The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald is a daily compact newspaper owned by Nine in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Founded in 1831 as the Sydney Herald, the SMH is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Australia and a national online news brand; the print version of the newspaper is published six days a week. The Sydney Morning Herald includes a variety including the magazines Good Weekend. There are a variety of lift-outs, some of them co-branded with online classified advertising sites: The Guide on Monday Good Food and Domain on Tuesday Money on Wednesday Drive, Shortlist on Friday News Review, Domain, Drive and MyCareer on SaturdayAs of February 2016, average week-day print circulation of the paper was 104,000; the editor is Lisa Davies. Former editors include Darren Goodsir, Judith Whelan, Sean Aylmer, Peter Fray, Meryl Constance, Amanda Wilson, William Curnow, Andrew Garran, Frederick William Ward, Charles Brunsdon Fletcher, Colin Bingham, Max Prisk, John Alexander, Paul McGeough, Alan Revell and Alan Oakley.
The February 2016 average circulation of the paper was 104,000. In December 2013, the Audit Bureau of Circulations's audit on newspaper circulation states a monthly average of 132,000 copies were sold, Monday to Friday, 228,000 copies on Saturday, both having declined 16% in 12 months. According to Roy Morgan Research Readership Surveys, in the twelve months to March 2011, the paper was read 766,000 times on Monday to Friday, read 1,014,000 times on Saturdays; the newspaper's website smh.com.au was rated by third-party web analytics providers Alexa and SimilarWeb as the 17th and 32nd most visited website in Australia as of July 2015. SimilarWeb rates the site as the fifth most visited news website in Australia and as the 42nd newspaper's website globally, attracting more than 15 million visitors per month, it is available nationally except in the Northern Territory. Limited copies of the newspaper are available at newsagents in New Zealand and at the High Commission of Australia, London. In 1831 three employees of the now-defunct Sydney Gazette, Ward Stephens, Frederick Stokes and William McGarvie, founded The Sydney Herald.
In 1931 a Centenary Supplement was published. The original four-page weekly had a print run of 750. In 1840, the newspaper began to publish daily. In 1841, an Englishman named John Fairfax purchased the operation, renaming it The Sydney Morning Herald the following year. Fairfax, whose family were to control the newspaper for 150 years, based his editorial policies "upon principles of candour and honour. We have no wish to mislead. During the decade 1890, Donald Murray worked there; the SMH was late to the trend of printing news rather than just advertising on the front page, doing so from 15 April 1944. Of the country's metropolitan dailies, only The West Australian was in making the switch. In 1949, the newspaper launched The Sunday Herald. Four years this was merged with the newly acquired Sun newspaper to create The Sun-Herald, which continues to this day. In 1995, the company launched the newspaper's web edition smh.com.au. The site has since grown to include interactive and multimedia features beyond the content in the print edition.
Around the same time, the organisation moved from Jones Street to new offices at Darling Park and built a new printing press at Chullora, in the city's west. The SMH has since moved with other Sydney Fairfax divisions to a building at Darling Island. In May 2007, Fairfax Media announced it would be moving from a broadsheet format to the smaller compact or tabloid-size, in the footsteps of The Times, for both The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Fairfax Media dumped these plans in the year. However, in June 2012, Fairfax Media again announced it planned to shift both broadsheet newspapers to tabloid size, in March 2013. Fairfax announced it would cut staff across the entire group by 1,900 over three years and erect paywalls around the papers' websites; the subscription type is to be a freemium model, limiting readers to a number of free stories per month, with a payment required for further access. The announcement was part of an overall "digital first" strategy of digital or on-line content over printed delivery, to "increase sharing of editorial content", to assist the management's wish for "full integration of its online and mobile platforms".
