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The Truckies
Country of originAustralia
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producerOscar Whitbread
Running time60 minutes
Original networkABC
Original release31 July (1978-07-31) –
16 October 1978 (1978-10-16)

The Truckies is an Australian television drama which first screened on the ABC in 1978. The Truckies was about the pressures of life on the road for transport driver Chris and his wife Carol.[1]



It was executive produced by Oscar Whitbread and was made by several of the team behind the TV show Power Without Glory.[2]


John Wood later recalled: "I thought it was a tremendously innovative show, but it came aground on the reef of ABC internal politics. Obviously there were things wrong with it, and I guess by going for truthfulness they stuffed up in a sense, because one of the problems in driving along in a truck and doing different angles and two shots and reverses is that it's totally impossible to match the engine revs at any time. But apart from that problem of not being able to match the soundtrack, I thought it was a wonderful show. Unfortunately it caused a lot of havoc, because the guy who took over as head of drama in Sydney had been an ex-sound recordist, and he regarded it as beneath his 'golden standard', so he was very willing to sabotage it. And it was a great excuse for the Sydney mob to say you stuffed up down there."[3]


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  2. ^ "TELEVISION That tedious cleric trundled out again". The Canberra Times. 52 (15, 657). Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 4 August 1978. p. 17. Retrieved 29 February 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
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