Follows the Sullivan family during the Second World War.
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Series cast summary:
Lorraine Bayly ...
 Grace Sullivan 12 episodes, 1976-1977
John Bowman ...
 Constable Smith 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Marcella Burgoyne ...
 Lolie Kauffman / ... 12 episodes, 1976-1977
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 Uncle Harry / ... 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Paul Cronin ...
 Dave Sullivan 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Maggie Dence ...
 Rose Sullivan 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Reg Gorman ...
 Jack Fletcher 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Vivean Gray ...
 Mrs. Jessup / ... 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Vikki Hammond ...
 Maggie Hayward / ... 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Susan Hannaford ...
 Kitty Sullivan 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Noni Hazlehurst ...
Peter Hehir ...
...
 Hans Kauffman 12 episodes, 1976-1977
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 John Sullivan 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Ingrid Mason ...
 Anna Kauffman 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Richard Morgan ...
 Terry Sullivan 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Frederick Parslow ...
 Mister Jarvis 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Steven Tandy ...
 Tom Sullivan 12 episodes, 1976-1977
Norman Yemm ...
Denzil Howson ...
 Mr. Hardwicke 9 episodes, 1976-1977
...
 Carla 8 episodes
Charmain Jacka ...
 Mrs. Cashmore 5 episodes, 1976
Keith Eden ...
 Grandpa Donovan 4 episodes, 1976
Alan Rowe ...
 RSL President 4 episodes, 1976
Ron Pinnell ...
...
 Ray Henderson 4 episodes
Bethany Lee ...
 Christine 3 episodes, 1977
John Proper ...
 Light Horse President 3 episodes, 1976
Howard Eynon ...
 Corporal Hall 3 episodes, 1977
Patrick Dylan ...
 Man in Cinema 3 episodes, 1976
John McMahon ...
 Radio Announcer 3 episodes, 1976
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Follows the Sullivan family during the Second World War.

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15 November 1976 (Australia)  »

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I Sullivans  »

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Was the United Kingdom's most successful and longest running overseas daytime serial at the time of its release. See more »

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Australian Soap
1 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Sullivans told the story of a lower middle class Catholic family during World War 2. As far as it went, it was a decent soap opera - indeed the creative force behind it was quoted as saying it was brilliant: as it was set during world war 2, there was little sex, no drugs, and nothing to offend.

Detail was noticed - it was shot in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell, in a street which had no television aerials. The Neanderthals knocked this street down. Anyway, Paul cronin played Dave Sullivan, the patriarch. He was a world war one veteran, along with the barman of the local pub, Norm. At the beginning of the War, Norm, and dave's two eldest sons enlist. Lorraine Bayly, who was hitherto best known for her role on Play School, played Grace Sullivan. The two eldest sons see action in Europe, then the pacific, and eventually Terry, the youngest son, signs up. Terry is somewhat of a crook. Other recurring characters included Uncle Harry, a con-man (Graces Brother), played by Michael caton, who later played Daryl Kerrigan in the Castle, Mel Gibson in a very early role (try to find that on his official bio) and Noni Hazlehurst (another Play School Graduate.)

Forgettable, but much better than Neighbours or Home and Away (and more typical of Australian lifestyles, too.)


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