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The three proprietors of a beauty salon located in a lavish Sydney hotel find their futures looking uncertain as American troops gain the upper hand against Nazi forces in the winning days of WWII.
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Series cast summary:
Lisa Harrow ...  Claire Jeffries 2 episodes, 1990
Kerry Armstrong ...  Deb Forrest 2 episodes, 1990
Rebecca Gibney ...  Guinea Malone 2 episodes, 1990
Rhys McConnochie ...  Angus McFarland 2 episodes, 1990
Gary Day Gary Day ...  Nigel Carstairs 2 episodes, 1990
Jay Hackett ...  Kim Scott 2 episodes, 1990
Justine Clarke ...  Monnie Malone 2 episodes, 1990
Susan Lyons Susan Lyons ...  Dallas McIntyre 2 episodes, 1990
Kerry Walker ...  Mrs. Molesworth 2 episodes, 1990
Martin Vaughan ...  Blue 2 episodes, 1990
Marie Armstrong Marie Armstrong ...  Bessie 2 episodes, 1990
Leverne McDonnell Leverne McDonnell ...  Ursula Cronin 2 episodes, 1990
Valerie Bader ...  Elvira 2 episodes, 1990
Peter Whitford ...  Mr. Sharlton 2 episodes, 1990
Pat Bishop Pat Bishop ...  Mrs. D'Arcy-Twining 2 episodes, 1990
Lucinda Jones Lucinda Jones ...  Denise D'Arcy-Twining 2 episodes, 1990
Russell Newman Russell Newman ...  Mr. D'Arcy-Twining 2 episodes, 1990
Sonia Todd ...  Helen McFarland 2 episodes, 1990
Judi Farr Judi Farr ...  Mrs. Gartred 2 episodes, 1990
Zoe Bertram ...  Nolly 2 episodes, 1990
Rebecca Smart Rebecca Smart ...  Luen 2 episodes, 1990
Peter Browne ...  Tom 2 episodes, 1990
Gillian Jones Gillian Jones ...  Mrs. Malone 2 episodes, 1990
Brian Harrison Brian Harrison ...  Mr. Malone 2 episodes, 1990
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ...  Mrs. Scott 2 episodes, 1990
Warwick Moss Warwick Moss ...  Sport Walter 2 episodes, 1990
Randall Berger ...  Maj. Lew 'Alfalfa' Alfrickson, U.S. Army 2 episodes, 1990
Linden Wilkinson ...  Barbara Carstairs 2 episodes, 1990
Donald McDonald Donald McDonald ...  Donald Morris 2 episodes, 1990
Tyler Coppin ...  Calvin 2 episodes, 1990
Tim McKenzie Tim McKenzie ...  Tim McKenzie 2 episodes, 1990
Grace Knight Grace Knight ...  Lola 2 episodes, 1990
Vince Jones Vince Jones ...  Singer 2 episodes, 1990
Bryan Marshall ...  Byron 2 episodes, 1990
Gary Sweet ...  Jack 2 episodes, 1990
Alton Harvey Alton Harvey 2 episodes, 1990
Andrew McCarthy Andrew McCarthy 2 episodes, 1990
Susan Rigg Susan Rigg 2 episodes, 1990
Amanda Prosser Amanda Prosser 2 episodes, 1990
Brian Wilkinson Brian Wilkinson 2 episodes, 1990
Sheila Kennelly Sheila Kennelly 2 episodes, 1990
Bruno Walter Bruno Walter 2 episodes, 1990
Audine Leith 2 episodes, 1990
Raymond Duparc Raymond Duparc 2 episodes, 1990
Michael Mundell Michael Mundell 2 episodes, 1990
Haydon Samuels Haydon Samuels 2 episodes, 1990
Max Rowley Max Rowley 2 episodes, 1990
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The three proprietors of a beauty salon located in a lavish Sydney hotel find their futures looking uncertain as American troops gain the upper hand against Nazi forces in the winning days of WWII.

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Nice adaptation of the novel
16 December 2001 | by ksaelagnulraonSee all my reviews

This 305-minute miniseries is a fairly straightforward adaptation of Dymphna Cusack and Florence James' classic wartime novel about three women working in a beauty salon in Sydney's premier hotel during 1944. That is not to say it isn't great viewing - it's just that it doesn't add anything to the outstanding novel. The characters and story are superb - a tribute to the authors: Gibney is wonderful, and Armstrong gives us more than a glimpse of the ability that would earn her two AFI Awards in 2001 (for LANTANA and SEACHANGE). Note that the series was adapted from the abridged version of the book - the unabridged edition was released recently and runs to well over 700 pages. This is a true Australian classic miniseries, and everyone would be doing him/herself a favour by watching it. Rating: 79/100.


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28 March 1990 (Australia) See more »

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