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 ... See full summary »
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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
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 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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1.33 : 1
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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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Heckler (Ernest Jones): [in boat alongside the Oriente through a loud hailer] Go home, you Pommie bastards! You don't stand a chance against Bradman!
Douglas Jardine: [on deck to other players] Gentlemen, we are entering the land of the barbarian!
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Referenced in Top Gear Australia: Episode #2.7 (2009) See more »

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A unique and scandalous plot to dismiss Don Bradman.
15 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

A movie not only on Cricket, but also on values, ego, pride, human achievement. The movie takes place during the Bodyline Series, Between the England-Australia 'Ashes' Test Matches. A movie depicting the world's best ever cricketer - Don Bradman and one of the worlds fastest and most accurate bowlers of that time - Harold Larwood, it was a struggle to dismiss the Aussie Don Bradman.

Douglas Jardine's most outrageous plot, the tense cricket stadium atmosphere, the desire to win make this movie a must see.


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