After the death of his father, Tom Cooper want to modernise the family farm, and borrows a lot of money. When disaster strikes, the loan cannot be repaid.




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Series cast summary:
Greta Scacchi ...  Liz Cooper 3 episodes, 2001
Colin Friels ...  Tom Cooper 3 episodes, 2001
Marton Csokas ...  Adrian Beckett 3 episodes, 2001
Simon Chilvers ...  Phil Reynolds 3 episodes, 2001
Melissa Jaffer ...  Helen Cooper 3 episodes, 2001
Jamie Croft ...  (Young) Fred Cooper 3 episodes, 2001
Yael Stone ...  (Young) Sam Cooper 3 episodes, 2001
Ned Manning ...  Eddie McCormick 3 episodes, 2001
Kris McQuade ...  Pat McCormick 3 episodes, 2001
Mark Priestley ...  Johnno McCormick 3 episodes, 2001
Wyn Roberts ...  George Cooper 3 episodes, 2001
Tim McKenzie Tim McKenzie ...  Dan Reynolds 3 episodes, 2001
Bille Brown Bille Brown ...  Booth 3 episodes, 2001
Paul Chubb ...  Ron Oakes 3 episodes, 2001
Kelly Butler Kelly Butler ...  Felicity North 3 episodes, 2001
Marshall Napier ...  Peter Collins 3 episodes, 2001
Christopher Stollery ...  Walsh 3 episodes, 2001
Rob Steele Rob Steele ...  Roy 3 episodes, 2001
Craig Elliott Craig Elliott ...  Wayne 3 episodes, 2001
Jan Merriman Jan Merriman ...  Rosemary 3 episodes, 2001
Joe Manning Joe Manning ...  Fred Cooper 3 episodes, 2001
Sibylla Budd ...  Sam Cooper 3 episodes, 2001
Peter Carroll ...  Fenwick 3 episodes, 2001
Helmut Bakaitis ...  Judge Wescott 3 episodes, 2001
Tim Richards Tim Richards ...  Danny 3 episodes, 2001
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Tom Cooper is born to the land and assumes the role of head of the family after the sudden death of his father. Tom wants to modernise and expand the family property and borrows money in the form of a foreign currency loan. When the Australian dollar crashes, thrusting interest rates into an upward spiral, and the countryside experiences a devastating drought, Tom and his wife Liz are faced with debt repayments they have no possibility of meeting. The bank threatens foreclosure and against the advice of lawyers, family and friends, Tom and Liz attempt the impossible, they decide to sue the bank. Written by Paul Gerard Kennedy

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The banks get bashed for a change.
1 May 2001 | by whiteman-3See all my reviews

The Farm is not perfect but at a time when banks and big business are increasingly in the spotlight, it shows that the little guy can fight back, and win. Follows the story of a typical Australian farming family and how in the heady days of the '80s the banks threw money around and encouraged investment in foreign currencies. Then the balloon burst leaving financial devastation. Instead of admitting they were wrong, the banks start calling in the loans, forcing farming families off the land and creating enormous social problems in the rural communities including suicides and family dispossession. Colin Freils plays his normal polished role as the farmer who stands up to the banks and, despite it taking seven years, finally forces them to take responsibility. Unfortunately in real life the banks won more times than they lost, mainly due to collusion and corrupt bank executives. It is still happening today. All in all, The Farm is great viewing and a great insight into rural Australia.

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