Australian TV TV

Land Of Hope (Channel 7 1986, Patricia Kennedy)

Period drama serial Land of Hope spanned 80 years in the lives of the Irish Quinn family starting in the 1890’s and taking in all the key historical events, two world wars, the depression etc.

It was a pretty lavish affair but unlike many other period Aussie dramas of the day went for a longish run of 10 episodes rather than the two or four hour mini-series route and consequently it hasn’t been seen too often since.

production details
Australia | Channel 7

RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes | NUMBER OF EPISODES: 10 | AIRDATES: From 18 May 1986

WRITERS: Tony Morphett, John Patterson, Anne Brooksbank | CAMERA: Jan Kenny | PRODUCTION DESIGN: Owen Williams | COSTUMES: Terry Ryan, Fiona Reilly | MUSIC: Mike Perjanik | PRODUCER: Suzanne Baker | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: James Davern | DIRECTORS: Chris Adshead, Gary Conway

cast
MAUREEN GREEN as Young Maureen Quinn
PATRICIA KENNEDY as Old Maureen Quinn
PATRICK DICKSON as Paddy Quinn
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN as Kevin Quinn
PENELOPE STEWART as Young Nesta Quinn
MELISSA JAFFER as Old Nesta Quinn
MELITA JURISIC as Kathleen Quinn
DREW FORSYTHE as Old Frank Quinn
PETER KOWITZ as Leo Quinn
RICHARD MOIR as Dominic Quinn
MARK OWEN-TAYLOR as Andrew Quinn
HEATHER MITCHELL as Helen Davies