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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'Delving into the extraordinary world of the Office of the Department of Public Prosecution and its young eager lawyers, who know the law backwards, but who have a lot to learn about life, Crownies, is a 22 x 1 hour drama, produced by Screentime Australia for ABC TV.

Crownies follows five young solicitors, fresh out of law school, as they face the pressures and endearing madness of modern single life - in a fast-paced workplace that highlights the moral dilemmas and big issues facing an apparently civilised society.

In a world that exists solely to see 'wrong-doers' brought to justice, and where the average age of the solicitors is 27, there is a big divide between these young solicitors and the barristers at the top. Yet they are the initial point of contact with the police, and it is they who do most of the liaising with the victims and the witnesses - and recommend what goes to court. They are hungry, committed, idealistic and hard-working, but their lives away from the office are riddled with aspirations, explorations, fragile relationships and partying.'

Source: ABC website

Notes

  • Some correspondence about this series appears in the Age, Green Guide, 8 September 2011 p. 4.

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Older and Wiser Crownies Tackle a New Set of Adult Dilemmas Paul Kalina , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2014; (p. 6)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Character Defining Elissa Blake , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 April 2013; (p. 8)
ABC Rolls Out Big-Gun Drama Michael Idato , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 June 2011; (p. 21)
Crownie Achievement Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 July 2011; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Fresh Faces Raise the Bar Ruth Ritchie , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 - 10 July 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Winning Hearts and Cases Sacha Molitorisz , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 2011; (p. 12-13)
You Should Leave Your Wig On Debi Enker , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Free to Air Melinda Houston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 July 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Witnessing the Prosecutors Sally Pryor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 2011; (p. 5)
A Melodrama of Crime and Suspense Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 July 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Fine Crime Viewing Beyond All Doubt Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 July 2011; (p. 17)
Where Morality is Tested Each Day Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 August 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
A Damning Verdict Craig Mathieson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 7)
Drunk and Disorderly Ruth Ritchie , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Twentysomething Jess Harris 2007 single work film/TV ; Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
$600k Pitch No Help as ABC Drama Fails to Shine Amanda Meade , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 September 2011; (p. 3)
See You Later : Drama Series Moves to a New Spot Amanda Meade , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 September 2011; (p. 30)
'TheABC will bump its flagship $10 million long-form drama series, Crownies, to a later timeslot next week amid recriminations over its $600,000 marketing campaign and an 18 per cent ratings slump. The legal drama will move to 9.30pm, a timeslot which has a smaller audience.' Source: Amanda Meade.
Aunty 'Has Lost Way' on Programs Amanda Meade , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 September 2011; (p. 2)
Timeslot a Slap in the Face for Aussie Drama that Packs a Punch Dianne Butler , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 October 2011; (p. 3)
It'd be Like Rove Opening for Ricky Gervais, but This is a Good Episode Dianne Butler , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 October 2011; (p. 54)
For and Against... Crownies : For Doug Anderson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 October 2011; (p. 6)
Crownie Achievement Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9-10 July 2011; (p. 31-32)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Fresh Faces Raise the Bar Ruth Ritchie , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 - 10 July 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
You Should Leave Your Wig On Debi Enker , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Free to Air Melinda Houston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 10 July 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
A Melodrama of Crime and Suspense Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 July 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Where Morality is Tested Each Day Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 11 August 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Drunk and Disorderly Ruth Ritchie , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of Twentysomething Jess Harris 2007 single work film/TV ; Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
It Pleases, Beyond Reasonable Doubt Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 October 2011; (p. 17)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Older and Wiser Crownies Tackle a New Set of Adult Dilemmas Paul Kalina , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 February 2014; (p. 6)

— Review of Crownies Greg Haddrick Jane Allen Kylie Needham Tamara Asmar Blake Ayshford Justine Gillmer Pete McTighe Chris Hawkshaw Stuart Page Sam Meikle 2011 series - publisher film/TV
ABC Rolls Out Big-Gun Drama Michael Idato , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 19 June 2011; (p. 21)
Winning Hearts and Cases Sacha Molitorisz , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 2011; (p. 12-13)
Witnessing the Prosecutors Sally Pryor , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 2011; (p. 5)
Fine Crime Viewing Beyond All Doubt Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 July 2011; (p. 17)
A Damning Verdict Craig Mathieson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 7)
$600k Pitch No Help as ABC Drama Fails to Shine Amanda Meade , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 September 2011; (p. 3)
See You Later : Drama Series Moves to a New Spot Amanda Meade , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 26 September 2011; (p. 30)
'TheABC will bump its flagship $10 million long-form drama series, Crownies, to a later timeslot next week amid recriminations over its $600,000 marketing campaign and an 18 per cent ratings slump. The legal drama will move to 9.30pm, a timeslot which has a smaller audience.' Source: Amanda Meade.
Aunty 'Has Lost Way' on Programs Amanda Meade , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 September 2011; (p. 2)
Timeslot a Slap in the Face for Aussie Drama that Packs a Punch Dianne Butler , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 October 2011; (p. 3)
It'd be Like Rove Opening for Ricky Gervais, but This is a Good Episode Dianne Butler , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 October 2011; (p. 54)
For and Against... Crownies : For Doug Anderson , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 October 2011; (p. 6)
For and Against... Crownies : Against Greg Hassall , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 October 2011; (p. 6)
The Right Thing Ben Goldsmith , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inside Story 2008-;
'The screening of the ABC's ambitious courtroom drama, Crownies, coincides with a renewed debate about Australian content...' (Editor's abstract)
Character Defining Elissa Blake , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 April 2013; (p. 8)
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