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Title ANZAC Girls: Love - Ep 4 Of 6 / Director: Watson, Ian
Published Australia : ABC, 2014
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Summary *Violence*After spending days on a crowded troop train, Alice (Georgia Flood), Olive (Anna McGahan), Hilda (Antonia Prebble) and Grace (Caroline Craig) arrive in Rouen, France. The Army are yet to set up an Australian Hospital, so the nurses are sent to work at No 11 British Stationary Hospital. Alice immediately tries to find out where Harry's (Dustin Clare) 21st Battalion is stationed. She traipses back and forth to the field post office every chance she can, but receives no letters from her beloved. Hilda is delighted to be so close to the 'Mother Country' and at the thought of working with English nurses. But the British Ward Sister Bullus (Tiffany Lyndall-Knight) is scathing and strict; lots of Imperial rules and regulations that the Australian and Kiwi nurses chafe against. Eventually the ANZAC nurses return to No 1 Australian General Hospital. There, Alice meets Major John Prior (Leon Ford), a friend of Harry's and Olive also finds a familiar face - Orderly Pat Dooley (Brandon McClelland) who she met on Lemnos but naively remains oblivious to his affection. To mark a year after the commencement of the Gallipoli campaign, Olive, Alice and Hilda make up gift parcels and inscribe each with 'Anzac Day 1916' which they hand out to all the Australian and Kiwi soldiers at the hospital. A sense of national identity forged for both former colonies. Meanwhile, Grace's superlative leadership is unexpectedly recognised when she is promoted to Matron in Chief at AIF HQ. It's a huge feather in her cap but the post is in London and the celebrations are bittersweet. Grace will miss her nurses and they her, especially as the battle of the Western Front escalates. Hilda and Olive, seeing Alice's spiralling concern over Harry's silence, take her for a picnic in the countryside. On their return they are met by Major Prior, ashen-faced, who tells Alice that Harry has been killed in a battle near Fromelles. The next day, Alice receives Harry's very last letter.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Screentime, a Banijay Group company, Production. Written by: Felicity Packard and Niki Aken, based on the book The Other ANZACs by Peter Rees. Series Producer: Lisa Scott; Producer: Felicity Packard; Executive Producers: Des Monaghan and Greg Haddrick. ABC TV Executive Producers: Carole Sklan and David Ogilvy
Event Broadcast 2014-08-31 at 21:00:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Anzac Day.
Man-woman relationships.
Soldiers -- Death.
Hospitals -- Employees.
France -- Rouen.
Form Streaming video
Author Watson, Ian, director
Ah Chee, Roland, cast
Antidormi, Christian, cast
Bennett, Nick, cast
Bliss, Ian, cast
Brent, Laura, cast
Clare, Dustin, cast
Craig, Caroline, cast
Crouch, Darcy, cast
Debelle, Honey, cast
Dewar, Erin, cast
Dukes, Alan, cast
Fay Casting, Maura, cast
Fay, Ann, cast
Flood, Georgia, cast
Ford, Leon, cast
Gilmour, Michael, cast
Hall, Alec, cast
Hazeldine, Glenn, cast
Healy, Conor, cast
Hill, Matthew, cast
John Ryan, Clarence, cast
Lasance, Todd, cast
Lyndall-Knight, Tiffany, cast
Mayer, Charles, cast
McClelland, Brandon, cast
McGahan, Anna, cast
Mowbray, Doug, cast
Oliver, Patch, cast
Pickford, Leigh, cast
Prebble, Antonia, cast
Smith, Jim, cast
Soper, Bonnie, cast
Tait, Avril, cast
Trent Williams, Bradley, cast