Tricky Business (Australian TV series)

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Tricky Business
Tricky Business Intertitle Card.jpg
Inter title Card
Written by Greg Haddrick
Starring Gigi Edgley
Antony Starr
Lincoln Lewis
Kip Gamblin
Sophie Hensser
Odessa Young
Debra Byrne
Shane Bourne
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s) Des Monaghan
Greg Haddrick
Jo Rooney
Andy Ryan
Location(s) Wollongong, Sydney
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Screen Australia
ScreenTime Australia
Broadcast
Original channel Nine Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original run 14 May 2012 – 25 July 2012
External links
Website

Tricky Business is an Australian television drama series first broadcast on the Nine Network on 14 May 2012.[1] Filmed in and around Wollongong and Sydney, the program is produced by Screentime with the assistance of Screen Australia.[2] The Nine Network ordered 13 episodes.[3] The series premiered in New Zealand on 4 September 2012 on TV3.

Synopsis[edit]

This drama series focuses on a family that runs a debt collection business.[4] Jim and Claire retired debt collectors leave their business in the hands of their eldest daughter Kate, who also runs the business with her partner Rick, her younger sister Lily and family friend Chad. Kate receives an out of the blue proposal from Rick, leaving her to say no, and soon be caught up in a new romance with rival debt collector Matt.

Cast[edit]

Season 1 regular cast list from the pilot episode.

Actor Character
Edgley, GigiGigi Edgley Christie, KateKate Christie
Starr, AntonyAntony Starr Sloane, MattMatt Sloane
Lewis, LincolnLincoln Lewis Henderson, ChadChad Henderson
Gamblin, KipKip Gamblin Taylor, RickRick Taylor
Hensser, SophieSophie Hensser Christie, LilyLily Christie
Young, OdessaOdessa Young Christie, EmmaEmma Christie
Byrne, DebraDebra Byrne Christie, ClaireClaire Christie
Bourne, ShaneShane Bourne Christie, JimJim Christie
  • Lincoln Lewis did not appear after episode 8, however still remains credited on the show.[citation needed]

Recurring cast

Actor Character
Doyle, RebeccaRebecca Doyle Goodman, BrookeBrooke Goodman
Kiefel, RussellRussell Kiefel Goodman, HughHugh Goodman
Kaplan, DenaDena Kaplan Smith, MinnesotaMinnesota Smith
Winton, SandySandy Winton Woodward, MarcusMarcus Woodward[5]
Johnstone-Burt, HugoHugo Johnstone-Burt Rudan, AlexAlex Rudan[6]

Ratings[edit]

The first episode of Tricky Business was due to air at 9:30pm on 14 May 2012, however, The Voice Australia ran over its time slot by 12 minutes.[7] Michael Bodey from The Australian reported Tricky Business was tempered by The Voice's lead-in.[7] It lost almost one million viewers in the first five minutes and averaged between 700-900,000 for the last half hour of its broadcast.[7] Overall, the episode pulled in an average of 1.16 million viewers.[7]

Episode Title Original airdate Viewers Nightly
Rank
Weekly
Rank
1
1-01
"Bad Debts In Wollongong" 14 May 2012 1.16m[8] 7 26
2
1-02
"Somebody That I Used To Know" 21 May 2012 0.94[9] 12 50
3
1-03
"Secrets and Lies" 28 May 2012 0.69[10] 16 82
4
1-04
"Facing The Music" 4 June 2012 0.76[11] 15 70
5
1-05
"Love Bites" 11 June 2012 1.09m[12] 8 31
6
1-06
"Opportunity Knocks" 17 June 2012 0.87[13] 8 59
7
1-07
"Mothercraft" 18 June 2012 1.36m[14] 4 14
8
1-08
"Secret Girls' Business" 25 June 2012 0.71[15] 17 84
9
1-09
"Space and Time" 2 July 2012 0.55[16] Below 20 153
10
1-10
"Skyrockets In Flight" 11 July 2012 0.31[17] Below 20 NA
11
1-11
"Who Wants To Be An Albatross" 18 July 2012 0.29[18] Below 20 NA
12
1-12
"Bad Hair Day" 25 July 2012 0.31[19] Below 20 NA
13
1-13
NA 25 July 2012 0.22[19] Below 20 NA

Home media[edit]

On 26 July 2012, Ezy DVD Australia released information of Tricky Business. The DVD will be released on 16 August 2012, in a 3 disc set, with special features including;

  • Shane Bourne : Introduces the Family
  • Behind The Scenes

No international release has been confirmed at this stage.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duck, Siobhan (15 May 2012). "Karise a standout on The Voice, Tricky Business looks expensive". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "More cast for Tricky Business". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Tricky Business". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  4. ^ "Networking". The Sydney Morning Herald. 10 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Sandy Wilton". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  6. ^ Michael Idato (1 March 2012). "Networking". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  7. ^ a b c d Bodey, Michael (15 May 2012). "The Voice and Tricky Business help Nine". The Australian (News Limited). Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Monday 14 May 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  9. ^ "Monday 21 May 2012". TV Tonight. 2012-05-22. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  10. ^ "Monday 28 May 2012". TV Tonight. 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  11. ^ "Monday 4 June 2012". TV Tonight. 2012-06-05. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  12. ^ "Monday 11 June 2012". TV Tonight. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  13. ^ "Sunday 17 June 2012". TV Tonight. 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  14. ^ "Monday 18 June 2012". TV Tonight. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  15. ^ "Monday 25 June 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  16. ^ "Monday 2 July 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  17. ^ "MasterChef thumps Australia’s Got Talent, The Voice (US).". TV Tonight. 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  18. ^ "Seven, TEN score as Nine slips further". TV Tonight. 2012-07-19. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  19. ^ a b "2.19m for MasterChef as TEN wins first night of 2012". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  20. ^ "Tricky Business". Ezydvd.com.au. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 

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