A history of Homicide, celebrating the show's sixth birthday. The first section deals with highlights from the series plus behind the scenes anecdotes, and the second section details the production of a typical episode, No. 266 'Have You Heard About The Lawrences?'
A group of students stage a mock bank hold-up to publicise a charity. When the students' leader is shot dead by a bank guard, Homicide detectives have to establish whether the guard was acting within his duty or recklessly; a complication is that jealousy in the group caused the student to be 'set up' for the shooting.
An old couple who run a milk bar in an inner suburb are found brutally murdered. A young man is charged, and confesses, but Det. Sgt. Bronson's doubts about his guilt still complicate the issue, and bring he and Insp. Connolly into conflict.
For three days, a cottage in the Dandenong Ranges provides a perfect honeymoon hideaway. But then the young bride is brutally slain, and Homicide detectives find themselves investigating bigamy as well as murder.
An unidentified young woman is murdered in a park, the second such occurrence, and Homicide detectives have to race against time to prevent a third killing.
Nancy Tate is kidnapped by two men and taken to a lonely spot and murdered. A search begins for a mysterious witness wearing a cap and a suede jacket.
A clerk is shot when two masked men hold up a factory and steal a $10,000 payroll. Homicide detectives have no real leads, and must rely on information from an informer, Sgt. Bronson's 'Aunt Sally'.
A body is discovered in a railway box-car at the Jolimont railway yards, from where a young boy has also gone missing. Police dogs are called in to track down the killer, a young man who has killed his father with an iron bar during an argument, and fled with the only witness - the missing boy.
Edward Heywood is reported missing, and three weeks later his body is recovered from the Yarra River. Two anonymous letters - death threats - provide the Homicide detectives with an important clue. The man's wife, Katarina, had many lovers, and when she reports her sister-in-law Norma has suicided, one of her lovers, Rogowski, makes a false confession.
When an attractive young girl is murdered, it doesn't take long for the Homicide detectives to identify her killer; but they have a tense time gathering sufficient evidence to bring him to trial, aware that before they can complete their case he may well kill again.
A man dies a violent death aboard a boat at dawn. Although there is an eye-witness, he claims he was too far away to identify the killer, and the Homicide detectives have some fast thinking to do as they pursue their suspects around the confusing world of the waterfront.
When William Nelson blows up the car of a business acquaintance, killing him, he is quickly brought to justice, and sentenced to serve a life sentence for murder. However, Nelson is cunning and resourceful, and escapes from custody and it is not only his freedom he wants, but a chance to even up the score against the main prosecution witness.
A convict who has broken out of jail is murdered at the rendezvous with an accomplice, and Det. Sgt. Bronson suspects that there is a connection between his death and an unsolved robbery committed five years earlier.
Retired Inspector Bob Fenton, former chief of the Homicide squad, is fatally stabbed and his body left in the driveway of the home of Insp. Connolly. Fenton appears to have been the victim of revenge, and Connolly realises that he could be the next target.
A business colleague of Douglas Hadrion, knowing he has a weak heart, succeeds after several attempts in causing his death by inducing a heart attack.
A body found floating in Port Phillip Bay is identified as that of gambler George Duff. He has been shot. Homicide detectives are surprised when their investigations reveal that Duff was married to the headmistress of a leading girl's school.
A water skier is murdered when she takes a tumble and the speedboat bears down on her. Homicide Detectives uncover their first lead at a baby-sitting agency, and soon find a connection between the agency, a group of juvenile delinquent motor-cyclists and a series of burglaries.
Catherine Leonardson has a wealthy husband who has taken second place to the other men in her life. Tension in their home turns into murder, and detectives find evidence making two men look equally guilty.
An ingenious plot to steal a consignment of diamonds leads to murder, and detectives are baffled as to who the culprits are - until they turn their attention to a number of large crates recently delivered to a factory.
Two criminals kidnap a doctor in order to treat a wounded man who was injured during a gunfight in which another man was killed.
The Homicide squad has help from the Forensic division when investigating the death of a woman who had apparently ceased to exist a year before being killed.
Matters are complicated for the police when a young girl shirks from the publicity she fears will result if she makes known the full story of her abduction and gang rape, following the revenge which was meted out to her assailants.
A man found dead in a burnt out car at the foot of a cliff is presumed to be the owner, James Bannister. But further evidence points to Bannister still being alive, and detectives gradually unravel an insurance fraud which ends in another murder.
When Homicide detectives probe the underworld to investigate the murder of a prostitute, they find the dead girl's friends and accomplices all fear for their own lives. Their investigations are complicated by an obvious crank with a passion for reforming people.
When con-man Hal Dunstan gets over-confident, a chance encounter with a prowler in a graveyard triggers off more than he can cope with.
When prominent Melbourne solicitor Gerald Marquard is killed, detectives connect his death with the disappearance of an important forged document. They concentrate on two suspects: one a well-known confidence trickster, the other a young German migrant, Horst Schumann.
The murder of a baccarat king leads to an arrest, a trial and also an acquittal, because the charged man has a watertight alibi. But time, mistrust and wagging tongues force the killer to strike a second time - and to meet again with a homicide detective who has retained a keen memory of the original crime.
Sen. Det. David Mackay, recently demoted from Sergeant due to a report by Det. Sgt. Bronson, joins the Homicide squad. Mackay is in trouble immediately when he is caught breaking into a shop. Fraser is promoted to Senior Detective and transferred to another squad.
A young mother is murdered and her small daughter is missing. Police and trackers comb rugged country for the killer, and question relatives about the little girl whose disappearance is obviously connected to her mother's death.
A girl en route to her city office sees a dead man lying on a rooftop. During the subsequent investigation Homicide detectives uncover some shady dealings with her father's business.
A bookmaker is brutally robbed and murdered, and Homicide detectives suspect a group of punters led by smooth-talking Johnny Parke. Their search brings them to further violence when tension flares up between the suspects.
A miserable relationship develops between two European middle aged migrants who have a mutual love of music. Both are impoverished, and behind her refusal to marry him is a tragic secret - she has an incurable illness. Their relationship grows more and more hopeless and they decide to kill themselves - the man then shoots her and tries to poison himself, but fails. Rather than tell police about their pact, the man makes up a story about a crime of passion.
When a body is washed up on St Kilda beach, Homicide detectives discover that the victim was involved in the smuggling of narcotics.
The prompt rescue by Sen. Det. Mackay of a man who is nearly killed by a train leads to an unexpected clue and a tragic reason behind the death of a woman.
A policewoman joins the Homicide detectives to probe a death which takes them into the realm of strange witchcraft rites.
Three young women die and investigations lead Homicide detectives into the field of psychiatry, and to a mentally deranged man who has become a criminal through misfortune, and whom they fear will kill again.
