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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Three social outcasts cross paths in their separate attempts to conquer their failings and find love.

Cast: Demon Herriman

Australian Gangster

Produced by Roadshow Rough Diamond
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Network: Seven

A wild tale of gangster ambition. The Instagram generation westie underworld collides with Sydney's glamorous social elite. A world of spray tans, steroids, tatts, laundered drug money and Lamborghinis. All of this and the pursuit of a happy family life. It's very funny, even amidst all the murders and mayhem.

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Back in Very Small Business

Produced by Gristmill
Executive Producers: Wayne Hope, Robyn Butler, Greg Sitch, Rick Kalowski
Producers: Wayne Hope, Robyn Butler
Writers: Wayne Hope and Robyn Butler, Gary McCaffrie
Directors: Robyn Butler
Network: ABC (2018)

Back in Very Small Business finds Don Angel (introduced in the 2008 series Very Small Business) at the helm of the World Wide Business Group, where he and his business partner Ray, have found success in their 'Don's Dirty Dog Wash' franchise. Encompassing five other small businesses, the WWBG is staffed by an ethnically diverse, gender fluid, psychologically fragile menagerie, all hired on government subsidies. While Don enjoys the spoils of his burgeoning empire, he continues to be plagued by the consequences of both his morally questionable business practises and his delinquent emotional life. (8x27min)

Cast: Wayne Hope, Kim Gyngell

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.

Cast: Kimie Tsukakoshi, Mia Milnes, Rainbow Wedell, Elizabeth Cullen, Julian Cullen, Jamie Carter, Nicholas Bell, Christopher Sommers, Steve Nation, Melanie Zanetti

Deadlock

Produced by Every Cloud Productions
Executive Producers: Fiona Eagger, Deb Cox & Lois Randall
Producer: Belinda Mravicic
Writer: Billie Pleffer
Director: Billie Pleffer
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DEADLOCK crashes though the incredible highs, joy, heartbreak, camaraderie, laughs and bittersweet sorrow of what it is to be a teenager. When a mysterious car crash exposes the dark underbelly of an idyllic paradise, it dramatically changes the lives of the teens it touches. (5x12min web series / 1x60min)

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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

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: Lynn-Maree Danzey, Beck Cole, Nicholas Verso
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. (13x26min)

Cast: Kyliric Masella, Mairehau Grace, Tjiirdm McGuire, Tessa Rose, Charles Passi

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

How To Stay Married

Produced by Princess Pictures and Pablo Pictures
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Network: Ten

How To Stay Married goes behind the closed doors of a two-point four family who are stuck in a rut. Greg (Helliar) and Em (McCune) have been married for 12 years, but their relationship is lacking any spark. Life gets complicated when Em goes back to work for the first time since the kids were born, just as Greg is made redundant. And the situation complicates further when Greg's man-child brother, Brad, moves in.

Cast: Pete Helliar, Lisa McCune

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, ...

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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Mr Inbetween

Produced by Jungle and Blue Tongue Films
Executive Producers: Nash Edgerton, Jason Burrows, Chloe Rickard
Writers: Scott Ryan
Director: Nash Edgerton
Network: FX Australia (2018)

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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The New Legends 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.

Pine Gap

Produced by Screentime
Creators: Greg Haddrick, Felicity Packard
Executive Producers: Bob Campbell, Rory Callaghan, Greg Haddrick; Sally Riley, Kym Goldsworthy
Producers: Lisa Scott, Felicity Packard
Writers: Greg Haddrick, Felicity Packard
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Network: ABC/Netflix

Set in the secretive world of intelligence, PINE GAP exposes the stress inflicted on nations and individuals when ultimate loyalty is under threat, and true motives endanger the famously strong American/Australian joint military alliance through conflicting interests, personal ideals… and one tragic mistake. (6x60min)

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Playing For Keeps

Produced by Screentime
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Network: Ten

A series about the women behind the men we barrack for on the footy field. As the series unfolds there will be affairs, business opportunities, fashion footnotes, faux pas, mounting credit card bills, groupies, harassment, racism, sexism, the ever-present paparazzi and an absurd amount of fun. It's a world we've read about. Now we're allowed inside.

