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'Beautiful human': Tributes pour in for SeaChange star Tom Long

Australian actor Tom Long, a star of television series SeaChange and the film The Dish, has died aged 51 of encephalitis, five months after he was declared cancer-free.
january 5 | www.theage.com.au

Breathless, new miniseries for 10

Network 10 and Channel 5 have co-commissioned a new miniseries, Breathless, starring Brett Tucker and Eastenders star Charlie Brooks.
december 06 | tvtonight.com.au

New series of PACKED TO THE RAFTERS announced... with a twist

Amazon today announced the first scripted Australian Amazon Original series, Back to the Rafters, which will launch on Prime Video in Australia and around the world in more than 200 countries and territories.
december 05 | tvblackbox.com.au

Show of the week: Halifax Retribution

In some ways, Halifax: Retribution might seem like a reboot of sorts but in truth it’s vastly different from the cult telemovies that became iconic in Australia and beyond.
december 02 | tbivision.com

Seven commissions children’s drama Mystic, in NZ.

Seven has co-commissioned a new children’s drama to be filmed in New Zealand... Based on the Pony Club Secrets books by author Stacy Gregg, the character-driven drama will target a family audience, focusing on the key issue of climate change.
december 01 | tvtonight.com.au

Magical adventure returns with Bureau of Magical Things season 2

ZDF Enterprises, Screen Queensland and Screen Australia have today announced the second season of hit live-action children’s series The Bureau of Magical Things from internationally-renowned producer Jonathan M. Shiff.
november 27 | www.screenaustralia.gov.au

Stan announces star-studded cast for Bloom season 2 in 2020

the six-part Stan Original Series welcomes back its stars from the first season, including Jacki Weaver, Bryan Brown and Phoebe Tonkin... joining the cast for season two is a mix of rising stars and Australian screen legends
november 13 | www.mediaweek.com.au

New series to reveal Leyland Brothers as Australia's Greatest Monster Hunters

Mike and Mal Leyland brought the Australian landscape into lounge rooms across the country with their documentary series in the 1970s, and this new comedy will show the 'real story' of how the brothers hunted monsters in the Outback.
november 11 | tvblackbox.com.au

Screen Australia announces $900,000 in story development funding for 26 projects

Twenty-six projects have received a share of almost $900,000 in funding, Screen Australia has announced.
november 11 | mumbrella.com.au

Reg Watson restored to Neighbours closing credits

Neighbours creator Reg Watson, who died last month aged 93, has had his name returned to the international version of the serial’s closing credits after a campaign by fans of the cul-de-sac set soap opera.
november 02 | atvtoday.co.uk

Amazon Prime commissions ‘Packed to the Rafters’ reboot

Seven Studios is preparing to revive Packed to the Rafters, the first Australian drama commission by Amazon Prime Video. Bevan Lee, who created the family comedy-drama which ran for six seasons on the Seven Network, is overseeing the reboot which is in pre-production.
november 01 | www.if.com.au

Vale Anne Phelan: tributes flow for actress and HIV activist

Prisoner actress and HIV activist Anne Phelan OAM has died.
october 29 | www.starobserver.com.au

Vale: Anne Phelan

Veteran Australian actress Anne Phelan, best known for Prisoner and Winners & Losers, has died, aged 71.
october 28 | tvtonight.com.au

New cast members announced as production commences on season eight of Wentworth

Foxtel today announced season 8 of critically acclaimed Australian drama Wentworth has commenced production with three heritage characters from the original Prisoner series entering the compound.
october 25 | tvblackbox.com.au

Justine Clarke, Steve Peacocke and Rob Collins to star in new Channel Seven drama

Channel Seven has confirmed a stellar cast for brand new drama series RFDS, with fan-favourites including Justine Clarke, Rob Collins and Stephen Peacocke signed on to star.
october 23 | www.nowtolove.com.au

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airdates:

January
01 - The Gloaming (Stan)
15 - Itch (ABC Me)
February
03 - Australian Survivor (10)
05 - Black Comedy (ABC)
March
01 - Stateless (ABC)

birthdays:

January
1 - Richard Roxburgh (1964)
1 - Nicolle Dickson (1969)
1 - Radha Mitchell (1973)
1 - Maeve Dermody (1985)
2 - Damien Bodie (1985)
3 - Kerry Armstrong (1958)
8 - Lauren Hewett (1981)
8 - Steve Jacobs (1967)
9 - Emma Roche (1976)
10 - Jeremy Sims (1966)
11 - Holly Brisley (1978)
13 - Adam Zwar (1972)
13 - Annie Jones (1967)
14 - Zac Drayson (1983)
16 - Charlotte Best (1994)
18 - Petra Jared (1979)
18 - Sean Keenan (1993)
19 - Nash Edgeron (1973)
20 - Jane Hall (1971)
20 - Jodie Dry (1974)
20 - Dena Kaplan (1989)
20 - Kimberley Davies (1973)
21 - Marnie Kennedy (1994)
21 - Freya Stafford (1977)
21 - Rove McManus (1974)
21 - Sarah Lambert (1970)
22 - Abi Tucker (1973)
22 - Damian Walshe-Howling (1970)
23 - Rebekah Elmaloglou (1974)
24 - Melissa Tkautz (1974)
29 - Jessica Marais (1985)
29 - Isabel Lucas (1985)
29 - Lynne McGranger (1953)
29 - Maggie Kirkpatrick (1941)
31 - Robert Grubb (1950)