Well made biopic about the life of Australian racing legend Peter Brock beginning with his association with Holden in 1969 where he finished third in his first Bathurst race through to his many successes and with heavy concentration on his personal life. Not least his three marriages and accusations of domestic violence.
Excellent direction from Geoff Bennett, top notch production design and a terrific central performance from Matt Le Nevez as Brock make a cut above slice of Aussie drama. Rick Maier head of drama at Ten said of the man himself “He made his name on the track, winning Bathurst 500/1000 nine times, but it was his life off the track that earned him the nickname ‘Not so Perfect Peter’. He was complex, troubled and full of self-doubt. An enigma. He was also a champion.”
UK / Channel 10 – Endemol Shine / 2×88 minute episodes / Broadcast Sunday 9 and Monday 10 October 2016 at 8.30pm
Writers: Justin Monjo, Adam Todd / Producer: Kerrie Mainwaring / Executive Producers: Rory Callaghan / Director: Geoff Bennett
Matthew Le Nevez as Peter Brock
Ella Scott Lynch as Beverly Brock
Brendan Cowell as Allan Moffat
Natalie Bassingthwaighte as Julie Bamford
Steve Bisley as Harry Firth
Ryan Johnson as Plastic
Ben Hall as Phil Brock
Nadia Townsend as Pauline Moffat
Henry Nixon as Shane Barry
Kirsty Lee Allan as Michelle
Ryan O’Kane as Dennis Sutcliff
Brad McMurray as Al Turner
Above The Law (Channel 10 2000, Nicholas Bishop, Scott Burgess)
Crime drama series Above The Law detailed life for the residents of an apartment complex which features a police station on the ground floor.
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
Network and Production Companies: Channel 10 – Columbia Tristar
Duration: x50 minute episodes
Aired From: 2000
Murcheson Creek (Channel 9 1976, Mark Edwards, Rowena Wallace)
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.
Mark Edwards as Dr Andrew Murcheson
Rowena Wallace as Karen Fields
Abigail as Donna Lewis
Sandra Lee Paterson as Dr Myfanwy Mckenna
Director: Terry Bourke
Writer: Robert Caswell
Producer: Ross Hawthorn
Executive Producer: Bill Harmon
Network and Production Companies: Channel 9 – Cash Harmon
Duration: 1×90 minute episode
Aired From: 1976
Australian Gangster (Channel 7 2018)
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.
Writer: Gregor Jordan, Malcolm Knox
Producers: Dan Edwards, John Edwards
Director: Daina Reed
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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