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Australian Film Season: Picnic at Hanging Rock

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opens a major season of films from the new Australian cinema starring Rachel Roberts
Dominic Guard , Helen Morse
A party of schoolgirls from an exclusive boarding school go on a St Valentine's picnic to the awesome Hanging Rock. While there, three of the girls and one of the teachers mysteriously disappear ... This internationally acclaimed film combines psychological drama with the elements of a thriller. The film, which established Australian cinema in Europe, is notable for its superb locations and photography and its evocative musical score.
' Pan Pipe ' music by GHEORGHE ZAMPHIR from the second movement of BEETHOVEN'S Fifth Piano Concerto. Screenplay by CLIFF GREEN
Based on the novel by JOAN LINDSAY , Produced by HAL MCELROY , JIM MCELROY
Directed by PETER WEIR
First shotting on British television

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Roberts
Unknown: Dominic Guard
Unknown: Helen Morse
Music By: Gheorghe Zamphir
Play By: Cliff Green
Novel By: Joan Lindsay
Produced By: Hal McElroy
Produced By: Jim McElroy
Directed By: Peter Weir
Mrs Appleyard: Rachel Roberts
Michael Fitzhubert: Dominic Guard
Dianne de Poitiers: Helen Morse
Minnie: Jackie Weaver
Miss McCraw: Vivean Gray
Dora Lumley: Kirsty Child
Miranda: Anne Lambert
Irma: Karen Robson
Marion: Jane Vallis
Edith: Christine Schuler
Sara: Margaret Nelson
Albert Crundall: John Jarrat
Rosamund: Ingrid Mason
Ben Hussey: Martin Vaughan
Doc McKenzie: Jack Fegan
Sgt Bumpher: Wyn Roberts
Jim Jones: Carry McDonald

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Australian Film Season: Picnic at Hanging Rock

BBC Two England, 5 January 1982 19.00






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