Division 4 Season 5
S05 E01Feb 7, 1973
Flight Plan Feb 7, 1973 Investigations into the theft of a large sum of money from a shipping company involve Yarra Central police in a widespread search which finally leads to Sydney. Banner goes to Sydney but finds the culprits difficult to track down.
S05 E02Feb 14, 1973
Come Play With Me Feb 14, 1973 Through a maze of violence and subterfuge, Yarra Central police try to track down the young wife of a wealthy American businessman who is reported missing in Melbourne.
S05 E03Feb 21, 1973
Take Over Feb 21, 1973 An old man demanding to live in a decaying mansion, a factory robbery and the theft of a safe lead to Yarra Central police uncovering a conspiracy.
S05 E04Feb 28, 1973
Empty Hand Feb 28, 1973 Banner blames himself when a rent collector is shot and robbed. A policeman is used as a decoy in an attempt to trap those responsible, and Det. Peters suffers a serious injury.
S05 E05Mar 7, 1973
Afraid Of The Dark Mar 7, 1973 A tip-of for a planned factory break-in and a domestic dispute that leads to murder confront Det. Dave Edwards, who is assigned to Yarra Central for temporary duty while Det. Peters is in convalescence.
S05 E06Mar 14, 1973
Keep Running Mar 14, 1973 It's a search for someone who just doesn't want to be found, even for his own good - when a destitute criminal steals some groceries that Yarra Central police suspect contain poisoned food.
S05 E07Mar 21, 1973
Simon Says Mar 21, 1973 Yarra Central police investigate abusive and threatening phone calls which lead to an apparent terror campaign against a lonely housewife.
S05 E08Mar 28, 1973
A Few Hours Of Freedom Mar 28, 1973 A criminal escapes from the custody of Det. Sgt. Banner in order to find his unmarried pregnant daughter, and Banner becomes personally involved in tracking them down.
S05 E09Apr 4, 1973
Two Pot Screamer Apr 4, 1973 Circumstances and clues left cause Banner to fear that two ex-burglars he has helped in the past have returned to crime.
S05 E10Apr 11, 1973
Travelling Man Apr 11, 1973 Det. Peters returns to duty at Yarra Central. When a girl is discovered missing it seems probable that her disappearance is connected with the activities of a cat burglar.
S05 E11Nov 8, 1972
The Monkey Game Nov 8, 1972 A vicious assault on a small baby alarms the Yarra Central police. They are in for another shock when they learn that Policewoman Margaret Stewart is planning to leave the force.
S05 E12Apr 18, 1973
The Monkey Game Apr 18, 1973 An important case arises at Yarra Central, but Det. Peters is absent under suspicious circumstances, and the uniform branch suspect he is 'moonlighting'.
S05 E13Feb 14, 1973
Big, Bad John Feb 14, 1973 A Sydney policeman, Det. Sgt. John Smith, who is known for his rough tactics, causes trouble for Yarra Central police when he comes to Melbourne in search of his runaway daughter.
S05 E14Feb 21, 1973
An Honest Sale Feb 21, 1973 Det. Peters becomes involved with a girl whom it transpires is mixed-up in prostitution and robbery.
S05 E15Apr 25, 1973
Today is Eagle Day Apr 25, 1973 Sgt. Scotty Macleod is off-duty at the rates office paying a bill when a hold-up gang comes in. Taken hostage and driven to the Mornington Peninsula, Scotty is shot and seriously wounded, and the 'Angel Of Mercy' helicopter is utilised to take him to hospital.
S05 E16May 2, 1973
The Manner to Which May 2, 1973 A youth trying to help his mother financially becomes involved with a young criminal, and they both cause the serious injury of a security guard.
S05 E17May 9, 1973
Three Mouths to Feed May 9, 1973 Jean Marshall is a young mother of two girls who has left her abusive husband and moved to the city, and needlessly lies to get government welfare assistance. She witnesses a crime, but is reluctant to come forward and give evidence.
S05 E18May 16, 1973
Once a Crim May 16, 1973 Banner's judgement is put to the test when a criminal he believes is reformed is connected with a stolen jewellery racket, and his granddaughter and another girl are involved in robberies with violence.
S05 E19May 23, 1973
The Last Bet May 23, 1973 Yarra Central police grow anxious when some house breakings erupt into violence, and all is not as it seems with one of the victims.
S05 E20May 30, 1973
Life at the Bottom May 30, 1973 The attempts by a man living on the breadline to unlawfully augment his income, particularly as he is about to lose his job and his wife is expecting a baby, bring him under the scrutiny of the Yarra Central police.
