Set against the backdrop of World War II, this epic miniseries centers on the religiously divided town of St. Helens and the innocent romance between a pair of star-crossed teenagers (Tom ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Jennings Tom Jennings ...  Tom Quayle
Catherine McClements Catherine McClements ...  Margaret (Peg) McGibbon
Christopher Cummins Christopher Cummins ...  Kit Quayle
Christopher Mayer Christopher Mayer ...  Fin McCoil
Keith Michell ...  Edward Quayle
Gordon Jackson ...  Lockie McGibbon
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...  Justice Masters
Nadine Garner ...  Jean Quayle
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ...  Dorman Walker
Graham Rouse Graham Rouse ...  Sgt Joe Collins
Kerry McKay Kerry McKay ...  Jack Dobey
Jeanette Sterke ...  Catherine Quayle
Richard Moss ...  Charlie Castles (as Dick Moss)
Christopher Plummer Christopher Plummer
Max Phipps ...  J.B. Strapp
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Set against the backdrop of World War II, this epic miniseries centers on the religiously divided town of St. Helens and the innocent romance between a pair of star-crossed teenagers (Tom Jennings and Catherine McClements) that threatens to tear it apart. Gordon Jackson, Christopher Cummins and Christopher Mayer also star in director Pino Amenta's adaptation of James Aldridge's novel of the same name.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1986 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Erotas kai dihasmos See more »

Filming Locations:

Echuca, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Nice little telemovie
26 July 2011 | by IntriguerSee all my reviews

I happen to have "My Brother Tom" on DVD (converted from an old video tape) and every now and then I watch it to remind myself of what a good Australian telemovie it is. Based on the novel of the same name by James Aldridge, the TV version sticks quite closely to the book, with a few exceptions, like the ending.

Tom Jennings stars as Tom Quayle, a young Protestant man, living in the (fictitious) Victorian town of St Helen in the summer of 1938. He falls in love with Peggy MacGibbon (Catherine McClements), a Catholic, and the two try to hide their love for one another. They know that if it becomes publicly known, there will be backlash/division amongst an already divided town.

Christopher Cummins plays Kit, Tom's older brother, who also narrates parts of the movie, as he reminisces about his brother Tom, and Peggy.

It is quite a cute telemovie, with some good acting by all and despite its 'age', "My Brother Tom" is still quite good to watch now.


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