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Devil's Playground 

Deals with the issue of crimes committed by Australian Catholic clergy.
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Series cast summary:
Simon Burke ...  Tom Allen 6 episodes, 2014
Don Hany ...  Bishop Quaid 6 episodes, 2014
John Noble ...  Bishop McNally 6 episodes, 2014
Andrew McFarlane ...  Father Andrassi 6 episodes, 2014
Anna Lise Phillips ...  Alice Kelly 6 episodes, 2014
Jarin Towney Jarin Towney ...  Elliot Darcy / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Morgan Davies ...  Bridie Allen 6 episodes, 2014
James Fraser ...  David Allen 6 episodes, 2014
Leon Ford ...  Brother Warner 6 episodes, 2014
Uli Latukefu ...  Father Matteo 6 episodes, 2014
Ben Hall ...  Finton Kelly 6 episodes, 2014
Matt Levett ...  Brendan Mahony 6 episodes, 2014
Toni Collette ...  Margaret Wallace 5 episodes, 2014
Jack Thompson ...  Cardinal Neville 5 episodes, 2014
Jessica Wren ...  Catherine Darcy 5 episodes, 2014
Jason Klarwein ...  Matthew Darcy 4 episodes, 2014
Pip Miller Pip Miller ...  Brother Cosgrove 4 episodes, 2014
Coco Jack Gillies ...  Megan Darcy 4 episodes, 2014
Avani Farriss Avani Farriss ...  Rachel Darcy 4 episodes, 2014
Malcolm Kennard ...  Joe Kelly 4 episodes, 2014
Rory Potter ...  Cavanagh 3 episodes, 2014
Fletcher Watson Fletcher Watson ...  Peter Kelly 3 episodes, 2014
Darren Gilshenan ...  Father Lenken 3 episodes, 2014
Joe Petruzzi ...  Bishop Mafucci 3 episodes, 2014
Max Cullen ...  Father Joyce 3 episodes, 2014
Justin Smith Justin Smith ...  Detective Blacket 2 episodes, 2014
Lochie Nazer Hennings Lochie Nazer Hennings ...  Dan Rivers 2 episodes, 2014
Lewis Defina Lewis Defina ...  Greg Harrison 2 episodes, 2014
Amy Kersey Amy Kersey ...  Cheryl 2 episodes, 2014
Alan Dukes ...  Father Donoghue 2 episodes, 2014
Christopher Stollery ...  Justice Minister 2 episodes, 2014
Kane Johnson ...  Jase 2 episodes, 2014
Bradley Towler Bradley Towler ...  Street Teen 2 episodes, 2014
Luca Donoghue Luca Donoghue ...  Baby Darcy 2 episodes, 2014
Rob Flanagan Rob Flanagan ...  Coach / ... 2 episodes, 2014
Nicole Shostak ...  Sniffly Girl 2 episodes, 2014
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Deals with the issue of crimes committed by Australian Catholic clergy.

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9 September 2014 (Australia) See more »

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Follows The Devil's Playground (1976) See more »

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Creepy Clergy
2 May 2016 | by chazviewSee all my reviews

Sheds some light on a sensitive topic. The series has it's share of creepiness, something unavoidable when dramatizing widespread sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. At times it feels like an attempt to capitalize on the subject rather than inform or entertain -- like the exploitive sexual encounter between 2 consenting male characters thrown in that contributes nothing to the plot.

Spreads itself a bit thin by trying to turn the subject into a murder mystery, and adding a dash of social commentary without fully committing to either. Overall it falls short of being a top-notch crime thriller or an awareness raising drama.

Interesting series, however, I think it would have had more punch in the hands of a Nordic production company.


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