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Mortimer's Patch - Day of Judgement (First Episode)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1980

Mortimer’s Patch was a popular police series following detective Doug Mortimer (Terence Cooper), a city cop returning to his rural roots. In the first episode, scripted by Keith Aberdein (The Governor), a girl (Greer Robson) goes missing in sand dunes near the shack of an eccentric recluse. Fear and suspicion mounts, and Mortimer brings in help from the city: prejudiced detective Chris Knight (Ken Blackburn). Don Selwyn plays Sergeant Bob Storey. In this background piece, Mortimer's Patch producer Tom Finlayson writes about the show's birth, death and double resurrection. 

I’ve got a lost child, what do you expect me to do? Put an ad in the lost and found column? Get me the Deputy Commissioner ... I don’t care if he’s bloody drinking champagne out of his surgical truss!
– Mortimer (Terence Cooper) gets some vice squad support for the search

Key Cast & Crew

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Keith Aberdein

Writer

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Chris Bailey

Director

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Tom Finlayson

Producer

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Kariba Mata'afa-Hansen

As: Mrs Parker

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Paki Cherrington

As: Mr Parker

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Celia Russ

As: Melissa Savage

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