The Outsiders (Australian TV series)

The Outsiders was the name of an Australian-West German co-production which was made in Australia in 1976. It starred Andrew Keir as Charlie Cole and German actor Sascha Hehn as Pete Jarrett. It also featured other prominent Australian actors including John Jarratt, Wendy Hughes, Leonard Teale, Ray Barrett, Peter Cummins, John Meillon, Megan Williams, John Ewart, Judy Morris, Vincent Ball, Terry Donovan, Serge Lazareff, Peta Toppano, David Gulpilil and Roger Ward. The series was shot in English and Sascha Hehn was dubbed by Australian actor Andrew Harwood.[1] (For the German TV version he dubbed himself.)

The Outsiders
GenreAdventure
StarringAndrew Keir
Sascha Hehn
ComposerPat Aulton
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producerJames Gatward
Running time30
Release
Original networkABC Australia
Original release9 November 1976 (1976-11-09) –
1 February 1977 (1977-02-01)

PlotEdit

Charlie Cole and his grandson Pete Jarrett travel around outback Australia in a beaten-up ute, finding itinerant work along the way. In each place they befriend locals and become involved in an adventure, culminating in their solving a mystery, crime or local conflict.[2]

ReceptionEdit

The series had a merely mediocre success in Australia but inspired many German spectators because it portrayed Australia in a way that met their expectations at a time when a new wave of German immigrants was about to come. Their reasons were among others: many areas in Germany being relatively overcrowded, high housing costs and Australia's beauty.[3]

List of episodesEdit

  1. "Drop Out"
  2. "Change of Image"
  3. "Ghost Town"
  4. "Roustabouts"
  5. "Golden Girl"
  6. "Rip Off"
  7. "Bush Boy"
  8. "Bad Dream Town"
  9. "Sophie's Mob"
  10. "Charlie Cole Esq."
  11. "Opal Strike"
  12. "Ambush"
  13. "Last Campaign"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hehn's voice was dubbed by Australian actor Andrew Harwood because his English was too heavily accented". Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Outsiders eps".
  3. ^ "the main reasons for German emigrants' interest in Australia were: danger of war, growing unemployment, overcrowding in Germany's big cities, high housing costs and Australia's weather". Archived from the original on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2011.

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