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|airing = [[Gas|6 September 1986]] – [[Closure|27 December 1986]]
 
|airing = [[Gas|6 September 1986]] – [[Closure|27 December 1986]]
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|next = [[Series 2 (Casualty)|Series 2]]
 
|episodes = 15
 
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'''Series 1''' is the first series of ''[[Casualty]]'' and aired between 6 September and 27 December 1986. It contained 15 episodes, and featured the arrival of the main characters. [[Charlie Fairhead]], portrayed by [[Derek Thompson]], is the only one who is still on the show.
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'''Series 1''' is the first series of ''[[Casualty]]'' and aired between 6 September and 27 December 1986. It contained 15 episodes, and featured the arrival of the original main characters.
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In the series, major events included a toxic gas outbreak, [[Lisa "Duffy" Duffin|Duffy]] being raped, [[Baz Wilder|Baz]] and Charlie beginning their affair, [[Megan Roach|Megan]] being diagnosed with cancer, Duffy's arrest and the night shift closing. Patients admitted included an athlete with a boil on his bottom, an alcoholic tramp infested with fleas, a restaurateur with a missing finger in the strawberry sundae, two Madonna wannabes with a dodgy DIY piercing and a woman dressed as Spiderwoman.
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== Cast ==
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The series featured 10 main characters and cast members, who remained on the show for the whole series. Two cast members, [[Clive King]] and [[Julia Watson]], departed in the series finale, although the latter later returned to the show. Of the original cast, only [[Derek Thompson]] is currently still on the show.
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=== Main characters ===
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* [[Bernard Gallagher]] as [[Ewart Plimmer]]
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* [[Julia Watson]] as [[Baz Samuels]] <small>(until [[Closure|episode 15]])</small>
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* [[Derek Thompson]] as [[Charlie Fairhead]]
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* [[George Harris]] as [[Clive King]] <small>(until episode 15)</small>
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* [[Cathy Shipton]] as [[Lisa "Duffy" Duffin]]
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* [[Brenda Fricker]] as [[Megan Roach]]
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* [[Robert Pugh]] as [[Andrew Ponting]]
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* [[Lisa Bowerman]] as [[Sandra Mute]]
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* [[Christopher Rozycki]] as [[Kuba Trzcinski]]
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* [[Debbie Roza]] as [[Susie Mercier]]
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=== Recurring characters ===
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* [[Colin Fisher]] as [[Brenner]]
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* [[Nigel Anthony]] as [[Ted Roach]] <small>(from [[High Noon|episode 6]])</small>
   
==Cast==
 
*Bernard Gallagher as [[Ewart Plimmer]]
 
*[[Derek Thompson]] as [[Charlie Fairhead]]
 
*[[Cathy Shipton]] as [[Lisa Duffin|Lisa "Duffy" Duffin]]
 
*Brenda Fricker as [[Megan Roach]]
 
*Robert Pugh as [[Andrew Ponting]]
 
*Julia Watson as [[Baz Wilder|Baz Samuels]]
 
