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Lament for the decline in 13-part dramas

27 May 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The co-creator of Offspring has deplored the decline of the 13-episode Australian drama and criticised the shift to shorter-run .puzzle. dramas. .I feel quite sad that the 13-parter seems to be fading in Australia,. Debra Oswald said in an interview for the Swinburne Institute for Social Research.s report TV 2025: Reconsidering small screen media in Australia by Jock Given, Michael Brealey and Cathy Gray.

.People now just seem to just want six or eight,. said Oswald, who created Offspring with John Edwards and Imogen Banks and worked on the 13-part show for all five seasons.

However two networks dispute that view.. Angus Ross, Seven Network Director of Programming, tells If: .It.s a matter of finding the right format for the story being told. The suggestion that the 13-part series is dead is premature in my view..

Andy Ryan, co-head of drama at the Nine Network says, "The 13-parter »

- Don Groves

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Lament for the demise of 13-part dramas

27 May 2015 3:01 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The co-creator of Offspring has deplored the disappearance of the 13-episode Australian drama and criticised the shift to shorter-run .puzzle. dramas. .I feel quite sad that the 13-parter seems to be fading in Australia,. Debra Oswald said in an interview for the Swinburne Institute for Social Research.s report TV 2025: Reconsidering small screen media in Australia by Jock Given, Michael Brealey and Cathy Gray.

.People now just seem to just want six or eight,. said Oswald, who created Offspring with John Edwards and Imogen Banks and worked on the 13-part show for all five seasons.

.Twenty years ago I would have thought, oh what a treat to get to do a six-parter, because it was seen as more high quality and authorial or something. I can see the joys of that, the chance to develop characters over time.

.With a 13-part series, or even the old 26-part, you can »

- Don Groves

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