WorldCat Identities

Collie, Ian

Overview
Works: 109 works in 242 publications in 1 language and 5,666 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Comedy films  Historical films  Television series  Detective and mystery television programs  Television crime shows  Legal television programs  Television comedies  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Collie
Saving Mr. Banks by John Lee Hancock( Visual )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood in 1961 to finally discuss Walt Disney's desire to bring her beloved character, Mary Poppins to the motion picture screen (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters), Disney meets a prim, uncompromising sexagenarian not only suspect of the impresario's concept for the film, but a woman struggling with her own past. During her stay in California, Travers' reflects back on her difficult childhood in 1906 Australia
Jack Irish( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Irish, is a brooding antihero of Australia. Reeling in the wake of his wife's murder, the former lawyer has reinvented himself as a part-time private investigator and full-time alcoholic, intent on drowning his demons. When an old client dies after leaving Jack several frantic voicemails, the PI realizes he can't outrun or out-drink his past. Jack returns to the world that took everything away from him: a seedy place of lowlifes, corruption, violence, and retribution
Rake by Richard Roxburgh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart but self-destructive lawyer Cleaver Greene faces new challenges to his career and his personal life. Last seen dangling from a runway hot air balloon, Cleaver crashes into the window of wanted criminal Edgar Thompson. Forced out of hiding, Edgar stirs up a huge corruption scandal involving most of the politicians in Sydney, and vows revenge on Cleaver
Jack Irish( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Australian aid-worker is kidnapped by Muslim extremists, a high-stakes race to save his life pits East against West in these exciting new episodes. From the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to Melbourne, Jack Irish is caught in a global web of religious zealotry among right-wing Christians and media-savvy jihadists
Rake( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things: to jurors he is hilarious, but to must judges he is an outrage. To the tax office, he is a defendant; to a certain brothel owner, a legend; and to his former cocaine dealer, a tragic loss. His favorite clients are those that appear to be hopelessly guilty. Despite his faults, Greene's wit and charm have won him hordes of female admirers over the years
Jack Irish( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Australian aid-worker is kidnapped by Muslim extremists, a high-stakes race to save his life pits East against West in these exciting new episodes. From the island of Mindanao in the Philippines to Melbourne, Jack Irish is caught in a global web of religious zealotry among right-wing Christians and media-savvy jihadists
Rake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver makes a bitter enemy of the powerful new Attorney General, Cal McGregor, when Cleaver is caught having an affair with his wife. Cleaver's paramour, Missy, causes a scandal with a memoir about her life as a prostitute, and his best friend's wife, Scarlet, can't forgive Cleaver for the damage he caused to her marriage. Cleaver's legal career is just as hectic as his personal life as he defends alleged terrorists, teenage murderers, and leakers of classified information
Rake( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cleaver languishes in jail, facing the consequences of his crimes and misbehaviors, while he awaits the outcome of his appeal. When the conviction is quashed at last, he discovers his world has grown even more chaotic in his absence. The proliferation of Royal Commissions, inquiries and corruption trials requires so many barristers, even Cleaver can find work. Of course, Cleaver being Cleaver, he finds himself at the heart of a billion dollar criminal, political and moral dilemma
Rogue nation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Cathcart tells the epic story of how the colourful characters of early colonial Australia transformed a penal settlement into a land with rights and opportunity in a mere 40 years. This sweeping two-part dramatised documentary covers formative events in Australia's history, including the Rum Rebellion and early court cases, which established independence and civil rights for all settlers. Rogue Nation explores how a fledgling colony on the wrong side of the globe was rapidly transformed from a place of punishment to a place of opportunity; a confident and prosperous community. It examines the fight for power and control between two powerful interest groups-the wealthy and entrepreneurial landowners and the offspring of convict settlers who took on the governors appointed by the Colonial Office in London. Rogue Nation introduces well known figures including pastoralist John Macarthur, barrister and newspaper proprietor William Wentworth, and Governors William Bligh, Lachlan Macquarie and Ralph Darling. And it shows how a handful of driven, anti-authoritarian and fiercely independent men saw off several British governors, encouraged upheaval and learnt the art of politics; discovering that debates, pressure groups and propaganda could change governments and shape policy. In doing so, they helped to lay the foundations of the prosperous liberal democracy of Australia
Rake. the bar ... gets even lower( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian criminal barrister Cleaver Greene is on a constant search for higher highs and faster rushes, while attracting dangerous female liaisons and sworn enemies
Chunky Move : just add water( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Chunky Move: Just Add Water' is a half hour documentary about innovative contemporary Australian choreographer Gideon Obarzanek. The film focuses on his creative process in devising the full length dance work 'Hydra' with the internationally acclaimed dance company Chunky Move. Northern Territory News describes the film as 'celebrating Obarzanek's mesmerizing and physically daring choreography which captures the choreographer's unique creative process. The program also reveals some of the behind the scenes drama that fuels this creative organization.' Obarzanek challenges his dancers, their ideas and constantly alters movements as they strive towards a triumphant opening night
Rogue nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Cathcart introduces John Macarthur and the powerful faction of landowners, entrepreneurs and local military who take on Governor William Bligh and trigger Australia's only military coup, the Rum Rebellion of 1808. Set in colonial Sydney from the 1790s, the first part of the dramatized documentary history series Rogue Nation delves into the struggle for power and control between ambitious landowners and the colony's British governors. While on the surface a dispute over the importation and sale of rum, the real battle is about access to prime Aboriginal land
