TV Series Index


Series/Serials

All Aussie Adventures with Russell Coight

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Network: Ten

He's back! After a 15-year break, Australia's best-loved outback adventurer returns with a brand new series, ready to share his unique blend of bushcraft and self-injury with an entire new audience.

Cast: Glenn Robbins

All Thumbs

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

The Bureau of Magical Things

Produced by Jonathan M Shiff Productions
Executive Producers: Julia Adams, Jonathan Shiff
Producers: Jonathan Shiff, Stuart Wood
Writer: Mark Shirrefs
Director: Evan Clarry
Network: Ten

Once upon a time the human world and the world of magic — called the fae world — existed in harmony. But as technology advanced, the fae world was pushed back. Faeries and other magical creatures became endangered species. Now someone wants to change that and restore magic to its rightful place — no matter the cost. Kyra and Peter must solve the mystery of who that enigmatic figure is and how they will achieve their goal. The investigation leads them to uncover secrets in both the human and fae worlds that no one could have imagined.

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Bruce

Produced by Guilty Pty Ltd
Producer: Jason Byrne
Writers: Warwick Holt, Matt Blackwell
Director: Tony Rogers
Network: ABC

A black comedy series about an ordinary guy who, after following his girlfriend half-way around the world, finds himself trapped in Australia's first share-house: a convict tent in Sydney Cove, 1788.

Cast: Richard Davies, Dave Lawson, Angus Sampson, Eliza Taylor, Francis McMahon, Daniel Frederiksen, Victoria Thaine

Chaperones

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Producer: Nel Minchin
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Three deadbeat nobodies are entrusted with the day-to-day care of a child star.

Cast: Aunty Donna

Drop Dead Weird

Produced by Ambience Entertainment
Producers: Kylie Mascord, Keaton Stewart
Writers: Stephen Abbott, Warren Coleman, Tadhg Mac Dhonnagain
Directors: Glenn Fraser, Danny Raco, Beth Armstrong
Network: Seven

Lulu, Frankie And Bruce are three Aussie siblings who move with their parents to a B&B in Tubbershandy, an isolated seaside village in western Ireland. Fitting in to a new hometown is hard enough without having to hide a secret so huge as zombie parents! And the methods Lulu, Bruce and Frankie must invent on a daily (even hourly!) basis to keep the truth under wraps are a constant source of adventure and hilarity. For the Champ Clan, life in Tubbershandy can get pretty interesting… and weird… Drop Dead Weird!

Cast: Dave Collins, Amanda Bishop, Sofia Nolan, Jack Riley, Adele Cosentino, Maeliosa Stafford

The Edge of the Bush

Produced by Guesswork Television
Producer: Andrew Walker
Writer: Anne Edmonds
Director: Kate McCartney
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What exactly happened on The Edge of the Bush? Something so bad it has driven a wedge through the Watts family and torn their calisthenics empire apart. The Edge of the Bush is Catherine Tate meets Bloodline. It provides all the drama and mystery of a Netflix-style, binge-watch series combined with multiple characters played by one comedian, Anne Edmonds. Edmonds will play four members of the family who are estranged from each other and who don't meet face to face until the climactic final episode: John, Karen, Dusty and Rebecca. The show will shot in a sitcom format, and the appearance of these characters will be subtler than traditional sketch comedy shows to create a believable drama. Over six eight-minute episodes, the series traces each characters journey towards reuniting with the rest of the family and gradually reveals the mystery of what happened in their childhood to drive them to such dysfunction.

Cast: Anne Edmonds, Greg Larsen, Damien Power

The Ex-PM - series 2

Produced by Cordell Jigsaw
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Writer: Shaun Micallef
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Australia's longest serving caretaker Prime Minister is back where he belongs: on the hustings, in the press, under the radar and all over the issues of the day. All he has to do is turn up.

Cast: Shaun Micallef

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

Fucking Adelaide

Produced by Closer Productions
Producers: Rebecca Summerton, Sophie Hyde
Writers: Matthew Cormack, Matt Vesely
Director: Sophie Hyde
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Three adult siblings find themselves together in their home-town of Adelaide for the first time in years and along with their eccentric mother must navigate the dismantling of their childhood home and their expectations of each other. Each episode is told through the unique point-of-view of one of the characters, creating a deeply intimate riff on how fucked (and glorious) it can be to go home.

