The Circuit (TV series)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original channel||SBS TV|
|Original release||8 July 2007 – 5 January 2010|
The Circuit is an Australian television drama series. The six part first season screened on SBS TV, premiering on 8 July 2007 at 9:30 pm, and concluding on 12 August 2007. Season 2 aired from 1 December 2009 through 5 January 2010, ending the series.
The series stars Aaron Pedersen and Gary Sweet and centres on mixed-race solicitor Drew Ellis (Pederson) who joins the district to work at the Kimberley Circuit Court. Filmed mainly in Broome, Western Australia and surrounding areas, the show had a budget of more than $4 million, and 1,000 local Aboriginal extras have been employed for the production.
- Aaron Pedersen as Drew Ellis
- Gary Sweet as Magistrate Peter Lockhart
- Kelton Pell as Sam Wallan
- Tammy Clarkson as Bella Noble
- Marta Kaczmarek as Ellie Zdybicka
- Nick Simpson-Deeks as Archie McMahon
- Leroy Parsons as Clarence Long
- Bill McCluskey as Sargeant Bob Temple
- Costa Ronin as Karl
- Episode 1 – "It’s a Long Way Home"
- Episode 2 – "In Country"
- Episode 3 – "Deeper Water"
- Episode 4 – "Stairway to the Moon"
- Episode 5 – "You Always Hurt the Ones You Love"
- Episode 6 – "Home Is Where the Past Is"
- Episode 7 – "Sorry Business"
- Episode 8 – "Reading the Signs"
- Episode 9 – "The Fallout"
- Episode 10 – "The Devil You Know"
- Episode 11 – "Of Mice and Men"
- Episode 12 – "Swings and Roundabouts"
- Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama – David Ngoombujarra (at the '2007 AFI Awards')
- Best Telefeature or Mini Series (2007 AFI Awards)
- Best Direction in Television – Richard Frankland (for episode 'Where the Heart Is') (2007 AFI Awards)
- Best Screenplay in Television – Kelly Lefever (for episode 'Where the Heart Is) (2007 AFI Awards)
- Best Lead Actress – Tammy Clarkson (2007 AFI Awards)
- Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent – Tammy Clarkson (2008 Logies)
- Most Popular New Talent – Tammy Clarkson (2008 Logies)
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