Australian Cluedo TV Series Episode Guide

(Information provided by Damian Griffin)

SERIES 1 - 1992 SERIES 2 - 1992
1.1 A Fete Worse Than Death 2.1 Poison Pen
1.2 A Nest Of Vipers 2.2 A Brush With Death
1.3 Palms Of An Architect 2.3 With A Smile On His Dial
1.4 The Man Who Knew Too Much 2.4 Where There's A Will
1.5 Goodwill To All Men (Christmas Special) 2.5 Death And Taxes
1.6 Madame Rosamonda 2.6 Murder Most Foul
1.7 Greater Love Hath No Man 2.7 Hush, Hush, Sweet Scarlett
1.8 The First Lady 2.8 False Profits
1.9 The Axeman Cometh
1.10 The Kiss Off
1.11 A Body To Die For
1.12 The Spy Who Came In With A Cold
1.13 Still Life
 

SERIES 1 - 1992

Series Notes: The Australian series is set in Brindabella Homestead. The style of the show is slightly different to the British version here the audience interview the suspects (rather than a panel as in the UK version) and can win a holiday if they are the first to the solution. Also, later scenes show an Detective Sergeant Stanley Bogong coming in to investigate the murder, revealing more information. Each episode is 50 minutes.


Presenter : Ian McFadyen    
Cast : Mrs Elizabeth Peacock : Jane Badler
  Colonel Mike Mustard : George Mallaby
  Reverend Clement Green : Peter Sumner
  Professor Peter Plum : Andrew Daddo
  Miss Vivienne Scarlett : Nicola Paull
  Mrs Blanche White : Joy Westmore
  Det. Sgt. Stanley Bogong : Frank Gallacher
 
1.1A Fete Worse Than Death, by Vince Moran
Guest Cast : Frederick Stokes : Rod Mullinar  
Weapons: Shot Gun, Dressing Gown Cord, Brass Clock,
Rat Poison, Stone Ornament, Kitchen Knife.
Summary: While preparing for a local fete, the household is introduced to Mrs Peacock's newfound love interest - but are his intentions all that they seem?
 
1.2A Nest Of Vipers, by Vince Moran
Guest Cast : Janet Tipple : Caz Lederman  
Weapons: Cork Screw, Chicken Shears, Rifle,
Snake Venom, Power Cord, Broken Bottle.
Summary: An investigative journalist comes to write about Professor Plumís interest in snakes and manages to uncover even more stories.
 
1.3Palms Of An Architect, by Tony Cavanaugh
Guest Cast : Roger Plum : Cameron Daddo  
Weapons: Pistol, Shot Gun, Riding Crop,
Kitchen Knife, Hammer, Knife Sharpening Steel.
Summary: Professor Plumís brother visits and his jealous tongue wastes no time in disturbing Plumís otherwise comfortable lifestyle.
 
1.4The Man Who Knew Too Much, by Graeme Farmer
Guest Cast : Robert Smale : Tim Hughes  
Weapons: Deadly Nightshade, Rope, Cushion,
Pills, Piano Wire, Pocket Knife.
Summary: Miss Scarlett hires a private investigator to examine how her inheritance is being managed, but it seems the man already knows more than the household can afford.
 
1.5Goodwill To All Men, by Vince Moran
Guest Cast : Aunt Evelina : Beverly Dunn  
Weapons: Pistol, Poison, Spider,
Letter Opener, Brick, Belt.
Summary: Christmas at Brindabella Homestead brings with it rivalry, hatred, forgotten memories and an Aunt who claims the house is actually her inheritance.
 
1.6Madame Rosamonda, by Vince Moran
Guest Cast : Madame Rosamonda : Maggie Miller  
Weapons: Pistol, Paper Knife, Poison,
Luggage Strap, Native Club, Urn.
Summary: The household partake in sťances where the voices of the dead come back to haunt them - but is the mystic all she appears?
 
1.7Greater Love Hath No Man, by Elizabeth Coleman
Guest Cast : Isabella Goodley : Bernadette Walsh  
  Basil Goodley : James Wright  
Weapons: Hair Ribbon, Shot Gun, Bleach,
Spade, Barbeque Prongs, Marble Figurine.
Summary: Reverend Green helps a troubled young girl flee to the homestead from her abusive father. All is going fine until her father is found dead in the house.
 
1.8The First Lady, by Vince Moran
Guest Cast : Harold Felon : Simon Chilvers  
Weapons: Gelignite, Pistol, Weed Killer,
Paperweight, Gardening Fork, Paper Knife.
Summary: A politician - possibly a future Prime Minister - visits to seek the hand of a future first lady, but who will win the privilege of marrying the blackmailer?
 
1.9The Axeman Cometh, by Ray Boseley
Guest Cast : Warren "Axeman" Hackett : Peter OíBrien  
Weapons: Dental Floss, Dog Tags, Gold Record,
Candlestick, Toadstools, Tuning Fork.
Summary: A heavy metal artist is rescued from a motorbike crash and shows gratitude to the household with his late night noise and blackmail.
 
