Cast: Samuel Johnson, Tom O'Sullivan, T.J. Power, Krew Boylan, Aaron Glenan, Rebecca Breeds, Connor Crawford
Director: Kevin Carlin
Genre: TV Drama Mini-Series
Running Time: 194 minutes
At a time when Australia was finding its voice, Ian 'Molly" Meldrum helped us find the music. Starring Logie® Award nominee Samuel Johnson (The Secret Life of Us, Rush), this visceral two-part miniseries follows the true tale of the man that introduced the world to ABBA; and Madonna, Michael Jackson and AC/DC to Australian's everywhere. Airing on Channel Seven on February 7 and February 14, Molly is the television event you can't miss. Get ready to savour this moving story in all its richness on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital from February 18, 2016.
From humble beginnings in Quambatook, Victoria, Meldrum rose to become the most influential and powerful name in Australian music. Through the phenomenon that became a cultural touchstone, Countdown, his passion for music and life quickly cemented his place in the heart of the entire nation.
A powerful biopic, Molly chronicles the rise of Meldrum: the music, the celebrities, the parties, the international trips, behind‐the‐scene politics, his partners in crime and most of all, the story of Molly himself. The series touches on the music guru's near‐death fall off a ladder and explores his impact on the Australian music scene, as well as both his personal and family life.
Featuring local actors portraying Countdown‐era artists including Madonna, John Paul Young and promoter Michael Gudinski, this inspiring story will take you through the highs and lows of an era defined by the classic hits of the 70's and 80's.
In celebration of the release, Liberation Music has also released Molly – Do Yourself a Favour, a massive 3 CD soundtrack featuring 60 songs. The first two discs feature tracks from the mini--‐series with the third being handpicked by Meldrum and boasts timeless party starters such as -Walk Like an Egyptian' and -Can't Stop the Music'. A gripping local drama, Molly is available on Blu‐ray™, DVD & Digital on February 18, 2016.
The man in the hat
Countdown: Party to end all parties
Tight jeans and big hair: Creating the look
The who's who
The women in Molly's life
Molly and Sam