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Rise and Fall of Wellington Boots, The

1 9 7 5 (Australia)
6 x 25 minute episodes

Alexander “Boots” Wellington (Serge Lazareff) is a latter-day Huck Finn for whom life is a series of trials and tribulations, caused by his frequent collisions with the law, although his friend Sergeant Peter Lily (Gordon Glenwright) usually manages to save the young man from trouble.

In the debut episode, Boots devises a racket in which he “loses” dogs in order to collect the reward for finding them. He is forced to re-think his profitable scheme when Sergeant Lily gets uncomfortably hot on his trail.

Boots is aided and abetted in all his exploits by his sister, Puss (Julieanne Newbold).

The six-part series from the Australian Broadcasting Commission was written by Luis Bayonas, Ted Roberts, David Boutland and Cliff Green.

Alexander Wellington (“Boots”)
Serge Lazareff
Puss Wellington
Julieanne Newbold
Sergeant Peter Lily
Gordon Glenwright