PATROL BOAT (ABC TV 1979-1983)

Australia / ABC – JNP / 26x50m-e / 1979 and then 1983

Creator: James Davern / Producer: Ray Alchin / Executive Producer: Geoffrey Daniels

Drama series. The crew of a Royal Australian Naval boat get involved in adventure and action. The crew included Lt Keating and Lt Fisher and their activities saw the crew having to rescue refugees and chase drug runners among other things.

The series was made in co-operation with RAN, season one was filmed in places like Smith’s Creek (located in the Kuringai National Park) and the boats used were valued at $800,000. Season two (made four years later) was filmed in Cairn’s and Sydney.

Cast: ANDREW McFARLANE as Lt Keating / ROBERT COLEBY as Lt Fisher / TIM BURNS / ROB BAXTER / DANNY ADCOCK