Foxtel commissions local comedy and adult animation

Foxtel has unveiled a 20-part comedy series from Rick McKenna and Laura Walters, an adult animation series from Working Dog and its first ever co-commission with Network Ten.
october 31 | if.com.au

Simon Burke ends decade as Actors Equity president

Performer/ producer Simon Burke will stand down as the federal president of Actors Equity Australia after 10 years in the role and 40 years after he became a member. Performer Geoff Morrell becomes acting Equity president until union elections are held in the next six months.
october 30 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Lead LGBT characters to feature in new Australian high school tv drama

In an Australia first, same-sex attracted characters and storylines will lead a new local high school TV drama series. Currently in development, Subject to Change is a high school drama with a distinctly queer flavour.
october 29 | gaynewsnetwork.com.au

Thomson, Gibney to star in new series for Seven

Erik Thomson will play a widower who moves to New Zealand with his teenage kids after his wife dies and Rebecca Gibney will return as a homicide cop in new dramas for the Seven Network.
october 29 | if.com.au

The Code leaves TV viewers wanting more

The series is wrapped, the verdict is in, and if the social media buzz is anything to go by - a second series of the ABC's Canberra-plugging thriller The Code would be a sure-fire hit.
october 27 | www.smh.com.au

Foxtel rescues A Place to Call Home commissioning Seven to produce it

Foxtel has commissioned a new series of Channel Seven's popular period drama A Place to Call Home after it was cancelled earlier this year due to the cost of producing the show.
october 27 | mumbrella.com.au

Screen Australia eases co-production guidelines

At 7.30pm on Tuesday October 20 1964, the first episode of the locally made crime drama Homicide screened on Channel 7. What Australians would see on their TV screens would never be the same.
october 21 | dailyreview.crikey.com.au

Screen Australia eases co-production guidelines

Screen Australia has simplified its official co-production guidelines, removing elements that producers said were "complex and inflexible" in a bid to get more international film and TV co-ventures off the ground.
october 21 | www.mediaday.com.au

Stars come out for It's a date

Dating stories, we've all got them. Whether single and dining out on latest romantic adventures or, if coupled up, answering the inevitable "so, how did you two meet?" dating stories provide common ground socially. They're also an endlessly rich source of both comedic and dramatic material, a fact not lost on Peter Helliar.
october 19 | www.smh.com.au

Homicide: 50 years on

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first appearance of Homicide on Australian television. The series, produced by Crawford Productions, wasn't the first drama produced by Australian television but was the first to demonstrate that Australian audiences would watch locally-produced drama in overwhelming numbers.
october 20 | televisionau.com

Bondi Hipsters become Soul Mates in new time-travel show

Christiaan Van Vuuren has to admit he was getting a bit sick of the Bondi Hipsters... That's why [he along with brother Connor and their friend Nick Boshier] decided to expand their efforts into the rather odd comedy series Soul Mates
october 19 | www.smh.com.au

Former Neighbours and Bold and the Beautiful star Ashleigh Brewer creates a storm

After being Kate Ramsay in Neighbours, Ashleigh Brewer talks about her demanding role in the world's most popular soap The Bold and the Beautiful.
october 18 | www.couriermail.com.au

The Blinky Bill Movie To Feature Star Australian Cast

Ryan Kwanten, Toni Collette, Robin McLeavy and Deborah Mailman join cast for Blinky's return to the big screen.
october 14 | www.craveonline.com

Airdate: 50 Years Of Homicide

Nostalgic TV fans take note, Seven has scheduled a special 50 Years Of Homicide for next Wednesday night... Homicide was produced by Crawford Productions for 510 episodes, widely regarded as the first major drama series to be produced in Australia when foreign series dominated.
october 18 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Jane Campion's 'Top of the Lake' Gets Second Season

Jane Campion and writer Gerard Lee are moving ahead on a second season of their award-winning mystery drama Top of the Lake.
october 15 | www.hollywoodreporter.com


October 23...
It's a Date episode guide updated
Upper Middle Bogan episode guide updated
Soul Mates episode guide updated
Jar Dwellers SOS added
The Code episode guide completed
Girl vs Boy [NZ] episode guide updated
Party Tricks guide updated to finale
Wonderland episode guide updated
The Tribe [NZ] series 1 guide re-edited, bigger pics and a full slate of image galleries added
October 17 - 22
It's a Date episode guide updated
Upper Middle Bogan episode guide updated
Soul Mates added
forgotten Bellbird page added
The Aunty Jack Show added
DAAS Kapital added
Girl vs Boy [NZ] episode guide updated
Party Tricks episode guide updated
Wonderland episode guide updated
Wonderland series 1 credits completed

previous updates


23 - Nowhere Boys (ABC3)

Ratings Top 10

October 19 - 25
1.551m - The X Factor Grand Final - Winner Announced
1.377m - The X Factor Grand Final
1.303m - The X Factor Grand Final - Performance
1.136m - The Big Bang Theory - Mon
1.125m - The Force
1.075m - 60 Minutes
1.033m - Seven News - Sun
1.026m - Nine News - Sun
0.961m - Border Security
0.956m - Dancing With The Stars


1 - Cariba Heine (1988)
2 - Lorrae Desmond (1932)
3 - Francis Greenslade (1962)
5 - Guy Pearce (1967)
8 - Paul Hogan (1939)
8 - Martin Henderson (1974)
8 - Simon Burke (1961)
9 - Brett Partridge (1965)
10 - Geoff Morrell (1948)
11 - Marcus Graham (1963)
11 - Claudia Black (1973)
12 - Hugh Jackman (1968)
13 - Wayne Pygram (1959)
15 - Leeanne Walsman (1980)
16 - Martin Sacks (1959)
17 - Phoebe Tonkin (1988)
17 - Rhys Muldoon (1965)
18 - Lisa Chappell (1968)
19 - Tiriel Mora (1958)
20 - Gracie Gilbert (1992)
22 - John Howard (1952)
24 - Lincoln Lewis (1987)
24 - Tim Pocock (1985)
24 - Raelee Hill (1972)
25 - Lenore Smith (1958)
27 - Paul Tassone (1969)
27 - Melanie Vallejo (1979)
28 - Terence Donovan (1942)
30 - Garry McDonald (1948)