Headlines:

Serial, soap or slice of life drama? Sally Riley's hopes for The Heights

The ABC's Head of Scripted talks about the challenges of scheduling a new 30-part drama. Call it soap if you want, she says, just watch it.
march 20 | www.screenhub.com.au

The Heights - at last, a credible Australian working-class soap

The ABC's new soap opera The Heights is a nuanced representation of the diversity and community of life on a social housing estate.
march 05 | theconversation.com

Cameras roll on Itch for ABC ME

Filming is underway in Albany, Western Australia, on Itch — a new live-action series for ABC ME.
february 25 | tvtonight.com.au

The Heights and sassy schoolgirl Sabine, brought to life with 'authentic' casting

Bridie McKim was in her first year at Brisbane's Mount St Michael's College when a teacher took her aside after drama class and told her she showed promise.
february 22 | www.abc.net.au

Matchbox Pictures and For Pete’s Sake Productions push new talent on ‘The Heights’

for the last few years, long-form adult drama has all but disappeared from our screens, replaced by high budget, short-run shows. With that has also come a reduced number of training opportunities for emerging writers and directors, something that producers, writers and directors alike have lamented.
february 21 | www.if.com.au

Producers Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger go ‘Mod’ on commercial TV

Every Cloud Production partners Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger have been excited about their new drama, and their first on commercial TV.
february 19 | mediaweek.com.au

Geraldine Hakewill is TV’s new Ms Fisher

The WA-trained former Wanted star leads a stellar cast in Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.
february 15 | thewest.com.au

Actor Carmen Duncan, 76, dies of cancer

In the infancy of Australian film and television there was a tendency to hedge actresses into a type: they either played victims or bitches, housewives or harridans. There was rarely room to move. Carmen Duncan, who died at the weekend after a battle with cancer, moved with a rare elegance and had a towering presence inside the camera frame which challenged those barriers.
february 3 | www.smh.com.au

How Rosehaven star Celia Pacquola evolved from waitressing to comedy

Filming the first three seasons of ABC-TV comedy Rosehaven, its creators and stars Celia Pacquola and co-star Luke McGregor learned a lot about Tasmanian accommodation, and what to pack for seven weeks of winter filming.
january 23 | thenewdaily.com.au

Stan give Matt Okine comedy The Other Guy a call for season two

Stan has announced that Stan Original Series THE OTHER GUY, created by and starring leading Australian comedy talent Matt Okine, has been commissioned for a second season.
january 23 | tvblackbox.com.au

SBS announces cast for The Hunting

Asher Keddie and Richard Roxburgh will lead an ensemble cast in the new four-part SBS original drama The Hunting.
january 18 | tvtonight.com.au

Four TV series amongst latest Screen Australia round of funding

Screen Australia has announced $7.5 million in production funding for two feature film projects, four television series and one web series.
january 14 | mediaweek.com.au

Updates:

March 13...
Fresh Eggs [NZ] episode guide updated
Rosehaven series 3 guide completed
The Elephant Princess series 2 guide upgraded with new pics and a cast page added.
Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries episode guide completed
Bad Mothers episode guide updated
Secret City series 2 guide completed
Itch and Les Norton added
March 01 - 12
Always Greener series 1 guide and gallery images upgraded
Bad Mothers episode guide updated
Rosehaven episode guide updated
Get Krack!n episode guide updated
Fresh Eggs [NZ] episode guide updated
Bad Mothers episode guide updated

previous updates

airdates:

February
18 - Bad Mothers (Nine)
19 - Fresh Eggs (TVNZ2)
21 - Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries (7)
22 - The Heights (ABC)
March
04 - Secret City: Under the Eagle (Fox Showcase)

birthdays:

March
1 - James Fraser (1993)
2 - Belinda Giblin (1950)
2 - Ben Oxenbould (1969)
3 - Carla Bonner (1973)
4 - Steve Bastoni (1966)
5 - Hanna Mangan Lawrence (1991)
6 - Lara Cox (1978)
6 - Yael Stone (1985)
7 - Cameron Daddo (1965)
8 - Gerard Kennedy (1932)
8 - Alexandra Davies (1977)
8 - Matt Nable (1972)
9 - John Doyle (1953)
9 - Ian Rawlings (1959)
10 - Beth Buchanan (1972)
11 - Simone Buchanan (1968)
13 - Gillian Alexy (1986)
15 - Val Lehman (1943)
15 - Robyn Malcolm (1965)
17 - Rob Sitch (1962)
18 - Hamish Michael (1980)
19 - Simmone Mackinnon (1973)
23 - Peter Mochrie (1959)
23 - Mouche Phillips (1973)
23 - Clayton Watson (1977)
24 - Brian Vriends (1964)
25 - Peter O'Brien (1960)
26 - Luke Ford (1981)
27 - Corey Page (1971)
30 - Debbie Byrne (1957)
30 - Matt Doran (1976)
30 - Alan Fletcher (1957)
31 - Paul Mercurio (1963)
31 - Damon Herriman (1970)