1 9 9 0 (Australia)
2 x 100 minute episodes
This superb Australian miniseries was set in wartime Sydney in the spring of 1944, where one million US servicemen took their final leave before the Pacific campaign of WWII.
The story centred on a week in the life of three women – Guinea (Rebecca Gibney), Deb (former weather girl Kerry Armstrong) and Claire (Lisa Harrow) – who all worked in the beauty salon of the prestigious South Pacific Hotel.
The miniseries was based on the 1946 book by Dymphna Cusack and Florence James. It was nominated in all five television categories of the 1990 Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards and won three, including ‘Best TV Actress’ for Rebecca Gibney.
Jay HackettJustine Clarke
Major Lew ‘Alfalfa’ Alfrickson