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 Douglas Jardine (7 episodes, 1984)
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 Donald Bradman (7 episodes, 1984)
Jim Holt ...
 Harold Larwood (7 episodes, 1984)
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 Pelham Warner (7 episodes, 1984)
John Gregg ...
 Percy George Fender (7 episodes, 1984)
Heather Mitchell ...
 Edith (7 episodes, 1984)
John Walton ...
 Bill Woodfull (7 episodes, 1984)
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 Eddie Paynter / ... (2 episodes, 1984)
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Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team (headed by captain Douglas Jardine) applied a bowling technique called "leg theory", or more commonly, Bodyline. This technique involved bowlers bowling the ball directly at the batsman's body, and resulted in many of the Australian team receiving numerous bruises and injuries, with batsman Bert Oldfield sustaining a cracked skull. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time. Written by Dave Bowyer <aussie@ccnet.com>

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The day England declared war on Australia.

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In Episode 7, the series portrays Woodfull being bowled by Larwood. However, the records show Woodfull was bowled by Mitchell in the first innings. See more »

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Douglas Jardine: I demand an apology, one of your team mates called me a bastard.
Australian Player: Which one of you bastards called this bastard a bastard?
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Description A dramatisation of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team applied a bowling technique called "leg theory", or more commonly, Bodyline.

This technique involved bowlers bowling the ball directly at the batsman's body, and resulted in many of the Australian team receiving numerous bruises and injuries, with batsman Bert Oldfield sustaining a cracked skull. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time.

Rated: PG Duration: 330 Min's Released: 2005 PAL Format - Region 4 DVD (for use on Australian DVD players) Click here for World DVD Standards


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