S05 E21Jun 3, 1973
A Wild, Wild Rose Jun 3, 1973 Policewoman Margaret Stewart becomes involved with a teenage girl whose grandmother lays a charge of assault against her. A series of possibly related housebreakings complicate the investigation which nearly ends in murder.
S05 E22Jun 6, 1973
The Grasshoppers Jun 6, 1973 Yarra Central police investigate a commune when a young courier fails to deliver the drugs he has been sent to buy for a pusher. He mysteriously disappears and is later found dead.
S05 E23Jun 10, 1973
The Ninth Life Jun 10, 1973 A cat burglar who has lost his nerve marries an ex-prostitute, and together they try to start a new life. However, the wife overhears a former boyfriend planning a $75,000 jewellery store robbery and she is kidnapped by a gang of violent criminals. The Yarra Central police investigate, but the cat burglar decides to take the law into his own hands.
S05 E24Jun 13, 1973
A Matter of Survival Jun 13, 1973 An outbreak of petty thefts, the release of a seasoned criminal, and an underworld vendetta lead police through a maze of inquiries and violence.
S05 E25Jun 17, 1973
Isabella Jun 17, 1973 A man captures a burglar in his house, but the burglar turns the tables on him and escapes. A neighbour who witnesses the confrontation phones the police. The victim is co-operative and appears to be a good, reliable witness, but he has something to hide, and the burglar has accidentally discovered what it is that could cause his downfall.
S05 E26May 28, 1973
Voice of the Gun (1) May 28, 1973 Two escapees, a seasoned criminal and a gun happy youth, commit a vicious murder. Banner is forced into a professional and personal confrontation, facing the torturous question of when is a policeman justified in risking a fatal shot to stop a criminal. In searching his conscience, Banner re-evaluates his own life in the four years since his wife's death, in which he has buried himself in his work. At this time he is re-acquainted with Jenny Franklin, a girl he knew when they were kids. She has returned from overseas to take over her father's homestead, and as they get back together and pick up the threads a deep attachment grows between them.
S05 E27May 28, 1973
Voice of the Gun (2) May 28, 1973 Two escapees, a seasoned criminal and a gun happy youth, commit a vicious murder. Banner is forced into a professional and personal confrontation, facing the torturous question of when is a policeman justified in risking a fatal shot to stop a criminal. In searching his conscience, Banner re-evaluates his own life in the four years since his wife's death, in which he has buried himself in his work. At this time he is re-acquainted with Jenny Franklin, a girl he knew when they were kids. She has returned from overseas to take over her father's homestead, and as they get back together and pick up the threads a deep attachment grows between them.
S05 E28Jun 20, 1973
Sweet Kid, Good Family Jun 20, 1973 A young electrician just through his apprenticeship is forced by two criminals, who have threatened his pregnant girlfriend, to use his knowledge of alarm systems to help them break into a factory.
S05 E29Jun 24, 1973
Inside Information Jun 24, 1973 Police are puzzled when a group of criminals blackmail an insurance executive to gain access to confidential information about various properties. They use this and a gastroscope for a successful series of robberies.
S05 E30Jun 27, 1973
The Toffee Apple Man Jun 27, 1973 Policewoman Margaret Stewart finds herself in a puzzling situation involving a street vendor. His knowledge of the activities of a criminal gang is something that they are most anxious to keep secret.
S05 E31Jul 4, 1973
Too Late for Tears Jul 4, 1973 A bank night safe is blown and a man is injured. His young pregnant wife goes missing and Yarra Central police fear for her life.
S05 E32Jul 11, 1973
You Never Forget the First Time Jul 11, 1973 A series of bashings occur in Yarra Central, and a man once convicted of rape returns to the area to see his daughter, and is almost driven to suicide because of her non-acceptance of him.
S05 E33Jul 18, 1973
A Cry of Fear Jul 18, 1973 John Porter turns violent after being involved in an accident which results in brain damage. He attacks several people, including his wife, his neighbour, a barman, and the police.
S05 E34Jul 25, 1973
Rules of the Game Jul 25, 1973 Banner suspects Rory Collins, a crim who honours his own set of 'rules', for an attempted robbery of a warehouse. When a policeman is bashed suspicion falls on Collins, but Banner is not convinced and evidence soon emerges that an interstate gang could be responsible.
S05 E35Aug 1, 1973
Blood Brothers Aug 1, 1973 A young boy with familial problems turns to his mate, who is involved in crime, for solace. A notorious Sydney criminal coerces them to become involved in more serious crime.
