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The Dismissal 

The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Max Phipps ...  Gough Whitlam 3 episodes, 1983
John Stanton ...  Malcolm Fraser 3 episodes, 1983
Bill Hunter ...  Rex Connor 3 episodes, 1983
John Meillon ...  Sir John Kerr 3 episodes, 1983
Peter Sumner ...  Bill Hayden 3 episodes, 1983
Robyn Nevin ...  Lady Kerr 3 episodes, 1983
Ed Devereaux ...  Phillip Lynch 3 episodes, 1983
Tom Oliver Tom Oliver ...  Reg Withers 3 episodes, 1983
Stuart Littlemore Stuart Littlemore ...  TV Anchorman 3 episodes, 1983
Ruth Cracknell Ruth Cracknell ...  Margaret Whitlam 3 episodes, 1983
Robin Bowering Robin Bowering ...  Jim Killen 3 episodes, 1983
David Downer David Downer ...  Tony Staley 3 episodes, 1983
Sean Scully Sean Scully ...  Doug Anthony 3 episodes, 1983
John Hargreaves ...  Dr. Jim Cairns 2 episodes, 1983
Harry Weiss Harry Weiss ...  Tirath Khemlani 2 episodes, 1983
George Ogilvie George Ogilvie ...  Senator Jim McClelland 2 episodes, 1983
Nancye Hayes ...  Connor's Secretary 2 episodes, 1983
Ken Wayne ...  Liberal Senator 2 episodes, 1983
John Allen John Allen ...  John Menadue 2 episodes, 1983
Alan Becher Alan Becher ...  Ian Viner 2 episodes, 1983
Tim Burns ...  David Smith 2 episodes, 1983
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ...  Eric Robinson 2 episodes, 1983
Tim Elliott Tim Elliott ...  Sir Fredrick Wheeler 2 episodes, 1983
Ray Marshall Ray Marshall ...  Senator Ken Wriedt - ALP Senate Leader 2 episodes, 1983
Martin Harris Martin Harris ...  Kep Enderby 2 episodes, 1983
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ...  Gordon Scholes - The Second Speaker 2 episodes, 1983
Ruth Osborne Ruth Osborne 2 episodes, 1983
Beverley Phillips Beverley Phillips 2 episodes, 1983
Kate Reid Kate Reid 2 episodes, 1983
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The drama surrounding the dismissal of Mr. Gough Whitlam as the Labor Prime Minister of Australia - on 11 November, 1975 - by the then Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr - and the subsequent installation, in Parliament, of the Liberal 'caretaker government' and Mr. Malcolm Fraser as the 'caretaker' Prime Minister. Written by David McAnally <D.McAnally@uq.net.au>

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1983 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

5.11.75 See more »

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Australia See more »

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Runtime:

(3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gough Whitlam: [referring to Opposition Leader Billy Snedden] Before the Leader of the Opposition can talk about leadership, let him serve his apprenticeship. Let him do some on-the-job training. Better still, let him do some adult re-training.
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First Class Docudrama
26 June 2000 | by bjohnson-3See all my reviews

A sensitive, well-researched reconstruction of a critical event in Australia's political evolution. An excellent cast rising to the challenge of playing the giants of Australian political life. I was 26 in 1975 and watching the series 25 years later brought back all the feelings of disbelief and bewilderment I experienced at the time. Wonderful television.


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