HeadLand


HeadLand

infobox television
show_name = headLand


caption =
format = Drama
runtime = approx. 0:42 per episode (plus commercials)
creator = Bevan Lee
country = Australia
starring = "See Cast below"
network = Seven Network
first_aired = 15 November2005
last_aired = 21 January2006
num_episodes = 52
imdb_id = 0463262|

"headLand" was an Australian drama television series produced by the Seven Network set in a university. The Seven Network filmed 52 episodes in the first series. Production on the second series had begun before any episodes were aired.

"headLand" premiered in Australia on Tuesday, 15 November 2005 at 7.30pm. On 23 January 2006, the Seven Network officially announced that the series has been cancelled. [ [http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv--radio/sevens-axe-fells-new-tv-drama/2006/01/23/1137864866541.html Seven's axe fells new TV drama] by Michael Idato (January 24, 2006), "The Sydney Morning Herald".] The show aired on weekdays at 7.30pm in the United Kingdom on E4, re-formatted as half-hour episodes.Fact|date=December 2007 E4 eventually dropped the show but episodes continued to be broadcast on Channel 4 at 12:30pm, this time in the original hour-long format.

Development

The genesis of the show began around 2002 when the Seven Network's script executive, Bevan Lee, was asked to create a "Home and Away" spin off with the hope of attracting the UK broadcaster Five as a co-producer.Fact|date=December 2007 He created a show called "Away From Home" that told the story of "Home and Away" characters at the Yabbie Creek University. Five were not interested for various reasons, and a big reworking of the original concept was undertaken and the show was renamed "Campus", and later "Ten Degrees South" - a title eventually rejected due to a possible confusion with UK series "55 Degrees North".Fact|date=December 2007

In early 2005, the show's title was finalised as "headLand" and filming began with the series earmarked for a July premiere. However, with the pilot reportedly failing initial audience test screenings [ [http://www.dailytelegraph.news.com.au/story/0,20281,16500236-5001022,00.html Axe for "Blue Heelers" | The Daily Telegraph ] ] , some major changes were made and the pilot was reshot. This and other minor production delays pushed the airdate to much later that year.

Filming locations

The show's exterior scenes were filmed on location in Austinmer, New South Wales. A disused psychiatric hospital at the Sydney College of Arts, Rozelle and the University of Wollongong, doubled as the fictional South Coast University. Studio scenes are filmed at White Bay Studios in Sydney, making it the first Seven Network Sydney drama not to be filmed at the ATN-7 studios in Epping.

Australian broadcast

"headLand" was originally scheduled to screen at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the summer, continuing into 2006. However, after a strong debut, the show quickly suffered a large slump in the ratings. With "Home and Away" on summer hiatus, the show was shifted to the earlier 7pm slot and broadcast on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in hope of building up more interest in the show during the non-ratings period. However, ratings failed to pick up and the show even suffered its lowest viewership during the period.

Because of this, on 1 December 2005, Seven announced to industry insiders that "headLand" would be removed from the schedule after Thursday, 22 December. A day later they reversed their decision, but a little over a week later rumours started surfacing that "headLand" would be removed from prime time as early as Monday, 12 December. This was confirmed to be just a rumour, as Seven announced "headLand" would remain in its current timeslot until 12 January 2006. Beginning January 16 2006, "headLand" was removed from its Monday-Thursday 7.00pm slot due to the return of "Home and Away" and the airing of the Australian Open Tennis Tournament. Further episodes of "headLand" were aired in a Saturday timeslot until the start of the 2006 Australian television ratings season.

Production of new episodes has ceased, yet there remains a significant stockpile of as yet unaired episodes.

Cast

* Sam Atwell (Craig Palmer)
* Conrad Coleby (Adam Wilde)
* Brooke Harman (Kate Monk)
* Sophie Katinis (Mel Bennett)
* Jody Kennedy (Maddie McKinnon)
* Adrienne Pickering (Elly Tate)
* Josh Quong Tart (Will Monk)
* Reshad Strik (Andy Llewellyn)
* Libby Tanner (Grace Palmer)
* Rachael Taylor (Sasha Forbes)
* Matthew Walker (Heath Forbes)
* Mark Tokutomi (Jeff Wu)

References

External links

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* [http://www.australiantelevision.net/headland/headland.html Australian Television Network Archive] (featuring headLand]


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