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Issue Details: First known date: 1969... 1969 The Price
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The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):

'JACK PARSONS Forty-ish, a man of pathetic anger and anxiety. A private detective who hates his work, is under pressure because of medical expenses for a chronically asthmatic wife. Becomes involved with criminals. Actor able to drive.

'BETTY PARSONS Forty-ish. Parsons' asthmatic wife. She feels sorrow for what her husband has become, but conceals this from him. Realizes he is in some kind of trouble, but is afraid to find out what it is.

'RICKY PEEL Mid-thirties. A hard and vicious criminal who is basically a coward. The kind of man who beats his children and expects them to love him. Physically, a quite formidable type.

'SHIRLEY PEEL Mid-thirties. Under a hard veneer, she is a good mother. She loathes her husband completely, and fears him.

'RONNY RAYNOR Late twenties. A young crim., mate and admirer of Ricky Peel. Has been in plenty of trouble with the police before, and will probably finish up doing a long sentence for a vicious crime. Physically intimidating. Actor able to drive.

'JUNE ANDERSON About Frank Banner's age. Was quite a plain girl who has become beautiful by sophistication. She loved Banner and lost him to Joy. She has come back to show Banner how well she has got on without him, but finds herself falling in love all over again like a young girl.

'CONSTABLE HOOPER A lanky, idle, disgruntled first constable.


'SAMMY JUDD Established in previous eps.

'RESTAURANT WAITER Expensive red-jacket type.'


  • 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

      1969 .
      person or book cover
      Script cover page (Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 75p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • The script is labelled 'Episode K9' on the cover page. A notation in the top right-hand corner of the cover page indicates that this copy of the script was designated for 'Mina'.
      • Aside from the notation on the cover page, there are no further annotations on this copy of the script.
      • The final page includes a list of crew credits:
        Written by David Boutland.
        Edited by Dorothy Crawford.
        Typed by Shirley Ballard, Hilary Burgess, Margaret Younger, Christine Rook.
        Checked by Shirley Ballard, Hilary Burgess, Margaret Younger, Christine Rook.
        Duplicated by Peter Burban.
        The space below this for 'Producer's Remarks' has been left blank.


      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC DIV : 29
Last amended 28 May 2013 12:47:21