"There's a voice that keeps on calling me. Down the road. That's where I'll always be. Oh, every stop I make, I make a new friend. Can't stay for long. Just turn around, and I'm gone again. Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep movin' on. So, if you want to join me for awhile, just grab your hat, and we'll travel light. That's hobo style. Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep movin' on. Until tomorrow, the whole world is my home."The Littlest Hobo was created by Dorrell McGowan for a 1958 movie made on black-and-white film in California by director Charles Rondeau and distributed by Allied Artists, to outstanding acclaim! 1958's Littlest Hobo arrives in a California city via a freight train boxcar, urges a railway station worker to shower and cool him with water from a hose, assists in trash removal on the grounds of a hamburger vending business and is rewarded for this with food, aids a blind man in traversing a downtown intersection, and, for most of the film's narrative", spares a boy's beloved lamb from slaughter by a butcher and, pursued by police responding to the butcher's "mad dog" report, guides the lamb on a rope through the city and onto the estate of California's Governor, whose physically disabled daughter befriends and adopts the lamb as her pet. The lamb's nomadic protector successfully evades policemen throughout the story by means of fleet feet and charming cunning.
The popularity of the movie led to a 1963-5 television series, also in black and white, for which production by Storer Programmes, Inc. moved north of the U.S./Canada border, to the Vancouver area of British Columbia. Three episodes were lensed in Toronto, Ontario, and two of the entries in this set of Littlest Hobo adventures, "Death at 5 P.M." (with guest star Paul Richards) and "Little, White Liar" wherein the television series' title character is solemn confidant to, respectively, a grieving widower whose wife has been killed in an accident at a fireworks factory and a teenaged girl desperately desiring peer acceptance, were available on public domain videotape in the United States in the late 1980s.
After an immensely successful first run as a syndicated (sold to individual television stations) offering in the United States and Canada, the Storer Programmes Littlest Hobo was repeated in further syndication in both countries in the late 1960s and early-to-mid-1970s. Maritime Canada's ATV, an affiliate of the CTV network, aired it on Saturday mornings with such classic 1960s television shows as Spiderman (1967-70) and Rocket Robin Hood (1966-9).
The Littlest Hobo follows the adventures of a highly intelligent German shepherd named London, who wanders the country, befriending people in trouble and helping to remedy their situation. He then declines their offer to adopt him as a pet, leaves them, and continues his hobo life. Among the names given to London by his human friends are Smoke, Einstein, Scout, Mr. Magic, Lucky, Shadow, Buddy, Slapshot, Roamer, Crusoe, Ulysses, Hercules, Sinbad, and Gulliver.
For the 1958 film, motion picture score composer Ronald Stein proposed to director Rondeau that the thoughts and feelings of the film's central canine character may be conveyed to the audience through both choral and instrumental melody. Rondeau was sceptical about this procedure achieving the desired effect of viewer empathy with the dog, because something like this had never before been successfully attempted, but he wanted for Stein to supply the film's tuneful soundtrack and agreed to Stein's request to experiment in this regard. A young folk music guitar player and singer named Randy Sparks was recommended to Stein by Verve Records' Bernie Silverman, and after meeting Sparks and sampling his style of song, Stein knew that Sparks had the precise musical sound for The Littlest Hobo and wrote the following lyrics for Sparks to sing.
"Looks like we're comin' into town. Seems like this train is slowin' down. Can't help but wonder what's in store. Could be I've been here once before. A-driftin'. The world is my friend. I'm travlin' along the road without end. Ridin' these rails town to town. Sometimes I think I'll settle down. But I know I'd hunger to be free. Rovin's the only life for me. A-driftin'. The world is my friend. I'm travlin' along the road without end."These words were modified somewhat for the opening and closing song for the 1963-5 television series, for which Stein again provided aptly sensitive musical compositions.
"I find adventure everywhere, and friends with whom I'd like to share. This is my stop along the way. Don't really know how long I'll stay. Stop over. The world is my friend. Stop over along the road without end. Travelling around from town to town. Sometimes I think I'll settle down. But I know I'd hunger to be free. Rovin' is the only life for me. A-driftin'. The world is my friend. I'm travelin' along the road without end."Some of the 1963-5 Littlest Hobo's most noteworthy episodes are "Die Hard", in which Keenan Wynn portrays an irascible prospector who is injured and without water in a hot desert after mistrusting, berating, and alienating his guide, a Native American college student, and thus upon this grim scenario does come an altruistic canine wanderer that chooses to lead the prospector through the arid wasteland and to restore his amicable relationship with the youthful American Indian; "One, Last Rose", the story of a meek, middle-aged bank teller (played by Harry Townes) masquerading as a Don Juan to deflect attention from his scheme to plunder his own workplace by tunnelling into the bank vault, only to be thwarted by London, who, while sympathetic to the bank teller's wish to better his finances, defends the integrity of the maxim that crime never pays; "Rough Passage", wherein the "driftin'" dog boards a small ship departing Hong Kong and strives to protect a nervous, attractive, female passenger whose claim that she witnessed the throwing overboard of someone's body is rejected by her shipboard human fellows as a nightmare; "Cry Wolf", guest-starring Nita Talbot as a night club singer with aspirations for fame and such desperation to attain publicity for herself that she lies to police that she was the near-victim in a mysterious serial strangler's latest attack, an allegation that her new, four-legged friend and the police easily disprove but which leaves the singer vulnerable to a bona fide attack by the strangler when the police are disinclined to believe her legitimate plea for assistance- and loyal London must hasten to her rescue to prevent a tragedy; and "Honoured Guest", London's effort to stop another German shepherd from acting on its owner's command to attack, during a parade, a man of high political power.
Actors who had roles in Storer Programmes' Littlest Hobo included those mentioned above and Pat Harrington Jr., Herb Vigran, Henry Gibson, Edgar Bergen, Rosemary DeCamp, Jim Davis, Keith Andes, Ellen Corby, Doug Lambert, Bill Williams, Noah Beery, Ben Cooper, and Ron Hayes.
Starting in 1979, The Littlest Hobo was remade as a television series on colour videotape-recorder (VTR) in Canada for prime-time broadcast on the CTV television network by CTV's production wing, Glen-Warren Productions. Three episodes, "Double Trouble", "Little Girl Lost", and "Silent Witness", were virtual reprises of ones from the 1963-5 television series (with original writer Dorrell McGowan credited along with Stuart McGowan for "Double Trouble" and "Silent Witness"), while others reused ideas, with different treatments or technicalities. "Smoke", for instance, has distinct similarity (i.e. London's parachute jump to save the life of a young boy) to the prior Hobo television series' "Bush Pilot" episode.
Newspaper television listings, during the 1979-85 television series' network run, assigned to London the character name of Hobo, whereas TV Guide magazine always referred to the canine performer-star and to his character as London. Professional baseball player Charles P. Eisenmann chose Britain's capital city as the name for his celebrity German shepherd because it had been the location of Mr. Eisenmann's survival of an exploding V2 bomb, probably the most cogent event of his youth. In the span of The Littlest Hobo's television life, London was actually more than one dog yet always received on-screen credit as London. Therefore, it seems reasonable to also give the London name to the character.
Between the 1963-5 and 1979-85 television shows, the dogs of The Littlest Hobo and their master, Mr. Eisenmann, toured the United States and Canada for in-public performances and appeared on such renowned television programmes as The Tonight Show, Mike Douglas, The Today Show, Steve Allen, Betty White's Pet Set, and Wide World of Entertainment, in addition to over 200 engagements on individual television stations, to demonstrate the extent to which a dog can be educated. With a vocabulary of 1,000 words, the dogs responded correctly to spelled sentences containing commands- and did this faster than people who volunteered to compete with them in the exercise!
From the first canine that he owned to assist him in operating a night club, Eisenmann learned that a dog has the capacity to think by means of three words: faith, respect, and attitude. Dogs can distinguish between colours. They can understand the same word in different languages. They can agree or decline, entirely from their own assessment of potential hazards, to undertake a particular task. All of this, says Eisenmann, "...is the value of teaching or forcing a dog to use his God-given qualities but always within his realm of accomplishment." In the 14-year hiatus between the two Littlest Hobo television series, Eisenmann wrote books entitled Stop, Sit, and Think, The Better Dog, the Educated Dog, and A Dog's Day in Court, and he produced a videotape, The Educated Dog. "To me, no matter how great a dog becomes, he is still a physically handicapped child. He cannot talk and has no hands."
For the 1958 movie, Eisenmann had only one German shepherd, London. A second London was the canine performer for the first, 65-episode television series. By 1972, Eisenmann's German shepherd complement had increased to seven, with five males: London, Toro, Thorn, Lance, and Litlon; and two females: Venus and Roura. Eisenmann is shown in the first episode, "Stand-in", of the 1979-85 Littlest Hobo television series teaching young Bo, a spry German shepherd with a yellow-gold mane and wide and sometimes hypnotic eyes. Bo was to be a successor to the original London after Eisenmann's incumbent Hobo dog died on the first production day of the 1979-85 Littlest Hobo. Toro performed the role of the title character in Season 1, with Bo being his "stunt-dog". For Seasons 2 to 6, Bo was the primary 1979-85 Littlest Hobo, though other German shepherds of similar colour markings were used in his stead on some occasions.
Bo is no longer living, but the lineage of Eisenmann's London dogs has survived in another Toro, 16 years-old in 1998.
It is essential to now state that this Web page concerns the travels and travails of the London character portrayed by London, Toro, Bo, and others. So, all references to London henceforth will be to The Littlest Hobo himself. Further, the 1979-85 television series is to be the focus of attention here for three reasons. First, it appears to be the only version of The Littlest Hobo currently shown on television. Second, this writer has had the benefit of recently experiencing all of its episodes, and it has been more than 22 years since he last saw most episodes of the 1963-5 Littlest Hobo. Third, it contains almost twice the number of episodes (114:65) as its predecessor and appears to have replaced the black-and-white 1963-5 television series in syndicated distribution.
In the tradition of the 1958 movie and 1963-5 television series and the Ronald Stein and Randy Sparks contributions thereto, each episode of the 1979-85 Littlest Hobo television series opens and closes with a soul-stirring song, "Maybe Tomorrow", performed by Terry Bush to the lyrics of John Crossen, to accompany visualisations of London walking the roads, "riding the rails", traversing fields, swimming rivers, and sitting on a log on a shore, contemplating life. Like its forebear, it was also intended to communicate to the audience London's perspective on his itinerant odyssey.
Although produced for family audiences, the 1979-85 Littlest Hobo is at times rather too violent for younger children, but every story reaches a happy resolution for the characters whom London helps. The television series is quite enthralling, aided by music that is at the appropriate times sprightly, tense, or sentimental. This writer can honestly say that the conclusion of many episodes brings a lump to the throat and tender, damp eyes. It is wholesome, heart-warming entertainment, engaging the wish of many viewers to have a pet as supportive and as smart as London!
London reads. He understands all conversations around him. He puts two and two together before the humans usually do. He never panics. He knows instantly what to do in any situation. He can remove a cassette from an audiotape or videotape recorder. He can chew a rope loose from a boat and use it to pull a distressed person in the water all of the way to shore. Herman Melville in Moby Dick suggested that if God could come to Earth in any form, He would be a whale. But perhaps a dog would be a more appropriate form to choose- a land animal, intimate with humans who need help, able to snarl and intimidate the ill-intentioned, to bark disapprovingly at basically good people about to illegally err, and to lick and pat the people that He cares for and wants to help. As the television series progressed, the producers and writers, intentionally or otherwise, hinted more and more at London being far, far more than a conventional canine. A mutant dog with superior intelligence. A dog with noble human karma. A "Guardian Angel" in the form of a "spirit dog". A mythological hero reincarnated. Anything but an ephemeral German shepherd. Lassie and Benji cannot "hold a candle" to London's heroics. And London belongs to no one and to everyone! This television programme is mythical, in addition to being a Canadian icon!
London parachutes from an aeroplane, with medicine which can save a boy's life, attached to him in "Smoke". He leaps through a window to prevent two robbers from heisting electronic supplies in "Stand-in". Seriously ill and almost paralysed with botulism, he moves through a wilderness to find help for two young friends, one of whom is identically afflicted, in "The Trail of No Return". In "Airport", he survives the force of a bomb blast; in "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing", he recovers from a gunshot wound; and in the two-part television series finale, "Voyageurs", he endures a snake bite. In "The Locket", a very touching episode written by television series producer Simon Christopher Dew, London journeys approximately one hundred miles with a silver locket to give to the estranged granddaughter of an elderly gentleman played by Chris Wiggins, a mission accompanied by a string-and-piano rendition of the television series' main theme music.
As extraordinary as London's feats are, the television series is very wise not to encumber them with forced explanations. While it must be accepted by the viewer that London has the ability to understand the problems of his friends and the ingenuity to help to solve them, London's heroism is portrayed with subtlety. It is never sensational, like it would be if the television series were to be produced in the U.S., by Disney for instance. If Disney were to remake The Littlest Hobo, London would probably talk, or would communicate his thoughts to the audience with a voice-over! It is only intimated in the two-part episode, "The Genesis Tapes", that London is telepathic and theorised that he is first of a new breed of "Meta-canine". Ultimately, the viewer is left to provide his or her own explanation, if he or she feels that an explanation is necessary.
Videotaped in Ontario in the Toronto region, the television series featured an impressive number of major American and British actors and actresses as guest stars, among them Monte Markham, Andrew Prine, Vic Morrow, Sheldon Leonard, Jack Gilford, Nehemiah Persoff, James MacArthur, Ray Walston, Simon Oakland, Patrick Macnee, Barry Morse, DeForest Kelley, Anne Francis, Keenan Wynn, and Abe Vigoda, in addition to several recognisable Canadian actors and actresses, like Leslie Nielsen, Lloyd Bochner, Chris Wiggins, John Ireland, Rosemary Radcliffe, John Vernon, Robin Ward, Louis Del Grande, Susan Hogan, and Al Waxman.
Several of these guest stars had a part in The Littlest Hobo in accordance with their own acting history. Patrick Macnee resumed his flamboyant dandy persona when he was cast as a debonair magician. Vic Morrow played his rough-around-the-edges, vulnerable type of role as a drunken, hit-and-run driver who is compelled by London and by his conscience to confess his guilt and to reform himself. DeForest Kelley, forever the technology-wary Dr. McCoy of Star Trek to television viewers, guest-starred in The Littlest Hobo as an educated man of the modern world, one who rebels and chooses a back-to-basics life with the humble hobos of the hinterlands. And Sheldon Leonard appeared in his trademark portrayal of a suave gangster. Conversely, some actors were cast against type. Loud-voiced film villain Keenan Wynn became a sympathetic, introspective balloonist, and Al Waxman, for many years the easy-going King of Kensington, was, in his second Littlest Hobo guest role, an uptight, foul-tempered construction boss who must learn to cope with permanent paralysis.
Waxman contributed both his acting and directing talents to the television series toward the end of Season 5 and in the first half of Season 6, directing the highly suspenseful "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" and parts one and two of "Firehorse" and first guest-starring as a desperate hunter in the wonderful Season 5 entry, "Passage". In "Passage", Waxman's character, Vernie Davis, an ageing woodsman-turned-welder, is offered a large sum of money to go into the wild and obtain a peregrine falcon for a zoo. Davis' welding job is dismal, with repetitive, strenuous duties, long hours, and a younger co-worker always needling him. Remuneration for his capture of the desired bird is his chance, perhaps his only chance, to forsake his dreadful job and retire in comfort. Enter London, who just two episodes previous avoided capture by a crypto-zoologist and in this episode represents the cause of freedom for the bird. Established here is a clear conflict of values, the essence of drama.
Davis catches a falcon, and London thwarts Davis' attempt to trap a second one and hides the angry hunter's rifle, but he acts to help Davis, who, while trying to obtain a falcon egg from a nest, falls down a hill and injures himself. London assists Davis to ascend the hill and accompanies Davis on a long, painful, and perilous journey back to civilisation, and though Davis' heart warms to the helpful canine's cause, he insists that he cannot relinquish the bird. "I can't go back to that filthy sweatbox," he says in reference to his job in town. But upon meeting the zoo official who sent him on the quest, Davis recognises that the bird, trapped in a confinement box, craves freedom as much as he yearns for release from his own "sweatbox". He looks down at London's beseeching eyes and makes the only possible moral decision. He allows London to free the captured bird from its box. When the zoo official protests, Davis replies, "Wild birds don't belong in cages, mister." He declines the zoo official's money and decides to go on a two-week vacation to recover from his ordeal.
The Littlest Hobo also served as an early career-booster for some of Canada's most talented young actors and actresses. Megan Follows, who would become Anne of Green Gables (1985), guest-starred with her father and the rest of her family in the three-part episode, "The Spirit of Thunder Rock", and also appeared in "Hidden Room". Hadley Kay, Mark Polley, Shane O'Brien, and Jennifer Jewison all delivered admirable portrayals in the episodes in which they were primary guest stars, and truly it is London's rapport with the characters played by these excellent young performers that gives to the television series some of its most sensitive moments. While Megan Follows was to achieve fame in Canadian and North American film and television and Hadley Kay was to proceed to a lucrative career in voice characterisation, the remaining aforementioned acting youngsters sadly faded into obscurity after London departed from their only or final Littlest Hobo character.
Other up-and-coming actors appeared in episodes in supporting roles. Mike Myers, leading portrayer in Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), was a Frisbee-throwing friend to the "Boy On Wheels". The CTV television series, Night Heat (1985-91), starred two familiar faces from episodes of The Littlest Hobo: Clarke Johnson of "East Side Angels" and "Arrivederci Roma" and Jeff Wincott of "Wolf Hunt" and "Lumberjacks". Wincott's brother, Michael, of "Stand-in" and "Wolf Hunt", has acted prominently in such major films as Robin Hood- Prince of Thieves (1991), in which he was cousin to the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Alien Resurrection (1997), playing the leader of a group of interplanetary mercenaries.
Although an attempt to appeal to the American market is very evident in Season 1, with American guest stars in several episodes and a significantly high level of violence (e.g. a drunken man striking a hapless bystander with a tire iron and being killed by a pitchfork, a criminal falling to his death down an elevator shaft, and a young man being assaulted by a loan shark's thugs), the television series undertook a distinctly Canadian path from Season 2 onward, setting most of its action out-of-doors and usually in suburban, small-town, or rural, rather than intercity, areas, and almost always limiting the violence to threats only. Indeed, many of the television series' most charming episodes have no violence at all.
One of the most endearing of London's adventures was the two-part finale, in terms of broadcast, of Season 4. In this remarkable Littlest Hobo television series entry, London is not engaged in his usual task of preventing or solving crimes, foiling troublemakers, and saving people's lives, but is instead given the responsibility of dog-sitting, to help a disabled boy to earn money to buy a purebred Saint Bernard puppy. The unusual story, a plethora of canines, was provided by Mr. Eisenmann from the premise of a 1959 movie, Just Between Us, starring Eisenmann's first German shepherd as the hero who "rounds up" six lost dogs. Eisenmann and script editor Christine Foster adapted this premise for 1982-3's "The Five Labours of Hercules", which shows London at his most steadfastly resilient and fleet-of-foot, when he strives unsuccessfully to maintain control of 5 dogs rather less developed in intelligence than he. Four of the five dogs free themselves, and three of them run into the hustle-and-bustle of the city of Orillia- and London justifies the boy's trust in him when he acts alone to find the dogs and reassemble the canine group for the boy.
There was an admirable amount of planning for "The Five Labours of Hercules". Actor Hadley Kay, who played London's faithful, young friend, Nathaniel, was required to wear a metal leg brace and to walk with a limp. In his research for the role, Hadley Kay went to a Toronto hospital to study the movements of polio patients, because the script for "The Five Labours of Hercules" in its early development phase, stated that Nathaniel's limp was caused by polio, of which the brace was a corrective treatment. A specialist at the same hospital fitted a real brace to the young actor's leg, ensuring that Nathaniel's disability, demonstrated to London both by the limp and by the showing of the brace, is thoroughly convincing. From this follows London's unfailing devotion to his friend- against the quite daunting odds of finding three errant dogs in a city, devotion which is to a large extent essential to the two-part tale's success. So too was Eisenmann's "Herculean" feat of training five additional dogs to appear with London and to cooperate on cue so that London could gain hold of their leashes and guide them to an urban park's shed, where the dogs are safely deposited.
Nathaniel's scenes with London are always one-on-one. Though there are some adult dog owners necessary to the story, in every other way, Nathaniel is a solitary human figure, both when London meets and leaves him, and his relationship with London depends on his empathy through conversation with the mute but always understanding canine helper-wanderer. Hadley Kay had the ability at age twelve to inject all kinds of emotion into his lines always at the appropriate times and with corresponding facial expressions, and he has since then applied his superb voice talents to many animated television series, to the Bee in television advertisements for Honey Nut Cheerios, to the lead characters of two Care Bears movies, and in 1997 and 1998 to Scooby-Doo. He fondly remembers his two-part episode of The Littlest Hobo, and says that, "...all these years later I still swing my right foot out a bit before it lands squarely on the pavement. Of course, this has nothing to do with the limp I faked for the benefit of the character Nathaniel, in 'The Five Labours of Hercules'... Or, maybe I did take a piece of Nathaniel with me? Who knows?"
For another fourth season story, the three-part "The Spirit of Thunder Rock", realistic wilderness earthquake scenes were achieved. In the third season episode, "War Games", a shed full of explosives is detonated, and a scene on a roller coaster in Season 3's "Forget Me Not" was lensed on the roller coaster itself. Clearly, The Littlest Hobo had moments when production values were quite high! The only totally objective visual shortcoming of the television series is its production on videotape rather than film, meaning that pictures have a soft look, and impressive scenes such as the aforementioned suffer in comparison to like events on filmed television series or movies, thus inviting the frequent criticism of cheesiness.
One episode does in fact benefit from being lensed onto videotape, in that the not-100-percent-sharp resolution complements the dream-like quality of image-fade transitions. In Season 5's "Dragonslayer", a group of children, pretending to be medieval warriors, unwittingly choose for their place of imaginative fun the grounds of a reptile farm and to their astonishment encounter lizards and a giant snake which distort their ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy, and London is attributed by the children the properties of a teleporting "blink dog" while he rescues them from several perilous predicaments. The keeper of the reptile farm is seen by the leader of the fanciful juveniles (three boys and one girl) to be a benevolent wizard, and a bear-pestered beekeeper on neighbouring property is envisioned as an antagonistic Black Knight. It is inarguably the 1979-85 television series' strangest episode and has thus attained a "cult" following.
Audra Williams was age of six when she was chosen by the casting director of The Littlest Hobo to portray "Princess Theaella", the girl in the group of valiant vanquishers of the forces of darkness: "It for sure was a weird episode, like beyond bizarre." Her entertaining memories of "Dragonslayer" are extensive and precise: "The director's name was Allan (Eastman), but he let all of us kids call him, 'Alien', and that was how he signed my autograph book. Imagine one director, five dogs, four kids, an iguana, a bear, a baby bear, an alligator which had not been used for years and escaped during filming, and a giant, snapping turtle. It took three days to (tape) the episode, and the dogs had their own Winnebago, while we all cooked (in the 1983 summer sun). I had a hard time not laughing when I had to chant, 'I'm invisible... I'm invisible,' while rubbing the shell, and because the bear was a little moody, they would not let it go near us kids. When I was in extreme close up being scared of the bear, it was actually the director, 'Alien', in front of me going, 'GRRR RWOR!!'- which made me giggle, also."
Audra recounts her rapport with her co-stars, human and canine. "Being the only female and the youngest performer in the cast, I was carried everywhere, especially by Jamie Dick, on whom I had a huge crush at the time. I had been told not to stare down the dogs, and I decided to find out why. I picked the wrong one to stare at, however. He freaked out at me and I was petrified! I remember that I was so excited about meeting Captain Highliner, who played the beekeeper/'Black Knight'. I do still have the dress, but, sadly, the scary 'protection' necklace that Simon (Craig) gave to me when I was 'on the lookout' is gone."
Audra now lives in Nova Scotia in Canada's eastern Maritimes and is a specialist in sign language interpretation.
For many Canadian youngsters, The Littlest Hobo was not only a television attraction. While the 1979-85 television series was in production, children were thrilled spectators as videotaping locations included their own neighbourhoods- or even their own homes! For Season 6's "Liar, Liar", Christopher Barnes of Scarborough, Ontario was delighted to learn that the makers of The Littlest Hobo had selected his family's residence, which was adjacent to the type of wooded area required by the script and ideally structured to accommodate the positioning of equipment for a living room scene, as the site for most of the episode: "It was very exciting to have an episode of The Littlest Hobo (videotaped) at my home. I can remember all of the kids on the street coming over to my place to watch the shoot, sitting on the lawn and eating Popsicles as a giant cavalcade of trucks parked outside my house." Barnes' parents cleaned and painted the house for the occasion. The paint was "still fresh" when Richie (Todd Woodcroft) was exiting the house through an upstairs window, and some of the paint smeared onto his clothes.
Jacques Urbont's diverse music scores for Seasons 1 to 5 were mostly written as stock music at the start of the 1979-85 television series, to be used as needed, and they are always effective. Episodes with similar situations or characters share the same tunes. For example, the rustic banjo music score utilised as hermit Jasper McGilicuty's theme in Season 1's "Heritage" fits later episodes, "Fussin' and Fightin'" and "Lumberjacks", with equal precision; this music is only used in conjunction with offbeat, backwoods characters. And a mirthful melody of youth, innocence, and play delights the audience as Kate's theme in "Willie and Kate", then is heard in combination with boys at a hockey rink in "Snapshot". Its most extensive usage is in "The Five Labours of Hercules" as the theme for the lively and amorous Shih tzu, the first dog to free itself from London.
