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An Indigenous woman in Australia is thrust into the political limelight.
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Series cast summary:
Deborah Mailman ...  Alex Irving 6 episodes, 2019
Rachel Griffiths ...  Rachel Anderson 6 episodes, 2019
Harry Richardson ...  Jonathan Cosgrove 6 episodes, 2019
Rob Collins ...  Charlie Irving 6 episodes, 2019
Celia Ireland ...  Tracey Helliar 6 episodes, 2019
Wesley Patten Wesley Patten ...  Eddie Irving 6 episodes, 2019
Huw Higginson ...  Peter Solomon 6 episodes, 2019
David Roberts ...  Kevin Cartwright 6 episodes, 2019
Shantae Barnes-Cowan ...  Jess Clarke 6 episodes, 2019
Adele Perovic ...  Jillian Morell 6 episodes, 2019
James Sweeny ...  Christopher Bingham 6 episodes, 2019
Anthony Hayes ...  Damien Bauer 5 episodes, 2019
Fran Kelly Fran Kelly ...  Journalist / ... 5 episodes, 2019
Aaron Pedersen ...  Tom Campbell Jnr 4 episodes, 2019
William McInnes ...  Laurie Martin 4 episodes, 2019
Trisha Morton-Thomas Trisha Morton-Thomas ...  Jan Irving 4 episodes, 2019
Val Weldon Val Weldon ...  Marcie Maclean 4 episodes, 2019
Richard Sydenham ...  Bauer Supporter 4 episodes, 2019
David Nicoll ...  Jack PMs Driver 4 episodes, 2019
Humphrey James Humphrey James ...  Bauer Senator 4 episodes, 2019
Bee Cruse Bee Cruse ...  Jade 3 episodes, 2019
Rose Riley ...  Daphne Howard 3 episodes, 2019
Damien Monk Damien Monk ...  Guard 3 episodes, 2019
Eleni Scumacher Eleni Scumacher ...  PM's Aide 3 episodes, 2019
Andrew Price Andrew Price ...  Chief Whip 3 episodes, 2019
Tom Pritchard Tom Pritchard ...  PM's Advisor 3 episodes, 2019
Jamie Oxenbould Jamie Oxenbould ...  Journalist 3 episodes, 2019
Sacha Horler Sacha Horler ...  Kelly Campbell 2 episodes, 2019
Tony Barry ...  Phillip Anderson 2 episodes, 2019
Hamish Michael ...  Kosta 2 episodes, 2019
Joslin Eatts Joslin Eatts ...  Brumby Dibby 2 episodes, 2019
Frederick 'Freddie' Hill Frederick 'Freddie' Hill ...  Brumby Dibby Carer 2 episodes, 2019
Pinky Johnson Pinky Johnson ...  Patsy 2 episodes, 2019
Dylan Hare ...  Cory Gray 2 episodes, 2019
Andrea Bornstein Andrea Bornstein ...  Journalist / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Brandon Burke ...  Senator Mortensen 2 episodes, 2019
Patricia Karvelas Patricia Karvelas ...  Journalist / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Amal Awad ...  Driver 2 episodes, 2019
Graham Gall ...  Speaker / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Milan Pulvermacher Milan Pulvermacher ...  Aide / ... 2 episodes, 2019
Ben Toyer Ben Toyer ...  Car Driver 2 episodes, 2019
Cheree Cassidy ...  Journalist 2 episodes, 2019
Kiara Merylanne Duncan Kiara Merylanne Duncan ...  Jess Clarke Body Double 2 episodes, 2019
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An Indigenous woman in Australia is thrust into the political limelight.

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

13 October 2019 (Australia) See more »

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Black B*tch See more »

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Maybe Living in the Past is More Rewarding
17 November 2019 | by Rupert17See all my reviews

Excellent drama stripping down the moral facade of the Canberra political scene and the overarching desire for power and the associated greed that goes with it.

Deborah Mailman and Rachel Griffiths give powerful performances. Of course, both characters needed to be women to bring validity to a narrative that seeks to expose male hypocrisy. If Rachel Griffith's charater as prime minister had been a male, this would have fueled the argument that the intent was steeped purely in feminist male-bashing and reduced its overall effect.

Perhaps the only criticism I have is the cleverly nuanced portrayal of indigenous people with only minor flaws while those outside their community are beyond help.

Great acting by all concerned and terrific direction by Rachel Perkins.


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