CTVA Australia - "Whiplash" (ATV) (1960-61)  starring Peter Graves

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Peter Graves series:
Fury (1955-60) starring Peter Graves  Whiplash (1960-61) starring Peter Graves
Mission: Impossible (US Original) (1966-73)  -  Mission: Impossible (Australian Revival) (1988-90)

Whiplash (1960-61)  
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Alan Collins UK, Tom Algar USA, DW McGregor UK

Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
Chris Keating, Australia
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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WHIPLASH
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Produced at
Artransa Studios [Australia]
for
Associated TeleVision Ltd. (ATV) [uk]
Artransa Studios owned by
Broadcasting Associates Pty, an ATV company.
World wide Distributed by:
Incorporated Television Company Ltd. (ITC) (Lew Grade)
Created by Michael Noonan and Michael Plant
Produced by Maury Geraghty (episodes 1-5)
Produced by Ben Fox (episodes 6-34)
Associate Producer Johm Meredyth Lucas (episodes 6-34)
Filming Locations :
Scone, New South Wales, Australia
Frenchs Forest, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Post production in the UK:
Camelot Productions (Frank Golding)

Australian 'western' adventure series 1960-61 34 episodes x 30 min bw
Australian airdates from ATN-7, Sydney; GTV-9, Melbourne. (Repeats 0-Ten network)
UK airdates - ITV regional stations
starring
Peter Graves
as Christopher Cobb
with:
Anthony Wickert as Dan Ledward
Recurring Guest Cast:
Janette Craig - in various roles in episodes
 'Canoomba Incident', 'Dilemma in Wool'  'Act of Courage'
Janette is looking for tapes of her episodes - contact via
email - <peterandjan@bigpond.com>
Premise:
The story of American Christopher Cobb and his foundation of Australia's
first coach-line "Cobb and Co.", which he established in the colony of
New South Wales, Australia in the 1850's.

Made in the spirit of the western yet faithful to its
Australian location- Aborigines replacing the Red Indian -
(genuine Aborigines played Aborigines) Production values -high
Peter Graves:
Peter Graves had previously starred in 114 episodes of "Fury" 1955-59
and later starried in "Mission:Impossible"
Peter has another western connection,
he is the brother of James Arness alias Matt Dillon
Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
Background:
David Moore from "Dinosaur TV Web Site" <http://www.78rpm.co.uk/tv.htm>
"The filming of the stories of Cobb and Co was given authenticity by
location shooting on the spot in Central Australia, and by the building
of a satellite town in French's Forest Sydney." So says ATV's blurb,
but nothing can disguise the fact that this is a very dull series.
The producer Ben Fox only took charge of this project in early 1960.
The first producer had been Maury Geraghty, and Jennifer Jayne had
come from England to be the "female lead", with her husband Peter Mullen
as the art director. However only four films were completed by the end
of 1959, so ATV hit man Leslie Harris flew down under because of
"concern over progress." Next month Val Parnell and Lew Grade were
reported in the Sydney press to be "furious" over allegations that
the series was to be abandoned. Production had been "postponed for
four weeks," they explained "chiefly on account of bad weather."
Possibly! But reading between the lines, my guess is there were a
few sackings! Shooting restarted in March. Does the lack of prominence
accorded to Jennifer Jayne, and the fact that only 34 films were finally
completed by mid 1960 suggest that the first four "pilots" were never
aired?
Leslie Harris felt moved to write to the editor of "Television Today"
after the first episode had been transmitted. Under the headline
"Anxiety over Whiplash", he pleaded: " I was very pleased your critic
liked Whiplash. The first effort in Australia has been a real problem
child. Some of the later shows have some marvellous aboriginal footage
shot at Alice Springs, where for the first time the aborigines actually"
acted in a tv film

David Moore from "Dinosaur TV Web Site" <http://www.78rpm.co.uk/tv.htm>

'Whiplash' theme sung by Frank Ifield

Directors include:
Maury Geraghty, John Meredyth Lucas, Peter Maxwell  

Music by Edwin Astley
Technical Adviser David Eastman.

