Bodyline (1984)

Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team (headed by captain Douglas Jardine) applied a bowling technique called "leg theory", or more commonly, Bodyline. This technique involved bowlers bowling the ball directly at the batsman's body, and resulted in many of the Australian team receiving numerous bruises and injuries, with batsman Bert Oldfield sustaining a cracked skull. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time.

Writing:
  • George Miller
  • Robert Caswell
  • Terry Hayes

Stars:
Release Date: 1984-07-16
Seasons: 1
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  • Country: AU
  • Language: En
  • Runtime: 50
Hugo Weaving
Hugo Weaving
Douglas Jardine
Frank Thring
Frank Thring
Lord Harris
Gary Sweet
Gary Sweet
Donald Bradman
John Gregg
John Gregg
Percy George Fender
Heather Mitchell
Heather Mitch...
Edith
Ashok Banthia
Ashok Banthia
Nawab of Pataudi
Jane Harders
Jane Harders
Mrs. Jardine
Alan David Lee
Alan David Le...
Eddie Paynter
Richard Carter
Richard Carte...
Bill Voce
Vincent Ball
Vincent Ball
Joseph Lyons (Prime Minister)
Bruce Myles
Bruce Myles
William Jeanes
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