The Last Bastion

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This article is about the television mini-series. For the animated short, see Overwatch animated media § The Last Bastion.
The Last Bastion
Genre War
Written by Denis Whitburn
David Williamson
Directed by Chris Thomson
George Miller
Starring Michael Blakemore
John Wood
Timothy West
Theme music composer Colin Stead
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 3 x 2 hours
Producer(s) Brian Rosen
Denis Whitburn
David Williamson
Cinematography Louis Irving
Editor(s) Sara Bennett
Running time 360 min.
Budget $3.6 million[1]
Original network Network Ten

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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