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Nancy Wake (Channel 7 1987, Noni Hazlehurst, John Waters)

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Period drama serial based on the real life story of journalist Nancy Wake who during world war II journalist became a key figure in the French resistance movement. Nancy Wake died at the beginning of August 2011 and this excellent all star mini-series received a welcome re-run on 10 and 11 August.

production details
Australia | Channel 7 – Simpson Le Mesurier | 2 x 120 minute episodes | Broadcast 1987

Writer: Roger Simpson / Biography: Nancy Wake / Novel: Russelll Braddon / Camera: David Connell / Design: Otello Stolfo / Music: Greg Sneddon / Costume: Jane Hyland / Producers: Roger Le Mesurier, Roger Simpson / Executive Producers: Alan Bateman, John Sturzaker / Director: Pino Amento

cast
NONI HAZLEHURST as Nancy Wake
JOHN WATERS as Henri Focca
SHANE BRIANT as Hermann
PATRICK RYECART as Farmer
ALAN ANDREWS as Rake
LUCIANNO MARTUCCI as Tardivat
FRANK GALLACHER as Gasbard
JOHN McTERNAN
KEVIN MILES
PAUL KARO
NICK PSALTOPOLOUS

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Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.

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