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Howzat! Kerry Packer s War, Sunday, 8.30pm, Nine/WIN
Abe Forsythe and Lachy Hulme as John Cornell and Kerry Packer in Howzat!. Picture: Nine.

Howzat! Kerry Packer's War, Sunday, 8.30pm, Nine/WIN

The golden age of cricket meets the golden age of television in the first of two instalments detailing Kerry Packer's war on the cricket establishment.

During the late 70s, Packer (Offspring's Lachy Hulme) secretly formed World Series Cricket - a rebel competition with the world's best players. The makers of Paper Giants have created a fascinating insight into a bygone era of cricket and Australia. Cricket fans will love this short-shorts- ridden, beer- soaked look at the past heroes of the sport and their rise to astronomical fame.

However, the high production values, vibrant script, and larrikin lads will appeal to all viewers, not to mention the killer soundtrack.

The West Australian

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