Based on Bryce Courtenay's novel of the same name, this four-hour miniseries tells the story of Ikey Solomon, his wife Hannah and his mistress Mary. Set in London and Tasmania in the middle... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Ben Cross ...  Ikey Solomon / ... 4 episodes, 2000
Lisa McCune ...  Mary Abacus 4 episodes, 2000
Sonia Todd ...  Hannah Solomon 4 episodes, 2000
Robert Grubb Robert Grubb ...  Mr. Emmett 4 episodes, 2000
David Ngoombujarra David Ngoombujarra ...  Billy Gonequeer 4 episodes, 2000
Daniel Maynard Daniel Maynard ...  Flash Bob 4 episodes, 2000
Di Smith ...  Margaret Keating 4 episodes, 2000
Linal Haft Linal Haft ...  George Madden 4 episodes, 2000
Douglas Hedge Douglas Hedge ...  Reverend Smedley 4 episodes, 2000
Sandy Gutman ...  Abraham Van Esselyn 4 episodes, 2000
David Weatherley David Weatherley ...  Sir Jasper Waterlow 4 episodes, 2000
Meaghan Yates Meaghan Yates ...  Australian Becky 4 episodes, 2000
Amanda Wenban Amanda Wenban ...  Mrs. Newman 4 episodes, 2000
Annie Byron Annie Byron ...  Duchess 4 episodes, 2000
Doug Scroope Doug Scroope ...  Titty Smart 4 episodes, 2000
Edmund Pegge ...  Bank Executive 4 episodes, 2000
Johnny Lockwood Johnny Lockwood ...  Moses 4 episodes, 2000
Elizabeth Burton Elizabeth Burton ...  Mature Whore 4 episodes, 2000
John Boxer ...  Hobart Trooper 4 episodes, 2000
Andrew Armstrong Andrew Armstrong ...  Sailor On Street 4 episodes, 2000
Scott Barros Scott Barros ...  English David 4 episodes, 2000
Steven Bowers Steven Bowers ...  Albert Popjoy 4 episodes, 2000
Maurie Broadhurst Maurie Broadhurst ...  Client #1 4 episodes, 2000
Leanne Bruce Leanne Bruce ...  Convict Woman 4 episodes, 2000
Owen Buick Owen Buick ...  Official Flogger 4 episodes, 2000
Brandon Burke Brandon Burke ...  Prison Official 4 episodes, 2000
Michael Butcher Michael Butcher ...  Pick-Axe Con 4 episodes, 2000
Meg Chilcott Meg Chilcott ...  Mistress 4 episodes, 2000
Heather Christie Heather Christie ...  Granny Smith 4 episodes, 2000
Natalie Dawson Natalie Dawson ...  Whore #2 4 episodes, 2000
Conal De Huggard Conal De Huggard ...  Brute Of a Man 4 episodes, 2000
Matt Dempsey Matt Dempsey ...  Shiphand 4 episodes, 2000
Hilton Denis Hilton Denis ...  Hawk 4 episodes, 2000
David Dennis David Dennis ...  Hawk 4 episodes, 2000
Firass Dirani ...  David Solomon 4 episodes, 2000
Josef Drewniak Josef Drewniak ...  Jeweller 4 episodes, 2000
Dennis Duggan Dennis Duggan ...  Mary's Customer 4 episodes, 2000
Michael Duggan Michael Duggan ...  Mr. Newman 4 episodes, 2000
Jeremiah Dupre Jeremiah Dupre ...  Young Master 4 episodes, 2000
Kara Everson Kara Everson ...  Poor Widow 4 episodes, 2000
Ashley Fitzgerald Ashley Fitzgerald ...  Australian Sarah 4 episodes, 2000
Mick Gallagher Mick Gallagher ...  Fearsome 4 episodes, 2000
Dean Gould ...  2nd Man in Line 4 episodes, 2000
Euan Gray Euan Gray ...  Spotted Youth / ... 4 episodes, 2000
Maureen Green Maureen Green ...  Ann Gower 4 episodes, 2000
Dray Guerin Dray Guerin ...  Toddler Tommo 4 episodes, 2000
Audrey Harpur Audrey Harpur ...  Street Seller 4 episodes, 2000
Darren Holt Darren Holt ...  Tomahawk 4 episodes, 2000
Jim Holt Jim Holt ...  Harris 4 episodes, 2000