Town Site by Courtesy of Savoy Corporation Ltd., Sydney

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 Syndicated Program
 
 [01] Whiplash: THE SOLID GOLD BRIGADE (1st pilot) (verified on film - CK)
(1st episode to be filmed)
25Mar61 Tyne-Tees UK, Sat 11:00pm
13May61 Australian airdate
Produced & Directed by Maury Geraghty
Written by Don Ingalls
Starring: Peter Graves
(cast regular Anthony Wickert does NOT appear in this episode)
Guest Cast:
John Gray ............ Derby (or Dusty?) Strickland
Don Pascoe ........... Dodson Fenton
Ken Goodlet .......... Mike Jacky
Walter Pym ........... Wenders
Tony Arpino ......... Logan
Ray Bushby ........... Baxter
John Brunskill ....... Adam Douglas
Denys Burrows ......... Gage
Synopsis 1:
On his way to the gold town of Fury Creek to value gold awaiting
shipment to Sydney by Cobb & Co. bank clerk Dodson Fenton is
waylaid and murdered. The killer then attacks Chris Cobb and leaves
him for dead lying on the beach. He then dresses in Cobb's clothes
and sets out for Fury Creek driving his stage coach ...
Synopsis 2:
Cobb is transporting miner's gold from Fury Creek to Sydney, but en-route
a bushranger shoots him and leaves him for dead. The bushranger then
attempts to impersonate Cobb and get away with the gold. [CK]

[02] Whiplash: THE ACTRESS
15-Apr-1961 Australian airdate
Produced by Maury Geraghty
Written by Gene Roddenberry
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Guest Cast:
Jennifer Jayne ........ Jenny Rochelle
Lew Luton ............. Mike Upton
Cherry Butlin ......... Clarisse
Lenore White
John Sherman
Peter Carver
Synopsis 1:
Cobb arrives in Dubbo to visit a girlfriend, but leaves the next day, having
been told that miners will no longer send their gold with Cobb & Co. -
unless Cobb can prevent bushranger Mike Upton's raids on the coaches.
During the trip, Upton waylays Cobb's coach and kidnaps a female passenger.
Cobb, suspecting that Upton is more a victim of circumstance than a
criminal, trails Upton to his lair and rescues the girl. When their trail
crosses that of the irate miners, who are intent on lynching Upton, the
aspiring actress must give the performance of her career to save his life.
[CK]
Synopsis 2:
Chris Cobb arrives in the town of Dubbo to visit Clarisse, whom
he has admired from afar since their first meeting in Sydney. He
soon encounters trouble from irate gold miners

[03] Whiplash: EPISODE IN BATHURST
25Mar61 Australian airdate
Produced by Maury Geraghty
Written by Gene Roddenberry
Directed by Peter Maxwell
guest cast:
Chuck Faulkner .......... Tiny Denver
Richard Meikle .......... Pecos Denver
Joe McCormick ........... Matt Denver
Walter Pym
Geoffrey King
Synopsis 1:
Wonders, a high Government official in New South Wales, tells stagecoach,
Chris Cobb, that his contract with the government will be in jeopardy
unless he can resolve a difficult situation that has arisen in the town
of Bathurst. A situation that is interfering with the free movement of
"Cobb & Co" coaches.
Synopsis 2:
Three Californians, the Denver brothers, move into Bathurst and employ
gangster methods to obtain easy money. They taunt Cobb, who is forced to
kill one of them in self-defence. Cobb then utilises his skill with a
bullwhip and boomerang, and drives the other two brothers out of town. [CK]
Note:
Joe McCormick was injured during filming when a blank rifle cartridge fired
at him malfunctioned. [CK]

[04] Whiplash: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SWAN
11-Mar-1961 Australian airdate
Produced by Maury Geraghty
Written by ?
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Guest Cast:
Nigel Lovell ........ Swan
Margo Lee ........... Mrs. Swan
Ken Fraser
Synopsis:
In Melbourne to open a branch office, Cobb is asked by the Governor to
locate his brother, who fled England after being charged with murder. He
was thought to be dead, but is now believed to be living in Melbourne
working as a bank clerk. Cobb is warned that the assignment will be
dangerous, possibly fatal, and when he accepts an invitation to visit the
Governor's 'niece', Cobb is drugged and locked up. [CK]

