Media Release: Sunday August 7, 2016
Foxtel is proud to present season four of A PLACE TO CALL HOME airing from Sunday, September 11, at 8.30pm AEST only on showcase.
The 12 episode season will focus on the relationships between the characters as affected by two contrasting social issues in 1954. The first is the conservative wave of fear generated by the “Reds ender the beds” scare surrounding The Petrov Affair. The second, the wave of liberal change that opened up new social and moral choices for Australians at the time.
Season four’s cast includes Marta Dusseldorp (Sarah Nordmann), Noni Hazlehurst (Elizabeth Bligh), Brett Climo (George Bligh), David Berry (James Bligh), Abby Earl (Anna Poletti), Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (Olivia Bligh), Craig Hall (Dr Jack Duncan) Frankie J. Holden (Roy Briggs), Aldo Mignone (Gino Poletti), Sara Wiseman (Carolyn Bligh), Jenni Baird (Regina Bligh) and Deborah Kennedy (Doris Collins). Guest cast are Tim Draxl (Dr Henry Fox), Mark Lee (Sir Richard Bennett), Brenna Harding (Rose O’Connell) and Robert Coleby (Sir Douglas Goddard).
A proven ratings success for Foxtel, the season three premiere episode of A PLACE TO CALL HOME attracted half a million viewers, making it Subscription TV’s 7th highest rating episode of all-time. The S3 cumulative audience was 418,000 viewers, this marks the second largest cume audience for a local production year to date and amongst dramas this is the second largest ever only trailing the epic Game of Thrones.
Not only a ratings hit at home, the series has won international fans and critics with The Wall Street Journal listing it in its Best Television of 2015 and repeatedly praising it: “A Place to Call Home is a captivatingly filmed, deeply romantic drama of immense intelligence distinguished by a uniformly superb cast” and “an impossibly addictive series set in early-1950s Australia has developed an impassioned following, with its story of the upper class Bligh family, and for good reason. It is period soap opera powered by hefty themes like class, money, religion and the long shadow of World War II, not to mention the stellar cast.”
A PLACE TO CALL HOME is produced by Seven Productions for Foxtel. Foxtel’s Head of Drama Penny Win and Seven’s Head of Drama Julie McGauran are Executive Producers. Series Producer is Chris Martin-Jones. The series is created and written by Bevan Lee (Script Executive) and Katherine Thomson is Script Producer. Directors are Shirley Barrett, Kriv Stenders, Catherine Millar and Tony Krawitz.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME has been sold to over 120 markets including Belgium, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, Morocco, Switzerland, USA, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, UK, Ireland, Israel, Denmark, Estonia, Croatia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Latvia, Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and Finland.
A PLACE TO CALL HOME Season 4 begins Sunday, September 11 at 8.30pm AEST, only on showcase.