TV Series Index


Series/Serials

Bay of Plenty [UK/NZ]

Produced by Carnival Films and Libertine Pictures
Executive Producers: Gareth Neame, Nigel Marchant; Neil Cross, Richard Fletcher, Paul Davis
Writer: Neil Cross
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A darkly eccentric drama that will follow a London detective's move to Rotorua with her partner and children with the notion she is moving to paradise.

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Bruce

Produced by Guilty Pty Ltd
Producer: Jason Byrne
Writers: Warwick Holt, Matt Blackwell
Director: Tony Rogers
Network: ABC

A black comedy series about an ordinary guy who, after following his girlfriend half-way around the world, finds himself trapped in Australia's first share-house: a convict tent in Sydney Cove, 1788.

Cast: Richard Davies, Dave Lawson, Angus Sampson, Eliza Taylor, Francis McMahon, Daniel Frederiksen, Victoria Thaine

The Cul De Sac [NZ]

Produced by Greenstone TV Productions
Producer: Natasha Romaniuk
Writer: Stephen J Campbell
Director: Stephen J Campbell
Network: TV2

Sci-fi drama The Cul De Sac centres on 16-year-old Rose who must keep her siblings safe after all the adults mysteriously disappear and dark forces begin to tear the world apart. (6x30min)

Cast: Greta Gregory as Rose, Simon Mead, KJ Apa, Tim Hamilton, Jay Saussey, Jim McLarty, Flynn Steward, Molly Leishman

Dirty Laundry [NZ]

Produced by Filthy Productions
Producers: Britta Hawkins, Stephen Zanoski
Writers: Rachel Lang, Gavin Strawhan
Directors: Peter Burger, ...
Network: TV One

Dirty Laundry centres on a middle-class family whose mother is jailed for money laundering - will they keep her business interests going to sustain their lifestyle? (13x60min)

Cast: Jennifer Ward-Lealand as Donna Rafferty, Tai Berdinner-Blades as Kat Rafferty, Tim Carlsen as Matt Rafferty, Victoria MacCulloch as Bianca Rafferty; Robbie Magasiva, David Van Horn, Rachael Blampied, Pana Hema Taylor, Heto Ah Hi, Ilona Rogers, George Ferrier

Doctor Doctor

Produced by Essential Media
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Network: Nine

When he is knocked off his pedestal and on to the Impaired Registrants Program, prodigal Sydney surgeon and party boy Hugh Knight must return to his family home in rural Whyhope where he might learn to swallow his pride and mend his ways — or not.

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Filthy Rich [NZ]

Produced by Filthy Productions
Producer: Steven Zanoski
Creators: Rachel Lang and Gavin Strawhan
Writer: Gavin Strawhan
Network: TV2

Filthy Rich follows three young characters who find they are the illegitimate off-spring of one of New Zealand's wealthiest men. When he dies, these unwanted, unexpected heirs stand to share in his legacy — but not if his legitimate family has anything to do with it. They're bonded through thick and thin, sick and sin. But who is good? Who is bad? This is a game, a power struggle, a family torn asunder — who will be the victor? (20x45min) Airing 2016.

Cast: Miriama Smith, Taylor Hall, Josh McKenzie, Alex Tarrant, Emma Fenton, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Jodie Rimmer

The Future is Expensive

Produced by Goalpost Pictures
Producers: Martha Coleman, Rosemary Blight
Writer: Eddie Perfect
Director: Matthew Saville
Network: ABC

A 6-part comedy series, is the brainchild of comedian, actor and musician Eddie Perfect (OFFSPRING), who portrays inner city musician and father of two young daughters, Eddie, who can't seem to find validation in this post feminist world and in his confusion rarely knows what's right.

Cast: Eddie Perfect, et al

Get Ace - series 2

Produced by Galaxy Pop
Producer: Gian Christian, Dina McPherson
Director: Gian Christian, Dina McPherson
Writer: Dina McPherson
Network: Ten

Animated. Get Ace follows the adventures of hapless geek Ace McDougal who, after being accidentally fitted with a pair of hi-tech super-spy braces, finds himself thrown into a world of espionage and adventure.

Hide & Seek

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Executive Producer: Andy Ryan, Jo Rooney and Debbie Lee
Producer: Stephen Corvini
Creators: Rachel Lang, Gavin Strawhan
Network: Nine

While investigating a murder, police and immigration officials uncover a network of potential terrorists who entered Australia under false passports. The enemies of national security are hiding in plain sight and the race is on to hunt them down before the next atrocity.