For most episodes that open with a view of a town's street, panoramic motifs are heard in the music, and more lavish phrases initiate episodes such as "The Locket" and "Back to Nature", in which London is seen crossing a blooming, summer woodland. An apt title for the latter music, used also in "Sailing Away" and "Passage", would be "Nature's Grandeur".
A peculiar horn-led melody accompanies London's stranger deeds: directing a group of easily-misled, petty criminals on a false scent for stolen money in "The Last Job", trying to maintain order among the animals at a troubled research institute in "Guinea Pig", and chasing a bakery truck containing a pie-sampling bulldog in "The Five Labours of Hercules". This music is used while the Kellerman couple is studying the quite impossibly videotaped records of London's activities in "The Genesis Tapes". A tune that tends to spur the flow of eye moisture by starting with a piano and proceeding to a glorious instrumental sweep, is invariably heard in an episode's last minutes, combined either with London's climactic act of rescue and the amazement of all humans around him (in "Guardian Angel", "Smoke", "The Trail of No Return", and "The Spirit of Thunder Rock") or with a farewell that brings tears to the eyes of London's friend (in "The Hero").
Rarest tunes include the alternately creepy and fantastical passages of "Dragonslayer". A carnival-esque, rapid piano music curiously coincides with the high-technology theft attempt in the James Bond spoof, "Tempest Probe". There is an energetic, put-on-a-show melody that goes with the events of "The Clown" and with the waterfall theme park in "Forget Me Not". A slower-paced, tender version thereof is utilised in "Happy Birthday, Mom". Very appealing is a "disability music" performed in three formats: solemn string and synthesised piano solos, and an upbeat, full instrumental. Though brief passages of the string or synthesised piano are heard in "The Hero", "Second Sight", and "Rookie", all of the versions, highlighted by the full instrumental, are used in "East Side Angels" as the theme for guest star Chris Makepeace's involvement with a basketball team despite his handicap of a leg in a cast, and in "The Five Labours of Hercules" to coincide with Nathaniel and London's endeavour.
Urbont's music is profoundly missed in Season 6, for which new, heavily synthesised, and repetitive music scores (the same ten-second passage played in a loop) contribute to a diminished episode-watching experience. Still, the very sombre piano music of "One Door Closes" and the pleasant, moderate tempos of the "Matchmaker" tunes sound appropriate and acceptable. A pair of melodies reminiscent of Chariots of Fire in "Second Best", though appealing in conjunction with a lengthy foot race, are dulled by repetition spanning most of the episode. Probably the most lifeless, annoying, and worst music in the television series is that in "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar" and in "Prodigal Son".
Later episodes of Season 1 were clearly lensed in the winter, but such was not the case in the subsequent seasons, for which production evidently commenced late in the spring and stopped in the autumn, with episodes being videotaped fast and furiously during the summer months.
In 1979-80 and in 1981, The Littlest Hobo ran on Thursday evenings on CTV at 8:30 Atlantic Time before Buck Rogers in the 25th Century at 9. After Buck was put back in cryogenic moth balls, London's continued travels, still on Thursdays at 8:30, preceded 9 o'clock's Magnum P.I., until London was retired and replaced by the Keaton family, when Family Ties moved to 8:30 on Thursdays in 1985.
CTV did not run The Littlest Hobo in production order. The first episode that aired in the autumn of 1979 was "Smoke", followed by parts one and two of "Manhunt", although there had been five episodes produced before these. In the later years, episodes from earlier seasons were mixed with first-run ones.
Once the television series went out of production, all episodes were formatted with an opening title showing multiple squares containing scenes of London's missions of mercy from each of the seasons. This is why episodes of the first season being circulated in syndication, have an opening title sequence containing scenes from the later seasons. Syndication packages have appeared in Canada on CTV affiliate television stations and such specialty cable television channels as YTV, Showcase, and Vision. Showcase's episodes only consisted of those from "Stand-in" to "Suspect" inclusive. Vision telecasted a number of times a complete, 114-episode set, though ending in September, 2001 its run of London's adventures with part one of "The Five Labours of Hercules", which was anything but a sensible way to finish a broadcast of the television series in that anyone seeing this two-part story for the first time would not know how London escapes from his capture in an Animal Control van or how his young friend ultimately fares in a quest for funds to buy a puppy.
What follows is a complete episode guide for the 1979-85 Littlest Hobo.
Season 1 "Stand-in" During a series of robberies at an electronics warehouse, the canine helper of a dedicated guard turns placid and sits at the sight of a stick held by the robbers, allowing the criminals to escape with the stolen merchandise. The electronics company's owner, Mr. Hoffner, begins to suspect the guard, Harry, of being in collusion with the thieves, whose repeatedly successful heists do not weigh in Harry's favour, and Harry's reports of his trained attack dog's immobility are not easy to believe. London joins Harry as a second canine to defend the warehouse, and he discovers that Walt Temple, the electronics company's Chief of Security, is in conspiracy with the hoodlums and has been conditioning Harry's dog to motionlessness. London acts to stop the robbers, and from the handwriting on a note written by Temple and possessed by the subdued thieves, Harry has proof of Temple's involvement in the robberies. Hoffner promotes Harry to be the electronics company's new Chief of Security. Guest stars: Alan Hale (Harry), Cec Linder (Hoffner), John Evans (Walt Temple), Michael Wincott (Charlie), David Eisner (Sly), Kay Hawtrey (Rosemary). "Boy On Wheels" In a suburban community, London befriends Chris, a paraplegic boy with an open-minded guardian named David, who is employed by Chris' overprotective father, a commercially powerful man named Barton. Barton is particularly averse to dogs and reacts with hostility to London when he sees London playing fetch-the-Frisbee with Chris. He refuses the suggestion from David that Chris be allowed to adopt London, whose presence cheers the boy by making him less conscious of his disability. In Barton's memory flashbacks, it is revealed that it was a stray dog that caused the car accident that resulted in Chris' paraplegia. When his father is away from home for business purposes, Chris is permitted by David to play with London in a park, but Barton returns early from his travels and finds his son again playing fetch-the-Frisbee with the canine. Suddenly, Chris' wheelchair rolls uncontrollably down a hill toward a busy road, and London chases the wheelchair and saves the boy's life by tipping the wheelchair on its side just short of the road. Barton's heart warms to the dog that rescued his son and becomes less imperious and more sympathetic to his son's wishes. Guest stars: Clarence Williams III (David), Lloyd Bochner (Mr. Barton), David Craig Collard (Chris Barton), Mike Myers (Tommy Fraser), Taborah Johnson (Laura), Whipper Billy Watson (Judge). "Little Girl Lost" Big Sam, a retired transport-truck driver, hears a boy describe a mongrel as "dumb" and decides to tell to the boy a story about how a very, very intelligent German shepherd, London, protected a little girl lost in a forest after she wandered away from her parents, who were replacing their camper trailer's flat tire. Coming onto the road where Big Sam's transport-truck was parked, appropriating Big Sam's lunch and blanket, and going back into the forest- back to the little girl, London strived to keep the girl, Eileen, warm, fed, and safe until he could locate a pick-up truck into which to place her. The truck was then driven to a depot where Big Sam found Eileen, accompanied by London, in the pick-up truck's rear, with the blanket that London had attained for her. Big Sam then telephoned the police, who were desperately searching for Eileen, and the police and Eileen's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, came to the truck depot to receive the girl and to thank London for all of his help. Guest stars: Stephen Young (Scott Phillips), Linda Day George (Lisa Phillips), John Friesen (Big Sam), Donna Miller (Fannie), Bill Lake (Corporal Simpson). "Guardian Angel" Lukash, a compulsive thief, sees a priest depart from a car with the keys in the ignition and decides to steal that car, then discovers a baby in the back seat. The priest was going to convey the infant to an orphanage after the child had been left on his church's doorstep by an impoverished and desperate illegal-immigrant mother. Lukash brings the baby home to his wife, who says that they must surrender the baby to the police without letting the police know about Lukash's car theft. En route to a police station, Lukash and his wife stop in a park where they find an empty baby carriage and put the infant inside the carriage. London, who had been with the baby's mother, appears in the park and, using his canine mouth, lifts and transports the carriage and its gurgling occupant to the mother, who has reconsidered her previous decision and now wants to keep the baby, with which she can legitimately apply for citizenship. Lukash is arrested by police not for car theft, but for absconding with the baby carriage, and tells this whole story to a fellow prisoner. Lukash is later released from police custody and informed that his fellow prisoner is deaf and could not have heard the story which he has told. Guest stars: Nehemiah Persoff (Lukash), Henry Beckman (Priest), Jacquie Presly (Mother), Anne Pellett (Lukash's Wife), Eric Clavering (George), Ardon Bess (Policeman), Steve Weston (Policeman). "Double Trouble" London befriends Ben Smith, a human hobo with an aversion to work but a generous heart. Ben tries to help the mistress of a small-town girls' camp to successfully bid on two magnificent Clydesdale horses at an auction so that the girls' camp can have them as prized workhorses, but Ben and the camp mistress are outbid by a man intending to use the horses for fertiliser. While Ben resides as an overnight guest at the girls' camp, London releases the horses from their holding area at the place of auction, from where the successful bidder plans to collect them in the morning, and brings the horses to the girls' camp. Ben feels sure that the police will suspect him, and not London, of snatching the horses, but London hides the beautiful Clydesdales from the prying eyes of Sheriff Johnson. With London's direction, the horses prove instrumental in helping London, Ben, and the camp mistress to rescue a bus filled with the camp's girls trapped in flood water that has washed out a road. The horses are then given to the girls' camp, and Ben and London are community heroes. Guest stars: Barry Morse (Ben Smith), Mignon Elkins (Miss Allen), Sean McCann (Sheriff Johnson), Bob Warner (Auctioneer), David Bolt (Rogers), Brenda Devine (Nettie), Sandy Webster (Mayor), Nina Balogh (Jane). "Smoke" London assists forest ranger Ray Caldwell to save the lives of wild animals from a raging forest fire. The fire has driven many animals out of the woods and into a town where the owner of a store is selling traps and poison to control the influx of wild animals. A young boy eats some poisoned meat and lapses into a coma. An antidote to the poison is available only in a city on the other side of the fire, and London and Caldwell hasten by aeroplane to the city to obtain the needed remedy, and because time is crucial and a storm is preventing them from landing on their return by air to the ranger station where the sick boy is, London, with the medicine attached to him, does a parachute jump close to the ranger station and saves the boy's life. Guest stars: Monte Markham (Ray Caldwell), Gary Reineke (Rooker), Kate Lynch (Susan), Richard Fitzpatrick (Dr. Lewis), Jay Woodcroft (Davey). "Manhunt: Pt. 1" A young traveller named Tom Malone stops in a small town called Meadowville to eat at a pool pub, where he attracts the attentions of a woman whose jealous, drunken husband, name of Charlie, attacks him with a tire iron, intending to kill. In defence, Tom holds a pitchfork onto which Charlie stumbles mortally. Charlie's brother, Jake, and buddies refuse to allow Tom to claim self-defence in the death, and they throw the deceased's attack weapon, the tire iron, into a bush. London has witnessed these events and helps Tom to escape Jake's vigilante group, who want Tom apprehended dead or alive. The local sheriff, though disapproving of Jake's motives, permits Jake and Charlie's friends to join a posse, with bloodhounds, to catch Tom. Tom and London find an older man, Ed Thompson, trapped beneath an overturned jeep and release him. Ed's leg is broken, and Tom drags him on a makeshift stretcher while temporarily evading the posse by trekking with London through a wilderness. Tom recounts the killing and its full circumstances to Ed, and the posse converges on Tom and his two companions. Guest stars: Andrew Prine (Tom Malone), Chris Wiggins (Ed Thompson), Richard Donat (Charlie), Charles Shamata (Jake), Robert McHeady (Sheriff), Charlotte Blunt (Wanda). "Manhunt: Pt. 2" London helps Tom to outwit the posse and escape a confrontation at a lake, but Tom learns, upon reaching help for Ed, that Ed is the uncle of the dead man. Ed appreciates Tom's assistance but insists that the law is the law. He has Tom arrested by police and jailed. London locates and procures the tire iron that Charlie, Tom's slain attacker, had used and gives it to Ed, who confronts his vigilante nephew, Jake, with the evidence that will clear Tom of the murder charge and prove Jake and Charlie's pals guilty of attempting to miscarry justice. Guest stars: Andrew Prine (Tom Malone), Chris Wiggins (Ed Thompson), Charles Shamata (Jake), Robert McHeady (Sheriff). "The Defector" London and a human drifter, Andy McClelland, are passed on a road by a car, from which a woman with an Eastern European accent exits and runs in their direction, pleading for them to help her. Two similarly accented, armed men repel Andy with a hit to his head and force the woman back into the car. Andy sees the car enter the estate of a prominent policeman. He also recognises the woman as a dancer, Anna Marko, from the Eastern Bloc. But he is unable to persuade a constable on patrol to enter the premises on his suspicion of forcible confinement of the woman. The politically powerful owner of the estate denies knowing anything about Ms. Marko. So, Andy and London act on their own initiative to free Ms. Marko, but Andy is caught by the men holding Ms. Marko, whose intent to defect to the West has been discovered with the certainty of punishment when she is returned to home country. Andy is to be flown over and dropped into the ocean. London mouth-grabs a scarf belonging to Ms. Marko, with her initials on it, and shows it to the constable as evidence that Andy's story was true. The constable orders the aeroplane intercepted and returned to the estate, then apprehends the policeman who owns the estate and the East European agents that were about to murder Andy. Guest stars: Paul Burke (Andy McClelland), Charlotte O'Dele (Anna Marko), David Calderisi (Partos), Tim Henry (Charlie). "Silent Witness" Sam Powers, the intoxicated driver of a pick-up truck, collides with a mail-lady named Miss Pickins, panics, and flees the accident site, but London, who was assisting Miss Pickins, witnessed the accident and will not allow Powers to shirk responsibility for it. He acquires Miss Pickins' uniform cap and places the cap on Powers' doorstep. Powers burns the cap and tries to kill London with poisoned meat, which London refuses to eat. London persists in reminding Powers of the accident until Powers concedes defeat and goes to hospital to visit the recovering mail-lady and confess his guilt, with a promise to repent and never drive drunk again. She forgives him, and no criminal charges are pressed. Guest stars: Vic Morrow (Sam Powers), Sandra Scott (Miss Pickins), Michael Ironside (Bill), Len Doncheff (Mr. Brill), Casey Stevens (Paramedic). "Heritage" Stubborn rustic hermit Jasper McGilicuty refuses to allow a developer to purchase land which has belonged to his family for generations (and on which he operates a gold mine that has not yielded anything for years), despite the generous price which he is being offered- and despite the increasingly violent persuasion tactics of a couple of thugs under the developer's employ, ending with a bomb blast in the mine while McGilicuty is inside and London, McGilicuty's faithful helper, is outside. London runs to find aid when he sees that McGilicuty is pinned by debris. And the first car he encounters on a nearby road, is being driven by Parsons, the developer himself! By appropriating Parsons' keys, London leads him to the bombed mine, from where Parsons frees McGilicuty before the shaft entirely collapses. Parsons repents and finally dismisses his thugs, and declines McGilicuty's agreement to sell him the land in gratitude for his saving of McGilicuty's life. Parsons helps McGilicuty to rebuild the mine and wins the affections of McGilicuty's niece. Guest stars: Leon Aames (Jasper McGilicuty), Lynne Griffin (Laura Bailey), John-Peter Linton (Glen Parsons), Ben Gordon (Ralph), Shawn Lawrence (Cal), Arlene Duncan (Secretary). "Target For Terror" Criminals want for a judge, Chief Justice Hamilton, to overturn the conviction of their associate. To demonstrate their ability to cause misery for the judge, they place a bomb inside of Hamilton's grandson's locker at a train depot, but London sees them priming the bomb and has a Depot Security man find and disarm it. Hamilton's grandson, Paul, and Paul's fiancee, Pam Williams, are then kidnapped by the criminals, the ransom being a favourable decision by Hamilton on a conviction appeal for the criminals' associate. London follows the kidnappers and attracts the attention of the proprietor of the kidnappers' motel premises to the presence of nefarious goings-on. While London leads the criminals on a chase, the motel proprietor frees Paul and Pam, and, with London's help, Paul overpowers the thugs, and Paul and Pam, obtaining the villains' guns, immobilise them at gunpoint until the police, summoned by the motel proprietor, arrive. Guest stars: John Carradine (Chief Justice Hamilton), John David Carson (Paul Hamilton), Trudy Young (Pam Williams), Peter Jobin (Joe), Geza Kovacs (Max), Jack Duffy (Will Osborn), James Loxley (Hamilton's Assistant), James Millington (Police Officer). "Willie and Kate" London travels with two hitchhiking humans, who are together not by choice but by circumstance: a cantankerous old man named Willie and an equally cantankerous, orphaned young girl named Kate, who is running away from Child Welfare authorities in the hope that her elder sister, now married, will accept and raise her. Though Willie and Kate are constantly arguing, London perceives that they have a growing affinity for each other. Willie must act when an unscrupulous couple try to transport an unwilling Kate to the authorities for possible reward. Willie and London rescue her, and the three hobos resume their journey, Willie to California to cultivate oranges, and Kate to her sister. When Kate arrives at her sister's house, her sister does not desire any parental responsibility, and her sister's husband wants to notify the police, so that Kate will be returned to the orphanage from which she escaped. London overhears the pair's plan for Kate and runs to bring Willie to Kate's sister's house. Together with London, Willie rescues Kate from her unloving sister, and London, Willie, and Kate continue their travels. Guest stars: Gary Merrill (Willie Brogan), Pauline Falton (Kate Benson), Michael Ayoub (Ed). "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate" London accompanies Willie and Kate in their resumed travels as Kate continues to be chased by officials who have declared her a ward of the state. Kate and London prevent a pair of ruffians from forcibly stealing Willie's wallet after Willie was too demonstrative with his money in a cafe at which he agreed to treat Kate to a meal. While London assists Willie in collecting corn cobs in a field and Kate is alone, the feisty youngster is captured by a Juvenile Corrections officer, and she is consigned to the State Youth Centre For Girls. London urges Willie to come to Kate's rescue, and while London gains the undivided attention of everyone in the regimented establishment, thus permitting Kate to regain liberty, Willie stealthily enters the building through one of its doors but is quickly discovered sneaking around the lobby by a custodian and brought to the headmistress of the correctional facility, for questioning. The headmistress is sympathetic to Kate's predicament and is impressed by the rapport between Brogan and Kate. She is about to consider allowing Willie and Kate to reunite as travelling companions when London activates a fire alarm that preoccupies all Youth Centre officials and enables Willie to easily escape the "girls' prison" facility through a window and to outside rejoin Kate. Juvenile Corrections chooses not to pursue Willie and Kate, from whom London departs once the duo are both en route to California, in the back of a goat farmer's truck. Guest stars: Gary Merrill (Willie Brogan), Pauline Falton (Kate Benson), Jonathan Welsh (Juvenile Corrections Officer), Joan Bryan (Matron), Paul-Emile Frappier (Truck Driver). "Second Chance" Phil Jenkins, a paroled man working for a shipping company, discovers, with London's help, that narcotic smuggling is being done by employees in the company, but he thinks that the police will not believe his report thereof because of his criminal record. On the advice of his girl-friend, Sally, who is the company owner's secretary, he proceeds to inform the police, but the drugs have been moved, and the police find nothing. Little does Jenkins realise that the company's owner, Mr. Robbins, is involved in the scheme. When he says to Robbins that he is determined to prove the ongoing incidence of smuggling, Jenkins becomes unwilling guest of a gun-toting Robbins. The criminals plan to silence Jenkins permanently, but London brings the police, who were sufficiently intrigued by Jenkins' complaint to covertly observe the company warehouse, to surround said warehouse. The police catch the smugglers in the act of moving their drugs and rescue Jenkins. Robbins is jailed with his criminal cohorts. Guest stars: Michael Cole (Phil Jenkins), Ken Pogue (Mr. Robbins), Philip Akin (Becker). "Give My Regards to Broadway" London protects Gladys Gates, a former Broadway celebrity so bedazzled by theatre life and by her own prior fame that she is pridefully unemployable in any mundane job and wanders a city as a vagrant, sneakily exiting a boarding house without paying her rent, trying to order a meal at a delicatessen on dubious credit, and, with London's extreme disapproval, shoplifting and pawning a jewel. She is recording in a little book every instance of her "borrowing", intending to repay everyone when she is again a top Broadway personality, but a theatrical agency refuses to hire her. Police eventually apprehend her for shoplifting, and it is the intervention of a reporter, to whom London has brought her list of all previous "borrowing" and who remembers her wartime entertaining duty and lobbies for her, that spares her from imprisonment. She is given 48 hours to find a job or be arrested by police for vagrancy. London directs her to a job opportunity as a waitress, for which she is hired- and permitted to sing "on the side"! Guest stars: Rosemary Radcliffe (Gladys Gates), Eric House (Mr. Bush), Marvin Goldhar (Peter O'Brien), James B. Douglas (Lieutenant Walker), Tony Rosato (Samuels), Scot Denton (Chinelli), Sean Hewitt (Jeweller), Jack Messinger (Cafe Owner), Janelle Hutchinson (Lunch Counter Lady). "The Million Dollar Fur Heist" London befriends Howard Mattson, an elderly transport-truck driver who is bitter about impending forced retirement at age of 65. Despite London's disapproval, Mattson decides to confiscate the truck that he has driven for many years after he sees it stop for gasoline at Artie's Truck Stop. What he does not know is that the truck has been rented by two bandits and contains a million dollars' worth of stolen furs. The criminals see their rented truck being driven away from them and contact the trucking firm from which they rented it to enquire about who else has a key to the ignition, and they are given Mattson's name and address. Mattson's plans to return the truck on the following morning are halted when he sees the stolen furs in the truck's rear. Fearful that the police will think that he was involved in the fur heist, Mattson does not immediately report what he has found. While Mattson goes to the trucking firm to talk to the owner about the furs, the thieves kidnap Mattson's grandson, Daniel, and detain him to insure that Mattson brings the furs and truck to a rendezvous point of their choosing. The crooks tie Mattson and Daniel to chairs in an isolated house, and when they go to the truck to check that the furs are inside, London jumps out of the truck, with a fur in his mouth, leading the criminals on a chase. He returns to the truck, with the nefarious pair in pursuit, and locks them inside of it. Then, he frees Mattson and Daniel, and Mattson telephones the police, who reward him for recovering the furs and catching the thieves. Guest stars: Abe Vigoda (Howard Mattson), Dan Hennessey (Worheim), Alfie Scopp (Oakie), Derek Jones (Daniel), Ardon Bess (Ernie), Patty Alsasser (Edna), Michael Hogan (Chuck). "Big Al and Sam Strawberry" Kyle, a young artist who owns a business that restores damaged or faded paintings, is a compulsive gambler who has accumulated debts with a mob boss/loan shark named Big Al, who threatens serious harm to Kyle's physique if a large amount of loaned money is not repaid. Kyle believes that his fortunes have changed when a new customer, a lovely, young lady, has given to him an old painting to restore, and upon close examination, he finds that it is a genuine work of Van Gogh! Although his new friend, London, disapproves of his scheme to paint a fake, give the fake to his customer, who is not aware that the original is a Van Gogh, and supply the original to Big Al to clear his debt with the ruthless loan shark, Kyle insists that if given a choice between dishonesty with a customer and violent assault by Big Al's thugs if the debt is not repaid, he must opt for dishonesty. Big Al agrees to his proposal, and before Kyle can transport the original to Big Al, London switches it with the fake, and the artist unknowingly brings the fake to the loan shark! Big Al ensconces it in a safe to be appraised on the next day by an expert, and London gains covert entry into Big Al's office by night and removes the fake from the safe. Big Al suspects a rival mobster, Sam Strawberry, to whom he showed the painting, of stealing it. So, Big Al confronts Sam Strawberry in a gun battle which attracts the police. Kyle's troubles are solved, and he confides in his customer about his situation and his dishonest intentions. She understands, and a beautiful friendship begins. Guest stars: Sheldon Leonard (Big Al), James B. Douglas (Sam Strawberry), Brian Smeagle (Kyle), Linda Mason-Green (Wanda Vanderhoff). "The Last Job" London meets a man named Nick, who has just been released from prison after serving his sentence for participation in a robbery, and though Nick promises to London that he is going to "go straight", he has, while in jail, agreed to be the car driver for a robbery. One last "job" to provide him with money upon which to live. London disapproves and urges Nick to become a door-to-door salesman as per Nick's promise to his girl-friend and probation officer. Nick, however, believes in honour among thieves and says that he cannot shirk his promise to his crooked associates. Accompanied by London, Nick performs his assigned role in an armed bank robbery as getaway car driver. When the group of robbers stop at an abandoned house to wait until "the heat dies down" and to divide the money, London mouth-lifts the satchel of loot when the robbers are sleeping and hides it. The robbers suspect a "double-cross" by someone among them, and untrusting eyes are cast upon Nick. London pretends to have the scent of the trail to the hidden money and guides the robbers to an outdoor location, where they dig, expecting to find the loot. They find nothing. London later locks the robbers in a room in the abandoned house, and he and Nick escape. Nick agrees with London to surrender the money to the police, and he is leniently treated. Guest stars: Alan McRae (Nick), Mary Long (Sharon), Jack Newman (Lenny), Don Daynard (Frank), Jefferson Mappin (Moose), Paul Kelman (Tony), Tony Rosato (Cab Driver). "Snapshot" London befriends a bespectacled boy named Joey, who is the son of a deceased famous hockey player. When she sees that her boy is more interested in photography than in continuing in the boldly athletic tradition of his father, Joey's mother scolds him with accusations of cowardice. Joey crawls out of a window of his home on one night, accompanied by London, and comes upon some men attempting forced-entry into a bank. The men capture Joey and decide to kill him by pushing him down an elevator shaft, removing his glasses so that his fall will appear to be accidental because of his poor vision. London fetches Joey's mother and brings her to the robbery site, where she is detained at gunpoint by one of the crooks. London races to aid Joey just as the blurry-visioned boy is about to fall down the shaft and pushes him safely aside, with one of the criminals falling instead. Joey uses a wooden stick to hit the man with the gun and free his mother, who now respects him and is willing to allow him to be his own person. Guest stars: Mark Polley (Joey), Tedde Moore (Mrs. Baxter), Richard Farrell (Sam Hagan), Ken James (Pete), Sandy Kovack (Al), Dave Nichols (Desk Officer), Larry Lewis (Policeman). "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend" London helps a struggling magician named Elmer, who is the unsuspecting dupe of diamond thieves. The thieves arrange for Elmer to use his disappearing act on a diamond at an auction, and they seize the diamond in the middle of Elmer's trick and replace it with a cheap copy. Elmer is arrested, and the thieves think that they have successfully stolen the gem, with Elmer as their "patsy", but they had not considered the London factor! London follows them to their apartment, snatches the jewel from them, brings it to Elmer's domicile, and drops it in an aquarium. Unable to find the diamond, the thieves post bail for Elmer's release from police custody and promptly force Elmer at gunpoint to command London to reveal the gem's hiding place. London cooperates, and the criminals procure the diamond from the aquarium, but they are prevented from escaping after London attaches a metal cable to the rear bumper of their car, causing the car to abruptly stop. Police, in the vicinity of Elmer's home to maintain observation of Elmer, surround the thieves and retrieve the jewel, and Elmer is "cleared" of police charges of larceny. Guest stars: Patrick Macnee (Elmer), George Buza (Charlie Demerest), Ted Follows (Detective Harris), John Bayliss (Sharky), Irene Hogan (Dowager). "Romiet and Julio" This episode reunites Leslie Nielsen and Anne Francis, who acted together in the movie, Forbidden Planet, in 1956. London helps two young lovers whose overbearing, prestigiously powerful parents, a widower mayor and a businessman's widow, disapprove of the relationship. London quickly realises that the Montague-and-Capulet-like, difficult parents have a grudge against each other, the result of a past, broken romance. London assists the two old lovers to reconcile and to consent to the marriage plan of their respective offspring. Guest stars: Leslie Nielsen (Mayor Chester Montgomery), Anne Francis (Mrs. Penelope Conrad), Gordon Thompson (Chester Montgomery Jr.), Liz Ramos (Penny Conrad), Barry Baldaro (Butler), Leo Leyden (Justice of the Peace), Jack Creley (Storekeeper). "Escape" London helps Tim Reagan, an escapee from Millbank Federal Prison, to reach a city discotheque, where Reagan worked once upon a time with two partners. One of his partners, Sal, murdered the other partner, who had learned of Sal's mob money laundering operation. Sal then falsely implicated Reagan in the killing, and Reagan was tried for murder and jailed. Now, Reagan wants to find evidence to prove his innocence and Sal's guilt. Sal discovers Reagan searching the discotheque office and orders his henchmen to kill Reagan. London activates the discotheque lights and music to confuse Sal's men and guides a policeman to the discotheque to interrupt the attempt by Sal's men to murder Reagan. A police Lieutenant arrives on site to ask permission to search Sal's office, and Sal agrees to this, not wanting to appear guilty. London finds a videotape with strange, numerical markings. The Lieutenant inserts the videotape into a videocassette player and discovers money laundering records. Reagan is exonerated, and Sal and his men are under police arrest. Guest stars: Saul Rubinek (Tim Reagan), Louis Del Grande (Police Lieutenant), Gerry Salsberg (Sal), Angus MacInnes (Henchman), Jack Mather (Truck Driver). "The Pied Piper" London's latest companion, Dan Mooney, a kind, elderly man with an affinity for children and a knack for entertaining them, is accepted for work as a janitor at a children's hospital managed by an excitable, no-nonsense man. Mooney's goofy impressions and whimsical stories appeal to the "funny bones" of the boys and girls, all but one, a boy who is depressed by his estranged parents. Mooney does a ventriloquist act with London, whom he has granted entry into the hospital, portraying London as a German psychologist who promises to help to bring the boy's parents back together. But Mooney is interrupted in his voice-throwing performance by the hospital manager, who terminates his employment. Undaunted, Mooney, together with London, covertly enters the hospital when the boy's parents come there to visit and, with the help of a hospital matron, performs another acting stint, this time with the boy's involvement, to show to the parents how their arguing affects their son, thereby persuading them to reconcile for their son's sake in addition to their own. The hospital's manager is now morally obligated to rehire Mooney and to allow Mooney to entertain the children as he has done so successfully. Guest stars: Jack Gilford (Dan Mooney), Louis Negin (Dr. McQuarter), August Schellenberg (Barney Baxter), Richard Pierce (Teddy), Mary Pirie (Greta), Marilyn Peppiatt (Gracie).
