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. 38 - Stripped Bare

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.

Episodes

  • 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. 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. 42  - Wind Change: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 42 - Wind Change

    S2 E20 - 41m 47s

    Sexual tension is building between Nick and Tess. Tess is ready to take a step forward, but is interrupted when Alex's chopper flies over Killarney and dusts with chemicals, which threatens the adjacent freshly sown Wilgul organic wheat crop.

  • 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. 40  - Made to Be Broken: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 40 - Made to Be Broken

    S2 E18 - 43m 43s

    Claire and Alex are finding their potential clients are being put off by destructive rumors spread by Peter Johnson- that 10 years ago Alex was responsible for crippling a local boy when he ran his car off the road.

  • Ep. 39 - Blame It on the Moonlight: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 39 - Blame It on the Moonlight

    S2 E17 - 42m 59s

    Claire is irritated over Tess' three homestay guests. They're starting to shear today and the last thing she needs are tourists getting in the way. Jodi is surprised by Alberto's return from Italy.

  • 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. 37 - You Can Leave Your Hat On: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 37 - You Can Leave Your Hat On

    S2 E15 - 42m 53s

    When a stranger knocks on their door in the middle of the night claiming a broken-down van, suspicions are aroused. When it is discovered that the occupants of the van are male strippers, Jodi is thrilled and volunteers to cook them dinner- with disastrous results.

  • 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. 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. 34 - Hounded: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 34 - Hounded

    S2 E12 - 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.

  • 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.

Extras + Features

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • "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."

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • Horse Riding Boot Camp 101: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Horse Riding Boot Camp 101

    2m 4s

    Bridie Carter details her first days on set - including why the producers "had absolute heart attacks!" "So of course I said to the producers, 'Yes I can ride!' She further explains that she rode as a little girl and was obsessed with horses, "but to ride and to RIDE are two entirely different things."

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • 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."

Schedule

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    McLeod's Daughters

    Best of Enemies

    Friday
    May 20

    1 Hour

    Claire has to deal with cattle theft and an old adversary, while Tess and Nick's relationship escalates.
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    McLeod's Daughters

    Best of Enemies

    Friday
    May 20

    1 Hour

    Claire has to deal with cattle theft and an old adversary, while Tess and Nick's relationship escalates.
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    McLeod's Daughters

    Wind Change

    Thursday
    May 26

    1 Hour

    Sexual tension grows between Nick and Tess; Alex's chopper flies over Kilarney with chemicals threatening Wilgul's organic status.
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    McLeod's Daughters: TVSS: Iconic

    McLeod's Daughters

    Wind Change

    Thursday
    May 26

    1 Hour

    Sexual tension grows between Nick and Tess; Alex's chopper flies over Kilarney with chemicals threatening Wilgul's organic status.
  • Image
    McLeod's Daughters: TVSS: Iconic

    McLeod's Daughters

    Wind Change

    Friday
    May 27

    1 Hour

    Sexual tension grows between Nick and Tess; Alex's chopper flies over Kilarney with chemicals threatening Wilgul's organic status.
  • Image
    McLeod's Daughters: TVSS: Iconic

    McLeod's Daughters

    Wind Change

    Friday
    May 27

    1 Hour

    Sexual tension grows between Nick and Tess; Alex's chopper flies over Kilarney with chemicals threatening Wilgul's organic status.
  • Image
    McLeod's Daughters: TVSS: Iconic

    McLeod's Daughters

    Wind Change

    Saturday
    May 28

    1 Hour

    Sexual tension grows between Nick and Tess; Alex's chopper flies over Kilarney with chemicals threatening Wilgul's organic status.
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    McLeod's Daughters: TVSS: Iconic

    McLeod's Daughters

    No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    1 Hour

    Australian Bloodlines takes Claire to court for breach of contract; Alberto and Jodi raise money to travel.
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    McLeod's Daughters

    No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Thursday
    Jun 2

    1 Hour

    Australian Bloodlines takes Claire to court for breach of contract; Alberto and Jodi raise money to travel.
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    McLeod's Daughters

    No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Friday
    Jun 3

    1 Hour

    Australian Bloodlines takes Claire to court for breach of contract; Alberto and Jodi raise money to travel.
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    McLeod's Daughters: TVSS: Iconic

    McLeod's Daughters

    No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Friday
    Jun 3

    1 Hour

    Australian Bloodlines takes Claire to court for breach of contract; Alberto and Jodi raise money to travel.
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    McLeod's Daughters: TVSS: Iconic

    McLeod's Daughters

    No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Saturday
    Jun 4

    1 Hour

    Australian Bloodlines takes Claire to court for breach of contract; Alberto and Jodi raise money to travel.

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