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Issue Details: First known date: 1974... 1974 Cleanliness is Next to Godliness
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The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):

'SERGEANT JOAN PALMER: 35. A woman detective assigned to Yarra Central to investigate missing females.

'RALPH MORRIS: 45. A respected Yarra Central Councillor. Also the masked rapist.

'ROSS FARREL: 35. When his wife disappears he is suspected by Police of murdering her.

'JENNIFER FARREL: 30. 1st victim. She is abducted by the rapist and left to die in a storm water sewerage drain.

'KATHY BISHOP: 25. Ross Farrel's secretary. She and Ross had an affair in the past.

'CINDY MORRIS: 20. Ralph's daughter. A go go dancer.

'SUE CHAPMAN: 25. 2nd Victim. She is rescued by Police before the rapist can abduct her.

'CLAUDE: 60. A derelict. Works part time for the council sweeping streets. At one stage is suspected of being the masked rapist.

'MRS GRAY: 50. Jennifer Farrel's mother. She tells the Detectives of Ross's affair with his secretary.

'MRS TAYLOR: 60. Witnesses 2nd attack. Feels helpless.'


  • 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

Note: Crawford Productions tribute website ( suggests that Conway was credited as director and Hardy as studio director.
      1974 .
      person or book cover
      Script cover page (Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 67p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • The script is labelled 'Episode SS8' on the cover page. There is no indication of to whom this copy of the script is designated.
      • This copy of the script is not annotated.
      • The Crawford Collection contains two copies of this script (filed separately), both identical.
      • The file also includes the following ancillary material, access to some of which is restricted:
        1. Cast list.
        2. One-page memo from from '"Division 4" script editing department' to 'All concerned with the production of "Division 4" episode SS8 "Cleanliness is Next to Godliness".' The memo outlines a series of changes from the deletion of entire scenes and speeches to the relatively minor alteration of dialogue.


      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC DIV : 239
Last amended 28 May 2013 15:42:49