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 Ikey Solomon / ... (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Mary Abacus (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Hannah Solomon (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Mr. Emmett (4 episodes, 2000)
David Ngoombujarra ...
 Billy Gonequeer (4 episodes, 2000)
Daniel Maynard ...
 Flash Bob (4 episodes, 2000)
Di Smith ...
 Margaret Keating (4 episodes, 2000)
Linal Haft ...
 George Madden (4 episodes, 2000)
Douglas Hedge ...
 Reverend Smedley (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Abraham Van Esselyn (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Sir Jasper Waterlow (4 episodes, 2000)
Meaghan Yates ...
 Australian Becky (4 episodes, 2000)
Amanda Wenban ...
 Mrs. Newman (4 episodes, 2000)
Annie Byron ...
 Duchess (4 episodes, 2000)
Doug Scroope ...
 Titty Smart (4 episodes, 2000)
Edmund Pegge ...
 Bank Executive (4 episodes, 2000)
Johnny Lockwood ...
 Moses (4 episodes, 2000)
Elizabeth Burton ...
 Mature Whore (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Hobart Trooper (4 episodes, 2000)
Andrew Armstrong ...
 Sailor On Street (4 episodes, 2000)
Scott Barros ...
 English David (4 episodes, 2000)
Steven Bowers ...
 Albert Popjoy (4 episodes, 2000)
Maurie Broadhurst ...
 Client #1 (4 episodes, 2000)
Leanne Bruce ...
 Convict Woman (4 episodes, 2000)
Owen Buick ...
 Official Flogger (4 episodes, 2000)
Brandon Burke ...
 Prison Official (4 episodes, 2000)
Michael Butcher ...
 Pick-Axe Con (4 episodes, 2000)
Meg Chilcott ...
 Mistress (4 episodes, 2000)
Heather Christie ...
 Granny Smith (4 episodes, 2000)
Natalie Dawson ...
 Whore #2 (4 episodes, 2000)
Conal De Huggard ...
 Brute Of a Man (4 episodes, 2000)
Matt Dempsey ...
 Shiphand (4 episodes, 2000)
Hilton Denis ...
 Hawk (4 episodes, 2000)
David Dennis ...
 Hawk (4 episodes, 2000)
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 David Solomon (4 episodes, 2000)
Josef Drewniak ...
 Jeweller (4 episodes, 2000)
Dennis Duggan ...
 Mary's Customer (4 episodes, 2000)
Michael Duggan ...
 Mr. Newman (4 episodes, 2000)
Jeremiah Dupre ...
 Young Master (4 episodes, 2000)
Kara Everson ...
 Poor Widow (4 episodes, 2000)
Ashley Fitzgerald ...
 Australian Sarah (4 episodes, 2000)
Mick Gallagher ...
 Fearsome (4 episodes, 2000)
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 2nd Man in Line (4 episodes, 2000)
Euan Gray ...
 Spotted Youth / ... (4 episodes, 2000)
Maureen Green ...
 Ann Gower (4 episodes, 2000)
Dray Guerin ...
 Toddler Tommo (4 episodes, 2000)
Audrey Harpur ...
 Street Seller (4 episodes, 2000)
Darren Holt ...
 Tomahawk (4 episodes, 2000)
Jim Holt ...
 Harris (4 episodes, 2000)
Andrew Hunter ...
 Middle Aged Man (4 episodes, 2000)
Nathan Kotzur ...
 Adult David (4 episodes, 2000)
Lenny Kovner ...
 Samuel (4 episodes, 2000)
Mark Marksman ...
 Black Boss (4 episodes, 2000)
Clive Marshall ...
 Market Seller (4 episodes, 2000)
Jordan Mbakwe ...
 Toddler Hawk (4 episodes, 2000)
Nick Meenahan ...
 Calligan (4 episodes, 2000)
Lizzy Milne ...
 Sophisticated Girl (4 episodes, 2000)
Damian Monk ...
 Out Of Work Man (4 episodes, 2000)
Eaquel Moore ...
 English Becky (4 episodes, 2000)
Cian O'Clery ...
 P & O Messenger (4 episodes, 2000)
Tom O'Dell ...
 Sparrefart (4 episodes, 2000)
Barry Pearce ...
 Suspicious Trooper (4 episodes, 2000)
John-Bruce Plant ...
 American (4 episodes, 2000)
Jean-Marc Russ ...
 Monster Master (4 episodes, 2000)
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 Tommo - Age 12 (4 episodes, 2000)
Percy Sieff ...
 Mr. Goldstein (4 episodes, 2000)
Rebecca Smee ...
 Audult Becky (4 episodes, 2000)
Andrew Smith ...
 Senior Servant (4 episodes, 2000)
Andrew Soffe ...
 Trooper No 1 (4 episodes, 2000)
Janelle Stacey ...
 English Sarah (4 episodes, 2000)
Preston Struthers ...
 1st Special (4 episodes, 2000)
Brian Tierney ...
 Drunken Customer (4 episodes, 2000)
Mondanna Todd ...
 Whore #3 (4 episodes, 2000)
John Tomatalau ...
 Client #2 (4 episodes, 2000)
Lisa Van Der Veer ...
 Marybelle Firkin (4 episodes, 2000)
Sara Jayne Whitehead ...
 Whore #1 (4 episodes, 2000)
Kim Therese Williams ...
 Whore #5 (4 episodes, 2000)
Robbie Wilson ...
 Mature Whore #2 (4 episodes, 2000)
Ben Wynyard ...
 Tommo (4 episodes, 2000)
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Based on Bryce Courtenay's novel of the same name, this four-hour miniseries tells the story of Ikey Solomon, his wife Hannah and his mistress Mary. Set in London and Tasmania in the middle 19th century it is the first in a trilogy of novels to be made into a mini-series. Written by Brendan Hill <swatchdog@mindless.com>

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Love, betrayal, passion.

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17 July 2000 (Australia)  »

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One for Bryce Courtenay fans...
18 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

The Potato Factory is definitely true in style if not completely in content to the novel.

It gives the typical Courtenay piecemeal character development, in stuttered episodic fashion, telling the same old story, with slight variations on locations, period characters etc. As I said, if you're a fan of Courtenay's work, you'll will no doubt love it.

For me, I wish I watched the Graham Kennedy special which aired on the same night. 4 out of 10.


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