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6 items from 2015

Barracuda unearths new talent

24 November 2015 1:14 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Newcomers Elias Anton and Ben Kindon are playing the leads in Barracuda, the 4-part Matchbox Pictures drama for ABC directed by Rob Connolly.

The ABC revealed the casts and storylines of its 2016 adult dramas, all previously commissioned and announced, at its upfronts presentation on Tuesday night.

The broadcaster confirmed a third season of Matchbox Pictures. Nowhere Boys and announced two animated series. Planet 55 Studios. sci-fi/adventure Prisoner Zero follows teen heroes Tag and Gem and their mysterious friend Prisoner Zero.

Stark Production.s The Deep is the saga of the Nekton family who encounter leviathans swimming through sunken cities, modern day pirates lurking amidst floating black markets and mysterious guardians who conceal long lost secrets.

The teen-targeted slate also includes Ambience Entertainment.s Tomorrow, When the War Began, based on the novels by John Marsden. In Barracuda, Anton plays Danny Kelly, a Melbourne teenager who yearns for a gold medal »

- Don Groves

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Rodger Corser and Anna McGahan join Dr Blake cast

7 September 2015 6:42 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Rodger Corser and Anna McGahan have joined the cast on the fourth series of Dr Blake Mysteries.

Starring Craig McLachlan as police surgeon, Dr Lucien Blake, 1950s Ballarat continues to be a hotbed of murder and deception, trickery and espionage.

Series three picked up a combined average metro and regional consolidated audience of 1.6 million.

ABC Executive Producer Carole Sklan says: .We are delighted that the tremendously entertaining Craig McLachlan has been joined by stars Rodger Corser and Anna McGahan for more enthralling mysteries in a fourth series of The Doctor Blake Mysteries..

The series co-creator and producer George Adams says: .Season four is, I know, going to be another classic, full of tales of deception, devilment and delight. We can't wait to get started..

The fourth series will film in and around Melbourne and Ballarat, with the new eight episodes airing on ABC next year.

The series is produced by »

- Inside Film Correspondent

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Restoration: New Images, Casting News for Stuart Willis Sci-Fi Film

22 July 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

We've been tracking the progress of the science-fiction project Restoration for a while now and the latest word is very positive indeed. Directed by Stuart Willis and produced by Toby Gibson, the film is "set in a near-future world where humans have their memories downloaded for backup," according to the official synopsis. "It tells the story of a man, Oliver Klein (Grant Cartwright), who awakes with his memories restored into a body that is not his own." Our insider has seen the current cut and reports that it is, in a word, "Great." Since we last reported on the project, Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries) joined the cast, playing the role of Andrew Majury, CEO of a high profile law firm and a charismatic...

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McLachlan joins cast of Restoration

21 July 2015 8:35 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Craig McLachlan has joined the cast of Australian science-fiction film Restoration..

McLachlan will play the role of Andrew Majury, chief executive of a high profile law firm and charismatic powerbroker.

McLachlan rounds out the cast of Nadia Townsend (Knowing, City Homicide), Grant Cartwright (Mtc.s The Crucible, Death Star PR), Stephen Carracher (Vanished), Rosie Lourde (Felony), Elizabeth Nabben (Childhood.s End) and Ailis Logan.

Producer Toby Gibson said he was absolutely thrilled to attach Craig to the project..

"Not only is Craig outstanding in the role, he.s a perfect fit for the world of Restoration," he said..

"Introducing additional key characters now will be exciting for our audience knowing that we have big plans for the Restoration property..

Director, Stuart Willis, said it was an incredible opportunity to work with a genuine star of the Australian screen and stage..

"Craig brought his magnetic personality to the screen and to the set, »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Five drama commissions from ABC

29 June 2015 9:36 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

ABC TV has confirmed new series of. Janet King, Rake, Jack Irish, The Code and The Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Marta Dusseldorp will star in the second series of Janet King, Richard Roxburgh returns as Cleaver Greene in the fourth series of Rake and Guy Pearce stars in a six-part series based on the crime novels by Peter Temple in Jack Irish: The Series, a spin-off of the three telepics. Craig McLachlan returns as. Dr Lucien Blake in the fourth outing of The Doctor Blake Mysteries, together with Nadine Garner as his housekeeper Jean Beazley. Dan Spielman and Ashley Zuckerman are back for the second season of The Code. ABC Head of Fiction Carole Sklan said: .ABC TV is very happy to be able to bring back this collection of hugely entertaining, favourite dramas. They feature such a wonderful, eclectic mix of indelible characters.. Head of Programming Brendan Dahill said: .This »

- Don Groves

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Neighbours 30th anniversary: Special broadcasts planned on Channel 5

27 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Channel 5 has revealed plans to celebrate Neighbours' 30th anniversary with a special companion show and repeats of two classic episodes.

Neighbours reaches its milestone on March 18 with a number of big storylines planned to mark the occasion, including the returns of 12 past characters.

As well as the celebrations in the main show, Channel 5 will be airing a one-off special titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite, which will celebrate the soap's ongoing success and take a look back at some of the most colourful cast members.

Hosted by current Ramsay Street regulars Stefan Dennis and Tim Phillipps (Paul and Daniel Robinson), the programme will bring together a number of the most popular faces past and present - including Ian Smith (Harold Bishop), Anne Charleston (Madge Bishop), Ryan Moloney (Toadie Rebecchi), Mark Little (Joe Mangel), Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Izzy Hoyland) and Craig McLachlan (Henry Ramsay).

Channel 5 will also be airing the first »

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