Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y The Straits series - publisher   film/TV   crime  
Note: The Straits is based on an idea by Aaron Fa'aoso and developed by Louis Nowra. Nowra is also credited with 'original ideas' on some episodes.
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Set among the turquoise waters and lethal wildlife of Australia's Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait, The Straits is an exotic, darkly humorous crime drama.

'The Montebellos are not your average Australian family. Modern day smugglers, their family business is transporting drugs into Australia and guns and exotic wildlife out, making use of ties of blood and loyalty in the Torres Strait Islands.

'When Harry, the head of the family, starts to plan his succession, a power struggle is sparked between brother and brother, wife and daughter. Under attack from ambitious bikies and mercurial PNG Raskols, the family must hold together through torture, assassination and imprisonment.'

Source: ABC1 website, http://www.abc.net.au/tv/thestraits/
Sighted: 30/01/2012

Notes

  • For further information, see the ABC website: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/thestraits/

Includes

form y The Straits : Yawor - My Lovely Blake Ayshford , Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2012 Z1881305 2012 single work film/TV 'A hired killer, Vlad (Richard Cawthorne), sets out for Cairns with a high-powered rifle. Harry is his target, but who has hired Vlad?

As Harry prepares for his and Kitty's wedding anniversary, Kitty takes Gary back to the islands to persuade the Zey Islanders they need to protect Gary better.

Meanwhile, wrestling with her discovery of Paddy's (Kim Gyngell) embezzlement, Sissi finally tells Harry what she has learned.

Harry is deeply upset by the news. He takes Paddy on their weekly fishing expedition and confronts him over the money he's skimmed.

When Sissi learns what Harry has done, she is shocked and wracked with guilt. She has an almighty fight with her father and runs.

Gary, who has been bitten by a snake on Zey and believes he's going to die, tells Harry that he slept with his brother's wife Lola (Emma Lung).

Harry, who has never liked Lola much, confronts her and tells her she is out of the family, however, before he has time to tell the others what has happened, Vlad has Harry in his sights.' (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc1/201202/programs/DR1020Q003D2012-02-09T203319.htm?program=The%20Straits)
Australia : Matchbox Pictures , 2012

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Note: Directors: Peter Andrikidis, episodes 1, 2, 3, and 8; Rachel Ward, episodes 4, 5, and 6; Rowan Woods, episodes 7, 9, and 10.

Works about this Work

The Straits Makes Crossing to U.S. 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 8-14 April no. 1060 2013; (p. 9)
The Straits Set to Take Over Our Tellies 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 11 January no. 996 2012; (p. 1)
Screen The Straits on Sunday Night Dianne Butler , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 February 2012; (p. 3)
Among the Elite Andrew Fenton , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 February 2012; (p. 11)
The Monebello Family has Everyone Talking 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 22 February no. 1002 2012; (p. 25)
'Different Flavours' Needed in TV Casting 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 22 February no. 1002 2012; (p. 25)
Diversity Still out of the Picture Paul Kalina , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2012; (p. 10-11)
Q & A with Aaron Fa'Aoso 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 29 February - 6 March no. 1003 2012; (p. 21)
The Straits : Beautiful One Day, Deadly the Next 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 13 March no. 1004 2012; (p. 14)
Law and Disorder on the Small Screen Ramon Lobato , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inside Story 2008-; Inside Story , April - May no. 9 2012; (p. 15)
Gripping Local Tale Stranger than Fiction Peter Michael , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 March - 1 April 2012; (p. 65)
From Rosehill to Red the Carpet for Jimi Bani Mark Roy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 6-12 June no. 1017 2012; (p. 7)
Online Fans Mourn the Loss of 'The Straits' 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 29 October - 4 November no. 1039 2012; (p. 10)
ABC1 is not renewing The Straits for a second season.
Television Show of the Year 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Deadly Vibe Magazine , 30 August no. 186 2012;

