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Bill Garner Bill Garner i(A10140 works by) (a.k.a. William Vivian Nigel Garner)
Born: Established: 1944 Bendigo, Bendigo area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria, ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Bill Garner graduated from the University of Melbourne with a BA. His career as an actor and writer began in the Carlton theatre scene of the 1970s. He has written widely for stage, television and radio. Garner's first play Cake was produced by TheatreWorks in 1986.

Garner collaborated with Peter Corris to produce the mini-series, Pokerface, for television. This resulted in a further collaboration to produce a series of spy novels featuring their protagonist Ray Crawley. Garner's name also appears on the credits of the successful television shows Blue Heelers and Chances. He was also a writer on Gillies Republic.

Most Referenced Works

Notes

  • Won an AWGIE in 1985 for the television play One Summer Again. Peter Corris has written numerous novels based on story outlines by Bill Garner.

Personal Awards

2014 winner The Australian Historical Association Awards Serle Award for Born in a Tent – How Camping Makes Us Australian
2012 winner The Australian Historical Association Awards Serle Award for Land of Camps: The Ephemeral Settlement of Australia
2003 State Library Victoria Fellowship Creative Fellowship Joint winner with Sue Gore.

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Crossing the Line ( dir. Richard Sarell ) Australia : Screentime Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2003 6036032 2003 single work film/TV crime

'The press takes an interest as Happy and Amanda gear up for an appeal hearing in the Supreme Court. On the plaintiff’s side, Caitlin is doing all the work and Richard is taking all the credit—as usual.

'Simon is put on the spot, and clashes with Happy, when an old mate, orthopaedic surgeon Cameron Foster, is sued for negligence by a media personality who can no longer wear stilettos after having her toes shortened. Happy and Amanda insist that MDA won’t represent the surgeon who has refused to pay his dues and is participating in a lawsuit against MDA.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 11/6/2013)

2003 nominated AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay in Television
form y separately published work icon MDA Medical Defence Australia ( dir. Shawn Seet et. al. )agent Australia : Screentime Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2002-2005 Z1881854 2002-2005 series - publisher film/TV crime

'Enter the world of Medical Defence Australia, a medico-legal organisation that exists to defend doctors and where necessary compensate patients. All cases at MDA combine elements of law and medicine so each case is managed by a doctor and a lawyer who agree on how to proceed. It's a unique organisation that delves into morally complex and emotion filled relationships between doctors and patients.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/mda/mda.html). (Sighted: 22/2/2013)

2006 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2005 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2005 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Screenplay in Television
2004 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2003 nominated International Awards The International Emmy Awards Drama Series
2002 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
form y separately published work icon All Saints All Saints : Medical Response Unit ( dir. Leigh Spence et. al. )agent 1998 Australia : Seven Network Red Heart Entertainment , 1998-2009 Z1571142 1998 series - publisher film/TV

One of Australia's highest rating dramas, All Saints is a Logie Award-winning Australian medical drama set in the fictional All Saints Western General Hospital in suburban Sydney. The stories originally focused on the nursing staff of Ward 17 run by Nursing Unit Manager Terri Sullivan. It was sometimes referred to as the 'garbage ward' because it took the overflow of patients.

In 2004 Network Seven producers overhauled the series in an effort to increase the show's gradually dwindling audience. They achieved this by closing down Ward 17 and transferring some of the staff to the Emergency Department managed by Frank Campion. Several other new lead characters were also introduced. The changes also saw the storylines begin to focus more on the lives of the doctors and nurses.

Another significant change to the series came in early 2009 when the producers introduced the Medical Response Unit. Central to this development was the helicopter which took doctors to rescue situations outside the hopsital and which in turn brought patients to the All Saints Emergency Department. The show's name was also changed at this time to All Saints: Medical Response Unit. The increased production costs created by having scenes shot on location played a part, however, in the series being cancelled mid-year. The series ended with the Emergency Department and Medical Response Unit teams having a dinner to farewell the last remaining original character, Von Ryan on her final day at All Saints.

All Saints was popular in many countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium and Iran.

2010 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2008 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2007 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2007 nominated AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2006 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2006 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2006 nominated AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2005 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2005 nominated AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2004 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
2004 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2002 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
2002 nominated AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2001 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2001 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
2000 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
1999 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Australian Program
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