Producer: John Gauci
Writers: Sonia Borg, Cliff Green, Roger Simpson
Directors: Kevin Dobson, Keith Wilkes, Douglas Sharp

Aired: June - August, 1981 (ABC)

Born in the country town of Turalla, Victoria in the early 1900s, Alan Marshall had not long started school when he contracted the crippling disease poliomyelitis. However the story of his childhood is not sad. Alan never saw himself as disabled and his indomitable character enabled him to overcome any obstacles. Instead, his absolute determination to play, climb, fight, swim, ride and laugh with his friends has become a classic Australia story of perseverance and courage. This series is based on the three autobiographical books I Can Jump Puddles, This Is The Grass and How Beautiful Are Thy Feet which trace his life from 11 to 31 years of age, and is truly a celebration of the human spirit. (9x48min)
Adam GarnettAlan Marshall
Lewis Fitz-GeraldNarrator/Alan Marshall
Tony BarryFather
Julie HamiltonMother
Ann HendersonMary
Harold BaigentDaddy
Lesley BakerMatron
Don BarkerMr Tucker
Joanne BarkerSadie
Sally Ann BourneMaggie
David ClencieJoe
Robin CumingMr. Correll
Jason DonovanFreddy
Terry GillArthur
Kirstie GrantLeila
Betty HargravesMrs. Carruthers
Edward HeppleTom
David HursthouseMr. Clynes
Bruce KerrDr. Robertson
Debra LawranceNurse Conrad
Brendon LunneyFinlay
Jeremy McArthurSkeeter
Dennis MillerGunner
Helen NoonanMiss Trueman
Marilyn O'DonnellBiddy
Johnny QuinnRon
Liz StevensonNight Sister
Sigrid ThorntonMabel
Frank WilsonMr. Fulsham

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