The Newman Shame

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The Newman Shame
Directed by Julian Pringle
Produced by Robert Bruning
Written by Bruce A. Wishart
Starring George Lazenby
Diane Craig
Reg Grundy Productions
Swan Television
Release date
  • 1977 (1977)
Running time
93 minutes
Country Australia
Language English
Budget $150,000[1]

The Newman Shame is a 1977 Australian television film starring George Lazenby and produced by Robert Bruning who previously worked together on Is There Anybody There? (1976).[2]


John Brandy (George Lazenby) is an ex-cop on holiday in Singapore with his girlfriend Ginger (Diane Craig) when he hears an old Perth banker friend of his, Frank Newman (Ken Goodlet), has committed suicide. He travels to Perth and discovers that Newman killed himself after being drugged at a party and found himself in a pornographic film; he was blackmailed and embezzled money to pay off his tormentors, but when the film was distributed anyway he decided to take his own life. Newman and Ginger decide to investigate who is behind the blackmail racket.


The Newman Shame was one of two Australian television films Lazenby made for producer Robert Bruning, the other being Is There Anybody There? (1976). Along with The Man from Hong Kong (1975), they are the only movies he made in Australia. He had gone to Hollywood but briefly returned to Australia for The Newman Shame.



  1. ^ "OPLEPEOPLE EPEOPLE EOPLE PEOPLE.". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 7 December 1977. p. 10. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p110

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