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Melba (Channel 7 1988 with Linda Cropper and Hugo Weaving)

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Australia / Channel 7 – Amalgamated Global – Oliver Sullivan – Compact Television / 4×120 minute episodes / Broadcast 1988

Writer: Roger McDonald / Producers: Errol Sullivan, Pom Oliver / Camera: Dean Semler, Andrew Lesnie / Design: Roger Kirk / Costume: Jan Hurley, Roger Kirk / Executive producers: John Sturzaker, Alan Bateman, Ray Beattie / Director: Rodney Fisher

Period drama serial. The life story of opera superstar Nellie Melba from her early days in Australia to success on stages all over the world.

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LINDA CROPPER as Nellie Melba
HUGO WEAVING as Charles Armstrong S
PETER CARROLL as David Mitchell
GOOGIE WITHERS
JOAN GREENWOOD as Madame Marchesi
MARIA AITKEN
JEAN PIERRE AUMONT
JUNE BRONHILL
MARGO LEE
JOHN SERGE
DAPHNE GREY
NELL SCHOFIELD as Belle Patterson
TOM BURLINSON as Sid Meredith
JULIE HASELER
JUDI FARR
DAVID DOWNER
MICHAEL LERNER as Oscar Hammerstein

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