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The Damnation of Harvey McHugh 

Harvey McHugh just wants a permanent job in the civil service. Unfortunately, he works for a minister who thinks nothing of resorting to corruption, murder, terrorism, and using Harvey as a... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Aaron Blabey Aaron Blabey ...  Harvey McHugh 13 episodes, 1994
Monica Maughan Monica Maughan ...  Monica McHugh 13 episodes, 1994
Philip Quast ...  The Minister 13 episodes, 1994
Ronald Falk ...  Dr. Voysner 13 episodes, 1994
Daniel Rigney ...  Frank McHugh 13 episodes, 1994
Roger Oakley Roger Oakley ...  Bernard 13 episodes, 1994
Graham Dow Graham Dow ...  The Vegetable 13 episodes, 1994
Elise McCredie Elise McCredie ...  Megan 11 episodes, 1994
Bruce Myles Bruce Myles ...  Father Healy 10 episodes, 1994
Ashley Firman Ashley Firman ...  Sylvester 7 episodes, 1994
Maxine Fensom Maxine Fensom ...  Bouncy Miss 7 episodes, 1994
Harry Cripps Harry Cripps ...  Smedley 6 episodes, 1994
Michael Burkett Michael Burkett ...  Morris 6 episodes, 1994
Nicholas Brien Nicholas Brien ...  Little Harvey 6 episodes, 1994
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Harvey McHugh just wants a permanent job in the civil service. Unfortunately, he works for a minister who thinks nothing of resorting to corruption, murder, terrorism, and using Harvey as a guinea pig in illegal medical experiments to cure his long-term fatal illness. What-is-more, Harvey is so innocent and trusting that he doesn't realise any of this is going on. Written by Richard Webber <rwebber@cs.mu.oz.au>

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Australia

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English

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1994 (Australia) See more »

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The first half of this series had to be re-shot when it was decided that it was "too dark" for public consumption. See more »

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A very amusing look at life in the Australian Public Service
26 December 1998 | by QuokkaSee all my reviews

This is one of my favourite programs produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Superbly written, it also featured some great performances from the whole cast, but especially Aaron Blabey and Monica Maughan.

It was impossible not to warm to Harvey as he battled against the odds, both in his personal life and in his job where he was constantly shuffled from job to job, jobs which just seemed to get worse and worse over the course of the series!

This show wasn't for everyone, but generally those who liked it, loved it.


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