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McLeod's Daughters 

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Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.
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Series cast summary:
Aaron Jeffery ...  Alex Ryan 193 episodes, 2001-2008
Rachael Carpani ...  Jodi Fountain / ... 179 episodes, 2001-2009
Simmone Mackinnon ...  Stevie Hall / ... 154 episodes, 2003-2009
Bridie Carter ...  Tess Silverman McLeod / ... 135 episodes, 2001-2006
Myles Pollard ...  Nick Ryan 125 episodes, 2001-2006
Michala Banas ...  Kate Manfredi 119 episodes, 2004-2008
Sonia Todd ...  Meg Fountain 107 episodes, 2001-2009
Brett Tucker ...  Dave Brewer 100 episodes, 2003-2006
John Jarratt ...  Terry Dodge 94 episodes, 2001-2006
Doris Younane ...  Moira Doyle / ... 93 episodes, 2002-2009
Marshall Napier ...  Harry Ryan 81 episodes, 2001-2006
Luke Jacobz ...  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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They're ordinary women facing the extraordinary adventure of life on the land.

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Australia

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English

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2 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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McLeod's Daughters See more »

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Nine Network Australia See more »
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A team of stock-men were lead by master animal wrangler Bill Willoughby who was one of the four keepers / wranglers who lived on the "Kingsford" property during the production of this Australian television series. See more »

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Jodi Fountain: I am beginning to wonder if Stevie is seriously mentally unbalanced
Stevie Hall: We've got to check the water pumps, even the mentally unbalanced have to work.
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Spun-off from McLeod's Daughters (1996) See more »

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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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McLoed's Daughters Is Unique & Wonderfully Done
10 November 2005 | by hmlnkfamSee all my reviews

Thanks to the WE television network, Americans have been able to fall in love with this well made and unique dramatic television series. The relationship that grows between the step sisters Tess and Claire after their father dies is realistic and wonderful to watch.

Then there's the addition of Becky the neighborhood "bad girl" who comes from a truly horrible home and is raped by her employer, a "respected" shop owner... She escapes to Dovers Run and works beside the sisters, Meg the house keeper, cook, and friend of Claire, and Meg's flighty spoiled daughter Jodi.

I actually found some parts of this series extremely difficult to watch because it portrays life on a ranch so realistically... cattle dieing from disease or poisoning. Sheep bought cheap because they are so skinny and bedraggled many die along the road when they are forced to walk back to the ranch after the livestock truck breaks down, and the most heart wrenching, their fathers horse is diagnosed with a cancer mass that is causing the animal a great deal of pain... Claire takes him back to where she found him standing beside her father who had died of a massive heart attack. You see her crying and pointing a rifle at the horses head, she says she is sorry, and... well you get the picture...

I had to watch Series 1 twice before I could get passed the realism and enjoy the interweaving of personalities both male and female.

Now that hasn't been hard to watch... There are some gorgeous men to look at on this show! Nor has it been hard to watch these 5 women become a team who do what they were told could not be done... successfully keep the ranch solvent and eventually profitable.

I hope you get to see this nearly perfect television series. It is not a waste of time... indeed it's quite the opposite. Now if they will just release the series on DVD in the US, I'll be in Auz heaven!


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