Five Times Dizzy
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Five Times Dizzy is about the comedy and drama of a Greek Australian family in a multi-cultural neighbourhood of inner-city Sydney. To help her Greek grandmother feel more at home, Mareka comes up with a brilliant plan to give her a pet goat.
The mini-series Five Times Dizzy first screened on the Nine Network in 1986. The series was filmed on location in the inner-city suburb of Newtown and is notable for an acting role by Mary Kostakidis, who went on to become a longtime newsreader on SBS.
- Rebekah Elmaloglou as Mareka Nikakis
- Mary Kostakidis as Roula Nikakis
- Stavros Economidis as Georgio Nikakis
- Dominic Elmaloglou as Costa
- Helen Kambos as Yaya (Grandma)
- Jane Clifton as Mrs Wilson
- Jim Holt as Brian Brooking
- Joanne Samuel as Chris Booking
- Ray Meagher
- Joseph and Matthew Homshaw as the gallaghers
Awards and nominations
- New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Special Children's Book Award (1983)
- Highly Commended - CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers (1983)
- Honorary Diploma - International Board on Books for Young People (1983)
- AWGIE Awards for Best Adaptation, Children's Television Drama (for the television mini-series) (1987)
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