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Feb. 25, 1971
60 min.
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Matlock Police (AU)

Matlock Police was a drama series which was broadcast in Australia. The show follows the staff working at the Matlock police station.


Matlock Police (AU) Season 1 (1971)

1x01 1 1x01 Twenty Six Hours
- The town matriarch, Grace Falconer, is attacked and robbed. Suspects include two yobbos on a hunting trip who are found trespassing, a group of hippies who become involved in ...
Feb. 25, 1971
1x02 1 1x02 The Big Gun
- Local tough-guy Brownie Merkle becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a man and the disappearance of another when he suddenly begins paying his debts. Det. Sgt. Maddern finds ...
Mar. 04, 1971
1x03 1 1x03 Goodbye Tuesday
- The search for a trio of prison escapees, Carol Price, Judy Bennett and Bob Pollard, endangers many lives when searchers and escapees alike are caught in a bushfire.
Mar. 11, 1971
1x04 1 1x04 End Of The Season
- At the end of the hop picking season, an Italian worker resorts to a Mediterranean custom of abducting a young local girl to force her parents' consent to a marriage.
Mar. 18, 1971
1x05 1 1x05 Something After Death
- Matlock police appear to be stumped while investigating the mysterious death of a woman; the strange relationship between a successful businessman and a schoolgirl; the rape of a ...
Mar. 25, 1971
1x06 1 1x06 One Good Turn
- James Ivan Murray is a name known to most police officers. When he suddenly turns up in Matlock to work as a strapper at a racing stable, Det. Sgt. Maddern is not terribly happy. ...
Apr. 01, 1971
1x07 1 1x07 A Bit Of Freedom
- When William Morgan escapes from a prison farm he heads for Matlock seeking the aid of a friend, but his friend's wife informs him that her husband has been jailed, and it is the ...
Apr. 08, 1971
1x08 1 1x08 Cast A Black Shadow
- Patti Anderson and Ian Forbes are in love, but the boy is dominated by his wealthy father, a stud farmer who owns the property which Patti's father manages. Patti cannot understand ...
Apr. 15, 1971
1x09 1 1x09 Cradle Song
- Cathie Prentice returns to Matlock with a 4-day-old illegitimate baby which was born in Melbourne to save the reputation of the family. Her intention was to try and marry the ...
Apr. 22, 1971
1x10 1 1x10 Rhythm And Blues
- Gay Lincoln is a Matlock girl who has become a celebrity in the Melbourne entertainment world. She returns to Matlock for a charity concert but before it starts, she receives ...
Apr. 29, 1971
1x11 1 1x11 Pressure Point
- A strike is caused by the sacking of a small time union organiser at the local cannery. When the strike enters its fourth week, it brings crime and tragedy to Matlock. Notes: ...
May. 06, 1971
1x12 1 1x12 The Outsiders
- Ron and Sandy Fuller move to Matlock from the city to escape the embarrassment of a forced marriage due to a pregnancy. When the arrival of Sandy's baby approaches, she wonders ...
May. 13, 1971
1x13 1 1x13 The Word Is Progress
- Stewie Hall has been caretaker of the Old Pioneer’s Cemetery since the war. When the local council decides to evict old Stewie from the caretaker's hut so that a reserve can ...
May. 20, 1971
1x14 1 1x14 The Crunch
- An apparently routine assault and robbery investigation triggers a large-scale probe into Maddern's conduct, both private and professional, after Maddern is forced to investigate ...
May. 25, 1971
1x15 1 1x15 Tightrope
- A series of burglaries occur in Matlock, but when a woman's body is found the investigation is almost brought to a halt - until a connection is found between the crimes. A further ...
Jun. 03, 1971
1x16 1 1x16 Heroes Day
- A young protester throws paint over the Matlock war memorial, and tempers flare in the town with the approach of the Anzac Day march. Notes: The script for this episode is used ...
Jun. 10, 1971
1x17 1 1x17 The Hunting Ground
- Because her husband is frequently away, Nora McKellar feels trapped on their isolated farm, and her irrational behaviour leads Det. Sgt. Maddern to believe that she may need help. ...
Jun. 17, 1971
1x18 1 1x18 A Second Opinion
- Investigations of a large scale hijacking operation from transport trucks leads to small time criminal 'Buttercup' Sands. At his home, shared with his de facto wife Edie, the ...
Jun. 24, 1971
1x19 1 1x19 Hideaway
- A skilfully planned raid on a security firm in Melbourne nets a haul of $170,000 for Dave Collier and his partner. He returns to his home town of Matlock to hide away in a vacant ...
Aug. 26, 1971
1x20 1 1x20 The Price Of Anger
- During the investigation of a series of baffling car thefts, the Matlock police encounter a moody high school student who is obsessed with guns.
