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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Lady Stay Dead
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'[Chard] Hayward plays Mason, a neurotic gardener whose mind lights up "Tilt" when a TV crew wrecks his beloved garden.

'The TV crew has been shooting a jungle-themed commercial at the home of Mason's employer, highly-strung superstar Marie Coleby (Ms Coulls).

'After the crew have left, the now completely loopy Mason snuffs out Marie's rather tinselled life. As Mason is disposing of the body, the Les Foxcroft character surprises him, and he cops a bop on the head with a shovel for his trouble.

'You'd think poor old Mason had enough troubles, but suddenly Marie's sister Jenny (Ms Howitt) enters stage left, intent on spending a few quiet days at her sibling's isolated beach home.

'Jenny discovers dead goldfish in the lounge, a stained carpet and a dead dog in the surf. Too late (yeek), she realizes that Mason–shudder–is after her.'


Greg Flynn, 'Lady Stay Dead', Australian Women's Weekly, 16 September 1981, pp.132S-133S.

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