Tanamera – Lion of Singapore
|Tanamera - Lion of Singapore|
|Written by||Peter Gibbs|
|Directed by||John Power
|Country of origin||Australia|
|Running time||7 x 1 hour|
|Original airing||18 February 1989|
Notable cast members included Christopher Bowen, Khym Lam, Anthony Calf, Gary Sweet, John Jarratt, Anne-Louise Lambert, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Lewis Fiander, Bryan Marshall, Betty Lucas, Wallas Eaton, Darren Yap and Anthony Wong.
The series is based on the novel, Tanamera, by Noel Barber. Tanamera is the name of the house built by Grandpa Jack, the patriarch of the Dexter family. Tanamera is derived from Tanah Merah, Malay for Red Earth. The grounds of the huge Tanamera bungalow consisted largely of red soil.
The series was shown in the United Kingdom, from April 1989. Finland and America.
- Australian Television and International Mediascapes By Stuart Cunningham P125 ISBN 0521469740, 9780521469746
- Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p241