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Born: Established: 1946 ;
Gender: Male
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1 2 form y separately published work icon Blue Murder : Killer Cop Peter Schreck , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Australia : Endemol Australia Seven Network , 2017 10443818 2017 series - publisher film/TV crime
1 Who Was Australia's Great Gatsby? Michael Jenkins , 2013 single work biography
— Appears in: Inside History , May-June no. 16 2013; (p. 52-55)
1 1 form y separately published work icon Young Lions Don Watson , Tim Gooding , Peter A. Kinloch , John Banas , Deborah Parsons , David Phillips , David Ogilvy , Peter Schreck , Michael Miller , Tony Morphett , Justin Monjo , Shelley Birse , ( dir. Robert Klenner )et. al.agent) Sydney : Southern Star Entertainment Nine Network , 2002 6048101 2002 series - publisher film/TV detective crime

A short-lived television series about idealistic young police officers in an inner-city Sydney area, Young Lions did not rate well, and was not renewed for a second season.

1 form y separately published work icon Wildside Ben Gannon , Michael Jenkins , David Phillips , Michael Miller , Peter Schreck , Tim Pye , Kristen Dunphy , Shelley Birse , Chris Hawkshaw , Matt Ford , Kris Wyld , Justin Monjo , Terry Larsen , Ellie Beaumont , Katherine Thomson , Anne Brooksbank , Keith Thompson , Peter A. Kinloch , Debra Oswald , Ken Cameron , Rick Held , Sally Webb , Bob Ellis , Deborah Masters , Jason Camenzuli , ( dir. Peter Andrikidis )et. al.agent) 1997 Sydney : Gannon Jenkins Television ABC Television , 1997-1999 Z1367384 1997 series - publisher film/TV crime detective

An adult drama set in an inner-city crisis centre and police station, Wildside focuses on a group of people who deal with the endless array of problems, crimes, and triumphs that tumble onto the streets of a city bursting with life. In addition to the police, other characters include those who work in a crisis centre in the tough red-light district of the city.

2 5 form y separately published work icon Blue Murder Ian David , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Sydney : Southern Star Entertainment ABC Television , 1995 Z1359650 1995 series - publisher film/TV detective crime (taught in 1 units) This two part mini-series is based on the events that led to the Wood Royal Commission on Police Corruption in New South Wales (1996). It focuses on both the intricacies of corruption in the police force and the sometimes Byzantine behaviour and 'moral' codes of the organised crime world. Roger Rogerson, a larrikin detective with an egalitarian, blokey demeanour, builds a lucrative alternative career based on bribery, drug money, and murder. He join forces Arthur 'Neddy' Smith, one of Australia's most notorious underworld thugs who, by being the conduit between the police and the criminal underworld, has built an extensive drug empire in Australia. Their activities are threatened when a young police officer declines a bribe offered to him by the police chief. His refusal to engage in illegal activities results in an escalating war, with police and criminals committing increasingly desperate and murderous acts.
1 1 form y separately published work icon Heartbreak High Ben Gannon , David Phillips , Sally Webb , Serge Lazareff , Greg Millin , Howard Griffiths , Peter A. Kinloch , Kevin Roberts , Tim Gooding , Chris Roache , Leon Saunders , Lisa Hoppe , Suzanne Hawley , Craig Wilkins , Kris Wyld , Margaret Kelly , Kristen Dunphy , Pieter Aquilia , Tony Morphett , Steve J. Spears , Michael Cove , Peter Neale , Elizabeth Coleman , Vicki Madden , Chris Phillips , Johanna Pigott , Keith Thompson , Susan MacGillicuddy , David Worthington , Helen Steel , Michael Miller , Charlie Strachan , James Lee , Joan Sauers , Kit Oldfield , Peter Schreck , Carol Williams , Phil McAloon , Vincent Gil , Marcia Gardner , Philip Dalkin , Alexa Wyatt , Alan Love , ( dir. Shirley Barrett )et. al.agent) 1994 Australia : Gannon Television Network Ten Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1994-1999 Z1741241 1994 series - publisher film/TV young adult

'Fast-paced series spin-off of the hit feature film. Filmed at an abandoned school in Sydney's Maroubra, this program was about an ethnically diverse group of students attending Hartley High School.'

