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Produced by Jungle
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Creator: Demon Herriman
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Three social outcasts cross paths in their separate attempts to conquer their failings and find love.

Cast: Demon Herriman

Bad Mothers

Produced by Jungle Entertainment
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Network: Nine

Bad Mothers, follows five very modern women juggling the big issues of love, family, careers, infidelity … and murder. When their lives collide following a series of shocking events, the Bad Mothers will learn that life can get a whole lot more complicated, more outrageous – and a whole lot more fun – than they ever imagined.

Cast: Melissa George, Mandy McElhinney, Shalom Brune-Franklin, Jessica Tovey, Michala Banas, Don Hany, Dan MacPherson.

Bloom

Produced by Playmaker Media
Producers:
Writer: Glen Dolman
Director: John Curran
Network: Sten

Series centring on a small Victorian country town recently devastated by flood. When a strange plant appears that has the power to restore youth, the rejuvenated townsfolk must face the consequences of their new found youth and amend their deepest life regret. (6x60min)

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Doctor Doctor - series 4

Produced by Easy Tiger Productions
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Network: Nine

Australia’s favourite bad boy, Dr Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser), and his marvellously dysfunctional family return for a fourth series of Nine’s sensational drama series, Doctor Doctor. After serving out his probation in rural Whyhope and saving the family farm, life is about to go totally, disastrously wrong for Hugh. And this time, his friends and family won’t be making it any easier for him.

Cast: Rodger Corser, Nicole da Silva, Ryan Johnson, Tina Bursill, Hayley McElhinney, Matt Castley, Chloe Bayliss, Charles Wu, Belinda Bromilow

The Family Law - series 3

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Producers: Julie Eckersley, Sophie Miller
Writers: Kirsten Fisher, Benjamin Law
Directors: Ben Chessell, Sophie Miller
Network: SBS

In Series 3 of THE FAMILY LAW, the Laws confronts new realities about growing up — navigating the world of adult romance; defining what it means to become a man — with hilarity and horror in equal measure.

Cast: Trystan Go, Fion Choi, Anthony Brandon Wong

Fancy Boy

Produced by
Producer: Nicole Minchin
Writers: Mike Nayna, John Campbell, Anne Edmonds, Stuart Daulman, Greg Larsen, Henry Stone
Directors: Colin Cairnes
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"The best Australian sketch comedy series since The Wedge. The wedge was great though, but we just reckon we'll be better. No disrespect to Chris Lilley or whoever was on the wedge. We didn't watch the wedge. Fancy Boys has grown out of both the theatre show which played (and won the Golden Gibbo in 2014) at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Fresh Blood Initiative on ABC Iview. This is an all Melbourne show"

Cast: Greg Larson, John Campbell, Henry Stone, Jonathan Schuster, Stuart Daulman

The Gates of Hell

Produced by December Media
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Network: ABC

A 10-part drama series from the producers of The Doctor Blake Mysteries based on the Monsarrat book series by Meg and Tom Keneally. The first book in the series, The Soldier's Curse, centres on Hugh Llewellyn Monsarrat, a prisoner turned chief lawman in the convict settlements of early 19th century Australia. The only way Monsarrat can stay out of jail is to solve a string of murders with the help of his housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney.

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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.

The Heights

Produced by Matchbox Pictures and For Pete's Sake Productions
Creators: Warren Clarke, Que Minh Luu
Producers: Peta Astbury-Bulsara
Executive Producers: Debbie Lee (Matchbox Pictures), Sally Riley and Que Minh Luu (ABC)
Directors: Andrew Prowse, James Bogle, Renee Webster, Darlene Johnson
Network: ABC

Drama centring on the inner-city neighbourhood of Arcadia Heights, exploring the relationships between the residents of the Arcadia social housing tower and the people who live in the rapidly gentrifying community that surrounds it. (30x30min)

Cast: Marcus Graham, Shari Sebbens, Roz Hammond, Fiona Press, Dan Paris, Calen Tassone, Saskia Hampele, Phoenix Raei, Yazeed Daher, Bridie McKim, Mitchell Bourke, Koa Kuen, Cara McCarthy, Carina Hoang, Kelton Pell, Briallen Clarke, Bernie Davis

The Housemate

Produced by Chips and Gravy Films
Producer: Amanda Reedy
Writers: Gemma Bird Matheson, Alexandra Keddie
Director: Hayden Mustica
Network: online

Follows Alex and Gemma as they get to know a host of potential housemates over several weeks, eliminating them from the competition one by one until they finally find the housemate of their dreams. Through heartbreak and heartache, Alex and Gemma learn who is ready to put themselves on the line for an affordable, good-sized, light-filled room with built-ins in Melbourne's inner-east.

