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Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Born out of the telemovie of the same name, Offspring is a contemporary drama series about Nina Proudman, a thirtysomething obstetrician and her fabulously messy family. Following the Proudman family's adventures searching for love, fulfillment and balance in the chaos of modern life, Offspring is about the life forces that drive us all: love, sex, babies, food and music. Stylistically fresh and visually exciting, Offspring mixes conventional narrative drama with flashbacks, graphic animation and fantasy sequences, showcasing the vibrant world of Fitzroy, Melbourne, where Nina and the extended Proudman family go about their unpredictable daily lives.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive.

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  • Award winning and individually published episodes in this series are included on AustLit.

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1.09
form y Offspring [Series 1, Episode 9] Jonathan Gavin , Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2010 Z1800138 2010 single work film/TV 'Still in shock after Alice's unexpected arrival, Nina feels the urge to make peace with her own past and goes to see Brendan. Meanwhile, Billie rights a wrong and as a result, proves her love for Mick.' Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2010
2.06
form y Offspring [Series 2, Episode 6] Michael Lucas , Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2011 6044415 2011 single work film/TV

'When Cherie discovers that Jimmy and Tammy are planning a secret wedding, Nina rallies the Proudmans in an attempt to reunite her family. Amidst the chaos, Billie, Mick and Andrew try to make a baby.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 12/6/2013)

Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2011
4.11
form y Offspring [Series 4, Episode 11] Michael Lucas , Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2013 7625289 2013 single work film/TV

'The Proudman family implodes when Nina and Patrick's counselling session goes public.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 23/7/2014)

Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2013
5.10
form y Offspring [Series 5, Episode 10] Leon Ford , Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2014 8906552 2014 single work film/TV Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2014
5.11
form y Offspring [Series 5, Episode 11] Michael Lucas , Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2014 8888740 2014 single work film/TV Australia : Southern Star John Edwards , 2014

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Full Focus Stephanie Van Schilt , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 4 June 2016;
'Director Emma Freeman's filmography includes some of Australia’s best-loved TV dramas, but her greatest challenge came at a much earlier age.'
Good for a Laugh Tiffany Dunk , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 June 2016; (p. 32)
Rebel Springing into the Proudman's Step Colin Vickery , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 24 July 2016; (p. 2)
Breaking Barriers Antimo Iannella , Anna Vlach , Matt Gilbertson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 August 2016; (p. 25)
South Australia is the Perfect Setting Penelope Debelle , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 8 September 2016; (p. 40)
Offspring : Where to from Here? Daniel Burt , Melinda Houston , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 May 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Off Spring : Where to from Here? Daniel Burt , Melinda Houston , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Offspring in a Makeover 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 12 June 2016; (p. 94)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Offspring Celebrates Treasured Moments Debi Enker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 June 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Delicate Balance of the Comic and the Dramatic Debi Enker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 June 2016; (p. 3)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Delightful Offspring Worth Another Look Graeme Blundell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 September 2016; (p. 17)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Australia's Best TV Drama, ‘Offspring’ Helen Razer , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 1 October 2016;

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
'At the pinnacle of Australian drama, Offspring presents likeable female leads who can be enjoyed free of moral qualification.'
Debra Oswald Linda Morris , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 24 January 2015; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 24 January 2015; (p. 15) The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 January 2015; (p. 24-25)
Stars Sign for TV Hit's Comeback Colin Vickery , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 20 September 2015; (p. 12)
Offspring Cancelled : Asher Keddie Has Played Beloved Character for Last Time Amanda Meade , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 3 October 2014;
Eddie Perfect on Offspring, A Show Made By, and About, Strong Women Eddie Perfect , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 August 2014;
Offspring, Party Tricks Not Among Network Ten Shows for 2015, But Not Ruled Out Michael Lallo , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 November 2014; The Age , 13 November 2014; The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 November 2014;
Ethnic Diversity within Australian Homes : Has Television Caught up to Social Reality? Natascha Klocker , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Intercultural Studies , vol. 35 no. 1 2014; (p. 34-52)
'Inter-ethnic intimacy is on the rise in Australia, bringing an unprecedented level of ethnic diversity into our homes. Yet analyses of media representations of ethnic diversity have concentrated on the community level, neglecting the intimate sphere of family life. This paper explores the possibilities and limits of love within and across ethnic boundaries on fictional Australian television programmes. The results of a nine-week content analysis reveal a mixed picture. Inter-ethnic intimacy was regularly portrayed; but committed, long-term relationships across ethnic boundaries (marriage and co-habitation) were scarce. And although Australian television producers did not shy away from portraying physical intimacy across ethnic boundaries, emotional intimacy was often absent. Overt stereotyping of ethnic minority characters involved in inter-ethnic relationships was rare – instead, ethnic differences were downplayed or erased. Storylines were underpinned by the assimilation of inter-ethnic couples – in all their diversity – into the (white) mainstream.' (Publication abstract)
Finding Hope in Despair Colin Vickery , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 14 May 2014; (p. 33)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
All in the Complex, Modern Family Debi Enker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 June 2014; (p. 6)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV ; The Time of Our Lives Kris Mrksa Michael Miller Ursula Cleary Blake Ayshford Judi McCrossin 2013 series - publisher film/TV
Offspring a Happy Surprise Lorelei Vashti-Waite , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 September 2010; (p. 7)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Search for Perfection Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 28 - 29 May 2011; (p. 3)