In July 2013 it was announced that the SMH's news director, Darren Goodsir, would become Editor-in-Chief, replacing Sean Aylmer. On 22 February 2014, the final Saturday edition was produced in broadsheet format with this too converted to compact format on 1 March 2014, ahead of the decommissioning of the printing plant at Chullora in June 2014. According to Irial Glynn, the newspaper's editorial stance is centrist, it is seen as the most centrist among the three major Australian non-tabloids. In 2004, the newspaper's editorial page stated: "market libertarianism and social liberalism" were the two "broad themes" that guided the Herald's editorial stance. During the 1999 referendum on whether Australia should become a republic, the Herald supported a "yes" vote; the newspaper did not endorse the Labor Party for federal office in the first six decades of Federation, but did endorse the party in 1961, 1984, 1987. During the 2004 Australian federal election, the Herald annou
Erskineville Kings is a 1999 Australian drama film directed and produced by newcomer Alan White. The film was produced by Radical Media made for Palace Films on a minimal budget, it was released on 1 January 1999. The lead actor, Hugh Jackman, in his film debut, won the Film Critics Circle of Australia award for Best Male Actor, The film deals with the story of two brothers. Barky is 25 years old and returning to Sydney after two years of living in the northern sugar cane growing areas, he has returned home to attend the funeral of his father. The film begins with Barky's arrival at Central station at dawn, seeking the whereabouts of his brother, Wace. We learn from flashbacks that he left home two years ago to escape the clutches of his father’s violent rages. Wace, the older brother, is not too happy about Barky’s prolonged absence, having been left to manage looking after the father in his last years of life. After walking through the streets he finds an old mate of his, who assures him of the location of his brother.
He succeeds in finding his brother through the help of Wayne and friends, who all end up at a pub where it is revealed that Barky and Wace's mother left the family fifteen years earlier and that Wace hastened his father's death after he was struck down by a stroke. Barky crosses paths with his ex-girlfriend and manages to rekindle the relationship. Marty Denniss as Barky Hugh Jackman as Wace Joel Edgerton as Wayne Andrew Wholley as Coppa Leah Vandenberg as Lanny Aaron Blabey as Trunny Paul Dawber as The Father The film was shot in the streets of Newtown, Millers Point, New South Wales, Chippendale, New South Wales, including inside Gould's Bookstore in Newtown and the Hollywood Hotel in Surry Hills; the title of the movie refers to the King's Hotel, a fictional hotel in which most of the movie takes place. Erskineville Kings grossed $183,691 at the box office in Australia. Cinema of Australia Erskineville Kings on IMDb
Play School (Australian TV series)
Play School is an Australian educational television show for children produced by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It is the longest running children's show in Australia, the second longest running children's show worldwide, after Blue Peter. An estimated 80% of pre-school children under six watch the programme at least once a week, it is screened three times each weekday on ABC Kids, at 9 am, 11:30 am and 3:30 pm and twice daily each weekend at 9 am and 3:30 pm. In 2006, Play School was admitted to the Logies' Hall of Fame; the program celebrated 50 years of broadcasting in 2016. Many of the presenters remained with the series for lengthy periods, including Don Spencer, Benita Collings, John Hamblin, Alister Smart, Noni Hazlehurst, John Waters and Jan Kingsbury. While the show is written by preschool education experts, the presenters are all trained actors or musicians who can connect well with the target audience. Play School began production on 18 July 1966, was based on a British programme of the same name.
The first episode began transmitting that day. It has been produced continuously from this time, it has launched the careers of several Australian actors and television presenters. Diane Dorgan and Don Spencer are the only regular presenters to appear on both the British and Australian versions, although Lorraine Bayly appeared in September 1972 as a guest storyteller on BBC's Play School, it was admitted to the Logies' Hall of Fame on its 40th anniversary in 2006, in recognition of the strong influence the show has had on at least three generations of Australian children. Play School was the third show to enter the Hall of Fame in its own right, after Four Corners and Neighbours, it was the first children's show inducted into the Hall of Fame. During the presentation of the Logie Awards, a package showing memorable scenes from the show throughout its history was shown, before notable presenters came onto the stage with some of the favourite toys from the show. After these presenters accepted the award, the audience joined them for a stirring rendition of the Play School theme.
In 1992, a through-the-windows segment featured an early performance by the Australian children's musical group The Wiggles, performing the songs "Get Ready to Wiggle" and "Rock-a-Bye Your Bear" at a day care centre. On Monday 4 July 2011, Play School updated its opening titles using a combination of stop motion and computer animation with a new arrangement of the theme song sung by presenters Jay Laga'aia and Justine Clarke. In 2016, Play School celebrated 50 years on the air and had a month of celebrations.50th Anniversary Play School Celebrity Covers To mark this special occasion, from 4 July the program presented a series called Play School Celebrity Covers: On 18 July at 6:30 pm ABC broadcast a special 50th Anniversary Play School Celebrity Covers Special that featured Hamish & Andy singing "There's a Hole in my Bucket". The format of the show is activities and games with either host passing back to each other at the end of their segment, joining each other in activities; each day the presenters look at the calendar to find out which day of the week it is, read a story, look through the windows.
