Executive Producers: Bob Campbell, Des Monaghan, Nick Witkowski
Producer: Anthony Buckley
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Writer: Bryce Courtenay
Screenplay: Peter Yeldham

Aired: July 18 & 19, 2004 (Ten)

Jessica is the dramatisation of one woman's extraordinary life. It is a sweeping saga of love, deceit, tragedy and sacrifice set during the early years of the 20th century in the farmlands around Narrandera, a small frontier town in rural New South Wales. Jessica Bergman and her elder sister Meg are as different as their parents, Joe and Hester. Jess belongs in overalls and works the unforgiving land with her father, while Meg is a lace and frills girl whom the scheming Hester is desperate to match with the area's most eligible bachelor, Jack Thomas. But it all falls apart at the seams when Jack falls for Jessica, setting in motion a string of events that leads to a triple murder, two pregnancies and an act of heroism from Jessica still legendary to the people of Narrandera today.
Leeanna WalsmanJessica Bergman
Sam NeillRichard Runche
Lisa HarrowHester Bergman
Megan DormanMeg Bergman
Tony MartinJoe Bergman
John HowardGeorge Thomas
Oliver AcklandJack Thomas
Natasha WanganeenMary
Wil TravalBilly
Heather Mitchell Ada Thomas
Kerry WalkerMrs Baker
Huw HigginsonProsecutor
Jack FinstererMalloy
Nikki OsborneGwen
Peter SommerfieldReverend Mathews
Peter SumnerRennie
Caroline StainsbyWinifred
Simon ChilversJudge
John MerkelClerk Of Court
Harrison TurkeBaby Joey
Kyah PattenSarah (Age 7)
Cecileigh PattenPolly (Age 5)
Jess FlanaganLuke
Raphael DicksonDave
Nicholas PapademetriouCoffin Nail
Felix DeanJoey (Age 6)
Edward MitchellCook's Nephew
David BaldwinMagistrate
Julie LoweCook
David KerslakeMerrick
Richard HealyColonel
Ivan ClarkeBanjo
John GreggJustice Wall
Antony MilneCodlington
Barry PearcePriest
Richard ConnellLad
Edmund PeggeSneddon
Leeanna Walsman

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