McLeod's Daughters

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McLeod's Daughters
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Premiere August 8, 2001
Finale January 17, 2009
Creator Posie Graeme-Evans,
Caroline Stanton
Network/Provider Nine Network
Style 60-minute drama
Company Channel 9 Television,
Millennium Television
Seasons 8
Episodes 224 (4 unaired)
Origin Australia

McLeod's Daughters is a drama that aired on the Nine Network.

When elderly Jack McLeod dies, leaving his his heavily mortgaged family farm of Drover's Run, to his daughters, Tess returns home to the place where she had left more than 20 years before. Jack was first married to Prudence and they had a daughter Claire and a son Adam. Tragically both Prue and Adam die during childbirth, leaving Jack alone to raise Claire. A few years later he meets and marries a city girl, Ruth Silverman, and they have a daughter, Tess. Growing up, the two girls had been very close but were separated when Ruth took 5-year-old Tess back to the city.

Tess, who recently lost her mother to breast cancer, returns to Drover's in the hopes of cashing out and opening a cafe in the city, but is disappointed to be met with a less-than-rosy financial picture and the open resentment of her older sister. After Claire fires the male workforce, the sisters, with the help of housekeeper Meg Fountain, her daughter Jodi, and local girl Becky, decide to run the property themselves. The tentative, and presumably temporary partnership is the first step in the reunited sisters' effort to heal old wounds, improve their relationship, and lift the property out of debt.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Lisa Chappell Claire McLeod * * *
Bridie Carter Tess Silverman McLeod Ryan * * * * * *
Jessica Napier Becky Howard * * *
Rachael Carpani Jodi Fountain McLeod * * * * * * *
Aaron Jeffery Alex Ryan * * * * * * *
Myles Pollard Nick Ryan * * * * * *
Simmone Jade Mackinnon Stevie Hall * * * * * *
Michala Banas Kate Manfredi * * * *
Sonia Todd Meg Fountain Dodge * * * * * *
Brett Tucker Dave Brewer o * * *
Luke Jacobz Patrick Brewer * * * *
Zoe Naylor Regan McLeod * * *
Gillian Alexy Tayler Geddes * * *
Doris Younane Moira Doyle o o o o o *
Abi Tucker Grace Kingston *
Matthew Passmore Marcus Turner *
Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Ben Mortley Alberto Borelli * *
Fletcher Humphrys Brett "Brick" Buchanon * * *
Kathryn Hartman Sally Clements * * * * *
Stelios Yiakmis Sergeant Frank Da Costa *
John Jarratt Terry Dodge * * * * * *
Basia A'Hern Rose Hall-Smith * * *
Charlie Clausen Jake Harrison * *
Rodger Corser Peter Johnson * * * *
Inge Hornstra Sandra Kinsella Ryan * * * * *
Anna Torv Jasmine McLeod *
Craig McLachlan Kane Morgan *
Dean O'Gorman Luke Morgan * *
Marshall Napier Harry Ryan/Carl Weatherdon * * * * * *
Catherine Wilkin Liz Ryan * * * * *
Jonny Pasvolsky Rob Shelton/Matt Bosnich * * *
Dustin Clare Riley Ward *
Michelle Langstone Fiona Webb/Ryan *
Luke Ford Craig Woodland * * * *

Telefilm

Title Provider Release Date
McLeod's Daughters Nine Network May 12, 1996

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Nine Network
Season One August 8, 2001 March 20, 2002 22
Season Two March 27, 2002 October 16, 2002 22
Season Three February 12, 2003 October 29, 2003 30
Season Four February 11, 2004 November 24, 2004 32
Season Five February 9, 2005 November 23, 2005 32
Season Six February 15, 2006 November 29, 2006 32
Season Seven February 7, 2007 October 17, 2007 32
Season Eight July 23, 2008 January 17, 2009 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
The Complete First Season October 3, 2006 purchase 6
The Complete Second Season May 8, 2007 purchase 6
The Complete Third Season August 14, 2007 purchase 8
The Complete Fourth Season November 6, 2007 purchase 8
The Complete Fifth Season February 5, 2008 purchase 8
The Complete Sixth Season June 10, 2008 purchase 8
The Complete Seventh Season December 9, 2008 purchase 8
The Complete Eighth Season May 5, 2009 purchase 6
Made-for-TV Movies  (Region 1)
The Original Movie December 8, 2009 purchase 1