DVD | ABC/BBC | 03 May 2017
The Beautiful Lie
Sexy. Dramatic. Tragic. From the producers of Puberty Blues and Offspring, comes The Beautiful Lie – a six-part tour de force on love and all that comes with it; family and fidelity, seduction, commitment, jealousy, envy, obligation and mad passion.
A beautiful re-imagining of Tolstoy’s epic Anna Karenina, the story is set in contemporary middle-class Australia, and explores the love-lives of both ‘happy’ and ‘unhappy’ families in all their mess and grandeur.
The drama begins when retired tennis champion, Anna Ivin (Sarah Snook: The Secret River) falls helplessly in love with music producer, Skeet (Benedict Samuel: The Walking Dead), setting in motion a chain of events that changes their lives forever. The Beautiful Lie features an all-star cast that includes Rodger Corser (Glitch), Gina Riley (Kath & Kim), Sophie Lowe (The Slap), Alexander England (Wild Boys) and Dan Wyllie (Gallipoli).
The Secret River
In 1806 William Thornhill, a man of quick temper and deep feelings, is transported from the slums of London to New South Wales for the term of his natural life. With his wife Sal and their children he arrives in a harsh land he cannot understand.But the colony can turn a convict into a free man.
Eight years later Thornhill sails up the Hawkesbury to claim a hundred acres for himself.Aboriginal people already live on that river. And other recent arrivals—Thomas Blackwood, Smasher Sullivan and Mrs Herring—are finding their own ways to respond to them.
Thornhill, a man neither better nor worse than most, soon has to make the most difficult choice of his life.
Title: Beautiful Lie, The / Secret River, The Pack
Release Date: 03 May 2017
Actor(s): Lachy Hulme, Tim Minchin, Trevor Jamieson, Rory Potter, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Adrian Pickering, Finn Scicluna-O'Prey, Sarah Snook
Catalogue No: R-123729-9