Against the Wind | Channel 7 1978 | Jon English, Mary Larkin,

Period drama serial. In 1798 young Irish girl Mary Mulvane is sentenced to transportation to Australia, during the journey she falls for fellow convict Jonathan Garrett and the pair attempt to start a new life Down Under. Filmed at Old Sydney Town and Geelong in Victoria. The serial also included many historically accurate incidents such as the Castle Hill convict uprising.

Jon English as Jonathan Garrett
Mary Larkin as Mary Mulvane
Gerard Kennedy as Dinny O’Byrne
Bryan Brown as Michael Connor
Julia Blake as Cook
Frederick Parslow as Captain Wiltshire
Frank Gallacher as Will Price
Kerry McGuire as Polly McNamara
Warwick Sims as Ensign Greville
Hu Pryce as Jonas Pike
Lynn Rainbow as Louisa Wiltshire

Scripts: Bronwyn Binns, Paul Davies, Cliff Green, Tom Hegarty, Ian Jones, Peter A. Kinloch
Theme Music: Six Ribbons by Jon English

Australia | Channel 7 | 1×180 minute episodes 4×120 minute episodes (13 in total) | 1978


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