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Last Of The Australians, The

1 9 7 5 – 1 9 7 6 (Australia)
26 x 30 minute episodes


This Crawford production featured the exploits of middle-aged bigot Ted Cook (Alwyn Kurts), a true blue Aussie and mainstay of the local RSL club – and proud of it.

Lift-driver Ted – a kind of Antipodean Alf Garnett – was married to the long-suffering Dot (Rosie Sturgess) and had a teenage son called Gary (Richard Hibbard initially, then Stephen Thomas).

The series was produced by Terry Stapleton and aired on the Nine Network.

It was based on characters originally seen in a controversial play about ANZAC Day called The One Day Of The Year by Alan Seymour.

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Ted Cook 
Alwyn Kurts
Dot Cook 

Rosie Sturgess
Gary Cook 

Richard Hibbard (1)
Stephen Thomas (2)