This was an Australian police procedural television series made by Crawford Productions for the Nine Network between 1969 and 1975 for 301 episodes. It was one of the first dramas to follow up on the enormous success of the earlier crime show Homicide and dealt with police procedural matters in the fictional suburb of Yarra Central in the city of Melbourne.
Division 4 (AU) Season 5 (1972-1973)
|5x01 Flight Plan |
- Investigations into the theft of a large sum of money from a shipping company involve Yarra Central police in a widespread search which finally leads to Sydney. Banner goes to ...
|Feb. 05, 1973|
|5x02 Come Play With Me |
- Through a maze of violence and subterfuge, Yarra Central police try to track down the young wife of a wealthy American businessman who is reported missing in Melbourne.
|Jan. 22, 1973|
|5x03 Take Over |
- An old man demanding to live in a decaying mansion, a factory robbery and the theft of a safe lead to Yarra Central police uncovering a conspiracy. Notes: Patricia Smith does ...
|Mar. 07, 1973|
|5x04 Empty Hand |
- Banner blames himself when a rent collector is shot and robbed. A policeman is used as a decoy in an attempt to trap those responsible, and Det. Peters suffers a serious inj ...
|Feb. 13, 1973|
|5x05 Afraid Of The Dark |
- A tip-off for a planned factory break-in and a domestic dispute that leads to murder confront Det. Dave Edwards, who is assigned to Yarra Central for temporary duty while Det. Peters ...
|Feb. 19, 1973|
|5x06 Keep Running |
- It's a search for someone who just doesn't want to be found, even for his own good - when a destitute criminal steals some groceries that Yarra Central police suspect contain poisoned ...
|Feb. 21, 1973|
|5x07 Simon Says |
- Yarra Central police investigate abusive and threatening phone calls which lead to an apparent terror campaign against a lonely housewife. Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear ...
|Mar. 21, 1973|
|5x08 A Few Hours Of Freedom |
- A criminal escapes from the custody of Det. Sgt. Banner in order to find his unmarried pregnant daughter, and Banner becomes personally involved in tracking them down. Notes: ...
|Feb. 28, 1973|
|5x09 Two Pot Screamer |
- Circumstances and clues left cause Banner to fear that two ex-burglars he has helped in the past have returned to crime. Notes: Terence Donovan does not appear in this episode. Patricia ...
|Mar. 05, 1973|
|5x10 Travelling Man |
- Det. Peters returns to duty at Yarra Central. When a girl is discovered missing it seems probable that her disappearance is connected with the activities of a cat burglar. ...
|Mar. 07, 1973|
|5x11 Senior Stewart |
- A vicious assault on a small baby alarms the Yarra Central police. They are in for another shock when they learn that Policewoman Margaret Stewart is planning to leave the f ...
|Nov. 08, 1972|
|5x12 The Monkey Game |
- An important case arises at Yarra Central, but Det. Peters is absent under suspicious circumstances, and the uniform branch suspect he is 'moonlighting'.
|Mar. 12, 1973|
|5x13 Big, Bad John |
- A Sydney policeman, Det. Sgt. John Smith, who is known for his rough tactics, causes trouble for Yarra Central police when he comes to Melbourne in search of his runaway daughter. Notes: ...
|Feb. 07, 1973|
|5x14 An Honest Sale |
- Det. Peters becomes involved with a girl whom it transpires is mixed-up in prostitution and robbery. Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.
|Feb. 21, 1973|
|5x15 Today Is Eagle Day |
- Sgt. Scotty Macleod is off-duty at the rates office paying a bill when a hold-up gang comes in. Taken hostage and driven to the Mornington Peninsula, Scotty is shot and seriously ...
|Mar. 14, 1973|
|5x16 The Manner To Which |
- A youth trying to help his mother financially becomes involved with a young criminal, and they both cause the serious injury of a security guard.
