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Operation Buffalo 

In Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War, at a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being put to the test.
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Series cast summary:
Ewen Leslie ...  Leo Carmichael 6 episodes, 2020
Jessica De Gouw ...  Eva Lloyd-George 6 episodes, 2020
James Cromwell ...  Cranky 6 episodes, 2020
Tony Martin ...  Richard Wilcox MP 6 episodes, 2020
Alan Dukes ...  Philip Lachlan MP 6 episodes, 2020
Sam Parsonson ...  Hilly 6 episodes, 2020
Alexander Bertrand ...  Murphy 6 episodes, 2020
Brenden Lovett ...  Dr. Williams 6 episodes, 2020
Benedict Wall ...  Jones 6 episodes, 2020
Adrienne Pickering ...  Nurse Corinne Syddell 6 episodes, 2020
Frances Djulibing Frances Djulibing ...  Ruby 6 episodes, 2020
Shantae Barnes-Cowan ...  Peggy 6 episodes, 2020
Shaka Cook Shaka Cook ...  Sam 6 episodes, 2020
Bojana Novakovic ...  Molly 5 episodes, 2020
Harry Greenwood ...  Baxter 5 episodes, 2020
Matthew Backer ...  Dr. Myer 5 episodes, 2020
Natasha Bassett ...  Nurse Alice 5 episodes, 2020
Nicholas Hope ...  Dr. Breston 5 episodes, 2020
Lucy Velik ...  Yvonne 4 episodes, 2020
Philip Quast ...  Professor Quentin Ratchett 4 episodes, 2020
Julian Garner ...  St. John Moore 4 episodes, 2020
Angus McLaren ...  Dalgliesh 4 episodes, 2020
Sean O'Shea Sean O'Shea ...  Dr. Lewis 4 episodes, 2020
Roland Powell Roland Powell ...  News Narrator 4 episodes, 2020
Christina Sankari ...  Lydia 3 episodes, 2020
Mackenzie Thomas Mackenzie Thomas ...  Emma Camichael 3 episodes, 2020
John Gaden John Gaden ...  Swanny 3 episodes, 2020
Sibylla Budd ...  Lorraine Carmichael 3 episodes, 2020
Jack Ruwald ...  Harry Carmichael 3 episodes, 2020
Ryan Johnson ...  Agent Martin 3 episodes, 2020
Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan ...  Agent Cartwright 3 episodes, 2020
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A comedic thriller, set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being put to the test, as loyalty, love, and betrayal are pitted against each other.

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Australia, 1956. It's the height of the Cold War, and the Menzies Government has just welcomed British atomic bomb testing at Maralinga, in outback South Australia. See more »


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This Australian mini-series is a Porchlight Films production for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). It was financed with support from UK based Head Gear Films and the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC). It was developed and produced in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). It was financed with the assistance of Kreo Films, Head Gear Films, and Metrol Technology. Major production investment and principal investment funding came from Screen Australia in association with investment from both Screen NSW (New South Wales) and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). See more »

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Referenced in Maralinga Tjarutja: Behind the Documentary (2020) See more »

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A bombs to F bombs
28 June 2020 | by rosebx-60362See all my reviews

Entertaining dark comedy and original period drama about the A.Bomb testing at Maralinga. An authentic depiction of life in the 1950s, the hair styles, clothing, cars, advertising signs.... everything except for women using the 'F bomb'. Even men rarely used the F word in the 1950s and women NEVER used it. Why do writers and producers insist on spoiling good period dramas by using present day swearing? Some may say its to appeal to a younger audience, but why go to the meticulous effort of making everything else a true reflection of an era, then spoil it with modern day language.


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Australia

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English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

31 May 2020 (Australia) See more »

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