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
|Created by||Roger Mirams|
|Theme music composer||Tommy Leonetti music|
Barry Crocker /
Peter Flanagan Lyrics
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||39|
|Executive producer||Bill Harmon|
|Running time||30 minutes per episode|
|Network||The 0-10 Network|
|Release||21 August 1969 –|
12 June 1970
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.
Main cast edit
- Rowena Wallace as Rusty Collins
- Edward Hepple as Captain Sam McGill
- Noel Trevarthen as Bob Wild
- Grant Seiden
Guest cast edit
- Vagg, Stephen (10 August 2019). "Unsung Aussie Actors – Ron Randell: A Top Twenty". Filmink.