1.10The Kiss Off, by Tony Cavanagh
Guest Cast : Jan Mustard : Fiona Corke  
  David : Simon Westaway  
Weapons: Knife, Figurine Blade, Poker,
Bow and Arrow, Poison, Bible Cord.
Summary: Colonel Mustardís daughter arrives at the house for her wedding, but the vegetarian atheist groom-to-be has his eyes set on more than just his future bride.
 
1.11A Body To Die For, by Victoria Madden
Guest Cast : as Dr "Gorgeous" George Guise : Daniel Abineri  
Weapons: Glass Pyramid, Sweat Band, Pills,
Dumbbell, Chocolate Mousse, Skipping Rope.
Summary: The household is thrown into bitter rivalry as a health instructor persuades Miss Scarlett and Mrs Peacock to join his body-worshipping organisation.
 
1.12The Spy Who Came In With A Cold, by Karin Altman
Guest Cast : Matilda Mayberry : Linda Cropper  
Weapons: Knife, Silver Tray, Skewer,
Toxin, Syringe, Stocking.
Summary: Mrs Peacock is determined to improve her bridge game and her greatest rival is no help. But why has the bridge tutor really come to the house?
 
1.13Still Life, by Graeme Farmer
Guest Cast : Charles Letan : Adrian Wright  
Weapons: Meat Cleaver, Insecticide Dust, Knick-Knack Stand,
Pallet Knife, Pistol, Cigarette Lighter.
Summary: Professor Plumís university colleague has arrived to copy a Van Gogh of Mrs Peacockís. However his French arrogance manages to disturb the whole household.
 

SERIES 2 - 1992

Series Notes: The Australian series is set in Brindabella Homestead. The style of the show is slightly different to the British version here the audience interview the suspects (rather than a panel as in the UK version) and can win a holiday if they are the first to the solution. Also, later scenes show an Detective Sergeant Stanley Bogong coming in to investigate the murder, revealing more information. Each episode is 50 minutes.


Presenter : Ian McFadyen    
Cast : Mrs Elizabeth Peacock : Jane Badler
  Colonel Mike Mustard : George Mallaby
  Reverend Clement Green : Peter Sumner
  Professor Peter Plum : Andrew Daddo
  Miss Vivienne Scarlett : Nicola Paull
  Mrs Blanche White : Joy Westmore
  Det. Sgt. Stanley Bogong : Frank Gallacher
 
2.1Poison Pen, by Karin Altman
Guest Cast : Bruno Fume : David Argue  
Weapons: Revolver, Clock, Camera,
Fountain Pen, Swordfish, Boarís Head.
Summary: A tabloid journalist is invited to write an article on Brindabella Homestead but has more sinister stories in mind.
 
2.2A Brush With Death, by Karin Altman
Guest Cast : Gloria : Lynda Stoner  
Weapons: Steam Iron, Cushion, Scarf,
Nail File, Vegetable Knife, Ground Glass.
Summary: Miss Scarlett and Professor Plum are having their engagement party and a hairdresser/dance instructor is called to spice things up.
 
2.3With A Smile On His Dial, by Elizabeth Coleman
Guest Cast : Buzz Bradshaw III : John OíMay  
Weapons: Tie, Gold Brick, Pistol,
Bayonet, Rat Poison, Knitting Needle.
Summary: A motivation expert tries to show everyone how to get rich - though his methods arenít always as innocent as the household would like.
 
2.4Where Thereís A Will, by Michael Harvey
Guest Cast : Clarry Trotter : Sidney Jackson  
Weapons: Scarf, Scissors, Meat Mallet,
Shot Gun, Cork Screw, Wheel Brace.
Summary: The owner of a large butcher chain arrives with not much time left to live and with a much sought-after will to be written into.
 
2.5Death And Taxes, by Vince Moran
Guest Cast : Fergus Featherstone : Bruce Myles  
Weapons: Pistol, Knife, Ornament,
Brick, Weed Killer, Billiard Cue.
Summary: The taxman makes an unexpected visit and the household is forced to recalculate its priorities.
 
2.6Murder Most Foul, by Michael Harvey
Guest Cast : Sebastian Smith : John Gregg  
Weapons: Dagger, Garrotte, Pistol,
Sword, Poison Phial, Battle Axe.
Summary: A thespian offers the guests a sneak preview of his Shakespearian performances, which ultimately leads to his dramatic demise.
 
2.7Hush, Hush, Sweet Scarlett, by Victoria Madden and Lewis Bellamy
Guest Cast : Tom Branchflower : David Franklin  
Weapons: Stake, Switch, Knife,
Secateurs, Insecticide, Mantrap.
Summary: A character from the householdís past comes to seek revenge for the destruction of his family, making a nightmare of everyoneís lives.
 
2.8False Profits, by Graeme Farmer
Guest Cast : Sister Ishtar : Belinda Davey  
Weapons: Beads, Rifle, Ornamental Dagger,
Hose, Fumigant, Divination Pond.
Summary: The leader of a cult group comes to the house, intent on coercing Mrs. Peacock into her cult, relieving her of all her possesions and turning the house into a temple to "The Mother Of All Goddesses".
 

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