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When a corporate lawyer's professional and personal lives crumble she leaves the city with her children to live in a small seaside town and becomes a local judge.




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Series cast summary:
Jill Forster ...  Meredith Monahan 39 episodes, 1998-2000
John Howard ...  Bob Jelly 39 episodes, 1998-2000
Kevin Harrington Kevin Harrington ...  Kevin Findlay 39 episodes, 1998-2000
Cassandra Magrath ...  Miranda Gibson 39 episodes, 1998-2000
Sigrid Thornton ...  Laura Gibson 39 episodes, 1998-2000
Kane McNay Kane McNay ...  Rupert Gibson 39 episodes, 1998-2000
Kerry Armstrong ...  Heather Jelly 38 episodes, 1998-2000
Kate Atkinson ...  Karen Miller 38 episodes, 1998-2000
Tom Long Tom Long ...  Angus Kabiri 38 episodes, 1998-2000
Christopher Lyons Christopher Lyons ...  Trevor Findlay 38 episodes, 1998-2000
Bruce Alexander ...  Sergeant Grey / ... 36 episodes, 1998-2000
Alan Cassell Alan Cassell ...  Harold Fitzwalter 35 episodes, 1998-2000
Georgina Naidu ...  Phrani Gupta 31 episodes, 1998-2000
Bryony Price Bryony Price ...  Jules Jelly 29 episodes, 1998-2000
Cameron Nugent Cameron Nugent ...  Craig Jelly 28 episodes, 1998-2000
William McInnes ...  Max Connors 24 episodes, 1999-2000
Brett Swain ...  Griff 23 episodes, 1998-2000
Alice Garner Alice Garner ...  Carmen Blake / ... 20 episodes, 1998-2000
Patrick Dickson Patrick Dickson ...  Jack Gibson 18 episodes, 1999-2000


When a corporate lawyer's professional and personal lives crumble she leaves the city with her children to live in a small seaside town and becomes a local judge. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

8 May 1998 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Irány a túlsó part See more »

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(39 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club was used as the exterior for the Pearl Bay Courthouse. It is located at 100 The Esplanade in Williamstown, Victoria. See more »


Meredith Monahan: Dan, I've known you too long to take anything you say seriously.
Diver Dan: What is this?
Meredith Monahan: Raddish juice.
Diver Dan: I'm not entirely forgiven
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Referenced in The Ex-PM: Immortality (2015) See more »


SeaChange End Song
(Richard Pleasance (as R. Pleasance))
Gotham Music/PolyGram Music
Performed by Wendy Morrison and Richard Pleasance
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Wonderful - a real slice of whimsical pie!
3 May 2006 | by MoviefileSee all my reviews

Not a lot to add to the other comments. This series which, lamentably, is little known outside Australia, was compulsive viewing. Sunday nights were never the same again after the end! Yes it was right to go out on a high rather than peter out a la Northern Exposure.

Escapist and full of strange characters, you can only wish you lived somewhere the people were so strange (in a good way!). The series is as good on re-viewing and I have acquired all the DVDs. The series has little for action junkies. You come to know and like the characters - no real baddies, just a few scallywags, nothing major ever happens, but that does not give you the sense of the twinkle, the merriment of the little things that happen in everyday life, and the magic of living in Pearl Bay. I wish I did.

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