TV Series Index


8MMM Aboriginal Radio

Produced by Brindle Films Pty Ltd
Producers: Rachel Clements, Trisha Morton-Thomas, Anna Cadden
Writers: Trisha Morton-Thomas, Danielle MacLean, Sonja Dare
Director: Beck Cole

8MMM Aboriginal Radio in Alice Springs runs on the smell of an oily rag, the enthusiasm of its motley Indigenous crew and the misguided intentions of the whitefellas in charge. For the 3M's of Alice Springs - the missionaries, mercenaries and misfits - saving Aboriginal people from themselves is hard work. Especially Aboriginal people who expect to be heard on the radio and in the office. Princess Pictures and Brindle Films bravely step into the vortex of Aboriginal Australia, where truth and comedy collide


Danger 5 - series 2

Produced by Dinosaur Pty Ltd
Producers: Kate Croser, Dario Russo
Writers: Dario Russo, David Ashby
Director: Dario Russo
Network: SBS

It's Christmas in the 1980s. Adolf Hitler is alive and has two Yuletide wishes: Danger 5 dead... and the world under his Christmas tree.

Cast: David Ashby

Dogstar - series 2

Produced by Media World Pictures
Producers: Ross Hutchens, Colin South
Writers: Philip Dalkin, Doug MacLeod

After the Dogstar is accidentally relaunched into space, the intrepid Clark kids once again set off to find their missing pet Hobart and return all the world's dogs back to Earth.

Get Ace

Produced by Galaxy Pop
Producers: Gian Christian and Dina McPherson
Directors: Gian Christian, Dina McPherson, Steve Moltzen
Writers: Dina McPherson, Ray Boseley, Brendan Luno
Network: Ten

A 26-part children's series about a nerdy kid, Ace McDougal, who accidentally is fitted with a pair of top-secret braces while in a dentist's chair.

Cast: David Myles Brown, Lyall Brooks, Amanda Harrison, Gian Christian

Ghosts of Time

Produced by Three's A Company
Producer: Geoff Watson
Director: Geoff Watson
Writer: David Witt

Animated. Some kids find a haunted house that can travel through time, they and its ghostly inhabitant go on adventures which are both comic and thrilling.

Cast: tba


Produced by
Executive Producer: Tony Ayres
Producers: Ewan Burnett, Louise Fox
Network: ABC

A six-part supernatural drama about a small town in Victoria where people who had been dead for up to 200 years are coming back to life. Filming begins October 2014.


It's a Date - series 2

Produced by High Waters Holding
Producers: Laura Waters, Andrea Denholm, Paul Walton
Directors: Jonathan Brough, Erin White, Peter Helliar
Writers: Peter Helliar, Phil Lloyd, Ryan Shelton, Luke McGregor, Eddie Perfect, Magda Szubanski
Network: ABC

An eight-episode return journey into the world of dating.

Cast: Peter Helliar, Lisa McCune, Lachy Hulme, Magda Szubanski, Dan Wyllie, Ronnie Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Jess Harris, Emily Taheny, Lawrence Mooney, Rhys Darby, Tasma Walton, Rove McManus, Shaun Micallef, Deborah Mailman, Kat Stewart, Phil Lloyd, Craig McLachlan, Vince Colosimo, Sam Simmons, Jimeoin, Susie Porter, Joel Creasey

Maximum Choppage

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Producers: Sophie Miller, Julie Eckersley
Director: Craig Melville
Writers: Lawrence Leung, Duncan Sarkies, Josh Mapleston

Simon Chan has returned to his hometown after many years training in a faraway martial arts temple. He is a born hero, defender of the weak and champion of the honest people of Cabramatta... Well, not really. The truth is Simon was at art school but he'd rather risk his life than disappoint his mother. Welcome to Maximum Choppage, a painfully funny kung fu comedy where identity, family and love is a battlefield.

Cast: Lawrence Leung, Dave Eastgate, Stephanie Son, Darren Gilshenan, Anthony Brandon Wong, Jason Chong, Andy Trieu, Georgina Haig, Lap Phan, Felino Dolloso, Kathryn Yuen

Nowhere Boys - series 2

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Producer: Beth Frey
Writers: Roger Monk, Rhys Graham, Craig Irvin, Elise McCredie
Network: ABC

In Season two, Jake, Sam, Andy and Felix soon discover that despite making their way back home the adventure hasn't stopped and that they aren't the only ones who crossed back into this universe.

