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Jenny Lewis Jenny Lewis i(A136838 works by) (a.k.a. Jennifer Kathleen Lewis)
Born: Established: 1960 ;
Gender: Female
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1 1 Set : The Play Sam Atwell , Nick Bolton , Romina Accurso , Louise Crane , Jenny Lewis , Gary Sewell , 2013 single work drama mystery A murder mystery who-dunnit on the set of a soap opera.
1 Missing in Action Jenny Lewis , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 21 October 2010; (p. 12-13)
Jenny Lewis looks at the portrayal of women, young women and men in Australian television drama series of the 1980s and the 2010s and her concern at the lack of positive female role models in the latter programs.
1 y separately published work icon The Secret Diaries of a Frigid Mole Jenny Lewis , Eltham : Hard Yards Productions , 2009 Z1736034 2009 single work novel young adult
1 38 form y separately published work icon Packed To The Rafters Margaret Wilson , Marieke Hardy , Anthony Ellis , Jeff Truman , Abe Pogos , Chris Hawkshaw , Christine McCourt , Boaz Stark , Dave Warner , Tony Morphett , Martin McKenna , Jenny Lewis , Trent Roberts , Rick Held , Sue Hore , Hamilton Budd , Bevan Lee , ( dir. Pino Amenta et. al. )agent Sydney : Seven Network , 2008- Z1776179 2008- series - publisher film/TV 'Meet Dave and Julie Rafter - just your average Australians with three grown-up children. On the eve of their twenty-fifth wedding-anniversary it seems they're at last about to have the house to themselves. Offspring Rachel, Ben and Nathan have all developed into well-rounded and out-going, if exceptionally different and complex, individuals, with a raft of their own conflicts and dilemmas. But home can seem a very welcome refuge when unforeseen problems loom.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive website, http://www.australiantelevision.net/
Sighted: 02/05/2011
1 form y separately published work icon Petals Mark Barnard , Mark Barnard , Moya Sayer-Jones , Bruce Liebau , Jenny Lewis , Simon Hopkinson , Angela Webber , Richard Tulloch , ( dir. Mark Barnard et. al. )agent Australia : ABC Television , 1998-1999 Z1894072 1998-1999 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

'The "Petals" are the little people at the bottom of the garden that you can't see but you can imagine. They aren't fairies and they don't have magical powers, but they are very athletic and two of the Petals can fly. The characters live in a world of huge flower pots and garden implements, and interact with each other and a variety of insects. The only other character seen is Jeffrey the cat. Every so often Jeffrey's huge paws or face appear and create chaos in the garden...'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 11/10/2012)

1 5 form y separately published work icon All Saints All Saints : Medical Response Unit Louise Crane , Sally Webb , Charlie Strachan , John Banas , Sarah Walker , Denise Morgan , Christine McCourt , Sean Nash , Philip Dalkin , Peter A. Kinloch , Peter Neale , David Phillips , Chris Roache , Phil Sanders , Sue Hore , Serge Lazareff , Michael Miller , Ted Roberts , Sarah Smith , Lily Taylor , Elizabeth Coleman , Kristen Dunphy , Daniel Krige , Kelly Lefever , Blake Ayshford , Anthony Ellis , Grant McAloon , Annette Moore , David Hannam , Anne Lucas , Christina Milligan , Julie Monton , Grant Fraser , Ro Hume , Cathy Strickland , Susan Bower , Bevan Lee , Margaret Wilson , David Allen , Andrew Ryan , Greg Haddrick , Alexa Wyatt , Michaeley O'Brien , Chris Hawkshaw , Carol Williams , Tracey Trinder-Doig , John Hanlon , Marcia Gardner , Howard Griffiths , Chris Phillips , Katherine Thomson , Bill Garner , Chris Corbett , Peter Gawler , David William Boutland , Lesley Lewis , Fiona Kelly , Hamish Wright , Loraine Rogers , Grace Morris , Megan Herbert , Edwina Searle , Jenny Lewis , John Concannon , Rick Held , Alex Pope , Faith McKinnon , John Hugginson , Bridie O'Neill , Harry West , Tim Pye , Julie Edwards , Sarah Lambert , Jeff Truman , Trent Atkinson , Suzanne Hawley , Graham Richards , Toby Wallace , Sean Nash , Catherine Millar , Kevin Roberts , Sam Meikle , Tim Gooding , Peter Dick , Trent Roberts , Robert Haywood , Clare Atkins , Kim Wilson , Martin McKenna , Shelley Birse , ( dir. Leigh Spence et. al. )agent 1998 Australia : Seven Network Red Heart Entertainment , 1998-2009 Z1571142 1998 series - publisher film/TV

One of Australia's highest rating dramas, All Saints is a Logie Award-winning Australian medical drama set in the fictional All Saints Western General Hospital in suburban Sydney. The stories originally focused on the nursing staff of Ward 17 run by Nursing Unit Manager Terri Sullivan. It was sometimes referred to as the 'garbage ward' because it took the overflow of patients.

