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Issue Details: First known date: 1973... 1973 Pipeline
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'An ordinary little man decides to leave his wife and so draws Ryan into an extraordinary mesh of plots and counter-plots.

'Ryan is able to trace the man to a mysterious travel agency called 'Escape International' and from there to the airport - only to learn that he had a heart attack before catching his flight out of the country. Ryan learns that he was rushed to a public hospital, but transferred almost immediately to a private institution which turns out not to be a hospital at all. Now he has disappeared.

'So Ryan decided to enter the 'Pipeline' himself; to book an overseas tour through 'Escape International'. He soon learns that he is being used as some sort of courier - but he doesn't know he is also a decoy.

'He finds himself entangled with not one, but two international espionage agencies.'

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 does not contain character notes.


  • 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

      1973 .
      person or book cover
      Script cover page (from the Crawford Collection at the AFI Research Collection)
      Extent: 76p.
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • The script is copied on green paper and labelled 'Code: C2T' on the cover page. A notation in blue ink in the upper right-hand corner of the cover page indicates that this is copy number 2 of the script and was designated for Julie Miller. According to the Crawford Productions' tribute website (, Miller worked in continuity.
      • '39' is written on the script's cover page in black felt pen. Both the cast list and the episode synopsis for this episode (see below) are also labelled 'Episode 39', though this aired as episode 23.
      • There are no further signs of annotation on this copy of the script.
      • The file also contains the following ancillary material, access to some of which is restricted:
        1. Cast list (type-written and without confidential information).
        2. Episode synopsis.
        3. Casting call sheets.


      Held at: AFI Research Collection
      Local Id: SC RYA : 23
Last amended 23 May 2013 09:38:57