WorldCat Identities

Kerr, Bill 1922-2014

Works: 81 works in 226 publications in 6 languages and 3,779 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Internet videos  Television series  Action and adventure television programs  Television mini-series 
Roles: Actor, Commentator, Author, Performer, Costume designer, Instrumentalist, Singer, Narrator, pre
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Kerr
Gallipoli by Peter Weir( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of how the irresistible lure of adventure and the unknown bring two young men together in the Australian army in 1915. They are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey
The year of living dangerously by Peter Weir( Visual )

28 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indonesia 1965. Revolution is in the air. Foreign journalists covering the feverish unrest are kept at arm's length by the wary Sukarno government. But with the right contacts, you can get a real story. Australian reporter Guy Hamilton is after that kind of story, but he knows the mere telling of it will betray his source. DVD
The new adventures of Black Beauty( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a young girl with a horse of her own, Jenny is now grown up, newly married, and a veterinarian. When her husband becomes lost at sea, Jenny and her new stepdaughter set off for New Zealand to take care of their new farm
A Fortunate Life by A. B Facey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television mini-series based on the autobiography of Bert Facey, whose life spanned some of the significant milestones of Australian history
Changi by John Doyle( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In one of the most terrifying places on Earth, six young men devise some unique survival tactics against the horrific trials of a prisoner-of-war camp"--Container
Dusty by John Richardson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dusty, a dingo-kelpie cross, is reared by dingos and then sold to Tom Lincoln, an ageing bushman, who unknowingly trains him as a sheep dog. When a spate of sheep killings begins Dusty is the obvious suspect and the old man and his dog take to the road and return to the bush
The Lighthorsemen by Ian Jones( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Palestine in 1917, the story is focused on a four-man section of the Australian Light Horse Regiment, with the climax centered on the last great cavalry charge in history
River Kings( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 1920's against a stunning river landscape that sweeps through towering cliffs and vast tracts of red gums and willows. Life on the Hofner farm is a struggle, an absent father and the threat of drought imminent, sixteen year old Shawn is forced to leave home to support his family. Shawn takes a job on a steamboat, a childhood dream, but the unglamorous reality of a nomadic way of life is a rude awakening to this na?ve country boy. Shawn must summon all his strength and guile just to survive each day. Young Shawn will witness tragedy and disaster, suffer betrayal and despair, discover loyalty and romance during his travels. All of which transform this boy into a man. A gritty story with extremely human characters and unique settings
The pirate movie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crew of a large ship sail the high seas encountering other pirates from other ships. The boy from the ship ends up having saves his girlfriend who is kidnapped by a bunch of other pirates
Sweet talker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When scam artist Harry Reynolds gets out of jail, he makes his way to the depressed village of Beachport, where according to a local myth, an old Portugese treasure ship lies buried in the sand. Harry is an old pro at manipulating situations to his advantage, but he doesn't anticipate how deeply he will be affected by the relationship he develops with a young boy and his mother
Vigil( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl withdraws into her own magical world after the tragic death of her father
Hancock's half hour by Tony Hancock( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Hancock's premature death in 1968 at the age of forty-four deprived the entertainment world of perhaps the greatest post-war comedian to have emerged from this country. It makes his eighty hours of material originally broadcast by the BBC on radio and television between 1954 and 1961 seem all the more priceless and rare. With his impeccable timing and brilliantly subtle shifts in intonation, he could create sound picture that bore the unmistakable hallmark of a genius. Supported by Galton and Simpson's marvellous scripts and by Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Bill Kerr and the rest of the studio cast, the work of Tony Hancock lives on in this special collection
Doctor Who( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No sooner have the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria landed on a sun-kissed Australian beach than they are being shot at by murderous fanatics! A dramatic helicopter rescue places them in the hands of Astrid Ferrier and Giles Kent, two people intent on bringing about the downfall of the world's most dangerous man, who happens to look exactly like the Doctor
Hancock's half hour by Tony Hancock( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The last of the McHancocks", Hancock has been left a Scottish castle, but finds he has to contend with Bonnie Prince Sidney and Seamus McNasty. "The East Cheam Drama Festival" sees Hancock trying to organise a major literary event; while "Visiting day" finds our hero in hospital. Finally, "The threatening letters" has Hancock receiving some most uncomplimentary missives through the post
Vigil : DVD]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Out gathering stranded sheep, Toss' (Fiona Kay) father falls to his death; at the same moment, she hears the gunshots of an approaching poacher. In his muddy gum boots, the poacher, Ethan (Frank Whitten), carries her father's battered body back to the house. Tuba-playing, pajama-clad grandfather Birdie (Bill Kerr) encourages the stranger to stay, much to the initial disdain of both mother and daughter. Fleeing the sexual tension, Toss retreats to her playhouse in her hooded, woolly, hawk-like hat. It is only in the mirrors of her playhouse, and at last in the ghostly lights which Ethan shows her in his own hiding place, that the boyish Toss is able to explore her grief and accept the confusing first stirrings of womanhood"--Container
Gallipoli (v.f.)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends are involved with the battle between Australia and the German-occupied Turks in this commentary on the wastes of war
The New adventures of Black Beauty( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New Zealand's rugged wilderness, where Jenny and her headstrong stepdaughter Vicki have moved to start a new life. Into their lives gallops a magnificant wild horse, with whom Vicki instantly falls in love and names Black Beauty. Together, Jenny and Vicki face many challenges as they struggle to become a close-knit family. Vicki gradually earns Beauty's trust, and Jenny struggles to be accepted by the locals as a woman veterinarian
The Settlement( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Australian outback in the mid 1950's, the film traces the lives of three people -- Martin, Kearney and Joyce. Drawn to each other by a mutual love and need, they set up a menage-a-trois, only to incur the bitter and violent hostilities of the townsfolk
Hancock's half hour : the 'lost' episodes by Ray Galton( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long absent from the BBC archives, the classic Hancock's half hour radio episodes 'The new secretary' (original version) and 'The blackboard jungle' were recently rediscovered as 'off-air' recordings. They have now been digitally remastered, and are presented here for the very first time, along with two bonus archive features: "In conversation with ... Galton & Simpson', in which the writers talk about Hancock and their other comedy hits, and 'Six characters in search of an answer' which looks at the character of Hancock in detail
Hancock's half hour by Ray Galton( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson in 1954, Hancock's Half Hour was the radio vehicle that made Tony Hancock a household name. Each week listeners would be admitted to the sometimes fantastical, sometimes mundane life of 'the lad 'imself'. Aided and abetted by Sid James, Bill Kerr, Kenneth Williams and Hattie Jacques, Hancock would enter into the spirit of each episode with characteristic dolefulness
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The year of living dangerously
Hancock's half hour
Alternative Names
Bill Kerr acteur de cinéma

Bill Kerr acteur uit Australië (1922-2014)

Bill Kerr actor australiano

Bill Kerr actor australianu (1922–2014)

Bill Kerr australiensk skådespelare

Bill Kerr australischer Schauspieler

Bill Kerr australsk skodespelar

Bill Kerr australsk skuespiller

Kerr, William Henry 1922-2014

Kerr, Willie 1922-2014

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