Kangaroo Palace

 Kangaroo Palace (3/98) Two part Australian drama set in the 1960s as a group of young Australians emigrate to "swinging" London but end up squatting with a bunch of hippies in a building they call "Kangaroo Palace." Jacqueline McKenzie (Stark) stars as a wannabe photographer searching for her father, and her relationship with another emigrant who wants to be a journalist is one of the primary focuses. Made for an Australian audience, the moral at the end seems to cynically suggest "There's no place like home." 

Created by: Deborah Cox, and Andrew Knight 
Directed by: Robert Marchand 
Written by: Deborah Cox and Andrew Knight 
Produced by: Artist Services for the Seven Network 
Executive Producers:Rebecca Gibney, Andrew Knight, and Steve Vizard 
Producer: Ewan Burnett 
Originally Aired: 1997 
Summary: A four-hour mini-series about four young Australians who set off on a journey of discovery to London in the swinging Sixties.

Jacqueline McKenzie as Catherine Macaleese 
John Polson as Richard Turner 
Rebecca Gibney as Heather Randall 
Jeremy Sims as Jack Gill 
Jonathan Firth as Terence Foster-Burrowes
Jerome Ehlers as Simon Seymour 
Josephine Byrnes as Ann 
Alison Whyte as Barbara 

Awards 1998 Australian Cinematographers Society Award of Distinction: Telefeatures, TV Drama & Mini Series - Kim Batterham 1997 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Mini-Series or Telefeature - Ewan Burnett (producer), Deborah Cox (writer), Andrew Knight (writer), Robert Marchand (director) Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Television Drama - Jeremy Sims Other Sites: Sims city - Article on actor Jeremy Sims (The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 8 November, 1996 Jacqueline McKenzie Dates refer to when review was written 

Pictures courtesy of Michele

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