Homicide (1964–1977)

Speaking Ill of the Dead 

The death of a prominent member of the community sets a puzzle for the Homicide squad.


Igor Auzins


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Episode credited cast:
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Insp. Reg Lawson (as Charles Tingwell)
Don Barker Don Barker ... Det. Sgt. Harry White
Dennis Grosvenor Dennis Grosvenor ... Sen. Det. Mike Deegan
Gary Day Gary Day ... Sen. Det. Phil Redford
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Blake ... Juliet Stacey
John Gould John Gould ... Colonel Rupert Morgan
Andrew Grant Andrew Grant ... Steve Minelli
Telford Jackson Telford Jackson ... Harold Binks
Patrick James Patrick James ... Const. Pete
Steven Overall Steven Overall ... Barman
Sam Ramanov Sam Ramanov ... Joe 'Macca' McSweeney
Don Reid Don Reid ... Sgt. John Grayley
Sue Smithers Sue Smithers ... Sandra Stacey
Neil Thompson Neil Thompson ... O'Grady
Lionel Williams Lionel Williams ... Greg Carson


The quiet country town of Summerton has a rude awakening when its most prominent citizen, Councillor Rupert Morgan, is shot dead. His body is discovered just after the local newspaper editor, Greg Carson, and his close friend John Grayley, the local Sergeant of police, are preparing for a day of fishing. When the Homicide team arrive to investigate, they find there is a general hatred of the murdered man throughout the town. And it just happens that Greyson's newspaper is on the verge of publishing a front page expose of the councillor, an unscrupulous man who has been embezzling one-and-a-half-million dollars of council funds. While helping with the police investigation, Carson, who has a reputation of being a good newspaper man, also fights to protect his scoop expose from being used by the big city reporters, who invade Summerton on the trail of a story. Carson is determined to run it, regardless of the man's death. During the investigation, the Homicide team look into Councillor ... Written by Darren Smith

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Release Date:

27 May 1975 (Australia) See more »

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Crawford Productions See more »
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