Boys from the bush (1991 BBC Series 1. (10 Episodes)


Boys from the bush (1991 BBC Series 1. (10 Episodes)
Genre: Comedy Drama

Created by: Douglas Livingstone, Written by: Douglas Livingstone
Directed by: Shirley Barrett & Robert Marchand
Exec Producer: Peter Beilby. Producer: Verity Lambert

Starring: Tim Healy, Chris Haywood, Mark Haddigan, Nadine Garner, Pat Thomson, Kirsty Child, Kris McQuade.

Note: never released commercially on video or dvd. Sourced from tv airings and later copied to dvd.

Boys From The Bush is a British television series produced by the BBC. It was created and written by Douglas Livingstone. Two series of ten episodes each were made between 1991 and 1992. Although never achieving mainstream success, the series has since gathered a dedicated cult following.

The series dealt with the life of Reg Toomer (Tim Healy), an ex-pat Briton living in Australia and running Melbourne Confidential, a failing private detective agency with his shifty business partner Dennis Tontine (Chris Haywood). His estranged young cousin Leslie (Mark Haddigan) arrives in Melbourne from the United Kingdom after a painful divorce looking for fun and excitement in the new world, instead he finds himself used as a drone for Melbourne Confidential.

Each episode focused on a particular job undertaken by Melbourne Confidential, each one more elaborate and of more dubious legality than the last. The course of the main plot would often converge with subplots involving Reg's lovelorn wife Doris (Pat Thomson), assertive daughter Arlene (Nadine Garner), Dennis' ex-wife Corrie (Kirsty Child) and kindly madam Delilah (Kris McQuade).

Format: PAL on DVD-R
Region Code: multi-region '0' (free)
Source: tv recordings transferred to dvd.
Quality: 8/10 (good video quality)
Runtime: 10 Episodes x 50minutes: 500 mins (approx)
Presentation: full size 3 Disc dvd case with case cover and inkjet printed discs. Has menu for episode selection.