Cop Shop: episode guide

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Episode 79

W: Charles Stamp
D: William Templer

The detectives find themselves up against the bonds of mateship when they try to track down a prison escapee. Baker breaks off his engagement with Jenny. Valerie considers a possible explanation for her recent irritability.

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: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Anne Lambert as Jennifer McGregor, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Alan Becher as Steve Kirby, Betty Bobbitt as Helen Walsh, David Foster as Bob Temple, Terry Gill as Jim Walsh, Barbara Llewellyn as Sue Morley

Episode 80

W: Gary Deacon
D: William Templer

The search intensifies for the operators of a pipeline for escaped prisoners. Pamela receives a serious blow to her self confidence. Danni finds herself in trouble with Taylor.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Anne Lambert as Jennifer McGregor, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Betty Bobbitt as Helen Walsh, David Foster as Bob Temple, Terry Gill as Jim Walsh, Judy Johnson as Mrs. Morris, Barbara Llewellyn as Sue Morley

Episode 81

W: Vince Moran
D: Philip East

Counterfeit twenty dollar notes appear in the Riverside area and an invalid pensioner and his wife are suspected of passing them. Johnson finds himself sympathetic to these underdogs. Notification of Baker's transfer to Fingerprints arrives and he wonders if he made the right decision.

With: Anne Lambert as Jennifer McGregor; Beau Cox as Gary Turner, Charles Gilroy as Mr. Williams, Paul Glen as Col, Martin Harris as Syd Turner, Barry Pierce as Lenny Morris, Lyndell Rowe as Jessie Turner

Note: guest star Beau Cox (pictured) is the youngest person to ever win a Logie award, winning in 1978 at age 6 in the category "Outstanding Performance by a Juvenile" for his appearance in episode 5 of Young Ramsay

Episode 82

Martin Harris, Barry Pierce, Peter Adams

W: Jim Simmonds
D: Philip East

Syd Turner's attempt to assist the Police catching the leaders of the counterfeiting gang almost ends in disaster. Roy Baker finds Sergeant O'Reilly has solved his transfer problem. Jennifer McGregor makes sure Roy Baker knows she has a new boyfriend, Mike Georgiou.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller [uncredited], Anne Lambert as Jennifer McGregor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Beau Cox as Gary Turner, Rod Densley as Jordan, Douglas Drury as Stanley Wilson, Martin Harris as Syd Turner, Barry Pierce as Lenny Morris, Lyndell Rowe as Jessie Turner, Rod Williams as Abraham Fenton

Episode 83

W: Colin Eggleston
D: Robert Meillon

An enterprising pair of country and western singers attempt to "go electric" by stealing equipment, but everything goes wrong. O'Reilly reacts adversely to Claire's new boyfriend. Jenny McGregor goes too fast for Georgiou.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Matthew King as James Simpson, Anne Lambert as Jenny McGregor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Peter Culpan as James Clarke, Brian Hannan as 'Cowboy' Gerry Cassidy, Bruce Kilpatrick as Tom Higgins, Frank Lewis as Kevin Brady, Carole Yelland as Dulcie Higgins

Episode 84

W: Bob Huber
D: Robert Meillon

There's fast action until the dream of the country and western duo ends in death for one and arrest for the other. Baker achieves the impossible by delivering a summons. Pamela gets a strange series of reactions to her second batch of frock designs.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Edwin Hodgeman as Ralph Chambers, Rod McLennan as Harvey Burgess, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor [uncredited]; Peter Culpan as James Clark, Brian Hannan as "Cowboy" Gerry Cassidy, Bruce Kilpatrick as Tom Higgins, Carole Yelland as Dulcie Higgins

