- Release: 1996
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
- Price: FREE
- File: PDF, 258 page
- ISBN: STANFORD:36105019262224
This major new reference work, produced in association with the Australian Film Commission, covers the last quarter of a century of Australian film-making for television. It includes 414 films made specifically for television, some of which have to date appeared only on video. 150 mini-seriesas opposed to long-running drama series are also covered, including famous mini-series such as Bodyline, A Town Like Alice, and The Cowra Breakout.Australia on the Small Screen, with an introduction by the author, Scott Murray, is divided into two parts, covering television films and mini-series. Where available, the following information is given: year of production, length, rating, production details, financial backing, director, producer,scriptwriter, editor, composer, costume designer, sound editor, cinematographer, and full cast details. Each entry ends with a synopsis. Many of the works are illustrated.Here then is a comprehensive reference to two immensely popular and creative forms, and an attractive companion to Australian Film, 1978-1994.