The Crows are a football team which haven't had much success. In fact they haven't won a game for a considerable time, let alone a premiership. Their players are not much good and they need... See full summary »
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The Crows are a football team which haven't had much success. In fact they haven't won a game for a considerable time, let alone a premiership. Their players are not much good and they need to find some new talent. Coach JJ Forbes sends his assistant Wally out into the country to un-earth some new players. Unfortunately Wally doesn't manage to find anyone. On the way back to the city his car breaks down near the farm of Achilles (Acky) Jones. Acky is a typical country farmer who likes the farm work, has no real interest in the outside world but he has the ability to drop kick full wheatbags across the shed with his bare feet. As far as Acky is concerned this "beats carrying them". To Wally Acky is a "Greek God" who can win the Crows a premiership. If only Acky can be convinced to play football ... Written by peter

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9 July 1974 (Australia)  »

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And the big men fly
15 February 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I also saw this series as a boy and have told countless stories to my children about this wonderful time in Australian comedy. With all the sadness and problems in our world wouldn't it be great to see Achiles Jones and the crew Re discovered. When you see (or remember) something this vividly along with The Aunty Jack series and Flash Nick from Jindavic ,how could the ABC not re run and show our culture to all. If you look at the credits and actors in these shows ,it is amazing to see where they ended up. Please ABC give us another look.The joy of watching another wheat bag being punted,the fun of Graeme Bond roaring every week "ill rip your bloody arms off" The spawning ground of Norman Gunston ,Its got to be worth at least a try.


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