Cast: Pamela Rabe, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Kate Box, Brendan MacLean

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.

Grace Beside Me

Produced by Magpie Pictures
Producers: Lois Randall, Dena Curtis
Writers: Sue Mcpherson, Danielle MacLean, Jon Bell
Director: Dena Curtis
Network: NITV, ABC Me

A rich and humorous coming of age story, GRACE BESIDE ME transports young audiences into the world of 15 year old Fuzzy Mac and her best mate Tui Mui as they navigate life, and with help from Fuzzy's Nan and Pop, learn how to find strength and grace. Adapted from the award winning novel by Sue McPherson. (13x30min)

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Harrow

Produced by Hoodlum Entertainment, ABC Studios International
Creators: Stephen M. Irwin, Leigh McGrath
Producers: Leigh McGrath, Tracey Robertson and Nathan Mayfield
Writers: Stephen M. Irwin
Directors: Kate Dennis, Tony Tilse, Daniel Nettheim, Peter Salmon
Network: ABC

Dr. Daniel Harrow is no ordinary forensic pathologist. Brilliant. Unorthodox. And a murderer? Harrow's total disregard for authority and his unfailing empathy for the dead help him solve even the most bizarre of cases. He is driven to give victims a voice, and will bend every rule to get to the truth of what happened to them. But when a terrible secret from his own past threatens his family, his career, and himself, Harrow needs all his wit, wile, and forensic genius not to solve a crime, but to keep it buried. 10x60

Cast: Ioan Gruffudd as Dr Daniel Harrow, Remy Hii, Mirrah Foulkes, Robyn Malcolm, Ella Newton, Anna Lise Phillips

Illusion 5: Sweeper Squad

Produced by Hoodlum Entertainment and Hoodlum Active
Producers: Leigh McGrath, Nathan Mayfield, Tracey Robertson
Writers: Michael Cox, Paul Mayze
Directors: Michael Cox, Paul Mayze
Network: online

A 6 x 5-minute sci-fi comedy series following the trials and tribulations of Illusion 5's support crew as they deal with ordinary workday problems in the most extraordinary of workplaces... outer space!

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Let's Talk About - series 2

Produced by New Town Films Pty Ltd
Producers: Yingna Lu, Bryan Brown
Writer: Matilda Brown
Directors: Matilda Brown, Matt Jenkin
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Sometimes in life, we want to crawl under a rock and hide. But there's no hiding for Ben and Claire. We shine a light on their relationship and see into the cracks and crevices.

Cast: Matilda Brown, Richard Davies, ...

The Letdown

Produced by Giant Dwarf
Producers:
Writers: Sarah Scheller, Alison Bell
Director: Trent O'Donnell
Network: Ten

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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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The Legend of Monkey

Produced by See-Saw Films and Jump Film & TV
Writers: Jacquelin Perske, Craig Irvin, Samantha Strauss
Directors: Gerard Johnstone, Craig Irvin
Networks: ABC, TVNZ, Netflix

Inspired by the 16th Century Chinese fable Journey to the West, the 10-part half hour series follows a teenage girl and a trio of fallen gods on a perilous journey as they attempt to bring an end to a demonic reign of chaos and restore balance to their world.

Cast: Chai Hansen as Monkey, Luciane Buchanan as Tripitaka, Josh Thomson as Pigsy, Emilie Cocquerel as Sandy.

Mr In Between

Produced by Jungle and Blue Tongue Films
Executive Producers: Nash Edgerton, Jason Burrows, Chloe Rickard
Writers: Scott Ryan
Director: Nash Edgerton
Network: FX Australia

Drama series following hitman Ray Shoesmith as he navigates his chilling business while also maintaining friendships, parental responsibilities and romance. Based on Scott Ryan's 2005 feature film, The Magician. Airing 2018. (6x30min)

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Mustangs FC

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Executive Producers: Debbie Lee, Libbie Doherty and Jan Stradling
Producers: Amanda Higgs and Rachel Davis
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Network: ABC Me

