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Australia.s highest-rated TV drama series Packed To The Rafters is back to claim its crown.
The Seven series, which last year averaged 1.8 million viewers, returns next week with another 22 episodes.
It.s the nation.s favourite drama, having netted Best Australian Drama at the last three Logie Awards. Two weeks ago it also took out the Audience Choice Award for Best TV Program at the inaugural Aacta Awards.
Series producer Chris Martin-Jones, who occasionally sits in the director.s chair, puts the show's success down to it being so relatable. The drama focuses on the Rafter family . a family, which, like any, faces pressures of life and love while dealing with serious social issues.
.They can see the characters in their own lives. They can see the situation the character.s in,. Martin-Jones says from his Sydney office.
He says tackling serious issues such as abortion, drug abuse and »
- Sam Dallas
Angus McLaren is believed to be leaving Packed to the Rafters. The 23-year-old Australian actor, who plays lead character Nathan Rafter in the Seven Network family drama, is believed to be exiting the show halfway through the upcoming season. According to The Daily Telegraph, part-time musician McLaren is hoping to work on his music during the "extended leave". He is the drummer in band Ballet Imperial, while his older brother Aidan is a drummer in rock group Long Walk Home. Last year, McLaren's on-screen siblings Jessica Marais and Hugh Sheridan both left Packed to the Rafters, along with regulars Zoe Ventoura and Jess McNamee. After his departure, Rebecca Gibney, Michael Caton and Erik (more) »
- By Rebecca Davies
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