Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with ... See full summary »
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 Eddie (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Bill Dwyer (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Gordon Yates (6 episodes, 2001)
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 David Collins (6 episodes, 2001)
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 John 'Curley' Foster (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Tom (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Guillaume Koper (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Lieutenant Aso (6 episodes, 2001)
Shingo Misawa ...
 Colonel Nakamura (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Colonel Smythe (6 episodes, 2001)
William Upjohn ...
 CSM Bryson (6 episodes, 2001)
Dean Atkinson ...
 Bernie (6 episodes, 2001)
Joel McIlroy ...
 Bertie Jenkins (6 episodes, 2001)
Alan Morris ...
 James (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Rowdy (6 episodes, 2001)
Ichiro Harada ...
 Guard (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Guard (6 episodes, 2001)
Scott Youll ...
 Guard (6 episodes, 2001)
Lawrence Puang ...
 Guard (5 episodes, 2001)
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 Lofty Morgan (4 episodes, 2001)
Ian Bolt ...
 Father Paul (3 episodes, 2001)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
 Older David Collins (2 episodes, 2001)
Frank Wilson ...
 Older Gordon (2 episodes, 2001)
Terry Norris ...
 Older Bill Dwyer (2 episodes, 2001)
Slim DeGrey ...
 Older John 'Curley' Foster (2 episodes, 2001)
Bill Kerr ...
 Older Eddie (2 episodes, 2001)
Ishihara Tatsumi ...
 Captain Shindo (2 episodes, 2001)
Andrew James Mead ...
 Captain Lovegrove (2 episodes, 2001)
Peter Carroll ...
 Doctor Hurrell (2 episodes, 2001)
Peter Gow ...
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Victor Ng ...
 Guard (2 episodes, 2001)
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Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with 15,000 others. Together, the six boys struggle to survive three and a half years of incarceration. Written by Aubrey Leong

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A total of 53 sets and locations had to be made and dressed including the prison barracks and a Malayan jungle. Just finding a site big enough to hold the main set of three 8 meter high buildings, which could pass for Singapore was laborious. See more »

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[The Secret Nine are trying to distract a Japanese soldier.]
David: Well, let's see. We've got our English-Japanese dictionary.
Eddie: Great. Let's look up, "Hey, you, look over there." That's sure to work.
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Very good, very honest
4 November 2001 | by (East Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

My family and I enjoy this show and find it a fair thumb nail sketch of what the people went through.

My own father spent some time in Changi before going onto the Thailand-Burma Railway in "F" Force. Much as been said about the treatment the POW's received, I will just say that my father was 6 foot 1 inch and 196 lbs when Singapore fell, at the end of the war he was 5 foot 11 inches tall and 91 lbs.

No show could truly convey what the POW's went through, but this comes closer than most.

As the Ex POW's say, "If you didn't have mates you didn't survive." This show succeeds in getting this message across.


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