The Last Bastion

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The Last Bastion
Genre War
Directed by Chris Thomson
George Miller
Produced by Brian Rosen
Denis Whitburn
David Williamson
Written by Denis Whitburn
David Williamson
Starring Michael Blakemore
John Wood
Timothy West
Music by Colin Stead
Cinematography Louis Irving
Editing by Sara Bennett
Budget $3.6 million[1]
Country Australia
Language English
Original channel Network Ten
Running time 360 min.
No. of episodes 3 x 2 hours

The Last Bastion is a television mini-series which aired in Australia in November 1984. It is a docudrama telling the story of Australia's involvement in World War II, and its often strained relations with its two main allies, Great Britain and the United States.

The running time of the series is reported as 360 minutes (6 hours) on the IMDb page, but the actual running time of the series, both on VHS tape and DVD, is approximately 160 minutes.



  1. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p209

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