Fatty and his sister George are the children of a scientist who is experimenting with time travel.
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Series cast summary:
Scott Kinloch Scott Kinloch ...  Fatty 10 episodes, 1981
Lisa Douglas Lisa Douglas ...  George 10 episodes, 1981
Mathew Excell Mathew Excell ...  Izzy 10 episodes, 1981
Pamela Ann Davy Pamela Ann Davy ...  Nancy 10 episodes, 1981
Barry Pierce Barry Pierce ...  Phil 10 episodes, 1981
Noreen Le Mottee Noreen Le Mottee ...  Kath 10 episodes, 1981
Fred Frampton Fred Frampton ...  Bert 10 episodes, 1981
Michael Chapman Michael Chapman ...  Slasher 10 episodes, 1981
Shaun Cocker Shaun Cocker ...  Jonesey / ... 10 episodes, 1981
Michael Aitken Michael Aitken ...  Maggot 10 episodes, 1981
Hazel Alger Hazel Alger 10 episodes, 1981
Paul Banks Paul Banks 10 episodes, 1981
Jerry Burns Jerry Burns 10 episodes, 1981
Peter Cass Peter Cass 10 episodes, 1981
Craig Doyle Craig Doyle 10 episodes, 1981
John Hale John Hale 10 episodes, 1981
Barry Muir Barry Muir 10 episodes, 1981
Dominic Lorraine Dominic Lorraine 10 episodes, 1981
Scott Dunbabin Scott Dunbabin 10 episodes, 1981
Brian Elliott Brian Elliott 10 episodes, 1981
Allen Harvey Allen Harvey 10 episodes, 1981
Wade Herlihy Wade Herlihy 10 episodes, 1981
Bob Larkins Bob Larkins 10 episodes, 1981
Bernard Pidd Bernard Pidd 10 episodes, 1981
Mark Lyons Reid Mark Lyons Reid 10 episodes, 1981
Reg O'Neill Reg O'Neill 10 episodes, 1981
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Fatty and his sister George are the children of a scientist who is experimenting with time travel. There is an accident with the time travel experiment, leaving their father trapped in another dimension. Meanwhile, criminals are after the crystal rod that is an important part of the experiment. The crystal rod is able to freeze time around the bearer of the rod. With the help of their friend Izzy, aunt Kath and grand father Bert, Fatty and George search for a way to bring their father back, while trying to outwit the criminals. Added to this, other teenagers after also after Fatty and George. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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Australia

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3 March 1981 (Australia) See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Color
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The first 3 episodes were recently screened as part of the "Tasmanian Travelling Picture Show", organised by Screen Tasmania. See more »

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A seminal show for this future sci-fi geek.
2 January 2008 | by MuldwychSee all my reviews

Fatty and George are two ordinary kids with an extraordinary father - a scientist conducting experiments in time travel. One day, things go horribly wrong, sending him into a limbo-like dimension, powerless to return. Worse still, the rod-like crystal at the heart of the operation is much sought-after by rivals Phil and Nancy, not least because it has the ability to freeze time around the bearer, leaving them to do with the world as they will. With the help of their friend Izzy, Fatty and George secure the crystal and try to stay one step ahead of their pursuers while battling a gang of biker kids until they can figure out how to bring their father back from limbo.

'Fatty & George' was one of the earliest sci-fi shows I ever saw as a child, and helped begin my lifelong love of the genre. Small wonder then that despite ABC Australia's refusal to repeat it since somewhere around 1985, it sticks firmly in my memory. Doubtless by now, the special effects (some early superimposed graphics as well as some equally basic green-screen) would hardly look state of the art, but a good show is measured by an interesting script and the conviction of its actors, as evidenced by the continuing popularity of the similarly low-budget original Doctor Who that I also grew up with. It was a great adventure for children, who probably all enjoyed imagining what they would do if they had a crystal that could freeze time. I know I did, just as I know I'm not the only one who wouldn't mind seeing it again.


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