About the TV Show
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The True Believers
First Air Date: June 28, 1988
|First Aired on||:||1988|
|Genres||:||War & Politics,Drama|
|Seasons/Episodes||:||8 episodes in 1 Seasons|
The True Believers is a 1988 Australian mini series which looks at the history of the Australian Labor Party from the end of World War Two up to the Australian Labor Party split of 1955. It was co-written by Bob Ellis who focused on three characters "Chifley, the unlettered man of great dignity; Menzies, who used to stand for something but eventually stood only for Menzies; and Evatt, the grand idealist... It's almost like Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1. It's a chunk of national history during Australia's great era of change after the war."