[05] Whiplash: CONVICT TOWN (verified on film - CK)
18-Feb-1961 Australian airdate
Produced by Maury Geraghty
Written by Dwight Newton
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Guest Cast:
John Fegan ............ Peter Garth
Ken Goodlet ........... Mike Jacky
Alex Cann ............. Big Tom Ledward
Phillip Ross .......... Matthews
Noanie Rothsey......... Sally
Ron Williams .......... Quint
John Armstrong ........ Storekeeper
Stuart Finch
Synopsis:
Chris Cobb and one of his drivers arrive at a road construction site in time
to save one of their men from a brutal beating at the hands of three thugs.
The thugs are from Ledward's Bore, a mean settlement populated by con-men
and ruffians. Big Tom Ledward, the settlement's 'head man', ordered the
beating in an attempt to prevent Cobb from opening lines of communication
near the Bore. Ledward's son Dan hates the Bore, and is given a job by Cobb
- earning him the hatred of Cobb's other drivers. When a coach loaded with
gunpowder and supplies is stolen, and a Cobb man is killed, suspicion falls
on Dan Ledward. [CK]

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Producer Ben Fox takes over production from Maury Geraghty
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[06] Whiplash: RIDER ON THE HILL
25-Feb-1961 Australian airdate
Producer: Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
Guest Cast:
Delia Williams ......... Miss Turner
Gordon Glenwright
Eric Reiman
Synopsis:
A Cobb & Co. coach is wrecked when it runs into a heavy chain deliberately
placed in its path by two bushrangers. A young boy passenger is killed in
the crash, and Cobb kills the bushrangers in self-defence. He later receives
an Aboriginal death-stick, marking him to die at the next full moon.
Defying the warning, Cobb takes a coach into Aboriginal territory, knowing
that one of his passengers a prisoner, his escort, and an Aboriginal - is
a killer. [CK]

[07] Whiplash: THE LEGACY
6Mar61 Australian airdate
14Aug71 ATV Midlands UK, Sat 11.15pm (repeat)
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas [TV Times] - OR Peter Maxwell [CK]
guest cast:
Ron Graham ............. Alfred
Kenric Hudson .......... Lenke
Betty Lucas ............ Jo Acton
Moray Powell ........... Adam
Reg Livermore .......... Maloomba
John Brunskill ......... Paul
Synopsis 1:
Chris Cobb discovers that an Aborigine boy is the rightful
owner of a homestead - and a target for murder.
Synopsis 2:
Anxious to obtain good grazing land for his horses, Cobb approaches the heir
to the large Carter estate. Cobb's request falls on unresponsive ears,
and he discusses the situation with a solicitor, who tells him part of
the Carter story. [CK]

[08] Whiplash: BARBED WIRE
18Mar61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by Peter Maxwell
guest cast:
Grant Taylor .......... Dundee
Robert Tudawali ....... Aboriginal
Synopsis:
A vicious landowner has a young farmer flogged for attempting to fence in
his land. Cobb and Ledward find the injured man, who tells them what
happened. Cobb goes after the landowner, who orders one of his men to shoot
Cobb. He then attempts to shoot Cobb himself, but is felled by a spear-
carrying Aboriginal. [CK]

[09] Whiplash: THE TWISTED ROAD
4Feb61 Tyne-Tees UK, Sat 11:10 pm
1Apr61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Michael Plant
Directed by Peter Maxwell
guest cast:
Tom Farley ............. Dr. Inigo Table
Ben Gabriel ............ Cammidge
Rachel Lloyd ........... Felicity Parr
Ivor Bromley ........... Queen's officer
Pat Wedge .............. Maneeri
Synopsis 1:
Returning to Brisbane from a trip to the outback, Chris Cobb is requested
to take aboard the stage-coach, a prisoner, Cammidge, who is to be tried
for murder. Chris is reluctant until he hears that the man is to be
accompanied by Dr. Inigo Table, his employer, who plans to vouch for his
innocence at the trial.
Synopsis 2:
Returning to Brisbane from an outback run, Cobb's coach is commandeered to
transport a prisoner from Goondiwindi to Brisbane. The man is to stand trial
for murder, and Cobb is reluctant to comply until he learns that the
prisoner is to be accompanied by his employer, a doctor who plans to vouch
for his innocence at the trial. A young female passenger learns a valuable
lesson in life before the journey is completed. [CK]

