800 Words

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800 Words
800 Words title card.jpg
Promotional title card for 800 Words.
GenreComedy-drama
Created by
  • James Griffin
  • Maxine Fleming
Directed by
Starring
Composer(s)Karl Steven
Country of origin
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Kelly Martin
  • Chris Bailey
  • James Griffin
  • John Holmes
  • Julie McGauran
Producer(s)
  • Chris Hampson
  • Chris Bailey
CinematographyFred Renata
Running time45 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereophonic
First shown inAustralia
Original release15 September 2015 (2015-09-15) –
2 October 2018 (2018-10-02)
External links
Official Australian website
Production website

800 Words (stylised as 800 words) is an Australian–New Zealand comedy-drama television series, co-produced by South Pacific Pictures and Seven Productions for the Seven Network.

Production[edit]

The series was first announced on 29 October 2014 with the Channel Seven 2015 highlights.[1] The CEO of South Pacific Pictures, Kelly Martin said "Seven loved the scripts from the start and we're thrilled to have this project underway. It enables South Pacific Pictures to broaden our horizons and it'll open up some great opportunities for our local actors and crew."[2] Of the series' tone, the Program Chief of Seven, Tim Ross stated, "If you think this show has a bit of the same feel and vibe as Packed to the Rafters, you're dead right—and we make no apologies for that."[3] Filming for the series began on 2 March 2015.[4]

On 19 October 2015, the Seven Network and South Pacific Pictures renewed the show for a second season.[5] It premiered on 23 August 2016 in Australia.[6] On January 24, 2017, the Seven Network announced that the series had been renewed for a third season.[7] It screened from 12 September 2017[8] with a mid-season finale after 8 episodes.[9]

On 17 August 2018 Seven Network cancelled the series after three seasons.[10]

Introduction to plot[edit]

George Turner is a popular columnist for a top selling Sydney newspaper, writing a weekly column which he insists must be exactly 800 words. After his wife dies, he buys (over the internet and unseen) a new home in a (fictional) small New Zealand seaside town called Weld, where his parents took him on holiday as a child. He then has to break the news to his two teenage children, Shay and Arlo. But the colourful and inquisitive locals in Weld ensure Turner's dream of a fresh start does not go exactly to plan.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Erik Thomson as George Turner[4]
  • Melina Vidler as Shay Turner[4]
  • Benson Jack Anthony as Arlo Turner[4]
  • Rick Donald as Jeff "Woody" Woodson; an Australian expat builder who moved to Weld for the surf.[4]
  • Bridie Carter as Jan; George's former boss and editor in Sydney[4]
  • Emma Leonard as Tracey Dennis; an Australian expat and Shay and Arlo's form teacher at Weld High School.[4]
  • Michelle Langstone as Fiona; the owner-operator of the Weld Boat Club and a volunteer ambulance driver.[11]
  • Anna Jullienne as Katie Bell; a part-Maori artist and owner of the Weld arts and crafts gallery.[11]
  • Cian Elyse White as Hannah; a surfer who works part-time at the Weld Boat Club and the local surf shop.[11]

Recurring cast[edit]