In 2004 Network Seven producers overhauled the series in an effort to increase the show's gradually dwindling audience. They achieved this by closing down Ward 17 and transferring some of the staff to the Emergency Department managed by Frank Campion. Several other new lead characters were also introduced. The changes also saw the storylines begin to focus more on the lives of the doctors and nurses.

Another significant change to the series came in early 2009 when the producers introduced the Medical Response Unit. Central to this development was the helicopter which took doctors to rescue situations outside the hopsital and which in turn brought patients to the All Saints Emergency Department. The show's name was also changed at this time to All Saints: Medical Response Unit. The increased production costs created by having scenes shot on location played a part, however, in the series being cancelled mid-year. The series ended with the Emergency Department and Medical Response Unit teams having a dinner to farewell the last remaining original character, Von Ryan on her final day at All Saints.

All Saints was popular in many countries including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium and Iran.

1 form y separately published work icon The Gift John Coulter , Piers Hobson , Barbara Bishop , Jenny Lewis , Ysabelle Dean , Annie Fox , Ron Elliott , David Ogilvy , Ingle Knight , Philip Jeng Kane , Nine Network , Victoria Osbourne , Geraldine Mellet , Annie Beach , David Ogilvy , ( dir. Mark DeFriest et. al. )agent Perth : Barron Entertainment , 1997 Z1851732 1997 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

The gift has the power to grant you anything you desire, but once you realise what it does, you must pass it on.

1 5 form y separately published work icon Blue Heelers Tony Morphett , Hal McElroy , Seven Network (publisher), Tony Morphett , Ysabelle Dean , Howard Griffiths , Ted Roberts , Greg Haddrick , Graeme Koetsveld , Anne Brooksbank , John Upton , Peter A. Kinloch , Tim Gooding , Ray Harding , Everett de Roche , Judith Colquhoun , Patrick Edgeworth , Justin Glockerla , Stephen Measday , Sue Hore , Alan Hopgood , John Lord , Rachel Lewis , John Coulter , Hugh Stuckey , Peter Gawler , David Allen , Cassandra Carter , Michaeley O'Brien , Fred Clarke , Margaret Plumb , John Wood , Leon Saunders , Wal Saunders , Russell Hagg , Ruth Field , Shane Brennan , Max Singer , Michael Winter , David Phillips , John Banas , Jennifer Rowe , David William Boutland , Annie Beach , David Worthington , Peter Dick , Robert Harris , Louise Crane , Chris Phillips , David Marsh , Jenny Lewis , Rick Held , Kathie Armstrong , Emma Honey , Bill Garner , Beverley Evans , Anthony Ellis , Mary McCormick , David Anthony , Carol Williams , Matthew Williams , Paul Davies , Craig Wilkins , Roger Dunn , Mary Graham , Harry Jordan , Geraldine Pilkington , Caroline Stanton , Grace Morris , Piers Hobson , Lyn Ogilvy , Deborah Parsons , Bob Cameron , Brian Bell , Kelly Lefever , Karin Altmann , Coral Drouyn , Jon Stephens , Marieke Hardy , Michael Brindley , Harriet Smith , Jo Merle , Chris Corbett , Tom Hegarty , Abe Pogos , Petra Graf , Anne Melville , Julie O'Brien , Peter Hepworth , Rob George , Jane Allen , Noel Maloney , Michael Voigt , Maureen Sherlock , Alison Nisselle , Elizabeth Coleman , John Ridley , Stuart Page , Jeff Truman , Rohan Trollope , Vicki Madden , Forrest Redlich , Jo Kasch , James Dunbar , Kylie Needham , Samantha Winston , ( dir. Mark Callan et. al. )agent 1994 Sydney Australia : Hal McElroy Southern Star Seven Network , 1994-2006 Z1367353 1994 series - publisher film/TV crime

A character-based television drama series about the lives of police officers in the fictitious Australian country town of Mt Thomas, this series began with the arrival of Constable Maggie Doyle (Lisa McCune) to the Mt Thomas station in the episode 'A Woman's Place'. Doyle and avuncular station boss Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon (John Wood) were the core characters of the series until the departure of Lisa McCune.

Immensely popular for a decade, Blue Heelers was cancelled in 2006 after thirteen seasons. The announcement was front-page news in Australia's major newspapers including The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney's Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun and The Age in Melbourne, and Brisbane's Courier Mail.

