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5 items from 2016

Craig McLachlan sci-fi thriller Restoration to premiere on Nine and Stan

3 July 2016 9:09 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »


Midnight Snack Productions has announced that science fiction thriller Restoration, starring Craig McLachlan, will premiere on the Nine Network and Stan later this year.

Directed by Stuart Willis and independently produced by Midnight Snack.s Toby Gibson, Restoration is a one-hour film set in a near-future world where humans have their memories downloaded for backup.

It follows the story of a man who awakens with his memories restored into a body that is not his own.

.We.re thrilled to have closed a deal with one of Australia.s leading free-to-air commercial television networks and with pioneering Svod service Stan,. said Gibson.

.We.re very pleased Restoration will be seen by a wide Australian audience..

Midnight Snack is also currently exploring international options for the film.

.Having secured an audience in Australia, as well as Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu territories, we.re now looking to expand »

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Star-studded lineup to help celebrate 50 years of Play School

22 June 2016 9:05 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

This year, Australia.s longest running children.s series, Play School, celebrates 50 years on air. To mark the occasion, ABC Kids has enlisted some famous faces to join with Big Ted and Humpty Dumpty to host a special series. Entitled Play School Celebrity Covers, the mini-episodes will feature a lineup of popular Australian personalities, actors and musicians turning their hand to being a Play School presenter, either performing a song or reading a story. Daily episodes will air from July 4 on ABC Kids, as well as on iview. Featuring in Play School Celebrity Covers are: Adam Goodes, Annabel Crabb with Leigh Sales, Architecture in Helsinki, Benita Collings with Don Spencer, Bernard Fanning, Carrie Bickmore, Costa Georgiadis, Dami Im, Dan Sultan, Delta Goodrem, Emma Wiggle, Guy Sebastian, Hamish and Andy, Jeremy Fernandez, John Hamblin, Josh Thomas, Kate Ceberano with her daughter Gypsy, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Kurt Fearnley with Rachael Coopes, »

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Dr Blake Mysteries commissioned for fifth series

3 May 2016 9:34 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Craig McLachlan as Dr Lucien Blake.


The ABC has commissioned The Doctor Blake Mysteries.for a fifth series.

Starring Craig McLachlan as police surgeon, Dr Lucien Blake, and Nadine Garner as his devoted housekeeper Jean, The Doctor Blake Mysteries continues to attract a large audience.

ABC Director of Television Richard Finlayson said Series four had been the most successful to date with an average audience of 1.67 million viewers across TV broadcast and iview..

"Doctor Blake satisfies an appetite for engaging, home grown stories,. he said.

Series Co-creator and showrunner, George Adams, said December Media was elated to be returning to 1960s Ballarat, "once again to bring our loyal audience more tales of murder, mystery, mayhem and a wee bit of love with Blake, Jean and all our favourite characters..

Series five will see Doctor Blake facing mysteries on every front, from the boxing ring to the vineyards of Victoria, from »

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Essie Davis in the running for Gold Logie as the ABC rack up record nominations

3 April 2016 8:08 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Essie Davis as.Miss Fisher.

ABC TV has received a record thirty-three nominations — the most of any network — for this year.s Logie Awards, to be held May 8.

Essie Davis, star of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, is in the running for big prize, the Gold Logie.

Davis is also nominated for the Best Actress and Most Outstanding Actress awards.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries star Craig McLachlan is up against Please Like Me's Josh Thomas for the Best Actor award.

Other ABC acting nominees include Patrick Brammall (Glitch), Sarah Snook (The Beautiful Lie), Deborah Mailman (Redfern Now: Promise Me), Tim Minchin (The Secret River), Emily Barclay (Glitch) and Rarriwuy Hick (Redfern Now: Promise Me).

In the entertainment and comedy categories, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, Utopia, Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell, Please Like Me and Gruen all picked up nominations..

Sarah Ferguson's Hitting Home and The Killing Season will »

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Noah Taylor, Yael Stone join Blackfella Films' Sbs crime series Deep Water

20 March 2016 6:31 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Noah Taylor in the Spierig Bros' Predestination.

Noah Taylor and Orange is the New Black's Yael Stone will star in Sbs.s new four-part crime drama series, Deep Water, produced by Blackfella Films.

Joining them in the crime thriller are Stone's husband Dan Spielman (The Code, Accidental Soldier, Offspring), William McInnes (The Time of Our Lives, The Slap), Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries), Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Ben Oxenbould (The Kettering Incident, Old School, Rake), Simon Burke (Devil.s Playground), John Brumpton (Catching Milat, Miss Fisher.s Murder Mysteries) and others..

Sbs are billing Deep Water as its first "cross-genre, cross-platform event which will include a four-part drama series, a feature documentary and unique online web series and content".

The series is executive produced by Sbs.s Sue Masters, produced by Blackfella Films. Miranda Dear and Darren Dale and written by Kris Wyld »

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