Australian TV TV

Ballad Of Riverboat Bill, The (ABC 1965 with Ron Hadrick and Michael Crosby)

Australia / ABC / 6×15 minute episode / First Episode Broadcast 26 December 1965 black and white

Writer: Cliff Green / Producer: Beverley Gledhill / Director: Peter Summerton

Period children’s comedy drama serial. In the 1890’s Riverboat Bill plies his trade up the Murray River helped by his assorted crew which included a Chinese cook by the name of Harry Curry and Fred Clinker his engineer.

Bill also had a bunyip aboard his boat. Bill’s base was the town of Rivergum.

RON HADRICK as Riverboat Bill