Season 2 "Duddleman and the Diamond Ring" London becomes acquainted with a bumbling pawn broker named Duddleman, who cannot find the diamond wedding ring that a young couple pawned six months previous and have come with money to Duddleman's pawn shop to repurchase. To make matters worse, the young couple's money falls to the pawn shop floor unbeknown to them while they are arguing with Duddleman. The money not visible on the pawn shop counter on which he had placed it, the young man, Steve, accuses Duddleman of stealing it. His anger mounting, Steve starts to ransack Duddleman's pawn shop for the ring and the money and triggers an alarm. Steve decides to remove a valuable horn from the store and hold it until Duddleman gives him the ring or the money. With London close behind him, Duddleman follows Steve and Steve's wife, Rosemary, straight into the couple's van, which Steve drives away from the pawn shop. The police arrive at the pawn shop and are told by witnesses that Steve has robbed and kidnapped Duddleman. The police begin pursuing the van containing Steve and Rosemary- and unwelcome passengers Duddleman and London. London parts temporarily from the misunderstood fugitives and goes back to the pawn shop to find the missing money. He sees it on the floor, mouth-grabs it, and brings it to Steve and Steve's wife, who are cornered by the police at a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise. Duddleman tells to the police that Steve is innocent and that the whole incident was caused by his own ineptitude at losing the diamond ring. Returning to the pawn shop, he finds the ring in another drawer. He misread the drawer into which he earlier looked due to his faulty eye-glasses. The young couple are cleared of criminal charges and have their ring back. Guest stars: Henry Jones (Duddleman), Karl Pruner (Steve), Lisa Bunting (Rosemary). "The Balloonist" London befriends Gus Appleton, an elderly man with heart problems who enjoys flying in a carriage with a hot-air balloon. Though Appleton's intermittent angina attacks are controllable by medication, Appleton's granddaughter and her fiance both disapprove of Appleton's plan for an extended, skill-testing balloon flight. Defying their wishes, Appleton, accompanied by London, readies his balloon for a prolonged excursion. But Appleton's angina seizes him at a critical time, as he is in his balloon carriage removing one of the ropes holding it to the ground. He falls backward in the carriage, and the force of his fall causes the balloon to tilt so that the other rope comes loose, releasing the balloon to flight. London tries to restrain it by pulling on one of the ropes but is unable to stop its ascension. The balloon lifts the angina-stricken Appleton into the air, leaving London on the ground. London chases the balloon, and it descends into a dense forest. Reaching the downed carriage, London finds Appleton's pills and gives them to the pain-suffering balloonist. But the pill supply is not inexhaustible, and London realises that he must find help for Appleton before the medication is entirely used. He pulls a piece of the balloon's fabric into a clearing and signals a passing helicopter in search of Appleton on the instructions of his worried granddaughter. The helicopter lands to collect Appleton for transport to a hospital, where Appleton is treated and released. Guest stars: Keenan Wynn (Gus Appleton), Mary Ann McIssac (Jennifer). "Guinea Pig" London's act of removing from a road a hay bale accidentally dropped from a truck impresses a young man named Michael, who is driving a van, in the back of which is a cage that falls from the van. London picks up the cage, that contains a hamster, and carries it to Michael, who has seen through the van's rear-view mirror London's nimble-minded deed. Michael invites London to join him at his place of work, Currie's Animal Behaviour Institute, where animals from guinea pigs to geese to chimpanzees are studied. A mysterious illness afflicts the guinea pigs inside of the institute's main building, and the institute's leader, Dr. Currie, is suffering stomach cramps. London notices that a chimpanzee, given liberty in the yard because of its supposed intelligence, is dropping various items into a well. One such item is lime, which is poisonous in large doses. London understands the connection between the illnesses and the contaminated well water, but communicating this to the humans proves difficult. When he sees London tipping buckets and bottles of water and discovers that London has closed the well's faucets, Michael assumes that London is simply being mischievous and locks him inside a cage. The chimpanzee plays with matches and starts a fire in a chemical shed, and London frees himself from the cage in time to alert the human researchers, who use the well water to douse the fire. London beckons them to look down the now- dry well, and they see emptied boxes, including the lime box, and conclude that the water supply was contaminated. Guest stars: Melody Ryane (Sarah), Joseph Daniels (Michael), Tony Van Bridge (Dr. Currie). "Trapper" Sam Burrows, a crotchety, animal-trapping woodsman, is contested by London, who, fearing for the safety of a young woman's missing puppy, uses detached tree branches to neutralise all of Burrows' leg-hold traps and inflames Burrows into trying to catch and kill him. London finds the missing puppy and carries it to safety, then returns to the forest to neutralise more of Burrows' devices. Burrows digs a pit to add to his usual leg-hold and snare-net traps and waits for London to succumb to one of them. London becomes snared, and as Burrows is about to shoot his rifle, Burrows' leg is caught in one of his own leg-hold traps, and he falls backward into the pit and injures his leg and back. Seeing that Burrows is unable to pull himself out of the pit with a rope, London runs to find help for his nemesis, who is grateful for the dog's assistance and resolved to be more humane and less zealous in his animal-trapping. Guest stars: John Vernon (Sam Burrows), Peter Jobin (Parker), Michelle Finley (Susan Munro). "Mystery at the Zoo" London joins a lady reporter, June Wilson, and her photographer-assistant, Lombardi, who are reporting on the disappearance of a macaw from a zoo. London suspects an elderly custodian, Fred Spooner, who is in forced retirement with an expressed love for the animals once in his care, of being involved in the macaw's disappearance. After the vanishing of a cougar kitten from the zoo, Wilson and Lombardi investigate and are told by the curator, Dr. Devereaux, that several other animals have gone missing in past weeks. London leaps into Spooner's vehicle as Spooner is driving to his farm home. He finds the missing cougar kitten in a cage in the back seat. Spooner admits to London that he is taking the animals because they have been the only family he has ever had and that he cannot be parted from them by his retirement from the zoo. London follows as Spooner pursues the cougar kitten that runs away from Spooner's farm where all the missing animals are, and watches as Spooner attempts to reach the cougar in a tree by climbing a wooden ladder, a step on which collapses and causes Spooner to fall to break a leg. London runs to find Wilson and Lombardi and guides them to Spooner's farm, where they find all the missing animals and the incapacitated Spooner, who admits to taking the animals to keep them near to him. Spooner is forgiven and allowed to visit the zoo whenever he likes to see his animal "family". Guest stars: Carol Lynley (June Wilson), Pat Moffatt (Dr. Devereaux), Charles Shamata (Lombardi), Charles Jolliffe (Fred Sobosky). "The Pearls" At a city harbour, London assists a ship Captain, whose crew are mutineers. Aboard the ship, the lead mutineer, Brewster, has bound and gagged the Captain. Brewster wants possession of some pearls that the Captain has been entrusted by a deceased shipmate to keep for noble purposes. The Captain refuses to tell to Brewster where the pearls are; so, Brewster orders his henchmen to fist-beat the Captain to make the Captain more talkative, but London's barking interrupts them. Believing that London has brought someone aboard the ship, Brewster orders his men to search. Brewster finds the pearls and arranges to sell them to a wealthy man in a limousine, but London snatches the pearls from where Brewster has stashed them and leads Brewster's men on a chase. Brewster falls from the ship, and London brings a Harbour Patrolman to the scene to arrest Brewster and Brewster's men and free the Captain. The Captain gives the pearls to a church. Guest stars: Scott Brady (Captain Turner), Donelly Rhodes (Brewster). "Carnival of Fear" London spares carnival manager Tigh Ridley from a seeming accident involving an empty, reversing truck, with crashes into a confectionery stand on the carnival grounds. Nobody is hurt, but this has been one of a series of mishaps at the carnival. Suspecting sabotage, London investigates the carnival employees and discovers that a puppeteer named Margie is an unrequited lover of Ridley and thus has a motive for trying to kill Ridley. Margie shows no anger toward the carnival manager, but London learns that Margie is mentally disturbed with a dual personality and that she, in her other persona as an eccentric fortune-teller, Madame Sybil, is responsible for the "accidents" and exposes her in her Madame Sybil disguise to Ridley. Guest stars: Gale Garnett (Margie/Madame Sybil), Angus MacInnes (Tigh Ridley), Brendan McKane (Dick). "Sailing Away" Compulsive gambler Don Porter owns a sailboat named Escapade in a marina and has promised to embark with his daughter, Jib, upon a lengthy voyage in the boat, but his gambling debts are already formidable, and a group of men are prepared to exploit his addiction. They convince him to gamble high on a roulette wheel to win the money to pay his debts, and he must borrow money from the unscrupulous men- with his boat as collateral- for funds with which to wager. His daughter loses patience with him when he does not meet her at the boat as planned and she learns that he is gambling. So, she steers the Escapade out to sea herself, and her new friend, London, knowing that she is inexperienced in boating by herself, goes with her. A sudden gust of wind causes a sail arm to rotate and hit her off of the boat and into the water, where she cannot attain firm hold of the boat and struggles to prevent herself from drowning. London uses a rope to pull her all of the way to shore! Porter, having won at the roulette wheel to the chagrin of his exploiters and paid his debt, goes in the marina launch to look for Jib and sees her being saved by London. Porter vows to truly quit gambling and spend more time on the boat with his daughter. Guest stars: Martin Milner (Don Porter), Tracey Bregman (Jib), Lynn Deragon (Lois), David Calderisi (Nick), Michael Tough (Andy). "The Trail of No Return" Accompanied by London, a boy named David and his younger sister, Kris, go into a forest on a camping expedition, and their mother asks that a kindly ranger, Jim Haley, meet her two children on their trail and suggest a suitable site at which to camp so that he will know where they are. Though they at first agree to Haley's suggestion of Pine River Dam, after Haley leaves them, they decide to camp somewhere else, at Stony Lake. Their mother hears on the radio that the canned ham which she put in her children's sandwiches is contaminated with botulism. She frantically contacts Haley and asks for him to meet her children at Pine River Dam before they eat the sandwiches. But they are not there! They are at Stony Lake, unbeknown to Haley. Both David and London eat the ham and become ill. Kris is not capable of finding her way alone in the forest and must stay at campsite to care for her brother; so, despite his increasing botulism symptoms, London journeys to find help. He succeeds, when a man at a farm mistakes him for a wolf and shoots a rifle at him, alerting Haley, who is nearby. Though he can barely walk, London shows Haley where the children are by picking up a stone and dropping at on Haley's map. Haley understands, and the children are found at Stony Lake. David and London are given antitoxin and cured. Guest stars: James MacArthur (Jim Haley), Derek Jones (David), Cindy Hinds (Kris), Ned Conlon (Wally MacDougall). "The Hunt" London befriends a young lady, Teri Wilcox, who works at a stable for fox hunt horses as groom, trainer, and top riding participant in the fox hunts. A man named Carl, chief operator of the stables, is jealous of Teri's abilities and sees an opportunity to rid himself of Teri by falsely implicating her in a theft of prize money for an upcoming hunt sponsored by the owner of the stables, Mr. A.E. Houghton, whose jockey son, Roger, has a relationship with her. London sees Carl planting the prize money in Teri's bag in the stable and collecting gasoline, a candle, and a fuse with which to construct a bomb that will appear to be set with the purpose of blasting open a safe in the stable's office to obtain the prize money to steal. Carl orders Teri to follow some distance behind the main fox hunt so that she will not be seen by the others at the time of the bombing and will be blamed. London's attempts to stop Carl are hampered when Carl shoots him with a tranquiliser dart and locks him in an outdoor cage. But London tunnels under the cage in time to run out to the hunt trail, grab a scent bag from one of the horses, and lure all of the hunters back to the stable office by dragging the scent bag on the ground. He succeeds in doing so before the bomb's fuse, activated by the burning candle at a the candle's base where the fuse is tied, triggers the explosion. London brings Roger Houghton to the window, where Roger sees the fuse being activated. Roger neutralises the bomb, and when Carl tries to implicate Teri by bringing everyone to the stable and searching Teri's bag, from which London has removed the money Carl had planted, a befuddled Carl inadvertently admits his guilt. He is arrested by the police. Guest stars: Cameron Mitchell (Carl), Nicholas Campbell (Roger Houghton), Hollis McLaren (Teri Wilcox), George R. Robertson (A.E. Houghton). "Fast Freddie" London meets Fast Freddie, a con-artist who specialises in disguising himself to swindle people out of their money. London first notices him pretending to be a blind man, colliding with a town mayor, and during the collision stealing the mayor's wallet. London is unable to alert the mayor to Freddie's theft, and Freddie makes a smooth getaway. Freddie next dresses as a slick, moustached encyclopedia salesman to fool the town clerk into telling to him who the town's wealthiest woman is and what she fancies. Followed by London, Freddie next disguises himself as a greying music professor to ingratiate himself to the town's wealthiest woman, Jane Buckingham, an old lady who does not suspect anything when Freddie returns to her abode as a fire marshal to inspect her lodgings and thus gain access to her collection of priceless antiques. London obtains a newspaper clipping from Freddie's trailer that shows Freddie's picture and information on his style of thievery and brings the clipping to the town clerk, who recognises Freddie and alerts a lady constable. The police woman catches Freddie in the act of stashing his ill-gotten gains into his trailer. Freddie is arrested for attempted larceny, with a probable 5-year jail sentence. Guest stars: Morey Amsterdam (Freddie Tewksbury), Paul-Emile Frappier (Mayor Arthur Buckingham), Roger Dunn (Bert Tuddle), Jane Mallett (Jane Buckingham), Joan Stewart (Police Woman). "Licence to Steal" Phil McLean, dedicated worker at a car compacting site, is targeted by an unscrupulous co-worker to help steal by night some car licence plates from the safe at the site for profitable sale to people with stolen cars. The co-worker puts missing licence plates for soon-to-be-demolished automobiles in McLean's own car. When London finds the licence plates and presents them to McLean and to McLean's boss, McLean's boss has cause to suspect McLean of trying to sell licence plates to car thieves and on such suspicion terminates McLean's employment. McLean is almost immediately approached by the co-worker who had placed the licence plates in McLean's car and who, under the pretence of being a friend concerned for McLean's family's welfare, offers McLean a chance for earning some easy money, and McLean, aware that his wife and son depend on him, reluctantly agrees. London knows that McLean is wrong to participate and that, in all likelihood, McLean will be the patsy in the co-worker's scheme, but McLean does not want London interfering and locks London in his secondary car and then goes in his main car at night to meet the co-worker. London alerts McLean's wife by honking the horn of the car inside of which he is locked, and McLean's wife releases London, who races to the car compacting site. London has the additional responsibility of protecting McLean's son, Danny, who has hidden in his father's car when his father left to meet the thieving co-worker, who, with another man, overpowers McLean. In the fight, McLean lands against the trunk of his car and inadvertently locks his son inside. McLean is rendered unconscious and tied with rope. The thieves put McLean's car in a compactor, and London arrives in time to revive McLean and direct him to stop the compacting before Danny is killed. The thieves are stopped and arrested by the police, whom McLean's boss had alerted to the scheme after McLean had reported it to him before leaving to meet the crooked co-worker. McLean was honest all along, and as a reward, he has his job back, with a generous raise. Guest stars: Clifton Davis (Phil McLean), Ken Pogue (Bob Harrell), Richard Yearwood (Danny McLean), Patricia Idlette (Beth McLean), John Corbett (Looter). "Portrait of Danger" London's new friend, photographer Kevin Wheeler, happens to capture on film some men running from an armed robbery scene, including a close-up view of the face of one of the men, and instead of being a publicly-minded citizen and providing the pictures to police, Wheeler decides to hold the pictures until a profitable sale can be arranged with a newspaper or magazine. But the robbers know about Wheeler's pictures, and one of the robbers poses as a customer to obtain Wheeler's business card and thus learns Wheeler's address, then, when Wheeler is not home, ransacks Wheeler's apartment in search of the pictures. Wheeler has secreted them in an envelope and hidden the envelope atop a stack of shelves. Despite London's efforts to alert Wheeler to the danger and persuade Wheeler to give the pictures to the police, Wheeler decides to locate the criminals using the licence plate number of the getaway car in one of the pictures and further snapshoot the malefactors from a window. But he is caught by them, and they demand with threat to his life that he tell to them where the robbery scene pictures are. London has mouth-grabbed the envelope of pictures from its hiding place at Wheeler's apartment and brought it to the nearest police station. The police use the licence plate in one of the photos to pinpoint the location of the robbers and interrupt the criminals in the act of "taking Wheeler for a ride" to doom in their car. The criminals are all caught, and Wheeler is freed. He does not gain monetarily from the pictures but has learned a valuable lesson! It is best to do what is right without expectation of reward. Guest stars: James Stephens (Kevin Wheeler), John-Peter Linton (Marty), Martin Doyle (Eddie), Philip Akin (Policeman). "Ghost Rig" A transport truck, accompanied in front and behind by a Road Security escort, mysteriously disappears on a stretch of road along which there are no intersections, side roads, or driveways. London and a transport insurance man named Jeffrey Farley investigate. They find a cut fence and go through a field to a muddy clearing, where there are tire tracks but no sign of the missing truck. London discovers a book of matches at the clearing, with a telephone number written on the inside. Farley learns that the telephone number is assigned to a restaurant supply firm and that the matches belong to the owner of a roadside diner on the transport truck's route. Farley further learns that the diner owner, a man named Carmen, recently bought the eatery establishment and continues to drive truck on occasion. The truck is removed from camouflage in the mud by Carmen and brought to DiSilva Tools, whose president arranged the disappearance of the truck to collect on insurance and retain the truck's cargo, which belonged to DiSilva Tools, and thus not have to deliver the materials. London and Farley visit DiSilva Tools on a hunch that this company, whose cargo was on the truck, is involved in the truck's disappearance, and while Farley goes to the DiSilva president's office, London probes a warehouse and finds the missing truck about to be repainted by Carmen, whom London stops from proceeding with his nefarious work by grabbing the hose to a paint sprayer and spraying paint onto his face visor, then by leading him on a chase. Farley deduces that the DiSilva president is the instigator of the disappearing truck scheme, and London helps him to subdue both diner owner and DiSilva president, and the police, whom Farley summons, perform the remainder of the necessary tasks. Guest stars: Henry Gibson (Jeffrey Farley), Rosemary Dunsmore (Dixie), Harvey Atkin (Carmen), Rex Hagon (Joe). "Runaway" Hal Schaffer, a modern-society-weary university professor, vacations unusually by opting for simplicity in living with a group of rail-riding hobos. London meets Schaffer and brings him to a boxcar, inside of which is a little boy, a runaway, who refuses to speak to Schaffer but is in possession of a photo of himself and a man. The names on the picture are Dave and Bobby. Dave is a soon-to-be-married man who has had a Big Brother friendship with little Bobby, an orphan. Dave and his fiancee want to adopt Bobby, but Bobby does not know this. Thinking that he would not see Dave anymore because of Dave's marriage, Bobby fled the orphanage where Dave had been visiting him. Schaffer finds a telephone number on Bobby's picture with Dave and, leaving London to watch Bobby, goes to a telephone booth at a small railway station to contact Dave. Dave and his fiancee meet Schaffer, who tells them that he left Bobby with an extraordinary German shepherd and escorts them to collect the boy. But Bobby has fled from London and boarded the boxcar where he had initially been found, unaware that it is slated to be sealed and removed from the rail lines. London leads Schaffer, Dave, and Dave's fiancee to the boxcar as it is being lifted by a crane, and Schaffer orders the crane operator to lower the boxcar. After freeing Bobby from the boxcar, Dave informs him of the adoption plans, and Bobby is overjoyed. Guest stars: DeForest Kelley (Professor Hal Schaffer), Ted Simonette (Dave Martindale), Jamie Dick (Bobby), Lynda Mason Green (Dave's Fiancee). "East Side Angels" London befriends a teenager with a leg in a cast. The teenager, Willie, is a member of an intercity basketball team with an ego-centric Captain, Jason Davis, who refuses to be a team-player and is suspended from the team by its lady coach, Miss Watson, until he decides to respect his peers. In the evening, when Willie and London remain at the basketball team's gymnasium, a malfunction in the electrical system results in Willie being electrically shocked into unconsciousness and a fire starting in a storeroom adjacent to the gymnasium. Jason returns to the building to obtain his Captain's jacket and is brought by London to the gymnasium where Willie is unconscious and into which smoke is pouring. Jason and London cooperate to carry Willie from the smoke-filled gymnasium and save Willie's life, and London activates the fire alarm. The Fire Department arrives at the gymnasium and douses the blaze. Because he has had a difficult life and was angry for his suspension from the team, Jason is blamed for starting the fire, and Willie has unclear memories of the electrical problems and cannot absolve Jason from blame. London obtains the faulty electronic circuit from the burned gymnasium and brings it to Willie, and it revives Willie's memory of the actual accidental cause of the fire and of Jason's role in saving his life. With London's help, Willie and Miss Watson stop Jason from hitchhiking out of the city and plead for Jason to stay on the team and to forgive them for thinking him guilty of arson. He does, and he agrees to be more of a team-player. Guest stars: Chris Makepeace (Willie), Clarke Johnson (Jason Davis), Nerene Virgin (Miss Watson), Murray Westgate (Harrison). "Here's Joey Jackson" London helps Joey Jackson, a popular live-television talk show host who is being blackmailed via notes and telephone calls by a bearded man on a motorcycle. The blackmailer knows about Jackson's past as a reckless young man named Joey Jagovitch, who stole a car, had a hit-and-run accident, was convicted, and served his time. Fearing for his career as an entertainer, Jackson is willing to pay the blackmailer any sum of money to keep him silent. London follows the blackmailer to a public telephone booth, where he overhears the blackmailer speaking to a Mr. Telford, Jackson's announcer and co-host, and reporting to Telford on the blackmail scheme. London carries one of the blackmail notes to the police and stops the bearded man from collecting the envelope of money that Jackson left, as arranged, in his own car. London brings the envelope of money to Jackson and Telford, who are in the middle of a broadcast, and walks straight over to Telford. Telford implicates himself by unwittingly stating the exact amount of money in the envelope, which he could not have known if he were innocent. Jackson courageously decides to tell about his past misdeed to his audience, who mostly respond understandingly, and Telford and the bearded motorcyclist are arrested. Telford needed the blackmail money to pay gambling debts. Guest stars: Jack Carter (Joey Jackson), Marvin Goldhar (Gabe Telford), Linda Sorensen (Louise), Barry Belchamber (Kramer). "Mystique" London notices that glamour model Heather Atkinson is dazed and entranced when she hears the sound of camera shutters, which is very problematic for her as she aspires to be accepted as the advertising signature girl for Mystique perfume. London discovers that Heather's hypnotherapist, Dr. Henshaw, has "programmed" her to lose awareness of where she is whenever camera shutters are heard by her, so that a conniving rival can win the modelling audition. The righteous London acts to thwart Henshaw's "programming", first by breaking Heather's trances, then by discarding a cassette with negatively suggestive messages that Henshaw has given to Heather to "relax" her. He then exposes Henshaw's plot and the involvement therein of the rival glamour model. Guest stars: John Evans (Dr. Henshaw), Elizabeth Edwards (Heather Atkinson), Christine Cattell (Shelley), Tim Henry (Jonathan).
