The Spoiler (Channel 9 1970’s Crime Drama, Bruce Barry, Serge Lazareff)

Crime drama series. When a policeman witnesses a well connected business commit murder he determines to bring him to justice, instead he finds himself off the force, he then goes it alone to bring the businessman to book.

The show was cancelled in January 73 because the network were convinced the lead was an anti hero that viewers couldn’t identify with. Serge Lazareff had a prominent supporting role as the main contact of the Spoilers, Teddy the Pimp. The series had its roots in an unsold pilot called Vendetta.

Australia / Channel 9 – Gemini Productions / 13×60 minute episodes / 1972

Music: Geoff Harvey / Producer: Robert Bruning

Cast: BRUCE BARRY / SERGE LAZAREFF as Teddy / SLIM DE GREY / CARMEN DUNCAN