The year is 1963. The East Melbourne Crows are a football team that hasn't had much success. They haven't won a premiership in 30 years. Their players are not much good and they need to ... See full summary »
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John Hargreaves
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The year is 1963. The East Melbourne Crows are a football team that hasn't had much success. They haven't won a premiership in 30 years. Their players are not much good and they need to find some new talent. President JJ Forbes sends his assistant Wally out into the country to find some new players. Unfortunately Wally doesn't manage to find anyone, but on the way back to the city his car breaks down near the farm of Achilles Jones - 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 wheat bags across the shed with his bare feet. JJ and Wally manage to bring him to Melbourne when the real fun begins..... Written by Timelord

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9 July 1974 (Australia)  »

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Spin-off And Here Comes Bucknuckle (1981) See more »

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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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