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McLeod's Daughters 

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Five women run a cattle station, "Drover's Run", in the outback of South Australia.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Aaron Jeffery ...  Alex Ryan 193 episodes, 2001-2008
Rachael Carpani ...  Jodi Fountain / ... 179 episodes, 2001-2009
Simmone Mackinnon ...  Stevie Hall / ... 154 episodes, 2003-2009
Bridie Carter ...  Tess Silverman McLeod / ... 135 episodes, 2001-2006
Myles Pollard ...  Nick Ryan 125 episodes, 2001-2006
Michala Banas ...  Kate Manfredi 119 episodes, 2004-2008
Sonia Todd ...  Meg Fountain 107 episodes, 2001-2009
Brett Tucker ...  Dave Brewer 100 episodes, 2003-2006
John Jarratt ...  Terry Dodge 94 episodes, 2001-2006
Doris Younane ...  Moira Doyle / ... 93 episodes, 2002-2009
Marshall Napier ...  Harry Ryan 81 episodes, 2001-2006
Luke Jacobz ...  Patrick Brewer 79 episodes, 2005-2009
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Hardship and respect for the land are key at Drovers Run, a vast cattle ranch in the Australian outback that once belonged to Jack McLeod. Now, with his passing, his two daughters are reunited to decide the ranch's future. While Tess initially wants to sell her share, she finds that the land beckons to her. And her sense of optimism is much needed, given that Claire has spent years struggling to keep the ranch financially afloat. These two decide to run it together, with their housekeeper and mother-figure, Meg, her teenage daughter, Jodi, and a local girl, Becky, who is escaping her own troubles in town. Their lives are hard and the obstacles many, but the rewards are every bit as grand as the wild open land they've inherited. Based on the successful 1996 telemovie of the same name.

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They're ordinary women facing the extraordinary adventure of life on the land.

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Drama | Romance | Western

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Australia

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English

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2 October 2004 (USA) See more »

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Nine Network Australia See more »
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While this Australian television series was being developed, the "Kingsford" estate which had featured in the original 1996 tele-movie went on the market for sale. In 1999, the Nine Network, who made this TV series, seized the opportunity to purchase the property, knowing that being able to film on a working farm would be fundamental to the success of this series. See more »

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Becky Howard: Men! You can't live with em, you can't shoot em.
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Referenced in McLeod's Daughters: The Inside Story (2003) See more »

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McLeod's Daughters Theme
Music by Chris Harriott
Lyrics by Posie Graeme-Evans
Performed by Rebecca Lavelle
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Filmed in the best state - South Australia!
13 January 2002 | by MsMovieSee all my reviews

McLeod's Daughters is the story of a group of sister's running a cattle station, supposedly 400 km's from the neareast large city in South Australia, Adelaide.

It is a typical Australian drama - not big on spending, but real quality when it comes to storylines. These people could be anybody that you know, so you can identify with them and understand exactly where they are coming from.

The filming location is actually on a property owned by the TV station (Channel Nine), called Kingsford, and is only just outside of Gawler in South Australia - so that makes it a real home away from home for the cast and crew, as they are only just outside the beautiful city of Adelaide. (Dubbed the City of Churches, Adelaide has a whole lot more to do than just visit churches - well worth a visit, see it on the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under bicycle race every January!)

The series is returning to Australian screens in February 2002, and will no doubt continue filming for at least another season or two, but anyway, if you like this Aussie show, look out for Blue Heelers (a country cop show) probably airing on daytime TV or Showtime real soon.


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