TEN to film Bob Hawke telemovie

By David Knox on July 7, 2009 / Filed Under News 9

hawkeChannel TEN will soon commence production on a telemovie centered around Bob Hawke, simply titled Hawke.

Hawke was Australia’s longest serving Labor Prime Minister from 1983 – 1991, when he was eventually de-throned by his Treasurer, Paul Keating. Hawke himself toppled Malcolm Fraser, who was a lead character in TEN’s most acclaimed political drama, The Dismissal, produced by Kennedy Miller in 1983.

If this is half as good as that it should make for terrific television.

No cast are yet announced for the project, which begins shooting in Melbourne in August.

TEN is also filming the Caroline Byrne telemovie A Model Daughter.


  1. Christian Kent July 8, 2009 at 2:35 pm -

    @Jake: Exactly my thoughts. Just use the exact same wig too.

  2. Benny July 7, 2009 at 6:37 pm -

    Being on Ten, they’ll probably focus more on his notorious sex life and boozing. Seriously, this guy puts Clinton to shame.

  3. Jake July 7, 2009 at 4:41 pm -

    Or get Peter O’Brien to crack out the white wig again.

  4. mikeys July 7, 2009 at 12:22 pm -

    I’d like to see Paul Bongiorno play a small cameo :D

  5. Sillygostly July 7, 2009 at 12:08 pm -

    A political drama… on TEN?!

    Destined to fail, this is. :P

  6. Neon Kitten July 7, 2009 at 12:02 pm -

    The Dismissal was indeed made by Kennedy Miller for Ten.

    Who is making “Hawke”? Not Kennedy Miller, that’s for sure. And not Ten. Ten only does soap.

  7. Dodge July 7, 2009 at 11:56 am -

    This is something I’d expect the ABC to make, but still, should be good

  8. Ben July 7, 2009 at 9:54 am -

    they should call it ‘Bob’.
    Or ‘Hawke Eye’.
    Or better yet, ‘Eye of the Hawke’.

    ‘Bobeye’ ?

  9. Matt F July 7, 2009 at 8:44 am -

    That’s easy.. get David Field to play ol’ Hawko!

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