Operation Buffalo: Created by Peter Duncan, Tanya Phegan. With Ewen Leslie, Jessica De Gouw, James Cromwell, Tony Martin. In Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War, at a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the...
A captivating drama set in Maralinga, South Australia, at the height of the Cold War. At a remote army base carrying out British nuclear testing, paranoia runs rife and nuclear bombs are not the only things being tested, as loyalty, love, and betrayal are pitted against each other.
British nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s at remote Maralinga, in outback South Australia. Major Leo Carmichael, an Australian Army Engineer and WWII hero, has to keep the base functioning smoothly. Testing the most dangerous weapon in the world is no easy task for a commanding officer who is not fit for purpose, with new meteorologist Dr Eva Lloyd-George, who starts asking questions, and the federal government and press watching his every move.
On the land at Maralinga, which is deemed by officials as "uninhabited", Leo is faced with the arrival of a family of Aboriginal Australians who are curious about the giant clouds that explode occasionally