Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader

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Hawke: The Larrikin and the Leader

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A RIVETING EXAMINATION OF THE LEADERSHIP AND LEGACY OF LABOR LEGEND BOB HAWKE

From the moment former Prime Minister Bob Hawke blazed onto the national stage, he was the rock god of Australian politics. Loved by the mob, his antics were legendary. So how did this flawed man become a leader we’d never forget? And what does his story tell us about politics and leadership today?

Exploring the contradictions, conflicts and triumphs of one of the most influential Prime Ministers of all time, this two-part political biography takes a revelatory look at how Hawke’s leadership (and larrikinism) helped shape Australia. Narrated by Richard Roxburgh (Rake), the documentary draws on the most extensive television interviews with Bob Hawke ever conducted, and features firsthand accounts from fellow politicians, sports stars, journalists and more.

Credits

Bruce Permezel
Laurie Critchley
Geraldine McKenna
Southern Pictures

Awards / Reviews

AACTA AWARDS 2018 | BEST DIRECTION IN NONFICTION TELEVISION