Jul. 15, 1971
1x21 1 1x21 The Gypsies
- It appears that a group of gypsies have bashed and robbed a local Matlock man, and one of them is sprung from the lock-up when his wife is having difficulty giving birth to a ba ...
Jul. 08, 1971
1x22 1 1x22 Cross Purposes
- A Matlock youth, who has become the boyfriend of a motor cycle gang leader's old flame, is tortured and beaten by two yobbos from the gang. Police investigations lead to a youth ...
Jul. 22, 1971
1x23 1 1x23 Early One Morning
- The opening of the duck-shooting season brings trouble with stolen guns and out-of-hours drinking. The efforts of a self-styled protector of wildlife to thwart the activities ...
Jul. 01, 1971
1x24 1 1x24 Olsen's Ghost
- When police look into strange events on a farm they find a five year old mystery and a seemingly supernatural occurrence. The sighting of farmhand Freddie Olsen's ghost, who was ...
Jul. 29, 1971
1x25 1 1x25 Escape To Nowhere
- Doug Bennet's financial and marital problems take a back seat when he shoots a thief on the roof of a factory and is labelled a killer, and his brother seeks vengeance. Later ...
Aug. 05, 1971
1x26 1 1x26 A Case Of Neglect
- Matlock police become involved with a domestic problem, racial trouble and personal tragedy when an itinerant Aboriginal worker returns to his wife Betty and son Marty after several ...
Nov. 25, 1971
1x27 1 1x27 The Millbank Nugget
- A young policeman is shot in a mountain town. The Matlock police investigate and encounter bitter hostility steeped in history that leads to a violent death and a gruelling ...
Aug. 12, 1971
1x28 1 1x28 The Loner
- A mysterious hermit, Herman, has lived in a shack outside Matlock for seven months. Suddenly, his past and present catch up with him, when he is terrorised by three local youths. ...
Aug. 19, 1971
1x29 1 1x29 The Milk & Honey Man
- When a wealthy farmer is killed in a hunting accident, his daughter seems a prime target for a con-man unless the Matlock police can prevent it.
Sep. 02, 1971
1x30 1 1x30 No Way Out
- Following a robbery at a motel, a young police constable is killed in a car accident, and the personal conflicts of several people in the town of Matlock are revealed.
Sep. 09, 1971
1x31 1 1x31 Still Life
- Matlock police investigate a complaint of carnal knowledge involving an itinerant artist and a young girl, but the accused has his own way of extricating himself from the situat ...
Sep. 16, 1971
1x32 1 1x32 Smokescreen
- The Matlock saw-millers are a tough breed, but the builders of the new dam claim to be even tougher. A series of ugly incidents lead the two groups towards a violent showdow ...
Sep. 23, 1971
1x33 1 1x33 The Champ
- A broken down ex-heavyweight boxer, Dan Regan, is in Matlock on a sinister assignment. Unforeseen events cause Regan's past, present and future to meet head-on in the biggest ...
Sep. 30, 1971
1x34 1 1x34 Jimmy Woodser
- An important businessman, Eric Schneider, wants to set up a deal with a Matlock company. However, when he is arrested for assaulting a young girl, public feelings rise up against ...
Oct. 07, 1971
1x35 1 1x35 Compassionate Leave
- When Johnny Marcelli returns from the Vietnam war on compassionate leave, he is told that his father has committed suicide. He refuses to believe it and sets out to solve the ...
Oct. 14, 1971
1x36 1 1x36 End Of The Road
- The investigation of a series of wool thefts in the Matlock district uncovers the problems of one of the suspects, and provides some surprises for the police - especially Const. ...
Oct. 21, 1971
1x37 1 1x37 A Piece Of Cake
- Ron Grey, an ex-Spitfire pilot, embarks on a dubious mission as a courier to gain some quick money, because he only has a few years of active life left - he is a chronic diabetic ...
Oct. 28, 1971
1x38 1 1x38 The Foreigners
- A feud among some Albanian immigrants in Matlock starts to get out of hand, and police are soon investigating an attempted murder.
Nov. 04, 1971
1x39 1 1x39 Give A Man A Gun...
- Matlock police search for two dangerous snipers when a couple at a campsite are shot and injured without any apparent motive. The snipers hold a farmer's wife, Vicky Thompson, ...
Nov. 11, 1971
1x40 1 1x40 Any More At Home Like You?
- When salesman Frank Ross finds himself in serious financial difficulties, he takes an illegal way out and starts an unexpected chain of events that bring surprises to the Matlock ...
Nov. 18, 1971
1x41 1 1x41 The Break
- A prison escapee is loose in Matlock and the police follow his trail of violence and fear, which ends at the farm of a young widow who guards a secret.
Dec. 02, 1971
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