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The Battlers 

Fairly sensitive melodrama about life on the back-roads in Australia at the height of the Great Depression. Centring on the developing romance between two drifters this presents a ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Sweet ...  Snow
Jacqueline McKenzie ...  Dancy Grimshaw
Marcus Graham ...  The Busker
Peter Stonham Peter Stonham ...  Jimmy (1994)
Richard Piper ...  Apostle
Amanda Cross Amanda Cross ...  Millie
Anne Phelan ...  Ma Tyrell
John Dick John Dick ...  Deafy
Liz Windsor Liz Windsor ...  Mrs. Marks
Jamie Black Jamie Black ...  Charlie
Madeleine Blackwell Madeleine Blackwell ...  Molly
Roger Newcombe ...  Burning Angus
Walter Brown Walter Brown ...  Courtney
Peter Douglas Peter Douglas ...  Derek
Henry Salter Henry Salter ...  Uncle Shamus
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Fairly sensitive melodrama about life on the back-roads in Australia at the height of the Great Depression. Centring on the developing romance between two drifters this presents a commendable level of period detail. Based on the novel by Kylie Tennant.

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The Classic Australian Mini-Series

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Drama

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1994 (Australia) See more »

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Budget:

AUD4,100,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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"The Battlers" (1941) was the third novel of the mini-series' source novelist Kylie Tennant. See more »

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References The Battlers (1968) See more »

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One for the Family
23 June 2008 | by smjm59See all my reviews

I must say this is one of the most delightful TV dramas / mini series since the remake of The Shiralee in 1987. Both made around the time of the depression. No overt violence or language to ruin the show a great one to watch over and over again a shame more aren't made like this. Characters like Snow, Stray, Deafy, the Apostle, Burning Angus and Ma Tyrell all conjure up a time of desperate hardship and genuine friendship "On The Track" where they scratch out a living being rouse abouts, fruit pickers, con men and rouges all to put food on the table. This story was told to me by my grand parents and shown to me in this mini series. Well worth watching if you come across it. If you liked The Battlers try The Shiralee with Brian Brown, Noni Hazelhurst and Rebecca Smart.


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