RATBAG HERO (Channel 7 1991)

Australia / Channel 7 – Zelda Rosenbaum / 2x120m-e / 1991

Writer: Sonia Borg / Book: Mike Kelsall / Producer: Oscar Whitbread / Camera: Dan Burstall / Design: Robert Perkins / Costume: Rose Chong / Music: David Hirschfelder / Executive Producer: Zelda Rosenbaum / Directors: Oscar Whitbread, Geoffrey Pollack

Period drama serial. Painter Mike Kessel faces hard times growing up near the Murray River during the depressed 1930’s.

Cast: CAMERON NUGENT as Mike Kessel / MARCUS GRAHAM as Unc / ELAINE SMITH as Mum / MATTHEW KETTERINGHAM as Frizzy / PETER FISHER as Pop / MARION EDWARD as Gran / SIMON CHILVERS as Baldy / DARIUS PERKINS as Dave / GEORGE MALLABY as Benson / ROBERT MORGAN as McIntosh / REG EVANS as Cocky Brown / GUS MERCURIO / TONY BRIGGS