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Alternative title: Olivia Newton-John : Hopelessly Devoted to You
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Olivia
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'Over five decades, she’s been the one that we want. The hugely popular Australian singer Olivia Newton-John is the subject of this moving drama about her brilliant career. The two-part series charts the astonishing personal life of Australia’s sweetheart. Aged just 15, Newton-John won a local tv talent contest which propelled her to London on her first recording contract. She went on to become her country’s most successful singer, selling an astounding 100 million albums internationally. She became loved the world over in the role of the innocent Sandy in the 1978 global smash-hit movie, Grease. She was a major part of one of the best-selling soundtracks in movie history. Then in 1992 the singer bravely announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. After her recovery, Newton-John become an inspiring advocate for further research into breast cancer and helped set up The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness Centre in Melbourne. This highly affecting drama underscores that above all else Newton-John is not only a fighter and survivor, but a tireless campaigner who continues to give back and make a difference. By the end, viewers of this absorbing life-story will doubtless be “Hopelessly Devoted to Olivia”.'

Source: Screen Australia.

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  • Mini-series.

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Works about this Work

Australian TV to Watch in 2017 : Big Names, New Talent and Classic Stories Revisited Amanda Meade , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 December 2016;

— Review of Newton's Law Belinda Chayko , Chris Corbett , Elizabeth Coleman , Elizabeth Packett , Ellie Beaumont , Hilary Bonney , Sue Hore , Elizabeth Packett , Michael Voigt , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Seven Types of Ambiguity Jacquelin Perske , Jonathan Gavin , Marieke Hardy , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; The Warriors Jon Bell , Tracey Rigney , Tony Briggs , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Hoges Marieke Hardy , Keith Thompson , 2016 series - publisher film/TV ; Blue Murder : Killer Cop Peter Schreck , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Wake In Fright Stephen M. Irwin , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Picnic at Hanging Rock Beatrix Christian , Alice Addison , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Olivia Elizabeth Coleman , Pip Karmel , 2018 series - publisher film/TV
Australian TV to Watch in 2017 : Big Names, New Talent and Classic Stories Revisited Amanda Meade , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 14 December 2016;

— Review of Newton's Law Belinda Chayko , Chris Corbett , Elizabeth Coleman , Elizabeth Packett , Ellie Beaumont , Hilary Bonney , Sue Hore , Elizabeth Packett , Michael Voigt , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Seven Types of Ambiguity Jacquelin Perske , Jonathan Gavin , Marieke Hardy , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; The Warriors Jon Bell , Tracey Rigney , Tony Briggs , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Hoges Marieke Hardy , Keith Thompson , 2016 series - publisher film/TV ; Blue Murder : Killer Cop Peter Schreck , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Wake In Fright Stephen M. Irwin , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Picnic at Hanging Rock Beatrix Christian , Alice Addison , 2017 series - publisher film/TV ; Olivia Elizabeth Coleman , Pip Karmel , 2018 series - publisher film/TV
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