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Based on a novel of the same name by Nevil Shute, The Far Country is set in a beautiful secluded valley in the rugged Victorian high country. It is just after the second world war and an English girl from a sheltered background, Jennifer Morton, falls in love with Czech migrant Carl Zlinter, who is unable to practise his profession of medicine in Australia. In a land of hope, at a time of bitter resentment and hostile attitudes, the future was everything they could wish for But Carl is not all that he seems and even Jennifer is not privy to his dark secret. A secret that, when exposed, will shatter all his dreams and expectations.

CARL ZLINTER Michael York
JENNIFER MORTON Sigrid Thornton
TOM ARMITAGE Don Barker
JANE ARMITAGE Ilona Rogers
DR STEVEN EDWARDS Noel Trevarthen
STANISLAUS SHULKIN Swawomir Jackson
JIM FOREST Sydney Jackson
SERGEANT RUSSELL Richard Moss
HARRY PETERS Mark Ferguson
JOE BRADY Greg Carroll With guest appearances by: ETHEL MORTON Olga Dickie
MARY NOLAN Rosie Sturgess
DR MORTON Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
THE CORONER Brian James


4 Hour mini-series
Executive Producers: Hector Crawford, Ian Crawford & Terry Stapleton
Producer: John Barningham
Associate Producer: Michael Lake
Screenplay by: Peter Yeldham
From the novel by: Nevil Shute Director: George Miller Director Of Photography: Ron Hagen
Costume Designer: Donald Lindsay

Filmed on location in Yackandandah, Victoria's rugged mountain high country and the sweeping coastal beauty around Lorne and Apollo Bay.

 

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