This television mini-series is known by two titles, "The Valley Between" and as "Sun On The Stubble" in Australia. Both "The Valley Between" and "Sun On The Stubble" are two of the titles of the four source novels written by author Colin Thiele that this mini-series is based on. See more »
Jamie Croft shines in the lead role of Bruno Gunther, a 14 year old boy growing up in 1930's Australia with German immigrant parents. The series follows Bruno's adventures living in his small community; Fires, 'ghosts' and a car race being amongst the highlights. 'Sun on the Stubble' depicts families in a realistic way; they argue and annoy each other but there is also a lot of love there, mainly held together by the mother (portrayed with suitable restraint by Susan Lyon).
This is a well made show with solid performances all round especially from Christian Kohlund as his cantankerous but loving father and Anne Burbrook as prim Miss Knightly, Bruno's new teacher. Although a story about a boy in 1930's Australia doesn't sound too interesting, this programme is definitely worth looking at. Also known as 'The Valley Between.'
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