Australian TV TV

Ben Hall (BBC-ABC 1975 with Jon Finch, John Castle and Brian Blain)


UK-Australia / BBC-ABC-TCF / 13x50m-e / 1975

Script Editor: Colin Free / Production Design: Desmonde Downing / Music: Bruce Smeaton / Producer: Neil McCallum

Period action adventure series. New to Australia, settler Ben Hall faces hard times – first getting involved with outlaws and then after his marriage to a woman called Biddy trouble with his land, he later ends up becoming an outlaw himself. This show was actually a UK-Australia co-production.

Jon Finch as Ben Hall
Evin Crowley as Biddy Walsh
John Castle as Frank Gardiner
Vincent Ball as Sgt Garland
Brian Blain as Trooper Pottinger
Sandra Lee Patterson as Kate Owen
Jack Charles as Billy Dargin
Hugh Keays-Byrne as John Piesley
Michael Aitkens as Troy
Alfred Bell as McGuire
Kevin Healy as Jock, the publican
Diana McLean as Helen McGuire
Ian Dyson as George Owen

English transmission dates: Sunday 6 July – Sunday 28 September 1975