Episode 85

W: Anne Brooksbank
D: David E. Charles

A series of hold ups embarrass Police when witnesses reveal they were carried out by policemen. Pamela confronts Harvey Burgess about pirating her designs but her plan backfires. Danni finds Fuller's attraction for her hard to resist.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Edwin Hodgeman as Ralph Chambers, Anne Lambert as Jenny McGregor, Rod McLennan as Harvey Burgess; David Cameron as Vince Kennedy, Peter Carroll as Martin Sadler, Earl Francis as Fizz, Suzy Gashler as Jane Sadler, Ron Pinnell as Gunsmith, Tristan Rogers as Jack Ferguson, Terry Trimble as Truck Driver

Episode 86

W: Gordon Graham
D: David E. Charles

Thousands of lives are in jeopardy as the police race against time to prevent Sadler and his bogus policemen from setting a bomb in a crowded football stand at the match of the day. Danni has to think through her feelings about Chris Fuller. O'Reilly faces a new relationship between Benjamin and his daughter Claire.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Anne Lambert as Jenny McGregor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; David Cameron as Vince Kennedy, Peter Carroll as Martin Sadler, Suzy Gashler as Jane Sadler, Tristan Rogers as Jack Ferguson, Eric Strentz as Colonel Yin Lee

Episode 87

W: Michael Joshua
D: William Templer

A payroll robbery leads the Police to a man hiding a dark secret. Benjamin gets jealous. Georgiou hears some disturbing news about Jenny.

With: Edwin Hodgeman as Ralph Chambers, Matthew King as James Simpson, Rod McLennan as Harvey Burgess, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Kim Deacon as Kay Blackman, Paul Glen as Col, Vic Gordon as Cartwright, Brian Granrott as Joe Vance, Brian Harrison as Henry Blackman, Neil McColl as Wayne Chappell

Episode 88

W: Luis Bayonas
D: William Templer

When a polite couple of "brains" graduate to robbery they cause amusement and an unusual problem for the Police to solve. Jenny turns on Georgiou after he accuses her of theft. The Taylors suspect Gayle could be taking drugs.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Anne Lambert as Jenny McGregor, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor; Richard Moir as Jock Gould, Bob Ruggiero as Ernie Hill, Kevin Summer as Fred, Pieta Toppano as Barbara Campbell, Pat Weissmann as Pizza Lady

Episode 89

W: Roland Strong, Vince Moran
D: Philip East

There's trouble at the stables when a prize race horse is nobbled. Jenny accuses Georgiou of bashing her. Valerie and Johnson go to the races.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Anne Lambert as Jenny McGregor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; John Arnold as "Skeeta" Jenkinson, Peter Byrne as T.V. Newsman, Pauline Edwards as Miss Victoria Police, Rob Hewett as Max Ramsay, Keith Kaye as Leo, Steven Millichamp as Alf, Terry Trimble as Truck Driver, Gareth Wilding-Forbes as Gordon Fitzsimmons, John Wood as Jim Dawson

Episode 90

W: Ray Kolle
D: Philip East

The Police search for the killer of a race horse. Fuller and Danni make a very important decision. Claire feels she must do something about Tony.

With: Peter Curtin as Chris Fuller, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; John Arnold as "Skeeta" Jenkinson, Patsy King as Sara Fitzsimmons, Malcolm Phillips as Old Man, Ian Smith as Mark Tyrell, Gareth Wilding-Forbes as Gordon Fitzsimmons, John Wood as Jim Dawson

Episode 91

W: Charles Stamp
D: Robert Meillon

A punter is robbed and the Riverside Police are faced with a mystery. Johnson faces temptation in the form of a lovely woman. Pamela and Taylor tell Gayle some bad news. Tony's finacée returns.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Vincent Ball as James Benedict, Peter Felmington as Tom Bird, Vivienne Garrett as Ruth Forest, Serge Lazareff as Noel Shanklin, Doug Mills as Terry Forest, Trudi Simms as Diana, Charles Tingwell as George Connolly