Season 3 "The Day of the Fugitive" A Bulgarian ship is quarantined in a city harbour due to an apparent outbreak of plague among its crew. Milos, a shipboard engineer seeking asylum to defect from Communist Bulgaria to the democratic West, sneaks off of the beleaguered sea vessel in an attempt to unite with his immigrated sister in the city. City officials decree that Milos be stopped at any cost to prevent the plague from spreading. London is seen helping the hunted man, and he is ordered intercepted too, killed if necessary! London aids the Bulgarian to attain sanctuary in a church, but the city authorities find them there. London and Milos both surrender to city police for treatment of the affliction, and it is determined by a Dr. Cobourne that the ship's crew were not plague-stricken but had suffered food poisoning with un-contagious, plague-like symptoms. London and Milos are examined, declared safe from illness, and released by Cobourne, and the Bulgarian stays in the city with his sister. Guest stars: Gerard Parkes (Dr. Cobourne), Jan Filips (Milos). "Airport" London discovers underhand interference at an aeroplane charter business. George, a man wanting to purchase the business, has arranged with the business' engineer, Jack, to cause a series of seeming accidents to demoralise the female owner, Di Jarrett, into selling the franchise- to George, of course. George and Jack attempt to sabotage a flare in Di's own aeroplane to release smoke and force her to land, but Jack, who does not discern the different appearance of flares and dynamite sticks, unwittingly rigs a stick of dynamite to explode, and London, watching Jack's activity, knows that Di is in danger. Having locked London inside of the cockpit of another aeroplane, the saboteurs realise just after Di has begun aeroplane ascension that there is really dynamite on her aeroplane, and, not wishing her to die, they chase her and signal for her to land the aircraft. London alerts one of Di's other employees to release him, and he runs to Di's landing aeroplane to obtain the dynamite and carry it away from Di, to explode in an open field. George and Jack's illicit intent has been exposed, and the duo are placed in police custody. Guest stars: Rosemary Dunsmore (Di Jarrett), Eric House (Jack), Jonathan Welsh (George). "The Secret of Red Hill" London hears the screams of a girl named Peggy, who says that she is running from a giant ape loose in a forest. In the neighbouring small town of Red Hill, rumours are already spreading about "Bigfoot" being in the vicinity. Rachel, a reporter, teams with London to investigate the strange sightings, and they visit the town veterinarian, Dr. Janssen, who has behind his clinic an empty cage, in which he more than a year previous kept orangutans for behavioural study. He says that none of the apes remain present, that one died and the other was sent away on the town's request. Rachel and London are suspicious of Janssen. When a nature club camp-out encounters the ape creature, the local sheriff, who accompanied the club as a precaution, raises his gun to kill the creature, but Rachel and London arrive on the scene (after having been informed of the nature club's plans) to stop him. London chases and subdues the ape and, realising that the ape is really a costumed man, unmasks him to reveal Janssen underneath. Janssen did not intend any harm. Rather, he knew that his deceased father had dumped some toxic waste in the forest and, rather than report the waste and tarnish his father's reputation, he decided to try to scare everyone away from the forest with the ape disguise. Guest stars: Susan Hogan (Rachel), David Fox (Dr. Janssen), Anne Butler (Camp Leader). "Suspect" Lloyd Wells parks his car outside of a hunting lodge that he co-owns with a business partner, Ed Jordan, after being telephoned and summoned to the premises by Jordan, who urgently wanted to talk about something. Wells cannot find Jordan but, joined by London, who also arrives at the lodge, he discovers an overturned boat in a nearby lake. Thinking that something may have happened to Jordan, Wells contacts the police. A rifle belonging to Wells and that has been fired recently is promptly admitted into evidence by the police, as too are two buried items: a shovel and a life jacket with a bullet hole. The police inspector suspects foul play, with Wells as the perpetrator and Jordan as the victim. Wells is further incriminated when London finds a key that opens a drawer in the lodge, containing an account book that Jordan apparently had brought with him to the lodge and which indicates embezzlement on someone's part. The inspector suspects Wells of being the embezzler and, believing that he has ample justification, apprehends Wells. London perceives and investigates a light across the lake. He sees a bearded man with binoculars observing Wells' commenced detention by the police. London quickly learns from the bearded man's muttering that the man is Jordan, who has implicated Wells for his own "murder" and is planning to leave the country under a new identity with funds that he (Jordan) has embezzled. London brings Wells' wife to Jordan's campsite, where Jordan has shaven, donned a hairpiece, and begun speaking with an English accent. Jordan effectively dupes Wells' wife into thinking that he is one Robert Simmonds, but London confiscates the passport that Jordan has in the name of Simmonds and carries it directly to police headquarters in a nearby town, and when Jordan comes to the precinct office to collect the passport, London pulls off his hairpiece, and Wells, in a jail cell at the same police station, instantly recognises his business partner, whom the inspector impounds. Wells is free. Guest stars: Stephen Young (Lloyd Wells), Richard Monette (Ed Jordan), Elaine Nalee (Lynda Wells). "The Hero" London meets Joey Green, a learning-disabled, young man wearing a Holmesian hat and imagining himself to be a detective. Joey is a helper at a variety/pet store owned by a pleasant man named Kennedy. When Kennedy leaves Joey alone in the store, two unsavoury customers arrive there and notice London. Thinking that London is a valuable thoroughbred dog, they plot his capture. One of them pretends to be faint and asks for Joey to go to a drug store and obtain some aspirin. Joey reluctantly agrees to the request and leaves his Holmesian hat with the nefarious men, who lure London into their van, shut London inside thereof, and transport London to their warehouse headquarters, where London escapes the van and spies upon the two men. He learns that they are perpetrating a dog theft-and-sale "business" with computer-generated, forged pedigree papers. London finds Joey's hat and positions it in the doorway of the warehouse. Then, he runs to locate Joey, who has returned from the drug store to discover that he had been swindled. Kennedy suggests that Joey return the Sherlock Holmes books that Joey borrowed from a library, and while Joey is en route on his bicycle to the library, he is joined by London, who guides him to the warehouse. Joey discovers the two men's scheme, and they lock him in an elevator. Claustrophobia causes Joey to curl into a corner, but London enters the elevator shaft from above the carriage, jumps down to the top of the carriage, and barks to direct Joey to an upper escape passage. London is unable to open the hatch. So, he grabs with his mouth some streamers from Joey's bike and carries them to Kennedy, who, suspecting that the two men of whom Joey spoke are thieves of thoroughbred canines, has already telephoned the police. Kennedy and the police are brought by London to the warehouse, where Joey climbs out of the elevator shaft, and he and London lure the evil-doers into the elevator and lock them inside of it. The police apprehend the thieves, and Joey receives a plaque in appreciation for his brave effort to foil the criminals. London declines when Joey offers to him a collar medal, and he departs from Joey. Joey discards the Holmesian hat now that he has learned that he does not anymore need to pretend to be someone else. Guest stars: Edward Albert (Joey Green), Jack Creley (Kennedy), Ted Follows (Frank), Danny Higham (Teasing Boy). "Wolf Hunt" In a forest, London encounters three wolf-hunters: a crotchety man and his two sons, one intent about the hunt, the other squeamish. They have gunned and wounded what they believe is a wolf, but London discovers that the wounded animal is a female dog with a litter of puppies. London acts to protect the mother and her pups from the hunters. He establishes eye contact with the apprehensive younger son, Jeff, persuades Jeff to help him, and leads Jeff to the mother dog. Jeff returns to his family's campsite to obtain medicine and water to aid the mother canine, but his brother, Mel, follows him and tries to gun-shoot the mother dog. A struggle ensues between the brothers, and London lifts the older brother's rifle and throws it down a sandy gorge. Mel tries climbing down the gorge to regain his rifle and falls many dozens of feet down the gorge. Jeff calls to their father, who comes as requested, to find Mel at the bottom of the gorge and Jeff attempting to descend the gorge and reach his brother. London acquires some rope from the father's backpack and ties the rope to a tree. Jeff grasps the rope to go down into the gorge and reach and revive Mel, who has sustained cuts and bruises in his fall. Using the rope, Jeff and Mel climb out of the gorge. Impressed by London's ingenuity and by Jeff's bravery, the father has mellowed is now prepared to abandon the wolf hunt and to let Jeff be independent. They treat and comfort the mother dog, who will recover from her bullet wound and raise her pups. Guest stars: John Ireland (Pa), Jeff Wincott (Mel), Michael Wincott (Jeff). "The Locket" Wandering a wilderness on a sunny summer day, London meets an old, bearded man who lives in seclusion in a cabin. The man injures his own hand when a window falls on it. Relaxing in a chair after bandaging his hand, the man shows to London a photograph of his only living relative, his granddaughter, Jenny, who lives in a houseboat at a Port Albany marina. He had a rift with his granddaughter after his wife, Emily, died. Jenny wanted to quit college and be caretaker for him, and he angrily disapproved of the idea. Estranged grandfather and granddaughter want to reach out to each other, but he is not physically fit to travel the distance, and she does not know that he wants for her to come to him. The grandfather has a silver locket with Emily's picture in it, a locket which he would like to give to Jenny as a sign that he wants the rift between them mended. London decides to courier the locket, to go to Port Albany and to give it to Jenny. On his long journey, London temporarily rides in a transport-truck, achieves shelter during a downpour by crawling underneath a couple's camper-boat on a road, and successfully fights two young men who try to steal the locket. Following a car and boat, on which a Port Albany marina sticker is sported, London arrives at Port Albany and leaves the locket on Jenny's houseboat's doorstep. She opens the houseboat door, finds the locket, which she is sure that her grandfather has sent, and travels to his cabin to fully reconcile with him. He tells to her how the locket came to be on her doorstep. There was this dog... Guest stars: Chris Wiggins (Grandpa), Wendy Crewson (Jenny), Ralph Benmergui (Paul). "The Clown" London finds a wallet dropped by a man leaving a park, picks up the wallet, follows the man to the man's home, and gives the wallet to the man. The thankful man is a retired clown named Freddie who invites London into his downstairs apartment. Passing to Freddie oranges to juggle and then pulling Freddie's old costume out of storage, London convinces Freddie to perform his act. The landlord interrupts Freddie, tells to Freddie that his rent is months overdue and that inviting a dog inside is the proverbial final straw. The unpleasant landlord calls Freddie silly, orders him out of the apartment, and tears one of Freddie's promotional posters into pieces. Later, London sees a woman with balloons and follows her to Summitview Public School, where a charity fair is being organised and an entertaining clown is needed. London tries to bring Freddie, who is sitting on his park bench, to the school, but Freddie despondently instructs London to leave him alone. London next carries a fragment of Freddie's poster to an organiser of the fair, then grabs a set of balloons with prize money attached and leads the fair's organisers and several children on a chase direct to Freddie, who, with his comedic manner, immediately appeals to the children. The fair's organisers ask for Freddie to perform for them. Freddie needs no convincing! And he impresses the school so much that he is hired as a crossing guard. Gainfully employed again and able to perform his clown act on occasion for the school, Freddie is grateful for London's help. Guest stars: Donald O'Connor (Freddie the Clown), Ted Simonette (Harrison), Les Rubie (Landlord). "Photo Finish" London's new friend, jockey Sally Peters, is the top contender in the Silver Stakes with her horse, Magic Man. She is the unsuspecting target of a race-outcome-manipulating group that plans to replace Magic Man with an ineffectual horse of near identical physique and a leg dyed to look exactly like Magic Man's, and bet on Sally's closest opponent, while Sally is certain to lose the race with the impostor horse. London discovers the plotters and their nefarious purpose and obtains the real Magic Man before the race and brings Magic Man to Sally, who, trusting London's judgement, discards the horse that she thought was Magic Man and rides her true horse to victory. London exposes Sally's new boy-friend's involvement in the scheme by showing to Sally an instant photograph which her boy-friend had snapshot of Magic Man's leg when he was supposed to be photographing her in a looking-away pose. All of the perpetrators of the attempted fraud are apprehended by police when they attempt to run away from the race track. Guest stars: Melody Ryane (Sally Peters), Winston Rekert (James), Sean McCann (Joe). "War Games" London notices that a young woman, short cutting to her home, is walking into a military training ground. He enters the training ground to guide the woman out of it. A gate guard sees them inside of the training zone and runs in their direction, shouting at them to leave the site by the way that they came. The guard steps on a land mine, which, though of the practice variety, has an explosive effect. It temporarily blinds the guard and cuts his face. While London runs further into the training area to find a medic, the young woman helps the blinded guard to what appears to be an abandoned barn. London brings a medic to where the guard stepped on the practice mine and finds the guard and young woman gone, and the medic and some accompanying soldiers believe that whoever triggered the practice mine could not have been seriously hurt. London departs from them and searches for the young woman and guard- and finds the pair in the barn, where they have introduced themselves to each other as Linda and Ken. Linda's father, Captain Garr, is involved in a nearby military training exercise, in which, unbeknown to either Linda or Ken, the barn that they are in is a bombing target! London finds some dynamite in a room in the barn that is primed to detonate when the barn is fired upon by the trainees, and he coaxes Linda and Ken outside of the barn while Captain Garr's group is about to fire on the barn! The barn explodes when an incendiary shell is discharged on reflex by one of Garr's men, but London has led Linda and Ken far enough away from the barn to avoid being caught in the series of explosions as the inside dynamite is triggered. Guest stars: Annette McCaffrey (Linda Garr), Brian Young (Ken), Jon Granik (Captain Garr). "A Special Friend" An elderly man who enjoys sea air and feeding and actually communicating (so he claims) with pigeons and seagulls, lives on a barge at a city dock and is daily visited by two amiable police officers. The elderly man, whose name is Charlie, meets and befriends London. London discovers nefarious goings-on at a nearby warehouse. A group of men are molding stolen gold bullion into ornaments and spray-painting the gold to render it indistinguishable from common ornament material. London brings Charlie to the warehouse to show to him what the criminals are doing, and Charlie's sneeze alerts the men to his presence, but not to London's. They lock Charlie in a room, and London later frees him. Together, London and Charlie trip one of the men into immediate unconsciousness and lock another in the room that had imprisoned Charlie. Charlie's policemen friends arrive at his barge to find him gone and begin looking around the dock. They see one of the criminals preparing to shoot a pistol at Charlie. London knocks the gun out of the criminal's hand, and the two police seize the truck into which the evil-doers were loading the gold and arrest the entire group. Charlie and London are heroes. The two policemen give to Charlie a transistor radio as a gift. Guest stars: Ray Walston (Charlie), John Evans (J.T.). "Hidden Room" London uncovers a phony-seance sham perpetrated by a man named Kent, and in which the flamboyant father of a speechless young girl is a reluctant participant. The girl, Rose, communicates with sign language, and she and London have an instant rapport. London soon becomes aware that the scheme involves inviting wealthy ladies, whose daughters have died, to a old- style house and using Rose as the "ghost" of the ladies' dead daughters. She sits in a hidden room, her image cast through a transparent painting with an eerie light, fake fire in a fireplace, smoky mist hosed into the room from a basement generator, and a reel-to-reel audiotape playing a recorded voice of a girl (not Rose) speaking from "the spirit realm" to the mothers of the dead girls. London decides to thwart the next bogus seance in the house by acquiring the hose for the mist and diverting it out of the house. When the mist does not appear in the house on cue, the scheme runs quickly afoul. London next steps on the audiotape player, slowing the voice of the "ghost", then jumps straight through the painting to reveal Rose sitting in the room behind the picture. Firemen, attracted to the house by the smoky mist, enter the dwelling and hereby prevent Kent from fleeing from his less-than-supernatural enterprise. The ladies targeted in the fraud do not file criminal charges against Rose's father. Guest stars: Neil Dainard (Mr. Kirston), Megan Follows (Rose), Louis Del Grande (Kent). "Fussin' and Fightin'" A bus arrives at a Western-style outdoor music festival, and three musicians, a banjo-player, guitar-player, and harmonica-player, step out of the bus, walk to a stage, and perform for the festival attendees, among them London, who notices that a rogue harmonica-player named Happy Daize wants to replace the trio's current harmonica talent, Herb Price, by any means available. Happy tries to implicate Herb in a theft of lead performer Alfie Culpepper's money first by luring Herb into a game of poker with marked cards, a game in which Herb loses all of his earnings, then by filching Alfie's money when Alfie is asleep, and hiding it, so that it looks like the penniless-by-gambling Herb stole the money. But London thwarts Happy by bringing one of the marked cards to a festival official and by obtaining Alfie's money from where Happy hid it and putting it safely into Alfie's cash box. Happy manages to escape Herb's suspicion in this scheme and ingratiatingly invites Herb to lunch and beer at a restaurant, where he taints Herb's beer with pills, but London switches the two men's drinks when Happy is distracted by a waitress. And when Happy invites the waitress to drink his beer, she swiftly collapses. Herb realises at last what Happy has been "fixin'" to do and, with London, chases Happy through a wooded park by foot and by bicycle, and then pursues him down a water slide. London grabs Happy by Happy's belt and holds him until Herb can administer a swift left-cross. Herb and his two fellow musicians continue their act. Guest stars: Gary Reineke (Herb Price), Ken James (Happy Daize), Don Keppy (Alfie Culpepper), Kathleen Laskey (Waitress), Richard McMillan (Stretch Storey), Lonya Zylberstein (Water Slide User). "Mail Order Bride" London meets a cantankerous farmer named Tom Beecher, who has corresponded with a sensitive city lady named Mary Pearce and invited her to come to his farm to help him and to become his wife. The couple's first meeting is anything but cordial. Beecher's truck has run off of a road while he was driving it to a bus stop to meet Mary, and London brings her to him as he is labouring to fix his damaged truck and in a foul mood. After pulling his truck back to his farm by using a tractor, Beecher shows to Mary his abode that is in desperate need of cleaning. Mary spends an entire day cleaning the house, and when Beecher returns to his house from a day's labour on the farm and she does not have a hot meal prepared, he scolds her, calling her a prissy city girl. Relations between them worsen, despite London's efforts to mediate and help each to see the redeeming qualities in the other, and Mary decides to leave. At this time, Beecher is crossing a wooden bridge in his tractor, and the bridge collapses, throwing Beecher and tractor into a river. Beecher's leg is pinned under the tractor, and he struggles to keep his head above water level while London runs to find Mary and, by confiscating her purse, brings her to the accident site. Mary and London save Beecher's life by tying the tractor to a mule, which pulls the tractor off of Beecher, enabling Mary to pull him to land. Beecher and Mary express their love for one another, and London has helped to bring another two people together. Guest stars: Simon Oakland (Tom Beecher), Barbara Gordon (Mary Pearce). "Music Box" London befriends Natalie, an imaginative, young girl whose mother, Vivian Barrie, is a famous ballerina. Natalie is lonely and comes often to a museum in a castle to view the exhibit dedicated to her mother, which includes a magnificent music box given to Vivian by the man who built the castle. London learns that Natalie aspires to be a ballerina but that Vivian, who has retired from dancing to teach ballet, refuses to teach her daughter to dance for fear her daughter will not perform as ably as she, or will have a career ended by an injury, which was what happened to Vivian. A rebellious Natalie steals the music box from the museum and brings it home. London reacts to this by ringing the Barrie doorbell and bringing Natalie out of her bedroom where the music box is. While Natalie answers the door and finds nobody there, London enters Natalie's bedroom via a window and obtains the music box to carry in his mouth back to the museum. Natalie thinks that it returned thereto by magic. She goes to the museum, and, sure enough, the music box is back in its exhibit location. Natalie stays in the museum, where she becomes sleepy, and London finds Vivian and brings her to the museum to find Natalie asleep at the exhibit. Believing that her daughter returned in conscience the music box that had been reported as having been stolen, Vivian is proud of Natalie, and on London's suggestion by providing some ballet shoes from the exhibit, Vivian dances for the half-awake Natalie and decides to teach ballet to her daughter. Guest stars: Karen Kain (Vivian Barrie), Sarah Stevens (Natalie Barrie). "Once Upon a Tyme" London meets David Barrington, a business college computer expert, who is head-over-heels in love with a performer in an outdoor medieval pageant. But the young lady David loves, Lillian, has feelings for another man, a co-performer named Marshall, who is also the pageant organiser. Marshall is heavily in debt and plans to collect on an insurance policy. He decides to use David in an arson scheme, by making it look like David is responsible for the fire. After inviting David to the pageant one evening with the false message that Lillian wants to see him, Marshall drugs David with chloroform, leaves David lying in a wooded area, then removes David's car keys and places them on the pageant site, which he then splashes with gasoline. London has discovered Marshall's scheme but is too late to prevent Marshall from doing these heinous deeds. Despite London's effort to stop him, Marshall torches the pageant site and flees. London rings a bell on the exhibit to awaken David, who is coming out of his drugged state, and alerts him to the blaze. London also rescues Lillian, who, unbeknown to Marshall, was inside an office in the pageant platform. Lillian and David, joined by several performers returning from a party, extinguish the fire and preserve most of the sets. London shows the performers the insurance policy on the pageant, and Marshall's setting of the fire is suspected. Marshall returns to find that the fire did not work to his plan and aloud states his intention to finish the arson, but he is overheard by his fellow performers, who have donned black death robes to conceal themselves in the dark. London activates a trap door that sends Marshall falling into a cage with a hell backdrop. David has Lillian's full affections now for helping to preserve the pageant and intends to join the pageant as its organiser, to study a small business in action. Guest stars: Geraint Wyn Davies (David Barrington), Gina Massey (Lillian), Don McQuarrie (Marshall), Louis Negin (Actor). "Rex Badger P.I." Gumshoe Rex Badger tells Dragnet-style the story of how London helped him to discover the true intent behind the theft and ransom of a valuable feather from a monastery. An ex-convict named Don Riglioni blames Badger for his time in jail. Riglioni's girl-friend, Felicity Patelli, has hatched a plot to steal the feather, "plant" it inside a hanging plant in Badger's office, and paste together a ransom note to leave at the theft site, and on the note is the "name" of the supposed thief, "The Black Fedora", which is the style of hat that Badger wears. When Badger comes to the monastery and meets London there to investigate the theft reported to him and to London by none other than a disguised Felicity, whom Badger did not recognise, Badger is apprehended by the monks who believe he, with his black fedora, is the thief. He is locked in a basement bowling alley in the monastery. London obtains a key to release Badger and brings to Badger a copy of a magazine from inside the monastery, with letters removed to compose the ransom note. Badger deduces that the theft was staged to implicate him, and he suspects his old nemesis, Riglioni. He and London learn that the gardener at the monastery is Sal Patelli, Felicity's ex-convict-now-law-abiding father, which would give Felicity easy access to the monastery to come and go as she pleases- on the pretence of visiting her father. Badger realises that Felicity was the woman who reported the theft to him knowing he would come to investigate, and that Felicity pasted together the ransom note falsely implicating him. Felicity is caught by London trying to flee the monastery after she heard Badger tell the monks that he has solved the crime. The feather has been retrieved by London from Badger's office where Felicity had "planted" it, and returned to its place in the monastery. Guest stars: Michael Kirby (Rex Badger), Jayne Eastwood (Felicity Patelli), Cec Linder (Sal Patelli). "Forget Me Not" A young lady who is the manager of a waterfall theme park called Canada's Wonderland that is due to open in a day's time, has had a car accident and been hospitalised with a concussion. Diagnosed with amnesia and confusion, she somehow has departed the hospital without doctor's permission and has wandered to the theme park and entered it without speaking to the Security guard, who sees her but does not know about her condition. Inferring that the young lady, Cynthia Masters, is disoriented, London has also entered the theme park and endeavours to keep Cynthia out of danger while trying to bring the attention to workers at the park to her dazed and confused condition. He is unable to stop her from boarding a roller coaster being tested for the park's opening, and its ups and downs and twists and turns remind her of her traumatic accident. Dr. Fowles at the hospital has ascertained that Cynthia, not his regular patient, is a diabetic who needs a regular insulin injection, but that she is not going to remember this. Moreover, she has left her purse with the vital insulin bottle at the hospital. Fowles contacts the theme park to inform the personnel there of Cynthia's condition, and Security combs the park in an urgent effort to find her before she goes into diabetic shock. Fowles arrives with the insulin bottle at the theme park and joins in the search. London stops Cynthia from stumbling off of an artificial cliff into a waterfall, and Fowles reaches her in sufficient time to administer to her the insulin and return her to hospital, where she fully recovers. Guest stars: Joanna Pettet (Cynthia Masters), Richard Fitzpatrick (Dr. Fowles).