From 1976 to 2000, they had a clock shaped like a rocket, from 1966 to 2000, a clock shaped like a flower. Until 2000, the windows looked exactly like their British counterparts with a few slight differences, they changed the background behind the windows from black to white at the end of 1967 and they changed it to light blue in 1985. In 1987 Play School had a mild makeover for its 21st anniversary on air. In 1992 there was coloured tree shapes in the background; every week there is a common theme running through the programme that the actors reflect upon during the episode. Each theme were repeated twice a year on average for a period of six to seven years, before it was recycled and reused in new episodes; as funding was limited, only 45 new episodes were made each year, which means that nine weekly blocks shown each year were new episodes, the rest repeats. In 2000, the show had a massive revamp, with the rocket and flower clocks and the three windows put in storage in favour of a newer style Play School.
The main clock was now called the Play School Clock, controlled by one of the presenters standing at the top of the clock and turning a winding device, which caused the clue to the story to slide down a slippery dip. That was soon replaced by the Hickory Dickory Clock wh
The Games (Australian TV series)
The Games was an Australian mockumentary television series about the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. The series was broadcast on the ABC and had two seasons of 13 episodes each, the first in 1998 and the second in 2000; the Games starred satirists John Clarke and Bryan Dawe along with Australian comedian Gina Riley and actor Nicholas Bell. It was written by Ross Stevenson; the series centered on the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and satirized corruption and cronyism in the Olympic movement, bureaucratic ineptness in the New South Wales public service, unethical behavior within politics and the media. An unusual feature of the show was that the characters shared the same name as the actors who played them, to enhance the illusion of a documentary on the Sydney Games. John Clarke played the "Head of Administration & Logistics", an undefined but important subsection of SOCOG. Clarke was a former Olympic champion, but ducked the question whenever asked about which event. Gina Riley played the "Manager Marketing & Liaison" role, Bryan Dawe played the "Manager Accounts, Budgeting & Finance" position.
The series featured actor Nicholas Bell as the conniving Secretary to the Minister for the Olympics, a foil for Clarke's character. He was a guest in the first series but was made a main cast member for Series 2. Guest stars included John Farnham, Dave Gray, Frank Woodley, Barrie Cassidy, Maxine McKew, actor Sam Neill; the final episode was broadcast days before the opening ceremony of the real Games. In this episode, the three stars and Bell were forced to stand in for The Seekers at the closing ceremony rehearsal to sing "The Carnival Is Over"; the Seekers did indeed perform this song, but at the closing ceremony of the Paralympics some weeks later. In one moment, the actor John Howard appeared on a video message intended for overseas release and read an apology to Aboriginal people for crimes committed against them by the Australian government. In the episode, a group of overseas countries threatened to boycott the Games unless the prime minister named John Howard, gave a public apology to Aboriginal people.
The message was accompanied by John Clarke's saying "that's not the Prime Minister", to which Gina Riley replied, "He never said he was. He said he was John Howard." The confusion between the two men has become a frequent joke in Australia. The Games was named Most Outstanding Comedy Program at the Logie Awards of 2001. John Clarke and Ross Stevenson won Best Screenplay in a Television Drama at the 43rd Australian Film Institute Awards for the episode Solar. Season 1 was released on DVD by Umbrella Entertainment in December 2004, Season 2 was released by ABC DVD in December 2009. All episodes are on PAL format VHS. In New Zealand, the series was one of the first programs on TVNZ 6 on 30 September 2007, the day of the channel's launch. In Australia, The Comedy Channel airs the series as part of their Aussie Gold block hosted by Frank Woodley. Clarke and Riley were due to reprise their roles in a spin-off series The Games: London Calling, in which the characters became consultants to the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The series did not go into production by the Nine Network. In 2011, the BBC TV mockumentary Twenty Twelve was criticised by The Games' makers as bearing a strong resemblance to the earlier Australian series, with Clarke saying, "We worked hard on that project and we had long conversations with these people who've now done a show like that in Britain"; the BBC denied claims of plagiarism, saying: "It is a different show, the only similarities between them are that they are both set around the Olympics". Clarke's website called The Games' writers "John and Ross Stevenson, who run a charitable institute supplying formats to British television".'The Games' Official Site Text of John Howard's apology on'The Games' IMDb entry for'The Games"The Games' in the Australian Television Information Archive John Clarke & Bryan Dawe fan MySpace page'The Games' on John Clarke's official website Bryan Dawe's official web site The Games at TV.com The Games at Australian Screen Online
Tangle (TV series)
Tangle is an Australian drama series for the Showcase subscription television channel. It focuses on the tangled lives of two generations of two families. Tangle is filmed in Melbourne and first screened on 1 October 2009, it is written by Fiona Seres, Tony McNamara and Judi McCrossin, directed by Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville and Stuart McDonald. There have so far been three seasons. Tangle revolves around the intertwined lives of the Kovac and Williams families and their network of friends and extended family. Nat Manning returned to her home town of Melbourne after ten years in England on the minor celebrity circuit, she created ripples and waves in the lives of two clans struggling under the weight of their myriad secrets. Ally is the devoted wife of builder Vince, mother of Romeo and Gigi, happy to have her sister Nat back. Politician Tim had an affair 15 years ago with Nat, as a result, Nat became pregnant. Tim and his wife Christine fought hard for custody of the child, Max. Divorcee Em is having an affair with married man Vince and doctor Gabriel has a secret lust for married Ally.
