Australian TV Challenge, The (Channel 9 1986, John Wood, Tim Pigott-Smith) Published 3 years ago on August 3, 2016 Drama serial The Challenge was based on the true story of the monumental 1983 America’s Cup Yacht Race. After losing the America’s Cup yachting competition, the Australian team, led by Allan Bond and designer Ben Lexcen mount an attempt to win the competition in 1983. Superbly made and with a top flight cast that also included a couple of international faces in the shape of Tim Pigott-Smith and Nicholas Hammond. production details Australia / Channel 9 – Roadshow Coote and Carroll – Golden Dolphin / 3×120 minute episodes / Broadcast 14 – 16 October 1986 Writer: David Phillips / Camera: Russell Boyd / Design: Larry Eastwood / Costume: Anna Senior / Music: Martin Armiger / Producer: Robert Loader, Tristram Miall / Executive Producers: Greg Coote, Matt Carroll, Linda Agran / Director: Chris Thomson cast JOHN WOOD as Alan Bond JOHN DIEDRICH as John Bertrand JOHN CLAYTON as Ben Lexcen BARTHOLOMEW JOHN as John Longley RICHARD MOIR as Warren Jones LORRAINE BAYLY as Eileen Bond JACKI WEAVER as Rasa Bertrand TIM PIGOTT-SMITH as Peter de Savary NICHOLAS HAMMOND as Dennis Conner JOIE GREGORY as Judy Conner RAY BARRETT as Bob McCullough GUS MERCURIO as Vic Romagna JEFF TRUMAN as Johan Valentijn PETER PHELPS as Will Baillieu ABC AustraliaBiographyGus MercurioJacki WeaverLorraine Baylymini-seriesNicholas HammondPeter PhelpsRay BarrettRichard MoirTim Pigott-SmithTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes9 hours ago Your Worst Nightmare: Behind the Barn (S5EP8 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Behind the Barn: When 20-year-old college student Kristy Ray is kidnapped from her home in rural Tippah County, Miss., in... Episodes9 hours ago Ghost Adventures: Gates of Hell House (S15EP12 Travel Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gates of Hell House: The crew investigate intense paranormal activity at “the Freakling Bros., Trilogy of Terror,” an infamous haunted... Episodes9 hours ago Who’s Stalking Me? (Lifetime Sat 23 Feb 2019, Chelsea Ricketts, Michael Welch) Following a near-death experience when an attacker breaks into her home, Amanda can’t shake the feeling that she’s still in... Episodes9 hours ago Ransom: Black Dolphin (S3EP2 CBS Sat 23 Feb 2019) Black Dolphin: The FBI asks Eric to use his negotiating expertise to convince the brainwashed survivor of an internet predator... Episodes9 hours ago Heart of Darkness: Gambling With the Devil (S1EP3 ID Sat 23 Feb 2019) Gambling With the Devil: When the police arrive on the scene, a few blocks from the Isle Casino in Pompano... search EPISODES Episodes9 hours ago Love on the Menu (Hallmark 23 Feb 2019, Autumn Reeser, Kavan Smith) When chef Hank makes a deal with frozen food executive Maggie to save his restaurant, their unexpected attraction complicates matters,... Episodes1 day ago Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Sandwich Showcase (S29EP14 FoodTV Fri 22 Feb 2019) Sandwich Showcase: Guy Fieri goes to a rock-n-roll brunch bar in Austin for their meatloaf and a Monte Cristo sandwich,... Episodes1 day ago The Blacklist: Minister D (S6EP9 NBC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Minister D: While Red (James Spader) fights in court to clear his name of treason once and for all, Liz... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.