Note: Linda Newton last appeared in episode 58

Episode 92

W: Vince Moran
D: Robert Meillon

A falling-out among thieves has deadly consequences. Things go from bad to worse for the Johnsons. Jill faces the truth about her feelings for Tony Benjamin.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor; Linda Newton as Jill Martin, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Vincent Ball as James Benedict, Vivienne Garrett as Ruth Forest, Jeremy Kewley as Brett Markham, Serge Lazareff as Noel Shanklin, Charles Tingwell as George Connolly, Vernon Weaver as Don Hunt

Episode 93

W: Colin Eggleston
D: Graeme Arthur, David E. Charles

A snowdropper and a charming con-man keep the Riverside Police busy. Claire learns that Benjamin has split up with his girlfriend. Valerie angers Johnson when she decides to report a crime.

With: Moya O'Sullivan as Mrs. Lorna Close, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Kerry Daniel as Simone, Marion Edward as Mrs Margot Thomas, Ken Goodlet as Sgt. Maurie Peterson, Bob Horsfall as Mr. Randall, Ken James as Larry Walker, Andrew McKaige as Neil Peterson, John Powell as Greg David, Marie Randall as Mrs. Arymtage, Paula Winspear as Linda Bates

Note: Andrew McKaige's third stint on Cop Shop (1-3, 53) and his second playing a police officer's son. Moya O'Sullivan's first appearance since episode 72

Episode 94

W: Linda Aronson
D: Graeme Arthur, David E. Charles

The snowdropper has nearly killed someone and the search intensifies. Johnson gets the results of his sterility tests. Pamela finds success to be a mixed blessing.

With: Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Liddy Clark as Sandra Mazzorino, Ken Goodlet as Sgt. Maurie Peterson, Billie Hammerberg as Iris Peterson, Andrew McKaige as Neil Peterson, Sigrid Thornton as Helen Davis

Episode 95

W: Terry Stapleton
D: David E. Charles

A daring Supermarket bandit wearing a gorilla mask gives the police a chase. Pamela fails Gayle when Gayle's friend needs help with a desperate problem. Valerie needles Johnson into an attempt to give up smoking. JJ must organise a surprise party to mark Eric's career milestone.

With: Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor; Tony Llewellyn-Jones as Ross Drennan, Ross Skiffington as Frank Webster

Episode 96

W: Terry Stapleton
D: David E. Charles

With "Supermonk" arrested, the Police are startled when another "Supermonk" strikes and must be tracked down. After the death of Gayle's friend, Pamela faces up to the shallowness of her lifestyle. Tony sits his exam.

With: Neil Fitzpatrick as Father Joe Carroll, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire; Tony Llewellyn-Jones as Ross Drennan [uncredited], Ross Skiffington as Frank Webster [uncredited], Julia Blake as Mrs. Parker, Irene Hewitt as Mrs. Whelan, Clea Stapleton as Penny, Will Duemer as Reporter, Rick Harley as Reporter, Peter Sardi as Reporter

Episode 97

W: Anne Brooksbank
D: Philip East

An interstate criminal arrives to mastermind a big travellers' cheques robbery with the aid of a stolen magnetic drill. Pamela's first day at the Mission finds her facing the problem of a runaway boy. Claire's plan to prevent O'Reilly taking time off fails.

With: Neil Fitzpatrick as Father Joe Carroll, Louise Philip as Claire; David Argue as Shane, Lesley Baker as Mother, Ernie Bourne as Freddie Scullen, Marcus Cole as Nick Reynolds, Kevin Golsby as Earl McCray, Penne Hackforth-Jones as Jackie Warren, Jack Perry as Tom

Episode 98

W: Jim Simmonds
D: Philip East

When Earl McCray is caught for the travellers' cheques robbery, his accomplices kidnap a Magistrate and demand McCray's release. Valerie decides to donate Johnson's old uniforms to the Mission. The mystery of the threats to Taylor deepens.

