A big city lawyer is prompted to undergo a 'seachange' with her children and becomes the magistrate at the small coastal town of Pearl Bay, where the family comes to love its people and the quality time with each other.


Deb Cox, Andrew Knight
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Series cast summary:
John Howard ...  Bob Jelly 47 episodes, 1998-2019
Sigrid Thornton ...  Laura Gibson 47 episodes, 1998-2019
Kerry Armstrong ...  Heather Jelly 46 episodes, 1998-2019
Kevin Harrington Kevin Harrington ...  Kevin Findlay 45 episodes, 1998-2019
Jill Forster ...  Meredith Monahan 39 episodes, 1998-2000
Cassandra Magrath ...  Miranda Gibson 39 episodes, 1998-2000
Kane McNay Kane McNay ...  Rupert Gibson 39 episodes, 1998-2000
Kate Atkinson ...  Karen Miller 38 episodes, 1998-2000
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 34 episodes, 1998-2000
Georgina Naidu ...  Phrani Gupta 32 episodes, 1998-2019
Bryony Price Bryony Price ...  Jules Jelly 27 episodes, 1998-2000
Cameron Nugent Cameron Nugent ...  Craig Jelly 26 episodes, 1998-2000
William McInnes ...  Max Connors 24 episodes, 1999-2000
Brett Swain ...  Griff 21 episodes, 1998-2000
Alice Garner ...  Carmen Blake / ... 19 episodes, 1998-2000


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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Was announced in October 2018, the show would be making a comeback for the 2019 Aussie TV season, 20 years after it finished. See more »


Rupert Gibson to Laura: "I don't feel well."
Laura Gibson: "And the subtext of this conversation is school."
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SeaChange End Song
(Richard Pleasance (as R. Pleasance))
Gotham Music/PolyGram Music
Performed by Wendy Morrison and Richard Pleasance
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Nothing could spoil it!
4 August 2008 | by mmunierSee all my reviews

When my "in" show "The Bill" was suddenly replaced I thought to myself "I might as well give this a go" and as someone already testified, I was instantly addicted. After the first 2 episodes I could not get out of my mind the Northern Exposure feel it had. I was thus please to find another comment that expressed a similar thought. It simple, beautiful and full of laughters as well as having serious and sad moments. It's different and unhurried. The quotes on the main page do tell you a little about the pace of this work. Yes well done you guys who brought it to us you deserve, me, remembering your names... but that's another story, and I appologise about it,just the same I mentioned your existence! Perhaps one thing that got me on the first place was Sigrid Thornton casting. I always admired her and certainly had plenty to admire in her "Laura" character here. But as said by many, everyone is such an important part of it that it would be quite unfair to single any of them out. When I first googled the net to learn more about Sea Change, it did not bring IMDb in the search and I was a little sad about it as this site is my favourite in regard of entertainment and was looking forward for others' thought about it. But using S. Thornton did the trick as she's part of the big movie community, what a relief! I wonder how it would fare in other languages, as I feel it deserves a wider audience. I don't like giving rating but gave 8 as there are heavier things around but really 10 was in my mind all the time!

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