Cast: Joel Lok, Dougie Baldwin, Rahart Adams, Matthew Testro

Please Like Me - series 2

Produced by Pigeon Fancier Productions
Producers: Holly Hines, Todd Abbott
Director: Matthew Saville
Writers: Josh Thomas, Liz Doran, Thomas Ward
Network: ABC

In season two, Josh tries to get through the day without upsetting anyone. There's a new dog, a new rabbit and a new baby. There's no big twist. It isn't Lost.

Cast: Josh Thomas

Sam Fox: Extreme Adventures

Produced by SLR Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Michael Bourchier
Directors: Evan Clarry, Arnie Custo, Julie Money, Nicholas Bufalo and Karl Zwicky
Writer: Keith Thompson
Network: Ten

An action-packed children's adventure series about teenage 'danger magnet' Sam Fox as he braves the wilds from open ocean to deepest jungle, coming face to face with killer sharks, man-eating leopards, raging tornadoes, erupting volcanoes, deadly scorpions, giant anacondas and much, much more. Based on the bestselling books children's author Justin D'Ath. SLR's first live action series. (26x24min)

Cast: Remy Brand as Sam Fox, et al


Produced by Moody Street Kids Pty Ltd
Producer: Gillian Carr
Director: Gillian Carr
Writers: Ray Boseley, Brendan Luno, Justin Kennedy, Kevin Nemeth, Tania Lacy, Doug McLeod, et al

An animated childrens TV series about a 12-year-old boy who thinks he's all that, until he finds a power ring that will transform him into a mighty superhero. The problem? The ring was meant to be worn by a girl.

Cast: Lyall Brooks, David Myles Brown, Dan Hamill, Jacquie Brennan, Diana Kaarina, Matt Hill

Soul Mates

Produced by Van Vuuren Bros Pty Ltd
Producers: Connor van Vuuren, Nicholas Boshier, Christiaan van Vuuren, Chloe Rickard
Directors: Connor van Vuuren, Nicholas Boshier, Christiaan van Vuuren, Chloe Rickard
Writers: Connor van Vuuren, Nicholas Boshier, Christiaan van Vuuren, Chloe Rickard
Network: ABC2

Soul Mates is a toxic bromance that follows the story of a couple of buddies who are continually drawn together across the course of human history, past and future. In the beginning of time these two mates are experiencing all of life's firsts as a couple of cavemen. In 1979 they're two New Zealanders killing it as Kiwi assassins. By 2013 they're a pair of fashion-obsessed Bondi hipsters, and in the year 2145 they are tackling time travel conundrums, working nine to five in a time travel agency.

Cast: Christiaan Van Vuuren, Nick Boshier


Produced by Buzz Studios
Producer: Jim Ballantine, Barbara Stephen
Writers: Fin Edquist, David Evans, Cleon Prineas
Directors: Serg Delfino, Marc Wasik
Network: Seven Network (first run), ABC (shared runs)

When young Jack is bundled off and sent to stay with distant relatives in a far off land, he has no idea quite how much his life is about to change. (52 x 11 mins)

Cast: tba

Upper Middle Bogan - series 2

Produced by Gristmill
Producers: Wayne Hope, Robyn Butler
Network: ABC

Bess Denyar, an upper middle class doctor, having discovered she is adopted and comes from a family of drag racers in the outer suburbs, continues to deal with the adoption bombshell and its consequences. Caught in the middle of two tribes, it's Bess who must keep juggling the fallout — on her adoptive and overbearing mother Margaret, her loving but slightly spoiled husband Danny, her twins Oscar and Edwina, not to mention the Wheelers, her newly found and delightfully bogan family.

