Fame and Misfortune was an Australian miniseries that played in six
parts on the NINE network in 1986. The half-hour episodes follow 15-year
old Tim Hardy (Myles Collins) through his often comical adventures as
he tries to acquire his own piano in spite of not having much money.
With the help of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hardy (John Flaus, Marie
Redshaw), and his younger sister, Sam (Kylie Minogue), Tim manages to
find his way through difficulty and unusual characters.