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Terry Bourke con-
tinues his Produc- tion Notes, this week focusing on ABC-TV and its busy studio and loca-
tion work in Melbourne and Sydney.
ALL THE GREEN YEARS
Producer: Oscar Whit- bread.
Director: Douglas Sharp.
Cameras: Ian Warburton. Script: Cliff Green adap- tation from the novel by Don Charlwood.
Cast: Darius Perkins, Greg Stroud, Carl Hansen, Alan Hopgood, Monica Maughan, Jamie Adamson, Sally Cooper, Pepe Trevor.
Status: Six half-hour epi- sodes. Film/tape. Shoot- ing/editing in Melbourne. Story: Examines the emotional growing pains of a young boy.
A HARD GOD
Producer: Alan Burke.
Director: Bill Fitzwater.
Script: Peter Kenna, from his own stage play.
Cast: Dawn Lake, Graham Rouse, Peter Gwynne, Martin Vaugh- an, Phillipa Baker and Betty Lucas.
Status: 90-minute tape play. First of six plays in the second Australian Theatre Festival series. It is currently recording in Sydney.
(First play in the in- itial series, Coralie Lansdowne Says No, starring Wendy Hughes, airs July 20).
THE LEVKAS MAN
(UK) - ABC-TV (Aust.). Producer: Eric Tayler. Director: Carl Schultz.
Script: Peter Yeldham, from the Hammond Innes book which has the same title.
Camera: Peter Hendry.
Cast: Robert Coleby, Ferdy Mayne, Marius Goring.
Status: Six-part mini- series (one-hour epi- sodes). Contemporary thriller set in Greek Islands. All film.
Shooting in Greece. Airdate: Early 1981. MENOTTI
Producer: John Croyston (for ABC-TV).
Directors: Julian Pringle (pilot episode), Frank Arnold, Russell Webb.
Scripts: Michael Jenkins, Peter Schreck, Laurie Jones. Series created by Michael Craig.
Cast: Ivor Kants.
Status: Thirteen one-hour
episodes (tape). Human drama involving a priest in a Sydney inner-sub- urb. Snooting pilot epi- sode. Sydney locations for filming.
OUTBREAK OF LOVE Producer-Director: Oscar Whitbread.
Script: Howard Griffith,
Kevin Hocking and Tracey Kelly in a musical scene from All The Green Years.
adapted from the novel by Martin Boyd.
Cast: Rowena Wallace, Tony Bonner, Lawrence Held, Val Lehman, Sigrid
Status: Three one-hour episodes. All tape. Set in Melbourne about 1913. Shooting in Melbourne.
Producer: Ray Alchin (for ABC-TV).
Director: Rob Stewart (pilot episode).
Scripts: Peter Yeldham, Bob Caswell, others. Series created by Peter
Camera: Julian Penney (pilot episode).
Cast: Ray Barrett, Liddy Clark. International and local guest stars.
Status: Thirteen one-hour
episodes (tape and film). A sporting journalist covers Australia and the Pacific. First episode shooting July 14. Sydney
ABC-TV production chief
Geoff Daniell has cow pleted a location survey of Western Samoa for a new series of Coral Island. The 10 half-hour all-film episodes will start shooting in May, 1981, as a co-production with Thames TV (UK). James Andrew-Hall is currently writing the scripts for thc
series in London.
The crew will be all Australian, with a local and international cast.
The Melbourne stu-
dios of ABC-TV I Ripponlea are preparing for a September start on the three Alan Marshall novels I Can Jump Puddles, This Is The Grass and How Beautiful Are Thy Feet.
The series is scheduled to be of nine one-hour episodes.
Nine half-hour pro- grammes in a Pot Black styled snooker tourna- ment at the Tattersalls Club in Sydney have been recorded by ABC-Ti'
Eddie Charlton '* among seven internation- als vying for the $30,00« prizemoney which is be; ing offered.