Drama

McLeod's Daughters

This Australian drama follows two sisters who are reunited following the death of their father. When they jointly inherit the cash-strapped family ranch, city slicker Tess (Bridie Carter, 800 Words) and farm girl Claire (Lisa Chappell) work to save the property and rebuild their relationship.

Ep. 34 - Hounded

43m 34s

There's a fox on the prowl. Tess can understand the need to shoot the animal, but if there's a better way to handle the pest, Tess will find it. When Terry buys some guard Alpacas it seems the perfect solution, until Tess learns that one of her Alpacas is a stolen $200,000 Peruvian stud.

Episodes

  • Ep. 36 - Brave J: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 36 - Brave J

    S2 E14 - 43m 16s

    Tess motivates Claire into rekindling her dreams of becoming a stock horse trainer and breeder. Drovers Run needs the money, and with Peter out of the way there is slim chance of crossing paths with him again. There's no reason why the dream can't still be pursued.

  • Ep. 28  - A Dry Spell: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 28 - A Dry Spell

    S2 E6 - 44m 4s

    As final preparations for the Miss Gungellan Ball continue, Meg is faced with a difficult decision; to stay at the place she loves or to leave with the man she loves. Jodi is desperate to go with her father and is over the moon when Meg decides to take a chance for once in her life.

  • Ep. 44  - Future Perfect: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 44 - Future Perfect

    S2 E22 - 43m 41s

    Peter offers to stop Australian Bloodlines repossessing Drovers if Claire agrees to marry him. After rejecting Peter's deal, Claire takes him on in the Stockman's Challenge and falls. Her accident reveals her pregnancy and Alex claims paternity.

  • Ep. 33 - Wildfire: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 33 - Wildfire

    S2 E11 - 42m 41s

    Things appear to be going well for Becky's young brother Sean. However, when older brother Mark returns to the district, he determinedly sows the seeds of temptations for Sean. Sean soon finds himself unwillingly drawn into Mark's schemes against the Ryans.

  • Ep. 25 - Desperate Measures: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 25 - Desperate Measures

    S2 E3 - 42m 38s

    Claire's relationship with Peter is deepening. They are spending virtually twenty-four hours a day together as they seek out horses for training... and the time spent together only confirms how much they are starting to feel for each other.

  • Ep. 41 - Best of Enemies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 41 - Best of Enemies

    S2 E19 - 42m 27s

    Tess meets Sandra Kinsella at the cattle sale yards and likes her instantly, only to discover that Claire dislikes her intensely. Their childhood dispute is renewed when a herd of calves is stolen from Drover’s Run, and Claire is convinced that Sandra is responsible.

  • Ep. 30  - The Bridle Waltz: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 30 - The Bridle Waltz

    S2 E8 - 44m 23s

    Claire and Peter move one step closer to marriage when Peter holds a romantic dinner, presenting Claire with a valuable ruby pendant and declaring he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. Meanwhile, Becky discovers what she hoped was not true in fact is - Peter is married. She struggles with the burden of telling Claire the truth, knowing it will destroy Claire's life.

  • Ep. 38 - Stripped Bare: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 38 - Stripped Bare

    S2 E16 - 42m 53s

    Everything from Drover’s Run is stolen whilst Jodi and Craig have a secret rendezvous in the spa. When Wilgul is also burgled, Tess and Nick decide to set a trap to catch the thieves.

  • Ep. 35  -  Steer Trek: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 35 - Steer Trek

    S2 E13 - 43m 28s

    With the drought continuing and no money to buy feed or truck in water, Claire, Tess and Nick join forces. Like the drovers of old, they take their amalgamated herds out on the Gungellan track. Meg is quietly delighted when the Ryans send Terry along to help, and sees a chance to win him back from Jane. The attraction between Nick and Tess grows.

  • Ep. 27  - Hello Stranger: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 27 - Hello Stranger

    S2 E5 - 44m 16s

    It's a dry spell and the women are suffering the consequences of water shortages. Claire cleans out an old bore hole to water her stock, but the newly discovered water soon dries up when Nick irrigates his cash crop at Wilgul. Initial attempts to resolve the situation fail, so a water licensing representative is called in to adjudicate.

  • Ep. 43  - No More Mr. Nice Guy: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 43 - No More Mr. Nice Guy

    S2 E21 - 43m 12s

    On the eve of the Gungellan Show, Claire is presented with repossession papers, a result of her defaulting on the contract with Australian Bloodlines. Claire is shattered when she discovers she is pregnant, and Becky is devastated when Brick doesn't return

  • Ep. 32 -  Home is Where the Heart Is?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 32 - Home is Where the Heart Is?

