CTVA Australia - "Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo" (1966-68)  Children's Adventure Series

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - Australian Family Adventure Series

Skippy
The Bush Kangaroo (1966-68)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Micky DuPree, Crypto,  TheStudio2 , Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
DVD Release:
Complete series 1 and 2 - DVD Umbrella Entertainment.
(DAVID0202, DAVID0215, DAVID0539, DAVID0640, DAVID0731).

DVD-series 1
Fauna Productions
Norfolk International Films, Ltd.
for the
9 Network, Australia
Filmed on location in New South Wales, Australia
Executive Producers
John McCallum and  Bob Austin
Produced by
Lee Robinson and Dennis Hill (season 1, 1966-67) (39 episodes)
Produced by
Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill (season 2, 1967-68) (39 episodes)
Produced by
Joy Cavill (season 3, late 1968) (13 episodes)

Australian Family Adventure series 1966-68   91 episodes x 30 min colour film (16mm)
starring

Ed Devereaux as Matt Hammond, the head ranger
Ken James as Mark Hammond, older son
Garry Pankhurst as Sonny Hammond, younger son
Tony Bonner as Jerry King, Ranger and helicopter pilot (entry #1 exit #75)
Liza Goddard as Clarrissa 'Clancy' Merrick (entry #7 exit #75)
Recurring Cast:
Elke Neidhardt as Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring) (entry #3 exit #11)
John Warwick as Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring) (entry #22 exit #91)
Frank Thring as Dr. Alexander Stark (recurring) (#2 #18 #22)
Deryck Barnes as Dr. Morton (recurring)


Premise: Children's show about the adventures of an orphaned bush kangaroo,
Skippy, and the rangers who are now her* family.
Note:
* Skippy is a female kangaroo. Only females have pouches.

Music by
Eric Jupp

######### Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo ###########
############# season 1 1966-67 ###############
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  39 episodes
Series Producer: Lee Robinson / Produced by Dennis Hill

1.1 [--] Skippy (1966-67): MAN FROM SPACE [verified- MD] (pilot episode)
(c) 1966
Producers: Lee Robinson & Dennis Hill
Directed by Lee Robinson
Story by Lee Robinson, Dennis Hill/ Teleplay by J. Benn Darrow
Guest Cast:
David Williams .... The Squadron Leader
Synopsis:
Skippy and Sonny come across an injured airman hanging by the cord of his parachute
from a tree. Realising that the weight of his body is ripping the parachute and
that it is only a matter of time before he falls to his death, Sonny sends Skippy for help.
Synopsis:
Sonny tries to record the sounds of a bird. [MD]
Synopsis 36
Sonny has been placed in charge of an automatic recording unit deep in the bush
on Waratah National Park, supervised by his father, Chief Ranger Matt Hammond.
Sonny, accompanied by his pet kangaroo Skippy, must collect the tape cassette,
which hopefully will have captured the elusive sounds of the bushland mimic,
the lyre bird.
[Crypto]
Feedback:
From : TheStudio2 < >03-July-2005
"Just watched the "Man from Space" episode on DVD.
This is clearly the first episode made - probably as a pilot for the first series.
Very interesting as the production values are inferior, the actors
are noticeably younger (especially in the case of Sonny and Mark),
the opening credits are different, there is no helipad and the ranger
headquarters is a noticeably different building. It also has some
interesting dialogue that seeks to introduce the charcters including
a line by Matt Hammond when castigating Mark for leaving Sonny on his
own in the Park. Mark says that he has Skippy with him and Matt sayStory by
"Skippy's only a kangaroo - You're his brother." Interesting putdown
of Skip that you'd never see in the series proper!"


1.2 [--] Skippy (1966-67): LONG WAY HOME
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Max Varnel
Guest Cast;
Frank Thring ........ Doctor Stark (recurring)
Red Moore ........... McMurtie
Don Crosby .......... Shapes
Synopsis 4
Dr. Alexander Stark is determined to have Skippy for his private zoo.
When Matt Hammond refuses to sell at any price. Stark has two of his
henchmen steal the 'roo; but Skippy is too smart to be kept in a cage
and she begins a tense series of adventures on "the long way home." [Crypto]

1.3 [--] Skippy (1966-67): CAGE OF KOALAS
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Eric Price
Guest Cast:
Elke Neidhardt .... Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring) (entry episode)
Synopsis 5
A research scientist, Dr. Steiner, who is to study marsupial wild life
at Waratah National Park turns out to be an attractive young woman.
Her methods anger Chief Ranger Matt Hammond, but Skippy and Matt
rescue her when she gets into serious trouble on a koala-trapping foray
into the lonely bush. [Crypto]

1.4 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE POACHERS
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Max Varnel
Guest Cast:
John Armstrong ..... Baker
Eric Reiman ........ Repping
William Cox ........ Bruhl
Elke Neidhardt ..... Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring)(to be verified)
Synopsis 1
Skippy sounds the alarm when three men, believed to be working for
Dr. Stark, try to steal koalas from Waratah National Park. The
kangaroo helps capture the poachers. [Crypto]

1.5 [--] Skippy (1966-67): DEAD OR ALIVE
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Eric Price
Guest Cast:
Elke Neidhardt ...... Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring)
Alan Light .......... Cummings
Des Rolfe ........... Poacher
Synopsis 7
A mysterious disease threatens to wipe out all the animals in Waratah
National Park, and the evidence points to Skippy as carrier of the virus. [Crypto]

1.6 [--] Skippy (1966-67): GOLDEN REEF
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Max Varnel
Guest Cast:
Christine Bartlett .... Sandra
Reg Evans ............. Frog
Bob Haddow ............ Sailor
Robin Cuming .......... Alex
Elke Neidhardt ........ Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring)(to be verified)
Synopsis 3
Skin-diving geologists discover alluvial gold on a reef at Seal Rocks,
in the mouth of the Flinders River. Thieves move in with deadly
spear-guns and, again, it's Skippy and Sonny to the rescue. [Crypto]

