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Title Family Fortunes: The Brocks - Ep 1 of 4 / Director: Spring, Tracey
Published Australia : ABC2, 2010
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Summary From the Logie-award winning team that brought us Dynasties, Family Fortunes is a four-part half-hour series that explores how dramatic reversals in fortune - for better or worse - have affected Australia's most interesting families. Family Fortunes is a rare opportunity for viewers to enter the private homes of four families, as they reveal for the first time on television the intimate details of their history. In this new series, family members candidly discuss the unexpected incidents that have dramatically affected them - affairs, illness, car accidents, death and unjust wills - and the profound repercussions of these events. Each shares their unique perspectives, with great honesty and often great emotion.The series profiles a range of families from across the country with diverse backgrounds, interests and issues. The series includes the untold story of racing legend Peter Brock's family; the extraordinary tale of pokie king Len Ainsworth and his family; the poignant story of the once-great Manifolds of Victorian squattocracy; and the fascinating behind-the-scenes family tale of Australia's own Picasso, John Olsen. Episode One: The BrocksEpisode one looks at the family behind motor racing legend, Peter Brock. For the first time, director Tracey Spring goes behind the scenes and joins the Brock family as they face Peter's devastating legacy. 'Peter Perfect' left behind a mess. There were three unfinished wills, all unsigned or incomplete. As a result, Bev, the children and Peter's last partner Julie Bamford, are now battling it out for their share of the Brock estate in a legal marathon that is slowly draining away what little is left of the family fortune. Here is an extraordinarily candid - and sobering - reflection of what can befall any family. It's also a powerful testament to the strength of the Brock family and its determination to look to the future, however uncertain it may be.PRODUCTION DETAILS:ABC Television. Commissioning Editor: David Jowsey; Executive Producer: Laurie Critchley; Directed by Tracey Spring
Event Broadcast 2010-04-21 at 23:05:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Automobile racing drivers -- Family relationships.
Automobiles, Racing -- Motors.
Brock, Peter (Peter Geoffrey), 1945-2006.
Families -- Social life and customs.
Traffic accidents.
Form Streaming video
Author Bamford, Julie, contributor
Brock, Alexandra, contributor
Brock, Bev, contributor
Brock, Helen, contributor
Brock, James, contributor
Brock, Neil, contributor
Brock, Robert, contributor
Brock, Sandy, contributor
Spring, Tracey, director
Throsby, Edwina, cast