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Series cast summary:
Anne Phelan ...
 Mumma Darcy (2 episodes)
Martyn Sanderson ...
 Hughie Darcy (2 episodes)
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 Dolour Darcy (2 episodes)
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 Roie Rothe (2 episodes)
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 Charlie Rothe (2 episodes)
Syd Conabere ...
 Pat Diamond (2 episodes)
Lois Ramsey ...
 Mrs. Campion (2 episodes)
Ron Shand ...
 Bumper Reilly (2 episodes)
Emily Nicol ...
 Matty Rothe (2 episodes)
Cecil Parkee ...
 Lick Jimmy (2 episodes)
Carole Skinner ...
 Delie Stock (2 episodes)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
 Father Cooley (2 episodes)
Kerry Walker ...
 Miss Moon (2 episodes)
Brandon Burke ...
 Tommy Mendel (2 episodes)
Susan Leith ...
 Francie (2 episodes)
Pat Thomson ...
 Mrs. Drummy (2 episodes)
Connor Fitzpatrick ...
 Harry Drummy (2 episodes)
Robert Baxter ...
 Mr. Drummy (2 episodes)
Felicity Soper ...
 Gracie Drummy (2 episodes)
Roger Ward ...
 Mr. Kilroy (2 episodes)
Denise Otto ...
 Mrs. Kilroy (2 episodes)
Rose Clemente ...
 Seppa (2 episodes)
Garth Meade ...
 The Kidger (2 episodes)
Simon Gratton ...
 Birdie Wren (2 episodes)
Kirrily Nolan ...
 Sister Theophilus (2 episodes)
Franca Rubiu ...
 Mrs. Sicilino (2 episodes)
Peter Carmody ...
 Wally (2 episodes)
Ella-Mei Wong ...
 Lick Jimmy's Wife (2 episodes)
Clive Marshall ...
 Ted (2 episodes)
Tony Liu ...
 Lick's Son (2 episodes)
Saviour Sammut ...
 Dimitri (2 episodes)
Terry Woo ...
 Sam Gooey (2 episodes)
Peter Corbett ...
 Will the Foreman (2 episodes)
Colin Croft ...
 Drunk (2 episodes)
John Godden ...
 Nipper (2 episodes)
Queenie Ashton ...
 Mrs. Casement (2 episodes)
Kris Bidenko ...
 Shirley (2 episodes)
Ann Morgan ...
 Street Woman (2 episodes)
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 Party Youth (2 episodes)
Ken Snodgrass ...
 Ernie (2 episodes)
Lester Morris ...
 Hot Dog Man (2 episodes)
Kristoffer Greaves ...
 Christmas Day Policeman (2 episodes)
Richard Mills ...
 Policeman (2 episodes)
Robert Davis ...
 Role's Doctor (2 episodes)
Susie Edmonds ...
 Nursing Sister (2 episodes)
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 Dental Nurse (2 episodes)
Stephen Boyle ...
 Student Dr Jackson (2 episodes)
Scott Ferguson ...
 Student Dr Steele (2 episodes)
Louise Blackwell ...
 Judy (2 episodes)
Jean Calver ...
 Mrs. Emmett (2 episodes)
Archer Cox ...
 Newborn Mikey (2 episodes)
Christopher Cummings ...
 Topper (2 episodes)
Francis Flannagan ...
 Mr. Casement (2 episodes)
Annie Forday ...
 Lick's granddaughter-in-law (2 episodes)
Ross Hall ...
 Student Dr. Thompson (2 episodes)
Brendan Han ...
 Roger Bubba (2 episodes)
Wahid Iddi ...
 Lex (2 episodes)
Michael Kent ...
 Joe (2 episodes)
Guy Le Claire ...
 Dolour's doctor (2 episodes)
Kath Leahy ...
 Street Neighbour #1 (2 episodes)
Lynette Lee ...
 Lick's granddaughter (2 episodes)
Paul Lee ...
 Lick's grandson #1 (2 episodes)
Terri Lowe ...
 Sharlee (2 episodes)
Kirsty Meares ...
 Suse Kilroy (2 episodes)
Joan Millar ...
 Street Neighbour #2 (2 episodes)
Peter Miller ...
 Student Dr. McAlpine (2 episodes)
Martin Mowlam ...
 Dentist (2 episodes)
Alain Nguyen Dinh ...
 Chinese Man (2 episodes)
James Parkes ...
 Mikey aged 4-6 months (2 episodes)
May Pusey ...
 Sister Rose (2 episodes)
Andrew Quan ...
 Lick's grandson #2 (2 episodes)
Stan Roach ...
 Angus McIntosh (2 episodes)
George Rubiu ...
 Mr. Sicilino (2 episodes)
Kevin Scully ...
 Reporter (2 episodes)
N.K. Soo ...
 Sam's friend (2 episodes)
Valerie Thompson ...
 Eye Hospital Sister (2 episodes)
Christina Youhanna ...
 Florentina (2 episodes)
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It is the early '50s and the Darcy family continues their struggle to build a better life despite the forces lined up against them in this sequel to the popular made-for-TV film Harp in the South. Father Hughie (Martyn_Sanderson); his wife, Mumma (Anne Plelan); and their younger daughter, Dolour (Kaarin_Fairfax), are broken people after Roie (Anna Hruby)the oldest daughter dies giving birth to a baby boy. Charlie(Shane Feeney-Connor), Roie's husband takes to the drink to forget his loss remembering only Roie and forgetting about his children. Dolour no longer a child fights for the strength to keep this family together in this hard bitten Irish-emigrate community of Surry Hills, but as bad times, illness, and romantic discord make their presence known, the Darcy's find that what they need most to survive is one another. Written by Anonymous

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14 September 1987 (Australia)  »

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Ruth Park's Poor Man's Orange  »

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Extension of HARP IN THE SOUTH
9 April 2002 | by (Adelaide, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was actually fortunate enough to see both miniseries back-to-back - I'd hired them from the local library at the same time. They were shot simultaneously (same actors, same sets, etc...) and released in the same year (1987) - which is one way to keep costs down, and the main barrier to making miniseries seems to be the cost factor. POOR MAN'S ORANGE, adapted from Ruth Park's sequel to THE HARP IN THE SOUTH, is an extension of the trials and tribulations of the Darcy family, to whom we were introduced in the first miniseries. Like THE HARP IN THE SOUTH, it's nothing overly special, but the characters are loveable, in their own unique ways, and this certainly won't disappoint the masses. 7/10.


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