Headlines:

Chris Lilley's Jonah breaks rules with an online first for ABC

In a first for a major Australian TV production, all six episodes of Chris Lilley's keenly anticipated new comedy Jonah From Tonga will be released online before its broadcast on ABC1 next month.
april 17 | www.theherald.com.au

It's the best 'worst year' of Ned's life

At just 18 years of age, actor Ned Napier is in the middle of the best year of his life. And the worst. Napier stars in ABC3's newest local fantasy-comedy, The Worst Year of My Life, Again.
april 15 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Les Hill joins Wonderland

Actor Les Hill (Underbelly, Rescue Special Ops, Home and Away) is joining TEN's drama Wonderland as a mysterious new tenant.
april 14 | www.tvtonight.com.au

The Gods of Wheat Street: where soap opera meets the spirit world

Featuring both social and magic realism, drama seeks to portray the common obstacles faced by the burgeoning Indigenous middle class
april 11 | www.theguardian.com

Indigenous stars shine

Unless you missed Redfern Now, The Circuit, RAN: Remote Area Nurse, Samson and Delilah, The Sapphires or Bran Nue Dae, the short films of Ivan Sen or Wayne Blair, you would be aware that some of the most exciting screen work of recent times is by indigenous actors, TV producers and filmmakers.
april 10 | www.watoday.com.au

Aussie Mountie featured in 'When Calls the Heart'

They say the Mounties always get their man — even if he's an Australian. Daniel Lissing knew next to nothing about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before he auditioned to play one on "When Calls the Heart."
april 10 | metronews.ca

Shooting star from Broome

There aren't many actors who could say Broome was the place their film and television career took off, but that's the case for Mark Coles Smith.
april 10 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Craig McLachlan sheds the ageing rocker tag for The Dr Blake Mysteries

THE recent Logie nomination for Most Outstanding Actor is a fine way for Craig McLachlan to cap what has been a watershed year in his acting career.
april 09 | www.news.com.au

Jury finds Hey Dad! star Robert Hughes guilty of child sex abuse

HEY Dad! star Robert Hughes screamed out "I am innocent" after he was found guilty of nine child sex offences. He was found guilty of seven counts of indecent assault a person under the age of 16 and two counts sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 years.
april 07 | www.news.com.au

The Gods of Wheat Street: a TV drama about a family who just so happens to be black

Taking Australians into the home, and hearts, of an Aboriginal family, 'The Gods of Wheat Street' aims to fill a huge gap in Australian television. Series creator Jon Bell says the production, which explores modern Aboriginal stories, has been described as 'Black to the Rafters'.
april 05 | www.abc.net.au

Jimmy McGovern tackles Australia's dark past

A seven-part series set during the turbulent period of the establishment of the penal colony in Sydney in 1788 may seem a stretch for Liverpool-born and based writer Jimmy McGovern.
april 04 | if.com.au

Zack Snyder creates Superman v Batman role for Callan Mulvey

HOLLYWOOD heavyweight director Zack Snyder has created a role specifically for Aussie Callan Mulvey in his next big blockbuster. Mulvey will star alongside Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Amy Adams in Warner Bros' untitled Batman Vs. Superman flick.
april 04 | www.dailytelegraph.com.au

US deal for Oz thriller The Code

DirecTV has bought US rights to Playmaker Media's The Code, a six-part series about two brothers who stumble across information about a new technology - information that people in the highest political echelons will kill to keep secret.
april 04 | if.com.au

Good cop, bad cop and Jack Irish

When John Jarratt began acting on screen in the mid-70s, he was thrust into a golden-era of film and television... Now nearly 40 years later and aged 60, it's as if things have come full circle. He's just starred in Wolf Creek 2 and has a role in ABC1's Jack Irish: Dead Point.
april 04 | www.tvtonight.com.au

Puberty Blues: Five reasons you should be watching the best Aussie TV show in years

DESPITE a stellar cast and brilliant writing, the second season of homegrown Aussie drama Puberty Blues is struggling to find a wide audience... Here are five reasons why you should give the show a go
april 02 | www.couriermail.com.au

Updates:

April 15...
The Gods of Wheat Street guide updated
Jack Irish: Dead Point guide completed
Step Dave [NZ] episode guide updated
Jonah From Tonga added
April 08 - 14
Secrets and Lies episode guide completed
Love Child episode guide completed
Step Dave [NZ] episode guide updated
The Doctor Blake Mysteries series 2 guide completed
Puberty Blues episode guide updated
Noah & Saskia episode guide upgraded
image handling for large pic guides (ie. Fat Tony, Rake) changed

previous updates

airdates:

April
26 - The Worst Year of My Life, Again (ABC3)
27 - Parer's War (ABC1)
May
07 - Jonah from Tonga (ABC1)
20 - Wentworth: series 2 (Foxtel)

Ratings Top 10

March 30 - April 05
1.732m - The Block: Fans v Faves - Sunday
1.659m - My Kitchen Rules - Mon
1.639m - My Kitchen Rules - Wed
1.621m - My Kitchen Rules - Tue
1.571m - The Block: Fans v Faves - Mon
1.571m - My Kitchen Rules - Sun
1.547m - Resurrection
1.461m - The Block: Fans v Faves - Tue
1.424m - 60 Minutes
1.411m - The Big Bang Theory - Tue

birthdays:

April
1 - Lachy Hulme (1971)
1 - Kym Wilson (1973)
1 - Fletcher Humphrys (1976)
2 - Toni Scanlan (1956)
3 - Shane Connor (1959)
3 - Ben Mendelsohn (1969)
4 - Hugo Weaving (1960)
5 - Simon Chilvers (1939)
7 - Russell Crowe (1964)
8 - Cindy Waddingham (1980)
9 - Ron Haddrick (1929)
12 - Magda Szubanski (1961)
13 - Jessica Napier (1979)
16 - David Lyons (1976)
19 - Gillian Jones (1947)
22 - John Waters (1948)
22 - Salvator Coco (1975)
23 - Judy Davis (1955)
24 - Rian McLean (1984)
25 - Daniel MacPherson (1980)
26 - Michael Dorman (1981)
27 - Erik Thomson (1967)
29 - Firass Dirani (1984)
29 - Max Cullen (1940)
30 - Blair McDonough (1981)