On June 8, 2006 Ross Warneke wrote in The Age:

'It's over and, to be perfectly blunt, there's no use lamenting the demise of Blue Heelers any more. When the final movie-length episode aired on Channel Seven on Sunday night, 1.5 million Australians tuned in, a figure that was big enough to give the show a win in its timeslot but nowhere near big enough to pay the sort of tribute that this writer believes Heelers deserved after more than 500 episodes.It is unlikely there will be anything like it again. At almost $500,000 an hour, shows such as Blue Heelers are quickly becoming the dinosaurs of Australian TV.'

1 form y separately published work icon Bananas in Pyjamas Richard Tulloch , Simon Hopkinson , Bob La Castra , Lindsey La Castra , Kris Wyld , Andrea Del Bosco , Bruce Liebau , Chris Hawkshaw , Margaret Wild , Debra Oswald , David Evans , Moya Sayer-Jones , Libby Gleeson , Jenny Lewis , Sophie Emtage , Australian Broadcasting Corporation (publisher), ( dir. Ian Munro et. al. )agent 1992-2002 Australia Sydney : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Southern Star Entertainment , 1992-2002 Z1720695 1992-2002 series - publisher film/TV children's fantasy

The titular bananas in pyjamas, B1 and B2, are mischievous twins who cannot resist playing tricks on their teddy-bear friends Amy, Lulu, and Morgan. Just down the street is Rat in a Hat, whose shop is visited regularly by the Bananas and Teddies. The series, designed for the 0-5-year-old demographic, has a mixture of narration and dialogue, complemented by specially composed music and songs. Each delightful story features fun, adventures, and good humour aimed at the pre-schooler.

Source: ABC Television website (sighted: 20/08/2010)

For a list of episodes/authors, please see notes below. Where the list is incomplete or information cannot be traced, this is noted in the list itself.

1 16 form y separately published work icon Home and Away Alan Bateman , Seven Network (publisher), Sarah Walker , Margaret Wilson , Sam Meikle , Sandy Webster , Matt Anderson , Fiona Bozic , Dan Bennett , Sue Hore , Sean Nash , James Walker , Ray Harding , Bruce Hancock , Phil Lloyd , Jason Herbison , David Worthington , Alister Webb , Andrew Osborne , John Hanlon , Greg Haddrick , Greg Stevens , Fiona Kelly , Faith McKinnon , Alison Nisselle , Maureen Ann Moran , Sarah Duffy , Phil Saunders , Stephen Vagg , Ysabelle Dean , Bevan Lee , Kelly Lefever , Anthony Ellis , Mary Dagmar-Davies , Clare Atkins , Lily Taylor , Kevin Roberts , Chelsea Cassio , Lyn Ogilvy , Cameron Welsh , Anne Brooksbank , John Hugginson , Morgan Smith , Jennifer Mellet , Christopher Gist , Louise Crane , Trent Atkinson , Leigh McGrath , Kaneana May , Neil Luxmoore , Adam Dolman , Greg Millin , Cassandra Carter , Sally Webb , Mardi McConnochie , Felicity Packard , Sabour Bradley , Rick Held , Kit Oldfield , Alexa Wyatt , Edwina Searle , Josh Mapleston , Kate Bradley , Sharyn Rosenberg , Elizabeth Coleman , John Coulter , Anthony Morris , Alison Boadle , Carla Kettner , Boaz Stark , Lois Booton , Judith Colquhoun , Michael Joshua , Cath Roden , Lesley Lewis , Zokov Nyste , Katrina Foster , Lisa Williams , Lynette Jacob , Coral Drouyn , Meg Mappin , Mark Grzic , Christine McCourt , Tom Galbraith , Drew Proffitt , Graham Foreman , Craig Wilkins , Jenny Sharp , Chris Phillips , Daniel Widdowson , Elizabeth Packett , Vicki Englund , Alan Hardy , Fiona Wood , Jenny Lewis , Samuel Atwell , Scott Taylor , Galia Hardy , Holly Lyons , Barbara Bishop , Bradley Souber , Peter Dick , Luke Devenish , Nicky Amall , Vanessa Critchley , Brooke Wilson , David Allen , Michael Harvey , Denise Morgan , David William Boutland , Pru Colville , Ray Kolle , Les Knight , Mark Elder , Jennifer Smart , Jon Concannon , Ericka Dobbins , Jane Allen , Peter Mattessi , Alex Papps , Justine Gillmer , Stuart Page , Nick King , Serge Lazareff , Blake Ayshford , James Balian , Alan Bateman , Kirrilly Burton , Louise Crawford , Jane Eakin , Ina Haas , Glenda Hambly , Matthew Hile , Raymond Meiksa , Rob Menzies , David Mesman , Annette Moore , Andy Muir , Gabrielle Somers , Matthew Tonna , Jeff Truman , Emily Vann , Peter Neale , David O'Brien , Phil Sanders , Leon Saunders , Daniel Krige , Deborah Parsons , Rebecca Greensill , Fin Edquist , 1988 Australia : Seven Network , 1988- Z1367287 1988 series - publisher film/TV

