A heartwarming rags-to-riches story of a family during the Depression. The story is from a novel by Mary Grant Bruce.




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Series cast summary:
Kate Nelligan ...  Anne Balfour 2 episodes, 1991
John Bach ...  Walter Balfour 2 episodes, 1991
Rachel Friend Rachel Friend ...  Kitty Balfour 2 episodes, 1991
Cameron Daddo ...  Norman Balfour 2 episodes, 1991
Pippa Grandison ...  Elsa Balfour 2 episodes, 1991
Hamish Fletcher Hamish Fletcher ...  Bob Balfour 2 episodes, 1991
Charles Mayer ...  Philippe Allard 2 episodes, 1991
David Reyne David Reyne ...  Jack Greville 2 episodes, 1991
Justine Clarke ...  Liddy Powell 2 episodes, 1991
David Whitney ...  Adrian Treherne 2 episodes, 1991
Penne Hackforth-Jones Penne Hackforth-Jones ...  Mrs. Craig 2 episodes, 1991
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...  Narrator 2 episodes, 1991
Gerda Nicolson Gerda Nicolson ...  Miss Birrell 2 episodes, 1991
Edwin Hodgeman ...  Abenesi 2 episodes, 1991
Edmund Pegge ...  Mr. Craig 2 episodes, 1991
Mouche Phillips Mouche Phillips ...  Daphne Craig 2 episodes, 1991
Caroline Winnall Caroline Winnall ...  Clara Craig 2 episodes, 1991
Gil Tucker ...  Sam Briggs 2 episodes, 1991
Oriana Panozzo Oriana Panozzo ...  Jess Briggs 2 episodes, 1991
Daniel Walsh Daniel Walsh ...  Tommy Briggs 2 episodes, 1991
Peter Braunstein Peter Braunstein ...  Mr. Powell 2 episodes, 1991
Emma Jane Fowler Emma Jane Fowler ...  Rose Powell 2 episodes, 1991
Adriana Xenides Adriana Xenides ...  Estelle Drayford 2 episodes, 1991
Libby Purvis Libby Purvis ...  Verea 2 episodes, 1991
Barbara West ...  Mrs. Robbins 2 episodes, 1991
Wallas Eaton Wallas Eaton ...  Govenor 2 episodes, 1991
Roger Cardwell ...  Bishop 2 episodes, 1991
Stanley Walsh Stanley Walsh ...  Fitzhugh 2 episodes, 1991
Damon Sanders Damon Sanders ...  Frayne 2 episodes, 1991
Emma Salter Emma Salter ...  Simpson 2 episodes, 1991
Emma West ...  Violinist 2 episodes, 1991
John Doherty John Doherty 2 episodes, 1991
Gordon Poole Gordon Poole 2 episodes, 1991
Pat Steer Pat Steer 2 episodes, 1991
Kathryn Fisher Kathryn Fisher 2 episodes, 1991
Ron Vale Ron Vale 2 episodes, 1991
Sid Adams Sid Adams 2 episodes, 1991
Andrew Donovan Andrew Donovan 2 episodes, 1991


A heartwarming rags-to-riches story of a family during the Depression. The story is from a novel by Mary Grant Bruce.

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Adapted from the 1928 novel by Mary Grant Bruce See more »




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The collective surname / last name of the main family of characters was "The Balfours" See more »

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Re-edited version as a telemovie (1994) See more »

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Absolutely Charming!!
20 February 2003 | by JosabeliSee all my reviews

Golden Fiddles is a charming, funny and dramatic story about a less fortunate Australian family; the parents, Anne (Kate Nelligan) and Walter (John Bach) who lives in poverty with their four children; Norman (Cameron Daddo), the oldest brother, Kitty (Rachel Friend), Elsa (Pippa Grandison) and little Bob, (Hamish Fletcher)who also is the narrator. They love each other endlessly and though they are poor and cannot buy material things, they appreciate other things like their health and little triumphs like winning a bakery contest. One day the mother, Anne (Kate Nelligan) inherit a large fortune and the family´s life change drastic.

We follow them through love problems, drinking, people who are false and a lot more.

The actors are doing very well, especially Kate Nelligan as Anne and Cameron Daddo as Norman Balfour, the older of the two brothers.

This is one of my favorite series!

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18 August 1991 (Australia) See more »

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