1.7 [--] Skippy (1966-67): NO TIME FOR CLANCY (enter Liza Goddard as Clancy)
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Max Varnel
Guest Cast:
Elke Neidhardt ........ Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring)
Jack Allan ........... Truck Driver
Synopsis 9
Matt Hammond is faced with a human problem as Chief Ranger of Waratah
National Park, a widower living at Ranger Headquarters with his two
sons Mark and Sonny, and the Sky Ranger. One of his rangers in another
part of the Park is going to take up an important position in a new
nature reserve in the north. His wife and sons are going with him,
but his teenage daughter Clarissa has an examination coming up and
he wants her to stay behind. Matt offers to have the girl live at Ranger
Headquarters until after the exam. [Crypto]

1.8 [--] Skippy (1966-67): CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Max Varnel
Elke Neidhardt ........ Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring)
Slim DeGrey ........... Skeen
Chuck Kehoe ........... Detective
Walter Sullivan ....... Detective Sergeant
Synopsis 11
An escaped convict holds Clancy and Sonny hostage. Skippy brings help
and jumps on the convict, allowing Sonny to get out of his clutches
and Matt to overpower the criminal. [Crypto]

1.9 [--] Skippy (1966-67): SPORTS CAR RALLY
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Max Varnel
Guest Cast:
Bruce Barry .......... Morley
Tommy Dysart ......... Jeff Andrews
Elke Neidhardt ....... Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring)
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis 2
An invasion of sports cars threatens the life of protected fauna
in Waratah National Park, but when Matt leads a rescue squad to
save the life of a driver pinned under his car in a serious accident,
the rally organizers gratefully decide on another venue. [Crypto]

1.10 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE SWAGMAN
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Gerry Duggan ......... Mr. Trundle
Synopsis 12
An old man, looking for odd jobs in Waratah National Park, fascinates
Sonny with tales of adventure. Matt Hammond asks him to leave and there's
trouble when he makes his young friend a parting gift of an expensive
antique watch. [Crypto]

1.11 [--] Skippy (1966-67): TIME AND TIDE
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Eric Fullilove
Guest Cast:
Elke Neidhardt ........ Dr. Anna Steiner (recurring)
Synopsis 10
The teenage Clarissa (Clancy) Merrick, daughter of a Waratah Park Ranger
who has been posted to a new wildlife reserve and has left Clancy to
stay for a while with Chief Ranger Matt Hammond and his boys, is in
trouble again. She's been accepted into the family and has been
entrusted with helping visiting biologist Dr. Anna Steiner in her work. [Crypto]

1.12 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE LYRE BIRD
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Eric Price
Guest Cast:
Gita Rivera .......... Lisa
Charles McCallum ..... Sir John Banks
Synopsis 6
Sonny makes a new friend, Lisa, a young ballerina. Together they find
an aged botanist who has been missing in Waratah National Park. With
Skippy to help them, they bring about his rescue. [Crypto]

1.13 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE MARINE BIOLIGIST
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Dennis Hill
Guest Cast:
Kathy Troutt .... Herself - Marine Biologist
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis 8
Mark Hammond is concerned when his father Chief Waratah National Park
Ranger Matt Hammond tells him he must accompany a marine biologist who
wants to collect specimens from an underwater reef in the fjord section
of the Park. But Mark changes his tune when he meets the biologist.
She's a very attractive young woman and an expert skin diver. [Crypto]

1.14 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE HONEYMOONERS
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Eric Fullilove
Guest Cast:
June Thody .......... April
Noel Brophy ......... Roland
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis 13
When the greedy wife of a rich husband tries to trap Skippy (she wants
her skin for a coat), Sonny finds himself locked in the cabin of a speeding
cruiser, with no one but Skippy aboard to save him. [Crypto]

1.15 [--] Skippy (1966-67): MANY HAPPY RETURNS
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
d. Eric Fullilove
Deryck Barnes ..... Dr. Morton
Ken Goodlet ....... Jim Ferguson
Synopsis 14
Sonny's birthday wish comes true, but not the way he expects high
above Sydney Harbor he has to take over the helicopter controls when pilot
Jerry King collapses. [Crypto]

1.16 [--] Skippy (1966-67): MY BEST FRIEND [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Pamela Raymond ........ Sonia Pearson
Hector ................ Emu
Synopsis:
Sonny paints a picture of Skippy. [MD]
Synopsis 15
Sonny is proud of his school project painting of Skippy (his "Best Friend");
but his brother Mark and houseguest Clarissa (Clancy) create a frightening
situation when they try to help Sonny by substituting their own paintings.
Hector the Emu bird comes unexpectedly to the rescue and Sonny is convinced
that a career in art is not for him - he'll follow in the footsteps of his
father, Head Ranger Matt Hammond. [Crypto]

1.17 [--] Skippy (1966-67): WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Jeanie Drynan ....... Dulcie Condon
Mike Dorsey ......... Alan Condon
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
Skippy rescues a baby. [MD]
Synopsis 16
Skippy rescues a baby from certain death on Flinders
River, deep in Waratah National Park. While parents,
Rangers, and police frantically search for the missing
child, Sonny tries to protect his pal, Skippy, thinking
she's stolen the babe. [Crypto]

1.18 [--] Skippy (1966-67): TRAPPED [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Peter Kay/ Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Frank Thring ........... Dr. Alexander Stark
Colin Croft ............ Professor Lewis
Anthony Thurbon ........ Quentin
(Red Moore .... McMurtrie ?)
Synopsis:
An animal thief is captured. [MD]
Synopsis 21
Paralyzed by nerve gas, Clancy wills Skippy to take to
Ranger Headquarters tape recorded evidence that leads
to the capture of animal thief, "Professor" Lewis. [Crypto]

1.19 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE WARATAH FESTIVAL [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier/ Story by Carol Odell
EP: John McCallum, Bob AustinSeries Producer: Lee RobinsonP: Dennis Hill
Guest Cast:
Ted Hepple ............ Tacky
Bill Hodge ............ Coutts
Stanley Rodgers ....... Butler
Hector ................. Emu
(Fred Sims as Harbour Bridge toll collector ?)
Synopsis:
A diamond thief hides a bracelet in Skippy's pouch. [MD]
Synopsis 17
A diamond thief drops his loot and Skippy puts it in her pouch. The
thief must join the Waratah National Park float in Sydney's Waratah
Procession, if he's to recover the bracelet. After an exciting fight
with Mark and Sonny, he's captured before an "audience" of 750,000. [Crypto]

