Changi (2001)

TV Mini-Series  |  Drama, Music, Romance
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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 ... 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)
Mark Priestley ...
 John 'Curley' Foster (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Tom (6 episodes, 2001)
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 Guillaume Koper (6 episodes, 2001)
Gotaro Tsunashima ...
 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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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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Set dressings were researched from photographs and WWII veterans and obtained from a variety of sources, including the ABC prop store, other Sydney prop houses, private collections, auctions, and second hand stores. 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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14 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Having had a great grandfather be captured and sent to Changi during World War two I was hesitant to watch this when it was first screened on TV. My great grandfather kept a diary whilst he was in captivity and when he died over there his mates bought it back and I have been lucky enough to read it and feel I have at least some idea of what Changi was really like, first hand.

This is a fantastic recount of what happened to those poor blokes who were sent to Changi Prison and shows what hardship and cruelty they witnessed in order to protect their country. It is a terrific story of mateship, commitment and Aussie Spirit, that never going to give up attitude. It is worth watching if you like Australian History or anything to do with World War Two.

I enjoyed this mini very much and give it 10 out of 10.


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