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See How They Run
Genre Family, Children
Written by Al Ashton
Tim O'Mara
Directed by Graeme Harper
Starring Peter O'Brien
Anne Looby
Country of origin Australia
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production location(s) Blue Mountains
Running time 25 min.
Original network ABC
Picture format 4.3 PAL
Audio format Stereo
Original release 6 June (1999-06-06) – 20 June 1999 (1999-06-20)

See How They Run is an Australian-British children's television series co-produced by and aired on the BBC and ABC in 1999. Based on the children's novel of the same name by David McRobbie, it is centred on the Cassidy family who are placed in a Witness Protection programme, after the father agreed to give evidence in a trial against some gangsters. The family are uprooted from a small village in Northern England and transported to Sydney, Australia, but have to keep moving as the criminals trace them. Filmed around the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, the series is narrated by the eldest daughter, Emma.


  • Peter O'Brien as Don Cassidy
  • Anne Looby as Lily Cassidy
  • Katie Blake as Emma Cassidy
  • Becky Simpson as Nicola Cassidy
  • Vaughan Sevelle as Sam Foster
  • Shelley King as Nina Pagetter
  • Adam Ray as Roy
  • Tessa Wells as Sharon Hargreaves
  • Christopher Scoular as Graham Foster
  • Julia Haworth as Christine
  • Tessa Leahy as Miss Weston
  • Brendan Donaghue as Greg
  • Al Hunter Ashton as Inspector Greyson
  • Lucy Maria Hopkins as WDC Arnott


  • 1999 Australian Film Institute Awards
    • Winner: Best Children's Television Drama (Writer Tim O'Mara)
    • Nominee: Best Direction in a Television Drama (Graeme Harper for episode 1)
  • 1999 Australian Screen Music Awards
    • Winner: Best Original Music in a Children's TV or Animation Series (Mario Millo)
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