Secret City (TV series)

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Secret City
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Based on The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code
by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Production location(s) Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Production company(s) Foxtel Productions
Matchbox Pictures
Distributor Foxtel
Original network Showcase
Original release 5 June (2016-06-05) – 3 July 2016 (2016-07-03)

Secret City is an Australian drama television series that aired on Foxtel's Showcase. The six-part miniseries is based on the novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code by Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis. The series is written by Belinda Chayko, Matt Cameron and Greg Waters. It is produced by Joanna Werner.[1]

A second season, Secret City: Under the Eagle, began filming in February 2018.[2][3]


Beneath the placid facade of Canberra, amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist Harriet Dunkley uncovers a secret city of interlocked conspiracies, putting innocent lives in danger including her own.[4]



No. in
No. in
Episode Original air date
11"A Donation to the Struggle"5 June 2016 (2016-06-05)
22"The Watchers"5 June 2016 (2016-06-05)
33"Beware the Jabberwock"12 June 2016 (2016-06-12)
44"Falling Hard"19 June 2016 (2016-06-19)
55"Ghosts in the Machine"26 June 2016 (2016-06-26)
66"The Light on the Hill"3 July 2016 (2016-07-03)


The series premiere was watched by an average of 80,000 viewers upon its first airing.[5]


  1. ^ Knox, David (6 August 2014). "Foxtel to produce political thriller set in Canberra". TVTonight. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Secret City". Media Spy. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  3. ^ "Don Hany joins Secret City cast". 11 April 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018. 
  4. ^ Knox, David (17 June 2015). "Anna Torv joins Canberra thriller, Secret City". TVTonight. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (6 June 2016). "Secret City is top non-Sports drawcard on Pay TV". TV Tonight. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 

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