Secretive man Joe Kovac, brother of Vince, hoping to become a part of a family he was never allowed into. Spiros Georgiades is recruited by the party as a political adviser to Tim, develops an attraction to Christine. Tim makes a bid for the top job of Premier, but is kicked out of the party after an honest press conference. Ally and her children and Gigi, make a fresh start in a new house. Season Three will pull apart and look at just how the generations separate from one another and how the ties of family are stretched. Ally sheds some of love's illusions and begins to see life possibilities beyond her family and Gabriel. Both Romeo and Gigi need her less than she'd imagined, but in different ways, as they build their own lives; when Max moves away, Christine flirts with a parallel life at odds with all previous certainties. Gabriel learns his love for Ally is founded in her unavailability and is set free. Nat's chaos is the one constant. Tony Rickards – Billy Hall Jane Allsop – Tanya Hicks Lucia Emmerichs – Ophelia Hicks Reef Ireland – Ned Dougherty Madeleine Jay – Kelly Alison Whyte – Nicky Barnham Maude Davey – Agatha John Brumpton – Bryan Dougherty Frank Gallacher – Pat Mahady Alicia Banit – Leah Simon Maiden – Stan/Voice of Yuri Adam Zwar – Huey Moss Leah Vandenberg – Elle Rosenthal Todd MacDonald – Paul Tim Draxl – Conrad Fiona Harris – Sophie Ryan Corr – Isaac Dan Wyllie – Michael Chubievsky Michael Clarke-Tokely – Luke Wintle Elle Mandalis – Miss Papas Nicholas Bell – Sean Roscoe Ben Schumann – Harvey Luke Hemsworth – John Kate Jenkinson – Melanie Lliam Amor – Robert Barker Tony Nikolakopoulos – Gordon Richard Sutherland – Jason Marta Kaczmarek – Psychic Alin Sumarwata – Julie Kevin Harrington – Ian John Flaus – Cemetery Keeper Jason Agius - Romeo Fighter Mate Showcase renewed Tangle for a third series on 12 December 2010 and production began in June 2011, ending in August.
Tangle is filmed in and around the city of Melbourne set within the more affluent suburbs of the city. The new house in which Ally and her children move to in season three is in Black Rock, Tim and Christine's house is in Kew; some other locations that have been used to film throughout the series are: Studley Park Yarra Bend Park Prahran Abbotsford Convent Parliament House Spring Street Carlton Abbotsford Malvern East Australia SoHoRepublic of Ireland RTÉ TwoAsia Pacific Australia NetworkNew Zealand TV OnePoland Viacom Blink! Canada Super Channel Tangle at TV.com Tangle on IMDb Tangle on 7plus
Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series, produced by Southern Star Group and ran for 12 years on the Seven Network, from 1994 to 2006. Although based around the policing of the town, the series depicted the everyday lives and relationships of the residents of Mount Thomas, a fictional small town in Victoria; the series was one of the highest-rated and most-awarded programs in the history of Australian television, having won 5 Logie awards, it is equal as the most awarded show in Logies history with The Don Lane Show. It is noted for its two main stars Lisa McCune, a four-time recipient of the Gold Logie, John Wood, who won Gold. Blue Heelers was first aired on 10 September 1993, with the episode "A Woman's Place"; the last episode, aired on 4 June 2006, was the 510th episode, "One Day More". It was produced by Southern Star for the Seven Network. During its 13-season run it won a total of 32 awards and was nominated for a further 50; this included 25 Logie Awards, five of which were the Gold Logie, the most coveted television award in Australia.
