The Clumsy Thief's first robbery with violence occurs at Burnley on 14th August, presumably of 1964.
Rex Frazer (as his name appears on the end credits, as opposed to "Fraser" in the series proper) has been with the Criminal Investigations Branch for 16 months; he transferred from the Breaking Squad.
The student stunt at the Federal Bank takes place on Tuesday July 21st, 1964.
Scenes inside the 'Federal Bank' were filmed at an Insurance Office, as real banks would not allow their premises to be used. Insurance company staff appear as 'Extras'.
The Burwood Police Station featured in this episode was situated in Scott Road, Burwood.
The producers used actual police dogs to add realism.
SPOILER: Carol Weston is attacked in St. Kilda on Thursday November 19th (1964); her body is found early the next day.
The character Wendy Baxter travels on a tram along Acland Street, St Kilda. This disembarks at Shakespeare Grove where she is subsequently is confronted by the character Adrian Fox in a green Chevrolet Imparla. Baxter declines Fox's offer for a lift & walks down Chaucer Street. Fox drives a short distance until he turns left into David Street where he heads off Baxter at the Peanut Farm Reserve.
The character Carol Weston travels on a tram along Acland Street, St Kilda. This disembarks at Shakespeare Grove where she is subsequently is confronted by the character Adrian Fox in a green Chevrolet Impala. Weston declines Fox's offer for a lift & walks down Chaucer Street. Fox drives a short distance until he turns left into David Street where he heads off Weston at the Peanut Farm Reserve.
The title refers to Australia's switch to decimal currency from the imperial monetary system (pounds, shillings and pence), which is part of the plot.
A fight scene between John Fegan and Allen Bickford got out of hand. Both actors wanted to make the segment look as authentic as possible and real punches were thrown.
Judith Arthy featured in a scene on Elwood Beach wearing only a tiny bikini - which was filmed on a cold, rainy day. The script explained the conspicuous absence of people on the beach as the result of the beach 'being cleared by a sudden thunderstorm'. However, the script did not explain why the detectives were wearing heavy overcoats.
Les Dayman's last appearance. His character is granted leave of absence.
First dramatic acting role for 'Terry ONeill (VI) , host of the variety show "Time for Terry" (1965).
John Fegan's last appearance. His character retires.
SPOILER: Lionel Long's last appearance. His character dies in a mine cave-in.
During exterior filming, Nina Gregory had worn a very low-cut halter-neck top, revealing her generous cleavage. For studio taping, TV executives forced her to cover up with a strategically placed scarf.
Norman Yemm's twin brother Gordon reputedly features as one of the trio of trouserless Patterson's in the bizarre dream sequence.
The "bad twin" Eddie Patterson is played by Norman Yemm, with non-actor Gordon Yemm only appearing when the script demanded both brothers on screen.