The Dismissal (TV miniseries)

The Dismissal (TV miniseries)

"The Dismissal" is an Australian television miniseries, first screened in 1983, that dramatised the events of the Australian constitutional crisis of 1975. It was partly written and directed by the noted film makers George Miller and Phillip Noyce as well as Mad Max screenwriter Terry Hayes. "The Dismissal" was filmed by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Dean Semler. It was voted the 19th-best Australian television show on the "50 Years 50 Shows" list.

The miniseries comprised six one-hour episodes. It was originally broadcast by Network Ten, beginning on March 6 1983. It was also broadcast in the UK.


* Max Phipps – "Gough Whitlam"
* John Meillon – "Sir John Kerr"
* John Stanton – "Malcolm Fraser"
* John Hargreaves – "Dr. Jim Cairns"
* Bill Hunter – "Rex Connor"
* Ruth Cracknell – "Margaret Whitlam"

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