Erebus: The Aftermath

Directed by Peter Sharp
Writer: Greg McGee

1987




  • Bruce Allpress ... Peter Grundy
    Roy Billing ... Captain Gordon Vette
    Ken Blackburn ... Colin Nicholson
    Johnny Bond
    David Cameron
    Alan Carlisle
    David Cole ... Captain Ian Gemmell
    David Copeland ... Hon. J Mclay
    Peter Cox ... Brian Hewitt
    Antony Croser ... George Barton
    Alistair Douglas ... Eric Omundsen
    Peter Elliott ... Paul Davison
    Jonathan Elsom ... Alistair MacAlistair
    Don Hope Evans ... Jack Spence
    Matthew Evans
    Frank Finlay ... Judge Peter Mahon / ...
    Paul Gittins ... Gary Harrison
    Derek Hardwick ... Cyril Mace
    Ian Harrop
    Tony Hazeldine
    Eddie Hegan ... Lord Diplock
    William Johnson ... Lloyd Brown
    Paula Jones
    Desmond Kelly ... Sup. Wilkinson
    Gerald Lascelles
    Roy Leywood
    Jim MacFarlane ... Edgar Kippenberger
    Lewis Martin ... John Wilson
    Maggie Maxwell ... Elspeth McNeill
    Rhys McConnochie ... Des Dalghety
    Brian McDermott ... Rt Hon R Muldoon
    Pam Merwood
    Michael Morrissey
    Helen Moulder ... Maria Collins
    Ian Mune ... Morrie Davis
    Bruce Phillips ... Roger MacLaren
    Simon Prast ... Richard Mcgrane
    Dinah Priestley ... Margarita Mahon
    Patrick Smyth ... Sir Owen Woodhouse
    Geoffrey Snell ... David Williams
    Darien Takle ... Myra Davis
    Jeffrey Thomas ... David Baragwanath
    Stephen Tozer ... Ross Johnson
    John Watson
    Dick Weir ... Narrator
    Frank Whitten ... John Henry
    Kevin Wilson
    James Wright ... Anthony Lawson

  • Erebus: The Aftermath was a 1987 New Zealand television miniseries about Air New Zealand Flight 901, which crashed in Antarctica in 1979. The miniseries, a docudrama, was produced by Television New Zealand, and was broadcast in New Zealand and Australia. It was also aired by BBC 2 television in the UK. It was recently repeated by TVNZ to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the crash.

    The series starred Frank Finlay as Justice Peter Mahon QC, the head of the Royal Commission of Inquiry that investigated the disaster, and David Cole as the chief witness. It was directed by Peter Sharp and written by Greg McGee. It was produced by Caterina De Nave. The series was partially based on Mahon's book Verdict on Erebus.

    Erebus: The Aftermath won several New Zealand Film and TV Awards, including Best Drama Programme, Best Drama Series, Best Writer (Drama), Best Television Director, and Best Performance - Male in a Dramatic Role (by Ian Mune).