Home and Away is a television serial created by Alan Bateman and produced by the Seven Network. The idea for the series came to Bateman (then head of drama at Seven) after he stopped to buy ice-creams in a small country town in southern NSW. While chatting to some locals, he learned that the town was unhappy about plans to build a home for foster kids from the city. At that time, Channel Seven was still smarting from its decision to let Neighbours go to the Ten Network, where it had become hugely popular, and was looking to create another series to rival its success. Bateman saw in the idea that became Home and Away the potential for plenty of storylines and conflict by having streetwise city kids being relocated to a small regional environment,

In the beginning, the series focused on Pippa and Tom Fletcher, who, being unable to have children of their own, decide to become foster parents. When Tom is retrenched from his city job, the couple buy the rundown Summer Bay Caravan Park and move there with their five foster children. Soon after arriving, they also take in troublesome Bobby Simpson.

The series debuted in January 1988 with an hour-long telemovie. Although this rated well, the series itself took some while to develop an audience. Having learned their lesson from the Neighbours debacle, Network Seven gave its new show time, and its ratings gradually increased. As with Neighbours, the Home and Away series and performers became very popular in the United Kingdom.

1 29 form y separately published work icon Neighbours Reg Watson , Seven Network (publisher), Network Ten (publisher), John Hanlon , Reg Watson , Jeff Truman , Ray Kolle , Katrina Foster , John Upton , Anthony Morris , Philippa Burne , Sarah Mayberry , Ian Coughlan , Helen MacWhirter , Elizabeth Packett , Judith Colquhoun , Jenny Lewis , Lois Booton , Lyn Ogilvy , Emma J. Steele , Peter Dick , David Allen , Scott Taylor , Betty Quin , Louise Le Nay , Jason Herbison , Roger Moulton , Marieke Hardy , David Hannam , Ysabelle Dean , Don Battye , Linda Stainton , Sarah Dollard , Wayne Doyle , Hugh Stuckey , Stuart Page , Christopher Gist , Christine McCourt , Martin McKenna , Barbara Angell , Jason Daniel , Margaret Wilson , Sam Meikle , Chris McTrustry , Ginny Lowndes , Alan Hopgood , Chris Corbett , Ray Harding , Sally Webb , David Phillips , Jon Stephens , Piers Hobson , Kit Oldfield , Drew Proffitt , Jane Allen , Eloise Healey , Rick Maier , Gavin Strawhan , Cath Roden , Victoria Osbourne , Jo Watson , Craig Wilkins , Bert Deling , Fiona Wood , Bill Searle , Christine Schofield , Kate Langbroek , Boaz Stark , Christine Madafferi , Michael Joshua , Alix Beane , Rick Held , Roger Dunn , Jo Horsburgh , Susan Bower , Glenda Hambly , Adam Bowen , Clare Mendes , Sue Hore , Lesley Lewis , Chris Phillips , Greg Stevens , Luke Devenish , Kelly Lefever , Mia Tolhurst , Greg Millin , David Worthington , Malcolm Frawley , Serge Lazareff , Deborah Sheldon , Samuel Genocchio , Patrick Edgeworth , Elizabeth Huntley , Graham Hartley , Judy Nunn , Nicholas Langton , Philip Ryall , Timothy Daly , Steve J. Spears , Michaeley O'Brien , Fiona Kelly , Steven Vidler , Hamilton Budd , Chelsea Cassio , John Smythe , Maureen Ann Moran , Kier Shorey , Shaun Charles , Chris Milne , Mark Shirrefs , Graeme Farmer , Sabour Bradley , Chris Hawkshaw , David O'Brien , Don Linke , Sheila Sibley , Coral Drouyn , Tony Cavanaugh , Patrea Smallacombe , 1985 Australia : Reg Grundy Enterprises FremantleMedia Australia , 1985- Z1367509 1985 series - publisher film/TV

A daily television drama series set in the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough, Neighbours chronicles the lives of the residents of Ramsay Street. The series initially revolved around three families: the Ramsays (at number 24 Ramsay Street), the Robinsons (at number 26), and the Clarkes (at number 28). The scope of the series has since broadened to include new Ramsay Street familes.

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