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Delta

1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 0 (Australia)
23 x 60 minute episodes

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) produced these dramatic stories revolving around a scientific investigation unit called ‘Delta’, loosely based on the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).

The ‘Delta’ organisation was an independent, non-profit research organisation that assisted individuals or groups – including industry, the farming community or government bodies – and were, in effect, scientific trouble-shooters.

The Delta team utilised mobile laboratories and the latest scientific instruments and equipment to tackle any problem – from industrial espionage to disease, drought and bushfires – anywhere in Australia.

The two lead characters in Delta were scientist Jeff Mallow (John Gregg) and his assistant Inger Petri (Kirrily Nolan), members of a mobile field team and typically the frontline staff in any assignment. Kevin Miles played super-efficient scientist Brian Fitch.

The second series added Patsy Trench as rebellious scientist Jackie Stuart.

The series had a large budget and featured extensive location shooting, and was produced entirely on film at a time when most local productions were using an integrated film and videotape combination.

Jeff Mallow
John Gregg
Inger Petri
Kirrily Nolan
Brian Fitch
Kevin Miles
Jackie Stuart
Patsy Trench

Episodes

The Devil Take The Bluetongue Fly | Stresspoint | Wish Upon A Fallen Star | A Pocketful Of Bones | Welcome To Sunhaven | The Trouble With Daisy | There’s A Lot Of It About | The Initiates | Delicate Balance |  A Beautiful Burn | D Is For Destruction | R.I.P. First Patsy Trench ||  The Short Sell | Look Thy Last | The Fatted Calf | Hannah | Death Walk | A Bite Of History | A Touch Of DFP | The Honeywind Blows | Blackout | Too Many Masters | Overkill