Cast: Alexandra Keddie, Gemma Bird Matheson

How To Stay Married

Produced by Princess Pictures and Pablo Pictures
Executive Producers: Andrea Denholm, Emma Fitzsimons
Producer: Jess Leslie
Writers: Peter Helliar, Nick Musgrove
Director: Natalie Bailey
Network: Ten

How To Stay Married goes behind the closed doors of a two-point four family who are stuck in a rut. Greg (Helliar) and Em (McCune) have been married for 12 years, but their relationship is lacking any spark. Life gets complicated when Em goes back to work for the first time since the kids were born, just as Greg is made redundant. And the situation complicates further when Greg's man-child brother, Brad, moves in. (8x23min)

Cast: Pete Helliar, Lisa McCune

The Hunt

Produced by Closer Productions
Producers:
Writers: Matthew Cormack, Niki Aken
Director: Sophie Hyde
Network: SBS

Drama centring on two high school teachers who discover students are sharing explicit photos of their underage friends and peers — a revelation that puts unbearable stress on the tightly woven lives of four teenagers and their families. (4x54min)

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The InBESTigators

Produced by Gristmill
Producers: Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Greg Sitch, Bernadette O'Mahoney
Writers: Robyn Butler, Wayne Hope, Molly Daniels, Lisa Marie Corso, Maddy Butler, Jayden Mascuilli, Bob Franklin
Directors: Wayne Hope, Robyn Butler, Ian Reiser, Nina Buxton
Network: ABC/Netflix

Ezra, Maudie, Ava and Kyle are The InBESTigators. Operating out of the granny flat in Ezra's backyard, these disparate kids from Grade Five are led by Maudie, a freakishly gifted observer of human behaviour. As Maudie manages to solve one thorny school or neighbourhood mystery after another, she and Ezra, Ava and Kyle discover what motivates a crime. While every episode offers a compelling puzzle to crack, at its core the show is a character comedy with heart. (20x30min/40x15min)

Cast: Aston Droomer (Ezra), Anna Cooke (Maudie), Abby Bergman (Ava) and Jamil Smyth-Secka (Kyle)

Lift

Produced by Mad Kids Pty Ltd
Producer: Lauren Elliott
Writers: Lucy Durack, Jessica Murray, Leon Murray
Director: Zoe Pepper
Network: online

A 7-part romantic comedy web series. Set entirely in an elevator, the series will be an intimate look at the literal and metaphorical ups and downs of artist Olivia and uptight Simon as they travel the floors of their corporate office building.

Cast: Lucy Durack, Duncan Ragg, Mark Coles Smith, Vivienne Garrett

Merchants of Misery

Produced by Jungle
Producer: Chloe Rickard
Creators: Trent O'Donnell, Bryce Corbett
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Director: Trent O'Donnell
Network: Stan

A young talent agent is left to navigate the world of gossip magazines after she inherits her father's celebrity management company and a roster of high-profile, hard-luck stories.

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Mustangs FC - series 2

Produced by Matchbox Productions
Producers: Amanda Higgs, Rachel Davis
Writers: Kirsten Fisher, Magda Wozniak, Shanti Gudgeon
Directors: Corrie Chen, Roger Hodgman
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The Mustangs are back to kick it like girls again. But now they've got to field a team WITHOUT super striker, Ruby. Can they even win without her? And will Marnie ever lift the league cup for reals?

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My Life is Murder

Produced by CJZ
Executive Producers: Lucy Lawless,
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Writers: Jane Allen, Peter Gawler, Claire Tonkin
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Network: Ten

Lucy Lawless stars as complex, contrary and compelling investigator Alexa Crowe, who cannot help fighting the good fight - whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa's unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human nature, allows her to provoke, comfort and push the right buttons as she unravels the truth behind the most baffling of crimes. (10x45min)

Cast: Lucy Lawless,

News Junkies

Produced by Weave Films
Producers: Kristy O'Brien, Emma Masters
Writer: Lucy McNally
Director: Emma Masters
Network: web series

Wannabe hotshot journalist Elle Walker faces a baptism of fire when she's banished from Sydney to a tabloid television newsroom in remote northern Australia

