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1988  
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 Peter Grundy (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Captain Gordon Vette (4 episodes, 1988)
Ken Blackburn ...
 Colin Nicholson (4 episodes, 1988)
Johnny Bond
(4 episodes, 1988)
David Cameron
(4 episodes, 1988)
Alan Carlisle
(4 episodes, 1988)
David Cole ...
 Captain Ian Gemmell (4 episodes, 1988)
David Copeland ...
 Hon. J Mclay (4 episodes, 1988)
Peter Cox ...
 Brian Hewitt (4 episodes, 1988)
Antony Croser ...
 George Barton (4 episodes, 1988)
Alistair Douglas ...
 Eric Omundsen (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Paul Davison (4 episodes, 1988)
Jonathan Elsom ...
 Alistair MacAlistair (4 episodes, 1988)
Don Hope Evans ...
 Jack Spence (4 episodes, 1988)
Matthew Evans
(4 episodes, 1988)
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 Judge Peter Mahon / ... (4 episodes, 1988)
Paul Gittins ...
 Gary Harrison (4 episodes, 1988)
Derek Hardwick ...
 Cyril Mace (4 episodes, 1988)
Ian Harrop
(4 episodes, 1988)
Tony Hazeldine
(4 episodes, 1988)
Eddie Hegan ...
 Lord Diplock (4 episodes, 1988)
William Johnson ...
 Lloyd Brown (4 episodes, 1988)
Paula Jones
(4 episodes, 1988)
Desmond Kelly ...
 Sup. Wilkinson (4 episodes, 1988)
Gerald Lascelles
(4 episodes, 1988)
Roy Leywood
(4 episodes, 1988)
Jim MacFarlane ...
 Edgar Kippenberger (4 episodes, 1988)
Lewis Martin ...
 John Wilson (4 episodes, 1988)
Maggie Maxwell ...
 Elspeth McNeill (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Des Dalghety (4 episodes, 1988)
Brian McDermott ...
 Rt Hon R Muldoon (4 episodes, 1988)
Pam Merwood
(4 episodes, 1988)
Michael Morrissey
(4 episodes, 1988)
Helen Moulder ...
 Maria Collins (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Morrie Davis (4 episodes, 1988)
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 Roger MacLaren (4 episodes, 1988)
Simon Prast ...
 Richard Mcgrane (4 episodes, 1988)
Dinah Priestley ...
 Margarita Mahon (4 episodes, 1988)
Patrick Smyth ...
 Sir Owen Woodhouse (4 episodes, 1988)
Geoffrey Snell ...
 David Williams (4 episodes, 1988)
Darien Takle ...
 Myra Davis (4 episodes, 1988)
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 David Baragwanath (4 episodes, 1988)
Stephen Tozer ...
 Ross Johnson (4 episodes, 1988)
John Watson
(4 episodes, 1988)
Dick Weir ...
 Narrator (4 episodes, 1988)
Frank Whitten ...
 John Henry (4 episodes, 1988)
Kevin Wilson
(4 episodes, 1988)
James Wright ...
 Anthony Lawson (4 episodes, 1988)
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A powerful and moving account of a shabby affair
23 March 2005 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This lengthy docu-drama deals with the cause and aftermath of the Air New Zealand air crash on Mount Erebus in Antarctica in 1978. It pulls few punches and is hard to "put down" so to speak. Frank Finlay as Mr Justice Mahon is quite brilliant and almost all the other members of this essentially New Zealand cast are pretty good too. The drama does not depict either the Air New Zealand management or the New Zealand government of the time in a good light and it is hard to conclude that this position is not correct. However it has undoubtedly made this a controversial production in some circles and it has not been released on video yet. Vested interests might prevail to ensure it is never released which would be a real pity and a loss to legitimate free speech. Copies of the broadcast are hard to come by and should be snapped up if they come your way. This is one of the best docu-dramas of it's type I have ever seen and is frequently re-watched in my home.


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