1 9 7 2 (Australia)
26 x 60 minute episodes
Although a white man ‘coloured up’, New Zealander James Laurenson took the lead in this popular Australian series about the half-Aboriginal/half-British Detective Inspector Napoleon ‘Boney’ Bonaparte whose beat was the Australian bush.
It shouldn’t have been the busiest patch for crime, but Boney – who had the ability of the Aboriginal tracker – found plenty to keep him occupied among the farmers, prospectors and drifters of the outback.
Kate Fitzpatrick co-starred as young Constable Alice McGorr. Guest stars included Honor Blackman, Googie Withers, Charles Tingwell, Jack Thompson, Nick Tate, Noeline Brown, Bruce Spence, Serge Lazareff, John Waters, Elli Maclure, Judy Morris, Cornelia Frances, David Gulpilil, Carla Hoogeveen, Brian Wenzel, Noel Ferrier, Anne Haddy, Gus Mercurio, June Salter, Gwen Plumb, Max Cullen and Judy Lynne.
Boney received only sporadic screenings in the UK.
Detective Inspector Napoleon ‘Boney’ Bonaparte