Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.
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 Alex Ryan (193 episodes, 2001-2008)
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 Jodi Fountain / ... (179 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Stevie Hall / ... (154 episodes, 2003-2009)
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 Tess Silverman McLeod / ... (135 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Nick Ryan (125 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Kate Manfredi (119 episodes, 2004-2008)
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 Meg Fountain (107 episodes, 2001-2009)
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 Dave Brewer (100 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Terry Dodge (94 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Moira Doyle / ... (93 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Harry Ryan (81 episodes, 2001-2006)
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 Patrick Brewer (79 episodes, 2005-2009)
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After the death of his wife and son during childbirth, Claire's father, Jack McLeod, married city girl Ruth Silverman. Tess was the product of this tempestuous but short-lived relationship. Growing up, the two girls had been very close but were separated when Ruth took 5-year-old Tess back to the city. Twenty years later, after Jack's sudden death, his daughters each inherit half of heavily mortgaged Drover's Run. Tess, who recently lost her mother to breast cancer, returns to Drover's in the hopes of cashing out and opening a cafe in the city, but is disappointed to be met with a less-than-rosy financial picture and the open resentment of her older sister. After Claire fires the male workforce, the sisters, with the help of housekeeper Meg Fountain, her daughter Jodi, and local girl Becky, decide to run the property themselves. The tentative -- and presumably temporary -- partnership is the first step in the reunited sisters' effort to heal old wounds, improve their relationship, and... Written by warrior rabbit

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Marshall Napier (Harry) is the father of Jessica Napier (Becky). See more »

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Claire McLeod: You ready for another beer, Maid Marion?
[laughs]
Alex Ryan: Yeah thanks Nick.
Tess Silverman McLeod: [laughing] What?
Claire McLeod: It's his middle name.
[everyone laughs]
Alex Ryan: Yeah it's Marion, right yeah, go on get it out of your system, have a good laugh.
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McLeod's Daughters Theme
Music by Chris Harriott
Lyrics by Posie Graeme-Evans
Performed by Rebecca Lavelle
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Quality Australian Drama
5 November 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

McLeod's Daughters has been the most successful Australian television series over the last few years, and it's not hard to see why. In an age where television is dominated by crime series and reality television, 'McLeod's' offers its viewers an hour of escapism television.

The result is a warm, stylish, quality Australian drama, filled with heart and humour, and with the perfect combination of lovable characters and picturesque scenery.

Originally revolving around sisters Tess and Claire, and their property 'Drovers Run', this show has grown to increasingly encompass the lives of those around them, without losing any of its initial charm that attracted viewers to the show. Even after the loss of major characters from the series, the show still continues to go from strength to strength.

Overall, the most refreshing aspect of the show remains the portrayal of its leading ladies as smart, self-sufficient survivors – a credit to the shows writers, and series creator Posie Graeme-Evans.

Always well worth the look, 'McLeod's' is a superb hour of television you will not regret tuning in to.


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