With: Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Marcus Cole as Nick Reynolds, John Frawley as Graham Metcalfe, Kevin Golsby as Earl McCray, Penne Hackforth-Jones as Jackie Warren, Val Jellay as Beryl, Elizabeth Wing as Mrs. Sally Metcalfe

Episode 99

W: Michael Joshua
D: Bill Hughes

The Police link crimes committed against an eminent barrister with the threats to Taylor. Station personnel manoeuvre to get O'Reilly to his surprise party. Taylor is attacked.

With: Neil Fitzpatrick as Father Joe Carroll, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire; Tim Elliott as Julian Price, Rebecca Gilling as Carla Moore, Keith Reid as Billy Gray, Colin Cancao as Noel Curry, Michael Croft as Peter Barton, Joy Dunstan as Mrs. Mary Young

Episode 100

W: David Boutland
D: Bill Hughes

As the hunt begins again for the attacker, Price takes the law into his own hands and risks Taylor's life in an exciting siege situation. A desperately worried Pamela arrives at the scene of the siege. Her presence ha a tremendous effect on Benjamin's future.

With: Neil Fitzpatrick as Father Joe Carroll, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Tim Elliott as Julian Price, Rebecca Gilling as Carla Moore, Keith Reid as Billy Gray, Sue Devine as Linda Gray, Lauren Burton as Colleen Gray, John Egan as Ricketts, Denzil Howson as Van Cleve, Richard Butler as Payne, Ivor Bowyer as Doctor

Episode 101

1979
W: Luis Bayonas
D: William Templer

A hoax telephone call is a good cover for an escaped prisoner's revenge. Pamela is upset with Taylor. Valerie is worried about Johnson so decides to help out a bit by taking over the household finances.

With: Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; John Proper as Maxwell Arthur Ramsey, Bill Garner as Rodney Harper, Simon Chilvers as Bruce Campbell, Kirsty Child as Jean Campbell, Keith Kaye as Leo, Jack Perry as Tom

Episode 102

1979
W: Roland Strong, Gwenda Marsh
D: William Templer

A young woman accuses a leading public figure of attempted rape. Pamela disagrees with Father Joe Carroll over the way he handled a particular situation. Valerie is becoming increasingly worried over her and JJ's financial situation.

With: Neil Fitzpatrick as Father Joe Carroll, Tom Oliver as Peter Mitchell, Lynn Rainbow as Anne Mitchell, Tim Robertson as Hedley Barrett, Helen Hemingway as Karen Fleming, Denzil Howson as Van Cleve, Richard Butler as Payne, Ivor Bowyer as Doctor, Maurie Fields as Ted Palmer [uncredited], et al.

Note: Tom Oliver and Lynn Rainbow (pictured) are married in real life. This is there second time playing a married couple on Cop Shop (eps 25-26)

Episode 103

1979
W: Gordon Graham, Vince Moran
D: David E. Charles

A struggling young couple have their house vandalized, and are consequently placed in a dangerous position of temptation. Valerie is feeling the strain of all her worries with Johnson. O'Reilly finally gives consent for Benjamin to marry Claire.

With: Neil Fitzpatrick as Father Joe Carroll, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly, Sean Scully as Steve Mercer, Brian Wenzel as Phil Cunningham, Caz Lederman as Cathy Mercer, Paul Young as Brain Parry, Neela Dey as Pakistani Woman, Julie Day as Stella Atkinson

Episode 104

1979
W: Charles Stamp
D: David E. Charles

A young couple who have found $65,000 stashed in their house decide to keep it. But they soon find themselves involved with a very cruel man indeed. Johnson argues heatedly with both Georgiou and Taylor, because he thinks they are interfering. An engagement party is arranged for Benjamin and Claire.

With: Neil Fitzpatrick as Father Joe Carroll, Jo-Anne Moore as Gayle Taylor, Louise Philip as Claire O'Reilly; Sean Scully as Steve Mercer, Brian Wenzell as Phil Cunningham, Caz Lederman as Cathy Mercer

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