Australian TV TV

Anzacs (Channel 9 1985 with Andrew Clarke and Paul Hogan)

Australia / Channel 9 – Burrowes Dixon Co / 5×120 minute episodes / Broadcast October – November 1985

Writers: John Dixon, John Clarke / Idea: John Dixon / Camera: Keith Wagstaff / Design: Lesley Binns / Music: Bruce Rowland / Costume: Jane Hyland / Producer: Geoff Burrowes / Directors: John Dixon, George Miller, Pino Amenta

Wartime drama serial. During World War One a group of Aussie soldiers, especially Martin Barrington and Dick Baker, are caught up in the carnage that took place at Gallipoli.

The soldiers were in the 8th battalion and they saw action both in the Dardanelle and on the Western Front.

cast
ANDREW CLARKE as Martin Barrington
PAUL HOGAN as Pat Cleary
MARK HEMBROW as Dick Baker
JON BLAKE as Flanagan
CHRISTOPHER CUMMINS as Roly Collins
MEGAN WILLIAMS as Kate Baker
TONY BONNER as Harold Armstrong
SHANE BRIANT as ‘Kaiser’ Schmidt
PETER FINLAY as Bluey
PATRICK WARD as Tom McArthur
VINCENT BALL as Sir Rupert Barrington
ILLONA ROGERS as Lady Thea Barrington
NOEL TREVARTHEN as Sir Douglas Haig
DAVID BRADSHAW as Keith Murdoch