Season 4 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 1" In a woodland near a lake, London meets seismologist Tony Kendall and family. Kendall has come to the area to measure its frequent earthquakes to determine how unstable it is and report his findings to the government, which has purchased the land. Kendall's wife, teenage son, and three daughters have joined him at a cabin that he is using as a base. One of Kendall's daughters, Marti, plays a wood-carved flute and thinks that London is a spirit that can be drawn to the flute from a distance. Bored with her siblings, Marti decides to alone search the woods for evidence of past native occupation because this area, now presumably without any settlement, is considered by native Indians to be sacred. Marti is defying the order of her father to stay in open ground to be safe from falling trees or rocks, and has entered a cave, where she has found buried arrowheads. London senses a coming major quake and strives to keep Marti from endangering herself. He has also discovered a rifle-possessing man in a tent, a poacher named Henig, who resents the government for dispossessing him from his cabin (the one that Kendall unwittingly uses as a base). Henig is preparing to attack Kendall in retaliation. But London is preoccupied with Marti's reckless investigation, and when a quake uncovers a centuries-old Viking skeleton in the cave, Marti starts to dig around the skeleton for possible treasure and disturbs a venomous snake. Guest stars: Ted Follows (Tony Kendall), Megan Follows (Marti Kendall), August Schellenberg (Walter Henig), Dawn Greenhalgh (Denise Kendall), Laurence Follows (Louis Kendall). "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 2" London grabs the snake without being bitten and removes it from the cave. He returns to the cave to urge Marti to leave it, but she is determined to stay and explore. So, London grabs Marti's satchel of discovered arrowheads and couriers it to her father. Marti is found in the cave by Henig, who himself does some digging and finds a valuable Viking artifact. He ties and gags Marti and carries her out of the cave. Kendall's instruments indicate a coming major quake, and he commands his wife and two other daughters to leave the area. He and his son, Louis, follow London to the cave, but Marti is not there. Marti has been carried by Henig to the cabin and locked in a storeroom. A severe quake strikes, and a tree falls on the car containing Mrs. Kendall and her two daughters, cutting Mrs. Kendall's forehead and trapping the three inside the vehicle after a live electric wire lands on it, electrifying the metal. London hears their cries for help and uses a tree branch to pull the wire off of the car. Kendall aborts his search for Marti to tend to his injured wife. Henig has cut the telephone lines so that medical help cannot be summoned. So, Kendall's wife and two daughters are driven by Louis in the still-usable car to the nearest ranger station. Certain that there is someone hostile in the area, Kendall searches for Marti. London has found Marti in the cabin storeroom and enters through a decayed part of the wall. He unties her and finds an axe for her to use to break a hole through the wall so that she can free herself. Meanwhile, her father has discovered Henig's camp and is confronted there by the rifle-toting man. Guest stars: Ted Follows (Tony Kendall), Megan Follows (Marti Kendall), August Schellenberg (Walter Henig), Dawn Greenhalgh (Denise Kendall), Laurence Follows (Louis Kendall). "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 3" Henig tells to Kendall that the cabin was initially his and that he wants it back. He shows to Kendall the Viking artifact and announces that he is staking sole claim on the discovery. Henig fires his rifle into the air to intimidate Kendall, and London, hearing the rifle shot, comes to the Henig campsite and jumps Henig. London snatches the artifact from Henig, and London and Kendall flee the poacher. Unable to find her family, Marti returns to the cave- and finds Henig there with a snakebite, and the snake killed by Henig's rifle after it had bitten him. Marti enters the cave to try to help Henig, and another quake occurs, blocking the cave entrance. London learns that Marti and Henig are trapped and brings Kendall to the cave. Due to fallen heavy boulders, the cave entrance cannot be cleared. In the cave, Marti uses a knife given to her by Henig to cut the snake poison out of Henig's leg. London has found another way of entering the cave, through a fissure formed by the last quake. Hearing Marti's flute, he digs through some dirt to form a narrow passage. Marti and Henig can be rescued, but they need Kendall's help to pull them out of the cavern. London alerts Kendall to the alternate entrance, and Kendall and London race to rescue Marti and Henig before an aftershock seals the fissure. They do, but London remains in the cave to look for Marti's flute, when the aftershock hits. London miraculously emerges from the collapsed fissure with the flute in his mouth, and Henig repents and accepts that the area and the artifact are government property. Guest stars: Ted Follows (Tony Kendall), Megan Follows (Marti Kendall), August Schellenberg (Walter Henig), Dawn Greenhalgh (Denise Kendall), Laurence Follows (Louis Kendall). "Double Vision" London discovers that a mayor, James Cruickshank, contending for re-election in a small town, has a look-alike who has come by bus to the town to draw and paint pictures. London also notices that the other electoral candidate, a florist named Murphy, will do anything to undermine his rival. Murphy believes that the look-alike is Mayor Cruickshank. He has his own assistant, Cochrane, approach the look-alike and offer to the look-alike an envelope of money, so that it appears that Mayor Cruickshank is receiving a bribe. London brings a reporter for the town newspaper to the Cruickshank look- alike, who attributes the belief of these people, that he is town mayor, as a joke. He gives irreverent answers to an interview, which the reporter promptly prints and infuriates the real mayor, who accuses the reporter of manufacturing a story to discredit him. Murphy invites the unwitting Mayor Cruickshank look-alike to Murphy headquarters, where he threatens to publicise the apparent bribe unless "Mayor Cruickshank" signs a letter vowing to bow out of the election. The look-alike finally realises that his twin brother, James, is the town's mayor and that Murphy has mistaken him, Oliver Cruickshank, for his brother. Knowing that Murphy owns a potting nursery, London follows a flower delivery truck driven by Cochrane to Murphy's nursery and finds that Oliver is being detained there in a locked room. London appropriates and carries the letter which Murphy planned to force "Mayor Cruickshank" to sign, to the newspaper office and shows it to the reporter and the real mayor, and they go to Murphy's nursery with London. The two brothers meet and reunite. Murphy is confronted with the letter he had written and with the envelope of money with which he had tried to implicate Mayor Cruickshank in bribery. Guest stars: Leslie Yeo (Mayor James Cruickshank and Oliver Cruickshank), James B. Douglas (Holden), Chas Lawther (Murphy). "Finders Keepers" London wanders onto the grounds of a boys' summer camp, Camp Totem, where he is reunited with two friends from separate adventures: Danny McLean ("Licence to Steal") and Bobby Martindale ("Runaway"). Danny and Bobby meet, and each tells the other about how he met London. Neither boy is happy at the camp under a tyrannical counsellor named Roger, who tells to the two boys, budding friends, that they are in separate tents and are not permitted to fraternise- and that London is not allowed at the camp. Roger locks London in the camp office and tries to cause conflict between Danny and Bobby by permitting one of them to claim ownership of London. The two boys are left by themselves to decide the issue, and they dare each other to wear a blindfold and cross a brook on a log, two of which are positioned to straddle the brook. London tears through a window screen to escape the locked camp office and arrives at the brook to rescue Danny and Bobby, both of whom have lost footing midway across their respective logs. The two boys realise that their dare was foolish, that it is best to be friends because they have in common their love for the dog who has again saved their lives from recklessness. Satisfied that they are now old enough not to need him anymore, London departs, saying good-bye with a lick to the boys' faces. Guest stars: Richard Yearwood (Danny McLean), Jamie Dick (Bobby Martindale), John Wildman (Roger), Jeff Pustil (Mark). "Happy Birthday, Mom" London encounters a brotherly rivalry. The older brother, Martin, wants to buy a baseball catcher's mitt for himself and purchase a gift for his mother's birthday but is without sufficient funds in either case. Younger brother David has saved a sum of newspaper route money to buy a ceramic statue for their mother. Urged into dishonesty by his "friend", Ted, Martin steals David's money from a box in the family's shed and uses the money to buy the mitt. London intervenes, snatches the bag containing the mitt, and hides it from Martin. He next brings to David, who is upset at the theft of his money, an advertisement for an upcoming bicycle race with a 35 dollar prize. David, an able bicyclist, decides to enter the race and win the money to replace what was stolen, and Martin, determined to win the money to buy a gift for their mother, enters the race too. Ted tries to sabotage David's excellent chance of winning, first by loosening the chain on David's bicycle, then by removing and throwing away the plastic rings that David needs to collect along the race route. London thwarts Ted's sabotage by finding and bringing the missing rings to David, who has reattached his bicycle chain and is back in the race. Ted's effort to send David astray by changing a direction sign is foiled by London, who topples the sign and offers to guide David in the correct direction. But David's bicycle hits a pothole, and David is thrown off of the road and hurts his leg. London stops Martin in the midst of the race and brings Martin to David. Martin relents on the race and helps his injured brother. Neither brother wins the race, but David buys the statue for their mother on an instalment payment plan, and London returns to Martin the bag with the mitt, knowing that Martin will do the right thing and return the mitt for a refund, then give back to David the money that David had saved to pay for the statue. Guest stars: Mark Polley (David), Sammy Snyders (Martin), Vincent Murray (Ted), Guy Sanvido (Mr. Bielecki), Maxine Miller (Mrs. Johnson). "Napoleon" In farm country, London befriends a widow struggling to maintain a ranch- to the annoyance of her daughter, who must attend to the animals and not have a normal teenage life. The widow, Mrs. Donnen, needs to pay a mortgage on the ranch but is unable to produce the funds in sufficient time. She resists selling Napoleon, prize bull at the ranch, because the bull is her only hope of preserving the ranch's reputation in memory of her husband. So, she has arranged to have some rustlers steal the ranch's calf herd, which is insured for ten thousand dollars, so that she can collect on the insurance and pay the mortgage. However, she is informed that the insurance company will not be able to pay her for several months; so, she decides to cancel the deal with the rustlers, but they have already perpetrated the heist and threaten to implicate her for fraud if she tries to stop them from profiting in a sale of the rustled calves. London acts to stop the rustlers by exposing them and their "haul" to the police at a cattle sale, and when one of the rustlers implicates Mrs. Donnen, she is forced to admit to what she has done and accept the legal consequences. She is placed on probation and permitted to continue ranching, with the proceeds of the sale of the bull paying the mortgage. The calves are returned to her, and it is with these calves that she hopes to maintain the ranch. Guest stars: Dixie Seatle (Mrs. Donnen), Roberta Weiss (Rebecca), Wayne Robson (Percy), Jim Bearden (Hank). "Home Free" London encounters a 15-year-old girl running away from a reformatory. Her foster parents consigned her to there after she shoplifted a vinyl-record album. Stealing a car, she drives it to a picnic ground, stops, and goes into a wooded area to change out of her school uniform and into the plain clothes which she has brought with her. London positions a spiked branch ahead of the car, and when the girl tries to drive the car away from this location, the spiked branch cuts holes in the front tires. The girl runs through a field to a house that she recognises as belonging to her foster parents. She enters it through a basement window to obtain a scrapbook with cherished photographs of her original family- but it is gone. London summons the policeman who now owns the house, and the policeman catches the girl trying to run from the yard. He informs her that the former owners of the house, her foster parents, moved away and that the scrapbook was donated to a flea market. She runs from the policeman, and, followed by London, she goes to the nearby, closed-to-business flea market building to search for her scrapbook. The policeman initiates some telephoned enquiries and learns the girl's identity, Laura Clark, and that her impatient foster parents put her in reform school. The policeman sympathises with and wants to help Laura. Having found her scrapbook, Laura rebuffs London's efforts to guide her away from the flea market building. She tries to run from London and locks herself by accident inside a freezer. London grabs a flea market pamphlet and runs for aid, bringing the policeman to the flea market to rescue Laura. Laura is adopted by the policeman and his wife to care for their toddler son for a summer until a loving foster couple can be found. Guest stars: Jennifer Jewison (Laura Clark), Michael Hogan (Policeman). "Back to Nature" A young man, Mick Reid, and his pregnant wife, Pam, have retreated into a woodland to escape suburbia, but both of their lives are imperilled when Mick falls from a wind-power tower and breaks his leg. London has arrived at this site and witnessed Mick's fall. As Mick is unable to move, Pam must drive a jeep through 20 miles of backwoods logging roads to reach medical help for Mick, and London goes with her. The jeep becomes immobile, with a log wedged between the two sets of tires, and Pam senses that she is about to give birth. London provides Pam with a tarp and blanket from the jeep, and she writes a note for help on her book on natural childbirth, which London carries to two rangers who are tying transmitter collars on dogs. He then grabs one of the transmitter collars and uses it to guide the rangers in their aeroplane to where Pam is. London arrives there to find Pam in labour. He comforts her and provides her with water by filling her canteen at a nearby lake. She delivers her baby, with London at her side, just before the rangers appear at this location. They transport Pam, her baby, and her husband to medical care. The baby is named Gabriel, after the name assigned to London by Pam, who thanks God for London's assistance. Guest stars: Peter Hanlon (Mick Reid), Lynne Griffin (Pam Reid). "The Imaginative Invalid" London wanders onto the estate of an elderly woman, Gwyn MacGibbon, seated in a wheelchair. Gwyn shares a secret with London: she can really walk, and she is not as ill as her family thinks she is. Knowing that her relatives are eager to have her die, she tells to her relations that she has not yet composed a will but now intends to do so. She announces that she believes London to be the reincarnation of her deceased husband and has decided to bequeath her entire fortune to him. Someone tries to kill London by drugging London's water, which London refuses to drink. Another attempt on London's life is perpetrated by dropping a heavy ceramic-pot plant, which London sidesteps. London arranges circumstances to look like Gwyn has had a fatal fall from her wheelchair into a clump of trees, while Gwyn is observing from behind, to see which of her relatives reacts with genuine concern, and her nephew, Ian, does, while everyone else is delighted at the prospect of her demise. With London's help, Gwyn has discovered which of her relatives is worthy of inheriting her estate. Guest stars: Ruth Springford (Gwyn MacGibbon), Graham Batchelor (Benedict). "Rabies" London helps a lady doctor, Dr. Edmunds, to trap a rabid raccoon before it infects anyone or anything else. He uses a candy bar to entice the raccoon onto a small raft and pulls the raft into the middle of a lake, but by the time that he can bring Edmunds to the lake, the raft has drifted to shore and the raccoon has gone into a forest. Edmunds continues her search, accompanied by two farmers, while London alone finds and follows the raccoon to a town. Edmunds decides to tranquilise London the next time that she encounters him, so that she can test him for rabies. She and the farmers go to the town to issue a public warning on the raccoon, and they see London. London avoids their tranquiliser darts and finds the raccoon in a yard where a boy and girl are playing Star Wars. He lures the raccoon into a clubhouse belonging to the boy and locks it inside of the clubhouse. The boy explains to Edmunds that London bravely trapped the raccoon, which is humanely destroyed, and London is tested, declared perfectly healthy, and released from Edmunds' care. Guest stars: Barbara Kyle (Dr. Edmunds), Martin Doyle (Ernie), Cedric Smith (Terry), Grant Roll (Factory Worker), Bill Kishonti (Boy), Dorion Davis (Girl). "Day For Fright" London encounters an outdoor movie crew film-shooting a Dracula spoof, with over-the-top actor Maurice Driscoll in the vampire role. Driscoll is cursed with an allergy, medicates himself with several antihistamines, and falls asleep in his character's coffin. Unbeknown to Driscoll, two members of the film crew are jewel smugglers who are using a pillow in the coffin to contain a priceless, antique Spanish cross from Mexico that was stolen from a collector. Driscoll's stand-in, Steve, is really an undercover policeman, who, with London's help, foils the smugglers. London snatches the pillow with the cross and removes and hides the artifact, causing the smugglers to reveal their criminal intent to Steve, who apprehends them for larceny, and the as-always heroic London gives the artifact to Steve for return to its proper owner. Guest stars: David Calderisi (Maurice Driscoll), Jim Henshaw (Steve), Peter Jobin (Max), John-Peter Linton (Jerry), Ralph Benmergui (Brian). "Trooper" The town of Middleton must be evacuated when a truck carrying chlorine gas ditches on a nearby road and the tank of chlorine threatens to rupture. As the town is evacuating, London sees a teenaged girl confusedly drop a doll and board an evacuation school bus. Hearing a crying baby in the house from which the girl with the doll had come, London gains entry to the house through an open window and finds the baby abandoned on the second floor. He goes outside of the house through another window to find a policeman named Stan, who infers that London is trying to guide him into the house but is called away from the location when his partner tells to him that they have been given radioed orders to report to the evacuation centre, a school in the town of Hampton. London refuses to depart Middleton with Stan. In Hampton, Stan discovers the confused girl, who admits to leaving alone the baby that she was assigned to protect. Stan realises that London was trying to lead him to the baby in the house and returns solo to Middleton. The chlorine tank bursts, and winds carry the toxic gas into Middleton. Stan arrives at the house to help London to save the baby's life and is struck unconscious by a burglar wearing a gas mask. London sees the thug escaping the house through a window. Unable to awaken Stan, London carries the baby out of the front door (opened but not shut by Stan) of the house and to a road. A passing doctor, searching for stragglers overcome by the gas, meets him, collects the baby, and automobiles it to the evacuation centre, where its mother now is. London returns to the house to assist Stan, who regains consciousness and dons the mask which he left downstairs. Stan telephones the evacuation centre and is told that the baby is safe, thanks to London. At the evacuation centre, London recognises the criminal who hit Stan, and police stop Stan's adversary from escaping. Guest stars: Jonathan Welsh (Stan), Sean McCann (Jack Petaski), Richard Comar (Randall), John Corbett (Burglar), Wendy Bushell (Teenaged Girl). "The Loneliest Day of the Week" London plays matchmaker after he helps an elderly man, Charlie MacNamara, to stop two youths from stealing a purse belonging to Lily Harcroft, the widow of a wealthy businessman. Lily tells to Charlie that since her husband died, Sunday is the loneliest day of the week because she has had no one with whom to attend church. The Sunday coming is her birthday, for which she invites Charlie to lunch. London explores and finds that Lily's nice house is nearly devoid of furniture, that she is selling her belongings to keep her home. Charlie is met en route to Sunday lunch with Lily by an acquaintance on the street who insinuates that Charlie is courting Lily for her money. Charlie is troubled by this accusation and goes home. Depressed that her expected guest did not come, Lily loosens a propane gas pipe in her bedroom and lays on her bed. Entering the house through a "doggie door" that Lily installed for a former pet, London finds Lily unconscious in her bedroom and brings an article of her clothing to Charlie, who smells the propane gas on it and hurries with London to Lily's house. Gaining access to the house through an upstairs window, Charlie tightens the pipe, stops the flow of propane gas, and saves Lily's life. She admits that she is selling her belongings and is not really affluent, and he affirms that his feelings for her have nothing to do with money. Charlie and Lily will marry. Guest stars: Doris Petrie (Lily Harcroft), Antony Parr (Charlie MacNamara), Marilyn Lightstone (Dr. Fagan), Kenneth Gordon (Mr. Epson), John J. Dee (Man). "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 1" London meets Nathaniel, a cheerful, limping boy with a leg in a brace. Nathaniel has fallen in love with a purebred Saint Bernard puppy and must overcome one obstacle to realise his dream of owning the puppy. He must earn $50 to purchase it before week's end, or it will be sold to someone else. By recovering a loose dog, a Shih tzu, in a park and bringing it to Nathaniel, who is rewarded some money by the Shih tzu's owner, London gives to Nathaniel the idea to earn the needed money by dog-sitting the neighbourhood canines, with London's help. Business is very rewarding! Nathaniel stands to earn all of the money that he needs in one day by attending to five dogs of different breeds. Already aware that London is no ordinary dog and can be entrusted in this task, Nathaniel ties his belt around London's neck to allow London to pull three of the dogs, while he pulls the other two, on a walk to a park. A lethargic basset hound has to be carried on a wagon. When Nathaniel goes to a store to purchase some dog food, leaving all 5 dogs in London's care, one of the dogs, a Shih tzu, manages to free itself to chase a female of its breed that is being walked through the park by a man and woman. London ties three of the other dogs to a water pump and runs to obtain the errant Shih tzu. He does, but when he returns to the water pump, the three dogs that he tied to the pump have gone! London shuts the Shih tzu and basset hound in a shed on the park grounds and looks beyond the park limits for the three missing dogs. Shortly hereafter, Nathaniel returns with dog food to the park and finds not a dog in sight! He hurries home in the dashed hope that London brought the dogs there. Barks of canines attract London to the interior of an Animal Control van, which he searches to see if any of the missing dogs have been caught- and he is himself caught in the van when the Animal Control officer closes the rear door! Guest stars: Hadley Kay (Nathaniel), Nonnie Griffin (Mrs. Cavanaugh), Don Lake (Mr. Wilkinson), Linda Goranson (Mrs. Greene). "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 2" Seizing his first opportunity to escape the Animal Control van when the van's engine overheats and the officer opens the back door to obtain cooling water, London resumes his search for the three loose canines, finds one of them inside a furniture store window, and is led on a chase through the store. London gains hold of the errant dog's leash and accompanies the naughty dog out of the store and to the shed where the other dogs are and shuts it safely inside the structure with them. Nathaniel resolutely decides to check with Animal Control to determine whether any of the dogs in his charge have been found and impounded, and the answer is negative. Meanwhile, London has noticed the fourth canine, a bulldog, climbing into a bakery truck. London chases the truck as the driver, unaware that he has an unwanted passenger sampling the cakes and pies in the back of the vehicle, traverses his delivery route. London short cuts through a meadow and jumps atop the truck as it moves under a railroad overpass. The driver stops the truck and opens the back door exactly when the bulldog tips over a stack of shelves containing pies- and the pies bombard the driver as London enters the rear of the truck, mouth-grabs the bulldog's leash, and conducts the bulldog to join its fellow canines in the shed. While atop the truck, London saw the fifth dog entering a stadium and goes there after depositing the bulldog at the shed. Though a marching band trips over London and the fifth dog, London succeeds in gaining hold of dog five's leash and escorts dog five to the shed. His five-dog roundup completed, London runs to find Nathaniel and guides the boy to the shed, where, to his delight, Nathaniel counts all five safe and healthy dogs! Nathaniel is able to return the dogs to their owners in sufficient time and receives enough payment to buy the wanted puppy. Nathaniel names his puppy Hercules, which was the name that he gave to London. London leaves Nathaniel and resumes his travels. Guest stars: Hadley Kay (Nathaniel), Don Lake (Mr. Wilkinson), Linda Goranson (Mrs. Greene), Harvey Sokoloff (Mr. Thompson), Charles P. Eisenmann (Bakery Truck Driver). "Winner Take All" London re-meets a friend, Milos, the Bulgarian whom he helped during a plague scare and who, now a successful immigrant to Canada, operates an intercity grocery store. Milos is the lucky winner of a lottery and is about to submit the winning ticket to be cashed for $200,000 when two thugs, who know of his winning ticket, steal it. London chases the thieves and jumps one of them. The ticket is ripped into two, and the thugs are only able to recover half of it. London finds and brings the other half of the ticket to Milos' wife, Irina, who is awaiting Milos' return from a search for the thieves. London leads Irina to where the thieves are looking for the other fraction of the ticket, and they grab her and lock her in a shed, wherein a discarded cigarette in some rags ignites a fire. London locates Milos and brings him to the shed, and Milos frees Irina, who informs him that the two men have gone back to the store for the other half of the ticket, which, she told to them, is there. London runs to the store, stops the evil-doers from ransacking the place, and prevents them from running away. One of them falls over a set of shelves. Milos fights with the other thug, and police, telephone-called by Irina, arrive at the store to apprehend the thieves. London reclaims half of the ticket from the ruffians, and Milos pledges to put his winnings to good use. Guest stars: Jan Filips (Milos), Mimi Kuzyk (Irina). "Small Pleasures" Gordon Jacks is owner of a miniature village park built by a wily embezzler named Pollack, whose two criminal cohorts went to prison. The money was never recovered, and Pollack died after sending to his former partners-in-crime a limerick intimating the whereabouts of the money as somewhere in the miniature village. Released from prison, Pollack's two cohorts descend upon the little village. London overhears their plan to recover the money and alerts current tiny village owner Jacks to their presence. Posing as architects, they dupe Jacks into granting to them access to the village and its design plans. But London obtains and brings to Jacks the Pollack letter with the limerick, addressed to the two men at a prison. When Jacks informs his guard via telephone of the pair's true nature, the two miscreants are listening on another telephone to this conversation. They tie and gag the guard and lock Jacks in the park office attic. Jacks discovers from a picture in the attic that Pollack converted the embezzled funds to a valuable postage stamp and inserted the stamp in the sign to the miniature Queen's Head Pub. Having freed the guard so that the guard can summon the police, London overhears the two men piecing the same "puzzle" together and removes the Queen's Head Pub sign from its position in the miniature village. London attaches the sign to a miniature helicopter for which Jacks, on the attic's outdoor ledge, has a remote-control. Jacks uses the little helicopter to bring the sign upwards to him and out of reach of the two men. The police arrive at the scene to arrest the devious duo, and Jacks and his guard are rewarded for recovering the embezzled funds. Guest stars: Daniel Buccos (Gordon Jacks), Tom Harvey (Carl Bremner), James Edmond (Harry), Matsu Anderson (Reporter).
