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Over There

1 9 7 2 – 1 9 7 3 (Australia)
25 x 60 minute episodes

This drama series from the Australian ABC told the stories of three members of a family from the small New South Wales country town of Willow Junction, who are serving with the 2nd AIF (Australian Imperial Force) during World War II.

The series, created by Colin Free, starred John Meillon as Corporal Cyril Kirby, John Hargreaves as Private Robert Kirby and Judy Morris as Nurse Elizabeth Kirby.

Cyril was a quiet and slightly bewildered fellow who desperately wanted to get into the war but was relegated to the cookhouse. He was constantly at the mercy of his brother Robert, who got Cyril into all sorts of trouble.

Corporal Cyril Kirby
John Meillon
Private Robert Kirby
John Hargreaves
Nurse Elizabeth Kirby
Judy Morris
Corporal Harry Logan
Jack Thompson 
Tom Bowden

Rod Mullinar


A Long Way from the Junction | Just to Get the Feeling | Snowy Parker Would Be Proud of Me | The Making of NX11358 | The Lord Sends the Food and the Devil Sends the Cook | Billy the Pig | Five Pounds and 28 Days in the Glass House | Touch of the Sun | The 100-Mill Girl | Something Must Be Wrong with Me | Champagne Charlie Is Me Name | Botticelli’s Widow | Among My Souvenirs | Hostilities Have Broken Out | Overload | Enemies | Keep in Touch | The Good Soldier | Onslaught | Fellow Travellers | Bodies and Souls | Mother Knows Best | Over the Fence Is Out | The Hounds of Crete | Spent Force