The Doctor Blake Mysteries (5 Seasons)
The Dr Blake Mysteries is an original, period murder mystery series, starring one of Australia’s favourite, most versatile actors Craig McLachlan as the maverick town doctor Lucien Blake – a risk-taker, he’s impulsive and not afraid to upset the status quo.
Set in the gothic gold rush town of Ballarat in 1959. The wealth that built its grand architecture is long gone – but not the mysteries, murder and deceit that linger beneath the surface of its faded glory.
The disappearance of a baby from a small coastal town in Australia is the catalyst for a journey into the disintegrating psychology of a young couple as they deal with an unthinkable tragedy under both the white light of public scrutiny and behind closed doors.
A tale of hope and redemption, AFI-nominated telemovie Valentine’s Day screened on ABC TV in 2008.
Ben Valentine (Rhys Muldoon) has totally lost his way in the world when he finds himself in a strange country town.
After a run-in with the law he is sentenced to 200 hours of community service and forced to coach the town’s “no-hoper” football team. Teetering on the brink of demise if they don’t win three out of the next four games, not only will the team have to merge with their arch rivals, but the town will also lose its precious Dicks (the town’s pie factory) which will have to be sold.
For the proud, close-knit community the future is looking bleak. Embraced heart and soul by the townsfolk, this one-time drifter learns how to live and hope again - and so does the town.