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Contrabandits
Genre Drama
Crime
Created by Eric Taylor
Written by Eric Taylor
Colin Free
Martyn Sanderson
Allan Trevor
John Martin
Directed by Eric Taylor
John Croyston
Brain Faull
Ken Hannam
Starring John Bonney
Denis Quilley
Janet Kingsbury
Ben Gabriel
Bob Haddow
John Gregg
Theme music composer Arnold Butcher
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Richard Harrison
Running time 47 mins
Broadcast
Picture format 16:9
First shown in 1967
Original run 1967 – 1968
Status Ended

Contrabandits is an Australian drama-crime television series created by Eric Taylor and starring John Bonney, Denis Quilley, Janet Kingsbury, Ben Gabriel, Bob Haddow and John Gregg. The program aired for two series from 1967 to 1968, with fifteen episodes in each series.

The music for the series was composed by Arnold Butcher, and the series was written by Eric Taylor, Colin Free, Martyn Sanderson and Allan Trevor, produced by Richard Harrison and directed by Eric Taylor, John Croyston, Brian Faull and Ken Hannam.

The characters of the program include Bob Piper (portrayed by John Bonney, Chief Inspector Ted Hallam (portrayed by Denis Quilley), Mardi Shiel (portrayed by Janet Kingsbury, Jim Shurley (portrayed by Ben Gabriel), Ross (portrayed by Bob Haddow) and Charles Keally (portrayed by John Gregg). Stories usually revolve around police officer Hallam purueing the Contrabandits due to their scams.

Guest stars have included: Kevin Miles, Linal Haft, Tom Oliver, Dan Crosby and Tim Elliot.

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