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Tanamera - Lion of Singapore 

Set in Singapore and begins before World War 2 and just just after. Follows the lives of John Dexter, an Englishman and Julie Soong, who are from prominent families. They would fall in love... See full summary »








Series cast summary:
Ed Devereaux ...  Grandpa Jack 7 episodes
Lewis Fiander ...  Papa Jack 7 episodes
Penne Hackforth-Jones Penne Hackforth-Jones ...  Mama Jack 7 episodes
Christopher Bowen ...  John Dexter 7 episodes
Anthony Calf ...  Tim Dexter 7 episodes
Tushka Bergen ...  Natasha 7 episodes
Gary Sweet ...  Tony 7 episodes
Anne-Louise Lambert ...  Irene 7 episodes
Tony Yeow Tony Yeow ...  P.P. Soong 7 episodes
Sinan Leong Sinan Leong ...  Sonia Soong 7 episodes
Khym Lam Khym Lam ...  Julie Soong 7 episodes
Darren Yap Darren Yap ...  Paul 7 episodes
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ...  Keow Tak 7 episodes
Robert Coleby ...  Bonnard 7 episodes
Wallas Eaton Wallas Eaton ...  Shenton Thomas 7 episodes
Ken Goodlet Ken Goodlet ...  Spokesman 7 episodes
Peter Gow Peter Gow ...  Ah Tin 7 episodes
Tony Harvey Tony Harvey ...  Lt. Kirk 7 episodes
Pamela Hawkesford Pamela Hawkesford ...  Vicky Bambridge 7 episodes
John Jarratt ...  Neil Forbes 7 episodes
Betty Lucas Betty Lucas ...  Lady Bradshaw 7 episodes
Ned Manning ...  Ray 7 episodes
Bryan Marshall ...  Chalfont 7 episodes
Terry McDermott ...  Fire Chief 7 episodes
David Ravenswood David Ravenswood ...  Sir Keith Bradshaw 7 episodes
Don Reid Don Reid ...  Cowley 7 episodes
Bruce Spence ...  Hammond 7 episodes
William Upjohn William Upjohn ...  Attache 7 episodes
Alan Wilson Alan Wilson ...  Telfer 7 episodes
Anthony Brandon Wong ...  Miki 7 episodes
Halina Abramowicz Halina Abramowicz ...  Young Girl 7 episodes
Mary Acres Mary Acres ...  Nursing Sister 7 episodes
Jillian Axtell Jillian Axtell ...  Gwen 7 episodes
Angus Banks-Stewart Angus Banks-Stewart ...  Larkins 7 episodes
Brian Bird Brian Bird ...  Dock Official 7 episodes
David Bookalil David Bookalil ...  Club Man 7 episodes
Lawrence Brand Lawrence Brand ...  Man at Dock 7 episodes
Anna Burstall Anna Burstall ...  Victoria No. 1 7 episodes
Nicholas Cobb Nicholas Cobb ...  Benjy No. 2 7 episodes
Conrad Coleby ...  Benjy No. 3 7 episodes
Roger Connor Roger Connor ...  Doctor 7 episodes
Cary Cowling Cary Cowling ...  Guerilla 7 episodes
Linda Crews Linda Crews ...  Nurse 7 episodes
Chris De Silva Chris De Silva ...  Indian Agitator 7 episodes
Janet Foye ...  Midwife 7 episodes
Harry Gow Harry Gow ...  Barman 7 episodes
Kevin Gow Kevin Gow ...  Guerilla 7 episodes
Vic Hunter Vic Hunter ...  Briefing Officer 7 episodes
Anthony Johnsen Anthony Johnsen ...  Official (1989) / ... 7 episodes
Alan Lock Alan Lock ...  Soldier 7 episodes
Frank Lomax Frank Lomax ...  REv. Bennett 7 episodes
Torryh Lonsdale Torryh Lonsdale ...  Benjy No. 1 7 episodes
Tony Lui Tony Lui ...  Yang Yang 7 episodes
Peter West Peter West ...  Planter 2 7 episodes
Peter Browne ...  Sando 5 episodes
Lee Lin Chin Lee Lin Chin ...  Amah No. 1 5 episodes
Jisty Careem Jisty Careem ...  Indian Agitator 5 episodes
Lesley Chan Lesley Chan ...  Li 5 episodes
Raymond Chan Raymond Chan ...  Lim Bo Seng 5 episodes
Jason Chung Jason Chung ...  Wung 5 episodes
Richard Chang Richard Chang ...  Campbguide 5 episodes
Meher Charanjit Meher Charanjit ...  Sikh 5 episodes
Alan Cinis ...  Journalist 5 episodes
Ben Fong Ben Fong ...  Keow Tak's Tail 5 episodes
Akira Fujji Akira Fujji ...  Japanese Commander 5 episodes
Masanori Fuminashi Masanori Fuminashi ...  Japanese Soldier 5 episodes