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Hillary [NZ]

Produced by Great Southern Television
Executive Producers: Phil Smith and Tom Scott
Producer: Carmen Leonard
Director: Danny Mulheron
Writers: Tom Scott and Greg McGee
Network: TV One

A landmark series telling the complete story of Sir Edmund Hillary's life. Based on the story told by Sir Edmund exclusively to Tom Scott for his biography. 6x1hr

Cast: Andrew Munro as Edmund Hillary, Dean O'Gorman as George Lowe, Amy Usherwood, Alison Bruce, Stephen Lovatt, Joel Tobeck, Jared Turner, Ryan O'Kane, Peter Daube, Mick Rose, Darren Young

Illusion 5 Sweeper Squad

Produced by Hoodlum Entertainment and Hoodlum Active
Producers: Leigh McGrath, Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson
Writers: Michael Cox, Paul Mayze
Directors: Michael Cox, Paul Mayze
Network: online

A 6 x 5-minute sci-fi comedy series following the trials and tribulations of Illusion 5's support crew as they deal with ordinary workday problems in the most extraordinary of workplaces... outer space!

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Nowhere Boys - series 3

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Network: ABC

When Luke, a tech-nerd, arrives for his first day at Bremin High all appears to be tiresomely ordinary, but what he doesn't know is that Bremin is located at the convergence of magical ley lines and that someone has been awaiting his arrival to put together a new gang of Nowhere Boys. Three have already been identified: Heath, the school's 'bad boy', is Fire; high achiever and track athlete Niyanta is Earth; and musical theatre geek Jesse is Air. Unbeknown to him Luke is the fourth element, Water.

Cast: tba (new)

Pacific Heat

Produced by Working Dog
Network: The Comedy Channel, Foxtel (2016)

A prime-time adult animation series (20 episodes)

Prisoner Zero

Produced by Planet 55 Studios
Network: ABC

A fast-paced, animated sci-fi, action-adventure series following the exploits of teen heroes, Tag and Gem, and their mysterious friend Prisoner Zero. The series follows our heroes as they journey across the cosmos in the spaceship Rogue to battle the evil Imperium. The Imperium have enslaved humanity and taken control of the population via a digital system wired into every cell of their bodies. Tag and Gem's mission is clear: stop the Imperium and free humanity. On a mission to help those in trouble across the cosmos, our hero-adventurers become inter-galactic Robin Hoods, in a breathtaking struggle against the evil Imperium's General Vykar. (26x30min)

Ronny Chieng: International Student

Produced by Sticky Pictures
Producers:
Writers: Ronny Chieng, Declan Fay
Directors:
Network: ABC

Meet Ronny Chieng. He's a Malaysian student who's come to Australia to study law. He's smart, driven and competitive, which would make him the perfect law student, if he actually wanted to be a lawyer.

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Rosehaven

Produced by Guesswork Television
Producers: Andy Walker, Fiona McConaghy
Executive Producers: Kevin Whyte; Rick Kalowski, Brett Sleigh
Craetors/writers: Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor
Network: ABC

When Daniel returns to his hometown, Rosehaven, to take over his family's troubled real estate business, he's surprisingly joined by his best (city) friend Emma - who's on the run from a marriage that didn't last the honeymoon. Between Daniel's crippling anxiety and Emma's exuberant irresponsibility will they be able to save the business? It seems unlikely, but it will be fun to watch them try. And might their friendship mean more than they realise? (8x30min)

Cast: Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor

Secret City

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Executive Producer: Penny Chapman
Producer: Joanna Werner
Writers: Belinda Chayko, Matt Cameron, Marieke Hardy, Alice Addison, Tommy Murphy, Kris Mrksa, Greg Waters
Network: Foxtel

Set amidst rising tension between China and America, the six-part series follows Helen, a political journalist, who uncovers a conspiracy which leads her into the underground world of political deception with deadly consequences. Based on the best-selling novel The Marmalade Files and upcoming sequel The Mandarin Code. Filming begins August 2015. Airing March 2016

Cast: Dan Wyllie, Anna Torv, Damon Herriman, Jacki Weaver, et al

Seven Types of Ambiguity

Produced by Matchbox Productions
Producer: Amanda Higgs
Writers: Jacqueline Perske, Marieke Hardy, Jonathan Gavin
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Six-year-old Sam Geraghty is taken from his school. Much to the relief of his parents Anna and Joe, Sam is found unharmed hours later and the police arrest exschoolteacher, Simon Heywood. But this is far from an open and shut case as it turns out that Simon is Anna's ex-lover, and his neighbour and possible accomplice Angela has an intriguing connection to Joe. Soon Simon's psychiatrist and ally Dr Alex Klima, his lawyer Gina, and even Joe's best mate Mitch get pulled into the vortex where relationships become entangled and moral dilemmas abound about who really is at fault. And it's not a matter of who took Sam, but a question of why. Told from the shifting perspectives of seven characters, this psychological mystery explores the complex emotional terrain of past and present relationships and the risks people will go to in the name of love.

