Australian TV Power Without Glory (ABC 1976, Martin Vaughan, Rowena Wallace) Published 3 years ago on August 13, 2016 Historical drama series Power Without Glory began in 1890’s Melbourne where poor downtrodden John West is determined to make something of his life with the series following him as he gains wealth, power and influence and ending with his death in 1950, taking in both his political and business ambitions as well as his family life as well as the major historical events of the period such as World War One and the beginnings of the Australian Labour Party. This deservedly popular series also went onto win numerous awards including nine Sammys and four Penguins. Part of the filming of the show was disrupted by union action (the unions didn’t like the way they were being portrayed in the series). The book on which the series was based was allegedly a veiled account of the real life and hard times of businessman John Wren (whose family tried to stop the book). Filmed on location around Melbourne. The series won 9 Sammy awards and 4 Penguins and at the time was one of Australia’s most ambitious series ever. production details Australia / ABC – Paradine / 26×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 21 June – 13 December 1976 Novel: Frank Hardy / Executive Producer: Oscar Whitbread / Music: George Dreyfus / Directors: Doug Sharp, Keith Wilkes, David Zweck / Executive Director: John Backman, Scott McLennan. cast MARTIN VAUGHAN as John West ROSALIND SPIERS as Nellie Moran HEATHER CANNING as Mrs Moran IRENE INESCORT as Mrs West MICHAEL AITKENS as Piggy Lewis GEORGE MALLABY as Barney Robinson SEAN SCULLY as Eddie Corrigan JOHN BOWMAN as Mick O’Connell TIM CONNOR as Paddy Cummins DAVID RAVENSWOOD as Devlin TERRY GILL as Sgt Grieve LES JAMES as Alec MARNIE RANDALL as Mrs Tracey JOHN MURPHY as Father O’Toole JOHN WOOD as Sugar Renfrey LEILA HAYES as Florrie Robinson LEON LISSEK as David Garside TELFORD JACKSON as Jim Francis GERARD KENNEDY as Dick Bradley KERRY DWYER as Dolly West TERENCE DONOVAN as Frank Lammence GIL TUCKER as Lou Darby GRAEME BLUNDELL as Snoopy Tanner ROWENA WALLACE as Harriet LOU BROWN as Turner LISA CRITTENDEN as Marjorie NORMAN KAYE as Ned Horan WENDY HUGHES as Mary West TONY BONNER as Brendon West DAVID CAMERON as Hugo WARWICK SIMS as Paul Andreas GUS MERCURIO as Bill Tinns CHARLES TINGWELL as Keith Burkett JOHN NASH as Lygon CAMILLA ROWNTREE as Benda FRED CULCULLEN as Watty BOBBY BRIGHT as Michael Kiely PETER COX as Tony Grey MICHAEL DUFFIELD as Dr Bevan ABCCamilla RowntreeCharles TingwellFrank HardyGeorge MallabyGil TuckerGraeme BlundellGus MercurioLeila HayesLeon LissekMartin VaughanMichael AitkensMichael DuffieldNorman KayePeriod Drama SeriesRosalind SpiersRowena WallaceSean ScullyTerence DonovanTony BonnerTVWendy Hughes Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... 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