The Courier-Mail

Seven in raz­zle-daz­zle bid to win back rat­ings

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GET ready too shake your ma- racas, Aus­tralia.a Chan­nel 7 has s rush con­firmed­its it hot­ly­will yl Allen an­tic­i­pated tele­moviePeter r to air next month h – as part of a daz­zling last-ditch h de­fence of its rat- ings crown.

A first look at the glit­ter­ing biopic Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door teased au­di­ences last night with the sweep­ing scope of the pro­duc­tion, which will rein­tro­duce the late, great Aus­tralian show­man to a new ge gen­er­a­tion of fans. Th The two-part minise se­ries is poised to tu turn NIDA grad­uat ate Joel Jack­son ( (pic­tured), who pl plays the lead role, in into an in­terna na­tional star.

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will play his su su­per­star man­ager and Rebe Re­becca Gib­ney his de­voted mother Mar­ion Wool­nough. From the same cre­ators of the block­buster INXS and Ivan Mi­lat tele­movies, the TV story tracks “how a boy from the bush be­came a su­per­star and con­quered the world”.

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