[10] Whiplash: DUTCHMAN'S REEF (verified on film - CK)
15Oct60 ATV London UK, Sat 6:30 pm
8Apr61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Gene Roddenberry
Directed by Peter Maxwell
guest cast:
Leonard Teale ............ 'Teddy Bear' Norton
Derani Scarr ............. Edwina
Queenie Ashton ........... Mrs. Cullert
Robert Tudawali .......... Aboriginal
Jerome White ............. Charles
Phillip Ross ............. Kelly
Norman Blacker ........... Butler
Synopsis 1:
Mrs. Culbert, head of a wealthy Sydney family summons ChrisCobb to discuss
the disappearance of her son Norton. Norton is believed to be living with
a tribe of Aborigines. But Chris suspects that Mrs. Culbert is much more
interested in discovering the location of Dutchman's Reef, a rich strata
of gold-bearing quartz.
Synopsis 2:
Cobb goes to search for a missing white man rumoured to be living with an
Aboriginal tribe, and stumbles across a legendary rich gold deposit, known
as 'Dutchman's Reef'. [CK]

[11] Whiplash: DIVIDE AND CONQUER (verified on film)
18Feb61 Tyne-Tees UK,
22Apr61 Australian airdate
(NO Opening On-Screen Text)
Produced by Ben Fox (on film)
Directed by Peter Maxwell (on film)
Written by David Evans (on film)
Associate Producer John Meredyth Lucas (on film)
guest cast: (verified on film)
Harry Dearth ......... Sir John Wickett
Colin Croft .......... Paddy Cowan
Owen Weingott ........ Bill Fry
Kirk Fabian .......... Joe Bryant
Lional Long .......... Jim Witton
Bruck Wheeler ........ Dan Everett
Henry Murdoch ........ Billy-Jo
*
Simon Cain ........... Tom (not credited)
Patricia Connolly .... Nellie (not credited)
George Wallace, Jr. .. Briggs (not credited)
Synopsis 1:
Chris Cobb is commissioned by the Government to escort Land Commissioner
Sir John Wickett on an expedition into the outback to search for a pass
through a dividing mountain range that would open up the pastoral land
beyond for development and settlement. But, unknown to them this pass is
already in use by a vicious mob of killers and cattle thieves led by a
man called Fry.
Synopsis 2:
Bushranger Paddy Cowan gleefully boasts that there is "nothing left in this
world that can frighten me", but when he assists a gang in the abduction
of a Government minister, Cobb is able to explode the boast. [CK]

[12] Whiplash: THE REMITTANCE MAN (verified on film)
29Apr61 Australian airdate
Opening On-Screen Text:
"The Remittance Man became a familiar figure in Australia during
the Victorian era, when it was considered fashionable by the
British aristrocracy to send their ( heir young ____??) sons away
from the complications of London's social life. The term
"remittance" referred to the allowance sent regularly by the
families for their sons upkeep."

*
Produced by Ben Fox (on film)
Associate Producer and Director John Meredyth Lucas (on film)
Written by Wells Root and Ron Bishop (on film)
Guest Cast (on film)
Stuart Wagstaff ........ Jeremy Quicksilver
Geoffrey King .......... Sir Alex Glynders
Nellie? or Melanie? Lamport ..... Lady Glynders
Roger Cox .............. Harry
Kim Hamilton ........... Martin
Synopsis:
Jimmy Quicksilver, a 'gentleman' bushranger, asks Cobb to conceal knowledge
of his activities from two members of his aristocratic family, who have
come to Australia to take Quicksilver's son to England to be educated. [CK]

[13] Whiplash: SARONG
6May61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Gene Roddenberry
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
guest cast:
Joe McCormick ........ Zumwalt
John Fegan
John Tate
Julian Flett
Barbara Guest
Dorothea Lockner
Dale Ford
Natalie Thomas
Willi Koopman
Synopsis:
Posing as a miner from the goldfields, Cobb heads north to investigate the
disappearance of a dozen young women who have vanished while travelling on
Cobb & Co. coaches. He finds that the women were kidnapped and taken to a
secluded inlet, where they were forced to dive for the abundance of pearls
found there. [CK]

[14] Whiplash: STAGE FOR TWO (verified on film - CK)
20May61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Terry Maples
Directed by Peter Maxwell
guest cast:
Leonard Teale .......... Wallace
Peter Guest ............ Reeves
Vaughan Tracy .......... Braven
Rex Mansfield .......... Neil
Peter Armstrong ........ Babson
Synopsis:
Cobb becomes the reluctant ally of an escaping bank robber who is sought
not only by the police, but also by the outlaw gang he has cheated. [CK]

