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Tina Bursill ...
 Louise Carter (109 episodes, 1979)
Bill Stalker ...
 Peter Fanelli (109 episodes, 1979)
Ken James ...
 Simon Young (108 episodes, 1979)
Brian James ...
 George Tippett (108 episodes, 1979)
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 Kelly Morgan (108 episodes, 1979)
Gaynor Martin ...
 Mandy MacFarlane (91 episodes, 1979)
Andrew McKaige ...
 Alan MacFarlane (83 episodes, 1979)
Gerard Kennedy ...
 Gary Doolan (62 episodes, 1979)
Bartholomew John ...
 Nick Grainger (59 episodes, 1979)
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 Paul MacFarlane (55 episodes, 1979)
Maurie Fields ...
 Chas Potter (51 episodes)
Bruce Barry ...
 Captain Douglas Stewart (50 episodes, 1979)
Deborah Coulls ...
 Jacki Soong (50 episodes, 1979)
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 Angela Murray (49 episodes, 1979)
Kris McQuade ...
 Faye Peterson (49 episodes, 1979)
Susanna Lobez ...
 Janet Patterson (46 episodes)
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12 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

OK, I have to admit I enjoyed the classic Australian drama of the Sullivans... a portrait of a Melbourne family during the 30s and 40s... but this particular show (Skyways) is a disgraceful montage of clichés and poorly written characters. I have no doubt this program contributed largely to the downfall of the Australian television industry. Consisting of mystifying close-ups, seemingly random cutaways, and disjointed scenes, the production seems nothing more than a collaboration of pantomime artists. Yet to speak of the actors involved in this particular production as those of pantomime is an undeserved compliment. To put it nicely, this is a very early Australian effort at drama, that while perceived by a person of today could never be considered to be of any value, may have had some obscure value to the sheltered inhabitants of Australia many years ago (perhaps 30 years ago, maybe more). Steer clear of this if you don't want to be annoyed by weak and pathetic performances and plots.


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