1.20 [--] Skippy (1966-67): SUMMER STORM [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Ed Devereaux
Guest Cast:
Reg Gorman ........... Jim Paine
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
A snake poisons Mike. [MD]
Synopsis 18
Ranger Headquarters is cut off by a violent storm as Matt Hammond lies
poisoned by snake bite. Skippy leaps an impassable gorge to fetch help.
Life-saving serum is parachuted to Headquarters just in time. [Crypto]

1.21 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE RUSTLERS [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Margaret Trist/ Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Jack Allan ............. Joe
Willie Fennell ......... Ernie
Mark McManus ........... Ted
Synopsis:
Sonny encounters rustlers when he takes a job as a sheep shearer. [MD]
Synopsis 19
Sonny (helped by Skippy) takes a job with a team of sheep shearers to earn
money for a birthday present for his father, Head Ranger Matt Hammond. His
absence from Ranger Headquarters puts Matt on the track of rustlers. [Crypto]

1.22 [--] Skippy (1966-67): DOUBLE TROUBLE [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by [not given]
Teleplay by Ross Napier/ Story by Ed Devereaux
Guest Cast:
Frank Thring ........... Dr. Stark (recurring)
John Warwick ........... Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring) (entry)
Anthony Bazell ......... Senator Winthrop
Thelma Scott ........... Mrs. Winthrop
Synopsis:
Dr. Stark hires an actor to impersonate the head ranger. [MD]
Synopsis 20
Dr. Stark hires an actor to impersonate Head Ranger Matt Hammond and
discredit his arch enemy. But the scheme backfires, and Stark has to
honor the promise of a $10,000 donation to Waratah National Park. [Crypto]

1.23 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THEY'RE SINGING ME BACK [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Kay Keavney
Guest Cast:
Candy Devine ........... Moona
Harry Carpenter ........ Old One
Synopsis:
Warriors attempt to claim a runaway tribal girl. [MD]
Synopsis 22
Aboriginal warriors come to Waratah National Park to claim a runaway
tribal girl. Head Ranger Matt Hammond defies their spears, and convinces
the elder that the girl's great talent for singing can help bring white
and black people closer together. [Crypto]
Synopsis:
The Hammonds help a runaway aborigine girl who is being spirited back to
her tribe. [RF]
(US Syn by 13Sep70 WKBG-TV independent network New England Edition Sunday)

1.24 [--] Skippy (1966-67): BE OUR GUEST [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Jessica Noad ...... Marion Merrick
Synopsis:
Clancy is lost in the bush of the park. [MD]
Synopsis 25
Thrown from her horse deep in the bush of Waratah National Park,
Clancy Merrick (Liza Goddard) is hopelessly lost and her mother
is due at Ranger Headquarters to see how Head Ranger Matt Hammond
has been looking after the teenage house guest. A band of aboriginal
nomads "capture" Clancy, bringing her back to Headquarters
just in time. [Crypto]

1.25 [--] Skippy (1966-67): TARA part one [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Joan Levy/ Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Ali Miller ......... Tara
Tom Farley ......... Jefferson Judd
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
Skippy and Sonny find the hidden entrance to a valley. [MD]
Synopsis 23
Skippy and Sonny find the hidden entrance to a valley thought to be inaccessible.
An old aboriginal lives alone in the valley and he, the boy, and the kangaroo
become firm friends. [Crypto]

1.26 [--] Skippy (1966-67): TARA part two [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Joan Levy/ Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Ali Miller ......... Tara
Tom Farley ......... Jefferson Judd
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
A businessman helps an old man. [MD]
Synopsis 37
When an old aboriginal believes he must die, Chief Ranger Matt Hammond
goes to Sydney to appeal for help from a wealthy businessman whose life
the aboriginal once saved. When asked to help, businessman Jefferson
Judd agrees to do what he can. [Crypto]

1.27 [--] Skippy (1966-67): SURF KING [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Tina Cornioley ...... Helen
Nigel Lovell ........ Dr. Martin
Synopsis:
Injured Jerry King attempts a surf championship. [MD]
Synopsis 24
While Matt and Clancy are kept busy trouble shooting at Ranger Headquarters,
Jerry King, abetted by Mark, makes a gallant attempt to win a surf championship,
despite injuries received when he saves a girl's life. [Crypto]

1.28 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE RUNAWAY [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Will Pryor/ Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Gavin Hamilton ......... Tom
Synopsis:
Skippy helps save a man hanging over a cliff. [MD]
Synopsis 26
Jerry King risks his own life to save a hooligan who, hanging over a cliff,
is prepared to drop to his death rather than accept help from "the
establishment." Skippy helps bring him to safety. [Crypto]

1.29 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE EMPTY CHAIR [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Gerry Duggan ........... Mr. Trundle alias M.V. Archer
Fernande Glyn .......... Miss Dempster
Gordon Glenwright ...... George Coombes
Phil Jay ............... Lindsay
Ben Gabriel ............ Receptionist/Doorman
Patrick Carville ....... Oil Truck Driver (not credited?)
Synopsis:
Sonny and Skippy fight oil drilling in the park. [MD]
Synopsis 31
Sonny and Skippy the bush kangaroo persuade their friend Mr. Trundle
(alias Miles Vincent Archer) to return temporarily to his desk as
chairman of a vast corporation and reverse the board's decision to
despoil Waratah National Park by drilling for oil. [Crypto]

1.30 [--] Skippy (1966-67): MAYDAY part 1 [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier/ Story by Tony Booth
Guest Cast:
Barbara Joss ......... Barbara Mason
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
Flight ranger crashes a helicopter. [MD]
Synopsis 29
Flight Ranger Jerry King breaks Waratah Park discipline when a helicopter
flight is the only way he can contact his girlfriend. A dramatic crash
results, and Skippy again comes to the rescue. [Crypto]

1.31 [--] Skippy (1966-67): MAYDAY part 2: WHERE THERE'S SMOKE [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier/ Story by Tony Booth
Guest Cast:
Barbara Joss .......... Barbara Mason
John Warwick .......... Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring)
Ray Lamont ............ Hawks, Crash Detective
Bill Hunter ........... Rankin, Crash Detective
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
Jerry is investigated for departing from his patrol route. [MD]
Synopsis 32
When aviation "crash detectives" refuse to believe Flight Ranger
Jerry King's story about departing from his patrol route to
investigate smoke, Skippy finds the evidence that clears Jerry
and gets his suspended license back. [Crypto]

