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Place to Call Home, A (Channel 7 2013 | Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst)

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Set in rural australia in the 1950s, A Place to Call Home is a sweeping and romantic drama of one woman’s journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family’s confrontation with a changing era.

Marta Dusseldorp leads the cast as Sarah Adams, a woman with a mysterious past who returns to Australia after 20 years abroad. Tragic news is about to cause her to make the long-delayed journey back home. Working her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian family. It is time for Sarah to face life again and begin her journey towards healing and hopefully finding A Place To Call Home.

After two seasons on Channel 7 the show was cancelled but then revived by Foxtel to air on their SoHo and Showcase channels.

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Marta Dusseldorp as Sarah Adams
Noni Hazlehurst as Elizabeth Bligh
Brett Climo as George Bligh
Craig Hall as Jack Duncan
David Berry as James Bligh
Abby Earl as Anna Bligh
Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood as Olivia Bligh
Aldo Mignone as Gino Poletti
Sara Wiseman as Carolyn Bligh (series 2)
Matt Levett as Andrew Swanson (series 2)
Frankie J. Holden as Roy Briggs

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Creator: Bevan Lee
Executive Producers: John Holmes and Julie McGauran
Producer: Chris Martin-Jones

Channel 7 – Foxtel – SoHo – Showcase | x50 minutes | Premiered 28 April 2013

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Above the Law (Channel 10 2000)

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Crime drama series Above The Law detailed life for the residents of an apartment complex which features a police station on the ground floor.

Cast: NICHOLAS BISHOP as Matt Bridges / SCOTT BURGESS as Bill Peterson / KIRSTY WRIGHT as Belinda Clark / MEME THORNE as Sunny Rodriguez / BRIDIE CARTER as Senior Constable Debbie Curtis / ALYSSA JANE COOK as Olivia Murray / TEO GILBERT as Skeez / JOLYON JAMES as Constable Stavros

Creators: Tony Morphett, Inga Hunter / Script Editor: Christine Milligan / Producers: Hal McElroy, Rocky Bester / Executive Producers: Hal McElroy, Di McElroy

Channel 10 – Columbia Tristar / 35×60 minutes / Broadcast from 1 February 2000

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McLeod’s Daughters (Channel 9 2001 | Bridie Carter, Lisa Chappell)

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Outback based drama series. Two sisters, separated as children by the divorce of their parents, are reunited when they are left the family’s huge cattle property out in the bush, the girls Tess and Claire band together an all female workforce to keep their property (called Drover’s Run) alive. Also on the property was housekeeper Meg Fountain and her daughter Jodi and also Becky Howard. The property next door was the Killarney and was owned by Harry and Liz Ryan. The Nine Network purchased the 55ha farm which provides the location for the series, its in Kingsford near Gawler in South Australia, the farm is home to 40 horse, 400 sheep and 100 cattle. Producer Posie Graeme-Evans was convinced the series would work and said ” it’s different to everything else that’s on TV at the minute”. The first Australian show to be filmed in HDTV (High Definition Television) format and also shot on super 16mm film.

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Lisa Chappell as Claire McLeod
Bridie Carter as Tess Silverman McLeod
Rachael Carpani as Jodi Fountain
Jessica Napier as Becky Howard
Myles Pollard as Nick Ryan
Aaron Jeffery as Alex Ryan
Sonia Todd as Meg Fountain
Simmone Jade Mackinnon as Stevie Hall
Michala Banas as Kate Manfredi
Brett Tucker as Dave Brewer
Jonny Pasvolsky as Rob Shelton
Zoe Naylor as Regan McLeod
Luke Jacobz as Patrick Brewer
Dustin Clare as Riley Ward
Gillian Alexy as Tayler Geddes
Matthew Passmore as Marcus Turner
Doris Younane as Moira Doyle
Abi Tucker as Grace Kingston
Edwina Ritchard as Jasmine McLeod (2)
John Schwarz as Ben Hall as
Marshall Napier as Harry Ryan
Catherine Wilkin as Liz Ryan
John Jarratt as Terry Dodge
Chris Haywood as Bob The Postie
Fletcher Humphrys as Brett Buchanon
Ben Mortley as Alberto Borelli
Luke Ford as Craig Woodland
Rodger Corser as Peter Johnson
Charlie Clausen as Jake Harrison
Inge Hornstra as Sandra Kinsella
Craig McLachlan as Kane Morgan
Dean O’Gorman as Luke Morgan
Michelle Langstone as Fiona Webb
Sam Healy as Ashleigh Redstaff
Sandy Winton as Heath Barrett
Rachel Coopes as Ingrid Marr

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Created by: Posie Graeme-Evans & Caroline Stanton
Series developed by: Posie Graeme-Evans
Executive Producers: Kris Noble, Susan Bower, Posie Graeme-Evans, Jo Horsburgh
Head Writer: Chris Hawkshaw
Composer: Alastair Ford
Animal Master: Bill Willoughby

Channel 9 – Millennium Pictures – Foxtel | x45 minutes | 2001-2008

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Medivac (Channel 10 1996-1998 | Nicholas Eadie, Genevieve Picot)

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Medical drama series. Cases of the Medivac team working out of the Bethlehem West Hospital in Brisbane. The crews special area of operation was in the evacuation of trouble spots. The show is known as Adrenalin Junkies outside of Australia.

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Nicholas Eadie as Dr. Red Buchanan
Genevieve Picot as Dr. Julia McAlpine
Graeme Blundell as Dr. Harry Edwards
Grant Bowler as Dr. Arch Craven
Rena Owen as Macy Fields, RN
Caroline Kennison as Gosia Maléski, RN
Eugene Gilfedder as Dr. Wayne Doubé
Danielle Carter as Bree Dalrymple, RN
Mark Constable as Dr. “Oopy” Hiltonwood
Lisa Forrest as Dr. Marina Zamoyski
Stephen Lovatt as Dr. Tom Shawcross
Dieter Brummer as Dr. Sean Michaels
Simone Kessell as Dr. Stella O’Shaughnessy
Melissa Tkautz as Evie Morrison RN

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Creator/Producers: Tony Cavanaugh, Simone North
Music: Roger Mason
Executive Producer: Mickael Borglund

Channel 10 | 48×50 minutes | Broadcast 10 September 1996 – 1998

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