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Thread: TV drama about WSC premieres on Aussie TV tonight

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    Packer was obviously a prick, so it's no wonder his secretary Rhonda had to go to Bali and sit on the beach getting sunburnt.
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    That was fairly ****ing good. Why couldn't all Aus TV be that good?
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    Aussie TV seems to work best when they have good primary sources about events that were well documented. When you have strong sources, first-person accounts, good reporting, etc., you get this and the first season of Underbelly. When you don't and you have to use your imagination a bit, you get Puberty Blues.
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    Was interesting following some journalists talking about it all on twitter.

    One of the journos who broke the story whilst in England then took a competitor on the golf course the next day so that they wouldn't get the chance of cottoning onto the story.


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    Good series....some points I didn't know...

    Ian Chappell was captain of WSC Australia, even though Greg Chappell was captain of legit Australia (before and after WSC)

    David Hookes wanted to get out of his WSC contract....he might have been great if so as he had just played 6 Tests and could have played 24 more Tests while the stars were away...not to mention maybe missing his broken jaw...

    Gary Cosier was a current Aussie Test players that Kerry Packer didn't choose...I thought he only got a game because stars were away...checked and see Craig Serjeant was also a current test player that wasn't picked

    Kerry Packer (in the show) stated that he only wanted pace bowlers (with minimum spinners)...so he was to blame for creating the WI model that demolished the rest of the world in the 80's

    Finally, I just realised that Packer seemed to only pick exciting/attacking cricketers, so who would miss out today
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    This era also gave birth to some quality adverts.


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    The original ad had Steve Rixon and of course DK. Fair bit of dramatic license in Dennis' reaction I think...


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    They can improve it by using the actual test, rather than the rude action scenes footage from the never-ending.
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    Watched it last night. Thoroughly enjoyed Part 1. Lachy Hulme has done a bloody good job as Packer I reckon. How he compares to Rob Carlton who played Packer in "Paper Giants" I'm not sure.

    Channel 9 have got the sequel to Paper Giants so they'll basically have two shows with two different actors playing Packer, lol.

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    Best Kerry Packer to be a Logie category this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
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    "Like a little cricket bat with holes in it"

    Fmd I remember that Nutrigrain ad with Tony Greig in it.

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    Ok, last week was good, but this is my childhood being shown on tv tonight.

    And I only just realised Come On Aussie, Come On is a limerick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    And I only just realised Come On Aussie, Come On is a limerick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    but this is my childhood being shown on tv tonight.
    Could have sworn the series was only based in the 70s. [/painfully obvious but could not resist being a jerk]

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