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Glass Babies (Channel 9 1985, George Mikell, Andrew Sharp)

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In two part drama Glass Babies, when his son Michael and his wife Sally are unable to have children wealthy businessman John Craig arranges for them to have private in-vitro fertilisation treatment, later when Michael dies Craig tries to take Sally’s child from her.

The mini-series mixed a bit of everything with sex, murder, greed, revenge, big business and corruption all in the plot.

production details
Australia / Channel 9 – PBL / 2×90 minute episodes / Broadcast 22-24 April 1985

Writers: Greg Millin, Graeme Farmer / Concept: Russell Scott / Camera: Ellery Ryan / Design: Peter Tyers / Music: David Skinner / Producer: Peter Herbert / Executive Producer: Ian Bradley / Director: Brendan Maher

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GEORGE MIKELL as John Craig
ANDREW SHARP as Michael Craig
BELINDA DAVEY as Sally Craig
ROWENA WALLACE as Dr Gloria McCrae
GARY DAY as Brendan Keller
DEBORA-LEE FURNESS as Joan Simpson
ASHER KEDDIE as Anna Simpson
WILLIAM ZAPPA as Dr Browning
KERRI EICHHORN as Helen
KIKO LANIS as Dimitri
STEWART FAICHNEY as Bob Simpson
CHRIS HALLAM as Ricky Josephs
PHIL SUMNER as Todd

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