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form y separately published work icon Seven Little Australians [Episode 1] single work   film/TV  
Alternative title: Fowl for Dinner
Issue Details: First known date: 1971... 1971 Seven Little Australians [Episode 1]
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Captain Woolcot is embarrassed by the antics of his seven mischievous children--Meg, Pip, Judy, Nell, Bunty, Baby, and 'The General'--when they interrupt a dinner given for Colonel Bryant, the Captain's new commanding officer, and his wife.

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Form: screenplay
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    y separately published work icon Close-Up : Scripts from Australian Television's Second Decade Don Reid (editor), Frank Bladwell (editor), Sydney : Macmillan Australia , 1971 Z159243 1971 anthology screenplay A selection of scripts from television programs telecast by the Australian Broadcasting Commission between 1965 and 1970. (See note below for the accuracy of this date span.) Sydney : Macmillan Australia , 1971 pg. 152-174

    This published script is an early version of 'Fowl for Dinner,' the first episode of the Seven Little Australians mini-series. It was written in 1970, some three years before the series was first broadcast by the ABC. While much of both the storyline and dialogue from Witcombe's original script remains in the later episode, there are also a number of alterations. These include cuts, additions, and re-ordering of scenes or parts of scenes.

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Television , 1973 .
      Extent: 25min.p.
      Series: form y separately published work icon Seven Little Australians Eleanor Witcombe , ABC Television (publisher), Sydney : ABC Television , 1973 Z972389 1973 series - publisher film/TV children's young adult historical fiction

      A ten-part television mini-series adapted from the 1894 novel Seven Little Australians by Ethel Turner (q.v.). Set in Sydney in the 1890s, the stories concern Captain Woolcot, an English widower with seven children, who has recently married again. The family lives in their large home 'Misrule,' which lies along the banks of the Parramatta River. As an officer in the New South Wales Regiment, Woolcot attempts to implement regimental discipline but is constantly harassed and embarrassed by the antics of his seven mischievous children: Meg, Pip, Judy, Nell, Bunty, Baby, and 'The General.' Since he is unable to control them, it is his new wife who invariably takes on all the trials of bringing up the children, with the most difficult child being the ring-leader Helen, commonly known as Judy.

      Number in series: 1
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