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Stateless

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
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Director: Cate Blanchett
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Tips for Married Life

Produced by Endemol Australia
Producers: Mimi Butler
Executive Producers: Janeen Faithfull, John Edwards
Writer: Justin Monjo
Network: Nine

A grieving career wife has to wise up and fight for survival when she finds herself responsible for her dead husband's criminal debts and wrongdoings.

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Wolf Creek

Produced by Screentime in association with Emu Creek Pictures
Executive Producers: Greg Haddrick, Greg McLean, Jo Rooney, Andy Ryan, Nick Forward, Rob Gibson
Producers: Peter Gawler, Elisa Argenzio
Writers: Peter Gawler, Felicity Packard
Directors: Greg McLean, Tony Tilse
Network: Stan (2016)

Wolf Creek tells the story of Eve, a 19-year-old American college student, orphaned in outback Australia where her family is killed by a lone gunman. Her quest for justice her from ingenue to road warrior. But how does she distinguish justice from revenge? A episode sequel to the horror movie franchise about backpacker killer Mick Taylor

Cast: John Jarratt as Mick Taylor; Lucy Fry as Eve; Dustin Clare, Deborah Mailman, Miranda Tapsell, Jessica Tovey, Jake Ryan, Richard Cawthorne

The Wrong Girl

Produced by Playmaker Media
Executive Producer: David Maher
Head Writer: Judi McCrossin
Network: Ten (2016)

Jessica Marais stars as Lily, the producer of a successful cooking segment on a daily morning television show. Lily and her flatmate Simone are taking a sabbatical from men, but Lily falls in love with Jack, the show's gorgeous new chef. Based on the best-selling book by Zoe Foster Blake.

Cast: Jessica Marais, et al

Miniseries

Barracuda

Produced by Matchbox Productions
Producers: Amanda Higgs, Tony Ayres
Associate Producer: Christos Tsiolkas
Writers: Belinda Chayko, Blake Ayshford
Director: Robert Connolly
Network: ABC

Based on the book of the same name by Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda follows young Olympic hopeful, Danny Kelly, as he deals with the pressure of obsession.

Cast: Elias Anton, Matt Nable, Rachel Griffiths, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Andrew Creer, Victoria Haralabidou, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Joel Lok, Rhys Mitchell

Cleverman

Produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures (NZ)
Executive Producers: Sally Riley, Kylie du Fresne, Ben Grant, Martin Baynton, Adam Fratto, Jan David Frouman, Amelie Kienlin
Producers: Rosemary Blight, Lauren Edwards, Ryan Griffen, Angela Littlejohn
Directors: Wayne Blair, Leah Purcell
Writers: Michael Miller, Jon Bell
Network: ABC

A smart, sexy and dangerous drama set in the near future, CLEVERMAN sees a group of non-humans, battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them and want to silence, exploit and kill them. Central to the drama is the story of two estranged Indigenous brothers who are forced together to fight for their own survival. Otherworldly creatures also emerge into this 'real world' dystopian landscape, in this startlingly original, action-packed genre series. An official Australian/New Zealand co-production

Cast: Iain Glen, Frances O'Connor, Deborah Mailman, Hunter Page-Lochard, Rob Collins, Stef Dawson, Ryan Corr, Tasma Walton, Rarriwuy Hick, Tony Briggs, Robyn Nevin, Lynette Curran, Jack Charles

The Code - series 2

Produced by Playmaker Media Pty Ltd
Producers: Shelley Birse, Di Haddon, David Maher, David Taylor
Director: Shawn Seet
Writers: Shelley Birse, Sean Cook
Network: ABC

Did Ned, Jesse and Hani really think they would be able to just stroll away from the shit-storm they unleashed at the end of series 1, a little bruised, but essentially scott-free? As series 2 opens, serious charges are being filed in an American court and Ned and Jesse Banks come face to face with the very real possibility of being extradited to the US. Fortunately for the Banks brothers, the folks in National Security are sitting on a nut they just can't crack and Jesse Banks might be the man to do it₊

Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Dan Spielman, Adele Perovic

Deep Water

Produced by Blackfella Films
Producers: Miranda Dear, Darren Dale
Writers: Kris Wyld, Kym Goldsworthy
Network: SBS

A four-part drama series, a feature documentary and an online prequelseries, presenting the full account of the gay hate crime epidemic that bloodied Sydney's coastline during the 1980s and 1990s, and remains unsolved today.

