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Secrets & Lies 

A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.
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Martin Henderson ...  Ben Gundelach 6 episodes, 2014
Anthony Hayes ...  Ian Cornielle 6 episodes, 2014
Diana Glenn ...  Christy Gundelach 6 episodes, 2014
Adrienne Pickering ...  Jess Murnane 6 episodes, 2014
Philippa Coulthard ...  Tasha Gundelach 6 episodes, 2014
Piper Morrissey Piper Morrissey ...  Eva Gundelach 6 episodes, 2014
Damon Gameau ...  Dave Carroll 6 episodes, 2014
Hunter Stratton Boland ...  Thom Murnane 6 episodes, 2014
Steven Tandy Steven Tandy ...  Kevin Gresham 5 episodes, 2014
Mouche Phillips Mouche Phillips ...  Vanessa Turner 4 episodes, 2014
Barbara Lowing ...  Elaine Gresham 4 episodes, 2014
Ben Lawson ...  Paul Murnane 3 episodes, 2014
Mirrah Foulkes ...  Nicole Hoebel / ... 3 episodes, 2014
Damien Garvey ...  Stuart Haire 3 episodes, 2014
Hugh Parker Hugh Parker ...  Dr. Tim Turner 3 episodes, 2014
Bradley Murnane ...  Ryan 3 episodes, 2014
Luke Wright ...  Taylor 3 episodes, 2014
Michael Croaker ...  Journalist 3 episodes, 2014
Darrin Davies Darrin Davies ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2014
Ngoc Phan Ngoc Phan ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2014
Nicole Rowles Nicole Rowles ...  Reporter 2 episodes, 2014
Michael Rodrigues ...  Plain Clothes Detective #1 2 episodes, 2014
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A man who finds the body of a young boy quickly becomes the prime murder suspect, putting his life and his family at risk.

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Everyone has them. Some of them kill.


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Whilst Ben is being tailgate by a Commodore, he is travelling outbound though the normanyby fiveaways and along waterworks rd, but then pulls into a servo on the inbound side. See more »

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Version of Secrets and Lies (2015) See more »

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Down Under isn't all Fun and Games
27 February 2015 | by nicholas-rubenstein1See all my reviews

Set in a suburban Australian neighborhood, this one-off series follows the story of family man Ben Gundelach, a painter (as in 'paint the basement') whose life spirals into a s**t-storm of suspicion, lies and vigilantism after finding the body of a young, neighborhood boy in the woods on his morning jog.

At its core a real whodunit-type story, the plot development serves us a platter of red-herrings in Ben's quest to prove his innocence by discovering the truth, all the while having to deal with characters such as the Suspicious Detective, the Annoying Wife, the Bitchy Teen Daughter, the Womanizing Best-Mate, the vulnerable Victim's Mother across-the-street, and a host of possible-suspect neighbors. The story does a good job of keeping viewers intrigued, with frequent plot twists, layered characters and will- he-snap, won't-he-snap moments.The cast of C-list actors all fulfill their roles (some better than others), and as the story progresses we catch glimpses of who they all really are. A few small inconsistencies can be noticed by the keen-eyed viewer, but can be overlooked as most most details fall into place with the concluding episode.

So, if you like whodunits, don't mind Aussie accents, can overlook some fairly stock-characters, and have some free time on your hands, by all means give this series a watch. It's shortcomings are made up for by an interesting story that keeps you guessing, enough tense moments to punctuate the talky-scenes, and a final twist that, while some may find unsatisfactory, certainly comes as a surprise. As a whodunit, it ticks almost all the boxes.Lets hope its American counterpart, soon to be released, will keep some of the same atmosphere!

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