Cast: Robyn Nevin, Glenn Robbins, Michala Banas, Annie Maynard, Patrick Brammall, Robyn Malcolm


Produced by Working Dog
Producers: Santo Cilauro, Rob Sitch, Tom Gleisner
Writers: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rob Sitch
Network: ABC1

Set in the offices of the 'Nation Building Authority', UTOPIA explores that moment when bureaucracy and grand dreams collide. The series follows the working lives of a tightknit team in charge of guiding major infrastructure projects from announcement to unveiling. Constant shifts in priorities are the order of the day as the staff are asked to come up with plans for everything from new roads and rail lines to airports and high rise urban developments. UTOPIA examines the forces that go into creating a very well-designed white elephant.

Cast: Rob Sitch, Celia Pacquola, Dave Lawson, Luke McGregor, Kitty Flanagan, Anthony 'Lehmo' Lehmann, Emma-Louise Wilson, Michelle Lim Davidson

Vicky the Viking

Produced by ASE Studios
Producer: Jacques Romeu
Director: Eric Cazes
Writers: Kym Goldsworthy, Sam Meikle, Cleon Prineas, David Evans, Rob George, Sue Wicks

Inspired by Runer Jonsson books, VIC THE VIKING is the story of a little boy who, despite his diminutive size and sensitive nature, is an ingenious, extremely astute boy. The son of Halvar the Viking chief, Vic often accompanies the crew on sea voyages aboard their drakkar. Regularly involved in perilous situations, the vikings spontaneously try to settle their problems by the use of force. Vic, however, prefers peaceful solutions and relies on brainpower. Courageous and clever, he untangles the most complicated situations thanks to the clever idea that he sees appear when he rubs his nose.

Cast: Kirstie Hutton, Peter Callan, Jane U'Brien, Paul Davies, David Callan, Cameron Ralph

Wonderland - series 2

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
Network: Ten

22 x 45min

Cast: Brooke Satchwell, Michael Dorman, Peter Phelps, Tracy Mann, Martin Sacks



Produced by Screentime and ABC TV
Producers: Lisa Scott, Felicity Packard
Writers: Felicity Packard and Niki Aken
Directors: Ken Cameron, Ian Watson
Network: ABC1

In December 1914, the first women volunteers for the Army Nursing Service sailed from Australia bound for the Great War. Diverted to Egypt in preparation for the Gallipoli campaign they served in Alexandria, Gallipoli, Lemnos and on the Western Front. Through shocking hardship they experienced exceptional friendship, passionate love, success and heartbreak. Based on the Peter Rees book The Other ANZACs. 6 x 60min

Cast: Anna McGahan, Caroline Craig, Georgia Flood, Antonia Prebble, Laura Brent


Produced by RSJ Films (UK) and See-Saw Films (Aus)
Executive Producers: Sita Williams, Roxy Spencer, Jimmy McGovern; Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Jamie Laurenson
Producers: Sita Williams
Co-Producers: Brett Popplewell, Simon Hailey
Creator: Jimmy McGovern
Writer: Jimmy McGovern, Shaun Duggan
Directors: Daniel Percival, Jeffrey Walker
Network: BBC First (Aus), UKTV (NZ)

An epic seven part series from award-winning writer/creator Jimmy McGovern loosely inspired by events in the 18th century when Britain established a penal colony on the other side of the world. Filming began in April 2014.

Cast: David Wenham as Governor Arthur Phillip, Joseph Milson as Major Ross, Ryan Corr, Adam Nagaitis, Ewen Bremner, Genevieve O'Reilly, Brooke Harman, Orla Brady, Joanna Vanderham, Myanna Buring, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Russell Tovey


Produced by Screentime
Executive Producer:
Network: Ten

Based on the historical events of 1629 when a Dutch merchant ship foundered off the coast of Western Australia, Batavia combines sea-faring adventure, the battle of good versus evil, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, criminality, a reign of terror, sexual slavery, natural nobility, survival, retribution, rescue and the birth of the world's first corporation. Based on the Peter Fitzsimon's bestseller. (6 x 60min)

Cast: tba

Catching Milat

Produced by Shine Pty Ltd
Producer: Kerrie Mainwaring
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Writer: Dalton Dartmouth
Network: Seven

This true story of the investigation that leads to the arrest of Ivan Milat details Detective Paul Gordon's struggle to find the killer — and then convince his bosses he is on the right track. In production from January to June 2014.

