The Rovers (TV series)

The Rovers was an Australian ocean-based family adventure television show originally screened from 21 August 1969 until 12 June 1970 and was broadcast on the 0-Ten network, the precursor of Network Ten

The Rovers
Created byRoger Mirams
StarringRowena Wallace
Edward Hepple
Noel Trevarthen
Grant Seiden
Theme music composerTommy Leonetti music
Barry Crocker /
Peter Flanagan Lyrics
Country of originAustralia
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes39
Executive producerBill Harmon
ProducerDon Cash
Running time30 minutes per episode
Original release
NetworkThe 0-10 Network
Release21 August 1969 (1969-08-21) –
12 June 1970 (1970-06-12)

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Produced by NLT Productions, executive producer was Bill Harmon and producer Don Cash, who would become famous for creating Number 96. The series starred Rowena Wallace, Edward Hepple, Noel Trevarthen and child actor Grant Seiden.

The storylines revolve around the adventures of the crew of the ‘Pacific Lady’, an island schooner owned by Captain Sam McGill (or ‘Cap’ for short), played by Hepple, Bob Wild (a freelance photographer) played by Trevarthen and Rusty Collins, a wildlife journalist (played by Wallace).

Thirty-nine episodes of 30 minutes each were produced on colour film, with an eye to distributing in overseas markets the way Skippy the Bush Kangaroo was. Writers included Kenneth Cook, Michael Latimer, Ron McLean, Michael Wright, Ralph Peterson and Rosamund Waring.

Ron Randell, who was in Australia performing in stage plays, guest starred in some episodes.[1]

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  1. ^ Vagg, Stephen (10 August 2019). "Unsung Aussie Actors – Ron Randell: A Top Twenty". Filmink.

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