technician, Kerry McGuire as Nurse, Denis Doonan, Peter Johnson, Ray Lamont, Arthur Payten, Lance Peters, Roger Ward, David Turnbull, Ben Gabriel as Soshun, Mary McKay as Ex-Soshun, Michael Lawrence, Roger Cox, Scott Tyler

Episode 2.4 (10)

Sunday, July 11, 1965
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

Peter's return to Earth sends Parliament House into a panic. Still on the run, Adam attempts to contact Jean and Bernie. Meanwhile, Lindenberger's men close in.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Dennis Carroll as Edward Mayer, Ivor Bromley as Colonel Nash, Don Philps as Wilson, Alex Cann as Rudolph Lindenberger, Chuck Kehoe as Blake, Ken Fraser as Meldrum, Victor Haggith as Prime Minister's Secretary, Richard Hughes as Policeman, Ossie Wenban as Postmaster, Ric Throssell, John Bishop, William Fischer, Walter Learning, Grant McIntyre, Warwick Ongley, James Stewart

Episode 2.5 (11)

Sunday, July 18, 1965
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

The arrival of Lindenberger's henchmen leads to a dramatic chase across the Parkes radio telescope dish for possession of Adam's radio. With Soshuniss under threat by Earth, Professor Mayer volunteers as a human shield.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Dennis Carroll as Edward Mayer, Owen Weingott as Professor Mayer, Ivor Bromley as Colonel Nash, John Faasen as Walsh, Alex Cann as Rudolph Lindenberger, Chuck Kehoe as Blake, Richard Meikle as Dr. Scott, Max Osbiston as Technician, Kerry Francis as Soshun Pilot, Don Philps as Wilson, Denis Doonan as Blake's Driver

Episode 2.6 (12)

Sunday, July 25, 1965
Written by G.K. Saunders
Directed by Gil Brealey

Threats of attack by Earth lead the Soshunites to announce they will only negotiate with the children. The Australian Prime Minister outsmarts Lindenberger to secure a safe place for the Soshunites to settle.

Cast: Ron Haddrick as Adam Suisse, Janice Dinnen as Jean Walsh, Bill Levis as Bernard Walsh, Michael Thomas as Peter Cannon, Dennis Carroll as Edward Mayer, Chips Rafferty as the Prime Minister, Owen Weingott as Professor Mayer, Ivor Bromley as Colonel Nash, Reginald Livermore as Varossa, Jessica Noad as Mrs. Walsh, John Faasen as Walsh, Alex Cann as Rudolph Lindenberger, Chuck Kehoe as Blake, Richard Meikle as Dr. Scott, Peter Wagner as Telescope technician [uncredited], Ronne Arnold as Dr. Kamutsa, Ben Gabriel as Soshun, Ken Fraser as Meldrum, Don Philps as Wilson, Victor Haggith as Prime Minister's Secretary, Gordon Glenwright as Lord Mayor, Thelma Scott as Lady Mayoress, Barry Ross as Town Clerk, Tom Dysart, Scott Tyler, Evan Dunstan, Kit Taylor, Ray Lamont, Peter Johnson, John Unicomb, Kerry Francis