A Place to Call Home returns tonight

“A Place to Call Home”, the Number 1 Australian drama of 2013 returns tonight on Seven Network at 8:40pm.

This episode is a great season premiere and continues where the first season left off. Look for some twists and turns especially towards the end of the episode.

Definitely worth watching.


Resurrection soon on Seven Network (Australia)

Resurrection will be premiering soon on Seven Network in Australia

Credit to Seven Network Australia

  •  13.3 million watched US premiere, highest rated show of the night
  •  Best premiere for any new mid-season drama on broadcast television since 2012
  • 2nd most-watched new drama debut this season (behind INTELLIGENCE, also soon on Seven)
  • Averaged a 3.6 adults 18-49 rating, and increased viewers from its first half hour to the second


The Blacklist earns a second season

Credit Seven Network:

Following a strong ratings finish for its 2013 run in the US and Australia,

The Blacklist has scored an early second season renewal with a 22-episode order.

The series will return to Seven after the tennis with all-new episodes.

  • Australia’s No.1 US Drama in 2013
  • Australia’s No.1 new overseas Drama in 2013
  • Ranked in Australia’s Top 5 Drama programs in 2013
  • 2013 Series Average – 2,014,000 Combined (Metro + Regional); 1,350,000 (Metro)

In the US, The Blacklist is the No.1 drama and No.2 scripted series in 18-49s and No.1 new show in 18-49s and total viewers.

Australian Drama so far in 2013

Usually I save this until the end of the year but if all goes to plan I’ll be going overseas next week so I thought I’d do it now instead.

So apologies for the raves/gushing that is about to follow.

Setting aside the dud Reef Doctors (even though it had a fantastic cast), I have to say this year we’ve had some great Australian dramas air in 2013.

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Some BBC Dramas.. The Paradise – Series One and Last Tango in Halifax -Series One

BBC are known for their great little dramas and ‘The Paradise’ and ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ are no exceptions.

‘The Paradise’ is a BBC drama, which is loosely based on ‘Au Bonheur des Dames’ showcases the ladies wear section of ‘The Paradise’ a department store set during the Victorian splendour.

It’s not only a show which is absorbing and keeps you interested all the time, it also highlights the the class distinction in England during the Victorian era.

Sarah Lancashire as Miss Audrey, in particular, is a delight as the lady who is in charge of the ladieswear section at The Paradise and tries to keep everything in proper order.

The winner of Best Drama Series at this year’s BAFTA Awards, ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ is a real heartfelt ensemble drama set in Halifax and focuses on two people who had lost contact many years ago and reunite sixty years later, much to the dismay of their family.

Derek Jacobi, Anne Reid, Sarah Lancashire and Nicola Walker are the main four leads in this drama which is a must watch for those who love their BBC dramas.

Second series for both ‘The Paradise’ and ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ have been ordered.

Both shows have been released on DVD in Australia by Roadshow Entertainment are now available in all good stores and online.

Q & A with David Lawrance

For the past five years ‘Packed to the Rafters’ was Australia’s Number 1 drama. The show finished its run last month with a fitting finale. David Lawrance, a script editor during the show’s run has been kind enough to do a Q&A for this site. He talks about the show, script writing in general and what it’s like to get into the mindset of a late 40s woman.

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Remembering Packed to the Rafters…

6 years ago a little show started filming. It was “Packed to the Rafters”. It premiered on 26 August 2008 on Seven Network.

As we get ready to say goodbye to the show which has been the #1 Australian Drama for five years, I thought I’d look back at the pilot and based on that episode alone, state where I wanted the characters to end up by the series finale (and yes I have watched all the episodes, so some of these may not have eventuated in the long run).

Tune into the series finale of Packed to the Rafters on Seven Network at 8:45pm tonight.

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries second series begins Melbourne shoot

Credit ABC TV and Inside Film.

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries second series begins Melbourne shoot

By Brendan Swift
The second series of ABC1’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries begins shooting in Melbourne this week. Continue reading