'At first there is nothing untoward about a hit-run but Gary, feeling pangs of guilt in letting the driver of the vehicle slip through his fingers, starts to probe and comes up with much more than he bargained for.
'There is one puzzling feature to this case. Why would the victim, of such relatively poor means, take out such a large insurance policy on his life? It would seem that the beneficiary is equally bemused.
'Gary digs into the world of insurance and finds that there is no such thing as a perfect system and, in turn, has to try and prove there is no such thing as a perfect crime.
'A closely guarded secret comes to the fore and in solving one death, Bluey and Gary uncover a story of two other "accidental" deaths.'
Source: Synopsis held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection (RMIT).
The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):
'JUDY BROWNING: She's in her late twenties and is showing slight signs of wear from the professional life she has led. She's quite attractive without being stunning and has a good figure.
'DAVID COLSON: Late thirties and a mousy little man. Short sighted, short hair, insignificant. His clothes still belong to ten years ago when his mother still bought them for him. (SIMILAR BUILD AND COLOURING TO JOE PATTERSON)
'MRS MOLLY BARBOUR: She runs a comfortable South Melbourne boarding house where the guests are members of the family as Truscott soon finds out. Her husband vanished years ago much to her relief. She's about forty five and has a sort of matronly sensuality.
'HOWARD CORCORAN: An insurance investigator of about fifty who must have been in the army. His clothes and his moustache reek of the old left right, left right.
'CHARLEY WATSON: 60+ and a longstanding border [sic] at the Barbour establishment. He's on the pension which keeps him from sleeping under bridges.
'JOE PATTERSON: Same age and size as Colson. If he lived a bit longer the alcohol would have killed him anyway.
'OLD MAN AND WOMAN: Aged and infirm arguing couple.
'UNIFORMED POLICEMAN: A week ago he was a cadet.
Note: A character whose note simply reads 'Waitress' has been crossed off the character list in black ink. The character's name has been crossed out so thoroughly that it is indistinguishable.