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Hughes, Wendy 1952-2014

Works: 135 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 4,026 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Television adaptations  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Science fiction television programs  History  Comedy films  Documentary films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Costume designer, Commentator, Performer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Wendy Hughes
My brilliant career by Miles Franklin( Visual )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sybylla Melvyn struggles with the conflicts that we all have between ambition, family, love, and guilt in a most remarkable manner. Sybylla grows to understand that life is a series of trade-offs, and that no one can have it all, and that no one can please everyone. Simple yet universal themes told with charm, wit, and a vulnerability that allows us to get right inside of her character and to understand her."--Internet Movie Database
Miss Fisher's murder mysteries( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the novels by Kerry Greenwood. Seen on public television. In1920s Melbourne, the Honorable Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, Girl with a Pearl Earring) is a thoroughly modern woman operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous "lady detective" goes about her work with a pistol close at hand-and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. To the dismay of Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, The Secret Life of Us), Phryne's investigations take her through back alleys, jazz clubs, and shady neighborhoods. Ignoring the dangers all around her, she glides through life determined to enjoy every moment. But beneath her devil-may-care attitude, Phryne hides ghosts from the past that continue to haunt her. Gorgeously costumed and evocatively shot, MISS FISHER'S MURDER MYSTERIES also stars Hugo Johnstone-Burt (Cloudstreet), Ashleigh Cummings (Tomorrow, When the War Began), Miriam Margolyes (Little Dorrit), and Nicholas Bell (Shine). Miranda Otto (The Lord of the Rings
Princess Caraboo : a true story by Michael Austin( Visual )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mysterious, but irresistibly charming young woman dressed in strange clothes and speaking no English is taken for a foreign princess by English high society. Is she a royal treasure or a royal imposter?
Pipe dreams( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of personal tragedy, political rivalries, corruption and trial by media that nearly tore apart Australia at the moment of its birth. In the late 1800s, two men shared a vision for opening up Western Australia by pumping a river of water through pipes across the desert. Isolated goldfields were ripe with precious metal, but the people were dying of thirst. The state's first Premier and leading explorer, John Forrest, had a vision to take water to the goldfields. In Charles Yelverton O'Connor, he found the man he needed to turn his dreams into reality. At the time, the biggest and most ambitious engineering project of its kind in the world would save thousands from disease and drought, unlock untold riches in gold, and allow the 'Cinderella' state of Western Australia to take her rightful place in Australia's Commonwealth. But the five long years of the pipeline's construction would be dogged with controversy, destroy reputations and push an individual to breaking point. As Australia voted for Federation, becoming the new Australian Commonwealth, the dream of water in the goldfields finally became a reality, but it was at a huge personal cost
Newsfront by Phil Noyce( Visual )

25 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newsreel cameramen were unsung heroes who raced to beat headlines and dangers to capture moments on film for moviegoers. They captured historic moments but when a new technology called television arrived, their days were numbered
Careful He Might Hear You by Sumner Locke Elliot( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1930's, this drama centers on the bitter fight between two sisters over the custody of their 6 year old nephew. Each determined to have the boy, both women resort to deceitful manipulation and cruel lies
The bridge by Simon Nasht( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Constructing Australia is the first three-part doco-drama series to be produced under the Film Australia Making History Initiative. The first episode is the definitive story of how a giant steel arch resembling a coat hanger, became one of world's most recognised structures, and an engineering triumph."--Container slip
A wire through the heart by Darcy Yuille( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the struggle to cross a vast continent and build the telegraph line that would bring Australia to the world and the world to Australia. Australia in the mid 1800s was a land isolated by distance and divided between two very different cultures. John McDouall Stuart, a migrant from Scotland, was determined to cross the centre of Australia and reach the north coast. His success would pave the way for a communications revolution. Charles Todd had dreamed of constructing a telegraph line through the heart of the continent and in Stuart he found the man who could prove the inhospitable centre could be crossed. The telegraph's construction heralded the start of a new communications era every bit as revolutionary as the internet. News from overseas arrived in hours rather than months, securing Adelaide's position as the centre for early colonial communications. It made Todd a hero, but Stuart, the man who made it possible, was destroyed by the hardships he had endured and died in obscurity. Developed with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and the BBC. Produced with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. A Film Australia Making History Production in association with Piper Films and the South Australian Film Corporation. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Executive producer: Alex West, Mark Hamlyn. Producer: Mike Piper, Simon Nasht, Corey Piper. Director: Darcy Yuille. Writer: Darcy Yuille, Rob George. DOP/Cinematographer: Corey Piper. Narrator/Presenter: Wendy Hughes
The heist( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man who spent four years in prison for a crime he didn't commit wreaks havoc with the man who framed him and stole his girl
