Australian TV TV

Bodyline (Channel 10 1984 with Hugo Weaving and Gary Sweet)

Australia / Channel 10 – Kennedy Miller / 7×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 1984 (First episode: 16 July)

Writer: Terry Hayes, Denny Lawrence, Francine Finane / Design: Owen Williams / Camera: Dean Semler / Music: Chris Neal / Producers: George Miller, Terry Hayes, Doug Mitchell / Directors: Carl Schultz, George Ogilvie, Denny Lawrence, Lex Marinos

Period drama serial. The story of the controversial 1933 so called ‘Bodyline’ cricket tour by England to Australia in which the English bowlers led by Douglas Jardine went all out to beat the Aussies and used a highly quick bouncer style type of delivery to inflict maximum damage on the Australian team causing a major international dispute along the way.

cast
HUGO WEAVING as Douglas Jardine
GARY SWEET as Don Bradman
JIM HOLT as Harold Larwood
RHYS McCONNOCHIE as Pelham Warner
JOHN GREGG as Percy George Fender
HEATHER MITCHELL as Edith
JULIE NIHILL as Jessie
JOHN WALTON as Bill Woodfull
JOHN CLAYTON as Mr Bradman
COLLEEN FITZPATRICK as Mrs Bradman
ARTHUR DIGNAM as Mr Jardine
PETER GWYNNE as Oxlade





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