ABC-TV's fourth Australian serial—again based on historical fact—is "The Hungry Ones," by Rex Rienits. It is the story of Will and Mary Bryant's dramatic escape from the N.S.W. colony in 1790 when, with seven other convicts, they sailed to Timor in an open boat. The serial was produced
by Colin Dean, with decor by Quentin Hole.
IN TIMOR PRISON after their voyage from Australia, Mary and Martin (John Ewart) watch Cox (Tony Crerar) and Bird (Mark McManus, right) in a hand-to-hand test of strength.
GOVERNOR PHILLIP (Edward Hepple) instructs Will Bryant (Leonard Teale) to organise a fishing fleet, giving the con- victs their chance to escape from the N.S.W. penal colony.
HEROINE Mary Bryant (Fay Kelton) talks with James Boswell (Laurier Lange) as the serial begins at Britain's Newgate Prison in 7792. The story is then told in flash-back, with Mrs. Bryant as the narrator.
GAME OF DRAUGHTS in Timor Prison with convicts, from left, Butcher (Stan Polonski), Lilley (Chris Christensen),
Morton (Stewart Ginn), and Allen (Owen Weingott).
The saga of "The Hungry Ones," told in ten half-hour episodes, begins on the following dates: SYDNEY—ABN2, Sunday, July 7, 7.30 p.m. ADELAIDE—ABS2, Sunday, July 14, 7.30 p.m. BRISBANE—ABQ2, Sunday, July 21, 7.30 p.m. MELBOURNE—ABV2, Sunday, July 28, 7.30 p.m. PERTH—ABW2, Sunday, August 4, 7.30 p.m. HOBART—ABT2, Sunday, August 11, 7.30 p.m