Catch Kandy was an Australian children's drama television series produced by Australian Film Productions. It was shot on film in colour on location in Sydney, Australia, premiering on the Seven Network in Australia on 12 May 1973 and ran for 13 episodes.[1] The series was later shown in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Malaysia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Zimbabwe.

Catch Kandy
GenreChildren’s Adventure/Drama
Created byAustralian Film Productions
Romie Hill
Written byRomie Hill
Directed byGerald Turney-Smith
StarringJann Ramel
Jacqueline Foley
Shane Porteous
Patrick Ward
Lyn James
Zac Martin
Peter Reynolds
Colin Hughes
Bob Lee
Darrel Martin
Carmen Duncan
Opening theme"Catch Kandy" performed by Lionel Long
Ending theme"Catch Kandy (Reprise)" performed by Lionel Long
ComposerJohn Sangster
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producerR.A. Cole
ProducerC.W. Bewick Hack
EditorGerald Turney-Smith
Camera setupAndrew Fraser
Running time30 minutes
Original networkSeven Network
Original release1973 (1973) –
1973 (1973)

Plot overviewEdit

The series tells the story of an orphaned boy Catch Kandy and his sister Kate Kandy who, as the series begins, are living with their uncle, Earle Kandy. Their uncle, however, slips on a roller-skate which Catch left lying near stairs, and knocks himself unconscious. Believing he has killed his uncle, Catch and his sister go on the run. They end up hiding out at the Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney, living in a cave within the bear sanctuary whilst their uncle tries to track them down. They befriend a zoologist called Christian Faber.[2][3]

Episode listEdit

  1. The Runaways
  2. Into The Net
  3. Christian Faber
  4. Enemy Country
  5. The Bait
  6. Follow The Band
  7. Young Fugitive
  8. Close Call
  9. The Price
  10. Capsize
  11. Climb Into Trouble
  12. Man In A Wetsuit
  13. Gone Astray

Cast listEdit


  1. ^ Moran, Albert. Moran's Guide to Australian TV Series, Allen & Unwin, 1993. ISBN 1-86373-528-3
  2. ^ "Australian Television: Catch Kandy". Retrieved 5 February 2021.
  3. ^ Catch Kandy (TV Series 1973– ) - IMDb, retrieved 5 February 2021

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