Writer and script editor, Jane Allen wrote and edited scripts for television series including Neighbours, McLeod's Daughters, Stingers, The Secret Life of Us and MDA. In 2009 Allen received a Film Victoria fellowship.
Janet King is an Australian television drama series which first aired on ABC1 in 2014. It was created as a spin-off from the 2011 legal drama Crownies.
'An 8-hour legal/political thriller that is a spin-off of Crownies featuring Marta Dusseldorp reprising her role of Crown Prosecutor Janet King. The series will look at the dilemmas of a contemporary woman who returns to work after a year's maternity leave and is flung into a shocking prosecution that involves layers of intrigue played out at the highest levels of power. Janet King's case leads her through some astounding twists and revelations that impact on her life on every level.'
Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 7/4/2014)
With gun crime in the suburbs causing great concern, the state government establishes a Royal Commission to look into the problem following the death of Todd Wilson and appoints Janet King to head it. Give the power to become investigators, King and her team are allowed to raid premises, interrogate persons of interest and have police seconded to them. King believes that solving Wilson's murder might uncover what's fuelling the violence.
Janet confronts a hornet’s nest of illegal gambling, organised crime and money laundering while tracking the tragic death of a young sports star. What begins as a spot betting investigation soon unmasks elite professional sportsmen and women and their connection to the shadowy underbelly of performance enhancing drugs, match fixing, kickbacks and, ultimately, murder.
'A character drama set in 1969 in Kings Cross; the time and place Australia came of age and the new generation broke all the rules. It was the Summer of Love. Mick Jagger was in town, Australia was glued to the telecast of the moon landing and American sailors clashed on the street with anti-Vietnam war protesters. We follow Joan Millar, 28, a maverick midwife returning to Australia and five young pregnant women, whose choices for their babies and own lives exemplify the radical changes at the heart of the cultural and sexual revolution. Their lives intersect between a maternity hospital, a home for unwed mothers and the wild streets of Darlinghurst.'
Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 13/2/2014)