A woman dies a violent death, and some stolen diamonds are missing. A link between the two crimes provides Homicide detectives with several leads. The chase is on in earnest when their prime suspect flees from his own accomplices as well as the police.
A vicious and ruthless underworld character fatally wounds a young policeman after being disturbed trying to steal a car. There are witnesses, but all fail to identify the Homicide detective's prime suspect. It is a silent witness that finally catches him out - a vital piece of evidence left at the scene of the crime by the murderer himself.
Christopher Lodge receives a shock when an undertaker calls to collect his body. His fear mounts when a wreath is delivered, and detectives are called in to investigate his 'murder'.
The victimisation of innocent and unsuspecting children horrifies the inhabitants of a quiet country town. The cruel death of a young child leads police to a tragic psychopath.
Returning home from an all-night party, a woman under the influence of alcohol makes a grim game of driving her car at a male friend - until she eventually hits him. Panic-stricken, she rushes off into more trouble. Before long her own life is endangered by someone who wants to keep the night's events secret for a very good reason.
Gil Slade, a conceited bully, braggart and brutish lout, kills a man for no reason other than that he made Slade look foolish. None of his neighbours will inform on him, and when one finally does go to the police Slade retaliates with further violence.
A man, who is convinced that he has every right to deceive and defraud others, sets up a rest home for old people. But the Homicide squad takes an interest when an elderly female resident is murdered without any apparent motive.
An elderly woman is murdered when she disturbs a thief who has broken into her home. Homicide detectives realise quite early in the piece that someone is trying to cover up for the killer - but it's such a naive attempt that it helps the police far more than it does the murderer.
A young girl is lured to her death when she answers a newspaper advertisement, and Policewoman Helen Hopgood assists the Homicide detectives in tracing the murderer.
Sgt. Bronson's wife, Pat, is witness to a despicable attack on a cripple by three youths. Her own life is threatened by their ruthless leader, Billy Saunders, who tries to stop her identifying them.
Helen Burton and her daughter are happy to be reunited after a long separation, but the reunion turns out to be a prelude to tragedy when a murder is committed.
Det. Sgt. Bronson and Sen. Det. Mackay are called to an isolated homestead on the Mornington Peninsula to investigate the murder of labourer Kevin Jones. Many of the farm hands are immigrants, and the detectives find themselves in a different world. Some of the people they question are proud and steeped in the traditions of their native country, and at least one of them is prepared to kill over a question of honour.
Detectives have five suspects in the brutal murder of a young married woman. All five of them saw her in the hours preceding her death.
An artist arrives at an outdoor party with a stunning blonde. Within minutes the girl is dead, and so is a young folk-singer who was also a party guest. Homicide detectives are called in to the off-beat world of an artist's colony to investigate the mysterious deaths, and suspense mounts as investigations into the puzzling case builds to an unexpected climax.
A criminal earnestly trying to reform is being framed for a double murder and a £20,000 payroll robbery.
Truck driver Roy Smith reports his wife has been murdered. He claims he spent the night at the country town of Seymour, however police discover that he is having an affair and that he also stole a car in Seymour.
Policewoman Helen Hopgood is involved in the case of a runaway schoolgirl, but when Helen suddenly disappears it is feared she could have been murdered.
A teenage girl's skeleton is found in the Airey's Inlet sandhills, with no clue to her identity.
A woman close to death after being attacked and robbed refuses out of fear to identify her attackers. The pack then goes hunting again, terrorising a mother and her teenage daughter.
Young Kathy and Johnny Moore were happy together according to friends and neighbours, yet Kathy is found murdered in their wrecked living room and Johnny is missing.
Homicide detectives pursue 'Blue' Carmody in rugged mountain bushland, after he murdered a Forests Commission officer who ordered him to put out a fire on a total fire ban day. Two women at a roadhouse assist him.
Two women act as decoys and one victim after another is attacked and robbed - until one of the victims dies.
Peter O'Brien, sentenced to life imprisonment for murder, breaks out of jail. He has a warder's carbine, and is ready to deal out to the two detectives who put him inside. When he confronts them, he wounds Sen. Det. Mackay and shoots dead Det. Sgt. Bronson.
A scrawled note, a milk bill and a wrecked room confront the police when they investigate the death of a clergyman. Mackay is promoted back to Detective Sergeant.
Is he a man with a grudge, or a lunatic loose with a gun? By the pattern of his crimes he could be a bit of both, and his motive is as hard to find as he is himself. Insp. Connolly joins Mackay and Hudson in a hazardous chase after a demented and dangerous killer.
When a young married woman meets a violent death, a glib story about hitch-hikers is discounted as police believe they know the murderer. Forensic science assists in collating evidence and apprehending a dangerous killer.
Using the Moomba festival crowds as a cover, a gang of jewel thieves, headed by an American, keeps the police guessing. A report that a schoolboy has disappeared alerts detectives to more sinister activities.
If Ray Fox died, as he alleges two women intended, their complicity in a sinister racket might not have been found out. Fox tells police a tale so incredible that he doesn't expect to be believed. But when the truth comes to light it is more incredible still, leading to the discovery of a racket and murder.
Joan Ordini is stabbed to death while walking home at night. Her husband, quite unmoved by the tragedy, tells police there were other men in her life. Her father chances on a vital clue when he finds his daughter's cherished rosary beads are missing.
Concerned for the safety of a murder witness, police hide the man at Dromana. However, the ruse is discovered and the police must protect him from a group of criminals.
Sally Trevor, just titled Model of the Year, is shot dead on a busy city street. The killer's description tallies with her long-time devoted admirer Arthur Parrish. But why murder her at the peak of her success? Their ill-starred romance story told in flashback provides the answer.
People notice Ron Paige and think he is a charming youth, which is a big help to detectives investigating a puzzling case of callous murder.
Linda Neilsen, a young married woman with a career in advertising, walks out of a jovial staff party to a violent death. A search through her handbag provides Homicide detectives with a promising lead, but three suspects emerge to confuse the issue.
Maree Duncan tells police that her husband has threatened to kill her, and soon afterwards she is found shot dead. Is the killer her husband? Or the man whose company she obviously preferred? The police keep a wary eye on the two suspects while sorting out the complex and conflicting evidence and intrigue surrounding Maree's death.
As Det. Sgt. Mackay puts it: "There are only three things to find in this case - the weapon, the offender, and the victim." The breakthrough comes when Forensic examines the soil clinging to the tyres of Arthur Lowe's abandoned taxi.
18-year-old Margaret Boyce makes a suicide pact with an older man that she loves because her father refuses to give his consent to their marriage. Soon afterwards her body is found in a quarry. It certainly looks like suicide - but the Homicide detectives move in to investigate a strong suspicion of murder.
