Newton's Law (TV series)

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Newton's Law
GenreDrama
Created by
Starring
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes8
Production
Production location(s)Melbourne, Victoria
Production company(s)Every Cloud Productions
Release
Original networkABC TV
Original release9 February (2017-02-09) –
30 March 2017 (2017-03-30)
External links
Newton's Law at ABC

Newton's Law is an Australian television drama series that began airing on ABC TV on 9 February 2017.[1] The eight part series was developed from an original concept by Deb Cox and Fiona Eagger.

Premise[edit]

The series follows Josephine Newton (Claudia Karvan), a suburban solicitor with an overdeveloped sense of responsibility who attempts to return to her briefly glorious stint at the Bar. After Josephine's modest neighborhood solicitor's practice is incinerated by arson, she is persuaded by an old university friend and not-so-secret admirer, Lewis Hughes (Toby Schmitz), to join the high-flying Knox Chambers. With her marriage collapsing and motherhood fast losing its charm, Josephine decides it's time to again put on her wig and barrister's robe.[2]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Director Writer Original air date Australian Viewers
11"External Forces"[3]Jennifer LeaceyBelinda Chayko9 February 2017 (2017-02-09)695,000[4]
When her suburban solicitor's office is incinerated by a disgruntled client, Josephine Newton resumes her briefly glorious career at the Bar.
22"The Butterfly Effect"[5]Jennifer LeaceyChris Corbett16 February 2017 (2017-02-16)546,000[6]
Josephine takes the lead in a gender dysphoria case while, downstairs, Helena defends Lydia against a criminal damage charge.
33"Control Therapy"[7]Jennifer PerrottElizabeth Packett23 February 2017 (2017-02-23)509,000[8]
Josephine & Lewis inherit a murder trial where all the evidence points to the client being guilty, while Johnny & Skye are reluctantly thrown together to help defend Skye's father from an assault charge.
44"Uniform Motion"[9]Jennifer PerrottElizabeth Coleman2 March 2017 (2017-03-02)455,000[10]
Josephine worries she's crossed over to the dark side when representing a furniture conglomerate, but manages to assist the underdog in a downstairs case.
55"Newton's Law of Cooling"[11]Jonathan BroughBelinda Chayko9 March 2017 (2017-03-09)480,000[12]
Josephine is surprised that Whitley wants her to represent him in a property dispute, and the downstairs team make their own discoveries in what is ostensibly a simple assault case.
66"The Uncertainty Principle"[13]Jonathan BroughChris Corbett16 March 2017 (2017-03-16)484,000[14]
Josephine's high profile asylum seeker kidnapping case is further complicated when Callum intervenes, landing Josephine's witness, and himself, in hot water.
77"Terminal Velocity"[15]Jennifer LeaceyEllie Beaumont23 March 2017 (2017-03-23)412,000[16]
As Josephine unexpectedly re-unites with a former client, Lewis' defence of a privileged thief unearths a troubling link between the boy and her sister, Rose.
88"Equal & Opposite Forces"[17]Jennifer LeaceyElizabeth Coleman30 March 2017 (2017-03-30)460,000[18]
The upstairs and downstairs teams join forces in a class action, taking on a pharmaceutical company that tried to cover up the side effects resulting from their drug trials.

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Air date Overnight ratings Consolidated ratings Total
viewers
Ref(s)
Viewers Rank Viewers Rank
1 External Forces 9 February 2017 695,000 7 137,000 6 832,000 [4][19]
2 The Butterfly Effect 16 February 2017 546,000 15 120,000 11 666,000 [6][20]
3 Control Therapy 23 February 2017 509,000 16 92,000 12 602,000 [8][21]
4 Uniform Motion 2 March 2017 455,000 17 94,000 11 549,000 [10][22]
5 Newton's Law of Cooling 9 March 2017 480,000 15 108,000 12 588,000 [12][23]
6 The Uncertainty Principle 16 March 2017 484,000 14 92,000 8 576,000 [14][24]
7 Terminal Velocity 23 March 2017 412,000 18 96,000 13 508,000 [16][25]
8 Equal & Opposites Forces 30 March 2017 460,000 16 88,000 9 548,000 [18][26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knox, David (13 January 2017). "Airdate: Newton's Law". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  2. ^ "ABC goes back to the Bar for new drama Newton's Law" (Press release). Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 1 June 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Episode 1.1". Australiantelevison.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b Knox, David (10 February 2017). "Thursday 9 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Episode 1.2". Australiantelevison.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b Knox, David (17 February 2017). "Thursday 16 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Episode 1.3". Australiantelevison.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  8. ^ a b Knox, David (24 February 2017). "Thursday 23 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Episode 1.4". Australiantelevison.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  10. ^ a b Knox, David (3 March 2017). "Thursday 2 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Episode 1.5". Australiantelevison.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  12. ^ a b Knox, David (10 March 2017). "Thursday 9 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Episode 1.6". Australiantelevison.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  14. ^ a b Knox, David (17 March 2017). "Thursday 16 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Episode 1.7". Australiantelevison.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  16. ^ a b Knox, David (24 March 2017). "Thursday 23 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Episode 1.8". Australiantelevison.net. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  18. ^ a b Knox, David (31 March 2017). "Thursday 30 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  19. ^ Knox, David (19 February 2017). "Timeshifted: Thursday 9 February 2016". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  20. ^ Knox, David (26 February 2017). "Timeshifted: Thursday 16 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  21. ^ Knox, David (11 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Thursday 23 February 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  22. ^ Knox, David (11 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Thursday 2 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  23. ^ Knox, David (26 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Thursday 9 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  24. ^ Knox, David (26 March 2017). "Timeshifted: Thursday 16 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  25. ^ Knox, David (1 April 2017). "Timeshifted: Thursday 23 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.
  26. ^ Knox, David (7 April 2017). "Timeshifted: Thursday 30 March 2017". TV Tonight. Retrieved 11 August 2017.

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