[15] Whiplash: THE BONE THAT WHISPERED (verified on film - CK)
27May61 Australian airdate
Opening On-Screen Text
"The Australian aborigine is the oldest inhabitant on earth -
a direct link to the Stone Age people. These strange and
mysterious tribesmen possess some knowledge of occult powers -
and by such rites as pointing the bone have been known to
cause death or illness"

*
Produced by Ben Fox (on film)
Associate Producer and Director John Meredyth Lucas (on film)
Written by Michael Plant (on film)
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Nigel Lovell ............ Edwin Regnor
Gwenda Pippen ........... Marianne Regnor
Reginald Lye ............ Barrow
Robert Tudawali ......... Dalgowlie
Jack Kelly .............. Tjalkalieri (NOT the actor who played Maverick)
Henry Murdock ......... Billy-Jo (uncredited)
Synopsis 1:
Chris Cobb is alarmed when his driver, Dan Ledward, disappars in
a mysterious area peopled by a savage tribe of Aborigines,
led by a white man, Edwin Regnor, who has gone to the bush country
to escape from a charge of murder for which he swears he is not
guilty.
Synopsis 2:
When a small girl is left motherless, Cobb sets out to track down her father,
a man who has fled the law and now lives with an Aboriginal tribe. However,
Cobb's meeting with the man has dire consequences: the tribe believes that
he has betrayed them, and he is marked down to die. [CK]

[16] Whiplash: DAY OF THE HUNTER
5Jun61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by Peter Maxwell
guest cast:
Chips Rafferty
Max Osbiston
Rachel Lloyd
Synopsis:
A man's farm is burned down by a land-hungry man who trades on people's
fears by terrorising their families and ruining their property in an effort
to buy land at a low price. Cobb undertakes a hazardous crossing of an
Aboriginal burial ground to assist. [CK]

[17] Whiplash: THE CANOOMBA INCIDENT
17Jun61 Australian airdate
23Mar63 ATV London UK, Sat 11:20 pm (repeat)
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Richard Grey
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Starring: Peter Graves, with: Anthony Wickert
Guest Cast:
Janette Craig ......... Joan Geddes
Stewart Ginn .......... Peebles
Lew Luton ............. Rick Geddes
Brenda Senders ........ Mrs. Parker
Don McNiven ........... Kemp
Ralph Peterson ........ Thurston
Synopsis 1:
Chris Cobb and Dan Ledward come to Canoomba to set up
a branch office for the Cobb stageline. But on arrival, they
find that the town is run by women.
Synopsis 2:
Dan Ledward is assigned the perilous task of carrying a fortune in gold to
Canoomba. During the journey, he falls in love with a girl who may be the
only female member of a notorious bushranger gang. [CK]

[18] Whiplash: THE RUSHING SANDS
24Jun61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by Peter Maxwell
guest cast:
Gordon Glenwright ............ Pete Hibberd
Nevil Thurgood
Barry Linehan
Synopsis:
A veteran Cobb & Co. driver dedicates his last days to tracking down a
bushranger who is believed to have murdered his son. [CK]

[19] Whiplash: FIRE ROCK
1Jul61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
guest cast:
Delia Williams
Robert Tudawali
Synopsis:
A trusted Cobb & Co. agent disappears in the 'Taroomba', a sacred Aboriginal
burial ground which is rich in opal. His wife, taking full advantage of the
attraction that her beauty has for men, persuades Cobb to lead a search party. [CK]

[20] Whiplash: THE HUNTERS
8Jul61 Australian airdate
13Apr63 ATV London UK, Sat 11:20 pm (repeat)
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Morris L. West
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
guest cast:
Bettina Welch .......... Mary
Philip Ross ............ Dillon
Robert Tudawali ........ Mundaru
Henry Murdoch .......... Billy Jo
Synopsis 1:
When cattle man Dillon interupts a ceremonial killing of one of
his herd by Aborigines, a spear hurled by a tribesman wounds him
badly. His riderless horse arrives back at the homestead and Chris
Cobb sts out on a desperate race against time.
Synopsis 2:
A white settler inadvertently interrupts the ritual killing of a bull by a
tribe of Aboriginals, and is then marked down for death himself. [CK]

