Bony (TV series)

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Genre Crime
Directed by Gary Conway
Chris Langman
Starring Frank Bren
Cameron Daddo
Christian Kohlund
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 60 minutes
Original channel Seven Network
Original release 15 August 1992 – 19 December 1992

Bony is an Australian television series made in 1992. The series of 13 episodes followed on from a telemovie made in 1990. The series was criticised for casting a white man (Cameron Daddo) as the title character Detective David John Bonaparte (Bony), under the tutelage of "Uncle Albert", an elderly Aborigine played by Burnum Burnum. Bony was supposed to be a descendent of the Bony character created by Arthur Upfield in dozens of novels from the late 1920s until his death in 1964.[1]



Directed by Henri Safran
Produced by David Lee
Jan Badlier
Written by Everett De Roche
Based on an idea by Reg Watson
Starring Cameron Daddoo
Catherine Oxenberg
David Reyne
Release dates
5 September 1990
Running time
96 mins
Country Australia
Language English

The pilot movie to the series aired in 1990. It concerned Bony investigating an attempted rape allegation.[2]

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  1. ^ Albert Moran, Moran's Guide to Australian TV Series, AFTRS 1993 p 89
  2. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p17

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