Love Child Returns Next Week on Nine

Nine will return Australia’s number  one drama Love Child next week and it’s a fantastic première.

Returning this year are  Jessica Marais (Dr Joan Millar), Jonathan LaPaglia (Dr Patrick McNaughton) and Mandy McElhinney(Matron) . Also returning are  Gracie Gilbert (Annie), Ella Scott Lynch (Shirley), Miranda Tapsell (Martha), Sophie Hensser (Viv), Harriet Dyer (Patricia) and Ben O’Toole (Pete).

This year the cast welcomes  Matt Le Nevez (Jim), Lincoln Younes (Chris) and Andy Ryan (Dr Simon Bowditch) in key roles.

In the premiere episode it’s the eve of 1970, the dawn of a new decade, and Joan Millar  is now a qualified doctor at Kings Cross Hospital. She’s working hard to prove herself, but the appearance of a mysterious pregnant girl and the return of Dr Patrick McNaughton  threatens to throw her career off track.

Meanwhile, Viv’s dreams of an exciting future in Sydney are threatened by the sudden appearance of her mother (Jacqueline McKenzie). Still stinging from being sent away to Stanton House when she fell pregnant, Viv is less than happy to see her, especially when she discovers the sinister reason for her mother’s visit.

Annie (Gracie Gilbert) appears to be keeping it all together, balancing her singing career with motherhood, but her life as a single mother is not quite as it seems.

 Love Child returns 8:40 pm Tuesday May 5 on Nine