Could a Tasmanian Tiger still exist near Burrabri? Or did 16-year-old Anne Vincent meet her death at human hands? Homicide detectives are called to a country town to investigate the death of the young woman, and are confronted by some strange evidence.
Is Maggie the abused wife she claims to be, or a dangerous woman capable of deliberate murder? Arrested for shooting her husband, she says it was self-defence, but a hint of complicity between Maggie and her stepson makes detectives suspect her story.
Lorraine Purvis's classmates are shocked when she falls to her death from a roof. But some of them are suspects as police try to establish if it was suicide, an accident, or murder.
A man is fatally stabbed, and the knife used is lying beside his friend Ilona Tabori when she wakes in the morning. She finds his body just outside her door. She can remember nothing of the night before and fears that she may have been responsible for his death.
Mackay and Hudson pursue a crazed gunman who has taken four lives. Hudson, feeling his inexperience may have been a contributing factor to Sgt. Bronson being shot, becomes embroiled in a public controversy about the right of police to fire on criminals.
A man is strangled to death, and in the search for his killer Homicide detectives uncover a macabre story of drug addiction and the relentless exploitation of its victims.
An art collector is stabbed to death and investigations have just begun when Det. Hudson's girlfriend 'Tinker' Bell is reported missing. Tensions mount as her disappearance is linked with the main murder suspect, Bronte Palmer, a mentally deranged artist connected to an art colony.
A small boy sees blonde Trudy Gardiner threatened with a gun, but when police arrive her flat is empty - though there is every sign she has been murdered. The question is why? In the confusion of a car wrecker's yard, detectives get their first glimpse of the truth.
A mother and her two young daughters are shot dead on a country road, and detectives learn that a car abandoned nearby belongs to their neighbour, Roger Fry, an ex-RAAF officer with a war neurosis who has apparently vanished.
Immediately after buying a racehorse, horse dealer Jim Craig is shot dead. Craig's dubious background suggests several motives, but it soon becomes evident that the horse 'Seven Winds' is the focal point in a bitter human conflict.
Scotland Yard enlists Homicide's aid in locating Joan Preston, suspected of having killed her husband in England. They find not only Joan, but also her sister-in-law Sarah Davis, who is convinced that Joan has murdered once and is planning a second murder.
A body is found on a beach with a lone clue - a cigarette lighter inscribed "In memory of Milk Train". But - what Milk Train?
Blonde Karen Barrett's first brush with the law is on a shoplifting charge, but Policewoman Helen Hopgood senses something more sinister in the girl's background. Homicide detectives prove she is right.
Roger Lang is found shot dead, and suspicion falls on nightclub singer Julie Temple, whose fingerprints are on the gun. Investigations lead to Julie's ex-husband, Harold Barker, who has resorted to an evil scheme to gain custody of his child.
On the run after breaking jail, Tom Delaney robs a bank and shoots a veterinary surgeon. Seeking a hiding place, he holds country school teacher Ann Pritchard as a hostage.
Confidence man Warren Hardy becomes involved with the death of a man and blackmails a wealthy socialite in an attempt to pay a gambling debt.
A teenage girl on holiday finds a baby's body in the river. There is doubt as to whether it is accidental drowning or murder. The blanket wrapped around the body supplies a vital clue.
Young Constable Foster, suspecting a factory breaking, fires at a man who is running from the scene. When Homicide detectives question him, he realises his police career could be in jeopardy.
Laura Steiner has an insensate jealousy of her stepdaughter Ilse. To gain attention from her husband, she concocts a story about a man trying to stab her in the park. Laura gives police a description of an attacker matching reports of a real attack. She later stabs her stepdaughter to death, and plants false clues to implicate the other attacker.
A payroll guard is killed and another wounded during a $25,000 robbery. Folk singer Susannah Lane offers Homicide detectives information on the gang's identity, but when her intentions become known her life is threatened.
Laurence Somers, an ex-cop now prominent in trotting circles, falls from a speeding train. Homicide detectives suspect foul play, and within a few days murder is committed at the trotting track.
Two men fight on a river bridge. One loses his life, the second vanishes, and the Homicide team set out to trace a man of whom they know practically nothing, except that he is tall and casts a long shadow.
Peter Lovegrove is shot dead on his doorstep, but he leaves documents proving him a blackmailer. This makes the murder motive obvious, but police discover a different crime racket before determining which victim fired the fatal shot.
A girl shot dead near the zoo is identified as Christy Baker, teenage daughter of the zoo's lion keeper Alex Baker. As the Homicide team investigates, Christy's tragic life story unfolds in flashback.
After serving 15 years for murder, Geoffrey Gibson still claims he is innocent. Suspicions about a former witness cause the case to be re-opened.
A woman dies mysteriously in the country, making a puzzling case for detectives as they try to determine if she died from natural causes or foul play. Investigations lead to a house called 'The Haven' where they hope to find an answer.
A motorist is killed in a crash on the Hume Highway when his car goes up in flames. Police examine the wreck and suspect that petrol was poured inside it before the crash occurred, and it becomes a case for Homicide. Investigations lead to Barbara Watson, the wife of a man who planned a murder to swindle an insurance company
A shot is fired at the celebrated Polish painter Alex Kapolski during an exhibition of his work. Police at first believe it is a prank, but they think again when Alex receives a note threatening his life.
As motor-cycle policeman Const. Bourke overtakes a speeding car on the Geelong Highway, the driver deliberately rams him sending Bourke to his death as the bike crashes over a bank in flames.
A man is found dead on a doorstep. The principal witnesses, two elderly women, insist that a ghost was responsible. The homicide detectives soon discover they have to grapple with something more dangerous than a ghost.
Sgt. Mackay runs into danger when he discovers the hideout of 'The Intruders', two men who have been terrorising and robbing people in their homes.
Teenager Margaret Lambert hears her boyfriend's familiar whistle, and she runs happily out to meet him. But death is in her path and Homicide detectives find evidence of murder.
Det. Doug Marshall is shot and badly wounded during an investigation into the murder of gambler Bernie Little.
Inspector Connolly takes a sympathetic interest in the problems of Gina Lambton, a woman who is desperately unhappy for good reason. When her son voices his suspicion that his mother is being slowly poisoned, the Inspector takes a much more active interest in the case.
A quiet stroll turns into a nightmare for expectant mother Rebecca Jones when she witnesses a murder. The gunmen threaten her with death if she goes to the police.
Pamela Reynolds, a schoolgirl out on a date and out of the school grounds without permission, sees a man's body on a railway line near Ballarat. She is afraid to go to the police in case she is expelled from school if her escapade becomes known.
Security guard Dave Carter is shot dead during a factory break-in, and his partner Harry Parr is knocked unconscious. Homicide detectives believe that Parr can help them identify the killers, but he won’t talk for personal reasons.
