Call Me Kelly

TV series, 1977

Short series about a young man who quits his job in the city to seek adventure.

Production summary: 

Premiere date:

3 October 1977

Channel:

SABC TV

Language:

English

Genre:

Drama series; Action and adventure

Number of series:

1

Number of episodes:

6

Production company:

Fremantle

Directors:

Percival Rubens; David Shreeve; Bernard Buys

Writer:

David Shreeve

Cast and Crew: 

ActorCharacter
John ParsonsonKelvin "Kelly" Ross
Victor Melleneythe botanist
Lyndsay ReardonGraham
Gillian GarlickGail
Michael HowardMajor Pepper
Tessa ZieglerJeannie Marais
Ken MarshallMr Marais
Arthur Hall  
Hugh Rouse  

Theme song: 

Episodes: 

Episode 1: "The Fake"
Original air date: 3 October 1977

Kelly quits his job in the city and becomes a botanist’s assistant. Director: Percival Rubens

Episode 2: "The Intruder"
Original air date: 10 October 1977

Kelly works at a riding school. His boss, Vivienne, is getting pestered by a wealthy fop.

Episode 3: "The Major"
Original air date: 17 October 1977

While Kelly is working on a nature reserve run by an old school friend, his friend’s father goes missing. Director: David Shreeve.

Episode 4: "The Hostages"
Original air date: 24 October 1977

An escaped convict holds an elderly couple hostage. Kelly, who works on their farm, tries to rescue them. Director: Bernard Buys.

Episode 5: "The Coma"
Original air date: 31 October 1977

Kelly finds a girl at the foot of a cliff. She is in a coma, and he rushes her to hospital.

Episode 6: "The Rustlers"
Original air date: 7 November 1977

Finale. When the daughter of a millionaire cattle rancher accuses Kelly of cattle rustling, he sets out to prove his innocence.

Sources: 

  • Wilhelm Grütter, Fokus: Waarom dié goeie goed? Die Burger: By, 8 October 1977, p.4.