Lockie Leonard (TV series)

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Lockie Leonard
GenreChildren's Comedy-Drama
Created byTim Winton
Theme music composerJebediah
Opening theme"Worlds Away"
Ending theme"Worlds Away"
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of series2
No. of episodes52
Executive producers
  • Kylie du Fresne
  • Tony Tilse
Production locationAlbany, Western Australia
Running time26 minutes
Original release
NetworkNine Network[1]
Release19 June 2007 (2007-06-19) –
27 July 2010 (2010-07-27)

Lockie Leonard is an Australian children's television series that was adapted from the Lockie Leonard books by Tim Winton. Filmed in Albany, Western Australia, the series premiere was on the Nine Network on 19 June 2007.

Lockie Leonard was produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and is distributed by the Australian Children's Television Foundation.[2][3] The theme song "Worlds Away" was performed by Jebediah.

Lockie Leonard first premiered in the UK on Jetix, airing from April 14, 2007,[4] but would later premiere on 27 September 2008 as part of the children's Saturday morning programme TMi which airs from 09:00 to 10:30 on BBC Two. It ran for the first 12 episodes then continued to air on CBBC Channel.

The show won the 2008 TV Week Logie Award for Best Children's Series, and star Sean Keenan (Lockie) was nominated for the Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent. It won the 2007 AFI award for Best Children's Drama Series. The series was also nominated for the 2007 BAFTA Awards for Best International Children's Drama Series.


The first TV series was adapted from the Lockie Leonard books, written by multi-award-winning West Australian author, Tim Winton. The three books in the series are Lockie Leonard, Human Torpedo; Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster; and Lockie Leonard, Legend. All books were distributed by Puffin International.


Series one[edit]

The premise of the series is the same as the book series from which it is derived. Lockie Leonard is a surf rat who moves with his family to Angelus, a small coastal town in Western Australia. Lockie has to deal with starting high school in a new town with no friends and a house that is in danger of sinking into a swamp. After Lockie "nuts himself smacko in the goolies" (has an accident in which his surfboard strikes him in his "tricky bits"—testicles) in the surf on his second day in town, Lockie meets a headbanger named Egg, and the two eventually become best friends. Earlier that day, while enrolling at his new school, Lockie falls in love for the first time with Vicki Streeton, the smartest and richest girl in the entire school, whose father also happens to be the mayor of Angelus. The first series is spread over Lockie's first year spent in Angelus with his family.[5]

Series two[edit]

The second series follows Lockie Leonard's second year in Angelus, middle of nowhere, where Lockie must cope with new situations. Vicki leaves to go to boarding school, and Lockie makes friends with new girl Mel, to whom he is initially assigned "buddy duty". His best friend Egg decides to make a new best friend in school bully, Curtis, and begins dating Vicki's friend Sasha. Lockie's brother Phillip enters Angelus High a year early owing to his impressive intelligence, and discovers a new friend or two along the way. Meanwhile, poetry-loving Sarge must deal with the new constable at the police station, and Joy decides to get out of the house and set up a new radio station, Radio Angelus.


Series 1[edit]

  • Award for Best Children's Drama 2007[2]
  • Award for Best Children's Television series 2007[2]
  • Sean Keenan won the Young Actor Award in 2007[2]
  • TV Week Logie Award for Best Children's Television series 2008[2]

Series 2[edit]

  • Award nomination Best Children's Television Drama 2010[2]
  • Award nomination Lead Actor (Corey McKernan) 2010[2]
  • Award nomination Supporting Actor in a Television Drama (Rhys Muldoon) 2010[2]



Recurring and guest[edit]

  • Melanie Lyons (as Melanie Munt) as Lisa (Series 1)
  • Mike Dorsey as Pop
  • Alice Dale as Nan
  • Jorden Silver as Curtis
  • Tiarna Clarke as Dorothy 'Dot' Cook (Series 1)
  • Trevor Jamieson as Rev. Eggleston
  • Della Rae Morrison as Mrs. Eggleston (Series 1)
  • Richard Mellick as Mayor Barry Streeton
  • Christie Sistrunk as Mrs. Sally Streeton
  • Mitchell Page as Colin 'Monster' Streeton (Series 1)
  • James Beck as Josh Woodpond (Series 2)
  • Laura Fairclough as Melanie 'Mel' Lamb (Series 2)
  • Verity Gorman as Sasha Thompson-Baxter
  • Nicholas Rechichi as Joe Ramir (Series 2)
  • Cameron Findlay as Boof (Series 1)
  • Ewen Leslie as John East (Series 1)
  • Karli-Rae Grogan as Heidi (Series 1)
  • Chanel Marriott as Kirstina (Series 2)


Series one[edit]

