BBC Four acquires Australian Kerry Packer mini-series

BBC Four has acquired the broadcast rights to the Australian mini-series Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War.

The two-part series charts the career of media tycoon Kerry Packer as he established World Series Cricket in the late 1970s.

Airing originally on Australia’s Channel Nine, the series features Lachy Hulme, Matthew Le Nevez, Brendan Cowell, Damon Gameau, Abe Forsythe, Cariba Heine and Darryl Brown.

“Anchored by a mesmerising performance by Lachy Hulme, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, is a fascinating and thoroughly entertaining dramatization of the tumult that engulfed cricket 35 years ago – I really hope that BBC Four viewers enjoy it as much as I did!” said Sue Deeks, the BBC’s Head of Programme Acquisitions.

Source: tvwise

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