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All the Way 

The lives of three families in the 1960s.




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Series cast summary:
Brenda Addie Brenda Addie ...  Mrs. Birch 3 episodes, 1988
Bruce Atkins Bruce Atkins 3 episodes, 1988
Kim Beissel Kim Beissel ...  Medical student 3 episodes, 1988
Nikki Coghill ...  Terry O'Rourke 3 episodes, 1988
Vince Colosimo ...  Joe Bianchi 3 episodes, 1988
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ...  Mr. Bower 3 episodes, 1988
Diana Davidson Diana Davidson ...  Madeleine 3 episodes, 1988
Joe Dolce Joe Dolce ...  Franco 3 episodes, 1988
Brenton Foale Brenton Foale ...  Journalist 3 episodes, 1988
Stephen Hall Stephen Hall ...  Richard Dodds 3 episodes, 1988
Marion Heathfield Marion Heathfield ...  Mrs. Hart 3 episodes, 1988
Lisa Hensley Lisa Hensley ...  Christine Scott 3 episodes, 1988
Jim Howes Jim Howes ...  Professor Thompson 3 episodes, 1988
John Lee ...  Sir Peter Edwin 3 episodes, 1988
George Mallaby George Mallaby ...  George Cutler 3 episodes, 1988
Robert Mammone ...  Mr. Bianchi 3 episodes, 1988
Dominic McDonald ...  Barry Scott 3 episodes, 1988
Jacqueline McKenzie ...  Penelope Seymour 3 episodes, 1988
Ben Mendelsohn ...  Lindsay Seymour 3 episodes, 1988
Maggie Millar Maggie Millar ...  Lorna Scott 3 episodes, 1988
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller ...  Ray Scott 3 episodes, 1988
Dannii Minogue ...  Penny Seymour 3 episodes, 1988
Martin Redpath Martin Redpath ...  Dr. Hart 3 episodes, 1988
Marie Redshaw Marie Redshaw ...  Miss McKinnon 3 episodes, 1988
Wyn Roberts ...  Maynard 3 episodes, 1988
Martin Sacks ...  Alan Scott 3 episodes, 1988
Joy Smithers ...  Gillian Porter 3 episodes, 1988
Peter Sumner ...  Phillip Seymour 3 episodes, 1988
Grigor Taylor Grigor Taylor ...  Mike O'Brien 3 episodes, 1988
Rowena Wallace Rowena Wallace ...  Elaine Seymour 3 episodes, 1988


All The Way is a drama series that turns the clock back to 1963 and the swinging sixties. Growing up in the sixties was like waking every day to find the world had changed. Music, fashion, politics and social and moral issues were all in a state of flux. For teenagers, it was a time of new freedom, new ideas and exciting new possibilities. For their parents, society's changing attitudes were confronting, painful and, at times, downright impossible. Introduction of the contraceptive pill,conscription, the Beatles and Bob Dylan, the Menzies era, the Cuban Missile Crisis,assassination of US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy,and his brother Robert, anti-hanging protests, the Profumo affair, the assassination of civil rights champion Martin Luther-King, the Vietnam War. All The Way is set against the background of these events, with the ingenious use of archival footage to weave together the intrigue of a political thriller with the lives of three Australian families, who, although from ... Written by Anonymous

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20 April 1988 (Australia) See more »

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(3 episodes) | (24 Episodes)


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Ambitious Project that did not quite work
22 August 2007 | by Britney-KeiraSee all my reviews

All the Way was a mini-series working as a pilot for a drama series. It was cashing in on the 1980's nostalgia of the 1960's. The mini-series was five hours long, in three parts, very similar to many other mini-series of the day in length and similar to the Ten Network mini-series 'Vietnam.' The series then became a weekly drama serial, which did not rate. One of the problems was change of actors from the mini-series, so, for example, Penny Seymour played by Jacqui McKenzie in the mini-series became Dannii Minogue in the actual series. I did not see a lot of the series but I certainly liked what I did see, and I think it was a case of bad timing in its failure, there was also as I said similarities with the series Vietnam, both in the sixties with teenage daughter and father working for the Australian Government. There was as I recall one really good episode, in the actual series on Censorship, and for that alone I do remember the series. Sadly, not much else about it is remembered, and even this site at this stage does not even mention the 24 episode run, which I have tried to correct. For any information you want, if anyone does venture this way look up the URL - http://www.crawfords.com.au/library/series/alltheway.shtml it does not say much but gives some brief information on a series which has all but disappeared from memory in Australian TV history.

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