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Breaking News 

Frontline (original title)
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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Series cast summary:
Rob Sitch ...  Mike Moore 39 episodes, 1994-1997
Jane Kennedy 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 Santo Cilauro ...  Geoffrey Salter 39 episodes, 1994-1997
Anita Smith Anita Smith ...  Domenica Baroni 39 episodes, 1994-1997
Linda O'Grady Linda O'Grady ...  Shelley Cohen 39 episodes, 1994-1997
Pip Mushin Pip Mushin ...  Stuart O'Hallaran 38 episodes, 1994-1997
Trudy Hellier ...  Kate Preston 36 episodes, 1994-1997
Torquil Neilson Torquil Neilson ...  Jason Cotter 33 episodes, 1994-1997
Boris Conley Boris Conley ...  Elliot Rhodes 25 episodes, 1994-1997
Marcus Eyre Marcus Eyre ...  Hugh Tabbagh 20 episodes, 1994-1997
Genevieve Mooy 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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1994 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking News See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Brian Thompson: Mike has the network's one hundred percent support right up to the day we sack him.
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Low-key but wickedly hilarious satire
29 June 2002 | by budikavlanSee all my reviews

Our local public TV station showed this, though a change of title was necessary ("Frontline" is the title of a very serious investigative/documentary series produced by PBS). It didn't attract a lot of attention (and wasn't heavily promoted), but for those who caught it, many laughs were to be had. The satire was sharp and very funny, but perhaps the most surprising aspect of the show was that just about every character, from the pompously moronic host through the crew of pranksters to the earnest producer (and the Machiavellian Exec producers) managed to remain largely sympathetic. If this makes its way around again, I encourage all to watch it.


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