Can’t wait to see this. It airs on Australia Day (Jan 26th) on BBC Two.
(My home town has a statue of Macquarie in the centre of it.)
The Father of Australia
Lachlan Macquarie, born into poverty on a small Hebridean island, rose to become Governor – absolute ruler – of the British colony that would become Australia.
He and his wife, Elizabeth – Australia’s first Power Couple – set a notorious penal colony on course to become a modern nation.
Macquarie was brought down by powerful enemies in the colony. Yet, two and a half centuries after his birth, he’s an Australian hero.
Drama-documentary starring Clive Russell as Lachlan Macquarie, and Julie Wilson Nimmo Elizabeth. Narrated by David Tennant.
Narrator – David Tennant
Lachlan Macquarie – Clive Russell
Elizabeth Macquarie – Julie Wilson Nimmo
Producers – Seona Robertson & Stuart Scowcroft
Director – Les Wilson
The History Channel