Ellen, a ghostwriter working for the ex-prime minister of Australia Andrew Dugdale, tries to immerse herself in the lives of the ex-pm, his family and associates in a vain attempt at writing his biography for him.

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Series cast summary:
Shaun Micallef ...  Andrew Dugdale 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Nicki Wendt Nicki Wendt ...  Catherine 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Lucy Velik ...  Ellen / ... 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Kate Jenkinson ...  Carol 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Nicholas Bell ...  Sonny 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Jackson Tozer ...  Myles 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Francis Greenslade Francis Greenslade ...  Curtis 12 episodes, 2015-2017
Ming-Zhu Hii ...  Rita 12 episodes, 2015-2017
John Clarke ...  Henry 11 episodes, 2015-2017
Owen Wahrenberger Owen Wahrenberger ...  Stefan 5 episodes, 2015
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Ellen, a ghostwriter working for the ex-prime minister of Australia Andrew Dugdale, tries to immerse herself in the lives of the ex-pm, his family and associates in a vain attempt at writing his biography for him.

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Series 2 was broadcast after the tragic early death of John Clarke, one of New Zealand's finest comedians and satirists "stolen" by Australia with a captivating smile and always a twinkle in his eye. Clarke died on 9 April 2017 while hiking in Victoria's Grampians National Park aged 68. The final credits simply say "for John", and Australians all knew exactly what that meant. See more »

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26 April 2018 | by robert-85923See all my reviews

Rather average. It's not awful but it's not great either.

The character of Andrew Dugdale is unbelievable. How could someone be so dim and have been PM? You could argue that James Hacker in Yes Minister / Yes Prime Minister as dim but there was a good deal more realism there.

Ming-Shu Hii - Rita's French accent is awful and Nicki Wendt - Catherine (Dugdale's wife) compete to be worse actors even than Shaun Micallef.

While Shaun Micallef is a good satirist he's not a great actor. We see far too much of him and not enough of Andrew Dugdale.

The script is pedestrian and the comedy tiring, if not embarrassing at times.

Best relegated to day time TV.


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