*Christopher Rozycki as Kuba Trzcinski
 
*George Harris as Clive King
 
*Debbie Roza as Susie Mercier
 
*Lisa Bowerman as Sandra Mute
 
 
==Episodes==
 
==Episodes==
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{{EpisodesTable
! scope="row"|<span style="font-weight:bold;">Episode</span><br />
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| show = Casualty
!<span style="font-weight:bold;">Series</span><br />
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| series = 1
!Episode
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!Centric character<ref>In this series, cast list likely remained in same order and as Ewart was cast first due to importance, all episodes in this series are Ewart centric.</ref>
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| episode1_director1 = Frank W. Smith
!Original airdate
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| episode1_writer1 = Jeremy Brock
|- class="vevent" style="text-align:center;background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;"
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| episode1_writer2 = Paul Unwin
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|1
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| episode1_date = 6 September 1986
|1
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| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Gas]]"
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| episode2_director1 = Frank W. Smith
|[[Ewart]]
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| episode2_writer1 = Jeremy Brock
|6 September 1986
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| episode2_writer2 = Paul Unwin
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| episode2_date = 13 September 1986
| class="description" colspan="5"|A gas explosion at the docks causes a rush of casualties choking on the fumes, but can an antidote be found in time?
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'''Note:''' First appearance of [[Charlie Fairhead]] ([[Derek Thompson]]), [[Ewart Plimmer]] (Bernard Gallagher), [[Megan Roach]] (Brenda Fricker), [[Lisa Duffin|Lisa "Duffy" Duffin]] ([[Cathy Shipton]]), [[Andrew Ponting]] (Robert Pugh), Sandra Mute (Lisa Bowerman), Clive King (George Harris), [[Baz Wilder|Baz Samuels]] (Julia Watson), Susie Mercier (Debbie Roza) and Kuba Trzcinski (Christopher Rozycki)
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| episode3_director1 = Antonia Bird
|- class="vevent" style="text-align:center;background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;"
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| episode3_writer1 = Matthew Bardsley
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|2
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| episode3_date = 20 September 1986
|2
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| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Hide and Seek (series 1)|Hide and Seek]]"
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| episode4_director1 = Antonia Bird
|[[Ewart]]
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| episode4_writer1 = Susan Wilkins
|13 September 1986
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| episode4_date = 27 September 1986
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| class="description" colspan="5"|A hysterical woman who threatens to kill a baby tests Baz's patience and ability to the limit.
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| episode5_director1 = Antonia Bird
|- class="vevent" style="text-align:center;background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;"
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| episode5_writer1 = Wally Daly
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|3
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| episode5_date = 4 October 1986
|3
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| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Night Runners]]"
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| episode6_director1 = Frank W. Smith
|[[Ewart]]
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| episode6_writer1 = Ray Brennan
|20 September 1986
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| episode6_date = 11 October 1986
|-
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| class="description" colspan="5"|A policeman is stabbed at a local football fixture, but is the situation as simple as it seems? A Christian Scientist's beliefs puts her life at a risk.
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| episode7_director1 = Frank W. Smith
|- class="vevent" style="text-align:center;background-position:initialinitial;background-repeat:initialinitial;"
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| episode7_writer1 = Susan Wilkins
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|4
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| episode7_date = 18 October 1986
|4
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| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Jump Start]]"
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| episode8_director1 = Renny Rye
|[[Ewart]]
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| episode8_writer1 = Matthew Bardsley
|27 September 1986
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| episode8_date = 25 October 1986
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| class="description" colspan="5"|The night-shift are faced with a motorway pile-up, bleeding Madonna wanna-bees, and a drunk Fleet Street journalist.
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| episode9_director1 = Renny Rye
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| episode9_writer1 = Ray Brennan
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|5
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| episode9_date = 8 November 1986
| style="text-align:center;"|5
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| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Blood Brothers (series 1)|Blood Brothers]]"
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| episode10_director1 = Renny Rye
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
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| episode10_writer1 = Janey Pregar
| style="text-align:center;"|4 October 1986
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| episode10_date = 15 November 1986
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| class="description" colspan="5"|A desperate runaway is in need of help, and prejudices are challenged when a gay haemophiliac arrives with a cut hand. Baz's long term future at Casualty looks doubtful.
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| episode11_director1 = Jan Sargent
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| episode11_writer1 = Lise Mayer
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|6
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| episode11_date = 22 November 1986
| style="text-align:center;"|6
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| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[High Noon]]"
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| episode12_director1 = Michael Brayshaw
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
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| episode12_writer1 = Roy Mitchell
| style="text-align:center;"|11 October 1986
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| episode12_date = 6 December 1986
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| class="description" colspan="5"|A law student refuses to accept a diagnosis of epilepsy, whilst Duffy organises a protest against the planned Casualty service cuts.
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| episode13_director1 = Jan Sargent
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| episode13_writer1 = Paul Unwin
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|7
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| episode13_writer2 = Jeremy Brock
| style="text-align:center;"|7
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| episode13_date = 13 December 1986
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Professionals]]"
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| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
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| episode14_director1 = Michael Brayshaw
| style="text-align:center;"|18 October 1986
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| episode14_writer1 = Wally Daly
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| episode14_date = 20 December 1986
| class="description" colspan="5"|A terrified woman is brought in who has been raped and badly beaten. It does not take the staff very long to discover who the culprit is, but confronting him is fraught with difficulties.
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| episode15_director1 = Jan Sargent
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|8
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| episode15_writer1 = Paul Unwin
| style="text-align:center;"|8
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| episode15_writer2 = Jeremy Brock
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Crazies]]"
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| episode15_date = 27 December 1986
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
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| style="text-align:center;"|25 October 1986
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}}
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| class="description" colspan="5"|When Holby's taxi drivers are attacked, Megan worries for the safety of her driver husband. Ewart grows concerned about the safety of his staff.
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{{Series}}
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{{Casualty Series 1}}
! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|9
 
| style="text-align:center;"|9
 
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Moonlight Becomes You]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
 
| style="text-align:center;"|8 November 1986
 
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| class="description" colspan="5"|When a patient comes into Casualty from an old people's home, a chain of events begins which culminates in a kidnapping.
 
