Cop Shop: episode guide

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This guide covers the episodes of Cop Shop that have been released on DVD and is divided accordingly. Six volumes, each containing 26 episodes, have been released to date, so just 156 of the 582 episodes are available. The images link to image galleries.

Episode 1

Mon, November 28, 1977
Writer: Terry Stapleton
Directors: Ian Crawford, Marie Trevor

Detective Senior Sargeant Glenn Taylor returns to the Riverside Police Station after recuperating from a gunshot wound and finds an old friend, Detective Tom Foster, is a chief suspect following a number of gay bashings. Pamela hopes her father can lure Glenn into a safer job managing a shopping complex.

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, Rowena Wallace as Pamela Taylor, Patrick Ward as Peter Fleming

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Peter Aanensen as Richard Curtis, Lisa Aldenhoven as Kathy Curtis, Dorothy Bradley as Jenny, Ron Challinor as Ronnie, Tim Connor as Lenny St James, Tommy Dysart as Dimonicus, William Gluth as Stephen Ross, Sue-Ellen Hammill as Lisa, Andrew McKaige as Gary Foster, Ian Suddards as Colin Kavanaugh, Peter Sumner as Tom Foster, Roger Ward as Bailey, Vernon Weaver as Fred Hewitt

Note: The starring cast list will only be shown when there is a change.

Episode 2

Thu, December 01, 1977
W: Terry Stapleton
D: Ian Crawford, Marie Trevor

The investigations into the bashings take a more sinister turn for Tom Foster when he becomes the chief suspect in a murder. Danni is worried about a young runaway girl who escaped while she was questioning her. Johnson and Valerie have an enjoyable and entertaining date but Johnson receives a severe blow to his pride the next day.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Lisa Aldenhoven as Kathy Curtis, Dorothy Bradley as Jenny Tarrent, Tim Connor as Lenny St James, Tommy Dysart as Dimonicus, Sue-Ellen Hammill as Lisa, Alan Hardy as Streaker, Keith Kaye as Leo, Ian Suddards as Colin Kavanaugh, Vernon Weaver as Fred Hewitt [uncredited], Andrew McKaige as Gary Foster [uncredited]

Episode 3

Mon, December 05, 1977
W: Douglas Kenyon
D: Graham Foreman

Danni realises that Kathy Curtis, the young runaway, is in much deeper trouble than she had previously thought. Taylor tells Foster a few home truths, while Foster and his son are reunited.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna; Lisa Aldenhoven as Kathy Curtis, Ernie Bourne as Claude, Tommy Dysart as Dimonicus, Maurie Fields as Horrie, Andrew McKaige as Gary Foster, Peter Sumner as Tom Foster, Roger Ward as Bailey

Episode 4

Thu, December 08, 1977
W: Luis Bayonas
D: Graham Foreman

Taylor discovers that there is a price to pay for being a dedicated cop. Valerie is in trouble and Johnson reveals his particular brand of interrogation methods. Danni undertakes some undercover work for Johnson.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna; Mary Charleston as Maureen, Tim Connor as Lenny St James, Michael Croft as Drunk, Lynda Keane as Brenda, Michael Long as Vince Kinneally, Vernon Weaver as Fred Hewitt

Episode 5

Mon, December 12, 1977
W: Phil Freedman, Terry Stapleton
D: Philip East

Taylor finds accusations of police brutality have been levelled at one of his team. Gayle takes advantage of her parents' absence, and Johnson has a problem in the aftermath of Valerie's beating.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; David Cameron as Peter Laidlaw, Mary Charleston as Maureen, Mercia Dean-Johns as Andrea Williams, Sue-Ellen Hammill as Lisa, John Paramor as Georgie Stone, Beverly Phillips as Mrs Wells, Shane Porteous as Ron Keating, uncredited as Constable Eddie Norton

Episode 6

Thu, December 15, 1977
W: George Mallaby
D: Philip East

A case involving an unscrupulous travel agent is investigated. Carol McKenna gives Pamela a suggestion of an interesting panacea for her marriage ills and when Valerie applies for a new job overseas she and Johnson have a terrible argument.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna; Nina Black as Mrs Raftopolous, Mary Charleston as Maureen Craig, Terry Gill as Birdie Finch, Ken Goodlet as John Rutherford, Lakis Kautzipos as Mr Cominos, Michael Long as Vince Kineally, Dino Melidaris as Nikolas Pappas, Ann Reddin as Mrs Parker, uncredited as Mrs Rutherford