Rogue nation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Cathcart introduces William Wentworth and the "Emancipists", a loose-knit group of former convicts and their children who take on British Governor Ralph Darling in a struggle for independence and civil rights in colonial Australia. Set in Sydney in the 1820s, the second part of the dramatized documentary history series Rogue Nation delves into the conflict between the visionary Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who believes in the redemption of convicts and a fair go for all, and those who argue his social experiment has gone too far
Rake( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bar gets even lower. Now an independent Senator in a crumbling Federal Parliament, will Cleaver step up to help Australia keep calm and carry on ... or add more chaos to his life and the lives of those around him?One year on from taking up residency in Canberra as a Senator in Federal Parliament, Cleaver (Richard Roxburgh) has old foes and new. With the help of a VIP friend, a cabal of ComCar drivers and his usual double-jointed takes on law and morality, Cleaver's political career might just survive if he's not killed by the Australian or US governments first.With a suspected terrorist gas attack on New Parliament House, an unfortunate incident during a visit by US Defence Secretary Linus Potemkin (Anthony LaPaglia), calling for a banking boycott whilst dressed as a zebra, an assassination attempt, a defamation case, the fight to maintain an Aussie ice cream icon and the ever-rotating Prime Ministers and BuzzStay guests none of Cleavers ensuing chaos has abated but will he step up to help Australia keep calm and carry on in this the final season of Rake
Whatever! The Science of Teens : Risk( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenagers are a uniquely human phenomenon. Other animals skip this phase altogether, developing rapidly from infancy to adulthood. And at no other time in our lives do our physical and social attributes change so dramatically. Why do perfectly loveable children seemingly turn into grunting aliens overnight? At last science may have the answer to every parent's greatest mystery
Rake( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things. Whilst his ex-wife may call him 'unreliable', his son will call him 'a mate'. To his learned friends at the bar table he is 'a real wag', to his jurors he is 'hilarious', and to most judges he is 'an outrage'. To the Tax Office, he is 'a defendant'; to a certain brothel owner 'a legend', and to his former cocaine dealer, 'a tragic loss'. The clients he loves the most - the cases that thrill him - are those that appear to be utterly hopeless. There's something about being on the wrong side of conventional wisdom that feels right to him, be it at the bar table or the dinner table. He does whatever it takes to defend and save life's truly lost souls. And at the same time, he will struggle to save himself falling back into the abyss that has characterised most of his self-destructive adult life thus far"--Container insert
The principal( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matt Bashir, former Deputy Principal at a prestigious girls' school, is the new Principal at Boxdale Boys High. His appointment - his first as principal - seriously ruffles the feathers of Ursula Bright, his deputy, who had been gunning for the top job. She's not the only one he puts offside. His radical reforms are met with cynicism by a burnt-out staff. He doesn't fare much better with the students, who predict he won't last a week. Bashir makes both allies and enemies among the staff and works overtime to get the local community on side. Gradually, he earns the respect of the school police liaison officer, Kellie (30) especially as he takes on the notorious Ahmad brothers, devoting much attention to the younger - volatile Tarek - with whom he feels a connection. But just as it seems like he's making some progress a student is found dead on school grounds. The murder and subsequent police investigation (led by Detective Bilic) threaten Bashir's fledgling reforms, his support from staff and even his resolve. But he's determined to do his best for the boys of Boxdale despite his fear that students will take matters into their own hands. The murder investigation shifts from students, gang members, local shopkeepers, parents and the teaching staff. All the while principal Basheer is trying to implement positive reform while facing opposition at every turn."--Jbhifi.com.au
The making of modern Australia( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This home-grown 4 part ABC TV series explores the most significant society-altering changes that Australians have experienced since the advent of the Second World War. A must-see look at our past and our present through evocative archive footage and photos, along with remarkable commentary and interviews with Australians from every walk of life. Immerse yourselves in your history as the series delves into where we come from and where we are headed as we question whether, in some cases, it's for better or for worse"--Container insert
On trial : where justice is seen to be done--( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Trial is a groundbreaking, five part documentary series featuring unprecedented access to major criminal trials in Australian courts. For the first time cameras have been granted full access to the Supreme Court of Western Australian and the District Court of NSW where criminal cases are dealt with before judge and jury. On trial takes viewers behind the scenes as they observe the emotional and legal journeys of the accused. Each case provides key insights into often controversial legal processes, our adversarial legal system, and the day to day operation of our courts. On Trial charts the stories of both prosecution and defence as they undertake pre trial preparations in the tense build up before going to court. As well as charting the legal journey, the series traces the intimate emotional stories of the characters through observational coverage outside the court. Produced by Ian Collie and Michael Cordell. In episode one, a man is accused of holding a pistol to the head of another man and threatening to shoot him. Granted extraordinary access to the trial and both legal teams, this two-part story follows the defence as they argue that the accused was actually the victim, not the aggressor."--EnhanceTV
Sunshine( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defence Is Your One Shot. Sunshine is a vibrant, kinetic and compelling high-stakes fictional crime drama that explores a world of contrasts - truth and reconstruction, past and present, hope and heartbreak - felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land. The four-part series is set in the Melbourne suburb of Sunshine. The story follows Jacob Garang (Wally Elnour) -a young, aspiring South Sudanese-Australian basketball player who is on the cusp of being picked up by scouts for the US College league. But Jacob's team is not up to his standard and so he angles to bring in a new coach to help with the team's performance. His pick is Eddie Grattan (Anthony LaPaglia), a local who once played for a US college team, but has long since retired and operates a small sports store in Sunshine. Almost against his best instincts, Eddie accepts an approach by Jacob to coach his underperforming team, the Sunshine Kings. In the midst of his aspirations, Jacob finds himself answering to Sunshine-raised lawyer Zara Skelton (Melanie Lynskey) when he is caught up in a police investigation involving a young teenage girl who has been violently assaulted and is now in a coma fighting for her life
 
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