The Alien Years
The Alien Years is a three-part miniseries that first aired on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 19 April 1988. It was directed by Donald Crombie and written by Peter Yeldham. It stars Victoria Longley, John Hargreaves, Christoph Waltz. Yeldham later adapted his screenplay into a novel of the same name.
|The Alien Years|
|Screenplay by||Peter Yeldham|
|Directed by||Donald Crombie|
|Theme music composer||Bruce Smeaton|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||60 mins|
|Original network||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
Elizabeth Paterson (Victoria Longley) is the daughter of an important figure in the Australian government. She falls for and ultimately marries Stefan (Christoph Waltz), a German national. They move to South Australia to run a vineyard but their peace is disturbed by the outbreak of the First World War. The government orders that all German nationals living in Australia must be imprisoned.
- Scott Murray, Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995, Oxford Uni Press, 1996 p171
- Biography: Christoph Waltz Archived 12 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine Sky Movies. Retrieved on 5 June 2011
- An Interview with Peter Yeldham Archived 8 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine Memorable TV. Retrieved on 5 June 2011
- Albert Moran, Moran's Guide to Australian TV Series, AFTRS 1993 p 50