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CertFirstLines: Box13

Based on Otter Log dated Nov 20, 2005

Date Aired : 48/08/22
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The First Letter
First Line : Well, this is great! Rain, rain, rain. Iíll bet even the ducks wouldnít come out in weather like this. But me, Iím an idiot. I gotta go and take up a profession like being a writer. I couldnít take up something easy. Oh, no, not me. I gotta be a writer so I can be out on nice cold, wet nights, beating my brains out, looking for an idea

Date Aired : 48/08/29
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Insurance Fraud Scheme
First Line : Well, this is great! You come to the park to get a hot idea, but the day turns out hot and my idea turns out cold. Idea! I thought Iíd find something different in a public park, and I did! Ė a small boy mashing his ice cream cone against my brand new trousers Ė and all to meet a deadline.

Date Aired : 48/09/05
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Blackmail Is Murder
First Line : Well, here I am again, standing at the Want Ad counter of the Star Times, looking for what? An idea for a story! I couldíve stayed here as a reporter. I couldíve been searching for facts, instead Iím fumbling for fiction. Instead of a blond, Iím meeting a deadline. Instead of Channel Number 5, Iím heading for a sniff of printerís ink. Holiday, youíre a dope!

Date Aired : 48/09/12
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Actor's Alibi
First Line : Holiday, why did you ever leave a soft job as a reporter to become a freelance writer? Or why did you ever advertise for adventure? Why? Because it makes you feel like a kid with a box of Cracker Jacks Ė now you canít stop. You might run across a juicy peanut, or that grand-prize thatís supposed to come in each and every package. But you know by now that story lines, like money, donít grow on trees.

Date Aired : 48/09/19
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Extra! Extra!
First Line : <typing> He leaned over the shining halo of her blond hair reflected in the soft glow of the new moon </typing> Oh, no, no no, not that!! Holiday, my boy, why did you ever decide to write fiction for a living? You know you could have gone into something interesting, like being a truck driver - with the open road in front of you and a motorcycle cop in back.

Date Aired : 48/09/26
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shanghaied
First Line : <typing> The body lay like a squashed melon at the foot of the cliff. </typing> Period - unnh, period is right. Well, what happens now Holiday? <typing> The inspector wonders how... the inspector wonders </typing>. Oh, no, its Holiday who wonders? I wonder how, I wonder why? I wonder what.... I wonder where youíve been Suzie?

Date Aired : 48/10/03
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Short Assignment
First Line : <typing> He looked deeply into her eyes which reflected his mood like twin lakes of azure blue. </typing> Azure Blue. Why does a woman always have to have azure eyes? Why couldnít they be fire-engine red. <typing> As his muscular arms tightened around her fragile ... </typing>.

Date Aired : 48/10/10
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Double Mothers
First Line : :<typing> They stood in the warm rays of the autumn sun while the wind played in the girlís hair. </typing> Oh no, not that! Suzie!
Suzie: Hello, Mr. Holiday. Oh, no, not what?
Holiday: Iím referring to the story Iím writing.
Suzie: Better forget the story Mr. Holiday. Iíve got mail for you.
Holiday: So, whatís new in Box 13?

Date Aired : 48/10/17
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Book of Poems
First Line : <typing> To Box 13, care of the Star Times </typing>
"Carl, Carl, What are you doing?"
Nothing, I ain't doing nothing.
It's just a book Holiday. Somebody sent a book to Box 13. Why?

Date Aired : 48/10/24
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Great Torino
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Date Aired : 48/10/31
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Suicide or Murder
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Date Aired : 48/11/07
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Triple Cross
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Date Aired : 48/11/14
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Damsel in Distress
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Date Aired : 48/11/21
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Diamond in the Sky
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Date Aired : 48/11/28
Episode Number : 15
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Double Right Cross
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Date Aired : 48/12/05
Episode Number : 16
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Look Pleasant, Please
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Date Aired : 48/12/12
Episode Number : 17
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Haunted Artist
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Date Aired : 48/12/19
Episode Number : 18
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Sad Night
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Date Aired : 48/12/26
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hot Box
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Date Aired : 49/01/02
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Better Man
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Date Aired : 49/01/09
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Professor and the Puzzle
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Date Aired : 49/01/16
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Dowager and Dan Holiday
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Date Aired : 49/01/23
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Three to Die
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Date Aired : 49/01/30
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Philanthropist
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Date Aired : 49/02/06
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Last Will and Nursery Rhyme
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Date Aired : 49/02/13
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Delinquent's Dilemma
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Date Aired : 49/02/20
Episode Number : 27
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flash of Light
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Date Aired : 49/02/27
Episode Number : 28
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hare and Hounds
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Date Aired : 49/03/06
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hunt and Peck
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Date Aired : 49/03/13
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Death Is a Doll
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Date Aired : 49/03/20
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 113 5
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Date Aired : 49/03/27
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Dan and the Wonderful Lamp
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Date Aired : 49/04/03
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tempest in a Casserole
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Date Aired : 49/04/10
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mexican Maze
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Date Aired : 49/04/17
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sealed Instructions
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Date Aired : 49/04/24
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Find Me, Find Death
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Date Aired : 49/05/01
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Much Too Lucky
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Date Aired : 49/05/08
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One of These Four
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Date Aired : 49/05/15
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Daytime Nightmare
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Date Aired : 49/05/22
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: 40) Death Is No Joke
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Date Aired : 49/05/29
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Treasure of Hang Lee
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Date Aired : 49/06/05
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Design for Danger
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Date Aired : 49/06/12
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Dead Man Walks
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Date Aired : 49/06/19
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Killer at Large
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Date Aired : 49/06/26
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Speed to Burn
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Date Aired : 49/07/03
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: House of Darkness
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Date Aired : 49/07/10
Episode Number : 47
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Double Trouble
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Date Aired : 49/07/17
Episode Number : 48
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Bitter Bitten
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Date Aired : 49/07/24
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Perfect Crime
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Date Aired : 49/07/31
Episode Number : 50
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Archemedes and the Roman
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Date Aired : 49/08/07
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Clay Pigeon
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Date Aired : 49/08/14
Episode Number : 52
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Round Robin
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