Source: National Film and Sound Archive record.

1 8 form y separately published work icon The Heartbreak Kid Richard Barrett , Michael Jenkins , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) 1993 Sydney : View Films , 1993 Z14408 1993 single work film/TV

Nick is a Greek-Australian high-school student with ambitions to become a world-class soccer player. Christina Papadopoulos is the new Greek teacher, caught between traditional Greek expectations and her own feelings as a woman in the 1990s. Together, they take on the school's racist sportsmaster, who is determined that Australian Rules football be the school's only official sport. The Heartbreak Kid is a warm-hearted, sexy comedy about two people discovering each other, themselves, and the future.

1 form y separately published work icon The Leaving of Liverpool John Alsop , Sue Smith , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) United Kingdom (UK) Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 1992 7211753 1992 series - publisher film/TV

'The story of two remarkable children who were victims of the connivance and cruelty of the governments and organisations involved in the mass transportation of deprived and homeless children throughout the British Empire in the 1950s.'

Source: Screen Australia.

1 form y separately published work icon Angel After Hours Peter Schreck , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Australia : Southern Star Xanadu ABC Television , 1991 6036346 1991 single work film/TV crime

'A police psychiatrist rides with Mickey and Angel while Angel tries to cope with the return of his alcoholic and abusive father.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 11.6.2013)

1 2 form y separately published work icon Sweet Talker Tony Morphett , Bryan Brown , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) 1991 Z498117 1991 single work film/TV Con artist Harry Reynolds is released from prison armed with his partner's research for a new scam. Harry heads for the dying Australian seaside town of Beachport and starts conning the locals into investing in the recovery an old ship and the building of a theme park. His plans go awry, however, when he begins to fall for Julie, a single mum and the owner of the local hotel.
1 3 form y separately published work icon Police Rescue ABC Television (publisher), Peter Schreck , Philip Cornford , Christopher Lee , Steve Wright , John Lonie , Debra Oswald , Keith Thompson , Andrew Prowse , Andrea Del Bosco , Michael Brindley , Elizabeth Coleman , Mary Morris , Chris Roache , Greg Millin , Rick Maier , Glenda Hambly , Deborah Parsons , Daniel Krige , Richard Mortlock , David O'Brien , ( dir. Michael Carson )et. al.agent) 1989 Sydney Australia : Southern Star Xanadu ABC Television , 1989-1996 Z1703864 1989 series - publisher film/TV

An Australian television series which deals with the New South Wales Police Rescue Squad and its work attending to various incidents from road accidents to train crashes.

1 1 form y separately published work icon The Dirtwater Dynasty Tony Morphett , Michael Jenkins , Terry Hayes , ( dir. John Power )et. al.agent) Sydney : Kennedy Miller Entertainment , 1988 Z1821205 1988 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

Family saga tracing fifty years of the Eastwick family, beginning when Richard Eastwick flees the industrial pressures of the late nineteenth-century English Midlands to pursue a life as a drover and land-owner in the Australian outback, only to face a succession of losses: the death of his first wife in childbirth, the death of his eldest son in World War I, the kidnapping of his daughter by her deranged maternal grandfather, the death of his second son in World War II, the accidental drowning of his third son and eldest grandson on the family property, his youngest grandson's (and son-in-law's) death as a prisoner of war in World War II, and the eventual destruction of his dynastic hopes when his only remaining grandchild becomes a nun and devotes herself to a life of celibacy and poverty.

Moran, in his Guide to Australian TV Series, notes that

The Dirtwater Dynasty has been variously likened to a morality tale from the Bible, a western, an epic tragedy; an adventure story; and much else -- and certainly, as hybrid, The Dirtwater Dynasty is variously all or none of these things. In fact, The Dirtwater Dynasty, despite containing all kinds of richnesses in the shape of idea, characterisations, incidents and narrative subtexts, is finally much less than the sum of its parts. Indeed with The Cowra Breakout, it is finally the least interesting and rewarding of the Kennedy Miller mini-series.

