The Circuit (TV series)

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The Circuit
The Circuit Promo.jpg
Created byRoss Hutchens &
Kelly Lefever
Directed bySteve Jodrell (four episodes);
Catriona McKenzie (three episodes);
Richard Frankland (two episodes);
James Bogle (two episodes);
Aaron Pedersen (one episode).
StarringAaron Pedersen
Kelton Pell
Tammy Clarkson
Marta Kaczmarek
Bill McCluskey
Gary Sweet
Composer(s)David Bridie
Country of originAustralia
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12
Running time312 minutes (five hours, 12 minutes)
Production company(s)SBS
Original networkSBS
Original release8 July 2007 –
5 January 2010

The Circuit is an Australian television drama series. The six-part first season screened on SBS TV, premiering on 8 July 2007 at 9:30 pm, and concluding on 12 August 2007. Season 2 aired from 1 December 2009 through 5 January 2010, ending the series.

The series stars Aaron Pedersen and Gary Sweet and centres on mixed-race solicitor Drew Ellis (Pederson) who joins the district to work at the Kimberley Circuit Court. Filmed mainly in Broome, Western Australia and surrounding areas, the show had a budget of more than $4 million, and 1,000 local Aboriginal extras have been employed for the production.



  • Episode 1 – "It’s a Long Way Home"
  • Episode 2 – "In Country"
  • Episode 3 – "Deeper Water"
  • Episode 4 – "Stairway to the Moon"
  • Episode 5 – "You Always Hurt the Ones You Love"
  • Episode 6 – "Home Is Where the Past Is"
  • Episode 7 – "Sorry Business"
  • Episode 8 – "Reading the Signs"
  • Episode 9 – "The Fallout"
  • Episode 10 – "The Devil You Know"
  • Episode 11 – "Of Mice and Men"
  • Episode 12 – "Swings and Roundabouts"


The show and cast have won and been nominated on several occasions at the 2007 AFI Awards and 2008 Logies. Here are just some of them:


  • Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama – David Ngoombujarra (at the '2007 AFI Awards')


  • Best Telefeature or Mini Series (2007 AFI Awards)
  • Best Direction in Television – Richard Frankland (for episode 'Where the Heart Is') (2007 AFI Awards)
  • Best Screenplay in Television – Kelly Lefever (for episode 'Where the Heart Is) (2007 AFI Awards)
  • Best Lead Actress – Tammy Clarkson (2007 AFI Awards)
  • Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent – Tammy Clarkson (2008 Logies)
  • Most Popular New Talent – Tammy Clarkson (2008 Logies)

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