Homicide (1964–1977)

Why All the Fuss 

The squad investigates the eerie death of a homosexual.


Igor Auzins


John Drew


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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:
Ivor Bowyer Ivor Bowyer ... Surgeon
Noel Brady Noel Brady ... Joe Cook
Roslyn De Winter Roslyn De Winter ... Mrs. Rivers (as Roz De Winter)
Andrew Gilmour Andrew Gilmour ... Parks
Billie Hammerberg Billie Hammerberg ... Babs
Anthony Hawkins Anthony Hawkins ... Gerald Rivers
Peter Homewood Peter Homewood ... Barman
Shirley-Anne Kear Shirley-Anne Kear ... Sue Baxter
Barbara Ramsay Barbara Ramsay ... Doctor (as Barbara Ramsey)
Robert Schroeder Robert Schroeder ... Greg Watkins
Grigor Taylor Grigor Taylor ... Doug Lambert


Two young men, Lambert and Cook, who have a hatred of "poofters", kill Gerard Rivers, a successful homosexual businessman. Insp. Lawson uncovers some strange personal viewpoints and bizarre sexual practices of some well-to-do, respected members of the community. Written by Darren Smith

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Action | Crime | Drama



Release Date:

22 July 1975 (Australia) See more »

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Production Co:

Crawford Productions See more »
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This episode screened at 7:30 p.m. in Sydney, but the Programme Manager at ADS-7 Adelaide considered the subject matter "too hot" for the early evening timeslot, and rescheduled it a couple of weeks later in a 9:00 p.m. timeslot. In Melbourne, HSV-7 did not show it as part of the original series' run, and it has only been seen during late-night or daytime repeat screenings. See more »

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