Rain Shadow (TV series)

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Rain Shadow
Genre Drama
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Location(s) Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Southern Star Suntaya
Original network ABC TV
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release 7 October – 18 November 2007
External links
Production website

Rain Shadow is an Australian television drama series which premiered on 7 October 2007 on ABC TV. It aired on Sundays at 8.30 pm. The six-part series (6 X 1 hour) was produced by Southern Star. Music from The Audreys features in the soundtrack for the show, including the main theme.[1]

Rain Shadow was shot in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia and is set in the fictional district of Paringa, a dry land farming area in a rain shadow. It tells the story of two characters who become the means of each other's future. It stars Rachel Ward as district vet Kate McDonald and Victoria Thaine as new veterinary assistant Jill Blake.


  • Rachel Ward as Kate McDonald
  • Victoria Thaine as Jill Blake
  • Gary Sweet as Larry Riley
  • Heather Mitchell as Sarah Balfour
  • Kim Knuckey as Lachlan Balfour
  • Shane Withington as Harry Greene
  • Tom O'Sullivan as Tom Huppatz
  • Carmel Johnson as Ginny Huppatz
  • Panda Likoudis as Achmed Aziz
  • Grant Piro as James Campbell
  • Edwin Hodgeman as Steve Willis
  • Nathaniel Dean as Fred Klein
  • Michaela Cantwell as Gail Klein
  • Brenton Whittle as Kenneth Blake
  • Jamie Harding as Andrew Blake
  • Nathin Butler as Shane Maguire
  • Mollie as Jock, Jill Blake's West Highland White Terrier
  • Lily Robinson as Debbie Garland
  • Amanda Barkley as Pam (the girl selling puppies)
  • Craig Behenna as Patrick
  • Alex Vickery-Howe as Ray
  • Jude Henshall as Stacey


  • Directors: Fiona Banks, Shawn Seet
  • Writers: Tony Morphett, Jimmy Thomson
  • Producer: Gus Howard
  • Executive Producers: Miranda Dear, Errol Sullivan, Antonia Barnard


The show and cast have not won major awards, but have been nominated for several, which include:

  • 2008: Victoria Thaine was nominated for Most Outstanding Actress at the Logies.
  • 2008: the show was nominated for 'Best Telefeature, Mini Series or Short Run Series' at the AFI Awards.

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