  • Jonathan Brugh as Monty McNamara; a real estate agent who sold George his new home in Weld and a volunteer firefighter.[12][13]
  • Peter Elliott as Bill "Big Mac" McNamara, the financial king-pin of Weld and father to Bill Jr, Monty and Robbie.[12]
  • Paul Glover as Bill McNamara, Jr., father to Lindsay and Jared.
  • Manon Blackman as Lindsay McNamara, Bill Jr.'s daughter.[12][13]
  • Matt Holden as Jared McNamara, Bill Jr's son.
  • Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie McNamara; Monty's daughter and secretary.[12]
  • John Leigh as Constable Tom; Weld's local police officer and photographer.[12]
  • Alex Tarrant as Ike, one of Zac's children and love interest of Shay[4]
  • Reon Bell as Billy, Katie and Zac's son[12]
  • Rob Williams as Zac; Katie's ex-partner and father to Ike, Hannah, and Billy.
  • Renee Lyons as Brenda, runs the supermarket
  • Jesse Griffin as Sean, works for the local council
  • Henry Beasley as Ollie, works at the petrol station, has a crush on Shay.
  • David Fane as Smiler.
  • Tandi Wright as Laura Turner; deceased wife of George and mother to Shay and Arlo.
  • Jackie van Beek as Gloria; production manager of the local newspaper, News of the Weld (Season 2)
  • Millen Baird as Robert "Robbie" McNamara; Fiona's ex. (Season 2)
  • Ditch Davey as Terry Turner; George's younger brother who is a chef. (Season 2)
  • Jamaica Vaughan as Emma; Fiona's niece and summer love interest of Arlo (Season 2)
  • Jessica Redmayne as Poppy, Woody's 16-year old daughter
  • Rachael Carpani as Mary, Woody's ex and mother to Poppy
  • Miriama Smith as Ngahuia, Zac's ex and mother to Ike.
  • Elizabeth Hawthorne as Trish, Laura's mother.
  • Peter Hayden as Roger, Laura's father.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
1815 September 2015 (2015-09-15)3 November 2015 (2015-11-03)
216823 August 2016 (2016-08-23)4 October 2016 (2016-10-04)
831 January 2017 (2017-01-31)21 March 2017 (2017-03-21)
316812 September 2017 (2017-09-12)24 October 2017 (2017-10-24)
814 August 2018 (14 August 2018)2 October 2018 (2 October 2018)

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
EpisodeDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAus. viewers
11"Episode 1"Pino AmentaJames Griffin15 September 2015 (2015-09-15)1,219,000[14]
Following the death of his wife, column writer George Turner breaks the news to his two teenaged children that they will be moving from Sydney to Weld, New Zealand. They arrive in the small coastal town to a half-finished home, nosy neighbours and run-away sculptures.
22"Episode 2"Pino AmentaMaxine Fleming and James Griffin22 September 2015 (2015-09-22)1,192,000[15]
Having written a column in the previous episode that referred to Weld as a "dead-end" town, George faces the full wrath of the locals. This causes friction for everyone, including Shay and Arlo, who struggle to fit in at school.
33"Episode 3"Mike SmithJames Griffin29 September 2015 (2015-09-29)1,170,000[16]
After refusing to reveal the cause of his wife's death, rumors run wild in Weld about George, and his concerns about the school bus driver exacerbate things. He traces the lies back to their source while Shay makes new connections with a local.
44"Episode 4"Mike SmithMaxine Fleming and James Griffin6 October 2015 (2015-10-06)1,055,000[17]
George considers the women of Weld and whether he is ready for romance after the death of his wife. He and Arlo learn more about the salacious history of Weld, while Shay's anxiety about her family affects her new relationship.
55"Episode 5"Mike SmithTim Balme13 October 2015 (2015-10-13)1,082,000[18]
The late Laura Turner's birthday approaches and her husband and children disagree on how to mark the day. George relives unpleasant memories from his childhood time in Weld, and Shay fights to protect a local camp ground from development.
66"Episode 6"Mike SmithNatalie Medlock and James Griffin20 October 2015 (2015-10-20)1,019,000[19]
Truths are revealed when George and Arlo play detective on two fronts: the case of the missing statue head and Shay's love life.
77"Episode 7"Pino AmentaMaxine Fleming and James Griffin27 October 2015 (2015-10-27)1,027,000[20]
Shay faces the legal and emotional consequences of her actions alone, despite offers of help from George and everyone else in town. George realizes his own limitations as a parent and writes an unusually personal column, leading Shay to a life-changing decision.
88"Episode 8"Pino AmentaJames Griffin3 November 2015 (2015-11-03)1,151,000[21]
Efforts to save the campground heat up. Jan arrives in town and helps George deal with the fallout from Shay's departure, with unexpected results.

Season 2 (2016–2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
EpisodeDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAus. viewers
Part 1
91"Episode 1"Mike SmithTim Balme and James Griffin23 August 2016 (2016-08-23)877,000[22]
While the rest of the town prepares for Guy Fawkes Night, George and Arlo enact a plan to get Shay back to Weld. Jan, Lindsay and Shay all make decisions about where they really belong.
102"Episode 2"Mike SmithTim Balme30 August 2016 (2016-08-30)742,000[23]
The limits of friendship are tested when Woody produces an invoice for George. Despite his best efforts, George finds himself employed several times over.
113"Episode 3"Michael HurstMaxine Fleming6 September 2016 (2016-09-06)793,000[24]
The discovery of a crash site reveals truths to Lindsay about her family and to George about pitfalls to avoid when you're the editor of a small town paper.
124"Episode 4"Michael HurstKate McDermott13 September 2016 (2016-09-13)618,000[25]
When George's dream Weld house comes up for sale, he considers another move. Shay's boyfriend from Sydney makes an unexpected appearance, much to everyone's chagrin.
135"Episode 5"Murray KeaneSarah-Kate Lynch and James Griffin20 September 2016 (2016-09-20)592,000[26]
George and Katie find the post-date rumor mill more difficult to navigate than the date itself. The campground development takes an unexpected turn.
146"Episode 6"Murray KeaneJames Griffin27 September 2016 (2016-09-27)695,000[27]
An accident lands Woody in the hospital and sends George on a crusade against the summer people. Shay, Tracey and Arlo make new strides in their love lives.
157"Episode 7"Mike SmithJames Griffin4 October 2016 (2016-10-04)800,000[28]
As the one-year anniversary of Laura's death approaches, her parents arrive in Weld and a fight about what to do with her ashes erupts. Fiona gets surprising news.
168"Episode 8"Mike SmithKate McDermott4 October 2016 (2016-10-04)728,000[28]
A game of cricket marks the end of some relationships in Weld, and the beginning of others.
Part 2
179"Episode 9"Michael HurstKate McDermott31 January 2017 (2017-01-31)797,000[29]
While Fiona tries to end her marriage, George deals with the consequences of their public kiss around town. Meanwhile, Jan finds it more difficult to keep her secret.
1810"Episode 10"Michael HurstMichael Beran & James Griffin7 February 2017 (2017-02-07)737,000[30]
George and Fiona throw a dinner party for the couples of Weld, which turns into an ever escalating comedy of errors. Arlo takes on new responsibilities at the restaurant.
1911"Episode 11"Caroline Bell-BoothSarah-Kate Lynch & Kate McDermott14 February 2017 (2017-02-14)647,000[31]
Arlo makes a surprising decision about his academic future, and Shay wonders what she will do with her own, while George worries about them both. Fiona wonders where she fits into the Turner family.
2012"Episode 12"Caroline Bell-BoothTim Balme21 February 2017 (2017-02-21)718,000[32]
George and Fiona have a weekend away; while Shay's mural and Arlo's attempt at a quiet night with Emma go up in flames. Jan's secret comes out, and it is more complicated than anyone could have imagined.
2113"Episode 13"Michael HurstJames Griffin28 February 2017 (2017-02-28)639,000[33]
Fiona and George struggle to find time to process Jan's news. Shay and Arlo's relationships suffer in the face of art fraud and distance. An unexpected Turner arrives in Weld.
2214"Episode 14"Michael HurstSarah-Kate Lynch7 March 2017 (2017-03-07)594,000[34]
Terry charms Arlo and all of Weld with his plans for a new restaurant, and George has trouble convincing them his brother is not as trustworthy as he seems.
2315"Episode 15"Mike SmithMichael Beran & James Griffin14 March 2017 (2017-03-14)591,000[35]
George works on an article about Terry's restaurant, and the changes that he sees in Weld since it opened. Katie has second thoughts about the art deception, and Shay has a decision to make.
2416"Episode 16"Mike SmithJames Griffin21 March 2017 (2017-03-21)681,000[36]
George tries desperately to clean up Terry's mess in Weld, while finally coming to understand his brother. Shay deals with the consequences of her own actions.

Season 3 (2017–2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
series
EpisodeDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAus. viewers
Part 1
251"Episode 1"Mike SmithTim Balme12 September 2017 (2017-09-12)696,000[37]
Weld mounts operation search and rescue for Ike, Zac and Steve. Billie figures out where they would wash up. Two do, and return to town, reporting that Ike swam on his own. Ollie’s drone camera spots Ike, and Hannah and Woody pull Ike out of the water alive. George contemplates possible fatherhood while comforting Shay. Jan goes into labour and has her twin boys. Then she goes into hemmorage, and the hospital staff take over.
262"Episode 2"Mike SmithKate McDermott19 September 2017 (2017-09-19)633,000[38]
Jan and the twins come to George’s after the hospital. Most of Weld comes to see them, and hold the babies. It's D-day for George and the two other prospective fathers. Blood type tests knock out two candidates; Steve is the father of both and he and Jan are both happy about it. Boys are called Harry and Arthur. Shay struggles with the fallout from the sea rescue, as Ike recovers from floating so long, and his experience; they break up. There is a major surprise at Woody and Tracey's surprise engagement party. Woody gives a touching speech and then runs out, remembering his long ago brief first marriage, ended but with no divorce.
273"Episode 3"Michael HurstJames Griffin26 September 2017 (2017-09-26)587,000[39]
George is recruited as a reluctant accomplice in a secret mission involving Woody's past. Shay goes to the dark side after suffering from a broken heart and Katie resurrects a teaching career.
284"Episode 4"Michael HurstSarah-Kate Lynch & James Griffin3 October 2017 (2017-10-03)624,000[40]
George gets an unlikely message from beyond the grave whilst Woody's top secret divorce plan unravels. Meanwhile, Hannah has a challenge convincing Constable Tom she'd be a top cop.
295"Episode 5"Caroline Bell-Booth & Chris BaileyTim Balme10 October 2017 (2017-10-10)580,000[41]
George's fears about Operation Quickie Divorce are realised when Woody finds his ex-wife in Australia running a diner with her daughter, and Woody first learns he is the father of teenager Poppy. The divorce is completed and Poppy comes to Weld with Woody for school and to avoid the men at the diner. Tracey learns what everyone else knows, that Woody was long ago married in Australia, and is angry he did not tell her.
306"Episode 6"Caroline Bell-BoothNatalie Medlock & Kate McDermott & James Griffin17 October 2017 (2017-10-17)513,000[42]
Woody and Poppy, Monty and Siouxsie stay at Turners. George longs for solitude but his plan to get rid of his unwanted guests backfires when both his children move out. Woody's relationship with Tracey is on the rocks and he does not know what to do. He enrols Poppy in school, but needs another meeting with Tracey to break the ice formed between them.
317"Episode 7"Helena BrooksPip Hall & James Griffin & Kate McDermott24 October 2017 (2017-10-24)567,000[43]
George enjoys having the house to himself, but is soon pulled into the stag party for Woody. Woody fears for his safety at his stag party, so George drinks many of Woody's shots of liquor. The women have a party as well and the two groups meet up accidentally at the night club in the next town, where George gets thrown out for objecting to the punctuation errors on all the signs. Shay and Arlo are back at home, where Arlo makes a grand dinner for them and their friends. Tracey improves her connection with Poppy, deciding to be a stepmother, and having Poppy as her bridesmaid. Woody asks Monty to be his best man.
328"Episode 8"Helena BrooksKate McDermott24 October 2017 (2017-10-24)516,000[43]
George helps Monty write the best man speech and ponders his own wedding.
Part 2
339"Episode 9"Mike SmithJames Griffin & Kate McDermott14 August 2018 (2018-08-14)507,000[44]
After Woody and Tracey's fairy-tale wedding, George was faced with an unexpected ultimatum — help his ex-girlfriend Fiona fulfil her dream of becoming a mother or pursue a new romance with Katie. George gets an unexpected visitor after making his big decision. Arlo tries to navigate the Lindsay situation. Monty surprises everybody when he hooks up with Ngahuia again.
3410"Episode 10"Mike SmithMichael Beran & Kate McDermott21 August 2018 (2018-08-21)472,000[45]
George's romantic night with Katie unravels. Fiona's baby plans hit an emotional and financial snag. Boot camp comes to Weld.
3511"Episode 11"Michael HurstKate McDermott28 August 2018 (2018-08-28)446,000[46]
George and Katie test their new relationship with a winter camp. Arlo and Poppy grow closer while Shay struggles with Ike moving on and Big Mac has a grand tourist plan for Weld.
3612"Episode 12"Michael HurstJames Griffin4 September 2018 (2018-09-04)473,000[47]
Arlo two-times Lindsay and Poppy and suffers the fallout. George struggles in the parenting department and worries he's causing Billy's stress problem. Shay gets an unlikely visitor.
3713"Episode 13"Caroline Bell-BoothMichael Beran & Kate McDermott11 September 2018 (2018-09-11)479,000[48]
George and Woody fail to make up after Arlo's shenanigans. Ike receives unlikely help from Shay in his spiritual quest. A council restructure has Weld at risk of being swallowed up by Stafford.
3814"Episode 14"Caroline Bell-BoothSarah-Kate Lynch18 September 2018 (2018-09-18)459,000[49]
The Turner family are forced to revisit their tragic past when a stranger walks into town. Poppy's outback justice upsets some of the Weld locals.
3915"Episode 15"Mike SmithPip Hall25 September 2018 (2018-09-25)506,000[50]
Still upset after her confrontation with Katie, Shay avoids the Turner household. Poppy faces bullying on social media before the school ball, and the election for president of the New Republic of Weld heats up.
4016"Episode 16"Mike SmithKate McDermott2 October 2018 (2018-10-02)460,000[51]
George and Fiona confront Big Mac about his plan to change Weld. With Shay going back to school and staying with her father, Katie rents a tiny house-truck, and Poppy's mom comes to visit Woody and Tracey.

Release[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered in Australia on 15 September 2015 on the Seven Network[52] and premiered in New Zealand on 5 November 2015 on TVNZ 1.[53] In the United States, the series premiered on Acorn TV in 2016[54] and PBS in March 2017. The series premiered in Finland on YLE TV1 in June 2017.[55] In the UK, the first two series were broadcast on BBC One in April and May 2018.

Home media[edit]

Season one[56] along with part one[57] and two[58] of season two are available on iTunes in Australia.

Title Set details DVD release dates Special features
Region 1[59] Region 2[60] Region 4
Australia[61] New Zealand[62]
800 Words
  • Discs: 2
  • Episodes: 8
13 December 2016 (2016-12-13) 31 December 2017 (2017-12-31) 4 November 2015 (2015-11-04) 18 December 2015 (2015-12-18)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
800 Words
Season 2 Volume 1
  • Discs: 2
  • Episodes: 8
18 April 2017 (2017-04-18) N/A 12 October 2016 (2016-10-12) N/A
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
800 Words
Season 2 Volume 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Episodes: 8
22 August 2017 (2017-08-22) N/A 5 April 2017 (2017-04-05) N/A
  • Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes: Melina's Tour of Weld; Interview with Erik Thomson
800 Words
Season 2
  • Episodes: 16
N/A 31 December 2018 (2018-12-31)
(2 discs)
N/A 11 May 2017 (2017-05-11)
(4 discs)
800 Words
Season 3 Volume 1
  • Discs: 2
  • Episodes: 8
TBA TBA 7 March 2018 (2018-03-07) TBA

Compilations[edit]

Title DVD release dates Special features
Region 2[63] Region 4
(Australia)[64]
800 Words
Complete Seasons 1&2
(24 episodes)
31 December 2018 (2018-12-31)
(4 discs)
5 April 2017 (2017-04-05)
(6 discs)

Region 4:

  • Romance and Women of Weld
  • Melina's Tour of Weld
  • Interview with Erik Thomson

Viewership[edit]

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No. Title Air date Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total
viewers
Ref(s)
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 Episode 1 15 September 2015 1,219,000 2 131,000 1 1,350,000 [14][65]
2 Episode 2 22 September 2015 1,192,000 1 217,000 1 1,409,000 [15][66]
3 Episode 3 29 September 2015 1,170,000 1 233,000 1 1,403,000 [16][67]
4 Episode 4 6 October 2015 1,055,000 2 254,000 1 1,309,000 [17][68]
5 Episode 5 13 October 2015 1,082,000 1 225,000 1 1,307,000 [18][69]
6 Episode 6 20 October 2015 1,019,000 2 235,000 1 1,254,000 [19][70]
7 Episode 7 27 October 2015 1,027,000 3 219,000 1 1,246,000 [20][71]
8 Episode 8 3 November 2015 1,151,000 6 165,000 4 1,316,000 [21][72]