Andrew Hunter Andrew Hunter ...  Middle Aged Man 4 episodes, 2000
Nathan Kotzur Nathan Kotzur ...  Adult David 4 episodes, 2000
Lenny Kovner Lenny Kovner ...  Samuel 4 episodes, 2000
Mark Marksman Mark Marksman ...  Black Boss 4 episodes, 2000
Clive Marshall Clive Marshall ...  Market Seller 4 episodes, 2000
Jordan Mbakwe Jordan Mbakwe ...  Toddler Hawk 4 episodes, 2000
Nick Meenahan Nick Meenahan ...  Calligan 4 episodes, 2000
Lizzy Milne Lizzy Milne ...  Sophisticated Girl 4 episodes, 2000
Damian Monk Damian Monk ...  Out Of Work Man 4 episodes, 2000
Eaquel Moore Eaquel Moore ...  English Becky 4 episodes, 2000
Cian O'Clery Cian O'Clery ...  P & O Messenger 4 episodes, 2000
Tom O'Dell Tom O'Dell ...  Sparrefart 4 episodes, 2000
Barry Pearce Barry Pearce ...  Suspicious Trooper 4 episodes, 2000
John-Bruce Plant John-Bruce Plant ...  American 4 episodes, 2000
Jean-Marc Russ Jean-Marc Russ ...  Monster Master 4 episodes, 2000
Adam Saunders ...  Tommo - Age 12 4 episodes, 2000
Percy Sieff Percy Sieff ...  Mr. Goldstein 4 episodes, 2000
Rebecca Smee Rebecca Smee ...  Audult Becky 4 episodes, 2000
Andrew Smith Andrew Smith ...  Senior Servant 4 episodes, 2000
Andrew Soffe Andrew Soffe ...  Trooper No 1 4 episodes, 2000
Janelle Stacey Janelle Stacey ...  English Sarah 4 episodes, 2000
Preston Struthers Preston Struthers ...  1st Special 4 episodes, 2000
Brian Tierney Brian Tierney ...  Drunken Customer 4 episodes, 2000
Mondanna Todd Mondanna Todd ...  Whore #3 4 episodes, 2000
John Tomatalau John Tomatalau ...  Client #2 4 episodes, 2000
Lisa Van Der Veer Lisa Van Der Veer ...  Marybelle Firkin 4 episodes, 2000
Sara Jayne Whitehead Sara Jayne Whitehead ...  Whore #1 4 episodes, 2000
Kim Therese Williams Kim Therese Williams ...  Whore #5 4 episodes, 2000
Robbie Wilson Robbie Wilson ...  Mature Whore #2 4 episodes, 2000
Ben Wynyard Ben Wynyard ...  Tommo 4 episodes, 2000
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Based on Bryce Courtenay's novel of the same name, this four-hour miniseries tells the story of Ikey Solomon, his wife Hannah and his mistress Mary. Set in London and Tasmania in the middle 19th century it is the first in a trilogy of novels to be made into a mini-series. Written by Brendan Hill <swatchdog@mindless.com>

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Love, betrayal, passion.

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Comedy | Drama | History

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 2000 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Potatisfabriken See more »

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One for Bryce Courtenay fans...
18 July 2000 | by Philby-2See all my reviews

The Potato Factory is definitely true in style if not completely in content to the novel.

It gives the typical Courtenay piecemeal character development, in stuttered episodic fashion, telling the same old story, with slight variations on locations, period characters etc. As I said, if you're a fan of Courtenay's work, you'll will no doubt love it.

For me, I wish I watched the Graham Kennedy special which aired on the same night. 4 out of 10.


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