CLIFFY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS -

Sun­day, 8.30pm, ABC1

Hav­ing not been there when 61-year-old Cliff Young won the 1983 Syd­ney to Melbourne marathon, it’s hard to ar­gue the facts. But this small screen ac­count of how the potato farmer shuf­fled his way into the record books comes across more like the movie The Cas­tle than it does a se­ri­ous biopic.

Kevin Har­ring­ton, who shed ki­los for the role, is fan­tas­tic as Cliffy and he is backed by a stel­lar lo­cal cast in­clud­ing Anne Ten­ney and Stephen Curry (who were in The Cas­tle), Martin Sacks and Gy­ton Grant­ley. It is the typ­i­cal un­der­dog tri­umph­ing story with plenty of jokes but leaves you with the nag­ging feel­ing there was a lot more to the story.

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