Matlock Police (1971–1976)

Poppy and the Closet Junkie 

A nurse stealing morphine for her addicted brother-in-law causes an elderly doctor to be suspected of negligence when his patient dies of an apparent drug overdose.

Director:

Simon Wincer

Writers:

Everett De Roche, Ian Jones (creator) (co-writer) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Michael Pate ... Det. Sgt. Vic Maddern
Vic Gordon Vic Gordon ... Sgt. Bert Kennedy
Paul Cronin Paul Cronin ... Sen. Const. Gary Hogan
Tom Richards Tom Richards ... Sen. Det. Steve York
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cherry Blaskett Cherry Blaskett ... Laura
Keith Eden Keith Eden ... Peter Cox
Norman Hodges Norman Hodges ... Fields
Harold Hopkins ... Luke Reid
Roy Lyons Roy Lyons ... George White
Andrew McFarlane ... Ben Reid
Betty Ross Betty Ross ... Helen White
Arna-Maria Winchester ... Poppy Reid
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Storyline

A nurse stealing morphine for her addicted brother-in-law causes an elderly doctor to be suspected of negligence when his patient dies of an apparent drug overdose.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

28 March 1974 (Australia) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Crawford Productions See more »
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First major role for Andrew McFarlane (he previously had a one scene bit-part in Homicide) His performance in this episode led to him being cast as Const. Wilson in Division 4. See more »

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