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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

Romper Stomper

Produced by Roadshow Productions
Producers: John Edwards, Daniel Edwards
Writers: James Napier Robertson, Geoffrey Wright, Malcolm Knox, Omar Musa
Directors: James Napier Robertson, Geoffrey Wright, Daina Reid
Network: Stan

A generation on, the violent tumult of Romper Stomper returns. Kane is the heir to Hando's violent legacy from the original film. He joins an inept far right movement, takes it over, and as events accelerate finds himself on a runaway train he can't get off. His natural mother and old members of Hando's crew have surprising new functions in this Trump/Brexit milieu - but it's not just their clashes with crazy fringe dwellers on the left, Antifa, and the Muslim recipients of their hatred - their violence has brought them to the centre of political life.

Cast: Jacqueline McKenzie, Dan Wyllie, Lachy Hulme, Sophie Lowe, David Wenham, Toby Wallce

Sando

A Jungle production for the ABC
Producer: Chloe Rickard
Creators: Phil Lloyd, Charlie Garber
Writer: Phil Lloyd
Director: Erin White, the Van Vuuren Bros
Network: ABC (2018)

Victoria 'Sando' Sandringham (Sacha Horler) is Australia's queen of the discount furniture package deal. She's built her empire on being a down-to-earth larrikin and is something of a national treasure — to all but her family. They banished her a decade ago when her one-night stand (and resulting pregnancy) by her daughter's fiancé (Firass Dirani) was shockingly revealed at his wedding to her daughter (Krew Boylan). Now, after a health scare, her career on a precipice and her professional nemesis (Rob Carlton) primed to push her into the abyss, Sando is determined to rekindle the family relationship. She needs them, and in spite of their initial apprehension… and unbridled hatred… soon they'll discover they might actually need her too.

Cast: Sacha Horler as Sando, Firass Dirani, Phil Lloyd, Rob Carlton, Krew Boylan, Adele Vuko, Uli Latukefu, Dylan Hesp

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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Squinters

Produced by Jungle
Creators: Trent O'Donnell, Adam Zwar
Executive Producers: Jason Burrows; Andrew Gregory and Rick Kalowski
Producer: Chloe Rickard
Writers: Adam Zwar, Lally Katz, Sarah Scheller, Adele Vuko, Leon Ford, Ben Crisp
Directors: Trent O'Donnell, Kate McCartney, Amanda Brotchie, Van Vuuren Bros., Cate Stewart
Network: ABC (2018)

Squinters tracks the trials and tribulations of five carloads of travelers in peak hour morning transit and again on their drive home to find out how the workday turned out.

Cast: Tim Minchin, Jacki Weaver, Miranda Tapsell, Mandy McElhinney, Damon Herriman, Sam Simmons, Andrea Demetriades, Wayne Blair, Christiaan Van Vuuren, Justin Rosniak, Jenna Owen, Susie Youssef, Rose Matafeo, Steen Raskopoulos, John Luc, Nyasha Hatendi

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

Bit Club

Produced by Playmaker Media
Producer: Sue Seeary
Writers: Sarah Smith, John Ridley, Giula Sandler
Directors: Jennifer Leacey, Geoff Bennett, Wayne Blair, Peter Andrikidis
Network: Nine

After surviving a shark attack, two detectives join forces to hunt the ultimate predator... the serial killer who is also hunting them.

Cast: Dominic Monaghan, Todd Lasance, Ash Ricardo, Damian Walshe-Howling, Deborah Mailman, Robert Mammone, Pia Miller, Marny Kennedy, Darcie Iwrin-Simpson

Dead Lucky

Produced by Subtext Pictures
Producers: Ellie Beaumont, Drew Proffitt
Writers: Drew Proffitt
Director: David Caesar
Network: SBS (2018)

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.