When a woman's skeleton is discovered in a burnt-out bush shack, Homicide detectives question an old firebug whose description of a tall man seen leaving the burning house provides an important lead.
A pedestrian is killed by a car that TV personality Lyn Eliot-Smith is a passenger in. Lyn and the driver panic at the thought of the adverse publicity that will result if they report the matter to the police, and subsequent events reveal that more people were involved than first meets the eye.
Businessman Lloyd Chandler's staff arrive at work one morning to find his secretary dead in his private office. Chandler becomes the prime suspect for her murder.
The guests at a fashionable dinner party are shocked when Stephen Galliard collapses and dies. Homicide detectives discover he was poisoned when they find in his glass the unmistakable odour of bitter almonds.
A small girl's birthday party turns sour when she disappears after playing a game of ‘crocodile’ in a local playground.
Gentleman farmer John Lancaster is shot dead and robbed while making up his payroll. His son falls under suspicion when he disappears.
A baker reports to police that he has found a woman customer shot dead and a man's body nearby. Detectives are puzzled when they can find only one body at the scene.
Teenager Joy Hamilton secretly dates a former boy friend and while they are out together he is shot dead. Homicide detectives think she knows more about the murder than she is letting on.
Television personality Sunny Miles makes the headlines when she wins custody of her two children, but within days of her triumph she is stabbed to death.
Someone takes a shot at former gambler Nick Corbett. He is not injured, but police suspect that another big-time gambler, Norm Hansen, is out to get Corbett and will try again.
An hour after a night out with some friends, Ron Gibson is shot dead in his driveway. Police enquiries reveal there was no love lost between Gibson and his neighbours.
After Tina Carroll has left for holidays on the Princess Of Tasmania ferry, her friends are horrified when a body answering her description is found by a fisherman at Black Rock beach.
Aboriginal gardener Jim Paterson finds his employer, John Fleming, stabbed to death. Police find that many people will benefit from Fleming's will, including Paterson.
When Jill Henderson is found strangled, police have two suspects - her boyfriend, and an older man she was seeing on the side.
The difference between car racing at Templestowe Hill Climb and speeding on the road is stressed when Det. Sgt. Mackay meets an old Air Force friend who asks him to clear his son of a speeding charge.
When Christine Foley is attacked in a dark street, detectives have three suspects, until a missing letter provides them with their biggest clue and uncovers a blackmail attempt.
When king pin gangster Keith Wells is shot and critically wounded outside a grocery store, detectives question known criminals including former king pin Norm Jamieson who was recently released from prison.
Separated from his wife, artist Graham Reid is horrified when she calls at his studio and slashes one of his best paintings. He is later questioned by police when she is found unconscious in a telephone booth.
Aged pensioner Wally Walters and his sister Kitty find the body of a well-dressed Italian man covered by sheets of tin at the dump. Afraid they will become involved, they do not tell the police, and Wally soon finds himself embroiled in the activities of a counterfeiting ring.
A teenage girl walks straight into the path of a speeding car, and Homicide detectives find a link between her death and a group of LSD addicts.
Elderly Geoffrey Collins pleads with his former girlfriend, Eileen Webster, to return to him. When she refuses he goes into a jealous rage and shoots her dead.
Harry Millet, well known trainer of athletes and boxers, is shot dead as he is timing one of his runners. Police investigating the case discover that he had many enemies in the sporting world.
A former Sydneysider, Tom Carrell, is shot dead while riding a motor scooter, and young Sydney vice squad detective Peter Barnes, who is in Melbourne on exchange duties, assists the Homicide squad in their investigations.
A ride on his bicycle along a quiet country road brings tragedy to Martin O'Brien when he is killed by a hit and run driver, and Sandra Fleming becomes a girl in conflict dealing with the social problems and temptations of a modern woman in a big city. Det. Peter Barnes is permanently transferred to the Homicide squad.
A school classroom is burnt down and a woman's body is found beneath the rubble. Detectives find evidence pointing to arson.
Teenager Loralee Bennett is at the centre of a feud involving her jealous boyfriend David Harding which leads to murder when a group of young people, including their mutual friend Chris Miller, are holidaying at Mt. Buller ski resort.
When a man out rabbiting is shot and critically wounded, pop star Gavin Jones from the 'Love-In' discotheque becomes a prime suspect because of his fanatical hatred of blood sports and animal killers. The clues to the murder lie in the lyrics of three songs that Jones wrote.
A teenage girl in a country town is strangled in her home by an intruder. When police begin questioning newcomers to the district the killer takes off in panic. On the run, the killer makes a savage threat to another young girl.
Marika Kerteli, ambitious editor of a publishing company, learns that she is to be sacked. In retaliation, she plans the ruthless murder of her employer.
A number of drunks have been allegedly assaulted by policemen, and Const. Allan Larkin comes under investigation by Homicide detectives.
A warder is killed at a prison farm when two prisoners escape. The Homicide team swing into action to recapture the escapees, Lennie Lister and Dick Boyd.
A policeman is killed by masked bandits during a payroll robbery, and Homicide detectives rely on an informer to help them with their investigations.
When a stripper called Lita is strangled, Homicide detectives search for the last person known to have seen her alive - a mysterious Mr. Smith. Another stripper, Trudy Wheeler, helps police with their investigation.
An elderly man is murdered in his wheelchair and his wife, fearful for her own safety, asks their former nurse, Maggie Keating, for advice. Maggie, in turn, contacts her boyfriend, Det. Sgt. Mackay, for assistance.
The manager of a drive-in theatre disturbs a car thief at his home, and the thief retaliates by knocking him down with his own car, causing critical injuries. Investigations reveal there is more to the motive of the crime than was first apparent.
Expert safebreaker Earl Tyrell is shot dead by a fellow gangster after organising an ambitious robbery.
A girl is strangled after announcing her engagement to roadhouse proprietor Chris Anderson. Homicide detectives question three suspects, all with a motive for murder.
Lew Hoskin is shot at and wounded while hunting kangaroos. Although Homicide detectives suspect attempted murder, Hoskin insists it was accidental.
A daring jewel robbery by three masked men leads to murder when witness Joe Martini attempts to stop them from escaping.
The body of ex-sideshow man James Munro is discovered in a creek, and police question a group of carnival folk camped on Munro's property.
When the body of go-go dancer Darlene Sadler is found at Beaumaris Beach, detectives discover that she had answered an advertisement to perform at a Melbourne club.
A seven-year-old boy is found strangled in a park, and detectives suspect teenager Phillip Wright, known to be the last person to see him alive.
A hunt for two escapees from French Island Penal Settlement leads to murder, blackmail and a savage attack on Det. Barnes.
