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Ian Jones Ian Jones i(A17494 works by)
Born: Established: 1931 ; Died: Ceased: 31 Aug 2018 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Male
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Ian Jones worked as a journalist with the Herald and Weekly Times before becoming a television producer, director and writer with the Seven Network and later with Crawford Productions.

His television and film work ranged from Crawford 'cop shows' like Homicide (on which he was the first writer/director) and Matlock Police through to family dramas like The Sullivans, and mini-series such as Against the Wind, and The Last Outlaw (a series about Ned Kelly).

His first film screenplay was for Ned Kelly, starring Mick Jagger: he went on to write a number of books about Kelly, making a name for himself as a Kelly scholar. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1987 feature film, The Lighthorsemen.

He was at one time married to Bronwyn Binns, with whom he frequently collaborated.

Jones died in Melbourne in August 2018.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Against the Wind ( dir. George T. Miller et. al. )agent Melbourne Australia : Pegasus Productions Seven Network , 1978 Z1679808 1978 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

In 1798, young Irish girl Mary Mulvane is convicted of stealing by the British court and sentenced to transportation to Australia. During the journey, she falls for fellow convict Jonathan Garrett, and the pair attempt to start a new life in the brutal penal colony.

1979 won Logie Awards Best New Drama
form y separately published work icon The Sullivans 1976 Melbourne Australia : Crawford Productions Nine Network , 1976-1983 Z1632899 1976 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction war literature

Set in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell during World War Two, The Sullivans follows the lives of Dave and Grace Sullivan and their children John, Tom, Dave, and Kitty. However, the storylines reach beyond the immediate Sullivan family, allowing viewers to see their extended family, friends, and neighbours also struggle through everyday war-time life.

The series also featured war-action sequences involving various characters. Arguably the most dramatic moment, and the event that effectively became a turning point in the series, was the death of Grace Sullivan in a London air raid. The series finished after a seven-year run, by which point most of the original cast had left the series and the remaining characters had settled into a new life in the post-war era.

1981 winner Logie Awards Special Logie for Sustained Excellence
1980 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1979 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1978 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1977 winner Logie Awards Best New Drama
form y separately published work icon The Sullivans 1976 Melbourne Australia : Crawford Productions Nine Network , 1976-1983 Z1632899 1976 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction war literature

Set in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell during World War Two, The Sullivans follows the lives of Dave and Grace Sullivan and their children John, Tom, Dave, and Kitty. However, the storylines reach beyond the immediate Sullivan family, allowing viewers to see their extended family, friends, and neighbours also struggle through everyday war-time life.

The series also featured war-action sequences involving various characters. Arguably the most dramatic moment, and the event that effectively became a turning point in the series, was the death of Grace Sullivan in a London air raid. The series finished after a seven-year run, by which point most of the original cast had left the series and the remaining characters had settled into a new life in the post-war era.

1981 winner Logie Awards Special Logie for Sustained Excellence
1980 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1979 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1978 winner Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
1977 winner Logie Awards Best New Drama
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