In two part crime thriler Wake in Fright teacher John Grant has just finished a post teaching at a tiny school deep in the Australian outback. He is returning to Sydney but, after his car hits a Kangaroo, he ends up stuck in a small mining town whilst his car is fixed.
Despite receiving a warm welcome from the locals Grant is soon very much out of his depth and in serious trouble.
Based on Kenneth Cook’s intense heat soaked 1961 novel which was also filmed in 1971 with English actor Gary Bond in the lead role.
Sean Keenan as John Grant
Alex Dimitriades as Evan “Doc” Tydon
Caren Pistorius as Janette Hynes
David Wenham as Police Sergeant Jock Crawford
Gary Sweet as Tim Hynes
Robyn Malcolm as Ursula Hynes
Anna Samson as Mick Jaffries
Lee Jones as Joe Jaffries
Hannah Fredericksen as Robyn
Jada Alberts as Fanshawe
Darcey Wilson as Jackie
Novel: Kenneth Cook
Writer: Stephen Irwin
Director: Kriv Stenders
Cinematography: Geoffrey Hall
Executive Producers: Helen Bowden, Jason Stephens, Mark Fennessy, Carl Fennessy
Producers: Helen Bowden, Kristian Moliere
Network and Production Companies: Channel 10 – Endemol – Shine – Lingo
Duration: 2×78 minute episodes
Aired From: 8 – 15 October 2017