Cast: Ciella Williams as Elle Walker, Amy Hetherington as Cheree "Bullet" Ryder, Peter Stretton as Bruce McCarthy, Verity Martyn as Stacey Meldrum, Stuart Fong as Stan Lee, Rob Collins as Jimmy Tiwi

Nowhere Boys - series 4

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Producer: Beth Frey
Writers: David Hannam, Beth King, Marieke Hardy, Jessica Brookman
Directors: Nicholas Verso
Network: ABC

The Nowhere Boys have defeated the Mega-Demon, but now discover a more powerful force of chaos has been unleashed, and the Gang's unity is challenged as the future of the entire multiverse hangs in the balance.

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Orange Is The New Brown

Produced by Screentime
Executive Producer: Johnny Lowry
Producer: Jack Kain
Writers: Nazeem Hussain, Joel Slack Smith, Sophie Braham, Richard Thorp, Penny Greenhalgh, Heidi Regan
Director: Hayden Guppy
Network: Seven

Synopsis Orange is the New Brown is a groundbreaking new series that turns the sketch comedy genre on its head. Featuring rising stars of local comedy as well as some special guests, the show will reflect contemporary Australian life using one-off sketches, original and recurring characters and TV parodies. (6x24min)

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Patricia Moore

Produced by Cobbstar Productions
Producer: Chris Thompson
Writer: Blake Fraser
Director: Blake Fraser
Network: digital

Patricia Moore, 16, hunts to feed her cannibal family when they are hungry. When she meets Toby, who ignites her desire to live a normal teenage life, Patricia is challenged by the family's number one rule... Never fall in love with the food!

Cast: Danielle Cormack, Les Hill, Jack Ruwald, Joe Klocek, Jeanete Cronin

Restoration

Produced by Midnight Snack
Producer: Toby Gibson
Writers: Stuart Willis and Matthew Clayfield
Director: Stuart Willis
Network: Stan/Nine

In the near future, a company offers individuals the service of having their memories downloaded "for backup". So, in the event of death, those memories can be uploaded into a new body. After a routine backup, Oliver Klein wakes to find his memories restored into a body that is not his own. Trapped in a foreign body with its own 'muscle memory', Oliver discovers that he is capable of doing things the original Oliver never could and never would. Oliver must find a way to reconnect with his family and his life, while coming face-to-face with the truth that he is no longer the only Oliver Klein.

Cast: Craig McLachlan, Nadia Townsend, Grant Cartwright, Stephen Carracher, Rosie Lourde, Elizabeth Nabben, Ailís Logan

The Ropes

Produced by Lingo Pictures
Executive Producer: Jason Stephens
Producers: Helen Bowden, Courtney Wise
Writers: Tamara Asmar, Adam Todd, Ian Meadows
Director: Shannon Murphy
Network: SBS

A young Iraqi-Australian woman tears apart her family and defies her community to chase her dream of becoming an elite women's boxing trainer in The Ropes, a drama set in Sydney's western suburbs. (4x51min)

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Rosehaven - series 3

Produced by Guesswork Television
Producers: Andrew Walker, Fiona McConaghy
Writers: Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor
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Network: ABC

Series three finds best mates Daniel and Emma now firmly ensconced as bona fide real estate agents, weathering the storm of recalcitrant landlords, anxiety inducing tenants, an overbearing boss (Daniel's mum) and a town where a 24 hour emergency butcher is considered a normal part of life. And to come will be big changes in Dan's and Emma's personal lives, and a real estate opportunity that threatens to divide the whole town...

Cast: Celia Pacquola, Luke McGregor, et al

SeaChange

Produced by ITV and Every Cloud Productions
Executive Producers: Deb Cox, Sigrid Thornton, Fiona Eager, David Mott
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Network: Nine

Twenty years on, Laura returns to the beachside paradise of Pearl Bay. However, it seems that this time around Pearl Bay needs Laura just as much as she needs it.

Cast: Sigrid Thornton, John Howard, et al.

Seven Little Australians

Produced by Every Cloud Productions
Executive Producers: Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox
Writer: Elizabeth Coleman
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Seven unruly, mischievous and quintessentially Australian children drive their disciplinarian father to distraction in this long-awaited return of the Australian literary and television classic.

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The Skinner Boys - series 2

Produced by Telegael
Producers: Suzanne Ryan, Paul Cummings
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Director: Eugene Linkov
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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.

