Original air date: 7 August 1978
Nick Wilmot is back on Village Reef. Sally and Rocky Roxburgh are hitting a rough spot in their marriage. Nel Clay is trying to arrange an overseas trip at the mine’s expense.
Original air date: 14 August 1978
After a recent spate of underground fires at surrounding gold mines, Village Reef’s management decides to establish another proto team (that is, an underground rescue team). Quintus van Wyk is responsible for recruitment and he manages to get Ted Dixon and Wally Bradford on board.
Original air date: 21 August 1978
Nick Wilmot flirts with Gerald Clay’s girlfriend, Charlene Swemmer, while Gerald sits without a job. Quintus experiences emotional problems.
Original air date: 28 August 1978
The Van Wyks’ marital problems become common knowledge. The whole mine is discussing the imminent divorce. Nel Clay strongly disapproves of Gerald and Charlene’s relationship – especially when a nasty rumour starts doing the rounds.
Original air date: 4 September 1978
Basil Clay, a former pilot, has to find a way to deal with the frustrations of now having to work underground. Gerald goes to the army.
Original air date: 11 September 1978
Quintus gets invited to catch trout. Hilton reckons that the excursion seems suspect. Quintus gets distracted by a pretty woman and Hilton finds himself in deep water.
Original air date: 18 September 1978
For the first time in thirty years Cheesa gets his chance to talk to Connie without her being able to talk back. He grabs the opportunity. But who will he have the last laugh?
Original air date: 25 September 1978
The mine is struggling to locate a watershed. Hilton McRae is determined to rid the mine of corruption.
Original air date: 2 October 1978
Wendy McRae is back, but it seems that her overseas friends have had a strange influence on her. Diana McRae hopes that the arrival of an important guest will bring her daughter back to earth. Sally Roxburgh yearns for more attention.
Original air date: 9 October 1978
Teddy Harvey-Walker is not quite what the McRaes expected, but they are determined to be polite to the chairman’s son. And how will Wendy react the young man, who shares her new-found liberal, anti-capitalist opinions.
Original air date: 16 October 1978
Is there a relationship between Wendy and Teddy? And what about Nick, her old boyfriend?
Original air date: 23 October 1978
Sir Noel Harvey-Walker meets the mysterious Man in White and is very impressed. But where’s his son, Teddy? And for that matter, why is one half of Village Reef searching for the other half?
Original air date: 30 October 1978
Noel Harvey-Walker stays calm while everybody around him panics. There is a terrible accident at the mind: could it be the Man in White?
Original air date: 6 November 1978
Doris McNeill knows the way to a man’s heart, and comes to Sally Roxburgh’s and Nel Clay’s rescue.
Original air date: 13 November 1978
Hilton’s horoscope predicts a major upheaval in his life.
Original air date: 20 November 1978
Hilton is the last to know head office’s big plans for him. Wally Bradford, the clown of the proto team, has a rude awakening when he’s reminded that underground fires are no joke.
Original air date: 27 November 1978
Village Reef is burning! At least four men are trapped in the underground fire, and the proto team is called out. The last thing Hilton needs is a hysterical wife.
Original air date: 4 December 1978
Ted Dixon and Nick Wilmot are trapped in the fire. Wally Bradford has a true baptism by fire.
Original air date: 11 December 1978
Can Village Reef be saved before the fire does irreparable damage?
Original air date: 18 December 1978
The fire is extinguished. But what will it cost Village Reef? Will Basil Clay inherit a prosperous mine or a scrapyard? To lift everybody’s spirits, Nel Clay organises a New Year’s concert.
Original air date: 25 December 1978
Finale. Village Reef is holding a concert and a farewell party for the McRaes.