Episode 7

Mon, December 19, 1977
W: James Hood
D: Marie Trevor

Johnson suffers a heavy loss at poker to a con man then finds he is being set up for blackmail by a safecracker who get him his money back then uses him for an alibi. Gayle has more than she can handle at Vince's party while her mother entertains an ex-boyfriend at her father's beach house. Carol finds McKenna in a compromising situation with Danni.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna; Bobby Bright as Mickey, Mercia Dean-Johns as Andrea Williams, Judy Cannon as Norma Simmonds, Terry Gill as Birdie Finch, Hamish Hughes as Frank, Michael Long as Vince, Amber Lyn Mifsud as Kerry McKenna, Tom Richards as Harry Lewis, Peter Stratford as David Mason

Episode 8

Thu, December 22, 1977
W: Douglas Kenyon
D: Marie Trevor

There is a rapist/strangler on the loose in Riverside and the station is stretched to the limit. Meanwhile, Taylor is having problems with a newspaper reporter. Valerie presses Johnson to make a commitment he's not completely happy about and Gayle takes some decisive action when her father forbids her to see Vince.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna; Christine Amor as Janet Carter, Gary Day as Philip Stedman, Sue Devine as Alice, Bruce Kilpatrick as Paul Carter, Veronica Lang as Claire Scott, Peter Stratford as David Mason, Mary Charleston as Maureen Craig [uncredited], uncredited as Eddie Canning

Episode 9

Mon, December 26, 1977
W: Peter Schreck
D: Graham Foreman

Taylor and Pamela are at their wits end trying to locate their runaway daughter. Gayle finds her get-away with Vince not as romantic as she thought. Danni finds herself facing the toughest moment in her career when she is confronted by the rapist/strangler.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor; Nancy Black as Judy Kineally, Frank Wilson as Inspector Mitchell, Mary Charleston as Maureen Craig, Gary Day as Philip Stedman, Jenny Lee as Kay Smith, Michael Long as Vince Kineally, Gil Tucker as "Stupid", Paul Young as Joey Palmer

Episode 10

Thu, December 29, 1977
W: Peter Smalley
D: Graham Foreman

Danni is faced with the possibility of a very serious charge. Meanwhile, the detectives find themselves trying to unravel what at first appears to be a serious case of attempted abduction. With Gayle home safely, Pamela returns to consider her marital future and Johnson is thrown by an announcement from Valerie.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna; Mary Charleston as Maureen Craig, Peter Cummins as Sergeant Devlin, Bethany Lee as Helen Westcott, Stephen MacDonald as Kevin King, David Ravenswood as Mr. Pendlebury, Paul Young as Joey Palmer

Episode 11

Mon, January 02, 1978
W: Everett De Roche
D: Philip East

Danni faces further investigation as a result of the Stedman case. Johnson finds Valerie's mother is nothing like he expected her to be and Gayle turns her attention from boys to horses.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Malcolm Bruce as Rodney Driscoll, John Dibbs as Mr. Driscoll, Tim Eliott as Brian Bell, Jenny Lee as Kay Smith, Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Dianne Close, Nicholas Waters as Freak

Episode 12

Thu, January 05, 1978
W: Peter Kinloch
D: Philip East

Taylor receives a tip-off that a retired Inspector of Police has a contract out on his life. Gayle finds it helpful to have a grandfather with money. With the Stedman investigation over, Danni has time to think about her relationship with McKenna.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Clare Balmford as Judi Freeman, Janne Coghlan as Bunny, Peter Ford as Jimmy Moss, Alwyn Kurts as Jack Fitzgibbon, Isobel Harley as Mrs. Chandler, Kevin Leslie as Kenny Hawkins, Steve Millichamp as Barry Hatcher, Honor Walters as Yvonne

Episode 13

Mon, January 09, 1978
W: Keith Thompson
D: David Charles

A politician friend of Eliot-Smith finds himself involved in blackmail which could destroy his career. Thanks to Eliot-Smith, Taylor becomes involved. Pamela is growing increasingly worried about Gayle's attitudes. Valerie grows restless sitting home playing the "kept woman". Johnson just doesn't get it.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Clare Binney as Dawn, Ron Challinor as Ronnie, Burt Cooper as Reporter, Carrillo Gantner as Simon Hall, Suzy Gashler as Mary Vaughan, Brian Harrison as John Vale, Keith Kaye as Leo, Judith Woodroffe as Jane Martin

