Acclaimed ABC3 children’s drama My Place will have its rightful airing on ABC1 from Sunday February 28.
The sprawling Australian drama, produced by Penny Chapman, will air in the premium timeslot of 7:30pm.
Two half hour episodes will air each week.
The series, based on the book by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins, is the story of several generations of children who live in the very same spot in Australia over the course of 130 years. It opens in 2008 and moves back a decade for each episode, to 1888.
In the first week, indigenous children witness the “Sorry” Apology as the Prime Minister addresses Parliament.
The series features a number of well-known Aussie actors including Susie Porter, Dan Wyllie, Sacha Horler, Russell Dykstra, Leah Purcell and Dan Spielman plus plenty of notable actors in guest roles.
My Place has already aired on ABC3, but the broadcaster has always said it would have a screening on ABC1 so that families who did not yet have digital television did not miss out.
It’s been a long time since the Australian children’s television sector has produced such a worthy and detailed drama series.