The Code

Produced by Playmaker Media Pty Ltd
Producers: David Maher, David Taylor, Shelley Birse
Writers: Shelley Birse, Blake Ayshford, Leon Ford
Director: Shawn Seet
Network: ABC1

A fictional thriller set between the remote Australian desert and the corridors of power in Canberra. A murder in the Outback thrusts two unlikely brothers into an international political conspiracy.

Cast: Dan Spielman, Ashley Zuckerman, Adam Garcia, David Wenham, Lucy Lawless, Aden Young, Chelsie Preston Crayford, Adele Perovic, Dan Wyllie, Aaron Pedersen, Paul Tassone

Deadline Gallipoli (pka: The Gallipoli Story)

Produced by Matchbox Pictures Pty Ltd
Executive Producers: Sam Worthington, Penny Win, Michael McMahon, Michael Schwarz, Luca Scalisi
Producers: Penny Chapman, John Schwartz, Jacquelin Perske
Writers: Jacquelin Perske, Shaun Grant, Cate Shortland, Stuart Beattie
Director: Michael Rymer
Network: Foxtel

The story of journalists Charles Bean, Ellis Ashmead Bartlett and Philip Schuler, sent with the troops to Gallipoli in 1915, and how their quest for the truth helped change the war's course - and its legend. Airing 2015

Cast: Sam Worthington as Phillip Schuler, et al


Produced by Southern Star Entertainment Pty Ltd
Producer: John Edwards, Imogen Banks, Robert Connolly
Writer: Christopher Lee (based on the book by Les Carlyon)
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Network: Nine

The greatest invasion in the history of warfare was to become a diabolical failure — an eight-month siege where the bravery of Anzac troops was squandered. But in doing so a legend, and a nation, were born. To air on the 100th anniversary in 2015. (4 x 2hr)

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Harry Greenwood, Tom Budge, Sam Parsonson, Lincoln Lewis, Matt Nable, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Anthony Hayes, Lachy Hulme, James Callis, Ashleigh Cummings, Travis Jeffery, Dion Williams,


Produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder
Producers: Michael Cordell, Claudia Karvan and Paul Bennett
Network: Nine

"A 2-part miniseries profiling the world's richest woman Gina Rinehart and the Hancock/Rinehart dynasty. The plot follows the public feud between Gina and her father Lang Hancock's second wife Rose Lacson, her struggle to rebuild the company following her father's death, and her recent battles with her children over their multi-billion dollar inheritance."



Produced by Playmaker Media
Producers: David Taylor, David Maher, Matt Ford
Writer: Matt Ford

A Gold Coast criminal enters witness protection, along with his dysfunctional family. He suddenly finds himself in a strange city, with a new name, a new house and a new job in a university psychology department.


In Your Dreams - series 2

Produced by Southern Star Entertainment in association with T.V Plus
Producer: Noel Price
Director: Ralph Strasser
Writers: Josh Mapleston, John Armstrong, Tim Gooding, Julie Miller
Network: Seven

Sam and Ben are settling back into life in Australia when their eccentric German relatives, Philipp and Lili von Hasenburg arrive unexpectedly. But things suddenly go pear shaped when Philipp is arrested and can't return to Germany. The Australian twins must then make choices that will affect the lives of everyone around them. In production from Nov 2013 to Dec 2014 (26 x 24min)

Cast: Tessa de Josslyn, David Delmenico, Soma Pysall, Jorn Knebel

Love Child - series 2

Produced by Playmaker Media
Network: Nine

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

Mako Mermaids - series 2

Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
Producer: Jonathan Shiff
Writers: Anthony Morris, Michael Joshua, Max Dann
Directors: Evan Clarry, Grant Brown

A new mermaid arrives convinced that Zac is a danger to mermaids everywhere, not realising that there may be another merman in town bent on seizing Mako Island for himself.

