A heartwarming rags-to-riches story of a family during the Depression. The story is from a novel by Mary Grant Bruce.




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Series cast summary:
 Walter Balfour 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Peter Braunstein ...
 Liddy Powell 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Roger Cordwell ...
 Norman Balfour 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Wallas Eaton ...
Hamish Fletcher ...
 Bob Balfour 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Emma Jane Fowler ...
 Rose Powell 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Rachel Friend ...
 Kitty Balfour 2 episodes, 1991-1993
 Elsa Balfour 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Penne Hackforth-Jones ...
 Philippe Allard 2 episodes, 1991-1993
 Anne Balfour 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Gerda Nicolson ...
 Miss Birrell 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Oriana Panozzo ...
 Jess Briggs 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Mouche Phillips ...
 Daphne Craig 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Libby Purvis ...
David Reyne ...
 Jack Greville 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Emma Salter ...
Damon Sanders ...
Daniel Walsh ...
 Tommy Briggs 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Stanley Walsh ...
Barbara West ...
 Mrs. Robbins 2 episodes, 1991-1993
 Adrian Treherne 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Caroline Winnall ...
 Clara Craig 2 episodes, 1991-1993
Adriana Xenides ...
 Estelle Drayford 2 episodes, 1991-1993


A heartwarming rags-to-riches story of a family during the Depression. The story is from a novel by Mary Grant Bruce.

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A heartwarming story for all the family told in four hours from the South Australian Film Corporation. See more »




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Release Date:

18 August 1991 (Australia)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Absolutely Charming!!
20 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

Golden Fiddles is a charming, funny and dramatic story about a less fortunate Australian family; the parents, Anne (Kate Nelligan) and Walter (John Bach) who lives in poverty with their four children; Norman (Cameron Daddo), the oldest brother, Kitty (Rachel Friend), Elsa (Pippa Grandison) and little Bob, (Hamish Fletcher)who also is the narrator. They love each other endlessly and though they are poor and cannot buy material things, they appreciate other things like their health and little triumphs like winning a bakery contest. One day the mother, Anne (Kate Nelligan) inherit a large fortune and the family´s life change drastic.

We follow them through love problems, drinking, people who are false and a lot more.

The actors are doing very well, especially Kate Nelligan as Anne and Cameron Daddo as Norman Balfour, the older of the two brothers.

This is one of my favorite series!

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