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Unisexers, The (Channel 9 1975, Tina Bursill, Walter Pym)

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Weeknight drama series The Unisexers was about a group of people all living together in a large old house in Paddington in Sydney and running a business designing and selling jeans.

This was a short lived show running over every week night for three weeks, planned to be similar in style to Number 96 and made by much of the same behind the scenes crew but hampered by an early evening time slot.

The general critical reaction can be summed up in a review by Allen Glover in the Sydney Morning Herald “storyline is not strong, the climaxes are weak, and the actors for the most part fail to impress.”

Most of the cast were unknowns but Josephine Knur and John Paramor had been on Number 96. The series just missed out on being made in full colour, some episodes made it but those made before March were in black and white.

The Unisexers

production details
Australia / Channel 9 – NLT – Cash Harmon Associates / 1×60 minute episode 15×30 minute episodes / Broadcast from 10 February 1975

Creators: Bill Harmon, Anne Hall / Theme Music: The Unisexers by Ogamm Magann / Producer: Kevin Powell / Executive Producer: Bob Huber

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Walter Pym as Angus Melody
Jessica Noad as Dora Melody
Delore Whiteman as Mrs Tripp
Tina Bursill as Felicity
Michele Fawdon as Monica Parry
Josephine Knur as Sally Pickles
Tony Sheldon as Benjy Lewis
Steven Tandy as Julian ‘Tinsel’ Tinsley
Patrick Ward as Cornelius ‘Corny’ Hastings
Anne Grigg as Deirdre
Sonia Hoffmann as Brigitte
Scott Lambert as Brian Parry
Hugh Logan as Humphrey ‘Humph’ Brown

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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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