— Review of Misanthropology Eddie Perfect 2011 single work drama ; Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Offspring Delivers Megan Miller , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 June 2011; (p. 04)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Untitled Paul Kalina , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 2011; (p. 37)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Funny Things Happen on the Way to a Soapy Series Finale Dianne Butler , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 July 2011; (p. 9)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Free to Air Melinda Houston , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 15 April 2012; (p. 24) The Sunday Age , 15 April 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Love and Other Catastrophes Annabel Ross , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 May 2012; (p. 6)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Grab the Kleenex for a Sob-a-Thon Tristan Swanwick , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 August 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
For Love and Laughs Melinda Houston , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 August 2013; (p. 27)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV ; It's a Date Peter Helliar Ryan Shelton Steven Gates Phil Lloyd Lawrence Mooney Tony Moclair Justin Hamilton Jess Harris Kate Langbroek Shaun Micallef Ross Noble Rosalind Hammond Luke McGregor Celia Pacquola Eddie Perfect Magda Szubanski 2013 series - publisher film/TV
'Peter Helliar takes a fresh angle with unique star pairings in his comedy series, Melinda Houston writes.'
Finding Hope in Despair Colin Vickery , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 14 May 2014; (p. 33)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
All in the Complex, Modern Family Debi Enker , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 June 2014; (p. 6)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV ; The Time of Our Lives Kris Mrksa Michael Miller Ursula Cleary Blake Ayshford Judi McCrossin 2013 series - publisher film/TV
Life Comes Full Circle Debbie Schipp , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 3 August 2014; (p. 3)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Offspring : Where to from Here? Daniel Burt , Melinda Houston , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 May 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Off Spring : Where to from Here? Daniel Burt , Melinda Houston , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 30 May 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Offspring in a Makeover 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 12 June 2016; (p. 94)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Offspring Celebrates Treasured Moments Debi Enker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 June 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Delicate Balance of the Comic and the Dramatic Debi Enker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 June 2016; (p. 3)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Delightful Offspring Worth Another Look Graeme Blundell , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 23 September 2016; (p. 17)

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
Australia's Best TV Drama, ‘Offspring’ Helen Razer , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 1 October 2016;

— Review of Offspring Debra Oswald Tony McNamara Leon Ford Ben Chessell Jonathan Gavin Michael Lucas Christine Bartlett Tommy Murphy Kylie Needham Ian Meadows Charlie Garber Samantha Strauss Li-Kim Chuah 2010 series - publisher film/TV
'At the pinnacle of Australian drama, Offspring presents likeable female leads who can be enjoyed free of moral qualification.'
Finding the Funny in Family Debi Enker , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 12 August 2010; (p. 12-13)
Proof We Can Still Do Original Drama Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 30 May 2011; (p. 19)
Equity Gong for Rake Michael Idato , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 June 2011; (p. 21)
He Works in a Woman's Way Holly Byrnes , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 July 2011; (p. 19)
TV producer John Edwards finds success in feminine-based dramas.
'I'd Like to Thank the Academy...' Colin Vickery , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 December 2011; (p. 38)
'The television nominees for the Samsung AACTA Awards showcase some of the best programs and talent in Australian film institute history.'
The Other 1/2 Tim Elliott , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The (Sydney) Magazine , April no. 108 2012; (p. 50-52)
The Son is Now a Father Colin Vickery , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 May 2012; (p. 4)
Tuned to Acting Geoff Shearer , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 -13 May 2012; (p. 17)
50 Things We Love about TV : Twenty-Four : Deborah Mailman Andrew Murfett , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 21 June 2012; (p. 10)
Acting with a Spring in His Step Paul Kalina , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 28 June 2012; (p. 8-9)
TV Fails the Screen Test for this Culture Gillian Armstrong , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 October 2012; (p. 11)
Home-Grown Talent Attracts Hollywood Backing Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 November 2012; (p. 5)
Write to Life Liz Walsh , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 22-23)
A Head for Drama and Relationships Mark Dapin , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 May 2013; (p. 8)
Offspring Delivers Ratings Hit as Million Tune in for Finale 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 August 2013; (p. 9)
Offspring a Hit as Viewers Tune in for Birth and Death 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 August 2013; (p. 8)
Offspring Cancelled : Asher Keddie Has Played Beloved Character for Last Time Amanda Meade , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 3 October 2014;
Eddie Perfect on Offspring, A Show Made By, and About, Strong Women Eddie Perfect , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 August 2014;
Offspring, Party Tricks Not Among Network Ten Shows for 2015, But Not Ruled Out Michael Lallo , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 November 2014; The Age , 13 November 2014; The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 November 2014;
Debra Oswald Linda Morris , 2015 single work interview
— Appears in: The Age , 24 January 2015; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 24 January 2015; (p. 15) The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 January 2015; (p. 24-25)
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