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The 'Mother and Son' connection


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So, Mother and Son  has been a staple of my television viewing for as long as I can remember, one of my favourite shows and one of the few times (with Frontline and maybe Kath & Kim) that Australia successfully pulled off a sitcom. As I've got older, I've realised that there was quite an impressive line-up of guest cast on the show, with some quite notable Australian actors featured.

This then snowballed to me making a mental list of H&A cast who've been featured on it. These ones come to mind immediately. Is anyone familiar with any others?

 

  • Ray Meagher (Alf): Played one of Arthur's friends in the episode The Card Game. Was a divorced father who was spending the night phoning his 11 year-old son who was left home alone for the night.
  • Frank Lloyd (Neville): A priest in the episode The Sign, when Maggie was going out of her way to do saintly favours for churches in order to score points with the man upstairs
  • Peter Collingwood (Bert, Pippa's father): A bank manager in the episode The Money, with whom Maggie had to negotiate a way to cash her many unbanked pension cheques
  • Ron Haddrick (Gordon Macklin): Claude, Maggie's companion/love interest in the episodes The Accident and The Cruise, woos Maggie to go on a cruise with him
  • Barbara Stephens (Barbara Stewart): The above character's daughter, has to break it to Arthur that her father is a pensioner who can't afford a cruise
  • Tina Bursill (Lois Crawford): One of targets of Robert's infidelity, cuts through the crap when he talks about wanting to 'get to know her'.
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Absolutely love this show! 


Although she wasn't an early years cast member, Sonia Todd (Gina Austin) had an early-career role as a police officer in one episode. She returns Maggie's handbag to the house after Maggie is mugged. 

Robert Baxter (Bob Barnett) played a postman in one episode too. I can't remember the episode, but Maggie is already standing out in the street shouting at Arthur as he is driving away when the postman shows up. 

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13 hours ago, adam436 said:

Absolutely love this show! 


Although she wasn't an early years cast member, Sonia Todd (Gina Austin) had an early-career role as a police officer in one episode. She returns Maggie's handbag to the house after Maggie is mugged. 

Robert Baxter (Bob Barnett) played a postman in one episode too. I can't remember the episode, but Maggie is already standing out in the street shouting at Arthur as he is driving away when the postman shows up. 

Ah, of course! I remember having the "Ah, it's Bob Barnett!" moment as a kid

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