A Good Thing Going

A Good Thing Going is a 1978 Australian television film directed by Arch Nicholson. It stars John Hargreaves and won four Logie Awards.[1]

A Good Thing Going
Directed byArch Nicholson
Produced byDon Harley
Screenplay byJudith Colquhoun
Don Harley
StarringJohn Hargreaves
Chris Haywood
Veronica Lang
CinematographyDean Semler
Distributed byNine Network
Release date
Running time
72 mins


Phil Harris (Hargreaves) spends more time with his best friend, Terry (Haywood) than with his wife and children. Phil's marriage disintegrates, with his wife (Lang) taking flight and leaving him to care for their distressed children.[2]



Logie Awards of 1980[3]

  • Best Lead Actor in a Miniseries/Telemovie - John Hargreaves
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/Telemovie - Chris Haywood
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Telemovie - Veronica Lang
  • Best Performance by a Juvenile - Miles Buchanan


  1. Ed. Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p70
  2. A Good Thing Going National Library of Australia (Trove). Retrieved on 5 June 2011
  3. 1980 TV WEEK Logie Awards TV Week. Retrieved on 5 June 2011

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