Season 5 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 1" Chaos strikes an upscale, semi-rural area when a parent-and-son scavenger hunt is initiated at a university, with the winning son to be granted access into a coveted fraternity house. On the list of items to be scavenged by each of the three pairs of contestants is a German shepherd! London is netted and put in the back of a van driven by a desperate, moustached man named Neiderhoff and Neiderhoff's goofy son, Larry, but London escapes due to the worn-out handle to the van's back door. London encounters another pair of contestants, a nice young man named Adam Coulter and Adam's mother. They ask him to be their German shepherd, but he declines. He prefers to watch the sometimes reckless participants to insure that no harm comes to anyone or anything. The scavenger hunt continues, with everything from tennis balls to car mufflers being removed from their owners, with a wealthy father, Mr. Lennox, and his son compensating the owners of the items with generous sums of money. Neiderhoff and his son steal their scavenged items, while the Coulters politely ask to borrow what they collect. Adam and his mother go in separate directions, Adam looking for worms and his mother searching for a hornet's nest. Mrs. Coulter unknowingly crosses onto an estate guarded by an ill-tempered canine that traps her in a tree which she had begun to climb to obtain a hornet's nest. London comes to her rescue and chases away the guard dog, but the branch holding her weight breaks, and her sweater becomes caught in another branch, causing her to dangle. Guest stars: Geraint Wyn Davies (Adam Coulter), Pam Hyatt (Mrs. Coulter), Harvey Atkin (Neiderhoff), Sheldon Rybowski (Larry Neiderhoff), Jesse Collins (Lennox Jr.). "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 2" Adam frees his mother from the tree, with London providing a coiled power cable to unravel and give to her a means of scaling down to the ground- and they have the hornet's nest. The Neiderhoffs procure a hornet's nest, but Larry is stung repeatedly in the process. The Lennoxes, who have found a German shepherd, are "out of money" and try to filch the last item that they need, a pink flamingo, from a woman's garage. But she locks them inside the garage, and they miss the deadline at the check-in post. Neiderhoff and son try again to catch London and chase him into an indoor swimming pool. They both fall into the pool! The Coulters have been unable to obtain a German shepherd from a friend and arrive at the check-in post with everything they need but a German shepherd. The Neiderhoffs are in the same quandary when they appear, quite the worse for wear, at the check-in post. London arrives there also, and he is the deciding factor. Whichever pair of contestants toward whom he decides to walk, will win the hunt, and London chooses the Coulters. Guest stars: Geraint Wyn Davies (Adam Coulter), Pam Hyatt (Mrs. Coulter), Harvey Atkin (Neiderhoff), Sheldon Rybowski (Larry Neiderhoff), Jesse Collins (Lennox Jr.). "Sartech: Pt. 1" In a forest 100 miles from nowhere, London witness the crash of a small-engine aircraft and runs to the crash site to help the victims. He sees that the aeroplane's fuselage has been ruptured, with wreckage strewn over a small area. It is a charter aeroplane whose pilot had a coronary while in the air, and one of the male passengers, a First Nations man, assumed the controls to bring the aircraft to a crash-landing. The First Nations man, named Sam, with a painful cut around his knee, follows London's direction when London passes a fire extinguisher to him and leads him to the side of the aeroplane where a fire has started. Having doused the flames, Sam, accompanied by London, assists the other passengers, who include a school principal not physically injured but prone to panic, an uninjured nun with diabetes- and smashed insulin phials, an unconscious, internally bleeding mother of two children, one of whom has a concussion and must be kept awake, and a lady doctor with a broken collarbone, who is fit to care for the others using the emergency First Aid kit. The pilot groggily tells the passengers that the radio is shattered and that a transmitter for sending a coded statement of their position is somewhere in the wreckage. London finds it, and the pilot activates it. Already, Sartech rescue forces have been dispatched to search the area of the last reported position of the crashed aeroplane. Guest stars: Allan Royal (Sam), Hugh Webster (Frank), Chas Lawther (Proust), Sharry Flett (Sister Sarah), Ann de Villiers (Dr. Kara MacHattie), Ian Heath (Luke), Don Granbery (Olivier). "Sartech: Pt. 2" With his calm and reassuring presence, London continues to assist the aeroplane crash survivors. Two search aeroplanes fly past the crash site, despite London's effort to attract the attention of one of them by placing a bright yellow piece of fabric on high ground. With his knowledge of electrics, Sam examines the transmitter and sees that its antenna is damaged. London provides a metal tool to act as an substitute antenna, and Sartech pinpoints the crashed aeroplane's position. A rescue helicopter arrives to lift all the survivors and transport them to hospital. London goes with them to assure himself that everyone recovers. Everyone does recover, and London leaves them as they are all touring the Sartech hangar. Guest stars: Allan Royal (Sam), Hugh Webster (Frank), Chas Lawther (Proust), Sharry Flett (Sister Sarah), Ann de Villiers (Dr. Kara MacHattie), Ian Heath (Luke), Don Granbery (Olivier). "Ghost Station" An armed robber is seen by London dropping his booty in the cello case of a street performer and telling the performer that he will return to collect his illegal gains and that the performer's life depends upon keeping the stolen property out of police hands. Noticing that the performer is acting very strangely, London follows him into a subway terminal and discovers that the performer, really a young anthropologist named Ken, is playing a cello as a "front" for an unauthorised archaeological dig beneath the subway terminal. London removes the robber's booty, a bundle of jewels, from the cello case when Ken's back is turned and brings the booty to a policeman, who orders a barricade around the subway terminal. Ken has unearthed the bones to a skeleton whose existence confirms the presence of humans in the area 30,000 years ago, and is using the cello case to move the bones to a university. The police believe that Ken is in conspiracy with the robber, who has entered the subway station, found Ken moving through the corridors, and ordered him to surrender the jewels. When Ken cannot find them, the robber becomes violent. London rescues Ken from the robber and chases the robber through the subway tunnels. Ken is surrounded by the police and insists that they have the wrong man. The robber boards a subway car, followed by London, who jumps him while the police stop the subway and board its car to complete the arrest. Ken is cleared of any criminal charges and given a grant to conduct his research on an official level. Guest stars: Malcolm Stewart (Ken), Tony Sheer (Walker). "Second Sight" Steeplechase rider David Leonard has been permanently blinded and is an embittered resident of a horse-riding school for the disabled, where London meets him. He refuses aid from London and shouts to the school's personnel that he wants to be left alone. The school's executives introduce David to someone who, they hope, will help him: a blind lady jockey named Natalie Wilson. As London assists David to come to terms with his situation and to develop a liking to Natalie, an escapee from a women's prison appears at the school, overpowers, ties, and gags one of the teachers, locks London in the room with the bound-and-gagged teacher, and poses as a supply-instructor to David and Natalie, accompanying them on a horseback jaunt into a wilderness. London frees himself and the teacher and runs to aid the blind couple, who are being assaulted by the convict. London guides David in subduing the convict before she can capture Natalie alone as a hostage. David, with Natalie's support, learns to ride steeplechase in his blind condition. Guest stars: Peter Spence (David Leonard), Lesleh Donaldson (Natalie Wilson), Bibi Caspari (Hannah Murdoch), Randall Carpenter (Beverley). "Dragonslayer" The line between reality and make-believe blurs when London encounters a fanciful group of pre-teenagers, three boys and one girl, playing Dragonslayer in full costume, in a woodland near a brook. The three boys ride a raft on the brook while the girl stays ashore. London protects her from a huge snake by pulling her away from the tree branch around which the snake is coiled. Next, he must safeguard the boys from an alligator that threatens them on their raft. One boy falls into the brook, and London swims to his rescue, pulling him to shore before the alligator can reach him. The children have wandered onto the grounds of a reptile farm where a vandal has released some of the animals. While London strives to prevent three of the children from harming an iguana in a shed, the other member of their party, one of the boys, is attacked by the snake, which wraps around him. London runs to find help and sees a man in a motorboat on the brook. Summoned by London to the boy in trouble, the man, the reptile farm owner, who is in the process of "rounding up" his released animals, aids the boy by pulling the snake off of him. The lead boy imagines the reptile farm owner to be a helpful wizard, and London is called a "Blink Dog", teleporting and telepathic guardian to these intrepid warriors searching for a "Black Knight" to battle for a gold mine. The children cross onto a beekeeper's property, which the lead boy imagines is the domain of the "Black Knight", particularly when he sees the beekeeper in a black robe and head net. The children find a bear cub and tie a rope around its neck, and the "Black Knight"/beekeeper is attacked by the cub's mother, which is scrounging for honey. London grabs the rope around the cub's neck and uses it to pull the cub into the beekeeper's stone hut and thereby lure the mother inside too, then shuts the door to seal them inside. The beekeeper is scarred but otherwise unhurt, and the children end their game, to help to bandage the beekeeper. Guest stars: Simon Craig ("Zim Fahr"), Audra Williams ("Princess Theaella"), Jamie Dick ("Glendor"), Danny Higham ("Androd"), Thomas Huff ("Wizard"). "Tempest Probe" London battles a master criminal named Prospero, who plans to steal the circuitry to a laser device without leaving his headquarters, by using a German shepherd named Ariel, wired with a radio through which his commands are received, to slip through the human-invader-detecting defences at a military complex where the laser device is, obtain the circuitry, and bring it to him. He will then sell the circuitry to one of three black market bidders. Having followed Ariel to Prospero's lair after another of Prospero's dog-utilising heists and overhearing Prospero's plan as told to the three bidders, London follows Ariel into the complex, waits for Ariel to execute the theft, then triggers the alarms by activating a transport buggy and ramming it through an electronic barrier. The guards and police follow Ariel to Prospero and arrest the criminal and his three bidders. Guest stars: Christopher Britton (Prospero), Peter Boretski (Verisnky), Maida Rogerson (Bidder). "Born to Run" In a rural area, London meets a girl named Astra, whose female whippet dog, Allegra, is sure to win a national competition. The top rival is owned by a lady named Mrs. Travis, who hires a rifle-toting man named Baxter to abduct Allegra so that Allegra will not be able to compete. London witnesses Baxter's dognapping of Allegra and pursues Baxter to a dog farm, where London frees Allegra and pulls her by a rope, attached to her collar by Baxter, back to Astra, who has started by herself to search in a forest for her whippet, which she thinks is lost. Baxter chases London and Allegra, firing his rifle and releasing his vicious Doberman Pinscher. London sends the Doberman on a false trail before bringing Allegra to Astra. When Baxter tries to retake the whippet from Astra, London snatches Baxter's rifle, and Baxter, reaching to grab the rifle from London, falls into a bog. Astra's father, Philip, arrives, frees Baxter from the bog, and has the dognapper arrested. Astra enters Allegra in the competition, and Allegra wins. Guest stars: Michael Reynolds (Philip), Jessie Fyfe (Astra), Mimi Kuzyk (Paula), Michael J. Reynolds (Philip), Steven Andrade (Toby). "Trucker" London befriends Mac Devlin, a transport-truck owner whose dire financial situation is due to sabotage upon his rig by mysterious men, sabotage for which his insurance company penalises him. He must pay his creditors $4,000 and is offered a $7,000 haul by a man named Donini, who has instigated the sabotage to put Devlin in a desperate position. Having seen one of the saboteurs in action and deducing that Devlin is being undermined for some nefarious purpose, London investigates the load that Devlin is being contracted to transport, and discovers that it consists of people. They are Asian immigrants who have been frightened into trying to leave Canada to avoid extradition and loss of their property on a false charge of queue-jumping stated to them by Donini's assistant in disguise as an official with Immigration Canada, and they have been offered by Donini costly passage across the American border. Devlin is urged by London to look at the cargo that he is carrying, and when Devlin finds the immigrants, he calls the police. Donini is arrested for trafficking in human lives, and Immigration Canada rewards Devlin $5,000 for exposing Donini's scheme, which has been ongoing. Guest stars: Richard Donat (Mac Devlin), Elias Zarou (Donini). "Rookie" London meets a small-town police dog trainer named Ted, whose stepson, Noah, has a brain tumour and is terrified of impending surgery. Noah sneaks out of hospital, sheds his hospital attire, and runs into a wooded and fielded area. London sees the fleeing Noah and realises that Noah, who has blackouts caused by the tumour, must be protected. London's barks awaken Noah from one of his blackouts in time for him to rise from a field so that the driver of a giant lawn-cutter sees him and responds with evasive action. Meanwhile, Ted has borrowed a tracking dog from his training academy to use in an unofficial search for Noah, and though London comes to Ted and tries to bring Ted to Noah, Ted disregards London and places all of his faith in his own tracking dog. London returns to Noah and sees the boy crawling into a car being towed to a service station. Noah has another blackout while in the car, which is raised on a hydraulic lift. The car repairman departs the service station for lunch hour and leaves the car in its risen position, and Noah falls from the car and activates the descending mechanism. Obtaining one of Noah's discarded hospital garments and dragging it on the ground to give Ted's dog a scent trail to the service station, London brings Ted thereto in time to prevent Noah from being crushed by the tire of the descending car. Noah's operation is successful, and he is in recovery when London leaves him. London is inducted into the Hall of Fame at Ted's academy, with a memorial sketched portrait! Guest stars: Charles Kerr (Ted), Mark Polley (Noah), Barbara Gordon (Peg), Jeff Pustil (Frank). "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 1" Television reporter Trish Kellerman's latest news story about London's rescue of a boy who fell at an urban construction site arouses the attention of her husband, Richard, a crypto-zoologist, who believes that London is one of a developing breed of super-dog. Using archival video footage of London's past deeds (scenes from "Double Trouble", "Big Al and Sam Strawberry", "The Balloonist", "Sailing Away", "Photo Finish", "Mail Order Bride", "The Spirit of Thunder Rock", "Back to Nature", "Rabies", "The Five Labours of Hercules", and an episode from 1963), Richard theorises that this particular super-dog with distinctive, selfless concern for human life and heroics dating as far back as 1963, has extended life- span and very high intelligence. Computer-projecting London's probable location as the hospital where the boy that London rescued is being treated for injuries, the Kellermans "stage" a purse-snatching to lure London into a parking garage near the hospital. They position their van in the doorway to the parking garage into which London has entered, supposedly trapping him inside. Guest stars: Alan Scarfe (Dr. Richard Kellerman), Candace O'Connor (Trish Kellerman), Ron Singer (Vic Mallory), Andrew Skelly (Scott Cowan). "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 2" London thwarts the Kellermans by removing the keys from the ignition of Richard's van, exiting the parking garage via the van's rear door, and dropping the keys inside the slightly lowered window of a stranger's car. He next eavesdrops on their conversation back at their studio/laboratory and learns of their plan to capture him and to reveal to the world his super- canine nature. He also sees the stack of videocassettes that they have of his past heroics and notices that there is a bulk videotape eraser in the same room. Highly impressed by London's ingenuity and dexterity in foiling their capture plan, Richard and Trish peruse more videotaped London footage (of such episodes as "Guinea Pig", "Carnival of Fear", "The Pearls", "Trapper", "Wolf Hunt", and "Guardian Angel"). Desperate to entrap London, the Kellermans target an elderly neighbour for a bogus burglary. They tie and gag the old lady and start ransacking her house, and these acts bring London running. London enters the lady's house without being seen by the Kellermans, walks into a bathroom, and barks through a laundry chute to trick the pair into thinking that he is in the cellar, and when they descend the cellar stairs, he locks the door behind them, unties the lady so that she can telephone the police, then goes to the Kellermans' studio/laboratory and bulk-erases all their videotapes of his heroic deeds! But he has mercy for the couple and returns to the old lady's house with Richard's audiotape-recorded research statements so that the Kellermans can prove to the police that their intent in tying and appearing to burglarise their elderly neighbour was not criminal. Guest stars: Alan Scarfe (Dr. Richard Kellerman), Candace O'Connor (Trish Kellerman), Helen Hughes (Madeleine), Lee J. Campbell (Police Officer). "Lumberjacks" London helps lumberjack Alistair McLeod, whose highly-favoured participation in a tree-scaling competition is rigged to fail by crooked gambling broker Lester Stafford, who is not required to pay people who bet in McLeod's favour after McLeod falls from a tree, hits the cushion below sharply, and hurts his arm. While at Stafford's Pool Hall with McLeod, London finds the acid used to weaken the leather of McLeod's climbing harness and gives it to McLeod, who instantly suspects Stafford of "foul play" and is overpowered by Stafford's henchman and tied, gagged, and locked in Stafford's office. Stafford next plans to sabotage the effort of McLeod's son, Barry, to win in his father's stead in the competition. London enters Stafford's office through a window and provides an axe for McLeod to cut the ropes in which he is bound, so that he can escape and overpower Stafford's henchman. London foils Stafford's attempt replace Barry's harness and boots with those of too large a size. Having seen Stafford make the switch, London obtains Barry's true harness and boots from where Stafford stashed them, and provides them to McLeod, who arrives from his escape from Stafford's Pool Hall to tell to those who wagered in Barry's favour that Stafford intended to swindle them by rigging the competition against Barry. Stafford is arrested by police, and Barry, with his proper equipment, wins the tree-scaling. Guest stars: Lawrence Dane (Alistair McLeod), Jeff Wincott (Barry McLeod). "Passage" Ageing hunter/woodsman Vernie Davis is offered $10,000 to venture alone into a wilderness and capture a peregrine falcon for a zoo, and sees this offer as his chance to retire affluently from his "sweatshop" welding job in a town. London encounters Davis in the wilderness and openly disapproves of Davis' effort, releasing the netted pigeons that Davis is using for bait. Still, he helps Davis after the hunter falls down a steep hill and injures his hands and ankle. London uses a rope, tied around a tree trunk, to give Davis aid in climbing the hill. Davis has captured a falcon, and though he is grateful to London for the possibly life-saving help, he tells to London that the bird represents a way out of a lousy job and he cannot let it go. But after London has successfully assisted the injured Davis to return to town with the bird, Davis relents and lets London release the falcon from its confinement box. Guest stars: Al Waxman (Vernie Davis), Wayne Best (Price Wickett), David Bolt (Zoo Official), Alfie Scopp (Co-Worker). "Indian Summer" London helps four elderly people to escape an unscrupulously-run retirement home, which sends its caretaker/guard after the feisty septuagenarian foursome. Together with London, the four fugitives come upon an abandoned, old-fashioned museum village and work to transform it into a viable operation. But their pursuer arrives, determined to return them to the retirement home which has been taking virtually all the money from their pension cheques and coercing them with threats of removed privileges and docility-rendering drugs to sign the cheques over to the home's account. London assists the foursome in roping the caretaker/guard and attaching him to a pulley in the village barn, compelling him to write a confession of the retirement home's wrongdoing. A sympathetic sheriff permits the four senior citizens to operate the village for Indian summer, and they become cooperative managers of the retirement home now that the former managers have been proven guilty of mistreating the elderly for profit. Guest stars: Robert Christie (Gordon Anderson), Helen Carscallen (Jessie Anderson), Charles Jolliffe (Isaac Wanamaker), Jan Chamberlain (Alice Wanamaker), Linda Sorensen (Mrs. Sloan), Grant Roll (Keith Russell), Murray Westgate (Sheriff). "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" Sheep rancher Bryce Meyer and his wife, Susan, are distressed at the mortal attacks upon their sheep by what Bryce believes to be a mad, maverick wolf. But Susan has had a nightmare about a wandering wolf or dog attacking their sheep- and their baby, and she thinks that London, who has arrived at the Meyer ranch and is trying to help Bryce to stop the wolf, is the culprit. Bryce insists that it is a wolf, not a dog, that is killing the sheep, but each time that London acts to keep the wolf away from the Meyers' infant, the wolf is unseen by the Meyers, and Susan accuses London of attempting to attack the baby. Bryce concedes to his wife's hysterical urging and ties London to the back of their truck, to be transported by Bryce to a nearby town. London frees himself when Bryce is part of the way to the town, and through the truck's rearview mirror, Bryce sees London running back to the ranch and 180-degree-turns his truck to follow London. London reaches the ranch in time to save the Meyers' baby's life from the wolf but is gunshot by Bryce, who, in the panic of the moment and with the wolf again not in sight, assumes that his wife is right and London is the enemy. Bryce and Susan then discover the prone body of the wolf, which London clearly stopped from harming the baby, in a bush. London undergoes surgery to remove the bullet, recovers, and leaves the Meyers, who are now free of the menace of the maverick wolf. Guest stars: Stephen Markle (Bryce Meyer), Patsy Rahn (Susan Meyer). "Applejack" Migrant French-Canadian Yves Boisvert works as an apple-picker on a ranch, where a pair of co-workers are stealing apples from the harvest to produce alcoholic cider with an illegal still. London discovers the still in a shed in woods near the apple ranch. When London obtains a bottle of the bootleg cider and brings it to Yves, Yves is stopped by the nefarious duo from reporting the illegal cider to the owner of the ranch, when they strike him unconscious and drop a truckload of apples on London! They then pour the cider on the out-cold Yves so that he appears to be drunk, and he is found in a groggy condition by his girl-friend, Mary Anne, and by her father, Mr. Greenwood, the ranch owner, who terminates his employment. London emerges from the pile of apples, regains possession of the bottle of cider that he brought to Yves, and carries it to Greenwood, who realises that there is a still somewhere nearby and calls the police. London returns to the shed where the still is and finds the two crooks about to abscond with a truckload of their bootleg cider. They have locked Mary Anne, who followed them to their still, inside the shed, and London struggles to free her. Yves arrives and fights with the bootleggers, chemicals are tipped over in the scuffle, and a fire starts. Yves frees Mary Anne, and they distance themselves from the shed before the alcohol inside of it explodes. The explosion alerts Greenwood and the police officer called to the ranch. London thwarts the escape of the bootleggers by jumping onto their truck, dropping cases of cider onto the road, and barking at them when they step outside of the truck to view the dropped cases. London, Yves, Greenwood, and the police officer surround the bootleggers, who are arrested. Yves stays at the ranch as Greenwood's foreman and continues his romance with Mary Anne. Guest stars: Eric Murphy (Yves Boisvert), David Fox (Mr. Greenwood), Beverley Cooper (Mary Anne).
