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Issue Details: First known date: 1971... 1971 The Killing Ground
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Franki Halliday, a staff reporter on the Masons' newspaper, returns to Australia after spending three months as a prisoner of the Viet Cong and begins to write about her harrowing experiences. As her story unfolds, the Masons realise that some parts might be unsuitable for publication. However, Franki is determined to tell all, including the fact that she is pregnant to one of her captors.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1971
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      Australia,
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      ABC Television ,
      1971 .
      Extent: 60 min.p.
      Series: form y separately published work icon Dynasty Tony Morphett , Tony Morphett , Bob Ellis , Glyn Davies , Peter Schreck , John Dingwall , David Anthony , Ron Harrison , Alan Burke , Ben Blakeney , Australia : ABC Television , 1970-1971 Z1391204 1970 series - publisher film/TV

      The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) produced the critically acclaimed, award-winning series Dynasty between 1970 and 1971. Dynasty--which bears no relation to the 1980s' American series of the same name--was developed from Tony Morphett's novel and later television play.

      The series explores the intrigues and conflicts of powerful media family the Masons who, through the Mason Corporation Board, publish The Standard newspaper and own the television station MSN Channel 6. Head of the family and chairman of the board Jack Mason is a newspaperman like his father. And, again like his father, he is an old-style autocratic owner-publisher, determined to retain control of all aspects of his empire.

      Number in series: 2.2

Awards

1971 Winner Penguin Award Scriptwriting
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