In 1807 the Governor of the colony of New South Wales, William Bligh, struggles in both his professional and personal life.






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Series cast summary:
Michael Veitch Michael Veitch ...  Governor William Bligh 13 episodes, 1992
Magda Szubanski ...  Betsy Bligh 13 episodes, 1992
William McInnes William McInnes ...  John Macarthur 13 episodes, 1992
Gina Riley Gina Riley ...  Elizabeth Macarthur 13 episodes, 1992
Peter Moon Peter Moon ...  Reverend Marsden / ... 13 episodes, 1992
Jimeoin Jimeoin ...  Convict Griffin 13 episodes, 1992


Following the mutiny of his ship, "The Bounty", Captain Bligh arrives in the early colonial settlement of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, where he becomes the new Governor. Written by David McAnally <>

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australia | farce | colonialism | 1800s | See All (4) »


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Release Date:

25 June 1992 (Australia) See more »

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Australia See more »

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7 Network,Artist Services See more »
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(13 episodes)


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absolutely awful
22 July 2006 | by Gum_BerculesSee all my reviews

Never have I been more ashamed of being Australian than when I look at this utter, utter garbage they allowed on television.

Do you realize that foreign business men, women and diplomats who came to Australia and turned on the television at night in their hotel rooms between business meetings were confronted with such rubbish? Does it not embarrass the rest of us as a nation that this is the dribble we have to offer on a professional level? I mean, this is not cable TV is it. It boggles the mind that is the sort of standard that Australian television sunk to. No wonder it only lasted one season.

We may not pay or budget as much as American television, but surely we could of come up with something better than this??

The only purpose this nonsense served was to validate the stereotype that Australians are mindless beer swilling idiots. No matter how far Australians go as a nation, we can always look back on this and hang our collective heads in shame.

May God himself have mercy upon us.

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