The Sullivans

The Sullivans

The Sullivans followed the life of a Melbourne family through the years of World War II. Set in the suburb of Camberwell, Dave and Grace Sullivan were parents to three sons and one daughter—John, Tom, Dave and Kitty.

The life of the family as it struggled to deal with the world in wartime was the basis of the popular series, but the extended family and friends also played a key role in the storylines, such as the local pub, the local corner store and a variety of neighbours. With three sons and a variety of in-laws, cousins and friends away at War, The Sullivans featured war action sequences in almost every theatre of the world conflict.

The high point of drama—and considered one of the turning point of the series—was the death of Grace Sullivan in a London air raid. The series finished after a seven series run when most of the original cast had left the series and in the storylines, the War was over and the family had settled in a new life in the post-War era

-:- DAVE SULLIVAN … Paul Cronin
-:- GRACE SULLIVAN … Lorraine Bayly
-:- JOHN SULLIVAN … Andrew MacFarlane
-:- TOM SULLIVAN … Steven Tandy
-:- TERRY SULLIVAN … Richard Morgan
-:- KITTY SULLIVAN … Susan Hannaford
-:- HARRY SULLIVAN … Michael Caton
-:- ROSE SULLIVAN … Maggie Dench

Produced 1976 - 1982
1114 x ½ hour episodes (first episode 90 minutes)
Started broadcasting 15 November, 1976 (Nine Network Australia)

Sold to 45 countries around the world.

Executive Producer: Hector Crawford & Jock Blair
Producers: Henry Crawford, John Barningham
Associate Producer: Graham Foreman
Directors: (initial) Simon Wincer, Rod Hardy, John Barningham

-:- More firsts than any other Australian TV Series
-:- First Australian series to be sold in over 30 worldwide markets
-:- First Australian series to run continually for over 7 years overseas
-:- First with the Awards and number one with the critics.
-:- Longest running and most successful overseas daytime serial in the UK.


Set and filmed in Melbourne with Canterbury being the main location because of its proximity to Abbotsford which is where production company Crawfords were based.

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