Bodyline (1984)

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Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team (headed by captain Douglas Jardine) applied a bowling technique called "leg theory", or more commonly, Bodyline. This technique involved bowlers bowling the ball directly at the batsman's body, and resulted in many of the Australian team receiving numerous bruises and injuries, with batsman Bert Oldfield sustaining a cracked skull. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time.

Series Cast

  1. Hugo Weaving

    Hugo Weaving

    Douglas Jardine

    7 Episodes

  2. Gary Sweet

    Gary Sweet

    Donald Bradman

    7 Episodes

  3. Jim Holt

    Harold Larwood

    7 Episodes

  4. Rhys McConnochie

    Pelham Warner

    7 Episodes

  5. John Gregg

    John Gregg

    Percy George Fender

    7 Episodes

  6. Heather Mitchell

    Heather Mitchell


    7 Episodes

  7. Frank Thring

    Frank Thring

    Lord Harris

    7 Episodes

  8. Max Cullen

    Clive 'Chooka' Cooper (Reporter)

    7 Episodes

  9. John Walton

    Bill Woodfull

    7 Episodes

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Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1984 | 7 Episodes

Season 1 of Bodyline premiered on March 19, 1984.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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