(Episode information retrieved from Australian Television Information Archive).[6][7]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Human Torpedo"Tony TilseKeith Thompson19 June 2007 (2007-06-19)
22"Stormy Mondays"Tony TilseKeith Thompson20 June 2007 (2007-06-20)
33"Lockie Chickens Out"Tony TilseKeith Thompson21 June 2007 (2007-06-21)
44"To Cheat or Not to Cheat"Tony TilseKeith Thompson26 June 2007 (2007-06-26)
55"Cyril"Tony TilseKeith Thompson27 June 2007 (2007-06-27)
66"A Water Feature"Tony TilseKeith Thompson28 June 2007 (2007-06-28)
77"Match of the Day"Wayne BlairKeith Thompson & James Bogle3 July 2007 (2007-07-03)
88"The Details"Wayne BlairKeith Thompson4 July 2007 (2007-07-04)
99"Weird Genes"Wayne BlairDavid Ogilvy5 July 2007 (2007-07-05)
1010"Miracles"Roger HodgmanDavid Ogilvy & Ken Kelso10 July 2007 (2007-07-10)
1111"X Marks the Dot"James BogleMichael Miller11 July 2007 (2007-07-11)
1212"Dog Days"Roger HodgmanShelley Birse12 July 2007 (2007-07-12)
1313"It's Not You, It's Me"James BogleMatt Ford17 July 2007 (2007-07-17)
1414"Pure Poetry"James BogleSarah Rossetti18 July 2007 (2007-07-18)
1515"The Ladder of Love"Peter TemplemanKeith Thompson19 July 2007 (2007-07-19)
1616"Brothers"Roger HodgmanLeeanne Innes24 July 2007 (2007-07-24)
1717"Swamp Rat"Peter TemplemanDrew Proffitt25 July 2007 (2007-07-25)
1818"Face the Fear"Peter TemplemanShelley Birse26 July 2007 (2007-07-26)
1919"Lockie Takes the Cake"James BogleMatt Ford31 July 2007 (2007-07-31)
2020"The Clock's Ticking"Roger HodgmanMatt Ford1 August 2007 (2007-08-01)
2121"Zig Zag Hill"James BogleDavid Ogilvy2 August 2007 (2007-08-02)
2222"Angels and Monsters"James BogleMichael Miller7 August 2007 (2007-08-07)
2323"Boredom Busters"Roger HodgmanShelley Birse8 August 2007 (2007-08-08)
2424"Barry Goes Pop"Roger HodgmanMichael Miller9 August 2007 (2007-08-09)
2525"The Domino Effect"Roger HodgmanLeeanne Innes14 August 2007 (2007-08-14)
2626"Joy... to the World"Roger HodgmanKeith Thompson15 August 2007 (2007-08-15)

Series two[edit]

  1. "New and Improved"
  2. "The X Factor"
  3. "Bubble Trouble"
  4. "Pick a Winner"
  5. "Life Map"
  6. "Total Eclipse"
  7. "The Silence of the Frogs"
  8. "The Information Age"
  9. "Time and Tide"
  10. "It Happens..."
  11. "Snake Hide Oil"
  12. "The Big Questions"
  13. "The Party"
  14. "Enter the Mermaid"
  15. "A Head of the Team"
  16. "Cure for Stings"
  17. "A Musical Moment"
  18. "Laugh with the Leonards"
  19. "Aliens in Angelus"
  20. "Buried Treasure"
  21. "Second Best in Show"
  22. "I, Monster"
  23. "Trixie Wants to Party"
  24. "Not So Perfect Storm"
  25. "Crimes of the Heartless"
  26. "Legend"

Second series[edit]

The second series of Lockie Leonard was filmed in 2009 and screened in Australia on the Nine Network and WIN in 2010. The cast list remained unchanged, with new and original stories formulated by the show's writers. The new series follows a more mature Lockie's adventures and is once again set in Albany, Western Australia.[8] The episode guide was announced online on 6 December 2009, on the Australian Television website.[9]

The second series first screened on 17 May 2010 on Nickelodeon New Zealand, and the Nine Network in Australia on 21 August 2010, continuing weekly.[10] In the United States, the series began airing on 21 June 2010 on Disney XD at 9:30am. In Latin America, the series premiered on Wednesday, 2 June 2010 on Boomerang. In the United Kingdom, it began airing Monday 2 August 2010 and continued daily (except on Fridays) on the CBBC channel at 11:30am.

DVD release[edit]

A DVD box set of the first series of Lockie Leonard was released in Australia in mid-August 2008, and the UK on 19 July 2010, with the second series scheduled for release in Australia on 2 March 2011 by Universal Studios, and later in 2011 by Revelation Films for the UK.

DVD Release date
Lockie Leonard: The Complete Series 1 August 2008 (Australia), July 2010 (United Kingdom)
Lockie Leonard: Series 2, Part 1 March 2011 (Australia), December 2011 (United Kingdom)
Lockie Leonard: Series 2, Part 2 December 2011 (Australia), March 2012 (United Kingdom)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lockie Leonard on ASO - Australia's audio and visual heritage online".
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Live Action Series Archived 3 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine ACTF – Lockie Leonard[
  3. ^ Goalpost Pictures * Independent Film Production - Lockie Leonard
  4. ^ "Jetix UK looks for laughs with Grossology and Lockie". kidscreen.com. Retrieved 22 December 2022.
  5. ^ Australian Television – Lockie Leonard
  6. ^ "Episode Guide: Lockie Leonard - season 1 - Episodes 1-13". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Episode Guide: Lockie Leonard - season 2 - Episodes 14-26". australiantelevision.net. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  8. ^ Surf's up for Lockie Leonard Series 2 in Albany. Lockie Leonard Season 2 Completion Archived 27 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Australian Television : Lockie Leonard
  10. ^ David knox (12 August 2010). "Returning: Lockie Leonard". TV-Tonight.com.au. Retrieved 12 August 2010.

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