"Dirtwater Dynasty" is the story of embittered rivalry, triumph and despair. The life of Richard Eastwick is told in a story spanning three generations and eight decades. Born in the London... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
 Richard Eastwick (5 episodes, 1988)
Victoria Longley ...
 Kate McBride / ... (5 episodes, 1988)
 Josh McCall (5 episodes, 1988)
 Lonely Logan (5 episodes, 1988)
Dennis Miller ...
 Hasky Tarbox (5 episodes, 1988)
Harold Hopkins ...
 Rev. McBride (5 episodes, 1988)
Jenny Lee ...
 Mrs. McBride (5 episodes, 1988)
Kristina Nehm ...
 Esmerelda (5 episodes, 1988)
 Frances Eastwick (5 episodes, 1988)
 Emma Tarbox / ... (5 episodes, 1988)
 David Eastwick (5 episodes, 1988)
Scott Burgess ...
 Guy Westaway (5 episodes, 1988)
Robert Menzies ...
 Richie Eastwick (5 episodes, 1988)
 Billy / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Ned Manning ...
 David Eastwick II / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Leverne McDonnell ...
 Christine Candy (2 episodes, 1988)
Hayden Topperwien ...
 Young Richard Eastwick (2 episodes, 1988)


"Dirtwater Dynasty" is the story of embittered rivalry, triumph and despair. The life of Richard Eastwick is told in a story spanning three generations and eight decades. Born in the London slums in 1878, he comes to Australia at age 20, with nothing but a handful of courage and a dream. He acquires land, marries and raises a family, wins loyal friends and makes bitter enemies, and builds a land and cattle ranching empire. Both world wars and the economic depression take their toll on his family. But his dream to create a dynasty gives him a reason to continue. Written by <hartcher@dingoblue.net.au>

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10 April 1988 (Australia)  »

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Dirtwater Dynasty- I got it on DVD
7 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just read the last post on here and the person who posted it was saying how much they would love to own the DVD. Well, I got it,3 disc boxset,off ebay and it came from Australia,costing me a mere £21. So I just thought I would share this info with you as I had previously tried for years to get hold of this fantastic little known miniseries without success.Remembered watching it when it originally aired on BBC in 88/89 and since then it has always stuck in the back of my mind as aone of those "Must own" series. But now you know from someone who physically has it, it IS available on DVD. If ebay don't have it for sale,a trawl through the net may be in order but to be honest I would have paid twice as much to get hold of this. If I had any gripe with the series it was probably the absolute bad luck that befalls Mr Eastwick throughout his life seems to be never-ending.As smart as the ending is,I couldn't help but feel gutted for him at the way events had panned out and hoped it would give a happy ending.You will just have to watch all 8 hours of it if you have never seen it before to find out what happens. Like the previous entry said,have a box of hankies ready.I hope this helps any prospective owners out.

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