The Great Mint Swindle

The Great Mint Swindle

It’s the beginning of the 1980s boom in Western Australia. Larrikin brothers Ray, Brian and Peter Mickelberg spend their days abalone fishing, flying planes, looking for adventure and developing new ways of making money. Their most bizarre venture? Selling a huge fake gold nugget “The Yellow Rose of Texas” to tycoon Alan Bond.

Premieres Sunday March 11 8.30

User comments
i would like to point out that you were not there. how would you know? and who are you to say these things? were you his wife, daughter, cousin, aunty? i don't think so. think before you write next time. i personally new the boys back in the 70's and I'm sorry but it was not completely swung their way. it showed they were idiots for making the nuggets but the eventual problems that lead from that was unfair, gross and disgusting.
I share experience of the show dropping out and jumping to the next episode. . Was really looking forward to watching the show - please fix pronto channel 9 I have had this problem trying to view shows on this web site before. I am a frequent viewer of abc iview and never have this issue on that site.
Hi there Guys , this is such a great story and TV movie, I watched it last night but did not catch the start of it, most of My Family and friends did not see it and would like to know when You will be showing it again, could You please let Me know when, Thanking You Kindly, Sam N Sue.
Just wondering if this was going to replayed at all, I didnt get to see the whole show, and would love to see the rest.
I was surprised that the film made no mention of the investigative work done by journalist Avon Lovell. It's my understanding, based on newspaper and radio interviews at the time, that it was Lovell who got Lewandowski to confess, and that he did quite a bit of the legwork in finding experts on fake fingerprints,etc. Don't know why this had to be falsified, as it could call into question the accuracy of other parts of the film.
I've been trying to watch the great mint swindle on my laptop. It pauses very often then drops out completely and starts playing the next episode. My computer is the latest and my internet connection the fastest!! This must be an error internally and its frustrating!!!!! I watch ABC iView all the time and it's seamless! A commercial chnl like nine should have this tech stuff figured out! Can we get it fixed today????
I watched most of this incrediable story last night only to find that my TBox did not record the last 10 mins or so. I was left hanging in suspence. Does anyone know if there is going to be a repeat screening or if there is some other way of watching this.
I've been trying for a quite a while now to view this program on Catch-Up. It really is unwatchable. It stalls and freezes then drops out completely, goes to a commercial then starts either part 2 or part 3. My Computer is quite new, the broadband works perfectly here, I'm confident the error is not internal. What do we have to do to use Catch-Up? It's very disappointing, I was really looking forward to seeing the program...
Does anyone have a list of the music used during the show? Think 1 song was the Church but can't place it.
Ive tried to do some research on this on google...hardly anything pops up..pictures, articles..nothing..This is such a well known story..what do you think?? Is it me or is this odd...

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