Lachlan Macquarie, born into poverty on a small Hebridean island, rose to become Governor - absolute ruler - of the British colony that would become Australia.He and his wife, Elizabeth - Australia's first Power Couple - set a notorious penal colony on course to become a modern nation. Macquarie was brought down by powerful enemies in the colony. Yet, two and a half centuries after his birth, he's an Australian hero.
Narrator - David Tennant
Lachlan Macquarie - Clive Russell
Elizabeth Macquarie - Julie Wilson Nimmo
Executive Producers - Ewan Angus & Jim Buchan
Producers - Seona Robertson & Stuart Scowcroft
Director - Les Wilson