Australian TV TV

Spit Macphee (Channel 9 1988, John Mills, Philip Hancock)

Spit McPhee

Period drama serial set during the 1930’s in St Helens on the banks of the Murray River. The town authorities are determined that troublesome (at least to them) young Spit MacPhee is taken away from his grandfather and put in a boys home.

production details
Australia / Channel 9 – Revcom / 4×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 10-13 May 1988

Writer: Moya Wood / Novel: James Aldridge / Camera: Julian Penney / Design: David Copping / Costume: Annie Benjamin / Music: Mario Millo / Producer: Noel Price / Executive Producer: Geoffrey Daniels / Director: Marcus Cole

cast
JOHN MILLS as Fyfe MacPhee
PHILIP HANCOCK as Spit MacPhee
JOHN BACH as Jack Tree
ELSPETH BALLANTYNE as Grace Tree
REBECCA SMART as Sadie Tree
RAY MEAGHER as Frank Arbuckle
CHRISTOPHER PEARMAN as Ben Arbuckle
PAUL CHUBB as Sergeant Joe Collins
BARRY RUGLESS as George Collins
WYN ROBERTS as Judge Laker





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