How Many Episodes In ANZAC Girls Are There?
ANZAC Girls is an Australian television drama series created by Des Monaghan and Greg Haddrick. The series aired on ABC1 from August 10, 2014 to September 14, 2014 for 6 episodes.
The series was written by Felicity Packard and Niki Aken, produced by Screentime, and filmed in South Australia.
The series is based on Peter Rees' book The Other ANZACs as well as diaries, letters, photographs and historical documents.
The six-part series tells the rarely told true stories of the nurses serving with the Australian Army Nursing Service at Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War.
The series stars Georgia Flood, Anna McGahan, Caroline Craig, Antonia Prebble and Laura Brent.
The true stories of extraordinary young women who witness the brutality and heroism of war and rise to meet the challenge.
ANZAC Girls Details
• Period drama
• The Other Anzacs by Peter Rees
Country of origin
• 60 minutes
• 1080i (HDTV)
• 10 August – 14 September 2014
Cast and Characters
- Josef Ber as Major Sherwin
- Sara West as Clarice Daley
- Leon Ford as Major John Prior
- Laura Brent as Sister Elsie Cook
- Anna McGahan as Sister Olive Haynes
- Caroline Craig as Matron Grace Wilson
- Georgia Flood as Sister Alice Ross-King
- Antonia Prebble as Sister Hilda Steele
- Todd Lasance as Major Sydney "Syd" Cook
- Dustin Clare as Lieutenant Harry Moffitt
- John Waters as Colonel Thomas Fiaschi
- Charles Mayer as Major Xavier Leopold
- Thomas Cocquerel as Lieutenant Frank Smith
- Honey Debelle as Sister Kit McNaughton
- Hannah Marshall as Sister Millicent Parker
- Charlotte Hazzard as Sister Florence Tilly
- Madeleine Jevic as Sister Meg Hayes
- Nathaniel Dean as Major Lionel Quick
- Brad Williams as Major Archibald Springer
- Nicholas Bell as General William Birdwood
- Brandon McClelland as Lieutenant Norval 'Pat' Dooley
- Rhondda Findleton as Matron Ellen "Nellie" Gould
Season 1 Episode Guide
Episode 1 - AdventureThe nurses arrive from Australia to Egypt. Each is prepared for a grand adventure, although some seem to have ideas other than nursing on their minds. However, as the Gallipoli Campaign begins in earnest, all of them must face the harsh reality of war, and of what it means to be an ANZAC Nurse.
- Release Date: 10 August 2014
Episode 2 - DutyOlive and the others begin their work on the Greek Island of Lemnos, caring for the wounded who arrive from the Dardanelles with limited supplies and support from the Australian Army. Elsie fights to be able to provide proper care for Syd in Egypt.
- Release Date: 17 August 2014
Episode 3 - EnduranceThe situation in Lemnos grows darker, as Olive and the others struggle to continue their work in disheartening circumstances. Elsie is faced with a difficult choice when it comes to her continued care of Syd, and Alice also has a choice to make in matters of the heart.
- Release Date: 24 August 2014
Episode 4 - LoveAfter the Gallipoli evacuation, the Lemnos nurses have returned, but all the nurses are then sent to France as fighting on the Western Front intensifies. There is prejudice from the British Imperial Nurses to contend with, the first anniversary of ANZAC Day, and Olive begins to question her relationship with Dooley. Alice receives shocking news from the Front.
- Release Date: 31 August 2014
Episode 5 - MateshipAlice struggles to comprehend the news she receives in the wake of an Allied assault in Fromelles. Olive's work at the clearing station brings matters of death, love, and duty to a head. Hilda and a handful of nurses are given the opportunity to work in anaesthetisation, and the arrival of the Croix Rouge leads to the return of a familiar face as another departs.