1.32 [--] Skippy (1966-67): DATE IN DALMAR [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Eric FulliloveWritten by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
John Warwick .......... Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring)
Max Cullen ............ Keller
Synopsis:
A robber holds Sonny hostage. [MD]
Synopsis 30
When an armed robber holds Sonny as hostage, Skippy "jumps" him,
saving the lives of everyone at Ranger Headquarters as well. [Crypto]

1.33 [--] Skippy (1966-67): NO TRESPASSERS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Gary Gray .............. Rocky Miller
Jimmy Carruthers ....... Frank
With:
Chips Rafferty ......... Pop Miller
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
Skippy joins a boxing camp. [MD]
Synopsis 28
Skippy joins a secret boxing camp in Waratah National Park, and young
champion Rocky Miller takes a forbidden joyride in the Ranger helicopter.
A forced landing has surprise results as Rocky retires from the career he
hates and, for the first time, begins to lead a normal life. [Crypto]

1.34 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE LAST CHANCE [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by J. Benn Darrow/ Story by Creswick Jenkinson
Guest Cast:
Alexander Archdale .... Byron Cresswell
Alan Scott ............ Max Lovejoy
Lex Mitchell .......... Hogwell
David Copping ......... Andy
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
An aging film star attempts a comeback. [MD]
Synopsis 27
An aging film star has a last chance to make a comeback, but he can't
compete with Skippy the pet kangaroo, who decides she doesn't want
a movie career after all, and so saves face for the desperate actor.
[Crypto]

1.35 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE BUSHRANGERS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Suzanne Baker/ Story by Carol Odell
Guest Cast:
John Gray ............ Mr. Wilson
Fred Sims ............ Bill
Reg Evans ............ Fred
Jim Bowles ........... Mike
Al Kenny ............. Jack
The Executives ....... The Bushrager Group
Synopsis:
Ranger Headquarters is burglarized. [MD]
Synopsis 35
Burglars take everything movable from Ranger Headquarters, and
Sonny Hammond and Skippy think they have the culprits cornered.
But the "bushrangers" turn out to be a pop group who join the
hunt for the real burglars. [Crypto]

1.36 [--] Skippy (1966-67): TEN LITTLE VISITORS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Kate McKittrick ........ Miss Duval
Betty Lim Saw Yim ...... Miss Ho
Janet Kingsbury ........ Jill Vernon
Synopsis:
Sonny and Skippy become guides for foreign children. [MD]
Synopsis 33
Sonny and Skippy the pet kangaroo act as guides for ten little visitors
from other countries, show them the wonders of Waratah National Park,
and help them overcome fear of Australian wild dogs, which they
identify with ferocious wolves. [Crypto]

1.37 [--] Skippy (1966-67): AUNT EVELYN [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Darlene Johnson ....... Aunt Evelyn
Synopsis:
Sonny and Skippy save Aunt Evelyn from drowning. [MD]
Synopsis 34
When Aunt Evelyn comes to Waratah National Park determined to
persuade Head Ranger Matt Hammond that he should put his younger
boy Sonny in boarding school in Sydney, Sonny and Skippy the pet
kangaroo save Evelyn from death by drowning, and Sonny is saved
from a fate he'd consider worse than death. [Crypto]

1.38 [--] Skippy (1966-67): THE LONG NIGHT [verified- MD]
(C) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max VarnelWritten by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Don Philps ............. Avery
George Assang .......... Coote
Walter Sullivan ........ Sergeant Ames
Synopsis:
Mark confronts industrial spies. [MD]
Synopsis 38
Mark tangles with industrial spies who cover their
tracks by accusing him of a hit-and-run accident. [Crypto]

1.39 [--] Skippy (1966-67): VIEW MATT [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Series Producer: Lee Robinson/ Produced by Dennis Hill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Beryl Cheers ........ Prudence Firth
Ron Shand ........... Ernie Stubbs
Max Osbiston ........ Dr. Morton
Synopsis:
Sonny answers a lonely-hearts advertisement. [MD]
Synopsis 39
Sonny tries his hand at matchmaking when he answers a lonely-hearts
advertisement in Matt's name and has to face the consequences. [Crypto]

######## Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo ###########
############# season 2 1967-68 ###############
##############################################
39 episodes
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill

2.01 [40] Skippy (1967-68): THE RAFT [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier/ Story by Moya Wood
Guest Cast:
Jaeme Hamilton .......... Mick
Terry McDermott ......... Hilton
Synopsis:
Sonny rescues a runaway boy. [MD]
Synopsis 48
Sonny's relationship with Matt is thrown into focus
when he rescues a runaway boy mired in the mud while
rafting down river through swamp country.
[Crypto]

2.02 [41] Skippy (1967-68): PERFECT HOSTS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric FulliloveWritten by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Robert Bruning ........ Lucas
Tony Ingersent ........ Greg
Synopsis:
A case of mistaken identity. [MD]
Synopsis 49
A case of mistaken identity leads Sonny and Clancy to tie up a
Very Important Person in knots - literally! [Crypto]

2.03 [42] Skippy (1967-68): HONEST JACK [verified- MD]
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
(c) 1968
Directed by Max VarnelWritten by Ross Napier
EP: John McCallum, Bob AustinP: Lee Robinson
Guest Cast:
John Laws ............. Jack Jamieson
Bryan Niland .......... Darcy
Reg Collins ........... Mr. Fogarty
Ethel Lang ............ Mrs. Fogarty
Patrick McCarville .... Jake
Alister Smart ......... Alf
Charles Little ........ Hogarth
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
Blocks of the park are sold. [MD]
Synopsis 40
A slick operator sells blocks of Waratah National Park and tries to pass
off Ranger Headquarters as an ideal home! [Crypto]

