Bond family unhappy with Nine miniseries
Family of late entrepreneur takes aim at the network he once owned.
The family of Alan Bond have objected again to Nine’s two-part miniseries.
“The writers and producers made no attempt to contact the Bond family to ensure the portrayal of Alan Bond was accurate and appropriate,” the family said in a statement.
“Despite his shortcomings, the late Alan Bond was a significant contributor to the industry of Australia … the Bond family disassociates themselves entirely from the content of the House of Bond and express their profound disappointment and distress at its inaccurate and sensationalised demonising of Alan Bond.”
Part 1 drew 613,000 viewers for Nine, which was lower than Seven’s Hoges miniseries at 837,000, but still enough to win the timeslot.
House of Bond was produced by CJZ which, along with Nine, was forced to apologise for the creative license taken in 2015’s House of Hancock.
House of Bond‘s disclaimer declared “What follows is based on real events, although some scenes have been fictionalised for dramatic purposes.”
A spokesperson for the network told Fairfax Media the show about its own former proprietor portrayed him as “the quintessential Aussie larrikin we all knew for his passion, courage to take on the establishment as well as his flaws”.
Source: The Age