True Believers (TV series)

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True Believers
Genre Miniseries
Written by Bob Ellis
Stephen Ramsay
Directed by Peter Fisk
Starring Ed Devereaux
Simon Chilvers
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Stephen O'Rourke
executive
Matt Carroll
Sandra Levy
Running time 8 x 1 hour
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Original airing 28 June 1988

The True Believers is a 1988 Australian mini series which looks at the history of the Australian Labor Party from the end of World War Two up to the Australian Labor Party split of 1955.[1]

It was co-written by Bob Ellis who focused on three characters "Chifley, the unlettered man of great dignity; Menzies, who used to stand for something but eventually stood only for Menzies; and Evatt, the grand idealist... It's almost like Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. It's a chunk of national history during Australia's great era of change after the war."[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p243
  2. ^ THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN TONGUE Wanda Jamrozik Sydney Morning Herald 18 June 1987 p 13

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