Season 6 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 1" London observes the delivery by armoured car of three rare monkey statues to an elegant city hotel. Purchased for display in the hotel by the hotel's owner, Sir Edmund Wincroft, the three statues originate from a Far Eastern country, and, according to legend, each embodies a certain power: the power of the spiritual mind, the power of the physical body, and all worldly power over other things. Their value is heightened by this legend and by the wish of the country from which the statues have come, to reacquire them. London resembles Wincroft's own German shepherd and is given access to the hotel. He observes suspicious behaviour on the part of a maid, a piano player in a flashy waistcoat, an Oriental man staying at the hotel, and a fortune-teller/writer hosting her own book signing in the lobby, and soon finds that one of the statues has vanished from the statues' display case. The hotel manager hastens to find the missing statue and interrogates the fortune-teller, who puts him on the trail of the maid. The maid has found the missing statue on her food tray and has hidden it in hope of returning it for a reward, and it is subsequently stolen from her. London suspects the Oriental visitor, searches the visitor's room, and finds a stuffed monkey but no statue. Another of the statues disappears, and an enraged Wincroft orders the hotel sealed so that no one can leave, and offers a $25,000 reward for return of the two missing statues. Guest stars: Graham Batchelor (Thurber Best), Antony Parr (Sir Edmund Wincroft), Chas Lawther (Drugue), George Buza (Security Guard), Sheila McCarthy (Murielle), Diana Barrington (Maid). "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 2" As seen from a distance by London, the maid is abducted after she witnesses the dropping of one of the statues from a window of the hotel and its acquisition at ground level by the Oriental's henchman. London directs a bellhop to search all the rooms, and returns to the lobby to witness a guard being enticed around a corner and rendered unconscious by an unseen assailant and the third and final statue being lowered within the display case by some trick gadget. When the bellhop finds one of the statues in the Oriental's room, he is chased by the Oriental and by the piano player, both of whom have seen him taking possession of the statue. In the lobby, London and the hotel manager stop this chase, and London investigates further, discovering that Wincroft himself has a connection with the fortune-teller: one of her books carried by Wincroft contains the remote-controls to the trick display case. London finds the maid and guard tied and gagged in Wincroft's closet, and the piano player, who is also a detective in the employ of the genuine Wincroft, recovers the three statues. He reveals that the Wincroft who has been at the hotel is an impostor, in conspiracy with the fortune-teller, to steal the three monkey statues by placing them in a rigged display case and removing them one-by-one. The real Wincroft arrives to reward his detective and acquire the statues for safe keeping. Guest stars: Graham Batchelor (Thurber Best), Antony Parr (Sir Edmund Wincroft), Chas Lawther (Drugue), George Buza (Security Guard), Denis Simpson (Alastair Jones), Sheila McCarthy (Murielle), Diana Barrington (Maid). "One Door Closes" London sees that the base of a construction site's scaffolding is dropping into mud and that the foundation of one of the ends of the scaffolding is about to break. The man assigned to the scaffolding reports this to his short-tempered boss, Vic Carrano. Carrano refuses to reinforce the scaffolding, terminates the employ of the worker in a heated argument, and decides to ascend the scaffolding himself after 5 o'clock quitting time, to do the work to which his dismissed employee had been assigned, despite London's effort to stop him. The scaffolding collapses, and Carrano falls. London carries Carrano's wallet to find help, and Carrano is hospitalised and diagnosed with permanent spinal injury and paralysis. His bitter denial of his condition alienates his wife, Margaret, who leaves London with him at a care centre for paraplegics to help him to adjust to wheelchair life. Carrano meets a young, pleasant, paraplegic girl named Jennifer, who has adapted to her disability and helps him to express his tender side. He is also recognised as a former basketball coach and invited by a young man, another fellow paraplegic, to coach a team of wheelchair basketball players, but declines. Carrano's capacity to adapt is tested when Jennifer, outside the care centre, falls from her wheelchair while trying to obtain a large ball for a couple of boys and hits her head on the trunk of a tree. London finds her and runs to summon Carrano, who is also outdoors. Carrano wheels himself to where Jennifer is, and leaves his wheelchair to pull himself on the ground to her aid. London brings two of the care centre staff to assist Carrano and Jennifer. Carrano learns that Jennifer is an orphan and decides to adopt her, to coach the basketball team, and to eventually return to work in a desk position, with his wife back at his side. Guest stars: Al Waxman (Vic Carrano), Elva-Mai Hoover (Margaret Carrano), June-Mills Cockell (Jennifer). "Rodeo" London's new friend is two-time rodeo champion Stoney Hill, who was once so popular that he had his own television series, but became too sure of himself, chanced once too many, and was thrown violently from his wild horse, breaking six ribs and needing forty-two stitches. As a result, Hill has become fearful of animals, even keeping a distance from London, and is terrified of rejoining the rodeo circuit and riding the horse that threw him so painfully, although he is still popular and his agent has contracted for him to appear and perform at an Ontario rodeo. He hopes that a stuntman will substitute for him and that none of his admirers in the audience will know the difference, but the stuntman quits, and London urges Hill to face his fear, which Hill must do when his girl-friend, Cathy, is attacked by his own aggressive horse in one of the rodeo stables, and London, also in the stable, "plays possum" so that Hill must act to save his girl-friend's life by calming the horse. By succeeding in this task, Hill has regained confidence, performs in the rodeo, and defeats all of his opponents by staying mounted on his rambunctious house, which throws every other participant. Guest stars: August Schellenberg (Stoney Hill), Marvin Goldhar (Sam Coleman), Linda Mason-Green (Cathy). "Firehorse: Pt. 1" London comes upon a building on fire and assists a group of firemen in rescuing its occupants. He then notices that the firefighter who acted most heroically to free the people from the blaze, is short of breath and faint. This ageing firefighter, Jack Thornton, is diagnosed by his doctor with emphysema, a nearly fifty percent decrease in lung efficiency caused by chronic, occupational smoke inhalation, and told that one more exposure to heavy smoke could be lethal. The doctor prescribes in a letter to Fire Chief Danford, that Jack be reallocated or retired. Jack asks permission to personally give the letter of prescription to Danford, and the doctor consents. Telling London about his doctor's diagnosis and saying that he has no intention of submitting the letter to the Chief, Jack dumps the letter in a trash bin and also discards a bottle of pills given to him by his doctor to control his fainting. He denies the seriousness of his condition and refuses to accept reassignment or retirement from firefighting as an option. London knows that Jack is not being sensible and retrieves the doctor's letter from the trash bin. He is about to bring the letter to Chief Danford when Danford's firefighting crew is summoned to another fire, with Jack, determined to continue saving lives, riding on the fire engine. London obtains the pills that can control Jack's fainting and chases the fire engine, arriving at the fire site too late to stop Jack from disobeying the order of his Chief to remain outside and entering the inferno. The reckless firefighter has a fainting spell inside the burning building as he and London are endeavouring to rescue a man in the building's cellar. Guest stars: Neil Dainard (Jack Thornton), Steve Weston (Barney), Billy Van (Chief Danford). "Firehorse: Pt. 2" Jack, London, and the fire-stricken man in the building's cellar are all rescued by Jack's fellow firefighters, and the fire is extinguished, but Chief Danford suspends Jack for a week as punishment for disobeying an order and as time to recuperate and to consider other job options. Jack has another fainting spell while driving his car, and the car veers into a river. London, in the back seat, escapes the car through a window and brings help. The Jaws of Life free Jack from the car before the rising water level inside of it reaches his face. Jack finally decides to cooperate with the inevitable and to accept reassignment to become a rescue and recovery procedures instructor. Guest stars: Neil Dainard (Jack Thornton), Steve Weston (Barney), Billy Van (Chief Danford). "Lucky" London meets an aspiring stuntman named Lucky in the small town of Mitchum, which is visited by a motion picture production crew. When Lucky attempts to impress the film's temperamental director by doing a summertime snowmobile jump over a parked car, he did not expect a police cruiser to stop in the neighbouring parking space, and his snowmobile hits the front windshield of the police cruiser. He is uninjured but jailed by an exasperated sheriff, while his daughter and London are both given important parts in the movie. But Lucky's fortunes change when the professional stuntman hired for the film breaks a leg. Having freed himself from his jail cell by smashing through a window, Lucky arrives at the filming site and asks the director to use him as stuntman. The director agrees, and Lucky does an admirable job in a choreographed motorcycle chase of a truck, a jump from the motorcycle to the truck, and a fight with a man on the truck, to free the movie's young heroine, played by his daughter, and is assisted in this choreographed fight by London in the role of the heroine's plucky canine pet. Lucky has impressed the director, who contracts with him to do regular stunt work in Toronto, and Lucky placates the sheriff to lift escape-of-custody charges by paying for the repairs to the police cruiser and by leaving Mitchum for Toronto. His daughter will come with him. Guest stars: Michael Hogan (Lucky), Mario Azzopardi (Ferraro Benedetti). "The Good Shepherd" Two thieves of six valuable bottles of rare wine stash the wine in a reverend's car, and London overhears their scheme to collect the bottles from the car when the police search for the stolen items eases. Unbeknown to the wine thieves, the reverend decides, in order to raise money for a down-payment on a vacant lot on which to establish a day care centre, to sell his vehicle to a used car salesman, an old nemesis of London's, Neiderhoff. Neiderhoff now operates a used automobile franchise with his oafish son, Larry, and is happy to purchase the reverend's excellent-condition car for profitable resale. London arrives here and points the used car salesmen to the wine, and as they are imbibing the contents of one of the bottles, London shows to them a front-page newspaper report about the stolen wine. Panicking, father and son hide all six bottles in another car in their lot. Meanwhile, the thieves learn that the reverend sold his car to Neiderhoff and go to Neiderhoff's used car lot to steal the car. This they do, but when they later find that the wine is not in the car, they abandon the car on the road and decide to visit Neiderhoff to ascertain the whereabouts of the wine. The abandoned car is found by police and returned to the reverend, whose name is still on the registration. The thieves arrive at Neiderhoff's used car lot while the salesman is shooting a live television commercial, and they are caught on camera trying to collect the wine from the trunk of the car where the Neiderhoffs hid the bottles. A commotion ensues, with London helping the Neiderhoffs and the reverend, who is returning his former car to Neiderhoff, in preventing the evil- doers from filching the vintage liquor. The police arrive on scene and arrest the thieves, the reverend receives reward money with which he can buy the vacant lot for the day care centre, and business improves for the Neiderhoffs. Guest stars: Harvey Atkin (Neiderhoff), Don Francks (Reverend Dobson), Sheldon Rybowski (Larry Neiderhoff). "Second Best" City-transplanted country boy Morgan Emery is taunted and assaulted by his new, urban peers, before London intervenes in his defence. Morgan was top sprinter in his rural school but comes second at his current, city school to an arrogant bully named Greg. Morgan's coach encourages him to run in an all-city track meet's 6-mile race pitting him against his mean- spirited rival- and against a champion from another school. Supported by his mother and by London, Morgan runs in the race and overcomes obstacles, including Greg's verbal attacks, to be victorious over all of his opponents! Greg starts to respect Morgan, who has won the race for their school. Guest stars: Shane O'Brien (Morgan Emery), Barry Flatman (Coach Hart), Deborah Grover (Anna Emery), Trevor Bruneau (Greg), Bryn Garrison (Bailey), Christopher Britton (Mr. Murch). "Arrivederci Roma" The organiser of a remote-controlled-model-aeroplane show hopes to market a miniature aeroplane produced by his own company, Weaver Aviation, but to his dismay finds that his bumbling engineer has not endowed the prototype with sufficient climbing power, and he is fearful that the miniature aeroplane demonstrated by Shawn Turner, a talented, young engineer, will outperform his faltering prototype at a national competition, the winner of which will go to Rome for a world-wide aviation electronics show and lucrative marketing contracts. So, he orders his engineer to disrupt Shawn's remote-control with an interfering radio frequency transmitted by a hand-held device. London has overheard Weaver's intentions and observes Weaver's engineer with the device, which forces Shawn's aeroplane to lose its climb and land sharply on the ground. London obtains the device and carries it to Shawn, who examines its sabotaging function and suspects Weaver's involvement. Shawn attempts to devise a means of thwarting more of Weaver's sabotage devices with a remote-controller that changes frequency while his aeroplane is airborne, so that the interfering signal will not affect the aeroplane's flight on the new frequency. London, meanwhile, acts to stop Weaver's engineer from using another interference device and to expose Weaver's involvement in the sabotage. With Shawn's winning electronic ingenuity and London's virtuous efforts, it is good-bye, Rome, for the disgraced Weaver and Weaver's engineer. Guest stars: Richard Yearwood (Shawn Turner), Clarke Johnson (Mr. Turner), Harvey Sokoloff (Mr. Weaver). "Matchmaker" Observed by London, professional tennis player Sandy McCann moves into an upscale community. Tired of signing autographs, McCann wears sunglasses to mingle incognito with tennis players at a neighbourhood club that is to be the venue for a tournament in which McCann is scheduled to participate. The tournament organiser, an unpleasant young man named Dan, openly speaks with disdain of McCann's abilities. Dan has arranged for his younger sister, Jeannie, also a tennis player, to be the companion of international tennis star Svend Henson, so that he will be able to ingratiate himself with Henson. However, Dan is annoyed to find that Jeannie has brought her college friend, Paul Walters, to be her "house-guest" and tournament companion and refuses to consent to Dan's wish that Paul leave the tournament. In the resulting confrontation, Dan challenges Paul to a one-on-two tennis match. Paul may choose any partner that he can find, and if Paul and his partner win against Dan, Paul may stay at the tournament as Jeannie's companion. Otherwise, Paul must depart, and Jeannie must accompany Henson at the tournament. London mouth-grabs Jeannie's tennis bag to lead her and Paul to McCann, who, displeased with Dan's arrogant remarks about her being a glamorous air-head, agrees to be Paul's partner in the game against Dan. Dan's attempt to cheat with weighted balls is discovered and revealed by London after McCann is unable to return several of Dan's serves, and Dan has disqualified himself and loses the game. Jeannie and Paul are companions at the tournament, as are McCann and Svend Henson after London brings this pair of tennis stars together. Guest stars: Carling Basset (Sandy McCann), John Wildman (Paul Walters), Wendy Dustell (Jeannie). "Pandora" London meets an eccentric ex-military man, veteran Sergeant Jocky White, who lives in an abandoned mine tunnel which contains various military trinkets. White informs London, who has entered the tunnel, that there is a long-forgotten, underground, World War II munitions dump in a maze of tunnels linked to the one wherein he and London now are, and that he has assumed the sole responsibility of keeping people safely away from the tunnels. The rather dotty White accidentally triggers the timer of a large, rusty weapon in White's trinket-filled tunnel and runs out of the mine to warn children, who are playing in a field close to the mine, to flee. London carries one of White's guns to a nearby military training camp and piques the curiosity of the commanding officer, Colonel Palmer, into following him to the mine and discovering the ticking time-bomb. Palmer utilises a magnetic device to stall the timer while he and another soldier try to move the bomb, but the bomb falls on Palmer's legs. London finds White and brings him back to the mine, where White tells Palmer about the munitions dump, and that if the bomb explodes in the mine, it will trigger a chain-reaction of explosions in the munitions dump, destroying a town unwittingly built on top of it! London helps Palmer's soldiers to commandeer a tow-truck for which to pull the bomb off of Palmer and out of the mine. The magnetic device stalling the timer becomes inactive, and London and a Captain Gregson hurry to transfer the bomb to a safe location before it detonates. They do this, and the bomb explodes after they have positioned themselves with sufficient "cover" from the blast. The munitions dump is swept and cleared so that there is no longer a threat to the town. Guest stars: David Glyn-Jones (Sergeant Jocky White), Donald Ewer (Colonel Palmer), Richard Fitzpatrick (Captain Gregson). "Prodigal Son" In a wilderness, London stops a thief from swiping a sleeping traveller's possessions, and the traveller awakes and confronts the thief, who reads the traveller's identification card naming him as Sean Armstrong. Accompanied by London, the traveller leaves the thief and arrives at a rural homestead, where he seems to reunite, after a 14-year absence, with a brother, a cousin, and an aunt. But the traveller is claiming to be Jacob Courter, and London knows that this is not the traveller's true identity. London sees "Jacob" searching a hay barn, uncovering a satchel of money, expressing surprise that "they" have still kept it in the same hiding place that it was in at some past time, and putting it back into hiding. Jacob's cousin, Thomas, is a rival for the affections of Jacob's former girl-friend and wants to discredit "Jacob". London sees Thomas putting the satchel of money in Jacob's room so that it appears that "Jacob" stole it. Thomas then accuses "Jacob" of coming back after 14 years for the purpose of filching the life savings of his late father, the contents of the satchel. Though "Jacob" is not being honest about his identity, London helps him by obtaining the satchel from Jacob's room and returning it to the barn before Thomas can implicate "Jacob" by "finding" the satchel in Jacob's room. The thief encountered earlier by "Jacob" returns and removes the money from the satchel in the barn. He then flees and spooks the horse pulling the carriage driven by Jacob's aunt, and she is thrown from the carriage. While chasing the thief, London has seen this accident and runs to summon "Jacob", Thomas, and Jacob's brother. "Jacob" urges the others to forget about the money and to follow London to aid the fallen lady. "Jacob" finally admits to really being Armstrong, a similar-looking companion of the real Jacob, who is now dead, and he planned to step into the life of the deceased and be Jacob, so that he could gain access to the satchel of money that Jacob had naively told him about. Armstrong apologises and asks permission of Jacob's family for him to stay in their country community as Sean Armstrong. Urged by London, the family agrees, contingent upon Armstrong's honest conduct. Guest stars: Peter Dvorsky (Sean Armstrong), Denis Forest (Thomas), Milan Cheylov (Matthew), Norma Edwards (Elizabeth), Allyn Chandler (Rebecca). "Liar, Liar" London encounters a nasty, deceptive boy named Richie McKinley, who falls from his bicycle when a car passes him, and shouts that he has been hit by the car. Miss Stroud, the car's driver, stops at a nearby parking lot and insists that she did not hear or feel anything at the time of the alleged impact, and an acquaintance of Richie's, a boy named Simon, witnessed the non-accident but is threatened by Richie not to say anything. Miss Stroud rebuffs Richie's allegation and leaves her parked car to enter a building, and Richie grabs a screwdriver out of the tool kit on his bicycle and, defying London's effort to stop him, scrapes the paint of Miss Stroud's car, and he memorises the licence plate so that the police can locate her. When the police arrive with Miss Stroud at the McKinley house, London finds and brings Simon to the police, to admit to them that Richie is lying. London also produces the screwdriver with traces of paint from Miss Stroud's car to conclusively prove Richie's dishonesty. Though Miss Stroud declines to file a mischief charge against Richie, his parents scold him. Because he has been humanely shut in the McKinleys' garage by Mr. McKinley, London is unable to stop a vengeful Richie from retaliating against Simon. Richie releases Simon's pet pigeons from their cage and is caught in the act of this by Simon, who angrily chases him. Simon sees one of the pigeons atop a high voltage power transformer and climbs the transformer to reach his pet. He touches a live wire and falls, his respiration stopped. London, having escaped the McKinley garage by clawing through a screen window, discovers the fallen Simon and carries Simon's glasses, finds Richie, and brings Richie to Simon. Richie redeems himself by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and saving Simon's life. Simon recovers, Richie becomes a likable boy, and London locates and returns Simon's pigeons. Guest stars: Todd Woodcroft (Richie McKinley), Barbara Kyle (Miss Stroud), Lee-Max Walton (Simon), Linda Goranson (Mrs. McKinley). "Torque" London wanders onto a racing track for motorised go-carts and notices a mechanic sabotaging a rear wheel of one of the vehicles. London is unable to prevent a driver, Hamish Welsh, from driving the sabotaged go-cart, which loses its tampered wheel and crashes. Welsh, the lead driver for an Ontario team slated to participate in an important race in Detroit, breaks an arm in the crash and must be replaced as the team's representative driver. London learns that the mechanic who sabotaged Welsh's go-cart is Welsh's brother, Shep, who wants to be the team's driver and sees himself as next in line for the position. However, Shep has two rivals in this regard, an able driver named Colin and Hamish's girl-friend, Torque, who, with Hamish and London's help, defies the male bias of the team captain with her driving skills and determination as she and Colin compete to determine who will drive in the Detroit race. Shep sabotages Colin's go-cart to lose power at a crucial point, and London obtains Shep's tool box, containing pieces of the fuel-syphoning rubber hose used by Shep to sabotage the go-cart, and brings it to the team captain, who sees the rubber hose, deduces Shep's guilt, and dismisses Shep. Shep retaliates by putting oil in the gas tank of Torque's go-cart, but Hamish offers Torque his own go-cart for the Detroit race, in which, the team captain decides, Torque will be the team's driver. Guest stars: Jessica Steen (Torque), Bryan Genesse (Hamish Welsh). "Small Change" London befriends a young, deaf man named Terry, who frequents a video arcade. Nick, the about-to-retire owner, is closely observed by two rogue youths who intend to rob the arcade. The hoodlums do not know that Terry is deaf and think he has overheard their discussion of their criminal plan. London guides a lady mime to the place of conversation, to overhear the crooked duo trying to bribe Terry to tell nobody about the impending robbery. The mime informs Nick and the police to be prepared for the robbery believed intended for late afternoon, but the evil pair decide to do the deed earlier and throw Terry in a dumpster when the deaf Terry does not understand their bribery attempt and tries to run away. London sees this and brings the mime to rescue Terry from the dumpster. The mime paints Terry's face, and together they are summoned by London to the arcade to stop the robbers, who have faked a police telephone call ordering Nick to remove all customers from the arcade, donned masks, and entered the establishment. Nick feigns a heart attack, London turns off the main lighting in the arcade and starts the arcade's games' lights to confuse the robbers, the mime calls the police, and Terry and the mime use ropes to trip and tie the scoundrels, who are apprehended by the arriving police. Nick generously rewards Terry and the mime. Guest stars: Edward Leefe (Terry), Peggy Coffey (Mime), Don Keppy (Nick). "Voyageurs: Pt. 1" At a Pacific coast marina, London meets television news anchorman Ian Farrell, who is embarking with his family upon a 6- month-long journey by sailboat to Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, the peaceful wilderness between the two world superpowers. Farrell's wife, Meg, and two children, Mitchell and Lisa, are saddened to leave their elderly German shepherd, Neptune, in the care of a dog breeder named Mr. Charles (Charles P. Eisenmann in a cameo role) while they are away- and are quite pleased after setting sail to find that London has stowed away on their boat. However, the Farrells encounter severely inclement weather that wrecks their beautiful boat and maroons them and London on one of the Aleutians. Fair weather returns, Meg starts a signal fire using the salvaged lens of her camera as a solar ray refractor, London finds clams for a temporary food supply, and the family of four and their canine helper begin to search the island for possible habitation and help. London is bitten by a snake while trying to spare Lisa from its venomous wrath, and Mitchell, exploring alone without his parents' permission, enters a wooded area, where he falls into a pit trap. Ian goes looking for his son, and Meg and Lisa, left with the ailing London, are observed by a seedy-looking man behind a clump of trees. Guest stars: Robin Ward (Ian Farrell), Susan Hogan (Meg Farrell), Jamie Dick (Mitchell Farrell), Rachel Blanchard (Lisa Farrell), Nicholas Kilbertus (Russian). "Voyageurs: Pt. 2" As Ian, unable to find his son, returns to the rest of his family, London, fully recovered from the snake bite, runs to find Mitchell, who, after climbing out of the pit, is captured by the mysterious man and tied and gagged inside the man's tent. London finds Mitchell and is unable to rescue him but obtains the man's glove and carries it in his mouth it to Ian and Meg, who read some Russian writing on the glove and go with London to free their son. In the resulting confrontation, in which the man points a gun at Ian and Meg speaks broken Russian to the man, the Farrells learn that the Russian believes them to be American spies. They tell to the Russian that they are Canadians who are shipwrecked, and, when the Russian is distracted by Lisa's worried call to her parents, London jumps on the Russian, and Ian gains possession of the Russian's gun, which Ian learns is empty. The Russian, pilot and survivor of a crashed reconnaissance aeroplane, pools his salvaged resources with those of the Farrells, with help from London, who finds an item with needed batteries for the Russian's radio. They contact an American ship, which arranges for the Farrells' rescue. The Russian is also able to radio his people, who come to the island to transport him to home. The Farrells and the Russian say a warm goodbye, and the Russian invites London to accompany him to the U.S.S.R.. The freedom-loving canine declines the Russian's proposal, extends a paw in a farewell gesture, and returns to Canada with the Farrells. Guest stars: Robin Ward (Ian Farrell), Susan Hogan (Meg Farrell), Jamie Dick (Mitchell Farrell), Rachel Blanchard (Lisa Farrell), Nicholas Kilbertus (Russian).The following is a complete broadcast history of The Littlest Hobo on CTV from 1979 to 1985 and then a 1997-8 broadcast history of reruns of The Littlest Hobo on ATV in the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.
From 1979 to 1985, The Littlest Hobo was telecast in Canada on Thursday evenings. In the eastern Maritime provinces upon which this broadcast history focuses, it was shown at 8:30 P.M., their time, Atlantic Time. In the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, it was seen at 7:30 P.M. Eastern Time. In western provinces, the television show aired at 7:30 P.M. or 8:30 P.M., their time. The same episode was seen throughout Canada each week.
After being removed from Thursday evening broadcast in June of 1985, The Littlest Hobo occasionally appeared on Monday evenings in July, August, and September of that year on CTV. Episodes offered were mostly those of Season 6 that had not been repeated prior to The Littlest Hobo's June, 1985 departure from Thursday evenings.
Not long thereafter, The Littlest Hobo could be seen in Canada by way of regional broadcasts on CTV. Episodes were usually run in production order in the regional broadcasts, such as in the regional broadcast on ATV (CTV stations in the eastern Maritime provinces) in 1997-8, the broadcast history thereof being included here.
All airtimes in this broadcast history for The Littlest Hobo are in Atlantic Time.