|Mar. 19, 1973|
|5x17 Three Mouths To Feed |
- Jean Marshall is a young mother of two girls who has left her abusive husband and moved to the city, and needlessly lies to get government welfare assistance. She witnesses a ...
|Mar. 21, 1973|
|5x18 Once A Crim |
- Banner's judgement is put to the test when a criminal he believes is reformed is connected with a stolen jewellery racket, and his granddaughter and another girl are involved in ...
|Mar. 26, 1973|
|5x19 The Last Bet |
- Yarra Central police grow anxious when some house breakings erupt into violence, and all is not as it seems with one of the victims. Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in ...
|Mar. 28, 1973|
|5x20 Life At The Bottom |
- The attempts by a man living on the breadline to unlawfully augment his income, particularly as he is about to lose his job and his wife is expecting a baby, bring him under the ...
|Apr. 02, 1973|
|5x21 A Wild, Wild Rose |
- Policewoman Margaret Stewart becomes involved with a teenage girl whose grandmother lays a charge of assault against her. A series of possibly related housebreakings complicate ...
|Apr. 04, 1973|
|5x22 The Grasshoppers |
- Yarra Central police investigate a commune when a young courier fails to deliver the drugs he has been sent to buy for a pusher. He mysteriously disappears and is later found ...
|Apr. 09, 1973|
|5x23 The Ninth Life |
- A cat burglar who has lost his nerve marries an ex-prostitute, and together they try to start a new life. However, the wife overhears a former boyfriend planning a $75,000 jewellery ...
|Apr. 11, 1973|
|5x24 A Matter Of Survival |
- An outbreak of petty thefts, the release of a seasoned criminal, and an underworld vendetta lead police through a maze of inquiries and violence. Notes: Patricia Smith does ...
|Apr. 16, 1973|
|5x25 Isabella |
- A man captures a burglar in his house, but the burglar turns the tables on him and escapes. A neighbour who witnesses the confrontation phones the police. The victim is co-operative ...
|Apr. 18, 1973|
|5x26 Voice Of The Gun |
- Two escapees, a seasoned criminal and a gun happy youth, commit a vicious murder. Banner is forced into a professional and personal confrontation, facing the torturous question ...
|May. 28, 1973|
|5x27 Sweet Kid, Good Family |
- A young electrician just through his apprenticeship is forced by two criminals, who have threatened his pregnant girlfriend, to use his knowledge of alarm systems to help them break ...
|May. 02, 1973|
|5x28 Inside Information |
- Police are puzzled when a group of criminals blackmail an insurance executive to gain access to confidential information about various properties. They use this and a gastroscope ...
|May. 03, 1973|
|5x29 The Toffee Apple Man |
- Policewoman Margaret Stewart finds herself in a puzzling situation involving a street vendor. His knowledge of the activities of a criminal gang is something that they are most ...
|Jun. 27, 1973|
|5x30 Too Late For Tears |
- A bank night safe is blown and a man is injured. His young pregnant wife goes missing and Yarra Central police fear for her life. Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in ...
|May. 16, 1973|
|5x31 You Never Forget The First Time |
- A series of bashings occur in Yarra Central, and a man once convicted of rape returns to the area to see his daughter. He is almost driven to suicide because of her non-acceptance ...
|May. 23, 1973|
|5x32 A Cry Of Fear |
- John Porter turns violent after being involved in an accident which results in brain damage. He attacks several people, including his wife, his neighbour, a barman, and the police. Notes: ...
|May. 30, 1973|
|5x33 Rules Of The Game |
- Banner suspects Rory Collins, a crim who honours his own set of 'rules', for an attempted robbery of a warehouse. When a policeman is bashed suspicion falls on Collins, but Banner ...
|Jul. 25, 1973|
|5x34 Blood Brothers |
- A young boy with familial problems turns to his mate, who is involved in crime, for solace. A notorious Sydney criminal coerces them to become involved in more serious crime. Notes: ...
