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Bangkok Hilton (Channel 10 1989 with Nicole Kidman and Hugo Weaving)



Australia / Channel 10 – Kennedy Miller / 3×120 minute episodes / Broadcast 5-7 November 1989

Writers: Terry Hayes, Ken Cameron, Tony Morphett / Design: Owen Williams / Camera: Geoff Burton / Music: Graeme Revell / Costume: Glenys Jackson / Producers: Terry Hayes, Doug Mitchell, George Miller / Director: Ken Cameron

Drama serial. Whilst searching for her father (whom she has never met) Katrina Stanton meets Arkie Regan at Bangkok airport. Regan plants drugs on her, caught smuggling she is imprisoned in the prison known as the Bangkok Hilton. Filmed over 13 weeks and on location in Sydney, Bangkok and Goa.

The Bangkok jail featured in the serial was actually an old water board building in Sydney. The show is also seen in 6×1 hour segments on repeat screenings.

NICOLE KIDMAN as Katrina ‘Kat’ Stanton
HUGO WEAVING as Richard Carlisle
JEROME EHLERS as Arkie Ragan
JOY SMITHERS as Mandy Engels
NORMAN KAYE as George McNair
NOAH TAYLOR as Billy Engels
GERDA NICOLSON as Lady Faulkner
LEWIS FIANDER as James Stanton
JUDY MORRIS as Catherine Faulkner
PAULINE CHAN as Pretty warder
RIC CARTER as Detective King