A comedy drama which follows a group of girls who abandon the sidelines to start their football club's first all-girl team. (13x0min)

Cast: Emmanuelle Mattana, Ashleigh Marshall, Monique Heath, Molly Broadstock, Gemma Chua Tran, Celine Ajobong, Jacek Koman, Pia Miranda, Stephen Hall

The Other Guy

Produced by Aquarius Films
Producers: Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford and Cecilia Ritchie
Executive Producer: Jude Troy
Writers: Matt Okine, Becky Lucas, Greg Waters
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Network: Stan

This hilarious and heartbreaking series follows the story of a successful radio host who finds himself single for the first time in 10 years after discovering his long-term girlfriend has been having an affair with his best friend — and to make things even more complicated, it looks like she's pregnant.

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Remembering Agatha

Produced by See Pictures Pty Limited
Producers: Ester Harding, Jamie Hilton
Writer: Emma Magenta
Director: Emma Magenta
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When Christmas triggers inexplicable sadness for mother-of-two Agatha, she discovers a mysterious portal in the dishwasher where she finds the solution to her childhood grief and the key to saving her crumbling marriage.

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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

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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Skinford

Produced by Deadrock Films
Producers: George Kacevski, Tess Meyer
Writers: Nik Kacevski
Directors: Nik Kacevski
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It was supposed to be so simple. You do a job, you make the meet, you get paid. As an experienced flipper, Jimmy "Skinny" Skinford knows the protocol all too well. Having said that, being kidnapped and forced to dig your own grave will spanner the nicest of deals in the sharpest of ways. But his fortune turns when a push of his dead mans shovel unearths the opportunity of a life time; a woman, buried but still breathing, who just can't seem to die. Her mysterious gift extends to others through touch and in her company Skinny launches head first into a scheme of unparalleled mayhem. Coming face to face with the most depraved deviates of the criminal underworld, Skinny will have to pay his dues in order to make the meet, get his payload and have his chance at immortality. But this gift horse comes with plans of her own, and dark consequences that threaten to sever Skinny's world piece by piece (10x10min)

Cast: Josh Brennan, Charlotte Best, Coco Jack Gillies, Guy Skinford

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)

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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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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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Miniseries

Dead Lucky

Produced by Subtext Pictures
Producers: Ellie Beaumont, Drew Proffitt
Writers: Drew Proffitt
Director: David Caesar
Network: SBS

A fast-paced crime thriller of murder, revenge, a missing young woman and the two police trying to make sense of it all. Constable Charlie Fung is 25, desperate to make it as detective and a disappointment to his Chinese born parents who are still hoping he'll become a dentist. Detective Sergeant Grace Gibbs is 45, recently dumped, sharing custody of her eight-year-old daughter and a disappointment to herself. Over the series these flawed but engaging leads will argue over just about everything but forge an enduring friendship. Their clue trail will take us through the fascinating worlds of an inner-city cop shop, a convenience store franchise with a questionable business model, a cosmopolitan international student house, corrupt corporate internships and Asian crime rackets. Ultimately the murderer they seek will be much closer to home than they could ever have imagined… 4x51min

Cast: Rachel Griffiths as Grace Gibbs, Yoson An, Rhys Muldoon, Annie Maynard, Xana Tang, Ian Meadows, Brooke Satchwell, Matt Nable, Justine Clarke, Mojean Aria.

The Easybeats [pka Friday on My Mind]

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Producers: Diane Haddon, Sara Richardson
Writer: Christopher Lee
Director: Matthew Saville
Network: ABC

In 1964 when five young newly-arrived immigrants met in a Sydney migrant hostel and formed a band called The Easybeats, no one could have guessed they'd take Australian rock'n'roll from Villawood in Sydney to London and the world, creating Australia's first truly international rock group.

Interwoven with a killer soundtrack, this two-part mini-series touches on themes of celebrity, damnation and redemption. It was a wild ride being rock stars in the swinging 60's. And in their pursuit of success the members of the band each struggled with their own sense of self and the loss of identity that comes with overwhelming fame. But in the end they came to understand that though they were all from different countries, the sum of the musical parts was quintessentially Australian. This is a story with powerful contemporary relevance.

