The Sullivans: Season 1, Episode 1

On the Brink of War: Parts 1-4 (15 Nov. 1976)

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The story began in 1939, with the declaration of war against Germany. From the outset the series focused on the Sullivan family of 7 Gordon Street, Camberwell, Victoria, along with ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Bayly ...
John Bowman ...
Constable Smith
Marcella Burgoyne ...
Lotte Kaufman
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Paul Cronin ...
Maggie Dence ...
Rose Sullivan
Reg Gorman ...
Jack Fletcher
Vivean Gray ...
Mrs. Ida Jessup Pike
Vikki Hammond ...
Maggie Hayward Baker
Susan Hannaford ...
Noni Hazlehurst ...
Lill Duggan
Peter Hehir ...
Bert Duggan
Leon Lissek ...
Hans Kauffman
Andrew McFarlane ...
Ingrid Mason ...
Anna Kauffman
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The story began in 1939, with the declaration of war against Germany. From the outset the series focused on the Sullivan family of 7 Gordon Street, Camberwell, Victoria, along with neighbourhood friends, relatives, and associates. The majority of show's storylines related to the war, focussing on either the fighting itself or its effect on the Sullivan family. Scenes of battles in northern Africa, Greece, Crete, the Netherlands, England, New Guinea and Malaya were all filmed in or around Melbourne. The Sullivans was renowned for its high production standards. The programme's researchers went to great lengths to ensure both historical and cultural accuracy. Many scenes were timestamped and the scripts referenced actual military developments and events of the time, such discussion of specific battles, sporting results and cinematic releases. Authentic 1930s furniture was located and used on sets, while kitchen pantries and the corner store were stocked with packaged goods of the era. Written by Jimmy Stewart

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