Monday, June 1, 2020

PERIOD SET SERIES OPERATION BUFFALO STARTS TONIGHT INSPIRED BY BRITISH 1950S NUCLEAR BOMB TESTS IN AUSTRALIA

   'OPERATION BUFFALO'
NEW 1950S SET TV SERIES
Operation Buffalo starts tonight on ABC
If you don't know what to watch tonight and you happen to live Down Under, new period set series OPERATION BUFFALO starts tonight, Sunday, May 31st at Australian ABC. Ewen Leslie, who is quickly becoming one of their busiest actors, leads the cast of the six part captivating drama, set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being tested, as loyalty, love, and betrayal are
The 1950s set series will run weekly in six episodes till July
pitted against each other. The series is done as a satire on that event. Jessica De Gouw, James Cromwell, Benedict Wall and our dearest Angus McLaren also star.

  Most Of The Bad Things In The Series Really Did Happen
From 1956, over a period of seven years, the Brits detonated seven nuclear bombs in South Australia, one of them was double the power of the Hiroshima bomb, which killed almost 150,000 directly and indirectly.
Ewen Leslie is highly decorated military engineer Major Leo Carmichael tasked with supervising construction of the British atomic test towers at Maralinga, in the South Australian desert.
Operation Buffalo is the fictionalisation of the first bomb test at Maralinga and all the farcical political posturing and pressure surrounding it. Major Leo Carmichael (Ewen Leslie) is the second-in-command at the Maralinga base, an engineer tasked to build the towers from which the bombs are dropped.
James Cromwell is the unreliable commandant General ‘Cranky’ Crankford
He’s a WWII war hero and effectively runs the base with the Commandant, General Crankford (James Cromwell), too whimsical to really be in charge. When Leo is told the first test has been moved up to accommodate the British
Angus McLaren, in the background, also stars in the new series
Ambassador’s schedule, he faces challenges on multiple fronts with a missing prostitute, publicity-mad politicians, the arrival of a new meteorologist (Jessica De Gouw) and an Indigenous family who government policy says officially doesn’t exist.

12 comments:

  1. Not my cup of tea so, I'll pass but wow, James Cromwell... He's still in the business. 😏 I remember watching him in that TV show Six Feet Under.

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    1. He is very much alive and seems to have a fun role in this one :)

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  2. I thought James Cromwell was dead. But apparently not. Wikipedia confirms he's alive and 80.

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  3. I really want to see this one! I'm going to have to try some Firestick apps to see if we can access it in the US.

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    1. There is currently no info on whether it will be aired somewhere internationally.

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  4. Howdy, Dezzzzz! James Cromwell is one of my favorite actors. Don't ask me why. Guess because he's always so grumpy.

    Hope you're doing ok in spite of the world needlessly going down the drain.

    Blue
    (Not Scooby Doo)

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    1. Needlessly? Maybe it does need to go down the drain LOL it is full of shit, isn't it?
      How is the situation up in Holland? We've opened borders, but still have to wear freakin' masks.

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  5. I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and we had some nuclear bomb testing here at Nevada Test Site back between the 50's and 1992. We actually have a museum about it all here. A movie about things like that are always interesting.

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    1. Hope you don't shine in the darkness :)

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  6. Another one Jason would probably like. I forgot all about James Cromwell. Nice to know he's still kicking.

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