BBC soaks up more Aussie drama

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UK youth channel BBC Three has acquired Barracuda to screen over its upcoming winter season.

Sue Deeks, Head of Programme Acquisition at the BBC, says: “Barracuda is a compelling, complex and emotional drama – beautifully filmed and performed.”

Damian Kavanagh, Controller of BBC Three, adds: “BBC Three has a rich history in offering drama that covers issues that matter to young people, Barracuda fits that mould.”

BBC has also picked up more Aussie drama for its daytime schedule.

“Following the enduring success of A Place To Call Home and The Doctor Blake Mysteries, and a very positive response to new (UK) crime drama Red Rock, we have acquired new series of all three shows as part of BBC Daytime’s popular drama line-up,” Deeks added.

The Doctor Blake Mysteries – BBC One
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The fourth series of the crime drama about the Australian Second World War veteran Doctor Lucien Blake (Craig McLachlan), who solves crimes from his local medical practice. In this series Doctor Blake returns to Ballarat to once again solve a series of strange and baffling murders, only to find that change is afoot, nothing is sacred, and no one is safe…
December Media for ABC Australia. Executive Producer Tony Wright. Producer George Adams.

A Place To Call Home – BBC Two
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Australian romantic drama set after World War II, following one woman as she returns home to start a new life after spending 20 years abroad. In series four we see the relationships between the characters as affected by two contrasting social issues in 1954; the conservative wave of fear generated by the ‘Reds under the beds’ scare, and the wave of liberal change that opened up new social and moral choices for Australians at the time.

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