Airdate: A Place to Call Home

Sarah ptchSeven has confirmed 8:30pm this Sunday night as the premiere for its ambitious new melodrama, A Place to Call Home.

As expected it will strategically follow the 2hr finale for My Kitchen Rules which begins at 6:30pm.

It’s 1953 and the horrors of World War II are still raw and alive in many memories. Graceful yet enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp) learns of the death of her half-brother and returns to Australia from London to care for her estranged mother.

Working her passage home aboard an ocean liner, Sarah becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy Australian pastoralist family. She develops an immediate connection with handsome and charming widower George (Brett Climo), as well as his modern young daughter Anna (Abby Earl) and withdrawn daughter-in-law Olivia (Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood).

But it is when Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret that her future becomes forever linked with theirs. Only the uncompromising matriarch of the family, Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst), and her grandson James (David Berry) know Sarah has uncovered this family skeleton. Elizabeth is determined to keep it that way – and Sarah at arm’s length.

But Sarah’s involvement with the Blighs only intensifies when, after her attempt at reconciliation with her mother goes awry, she accepts an offer from George to come and work in Inverness, the picturesque country town near the beautiful estate of Ash Park where the family resides.

8 Comments:

  1. Not much doubt about where it was going to go.
    They only other slot 7 have free would be to replace a movie on Saturday night.

    It looks good, but some of the dialogue in the sneak peaks looks pretty bad. Will check it out and see.

  2. Can’t wait. This is one of the shows i have been looking forward to in 2013. I just hope MKR’s finale doesn’t run 1/2 hour overtime. Since its pre-recorded then it shouldn’t happen but for some reason it always does.

  3. I think this looks pretty dire actually but what astonishes me is that it’s on channel 7. With all the publicity I’d assumed it would air on the ABC where it would get an audience of sorts as this is the natural home of the “we’ll watch it because it’s Australian” types. From everything I’ve read it’s about as far away as it can be from a channel 7 audience while still being in English. I think it will do OK on the first episode due to such heavy promotion and then set new audience lows for future episodes.

  4. It was announced at this timeslot by the Australian on Saturday morning. Also the most obvious place for it to be screened. The Australian’s in depth review and article were very interesting, it actually sounds like it might be a step above the “Rafters”, “Winners” type shows produced by the same company. With so many quality shows on cable it would be great to see free to air actually producing a local drama series that isnt geared to the middle denominator.

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