Darwin's brave new world( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin's Brave New World is the story of how four young voyagers to the southern hemisphere, Charles Darwin, Joseph Hooker, Thomas Huxley and Alfred Russel Wallace revolutionised science and gave birth to an extraordinary theory about the evolution of life on earth. Darwin's voyage to the southern hemisphere in the 1830s changed him from a directionless rich kid bound for a career in the Church, into one of the most incendiary thinkers of our age. This 5-year voyage stunned and stimulated the young Darwin; the biodiversity, the exoticism, even the brutality, of the southern hemisphere, was in staggering comparison to the England he had just left 7F 13 and it laid the foundations of his very 'dangerous idea': evolution by means of natural selection. Featuring a cast of Australian and Canadian actors and commentators such as controversial author and Oxford academic, Richard Dawkins, the Canadian scientist and broadcaster, David Suzuki and Australian scholar and author, Iain McCalman, from the University of Sydney, this brilliant drama-documentary tells the story of Charles Darwin's struggle to produce one of the greatest scientific theories of our age and the roles played in it by Hooker, Huxley and Wallace - Darwin's fellow voyagers to the southern hemisphere. It is a story of a group of young men who had a new and radical vision of the world and were possessed of the courage to pursue it
Lonely hearts( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A laugh-out-loud look at romance when an eccentric piano tuner and a shy bank clerk fall in love
The man who sued God by Mark Joffe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Steve Myers is told the lightning that struck and obliterated his fishing boat was an Act of God and not a penny shall he receive, he decides that this excuse is not good enough. And so he sues God. -- Container
The floating brothel( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three women uncover the rags-to-respectability tale of their ancestors - the feisty convicts who became the unlikely founding mothers of modern Australia. This is the rip-roaring tale of The Lady Juliana and the boatload of streetgirls, thieves and con-women who sailed to the ends of the earth to breathe life into a dying colony. In 1789, the fledgling British penal settlement in Sydney was crippled by disease, hunger and depravity. But help would come from a most unlikely quarter. Welcome to the startling, shocking and stinking world of Georgian London! Meet Rachel Hoddy, the mischievous prostitute; little 11-year-old street urchin Mary Wade; Ann Marsh, convicted for stealing just a bushel of wheat, and last but never least, the doyenne of the London crime scene, Mrs Elizabeth Barnsley. With more than 200 other women they are rounded up from England's most notorious prisons and herded aboard the first all-female transport ship to be sent out to Australia. For the Lords of the British Empire they will serve not just as good breeding stock, but a sure way of keeping the male convicts from "gross irregularities". As the ship criss-crosses the oceans for almost a year, at each port of call the women turn the boardwalks into catwalks and transform the ship into a floating brothel. They will do what it takes to survive the voyage and doing business is in their blood. These are the canny, spirited, resilient women who - as their descendants discover - are able to turn their sense of enterprise into a passport to success in a harsh new world. Together, they would give the young colony hope, civilisation and something much more - the promise of a future. A Film Australia/Essential Viewing Production. Produced in association with the NSW Film and Television Office and with the assistance of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, New South Wales Film and Television Office Executive Producer: Mark Hamlyn (Film Australia), Chris Hilton (Essential Viewing) Producer: Sonja Armstrong Director: Mark Lewis Writer: Mark Lewis DOP/Cinematographer: Jaems Grant (Australia), Jeff Baynes (UK) Narrator/Presenter: Wendy Hughes
An Indecent Obsession( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sister Honour Langtry is a warm, sensitive nurse caring for five emotionally wounded soliders. But when a new patient arrives who appears charming and untroubled, the delicate relationship between the inmates slowely begins to unravel. Jealousies smoulder, hatreds are fuelled, love grows and violence erupts!"--Container
Constructing Australia( Visual )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bridge is the definitive story of the building of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the vision of those who made it happen, despite their personal conflicts and political intrigues. Pipe Dreams is the epic historical story of the 19th century construction of the longest water pipeline in the world - the Perth to Coolgardie Water Scheme. A Wire Through the Heart brings to life the epic story of constructing Australia's overland telegraph. The two central characters are dramatically recreated, explorer John McDougall Stuart and scientist Charles Todd, and the film documents their extraordinary tales of adventure and engineering struggle. -- ABV-TV website
Star trek, the next generation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 24th century, Captain Picard and his crew continue exploring the universe in the U.S.S. Enterprise, seeking new life and new worlds
A dangerous summer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night of the sharks: A shark hunter is pursued by members of the mob, who have murdered his brother
Warm nights on a slow moving train by Prod Co: Western Pacific Films( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the cocktail lounge aboard a train, an attractive female passenger invites a new friend back to her room. Soon he has been sent on his way, having paid $200 for his brief taste of her charms. It's a swift business for a daytime schoolteacher supporting her crippled brother's morphine habit. She takes strict care to keep herself detached. She never anticipated the quiet stranger. Their sizzling encounter awakens her to new possibilities. But for everyone who risks abandoning the self to love, there is the danger that it will be deadly
The caterpillar wish( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's about mothers, wives, fathers and husbands all stuck in an emotional rut, too afraid to confront the painful past or the untenable present - until an innocent young girl takes action and everything changes. Emily is trying to find her father. Susan is trying to forget the past. Stephen is haunted by the past and Carl, the town policeman, has plenty to hide. His wife Elizabeth is afraid of her suspicions while son Joel has a secret love of his own. When a bible turns up with an intriguing inscription, Emily is the first to realise that wishing for change is not enough
My brilliant career( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer. But in a time of sexist ignorance and bigotry Sybylla has frequent clashes with procrustean conformists. Though it is her love for the dashing Harry Beacham (Sam Neill) that will truly test her desire to succeed as a writer. As events twist and turn, Sybylla is painfully forced to realise the emotional cost of putting her career over love. Critically acclaimed, winning six AFI Awards, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival, and Golden Globe Award, My Brilliant Career is a delicate parable of one woman's fight for independence, and the sacrifices of the heart that must be made along the way
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