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Janet King - series 2

Produced by Screentime
Producers: Karl Zwicky, Lisa Scott
Writers: Greg Haddrick, Stuart Page, Niki Aken, Felicity Packard, Jane Allen
Directors: Peter Andrikidis, Ian Watson, Grant Brown
Network: ABC

Conscripting solicitors Richard Stirling and Lina Badir, and the ambitious Owen Mitchell as Counsel Assisting, and with coercive powers Detective Andy Campbell can only dream of, Janet and her team peel back the complex layers of intrigue underpinning the illicit trade in weapons. Compelled by her own demons to expose the truth, Janet must confront political and personal enemies that will lead to a shocking reveal that threatens all she holds dear.

Cast: Marta Dusseldorp, Hamish Michael, Andrea Demetriades, Damian Walshe-Howling, Christopher Morris, Peter Kowitz, Leah Purcell, Terry Serio, Philip Quast, Anita Hegh, Aaron Jeffrey, Genevieve Hegney, Nicholas Hope, Ewen Leslie

The Kettering Incident

Produced by Porchlight Films
Producer: Vincent Sheehan
Directors: Rowan Woods, Tony Krawitz
Writers: Vicki Andrew Knight, Cate Shortland, Louise Fox
Network: Foxtel

When two girls mysteriously disappear in identical circumstances in the wilds of Tasmania 15 years apart, Doctor Anna Macy finds herself inexplicably linked to both cases. To clear her name, Anna must delve into her troubled past and face some truths about herself and the otherworldly nature of this gothic land.

Cast: Elizabeth Debicki, Matt Le Nevez, Anthony Phelan, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Ben Oxenbould, Damon Gameau, Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade

Love Child - series 3

Produced by Playmaker Media
Network: Nine

Cast: Jessica Marais, Jonathan LaPaglia, Mandy McElhinney, Matt Le Nevez, Ella Scott Lynch, Sophie Hensser, Gracie Gilbert, Harriet Dyer, Miranda Tapsell, Lincoln Younes

Mako Mermaids - series 3

Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Jonathan Shiff
Writers: Mark Shirrefs, Sam Carroll, Evan Clarry, Phil Enchelmaier, Joanne Watson, et al
Directors: Evan Clarry, Grant Brown

Weilan, a teenage Chinese mermaid, discovers a mysterious relic underwater and releases a terrifying water dragon. Weilan flees to Mako for sanctuary but the dragon follows. When the fearsome creature threatens not only the Mako pod but the Gold Coast, Ondina, Mimmi and Sirena must find a way to destroy the dragon before it destroys all that they have worked so hard to save. (13x30min)

Cast: Isabel Durant, Allie Bertram, Linda Ngo, Chai Romruen, Gemma Forsyth, Dominic Deutsher, Ivy Latimer, Lucy Fry, Kerith Atkinson

Project CM (working title)

Produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia Pty Ltd & Pukeko Pictures
Executive Producers: Sally Riley, Kylie du Fresne, Ben Grant, Martin Baynton, Adam Fratto
Producers: Rosemary Blight, Ryan Griffen, Angela Littlejohn, Lauren Edwards
Writers: Jon Bell, Jonathan Gavin, Michael Miller
Network: ABC

As a community struggles to co-exist with non-human creatures living amongst them, two estranged brothers find themselves at a crossroads.

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Rake - series 4

Produced by Essential Media
Producers: Ian Collie, Peter Duncan, Richard Roxburgh
Writers: Peter Duncan, Andrew Knight
Directors: Peter Duncan, Peter Salmon, Rowan Woods
Network: ABC

Last seen dangling from a balloon drifting across the Sydney skyline, Cleaver crashes into the world of a one-time mentor and now powerful criminal on the run, Edgar Thompson. Against the backdrop of a city that's taken a turn to the dystopian, Cleaver frantically tries to stay alive — from seeking refuge in a country town congregation, to representing the very man who's trying to have him killed.

Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Danielle Cormack, Russell Dykstra, Caroline Brazier, Adrienne Pickering, Keegan Joyce, Kate Box, Damien Garvey, Miriam Margolyes, John Waters, Rachael Blake

The Secret Daughter

Produced by Screentime
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Writers: Justin Monjo, Sam Meikle, Shawn Seet, Kristen Dunphy, Fin Edquist
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Network: Seven

Jessica Mauboy portrays a part-time country pub singer whose chance meeting with a wealthy city hotelier triggers a series of events that will change her life forever. A feel-good drama which explores the very different Australian worlds of 'the haves' and 'the have nots', The Secret Daughter is full of heart, humour, romance and plenty of music. They say you can't choose your family, but what happens when a family chooses you?

