Australian TV TV

Barlow And Chambers: A Long Way From Home (Channel 9 1988 with Hugo Weaving and John Polson)

Australia / Channel 9 – Roadshow Coote and Carroll – Steve Krantz / 2×120 minute episodes / Broadcast 1988

Writer: William Kerby / Camera: Julian Penney / Design: Brian Thomson / Costume: Anna Senior / Executive Producers: Matt Carroll, Steve Krantz / Producer and Director: Jerry London

Drama serial. When her son and his best friend are jailed in Kuala Lumpar on drug smuggling charges Barbara Barlow mounts an unsuccessful campaign to try and get them free. The pair were later executed.

The serial caused a certain amount of controversy with both the parents of the pair feeling that the serial was untrue to the actual events. In overseas markets the drama is also sometimes known as Dadah is Death

cast
JULIE CHRISTIE as Barbara Barlow
JOHN POLSON as Kevin Barlow
HUGO WEAVING as Geoffrey Chambers
ROBIN RAMSAY as Wilf Barlow
JEREMY SHADLOW as Chris Barlow
MOUCHE PHILLIPS as Michelle Barlow
VICTOR BANNERJEE as Karpal Singh
SARAH JESSICA PARKER as Rachel Goldman
KERRY ARMSTRONG as Shawn Burton