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Rain Shadow 

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Rain Shadow was shot in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is set in the fictional district of Paringa, a dry land farming area in a rain shadow. It tells the story of two characters... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Rachel Ward ...  Kate McDonald 6 episodes, 2007
Victoria Thaine ...  Jill Blake 6 episodes, 2007
Grant Piro Grant Piro ...  James Campbell 6 episodes, 2007
Tom O'Sullivan ...  Tom Huppatz 6 episodes, 2007
Shane Withington ...  Harry Greene 6 episodes, 2007
Edwin Hodgeman ...  Steve Willis 6 episodes, 2007
Kim Knuckey Kim Knuckey ...  Lachlan Balfour 6 episodes, 2007
Heather Mitchell Heather Mitchell ...  Sarah Balfour 6 episodes, 2007
Gary Sweet ...  Larry Riley 6 episodes, 2007
Nathin Butler ...  Shane Maguire 6 episodes, 2007
Jude Henshall Jude Henshall ...  Stacey 6 episodes, 2007
Nathaniel Dean ...  Fred Klein 6 episodes, 2007
Michaela Cantwell Michaela Cantwell ...  Gail Klein 6 episodes, 2007
Amanda Barkley Amanda Barkley ...  Pam 6 episodes, 2007
Craig Behenna ...  Patrick 6 episodes, 2007
Sarah Brokensha ...  Simone Garland 6 episodes, 2007
Susie Fraser Susie Fraser ...  Shop Keeper 6 episodes, 2007
Panda Likoudis Panda Likoudis ...  Achmed Aziz 6 episodes, 2007
Ksenia Logos Ksenia Logos ...  Stephanie 6 episodes, 2007
Kerry Ann Reid ...  Robbie 6 episodes, 2007
Heather Riddell Heather Riddell ...  Reporter 6 episodes, 2007
Lily Robinson ...  Debbie Garland 6 episodes, 2007
Anna Steen ...  Mrs.Palmer 6 episodes, 2007
Marco Venturini Marco Venturini ...  Jeff Garland 6 episodes, 2007
Paul Zweck Paul Zweck ...  Pastor 6 episodes, 2007
Carmel Johnson Carmel Johnson ...  Ginny Huppatz 5 episodes, 2007
Jamie Harding ...  Andrew Blake 5 episodes, 2007
Jeff Lang ...  Simon Barrington 5 episodes, 2007
Kyan Burns Kyan Burns ...  Louisa Barrington 4 episodes, 2007
Shane Hatchard Shane Hatchard ...  Michael Huppatz 4 episodes, 2007
Phillip Monoghan Phillip Monoghan ...  Snake 3 episodes, 2007


Rain Shadow was shot in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is set in the fictional district of Paringa, a dry land farming area in a rain shadow. It tells the story of two characters who become the means of each other's future. It stars Rachel Ward as district vet Kate McDonald and Victoria Thaine as new veterinary assistant Jill Blake. Written by Lovenda Gregg

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Release Date:

7 October 2007 (Australia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

South Australia, Australia See more »

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Did You Know?


Tony Morphett, co-writer and co-creator of this Australian television mini-series, had been a writer on three filmed productions for Bryan Brown, husband of the show's star Rachel Ward. The Brown-Morphett collaborations were: 'Against the Wind' (1978), 'The Shiralee' (1987), and 'Sweet Talker' (1991). See more »

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Well made series
24 January 2009 | by geoffdbSee all my reviews

The drought-stricken landscape of South Australia is a basic element, almost a 'character', of this well-written series, which I'm watching again for its 2nd run. But the dramatic tension relies on the relationship between the female leads of Rachel Ward and Victoria Thaine - sometimes tense, usually respectful. Many scenes work for their unfinished or repressed words, and awkward silences of these actors, as their characters struggle to relate to each other. Lots of good Oz wine is consumed - South Australian, no doubt ! Rachel Ward looks as sexy as ever, albeit unaided by makeup or other enhancements - which she doesn't need !

With pedigreed writers like Tony Morphett involved, we expect and get fine results in this ABC TV production.

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