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Tanamera - Lion of Singapore 

Set in Singapore and begins before World War 2 and just just after. Follows the lives of John Dexter, an Englishman and Julie Soong, who are from prominent families. They would fall in love... See full summary »








Series cast summary:
Andrew Adam Andrew Adam ...  Baby Benji (1989) / ... 6 episodes
Anthony Johnsen Anthony Johnsen ...  Official (1989) / ... 6 episodes
Halina Abramowicz Halina Abramowicz ...  Young Girl 6 episodes
Mary Acres Mary Acres ...  Nursing Sister 6 episodes
Jillian Axtell Jillian Axtell ...  Gwen 6 episodes
Angus Banks-Stewart Angus Banks-Stewart ...  Larkins 6 episodes
Tushka Bergen ...  Natasha 6 episodes
Brian Bird Brian Bird ...  Dock Official 6 episodes
David Bookalil David Bookalil ...  Club Man 6 episodes
Christopher Bowen ...  John Dexter 6 episodes
Lawrence Brand Lawrence Brand ...  Man at Dock 6 episodes
Anna Burstall Anna Burstall ...  Victoria No. 1 6 episodes
Anthony Calf ...  Tim Dexter 6 episodes
Nicholas Cobb Nicholas Cobb ...  Benjy No. 2 6 episodes
Conrad Coleby ...  Benjy No. 3 6 episodes
Robert Coleby ...  Bonnard 6 episodes
Roger Connor Roger Connor ...  Doctor 6 episodes
Cary Cowling Cary Cowling ...  Guerilla 6 episodes
Linda Crews Linda Crews ...  Nurse 6 episodes
Chris De Silva Chris De Silva ...  Indian Agitator 6 episodes
Ed Devereaux ...  Grandpa Jack 6 episodes
Wallas Eaton Wallas Eaton ...  Shenton Thomas 6 episodes
Lewis Fiander ...  Papa Jack 6 episodes
Janet Foye ...  Midwife 6 episodes
Ken Goodlet Ken Goodlet ...  Spokesman 6 episodes
Harry Gow Harry Gow ...  Barman 6 episodes
Kevin Gow Kevin Gow ...  Guerilla 6 episodes
Peter Gow Peter Gow ...  Ah Tin 6 episodes
Penne Hackforth-Jones Penne Hackforth-Jones ...  Mama Jack 6 episodes
Tony Harvey Tony Harvey ...  Lt. Kirk 6 episodes
Pamela Hawkesford Pamela Hawkesford ...  Vicky Bambridge 6 episodes
Hector Ho Hector Ho ...  House Chief 6 episodes
Vic Hunter Vic Hunter ...  Briefing Officer 6 episodes
John Jarratt ...  Neil Forbes 6 episodes
Roger Jenkins Roger Jenkins ...  Planter No. 1 6 episodes
Khym Lam Khym Lam ...  Julie Soong 6 episodes
Anne-Louise Lambert ...  Irene 6 episodes
Sinan Leong Sinan Leong ...  Sonia Soong 6 episodes
Kay Tong Lim Kay Tong Lim ...  Keow Tak 6 episodes
Alan Lock Alan Lock ...  Soldier 6 episodes
Frank Lomax Frank Lomax ...  REv. Bennett 6 episodes
Torryh Lonsdale Torryh Lonsdale ...  Benjy No. 1 6 episodes
Betty Lucas Betty Lucas ...  Lady Bradshaw 6 episodes
Tony Lui Tony Lui ...  Yang Yang 6 episodes
Ned Manning ...  Ray 6 episodes
Bryan Marshall Bryan Marshall ...  Chalfont 6 episodes
Terry McDermott ...  Fire Chief 6 episodes
David Ravenswood David Ravenswood ...  Sir Keith Bradshaw 6 episodes
Don Reid Don Reid ...  Cowley 6 episodes
Bruce Spence ...  Hammond 6 episodes
Gary Sweet ...  Tony 6 episodes
William Upjohn William Upjohn ...  Attache 6 episodes
Peter West Peter West ...  Planter 2 6 episodes
Alan Wilson Alan Wilson ...  Telfer 6 episodes
Anthony Brandon Wong ...  Miki 6 episodes
Darren Yap Darren Yap ...  Paul 6 episodes
Tony Yeow Tony Yeow ...  P.P. Soong 6 episodes


Set in Singapore and begins before World War 2 and just just after. Follows the lives of John Dexter, an Englishman and Julie Soong, who are from prominent families. They would fall in love but their families would object to their union. Julie's family would send her to America while John would go to England and while still reeling from losing Julie would get involved with someone who would get pregnant so he has to marry her. They would later reunite when she returns. They would still be in love but the war would keep them apart when John signs on to help the military. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

18 February 1989 (Australia) See more »

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Tanamera See more »

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Australia See more »

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Anne-Louise Lambert receives billing in the first episode, even though she does not appear until Episode 2, as Irene. See more »


Featured in Top of the Box: 1989 (2018) See more »

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28 July 2001 | by hijacker7See all my reviews

great world war 11 movie, romance and action, set in singapore against backdrop of singapore heat, malaysia's rubber plantations, family business and the love of englishman and a chinese woman, julie soong. when japanese invade the romance and the fighting heat up.

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