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Tidelands

Produced by Hoodlum Entertainment
Executive Producers: Tracey Robertson, Nathan Mayfield, Leigh McGrath
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Creator: Stephen M. Irwin
Writer: Stephen M. Irwin
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Network: Netflix

A drama following a former criminal as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. When the body of a local fisherman washes ashore, she must uncover the town's secrets while investigating its strange inhabitants, a group of dangerous half-Sirens, half-humans called "Tidelanders." (10x50min)

Cast: Charlotte Best, Aaron Jakubenko, Peter O'Brien, Mattias Inwood, Elsa Pataky, Dalip Sondhi, Caroline Brazier, Richard Davies, Madeleine Madden

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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The Unlisted

Produced by Aquarius Films
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Writers: Mithila Gupta, Timothy Lee, Tristram Baumber, Jane Allen, Greg Waters
Directors: Rhys Graham, Corrie Chen, Sian Davies
Network: ABC

Twelve-year-old identical twins Dru and Kal discover that the world's wealthiest individuals have created a secret society, named The Entity, who plan to impose global control over the world's youth. Using high-tech electronic implants, they plan to create an army of young soldiers who can be manipulated to obey any order. Dru and Kal, with the help of a group of underground vigilante kids — The Unlisted — realise they need to stop The Entity before it's too late. (15x30min)

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We Were Tomorrow

Produced by Mad Lane Productions
Executive Producer: Amie Casey
Producer: Madeleine Kennedy
Writers: Madeleine Kennedy
Director: Darwin Brooks

When a meteor collides with the moon, the Earth is ravaged by catastrophic natural disasters. A small percentage of the population is relocated to an alternate world — the New World — and given three lifetimes to rebuild humanity. With the New World in dire straits, twin siblings, Noah and Evelyn, must navigate through three lifetimes to find William and Siena, who bare the other half of their branded keys. The keys, when connected, open a doorway to Earth, a year before the meteor hits, enabling them to warn mankind. Cain, a man cursed with immortality, hunts them down to stop them.

Cast: Chai Romruen, Madeleine Kennedy, Tim Pocock, Alicia Banit, Gyton Grantley, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Chris Kirby, Lara Jean Marshall, Maya Stange, Amie Casey, Haiden Walker, David Beamish, Hallie Baker

Wild Ride [NZ]

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Network: TVNZ 2

A young girl from a wealthy family is orphaned and finds herself being adopted by her Westie relatives. 6x30min

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Zero-Point

Produced by Undergrowth
Producers: Timothy Parish, Meredith Garlick
Writers: Philip Tarl Denson, John Saunders
Director: John Saunders
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Animated. A young Indigenous superhero working for the Government uncovers a vast conspiracy regarding the disturbing reality behind the superhero program and its connection with the mysterious death of his father.

Cast: Mark Coles-Smith, Steven Oliver, Ebony McGuire, Anthony Ahern

Miniseries

Fighting Season

Produced by Goalpost Pictures
Producers: Kylie du Fresne
Writers: Blake Ayshford, Kylie Needham, Tommy Murphy, Belinda Chayko
Director: Kate Woods
Network: Foxtel

A mystery series that follows the lives of a group of ordinary Australian soldiers, and their families, returned home suddenly after their commander is killed in suspicious circumstances in Afghanistan. Airing 2018

Cast: Jay Ryan, Ewen Leslie, Kate Mulvany, George Pullar, Marco Alosio, Julian Maroun, Paul De Gelder, Sarah Armanious, Sabryna Walters

The Gloaming

Produced by Sweet Potato Films Pty Ltd & M4 Entertainment Pty Ltd
Producers: Vicki Madden, John Molloy
Writer: Vicki Madden
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A reunited Victorian detective and Tasmanian police officer must overcome the shared grief of their personal history to pursue a killer whose ritualistic crimes re-open the wounds of the past. Created and written by Vicki Madden, co-creator and showrunner of The Kettering Incident.