Cast: Surichai Romruen, Dominic Deutsher, Ivy Latimer, Lucy Fry, Kerith Atkinson

Party Tricks

Produced by Southern Star Entertainment Pty Ltd
Producers: Imogen Banks, John Edwards
Writer/Creator: Michael Lucas
Network: Ten

Party Tricks chronicles Premier Kate Ballard's campaign to win the next state election. A committed and rigorous politician, Kate's victory seems assured until the opposition announces a shock new candidate, popular television and radio personality David McLeod. As the drama unfolds, it is revealed that several years ago Kate and David had a secret, tumultuous affair. Is the affair a political trump card waiting to be played? (6 x 45min)

Cast: Asher Keddie as Kate Ballard, Rodger Corser as David McLeod, Adam Zwar as Trevor Bailey, Angus Sampson as Wayne Duffy, Colin Moody as Geoff Ballard, Kaiya Jones as Matilda McLeod, Oliver Ackland as Tom Worland, Doris Younane as Paula Doumani, Charlie Garber as Oliver Parkham, Ash Ricardo as Charlotte Wynn

The Secret River

Produced by Ruby Entertainment
Producers: Stephen Luby, Mark Ruse
Writers: Jan Sardi, Mac Gudgeon
Director: Daina Reid

In 1810, emancipated English convict William Thornhill stakes a claim on 100 acres of land on the remote Hawkesbury River in New South Wales, only to find that a clan of Aboriginal people also lay claim to the land, as they have done since time immemorial. (2 x 90min)

Cast: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Sarah Snook, Lachy Hulme, Trevor Jamieson, Tim Minchin, Genevieve Lemon

Return To The Devil's Playground

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Executive Producers: Penny Chapman, Simon Burke, Penny Win
Producers: Helen Bowden, Blake Ayshford
Writers: Blake Ayshford, Cate Shortland, Alice Addison, Tommy Murphy
Directors: Rachel Ward, Tony Krawitz
Network: Foxtel

1988. Thirty-five years after Fred Schepisi's film The Devil's Playground, Tom Allen, now a psychiatrist, becomes a secular confessor to the Catholic clergy, and is soon embroiled in political and theological intrigue.

Cast: tba

Time of Our lives - series 2

Produced by Jahm Pictures
Producers: Amanda Higgs, Judi McCrossin
Writers: Judi McCrossin, Kris Mrksa, Ursula Cleary
Network: Nine

Things are moving on for the Tivoli family after some momentous changes. Matt and Caroline are divorcing but must face an even greater challenge when a traumatic event with Alice affects them all. Chai Li's reconnection with her birth mother brings unexpected complications when a life-changing issue arises for her adoptive parents Ray and Rosa. Luce and Bernadette find new strength together as they deal with a major personal crisis.

Cast: William McInnes, Claudia Karvan, Michelle Vergara Moore, Shane Jacobson, Justine Clarke, Stephen Curry, Tony Barry, Sue Jones, Anita Hegh, Cheree Cassidy

Wentworth - series 3

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
Producer: Amanda Crittenden
Directors: Kevin Carlin, Catherine Millar, Pino Amenta, Steve Jodrell, Dee McLachlan
Writers: Marcia Gardner, Pete McTighe, John Ridley, Tim Hobart

Cast: Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson, Celia Ireland, Shareena Clanton, Aaron Jeffery, Robbie Magasiva, Katrina Milosevic



Producers: Jesse O'Brien, Gabe Berghuis, Christian D'Alessi
Director: Jesse O'Brien
Writer: Jesse O'Brien
Network: TV1

A tale of survival set amongst the distant stars. Kye is a prisoner of war caught between two armies that he doesn't believe in. When offered an opportunity for freedom, Kye sets out on one last rescue mission, only to become stranded on a desert moon when his ship — the Arrowhead — crash lands. Kye has to learn to survive when we discovers a new life form that will challenge his very body and soul.

Cast: Dan Mor, Aleisha Rose Groth, Mark Redpath, Shaun Micallef

Monster Beach

Produced by Bogan Entertainment Solutions
Producer: Bruce Kane
Director: Patrick Crawley
Writers: Bruce Kane, Patrick Crawley, Shane Krause, Shayne Armstrong

A 1x70' special that tells the story of two brothers who are packed off on holiday to stay with their uncle, but run into trouble with the local community who turn out to be monsters.

Cast: Rove McManus, Steven Hall, Jacquie Brennan