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Come in Spinner 

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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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 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 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 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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A brilliant adaptation of a true Australian classic!
11 August 2000 | by mollytailorSee all my reviews

Come in Spinner was written in the 1940's by Dymphia Cussak and Florence James. This book provides a rare insight into the Australian identity and the effects that WW2 had on the nation. The adaptation, as does the somewhat larger book, follows the fortunes of a week in the lives of the staff of a hotel in Sydney in 1944. Sydney, at this time was virtually a garrison town, with the invasion of American soldiers. Guinea Malone's story (as the good time girl) is by far the most entertaining, whilst her sister's Monnie Malone, is in turn one of the most shocking accounts of abuse ever told.

I hightly recommend this brilliant adaptation, read the book, it is both heart wrenching and hilarious.


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