As well as everyday policing matters, the series deals with many controversial and "touchy" subjects. The series was the first to examine the stressful world of young police officers who are "thrown into the deep end where they are left to sink or swim". Police procedurals were enormously popular in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s, but by the 1980s they had been replaced by home-grown soap operas and mini-series. Blue Heelers, was Australia's most popular television drama while it lasted; the series drew more than 2.5 million viewers every week at its peak. Along with Homicide, Blue Heelers holds the Australian record for most episodes produced of a weekly prime-time drama, it was nearly the longest-running series, but Homicide lasted one calendar month longer and, due to five feature-length episodes, had more time on air. Blue Heelers has gained recognition in the UK, New Zealand and other countries, it has been sold to 108 territories. Blue Heelers launched the careers of many Australian actors, such as Lisa McCune, Grant Bowler, Ditch Davey, Rachel Gordon, Tasma Walton, Charlie Clausen and Jane Allsop.
While many of these actors are still best known for their work on Blue Heelers, some have gone on to bigger roles. Many other actors of today appeared in guest roles, including Hugh Jackman, Charles'Bud' Tingwell, Peter O'Brien and John Howard. John Wood and Julie Nihill remained with Blue Heelers during its entire 12-year run, portraying Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon and the publican Chris Riley respectively; the series focuses on the daily lives of Victorian police officers working at a police station in the fictional small town of Mount Thomas. Each episode is presented from the perspective of the officers; this was a specific technique. The police officers referred to as "Heelers", are always active sorting out the town's many problems; these problems range from trivial complaints such as land and fencing disputes to more serious offences, such as homicides and assaults. The small town is faced with many other significant occurrences including bank robberies, escaped criminals, police shootings and the acts of deluded criminals.
Of these, one of the more significant events is the bombing of the police station during the show's eleventh season. Whenever overwhelmed, the Heelers call on the assistance of the police in the larger town of St Davids, home of the resident police inspector Russell Falcon-Price. An antagonist in the series, Falcon-Price tries to terminate the employment of the Mount Thomas sergeant or to close the entire station. Along with their police work, aspects of the Heelers' personal lives are featured, notably the relationship between Maggie and PJ, which ends with Maggie's death in one of the most watched moments on Australian television; each episode featured a range of guest cast members, over the run of the series hundreds of actors featured in these roles. As well as the main cast members, a number of well-known Australian actors appeared as either recurring or semi-regular characters; these included Terry Gill as Superintendent Clive Adamson, Neil Pigot as Inspector Russel Falcon-Price, Jeremy Kewley as Mt Thomas journalist Tony Timms, Frankie J. Holden as Snr.
Det. Jack Woodley, Catherine Wilkin, Debra Lawrance, Emily Browning, Josh Lawson, along with Suzi Dougherty as Dr. Mel Carter, Peta Doodson as Inspector Monica Draper, Beth Buchanan as Susan Croydon, Michael Isaacs as Clancy Freeman, the late Reg Evans as Keith Purvis. Many other notable actors had one-off or recurring guest roles in Blue Heelers including Shane Bourne, Hugh Jackman, Gerard Kennedy, David Wenham, Marcus Graham, Peter O'Brien, Gary Sweet, Vince Colosimo, Alan Cinis and Alan Dale. On average, 42 episodes of Blue Heelers were broadcast per year on Australian television, with each episode comprising fifty scenes. One episode was made every week; the scripts were written to a formula which allowed one day for rehearsal, two days on location and two days in the studio. Episodes were shot eight to ten weeks ahead of their scheduled broadcast date. There were 16 episodes in various stages of production at any one time. In addition, there were always seven complete episodes waiting to go to air.
