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Devil's Playground 

Deals with the issue of crimes committed by Australian Catholic clergy.
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Series cast summary:
Simon Burke ...  Tom Allen 6 episodes, 2014
Don Hany ...  Bishop Quaid 6 episodes, 2014
John Noble ...  Bishop McNally 6 episodes, 2014
Andrew McFarlane ...  Father Andrassi 6 episodes, 2014
Anna Lise Phillips ...  Alice Kelly 6 episodes, 2014
Jarin Towney Jarin Towney ...  Elliot Darcy / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Morgan Davies ...  Bridie Allen 6 episodes, 2014
James Fraser ...  David Allen 6 episodes, 2014
Leon Ford ...  Brother Warner 6 episodes, 2014
Uli Latukefu ...  Father Matteo 6 episodes, 2014
Ben Hall Ben Hall ...  Finton Kelly 6 episodes, 2014
Matt Levett ...  Brendan Mahony 6 episodes, 2014
Toni Collette ...  Margaret Wallace 5 episodes, 2014
Jack Thompson ...  Cardinal Neville 5 episodes, 2014
Jessica Wren Jessica Wren ...  Catherine Darcy 5 episodes, 2014
Jason Klarwein ...  Matthew Darcy 4 episodes, 2014
Pip Miller Pip Miller ...  Brother Cosgrove 4 episodes, 2014
Coco Jack Gillies ...  Megan Darcy 4 episodes, 2014
Avani Farriss Avani Farriss ...  Rachel Darcy 4 episodes, 2014
Malcolm Kennard ...  Joe Kelly 4 episodes, 2014
Rory Potter ...  Cavanagh 3 episodes, 2014
Fletcher Watson ...  Peter Kelly 3 episodes, 2014
Darren Gilshenan ...  Father Lenken 3 episodes, 2014
Joe Petruzzi ...  Bishop Mafucci 3 episodes, 2014
Max Cullen ...  Father Joyce 3 episodes, 2014
Justin Smith ...  Detective Blacket 2 episodes, 2014
Lochie Nazer Hennings Lochie Nazer Hennings ...  Dan Rivers 2 episodes, 2014
Lewis Defina Lewis Defina ...  Greg Harrison 2 episodes, 2014
Amy Kersey Amy Kersey ...  Cheryl 2 episodes, 2014
Alan Dukes ...  Father Donoghue 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Stollery ...  Justice Minister 2 episodes, 2014
Kane Johnson ...  Jase 2 episodes, 2014
Bradley Towler Bradley Towler ...  Street Teen 2 episodes, 2014
Luca Donoghue Luca Donoghue ...  Baby Darcy 2 episodes, 2014
Rob Flanagan ...  Sports Coach 2 episodes, 2014
Nicole Shostak ...  Sniffly Girl 2 episodes, 2014
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In 1976, Fred Schepisi's first feature film, The Devil's Playground, daringly dealt with the conflict between desire and spirituality in a Catholic seminary. It's now considered a classic of Australian cinema. At the film's centre was a 13-year-old boy, Tom Allen, torn between his calling and his sexuality. This series picks up the story 35 years later. It is 1988 and Tom is now in his forties. A practising Catholic and respected Sydney psychiatrist, Tom accepts an offer from the Bishop of Sydney to become a secular confessor to the Catholic clergy, and is soon embroiled in political and theological intrigue.

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Follows The Devil's Playground (1976) See more »

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Compelling take on scandalous church
10 December 2017 | by willandfergSee all my reviews

An interesting series that tries to create a personal story around the Catholic Church's paedophile scandal. I found that the series succeeds in compelling the viewer to feel for the victims in a way that media reports have failed to do. Although we are all disgusted by the behaviour of the priests and brothers in newspaper reports it takes a series like this to bring the full horror home to the public on an emotional level because we get involved with the children depicted. All acting was extraordinarily good and the writing was sound, despite the other reviewers criticism of it. I found each episode compelling viewing and recommend it to all.


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9 September 2014 (Australia) See more »

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