Headlines:

Guilds call on government to protect Oz stories

Australian guilds are worried about the threat to Australian drama on free-to-air television as audiences continue to migrate to on-demand services.
april 27 | if.com.au

Kiwi acting veteran speaks out about reality TV overload

The acting fraternity is notoriously shy of speaking out about the glut of reality TV that attracts ratings - but puts them out of work. But Spy talked to New Zealand's King thespian Michael Hurst, who opened up on how many are feeling about the trend hurting drama.
april 26 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Triumphant return for A Place To Call Home as filming on new Foxtel series begins

NOT even near-cyclonic storm conditions could dampen the air of excitement on the set of A Place To Call Home when filming began last week.
april 26 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Watch out world! Prison drama Wentworth is proving a major hit in the US

MANY shows have a solid crack but few find real success in the sought-after but elusive American television market. Local jailhouse drama Wentworth is on track to do just that, after premiering in the US on streaming service Netflix to rave reviews.
april 25 | www.news.com.au

ABC's 8MMM Aboriginal Radio breaks new ground

8MMM claims to be Australia's first indigenous narrative comedy. As bold as it is groundbreaking, it gleefully cuts through the politically correct pieties that often envelop indigenous affairs as it tracks the daily dramas of a chronically underfunded Aboriginal radio station in Alice Springs.
april 25 | www.theaustralian.com.au

Neighbours stars to flood red carpet

Network Ten will flood the red carpet with Neighbours stars at the Logies after the Nine Network failed to adequately commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the soapie.
april 24 | www.dailymail.co.uk

Flashback to Funky Squad

Funky Squad, from the producers of current affairs satire Frontline, made its debut 20 years ago today.
april 24 | televisionau.com

Dance Academy comeback on the big screen

ABC teen drama Dance Academy is set to become a feature film.
april 23 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Australia dramas and actors storm into the Monte Carlo TV Festival

Three home grown dramas - Ten's Secrets & Lies, Nine's Love Child and the ABC drama Anzac Girls - have been nominated for awards at the prestigious Monte Carlo Television Festival.
april 21 | www.smh.com.au

Home and Away joins Logie's Hall of Fame, but highlights a stunning lack of female inductees

The long-running Seven Network soap opera Home and Away has been inducted into the TV Week Logie Hall of Fame. The 32nd inductee since the award was created in 1984, the show will receive a specially struck Gold Logie at the TV Week Logie Awards in Melbourne on June 3.
april 19 | www.smh.com.au

Deadline Gallipoli was the Anzac story Sam Worthington had to tell

"I didn't care much about history. I couldn't see how the past was relevant to the present," the 38-year-old actor says. That changed with the chance for Worthington to be involved in Deadline Gallipoli, Foxtel's sweeping miniseries marking the 100th anniversary of the Anzac campaign.
april 18 | www.couriermail.com.au

Classy cast for ABC TV's The Beautiful Lie

Sarah Snook, Benedict Samuel and Rodger Corser head the cast in The Beautiful Lie, a contemporary re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel Anna Karenina.
april 13 | if.com.au

TV producer Penny Chapman on Housewives, Gallipoli, and why writers are 'the witches of the industry'

From Brides of Christ to the TV remake Devil's Playground, via Blue Murder, RAN: Remote Area Nurses and The Slap, her CV as a producer and executive producer is a snapshot of the best TV dramas Australia has produced over the past 25 years.
april 10 | www.smh.com.au

Acting seachange sees Kate Atkinson channel her darker side in Wentworth

After spending the bulk of her career playing wholesome, sunny characters like SeaChange's Karen, Atkinson was delighted to finally be given the chance to turn all that on its head with Foxtel's Prisoner remake, Wentworth.
april 10 | www.news.com.au

The ABC's new sitcom about an aboriginal radio station joins a pretty excellent run of indigenous shows lately

The last couple of years have seen a small but growing number of popular, well-received Indigenous-centric TV shows make their way onto Australian screens.... Now comes 8MMM Aboriginal Radio, an ABC comedy set in a mainly white-run Indigenous radio station in Alice Springs.
april 10 | junkee.com

Deborah Mailman on why mainstream Australia connected with Redfern Now

The award-winning actor says although the show centres around Indigenous Australian lives, it's simply seen by television audiences as a 'great drama'
april 09 | www.theguardian.com

Updates:

April 21...
Wonderland guide updated
Wentworth episode guide updated
Get Ace added
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries series 3 guide started
8MMM episode guide updated
When We Go To War [NZ] added
April 08 - 19
Wonderland guide updated (double ep)
Wentworth episode guide updated
8MMM Aboriginal Radio added
The Beautiful Lie added
The Terrific Adventures of The Terrible Ten added
Wonderland guide updated
Banished episode guide completed
8MMM episode guide started

previous updates

airdates:

April
29 - 8MMM Aboriginal Radio (ABC)
May
08 - Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (ABC)

birthdays:

April
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)