Vale: Shirley Barrett, screenwriter, director, and novelist

Acclaimed director and screenwriter Shirley Barrett has died aged 60.
august 05 | www.if.com.au

Heartbreak High 2022: Netflix releases trailer

The reimagined 90s high school series promises an up-to-date take on the format that made the original a global hit.
august 02 | www.screenhub.com.au

Neighbours episodes now in their final home at National Film and Sound Archive, preserved as Australia's 'shared memory'

The final episode of Neighbours, an icon of Australian television over almost four decades, was broadcast this week. But before that last show went to air, archivists had already allotted the drama a formal place in national history: on the shelves of a large warehouse in Canberra.
july 29 | www.abc.net.au

I birthed Toadie from Neighbours and now must say goodbye

From a bogan with 50 words an episode to Erinsborough's local lawyer – Toadie's creator pays tribute to the man, the myth, the legend.
july 25 | www.screenhub.com.au

The ABC has confirmed an August premiere date for it’s new eight-part comedy series Summer Love.

Created and produced by Upper Middle Bogan’s Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope, Summer Love is a laugh-packed anthology of eight very different summer holiday stories.
july 28 | tvblackbox.com.au

The loss of Neighbours is a loss of career pathways for Australia’s emerging screen professionals

Australia’s longest-running television drama, Neighbours, is the latest casualty in the global flux of television cultures. The death of this iconic show warrants a health-check for the Australian TV industry.
july 25 | theconversation.com

Farewell to Neighbours: “This was Ground Zero for the show that would take Australia & the UK by storm”

10 drama boss Rick Maier was there when Neighbours was being refreshed from Seven to 10 -and at its curtain call. He reflects on the end of an era.
july 23 | tvtonight.com.au

Farewell, Ramsay Street: 10 ways Neighbours changed British culture

From its first airing in the 80s, the Australian TV soap had viewers hooked. As the final show goes out in the UK on 29 July, what has been its legacy?
july 23 | www.theguardian.com

Natalie Abbott loves the deep end of Aftertaste

Performing alongside Erik Thomson was a huge responsibility for Natalie Abbott's first TV role, but having impressed the critics both are back for seconds.
july 20 | tvtonight.com.au

Neighbours is coming to an end after 37 years, but the Australian soap's legacy is far from over

After nearly 9,000 episodes, 63 weddings, 20 births and 68 deaths, Neighbours is coming to an end. From humble beginnings, the soap grew into one of Australia's biggest exports, launched international careers and employed thousands.
june 04 | www.abc.net.au

Paramount ANZ commission FIVE BEDROOMS season four

Paramount+ is proud to announce that there’s more Five Bedrooms magic on its way, with news that season four of this beloved local Aussie drama has been commissioned.
may 30 | tvblackbox.com.au

ABC commissions uplifting new Australian drama series THE MESSENGER

Production will begin in Sydney next month on The Messenger, an 8 x 60-minute uplifting drama series based on Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel of the same name.
may 27 | tvblackbox.com.au

BBC One announces Ten Pound Poms, a new original drama series from Danny Brocklehurst

Ten Pound Poms is a co-production between BBC and Stan, produced by Eleven, the team behind the award-winning Sex Education.
may 19 | www.bbc.co.uk

Li'l Elvis Jones and the Truckstoppers, pioneering Australian animation series, turns 25

Decades before Bluey, an ambitious cartoon series featured Australian accents and humour, with an Aboriginal character front and centre — but Li'l Elvis and the Truckstoppers almost didn't get made.
may 04 | tvblackbox.com.au

Full cast revealed for JOHN IBRAHIM real-life Australian drama series LAST KING OF THE CROSS

With filming now officially commenced in Sydney on the highly anticipated Australian original drama series, Last King of The Cross, the full stellar ensemble cast have been announced...
may 07 | tvblackbox.com.au

Warner Bros TV to adapt How to Make Gravy into Christmas drama

Classic Paul Kelly song tells the story of a prisoner named Joe who writes a letter to his brother Dan about his longing to be with family at Christmas.
may 05 | tvtonight.com.au

Australian Children’s Television Foundation turns 40

ACTF has developed, produced, distributed and invested in some of the most iconic children’s television programs ever made.
march 30 | tvtonight.com.au


August 01...
still in hospital (7 weeks!) trying to keep the site updated as best I can.
Heartbreak High [2022] added
June 12 - July 31
Surviving Summer episode guide completed
Bluey series 3 guide updated
Good Grief [NZ] series 2 guide basics added
Mystery Road: Origin added
The Brokenwood Mysteries [NZ] series 8 guide started
After the Verdict added

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15 - Soundtrack To Our Teenage Zombie Apocalypse (ABC Me)
31 - Summer Love (ABC)
04 - Savage River (ABC)
14 - Heartbreak High (Netflix)