Cast: Ashley Zukerman, Christian Byers, Will Rush, Mackenzie Fearnley, Du Toit Bredenkamp, Arthur McBain

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

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Glitch - series 2

Produced by Matchbox Pictures
Producer: Julie Eckersley
Writers: Louise Fox, Pete McTighe, Giula Sandler
Directors: Emma Freeman, Tony Krawitz
Network: ABC

Series two will go inside the gates of Noregard Pharmaceuticals and other mysterious places as our Glitch characters explore once again the extremes of what it means to be alive.

Cast: Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Genevieve O'Reilly, Rodger Corser, Sean Keenan, Hannah Monson, Ned Dennehy, Emily Barclay, Aaron McGrath, Rob Collins, Luke Arnold, Pernilla August

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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The Doctor Blake Mysteries - series 5

Produced by December Media
Producers: George Adams, Tony Wright
Writers: Paul Oliver, David Hannam, Victoria Madden, Stuart Page, Paul Jenner, Eloise Healey
Directors: Ian Barry, Alister Grierson, Daina Reid, Fiona Banks
Network: Ten

Doctor Lucien Blake and his long-suffering housekeeper and confidant Jean Beazley face a new future together in a new season, full of possibility  but life has a few more surprises in store for the both of them. Once again they'll be confronted by murder and mystery at every turn. From the boxing ring to a new French bistro, from an exotic camp of travelling Romani gypsies to the local Debutante Ball  Ballarat is slowly changing.

Cast: Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner

Mystery Road - The Series

Produced by Bunya Productions
Executive Producers: Ivan Sen, Sally Riley, Kym Goldsworthy
Producers: David Jowsey, Greer Simpkin
Writers: Michaeley O'Brien, Steven McGregor, Kodie Bedford, Jon Bell, Tim Lee
Director: Rachel Perkins
Network: ABC (2018)

Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) is assigned to investigate the mysterious disappearance of two young farm hands on an outback cattle station. One is a local Indigenous footy hero, and the other a backpacker. Working with local cop Emma James (Judy Davis), Jay's investigation uncovers a past injustice that threatens the fabric of the whole community. A six part spin-off from Ivan Sen's feature films Mystery Road and Goldstone.

Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Judy Davis, et al

Picnic at Hanging Rock

Produced by FremantleMedia
Producer: Brett Popplewell
Writers: Beatrix Christian, Alice Addison
Directors: Michael Rymer, Larysa Kondracki, Amanda Brotchie
Network: Showcase

An adaptation of the classic Joan Lindsay novel about the disappearance of three schoolgirls and their governess on Valentine's Day in 1900. (6x1hour)

Cast: Lily Sullivan, Madeleine Madden, Samara Weaving, Ruby Rees, Inez Curro, Natalie Dormer, Lola Bessis, Yael Stone, Anna McGahan, Sybilla Budd

A Place to Call Home - series 5

Produced by Seven Productions
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Season five will time jump to 1958, where four years have passed since we left Sarah (Marta Dusseldorp) and the Bligh family.

Cast: Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst

Safe Harbour

Produced by Matchbox Productions
Producer: Steve Corvini
Executive producers: Sue Masters, Stephen Corvini Writers: Belinda Chayko, Phil Enchelmaier, Matt Cameron
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Network: SBS

The story begins when a group of six friends embark on a yacht trip from Brisbane to Indonesia, a chance for adventure and to enjoy a holiday at the same time. The group is just a day's sail from their destination when something appears on the horizon. Another boat. The group come to the aid of a broken-down asylum seekers' boat, leading to a tragic series of events that return to haunt them four years later. (240min)

Cast: Phoebe Tonkin, Joel Jackson, Ewen Leslie, Jacqueline McKenzie, Leeanna Walsman, Hazem Shammas, Nicole Chamoun, Robert Rabiah

The Secret Daughter - series 2

Produced by Screentime
Executive Producer: Rory Callaghan
Producers: Kerrie Mainwaring, Lauren Edwards
Writers: Stuart Page, Eloise Healey, Jessica Bookman, Niki Aken
Directors: Paul Moloney, Geoff Bennett
Network: Seven

After the events of series 1, Billie Carter has committed herself to a new policy of absolute honesty, but this will be put to the test once she discovers she actually is Jack Norton's secret daughter — and she's not the only one.