2.04 [43] Skippy (1967-68): FOLLOW MY LEADER [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
David Downer ......... Norman
Howard Vernon ........ Gately
Synopsis:
A violinist tries to acquire a koala. [MD]
Synopsis 41
A spoiled young violin prodigy insists on acquiring a baby koala.
Skippy saves him from losing his life in the attempt. [Crypto]

2.05 [44] Skippy (1967-68): TEX 'N RANGER [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Joy Cavill
Guest Cast:
Tom Oliver ......... Tex N. Ranger
Synopsis:
A teacher is injured at the park. [MD]
Synopsis 42
A school for stunt men moves into Waratah National Park, but Skippy
doesn't need any lessons and saves their injured teacher. [Crypto]

2.06 [45] Skippy (1967-68): CHICKEN [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Graham Rouse .......... John Manson
John Unicomb .......... Ben Schuyler
Judith Fisher ......... Lucy Schuyler
Synopsis:
Skippy almost dies of poison when a farmer tries to get even with Matt. [MD]
Synopsis 43
Skippy almost dies of poisoning when a poultry farmer tries to get even with
Matt, but Matt tricks him into revealing his guilt and the whereabouts of the
poison. [Crypto]

2.07 [46] Skippy (1967-68): BELINDA [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Colin Croft ........... Beazley
John Paisley .......... Rix
Ross Higgins .......... Thurston
Synopsis:
A beautiful Thoroughbred escapes from the man who has stolen her. [MD]
Synopsis 44
A beautiful thoroughbred mare escapes from the man who
has stolen her and finds temporary refuge with Sonny at
Waratah Park Ranger Headquarters.
[Crypto]

2.08 [47] Skippy (1967-68): THE MINE [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ed Devereaux
Guest Cast:
Chuck Faulkner ........ Toby Broughton
Harold Hopkins ........ Tim Grant
Deryck Barnes ......... Dr. Morton
Synopsis:
An accidental detonation traps Matt and an old friend in an
abandoned mine. [MD]
Synopsis 45
An accidental detonation traps Matt and an old friend
in an abandoned mine. [Crypto]

2.09 [48] Skippy (1967-68): ROCKSLIDE [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ted Roberts
Guest Cast:
Sandy Harbutt .... Cooper
Alister Smart .... Sergeant
Bob Woodham .... Corporal
Deryck Barnes .... Dr. Morton
Synopsis:
Sonny is injured in a rock slide. [MD]
Synopsis 46
A young National Service deserter risks recapture to look after
Sonny who is injured in a rockslide. [Crypto]

2.10 [49] Skippy (1967-68): HIDE AND SEEK [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Rae and Warren Glasser
Guest Cast:
Stanley Walsh .... Rich
Synopsis:
A friend, involved in an armed robbery, convinces Jerry he is
innocent. [MD]
Synopsis 47
An old friend of Flight Ranger Jerry King, involved in an armed robbery,
convinces Jerry he is innocent and asks for refuge in Waratah National
Park. [Crypto]

2.11 [50] Skippy (1967-68): FLYING SAUCERS [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Rae & Warren Glasser
Guest Cast:
Donald MacDonald ........ Ross
Synopsis:
Sonny and Skippy see a flying saucer. [MD]
Synopsis 50
When Sonny and his pal Skippy the bush kangaroo see a "flying saucer"
over Waratah National Park, they find it hard to convince anyone at
Ranger Headquarters, even with photographic evidence. [Crypto]

2.12 [51] Skippy (1967-68): ESMERALDA [verified- MD]
(c) 1967
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Neva Carr-Glynn ........ Esmeralda
Ben Gaule .............. Ramon
Synopsis:
A gypsy woman seeks revenge. [MD]
Synopsis 51
An old gypsy woman takes revenge on Head Ranger Matt Hammond and his
boys in a way that proves more embarrassing than harmful. Even Skippy
is powerless to prevent the trick. [Crypto]

2.13 [52] Skippy (1967-68): PUPPETS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Rae & Warren Glasser/ Story by Carol Odell
Guest Cast:
Kenneth Laird ......... Uncle Carl
Robert Reid ........... Steven
Synopsis:
An itinerant puppeteer is jealous of Skippy. [MD]
Synopsis 52
An itinerant puppeteer is jealous of his talented young ward, but
Head Ranger Matt Hammond persuades him to share the limelight,
while Skippy the bush kangaroo entertains an impatient audience
of children at Waratah National Park. [Crypto]

2.14 [53] Skippy (1967-68): VICE VERSA [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
John Warwick ........ Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring)
Tom Farley .......... Professor Clifton
Hector .............. Emu
Synopsis:
A scientist wants to study Skippy. [MD]
Synopsis 53
When a scientist comes to take Skippy away from Waratah National Park
for prolonged studies of marsupial I.Q.s, Sonny blocks the plan by
making the bush kangaroo seem the dumbest of all the animals. [Crypto]

2.15 [54] Skippy (1967-68): OATS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Don Reid ........... Oats
Synopsis:
A park inspector faces his fear. [MD]
Synopsis 54
An aggressive National Parks Inspector is determined to make everyone
at Ranger Headquarters jump, but through his own uncontrollable fear
in a crisis, he learns to respect the others. [Crypto]

2.16 [55] Skippy (1967-68): BLACK SPIDER [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Diana Davidson ........ Helen Masters
Synopsis:
Clancy is blackmailed. [MD]
Synopsis 55
When Clancy starts missing music lessons, Sonny decides she is
being blackmailed and sets out to trap the culprit. [Crypto]

2.17 [56] Skippy (1967-68): TREAD SOFTLY [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
John Unicomb ......... Ben Schuyler
Judith Fisher ........ Lucy Schuyler
John Warwick ......... Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring)
Roger Ward ........... Carver
Synopsis:
The park falls prey to illegal trapping. [MD]
Synopsis 85
The embittered chicken farmer Ben Schuyler has a perfect alibi when
there is a rash of illegal trapping in Waratah National Park; but,
with Head Ranger Matt Hammond on his trail, Schuyler is finally
caught in his own web. [Crypto]

2.18 [57] Skippy (1967-68): SHARK TAGGERS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier/ Story by Valerie Taylor
Guest Cast:
Valerie Taylor ......... Paula
Synopsis:
Skippy helps a scientist research sharks. [MD]
Synopsis 57
When Sonny Hammond and Skippy the bush kangaroo help an attractive
young female scientist in her research work on sharks, only the
last minute arrival of Jerry and Mark in the Ranger helicopter
can save them from a school of vicious man-eaters.[Crypto]

