A six-part miniseries which follows six young Australians who go to war, full of confidence and bravado. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for surrender. With 15,000 others, they... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Stephen Curry ...  Eddie 6 episodes, 2001
Leon Ford ...  Bill Dwyer 6 episodes, 2001
Anthony Hayes ...  Gordon Yates 6 episodes, 2001
Matthew Newton ...  David Collins 6 episodes, 2001
Mark Priestley ...  John 'Curley' Foster 6 episodes, 2001
Matthew Whittet ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2001
Geoff Morrell ...  Rowdy 6 episodes, 2001
Nicholas Hope ...  Guillaume Koper 6 episodes, 2001
Gotaro Tsunashima Gotaro Tsunashima ...  Lieutenant Aso 6 episodes, 2001
Shingo Misawa Shingo Misawa ...  Colonel Nakamura 6 episodes, 2001
Sean Taylor ...  Colonel Smythe 6 episodes, 2001
William Upjohn William Upjohn ...  CSM Bryson 6 episodes, 2001
Dean Atkinson Dean Atkinson ...  Bernie 6 episodes, 2001
Joel McIlroy Joel McIlroy ...  Bertie Jenkins 6 episodes, 2001
Alan Morris Alan Morris ...  James 6 episodes, 2001
Ichiro Harada Ichiro Harada ...  Guard 6 episodes, 2001
Masa Yamaguchi ...  Guard 6 episodes, 2001
Scott Youll Scott Youll ...  Guard 6 episodes, 2001
Lawrence Puang Lawrence Puang ...  Guard 5 episodes, 2001
Christopher James Baker ...  Lofty Morgan 4 episodes, 2001
Ian Bolt Ian Bolt ...  Father Paul 3 episodes, 2001
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...  Older David Collins 2 episodes, 2001
Frank Wilson ...  Older Gordon 2 episodes, 2001
Terry Norris ...  Older Bill Dwyer 2 episodes, 2001
Slim DeGrey Slim DeGrey ...  Older John 'Curley' Foster 2 episodes, 2001
Bill Kerr ...  Older Eddie 2 episodes, 2001
Tatsumi Ishihara Tatsumi Ishihara ...  Captain Shindo 2 episodes, 2001
Andrew James Mead Andrew James Mead ...  Captain Lovegrove 2 episodes, 2001
Peter Carroll ...  Doctor Hurrell 2 episodes, 2001
Peter Gow Peter Gow ...  Guard / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Victor Ng Victor Ng ...  Guard 2 episodes, 2001
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A six-part miniseries which follows six young Australians who go to war, full of confidence and bravado. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for surrender. With 15,000 others, they are marched off to Changi prison camp. Together, the six boys survive three and a half years of incarceration. Along the way they see many mates disappear to various work camps and while Gordon loses a toe, Curley nearly his mind, Eddie his faith, Bill his ability to trust, David his memory and Tom his soul, they never lose their central dependence on each other. Almost sixty years later, the six prepare to get together for what may be their last hurrah.

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

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Official Sites:

ABC [Australia]

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2001 (Australia) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Set dressings were researched from photographs and WWII veterans and obtained from a variety of sources, including the ABC prop store, other Sydney prop houses, private collections, auctions, and second hand stores. See more »

Quotes

[The Secret Nine are trying to distract a Japanese soldier.]
David: Well, let's see. We've got our English-Japanese dictionary.
Eddie: Great. Let's look up, "Hey, you, look over there." That's sure to work.
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An interesting Watch
8 July 2003 | by swansrule100See all my reviews

I didnt watch this when it aired thinking it would be boring. I was studying for exams and put the dvd on for background and was shocked. It is a clever piece that inspires all viewers. The acting is first class and production is wonderful. This is one of the greatest aussie dramas ever.


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