Cast: Jessica Mauboy, Matt Levett, David Field, Rachel Gordon, Bonnie Sveen, Jared Turner, Jordan Hare

Sisters

Produced by Endemol Shine Australia
Producer: Imogen Banks
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Director: Emma Freeman
Network: Ten

A contemporary, feel-good family drama from the makers of Offspring, Sisters asks the big questions: what makes you you; what is the difference between being related and being a family; and does it pay to have DNA tests before sleeping with someone?

Cast: Lucy Durack, Maria Angelico, Antonia Prebble, Roy Billing, Magda Szubanski, Barry Otto, Catherine McClements, Remy Hii, Dan Spielman, Charlie Garber, Zindzi Okenyo

Sunshine

Produced by Essential Media
Producers: Ian Collie, Sarah Shaw, Anna McLeish
Writers: Matt Cameron, Elise McCredie
Director: Daina Reid
Network: SBS

When a privileged suburban teen is critically assaulted, the blame is quickly laid on a group of young men from Melbourne's South Sudanese community — jeopardising the dreams of 18-year-old star basketballer Jacob Chagai. But the truth is never black and white. (4x1hour)

Cast: Anthony LaPaglia, Melanie Lynskey, Kim Gyngell, Tiarnie Coupland, Vince Colosimo, Leah Vandenberg, Paul Ireland, Trudy Hellier

Underbelly: Chopper

Produced by Screentime
Producers:
Writer: Justin Monjo
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Network: Nine

Cast: Aaron Jeffery, Michael Caton

Wake in Fright

Produced by Lingo Pictures in association with Endemol Shine Australia
Executive Producers: Jason Stephens, Mark Fennessy and Carl Fennessy
Producers: Helen Bowden, Kristian Moliere
Writer: Stephen M. Irwin
Director: Kriv Stenders
Network: Ten

A two-part miniseries adaptation of Kenneth Cook's novel telling the story of John Grant, a young school teacher who descends into his own personal nightmare after being stranded in the small outback mining town of Bundanyabba.

Cast: Sean Keenan, David Wenham, Alex Dimitriades, Gary Sweet, Caren Pistorius

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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Telemovies

Australia Day

Produced by Hoodlum Entertainment
Producers: Nathan Mayfield, Leigh McGrath
Writer: Stephen Irwin
Director: Claire McCarthy
Network:

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

Olivia Newton-John

Produced by FremantleMedia Australia
Executive Producers: Jo Porter and Julie McGauran
Producer: Margot McDonald
Writers: Elizabeth Coleman, Pip Karmel
Director: Shawn Seet
Network: Seven

Celebrating how a nice girl can finish first, the story of Olivia Newton-John charts her trailblazing personal, musical and uniquely female journey through one of the world's toughest industries. Selling over 100 million records to become the number one recording artist in the world and starring in one of the most loved film musicals of all time, Olivia is a true Australian hero and survivor who's lived her life in the goldfish bowl of public attention, learning along the way to harness the power of her fame and defining her greatest success by what she has been able to give back. (240min)

Cast: Delta Goodrem

Riot

Produced by Werner Film Productions in association with ABC Television, Screen Australia and Screen NSW
Producers: Joanna Werner and Louise Smith
Executive Producer: Joanna Werner; Brett Sleigh and Alastair McKinnon (ABC)
Story: Carolyn Anderson
Director: Jeffrey Walker
Network: ABC

Riot shines a spotlight on Australia's 1970s Gay Rights Movement and the passionate individuals who were unwavering in their fight for decriminalisation, recognition and equality.

Lance Gowland is a devoted activist, steadfast and dedicated to actively fighting for his beliefs while juggling family, work and relationships. With the system against them and ever present adversity, Gowland and his fellow activists decide to come out fighting in their celebration of diversity.

An important, integral and inspiring part of LGBTQ history in Australia and the world, Riot explores the origins of the activism that led to Australia's most famous street parade.

Cast: Damon Herriman as Lance Gowland, Xavier Samuel as Jim Walker, Kate Box as Margaret McMann, Jessica de Gouw as Robyn Plaister