Against the Wind: Season 1, Episode 2

The Wild Geese (9 Sep. 1978)

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Mary now a convicted criminal, boards the convict ship 'Britania' for the arduous voyage to Sydney. On board she meets Polly, the boss of the female prisoners and Greville, sinister officer of the NSW Corp

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Mary Larkin ...
Mary Mulvane / Mary Garrett
Warwick Sims ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Allen ...
Cash Backman ...
Redcoat
Ernie Bourne ...
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Christine Calcutt ...
Convict Woman
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Redcoat
Jennifer Claire ...
Mrs. Connor
Jane Clifton ...
Convict Woman
Roz De Winter ...
Mrs. Mulvane
Wallas Eaton ...
Cliff Ellen ...
Tim Elliott ...
Stewart Faichney ...
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The Britannia prepares to leave Ireland with a load of convicts bound for Sydney. Joining them, Lieutenant Greville is traveling to take up a commission in the NSW Corp. His guarded about his reasons, other than it suited him Mary meets the rest of the convicts on board and is immediately chastised by Polly, the self appointed leader of the female prisoners As the vessel proceeds to Sydney Greville takes an interest in Mary. He offers her a chance to sleep in relative luxury but earns the respect of Polly and the others when she refuses his advances and is badly beaten The ship arrives in Rio and word spreads among the convicts that an attempt is to be made to capture the ship. The captain locks the ship down and reduces water rations. The prisoner's health plummets as conditions worsen. Adding to the misery are the punishments for the most minor infractions being handed out reach nightmare levels. The ship now close to Sydney is in an appalling condition. 15 male and one female ... Written by glen_chapman <chapman_glen@yahoo.com>

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