Operation Buffalo (TV Mini-Series 2020)

TV Mini-Series   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama


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In Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War, at a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being put to the test.


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Writers:

Peter Duncan (created by), Tanya Phegan (created by)

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21 June 2020 | probertc-41790
9
| Cruelly underrated Gem
Sadly it looks as though this series is going to be unseen by many due to a combination of bad timing and some truly terrible reviews here. Personally I think it's excellent, using humour in the vein of Catch-22 to highlight the horrific, callous and ignorant ineptitude around the Maralinga atom tests. Ewen Leslie is excellent as the overwhelmed, undermined base commander, trying to keep everything under control. All the cast are good, the setting and period feel are beautiful, and it highlights a period in Australian and British history many know little about.

Finally, it's always refreshing to see an Australian drama which doesn't take itself so deadly seriously, while still managing to deliver its message.

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Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Thriller | War

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