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Lambs of God

Produced by Lingo Pictures
Executive Producers: Helen Bowden, Penny Win, Mark Fennessy, Carl Fennessy
Producers: Jason Stephens, Sarah Lambert, Elisa Argenzio
Writer: Sarah Lambert
Director: Jeffrey Walker
Network: Foxtel

LAMBS OF GOD follows the journey of three Catholic nuns, Sisters Iphigenia, Margarita and Carla, who are the last remaining members of the enclosed order of St Agnes. They have forgotten the world outside until a young priest, Father Ignatius, pushes his way through the undergrowth in the hope of finding prime real estate. What unfolds is a psychological and frightening game of survival; a thrilling ride in which the nuns become criminals and Father Ignatius is forced to confront his own personal weaknesses. (2x120min)

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Pine Gap

Produced by Screentime
Creators: Greg Haddrick, Felicity Packard
Executive Producers: Bob Campbell, Rory Callaghan, Greg Haddrick; Sally Riley, Brett Sleigh
Producers: Lisa Scott, Felicity Packard
Writers: Greg Haddrick, Felicity Packard
Director: Mat King
Network: ABC/Netflix

Set in the secretive world of intelligence, PINE GAP exposes the stress inflicted on nations and individuals when ultimate loyalty is under threat, and true motives endanger the famously strong American/Australian joint military alliance through conflicting interests, personal ideals… and one tragic mistake. (6x60min)

Cast: Parker Sawyers, Tess Haubrich, Jacqueline McKenzie, Steve Toussaint, Stephen Curry, Mark Leonard Winter, Sachin Joab, Kelton Pell, Lewis Fitz-Gerald, Madeleine Madden, Alice Keohavong, Edwina Wren, Jason Chong, Simone Kessell

Reckoning

Produced by Playmaker Media
Producers:
Writers: David Hubbard, David Eick
Director: Shawn Seet
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The series explores the darkest corners of the male psyche through the eyes of two fathers, one of whom is a serial-killer. Like most men, Leo and Mike try to do what's best for the people they love, the families they protect. But as both struggle to suppress their inner demons, the murder of a local teenager sets them on a course of mutual destruction that will emanate through every facet of their quiet, suburban community.

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Secret City: Under the Eagle - series 2

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Producer: Stephen Corvini
Writers: Matt Cameron, Belinda Chayko, Elise McCredie, Angela Betzien
Directors: Tony Krawitz, Daniel Nettheim
Network: Foxtel

The six-part political thriller picks up just after Harriet Dunkley is released from prison after serving a two-year sentence for writing a story which broke the government's draconian Safer Australia rules.

Cast: Anna Torv, Danielle Cormack, Jacki Weaver, Sacha Horler, Marcus Graham, Justin Smith, Rob Collins, Robert Rabiah, Don Hany, Andrew McFarlane, Joel Tobeck, Christopher Kirby, Tom Wren, Laura Gordon

Warnie

Produced by Screentime
Executive Producers: Rory Callaghan and Julie McGauran
Producer: Kerrie Mainwaring
Writer: Matt Ford Director:
Network: Seven

Shane Warne is a walking tabloid headline. Women, parties, women, high-life and women. He loved being married but couldn't help himself. And as he rolled from scandal to scandal he was also, through all this, the greatest cricketer of his generation. WARNIE explores the paradox that is the most admired, criticised and publicised Australian sportsman of the century.

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Wentworth - series 7

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
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Telemovies

Australia Day

Produced by Hoodlum Entertainment
Producers: Nathan Mayfield, Leigh McGrath
Writer: Stephen Irwin
Director: Claire McCarthy
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Australia Day. Three young people are on the run. April Tucker, a 13-year-old indigenous girl. Sami Ghaznavi, a 17-year-old Iranian boy and S Mai, a 19-year-old Chinese woman. Each is scared. Subtle connections will draw these three braids progressively tighter until they reach their climaxes on that hot, contentious, enigmatic day on the calendar... Australia Day. Every one of our characters will have to make a sacrifice and pay a heavy price. Bad mistakes are made... yet people will step up. They will make change happen. And we learn that we do have power to decide our tribe, our place, the colour of our future Hope prevails.

Cast: Bryan Brown, Matt Le Nevez, Shari Sebbens

The Blake Mysteries: A New Beginning

Produced by December Media
Producer: George Adams
Writer: Paul Jenner
Director: Ian Barry
Network: Seven

It's been almost three years since we last saw Jean and a hell of a lot has happened in that time. Jean and Blake were married for only 18 months when Blake went missing. Since then Jean has taken on her husband's mantle as, a solver of mysteries. Murder, mayhem and Jean Blake are a potent mix and anything can and will happen.

Cast: Nadine Garner, Joel Tobeck, Belinda McClory, Gyton Grantley