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The Kettering Incident 

Doctor Anna Macy finds herself inexplicably linked to the disappearance of two girls, fifteen years apart.
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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Debicki ...  Dr. Anna Macy 8 episodes, 2016
Matthew Le Nevez ...  Brian Dutch 8 episodes, 2016
Henry Nixon ...  Fergus McFadden 8 episodes, 2016
Anthony Phelan ...  Roy Macy 8 episodes, 2016
Damon Gameau ...  Jens Jorgensson 8 episodes, 2016
Damien Garvey ...  Max Holloway 8 episodes, 2016
Sacha Horler Sacha Horler ...  Barbara Holloway 8 episodes, 2016
Brad Kannegiesser ...  Adam Holloway 8 episodes, 2016
Sianoa Smit-McPhee ...  Chloe Holloway 8 episodes, 2016
Suzi Dougherty Suzi Dougherty ...  Renae Baxter 8 episodes, 2016
Kevin MacIsaac Kevin MacIsaac ...  Travis Kingston 8 episodes, 2016
Alison Whyte ...  Deb Russell 8 episodes, 2016
Tilda Cobham-Hervey ...  Eliza Grayson / ... 8 episodes, 2016
Dylan Young ...  Dane Sullivan 8 episodes, 2016
Neil Pigot ...  Dominic Harrold 8 episodes, 2016
Nathan Spencer ...  Lewis 'Lofty' Sullivan 8 episodes, 2016
Marcus Hensley ...  Mick 'Macca' MacDonald 8 episodes, 2016
Matt Burton ...  Singlet Russell 8 episodes, 2016
Miranda Bennett Miranda Bennett ...  Young Gillian Baxter 8 episodes, 2016
Ben Oxenbould ...  Craig Grayson 7 episodes, 2016
Katie Robertson ...  Sandra Hull 7 episodes, 2016
Maddison Brown ...  Young Anna Macy 7 episodes, 2016
Kris McQuade ...  Dr. Fiona McKenzie 6 episodes, 2016
Thomas Readman Thomas Readman ...  Kade Fisher 6 episodes, 2016
Maya Jean Maya Jean ...  Matilda Russell 6 episodes, 2016
Genevieve Hegney ...  Sharon Sullivan 5 episodes, 2016
Edwin Hodgeman ...  Billy 'Pop' Sullivan 5 episodes, 2016
Sarah Wood Sarah Wood ...  Wendy Macy 5 episodes, 2016
Michael Earnshaw Michael Earnshaw ...  Jack Steadman 5 episodes, 2016
Bryony Geeves Bryony Geeves ...  Denise Fisher 4 episodes, 2016
Jose Element Jose Element ...  Assistant Commissioner Brendan Trengrove / ... 4 episodes, 2016


Anna Macy (played by Elizabeth Debicki) is a highly-regarded doctor, working at a hospital in London. Suffering from frequent headaches and other ill-health, she returns to her home town of Kettering, Tasmania. She left the town under a cloud 15 years earlier after her best friend Gillian disappeared. Back now, she finds that the old animosities remain. Moreover, the strange phenomena that accompanied Gillian's disappearance remain and another girl has disappeared. Written by grantss

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Release Date:

4 July 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Случай в Кеттеринге See more »

Filming Locations:

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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An engrossing, high-quality Australian drama
3 August 2016 | by streamofstarsSee all my reviews

I was intrigued by The Kettering Incident from the minute the first previews were shown, and it hasn't disappointed. Set and filmed on location in Tasmania, this Australian production is not only visually stunning, but rich and compelling. Everything from the directing to the writing to the acting is perfect.

Without giving too much away, the basic story is of Anna Macy (Elizabeth Debicki), a doctor working in London who returns home unexpectedly to Australia. The townspeople of Kettering are not too happy about her arrival and when a teenage girl goes missing, the memories and mysterious disappearance of Anna's childhood friend are brought to the surface along with a myriad of questions, secrets and strange events.

The opening credits create a haunting atmosphere of flickering lights and fluttering moths and birds in the misty dark green of the forest, no doubt a sign of things to come or maybe of things past. Each episode is as foreboding as the last and moves along at a nice even pace, while at the same time threatening to unravel, keeping the viewer engaged. I sometimes find it frustrating only getting little bits of information at a time, but here I am completely captivated by it and have found myself watching each episode more than once.

Debicki is outstanding and displays great depth in what is quite a challenging role. Her quiet, but strong presence is magnetic and ethereal. Alongside Debicki is an array of fine Australian actors including Matthew Le Nevez, Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan, Alison Whyte, Ben Oxenbould, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler and Suzi Dougherty. All are excellent as they bring to life the heart of Kettering, each character multi-faceted and complex.

The directing and cinematography is just breathtaking. There is an otherworldly aspect to it. The lingering shots of the forest, mountains, lonely roads, the moon peaking through the clouds, the glow of a street light in the dark of night, and a colour palette of greens, blues and greys all add to the mesmerising beauty and eeriness of the small town. The music is also fantastic and suitably ominous.

Creators Vicki Madden and Vincent Sheehan, and all involved have made something special. The Kettering Incident is high-quality Australian drama at it's very best. I will be sad to see it finish, but I'm also eagerly waiting to see what happens next and how it will all end. Not to be missed!

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