|Jun. 20, 1973|
|5x35 And Pigs Can Fly |
- Det. Sgt. Banner becomes personally involved when the daughter of one of his old friends is involved in a violent bank robbery with her lover and his brother. Notes: Patricia ...
|Jun. 27, 1973|
|5x36 Petty Cash |
- Yarra Central police suspect that a lot more than petty cash has been stolen when a finance company safe is blown. Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in this episode.
|Aug. 01, 1973|
|5x37 Dear John |
- A safe breaker causes security guard John Walsh to lose his job, then recruits him into crime. When pressure from his criminal associates and trouble with his broken marriage ...
|Jul. 18, 1973|
|5x38 Waste Ground |
- Yarra Central police are puzzled when they find the body of an old derelict at the scene of a car crash. Their investigations uncover the violence that killed him. Notes: ...
|Jul. 04, 1973|
|5x39 The Lock |
- James McQueen is known as 'The Lock', a criminal whose fame in the underworld is almost legendary because of his skill and knowledge with safe combinations and key patterns. 'The ...
|Sep. 05, 1973|
|5x40 When I'm Sixty-Four |
- Yarra Central police are confronted with what seems to be an impossible crime to solve. A fortress-like factory guarded by dogs and security fences is broken into and industrial ...
|Aug. 22, 1973|
|5x41 The Best We Know |
- Lorna Matthews, a spokeswoman for women's rights and social reforms, is threatened with a charge of drunk driving and accuses Sen. Det. Peters of accepting a bribe from her. She ...
|Aug. 08, 1973|
|5x42 Standover |
- An old friend of Det. Peters is about to be married, but his girlfriend has a criminal background that is exploited by operatives of a standover racket. Notes: Patricia Smith ...
|Aug. 15, 1973|
|5x43 Don't Ask Me |
- Const. Dwyer is first on the scene of a narcotics robbery at a warehouse, and is seriously bashed when he attempts to apprehend the criminals. One of the drug pushers is trained ...
|Aug. 22, 1973|
|5x44 Willie |
- Willie Evans is released from prison after serving three years for the theft of $17,000 which was not recovered on his arrest. He attracts great interest from his wife, his brother, ...
|Aug. 29, 1973|
|5x45 My Pretty Maid |
- When a neighbour of Det. Sgt. Vickers becomes involved with a gang of hoodlums, it causes great concern for the Yarra Central police, particularly WPC Stewart who becomes a victim ...
|Sep. 05, 1973|
|5x46 Damsel In Distress |
- A young girl makes a complaint to the police to prevent her father from re-marrying. When this doesn't work, she employs an inept criminal to use more drastic action.
|Sep. 12, 1973|
|5x47 Bella |
- Yarra Central police have a baffling case on their hands when a prostitute befriends a young criminal. This association, together with the arrival of the prostitute's runaway ...
|Sep. 19, 1973|
|5x48 Young Hennessy |
- Young Hennessy, a boxing champion of the 1930's, is reputed to have hidden away a great deal of money in his old house. Knowing that so many people are trying to take advantage ...
|Sep. 26, 1973|
|5x49 The Criminal Type |
- Banner's girlfriend Jenny Franklin provides support when Banner is forced to investigate the possible criminal past of old friends. Notes: Patricia Smith does not appear in ...
|Nov. 14, 1973|
|5x50 Fear Street |
- Yarra Central police are called in to find the sender of anonymous obscene letters to a number of married women who all live in the same street.
|Oct. 10, 1973|
|5x51 You Do Your Best |
- When an attractive but retarded girl is almost raped by a couple of yobbos, her father takes the law into his own hands to punish those responsible. Notes: The Broadcasting ...
|Oct. 17, 1973|
|5x52 For Old Crime's Sake |
- An old man's dream for his beloved grandniece results in tragedy when he turns to crime to help her establish a decent life.
|Oct. 24, 1973|
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