2.19 [58] Skippy (1967-68): SURPRISE! SURPRISE! [verified- MD]
(C) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Teleplay by Ross Napier/ Story by Moya Wood
Guest Cast:
Marion Johns ........... Woman Customer
Sue Costin ............. Betsy
Susan Lloyd ............ Sally
Anne Lucas ............. Shopper
Synopsis:
Mark plans a party for Clancy. [MD]
Synopsis 58
Mark's carefully planned surprise birthday party for Clancy almost
comes undone when Clancy and Head Ranger Matt Hammond are left
without transport in the heart of Waratah National Park. [Crypto]

2.20 [59] Skippy (1967-68): MARCO POLO [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Moya Wood
Guest Cast:
Graham Dixon .......... Bob Raine
Des Rolfe ............. Mr. Hobbs
Synopsis:
Mark plans a trip overseas. [MD]
Synopsis 59
Head Ranger Matt Hammond has to brush up his psychology when Mark starts
planning a trip overseas against his father's wishes. Matt finds an
effective way of making Mark change his mind. [Crypto]

2.21 [60] Skippy (1967-68): WOMBAT [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
(no guest cast details)
Note: Tony Bonner does not appear in this episode
Synopsis:
Sonny misses a school exam. [MD]
Synopsis 60
Sonny's school record is in jeopardy when he misses an examination
to save the life of a baby wombat. [Crypto]

2.22 [61] Skippy (1967-68): AXEMAN [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Ted Roberts/ Story by Scotty Denholm
Guest Cast:
Reg Gorman .............. Jim Nelson
Peter Whittle ........... Ocker
Ronald Morse ............ Bell
Synopsis
Skippy helps an axe man gain confidence. [MD]
Synopsis 61
Skippy and Jerry King counter the efforts of a crooked
gambler to help a champion axeman regain his confidence
and his tree-felling title. [Crypto]

2.23 [62] Skippy (1967-68): UP AND BEYOND [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Jeanie Drynan .......... Iris Temple
Gerry Gallagher ........ Roger Temple
Synopsis:
Skippy is caught in a balloon. [MD]
Synopsis 62
Sonny and Skippy accidentally set aloft a damaged high altitude balloon
and have to jump for their lives into a river. [Crypto]

2.24 [63] Skippy (1967-68): ROUND UP [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Peter McPhie ........... Cole
Peter Armstrong ........ Pete
Synopsis:
Rodeo riders capture wild horses. [MD]
Synopsis 91
Matt Hammond enlists the aid of two champion rodeo riders to capture a herd
of wild horses damaging vegetation in Waratah National Park.[Crypto]

2.25 [64] Skippy (1967-68): THE HIKERS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Pat Lovell ............ Helen Macauley
Clarissa Kaye ......... Judith Wright
Synopsis:
Skippy helps two hikers. [MD]
Synopsis 64
Two young women hikers think they know best and head for dangerous bushland
in Waratah National Park; Skippy follows and brings help when they get into
serious trouble. [Crypto]

2.26 [65] Skippy (1967-68): FOR MY NEXT TRICK [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Ross Napier/ Story by Rene Devereaux
Guest Cast:
Barry Crocker ......... Alfred Mortimer
Ray Hartley ........... Elsworth
Hector ................ Emu
Synopsis:
A magician tries to steal Skippy. [MD]
Synopsis 56
An itinerant "magician" makes Skippy the bush kangaroo "disappear" before
Sonny Hammond's eyes and, while Sonny goes on an errand, the "magician"
tries to make off with the kangaroo; but Skippy is too clever for him. [Crypto]

2.27 [66] Skippy (1967-68): A BIRD IN THE HAND [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Ross Napier/ Story by Maureen Walsh
Guest Cast:
Kirrily Nolan .......... Sister Ruth
Ken Shorter ............ Tim
Henri Szeps ............ Bob
Synopsis:
Jerry foils bird poachers. [MD]
Synopsis 66
When a visiting ornithologist turns out to be a lovely young nun,
Jerry has an unexpected ally in foiling a pair of bird poachers. [Crypto]

2.28 [67] Skippy (1967-68): MARATHON [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Willie Fennell ......... Joe Hogan
Harry Lawrence ......... Carmody
Dennis Grosvenor ....... Runner
Synopsis:
Mark competes in a race. [MD]
Synopsis 67
Competing in a marathon race in Waratah National Park, Mark Hammond is
suspected of juggling a marker to send the other athletes off course. [Crypto]

2.29 [68] Skippy (1967-68): THE BEST MAN [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Max Varnel
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Gregory de Polnay ...... Marcus
Bob Delander & Leon Gregory .... Youths in Speedboat
Synopsis:
A best man has difficulty making it to the church. [MD]
Synopsis 68
When Flight Ranger Jerry King is asked to be best man at a wedding, he finds
it hard to make it to the church on time. [Crypto]

2.30 [69] Skippy (1967-68): PLAIN JANE [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier
Guest Cast:
Gillian Jones ....... Jane
Candy Raymond ....... Georgie
Gary Day ............ Mitch
Bob Watson .......... Rod
Roger Jones ......... Alan
Synopsis:
A country girl is transformed into a beauty. [MD]
Synopsis 69
A plain country girl is transformed by Clancy and her friend into
a beauty, much to the amazement of Jerry and Matt. [Crypto]

2.31 [70] Skippy (1967-68): HI-FI [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ross Napier/ Story by Ron McLean
Guest Cast:
Mark Albiston ......... Stan Wiley
Synopsis:
Mark builds a stereo. [MD]
Synopsis 70
When Mark builds a Hi-Fi set, he doesn't know it will
be used to save Matt's life. [Crypto]

2.32 [71] Skippy (1967-68): MAGGIE [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Moya Wood
Guest Cast:
Nancy Knudsen ........ Maggie Roderick
Alan Tobin ........... John Marnos
Lex Mitchell ......... Peter Carey
Don Philps ........... Det. Barton
Walter Sullivan ...... Det. Jefferson
Notes:
Ed Deveraux, Liza Goddard, Ken James and Garry Pankhurst
do not appear in this episode.
Tony Bonner is the only regular cast member featured.

