7 Changes

March 2, 2018
season u
  • {"season_id":22760,"season_number":1}
plot_keywords a
  • {"name":"1970s","id":1228}
plot_keywords a
  • {"name":"parliament","id":6079}
plot_keywords a
  • {"name":"australia","id":5657}
plot_keywords a
  • {"name":"miniseries","id":11162}
type u
  • "Scripted"
  • "Miniseries"
en-US
overview u
  • "The Dismissal is an Australian television miniseries, first screened in 1983, that dramatised the events of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis.\n\nIt was partly written and directed by the noted film makers George Miller and Phillip Noyce as well as Mad Max screenwriter Terry Hayes.\n\nThe Dismissal was filmed by Dean Semler.\n\nThe miniseries comprised six one-hour episodes. It was originally broadcast by Network Ten, beginning on 6 March 1983. It was also broadcast in the UK.\n\nIt was voted the 19th-best Australian television show on the 50 Years 50 Shows list.\n\nIn the 1970s there were several attempts to make a film based on the same story called King Hit written by Erwin Rado and Bruce Grant. Phillip Noyce and Paul Cox were both attached as directors for a time."
  • "The sensational dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's Labor Government by the Queens representative in Australia, the Governor General, Sir John Kerr on November 11, 1975."

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