The story of how, from the early 1970s, Australia's eccentric Ian 'Molly' Meldrum became a loved and respected rock music guru as host of the TV show Countdown.
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Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson ...  Ian 'Molly' Meldrum 2 episodes, 2016
T.J. Power ...  Robbie Weekes 2 episodes, 2016
Tom O'Sullivan ...  Michael Shrimpton 2 episodes, 2016
Ben Gerrard ...  Caroline 2 episodes, 2016
Benedict Hardie ...  Alan Wade 2 episodes, 2016
Byron Bulluss Byron Bulluss ...  Young Ian 2 episodes, 2016
Helen Morse ...  Grandmother 2 episodes, 2016
Rebecca Breeds ...  Camille 2 episodes, 2016
Kate Atkinson ...  Mother 2 episodes, 2016
Michael Beveridge Michael Beveridge ...  Raggsy 2 episodes, 2016
Aaron Glenane ...  Michael Gudinski 2 episodes, 2016
Ben Geurens ...  Shirley Strachan 2 episodes, 2016
Krew Boylan ...  Lynne Randell 2 episodes, 2016
Richard Kelly Richard Kelly ...  ABC Executive 2 episodes, 2016
Ellen Simpson Ellen Simpson ...  Renee Geyer 2 episodes, 2016
Connor Crawford Connor Crawford ...  John Paul Young 2 episodes, 2016
Rowan Hills ...  Hoffa 2 episodes, 2016
Damien Aylward Damien Aylward ...  Father 2 episodes, 2016
Wil Greenway Wil Greenway ...  Ted Emery 2 episodes, 2016
Aidan Gorozidis Aidan Gorozidis ...  Brother 2 episodes, 2016
Kobe Gorozidis Kobe Gorozidis ...  Brother 2 episodes, 2016
James Sweeny ...  Grant Rule 2 episodes, 2016
Tegan Higginbotham ...  Petra 2 episodes, 2016
Ed Kavalee ...  Gavin Wood 2 episodes, 2016
Felix Star Higson-McBrearty Felix Star Higson-McBrearty ...  Freddo 2 episodes, 2016
Ziggy Ziggy ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2016
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Molly is a two part mini series about music guru Ian Alexander "Molly" Meldrum AM (born 29 January 1943)who is a popular Australian music critic, journalist, record producer and musical entrepreneur. chronicling the celebrities, lavish parties, international trips and behind-the-scenes required to bring popular Australian TV show 'Countdown' to air. Written by citygirlinoz

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7 February 2016 (Australia) See more »

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Worth a look
28 February 2016 | by mailes22See all my reviews

Great subject matter, brilliantly acted by Samuel Johnson. You think you're watching the real Molly Meldrum at times. The writing is terrific, the dialogue is convincing, and the supporting cast is solid.

This two part mini series follows the trajectory of Countdown, and re-creates some of the iconic appearances on the show cutting real footage of some performers, with actors playing others. It flashes back to his childhood and forward to his nearly tragic fall from a ladder in later years. The series also doesn't hold back from showing Molly's relationships with lovers, friends and business acquaintances. It's not clear if the uptight Mr. Wade was a real ABC stuffed shirt, or an amalgam of the type of resistance Molly faced within the ABC, but the audience certainly gets a sense of how uneasily Countdown sat within the conservative ABC establishment.

If you grew up during the Countdown years, it's definitely worth a look.


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