'The Assistant Commissioner assigns Bluey to investigate a possible homicide. Bluey is used to being landed with old cases - but this is ridiculous. The victim seems to have been dead for at least 500,000 years.
'Bluey is deeply suspicious of the A.C.'s motives in sending him to a remote town in the north-west of Victoria. His first problem is getting there. His second is getting there in one piece. His third is the expenses he keeps running up - but that really is the A.C.'s problem. He brought it on himself.
'The small town of Mooball is kept alive and therefore dominated by the Atlas Mining Company - which has tended to become a law unto itself. The lone police constable doesn't stand much of a chance of maintaining law and order by himself. Hence a cry for help. And the eventual arrival of a dusty, tired, thirsty Bluey - which changes everything.'
Source: Synopsis held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection (RMIT).
The script for this episode held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):
'DOC HASLER: (50'S) RETIRED GEOLOGIST, GENERALLY REGARDED AROUND MOOBALL AS A BIT OF AN ECCENTRIC.
'MIKE (MICHELLE): REAL NAME MICHELLE. RUNS THE MOOBALL HOTEL, AND TAKES A SPECIAL INTEREST IN BLUEY. LIKEABLE ATTRACTIVE, DOWN TO EARTH. (VICKI HAMMOND TYPE)
'KNUCKLES MCBRIDE: THE AC'S SYDNEY COUNTERPART, VISITING RUSSELL STREET ON SOME EXCHANGE PROGRAMME. LOOKS MORE LIKE A WRESTLER THAN A COP.
'DELLIT: MANAGER OF AMC. BIG, TOUGH, IMPOSING.
'REEGAN: MOOBALL'S GREENHORN COP. BIT OF A BARNEY FIFE CHARACTER.
'PALIARTI: ITALIAN LABOUER [sic] AT MINE.
'JANITOR (BEN): WORKS FOR MINE.
'LOCKWOOD: WORKS FOR MINE.
'BARMAN: AT MOOBALL HOTEL.
'POSTIE: MOOBALL POSTMAN. (ONE SCENE - NO DIALOGUE)
'HSV7 FILM CREW: 2 ACTORS.
'INTERVIEWER: FOR TV NEWS CREW.
'UNIDENTIFED DRIVER: STUNT.
'KID: RIDES SKATEBOARD. ONE SCENE.
'UNIFORMED COP: FEW LINES.
'WORKERS: A TOTAL OF 6 EXTRAS. BUT GENERALLY ONLY 4 USED.
'CAR DRIVER #1:
'CAR DRIVER #2: