Woodley (TV series)

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Genre Comedy series
Created by Frank Woodley
Written by Frank Woodley
Directed by Trent O'Donnell
Starring Frank Woodley
Justine Clarke
Tom Long
Alexandra Cashmere
Composer(s) Mal Webb
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 8
Executive producer(s) Kevin Whyte
Producer(s) Frank Woodley
Simon Wright
Andy Walker
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel ABC1
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 22 February 2012 – 11 April 2012
Related shows The Adventures of Lano and Woodley
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Woodley is an Australian television comedy series that premiered on Wednesday 22 February 2012 at 8.00pm on ABC1. The eight-part comedy series is written by and stars comedian Frank Woodley. There are possibilities for a future second series but these announcements will be confirmed in due course.


Woodley (Frank Woodley) is the chaotic and accident prone, yet devoted father of seven-year-old Ollie (Alexandra Cashmere). Recently divorced, his ex-wife Em (Justine Clarke) couldn’t live amongst the chaos but Woodley secretly hopes that one day he’ll win her back and they’ll be a family again. But with Em’s new boyfriend Greg (Tom Long) on the scene, it’s not going to be easy. For Em, Greg is reliable and focussed, everything that Woodley wasn’t while they were married, and it doesn’t take long for Greg to slip easily into the fabric of their lives. Woodley struggles to come to terms with Em’s new relationship and endeavours to prove to Em that he’s still worthy of her love. Ollie loves her dad to bits and Woodley’s, determined to never let her down or lose the special spot in her heart that she holds just for him. But as Greg’s affection for Em grows, and Em in turn sees a possible future with Greg, will Woodley be able to win Em back before it’s too late?[1]


Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 8 22 February 2012 (2012-02-22) 11 April 2012 (2012-04-11) N/A N/A 3 May 2012


Series 1 (2012)[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "The Story So Far" Trent O'Donnell Frank Woodley 22 February 2012 (2012-02-22)
Recently divorced, Woodley is still coming to terms with being a single dad. He misses the day to day family life he had with his daughter Ollie and his ex-wife Em.
2 "Fuzzby" Trent O'Donnell Frank Woodley 29 February 2012 (2012-02-29)
Em has tickets to a fashion show, so Ollie’s staying the night at her dads. But when she realises that she has left Fuzzby, her much loved toy at home, she refuses to sleep without it.
3 "Greg" Trent O'Donnell Frank Woodley 7 March 2012 (2012-03-07)
When Woodley’s long suffering psychologist reveals that he plans to share Woodley’s case with a new colleague Dr Fisher, Woodley is unconcerned. Back at Em’s house, Woodley meets Em’s new boyfriend Greg (played by Tom Long).
4 "Big Top Magnifique" Trent O'Donnell Frank Woodley 14 March 2012 (2012-03-14)
During a trip to the circus, a fearful Woodley backs out of taking part in a juggling act involving machetes. Much to Em and Ollie’s delight Greg steps up to the challenge, leaving Woodley feeling a little deflated.
5 "Vern's Last Gig" Trent O'Donnell Frank Woodley 21 March 2012 (2012-03-21)
Woodley’s distraught when his grandfather Vern (played by Jack Charles), suffers a near fatal heart attack. While hospitalised, Woodley does his best to lift his grandfather’s spirits, much to the annoyance of Vern’s pessimistic Doctor (played by Phil Lloyd) who diagnoses that Vern only a few months to live and should take it easy.
6 "The Funeral" Trent O'Donnell Frank Woodley 28 March 2012 (2012-03-28)
An upset Woodley struggles to tell Ollie about Vern’s death. With the support of Em, he pushes forward with the funeral arrangements wanting everything to be just perfect.
7 "Dad's Day" Trent O'Donnell Frank Woodley 4 April 2012 (2012-04-04)
It’s Dad Day at Ollie’s school, and Woodley’s keen to make a good impression. Dressed as a policeman he tries to convince her class that he’s a fearless officer of the law.
8 "The Wedding" Trent O'Donnell Frank Woodley 11 April 2012 (2012-04-11)
Woodley, Em and Ollie find themselves accidentally locked inside a display home for the night. When Woodley discovers a means of escape he chooses to keep it to himself so he can continue to enjoy this illusion of a happy family.

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