Description

This compelling two-part documentary charts the political rise and fall of former Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam: an idealistic but flawed visionary who remains the most loved and hated politician in our nation’s history. Whitlam examines an era and the man when, as a country, we were arguably at our most confident and flamboyant – when we took risks and went to the margins. It was a time of power and of passion, which divided Australian society in a way that hadn’t happened before – nor since.

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Description

This compelling two-part documentary charts the political rise and fall of former Australian Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam: an idealistic but flawed visionary who remains the most loved and hated politician in our nation’s history. Whitlam examines an era and the man when, as a country, we were arguably at our most confident and flamboyant – when we took risks and went to the margins. It was a time of power and of passion, which divided Australian society in a way that hadn’t happened before – nor since.

    • Episode 1

    Episode 1 (1950 - 1972)

    Gough Whitlam didn't rise to the top to become Prime Minister - he had to fight to get there. His only free ride came just before his 1972 election victory when the winds of social change woke up conservative Australia.

    • 57 Minutes

    Gough Whitlam didn't rise to the top to become Prime Minister - he had to fight to get there. His only free ride came just before his 1972 election victory when the winds of social change woke up conservative Australia.

    • 57 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Episode 2 (1972 - 1980)

    Once elected Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam implemented sweeping changes at breakneck speed. He pressed on with major health and education reforms even after the faltering world economy hit home. But then the scandals erupted.

    • 58 Minutes

    Once elected Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam implemented sweeping changes at breakneck speed. He pressed on with major health and education reforms even after the faltering world economy hit home. But then the scandals erupted.

    • 58 Minutes
© 2013 Screen Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Screen NSW, Beyond Screen Production Pty Ltd, and Bombora Film & Music Co.

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