Returning: Love Child

G.Jessica Marais as JOAN.LOVE CHILD S3.Photo Tony Mott.3926

Nine has confirmed Love Child is returning Monday June 20 at 8:30pm.

Earlier this year Nine’s Managing Director of Programming & Production Andrew Backwell said, “Love Child this year moves to Vietnam. The previous series ended with closing down Stanton House, so we move to the Vietnam War.

“Out of all the Aussie dramas, and not just because it is on Nine, it’s my personal favourite drama. I love the show, it just resonates with me.”

In an era of great change, season three brings new love, lust, births, deaths and marriages to 1970s Kings Cross. The Vietnam War is dividing the world, music and the media are shifting old ideals, and the lines between friendship, love and marriage are blurring.

The outstanding cast includes Logie Award-winning Jessica Marais (Dr Joan Millar), Jonathan LaPaglia (Dr Patrick McNaughton), Matthew Le Nevez (Jim), Mandy McElhinney (Matron), Miranda Tapsell (Martha), Sophie Hensser (Viv), Ella Scott Lynch (Shirley), Harriet Dyer (Patty), Gracie Gilbert (Annie), Andrew Ryan (Dr Simon Bowditch), Lincoln Younes (Chris), Maya Stange (Eva) with Tiarnie Coupland (Maggie) and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Leon) joining the stellar ensemble.

In the premiere episode, Joan (Jessica Marais) is forced to continue living in the hospital whilst juggling work, a baby and a husband in remand. Exhausted, she collapses and is rushed into surgery, with dire results.

Delinquent teen Maggie (Tiarnie Coupland) is determined to discover the identity of her birth mother. Matron (Mandy McElhinney) is on a mission to have Stanton House reopened, and Bowditch (Andrew Ryan) quits his job, much to Martha’s (Miranda Tapsell) disappointment. Annie (Gracie Gilbert) is finally letting herself enjoy her time with Chris (Lincoln Younes), despite Matron’s presence in her life proving to always be a thorn in her side.

Relationships will be tested to the very core, but it is the arrival of a 15-year-old girl looking for her birth mother that changes the lives of many.

Love Child is produced by Playmaker for the Nine Network, with executive producers Andy Ryan, Jo Rooney, David Maher, David Taylor, Sue Seeary and Tim Pye, and the assistance of Screen NSW.


  1. Will be late and an inconsistent start time cause its following the voice. Will have to add extra time to the pvr for voice overruns which will happen. They did last year and won’t have 9 catch up as backup due to stupid account requirement. Currently avoiding promos as 9 have a bad habit of giving away too much of the plot in their promos for love child. After these comments I’m starting to wonder if its worth continuing with love child?

  2. What’s wrong with channel nine. If they air the voice from 7:30pm-9:30pm (and I for one know it will run over time as it’s live), then this perfectly good show won’t be seen until after 9:30pm. It’s difficult for any network to get a large audience at 9:30pm except for finals of reality shows that run for a log time but start early. It should be shown on a Sunday or Tuesday night at 8:30pm. David, why have none of the networks yet decided to be a little more controversial at 7:30pm… they are allowed M rated content now aren’t they?

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