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Shannon’s Mob

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shannonsmob‘The Mob’ was an intelligence organisation in Canberra headed up by Dave Shannon (who never appeared on screen). Its official name was Federal Intelligence and Security Control Organisation (yep, FIASCO!).

The main function of the Mob was to deal with, or anticipate and prevent, any crime which could have international repercussions or could prove embarrassing to the Australian Government.

The undercover agents assigned to Sydney were two daring chaps, Andrew Blake (Robin Ramsay) and Mike Jamieson (Frank Gallacher).

Co-starring with Ramsay and Gallacher was the city of Sydney – all the action was filmed on location, in colour.

Although the scripts were all works of fiction, the producers claimed they were all based on a certain amount of fact, dealing with such things as Mafia-style underground activities.

Andrew Blake
Robin Ramsay
Mike Jamieson
Frank Gallacher