Season 2 (2016–2017)[edit]

No. Title Air date Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total
viewers
Ref(s)
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 Episode 1 23 August 2016 877,000 7 164,000 4 1,041,000 [22][73]
2 Episode 2 30 August 2016 742,000 11 209,000 6 951,000 [23][74]
3 Episode 3 6 September 2016 793,000 11 238,000 3 1,031,000 [24][75]
4 Episode 4 13 September 2016 618,000 14 228,000 8 846,000 [25][76]
5 Episode 5 20 September 2016 592,000 14 221,000 9 813,000 [26][77]
6 Episode 6 27 September 2016 695,000 12 175,000 7 870,000 [27][78]
7 Episode 7 4 October 2016 800,000 9 192,000 4 992,000 [28][79]
8 Episode 8 4 October 2016 728,000 10 169,000 8 897,000 [28][79]
9 Episode 9 31 January 2017 797,000 9 211,000 4 1,008,000 [29][80]
10 Episode 10 7 February 2017 737,000 10 198,000 7 935,000 [30][81]
11 Episode 11 14 February 2017 647,000 12 207,000 7 854,000 [31][82]
12 Episode 12 21 February 2017 718,000 11 176,000 7 894,000 [32][83]
13 Episode 13 28 February 2017 639,000 11 207,000 8 846,000 [33][84]
14 Episode 14 7 March 2017 594,000 13 225,000 7 819,000 [34][85]
15 Episode 15 14 March 2017 591,000 12 210,000 9 801,000 [35][86]
16 Episode 16 21 March 2017 681,000 11 212,000 7 893,000 [36][87]

Season 3 (2017–2018)[edit]

No. Title Air date Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total
viewers
Ref(s)
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 Episode 1 12 September 2017 696,000 10 159,000 7 855,000 [37][88]
2 Episode 2 19 September 2017 633,000 10 146,000 8 779,000 [38][89]
3 Episode 3 26 September 2017 587,000 11 163,000 8 750,000 [39][90]
4 Episode 4 3 October 2017 624,000 10 150,000 8 774,000 [40][91]
5 Episode 5 10 October 2017 580,000 12 172,000 9 752,000 [41][92]
6 Episode 6 17 October 2017 513,000 15 193,000 9 706,000 [42][93]
7 Episode 7 24 October 2017 567,000 13 171,000 9 738,000 [43][94]
8 Episode 8 24 October 2017 516,000 14 197,000 11 713,000 [43][94]
9 Episode 9 14 August 2018 507,000 15 155,000 11 662,000 [44][95]
10 Episode 10 21 August 2018 472,000 17 184,000 11 656,000 [45][96]
11 Episode 11 28 August 2018 446,000 17 162,000 11 608,000 [46][97]
12 Episode 12 4 September 2018 473,000 16 174,000 11 647,000 [47][98]
13 Episode 13 11 September 2018 479,000 16 143,000 11 622,000 [48][99]
14 Episode 14 18 September 2018 459,000 18 160,000 11 619,000 [49][100]
15 Episode 15 25 September 2018 506,000 16 135,000 11 641,000 [50][101]
16 Episode 16 2 October 2018 460,000 17 182,000 11 642,000 [51][102]

Remake[edit]

On 8 January 2018, Zomer in Zeeland (translated: Summer in Zeeland) premiered on the Dutch channel SBS6. The show stars Daniël Boissevain as Sjors Mulder, Pip Pellens as his daughter Fenna Mulder and Tonko Bossen as his son Jurgen Mulder. The remake follows the same storyline, but changes the setting to the Dutch province of Zeeland, after which the country of New Zealand was named.

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  99. ^ Timeshifted: Tuesday 11 September 2018 - TV Tonight
  100. ^ Timeshifted: Tuesday 18 September 2018 - TV Tonight
  101. ^ Timeshifted: Tuesday 25 September 2018 - TV Tonight
  102. ^ Timeshifted: Tuesday 2 October 2018 - TV Tonight

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