[21] Whiplash: STAGE FREIGHT (verified on film -CK)
15Jul61 Australian airdate
4Jan62 Tyne-Tees UK, Thursday 10:45 pm
Prdouced by Ben Fox
Written by Ralph Peterson
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Guest Cast:
Barry Linham .......... Joe Scammell
Margo Lee ............. Rosie London
Eric Reiman ........... Magnus Irving
Fernande Glyn ......... Margaret
Terry McDermott ....... Tom
Bernard Don ........... Policeman
Synopsis 1:
Among the assorted freight on Chris Cobb's stagecoach is a coffin
belonging to an undertaker and a bundle of newspapers in which
there is a story about a man and woman who are believed to be in
the area, and who are wanted for murder. Fear and suspicion ride
with the passengers along the incredibly rough track, flaring into
accusations and taunts during an overnight stop.
Synopsis 2:
Trying to make a deadline in order to secure a Government mail contract,
Cobb has a full load of passengers on the return journey from Mowamba, and
it seems certain that among them are a man and a woman who have committed
a brutal murder. However, Cobb believes that an inspector from the Transport
Ministry is also on the coach, and he has to keep his wits about him. [CK]

[22] Whiplash: PORTRAIT IN GUNPOWDER
22Jul61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
guest cast:
Stuart Wagstaff ........ Jimmy Quicksilver
Roger Cox .............. Manny
Therese Talbert ........ Denise deMornay
Alan Light ............. Murchison
Synopsis:
Cobb accepts a commission to transport a new arrival from France, painter
Denise deMornay, to an undisclosed destination. He again crosses the path
of Jimmy Quicksilver, a 'gentleman bushranger' whose dishonesty is equalled
only by his sense of humour. [CK]
Note:
Stuart Wagstaff reprises his role of Jimmy Quicksilver, first seen in
'The Remittance Man'. [CK]

[23] Whiplash: RIBBONS AND WHEELS (verified on film)
29Jul61 Australian airdate
Opening On-Screen Text:
"Thoroughbred horse racing in Australia has a long tradition dating
back to the days when the Cobb stage lines raced their coaches
against competitors to secure valuable route franchises.
Today the sport of Kings is so popular with Australians that the
day of the Melbourne Cup race is observesd as a state holiday"

*
Produced by Ben Fox (on film)
Directed by Peter Maxwell (on film)
Written by Ralph Peterson (on film)
Associate Producer John Meredyth Lucas (on film)
Guest Cast: (verifed on film)
Tom Farley ............. Bunyip Joe
Ursula Finlay .......... Kate Parsons
Grant Taylor ........... Horton
Kevin Colson ........... Kubley
Don McNiven ............ Race Organiser
Synopsis:
A former Cobb driver has started his own small company, Western Coach Lines,
which acts as a "feeder" for Cobb & Co over small routes. However, his new
partners are determined to put Cobb & Co out of business, and a fierce
burst of fare discounting ensues, escalating until the usual calm of
outback Ginini is shattered when Cobb accepts the challenge to race a
Western stagecoach over the usual route to Brindabella. The winner will
get the route to itself, while the loser goes out of business. [CK]

[24] Whiplash: THE WRECKERS
5Aug61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
guest cast:
Guy Doleman ............ Norris
Robert Tudawali ........ Kuruba
Roger Cox .............. Hobart
Warwick Ray ............ Ned
Barry Armand ........... Tom
Hugh Stewart ........... Queen's officer
Bill Brady ............. Evans
Bernard Don ............ Wagon master
Synopsis:
A group of bushrangers capture a Cobb & Co. coach, and proceed to use it in
a series of raids and robberies. Determined to protect his company's
reputation, Cobb smashes their operation with the help of an Aboriginal. [CK]

[25] Whiplash: STORM RIVER (verified on film) (V)
13May61 ATV London UK, Sat 11:00 pm
12Aug61 Australian airdate
Opening On-Screen Text:
"Although Australia has the second largest desert in the world
- half the size of the Sahara - in the rainy season it's rivers
overflow and create vast swamps. It was one of these "oceans
of reeds? that discouraged explores from finding the source of
Australia's great river system for nearly one hundred years"

