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starring: andrew clarke, guy pearce, brett climo and sheryl munks

REVIEWER: lyall carter

★★★★

Based on Banjo Paterson's poem "Man From Snowy River", this series takes place in Paterson's Ridge, a small town set in the mountains near Melbourne, during the late 19th century.

 

It tells the story of Matt McGregor, one of the richest and most influential man in town, as well as widower father of three children: Colin, who's the town preacher, Rob and Danni, the tomboy youngest daughter.

 

Unresolved sexual tension comes in the shape of Matt's childhood independent, free-spirited friend, the recently widowed Kathleen O'Neil, who's returned to Paterson's Ridge with her son after having spent many years in England.

 

The Man from Snowy River was some of the must watch Australian TV of the mid 90’s. Guest starring Olivia Newton John with young Ozzy stars Guy Pearce, Andrew Clarke and a certain Hugh Jackman, they were the height of the glossy TV shows of the 90’s.

 

But the Man from Snowy River has aged well, surprisingly, as it follows the trials of the McGregor family in Paterson Ridge and explores the values of family, loyalty and community. 

 

For fans of the Western genre and those who like a good period drama like soap, The Man from Snowy River is most definitely for them.

★★★★

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The Man From Snowy River is available on disc and digital from all good retailers.