Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Andrew Clarke Andrew Clarke ...  Capt. Martin Barrington / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Paul Hogan ...  Cpl. Pat Cleary / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Jon Blake ...  Capt. Flanagan / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Megan Williams Megan Williams ...  Sister Kate Baker 6 episodes, 1985
Christopher Cummins Christopher Cummins ...  Pte. Roly Collins 5 episodes, 1985
Jonathan Sweet ...  Pte. Bill Harris / ... 5 episodes, 1985
Ilona Rodgers ...  Lady Thea Barrington 5 episodes, 1985
David Bradshaw David Bradshaw ...  Keith Murdoch 5 episodes, 1985
Robert Coleby ...  Rev. George Lonsdale 5 episodes, 1985
Tony Bonner ...  Lt. Harold Armstrong / ... 4 episodes, 1985
Shane Briant ...  Sgt. 'Kaiser' Schmidt / ... 4 episodes, 1985
Alec Wilson Alec Wilson ...  Pte. 'Pudden' Parsons 4 episodes, 1985
Peter Finlay Peter Finlay ...  Cpl. 'Bluey' / ... 4 episodes, 1985
Elaine Lee Elaine Lee ...  Madame 4 episodes, 1985
Leah Steventon Leah Steventon ...  Marie 4 episodes, 1985
Sheila Kennelly Sheila Kennelly ...  Mrs. Baker 4 episodes, 1985
David Allardice David Allardice ...  Pianist 4 episodes, 1985
Patrick Ward Patrick Ward ...  Sgt. Tom McArthur 3 episodes, 1985
Jim Holt Jim Holt ...  Pte. 'Dingo' Gordon 3 episodes, 1985
Rhys McConnochie ...  David Lloyd George 3 episodes, 1985
David Lynch David Lynch ...  Max Earnshaw / ... 3 episodes, 1985
Noel Trevarthen ...  Field Marshall Haig / ... 3 episodes, 1985
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ...  Sir Rupert Barrington 3 episodes, 1985
Michael Adams Michael Adams ...  Gen. Kiggell 3 episodes, 1985
Howard Bell Howard Bell ...  Hon. Cyril Earnshaw 3 episodes, 1985
Diana Greentree Diana Greentree ...  Mrs. Collins 3 episodes, 1985
Bill Kerr ...  Gen. Monash / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Mark Hembrow Mark Hembrow ...  Dick Baker / ... 2 episodes, 1985
Nick Waters Nick Waters ...  Pte. 'Huddo' Hudson 2 episodes, 1985
Edmund Pegge ...  Capt. Young 2 episodes, 1985
Peter Stratford Peter Stratford ...  Sir Maurice Hankey 2 episodes, 1985
Vivean Gray Vivean Gray ...  Matron 2 episodes, 1985
Francis Bell Francis Bell ...  'Pompey' Elliott 2 episodes, 1985
Meradith Rodgers Meradith Rodgers ...  Nurse Purvis 2 episodes, 1985
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Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to the brutal trenches of France during the 1916 Somme battles, the 1917 Arias and Vimy Ridge battles to the final 1918 German offensives and the final victory drive as well as the hardships, mid-adventures and the casualties of friends encounted at each one. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 1985 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Anzacs: The War Down Under See more »

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Runtime:

(5 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to play in Australia television, the mini series was subjected to a vast amount of publicity . Played over 5 prime time nights See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Roly Collins: What's going on, Pat?
Pvt. Pat Cleary: [sarcastically] It's the great war - it's in all the papers.
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Aussie soap meets Band of Brothers
30 July 2003 | by Jim-399See all my reviews

This was an excellent mini-series, packed with sub-plots, all revolving around the story of an Aussie platoon during the First World War. Comic relief is provided by the brilliant Paul Hogan as the wheeling-dealing private Pat Cleary, and a sense of realism is maintained through the narrative character of Roly Collins (excellently played by Christopher Cummins). The story never dips in interest and, I'm pleased to say, strives to keep an actuate journal of real events during the Great War from all battles; violent and political.

And if you want to know why the world has to thank Australia and New Zealand for their part in history, I advise you look out for ANZACS.

10/10


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