Television adaptation of (work) Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012. Jessica.


Television adaptation of (work) Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012. Jessica.

Uniform Title
Jessica (Television mini-series)

Publication Information
[Kew, Victoria] Umbrella Entertainment [distributor], 2013.

Physical Description
2 DVD-videos (200 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.

Classic Australian stories.

Series Title
Classic Australian stories.

General Note
Title from disc label.
Based on the novel by Bryce Courtenay.
Originally broadcast on TV in 2003.
Includes special features: Behind the scenes cast & crew featurette.

"Jessica traces a women's harsh, tumultuous life in the Australian bush. Set during the early years of the 20th century in the farmlands around Narrandera, a small frontier town in rural New South Wales, this epic period drama stars Leeanna Wallsman as Jessica, a beautiful, spirited tomboy who rises up against the ruthless ambition of her mother, Hester. Wanting to claim Jessica's son for her other daughter Meg, Hester commits Jessica to a mental Asylum before the town's alcoholic English barrister, Richard Runche, Jessica's one trusted ally in the town, is called upon to secure her release, and finally, to give her the courage to fight for her child"--Container.

Reading Level
Rated: M.

Subject Term
Families -- Australia -- Drama.
Sibling rivalry -- Drama.
Young women -- Australia -- Drama.

Added Author
Television adaptation of (work) Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012. Jessica.
Andrikidis, Peter,
Neill, Sam,
Walsman, Leeanna,

Video disc

LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
EppingDVDDVD 791.437 JESEppingAdult Fiction
Wentworth PointDVDDVD JESSWentworth PointAdult Fiction