Australian TV TV

Flair (Channel 7 1990, Heather Thomas, Rowena Wallace)

Flair

Lavish mini-series Flair took us into the world of Tessa Clarke, a fashion designer, who returns home to Australia from America intent on becoming a major player in the Australian fashion industry.

Her success leads to bitter jealousy amongst her rivals and she also has problems when a one time employee, Pamela Winter-Smith manages to win a court case claiming back her designs.

Very much in the Dynasty-Return to Eden mould and also owing a big nod to the UK series Connie, Flair also had a big USA presence in the cast with both James Healey and Heather Thomas. Despite rating well the critics hated it of course.

production details
Australia | Network 7 – Flair TV Prod – Film Victoria -Australian Film Finance

RUNNING TIME: 120 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 2 | AIRDATES: 1 – 8 August 1990

WRITER: Alan Hopgood | IDEA: Paul Davies, Gaye Hopgood | MUSIC: Frank Strangio | PRODUCTION DESIGN: David Copping | COSTUMES: Anna Senior | PRODUCER: Paul Davies | DIRECTOR: Henri Safran

cast
HEATHER THOMAS as Tessa Clarke
ANDREW CLARKE as Philip Harmon
JAMES HEALEY as Chris Drake
ROWENA WALLACE as Pamela Winter-Smith
JOSEPH BOTTOMS as Matthew ‘Matt’ Lee
IMOGEN ANNESLEY as Sally Clarke
CHARLES “Bud” TINGWELL as Bert Clarke
DAVID REYNE as Mark Tupper
ELAINE SMITH as Megan
BRIONY BEHETS as Samantha Harmon
JOANNE CANNING as Trudy
MARIE-THERESE BYRNE as Addie
NEELA DEY as Chistine
JAMES PATRICK as Jack Brody