TV Series Index


Series/Serials

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
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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

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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
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Writers: Philip Dalkin, Doug MacLeod
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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
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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

Maximum Choppage

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
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Maximum Choppage is a kung fu comedy series where identity, family and love are a battlefield. Set in the Western Sydney suburb of Cabramatta, this TV series takes the martial arts genre and gives it a distinctive Australian twist. In production from October 2013 to February 2014

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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

Shezow

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
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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

The Skinner Boys

Produced by SLR Productions
Producer: Suzanne Ryan
Director: Pablo De La Torre
Writers: David Witt, Rachel Spratt, David Evans, John Derevlaney, Rob Tinkler, Brendan Luno
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After world explorer Augustus Skinner dies his three young teen grandsons have inherited the a mansion and its contents. But Grandfather Skinner also left them a big surprise - they are now Guardians of the Lost Secrets... a collection of unique artefacts across the world that possess incredible powers. A fourth Guardian, teenage cousin Tara may be their biggest challenge of all. 26 x 30min

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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

Tashi

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

Utopia

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

Winners and Losers - series 4

Produced by Seven Network
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Network: Seven

Australia's favourite best friends will face some of their biggest challenges, in what promises to be the most compelling season yet.

Cast: Melissa Bergland, Virginia Gay, Katherine Hicks, Zoe Tuckwell Smith, Melanie Vallejo

Wonderland - series 2

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
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Network: Ten

22 x 45min

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

The Worst Year Of My Life - Again!

Produced by the Australian Children's Television Foundation and Reflective Pictures
Producers: Ross Allsop, Bernadette O'Mahony
Creator: Mark Brotherhood
Writers: Mark Brotherhood, Brendan Luno, Peter Mattessi, Sam Caroll, Kirsty Fisher
Directors: Pino Amenta, Darren Ashton, John Hartley
Network: ABC, CBBC (UK)

Alex King (Ned Napier) has had a horrible year — humiliated by his teachers, targeted by bullies and embarrassed by attempts to impress the most popular girl in school. So when he wakes up on his birthday to discover that somehow time has reset itself, he can't believe he must relive every miserable moment of the past 12 months once more. Until his friends Simon Birch (Laurence Boxhall) and Maddy Kent (Tiarnie Coupland) convince him he's being offered a second chance and maybe this time round, he can get it right. Filmed in Melbourne from April 08 - July 09, 2013. (13 x 24min)

Cast: Ned Napier, Laurence Boxhall, Tiarnie Coupland, et al

Miniseries

ANZAC Girls

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

Banished

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

Batavia

Produced by Screentime
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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

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

Gina

Produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder
Producers: Michael Cordell, Claudia Karvan and Paul Bennett
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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."

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Gallipoli

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,

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
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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

Offspring - series 5

Produced by Southern Star Entertainment
Producers: John Edwards, Imogen Banks
Directors: Kate Dennis, et al
Writers: Debra Oswald, Michael Lucas, et al
Network: Ten

As in previous seasons, the show revolves around Nina Proudman as she deals with her family, career and love life.

Party Tricks

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

A woman's campaign to be the next State Premier is complicated when her ex-lover is announced as the new leader of the opposition. Airing 2014 (6 x 45min)

Cast: Asher Keddie as Kate Ballard, Rodger Corser as David McLeod

A Place to Call Home - series 2

Produced by Seven Network Operations Limited
Producers: Chris Martin-Jones, Lesley Parker
Directors: Mark Joffe, Lynn-Maree Danzey, Lynn Hegarty
Writers: Bevan Lee, Trent Atkinson, Tony Morphett, Hamilton Budd, Kim Wilson, Brooke Wilson
Network: Seven

Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, A PLACE TO CALL HOME is a sweeping drama of one woman's journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family's confrontation with a changing era. A romantic saga based in the fictional town of Inverness — home to the Bligh family estate Ash Park - with a landscape as vast and dramatic as the people who live there.

Cast: Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo, Frankie J. Holden, David Berry, Abby Earl, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Aldo Mignone, Craig Hall, Sara Wiseman, Matt Levett

Old School

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Creators: Paul Oliver and Steve Wright
Producer: Helen Panckhurst
Executive Producer: Tony Ayres and Penny Chapman
Directors: Gregor Jordan, Peter Templeman, Paul Oliver
Writers: Belinda Chayko, Paul Oliver, Matt Cameron, Chris Hawkshaw, Gregor Jordan, Michaeley O'Brien, Nick Parsons
Network: ABC1

Twink, an ex cop, and Lennie, a recently released crim, reluctantly join forces to trackdown the mastermind behind the heist-gone-wrong that ruined both their careers. Although determinedly on opposite sides of the law, they find themselves growing to appreciate each other's talents as they work together to unravel the mystery and make some much-needed cash along the way. OLD SCHOOL is an odd couple crime series about growing old in a modern world, where your former enemy might just turn out to be your closest ally. Old School is inspired by creator Paul Oliver's film Lennie Cahill Shoots Through.

Cast: Bryan Brown, Sam Neill, Sarah Peirse, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Mark Coles-Smith, Damian Walshe-Howling

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
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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 2 & 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
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Cast: Danielle Cormack, Nicole da Silva, Pamela Rabe, Kate Atkinson, Celia Ireland, Shareena Clanton, Aaron Jeffery, Robbie Magasiva, Katrina Milosevic

Telemovies

Arrowhead

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.

Carlotta

Produced by Story Ark Productions
Executive Producers: Carole Sklan, Christopher Gist
Producers: Riccardo Pellizzeri, Lara Radulovich
Director: Samantha Lang
Writer: David Hannam
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Carlotta is based on the extraordinary life of iconic Les Girls headliner and Australian transgender pioneer, Carlotta. Spanning forty years of groundbreaking social and sexual upheaval, Carlotta lays bare the life of the sexually confused teenager Richard Byron and his flight from a neglectful and abusive household into the turbulence of the hedonistic Kings Cross of the sixties and seventies. We witness the birth of the transsexual underworld against the threat of criminal prosecution as well as social rejection and with it, the emergence of the all conquering drag queen and performer, Carlotta. (90min)

Cast: Jessica Marais, Anita Hegh, Caroline O'Connor, Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis, Eamon Farren, Socratis Otto, Andrew Lees, Ryan Johnson, Gigi Edgley, Damian de Montemas, Warick Young

Catching Milat

Produced by Shine Pty Ltd
Producer: Kerrie Mainwaring
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Writer: Justin Monjo
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 Killing Field

Executive Producer: Julie McGauran
Producers: Bill Hughes and Sarah Smith
Co-Producer: Rebecca Gibney
Director: Samantha Lang
Writers: Sarah Smith and Michaeley O'Brien
Network: Seven

Rebecca Gibney plays the leader of a task force that's sent to a country town to investigate a shocking crime. Filming begins November 2013

Cast: Rebecca Gibney, Peter O'Brien, et al

Monster Beach

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