STORMY PETREL (ABC TV 1960)

Australia / ABC TV / 12x30m-e / 1960 First Episode: 15 May black and white

Writer: Rex Rienits / Design: Douglas Smith / Producer?Director: Colin Dean

Period drama serial. How William Bligh (of Mutiny on the Bounty infamy) became Governor of New South Wales and often found himself at loggerheads with Captain John MacArthur. This deservedly popular serial was in fact based on a 1959 ABC radio serial of the same name, the following year also saw a sort of follow up with The Outcasts.

Cast: BRIAN JAMES as William Bligh / ANNETTE ANDRE / ALASTAIR DUNCAN / RICHARD PERRY / RIC HUTTON / MARGO LEE / DELIA WILLIAMS / OWEN WEINGOTT / NAT LEVISON / NIGEL LOVELL / MURIEL STEINBECK / CHARLES McCALLUM