    S2 E10 - 44m 14s

    Claire is taking the loss of both Peter and Tess very badly. Unable to raise energy or enthusiasm for anything, including the imminent birth of Blaze's foal, she nonetheless refuses to accept she is suffering from emotional stress. Things reach crisis point when she decides to sell Drovers and give up all she has known.

Extras + Features

  • Gungellan Is Actually...: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Gungellan Is Actually...

    1m 50s

    It may be fictional in "McLeod's Daughters," but Bridie Carter says you can really find it in Australia. "Gungellan is actually a little real town called Freeling. So the main property, Drover's Run, was about an hour north of Adelaide...Most actors, a lot of them stayed around that homestead. I'm always different. For me, when I work, it's really important to maintain Bridie and me and my life."

  • Shoo Flies, I've Got Lip Gloss On!: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Shoo Flies, I've Got Lip Gloss On!

    1m 40s

    Just because you're on a rigorous shooting schedule, nature doesn't care, Bridie Carter graphically recalls "It was incredibly grueling. But you know, once again, it's that challenge. I suppose, that I embrace; and we needed to throw ourselves in, you know, completely...[And] it's only sometimes, if terrible things happen - or we have to catch up - [that] we shoot on a weekend."

  • "Things Did Go Wrong, Often": asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Things Did Go Wrong, Often"

    1m 35s

    Sheering sheep and all of the other rigors of working on a farm are as rough as it looks, Bridie Carter attests. "Yes, yes absolutely it was all hard. Once again, I was meant to be a novice, thank God, so I din't have to look proficient in it. But yeah, all that stuff was really hard and really physical. But I'm a physical actor and I love that...That was another wonderful thing about the show."

  • "Our Sister Scenes," Deconstructed: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    "Our Sister Scenes," Deconstructed

    3m 55s

    Here's how Bridie Carter says she and Lisa Chappell prepared for that moment Tess and Claire are under the stars: "It was the first moment that they were quiet and that they stopped and they really listened to each other and their guards were down. They let go. And it was extremely private and they were both vulnerable...So yes, we absolutely talked about that, and then we could just let it go."

  • This Old House (And That Cellar!): asset-mezzanine-16x9

    This Old House (And That Cellar!)

    1m 40s

    "It was built in the 1800s and that sandstone was brought over from the original family from Scotland. And the floor - the top level floor - would sort of slowly start to sink as the years went on...That house was another character. And the house had stories within it."

  • Keep Calm, And The Wranglers Close: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Keep Calm, And The Wranglers Close

    1m 20s

    They say never work with animals and children. "They" apparently didn't work on "McLeod's Daughter," Bridie Carter reports. "The animals were always looked after and if anything big had to happen we always had vets on set...And we had vegan actors on set who really, you know, some people really struggled with that... Everyone, everything and every beast was always extremely well cared for."

  • B32  Ad Libs? Um, No: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    B32 Ad Libs? Um, No

    1m 15s

    "I'm old school," Bridie Carter concedes. "So, you know, my script is my blueprint. And it is for us here - you know, especially on shows like 'McLeod's' - there's no, you know [departing from that]. Your job is to do a hell of a lot of preparation and turn up with all of that. And then, essentially, throw the work away and be present, I suppose...To be frank, there just wasn't the time."

  • Creating The Brilliant Tension Between Claire And Tess: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Creating The Brilliant Tension Between Claire And Tess

    2m 28s

    "We never just did a scene," Bridie Carter says. "Because it was about human relationships; so we always wanted to do that...I think Posie Graham Evans, the creator and producer of the show, did the most wonderful casting with Lisa and I because we are really different women and there was so much chemistry there...And that was wonderful and tough at times...We are actually like sisters today."

  • Lassoing The Rodeo Shoot: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lassoing The Rodeo Shoot

    1m 25s

    Bridie Carter takes viewers behind the scenes of Episode 3, "Don't Mess with the Girls." It was remarkable. We had hundreds of extras and it was a really, it was a big episode to shoot. A really exciting episode, I think, because we had a sense of who these people were in their community. You know, who were the people around them? So we landed in the world of 'McLeod's,' really, in that episode."

  • The World Really Needed McLeod's Daughters: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The World Really Needed McLeod's Daughters

    3m 7s

    Bridie Carter on "the magic and the challenge" of shooting entirely on location. "We shot entirely on film and entirely on location. There was absolutely no studio whatsoever; and so it was hard going. It was bitterly cold in winter and ridiculously hot in summer. But...I really embraced that. And we never had to reach, we didn't have to reach too far for the truth of anything."

