Mercury Season 1

Season 1

Mercury Season 1

First Air Date: May 02, 1996

First Aired on    :   1996
Episodes    :   13 episodes



Episodes

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1x13 Bad News Is Good News (January 01, 0001)


It's the last week before a government-called election and it looks like an Opposition victory; Bill is beseiged by fans objecting to a rock star's obituary; and his story about a young cop shooting a psychiatric patient has Gibbo facing his own demons.


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1x12 Private Tears (January 01, 0001)


Kevin Kinsella writes a moving story about his and his wife's attempts at In Vitro Fertilization; Georgi has to answer charges of breaching journalistic privilege before a parliamentary committee; Clare Bannister makes her long-anticipated run for the office of Premier.


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1x11 All the News That's Fit to Print (January 01, 0001)


Gibbo gets a story that threatens the Opposition Leader's career, but faces a crisis in his personal life; a sports figure just released from jail wants Sylvie Waterman to write his biography; and Georgi finally digs up some real dirt on the crooked dealings of developer Mil Pascoe.


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1x10 The Best Seat in the House (January 01, 0001)


Tess finds the experience intoxicating when she takes over Rocco's gossip column for the week; everyone comes together for Gibbo when tragedy overtakes the foreign correspondent.


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1x09 A Very Dangerous Game (January 01, 0001)


Cub reporter Nathan Cohen almost blows Tess's exclusive story; Gibbo begins a dangerous relationship with Clare Bannister; Georgi has a fit when one of her stories is blown by the government, and she accuses Gibbo of leaking it.


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1x08 Mother's Day (January 01, 0001)


Plod re-investigates a controversial police raid; Georgi and Gibbo try to expose crooked property developer Mil Pascoe.


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1x07 Paper Tigers (January 01, 0001)


When labor troubles beset the Sunday Mercury, Bill Wyatt and Georgi Singer find themselves on opposite sides, and when the journalists are called on to strike, Tess and Nathan must sacrifice their hard-won stories and Bill and Nell have to get the paper out on their own.


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1x06 Indecent Obsession (January 01, 0001)


Gibbo investigates pedophilia in high places; general reporter Kevin Kinsella manages to get an exclusive interview with the parents of a baby who has just survived a risky operation.


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1x05 Devil's Work (January 01, 0001)


Nell takes over as editor while Bill is away being grilled by the company's new investor; Tess teams up with general reporter Karin Grunewald to expose the exploitation of migrant garment workers; Ross covers an exorcism that ended in tragedy.


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1x04 Every Picture Tells a Story (January 01, 0001)


Rumors abound that the Mercury may be taken over by a West Australian media mogul; Bill has to decide whether or not to give the boot to an arrogant photographer; Georgi exposes a film studio; and Plod uncovers a strange link between Treasurer Clare Bannister and a murderer.


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1x03 Dark Horses (January 01, 0001)


Plod finagles an exclusive interview with a woman who claims her sister was murdered; Tess smells news in the privatization of the city's sewerage farm; Georgi and Gibbo track down an elusive developer to get an interview; and cub reporter Nathan Cohen stumbles upon the biggest story of his life.


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1x02 Biggest Thieves in Town (January 01, 0001)


Plod investigates two battlers who claim to have lost their life savings in a recent bank robbery; Gibbo's investigation of the forthcoming national budget leads to a strange offer from the Treasurer; and Georgi's expose of the relationship between a cabinet minister and a land developer causes unexpected retaliation by the government.


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1x01 Without Fear or Favour (May 02, 1996)





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