1 1 form y separately published work icon Emerald City David Williamson , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Australia : Limelight Productions , 1988 Z867337 1988 single work film/TV The film tells the tale of a married couple and their desperate search to keep in tune with the pressures and the pleasures of modern-day life. The pressure is intensified when the family moves from Melbourne to Sydney, where the husband pursues his career in screen writing and the wife works in the publishing industry. The story satirises both modern-day family life and the world of Australian movie-making.
1 1 form y separately published work icon Shark's Paradise David Phillips , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Australia : McElroy and McElroy , 1986 Z1864444 1986 single work film/TV science fiction

'Three people have only seven days to capture an extortionist who is holding the Surfers Paradise Council to ransom for $2 million by threatening to use a shark-attracting formula at a surf carnival' (Source: Screen Australia).

(Sighted: 31/5/2012).

1 form y separately published work icon Robbery Under Arms Michael Jenkins , Graeme Koetsveld , Tony Morphett , ( dir. Donald Crombie )et. al.agent) Adelaide : South Australian Film Corporation , 1985 8091989 1985 series - publisher film/TV

An adaptation of Robbery Under Arms, released as both a feature film and a mini-series: this is the latter version.

1 2 form y separately published work icon Robbery Under Arms Tony Morphett , Graeme Koetsveld , Michael Jenkins , ( dir. Donald Crombie )et. al.agent) Adelaide : South Australian Film Corporation , 1985 Z820546 1985 single work film/TV

Set in the late 1800s, Robbery Under Arms is the story of bushranger Captain Starlight, told from the perspective of young Dick Marsden. Dick and his brother Jim follow their father's footsteps, on the wrong side of the law. After they succumb to the impetuosity of a tossed coin and participate in the theft and subsequent sale of fifteen hundred head of cattle, the pair team up with the mysterious Starlight (the renegade son of a British noble family), and evolve from petty criminals to outlawed bushrangers, terrorising the countryside, often in partnership with their father Ben and Starlight's Aboriginal offsider Warrigal. Throughout this story, the brothers find themselves at odds with both their mother and sister and with the lives they could have otherwise led.

1 form y separately published work icon Rebel Michael Jenkins , Bob Herbert , John Lind , Carole Sklan , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Australia : Phillip Emanuel Productions , 1985 Z1038977 1985 single work film/TV

During World War II, an American Marine, Rebel, is recuperating in Australia from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and intent on going absent without leave. After meeting local singer Kathy, he becomes infatuated and pursues her. But Kathy is married and initially uninterested in Rebel. This begins to changes, however, when he hides out at her place, and intensifies when she receives a letter advising her that her husband has been killed in battle. Meanwhile, the local police and the U.S. military are searching for Rebel. He arranges to escape Australia by cargo ship, but eventually allows himself to be arrested in order to save Kathy from being arrested for harbouring him.

1 4 form y separately published work icon Careful, He Might Hear You Michael Jenkins , ( dir. Carl Schultz ) Sydney : Syme International Productions , 1983 Z1359519 1983 single work film/TV

Set in the Depression, the story follows the bitter struggle between two sisters over the custody of their orphaned nephew. Each determined to have the boy, both women resort to deceitful manipulation and cruel lies.

1 2 form y separately published work icon Scales of Justice Robert Caswell , ( dir. Michael Jenkins ) Australia : ABC Television , 1983 Z143128 1983 series - publisher film/TV crime

Set in the world of law enforcement, vice, drugs, politics, and organised crime, Scales of Justice is a quasi-documentary comprising three self-contained stories. The first concerns a young probationary constable who finds himself torn between his moral obligations and loyalty. The second follows two drug squad detectives who allow themselves to be compromised to achieve ambition and power. The third story examines a young and ambitious attorney-general who finds himself in conflict with corrupt senior policemen and some major crime bosses.

1 form y separately published work icon Thanks, Brother Michael Jenkins , ( dir. Julian Pringle ) Australia : Australian Broadcasting Commission , 1982 Z1889384 1982 single work film/TV

'Drama about a lengthy industrial dispute involving metal-trade workers in an engineering firm who lose their annual leave because of a one day strike.'

Source: Trove/ (Sighted: 21/9/2012)