Oliver's Travels
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Oliver's Travels

A superb piece of writing by Alan Plater, the mini drama series Oliver's Travels stars Alan Bates and Sinead Cusack.  It's a tasty cocktail of intelligent humour and gentle wisdom — plus a mystery that our protagonists have to solve.  Fizzgig loves it.

Mystery and crime, romance and sex, crossword puzzles, jazz,  failed academics, police whistleblowers, corrupt aristocracy in castles, computer hacking, monumental masonry

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Did you catch the mini drama series Oliver’s Travels on ABC TV a few months ago? A superb piece of writing by Alan Plater it is, and stars Alan Bates and Sinead Cusack are marvellous. For me it has everything: mystery and crime, romance and sex, crossword puzzles, jazz, failed academics, police whistleblowers, corrupt aristocracy in castles, computer hacking, monumental masonry . . . To say nothing of a tasty cocktail of intelligent humour and gentle wisdom, from the opening scene right up to the final Bikwilian line of dialogue.

A prolific and successful author in his own right, Plater is also noted for his adaptations. You may remember him for his work on TV gems like Z Cars, Fortunes of War, A Very British Coup, the Beiderbecke trilogy and The Barchester Chronicles — to name just a few.

The ABC have the rights to Oliver’s Travels, so it’s likely that they’d repeat it should enough interest develop. Ancient rumour has it that it only takes five viewers to secure an ABC TV program repeat. So if you enjoyed the series, or if you’re intrigued enough, why not ring the Publicity Department at ABC TV (in Sydney it’s 9950-3000) and ask for another screening? Alternatively you can write to Triple Nine Four, ABC TV, P.O. Box 9994, Adelaide, 5001 or send email to 9994@your.abc.net.au.

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