ANZAC Girls

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ANZAC Girls
Genre Period drama
Based on The Other Anzacs by Peter Rees
Starring Georgia Flood
Anna McGahan
Caroline Craig
Antonia Prebble
Laura Brent
Composer(s) Bryony Marks
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Production
Executive producer(s) Des Monaghan
Greg Haddrick
David Ogilvy
Producer(s) Lisa Scott
Felicity Packard
Cinematography Geoffrey Hall
Editor(s) Anne Carter
Denise Haratzis
Camera setup Single camera
Running time 60 minutes
Release
Original network ABC1
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release 10 August – 14 September 2014
External links
Website

ANZAC Girls is an Australian television drama series that first screened on ABC1 on 10 August 2014. The six-part series tells the rarely told true stories of the nurses serving with the Australian Army Nursing Service at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.[1] The series is based on Peter Rees' book The Other ANZACs as well as diaries, letters, photographs and historical documents.[2] The series was written by Felicity Packard and Niki Aken, produced by Screentime, and filmed in South Australia.[3]

Cast[edit]

Cast members include:[4]

Episode list[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Adventure"Ken CameronFelicity Packard10 August 2014 (2014-08-10)
The nurses arrive from Australia to Egypt. Each is prepared for a grand adventure, although some seem to have ideas other than nursing on their minds. However, as the Gallipoli Campaign begins in earnest, all of them must face the harsh reality of war, and of what it means to be an ANZAC Nurse.
2"Duty"Ken CameronNiki Aken, Felicity Packard17 August 2014 (2014-08-17)
Olive and the others begin their work on the Greek Island of Lemnos, caring for the wounded who arrive from the Dardanelles with limited supplies and support from the Australian Army. Elsie fights to be able to provide proper care for Syd in Egypt.
3"Endurance"Ken CameronNiki Aken, Felicity Packard24 August 2014 (2014-08-24)
The situation in Lemnos grows darker, as Olive and the others struggle to continue their work in disheartening circumstances. Elsie is faced with a difficult choice when it comes to her continued care of Syd, and Alice also has a choice to make in matters of the heart.
4"Love"Ian WatsonFelicity Packard31 August 2014 (2014-08-31)
After the Gallipoli evacuation, the Lemnos nurses have returned, but all the nurses are then sent to France as fighting on the Western Front intensifies. There is prejudice from the British Imperial Nurses to contend with, the first anniversary of ANZAC Day, and Olive begins to question her relationship with Dooley. Alice receives shocking news from the Front.
5"Mateship"Ian WatsonNiki Aken7 September 2014 (2014-09-07)
Alice struggles to comprehend the news she receives in the wake of an Allied assault in Fromelles. Olive's work at the clearing station brings matters of death, love, and duty to a head. Hilda and a handful of nurses are given the opportunity to work in anaesthetisation, and the arrival of the Croix Rouge leads to the return of a familiar face as another departs.
6"Courage"Ian WatsonFelicity Packard14 September 2014 (2014-09-14)
Alice and Hilda start work at a clearing station close to the Front, and Elsie follows Syd to the Front. Tensions run high as the final push begins, and our nurses face new dangers. But finally, the Great War reaches its close as Armistice is declared, and we discover what became of our ANZAC Girls.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
2014 AWGIE Awards Best Television Mini Series – Adaptation[5] Niki Aken & Felicity Packard Won
ACS State Awards Best Telefeature/Series (SA/WA) Geoffrey Hall Won
Best Entry (SA/WA)[6] Geoffrey Hall Won
Screen Producers Australia Awards Telemovie or Mini Series Production[7] Screentime Nominated
ASSG Awards Best Sound for a Television Drama Series[8] ANZAC Girls Won
2015 AACTA Awards Best Cinematography in Television[9] Geoffrey Hall Nominated
Best Sound in Television Tom Heuzenroeder, Des Kenneally, Belinda Trimboli and Pete Best Won
Best Production Design in Television Scott Bird Nominated
Logie Awards[10] Most Outstanding Mini-Series or Telemovie ANZAC Girls Nominated
Most Outstanding Newcomer Brandon McClelland Nominated
Most Popular New Talent Laura Brent Nominated
Golden Nymph Awards[11] Best Miniseries ANZAC Girls Pending
Best Actress in a Miniseries Georgia Flood Pending

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ANZAC Girls". ABC Television. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "ANZAC unsung heroines honoured by UC screenwriter". canberra.edu.au. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Airdate: ANZAC Girls". TV Tonight. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "ANZAC Girls: Media Kit" (PDF). Screentime & Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2015. 
  5. ^ AWG. "47th Annual AWGIE Awards Winners Announced". awg.com.au. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "SA and WA". cinematographer.org.au. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Awards Finalists Announced » Screen Producers Australia". screenproducersaustralia.org.au. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "ASSG – ASSG Awards Nominations 2014". ASSG. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "4th AACTA Awards: full list of nominees". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Willis, Charlotte (22 March 2015). "Here's the full List of 2015 Logies nominations". news.com.au. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  11. ^ Knox, David (21 April 2015). "Aussie dramas nominated at Monte Carlo TV festival". TV Tonight. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 

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