Screen Australia invests in new productions for Seven, TEN, SBS and Foxtel

Screen Australia has announced a slate of production-funding investments including directorial debuts from actors Rachel Griffiths and Guy Pearce, as well as new TV series for SBS, Foxtel, Channel Seven and one for Network Ten
march 15 | mediaweek.com.au

FremantleMedia Australia adapting The Narrow Road to the Deep North

FremantleMedia is working with Australian author Richard Flanagan to adapt his best-selling and Man Booker Prize-winning novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North for TV.
march 13 | worldscreen.com

Big Red inspires Sacha Horler's latest role

One of Australia's most acclaimed and versatile actors, Sacha Horler steps into the larger-than-life shoes of Victoria "Sando" Sandringham, the outrageous lead character in new ABC comedy Sando.
march 10 | thewest.com.au

Phoebe Tonkin comes home for SBS thriller

Phoebe Tonkin is one of Australia's biggest acting success stories. In 2012, she got her big break landing a role on the successful US supernatural TV series The Vampire Diaries... Last year, the Sydney girl returned to Australia for a role on new SBS drama Safe Harbour, a psychological thriller dealing with social and political issues.
march 01 | www.msn.com

Behold the glory of the official 'Neighbours' video game from 1991

Ahh Neighbors, how could we possibly forget such a seminal piece of Australian TV history?... What's not so widely known is that in 1991, Grundy (the show's original production company), Excalibur and the BBC partnered to release a video game based on the hit soap opera.
february 26 | www.techly.com.au

Picnic at Hanging Rock: reviews

After a media preview and Berlinale screening, reviews are starting to gather on Foxtel's Picnic at Hanging Rock...
february 22 | tvtonight.com.au

Is creepy Australian mystery a true story?

This is a no-brainer. The popular myth that Australia's iconic mystery tale, Picnic At Hanging Rock, is based on true events should help bring it to a global audience, one of its stars said at the Berlin film festival on Monday.
february 21 | www.straitstimes.com

Foxtel sets premiere for 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'

FremantleMedia Australia's Picnic at Hanging Rock will premiere on Foxtel's showcase channel and on Foxtel on Demand at 8.30 pm on Sunday May 6.
february 14 | www.if.com.au

Cinematographer Murray Lui films children's drama

Not everyone gets paid to play with cool toys every day, but for cinematographer Murray Lui, it's just one of the perks of his job.
february 10 | www.townsvillebulletin.com.au

You might not care about House Husbands but axing it doesn't bode well for Australian TV

The Chicken Littles of the Australian media love speculating about the always imminent demise (apparently) of our screen industry. Its death, as the saying goes, has been greatly exaggerated. But in the current climate, things are admittedly a little different — and circumstances more concerning — than the previous one million times the end was supposedly nigh.
february 08 | www.theguardian.com

Wentworth star gets his Chopper on

It's been more than four years since Mark "Chopper" Read lost his battle with cancer. But the spirit of the notorious criminal figure, who some had regarded as a national hero, is set to be revived in the next chapter of Nine's gritty underworld franchise, Underbelly.
february 07 | thewest.com.au

Skippy turns 50

Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, possibly Australian television's first great export, made its Australian debut 50 years ago this month — starting first in Sydney and Melbourne on 5 February 1968, with other states to follow.
february 05 | televisionau.com

Axed: House Husbands

Nine has officially confirmed the end for Logie-winning drama House Husbands after 5 seasons.
february 04 | tvtonight.com.au

Far from white-washing, ABC's Monkey Magic remake takes us back to its cross-cultural roots

The much-anticipated series premiere of The New Legends of Monkey aired Sunday night on children's network ABC ME and is streaming on iView. While your kids may have been enthralled by the kung foolery of it all, older viewers may have found their inner-child chucking a nostalgia-induced tantrum shouting "It's not the same!"
january 31 | www.adelaidereview.com.au

My Australia: Benjamin Law on writing the story he always wanted to read

The writer behind the critically acclaimed book and TV series The Family Law tells SBS News about growing up gay and Asian in Australia.
january 26 | www.sbs.com.au

WAAPA grad stars in Monkey Magic reboot

Growing up in the country, Emilie Cocquerel wasn't aware of the cult appeal of the 1978 Japanese-produced TV series Monkey.
january 25 | thewest.com.au

The New Legends of Monkey writer responds to 'whitewashing' accusations

When it was announced nine months ago the ABC, TVNZ and Netflix were rebooting beloved children's classic Monkey, often colloquially referred to as Monkey Magic, audiences were thrilled... That excitement soon turned sour. Accusations of "whitewashing" drowned out the initial enthusiasm.
january 25 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

Obituary: Moya O'Sullivan

Moya O'Sullivan, star of stage, film and television, has died in Sydney.
january 25 | televisionau.com

Twelve Questions with actor Erik Thomson

Trans-Tasman actor Erik Thomson celebrated turning 50 with a surf trip to Sumatra and a new electric guitar. The 800 Words star says the secret to long marriage is forgiveness.
january 23 | www.nzherald.co.nz


March 14...
Grace Beside Me episode guide upgraded with images, full cast page added
Sando episode guide updated
Harrow episode guide updated
Lost in Pronunciation added
March 01 - 12
Safe Harbour added, episode guide started
Harrow episode guide updated
Sando episode guide updated
All Saints series 8 guide and gallery upgrade completed. 1656 images added
rudimentary episode guide added for Vietnam
Safe Harbour episode guide updated
Harrow episode guide updated
Sando episode guide updated
Water Rats episode guide pics redone

previous updates


21 - Sando (ABC)
12 - Wentworth - series 1 (ABC)
06 - Picnic at Hanging Rock (Showcase)


2 - Tempany Deckert (1978)
2 - Belinda Giblin (1950)
2 - Ben Oxenbould (1969)
3 - Carla Bonner (1973)
4 - Steve Bastoni (1966)
5 - Hanna Mangan Lawrence (1991)
6 - Lara Cox (1978)
6 - Steve Vizard (1956)
7 - Cameron Daddo (1965)
8 - Gerard Kennedy (1932)
8 - Alexandra Davies (1977)
8 - Matt Nable (1972)
9 - John Doyle (1953)
9 - Ian Rawlings (1959)
10 - Beth Buchanan (1972)
11 - Demi Harman (1993)
11 - Simone Buchanan (1968)
13 - Gillian Alexy (1986)
15 - Val Lehman (1943)
15 - Robyn Malcolm (1965)
17 - Rob Sitch (1962)
18 - Hamish Michael (1980)
19 - Simmone Mackinnon (1973)
20 - Briony Price (1979)
23 - Peter Mochrie (1959)
23 - Mouche Phillips (1973)
23 - Clayton Watson (1977)
24 - Brian Vriends (1964)
25 - Peter O'Brien (1960)
26 - Luke Ford (1981)
27 - Corey Page (1971)
30 - Debbie Byrne (1957)
30 - Matt Doran (1976)
30 - Alan Fletcher (1957)
31 - Paul Mercurio (1963)
31 - Damon Herriman (1970)