The Outsiders (Australian TV series)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producer(s)||James Gatward|
|Original network||ABC Australia|
|Original release||9 November 1976 – 1 February 1977|
The Outsiders was the name of an Australian-German co-production which was made in Australia in 1976. It starred Andrew Keir as Charlie Cole and German actor Sascha Hehn as Pete Jarrett. It also featured other prominent Australian actors including John Jarratt of Wolf Creek fame, Wendy Hughes, Leonard Teale, Ray Barrett, Peter Cummins of Sunday Too Far Away, John Meillon of "Crocodile" Dundee fame, Megan Williams of The Sullivans fame, John Ewart (truckie voice over in "Change of Image" and Frank Kennedy in "Charlie Cole Esq."), Judy Morris, Vincent Ball of A Town Like Alice, Jason Donovan's father Terry, Serge Lazaraff of Cash and Company fame, Peta Toppano, and David Gulpilil. The series was shot in English and Sascha Hehn was dubbed by Australian actor Andrew Harwood . (For the German TV version he dubbed himself.)
Charlie Cole and his grandson Pete Jarrett travel around outback Australia in a beaten-up ute, finding itinerant work along the way. In each place they befriend locals and become involved in an adventure, culminating in their solving a mystery, crime or local conflict.
The series had a merely mediocre success in Australia but inspired many German spectators because it portrayed Australia in a way that met their expectations at a time when a new wave of German immigrants was about to come. Their reasons were among others: many areas in Germany being relatively overcrowed, high housing costs and Australia's beauty. 
List of episodes
- "Drop Out"
- "Change of Image"
- "Ghost Town"
- "Golden Girl"
- "Rip Off"
- "Bush Boy"
- "Bad Dream Town"
- "Sophie's Mob"
- "Charlie Cole Esq."
- "Opal Strike"
- "Last Campaign"
- "Hehn's voice was dubbed by Australian actor Andrew Harwood because his English was too heavily accented.". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
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- "the main reasons for German emigrants' interest in Australia were: danger of war, growing unemployment, overcrowding in Germany's big cities, high housing costs and Australia's weather". Retrieved 2011-04-09.