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Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 Tandarra
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Film Details - Homestead Productions , 1976


Patrick Edgeworth and Russell Hagg

Production Companies:

Homestead Productions

Finance Organisations:

Storey notes that the $100,000 in funding that the Australian government had provided for Cash and Company was not forthcoming for Tandarra, which had to rely on (fortunately good) overseas sales to recoup its cost of $50,000 an episode.


Tony Paterson


John Mol


Primary cast members were Gerard Kennedy (Ryler), Penne Hackforth-Jones (Jessica Johnson), and Gus Mercurio (Joe Brady).

Release Dates:

According to Moran, 9 February 1976


Tandarra won a 1976 Sammy Award for Best Costume Design, as well as attracting two Penguin Commendations (also 1976, for Gus Mercurio and Patrick Edgeworth). Penne Hackforth-Jones won both a 1976 Sammy Award (Best Lead Actress in a TV Series) and a 1976 Penguin Award (Best Actress).


List of episodes:

1. Tandarra (Patrick Edgeworth)

2. Shadow of the Past (Patrick Edgeworth)

3. The Brothers (Patrick Edgeworth)

4. Plain Lizzy (Everett De Roche)

5. The Manly Art (Patrick Edgeworth)

6. The Return of King Simpson (author unknown)

7. The Odds (David Boutland)

8. Davey (Patrick Edgeworth)

9. Whoyoo Kudaitja Man [sic] (author unknown)

10. Come the Revolution (Patrick Edgeworth)

11. The Legacy of Walter Dummett (Everett De Roche)

12. Your Money for Your Wife (David Boutland)

13. That's What Worries Me (Patrick Edgeworth)

  • Victoria,
  • 1850s