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Operation Buffalo

Operation Buffalo shines a spotlight on a controversial time in Australia's modern history, the 1950s British nuclear testing in outback South Australia.

There is no more lethal cocktail than a combination of blind faith and paranoia. And it seems in 1956, everyone was drinking it. It's the height of the Cold War. The Menzies Government has welcomed British atomic bomb testing at remote, ‘uninhabited' Maralinga, in outback South Australia.

Charged with keeping the base functioning smoothly is Major Leo Carmichael, an Australian Army Engineer and WWII hero. But testing the most dangerous weapon in the world is no easy task for Leo with a Commanding Officer who is not fit for purpose; a new meteorologist, Dr Eva Lloyd-George who starts asking questions; and the Government and press watching his every move. And as it turns out, the land of Maralinga may not be so uninhabited after all, when Leo's faced with the arrival of a family of Indigenous Australians, curious about the giant clouds that explode occasionally…

This is a story of our infinite capacity for betrayal, and no one is immune, not even the betrayers themselves.

Show Info

Network: Australia ABC (2020 - 2020)
Schedule: Sundays at 20:30 (55 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Scripted
Genres: Drama
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

Official site: iview.abc.net.au

6.3 (12 votes)

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Previous Episode

Episode 6

Episode 1x06; Jul 5, 2020

Leo and Corinne decide who to trust, while Eva struggles with her abductor and Cranky tells Dalgleish that he wants to stay in the desert.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Episode 6Jul 5, 2020
1x05: Episode 5Jun 28, 2020
1x04: Episode 4Jun 21, 2020
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Extra Details

Also known as:
  • Fallout