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Jonah

1 9 8 2 (Australia)
4 x 60 minute episodes

This ABC (Australia) miniseries followed the rise of the title character (played by Jonathan Sweet) at the turn of the 20th century from street corner Napoleon with a scruffy bunch of lads who ruled the streets of Redfern (and inner Sydney suburb) to bourgeois businessman.

Steve Bisley, barbecued in Mad Max (1979) and zapped with radiation in Chain Reaction (1980), co-starred as Chook Fowles, Jonah’s second-in-command. Liddy Clark played Chook’s love interest, Pinky.

Jonah
Jonathan Sweet
Ada
Clair Crowther
Chook Fowles
Steve Bisley
Pinky
Liddy Clark
Mrs Yabsley
Doreen Warburton
Waxy
Mark Hembrow