The Beachcombers Season 9
S09 E01Oct 5, 1980
The New Corporal Oct 5, 1980 Constable John is passed over for promotion once again and is forced to partner Corporal Norman Brewster who is rapidly establishing himself as the least liked newcomer to Gibsons. He manages to fine, warn or write out a ticket for most of the town before his first week is over. When his enept police dog Henry fails his Dog Corp exams and runs away the new Corporal reveals himself as human after all and finds he does need friends in his new home.
S09 E02Oct 12, 1980
Cameron's Cache Oct 12, 1980 A hospitalized old man confesses an old secret to Constable John about a hidden chest of money. John & Nick recover the old chest, which turns out to contain a vast amount of money. They are forced to take turns guarding the loot and their friendship undergoes a severe strain as John begins to suspect Nick of succumbing to the temptations of this huge pile of cash. In fact, John should be worrying about Relic who is lurking around waiting for his turn to nab the loot and run.
S09 E03Oct 19, 1980
Lessons In Love Oct 19, 1980 Jesse is romantically inclined towards a pretty girl who gave him a lift and asks Nick for advice on how to court her. Unfortunately, Nick's expertise doesn't seem to be helping Nick in his own pursuit of romance with an attractive widow.
S09 E04Nov 2, 1980
Sadie Is A Lady Nov 2, 1980 Sadie is determined to stay in her backwoods cabin despite the efiulLi of her sister to bring her back to civilization. The two sisters resolve to settle the matter by competing in a series of logging events. Nick referees the competition and the surprising outcome convinces Sadie that she and her sister aren't so different after all.
S09 E05Nov 9, 1980
Meadow Muffins and Millions Nov 9, 1980 Nick and Jesse decide to expand their financial horizons and go into the fertilizer business. Nick is convinced that fertilizer is the fuel of the future and that there is a fortune literally lying in the fields . just waiting to be picked up. Jesse is dubious but Relic, as always, is eager for anything that can make some money fast. He sets out to undermine Nick's business venture and grab the profit for himself.
S09 E06Nov 23, 1980
Death Cloud Nov 23, 1980 A barge loaded with tanks full of lethal Chlorine gas runs aground on a sand bar near Gibsons. The resultant leak threatens the town and Nick and Jesse risk their lives in a daring attempt to repair the leak.
S09 E07Nov 30, 1980
Canada Cooks Nov 30, 1980 Madam Benoit has chosen Molly's Reach as one of the restaurants to be featured in her new cooking show. Molly receives coaching, direction and image polishing for her big debut on television but when the cameras roll she's petrified into silence. To save the show Nick cooks the first apple pie of his career while receiving instructions from Molly through a small earphone.
S09 E08Dec 14, 1980
Leadfoot Dec 14, 1980 Jesse's ancient Model A has been sitting in Ace Repairs for over a month waiting for a part that nobody makes any more. The lack of transportation sends Nick into Vancouver on a car buying expedition and into a mad impetuous affair with an exotic Ferrari. The car causes Nick a good deal of aggravation and Jesse insists that he should drive it. Constable Norman gives Nick a ticket every time he gets the thing into third gear and the car eats gas and money. Nick in the end returns to his senses and gives thought to some more practical means of transportation.
S09 E09Dec 21, 1980
A Christmas Story Dec 21, 1980 Nick is having a difficult time drumming up enthusiasm for the holiday season. Everywhere he turns he sees rampant commercialism, sour faces, depression and materialistic greed. Single handedly he battles the forces of gloom and promotes the true spirit of Christmas. Meanwhile Relic is selling Christmas trees at.an outrageous prices, Molly is up to her elbows in dishwashing, Margaret doesn't want to spend Christmas with the family and Sara has made copies of her Christmas list so she gets all she wants
S09 E10Dec 28, 1980
Young Men In Action Dec 28, 1980 Nick offers to help Constable John when he takes his five-member boy troop of Young Men In Action into the bush for two days so they can win their survival badges. A series of mishaps to John turn the outing into a genuine survival exercise and before they get back, the boys have been forced to face up to the more serious aspects of trust, teamwork and sharing.
