Racial barriers are broken in circa-1900 Australia by Major Taylor, who becomes a world-champion bicycle racer.
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 Walker (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Marshall W. 'Major' Taylor (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Hugh McIntosh (2 episodes, 1994)
Nicholas Eadie ...
 Floyd MacFarland (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Kate O'Brien (2 episodes, 1994)
Joan Sydney ...
 Mrs. Walker (2 episodes, 1994)
Brett Climo ...
 Jonathan Dodds (2 episodes, 1994)
Scott Burgess ...
 Pat Galloway (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Syd Melville (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Mrs. Morris (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Mr. Morris (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Daisy (2 episodes, 1994)
Rodney Bell ...
 Iver Lawson (2 episodes, 1994)
John Clayton ...
 Mr. Campbell (2 episodes, 1994)
Celine O'Leary ...
 Mrs. McIntosh (2 episodes, 1994)
Edwin Hodgeman ...
 Journalist 1 (2 episodes, 1994)
Tony Mack ...
 Journalist 2 (2 episodes, 1994)
Syd Brisbane ...
 Larrikan (2 episodes, 1994)
Josef Schwaiger ...
 Tim Freeman (2 episodes, 1994)
Barbara West ...
 Mrs. O'Brien (2 episodes, 1994)
Dominic Condon ...
 Scott (2 episodes, 1994)
Damon Sanders ...
 Doctor (2 episodes, 1994)
William S. Taylor ...
 Baptist Minister (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Train Driver (2 episodes, 1994)
Jeff Madden ...
 Conductor (2 episodes, 1994)
David Gillies ...
 Harley Grimes (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Doorman (2 episodes, 1994)
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Racial barriers are broken in circa-1900 Australia by Major Taylor, who becomes a world-champion bicycle racer.

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Tracks of Glory: The Major Taylor Story  »

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Long-haul mini-series rewards patience
28 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

TRACKS OF GLORY

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound format: Mono

(2 episodes)

The less-than-exciting sport of cycle-racing gets the Australian mini-series treatment in Marcus Cole's TRACKS OF GLORY, set in the early 1900s. As usual with these things, the period is nicely evoked and the script maintains a steady pace, but the drama is too restrained and - with the notable exception of Richard Roxburgh's performance as a flashy sports promoter - the characters aren't terribly interesting. The two leading men, Cameron Daddo and Phil Morris, are attractive and talented, but neither of them is allowed to broaden the range of their muted characterisations.


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