Why Channel 7's 800 Words has beaten the odds to become one of 2015's biggest ratings successes

WHY has 800 Words succeeded where so many other Australian shows have failed? That is the question many people are asking after the runaway success of Channel 7's new drama.
october 13 |www.news.com.au

How a refugee stole the show and started an international career

Rahel Romahn wonders if he is suffering from "Benjamin Button syndrome" — as in, ageing backwards. At the age of 16, while still at school, he played a 22 year old drug dealer in Underbelly. Now that he's 22, he is playing a 16 year old high school student in The Principal
october 08 | www.smh.com.au

Janet King starts production

Janet King season 2 begins production this week with Marta Dusseldorp reprising her lead role. In the second series, King is seconded from the DPP to lead a Royal Commission into a deadly upsurge in gun crime.
october 07 | if.com.au

Storyline of The Principal drama on SBS will ignite talkback radio but actor Alex Dimitriades wants more

Courting controversy excites Alex Dimitriades. Daring to push the hot buttons he knows will light up around his new SBS drama series, The Principal, is why he's in this business: to provoke, to inspire, to educate, as well as to entertain.
october 06 | www.adelaidenow.com.au

Police departments are happy to help cop shows look legitimate. Here's why.

Ever wondered where TV shows or movies get their hands on those official looking police uniforms or vehicles? It turns out that Victoria is one of the few states where the police actually have a Film and Television Office that exists purely to help productions.
october 04 | www.couriermail.com.au

Ready for this? Australia's next great teen drama has a largely Indigenous cast

The makers of Redfern Now and First Contact believe television has the power to change social attitudes. With their new show they're targeting young Australians
october 04 | au.news.yahoo.com

More than ready for her elite role

Majeda Beatty is a born performer so when the opportunity arose to try her hand at acting, the teenage singer, dancer, rapper and beatboxer was more than ready.
september 30 | au.news.yahoo.com

Oz's top show is about an Aussie shifting to NZ

A New Zealand-written and produced drama about an Aussie heading to Aotearoa to live is topping the ratings across the Tasman.
september 30 | www.nzherald.co.nz

Wentworth raises the bars

Despite losing their original home in Clayton, in Melbourne's south-east, Wentworth is not returning with a second fictional prison. The new season will open with the inmates in familiar territory: a refurbished new wing of their walled home.
september 28 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Wanted: Rebecca Gibney to star in, produce new drama with Home and Away's Steve Peacocke

THINGS don't usually happen this quick in television - unless of course you're Rebecca Gibney. But in just over four months after coming up with the idea of her new TV drama, Wanted, Gibney will tomorrow begin shooting in Brisbane.
september 27 | www.heraldsun.com.au

Former Puberty Blues star Brenna Harding finds a new place to call home at Foxtel

When Channel 10 missed the chance to renew Puberty Blues - the retro drama series which had given the teenager her first big break on prime-time - Brenna Harding, one of the show's Logie-winning young stars was left in a kind of creative limbo.
september 25 | www.news.com.au

Back home in its place

Many a good Australian television drama has left our screen before its time because of rising production costs, falling audience numbers or the end of government tax incentives. Only one, however, has managed to be resurrected by people power.
september 21 | au.news.yahoo.com

Noni: Reliability a win for Place to Call Home viewers

Noni Hazlehurst always believed A Place to Call Home would have a continued life, despite it being axed by the Seven Network after only two seasons. She was one of many instrumental forces behind the scenes, even joining the Save A Place to Call Home campaign.
september 24 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Little Lunch and Utopia are instances of great TV screenwriting

In terms of quality being measured against quantity, the best new Australian television show this year is Little Lunch, the ABC3 mockumentary about life in a primary school playground
september 23 | www.smh.com.au

Damon Herriman, in his own words

Between completing a feature film in Australia and returning to the US to appear in a television series, Damon Herriman recently recorded a lengthy oral history interview with fellow actor Lorna Lesley at the NFSA.
september 23 | nfsa.gov.au


October 12...
The Beautiful Lie episode guide updated
Ready For This episode guide updated
October 05 - 11
House Husbands episode guide updated
800 Words episode guide updated
Ready For This episode guide updated
A Place to Call Home episode guide updated
Utopia series 2 guide completed
The Ex-PM episode guide updated
Step Dave [NZ] episode guide updated
800 Words episode guide updated
Please Like Me episode guide updated

previous updates


14 - The Ex-PM (ABC)
14 - Sammy J and Randy in Ricketts Lane (ABC)
15 - Please Like Me (ABC)
18 - The Beautiful Lie (ABC)
tba - No Activity (Stan)


1 - Cariba Heine (1988)
2 - Lorrae Desmond (1932)
3 - Francis Greenslade (1962)
5 - Guy Pearce (1967)
8 - Paul Hogan (1939)
8 - Simon Burke (1961)
9 - Brett Partridge (1965)
10 - Geoff Morrell (1948)
11 - Marcus Graham (1963)
11 - Claudia Black (1973)
12 - Hugh Jackman (1968)
12 - Kate Beahan (1974)
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 - Raelee Hill (1972)
25 - Belinda Cotterill (1974)
25 - Lenore Smith (1958)
27 - Paul Tassone (1969)
27 - Melanie Vallejo (1979)
28 - Terence Donovan (1942)
28 - John Stanton (1944)
30 - Garry McDonald (1948)