Cast: Jessica Mauboy, et al

Tomorrow, When the War Began - The Series

Produced by Ambience Entertainment
Producers: Michael Boughen, Tony Winley
Executive Producers: Matthew Street, Kim Vecera, Christopher Mapp
Writers: Blake Ayshford, Alice Addison, Justin Monjo, Josh Mapleston
Director: Brendan Maher
Network: ABC3

Based on the era-defining novels by John Marsden, Tomorrow, When the War Began - The Series, tells the story of a group of young Rebels, separated from their families following the invasion of their country, and thrown into a conflict they never saw coming. It is also the about the parents of these Rebels, as they cope with their land being taken, and the issues that sudden imprisonment at the hands of an enemy brings to them. It will ask the simple question: how do you keep fighting when all you have has been taken from you? Tomorrow, When the War Began - The Series is a highly engaging drama, driven by real characters facing realistic challenges. The war will change all their lives and none will be the same again.

Cast: Molly Daniels, Jon Prasida, Narek Arman, Madeleine Madden, Fantine Banulski, Keith Purcell, Madeleine Clunies-Ross, Andrew Creer, Sibylla Budd, Deborah Mailman, James Stewart, Alison Bell

Wentworth - series 4

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
Producer: Pino Amenta
Writers: Marcia Gardner, John Ridley, Pete McTighe, Michael Lucas, Samantha Winston
Directors: Kevin Carlin, Steve Jodrell, Jet Wilkinson, Catherine Millar, Adrian Russell Wills
Network:

As the story resumes, Bea and her cell-block mates are returning to Wentworth after the fire and rebuilding of H Block to find a new dynamic in play with a new contender for Top Dog. On the outside, Franky is trying hard to be a productive member of society. As always, no-one should underestimate "the Freak".

Cast: Danielle Cormack, Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson, Nicole da Silva, Celia Ireland, Shareena Clanton, Katrina Milosevic, Robbie Magasiva, Socratis Otto, Tammy MacIntosh, Libby Tanner

Telemovies

Bombshell: The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior [NZ]

Produced by Screentime
Writer: John Banas
Director: Ric Pellizzeri
Network: TV One

Bombshell tells the story of a nation-defining moment caused by a foreign government sanctioning a clumsy act of terrorism.

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Brock

Produced by Endemol Shine Australia
Producer: Kerrie Mainwaring
Executive Producer: Rory Callaghan
Writers: Justin Monjo, Adam Todd
Director: Geoff Bennett
Network: Ten

This is the true story of a man who was a hero to a generation of Australians, winning the Bathurst 1000 nine times and dominating motorsport for more than two decades. Loved and admired by many, but few knew the real Peter Brock -- what made him tick?

Cast: Matthew Le Nevez, Ella Scott Lynch, Brendan Cowell, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Steve Bisley

Jean [NZ]

Produced by Lippy Pictures
Producers: Paula Boock and Donna Malane
Writers: Paula Boock, Donna Malane
Director: Robert Sarkies
Network: TV One

Jean will take viewers into the world of New Zealand aviatrix pioneer Jean Batten.

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House of Bond

Produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder
Executive Producers: Andy Ryan, Jo Rooney and Michael Cordell;
Producer: Paul Bennett
Writer: Sarah Smith
Network: Nine

Tells the rags-to-riches-to-rags tale of controversial business tycoon Alan Bond from the 1960s-90s. It is the outrageous story of how a cheeky, knockabout Ten-Pound-Pom fought his way from the back alleys of Fremantle to become the richest man in Australia and one of our greatest sporting heroes. "Bondy" was a man with an insatiable appetite for the excesses of life: women, fame, money, crime and everything between. But Bond's ego, greed and ambition saw him overreach beyond all measure until his empire collapsed, leaving him as the country's greatest villain with the biggest ever bankruptcy. House Of Bond is the extraordinary story of the man who defined the 1980s by dreaming big and rewriting the rulebook. Was he a hero? A villain? Or a little bit of both?

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The Paul Hogan Project [working title]

Produced by FremantleMedia
Executive Producer: Jo Porter
Writers: Keith Thompson and Marieke Hardy
Director: Kevin Carlin
Network: Seven

The intimate story of how an Aussie tradie from the wrong-side-of-the-tracks evolves into an Oscar-nominated superstar. It will explore the factors that shaped the success of Paul Hogan — and at what cost this success might have come

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