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Arena

Year: 1975
Produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Producer: Eric Taylor
Writer: Michael Craig
Director: Eric Taylor

An old school friend of Bernie's, now a successful professional golfer, returns to Australia from the American circuit and as a result of some indiscreet remarks is suspended by the PGA for six months. Bernie takes up the cudgels on his behalf.

Cast: John Meillon, Ray Barrett, Vincent Ball, Julie Hamilton, Chelsea Brown, Brian Blain, Patrick Amer, Max Osbiston, David Nettheim, Max Meldrum

They Don't Clap Losers

Year: 1975
Produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Producer: John Power
Writer: John Power
Director: John Power

A minor case of vandalism brings two lonely people together. Single parents Martin and Kay meet when their sons Joe and Stephen appear in the Children's Court on a delinquency charge. As their relationship deepens Martin tells Kay that he used to like being best in everything he did. But now, as a council worker in Sydney, living with his ageing mother, he has little ambition except for his greyhound which may win the money he needs to return to the country. Kay's marriage was a failure, breaking up shortly after her son was born.

Cast: Michele Fawdon, Martin Vaughan, Pat Evison

The Tichborne Affair

Year: 1975
Produced by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Producer: Carl Schultz
Writers: Brian Faull, James Workman
Director: Carl Schultz

A claim by a bankrupt Wagga Wagga butcher that he was Sir Roger Charles Tichborne, heir to the Tichborne title and estates as twelth Baronet, resulted ultimately in one of the most famous British criminal trials of all time.

Cast: Hugh Keays-Byrne, Aileen Britton, Phillip Hinton, Brian Blain