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Straight Up Graeme Blundell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 January 2012; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Give Aussies a Go Ian Warden , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 29 January 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of The Ice Dog Cometh Adam Zwar Jason Gann 2010 single work film/TV ; The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
A Relative Goldmine Ruth Ritchie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 January 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Free to Air Melinda Houston , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 29 January 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Drugs, Guns and Sarongs Tim Elliott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 January 2012; (p. 4)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Even Paradise Has Its Mean Streets Graeme Blundell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 February 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Straight Up Graeme Blundell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 January 2012; (p. 26-27)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Give Aussies a Go Ian Warden , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 29 January 2012; (p. 27)

— Review of The Ice Dog Cometh Adam Zwar Jason Gann 2010 single work film/TV ; The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
A Relative Goldmine Ruth Ritchie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 January 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Free to Air Melinda Houston , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 29 January 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Drugs, Guns and Sarongs Tim Elliott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 January 2012; (p. 4)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Even Paradise Has Its Mean Streets Graeme Blundell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 February 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Shadows in the Sunshine State Tim Elliott , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 February 2012; (p. 10-11)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Keeping It in The Family Geoff Shearer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 February 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Viewers Immerse Themselves in 'The Straits' 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Torres News , 8 February no. 1000 2012; (p. 18)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
I'm About to Say Things That May be Ruinous to Your Viewing Pleasure Dianne Butler , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 February 2012; (p. 52)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Family First, For Better or Worse Geoff Shearer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 February 2012; (p. 52)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Far Northern Exposure of Clans and Criminals Graeme Blundell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 March 2012; (p. 17)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
What Price to Pay for Your Brother's Life? 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Torres News , 29 February - 6 March no. 1003 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
No Family Is An Island Geoff Shearer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 March 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Out of the Box : The Straits Dianne Butler , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 March 2012; (p. 10)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Jimi Relishes Playing Family's Mr Nice Guy Geoff Shearer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 March 2012; (p. 60)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Harry Montebello Doesn't Pay All that Money to the Police for No Reason Dianne Butler , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 March 2012; (p. 68)

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Television Show of the Year 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Deadly Vibe Magazine , 30 August no. 186 2012;

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
Production Underway in 'The Straits' 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 22 - 28 June no. 969 2011; (p. 24)
New Crime Drama Set in Torres Strait 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 29 June no. 504 2011; (p. 41)
The Straits Set to Take Over Our Tellies 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 11 January no. 996 2012; (p. 1)
Screen The Straits on Sunday Night Dianne Butler , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 February 2012; (p. 3)
Among the Elite Andrew Fenton , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 February 2012; (p. 11)
The Monebello Family has Everyone Talking 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 22 February no. 1002 2012; (p. 25)
'Different Flavours' Needed in TV Casting 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 22 February no. 1002 2012; (p. 25)
Diversity Still out of the Picture Paul Kalina , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 March 2012; (p. 10-11)
Q & A with Aaron Fa'Aoso 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 29 February - 6 March no. 1003 2012; (p. 21)
The Straits : Beautiful One Day, Deadly the Next 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 13 March no. 1004 2012; (p. 14)
Law and Disorder on the Small Screen Ramon Lobato , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Inside Story 2008-; Inside Story , April - May no. 9 2012; (p. 15)
Gripping Local Tale Stranger than Fiction Peter Michael , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 March - 1 April 2012; (p. 65)
From Rosehill to Red the Carpet for Jimi Bani Mark Roy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 6-12 June no. 1017 2012; (p. 7)
Online Fans Mourn the Loss of 'The Straits' 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 29 October - 4 November no. 1039 2012; (p. 10)
ABC1 is not renewing The Straits for a second season.
The Straits Makes Crossing to U.S. 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 8-14 April no. 1060 2013; (p. 9)
Television Show of the Year 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Deadly Vibe Magazine , 30 August no. 186 2012;

— Review of The Straits Louis Nowra Blake Ayshford Nicholas Parsons Kristen Dunphy Jaime Browne 2012 series - publisher film/TV
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