Headlines:

Neighbours actress Vivean Gray dies

TV actress Vivean Gray, best known for her role as Mrs Mangel on Australian soap Neighbours, has died aged 92.
july 30 | www.stuff.co.nz

Delta Goodrem joins House Husbands

Australian singer-songwriter and actress Delta Goodrem will return to our screens in season five of the Nine Network's Logie Award-winning family drama, House Husbands.
july 29 | decidertv.com

The Expanse: Exclusive intel and first look at fan favorite Bobbie Draper

The adaptation of James S.A. Corey's book series about an interstellar battle over control of an ancient alien bio-weapon will return for season 2 in 2017 on Syfy with a fan-favorite making the leap from page to screen. Martian marine Roberta "Bobbie" Draper will be joining the fray... New Zealand actress and boxer Frankie Adams will be playing the part
july 13 | www.ew.com

TV drama backed by Screen NSW must now include female key creatives

Screen NSW has stepped up its push for gender equity, announcing that all TV drama series must now include female key creatives in order to receive development or production finance.
july 25 | if.com.au

Viral stars return for more fun on ABC

Australian comedy Soul Mates is back for a second season, this time introducing Ancient Egyptian incarnations to the mix.
july 25 | au.news.yahoo.com

Industry Profile - Jeffrey Walker

In 1992 Jeffrey Walker played a boy who was cultivating his pungent foot odour to save an endangered turtle. Today he's in New York directing the highly anticipated feature film Dance Academy — The Movie.
july 15 | actf.com.au

Prison pals: What happens when Wentworth's Governor ends up behind bars

Pamela Rabe delights in playing the resident baddie in Wentworth, writes Siena Yates.
july 22 | www.nzherald.co.nz

New Australian dramas are a showcase of exceptional talent and tales

Suddenly we're spoilt for choice. In the last two months there's been a rush of new and diverse Australian drama series appearing on television... If you believe that one way of measuring a country is the stories it chooses to tell about itself through its most popular medium, then here was a moment of vindication.
july 21 | www.smh.com.au

Foxtel commissions Wentworth for a fifth season

Ahead of next week's season four finale, Foxtel has today confirmed drama series Wentworth will return for a 12 episode fifth seasonin 2017.
july 21 | decidertv.com

TVNZ should be ashamed of themselves over Terry Teo

Terry Teo is not just the best kids' show made in New Zealand in the last 10 years, it's the best TV show full stop. So why is TVNZ mucking around with it?
july 18 | www.nzherald.co.nz

The Important Lessons I Learnt At 'Heartbreak High'

The high school you attend lays the foundation for your formative experiences. If you were a teenager in the '90s, chances are that you also did a fair bit of unofficial learning at Heartbreak High's very own Hartley High.
july 14 | junkee.com

Prison beatings and serial killers: how dark Aussie TV is taking over the world

A new wave of dark Aussie TV is conquering the world — from prison beatings in Wentworth to the backpacker murders of Wolf Creek and government conspiracies in The Code.
july 15 | www.adelaidenow.com.au

Landmark deal for Oz re-runs

Australian free-to-air and pay TV broadcasters will now be able to air re-runs of local dramas that had sat on the shelf for years, following a new deal between producers and the actors' union.
july 12 | www.c21media.net

New series Barracuda reflects the hope and heartache in going for swimming gold

Set in Melbourne in 1996 and adapted from a novel by Christos Tsiolkas (The Slap), Barracuda is a four-part series directed by Robert Connolly (Balibo, The Slap). Initially it's as brooding and quietly observant as its protagonist, offering a compelling examination of masculine behaviour and the nature of competitive sport, as well detailing a harsh clash of classes and cultures.
july 10 | www.smh.com.au

Bloody Good TV: How Rake Changed Australian Television

Its combination of distinctly Australian-isms, and more sophisticated references beyond Australia's own culture puts Rake in a rare and enviable position in Australian television history.
july 08 | adelaidereview.com.au

The Kettering Incident is smart and very watchable

The Kettering Incident is the kind of television that grabs you from the first frame and keeps you enthralled with its central mystery until the end credits roll. It's proof we can make TV that is smart, beautifully crafted and very, very watchable.
july 04 | www.news.com.au

Updates:

July 25...
Love Child episode guide updated
Winners & Losers guide updated
Wentworth guide updated to finale
Westside [NZ] episode guide updated
Love Child guide updated to finale
The Kettering Incident episode guide updated
Wentworth series 4 guide completed
The Wrong Girl added
Starting From... Now! series 5 guide started
July 18 - 24
Westside [NZ] episode guide updated
Love Child episode guide updated
Winners & Losers guide updated [corrected]
Offspring episode guide updated
The Kettering Incident episode guide updated [no plans for more images coming soon]
Wentworth episode guide updated
Soul Mates series 2 guide started

previous updates

airdates:

August
03 - Soul Mates - series 2 (ABC)
September
tba - The Code - series 2 (ABC)

birthdays:

July
1 - Nick Giannopoulos (1963)
2 - Grant Dodwell (1952)
3 - Jane Allsop (1975)
4 - Scott Major (1975)
4 - Ray Meagher (1944)
5 - Stephanie McIntosh (1985)
5 - Kip Gamblin (1975)
6 - Geoffrey Rush (1951)
8 - Ian McFadyen (1948)
10 - Danielle Horvat (1991)
10 - Jeffrey Walker (1982)
13 - Penny Cook (1957)
14 - Kristy Wright (1978)
14 - John Wood (1946)
14 - Deborah Mailman (1972)
14 - Joy Smithers (1963)
17 - Matthew Holmes (1976)
18 - Shaun Micallef (1962)
18 - Andy Anderson (1947)
18 - Grant Bowler (1968)
23 - Eva Lazzaro (1995)
23 - Terence Stamp (1939)
23 - Bert Newton (1938)
24 - Chris Haywood (1948)
24 - Rose Byrne (1979)
25 - Christopher Gabardi (1969)
26 - Madeleine West (1979)
26 - Abe Forsythe (1981)
26 - Jonny Pasvolsky (1972)
27 - George Kapiniaris (1962)
27 - Ewen Leslie (1980)
27 - Indiana Evans (1990)
29 - John Clarke (1948)
30 - Simon Baker (1969)
31 - Brittany Byrnes (1987)
31 - Ernie Dingo (1956)