Episode 14

Thu, January 12, 1978
W: Terry Stapleton, Phil Freedman
D: David Charles

A little old lady refuses to be evicted from her home and the Riverside uniformed police find themselves involved in a media stunt. Pamela plans a particular surprise at her dinner party. Valerie feels rejected by Jeff's workmates when no one comes to their rival dinner party.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Pauline Charleston as Mrs. Drew, William Garner as Roy Evans, Ralph Guthrie as Drunk, Sue-Ellen Hammill as Lisa, Neil McColl as Bikie [Johnny], Barry Michaels as TV Interviewer, Amanda Muggleton as Bikie's Girlfriend, Lois Ramsey as Mrs. Blair

Episode 15

Mon, January 16, 1978
W: Roman Chamula
D: Graham Foreman

Investigations into a factory fire reveal more than just a case of arson. Johnson causes a stir at the station when he angrily confronts McKenna about missing Valerie's party. Taylor unknowingly treads on someone's toes.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Debra Lawrance as Waitress, George Olasz as George Peres, Allan Penney as Mr. Henderson, Malcolm Phillips as Gilroy, Olga Tamara as Anna Vilas, Louis Wishart as Carlos Santos

Episode 16

Thu, January 19, 1978
W: Terry Stapleton
D: Graham Foreman

A trio of frustrated protestors kidnap Valerie in an effort to get one of their own released. A deal to exchange Johnson for Valerie isn't upheld leading to a dangerous culmination of events. For the first time Eliot-Smith's authority is challenged by Pamela. Taylor is annoyed to learn that Gayle's grandfather has been buying her secret expensive gifts.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Briony Behets as Janie Palmer, Sue-Ellen Hammill as Lisa, Jeremy Higgins as Steve Aldridge, Harold Hopkins as Paul Moorhead, Les James as Labourer

Episode 17

Mon, January 23, 1978
W: Ray Kolle
D: Robert Meillon

The investigation into the murder of a popular local footballer uncovers other criminal activities. A man comes into the station asking to be locked up lest he kill his wife. Valerie receives a tempting career offer as a dancer. Danni agrees to help McKenna celebrate his little girl's birthday. Pamela unintentionally makes a faux pas when she tells Carole.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Brian Anderson as Wally O'Keefe, Moira Carlton as Mrs. Ashley, Sally Conabere as Diane Wilson, Edward Howell as Mr. Ashley, Marnie Randall as Mary Williamson, Honor Walters as Yvonne, Kevin Wilson as Mark Dawson, Adrian Wright as Jack White, Ron Challinor as Ronnie [uncredited]

Episode 18

Thu, January 26, 1978
W: Peter Kinloch
D: Robert Meillon

An inspector from Scotland Yard arrives to escort a criminal back to the UK but their target proves to be elusive. Danni is involved in what she considers a question of ethics when she finds her self working undercover. Gayle and Eliot-Smith make secret arrangements to buy her a horse. Carol schemes to spoil McKenna's planned day with his daughter.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Ron Challinor as Ronnie, Gareth Wilding Forbes as Inspector Markham, Penne Hackforth-Jones as Jennifer Treloar, Christopher Milne as Nick Williamson, Richard Ussher as Hartford, Colin Vancao as Julian Brenchley

Episode 19

Mon, January 30, 1978
W: Vince Moran
D: John Gauci

The police suspect that a young man who has been bashed knows more about the incident than he makes known. Valerie tries to adjust to life without Johnson. Pamela has an upsetting argument with her father and stands up for her husband.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Stephen Bisley as Bob Campbell, Ron Challinor as Ronnie, John Ewart as Ted Campbell, Amber Lyn Mifsud as Kerry McKenna, Christopher Milne as Nick Williamson, Margaret Nelson as Elaine Morgan, Honor Walters as Yvonne, Alan Wilson as Steve Turner

Note: Steve Bisley's first known tv role

Episode 20

Thu, February 02, 1978
W: Wendy Jackson
D: John Gauci

Danni feels helpless with the protection the law can offer to Elaine. Pamela suffers from the aftermath of her argument with Eliot-Smith. Ronnie comes round to give Valerie the results of her big dance audition.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith; Steven Bisley as Bob Campbell, Ron Challinor as Ronnie, John Ewart as Ted Campbell, Norman Kaye as Mr. Montford, Amber Lyn Mifsud as Kerry McKenna, Christopher Milne as Nick Williamson, Margaret Nelson as Elaine Morgan, David Waters as Michael Ross