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

Cast: Jay Ryan, Ewen Leslie, Kate Mulvany, George Pullar, Marco Alosio, Julian Maroun, Paul De Gelder, Sarah Armanious, Sabryna Walters

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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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

A gripping reimagining of the iconic Joan Lindsay novel that plunges us into the mysterious disappearances of three schoolgirls and their governess on Valentine's Day, 1900. Exploring the event's far-reaching impact on the students and staff of Appleyard College and its enigmatic headmistress, theories soon abound, paranoia sets in, and long-held secrets surface, as the Rock exerts its strange power and the dark stain of the unsolved mystery continues to spread. (6x1hour)

Cast: Natalie Dormer, Yael Stone, Lola Bessis, Anna McGahan, Sibylla Budd, Lily Sullivan, Madeleine Madden, Samara Weaving, Ruby Rees, Inez Curro, Don Hany, Harrison Gilbertson, James Hoare, Marcus Graham, Mark Coles Smith, Jonny Pasvolsky, Philip Quast, Emily Gruhl, John Flaus, Ros Gentle, Julie Nihill, Kaarin Fairfax, Randall Berger, Mayah Fredes, Alyssa Tuddenham, Kate Bradford, Bethany Whitmore, Markella Kavenagh, Felix Johnson, Ines English, Huw Higginson, Rob Jacobson, Kim Gyngell, Aaron Glenane, Kate Box, Nicholas Hope, Tom Hobbs, Neil Melville

Rake - series 5

Produced by
Network: ABC

Now an independent Senator in a crumbling Federal Parliament, will Cleaver step up to help Australia keep calm and carry on... or add yet more chaos to his life and the lives of those around him?

Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Kate Box, Matt Day, Adrienne Pickering, Caroline Brazier, Keegan Joyce, Damien Garvey, Sonia Todd, Tasma Walton, Jane Turner, Anthony LaPaglia, William McInnes, Helen Thomson, Jacek Koman, Tony Briggs, John Gaden

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 (2018)

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

Underbelly: Chopper

Produced by Screentime
Executive Producer; Rory Callaghan
Producers: Kerrie Mainwaring, Karl Zwicky
Writer: Justin Monjo
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Network: Nine

CHOPPER is the untold story of the last great mystery of the infamous standover man and criminal fabricator's life: Whatever ever happened to Sid Collins? Was Chopper able to resist vengeance? Did Chopper kill Sid or had he — as he swore — gone straight?

Cast: Aaron Jeffery, Michael Caton

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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Wolf Creek - series 2

Produced by Sreentime
Producers: Lisa Scott, Kerrie Mainwaring
Writers: Nick Parsons, Shanti Gudgeon, Mark Dapin
Directors: Kieran Darcy-Smith, Geoff Bennett, Greg McLean
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Mick Taylor sees an opportunity of a lifetime after a chance encounter with a coach full of tourists from around the globe. But the unwitting travellers begin an outback adventure none of them could have imagined.

Cast: John Jarratt, Tess Haubrich, Matt Day, Ben Oxenbould, Laura Wheelwright, Stephen Hunter, Chris Haywood

Telemovies

Australia Day

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

Wrong Kind of Black

Produced by
Producers: Kelly West, Melanie Brunt
Writers: Boori Monty-Pryor, Kelly West
Director: Catriona McKenzie
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WRONG KIND OF BLACK, set in the 60s and 70s is based on experiences from the extraordinary life of Boori Monty Pryor, author and storyteller, who grew up in Townsville before moving to Melbourne to pursue modelling and DJing. From the cops and crocs of Queensland, to the disco dance floors of Melbourne, this is a hilarious, inspiring and heart breaking story of an Aboriginal man who stood against the tide of Australian racism, refusing to be labeled 'the wrong kind of black'.

Cast: Clarence Ryan, Aaron McGrath, Lisa Flanagan, Tom Lewis