Breaking News (1994–1997)
"Frontline" (original title)

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Based on the making of a fictitious Australian CURRENT AFFAIRS show, Frontline blends invented events with REAL LIFE events. A true reflection of THE TIMES we live in.

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 Mike Moore (39 episodes, 1994-1997)
Jane Kennedy ...
 Brooke Vandenberg (39 episodes, 1994-1997)
Tiriel Mora ...
 Martin di Stasio (39 episodes, 1994-1997)
Alison Whyte ...
 Emma Ward (39 episodes, 1994-1997)
Santo Cilauro ...
 Geoffrey Salter (39 episodes, 1994-1997)
Anita Smith ...
 Domenica Baroni (39 episodes, 1994-1997)
Linda Ross ...
 Shelley Cohen (39 episodes, 1994-1997)
Pip Mushin ...
 Stuart O'Hallaran (38 episodes, 1994-1997)
Trudy Hellier ...
 Kate Preston (36 episodes, 1994-1997)
Torquil Neilson ...
 Jason Cotter (33 episodes, 1994-1997)
Boris Conley ...
 Elliot Rhodes (25 episodes, 1994-1997)
Marcus Eyre ...
 Hugh Tabbagh (20 episodes, 1994-1997)
Genevieve Mooy ...
 Jan Whelan (17 episodes, 1994-1995)
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Based on the making of a fictitious Australian CURRENT AFFAIRS show, Frontline blends invented events with REAL LIFE events. A true reflection of THE TIMES we live in. Written by P.A.Duggan <Suzanne.Berthelsen@tvl.soils.csiro.au>

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The USA title was changed to "Breaking News" when it aired on PBS, so viewers wouldn't confuse it with the network's real news program "Frontline". See more »

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A masterful satire of Current Affairs TV
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Frontline is the best, most intelligent series to have come out of Australia. It is as insightful as it is funny. For anyone who believes in the validity of what you watch on current affairs television, this show is for you.

Rob, Santo, Tom, and Jane (the creators, and producers) should have kept making these episodes, television is worse off without them. They did go on to great things though, and their same brand of humour is evident. These people, are the creators of the brilliant Australian movies "The Castle", and "The Dish", and you would enjoy this series if you liked those movies.

This series is made up of a host of hilarious characters who help to expose aspects of journalists that we all can identify with, like the huge egos, (Brooke van den Burg), the stupidity and lack of talent accept as an actor pretending to be serious and intelligent (Mike Moore - the classic anchorman), and the drive for ratings (executive producer Brian Thompson was the best of the three - R.I.P Brian).

"Frontline" was an apt satire that exposed current affairs television for the uncaring, sexist, ratings-grabbing, irresponsible shows they are.

What's more, the show is hilarious! Funny in an intelligent way.

9 out of 10


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