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Issue Details: First known date: 1970... 1970 The Long Arm
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The Long Arm centres on an unidentified department of the Victoria Police headed by Inspector Dallas Buchanan. The cases involve all manner of crimes including those which would normally be handled by other specialist units.

Source: TV Eye Classic Australian Television


  • Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper note in Australian Film: 1900-1977 that the film Stone originated as an idea for an episode of The Long Arm: after the cancellation of The Long Arm, actor Sandy Harbutt restructured the idea as a feature film.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Channel 0 , 1970 .
      person or book cover
      Screencap, opening titles.
      Extent: 19x60 minutesp.
      Description: film, black and white
      • The National Film and Sound Archive has film and video copies of most episodes.
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
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