Operation Buffalo – 2020

«Betrayal is the only truth that sticks.» - 6x52'


Australia, 1956. The Government has just welcomed British atomic bomb testing at Maralinga, in outback Australia.

Charged with keeping the top-secret nuclear base running smoothly is Major Carmichael, a WWII hero. But testing the most dangerous weapon in the world is no walk in the park with a Commanding Officer who is unfit for the job; a new meteorologist who is starting to ask too many questions; a rapist loose on the camp; a slew of leaks in the press and the Government watching their every move!

And as it turns out, the land of Maralinga may not be as uninhabited as it seems…

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Why we like it:

OPERATION BUFFALO turns the secretive events and frightening truths behind atomic testing in the 1950’s into a blend of espionage thriller and political satire with a star-studded cast.

Program information:

Season 1 / 6×52′ / HD / Production year: 2020

  • Genre:

    Period spy thriller

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  • Director:

    Peter Duncan

    Tanya Phegan

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  • Writer:

    Peter Duncan

  • Cast:

    Ewen Leslie

    Jessica de Gouw

    James Cromwell