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form y separately published work icon I Love You, Primrose Taylor single work   film/TV   crime  
Issue Details: First known date: 1971... 1971 I Love You, Primrose Taylor
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The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):

'SAMMY WALKER: Must be big and strong-looking, perhaps even slightly flabby. Late twenties, early thirties. Sammy has suffered brain damage and has the mentality of a 10 year old. He always wears his cloth cap. It would help if the actor had a partial plate. (IF NOT, BLACKEN A COUPLE OF TEETH) One can see a few gaps when Sammy smiles.

'PRIMROSE TAYLOR: Policewoman who comes into Homicide. Twenties. Must be attractive. A knowledge of judo would help.

'BEN WALKER: Sammy's brother. Older. Ben looks after Sammy, treats him almost like a son. [Note: an annotation to this character note in blue ink specifies that Ben is five years older than Sammy.]

'JANINE FISHER: Young, attractive air hostess. Killed in first commerical.

'BEV ADAMS: Janine's room mate. Same age, same job.

'DR. ALCOTT: Doctor at post mortem.

'JIM HARRIS: Private detective.

'CAPTAIN RICHARDS: Airline pilot. [Note: an annotation to this character note in blue ink reads, 'needs to be good'.]

'OLD LADY: Old lady on bus.

'MARY WALKER: Ben's wife.

'MRS. FENTON: Very attractive, long blonde hair. She is not provocative in her attitude.

'SALLY GREEN: Young, attractive, ballet teacher. Second murder victim.

'MR. PHILLIPS: Late thirties, early forties. Obscene phone caller.



'SMITH: Interviewed at airport.




  • This entry has been compiled from archival research in the Crawford Collection (AFI Research Collection), undertaken by Dr Catriona Mills under the auspices of the 2012 AFI Research Collection (AFIRC) Research Fellowship.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1971 .
      person or book cover
      Script cover page (Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 77p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • The script is labelled 'Episode OJ' on the cover page. '320' has been added in black ink, and '319' in blue ink. According to a notation in the upper right-hand corner of the cover page, this copy of the script was designated for (producer) Nigel Lovell.
      • Annotated throughout in blue ink. Annotations include queries about the staging of certain scenes. For example, on page 1, when the scene is set in the afternoon and the murder victim appears in her nightdress, the annotation reads, 'Won't they think it's nightime?' On page 73, when the murderer arrives at the policewoman's house, the annotation reads, 'There's been no time for Sammy to get to her place. Presumably he was ringing from airport.'
      • Other annotations include deletion or adjustment of dialogue. For example, on page 13, the dialogue is between a policeman and the doctor doing an autopsy: in the original script, the policeman is a smoker and in the amendments he is a non-smoker.
      • Other adjustments are to the presentation of characters. For example, in the stage directions on page 17, 'SAMMY WALKER IS SITTING AT THE BACK OF THE BUS ON HIS OWN. SAMMY IS MENTALLY RETARDED AND HE IS STARING VACANTLY OUT THE WINDOW. HIS MOUTH IS OPEN AND HE'S DROOLING SLIGHTLY', the last three words have been struck out.


      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC HOM : 320
Note: According to Don Storey, Alex Emanuel was the episode's director and David Lee the film director.
Last amended 29 May 2013 14:58:21