Headlines:

The Code: darkness in the blaze of the Australian sun

ABC's six-part political thriller The Code is shaping up as the most challenging political thriller on Australian television since the BBC's House of Cards
september 29 | theconversation.com

And... Action! Rebecca Gibney sheds convincing tears and is sombre in black as detective Eve Winter as she films funeral scenes for crime drama The Killing Field

She's battled depression and very dark times so actress Rebecca Gibney knows how to do emotional convincingly. So well in fact that make-up artists on the set her spellbinding telemovie The Killing Field found themselves repeatedly interrupting filming to touch up her teary eyes.
september 28 | www.dailymail.co.uk

ABC series The Code changes Canberra's on-screen image

Shelley Birse confesses that, like many Australians, her perception of Canberra hasn't always been exactly grown-up... But when the television scriptwriter returned to Canberra with a view to setting and filming a political thriller in the city, she began to see her nation's capital in a dramatic new light.
september 20 | www.smh.com.au

Elaine Lee, the 'charming, funny and delightfully sexy' Number 96 star, has died aged 75

Elaine Lee, the 1970s-era sex symbol and star of the iconic soap Number 96, has died, aged 75.
september 19 | www.smh.com.au

The Code [review]

Straight up: The Code is my favourite ABC drama of 2014. It's a devilish contemporary thriller, fresh and engaging, that would surely stand on a world platform.
september 16 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Brothers in harm's way

[The Code is] a tense, multi-layered and brilliantly acted six-part series that touches on technology, subterfuge, and the lengths governments might go to in order to suppress sensitive information from the public.
september 15 | au.news.yahoo.com

Danger 5 second season delayed by SBS due to 'recent ISIS actions'

FANS of cult Australian comedy Danger 5 will have to wait a little longer for the long-awaited second season of the show, with SBS delaying the planned November screening due to "recent ISIS actions."
september 12 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

US streaming deal for ANZAC Girls

Screentime's ANZAC Girls will premiere in the US next month on US streaming service Acorn TV.
september 12 | if.com.au

Hermes Endakis from Ship to Shore is making a comeback

The man who played the bumbling fool of a security guard on Ship to Shore for all three seasons in the 1990s has revealed that he's about to breathe new life into the character.
september 11 | www.news.com.au

US sci-fi drama to shoot in Melbourne

Childhood's End, a US science fiction mini-series based on a classic Arthur C. Clarke novel, will begin filming in Melbourne in November.
september 09 | if.com.au

Cost of Australian drama hitting networks as future of quotas called into question

The cost of producing and buying Australian TV drama is in danger of becoming prohibitively expensive, while maintaining and enforcing the current quotas for local content is likely to become increasingly difficult, industry experts have warned.
september 08 | mumbrella.com.au

Catholic church is in the spotlight for Devil's Playground TV series

When Simon Burke describes his new miniseries, Devil's Playground, as "a pretty brutal and harrowing piece of television", doesn't he run the risk of frightening away viewers who have become sick of the subject of crimes committed by Catholic clergy?
september 07 | www.theage.com.au

'Arrow' Casts Matt Nable To Play Ra's al Ghul

Stephen Amell took to the Twitter-verse to announce the latest casting for the CW's Arrow. Former professional Rugby player and Australian actor Matt Nable will join the cast and lead the League of Assassins as Ra's al Ghul.
september 04 | nerdbastards.com

ABC local drama The Time Of Our Lives the latest Australian show to get axed

Aunty has yet to confirm series three of the star-driven drama is yet to go ahead. But lead cast member Shane Jacobson revealed the writing is on the wall after tweeting the show will not go ahead in 2015
september 04 | www.news.com.au

Bill Kerr - obituary

Bill Kerr was a distinguished Australian character actor who made his name on radio in Hancock's Half Hour
august 29 | www.telegraph.co.uk

Veteran Aussie actor Bill Kerr dies

The beloved Australian actor Bill Kerr has died at the age of 92.
august 29 | au.news.yahoo.com

Updates:

September 24...
Wonderland guide updated to series 1 finale
Party Tricks episode guide started
The Code episode guide updated
Timothy episode guide started
Coverband [NZ] added
Party Tricks episode guide updated
September 17 - 23
Wonderland episode guide updated
Utopia episode guide updated
The Code episode guide updated
Timothy added
Devil's Playground episode guide updated
Please Like Me episode guide updated
Winners & Losers guide completed for 2014

previous updates

airdates:

October
06 - Party Tricks (Ten)
08 - Timothy (ABC)
16 - Upper Middle Bogan (ABC)
16 - It's a Date (ABC)
Delayed
tba - Danger 5: series 2 (SBS)

New DVD releases:

September 17
ANZAC Girls
Offspring - series 5
September 18
House Husbands: Season 3
October 08
The Mentalist: Season 6
October 22
Wentworth: Season 2
October 30
Please Like Me: Season 2

Ratings Top 10

September 14 - 20
1.697m - The Block Glasshouse - Sun
1.500m - The Block Glasshouse - Mon
1.375m - Nine News - Sun
1.368m - The Block Glasshouse - Tue
1.310m - Seven News - Sun
1.215m - Seven News - Sat
1.211m - The X Factor - Live Performance
1.187m - The Block Glasshouse - Thu
1.171m - The Block Glasshouse - Wed
1.142m - The X Factor - Live Results

birthdays:

September
1 - Taryn Marler (1988)
1 - Natalie Bassingthwaighte (1975)
1 - Melissa George (1976)
1 - Craig McLachlan (1965)
4 - Kevin Harrington (1959)
4 - Noah Taylor (1969)
5 - Aaron Pedersen (1970)
5 - Alicia Banit (1990)
10 - William McInnes (1963)
10 - Jay Laga'aia (1963)
12 - Pippa Grandison (1970)
12 - Rachel Ward (1957)
14 - Sam Neill (1947)
16 - Mary Coustas (1964)
17 - Bruce Spence (1945)
18 - Don Hany (1975)
18 - Josh Quong Tart (1975)
18 - Nicole da Silva (1981)
19 - Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (1973)
20 - Peter Phelps (1960)
21 - Anthony Hayes (1977)
21 - David Wenham (1965)
25 - Colin Friels (1952)
26 - Brett Climo (1964)
27 - Ella Scott Lynch (1982)
28 - Marzena Godecki (1978)
28 - Matt Day (1971)
28 - Naomi Watts (1968)
29 - Mark Mitchell (1955)