- Release Date: 7 September 2014
Episode 6 - CourageAlice and Hilda start work at a clearing station close to the Front, and Elsie follows Syd to the Front. Tensions run high as the final push begins, and our nurses face new dangers. But finally, the Great War reaches its close as Armistice is declared, and we discover what became of our ANZAC Girls.
- Release Date: 14 September 2014
Did You Know?
1. This is based on the Australian and New Zealand Army Nursing Service. They were truly ANZAC's. They paved the way for the Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps.
2. The production was filmed entirely in South Australia.
3. Todd Lasance, Dustin Clare and Brooke Williams all previously starred together in Starz's 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Vengance, War of The Damned and Gods of The Arena'. Although Todd Lasance and Brooke Wiliams never had screen time together. On the other hand Todd Lasance and Dustin Clare were sworn enemies in the TV show.
4. This television production, which broadcast premiered in 2014, commemorates the Centenary of the commencement of World War One in 1914.
5. This six-part mini-series production is based on true stories of Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) nurses at Gallipoli and the Western Front during World War I.
6. Over 3,720 Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) nurses served overseas during World War One. Fifty-six ANZAC nurses were awarded the Royal Red Cross. Two hundred and ten ANZAC nurses were awarded the Associate Red Cross. However, only seven ANZAC nurses were awarded Military Medals.
7. During World War One, over three and a half thousand young Australian and New Zealand (ANZAC) women served as nurses with the two fledgling nations' army services.
8. Nearly three hundred ANZAC nurses were decorated for courage beyond the call of duty during World War I. They were remarkable women, doing extraordinary work in terrible times.
9. The story-line of this television minis-series production draws on the diaries, letters, photographs, and historical achievements of many women who witnessed the brutality of war during the Great War (aka World War I).
10. This television mini-series commemorates the Centenary of World War One with the unique and rarely told history of the war through the nurses who served amidst bombing raids, poison gas, and terrible disease and saving lives and transforming the spirits of the soldiers.
11. Visual effects for this television mini-series created historically accurate features, environments, and landscapes which were paramount to the realization of the story.
12. This television mini-series was made and first broadcast about five to six years after its source book "The Other Anzacs" by Peter Rees had been first published in 2008.
13. When announced, Des Monaghan, representing this title's production company Screentime, said of this television mini-series: "We are delighted that the ABC shares our enthusiasm to bring to the screen the stories of these remarkable women, who will present the ANZAC legend from a compelling new perspective".
14. The Executive Producer of this television mini-series, Des Monaghan, has said: "It is a privilege to bring to the screen the story of these remarkable women who are in many ways the unsung heroes of the ANZAC story."
15. This production was produced with the support of Screen Australia and the South Australian Film Corporation, with Village Roadshow and All3Media acting as distributors, and with additional funds being supplied by New Zealand On Air and PRIME Television New Zealand.
16. The Head of Fiction at the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Carole Sklan, said of this television mini-series when it was announced: "It is moving and humbling to touch the lives of these real women through their letters, diaries and photographs. We feel privileged to dramatize their journey".
17. ABC TV Head of Fiction, Carole Sklan, has said of this TV production: "Reaching across one hundred years the story of these young women and their friendship, courage, romance and achievement touches us with a shocking immediacy. Their voices are as delightful as their story is inspiring."
18. This six-part television mini-series is actually based on actual real events and actual real people.
19. An ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Press Release for this production stated: "In December 1914, the first women volunteers for the Army Nursing Service sailed from Australia bound for the Great War. Diverted to Egypt in preparation for the Gallipoli campaign they served in Alexandria, Gallipoli, Lemnos and on the Western Front. Through shocking hardship they experienced exceptional friendship, passionate love, success and heartbreak".
20. Anna Mcgahan and Georgia Flood played sisters on House Husbands.
21. Actress Honey Debelle and actors Thomas Cocquerel and Brandon McClelland were all recent graduates of NIDA, Australia's National Insitute for the Dramatic Arts.
Source: Wikipedia - IMDb.com