Underbelly (2008– )

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Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of of real life Ausralian underworld figures as told from both sides of the... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Jacqui James / ... (56 episodes, 2008-2013)
Marcus Shultz ...
 Gang member / ... (26 episodes, 2008-2011)
 Dennis Kelly (25 episodes, 2009-2010)
Daniel Roberts ...
 Jim Egan (24 episodes, 2009-2010)


Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of of real life Ausralian underworld figures as told from both sides of the law. As each new season unfolds you are in a different time period and City with new Crime Bosses and the Police that try to bring them to justice. Written by Ed Jones

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Release Date:

13 February 2008 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A penge éle  »

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Just days before its debut, a judge ordered the first series not be aired in the Australian state of Victoria, saying it would likely influence potential Melbourne jurors in Evangelos Goussis' trial over the murder of Lewis Moran. The DVDs of the series were released on May 8, 2008 (the day after the last episode aired) and were not allowed to be sold in Victoria for the same reason. Though Goussis' trial ended on May 30, 2008, Tony Mokbel has returned to Australia and faces trial on several charges, so the ban continues in Victoria. In September 2008, Channel 9 was allowed to air only the first five episodes of the series in Victoria, but blurred the face of Tony Mokbel's character, suppressed his name, and edited several scenes related to the character and crimes. The full first series and its DVDs will likely not be released in Victoria until Mokbel's trial is complete. This has not stopped Victorians from ordering DVDs of the show from other states. After the end of Mokbel's trial, the suppression order was lifted in May 2011, allowing Channel 9 to screen the series in Victoria in May-June 2011, although the final two episodes, aired on 21 June 2011, had some edits made to them. See more »


Series are set in Melbourne, Victoria. Victorian Number plates have three letters followed by three numbers, all cars in Underbelly have QLD variation of number plates where numbers are followed by letters. See more »


Referenced in Top Gear Australia: Episode #2.7 (2009) See more »

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Not Bad At All
26 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i thought this might be quite rushed. However I disagree with other comments here..

Each episode drags you into the underworld of the famous gangland killings in Melbourne.

I really like that Caroline Craig narrates. At points in this drama it does make you feel quite upset and also sad.

There are a lot of familiar faces if you have watched Australian TV/movies before.

I am currently up to episodes 8 and it's getting better with every episode.

I think it takes a few episodes to get into it.

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