*
Produced by Ben Fox (on film)
Written by Don Ingalls (on film)
(NOT Written by Michael Plant as stated in TV Times - London edition)
Associate Producer and Director John Meredyth Lucas (on film)
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Annette Andre ........... Cassie
Grant Taylor ............ John Kerrabee
Norman Erskine .......... Cloy Kerrabee
Synopsis 1:
Battling his way through a violent storm with a lame horse, Chris
Cobb is felled by an unseen adversary. He recovers consciousness
to find himself on a bed in a room of a backwoods cabin - minus his moneybelt.
Synopsis 2:
Battling his way through a violent storm with a lame horse, Cobb is felled
by an unseen foe. He recovers consciousness in the bedroom of an outback
cabin, minus his moneybelt. The cabin's other occupant is a lovely girl
who longs to travel to Sydney to train as an artist. Cobb agrees to take
her with him, but when they set out for Sydney they meet with deadly opposition. [CK]

[26] Whiplash: FLOOD TIDE (verified on film - CK)
19Aug61 Australian airdate
Produced & Directed by Ben Fox
Written by Michael Plant
Guest Cast:
Shirley Broadway ............ Sarah Bartley
Barry Linehan ............... Jess Beldon
Synopsis:
Cobb and his sole passenger, Sarah Bartley, who has told him she is to be
married in a nearby town the next day, spend the night in a deserted house
trapped by a flood. During the night a violent storm strikes, and a
mysterious stranger arrives to seek shelter. [CK]

[27] Whiplash: DILEMMA IN WOOL (verified on film - CK)
26Aug61 Australian airdate
28Dec61 Tyne-Tees UK, Thurs 10:50 pm
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Ralph Peterson
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Guest Cast:
Janette Craig .......... Nina Alvarez
Neil Fitzpatrick ....... Carlos Alvarez
Nigel Lovell ........... Jose
Lionel Long ............ Dyson
Chrischristensen ....... Drover
Synopsis 1:
Chris Cobb is intrigued by a commission to pick up one Nina Alveraz
at a lonely rendezvous in the Australian outback, but he is
sufficiently impressed with the fee offered to accept.
Synopsis 2:
Cobb becomes involved in the strange story of a fugitive Spanish couple, a
stolen lamb, and the beginning of Australia's wool growing industry. [CK]

[28] Whiplash: DARK RUNS THE SEA
02-Sep-1961 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas
guest cast:
Annette Andre ........... Fiona Merrick
Guy Doleman
Synopsis:
Attractive, young, thrill-seeking Fiona Merrick, niece of the local
magistrate, is kidnapped in the outback. Cobb is mystified when he
discovers that she is apparently a willing victim, and the local magistrate
is reluctant to press on with the search for her. [CK]

[29] Whiplash: MAGIC WIRE
09-Sep-1961 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by ?
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Guest Cast:
Terry McDermott .......... Sheridan
Peter Aanensen ........... Green
Robert Tudawali .......... Kunarna
Nosepeg ................. Tjankata
Synopsis:
Aboriginal attacks imperil the laying of an overhead telegraph line. Cobb,
contracted to freight supplies from the coast to a telegraph construction
camp, discovers that the attacks are being instigated by a white man who
has much to gain if the work is not completed on schedule. [CK]

[30] Whiplash: THE HAUNTED VALLEY (verified on film)
16-Sep-1961 Australian airdate
Opening On-Screen Text:
"While the lawlessness of the American West has been exaggerated
- the bush rangers who roamed the outback of Australia during
the same period were among the most dangerous outlaws the
world has ever known.
Secret mountain passes and hidden valleys provided them with
hideouts from which only an army of territorial police could
dislodge them"

*
Produced by Ben Fox
Associate Producer and Director John Meredyth Lucas
Written by Gerry Day
*
Guest Cast:
Bettina Wlelch ......... Catha
Ron Whelan ............ MacReady
Kevin Colson ........... Robbie
Norman Blackler ........ Kilcain
*
Production Supervisor Ted Holiday
Musical Director Edwin Astley
Director of Photography Carl Kayser
Synopsis 1:
One of Chris Cobb's friends wires him that he has discovered water
in a parched section of the Australian interior. Seeing this as an
opportunity to extend his coachline, Chris journeys to the site -
and finds his friend quite dead. [ta]
Synopsis 2:
Cattlemen at Wallaby Junction lose stock in mysterious thefts which
convince Cobb that there must be a secret pass through the surrounding
mountains. He sets out to find the trail and catch the thief. [CK]

[31] Whiplash: LOVE STORY IN GOLD (verified on film)
23Sep61 Australian airdate
Opening On-Screen Text:
"Australia ... in 1797 prisoners from the jails of London,
mostly guilty of only petty or political crimes were deported
to desolate Botany Bay.
Descendants of these convists still lived in the bush in 1840
when Cristopher Cobb, an American came to establish a stage
line and lived to become a legend."

