Seven Types of Ambiguity (TV series)

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Seven Types of Ambiguity
Based onSeven Types of Ambiguity by Elliot Perlman
Written by
Story byElliot Perlman
Directed byGlendyn Ivin
Ana Kokkinos
Matthew Saville
StarringAlex Dimitriades
Leeanna Walsman
Xavier Samuel
Andrea Demetriades
Hugo Weaving
Theme music composerStephen Rae
Jonathan Wilson
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producerTony Ayres
ProducerAmanda Higgs
Production locationsMelbourne, Australia
CinematographyBonnie Elliot
EditorsRodrigo Balart
Anne Carter
Ken Sollows
Running time55 minutes[1]
Production companyMatchbox Pictures
Original networkABC
Original release13 April (2017-04-13) –
18 May 2017 (2017-05-18)

Seven Types of Ambiguity is an Australian television drama series on the ABC first screened on 13 April 2017.[2] The six-part series is based on Seven Types of Ambiguity, a 2003 novel by Australian writer Elliot Perlman.

The series is produced by Tony Ayres and Amanda Higgs and written by Jacquelin Perske, Jonathan Gavin and Marieke Hardy. It is directed by Glendyn Ivin, Ana Kokkinos and Matthew Saville.[3] Despite being announced to premiere in 2016, it was later delayed to air in 2017.[4]


When a seven-year-old boy (Sam) is taken from school, his parents, Joe and Anna, are frantic. The boy is returned unharmed and the police arrest the mother's ex-boyfriend Simon and then investigate his suspected accomplice Angela, who has a connection to the boy's father. Simon's psychiatrist Dr. Alex Klima, his lawyer Gina, and Joe's best mate Mitch are pulled into the entangled relationships and moral dilemmas.[5]



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralia viewers
1"Joe"[6]Glendyn IvinJacquelin Perske13 April 2017 (2017-04-13)502,000[6]
2"Alex"[7]Glendyn IvinJacquelin Perske20 April 2017 (2017-04-20)437,000[7]
3"Angela"[8]Matthew SavilleMarieke Hardy27 April 2017 (2017-04-27)397,000[8]
4"Mitch"[9]Matthew SavilleJonathan Gavin4 May 2017 (2017-05-04)341,000[10]
5"Gina"[11]Ana KokkinosJacquelin Perske11 May 2017 (2017-05-11)355,000[12]
6"Anna"[13]Ana KokkinosJacquelin Perske18 May 2017 (2017-05-18)355,000[14]


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