Kasunori Funatsa Kasunori Funatsa ...  Surrendering Japanese 5 episodes
Hermino De Guzman Hermino De Guzman ...  Malay Villager 5 episodes
Casey Huang Casey Huang ...  Chinese Waiter 5 episodes
David Lee David Lee ...  Cook 5 episodes
Colin Leong Colin Leong ...  Ah Cheong 5 episodes
Ben Leung Ben Leung ...  Engineer 5 episodes
Tony Lo Tony Lo ...  Cookie 5 episodes
Roger Lowe Roger Lowe ...  Campguide No. 2 5 episodes
Ronald Mee Lee Ronald Mee Lee ...  Mr. Koo 5 episodes
Kay Siu Lim Kay Siu Lim ...  Chinese Heavy 5 episodes
Wai Sun Low Wai Sun Low ...  Guerilla 5 episodes
Sheila Miller Sheila Miller ...  Babysitter 5 episodes
Ji Ming Ji Ming ...  Tan Sun 5 episodes
Adrian Morgan Adrian Morgan ...  Maid 5 episodes
Carmel Mullin Carmel Mullin ...  Secretary 5 episodes
Shun Ogawa Shun Ogawa ...  Japanese Driver 5 episodes
Cecil Parkee Cecil Parkee ...  Ah Ching 5 episodes
Martin Pataczette Martin Pataczette ...  Steven No. 2 5 episodes
Bunty Raynor Bunty Raynor ...  Instructing Nurse 5 episodes
Kate Revell Kate Revell ...  Woman at Dock No.1 5 episodes
Maricel Roberts Maricel Roberts ...  Siloma 5 episodes
Richard Rowe Richard Rowe ...  Hospital Orderley 5 episodes
Mohammed Sahib Mohammed Sahib ...  Policeman No.1 5 episodes
John Samuel John Samuel ...  Tamil No.1 5 episodes
Jerome Sattrakalsinghe Jerome Sattrakalsinghe ...  Policeman No.2 5 episodes
Emily Simpson Emily Simpson ...  Woman at Dock No.2 5 episodes
Pritam Singh Pritam Singh ...  Dexter Syce 5 episodes
John Skarratt John Skarratt ...  Doctor 5 episodes
Jeffrey Tan Jeffrey Tan ...  Terrified Chinese 5 episodes
Aki Taninaka Aki Taninaka ...  Captain Satou 5 episodes
Michael Tauro Michael Tauro ...  Sardin 5 episodes
Kate Turner Kate Turner ...  Nurse 5 episodes
Antony Waddington ...  Bradshaw Son 5 episodes
George Wall George Wall ...  Doctor 5 episodes
David Wang David Wang ...  Yeop 5 episodes
Laura Williams Laura Williams ...  Victoria No.2 5 episodes
Ella-Mei Wong Ella-Mei Wong ...  Amah No.2 5 episodes
Gordon Wood Gordon Wood ...  Steven's Fauther 5 episodes
Hiro Yamanaka Hiro Yamanaka ...  Japanese Soldier 5 episodes
Hector Ho Hector Ho ...  House Chief 4 episodes
Troy Williams Troy Williams ...  Steven No. 3 4 episodes
Andrew Adam Andrew Adam ...  Baby Benji (1989) 3 episodes


Set in Singapore and begins before World War 2 and just just after. Follows the lives of John Dexter, an Englishman and Julie Soong, who are from prominent families. They would fall in love but their families would object to their union. Julie's family would send her to America while John would go to England and while still reeling from losing Julie would get involved with someone who would get pregnant so he has to marry her. They would later reunite when she returns. They would still be in love but the war would keep them apart when John signs on to help the military. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Anne-Louise Lambert receives billing in the first episode, even though she does not appear until Episode 2, as Irene. See more »


Featured in Top of the Box: 1989 (2018) See more »

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would like to own video or dvd
28 July 2001 | by hijacker7See all my reviews

great world war 11 movie, romance and action, set in singapore against backdrop of singapore heat, malaysia's rubber plantations, family business and the love of englishman and a chinese woman, julie soong. when japanese invade the romance and the fighting heat up.

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18 February 1989 (Australia) See more »

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