S05 E36Sep 19, 1973
And Pigs Can Fly Sep 19, 1973 Det. Sgt. Banner becomes personally involved when the daughter of one of his old friends is involved in a violent bank robbery with her lover and his brother.
S05 E37Sep 12, 1973
Petty Cash Sep 12, 1973 Yarra Central police suspect that a lot more than petty cash has been stolen when a finance company safe is blown.
S05 E38Aug 29, 1973
Dear John Aug 29, 1973 A safe breaker causes security guard John Walsh to lose his job, then recruits him into crime. When pressure from his criminal associates and trouble with his broken marriage get the better of him, they build into a tragic climax.
S05 E39Aug 15, 1973
Waste Ground Aug 15, 1973 Yarra Central police are puzzled when they find the body of an old derelict at the scene of a car crash. Their investigations uncover the violence that killed him.
S05 E40Sep 5, 1973
The Lock Sep 5, 1973 James McQueen is known as 'The Lock', a criminal whose fame in the underworld is almost legendary because of his skill and knowledge with safe combinations and key patterns. 'The Lock' is sprung from prison by a gang led by his son Wayne in order to pull a major job. To his son's dismay, 'The Lock' refuses to commit the job he was released to do, his years in prison having given him strong food for thought about the hopelessness of the criminal life.
S05 E41Aug 22, 1973
When I'm Sixty-Four Aug 22, 1973 Yarra Central police are confronted with what seems to be an impossible crime to solve. A fortress-like factory guarded by dogs and security fences is broken into and industrial secrets worth thousands of dollars are stolen from under the guard's noses.
S05 E42Aug 8, 1973
The Best We Know Aug 8, 1973 Lorna Matthews, a spokeswoman for women's rights and social reforms, is threatened with a charge of drunk driving and accuses Sen. Det. Peters of accepting a bribe from her. She decides to enlist the help of an influential friend.
S05 E43Sep 26, 1973
Standover Sep 26, 1973 An old friend of Det. Peters is about to be married, but his girlfriend has a criminal background that is exploited by operatives of a standover racket.
S05 E44Oct 3, 1973
Don't Ask Me Oct 3, 1973 Const. Dwyer is first on the scene of a narcotics robbery at a warehouse, and is seriously bashed when he attempts to apprehend the criminals. One of the drug pushers is trained in unarmed combat, and he controls the supply for 17-year-old addict Liz Green, a sad and dominated character from a good family who is controlled, degraded and nearly destroyed.
S05 E45Oct 10, 1973
Willie Oct 10, 1973 Willie Evans is released from prison after serving three years for the theft of $17,000 which was not recovered on his arrest. He attracts great interest from his wife, his brother, a fellow former convict and the police.
S05 E46Oct 17, 1973
My Pretty Maid Oct 17, 1973 When a neighbour of Det. Sgt. Vickers becomes involved with a gang of hoodlums, it causes great concern for the Yarra Central police, particularly Policewoman Stewart who becomes a victim of the yobbos.
S05 E47Oct 24, 1973
Damsel in Distress Oct 24, 1973 A young girl makes a complaint to the police to prevent her father from re-marrying. When this doesn't work, she employs an inept criminal to use more drastic action.
S05 E48Oct 31, 1973
Bella Oct 31, 1973 Yarra Central police have a baffling case on their hands when a prostitute befriends a young criminal. This association, together with the arrival of the prostitute's runaway daughter, leads to a tragic end.
S05 E49Nov 7, 1973
Young Hennessy Nov 7, 1973 Young Hennessy, a boxing champion of the 1930's, is reputed to have hidden away a great deal of money in his old house. Knowing that so many people are trying to take advantage of the old man, a young boy, Luke, decides to manage his life.
S05 E50Nov 14, 1973
The Criminal Type Nov 14, 1973 Banner's girlfriend Jenny Franklin provides support when Banner is forced to investigate the possible criminal past of old friends.
S05 E51Nov 21, 1973
Fear Street Nov 21, 1973 Yarra Central police are called in to find the sender of anonymous obscene letters to a number of married women all living in the same street.
S05 E52Nov 28, 1973
You Do Your Best Nov 28, 1973 When an attractive but retarded girl is almost raped by a couple of yobbos, her father takes the law into his own hands to punish those responsible.
S05 E53Dec 5, 1973
For Old Crime's Sake Dec 5, 1973 An old man's dreams for his beloved grandniece result in tragedy when he turns to crime to help her establish a decent life.