Australian TV TV

Blood Brothers (Channel 9 2011, Lisa McCune, Tony Martin)

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Channel 9 stay on their true crime trip with telemovie Blood Brothers which is based on the real life story of Jeffrey Gilham who despite seeming to have it all apparently murdered his entire family.

Gilham, living in the heart of the well to do Shire district of Sydney is a champion athlete, well educated and handsome. To all intents and purposes the model son but on a winter’s night in 1993 his parents and brother were brutally murdered and Gilham was prime suspect.

This fascinating one off drama tells the story from the perspective of Gilham’s brother Tony who always believed in Jeffrey’s innocence and embarked on a 14 year crusade to prove it and also that of Crown Prosecutor Margaret Kennedy who had a seemingly unwinnable case on her hands.

The court scenes were actually filmed at Darlinghurst Courts where the original trial was held.

production details
Australia | Channel 9 – Playmaker Media

RUNNING TIME: 120 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 1 | AIRDATES: Sunday May 8, 2011 @ 8.30pm

WRITER: Virginia Madden | BOOK: Blood Brother: Justice At Last by Robin Bowles | DIRECTOR: Peter Andrikidis

cast
LISA McCUNE as Crown Prosecutor Margaret Kennedy
TONY MARTIN as Tony Gilham
MICHAEL DORMAN as Jeffrey Gilham
SARAH SNOOK as Debbie Franklin
RICK DONALD as Chris Gilham
JODI GORDON as Rebecca Gilham
DENISE ROBERTS as Sue O’Farrell
FRANKIE J. HOLDEN
JONNY PASVOLSKY