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'The series centres on the inner-city neighbourhood of Arcadia Heights, exploring the relationships between the residents of the Arcadia social housing tower and the people who live in the rapidly gentrifying community that surrounds it.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 22/02/2019)

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Cerebral palsy.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

    Note: Bridie McKim, who plays Sabine, a character with cerebral palsy, has cerebral palsy herself.

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First known date: 2019

Works about this Work

The ABC of Screenwriting as Demonstrated by ABC’s The Heights Philippa Burne , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 May 2019;

'The rule of three is a commonly held one for writers. It’s used for comedy (two relatively normal things are often followed by a third twist or stereotype), for rhythm, and it’s widely accepted that people remember things more clearly when listed in threes. Think of The Three Little Pigs, The Three Musketeers or Slip Slop Slap.'  (Introduction)

The Heights Looks to Be Australia's First Genuinely Diverse Soap Opera, on Screen and behind the Scenes Lauren Carroll Harris , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , March 2019;

'Abandoned babies, estranged sons, stolen inheritances. Beyond the pulpy plotlines and cheesy dialogue, soap operas say so much about a country's social progress — who is present and who is excluded in mainstream TV worlds.' (Article summary)

The Heights - At Last, a Credible Australian Working-class Soap Sarah Attfield , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 6 March 2019;

'When I heard about the new ABC TV soap The Heights (set in a fictional suburb of Perth), I was pretty excited. The promos suggested the show would include representation of working-class social housing residents. I tried to recall any Australian show (of any genre) that was set on a social housing estate and couldn’t think of one (happy to be proven wrong on this one).' (Introduction)

The Heights Review – Finally, a Warm, Complex and Credible Australian Soap Opera Donna Lu , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 22 February 2019;

— Review of The Heights Warren Clarke , Que Minh Luu , 2019 series - publisher film/TV

'Television drama is rarely reflective of reality. We immerse ourselves in shows whose characters find themselves in situations more sensational and stirring than our own lives, willingly suspending our disbelief for an episode or a season.' (Introduction) 

The Heights Review – Finally, a Warm, Complex and Credible Australian Soap Opera Donna Lu , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 22 February 2019;

— Review of The Heights Warren Clarke , Que Minh Luu , 2019 series - publisher film/TV

'Television drama is rarely reflective of reality. We immerse ourselves in shows whose characters find themselves in situations more sensational and stirring than our own lives, willingly suspending our disbelief for an episode or a season.' (Introduction) 

The Heights - At Last, a Credible Australian Working-class Soap Sarah Attfield , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 6 March 2019;

'When I heard about the new ABC TV soap The Heights (set in a fictional suburb of Perth), I was pretty excited. The promos suggested the show would include representation of working-class social housing residents. I tried to recall any Australian show (of any genre) that was set on a social housing estate and couldn’t think of one (happy to be proven wrong on this one).' (Introduction)

The Heights Looks to Be Australia's First Genuinely Diverse Soap Opera, on Screen and behind the Scenes Lauren Carroll Harris , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , March 2019;

'Abandoned babies, estranged sons, stolen inheritances. Beyond the pulpy plotlines and cheesy dialogue, soap operas say so much about a country's social progress — who is present and who is excluded in mainstream TV worlds.' (Article summary)

The ABC of Screenwriting as Demonstrated by ABC’s The Heights Philippa Burne , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 23 May 2019;

'The rule of three is a commonly held one for writers. It’s used for comedy (two relatively normal things are often followed by a third twist or stereotype), for rhythm, and it’s widely accepted that people remember things more clearly when listed in threes. Think of The Three Little Pigs, The Three Musketeers or Slip Slop Slap.'  (Introduction)

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