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The Code 

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Two Canberra based brothers become entangled in a cover up that involves a remote outback community and key members of the Australian Government.

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Series cast summary:
Dan Spielman ...  Ned Banks 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Ashley Zukerman ...  Jesse Banks 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Adele Perovic ...  Hani Parande 12 episodes, 2014-2016
Michael Denkha ...  Nasim Parande 10 episodes, 2014-2016
Victoria Haralabidou ...  Alilah Parande 10 episodes, 2014-2016
Adam Garcia ...  Perry Benson 6 episodes, 2014
Sigrid Thornton ...  Lara Dixon 6 episodes, 2016
Chelsie Preston Crayford ...  Sophie Walsh 6 episodes, 2014
Robyn Malcolm ...  Marina Baxter 6 episodes, 2016
Paul Tassone ...  Andy King 6 episodes, 2014
Ella Scott Lynch ...  Meg Flynn 6 episodes, 2016
Dan Wyllie ...  Lyndon Joyce 6 episodes, 2014
Ben Oxenbould ...  Nolan Daniels 6 episodes, 2016
Lucy Lawless ...  Alex Wisham 6 episodes, 2014
Andrew McFarlane ...  Neil 6 episodes, 2016
Aden Young ...  Randall Keats 6 episodes, 2014
Geoff Morrell ...  David Banks 6 episodes, 2016
David Wenham ...  Ian Bradley 6 episodes, 2014
Anthony LaPaglia ...  Jan Roth 6 episodes, 2016
Aaron Pedersen ...  Tim Simons 6 episodes, 2014
Nathan Lovejoy ...  Will Sharp 6 episodes, 2016
Aaron L. McGrath ...  Clarence Boyd 6 episodes, 2014
Emele Ugavule Emele Ugavule ...  Kiki Gangi-Roth 6 episodes, 2016
Greg Kapernick Greg Kapernick ...  Remsey Gangi 6 episodes, 2016
Benjamin Hoetjes ...  Anton 6 episodes, 2016
Gig Clarke ...  Buzby Henley 6 episodes, 2016
Annabelle Malaika Süess ...  Tahila Gangi-Roth 6 episodes, 2016
Steve Rodgers ...  Malcolm Coover 5 episodes, 2014
Mitzi Ruhlmann ...  Missy Wisham 5 episodes, 2014
Tim McCunn Tim McCunn ...  Carl Smith 5 episodes, 2014
Stephanie King ...  Erin Jennings 5 episodes, 2016
Ursula Yovich ...  Kitty Boyd 5 episodes, 2014
Lindsay Farris ...  Dean 5 episodes, 2014
William Ani William Ani ...  Marcus Komblan / ... 5 episodes, 2016
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The Banks brothers, Ned, a keen aspiring journalist and Jesse, young hacker artiste, are investigating on the fringes of the next big story. They become embroiled within a big meaty research project: Big Money - Top Secret and learn there are people who are being damaged and/or silenced along the way. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Australia

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English

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21 September 2014 (Australia) See more »

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Bruce Young won a 2015 Australian Cinematographers Society Award in the Drama or Comedy & Telefeatures category for The Code: Episode #1.4 (2014). See more »

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Intriguingly Multi-layered Political Thriller
13 October 2014 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

On the basis of the opening episodes, Shawn Seet's production looks to provide plenty of interest. A sophisticated political thriller set in Canberra and the outback, THE CODE focuses on the efforts of journalist Ned Banks (Dan Spielman) to find out the connection between governmental politics and a mysterious accident involving the death of a teenager. The quest leads him into several inexplicable and often traumatic incidents; his brother Jesse (Ashley Zukerman) is taken into custody for having hacked a government website, and roughed up in the process. When Jesse returns home, he is so traumatized that he can hardly communicate. No one can be trusted in this world of shadows: Jesse's girlfriend is not quite all that she might be, while Ned's ex-girlfriend Sophie (Chelsie Preston Crayford), a high-ranking member of the government's spin-doctoring team, has a relationship with her oleaginous boss, who knows what's happened to Jesse, but will never let on.

Stylistically speaking, THE CODE borrows some conventions from US series such as NUMB3RS - for example, the flashing of computer- screens and computer-generated information on screen to advance the plot. The basic situation owes a lot to NUMB3RS too: Jesse might be suffering from panic attacks, but he is also a computer genius, working in cahoots with his more staid yet respectable brother Ned. Nonetheless director Seet shows that there is a firm filial bond between the two of them: Ned reveals a touching concern for Jesse's welfare, especially when forced to leave home on a business assignment.

THE CODE makes much of the contrast between town and country; the endless plains of the outback, with lonely buildings placed here and there suggests a wild, untamed world, one where it is very easy to get lost. This is precisely what happens to teenager Clarence Boyd (Aaron L. McGrath) at one point. The city world of Canberra is one of gleaming glass buildings and perpetual shadows - a fitting context for a world of politicking in which people try to get the better of one another by fair means or foul. Most government officials' principal interest consists of saving their own skin - which is why they treat Jesse so brutally as someone who has inadvertently fouled up their organization.

The only criticism of the series so far is that director Seet tends to advance the plot through exposition - where characters explain things to us through dialog - rather than incident. This strategy tends to slow the pace of the drama up somewhat. Once the basic situation have been established, however, the drama unfolds smoothly, offering several surprises along the way. Definitely worth staying with.


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