Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Australian comedy-fantasy series began as a family called the Trevallers moved from the big city to take charge of a rural coaching inn called the "Help Me Through the World." At first disgruntled over having been uprooted, 13-year-old Julian "Jools" Trevellar (Clayton Williamson) was delighted (sort of) to discover that said inn was haunted by a teenaged ghost, 19th century lass Elinor "Ellie" Lockett (Rebecca Smart). Since only Jools could see or hear Elly, it fell upon him to help the restless spirit solve her long-ago murder. Featured in the cast were Anne Tenney and Peter Fisher as Jools' clueless parents, and Dennis Miller, Damon Herriman, and Vanessa Collier as their zany rustic neighbors, the O'Farrells. The 12-episode Elly & Jools made its Australian TV bow in 1989.