The Dismissal (1983)

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The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
John Allen ...
 John Menadue
Vincent Ball ...
 Justin O'Byrne - President of the Senate
Tony Barry ...
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Alan Becher ...
 Ian Viner
Tony Blackett ...
 Robert Ellicott
Robin Bowering ...
 Jim Killen
Carol Burns ...
 Cairns's secretary
Tim Burns ...
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Peter Carroll ...
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Paul Chubb ...
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John Clayton ...
 Barry Cohen
Peter Collingwood ...
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Ruth Cracknell ...
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Ed Devereaux ...
 Phillip Lynch
Neela Dey ...
 Junie Morosi
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The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the subsequent installation, in Parliament, of the Liberal 'caretaker government' and Mr. Malcolm Fraser as the 'caretaker' Prime Minister. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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Gough Whitlam: [referring to Opposition Leader Billy Snedden] Before the Leader of the Opposition can talk about leadership, let him serve his apprenticeship. Let him do some on-the-job training. Better still, let him do some adult re-training.
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26 June 2000 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A sensitive, well-researched reconstruction of a critical event in Australia's political evolution. An excellent cast rising to the challenge of playing the giants of Australian political life. I was 26 in 1975 and watching the series 25 years later brought back all the feelings of disbelief and bewilderment I experienced at the time. Wonderful television.


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