Headlines:

Filthy Rich: NZ's most expensive TV show starts filming

Filming has begun on the country's most expensive television series, appropriately titled Filthy Rich, set to screen on TV2 next year. The multi-night drama will star Miriama Smith opposite a cast of up-and-comers
may 28 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Lament for the decline in 13-part dramas

The co-creator of Offspring has deplored the decline of the 13-episode Australian drama and criticised the shift to shorter-run "puzzle" dramas.
may 28 | if.com.au

Noel Price to depart Endemol

An era in Australian children's television comes to an end this Friday as Noel Price departs Endemol Australia after 17 years with Endemol and its predecessor Southern Star Entertainment.
may 27 | if.com.au

Meet TV's most fearsome villain

EVEN though she's technically on the right side of the law, Governor Joan Ferguson is arguably the biggest villain within the Wentworth walls.
may 26 | www.news.com.au

Rosie O'Donnell wants to be 'locked up' on Wentworth

She's long been in a league of her own, but the gang Rosie O'Donnell really wants to hang with are the teal-tracksuited prisoners on Australian drama series, Wentworth.
may 25 | www.couriermail.com.au

Former Milat detective slams TV series as 'pure fiction'

The man who headed up the investigation that caught Ivan Milat has slammed the Seven Network series about the convicted serial killer, saying parts of it were pure fiction.
may 25 | www.news.com.au

Westside: Outrageous Fortune rewinds the clock

Westside is six one-hour episodes, each set in a separate year, so the programme takes us from 1974 through to 1979, and packs plenty of local events into the storylines.
may 21 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Ben Mendelsohn: Bad guy makes good

Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn is on a roll with his performances in everything from the television series Bloodline to the New Zealand-made Slow West. He talks to Lydia Jenkin.
may 17 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Producers baulk at 2015 federal budget Screen Australia cuts

Television and film producers have warned that further cuts to funding body Screen Australia in the 2015 federal government's budget will "seriously impact the screen industry".
may 13 | www.afr.com

Matchbox Pictures starts production on Benjamin Law's 'The Family Law' for SBS

Filming is under way in Brisbane on SBS' new comedy series, The Family Law, based on comedian Benjamin Law's memoir of growing up in a Chinese-Australian household on the the Sunshine Coast.
may 13 | www.mediaday.com.au

Producers decry Screen Australia budget cut

Screen Australia will be forced to cut its funding programs after the federal budget reduced its allocation by $3.6 million over the next four years, to the chagrin of producers and directors.
may 13 | if.com.au

Arrow star Matt's the write man for any role

Author Matt Nable has had a busy couple of years. If his face seems familiar you've probably seen him in something on the small or big screen recently.
may 12 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Sneak peek at Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside

A sneak-peek for Outrageous Fortune prequel Westside has been released. Antonia Prebble and David de Lautour headline the cast of the six-part prequel which journeys into Ted West's past.
may 12 | www.stuff.co.nz

Oz drama chronicles how to catch a serial killer

The Belanglo State Forest, scene of Ivan Milat's grisly serial murders, is such a forbidding place the producers of the Seven Network's Catching Milat chose to avoid the area.
may 11 | if.com.au

Boom time for Wentworth's Katrina Milosevic

When she was first cast as Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins in Wentworth, Katrina Milosevic was something of a bit player... Now in its third season, Wentworth would not be the same without Milosevic's contribution
may 11 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries to be a movie filmed in the UK

Glamorous lady detective Miss Fisher is embarking on her most exciting adventure yet: a feature film adaptation shot in England and set in a variety of exotic locations around the world.
may 06 | www.news.com.au

Updates:

May 26...
Love Child episode guide updated
Wentworth episode guide updated
Westside episode guide started
May 19 - 25
Love Child episode guide updated
Wentworth episode guide updated
Wonderland episode guide completed
8MMM episode guide updated
The Secret River added
Miss Fisher episode guide updated
Open Slather added

previous updates

airdates:

May
31 - Westside (NZ - TV3)
June
14&21 - The Secret River (ABC)
15 - In Your Dreams (7Two)
25 - Banished (BBC First)

birthdays:

May
3 - Richard Sutherland (1971)
5 - Dieter Brummer (1976)
6 - Alan Dale (1947)
7 - Justin Melvey (1969)
10 - Rachel Gordon (1976)
11 - Anita Hegh (1972)
11 - Holly Valance (1983)
11 - Justin Rosniak (1977)
12 - Glenn Robbins (1956)
14 - Cate Blanchett (1969)
14 - David Reyne (1959)
14 - Ada Nicodemou (1977)
15 - John Orcsik (1945)
19 - Claudia Karvan (1972)
19 - James Reyne (1957)
21 - Brett Tucker (1972)
21 - Josephine Mitchell (1965)
21 - Inge Hornstra (1974)
22 - Gary Sweet (1957)
24 - Brian Wenzel (1929)
25 - Kick Gurry (1978)
26 - Marieke Hardy (1976)
26 - Racheal Blake (1971)
27 - Sara Wiseman (1975)
28 - Kylie Minogue (1968)
29 - Louise Siversen (1958)