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The Screen Guide

BRILLIANT CREATURES is a two-part documentary series focusing on four Australians – satirist Barry Humphries, art critic Robert Hughes, writer Germaine Greer and writer and broadcaster Clive James – who left Australia in the 1960s and became cultural icons, and sometimes iconoclasts, in London and New York. To describe and dissect their individual and collective stories, who better as a tour guide than Man Booker Prize–winner Howard Jacobson, who first recognised them as a powerful intellectual force when he met them some 50 years ago.

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Paul Clarke
Howard Jacobson
Dan Goldberg  Margie Bryant
Executive Producers
Adam Kay  Margie Bryant
Mark Middis
Howard Jacobson
Production Completion
Art and culture, History and national identity, Social contemporary
Production Company
Mint Pictures Pty Ltd  Serendipity Productions Pty Ltd
International Sales
TCB Media Rights

Screen Australia Supported

  • Development support
  • Production support

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