1 9 7 2 (UK/Australia)
13 x 30 minute episodes
English water diviner Hugh (Hugh Lloyd) inherits a rundown property in the Australian Outback which is being run by a gaggle of beautiful women, collectively known as ‘the fellas’.
Hugh is aided and abetted by his money-hungry, scheming Australian half-brother Ron (Ron Frazer).
‘The fellas’ included former Miss World Ann Sidney, Briony Behets, Sue Lloyd, Katie Sheil, Jenny Hayes, Elli Maclure and Nicola Flamer-Caldera.
The series was even selected as the booby prize winner by the radio and TV writer’s section of the British Critics Circle for ‘worst show of the year’.
The series was filmed and screened in the UK (as The Virgin Fellas) in colour but broadcast in Australia (as Birds In The Bush) in black & white – colour TV wasn’t launched there until 1975.
British actress Briony Behets chose to stay in Australia after the production finished and went on to a successful career there with TV shows including Number 96, The Box and Class of 75 and movies including Long Weekend.