Headlines:

ABC TV developing 'The Sapphires' as a TV series

Hit Australian film The Sapphires is being developed into an animated kids series for the ABC, by the films producers Goalpost Pictures and animation house Sticky Pictures said Wednesday.
february 02 | www.mediaday.com.au

Gibney gives her all to drama

A fixture on Australian screens for three decades, Rebecca Gibney wanted to shake things up with her new series Wanted, which puts two women in the wrong place at the wrong time.
february 01 | au.news.yahoo.com

Drama just what the doctor ordered

Craig McLachlan exudes energy as he walks across the room and slides on to a bench in the old Sunbury Asylum — the location of several sets for The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
january 27 | au.news.yahoo.com

Cleverman to premiere in Berlin

Screen Australia and Goalpost Pictures' Cleverman will premiere at the upcoming Berlinale - the same berth given to the likes of Better Call Saul and Bloodline at last year's festival.
january 25 | if.com.au

Vale: Lois Ramsey

Veteran actress Lois Ramsey, best known for Aussie soaps including The Box and Prisoner, has died aged 93.
january 23 | www.tvtonight.com.au

US adaptation for Upper Middle Bogan

Another ABC comedy series is getting a US adaptation with Upper Middle Bogan receiving a pilot order from CBS.
january 21 | www.tvtonight.com.au

How Guy Pearce turned a 'fringey show for practically no-one' into a mainstream comedy

Michael Shanks does not take offence when I tell him he's the worst actor in The Wizards of Aus, which he also co-wrote, directed and did the special effects for. That's because the standard of comparison is ridiculously high...
january 17 | www.smh.com.au

This new Aussie drama puts LGBT teens at the forefront

With a fresh Aussie cast, strong community backing, and a pilot launched on YouTube just last week, Subject to Change has picked up fans already. But now, its creators are looking for a network or streaming service to back the show — and bring episode two to life.
january 17 | www.buzzfeed.com

Homicide creator Hector Crawford, godfather of TV drama

Six months before Australian TV was due to begin transmission, Crawford wrote a letter to every politician in the country arguing that "unless protective steps are taken, the best of our talent will be lost ... and people's taste in programming will be moulded irretrievably to the American and English form ... to the detriment of Australian culture as a whole".
january 16 | www.theaustralian.com.au

The Family Law review: a loving and gently funny Australian family drama

The Family Law may be the latest show to bring Asian Australians to the small screen, but it's relatable for anyone who's grown up in Australia
january 15 | www.theguardian.com

'The Family Law', diversity on Aussie TV and #GiveAYellowAGo: a chat with Benjamin and Michelle Law

Ahead of the premiere of SBS' The Family Law, we asked two of the titular Law siblings to discuss their thoughts on the progress of diversity on Australian TV, the history of Asian representation (or lack thereof) on our screens, and how to cast a Cantonese-speaking family in a very white industry.
january 08 | junkee.com

John Hargreaves: tribute to an Aussie cinema pioneer and legend

Today, 8th January 2016, is the 20th anniversary of the passing of one of Australia's finest actors, John Hargreaves. Cut down in his prime at just 50, Hargreaves is still fondly remembered by those he worked with such as Judy Davis, Diana McLean, Bryan Brown, Denise Roberts and Mercia Deane Johns.
january 08 | www.australiantimes.co.uk

Professional Extra Jeannie Lightbrown dies

Jeannie Lightbrown, the professional film and television extra, has died in Sydney, Australia at the age of 85 after battling ill health for several years... She appeared in over 300 films, television programmes and commercials during the course of her career
january 06 | www.atvtoday.co.uk

BBC commissions Kris Mrksa's Requiem

Australian screenwriter Kris Mrksa (Glitch, Janet King, The Slap, Underbelly, The Secret Life of Us) will write a six-part series for BBC Drama.
january 06 | if.com.au

Wiz-kid Michael Shanks brings fantasy to life with The Wizards of Aus

It's safe to say there hasn't been a geekier show on television this year than The Wizards of Aus. True, we're barely two weeks in, but it's doubtful that come December many, if any, contenders will have usurped this three-part VFX-driven sitcom
december 31 | www.smh.com.au

Nowhere Boys with somewhere to go

After two seasons, the producers have decided to bring the story to the big screen; Nowhere Boys: The Book Of Shadows, directed by David Caesar, introduces some new angles to a series that began in 2013.
december 30 | www.theherald.com.au

Updates:

February 04...
Black Comedy episode guide updated
Doctor Blake episode guide updated
Here Come the Habibs episode guide updated
Jack Irish episode guide updated
January 26 - February 03
The Doctor Blake Mysteries series 4 guide started
Black Comedy series 2 guide started
1985 ABC comedy The Fast Lane added
Black Comedy episode guide updated
Doctor Blake episode guide updated

previous updates

airdates:

February
05 - The Doctor Blake Mysteries (ABC)
09 - Here Come the Habibs (Nine)
11 - Jack Irish (ABC)
tba - Wanted (Seven)
tba - Molly (Seven)
April
tba - Tomorrow, When the War Began (ABC)

birthdays:

February
1 - Jodi Gordon (1985)
2 - Kate Raison (1962)
3 - Isla Fisher (1976)
4 - Natalie Imbruglia (1975)
5 - Jackie Woodburne (1957)
6 - Peter Bensley (1954)
6 - Kate Keltie (1986)
8 - Anna Hutchison (1986)
8 - Chai Romruen (1989)
11 - Alex Papps (1969)
12 - Saskia Burmeister (1985)
12 - Jesse Spencer (1979)
12 - Sigrid Thornton (1959)
14 - Luke Jacobz (1981)
16 - Alyssa-Jane Cook (1967)
17 - Barry Humpries (1934)
18 - Greta Scacchi (1960)
18 - Andrew Daddo (1967)
18 - Tammy McIntosh (1970)
18 - Kate Garven (1986)
18 - Adam Willits (1972)
18 - Todd Lasance (1985)
18 - Zoe Carrides (1962)
19 - Lisa McCune (1971)
21 - Burgess Abernethy (1987)
22 - Adrienne Pickering (1981)
23 - Callan Mulvey (1975)
25 - Libby Tanner (1970)
25 - Doris Younane (1963)
25 - David Hoflin (1979)
27 - George Kapiniaris (1961)
28 - Spencer McLaren (1973)