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At Maralinga in 1956, atom bombs were not the only things being tested. At the height of the Cold War, the human capacity for loyalty and betrayal were constantly pitted against each other. But not just in terms of espionage. Friend against friend. Lover against lover. Government against its people. If only trust could bloom in an infinite desert. But these are not trusting times.

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Peter Duncan
Peter Duncan
Vincent Sheehan  Tanya Phegan
Executive Producers
Liz Watts  Anita Sheehan  Phil Hunt  Compton Ross  Sally Riley  Andrew Gregory
Dir. of Photography
Martin McGrath ASC
Antony Partos
Mark Perry
Production Designer
Colin Gibson
Ewen Leslie - Jessica de Gouw - James Cromwell - Tony Martin - Frances Djulibing Shaka Cook - Adrienne Pickering - Angus McLaren - Julian Garner
Production Completion
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production Company
Porchlight Films Pty Ltd
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Screen News

Operation Buffalo: behind the scenes

The co-creator of Rake is back with a new six-part series Operation Buffalo about the atomic bomb tests in Maralinga in the 1950s.

11 Jun 2020
By Matthew Jenkin
Cancelled: behind the scenes

Podcast – Peter Duncan on writing and directing TV

Writer, director and co-producer Peter Duncan on approaching Operation Buffalo like a long feature, looking back on Rake, and career takeaways.

09 Jun 2020
By Caris Bizzaca
Podcast – Hear from the ABC