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Issue Details: First known date: 1967... 1967 Cage a Tame Tiger
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'Convicting Martin "Tiger' Fly, a known Kings Cross drug pedlar, is a personal challenge to Chief Inspector Ted Hallam. While the Customs Special Branch are convinced that Fly is obtaining drugs from merchant seamen, their frequent raids have never actually found him in possession of any drugs. Mardi Shiel is used as part of the investigation that leads to an exotic Chinese dancer, a well-endowed prostitute, and a frightened Melbourne businessman.'

Source: Storey, Don. Classic Australian Television. (Sighted 13/9/11)


  • First episode of the television series, Contrabandits.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Television , 1967 .
      Extent: 60 mins.p.
      Series: form y separately published work icon Contrabandits Martyn Sanderson , James Workman , Colin Free , Brian Wright , Ron Harrison , Robert Peach , Allan Trevor , John Martin , Sydney : ABC Television , 1967-1968 Z1805752 1967-1968 series - publisher film/TV detective crime

      Contrabandits was a fifty-minute procedural series following the Customs Special Branch, an elite group of law-enforcers intercepting contraband in Sydney.

      Colin Free was script editor for the series (as well as scripting several episodes).


      Moran's Guide to Australian TV Series

      Storey, Don. Classic Australian Television (Sighted 13/9/11)

      See also:

      Musgrove, Nan. 'Contrabandits'. Australian Women's Weekly 4 October 1967, p.17.

      'Smuggling Theme of New Series'. Canberra Times 18 September 1967, p.15.

      Number in series: 1.1
Form: screenplay


Last amended 28 Aug 2017 15:02:35