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! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|10
 
| style="text-align:center;"|10
 
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Teeny Poppers]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
 
| style="text-align:center;"|15 November 1986
 
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| class="description" colspan="5"|Trouble is afoot for Ewart when a young Asian youth dies in Casualty and his family threaten the unit with legal action. Megan is brought in for treatment.
 
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! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|11
 
| style="text-align:center;"|11
 
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Drunk]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
 
| style="text-align:center;"|22 November 1986
 
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| class="description" colspan="5"|Rumours of a Royal Visit to Casualty cause havoc. Baz and Charlie fight for the life of a half-drowned boy, but their joy at saving him is overshadowed when one of their own is brought in by ambulance.
 
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! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|12
 
| style="text-align:center;"|12
 
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Quiet]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
 
| style="text-align:center;"|6 December 1986
 
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| class="description" colspan="5"|Casualty is besieged by all manners of cases, including the victor of a boxing match and an addict who has taken an overdose. A recuperating Megan proves a valuable confidant for Duffy.
 
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! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|13
 
| style="text-align:center;"|13
 
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[No Future]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
 
| style="text-align:center;"|13 December 1986
 
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| class="description" colspan="5"|A dramatic siege on Megan's estate threatens the life of a child, but the perpetrator is found to be neither terrorist nor madman.
 
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! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|14
 
| style="text-align:center;"|14
 
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Survival]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
 
| style="text-align:center;"|20 December 1986
 
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| class="description" colspan="5"|The staff is sympathetic when Arthur, who suffers from a heart condition, expresses a desire to end his misery. Baz makes a decision about her pregnancy.
 
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! id="ep868" scope="row" style="font-weight:normal;"|15
 
| style="text-align:center;"|15
 
| class="summary" style="text-align:left;" |"[[Closure]]"
 
| style="text-align:center;"|[[Ewart]]
 
| style="text-align:center;"|27 December 1986
 
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| class="description" colspan="5"|There is little in the way of Christmas cheer, as the department faces the threat of imminent closure. Morale plummets, inspiring Charlie to organise an impromptu pantomime.
 
'''Note:''' Final appearance of Clive King and [[Baz Wilder|Baz Samuels]]
 
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==Notes==
 
<references></references>
 
{{Series 1}}
 
 
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[[Category:Casualty Series]]
 

Latest revision as of 21:22, March 26, 2020

Series 1 is the first series of Casualty and aired between 6 September and 27 December 1986. It contained 15 episodes, and featured the arrival of the original main characters.

In the series, major events included a toxic gas outbreak, Duffy being raped, Baz and Charlie beginning their affair, Megan being diagnosed with cancer, Duffy's arrest and the night shift closing. Patients admitted included an athlete with a boil on his bottom, an alcoholic tramp infested with fleas, a restaurateur with a missing finger in the strawberry sundae, two Madonna wannabes with a dodgy DIY piercing and a woman dressed as Spiderwoman.

Cast Edit

The series featured 10 main characters and cast members, who remained on the show for the whole series. Two cast members, Clive King and Julia Watson, departed in the series finale, although the latter later returned to the show. Of the original cast, only Derek Thompson is currently still on the show.

Main characters Edit

Recurring characters Edit

EpisodesEdit

Episode No. Series No. Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original airdate
1 1 "Gas" Frank W. Smith Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin 6 September 1986
2 2 "Hide and Seek" Frank W. Smith Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin 13 September 1986
3 3 "Night Runners" Antonia Bird Matthew Bardsley 20 September 1986
4 4 "Jump Start" Antonia Bird Susan Wilkins 27 September 1986
5 5 "Blood Brothers" Antonia Bird Wally Daly 4 October 1986
6 6 "High Noon" Frank W. Smith Ray Brennan 11 October 1986
7 7 "Professionals" Frank W. Smith Susan Wilkins 18 October 1986
8 8 "Crazies" Renny Rye Matthew Bardsley 25 October 1986
9 9 "Moonlight Becomes You" Renny Rye Ray Brennan 8 November 1986
10 10 "Teeny Poppers" Renny Rye Janey Pregar 15 November 1986
11 11 "Drunk" Jan Sargent Lise Mayer 22 November 1986
12 12 "Quiet" Michael Brayshaw Roy Mitchell 6 December 1986
13 13 "No Future" Jan Sargent Paul Unwin and Jeremy Brock 13 December 1986
14 14 "Survival" Michael Brayshaw Wally Daly 20 December 1986
15 15 "Closure" Jan Sargent Paul Unwin and Jeremy Brock 27 December 1986
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