CTV Full-Network Broadcasts (1979-85) Thursdays CTV Maritimes Stations (ATV) 2- CKCW- Moncton, New Brunswick 4- CJCB- Sydney, Nova Scotia 5- CJCH- Halifax, Nova Scotia 9- CKLT- Saint John, New Brunswick Date Channels Episode Airtime Oct. 11, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Smoke" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 18, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 25, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 1, 1979 2 4 5 9 "The Defector" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 8, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Double Trouble" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 15, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Silent Witness" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 22, 1979 Network Preemption Nov. 29, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Target For Terror" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 6, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Heritage" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 13, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Little Girl Lost" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 20, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Boy On Wheels" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 27, 1979 2 4 5 9 "Stand-in" 8:30 P.M. Jan. 3, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Second Chance" 8:30 P.M. Jan. 10, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Big Al and Sam Strawberry" 8:30 P.M. Jan. 17, 1980 Network Preemption Jan. 24, 1980 Network Preemption Jan. 31, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Give My Regards to Broadway" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 7, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Last Job" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 14, 1980 Network Preemption Feb. 21, 1980 Network Preemption Feb. 28, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Snapshot" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 6, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Million Dollar Fur Heist" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 13, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 20, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Romiet and Julio" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 27, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Escape" 8:30 P.M. Apr. 3, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Guardian Angel" 8:30 P.M. Apr. 10, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Pied Piper" 8:30 P.M. Apr. 17, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Silent Witness" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 24, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Heritage" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 1, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 8, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 15, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Willie and Kate" 8:30 P.M. May 22, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate" 8:30 P.M. May 29, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Pied Piper" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 5, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Give My Regards to Broadway" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 12, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Last Job" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 19, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Boy On Wheels" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 26, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Little Girl Lost" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 3, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Defector" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 10, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Big Al and Sam Strawberry" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 17, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Second Chance" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 24, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Willie and Kate" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 31, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Escape" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 7, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Romiet and Julio" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 14, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Guardian Angel" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 21, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Smoke" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 28, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Million Dollar Fur Heist" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 4, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 11, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Target For Terror" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 18, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Balloonist" 8:30 P.M. Sept. 25, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Duddleman and the Diamond Ring" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 2, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Guinea Pig" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 9, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Trapper" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 16, 1980 Network Preemption Oct. 23, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Pearls" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 30, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Carnival of Fear" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 6, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Mystery at the Zoo" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 13, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Sailing Away" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 20, 1980 2 4 5 9 "The Hunt" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 27, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Fast Freddie" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 4, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Licence to Steal" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 11, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Portrait of Danger" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 18, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Rig" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 25, 1980 2 4 5 9 "Little Girl Lost" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 1, 1981 Network Preemption Jan. 8, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Million Dollar Fur Heist" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 15, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Duddleman and the Diamond Ring" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 22, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Here's Joey Jackson" 8:30 P.M. Jan. 29, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Mystery at the Zoo" (R) 8:30 P.M. Feb. 5, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Balloonist" (R) 8:30 P.M. Feb. 12, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Runaway" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 19, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Trapper" (R) 8:30 P.M. Feb. 26, 1981 2 4 5 9 "East Side Angels" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 5, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Mystique" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 12, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Big Al and Sam Strawberry" (R) 8:30 P.M. Mar. 19, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Guinea Pig" (R) 8:30 P.M. Mar. 26, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Pearls" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 2, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Carnival of Fear" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 9, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Trail of No Return" 8:30 P.M. Apr. 16, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Last Job" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 23, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Hunt" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 30, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Heritage" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 7, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Fast Freddie" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 14, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Rig" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 21, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Licence to Steal" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 28, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Willie and Kate" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 4, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Portrait of Danger" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 11, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Boy On Wheels" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 18, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Pied Piper" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 25, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Snapshot" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 2, 1981 2 4 5 9 "East Side Angels" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 9, 1981 Network Preemption Jul. 16, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Sailing Away" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 23, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Smoke" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 30, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Silent Witness" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 6, 1981 Network Preemption Aug. 13, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Runaway" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 20, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Mystique" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 27, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Trail of No Return" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 3, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Here's Joey Jackson" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 10, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Carnival of Fear" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 17, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Photo Finish" 8:30 P.M. Sept. 24, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Secret of Red Hill" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 1, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Wolf Hunt" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 8, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Day of the Fugitive" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 15, 1981 Network Preemption Oct. 22, 1981 Network Preemption Oct. 29, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Suspect" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 5, 1981 2 4 5 9 "War Games" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 12, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Hero" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 19, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Hidden Room" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 26, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Fussin' and Fightin'" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 3, 1981 2 4 5 9 "The Locket" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 10, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Airport" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 17, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Give My Regards to Broadway" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 24, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Music Box" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 31, 1981 2 4 5 9 "Romiet and Julio" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 7, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Snapshot" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 14, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 21, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Mail Order Bride" 8:30 P.M. Jan. 28, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Clown" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 4, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Once Upon a Tyme" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 11, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Target For Terror" (R) 8:30 P.M. Feb. 18, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Guardian Angel" (R) 8:30 P.M. Feb. 25, 1982 2 4 5 9 "A Special Friend" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 4, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Forget Me Not" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 11, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Rex Badger P.I." 8:30 P.M. Mar. 18, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Once Upon a Tyme" (R) 8:30 P.M. Mar. 25, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Stand-in" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 1, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Double Trouble" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 8, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 15, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 22, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Defector" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 29, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Second Chance" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 6, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Photo Finish" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 13, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Secret of Red Hill" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 20, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Wolf Hunt" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 27, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Day of the Fugitive" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 3, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Airport" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 10, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Suspect" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 17, 1982 2 4 5 9 "War Games" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 24, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Hero" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 1, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Hidden Room" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 8, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Fussin' and Fightin'" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 15, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Locket" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 22, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Mail Order Bride" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 29, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Once Upon a Tyme" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 5, 1982 2 4 5 9 "A Special Friend" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 12, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Rex Badger P.I." (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 19, 1982 Network Preemption Aug. 26, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Music Box" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 2, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Forget Me Not" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 9, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 16, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Napoleon" 8:30 P.M. Sept. 23, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Home Free" 8:30 P.M. Sept. 30, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Back to Nature" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 7, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Imaginative Invalid" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 14, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Finders Keepers" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 21, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Happy Birthday, Mom" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 28, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 4, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 11, 1982 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 3" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 18, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Rabies" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 25, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Day For Fright" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 2, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Trooper" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 9, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Duddleman and the Diamond Ring" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 16, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Music Box" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 23, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Mystery at the Zoo" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 30, 1982 2 4 5 9 "Guinea Pig" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 6, 1983 Network Preemption Jan. 13, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Secret of Red Hill" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 20, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Wolf Hunt" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 27, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Loneliest Day of the Week" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 3, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Double Vision" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 10, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Winner Take All" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 17, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Day of the Fugitive" (R) 8:30 P.M. Feb. 24, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Imaginative Invalid" (R) 8:30 P.M. Mar. 3, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Small Pleasures" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 10, 1983 Network Preemption Mar. 17, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 24, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 31, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Happy Birthday, Mom" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 7, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Airport" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 14, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Suspect" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 21, 1983 2 4 5 9 "War Games" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 28, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Napoleon" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 5, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Home Free" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 12, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Back to Nature" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 19, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Imaginative Invalid" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 26, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Finders Keepers" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 2, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Happy Birthday, Mom" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 9, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 16, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 23, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 3" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 30, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Rabies" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 7, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Day For Fright" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 14, 1983 Network Preemption Jul. 21, 1983 Network Preemption Jul. 28, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Trooper" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 4, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Loneliest Day of the Week" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 11, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Double Vision" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 18, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Winner Take All" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 25, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Small Pleasures" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 1, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 8, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 15, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Rookie" 8:30 P.M. Sept. 22, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Sept. 29, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 6, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Second Sight" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 13, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Trucker" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 20, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Born to Run" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 27, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Tempest Probe" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 3, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Lumberjacks" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 10, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Passage" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 17, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Sartech: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 24, 1983 Network Preemption Dec. 1, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Sartech: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 8, 1983 2 4 5 9 "The Balloonist" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 15, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Guinea Pig" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 22, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Trapper" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 29, 1983 2 4 5 9 "Sailing Away" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 5, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Pearls" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 12, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Carnival of Fear" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 19, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Dragonslayer" 8:30 P.M. Jan. 26, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 2, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 9, 1984 Network Preemption Feb. 16, 1984 Network Preemption Feb. 23, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Station" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 1, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Indian Summer" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 8, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Applejack" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 15, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 22, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Trail of No Return" (R) 8:30 P.M. Mar. 29, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Hunt" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 5, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Rookie" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 12, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 19, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 26, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Second Sight" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 3, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Trucker" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 10, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Born to Run" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 17, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Tempest Probe" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 24, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Lumberjacks" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 31, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Passage" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 7, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Sartech: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 14, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Sartech: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 21, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 28, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Dragonslayer" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 5, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 12, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 19, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Station" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jul. 26, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Indian Summer" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 2, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Applejack" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 9, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Fast Freddie" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 16, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Licence to Steal" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 23, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Portrait of Danger" (R) 8:30 P.M. Aug. 30, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Rig" (R) 8:30 P.M. Sept. 6, 1984 Network Preemption Sept. 13, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Second Best" 8:30 P.M. Sept. 20, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Sept. 27, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 4, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Rodeo" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 11, 1984 2 4 5 9 "One Door Closes" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 18, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Lucky" 8:30 P.M. Oct. 25, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Arrivederci Roma" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 1, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Good Shepherd" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 8, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Matchmaker" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 15, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Firehorse: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 22, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Firehorse: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Nov. 29, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Prodigal Son" 8:30 P.M. Dec. 6, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Rig" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 13, 1984 2 4 5 9 "Runaway" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 20, 1984 2 4 5 9 "East Side Angels" (R) 8:30 P.M. Dec. 27, 1984 2 4 5 9 "The Hero" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 3, 1985 2 4 5 9 "The Locket" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 10, 1985 2 4 5 9 "A Special Friend" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 17, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Hidden Room" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 24, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Rodeo" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jan. 31, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Torque" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 7, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Small Change" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 14, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Voyageurs: Pt. 1" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 21, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Voyageurs: Pt. 2" 8:30 P.M. Feb. 28, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Liar, Liar" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 7, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Pandora" 8:30 P.M. Mar. 14, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Mail Order Bride" (R) 8:30 P.M. Mar. 21, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Second Best" (R) 8:30 P.M. Mar. 28, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 4, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 11, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Rodeo" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 18, 1985 2 4 5 9 "One Door Closes" (R) 8:30 P.M. Apr. 25, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Lucky" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 2, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Arrivederci Roma" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 9, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Prodigal Son" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 16, 1985 2 4 5 9 "The Good Shepherd" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 23, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Firehorse: Pt. 1" (R) 8:30 P.M. May 30, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Firehorse: Pt. 2" (R) 8:30 P.M. Jun. 6, 1985 Network Preemption Jun. 13, 1985 2 4 5 9 "Matchmaker" (R) 8:30 P.M. CTV Regional Broadcasts (1997-8) Weekdays CTV Maritimes Stations (ATV) 2- CKCW- Moncton, New Brunswick 4- CJCB- Sydney, Nova Scotia 5- CJCH- Halifax, Nova Scotia 9- CKLT- Saint John, New Brunswick Date Channels Episode Airtime Sept. 8, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Stand-in" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 9, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Boy On Wheels" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 10, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Little Girl Lost" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 11, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Guardian Angel" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 12, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Double Trouble" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 15, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Smoke" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 16, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 17, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 18, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Defector" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 19, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Silent Witness" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 22, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Heritage" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 23, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Target For Terror" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 24, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Willie and Kate" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 25, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 26, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Second Chance" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 29, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Give My Regards to Broadway" (R) 1:30 P.M. Sept. 30, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Million Dollar Fur Heist" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 1, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Big Al and Sam Strawberry" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 2, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Last Job" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 3, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Snapshot" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 6, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 7, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Romiet and Julio" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 8, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Escape" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 9, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Pied Piper" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 10, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Duddleman and the Diamond Ring" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 13, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Balloonist" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 14, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Guinea Pig" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 15, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Trapper" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 16, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Mystery at the Zoo" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 17, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Pearls" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 20, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Carnival of Fear" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 21, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Sailing Away" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 22, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Trail of No Return" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 23, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Hunt" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 24, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Fast Freddie" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 27, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Licence to Steal" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 28, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Portrait of Danger" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 29, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Rig" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 30, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Runaway" (R) 1:30 P.M. Oct. 31, 1997 2 4 5 9 "East Side Angels" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 3, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Here's Joey Jackson" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 4, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Mystique" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 5, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Day of the Fugitive" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 6, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Airport" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 7, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Secret of Red Hill" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 10, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Suspect" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 11, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Hero" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 12, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Wolf Hunt" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 13, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Locket" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 14, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Clown" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 17, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Photo Finish" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 18, 1997 2 4 5 9 "War Games" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 19, 1997 2 4 5 9 "A Special Friend" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 20, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Hidden Room" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 21, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Fussin' and Fightin'" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 24, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Mail Order Bride" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 25, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Music Box" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 26, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Once Upon a Tyme" (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov. 27, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Rex Badger P.I." (R) 1:30 P.M. Nov, 28, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Forget Me Not" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 1, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 2, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 3, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 3" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 4, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Double Vision" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 5, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Finders Keepers" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 8, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Happy Birthday, Mom" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 9, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Napoleon" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 10, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Home Free" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 11, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Back to Nature" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 12, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Imaginative Invalid" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 15, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Rabies" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 16, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Day For Fright" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 17, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Trooper" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 18, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Loneliest Day of the Week" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 19, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Winner Take All" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 22, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 23, 1997 2 4 5 9 "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 24, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Small Pleasures" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 25, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 26, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 29, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Sartech: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 30, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Sartech: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Dec. 31, 1997 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Station" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 1, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Second Sight" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 2, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Dragonslayer" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 5, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Tempest Probe" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 6, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Born to Run" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 7, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Trucker" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 8, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Rookie" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 9, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Lumberjacks" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 12, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 13, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 14, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Passage" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 15, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Indian Summer" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 16, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 19, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Applejack" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 20, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 21, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 22, 1998 2 4 5 9 "One Door Closes" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 23, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Rodeo" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 26, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Firehorse: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 27, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Firehorse: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 28, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Lucky" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 29, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Good Shepherd" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jan. 30, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Second Best" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 2, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Arrivederci Roma" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 3, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Matchmaker" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 4, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Pandora" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 5, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Prodigal Son" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 6, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Liar, Liar" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 9, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Torque" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 10, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Small Change" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 11, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Voyageurs: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 12, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Voyageurs: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 13, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Stand-in" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 16, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Boy On Wheels" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 17, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Little Girl Lost" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 18, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Guardian Angel" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 19, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Double Trouble" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 20, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Smoke" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 23, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 24, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 25, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Defector" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 26, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Silent Witness" (R) 1:30 P.M. Feb. 27, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Heritage" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 2, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Target For Terror" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 3, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Willie and Kate" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 4, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 5, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Second Chance" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 6, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Give My Regards to Broadway" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 9, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Million Dollar Fur Heist" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 10, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Big Al and Sam Strawberry" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 11, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Last Job" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 12, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Snapshot" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 13, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 16, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Romiet and Julio" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 17, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Escape" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 18, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Pied Piper" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 19, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Duddleman and the Diamond Ring" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 20, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Balloonist" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 23, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Guinea Pig" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 24, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Trapper" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 25, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Mystery at the Zoo" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 26, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Pearls" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 27, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Carnival of Fear" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 30, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Sailing Away" (R) 1:30 P.M. Mar. 31, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Trail of No Return" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 1, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Hunt" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 2, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Fast Freddie" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 3, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Licence to Steal" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 6, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Portrait of Danger" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 7, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Rig" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 8, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Runaway" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 9, 1998 2 4 5 9 "East Side Angels" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 10, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Here's Joey Jackson" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 13, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Mystique" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 14, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Day of the Fugitive" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 15, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Airport" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 16, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Secret of Red Hill" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 17, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Suspect" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 20, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Hero" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 21, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Wolf Hunt" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 22, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Locket" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 23, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Clown" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 24, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Photo Finish" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 27, 1998 2 4 5 9 "War Games" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 28, 1998 2 4 5 9 "A Special Friend" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 29, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Hidden Room" (R) 1:30 P.M. Apr. 30, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Fussin' and Fightin'" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 1, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Mail Order Bride" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 4, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Music Box" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 5, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Once Upon a Tyme" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 6, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Rex Badger P.I." (R) 1:30 P.M. May 7, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Forget Me Not" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 8, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Double Vision" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 11, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 12, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 13, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Pt. 3" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 14, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Finders Keepers" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 15, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Happy Birthday, Mom" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 18, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Napoleon" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 19, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Home Free" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 20, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Back to Nature" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 21, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Imaginative Invalid" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 22, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Rabies" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 25, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Day For Fright" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 26, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Trooper" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 27, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Loneliest Day of the Week" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 28, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. May 29, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Five Labours of Hercules: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 1, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Winner Take All" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 2, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Small Pleasures" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 3, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 4, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Scavenger Hunt: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 5, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Ghost Station" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 8, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Sartech: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 9, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Sartech: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 10, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Second Sight" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 11, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Dragonslayer" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 12, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Tempest Probe" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 15, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Born to Run" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 16, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Trucker" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 17, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Rookie" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 18, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 19, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Genesis Tapes: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 22, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Lumberjacks" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 23, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Passage" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 24, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Indian Summer" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 25, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 26, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Applejack" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 29, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jun. 30, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 1, 1998 2 4 5 9 "One Door Closes" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 2, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Rodeo" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 3, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Lucky" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 6, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Firehorse: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 7, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Firehorse: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 8, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Good Shepherd" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 9, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Second Best" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 10, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Arrivederci Roma" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 13, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Matchmaker" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 14, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Pandora" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 15, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Prodigal Son" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 16, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Liar, Liar" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 17, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Torque" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 20, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Small Change" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 21, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Voyageurs: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 22, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Voyageurs: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 23, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Stand-in" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 24, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Boy On Wheels" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 27, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Little Girl Lost" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 28, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Guardian Angel" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 29, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Double Trouble" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 30, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Smoke" (R) 1:30 P.M. Jul. 31, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Defector" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 3, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 1" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 4, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Manhunt: Pt. 2" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 5, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Silent Witness" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 6, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Heritage" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 7, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Target For Terror" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 10, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Willie and Kate" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 11, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 12, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Second Chance" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 13, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Give My Regards to Broadway" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 14, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Million Dollar Fur Heist" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 17, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Big Al and Sam Strawberry" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 18, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Last Job" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 19, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Snapshot" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 20, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 21, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Romiet and Julio" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 24, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Escape" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 25, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Pied Piper" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 26, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Duddleman and the Diamond Ring" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 27, 1998 2 4 5 9 "The Balloonist" (R) 1:30 P.M. Aug. 28, 1998 2 4 5 9 "Guinea Pig" (R) 1:30 P.M.2005 saw the release on digital videodisc (DVD) of the 1963-5 Littlest Hobo television series. Twelve of the first fourteen episodes were encoded onto shiny digital videodisc by SabuCat Productions in 2005 January. The configuration of the Littlest Hobo DVD release was as follows:
Box Set # 1: 2 DVDs, 6 episodes on each; "Trouble in Pairs" (in colour), "Silent Witness" (in colour with opening title sequence and closing credits in black and white), "Honoured Guest" (in colour with opening title sequence and closing credits in black and white), "Double-Cross", "Die Hard", "One, Last Rose" on the first disc; "Cry Wolf", "Come Next Fall Session", "Blue Water Sailor", "Chico", "Honor Ranch", "The Great Manhunt" on the second disc
12 episodes total
Unless otherwise noted above, the episodes on the DVDs are in black and white. The film prints are in remarkably good condition given their age. There is some variation in contrast and, in the case of the colour episodes, chroma level, and sound on the first few episodes is in places slightly muffled though still satisfactorily audible. SabuCat hopes to release the entire 1963-5 television series onto DVD, but sales of the first DVD release will doubtless decide the future of the beloved canine wanderer on the digital videodisc format.
Alan Hale (Harry, "Stand-in")
Cec Linder (Hoffner, "Stand-in"; Sal Patelli, "Rex Badger P.I.")
Clarence Williams III (David, "Boy On Wheels")
Lloyd Bochner (Mr. Barton, "Boy On Wheels")
Nehemiah Persoff (Lukash, "Guardian Angel")
Henry Beckman (Priest, "Guardian Angel")
Steve Weston (Policeman, "Guardian Angel"; Barney, "Firehorse")
Barry Morse (Ben Smith, "Double Trouble")
Sean McCann (Sheriff Johnson, "Double Trouble"; Joe, "Photo Finish"; Jack Petaski, "Trooper")
David Bolt (Rogers, "Double Trouble"; Zoo Official, "Passage")
Sandy Webster (Mayor, "Double Trouble")
Andrew Prine (Tom Malone, "Manhunt")
Chris Wiggins (Ed Thompson, "Manhunt"; Grandpa, "The Locket")
Paul Burke (Andy McClelland, "The Defector")
Vic Morrow (Sam Powers, "Silent Witness")
Leon Aames (Jasper McGilicuty, "Heritage")
John Carradine (Chief Justice Hamilton, "Target For Terror")
Jack Duffy (Will Osborn, "Target For Terror")
Gary Merrill (Willie Brogan, "Willie and Kate" and "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate")
Jonathan Welsh (Juvenile Corrections Officer, "The Further Adventures of Willie and Kate"; Stan, "Trooper")
Ken Pogue (Mr. Robbins, "Second Chance"; Bob Harrell, "Licence to Steal")
Eric House (Mr. Bush, "Give My Regards to Broadway"; Jack, "Airport")
Marvin Goldhar (Peter O'Brien, "Give My Regards to Broadway"; Gabe Telford, "Here's Joey Jackson"; Sam Coleman, "Rodeo")
James B. Douglas (Lieutenant Walker, "Give My Regards to Broadway"; Sam Strawberry, "Big Al and Sam Strawberry"; Holden, "Double Vision")
Tony Rosato (Samuels, "Give My Regards to Broadway"; Cab Driver, "The Last Job")
Abe Vigoda (Howard Mattson, "The Million Dollar Fur Heist")
Sheldon Leonard (Big Al, "Big Al and Sam Strawberry")
Ken James (Pete, "Snapshot"; Happy Daize, "Fussin' and Fightin'")
Patrick Macnee (Elmer, "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend")
Ted Follows (Detective Harris, "Diamonds Are a Dog's Best Friend"; Frank, "The Hero"; Tony Kendall, "The Spirit of Thunder Rock")
Leslie Nielsen (Mayor Chester Montgomery, "Romiet and Julio")
Anne Francis (Mrs. Penelope Conrad, "Romiet and Julio")
Leo Leyden (Justice of the Peace, "Romiet and Julio")
Jack Creley (Storekeeper, "Romiet and Julio"; Kennedy, "The Hero")
Jack Mather (Truck Driver, "Escape")
Jack Gilford (Dan Mooney, "The Pied Piper")
August Schellenberg (Barney Baxter, "The Pied Piper"; Walter Henig, "The Spirit of Thunder Rock"; Stoney Hill, "Rodeo")
Marilyn Peppiatt (Gracie, "The Pied Piper")
Henry Jones (Duddleman, "Duddleman and the Diamond Ring")
Keenan Wynn (Gus Appleton, "The Balloonist")
Tony Van Bridge (Dr. Currie, "Guinea Pig")
Carol Lynley (June Wilson, "Mystery at the Zoo")
Pat Moffatt (Dr. Devereaux, "Mystery at the Zoo")
John Vernon (Sam Burrows, "Trapper")
Scott Brady (Captain Turner, "The Pearls")
Donelly Rhodes (Brewster, "The Pearls")
Martin Milner (Don Porter, "Sailing Away")
James MacArthur (Jim Haley, "The Trail of No Return")
Ned Conlon (Wally MacDougall, "The Trail of No Return")
Cameron Mitchell (Carl, "The Hunt")
Morey Amsterdam (Freddie Tewksbury, "Fast Freddie")
Jane Mallett (Jane Buckingham, "Fast Freddie")
Henry Gibson (Jeffrey Farley, "Ghost Rig")
Harvey Atkin (Carmen, "Ghost Rig"; Neiderhoff, "Scavenger Hunt" and "The Good Shepherd")
DeForest Kelley (Professor Hal Schaffer, "Runaway")
Murray Westgate (Harrison, "East Side Angels")
Jack Carter (Joey Jackson, "Here's Joey Jackson")
Gerard Parkes (Dr. Cobourne, "The Day of the Fugitive")
Richard Monette (Ed Jordan, "Suspect")
Edward Albert (Joey Green, "The Hero")
John Ireland (Pa, "Wolf Hunt")
Donald O'Connor (Freddie the Clown, "The Clown")
Les Rubie (Landlord, "The Clown")
Jon Granik (Captain Garr, "War Games")
Ray Walston (Charlie, "A Special Friend")
Don Keppy (Alfie Culpepper, "Fussin' and Fightin'"; Nick, "Small Change")
Richard McMillan (Stretch Storey, "Fussin' and Fightin'")
Simon Oakland (Tom Beecher, "Mail Order Bride")
Leslie Yeo (Mayor James Cruickshank and Oliver Cruickshank, "Double Vision")
Wayne Robson (Percy, "Napoleon")
Ruth Springford (Gwyn MacGibbon, "The Imaginative Invalid")
Doris Petrie (Lily Harcroft, "The Loneliest Day of the Week")
Antony Parr (Charlie MacNamara, "The Loneliest Day of the Week"; Sir Edmund Wincroft, "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar")
Nonnie Griffin (Mrs. Cavanaugh, "The Five Labours of Hercules")
Tom Harvey (Carl Bremner, "Small Pleasures")
James Edmond (Harry, "Small Pleasures")
Hugh Webster (Frank, "Sartech")
Thomas Huff ("Wizard", "Dragonslayer")
Peter Boretski (Verisnky, "Tempest Probe")
Helen Hughes (Madeleine, "The Genesis Tapes")
Lawrence Dane (Alistair McLeod, "Lumberjacks")
Al Waxman (Vernie Davis, "Passage"; Vic Carrano, "One Door Closes")
Robert Christie (Gordon Anderson, "Indian Summer")
Helen Carscallen (Jessie Anderson, "Indian Summer")
Denis Simpson (Alastair Jones, "Three Monkeys of Bah Roghar")
Billy Van (Chief Danford, "Firehorse")
Don Francks (Reverend Dobson, "The Good Shepherd")
David Glyn-Jones (Sergeant Jocky White, "Pandora")
Norma Edwards (Elizabeth, "Prodigal Son")
Script writers Dorrell McGowan and Stuart McGowan
Directors George McCowan and Jan Darnley-Smith
Dog owner and trainer Charles P. Eisenmann