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Cliff Green Cliff Green i(A29904 works by) (a.k.a. Clifford Green)
Born: Established: 6 Dec 1934 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 4 Dec 2020
Gender: Male
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Cliff Green grew up in the outer Melbourne suburbs of Sunshine and Upwey. After leaving Upwey High School at 14, he worked as an office boy and later undertook an apprenticeship as a compositor in the printing trade. He later returned to study at night and graduated from Toorak Teachers College, after which he taught for nine years in small Victorian country schools. Thoughout this time, Green wrote short stories and television scripts and in 1969 turned to screenwriting as a full-time profession..

Green first worked for Crawford Productions contributing regular episodes to their popular television police dramas Homicide (1969-70) and Matlock Police (1971-72), as well as writing telemovies such as Halfway to Nowhere (1972) and The Spoiler (1972). He later worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation writing for documentaries and series, and was engaged as a tutor in film and television writing for the Victorian Council of Adult Education. Among the extensive list of television series for which he wrote are Rush (1974), The Seven Ages of Man (1975), Power Without Glory (1976), Against the Wind (1978), Lucinda Brayford (1980), A County Practice (1984), Special Squad (1984-85), The Petrov Affair (1987), Mission Impossible (1988), The Flying Doctors (1988-90), Phoenix (1992), Janus (1994), Mercury (1996), Something in the Air (2000), and Marshall Law (2002).

In addition to television drama series, Green wrote a number of feature film and telemovie screenplays, including Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Let the Balloon Go (1976, additional dialogue), Summerfield (1977), Mystery Island (1980), I Can Jump Puddles (1981), and The Incredible Steam-Driven Adventures of Riverboat Bill (1986). Green's film and television writing achievements were recognised through professional awards for excellence, including numerous Australian Writers' Guild Awards (AWGIEs) between 1974 and 1992 for television plays and film adaptations.

Among Green's other works are Upbeat (1956), an anthology of folk songs edited by Green; The Art of Dale Marsh (1981); and Evergreen: The Story of a Family (1984). He was also the author of many humorous and popular children's books.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2009 Order of Australia Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For service to the Australian film and television industry as a screenwriter and educator.
1990 winner AWGIE Awards The Richard Lane Award

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Stingers ( dir. Julian McSwiney et. al. )agent Australia : Beyond Simpson Le Mesurier Nine Network , 1998-2004 6031565 1998 series - publisher film/TV crime detective

'Inspired by true events, Stingers reveals the shadowy and ambiguous world of undercover cops — people with covert lives and constantly changing identities. They are police who defeat crime from within the criminal world — always without a badge and frequently without protection. The series follows the lives of the operatives as they befriend and betray those on the other side of the law. For these select few, it is a deadly way of life.The undercover cops of Stingers are a unique breed. They must juggle their own lives — love, laughter, family and humanity — with the tension of the criminal personas they adopt in their passion for justice.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 7/6/2013)

nominated Most Outstanding Drama Series
nominated Most Outstanding Drama Series
2001 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2005 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2003 nominated AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2004 won AFI Awards Australian Film Institute Awards Best Television Drama Series
2003 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2002 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
form y separately published work icon Janus Criminal Justice ( dir. Michael Carson et. al. )agent Melbourne : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1994-1995 Z1937319 1994-1995 series - publisher film/TV crime

'It's a story about justice...and the corruption of justice. JANUS is about the lawyers, police, judges and magistrates who work with a very imperfect system. The focus of our story will be the new Director of Public Prosecutions Officer, taking over the handling of all Committals for trial - the first sweeping changes recommended by the Janus Taskforce Committee.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 3/5/2013)

won Most Outstanding Achievement in Drama Production
1995 winner Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
form y separately published work icon Fond Memories ( dir. Kate Woods ) Melbourne : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1992 6040917 1992 single work film/TV

'Witnessing two fleeing bank robbers reinforces Megan's belief that money will be the answer in solving the Police Club bombing as those responsible would've needed lots of it to carry out the job. Megan turns her attention to looking into various armed robberies which leads her to the rape squad. Jock is concerned she's wasting time follow unrelated leads but allows her to press on.

'Megan questions a woman about her violent assault believing her attackers are connected to the bombing. The woman is able to provide a description from which a composite image of one of her attackers in created. This new suspect quickly becomes the key focus of the investigation despite Jock's superior's dismissal of the new information's importance.

'Meanwhile, detonators recovered during a police raid are confirmed to be of the same batch as that used in the bombing. The Major Crime squad sets up a sting to go after the intended buyer who turns out to be a legitimate quary owner buying stolen detonators.'

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

1992 won AWGIE Awards TV Series

Known archival holdings

National Library of Australia (ACT)
National Film and Sound Archive (aka ScreenSound Australia) (ACT)
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