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Arcade (Channel 10 1980, Lorrae Desmond, Jeremy Kewley)

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Arcade was a short lived and very over hyped nightly soap soap style drama series telling stories of the staff who worked in a Sydney shopping mall. The show was deemed to be bad enough to be pulled after 30 of it’s 60 episodes. Actor Jeremy Kewley who played Robbie Stewart on the show said “Arcade” was NOT a Crawfords or Grundys series (as is often reported). It was one of the first shows (in Australia) financed and produced in-house by a Network (it is now more common – “Home and Away”, etc).

At the time, the 0-10 Network was being taken over by Rupert Murdoch and was being streamlined and changed into “Network Ten”. The in-house idea was a big part of the problem with “Arcade”. Each Channel/State put money into the show and had a say in it’s production. Hence the problems – Sydney wanted more raunchy stuff, Perth and Melbourne wanted more comedy, and so on. This also led to the strange situation of it being shown in different time slots around the country . .. . and one state running it longer than the others”

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Australia / Channel 10 / 60×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1980

Creators: Bill Harmon, David Sale, Johnny Whyte / Executive Producer: Peter Bernardos / Producer: Bill Harmon / Music: Mike Perjanik

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PEGGY TOPPANO as Miriam Sparks
LORRAE DESMOND as Molly Sparks
GREG BEPPER as Joey Fellows
JEREMY KEWLEY as Robbie Stewart
PATRICK WARD as Craig Carmichael
OLGA TAMARA as Di Smith
CHRISTINE HARRIS as Tina Marshall
MIKE DORSEY as Vic Marshall
GARTH MEADE as Norman Pendleton
MAGGIE STEWART as Iris Pendleton
CORAL KELLY as Consuela McPhee
BILL CHARLTON as Len Crosby
AILEEN BRITTON as Joyce Blair
SYD HEYLEN as Walter Blair
TRACY MANN as Susie Blair
MARTIN PORTUS as Teddy Pullen
LUCY TAYLOR as Si Wan Soo
RAYMOND NOCK as Phillip Soo
SINAN LEONG as Mee Ling
JOY MILLER as Kitty Adams
DANNY ADCOCK as Duncan Adams
ANNE SEMLER as Magda Yokochek
ALLAN PENNEY as Mr Henderson

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Above The Law (Channel 10 2000, Nicholas Bishop, Scott Burgess)

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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.

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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

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

production details
Country: Australia
Network and Production Companies: Channel 10 – Columbia Tristar
Duration: x50 minute episodes
Aired From: 2000

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Murcheson Creek (Channel 9 1976, Mark Edwards, Rowena Wallace)

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In one off thriller Murcheson Creek Andrew Murcheson returns to his home town to take over his father’s medical practice (the town being named Murcheson Creek in honour of his family.) He begins an affair with an old flame Karen Fields and also finds himself stirring up secrets that should have stayed buried after trying to settle his father’s accounts.

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Mark Edwards as Dr Andrew Murcheson
Rowena Wallace as Karen Fields
Abigail as Donna Lewis
Sandra Lee Paterson as Dr Myfanwy Mckenna
Gordon Mcdougall
Lew Luton
Philippa Baker
Dennis Miller
Anne-Louise Lambert
John Orcsik

crew details
Director: Terry Bourke
Writer: Robert Caswell
Producer: Ross Hawthorn
Executive Producer: Bill Harmon

production details
Country: Australia
Network and Production Companies: Channel 9 – Cash Harmon
Duration: 1×90 minute episode
Aired From: 1976

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Australian Gangster (Channel 7 2018)

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Australian Gangster is a crime drama that will have a distinctly modern vibe. No real plot details have been released as yet but it’s being talked of a grand tale of crime in Western Sydney where glitz and glamour vie with drugs and laundered money. The behind the scenes crew have impressive pedigrees – it’s been written by Gregor Jordan (of Two Hands fame) and Romper Stomper author Malcolm Knox.

Producer John Edwards said “Just as Two Hands was an oblique take on a familiar form a generation ago, Australian Gangster will be a genre-bending crime drama series – confronting, affronting, touching and often laugh-out-loud crazy.”

Filming will begin early next year in and around Sydney.

crew details
Writer: Gregor Jordan, Malcolm Knox
Producers: Dan Edwards, John Edwards
Director: Daina Reed

production details
Country: Australia
Network and Production Companies: Channel 7 – Roadshow Rough Diamond – Screen Australia – Create NSW – Red Arrow International
Duration: Not sure as yet
Aired From: In production

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