Australian TV TV

Catspaw (ABC 1978 with Peter Sumner and Rowena Wallace)

Thriller serial Catspaw was an exciting tale about a group of Australian mercenaries who are hired to recover a stolen helicopter. Tim Keppel, an RAF officer seconded to the RAAF had gone missing with the copter and Flight Lt Harry Sawtell led the team trying to find it.

Essenden Airport (close to Melbourne) was used as the airbase location.

production details
Australia / ABC / 7×30 minute episodes / 1978 (First Episode Broadcast: 2 June)

Writer: Ted Roberts / Executive Producer: Oscar Whitbread / Music: Brian May and the Melbourne Show Band

cast
PETER SUMNER as Harry Sawtell
ROWENA WALLACE as Kate Keppel
WARWICK SIMS as Tim Keppel
JOHN DIEDRICH as Bailey
KEN JAMES
TIM ROBERTSON
GUS MERCURIO as The Colonel
TONY WILD
JOHN STANTON as Corrigan
TOM WALKER
MICHAEL DUFFIELD
PETER AMENSEN
MICHAEL BROOKS as Jones
JOHN PROPER
ALEX PORTEOUS