Australian TV TV

Long Arm, The (Channel 10 1970, Robert Bruning, Sandy Harbutt)

The Long Arm

Crime drama series The Long Arm focused on the cases of a team of detectives led by the no nonsense Inspector Dallas Buchanan. Worthy of note as Channel 10’s first dramatic series, it was filmed in both Sydney and Melbourne and was all very much in the style of the then hugely popular Homicide made by Crawfords. In fact it’s fair to say the series was Channel 10’s attempt to create it’s own Crawfords style show.

production details
Australia | Channel 10 – Ron Beck Productions

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 19 | ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 1970 (made in black and white)

CREATOR and PRODUCER: Ron Beck | PRODUCER: Michael Pate | MUSIC: Richard Bowden

cast
ROBERT BRUNING as Inspector Dallas Buchanan
SANDY HARBUTT as Detective Constable Kim Riverton
LYNDAL MOOR as Trish Towns
BARBARA MASON as Veleen Towns
TONY WARD as Inspector Mike Hammond
KEN GOODLET as Sgt Ted Driscoll

THE EPISODES
1. THE LION WAS FIRST TO KNOW
2. I’D TRUST HIM WITH MY LIFE
3. THE HARDER THEY FALL
4. WHISPERS IN THE MIKE
5. DEALER IN DOLLS
6. THE FLIGHT OF THE CHICKEN
7. LOVE, HONOUR AND OBEY
8. THE BIG CIRCLE
9. WRONGWAY
10. THE END OF A BULLET
11. TERROR IN TRANQUILITIE
12. IT WAS TWILIGHT
13. THE CHRISTMAS BREAK
14. THE BROKEN MOMENT
15. DONOVAN
16. DOG ON A HOT LINE
17. THE LINE BETWEEN IS SO THIN
18. ONLY A WAVE AWAY
19. THE ENFORCER