Synopsis:
Jerry's girlfriend is involved with smugglers. [MD]
Synopsis 71"
A lovable, zany girlfriend of Jerry's finds herself embroiled with
smugglers and turns to Jerry for help.[Crypto]

2.33 [72] Skippy (1967-68): MIXED COMPANY [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Albie Thoms
Written by Albie Thoms/ Story by Richard Raper
Guest Cast:
Edward Howell (Richard Howell on credits) .... Doctor Martin Ames
Jonathan Sweet .......... Brian
Gregory Ross ............ Alex
Frank Hyjber ............ Jon
Jim Marsden ............. Terry
Deryck Barnes ........... Doctor Morton (uncredited)
Harold Hopkins .......... Tim Grant (uncredited)
Note: Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
A fire endangers the fauna of the park. [MD]
Synopsis 72
An elderly ornithologist's determination to prevent a group of young
water-skiers using the river results in an accidental fire, endangering
the natural fauna of Waratah National Park. [Crypto]

2.34 [73] Skippy (1967-68): TREASURE HUNT [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Joy Cavill/ Story by James Workman
Guest Cast:
Edward Hepple .......... Ben
Slim DeGrey ............ Charlie
Stan Penrose ............ Constable Andy
Synopsis:
Matt organizes a treasure hunt. [MD]
Synopsis 63
When Matt Hammond organizes a treasure hunt for charity in Waratah National
Park, two bank robbers display an unusual interest in the buried chest.[Crypto]

2.35 [74] Skippy (1967-68): THE SPORT OF KINGS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ted Roberts
Guest Cast:
John Warwick ........... Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring)
Les Foxcroft ........... Strapper
Gary Moore ............. Jockey (Himself)
Clarence The Clocker ... Clocker (Himself)
Jim Bowles ............. Bookmaker
Synopsis:
An injury prevents Mark from entering a race. [MD]
Synopsis 65
When Mark Hammond is injured at Randwick Racecourse just before the start
of the Corinthian Handicap for amateur jockeys, Clancy disguises herself
and takes his place on Sir Adrian Gillespie's horse. [Crypto]

2.36 [75] Skippy (1967-68): BON VOYAGE [verified- MD]
(C) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Lee Robinson
Note: Liza Goddard & Tony Bonner (both exit)
Guest Cast:
John Warwick ........... Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring)
Jessica Noad ........... Tom Merrick
Anthony Bazell ........ Mr. Nielson
Synopsis:
Clancy wins a scholarship. [MD]
Synopsis 73
Clancy Merrick passes her final music examinations and wins a scholarship
to further her studies in London. Her chances of accepting the scholarship
appear slight until Sir Adrian Gillespie arrives at the Park with an
English visitor. [Crypto]

2.37 [76] Skippy (1967-68): COBBER [verified- MD]
(c) [not given]
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Albie Thoms
Teleplay by Ted Roberts/ Story by Scotty Denholm
Guest Cast:
Tom Farley ............. Toby Bell
Stewart Ginn ........... Joe Farrell
Note: Tony Bonner, Ken James & Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
A sheep dog trial settles a dispute. [MD]
Synopsis 74
Matt Hammond stages an impromptu sheep dog trial to end an embittered
and hostile rift between two old, hard-headed bushmen. [Crypto]

2.38 [77] Skippy (1967-68): TIGER [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Martyn Sanderson/ Story by Stephen Rhodes
Guest Cast:
Peter Reynolds ....... Crompton
Alex Cann ............ Dr. Tolkein
Note: Tony Bonner & Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
Con men try to trap the animals of the park. [MD]
Synopsis 75
Two con men attempt to trap the native animals on Waratah National Park
by starting false rumors of the sighting of an "extinct" animal. [Crypto]

2.39 [78] Skippy (1967-68): LUNA PARK [verified- MD] 
(c) 1968
Produced by Lee Robinson and Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Joy Cavill
Guest Cast:
John Meillon .......... 'Nimble' Norris
John Barnes ........... Inspector Cooper
Patrick McCarville .... Sergeant Crowley
Howard Vernon ......... Businessman
Kay Tayler ............ Mother
Note: Tony Bonner & Liza Goddard NOT in this episode.
Synopsis:
A pickpocket evades police at a fair. [MD]
Synopsis 76
A pickpocket displays an unusual interest in Sonny Hammond and
Skippy while evading the police at a fun fair. [Crypto]

######## Skippy, The Bush Kangaroo ###########
########### season 3 late 1968 ##############
##############################################
13 episodes
Produced by Joy Cavill

3.01 [79] Skippy (late 1968): A WORK OF ART [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Written by Brian Wright
Guest Cast:
Tony Ward ................ J. Carrington Nash
Howard Vernon ............ Senator Henry Woodleigh-Smith
Margaret Christensen ..... Mrs. Woodleigh-Smith
Synopsis:
Skippy befriends a wildlife painter. [MD]
Synopsis 77
Skippy befriends a famous wildlife painter in Waratah National Park and
makes an unexpected sale when a politician and his wife visit the park. [Crypto]

3.02 [80] Skippy (late 1968): A MANNER OF SPEAKING [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Written by Denys Burrows
Guest Cast:
Alex Mozart ............ Papa Fiorini
Alexandra Hynes ........ Theresa Fiorini
Synopsis:
Mark tries to make friends with an Italian girl. [MD]
Synopsis 78
Mark Hammond finds an irate father and his own
difficulty in mastering the Italian language impede his
efforts to make friends with a teenage Italian girl. [Crypto]

3.03 [81] Skippy (late 1968): THE PRINCE OF SIAM [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Teleplay by Joy Cavill/ Story by Phyllis McLean
Guest Cast:
Reg Collins ............. Fergus
Emu as Hector
Synopsis:
Skippy earns a reward for finding a lost cat. [MD]
Synopsis 79
Skippy earns a $200 reward for finding a lost Siamese
cat and Sonny gains a new understanding of the value of
food and the need to help the hungry children of the
world. [Crypto]

