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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 More Winners
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Six-episode drama series intended for children/young adults, featuring fantasy, fun, mystery, historical drama, and suspense. (Source: National Film and Sound Archive website)

Notes

  • Drama series produced in conjunction with corresponding young adult novels/novellas published by McPhee Gribble and Penguin.

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form y separately published work icon The Big Wish Steve J. Spears , 1990 Z989501 1990 single work film/TV children's young adult fantasy humour

'Prince Wilton from the Enchanted Realm of the Faeries has been sent to Earth to dispose of seven wishes in the human world before sundown. If Prince Wilton doesn't give away these wishes, the Faeries will lose their powers. Fortunately he meets Christopher Walter Pratt (C.W.) who believes in him and his wishes. C.W doesn't realise, however, that the last wish lasts forever.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/more_winners.html). Sighted: 10/11/2011

1990
form y separately published work icon Mr Edmund Steve J. Spears , 1990 Z1391965 1990 single work film/TV children's young adult

'The Sydney Harbour Bridge might look good on postcards, but it's a different thing if you have to live right under it, like Cherry and her kid brother, Sam. Their mum runs a boarding house and she's so busy all the time she forgets how to dream. But things change when Mr Edmund comes to stay. He believes that dreams can come true and he's going to show them all how to make sure they do.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/more_winners.html). Sighted: 10/11/2011

1990
form y separately published work icon His Master's Ghost Roger Simpson , 1990 Z1392278 1990 single work film/TV children's young adult mystery fantasy horror

'Flea is in the business of frightening people with monster masks and severed hands. When he isn't being a terror, he's studying music in a spooky old mansion and artists' colony called Montsalvat. It's the sort of place that has a cemetery and a caretaker who sharpens his axe on a foot-cranked grindstone. When tales of the Ghost start to surface, Flea and his friends won't be warned. And they find themselves in a horror story scarier than anything Flea could ever invent.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/more_winners.html). Sighted: 10/11/2011

1990
form y separately published work icon Boy Soldiers Cliff Green , 1990 Z1561362 1990 single work film/TV children's young adult war literature

'In 1910 the Australian Government passed a law requiring all boys aged between 14 and 17 years of age to register for compulsory military training. Will Barnes is a 14-year-old conscientious objector who refuses to register. He is sentenced to three months training at Fort Queenscliff, where he meets a lot of opposition, but also wins his share of admirers for sticking to his beliefs.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/more_winners.html). Sighted: 10/11/2011

1990
form y separately published work icon Second Childhood Morris Gleitzman , 1990 Z1561530 1990 single work film/TV children's young adult adventure humour fantasy

'Mark and his friends discover they've lived before. Not only that, they were famous and important people. Mark is elated—his father always wanted him to be "a somebody". Then Mark and the others find they are responsible for several of the world's big problems. So Henry Ford, Queen Victoria, Albert Einstein and Phar Lap set out to make up for what they've done. Never has a school history project been so dangerous, exciting … or hilarious.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/more_winners.html). Sighted: 10/11/2011

1990
form y separately published work icon The Journey Jane Oehr , Ken Cameron , 1990 Z1561583 1990 single work film/TV children's young adult adventure fantasy

'12-year-old Ada Zuckermann becomes an orphan when her father Justus, is killed in a fall. Before he dies, he tells Ada that she must journey south to find her true inheritance. Agnes, the housekeeper's stepdaughter, is to accompany her. As the two set out on their journey adventures befall them. The final discovery, however, of the buried treasure and a letter from Justus, makes the purpose of the journey very clear.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive (http://www.australiantelevision.net/more_winners.html). Sighted: 10/11/2011

1990

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