Headlines:

ABC to explore Australia's gay rights movement

As the same-sex marriage debate rages in Australia, the ABC is going back to where it all began. The national broadcaster has announced it has started filming a telemovie that explores the gay rights movement in 1970s Australia.
august 15 | www.theherald.com.au

Good, bad and the ugly

Richard Roxburgh has made the lists of Australia's hottest men and with his wife, TV chef and cookbook author Silvia Colloca, is part of one of Australia's sexiest couples. But there's nothing vaguely sexy about Roxburgh in his latest TV role, reprising disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson for the mini-series Blue Murder: Killer Cop.
august 06 | thewest.com.au

Romper Stomper series headed to Stan

Geoffrey Wright's 1992 feature Romper Stomper is to be turned into a 6-part drama series for Stan. The film which starred Russell Crowe will see Jacqueline McKenzie and Dan Wyllie reprising their roles in a continuation of the story 25 years later.
august 01 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Australian Ashleigh Cummings to play Cheryl West in Westside

Aussie Ashleigh Cummings tells Sarah Daniell about the fear of taking on the teen version of Kiwi icon Cheryl West.
july 29 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Australian producers reach a 'tipping point'

The Australian television production industry risks losing an entire strata of producers and storytellers due to government funding cuts and the squeeze on licence fees, according to veteran producer Ewan Burnett.
july 26 | if.com.au

Vicki Madden on bringing the showrunner model Down Under

When it came to putting together Foxtel's The Kettering Incident, co-creator, co-producer and writer Vicki Madden was determined to adopt a showrunner-type model, despite it not being common practice in Australia.
july 25 | if.com.au

Amazon Prime acquires Australian drama 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'

The sale of the period drama that stars Natalie Dormer is largest U.S. commercial deal ever for an Australian television series.
july 21 | www.hollywoodreporter.com

Jeffrey Walker Webinar: Child Actor to International Director

In a webinar for upper primary and secondary schools, students had the opportunity to ask Australian director Jeffrey Walker about his inspirational career.
june 25 | www.youtube.com

WA stars with finger on Pulse

A high-flying financial analyst suffers kidney failure and receives a life-saving organ transplant. She throws in her job, goes through years of medical school and starts her rotation in the transplant unit of a busy Western Sydney teaching hospital where her nephrologist works... It sounds like the plot of a TV show, and it is. But what is remarkable about the new ABC drama Pulse is it is based on a true story.
july 10 | thewest.com.au

Vale Ronny Chieng International Student

Ronny Chieng International Student has been that rare thing in Australian sitcom: a show you want to see more of. If it was released on Netflix, you'd sit down to watch one and then realise two hours later that you'd just watched four of them.
july 12 | blog.australiantumbleweeds.com

Ioan Gruffudd to topline Hoodlum crime drama 'Harrow'

Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd (Horatio Hornblower, Forever, San Andreas) will head back Down Under to play the lead in Hoodlum Entertainment's new crime drama, Harrow.
july 12 | if.com.au

Mystery Road becomes spin-off series for ABC

ABC has announced a new drama series Mystery Road: The Series, a six part spin-off from the 2013 Ivan Sen feature starring Aaron Pedersen.
july 12 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Westside: tackling sexism amid the bad wigs and burnt orange bathrobes

Big hair, tight jeans and criminal behaviour are returning to our screens with the third season of spin-off drama Westside. This time around the Outrageous Fortune prequel series is set in 1982, the year in which the country's first Warehouse store opened and war broke out in the Falklands.
july 09 | www.stuff.co.nz

Bronson #3 tells us everything we ever wanted to know about Round The Twist

Ahead of a Round The Twist screening at our inaugural Video Junkee festival, we caught up with Matthew Waters (AKA Bronson number three) to talk all things weird, wonderful, and 'Whirling Derfish'.
july 07 | junkee.com

'Kingswood Country was racist, but it turned me into a star'

He's been called a "bloody wog" and a "dago" on television, but the insults made Lex Marinos a household name. The 68-year old played the Italian character Bruno on Kingswood Country, a classic Australian show that almost certainly wouldn't get made today.
july 09 | startsat60.com

A breast cancer battle, a stint in real estate and a death from pneumonia: Where are the memorable faces of The Flying Doctors today

When it comes to iconic Australian drama, few series will be remembered as fondly as They Flying Doctors.
july 07 | www.dailymail.co.uk

Updates:

August 15...
Westside [NZ] episode guide updated
Filthy Rich [NZ] episode guide updated
Doctor Doctor episode guide updated
Glitch series 2 guide started
Love Child series 4 summaries upgraded
August 08 - 14
Westside [NZ] episode guide updated
Filthy Rich [NZ] episode guide updated
Doctor Doctor series 2 guide started
Offspring episode guide updated
Pulse episode guide updated
Satisfaction series 3 guide upgraded
The Cul-de-sac [NZ] series 2 guide completed

previous updates

airdates:

August
16 - Doctor Doctor (Nine)
24 - The Wrong Girl (Ten)
30 - Get Krack!n (ABC)
September
14 - Glitch (ABC)
October
08 - A Place To Call Home (Showcase)

birthdays:

August
1 - Les Hill (1973)
2 - Sam Worthington (1976)
4 - Jamie Croft (1981)
5 - John Jarratt (1951)
6 - Melissa George (1976)
7 - Sophie Lee (1968)
7 - Graeme Blundell (1945)
9 - Eric Bana (1968)
11 - Chris Hemsworth (1983)
12 - Kim De Lury (1970)
12 - Christopher Stollery (1965)
14 - Kate Ritchie (1978)
15 - Vince Poletto (1972)
15 - Rel Hunt (1974)
15 - Brooke Anderson (1981)
15 - Jacek Koman (1956)
16 - Brendan Cowell (1976)
17 - Noni Hazlehurst (1953)
17 - Shane Briant (1946)
17 - Shane Porteous (1942)
18 - Brooke Harmon (1985)
19 - Tammin Sursok (1983)
20 - Rebecca Croft (1978)
20 - John Noble (1948)
21 - Peter Weir (1944)
21 - Roger Oakley (1943)
21 - Anne-Louise Lambert (1955)
22 - Catherine Wilkin (1945)
22 - Shane Withington (1958)
23 - Rowena Wallace (1947)
24 - Rachael Carpani (1980)
25 - Aaron Jeffery (1970)
25 - Keegan Joyce (1989)
29 - Jay Ryan (1981)
30 - Kimberley Joseph (1973)
31 - Jack Thompson (1940)