Matlock Police and links to Mad Max ???

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Matlock Police and links to Mad Max ???

Postby roadwarriormfp » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:20 pm

Well for those overseas folks, Matlock Police was a successful Australian TV series which was about the Police stationed in the fake Victoria township of Matlock.

This series started in 1971 (black and white) and ran for several years.

Apart from the incredible amount of well known aussie actors who made appearances on this show, a few things stood out.

A younger Sheila Florance (May Swaisey) appears in one episode as the towns matriarch. She lived on a farm on her own (even the house looked almost like the farm house in MM). In that episode there was hippy bikers who were causing issues and even had a run in with her in town.

On two episodes I have heard music scores which were incredibly similar to the ones in Mad Max (though i didnt see Brian Mays name as the music score artist).
One music score i have matched to "The Crazing of Johnny the boy" which has the same drums and trumpet at the start and sounds almost 80% the same.

But what got me was at the end of the latest episode i watched.... was George Millers name as assistant directer/ producer!
On the INDB site George isnt credited in this series at all, so ill have to keep an eye out on the closing credits to see how many series he was there for.
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Postby roadwarriormfp » Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:40 pm

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Postby roadwarriormfp » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:38 pm

Ok believe it or not.. there is two George Millers who were directors in Australia! This one was the same director who did the Man From Snowy River.
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Re: Matlock Police and links to Mad Max ???

Postby mack tanker » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:41 am

Very interesting maybe the other watched the show
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Re: Matlock Police and links to Mad Max ???

Postby Brasher » Wed May 06, 2015 9:44 pm

I often wondered what happened to the 'other' George Miller.

Snowy River was a great film and did well in the US I think (Kirk Douglas's double role maybe helped?).

This often confused me when I was young.
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