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Sun on the Stubble 

Various stories of Bruno and his German Australian family, living in early 1930s rural South Australia.








Series cast summary:
Anna Steen ...  Isabella Ryan 5 episodes, 1996
Ashleigh Ward Ashleigh Ward ...  Bridget Ryan 5 episodes, 1996
Jeremy Schwerdt Jeremy Schwerdt ...  Benny 5 episodes, 1996
Charlotte George Charlotte George ...  Laura Kleinig 5 episodes, 1996
Ann Mitchell Ann Mitchell ...  Louisa 5 episodes, 1996
Russell Newman Russell Newman ...  Mr. Mibus 5 episodes, 1996
Ellen Cressey Ellen Cressey ...  Mrs. Mibus 5 episodes, 1996
Don Barker Don Barker ...  Uncle Gus 5 episodes, 1996
Denis Noble Denis Noble ...  Bert Watson 5 episodes, 1996
Sheila Duncan Sheila Duncan ...  Mrs. Kleinig 5 episodes, 1996
Chad Mansbridge Chad Mansbridge ...  Eddie's Friend 5 episodes, 1996
Mark Woods Mark Woods ...  Eddie's Friend 5 episodes, 1996
Brett Ferris Brett Ferris ...  Ossie 5 episodes, 1996
Geordie Brookman Geordie Brookman ...  Herbie 5 episodes, 1996
John Cousins John Cousins ...  Hermann Heinz 5 episodes, 1996
Todd Telford Todd Telford ...  Gottlieb Heinz 5 episodes, 1996
Frank Whitten ...  Pastor 5 episodes, 1996
Maris J. Caune ...  Happy Geister 5 episodes, 1996
Judy Blieschke Judy Blieschke ...  Bertha Obst 5 episodes, 1996
Phyllis Burford Phyllis Burford ...  Mutter Eisenstein 5 episodes, 1996
Andrew Mazanek Andrew Mazanek ...  Ben Kleinig 5 episodes, 1996
Emily Branford Emily Branford ...  Magda 5 episodes, 1996
Neill Gladwin Neill Gladwin ...  Fireman 5 episodes, 1996
Chris Haywood ...  Train Driver 5 episodes, 1996
Peter Braunstein Peter Braunstein ...  Railway Investigator One 5 episodes, 1996
Jim Morrisey Jim Morrisey ...  Railway Investigator Two 5 episodes, 1996
Brant Eustice Brant Eustice ...  Mibus's Clerk 5 episodes, 1996
Mary Cassini Mary Cassini ...  Grandmutter Kleinig 5 episodes, 1996
Danny Cowles Danny Cowles ...  Fritz 5 episodes, 1996
Carmel Johnson Carmel Johnson ...  Esther Langspiegel 5 episodes, 1996
Wyn Roberts ...  Ebenezer Blitz 5 episodes, 1996
Graham Duckett Graham Duckett ...  Magistrate 5 episodes, 1996
Don Chapman Don Chapman ...  Mr. Braithwaite 5 episodes, 1996
Edwin Hodgeman ...  Mr. Taylor 5 episodes, 1996


Various stories of Bruno and his German Australian family, living in early 1930s rural South Australia.

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Second filmed adaptation of a Colin Thiele novel that was made for television. The first had been 'The Fire in the Stone' (1984) (TV). See more »

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Solid Aussie drama
26 September 2004 | by playladSee all my reviews

Jamie Croft shines in the lead role of Bruno Gunther, a 14 year old boy growing up in 1930's Australia with German immigrant parents. The series follows Bruno's adventures living in his small community; Fires, 'ghosts' and a car race being amongst the highlights. 'Sun on the Stubble' depicts families in a realistic way; they argue and annoy each other but there is also a lot of love there, mainly held together by the mother (portrayed with suitable restraint by Susan Lyon).

This is a well made show with solid performances all round especially from Christian Kohlund as his cantankerous but loving father and Anne Burbrook as prim Miss Knightly, Bruno's new teacher. Although a story about a boy in 1930's Australia doesn't sound too interesting, this programme is definitely worth looking at. Also known as 'The Valley Between.'

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14 July 1996 (Australia) See more »

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