Apart from the regular cast members, the show employed 4,300 guest actors annually, plus 30 extras every week. A total of 150 people were involved in some way with the show's production each week, including cast members, wardrobe and writers. Blue Heelers creator/producer, Hal McElroy, conceived the idea of Blue Heelers when he heard that an eighteen-year-old friend was planning to
Kath & Kim
Kath & Kim is an Australian television situation comedy. The programme was created by its stars Jane Turner and Gina Riley, who play the title characters of suburban mother Kath Day-Knight, a cheery middle-aged woman and her self-indulgent daughter Kim Craig; the other main characters are Kath's boyfriend and husband, the metrosexual Kel Knight, Kim's husband Brett Craig, her lonely, overweight "second-best friend" Sharon Strzelecki. The series is set in a fictional suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, it is filmed in Patterson Lakes. There were four 8-part seasons, a telemovie, a feature film; the series spawned a short-lived American version. The characters of Kath and Sharon first featured in the early 1990s as a weekly segment of the Australian comedy series Big Girl's Blouse, they appeared in Something Stupid. The skits were developed by Turner into a full series; the first season of Kath & Kim premiered on ABC TV on 16 May 2002, with three further seasons following, while a television movie, entitled Da Kath and Kim Code, was broadcast nationally on 25 November 2005.
Kath & Kim won two Logie Awards for Outstanding Comedy Programme and an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Television Drama Series. The fourth season of Kath & Kim began airing on the Seven Network on 19 August 2007, due to the contract expiring with ABC; the first episode of season four attracted an Australian audience of 2.521 million nationally, the highest rating for a first episode in the history of Australian television, until the series premiere of Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities in 2009 with 2.58 million viewers. Due to the success that Kath & Kim has achieved internationally, it was remade for US audiences by NBC. Riley and Turner served as executive producers on the US version. In this remake, actress Molly Shannon has taken the role of Kath Day, Selma Blair the role of Kim; the character of Sharon does not appear at the insistence of Szubanski. NBC chose Jason Ensler to direct. Michelle Nader developed the series for American television, which premiered in the United States as part of the Fall schedule of 2008.
The series started to shoot in California in July 2008. NBC debuted the US adaptation on 9 October 2008, while Seven started screening it to Australian viewers on 12 October 2008. After airing only two episodes, Seven dropped the sitcom from their lineup due to poor ratings, only to bring it back several weeks as a late-night schedule filler. In America, reviews were poor, but it averaged around 5 to 7 million viewers per week, was rewarded with a full season order in October 2008. On 19 May 2009, NBC announced that there would not be a second season of Kim. On 9 March 2011, Turner and Riley announced plans for a movie, in which, Kim, Brett and Epponn'knee would head overseas on holiday. Contracts were written to finance the film's production under the working title of The Kath & Kim Filum, with the word'film' deliberately misspelt with the letter'u' in typical Kath and Kim humour. However, the title Kath & Kimderella was used, the film was released in Australia on 6 September 2012, it was produced by Rick McKenna.
The holiday scenes were shot in Positano and filming took a total of two weeks. The film was released in Australian cinemas on 6 September 2012, it grossed in excess of $2.1 million in its first weekend on Australian movie screens. In 2017, the rights to the series were acquired by the Nine Network which began airing repeats of the series from 1 August 2017 until 21 November 2017. In 2018, the series was released on Netflix in several regions, as well as the films and TV specials. Kath & Kim follows the day-to-day Australian suburban life of Kath Day-Knight, her only child Kimberly Diane Craig née Poole, Kim's husband and Computa City salesman, Brett Craig, Kath's love interest and eventual husband who works as a "purveyor of fine meats", Kel Knight, long-time family friend Sharon Strzelecki; the main setting is Kath's townhouse in Fountain Lakes. It is taped in a house in the waterfront street of Lagoon Patterson Lakes, Victoria; the house's exact location is Patterson Lakes, Victoria. The storyline of the first series plans for her wedding to Kel.
Kim stays in her mother's house owing to her rocky relationship with Brett. Sharon's always around with her own relationship problems, her history with Brett is explored. The second series follows her rekindled relationship with Brett. Kath and Kel's relationship goes through some teething troubles. Kim and Brett have a baby in the final episode of the second series whom they name Epponn'knee-Raelene Kathleen Darlene Charlene Craig, shortened to Epponn'knee-Rae. Several episodes of the third series focus on Epponn'knee-Rae; the third-season finale features played by Kylie Minogue. Storylines follow the characters' day-to-day lives, document their personal struggles and the banality of their achievements and aspirations. Kath & Kim satirises the mother-daughter relationship and the habits and values of modern suburban Australians, emphasises the kitsch and superficial elements of contemporary society the traditional working class which has progressed to a level of affluence which previous generations had been unable to achieve.
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