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Illustrated script cover page (Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
form y separately published work icon My Bonnie single work   film/TV   crime   children's  
Alternative title: My Bonny
Issue Details: First known date: 1975... 1975 My Bonnie
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The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):

'TIMMY SAVAGE: (18) Very likeable lad. Must be proficient trailbike rider.

'BONNY PICKETT: (14) Wealthy young schoolgirl who is shamelessly in love with Timmy.

'MRS. PICKETT: Bonny's mother. Fashionable, attractive, shrewish. Should drive.

'MR. PICKETT: Bonny's father. Alleged to be a Melbourne gangster, but we'll suspect differently after we meet him.

'SAVAGE: Timmy's alcoholic father.



  • 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: see The Writer in Australian Television History.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1975 .
      person or book cover
      Script cover page (from the Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 23p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • The Crawford Collection contains two copies of the script, both copied on blue paper, both labelled 'Code: 12506', and neither showing any indication of to whom these copies of the script were designated. Both copies have two cover pages: an outer illustrated cover and a second cover giving crew details and episode duration.
      • Copy 1 is annotated in blue ink, seemingly in the same hand as made the annotations to the script for episode nine. The annotations are alterations to and deletions of dialogue, and deletions of sections of scenes or even whole scenes (see, for example, page 4). There is a moderate degree of annotation, less than in some other scripts for this series.
      • Copy 2 shows no signs of annotation.
      • The file also contains the following ancillary material:
        1. Cast list: a type-written cast list, with no confidential information.
        2. 8pp. copy of the script stripped to nothing but dialogue, copied on white paper. This script incorporates the alterations to dialogue and deletions of scenes made in copy 1 above.


      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC SOL : 10
Note: The script credits Wright as second assistant director: the spaces on the cover page for director and first assistant director have been left blank.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Crawford Productions ; Seven Network , 1976 .
      person or book cover
      Screen cap from opening credits
      Extent: 23 min., 55 secs (according to the script)p.
      • Storey lists this as episode seven.
      Series: form y separately published work icon Solo One Sonia Borg , Phil Freedman , Gwenda Marsh , Everett de Roche , Peter Schreck , Vince Moran , Keith Hetherington , John Drew , Keith Thompson , Denise Morgan , Tom Hegarty , Melbourne : Crawford Productions , 1976 Z1814905 1976 series - publisher film/TV children's adventure detective

      A spin-off from Crawford Productions' Matlock Police, Solo One transferred motorcycle officer Gary Hogan from the fictional town of Matlock to the real town of Emerald in the Dandenong Ranges, where the program was filmed on location.

      The program, an attempt to capitalise on Gary Hogan's popularity with child viewers of Matlock Police and less adult in focus than its predecessor, wasn't renewed for a second season, after Cronin moved on to Crawford's war-time drama, The Sullivans. Don Storey, in his Classic Australian Television, notes that the program 'was very successful and received much critical acclaim', but Moran, in his Guide to Australian TV Series, counters that 'Cronin, though lovable both to Crawford's and the Victorian Police, who were advisors on the series, was far too long in the tooth to be playing this kind of role'.

      Number in series: 10
Last amended 30 May 2013 15:09:09