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Sumner Locke Elliott’s Eden’s Lost (ABC 1989, Julia Blake, Linda Cropper)

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Based on the novel by Sumner Locke Elliott Eden’s Lost charts the story of 17 year old Angus Weekes growing up in the 1930’s Blue Mountains of Sydney.

He finds himself drawn into the world of the wealthy St James family and the 3 part story is mainly concerned with his relationships with the 3 women of the household, Eve, Bea and Stevie, becoming a kind of confidant to them and gradually coming to realise how manipulative and destructive their lives actually are.

Sumner Locke Elliott always wrote strong roles for women and Eden’s Lost is no exception and despite Angus being the lead the story really belongs to the three girls especially the destructive Eve. The production design is excellent and full of period detail.

UK ITV station Central were heavily involved in the production.

production details
Australia / ABC – Central – Margaret Fink / 3×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 28 February – 14 March 1989

Writer: Michael Gow / Novel: Sumner Locke Elliott / Camera: Geoffrey Simpson / Costume: Jennie Tate / Design: Janet Patterson / Music: Alan John / Producer: Margaret Fink / Executive Producers: Ted Childs, Sandra Levy / Director: Neil Armfield

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JULIA BLAKE as Eve
BRUCE HUGHES as Angus
LINDA CROPPER as Stevie
ARTHUR DIGNAM as Heath
VICTORIA LONGLEY as Bea
JENNIFER CLAIRE as Cissie
MELANIE SALOMON as Lesley-Ann
FIONA PRESS as Liesl
YVES STENING as Tip
ANDREW TIGHE as Bill Seward
PATRICK QUINN as Corey
PHILIP SAYER as Marcus
BETH CHILD as Hilda

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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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