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Patricia Johnson Patricia Johnson i(A13245 works by) (a.k.a. Patricia Anne Johnson)
Born: Established: 1943 Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Patricia Johnson worked as a secretary, editioral assistant and journalist, and acted in productions at the Ensemble Theatre. She lived overseas until 1976 working as a journalist, including ten months in Port Moresby, five years in Spain as correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and as Madrid columnist for the Hollywood Reporter. With Boris Cook she collaborated on Maia Goes to School: The Story of a Little Girl in New Guinea - a children's information book with black and white photos by Cook. After her return to Australia she freelanced as a magazine writer. She was accepted as one of four writers in the 1979/1980 screenwriting course at the Australian Film and Television School. In 1985 she was playwright-in-residence for the Sydney Theatre Company.

Apart from her published plays and a novel, Johnson has contributed short stories to anthologies and magazines. She has also had numerous plays, television, and film scripts produced. Among her television credits are episodes for Kindred Spirits (1984), Dusty (1988), G.P. (1989) and the mini-series Fields of Fire II (1988).

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form y separately published work icon Kindred Spirits ( dir. Peter Fisk ) 1984 Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1984 Z853298 1984 single work film/TV fantasy mystery

'A young dancer witnesses a mass drowning tragedy at a beach and has to watch one young man die on the sand despite intense efforts to save him.

'Her distress turns to abject fear and confusion, however, when she learns these events actually took place some 45 years before.

'A clever, offbeat mystery, Kindred Spirits links two actual catastrophes in this fictional story about a young woman caught between reality and a strange tie with the past.'

Source: ABC (http://www.abc.net.au/abccontentsales/s1169477.htm). Sighted: 1/6/2012).

1985 winner Ditmar Awards Dramatic Presentation
form y separately published work icon A Country Practice ( dir. Igor Auzins et. al. )agent Sydney Australia : JNP Films Seven Network , 1981-1993 Z1699739 1981-1994 series - publisher film/TV

Set in a small, fictional, New South Wales country town called Wandin Valley, A Country Practice focused on the staffs of the town's medical practice and local hospital and on the families of the doctors, nurses, and patients. Many of the episodes also featured guest characters (frequently patients served by the practice) through whom various social and medical problems were explored. Although often considered a soap opera, the series was not built around an open-ended narrative; instead, the two one-hour episodes screened per week formed a self-contained narrative block, though many of the storylines were developed as sub-plots for several episodes before becoming the focus of a particular week's storyline. While the focus was on topical issues such as youth unemployment, suicide, drug addiction, HIV/AIDS, and terminal illness, the program did sometimes explore culturally sensitive issues, including, for example, the Aboriginal community and their place in modern Australian society.

Among the show's principal characters were Dr Terence Elliott, local policeman Sergeant Frank Gilroy, Esme Watson, Shirley Dean Gilroy, Bob Hatfield, Vernon 'Cookie' Locke, and Matron Margaret 'Maggie' Sloan. In addition to its regularly rotating cast of characters, A Country Practice also had a cast of semi-regulars who would make appearances as the storylines permitted. Interestingly, while the series initially targeted the adult and older youth demographic, it became increasingly popular with children over the years.

1992 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1986 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1985 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1984 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
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