14-year-old Ben Johnson lives in a picturesque (if you are an adult), boring (if you are a teenager), country town of Werrinup in Western Australia. However, Ben's life is turned upside ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Josh Marshall-Clarke Josh Marshall-Clarke ...  Ben Johnson 26 episodes, 2004
Gillian Alexy ...  Katherine Raddic 26 episodes, 2004
Caroline Brazier ...  Veronica Johnson / ... 26 episodes, 2004
David Richardson David Richardson ...  Francis Short 26 episodes, 2004
Kazimir Sas ...  Martin Dunkly 26 episodes, 2004
Francoise Sas Francoise Sas ...  Melinda Bruce 25 episodes, 2004
Rebecca McCarthy Rebecca McCarthy ...  Fortuna / ... 24 episodes, 2004
Genevieve McCarthy Genevieve McCarthy ...  Due 23 episodes, 2004
Luke Hewitt Luke Hewitt ...  Jeremy Johnson 23 episodes, 2004
Igor Sas Igor Sas ...  Stefan Raddic 23 episodes, 2004
Paris Abbott Paris Abbott ...  Tiffany 22 episodes, 2004
Nicola Bartlett Nicola Bartlett ...  Mrs. Olive Dunkley 21 episodes, 2004
Lauren Lloyd Williams ...  Mundi 20 episodes, 2004
Faith Clayton Faith Clayton ...  Mrs. Irma Dawes 19 episodes, 2004
Kristian Barron Kristian Barron ...  Spy Kid 14 episodes, 2004
Frank Johnson Frank Johnson ...  Mr. Short 14 episodes, 2004
Geoff Miethe Geoff Miethe ...  Sergeant Rick Garcia 14 episodes, 2004
Vivienne Glance Vivienne Glance ...  Mrs. Short 12 episodes, 2004
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14-year-old Ben Johnson lives in a picturesque (if you are an adult), boring (if you are a teenager), country town of Werrinup in Western Australia. However, Ben's life is turned upside down when he is accused of a theft that he did not commit. While in pursuit of the real thief, Ben discovers that Werrinup is a gateway to a number of parallel universes known as the Parallax. As he travels through these alternate universes, Ben finds out that he has a sister, Katherine, whom he didn't know about; that his mother, Veronica, is a Guardian of the Parallax; and that huge purple insects named Welkin want to bite him and that all the worlds of the Parallax are in danger. The only hope of stopping the Welkin is to find the key to the Reading Room. They are the last line of defence. So they stand, bickering siblings, ready to face the foe armed... with a library card. Written by GusF

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5 August 2004 (Australia) See more »

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Quite Fun
29 January 2005 | by green_pigs_bloodSee all my reviews

Intended for those younger audiences, 8-13, i as a 17 year old actually found this Australian television show quite entertaining.

The show focuses on a few kids adventuring through "The Paralax", doors to different worlds, actually its the same world...just different. Take for example Ben's World, a place like our own, then take Katherine's World, just like Ben's but much more strict, there's no walking on the grass in Katherine's World. Other worlds include Hippie, Techno and Forest Worlds.

The 1st series is now over in Australia, they are currently working on the 2nd.

A great show!


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