Bob Hawke was Australia's 23rd Prime Minister. He had a cameo role in an episode of A Country Practice:

At the program's height even the then Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke, appeared as himself.

To people who are not Australian A Country Practice was the "Happy Days" of Australian 1980's TV; it was easy to follow, feelgood TV that along with Sons and Daughters dominated prime ratings.

I remember Bob Hawke doing this cameo role. He was in the show's central pub. Can anyone provide the name of the episode and when it aired?

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You're probably looking for A Country Practice (1981–1993) S06E56 - Listen to the Children: Part 2.


Shirley organises a petition against an impending army base planned for Wandin Valley. Peter is very concerned about one of his pupils after he smashes up the classroom for no apparent reason. Peter's students are angry that the elders of the Valley haven't asked their opinions on the proposed army base as it is their futures that will be affected. Prime Minister Bob Hawke makes a special appearance at a rock concert to show his support to the kids of Burrigan High on their stand against nuclear bases in Wandin Valley.

Here's a youtube link.

  • As a bit of a weird thing about Bob Hawke, I won a writing competition once where I wrote about him. He was a genius. In 83 on his desk arrived Australia's worst spy scandal. That would have sunk anyone else. – Snack_Food_Termite Jul 8 at 1:05
  • Thanks for the youtube link! That is awesome! Bob Hawke was to Australia what Obama was to the US. Can't say how happy I am to watch it! Thank you so much! – Snack_Food_Termite Jul 8 at 1:08
  • I don't know who the rock band is. They do look a bit familiar. – Snack_Food_Termite Jul 8 at 1:24
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    @Snack_Food_Termite - I don't know about the band but I found an expanded guest star list for that episode here. Ken Fraser as Major Clarrie Duggan, Paul Robertson as Glen Horton, Louise Cogan as Fiona McKenzie, Sarah Lambert as Sandy Crosby, Harold Fraser as George, David Chiem as David Baxter; Hon. R.J. Hawke, The PRime Minister of Australia, Brian Moll as Alf Muldoon, Raymond Duparc as Deputy Headmaster, Hamish North as Young Boy – Jeeped Jul 8 at 1:37

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