Created by: Hector and Dorothy Crawford
Produced by: Crawford Productions and Seven Network
Producers: Ian Crawford, Paul Eddy, Paul Karo, Nigel Lovell, David Stevens, Igor Auzins & Don Battye
Aired: October 1964–June 1976 (509 episodes)
Homicide was based on their successful radio serial D24 (known as C.I.B. outside Melbourne) and American cop shows like Dragnet and Naked City. Crawfords touted the pilot around Australian television stations for over a year before HSV 7 in Melbourne decided to run with it. It was a risk that paid off. Not only was Homicide a long-running hit which employed most of Australia's top actors in a rather barren era, but other television stations asked Crawfords to produce shows for them. These include Hunter, Division 4, Matlock Police, The Sullivans and The Flying Doctors.
Episode 367. Born Loser Aired: 13/3/73
CAST: John Waters as Eddie Hughes. Bill Hunter as 'Lofty' Jackson. Jeff Ashby as Jack Walsh.
Jill Forster as Judy Campbell. Charmion Jacka as Helen Phillips. David Atkins as Tony Phillips.
Roly Barlee as Bert Matthews. Kevin Ellis as Arthur Phillips.
Script: Ken Dresser. Director: Bruce Ross-Smith. Film Director: David Stevens.
Producer:John Morgan. Executive Producer: Dorothy Crawford
Synopsis: A compulsive gambler is murdered and robbed in a secluded factory area. Detectives interview the victim's estranged wife and son, his employees and a
Episode 398. Mad Dog Kelly Aired: 30/10/73
CAST: John Waters as Howard Nelson. Don Philps as Sgt. Jenkins. Ernie Bourne as George Stevens. Richard Gilbert as 'Sniffy' Tyler. Gary Gray as Const. Craig. Bryan Davies as Palmer. Monica Maughan as Mrs. Hunter.
Director: David Stevens. Executive Producer: Henry Crawford
Synopsis: Prisoner Howard Nelson murders another inmate in the city watch-house who had been roughed-up earlier by Det. Kelly. Nelson blames Kelly for the death, resulting in an inquiry that threatens Kelly's career.
John Waters' performance in this episode brought him to the attention of ABC producer Oscar Whitbread who subsequently cast him as Sgt. McKellar in Rush.
Episode 491. The Whole Of The Law Aired: 12/2/76
CAST: John Waters as Allan Guthrie. Judy McBurney as Joan Thompson. Bruce Kerr as Terry Jenkins. Linda George as Laura Guthrie. David Ravenswood as
John Price. Lesley Baker as Nora Jenkins. Charmion Jacka as Mrs. Anderson. Robert Schroeder as Greg Watkins.
Script: Jim Simmonds. Director: George Miller. Producer: Igor Auzins. Executive
Producer: Ian Crawford
Synopsis: Murder on a lonely country road leads police to suspect that devil worship is involved.