Two young people, lost in the bush, find a skeleton in a cave. Insp. Connolly interrupts his holiday to investigate the case, thinking that it could be connected with an unsolved bank robbery and murder.
A garden party at Vincent Rowe's home ends suddenly when Rowe is shot at and wounded during an argument. Homicide detectives get a lead from singer Pamela Grey - a guest who witnessed the shooting.
Vic Webster, formerly on the staff of business agent Ambrose Cook, is found shot dead in Cook's office. To avoid being implicated, Cook decides to hide the body in the bush.
Jenny Radford is kidnapped on her way to school, and her parents are told by phone that they will not see her alive again unless they hand over $250,000 in cash. Detectives search for a green car, their only clue.
The body of model Helen Parkes is found on a beach. A shattered champagne glass gives detectives an important clue, and leads to three suspects. Model Jan Barlow, who was making a car commercial on the beach, later becomes involved in the murder.
Radio store manager Ralph Nixon is shot dead while listening to the final movement of a concerto. Police suspect young soldier Andy Beckett, who accused Nixon of having an affair with his girl friend, and who has since gone AWOL.
The body of a man dressed in a dinner jacket, black tie and a grotesque party mask is found in the pantry of an old home up for sale.
A secretary finds she is pregnant to her former boss, Alan Booth. With her current boy friend, she blackmails Booth, who is married, for $10,000. Then Booth is stabbed with a paper knife during an argument with his stepson, who says it was an accident. Later Booth is found stabbed to death in a car park, and four people are under suspicion: the secretary and her boy friend, her father, and Booth's stepson.
A well known Greek identity is critically injured when his car is blown up. Police inquiries lead them to cafe proprietor Con Lucas, who later receives a bomb threat. Police seek Johnny Patric, girlfriend of Con's daughter Helena Lucas, in connection with the attempted murder.
Ken Morgan goes on a killing rampage after a youth has attacked his son, and comes face to face with Det. Hudson. After being forced to shoot Morgan, Det. Hudson decides he has had enough and leaves the Homicide squad.
A small girl riding a bicycle is killed by a hit-and-run driver. For this case the Homicide team has the assistance of Det. Costello from Forensic.
When Alf Stone, a cat burglar, falls to his death from a rooftop as he is being chased by Constable Midway, a witness tells Homicide detectives that Midway deliberately let him fall.
A clairvoyant tells Lilian Galvin that her missing husband has been murdered. Two guests at the seance ask the police to investigate Galvin's disappearance.
After robbing diamond merchant Charles Pollen, two armed men are pursued by security guards, one of whom is shot and wounded. The Homicide team work on this case with Sgt. Bannister of the local CIB, who is an old adversary of Sgt. Mackay.
Teenage cyclist Teresa Nelson is found strangled on a lonely bush track, and detectives question a youth, Tony Warren, who had been seen cycling with her just before her death.
A former standover man is shot dead at the docks. Several witnesses refuse to come forward, and Homicide detectives get nowhere until an informer passes on the name of the chief witness, whose brother is a policeman.
It looks like murder, but there is no body - only blood stains on the front seat of an abandoned car near Ballarat. The Homicide team take it from there, and they uncover a web of deceit.
Vivian Nugent is found strangled in the home she shared with a man known only as Turner. His violent temper makes him an obvious suspect.
A racehorse is doped and the main suspect is a man with a scar, Dodger Mullins. When someone takes a shot at Mullins, the Homicide team has a case of attempted murder on their hands.
A Catholic priest informs police that someone has confessed to the murder of a woman, and tells them where to find the body.
When a bank teller is shot dead during a daring robbery by two men and a woman, a photographer who saw the shooting finds himself involved with police and the bandits.
When Janet Granger is found strangled at her home, detectives have three suspects - her daughter's fiance, her husband and an unknown visitor.
Tragedy hits a peaceful farming valley when one of the locals, Miro Brandell, is shot dead in his car. Det. Barnes risks his life by posing as a truck driver to trace the murderer.
Police query why Warwick Ashton, shot dead as he arrived at his girlfriend's flat, was wearing slippers and clutching a length of cable. As investigations proceed familial intrigue is revealed.
When Frank Bates, who is involved in a call-girl racket, is beaten up by the gang boss, he sets out to get revenge and police fear an outbreak of underworld warfare.
Author Alan Farrow receives an anonymous phone call threatening his life if he does not stop publication of his controversial book.
Charles Butler returns unexpectedly to his car and is stabbed when he disturbs a thief. Homicide detectives come upon valuable evidence when the attacker's hat is found.
A peaceful walk in the Dandenong Ranges erupts into violence for vicar Alan Bryant when he assists police who are attempting to make an arrest. Later, Bryant is fatally shot and detectives are faced with a number of suspects and motives, but the true reason for the shooting takes everyone by surprise.
An unbalanced farmer, Ed Chapman, threatens to shoot police if they do not leave his property. Attempting to overpower him, two policemen are shot dead and another is wounded.
A farmer working a field in a tractor discovers a girl's body dangling from a tree. Suicide or murder? A box found nearby gives the Homicide detectives a clue and leads to the investigation of some strange ceremonies connected with the death.
A man is murdered and a warder's girlfriend is kidnapped by hardened criminals as part of a scheme to free a prisoner serving a life sentence.
Conscientious objector Mike Bolton finds himself a murder suspect when a girl is strangled and criminally assaulted, and police are informed that he was seen in the locality.
A girl service station attendant accepts a date with a new customer and then disappears. The body of her jealous boyfriend is later found, and detectives suspect murder and a possible kidnapping.
Kate Steele is shot dead on the deck of a cabin cruiser on the bay, and her body is removed by the killer. Her husband, reporting her disappearance to the police, becomes the main suspect when police learn he had taken out a life insurance policy on his wife.
A warder is shot dead as two prisoners escape from jail. An intensive search in rugged country is hampered by locals who have built a hero image around one of them.
A guard is shot and important documents are stolen from a factory. The wife of a suspect has been helping detectives organise a Christmas party for orphan children.
A burglar, Jennings, breaks into the weekend beach house of Dr. Tarling, and trips over his body. Detectives question three suspects - the victim's son, his medical partner, and Jennings.
Rosalind Eyre's landlady enters her room and finds her in bed, dead from suffocation. Homicide detectives establish that she has been murdered, and suspicion falls on fellow boarders.
A chemist is found shot dead in Geelong, and police search for a man with cuts on his face. They believe two men and a woman can identify the killer, but all three deny ever having seen him. Detectives then discover that a man involved in the case, Major Dymond, has been posing as his late brother.
Fragments of a plastic pistol-grip provide a major clue for detectives after a housewife is shot at and brutally attacked in her home.