  • That Time My Brother Threw A Dead Snake On Me: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    That Time My Brother Threw A Dead Snake On Me

    2m

    Self-described "inner-city girl," Bridie Carter, shares her similarities to her character, Tess. "My father always had a connection to the countryside and the bush. So we had a house in the country from when I was a very little girl...But you know, it's very different visiting the bush to actually living and breathing it."

  • Bridie Shoutout To Fans: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Birdie Shoutout To Fans

    45s

    Bridie Carter, who plays Tess, gives a shoutout to fans and encourages viewers to watch.

Schedule

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    McLeod's Daughters

    Don't Mess With the Girls

    Tuesday
    Dec 6

    1 Hour

    Jealousy abounds as Claire competes in the rodeo and two men compete for Tess's affection; Becky's reputation gets her in trouble.
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    Who's the Boss?

    Wednesday
    Dec 7

    1 Hour

    The girls struggle to round up sick sheep and herd them home, Tess and Claire disagree over who is the boss.
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    Taking the Reins

    Thursday
    Dec 8

    1 Hour

    A fall from a horse shakes Tess' confidence; Claire has to make her toughest decision since Jack's death.
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    The Bore War

    Thursday
    Dec 8

    1 Hour

    There's a water shortage, and the women of Drovers Run are suffering the consequences; shared bathes, stained washing and unflushed toilets.
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    The Bore War

    Thursday
    Dec 8

    1 Hour

    There's a water shortage, and the women of Drovers Run are suffering the consequences; shared bathes, stained washing and unflushed toilets.
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    The Bore War

    Friday
    Dec 9

    1 Hour

    There's a water shortage, and the women of Drovers Run are suffering the consequences; shared bathes, stained washing and unflushed toilets.
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    Reality Bites

    Friday
    Dec 9

    1 Hour

    Tess finds out that Jack loved Claire; Meg and Claire discover more about Becky's life when she returns to the truck stop.
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    The Bore War

    Friday
    Dec 9

    1 Hour

    There's a water shortage, and the women of Drovers Run are suffering the consequences; shared bathes, stained washing and unflushed toilets.
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    The Bore War

    Saturday
    Dec 10

    1 Hour

    There's a water shortage, and the women of Drovers Run are suffering the consequences; shared bathes, stained washing and unflushed toilets.
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    Pride and Joy

    Monday
    Dec 12

    1 Hour

    Harry Ryan takes the opportunity to stake a claim on the girls' property when a feral bull wrecks havoc on Drovers Run.
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    Stir Crazy

    Tuesday
    Dec 13

    1 Hour

    A steamy night gives away Meg's lover; Claire pursues a wild stallion trying to breed with her prize mare.
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    Into the Woods

    Wednesday
    Dec 14

    1 Hour

    Tess puts herself in danger when she comes between a dangerous wild boar and Claire's beloved cattle dog.
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    Haunted

    Thursday
    Dec 15

    1 Hour

    Emotional and traumatic events of past and present return to haunt the lives of the women of Drovers Run.
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    Hello Stranger

    Thursday
    Dec 15

    1 Hour

    Meg's world turns upside down when Jodi's father shows up at Drover's Run; Meg remembers why she fell in love with him.
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    Hello Stranger

    Thursday
    Dec 15

    1 Hour

    Meg's world turns upside down when Jodi's father shows up at Drover's Run; Meg remembers why she fell in love with him.
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    Hello Stranger

    Friday
    Dec 16

    1 Hour

    Meg's world turns upside down when Jodi's father shows up at Drover's Run; Meg remembers why she fell in love with him.
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    Who's a Big Girl Now?

    Friday
    Dec 16

    1 Hour

    Meg struggles to cope with the reality of Jodi's coming of age and during the ensuing surprise party, relationships are put to the test.
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    Hello Stranger

    Friday
    Dec 16

    1 Hour

    Meg's world turns upside down when Jodi's father shows up at Drover's Run; Meg remembers why she fell in love with him.
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    Hello Stranger

    Saturday
    Dec 17

    1 Hour

    Meg's world turns upside down when Jodi's father shows up at Drover's Run; Meg remembers why she fell in love with him.
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    Pandora's Box

    Monday
    Dec 19

    1 Hour

    Tess learns the rules of what to say and not to say in the country; An innocent remark reopens a very ugly wound, which divides the Ryan brothers.

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