Australian TV TV

Under Capricorn (Channel 9 1984, Peter Cousens, Lisa Harrow)

Period drama mini-series Under Capricorn took us to New South Wales where Irishman Charles Adare gets caught up in the life of alcoholic Lady Henrietta Flusky and determines to wean her off the demon drink.

production details
Australia / Channel 9 – SAF Corp / 2×120 minute episodes / Broadcast 1984

Writer: Tony Morphett / Novel: Helen Simpson / Camera: Ernest Clark / Design: Leslie Binns / Costume: Anna Senior / Music: Garry Hardman / Producer: Jock Blair / Director: Rod Hardy

cast
PETER COUSENS as Charles Adare
LISA HARROW as Lady Henrietta Flusky
JOHN HALLAM as Samson Flusky
JULIA BLAKE as Milly
JIM HOLT as William Winter
CATHERINE LYNCH as Susan Quaife
PETER COLLINGWOOD as Governor
DAPHNE GREY as Sal
ELLEN FREEMAN as Flo
JO ENGLAND as Meg
DENNIS OLSEN as Banks
PATRICK FROST as Captain MacDonald
EDWARD CADDICK as Bank Secretary
HENRY SALTER as Mr Bourne
FRANK GALLACHER as Quaife