Upcoming young pop star Annette Bishop is abducted and her chauffer, Bob Wilson, is shot. The abductors, Danny Clark and Ted Randle, are demanding a ransom, and it transpires that the girl's mother, Sandra Bishop, is in league with them. Later the girl's father, ex-prisoner Des Bishop, muscles in on the act, but at this stage it looks as if Annette has died from an overdose of sedatives.
A grocer's assistant delivers an order to two elderly women at their home and is horrified to find they have been murdered. Searching for clues, Homicide detectives are astonished when they discover large amounts of money and jewellery hidden in the house.
David Hamilton, an incurably ill man, dies suddenly from an overdose of sleeping pills. Homicide detectives try to establish whether it was suicide or murder, and investigations lead them to the Flemington racecourse.
A happy afternoon in the park comes to a tragic end for 12-year-old Bronwyn Thompson when she is attacked and murdered. A pair of glasses provide detectives with an important clue.
Anna Milich is strangled, and the main suspect is her boyfriend, airline pilot Frank Mason. During questioning, Mason unfolds his unusual affair with Anna to detectives in flashback.
When model Cassie King is murdered, Homicide detectives suspect that someone on the staff at the fashion house where she was employed could have had a good reason to kill her.
While sitting in their car near the beach, a young couple are threatened by a man with a gun. Trying to pacify the gunman, the boy is suddenly shot dead and the girl attacked and criminally assaulted.
A crime reporter seeking information about a drug pushing racket that he uncovered at a quiet beach resort meets a sudden death. Suspicion falls on two surfies who frequent the beach where the murder took place.
As a safe cracker, 'Squirrel' is a fast worker, but not fast enough to escape a warning bullet fired by police at the scene of a robbery. On the run, wounded and desperate, he finds an unexpected ally in tough-talking prostitute Rosie Cullen.
When Alan Taylor is murdered in the presence of his friend, blind man Harry Cooper, detectives are convinced the killer was known to Taylor. But what puzzles them is why the blind man claims he heard nothing at all.
A wealthy businessman is savagely attacked and robbed after taking out an attractive girl he met at a hotel. Detectives suspect that confidence tricksters are responsible.
Norman Kemp attacks his wife in a drunken stupor, and his son Donald - a former delinquent - tries to protect her. Threatened by his father, he hits him in self-defence. He panics, thinking police will suspect him of both attacks.
Eddie Chapman's wife is found murdered on a cliff-top path at the beach. Police suspect Eddie, the smooth talking owner of a tennis school, as does his sister-in-law Sally Partridge when Eddie asks her to sign a money order. Detectives can't prove anything until a gold necklace brings to light the real murderer. Inspector Connolly takes long service leave and Inspector Fox takes his place as head of the Homicide squad.
A walk along a rocky beach ends in a sudden and violent death for a young art student. Her strangled body is discovered by fitness fanatic David Grierson, who saw an Italian youth near the scene of the crime.
When the body of public relations consultant David Armstrong is found at the bottom of a quarry, detectives suspect that his death is mysteriously linked with an affair he was having with an older woman.
When gambler Mike Harris is told by police that an ex-prisoner has threatened to kill him, he refuses protection. He later has a far greater problem involving him with the police, an attractive young girl, and a doctor who has been struck off the register.
A group of pensioners in an old people's home are secretly engaged in earning extra money to supplement their pensions. When one of their number, Charlie Cook, is found dead, they dispose of the body for fear that a police investigation would expose their activities and land them in trouble with the Taxation Department.
A small girl is shot by mistake when jail escapee Frank Jackson tries to kill her father - Det. Bob Cozens of C.I.B. Homicide detectives question Jackson's grandmother hoping that, for his own good, she will lead them to her grandson's hideout.
William 'Bull' Madigan, the hated boss of a sawmill in a small company town, is shot dead and the local people are reluctant to give any information. The case ends tragically when Det. Costello is killed in a mine cave-in while trying to rescue a suspect.
Sen. Det. Patterson joins the Homicide squad in an extensive manhunt for jail escapees Reynolds and O'Byrne. They shoot dead a prison warder, steal a car, hide out and later rob a bank.
Mechanic Harry Stone is a much disliked practical joker. He is killed when someone releases the jack as he works under a truck.
Det. Sgt. Mackay's holiday in the bush is interrupted when he recognises a former criminal in the district. He tells local constable Bob Mason, but when Mason is later shot after a bank hold up, Mackay has to prove that the criminal he recognised was involved.
During a practice session at Sandown race track, top racing driver Bob Wilkin is shot dead. Nobody heard the shot fired, and nobody saw the gunman. Homicide detectives have to sift through a maze of conflicting clues.
Det. Keith Harris from Adelaide poses as an international criminal to gather information on mysterious deaths involving a night club gang, led by Melbourne's 'Mr. Big' - a nightclub owner named Joe Butler. Butler disposes of his rivals by murder, but in each case the death appears to be accidental.
When Det. Sgt. Mackay flies to London to extradite a criminal, he is asked to work on another case involving the disappearance of James Cochrane, who was last known to be in Australia on business.
When Caroline Benedict falls to her death from a balcony after a violent argument with her husband, detectives re-enact the circumstances leading up to her death to establish whether it was suicide or murder.
The body of a girl, Elizabeth Douglas, wearing she-wolf clothing, is found lying across a grave in a cemetery. Homicide detectives investigating the macabre crime question people in nearby homes. They discover two eccentric spinsters who conduct witchcraft ceremonies known to have been attended by the murder victim. They also hear of a mysterious whistling prowler.
When Joe Garner, a man with sinister charm and a way with women, stabs his girlfriend Jan Steiner in the neck during a struggle, Homicide detectives suspect that Joe has a shady past. They cannot charge him however, because Jan insists it was an accident. She later changes her attitude when Joe becomes involved with her teenage sister.
The sudden death of Mrs. Iris Edmund, wife of highly respected solicitor Major Edmund, is accepted as a heart attack until another similar illness in the same town causes a local doctor to suspect that she may have been poisoned.
An important witness in a murder trial retracts his statement, throwing doubt on the conviction recorded against the murderer. Sgt. Mackay, who was in charge of the case, finds himself under investigation when serious allegations are made against him.
George Allen, a man under psychiatric treatment, tells detectives that someone driving a white car is trying to run him down. Although they suspect that George is hallucinating, detectives question his psychiatrist.
Two men are shot dead and a woman is knocked down and killed by a car as three masked men escape after robbing a shop-keeper.
Mark Allen, a wealthy law student with warped ideas regarding society, leads a fellow student into trouble when he involves him in 'fast events', culminating in his becoming a suspect for armed robbery and murder.
When Janet Canning, wife of a wholesale drug traveller, is strangled with a piece of flex, her husband tells police that the dress ring she was wearing is missing, as well as his sample drug case. Police question a drug addict and a known 'snowdropper' in their search for the killer.