S09 E11Jan 4, 1981
Voice of the People Jan 4, 1981 Relic, ever spying on Nick, discovers that Nick and Jesse have found some ancient Indian artifacts. Relic goes snooping on the site and the ground gives way, leaving him entombed in an old abandoned longhouse. In the meantime Nick is trying to persuade the band Chief to dig up the artifacts for the band members. The Chief is not to be persuaded and orders the ground covered over. Relic is found buried in the hole, ungrateful and demanding to the end.
S09 E12Jan 11, 1981
Sailaway Jan 11, 1981 A visitor to Gibson's Landing, Harv Haywood, decides to sail around the world single handed and Nick feels obliged to teach Harv the rudiments of sailing before he embarks on his journey. Not a soul in town thinks he'll make it out of the harbour since he's already sunk Ol' Relic's boat three times, destroyed a fancy new restaurant, caused a monumental traffic jam and kept the emergency ward at the hospital hopping. Undaunted, Nick is determined to teach his dangerous pupil to sail.
S09 E13Jan 18, 1981
Hot Air Affair Jan 18, 1981 Relic wins a ride in a hot air balloon as first prize at the local fair and although somewhat petrified, is too cheap to turn down something free. Confusion at the launch site, the wrong cord pulled and the wrong knot untied combine to produce an unscheduled liftoff with Relic and two ungrateful passengers, Nick and Sara
S09 E14Jan 25, 1981
The Great Bicycle Race Jan 25, 1981 Not the Salmon Derby, nor the annual parade snares Nick into participation. No, it's the great Bicycle Race this time and it was really his fault as he boasted that he rode in the prestigious Tour de France. But to everyone's surprise, Nick keeps up with them.
S09 E15Feb 1, 1981
The Tray Tree Feb 1, 1981 With all the passion, courage and dedication of her age, Margaret is determined to stop the highways construction crews cutting down a particularly historic tree that is growing in the path of their right-of-way. In her quest for support she appeals to Dr. David Suzuki who is visiting the area in search of a small arbutus tree which he plans to dwarf like the famous Bonsi enthusiasts of Japan. Such an achievement is called a Tray Tree. Although Margaret loses her quest she accept's Suzuki's offer of the arbutus.
S09 E16Feb 22, 1981
The Log Feb 22, 1981 The inevitable was bound to happen - Nick and Relic both lay claim to a log at the same time. Neither will leave the log and each attach lines. Each is determined to win the log and in the end they both lose.
S09 E17Mar 1, 1981
The Soul Snatcher Mar 1, 1981 Sara, like any other little girl, loves to dress up, especially when she visits Granny Edwards. In a shed filled with Indian masks, rattles and ceremonial robes she is intrigued by a little cedar box, called a Soul Snatcher. When she returns home, Relic steals the smoked salmon Granny Edwards gave her so she steals his soul with the box. Relic goes to hospital and Sara is helped out of a very difficult situation with the ministrations of an Indian Shaman.
S09 E18Mar 15, 1981
The Raft Mar 15, 1981 Sara hurts her finger while building a raft for herself and Nick takes over the construction. It's a beautiful raft and Sara christens it Barbie. Nick forbids her to sai it alone so Pat O'Gorman invites himself along. The two of them set off and soon run into difficulty, they are blown off course and lost. In the end it is little Sara who proves the most responsible and Pat learns he's not as clever as he thought he was.
S09 E19Mar 29, 1981
Dowser Mar 29, 1981 Sara inherits the gift of divining water from her grandmother. Suddenly she is very much in demand. Nick insists she should find water for people without being paid, but Relic talks her into using her gift for more worldly goods. In the end, Sara loses her gift and learns a lesson.
S09 E20Apr 19, 1981
Home Sweet Home Apr 19, 1981 Nick leaves The Reach when he feels responsible for a fire in Molly's stove. Molly then rents his room to Relic, a decision she wishes she'd never made.