The Alternative (film)

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The Alternative
Directed by Paul Eddey
Produced by Robert Bruning
Written by Tony Morphett
Starring Wendy Hughes
Peter Adams
Cinematography Russell Boyd
Edited by Trevor Ellis
Distributed by Network 7
Release date
Running time
74 mins
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$105,000[1]

The Alternative is a 1978 Australian television film about an unmarried editor of a woman's magazine who finds herself pregnant. She has a relationship with another woman.[1]

At the Annual Penguin Awards, given by the Television Society of Australia, the film was awarded best Actress (Wendy Hughes), Actor (Peter Adams) and Supporting Actor (Alwyn Kurts), as well as Best Adult Drama.[2]



  1. ^ a b Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p5-6
  2. ^ "TV's Penguin Awards.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 7 November 1977. p. 3. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 

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