A typewritten note sent to publisher Harry Thompson lures him to a vacant lot where he is shot dead. Investigations lead detectives to a man with a strong dislike of the police, and who remains uncooperative - until his daughter is threatened.
When Mrs. Alice Middleton, an elderly invalid with heart trouble, dies suddenly, her solicitor is amazed to learn that she made a new will leaving her house and $20,000 to a friend, George Abbott, instead of her grand-daughter. Detectives investigate her death when a witness to the signing of the will is murdered.
Billy Garret, a boyhood friend of Sen. Det. Patterson, is questioned by police after the murder of John Archer, and Patterson finds himself torn between his loyalty to Billy and his duty as a policeman.
Homicide detectives uncover a pornography racket when they investigate the mysterious death of Julie Cummings, a delivery girl at a photographic studio.
A knife, blood on the floor, but no body is what detectives find when they investigate a report of murder at Jack Fitzpatrick's flat. Further enquiries lead to the 'Blue Moo' discotheque in St. Kilda.
Digging a swimming pool for his new home, Walter Clarke discovers a woman's body. She is identified as the previous owner, believed by friends to be visiting her daughter in London.
The body of young Aboriginal shearer Johnny Kamadji is discovered in the shallows of a river, and detectives suspect that racists could be responsible because Johnny attended a dance with a white girl.
Two inept blokes attempt to steal a body from a grave, but they select the wrong one, and they soon learn that when a body is missing it draws attention from the police.
Wendy Gilbert is found dead on a warehouse roof. Detectives discover that she had been getting obscene phone calls, and their investigation leads them to the zoo.
Returning home from a date, Lynne Preston is kidnapped, her boyfriend is knocked unconscious, and a ransom note is left for her parents demanding $100,000 for the girl's release.
The body of a man is discovered at Half Moon Bay. Detectives suspect that he could be a criminal and investigations lead to a young couple, the man of whom is trying to evade national service.
Sen. Det. Reilly from the Drug Squad works with the Homicide team on a case revolving around the death of a girl, Carol Mather, from an overdose of drugs, and the vow of her boyfriend, Lyle Revell, to avenge her death by killing the drug pedlars.
A week's holiday at the beach turns to tragedy for Evelyn Thomas when she is brutally murdered at her cottage. Questioning householders in the area, detectives are informed that a man has been seen prowling at night.
A couple of youths play 'chicken' in front of a car driven by Gary Price and his fiancee Margaret Gillespie. There is an accident and as a result Margaret becomes a paraplegic. Price seeks revenge when the driver is acquitted through lack of evidence.
Pop singer Tony Smart is murdered in his garage after an argument with his girlfriend. Music reporter Vicki Gaye assists police with their investigation, which reveals that company manager Kevin Barker owed Smart a large amount of money.
Dianne Porter makes an anonymous phone call to police telling them that she witnessed a safe being thrown into the sea, and that she is convinced it contained a body. The police recover the safe and find evidence of foul play but no body.
A young Italian girl, Maria Bompani, is in love with a young playboy. She asks a priest about atonement - if she kills her boyfriend and then herself, is her sin paid for? Before Father Gilbert can answer her, she flees from the church. A silver locket which she dropped is the only clue to her identity.
Trotting driver Harry Thompson is strangled to death as he leaves the Showgrounds after competing in the main trotting event.
A manufacturing jeweller, Leon Kaufman, is violently attacked on the night of his daughter's engagement party when he returns to his shop unexpectedly. Two youths later tell police they saw a man dragging a body to his car.
Rachel Hayes-Manning, a member of a group of socialites known to Det. Peter Barnes, is shot dead after attending a rowdy party held in a lighthouse. Following events lead detectives to believe that others in the group are in danger of being murdered.
A quiet morning's fishing in the river is interrupted for farmer Tom Douglas when he discovers a wet bundle containing the remains of a body. But where did the body come from?
An attractive young nursemaid, Wendy DeGroote, is found shot dead on a boat. The police can only discover two clues - a gold bracelet and a cartridge case.
While at the Supreme Court attending a murder trial, Homicide detectives learn that the defence is to be an alibi for another crime - and they have 18 hours to crack it.
Patterson solves a ten year old case and Supt. Tilley awards him a commendation. Eddie Patterson, Jim's twin brother visiting from Sydney, is somewhat crazy and nearly always drunk, and is seen by Supt. Tilley at a lively evening at a club. When Tilley meets Patterson, he mistakes Jim for Eddie, and is aghast at his behaviour. Further reports reach Homicide about Eddie, and they become concerned about Jim's 'split personality'.
Elderly widow Mrs. Simpson sees her dog killed when tractor driver Jack Searle destroys a tree on her property. Searle is later killed in a crash when his brakes fail.
An elderly couple who belong to a religious sect led by a fanatical American become frightened when they realise their religious beliefs could be responsible for the death of a teenage girl.
A round of golf for Mr. Willis leads to the discovery of 17-year-old schoolgirl Juliet Mitchell's body on the links. The prime suspect is Juliet's boyfriend Warren Buller, known to be the last person to see her alive, yet Juliet's girl friend Marcia denies that Juliet had a boyfriend.
When elderly Mrs. Perry is asked to sell her property to further housing development, she refuses the offer. Soon after she discovers the body of her husband in the garden.
Shortly after Steve Barrett escapes from jail, a woman recluse is found murdered, and he becomes a prime suspect.
The body of an elderly woman is found in a quarry and it starts detectives off on a macabre case. The discovery and investigation changes the quiet life of housewife Pat Palmer to one of intense fear.
A peaceful setting becomes a scene of tragedy when a pretty but mentally retarded teenage girl is found murdered by the lake in the Botanic Gardens.
Model Karen Healey becomes involved in an attempt to murder ruthless businessman Robert Morton. Morton made his fortune by crooked business deals and swindles. He realises his life is in danger when he finds a doll in his apartment wearing clothes identical to his own with a noose around its neck. Later, Morton's car is blown up, killing his bodyguard.
The body of a teenage boy is found in a dredge in the bay, and Harold Barrett fears it could be his missing son Ken. A ruthless businessman, Barrett is suspected by police of being involved in a drug racket and that the boy's death could be connected somehow.
The leader of a bikie gang is killed when a car runs into his motorbike. Police suspect his death was not accidental when the rest of the gang terrorise the car driver.
15-month-old Monica Dowling is reported missing. Police suspect foul play and enlist the Army to search rugged bush country. They are hindered by Stan Ferris, a seedy journalist with a grudge against the police.
Mrs. Canker suspects the owner of a pizza parlour has killed his wife and thrown her into the pizza oven.
