The Circuit (TV series)

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The Circuit
The Circuit Promo.jpg
Genre Drama
Starring Aaron Pedersen
Gary Sweet
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 12
Broadcast
Original channel SBS TV
Original run 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.

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Episodes[edit]

  • 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"

Awards[edit]

The show and cast have won and been nominated on several occasions at the 2007 AFI Awards and 2008 Logies. Here are just some of them:

Winner:

  • Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama - David Ngoombujarra (at the '2007 AFI Awards')

Nominations:

  • 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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