The Sullivans is the story of a typical family in 1939 and follows the life of the family members and friends during the years of the Second World War both at home and in several theatres of war, including Yugoslavia, Holland, Greece, the deserts of North Africa and the jungles of South-East Asia. When the war ends, we follow the family and friends as they adapt to peacetime.
DAVE SULLIVAN … Paul Cronin
GRACE SULLIVAN … Lorraine Bayly
JOHN SULLIVAN … Andrew MacFarlane
TOM SULLIVAN … Steven Tandy
TERRY SULLIVAN … Richard Morgan
KITTY SULLIVAN … Susan Hannaford
HARRY SULLIVAN … Michael Caton
ROSE SULLIVAN … Maggie Dench
Produced 1976 - 1982
1114 x ½ hour episodes (first episode 90 minutes)
Started broadcasting 15 November, 1976 (Nine Network Australia)
Sold to 45 countries around the world.
Executive Producer: Hector Crawford & Jock Blair
Producers: Henry Crawford, John Barningham
Associate Producer: Graham Foreman
Directors: (initial) Simon Wincer, Rod Hardy, John Barningham
More firsts than any other Australian TV Series
First Australian series to be sold in over 30 worldwide markets
First Australian series to run continually for over 7 years overseas
First with the Awards and number one with the critics.
Longest running and most successful overseas daytime serial in the UK.