Shannon's Mob

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Shannon's Mob
GenreEspionage
Directed byRon Way
Brian Bell
Howard Rubie
Ian Bennett
StarringRobin Ramsay
Frank Gallacher
Composer(s)Eric Jupp
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producer(s)Bob Austin
Producer(s)Joy Cavill
Lee Robinson
Production location(s)Sydney
Camera setupJohn Williams
Running time60 mins
Production company(s)Fauna Productions
Release
Original networkNine Network
First shown inAustralia
Original release27 October 1975 –
4 February 1976

Shannon's Mob is an Australian TV series about an Australian intelligence agency. It was the last TV series from Fauna Productions, who were responsible for Skippy the Bush Kangaroo among others.

Synopsis[edit]

FIASCO (The Federal Intelligence and Security Organisation) is a top-secret department whose existence was known only to a few and was answerable only to the Prime Minister. Under the control of one time Scotland Yard cop Dave Shannon, the main characters were agents Andrew Blake (Robin Ramsay) and Michael Jamieson (Frank Gallagher) who often worked undercover.

Production[edit]

Production of the series took place from October 1973 to May 1974, mostly in and around Sydney.[1]

Reception[edit]

The series did not screen until October 1975. It was not a rating success and did not sell well overseas. TV critic Don Storey wrote that "not only was Shannon's Mob Fauna's least successful production, it was one of the least remembered series of Australian television's first twenty years."[2]

List of Episodes[edit]

  1. Without Incident
  2. Nothing Else To Lose
  3. Trip To Nowhere
  4. There Was A Man
  5. Stock In Trade
  6. Hotspot
  7. When Collier Came
  8. Mixed Doubles
  9. Loser Takes All
  10. The Playpen
  11. Peace Lovers
  12. You've Got To Have Credentials
  13. Heart Of Oak

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SYDNEY SCENE WITH A DASH OF EXTRA SPICE". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 9 January 1974. p. 18. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ Don Storey, Shannon's Mob at Australian Classic TV

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