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 Kerry Packer 2 episodes, 2012
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 John Cornell 2 episodes, 2012
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 Greg Chappell 2 episodes, 2012
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 Rodney Marsh 2 episodes, 2012
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 Dennis Lillee 2 episodes, 2012
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 Ian Chappell 2 episodes, 2012
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 David Hookes 2 episodes, 2012
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 Tony Greig 2 episodes, 2012
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 Gary Cosier 2 episodes, 2012
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 Doug Walters 2 episodes, 2012
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 Clive Lloyd 2 episodes, 2012
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 Jeff Thomson 2 episodes, 2012
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 Richie Benaud 2 episodes, 2012
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 Rose Mitchell 2 episodes, 2012
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 Delvene Delaney 2 episodes, 2012
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 Clive Bell 2 episodes, 2012
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 Joel Parker 2 episodes, 2012
Adam Zwar ...
 Peter McFarline 2 episodes, 2012
Dave Lawson ...
 Alan Shiell 2 episodes, 2012
Russell Newman ...
 Harry Chester 2 episodes, 2012
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 Tagge Webster 2 episodes, 2012
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 Ray Steele 2 episodes, 2012
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 Bob Parish 2 episodes, 2012
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 David Hill 2 episodes, 2012
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 Allan Johnson 2 episodes, 2012
Travis McMahon ...
 Paul Hogan 2 episodes, 2012
Nicholas Coghlan ...
 Austin Robertson 2 episodes, 2012
Ken Radley ...
 Len Maddocks 2 episodes, 2012
Andrew Carbone ...
 Max Walker 2 episodes, 2012
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Debbie Zukerman ...
Mike Bishop ...
 Doug Insole 2 episodes, 2012
Darrel Brown ...
 Andy Roberts 2 episodes, 2012
Angus Grant ...
 Warren Berkery 2 episodes, 2012
Nicholas Bendall ...
 Colin Stephenson 2 episodes, 2012
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 John Crilly 2 episodes, 2012
Richard Young ...
 John Maley 2 episodes, 2012
Bruce Hughes ...
 Journalist at Lords 2 episodes, 2012
Heidi Weatherald ...
 Daphne Benaud 2 episodes, 2012
Daniel Worrell ...
 Mick Malone 2 episodes, 2012
Matthew Bright ...
 Ray Bright 2 episodes, 2012
Aiden March ...
 Rick McCosker 2 episodes, 2012
Guy Walker ...
 Ian Davis 2 episodes, 2012
Tristan O'Shannessy ...
 Len Pascoe 2 episodes, 2012
Matthew Brown ...
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The Ashes is the pinnacle of world cricket with two old enemies, Australia and England, going head to head. This series is the story of World Series Cricket and its creator, Australian media mogul Kerry Packer, who signed up the world's greatest players and set up a parallel cricket competition. The Australian cricket team, visiting England in 1977 for the Ashes series, fields a team full of legends. Cricket is undergoing a revolution and the cricket establishment will be brought to its knees. Written by Ben Loane

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Packer wins again
27 June 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

What a pity that Kerry Packer was such an unlikeable bloke. He had the money to be able to step on anyone's toes to make a buck, and the bottom line of this show is that he does it again - doesn't matter who or how many are in the way. Look at the way he humiliates his staff - fact or fiction? There is enough evidence around to know it was fact, but that was Kerry Packer all over - just that this time it was cricket.

What is good about the show is that it gave a chance to many younger Aussie actors - too often we see the same old faces time and again. It was refreshing to watch some other actors all doing a decent job. I am sure many watched to see how their old cricket heroes appeared in this series. And I don't think anyone would have been disappointed. The producers really did spend time and money to groom appearances.

It's just a pity that Packer's obnoxiousness keeps getting in the way.


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