Rita Langford is stabbed to death in her home. The only clue to her background is an autographed photo of pop star Joey Denton, possibly linking her death with the music scene.
On the day gamblers settle their debts, an SP bookie is killed at a tobacco kiosk, and detectives search for the long, thin knife which killed her. Their main suspect is musician Arthur Holmes, the last person at the scene.
Const. Milligan's fiancee arranges to meet him, but misses him on his beat. Det. Patterson and Det. Barnes are on hand and offer to look for him. They find him lying dead in a lane, having been killed while on duty at the scene of a burglary.
The discovery of a skeleton in the wall of an old home that is being demolished opens up many memories for Inspector Fox when he realises the home belonged to Karen Richter, the girl he loved in his youth. The other Homicide detectives become concerned when Fox seems hesitant and apparently unwilling to investigate the case.
Gossip in a country town brings tragedy to the Lawrence family when Joan Lawrence and their baby son are found brutally murdered in their home. Farmhand Rod Smith becomes the prime suspect when he disappears soon after the murders.
A golfer finds a dog, a tool box containing coins, and the body of a man in a sand trap on a golf course. From these clues detectives find links with a robbery at the club house and a counterfeit racket.
Aboriginal boxer 'Flash' Johnny Miles, training for a championship fight, becomes jealous of his sparring partner's friendship with his wife. In the ring Johnny hits him so hard that he appears to have died as a result. Det. Patterson is planted undercover as the new sparring partner, and police uncover a plan to 'throw' the fight.
Art student Martin Cooke becomes involved in murder when prison warden Tom Richards is shot and wounded, and his wife and small son are shot dead as they relax in the Botanic Gardens. An artist's sketch book found near the bodies is the only clue and leads Homicide detectives on a search through art schools.
While attending a dinner party with his girlfriend Karen, Det. Barnes overhears the next door neighbour threatening her sons. Later events lead him to suspect that she may have harmed them. At the same time detectives are investigating the double murder of two Greek children at a migrant camp.
Two youths, thinking a fruiterer keeps a lot of cash at home, break in while he is at work. His wife is tied and gagged while they ransack the house. Finding nothing, they decide to question her again, but when her gag is removed she screams for help. The youths panic, and in their attempt to silence her they bash her to death. They flee empty handed just as the fruiterer, Sergio Conte, returns. He recognises one of them as a customer at his shop, and he swears to avenge her death and sets out to catch the killers before the police. This leads to a race between detectives and Sergio to find the killer, and results in a dramatic chase through an underground tunnel system.
After locking his warehouse late at night, elderly Ralph Keenan is shot dead in one of the rooms. Detectives are puzzled because the killer shot Keenan in almost total darkness. The victim's attractive wife and his business partner later become the prime suspects.
Elderly Alfred Roberts calls at the police station to tell the detectives that he has overheard his wife Daphne and her friend Doris discussing a plot to poison him.
Young Greek fisherman Nick Evangelides unwisely agrees to sponsor 'Doc' Roberts and 'Girlie' Piper's scheme to bring Greek girl Lina Zangalis to Australia for prostitution purposes. Lina is under the impression that she was brought to Australia to marry Nick, and when 'Doc' Roberts is later murdered, Nick becomes the prime suspect.
Estner Czernak is robbed and murdered at her home, and detectives suspect a cat burglar could be responsible until attention shifts to her husband.
Two men and a girl, impersonating a film crew, brazenly hold up and rob a factory paymaster and security guard. To ensure their escape, the three bandits take the guard as a hostage.
Sen. Det. Patterson, on a caravan holiday with his wife Jill, revisits the country town where he was stationed as a constable. He meets an old girlfriend, Janet Smith, and finds himself investigating the murder of a grazier.
The unreasonable attitude of a too-strict father causes 15-year-old teenager Shirley Martin to run away from home. Shirley is helped by her friend Paul King, but the situation gets out of hand and ultimately leads to his untimely death.
After discovering that she is short of money in the till, Margie, a popular barmaid in a Carlton hotel, goes to the police. She learns from the investigations that she has been fooled by two confidence men who demonstrated a 'magic trick' to her, using money from the till. The subsequent investigation soon becomes a possible murder case.
Wally Taylor, the night attendant at a service station, is assaulted and robbed. Police question three former employees when evidence leads them to believe that the assailant had an intimate knowledge of the station.
The man detectives seek for the murder of a young girl in a motel is a psychopath. But the killer eludes police with tragic results.
Ben Davis, a depressed man under his mother's influence, takes part in a group psycho-therapy session and recalls horrifying memories from his past which throw light on a current murder case.
Parts of Kurt Wenzel's body are found scattered in various areas. Suspects emerge when police probe his role in a fanatical political party.
When factory hand Denny Mullins, formerly a union representative, is murdered at work shortly after clocking on, detectives learn from fellow workers that the man who replaced him as union delegate had a reason for wanting him out of the way. Complicating matters is Denny's brother Ray, who has a dubious interest in Denny's wife Jude.
A woman journalist, Leigh Gardiner, dies after drinking a glass of port. Her husband and teenage daughter become prime suspects in a tragic situation involving drug addiction and suicide.
When chicken farmer Alex Propi disappears, he is feared murdered when his girlfriend tells police that she heard a heated argument between Propi and his partner, followed by a gun shot.
Blackmail, corruption, and the finding of a body in a park cause some complex problems for the Homicide squad, who find it difficult to sort out the truth from a mass of conflicting evidence.
When two young women are strangled and another brutally attacked, detectives question the host of a party where the girls were guests. Policewoman Burke later acts as a decoy to trap the killer.
Several small girls are attacked, and police suspect Hughie McBride, a mentally retarded, lonely man, who has befriended young Janet Forrester, who is then reported missing.
Police investigate when elderly watchman Sid Brown is shot dead after disturbing two students painting protest slogans on a factory wall.
Police search for Susan Scott, a girl psychopath, who they believe shot dead her boyfriend with a sawn-off rifle. They believe she could kill again. A tablet found near the victim provides an important clue for detectives when they question a doctor at a psychiatric clinic.
Did John Meadows accidentally shoot dead a prowler at his home or was it planned murder? Detectives are puzzled as to why Meadows returned home from a hunting trip earlier than expected.
Englishman David Ryan dies mysteriously in his greenhouse. His diary, containing a list of women's names, provides clues to an unusual side of his character, as well as a possible motive.
Major Curtis, a key witness in the murder trial of Jim Lennox, is shocked when Lennox is acquitted. Curtis can't understand the resigned attitude of Inspector Fox who says the case cannot be re-opened.
After receiving anonymous letters threatening to kill her, Muriel Lumsden, an efficient shopkeeper, is shot. Homicide detectives find their task a difficult one when they discover she has many enemies due to her greater love of money than people.