Episode 21

Mon, February 06, 1978
W: Terry Stapleton, Peter Smalley
D: David E. Charles

Valerie is torn — deciding between a career role in a musical or her relationship with Jeff. Constable Benjamin's girlfriend Jill is seriously injured as an innocent bystander in a bank robbery. After being denied the ability to see his daughter on her birthday, McKenna is caught off guard when Carol suggests that he take Kerry for the weekend.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker; Ron Challinor as Ronnie, Lloyd Cunnington as Charlie, Vince Gil as Doug, John Jarratt as Fred Casey, Christopher Milne as Nick Williamson, Linda Newton as Jill, Carole Yelland as Linda Casey

Note: Gil Tucker's first appearance as Roy Baker (He's not added to the opening credits until episode 27). He appeared in another role in ep 9

Episode 22

Thu, February 09, 1978
W: Chris Fitchett
D: David E. Charles

When one of the suspects in the bank robbery is crushed to death, the police investigation assumes more sinister proportions. Eliot-Smith reveals to Pamela that he has been seeing Carol. Benjamin waits anxiously for news of Jill. Nick Williamson turns up to take Gayle to the country club ball.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker; Lloyd Cunnington as Charlie, Vince Gil as Doug, Anthony Hawkins as Chadwick, Amber Lyn Mifsud as Kerry McKenna, Christopher Milne as Nick Williamson, Linda Newton as Jill, Carole Yelland as Linda Casey, Ron Challinor as Ronnie [uncredited]

Episode 23

Mon, February 13, 1978
W: Chris Lorah
D: Philip East

Taylor is told of a confidential plan to crack a multi-million dollar heroin racket. Tom Foster is reinstated as a detective at Riverside but apparently he still gambles and drinks heavily. Johnson reassesses his preconceived ideas of male dancers. Pamela informs Don his wife, Carol, is seeing her father.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker; Vincent Ball as Harry Carmichael, David Bradshaw as Bartlett, Mervyn Drake as Leonard Cawley, Judith McGrath as Mrs. Bond, Peter Sumner as Tom Foster, Kit Taylor as Larousse, Noel Trevarthen as Castillo, Frank Wilson as Mitchell; uncredited as courier, Mrs Cawley, Tammy Bond, Bruce

Episode 24

Thu, February 16, 1978
W: Roman Chamula
D: Philip East

One of the Riverside detectives is injured in a shoot out with criminals as they break up a heroin racket. When Pamela agrees to have an old school friend's daughter stay with them, Gayle is very put out. Why should she share her home? Carol reveals her true intentions with regard to Eliot-Smith to her friend.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker; David Bradshaw as Bartlett, Mervyn Drake as Leonard Cawley, Diana Greentree as Beverley, Tom Oliver as Brian Matthews, Peter Sumner as Tom Foster, Kit Taylor as Larousse, Noel Trevarthen as Castillo, Gary Waddell as Harry Dunne

Episode 25

Mon, February 20, 1978
W: Douglas Kenyon
D: Robert Meillon

A distraught mother reports a missing child. At first there appear to be no clues whatsoever. Pamela continues to worry about her father's relationship with Carol. Johnson is enjoying himself in his new role as the suffering patient while Danni and Foster develop a warm and affectionate relationship.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Walter Sullivan as Eliot-Smith, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker; Beverly Blankenship as Anna Mirovnik, Suzanne Dudley as Miss Price, Diana Greentree as Beverley, Anthony McManus as Craig Matthews, Tom Oliver as Brian Matthews, Lynn Rainbow as Gloria Matthews, Peter Sumner as Tom Foster,

Note: Rebel Russell's first appearance as Tracy Sutherland

Episode 26

Thu, February 23, 1978
W: Vince Moran
D: Robert Meillon

The missing child is found under horrible circumstances. Gayle has found a new friend and confidante in Tracy, their house guest. Johnson is still enjoying his convalescence at Valerie's expense and Danni is faced with a difficult decision.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Pajo as Carol McKenna, Rebel Russell as Tracy Sutherland, Gil Tucker as Roy Baker; Beverly Blankenship as Anna Mirovnik, Ron Challinor as Ronnie, Diana Greentree as Beverley, Anthony McManus as Craig Matthews, Esme Melville as Bertha, Tom Oliver as Brian Matthews, Lynn Rainbow as Gloria Matthews, Peter Sumner as Tom Foster

Note: the last episode for Patrick Ward. Gil Tucker replaces him in the starring cast from ep 27

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