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The Four Minute Mile (ABC Drama, Richard Huw, Nique Needles)



The Four Minute Mile ABC Drama, Richard Huw

In Australian – UK mini-series The Four Minute Mile, written by David Williamson, told the true story of the fascinating race during the 1950’s between five athletes, Roger Bannister and Chris Chataway (from the UK), Finland’s Denis Johansson, the USA’s Wes Santee and John Landry from Australia all striving to become the first man to run a mile in under four minutes, with Roger bannister, of course, becoming the first to do so.

Cast: RICHARD HUW as Roger Bannister; NIQUE NEEDLES as John Landry; ADRIAN RAWLINGS as Chris Chataway; JOHN PHILBIN as Wes Santee; LEWIS FITZGERALD as Denis Johansson; MICHAEL YORK as Franz Stampfl; TRACY MANN as Jill Webster; GENEVIEVE PICOT as Marjorie Jackson; CHARLES ‘BUD’ TINGWELL as Sandy Duncan; ADRIAN DUNBAR as Norris McWhirter; RICHARD WILSON as Harold Abrahams; ROBERT BURBAGE as Christopher Brasher; MARK PARNELL as Don MacMillan

Writer: David Williamson / Camera: Ian Warburton, Colin Munn, John Deeble / Design: Tracy Watt, Don Taylor / Music: Richard Hartley / Producers: Pom Oliver, Errol Sullivan / Executive Producers: Ross Dimsey, Graham Massey / Director: Jim Goddard

UK / BBC – ABC – Oliver and Sullivan / 2×90 minute episodes / 1988