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James Workman James Workman i(A22262 works by)
Also writes as: James Dark ; Victor Kain
Born: Established: 2 Feb 1912
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Scotland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 28 Mar 2001 Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1950-1959
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BiographyHistory

James Workman was educated in England and trained as a naval cadet. He spent three years in the London Metropolitan Police. Moving to South Africa, Workman enlisted with the Witwatersand Rifles and later joined a touring theatre company. He worked for the South African Broadcasting Commission as an announcer, scriptwriter and producer, occupations he continued to pursue after his move to Australia.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

The Tichborne Affair 1975 single work film/TV crime mystery

'A claim by a bankrupt Wagga Wagga butcher that he was Sir Roger Charles Tichborne, heir to the Tichborne title and estates as twelfth Baronet, resulted ultimately in one of the most famous British criminal trials of all time.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 28/6/2013)

1977 won Penguin Award Best One-Shot Drama Production
Target, Smokehouse 1967 single work film/TV

'In an inner Sydney suburb a notorious opium den continues its flagrant operation, and Chief Insp. Ted Hallam is requested by the Minister to eradicate it at all costs. When an informant is murdered, Customs Special Branch and the police move in on the den in a joint operation.'

Source: Storey, Don. Classic Australian Television. http://www.classicaustraliantv.com/contrab1.htm (Sighted 13/9/11)

1968 winner AWGIE Awards Television Award
Skippy 1966 series - publisher film/TV

Set in the fictional Waratah National Park (NSW), the Skippy series focuses largely on the adventures of a young boy, Sonny Hammond, and his intelligent pet kangaroo, Skippy. Sonny is the youngest child of Head Ranger Matt Hammond. Matt was left a widower in his early forties when his wife Mary died not long after Sonny was born. Other principal characters are Sonny's older brother Mark, Flight Ranger Jerry King (the park's helicopter pilot), and Ranger Clancy Merrick, the teenage daughter of another park ranger.

1969 winner Logie Awards Best Export Production
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