Race-based TV comedies: a breath of fresh air or perpetuating stereotypes?

it's with a deep sense of Asian pride that I'm enjoying ABC2's six-part kung fu comedy Maximum Choppage. Finally here is a show I can relate to, albeit 30-odd years too late.
march 31 | www.theguardian.com

A conversation with actress Danielle Cormack

An award-winning actress in her native New Zealand, Danielle Cormack is now garnering acclaim internationally for her starring role in the hit Netflix series 'Wentworth'.
march 24 | www.digitaljournal.com

Academic Anna Potter warns Australian children's television drama under threat from a 'tsunami' of animation shows

Australian children's television drama is under threat from a "tsunami" of cheaper-made animation shows, throttling kids' exposure to stories from their own culture, voiced in their own accents, parents have been warned.
march 28 | www.watoday.com.au

Justine Clarke joins House Husbands

Justine Clarke (The Time of our Lives, Tangle, Gallipoli) is joining House Husbands on Nine... Also joining the series is Indiana Evans (Home and Away, Crownies)... Other new cast members include Akos Armont (Janet King, Spirited)... plus Jane Kennedy (The Panel, The D Generation)
march 26 | www.tvtonight.com.au

In a win for the fans A Place To Call Home prepares for filming again after suddenly being cancelled

Following a passionate and unrelenting campaign from Australian fans, the cast of cancelled TV drama A Place To Call Home returned to work this week in readiness for one of the great industry resurrections in recent times.
march 23 | www.news.com.au

'Neighbours' theme songwriter Jackie Trent dies

BRITISH singer-songwriter Jackie Trent, who wrote for Frank Sinatra and Petula Clark, has died at the age of 74.
march 23 | www.news.com.au

The innocence of Norman Gunston

If you created a list the five greatest TV comedies ever made in Australia, Garry McDonald would have been in three of them.
march 22 | www.theherald.com.au

Comedy Company was "the end of an era"

According to Ian McFadyen, the man behind The Comedy Company, the much-loved 1980s sketch series was not the beginning of a wave of comedy - it was actually the end.
march 20 | www.tvtonight.com.au

New joint venture is shooting Oz's first Oz indigenous teen drama

A chance meeting at the 2013 Logie awards was the catalyst for the launch of a joint venture between Blackfella Films and Werner Film Productions. Big Chance Films' first production, Ready for This, a teenage drama with mostly Indigenous characters commissioned by ABC3, is now shooting in Sydney.
march 16 | if.com.au

How Ramsay Street become the most dangerous street in the history of Australian television

Shootings, evil plots, salacious affairs, medical catastrophes, natural disasters... if any actual location played host to as many dramas as Ramsay Street, no one in their right mind would want to live there.
march 11 | www.news.com.au

Why Australian children's television needs to change

Television can be magical when we're children, whether parents like it or not. Who doesn't look back on the shows of their youth with joyful nostalgia? But experts say the industry is in crisis in Australia, with a lack of high-quality programs leaving kids bereft of cultural reference points.
march 11 | www.seattlepi.com

9 Reasons You Need to Watch Wentworth on Netflix ASAP

A gritty drama and mystery series rolled into one, Wentworth (which is based on the 1980s Australian show Prisoner) is just as good, if not better, than any of the big-name American cable dramas that have broken new ground in recent years. Here are nine reasons you should be watching
march 11 | www.seattlepi.com

Happy birthday Neighbours, we salute you all

Neighbours deserves respect. That is my overwhelming feeling as the Aussie drama gets set to celebrate its 30th anniversary on March 18.
march 10 | www.heraldsun.com.au

Deadline Gallipoli review: Why it may succeed when Channel 9's Gallipoli didn't

It can't be said that Australian TV didn't rise to the challenge of commemorating 2015's Anzac centenary. With the ABC's Anzac Girls last year, Gallipoli and Foxtel's Deadline Gallipoli, no less than 18 hours of blue-chip drama will have aired on local screens before Anzac Day 2015.
march 10 | www.smh.com.au


April 01...
Maximum Choppage guide completed
Wonderland guide updated
March 18 - 31
Maximum Choppage guide updated
The Doctor Blake Mysteries guide updated
2015 Logie Award nominees added
Banished episode guide updated
Banished episode guide updated
Tashi added, guide a work in progress
Wonderland guide updated
Hiding episode guide completed
Wentworth series 3 guide started

previous updates


07 - Wentworth - series 3 (SoHo)
09 - Refern Now: Promise Me (ABC)
19 & 20 - Deadline Gallipoli (Showcase)


1 - Lachy Hulme (1971)
1 - Kym Wilson (1973)
1 - Fletcher Humphrys (1976)
2 - Toni Scanlan (1956)
3 - Shane Connor (1959)
3 - Ben Mendelsohn (1969)
4 - Hugo Weaving (1960)
5 - Simon Chilvers (1939)
6 - Hal & Jim McElroy (1946)
7 - Russell Crowe (1964)
8 - Cindy Waddingham (1980)
9 - Peta Toppano (1952)
12 - Magda Szubanski (1961)
13 - Jessica Napier (1979)
15 - Kim Gyngell (1952)
16 - David Lyons (1976)
19 - Gillian Jones (1947)
22 - John Waters (1948)
22 - Salvator Coco (1975)
23 - Judy Davis (1955)
25 - Daniel MacPherson (1980)
26 - Michael Dorman (1981)
27 - Erik Thomson (1967)
29 - Firass Dirani (1984)
29 - Max Cullen (1940)
30 - Blair McDonough (1981)