Headlines:

Actress Mabel Li sets the scene for representation on screen

Mabel Li reveals rich and wide-reaching nuances within her role as Zhang Lei in SBS’ New Gold Mountain series.
october 21 | harpersbazaar.com.au

Marta Dusseldorp moves into TV production, reveals first series

The Janet King and A Place To Call Home star has helped create an eight-part crime-thriller series called Bay Of Fires.
october 20 | www.smh.com.au

‘Ground-breaking’: Alyssa Sutherland shines light on British rule and Chinese in gold-rush drama

For the first time, storytellers have ‘flipped the script’ on an Australian period drama, telling the story of the brutal chapter of the gold rush era from the perspective of the Chinese miners who came to Victoria’s goldfields in their thousands more than 170 years ago.
october 11 | thenewdaily.com.au

Production begins on Gymnastics Academy for Netflix

South Australian produced drama centres around a US teen who joins an Australian elite gymnast program.
october 08 | tvtonight.com.au

Katherine Langford to star in new ABC drama Savage River

Jocelyn Moorhouse will direct 6 part series on a woman who returns to her hometown after 8 years in prison.
october 01 | tvtonight.com.au

“I won’t do another doormat”

Frayed's Kerry Armstrong wants roles for women over 60 to be complex, strong and inspirational.
september 28 | tvtonight.com.au

Black Summer drama aims to help people 'understand', but experts say it could be triggering and offer advice

As communities across parts of south-eastern Australia continue the journey of recovery after the devastating Black Summer bushfires, the creators of a new ABC series hope it will help people better understand the experiences of those who bore the brunt of the disaster.
september 26 | www.abc.net.au

One Lane Bridge to Span Another Season

TVNZ 1’s One Lane Bridge is turning into a multi-lane highway, with NZ On Air bankrolling a third season in its latest drama funding round. The agency’s also greenlit a Sione’s Wedding prequel for TVNZ 2 and new seasons of Ahikāroa and Kura
september 24 | www.screenscribe.net

Australian talent locked in for new Netflix drama series Irreverent

Netflix has confirmed a number of Australian performers are set to take on key roles in its upcoming new drama series Irreverent.
september 22 | tvblackbox.com.au

Screen Australia announces $6.5 million in production funding

High-profile talent on both sides of the camera punctuate the four feature films, three television dramas, and one virtual reality project that will share in more than $6.5 million of production funding from Screen Australia.
september 24 | www.if.com.au

Back to the Rafters: Kiwi duo at heart of Amazon's beloved Aussie drama revival

Reuniting the show’s original creator Bevan Lee with most of the cast, Back to the Rafters should more than satisfy fans of light Aussie familial drama, as well as winning a few new ones along the way.
september 18 | www.stuff.co.nz

TV Review: Australian Gangster doesn’t fulfil ‘instagangster’ promise

Legal complications made this true story about Pasquale Barbaro tricky to tell. Writer-director Gregor Jordan works hard to inject energy.
september 14 | www.screenhub.com.au

Back to the Rafters: Amazon's new series revisits Australia's favourite TV family

The cast of Australian drama Packed To The Rafters return in Back To The Rafters, which begins screening on Amazon Prime Video on September 17.
september 14 | www.stuff.co.nz

Fortune comes at a price as new Australian drama New Gold Mountain comes to SBS

Bold, ruthless and darkly humorous, New Gold Mountain brings to the screen for the very first time, the remarkable and untold story of the Chinese miners who arrived in the Victorian Goldfields in their thousands in the 1850s to try to make their fortune.
september 09 | tvblackbox.com.au

Updates:

October 18...
Fires episode guide updated
New Gold Mountain guide complete thru ep 2
Wentworth guide updated
Spreadsheet added
Frayed episode guide updated
Fat Pizza: Back In Business series 2 guide completed
My Life is Murder series 2 guide completed
October 11 - 17
Fires episode guide updated
Wentworth guide updated
Frayed episode guide updated
Fat Pizza guide updated
My Life is Murder guide updated

previous updates

premieres:

October
13 - New Gold Mountain (SBS)

birthdays:

October
1 - Cariba Heine (1988)
3 - Francis Greenslade (1962)
5 - Guy Pearce (1967)
8 - Paul Hogan (1939)
8 - Martin Henderson (1974)
8 - Simon Burke (1961)
9 - Brett Partridge (1965)
10 - Geoff Morrell (1948)
11 - Marcus Graham (1963)
11 - Claudia Black (1973)
12 - Hugh Jackman (1968)
12 - Kate Beahan (1974)
13 - William Zappa (1948)
13 - Wayne Pygram (1959)
15 - Leeanne Walsman (1980)
16 - Martin Sacks (1959)
17 - Phoebe Tonkin (1988)
17 - Rhys Muldoon (1965)
18 - Lisa Chappell (1968)
18 - Liz Burch (1954)
19 - Tiriel Mora (1958)
20 - Gracie Gilbert (1992)
22 - John Howard (1952)
24 - Lincoln Lewis (1987)
24 - Tim Pocock (1985)
24 - Raelee Hill (1972)
25 - Belinda Cotterill (1974)
25 - Lenore Smith (1958)
27 - Paul Tassone (1969)
27 - Melanie Vallejo (1979)
28 - Terence Donovan (1942)
28 - John Stanton (1944)
30 - Stefan Dennis (1958)
30 - Garry McDonald (1948)
30 - Brendan McKensey (1985)
31 - Christie Hayes (1986)