Foxtel’s original dramas continue to win acclaim from viewers at home and around the world and have secured 14 nominations for the 59th TV WEEK Logie Awards to be held in Melbourne this Sunday.
BoxSets has programmed a celebration of these great Australian dramas from Friday afternoon right across the weekend.
Secret City (6 episodes) starts Friday, 12.30pm
Secret City is a high stakes political thriller set in a world of secrets, lies, murder and betrayal, based on the best-selling novels “The Marmalade Files” and “The Mandarin Code” by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis. Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger – including her own.
· 59th TV WEEK Logie Award nominations – Most Outstanding Mini-Series or Telemovie, Most Outstanding Actress for Anna Torv and Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for Damon Herriman.
A Place To Call Home Season 4 (12 episodes) starts Friday, 6.00pm
The season focuses on the relationships between the characters as affected by two contrasting social issues in 1954. The first is the conservative wave of fear generated by the “Reds ender the beds” scare surrounding The Petrov Affair. The second, the wave of liberal change that opened up new social and moral choices for Australians at the time. Production on A Place To Call Home’s fifth season is underway and will premiere on showcase later this year.
· 59th TV WEEK Logie Award nominations – Most Outstanding Drama Series, Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for Jenni Baird and Best Actress for Marta Dusseldorp (joint nomination for her performances on APTCH, Jack Irish and Janet King).
The Kettering Incident (8 episodes) starts Saturday, 4.00pm
The Kettering Incident is a gripping mystery thriller with otherworldly overtones, set against the haunting gothic landscape of southern Tasmania. When two girls disappear in the wilds of Tasmania in similar circumstances, 15 years apart, Dr Anna Macy finds herself inextricably linked to both cases. Anna must confront the traumatic events of her troubled past and discover her connection to the truth of what is really happening in the Kettering forest. Created by Victoria Madden and Vincent Sheehan, The Kettering Incident won AACTA Awards for Best Telefeature or Mini-Series and Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama for Elizabeth Debicki.
· 59th TV WEEK Logie Award nominations – Most Outstanding Mini-Series or Telemovie, Most Outstanding Actress for Elizabeth Debicki, Most Outstanding Actor for Henry Nixon and Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer for Tilda Cobham-Hervey.
Wentworth Season 4 (12 episodes) starts Sunday, 9.00am
As the story begins, Bea and her cell-block mates are returning to Wentworth after the fire and rebuilding of H Block to find a new dynamic in play with a new contender for Top Dog. On the outside, Franky is trying hard to be a productive member of society. As always, no-one should underestimate “the Freak”. Wentworth S4 builds towards a stunning finale which rocked viewers around the world and the show won the AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series. Wentworth Season 5 now is premiering on showcase.
· 59th TV WEEK Logie Award nominations – Most Outstanding Drama Series, Best Drama Program, Most Outstanding Actress for Danielle Cormack and Most Outstanding Supporting Actress for Nicole da Silva.
Watch these four great Foxtel original dramas this weekend on BoxSets or on Foxtel’s streaming service Foxtel Play.