3.04 [82] Skippy (late 1968): HIGH FASHION [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Written by J.R. McKenzie and W.F. Oreilly
Guest Cast:
Jack Thompson ......... Stefan Imard
Lyndal Moor ........... Fiona Crawford
Janne Walmsley ........ Jo Barnes
Synopsis:
A fashion model is bitten by a spider. [MD]
Synopsis 82
Posing for photographs in Waratah National Park, a
leading fashion model is bitten by a spider that could
be a deadly funnel-web. Sonny Hammond improvises
emergency treatment while Skippy the bush kangaroo goes
for help. [Crypto]

3.05 [83] Skippy (late 1968): EL TORO [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Ted Roberts
Guest Cast:
Ron Shand ............. Gus
MichaelBoddy .......... Fat Man
Norman Hodges ......... Thin Man
Redmond Phillips ...... Swagman
William Bowker ........ Artist
Nicky Graham .......... Old Lady
Maggie Dence .......... Soprano
Michael Caton ......... Young Man
Rona McLeod ........... Young Woman
Kildrummie(sp?) ...... Brutus
Linden Meadows ........ Vincent
Synopsis:
An escaped bull goes on a rampage in Waratah National Park. [MD]
Synopsis 90
An escaped bull goes on the rampage in Waratah National
Park on a holiday weekend. Sonny and Skippy play
matadors, only to learn that a gentle approach would
have tamed the beast in the first place. [Crypto]

3.06 [84] Skippy (late 1968): MR. DUFFY [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Joy Cavill/ Story by Alex McDonald
Guest Cast:
Noel Brophy ........... Patrick Duffy
Synopsis 80
A quaint little Irishman with the touch of a leprechaun bemuses Matt
Hammond and his boys by mending shoes in the twinkling of an eye.
Matt identifies him as a forger of aboriginal paintings, but a discovery
of ancient native art which Mr. Duffy (with Skippy's help) finds in
Waratah National Park seems genuine... or is it? [Crypto]

3.07 [85] Skippy (late 1968): THE MEDICINE MAN [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Written by Ted Roberts
Guest Cast:
Willie Fennell ............ Joe Hogan
Enid Lorimer ............... Mrs. Kearney
Synopsis:
Sonny almost takes the wrong medication. [MD]
Synopsis 81
Fetching a cough mixture for Sonny Hammond, a neighbor
gets confused and delivers horse medicine instead but
Sonny delays taking the first dose long enough for the
could-be drastic error to be discovered. [Crypto]

3.08 [86] Skippy (late 1968): THE VETERAN [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Ed Devereaux
Written by Ed Devereaux and Alan Veitch
Guest Cast:
Kevin Miles .......... Steven Lansbury
Jill Forster ......... Mary Lansbury
Gerry Duggan ......... Sgt. Bannen
John Bonney .......... Pilot
Synopsis:
Sonny is trapped on a war hero's plane. [MD]
Synopsis 83
Head Ranger Matt Hammond tries desperately to prevent a
psychotic war hero from taking off in a plane with
Matt's younger boy Sonny aboard. [Crypto]

3.09 [87] Skippy (late 1968): THE RAINMAKERS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Teleplay by Maureen Walsh/ Story by Stewart A. Fist
Guest Cast:
Athol Compton ......... Johnny Bombala
Rod Hull .............. Mervin Pennyweather
Noel Ferrier .......... Mr.Pearson
Synopsis:
The park faces a drought. [MD]
Synopsis 84
When Waratah National Park is hit by a dry spell, an eccentric old
inventor, a "cloud-seeding" plane, and a young aboriginal all try
to break the drought, with unexpected results. [Crypto]

3.10 [88] Skippy (late 1968): UP THE WARATAHS [verified- MD]
(c) 1968 filmed partly at Waitara Oval NSW.
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Written by Joy Cavill
Guest Cast:
John Meillon .........'Nimble' Norris
Lex Mitchell ......... Nutty
Reg Evans ............ Stan
Peter Gilbert ........ Young Man/ First Aid Patient
Synopsis:
Mark Hammond captains the local football team. [MD]
Synopsis 89
When Mark Hammond captains the local football team, the bets are on, and
two confidence men try to eliminate Mark from the competition final. [Crypto]

3.11 [89] Skippy (late 1968): MERRY-GO-ROUND [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Teleplay by Ted Roberts / Story by Harry Woollerton
Guest Cast:
Patsy Trench ......... Carrie Mason
Peter Adams .......... Joe Bently
Moya O'Sullivan ...... Mrs. Mason
Les Foxcroft ......... Cliff
Synopsis:
Running away from home to join a carnival. [MD]
Synopsis 86
Carrie Mason, a girl who wants nothing in the world but to be a clown, finds
she has much in common with Skippy the bush kangaroo when they both decide
to run away from home and join an itinerant carnival. [Crypto]

3.12 [90] Skippy (late 1968): PIGEON PAIR [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Eric Fullilove
Teleplay by Ted Roberts/ Story by Bill Lambert
Guest Cast:
Wendy Blacklock ........ Hattie Dougall
Kenneth Laird .......... Colonel Crothers
Synopsis:
Pigeon racing; a spinster and a retired colonel match rival entries
in the 600-miles National. [MD]
Synopsis 87
Sonny and Skippy learn about the fascinating sport of pigeon racing, as an
eccentric spinster and a retired colonel match rival entries in the 600-miles
National.[Crypto]

3.13 [91] Skippy (late 1968): FRED (final episode) [verified- MD]
(c) 1968
Produced by Joy Cavill
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Written by Joy Cavill
Guest Cast:
John Warwick .......... Sir Adrian Gillespie (recurring)
John Armstrong ........ Connors
Tom Oliver ............ Craig
Neva Carr-Glynn ....... Flower Seller
Synopsis:
Thieves have been taking protected wildflowers from Waratah National
Park and selling them for a profit. [MD]
Synopsis 88
Sir Adrian Gillespie, chairman of the Parks Trust, joins Head Ranger
Matt Hammond, his sons, and Skippy the bush kangaroo in a madcap hunt
for thieves who have been taking protected wildflowers from Waratah
National Park and selling them for a profit. [Crypto]

[--] Skippy [movie] THE INTRUDERS (90 min)

  
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