TMDB Rating 7.3
IMDB Rating 8.5

Series Details

Seasons: 1

Total Episodes: 7


Networks: Network Ten

Status: Ended

First Air Date: Jul 16, 1984

Recent Air Date: Mar 19, 1984

Run Time: m

In Production: No

Original Language: English

Age Rating: NR

Website: Link

Production Companies: Kennedy Miller Productions



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Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team (headed by captain Douglas Jardine) applied a bowling technique called "leg theory", or more commonly, Bodyline. This technique involved bowlers bowling the ball directly at the batsman's body, and resulted in many of the Australian team receiving numerous bruises and injuries, with batsman Bert Oldfield sustaining a cracked skull. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time.

Main Cast

Hugo Weaving

Hugo Weaving

Douglas Jardine

Age : 61 | Popularity : 39%

Gary Sweet

Gary Sweet

Donald Bradman

Age : 63 | Popularity : 7%

Jim Holt

Jim Holt

Harold Larwood

Age : 65 | Popularity : 3%

Rhys McConnochie

Rhys McConnochie

Pelham Warner

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

John Gregg

John Gregg

Percy George Fender

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell


Age : 63 | Popularity : 3%

Frank Thring

Frank Thring

Lord Harris

Age : 68 | Popularity : 4%

Max Cullen

Max Cullen

Clive 'Chooka' Cooper (Reporter)

Age : 81 | Popularity : 4%



Department Role Name
Directing Director
Writing Writer
Production Producer
Executive Producer
Production Manager
Sound Music
Camera Director of Photography
Editing Editor
Art Production Design
Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Department Role Name

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