*
Produced by Ben Fox (on film)
Directed by John Meredyth Lucas (on film)
Written by James Clavell (on film)
Associate Producer John Meredyth Lucas (on film)
*
Guest Cast: (on film)
Neva Carr-Glyn? ........ Tamros
Owen Weingott ........... Smithy
Margaret Newhill ......... Tess
Keith Silver ............ Rufus
Chris Christensen ....... D____ or P____?
Cecil West .............. Book Keeper
*
Production Supervisor Ted Halliday
Musical Director Edwin Astley
Director of Photography Ross Wood
Supervising Editor ...... O'Turney-Smith
Assitant Director ....... Frank Ernst
Art Director ............ Charles _____
Sound ................... Geoffrey ____
Horsemaster............. Lionel Ware
Synopsis:
Cobb undertakes to transport a load of merchandise, including brandy, a
trousseau and two coffins, into the heart of New South Wales. At the agreed
meeting place, he is overpowered and taken to a lush valley, where he meets
the female leader of a group of escaped convicts. She tells Cobb that he is
to marry her daughter, and he will be given more gold than he can imagine.
If he refuses, he will fill one of the coffins. [CK]

[32] Whiplash: THE SECRET OF THE SCREAMING HILLS
12Nov60 Tyne-Tees UK, Sat 6:30 pm
30Sep61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Michael Plant
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Guest Cast:
Marion Johns ............ Mrs. Wooster
Frank Walters ........... Garrett
James Elliott ........... Ryan
George Roubicek ......... Frank Garrett
Pat Wedge ............... Joe
Veronica Rouse .......... Milanda
Ken Goodlet ............. Wooster
Reg Livermore ........... Pat
Tex Clarke .............. Doctor
Synopsis 1:
While riding along a lonely trail, stageline boss Chris Cobb, comes across
a mortally wounded man who, before he dies, extracts a promise from Chris
to take a map to his wife. In obliging him, Cobb discovers his mision to
be a dangerous one.
Synopsis 2:
Cobb finds a dying man in the bush, and undertakes to deliver a map to the
man's wife and, with the help of an Aboriginal, solve the mystery of the
'frog fella' and a missing treasure. [CK]

[33] Whiplash: ACT OF COURAGE (verified on film - CK)
7Oct61 Australian airdate
Produced & Directed by Ben Fox
Written by Gerry Day
guest cast:
Guy Doleman .......... Sundowner
Margo Lee ............ Terry McGuiness
Brett Hard ........... Mike McGuiness
Terry McDermott ...... Slytes
Ric Hutton ........... Lachlan
Janette Craig ........ Catherine
Brian Hungaford ...... Stuart
Tony Madigan ......... Kelly
Synopsis 1:
Chris Cobb is on his way to testify at the trial of bushranger
Jamie Stuart for the killing of one of his stagecoach drivers.
Synopsis 2:
On his way to testify at the trial of a bushranger charged with killing one
of his stagecoach drivers, Cobb arrives at drought-stricken Cross Creek Way
Station with two passengers, a married couple. He is met by a gang who
plan to keep him prisoner until after the bushranger's trial. [CK]

[34] Whiplash: THE ADELAIDE ARABS
4Mar61 ATV London UK, Sat 11:10 pm
14Oct61 Australian airdate
Produced by Ben Fox
Written by Ralph Peterson
Directed by Peter Maxwell
Guest Cast:
Chips Rafferty ........... Sorrel
Charles Faulkner ......... O'Hara
Donald Barkham ........... Link
Coralie Neville .......... Virginia
Stewart Wagstaff ......... Lt. Hoffman
Al Thomas ................ Auctioneer
Peter Owen ............... Wallace
Walter Pym ............... Mr. Poole
(Delia Williams ?????)
On his way to the horse sales to bid for three thoroughbred Arab
stallions, Chris Cobb is held up and robbed by three masked men -
and that is just the start of his troubles.
Synopsis 2:
A pretty female horse-breeder, a gang of bushrangers, and Cobb are all in
hot competition for the possession of three magnificent Arabian horses, and
the contest soon becomes a fight to the death. [CK]

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