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.

Playing to Win

42m 56s

Pushed by a neighbor's untimely death, Harry works too hard and is found trapped under a tractor. Fearing the end, Harry continues to play one son off against the other, and Tess learns a shocking secret from Liz. Feathers are ruffled when Meg is left something in the will.

Episodes

  • Ep. 22: Deep Water: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Deep Water

    S1 E22 - 43m 56s

    Jodi's fundraising efforts for Miss Gungellan are reaching fever pitch, with a charity bush polo match to be held at Drovers Run. But a cloud of discontent envelops the girls when they make a macabre discovery in the dam.

  • Ep. 21: Friends Like These: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Friends Like These

    S1 E21 - 43m 42s

    When Tess's friends from the city arrive unexpectedly, it becomes apparent that Tess's previous life isn't going to fade quietly away into the distance.

  • Ep. 20: Lover Come Back: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lover Come Back

    S1 E20 - 42m 56s

    Tess is obsessed with her psychology theory and believes she can discover the real reason behind everybody's behavior. What she is not prepared for is the truth it uncovers about all those around her - and what she is most reluctant to answer herself.

  • Ep. 19: The Italian Stallion: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Italian Stallion

    S1 E19 - 42m 45s

    Love is in the air over at Drovers Run, even in the equine world. But in their individual pursuits of true love, the women realize there will be many battles of the heart and land to be won

  • Ep. 18: More Than One Way: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    More Than One Way

    S1 E18 - 42m 46s

    When Claire falls and injures her knee, it looks certain she will lose the horse-training contract to the boys at Killarney. Tess comes up with dirty tactics that have surprising consequences.

  • Ep. 17: Girl's Night Out: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Girl's Night Out

    S1 E17 - 43m 1s

    A celebratory night out almost ends in disaster when a plan to stop Brian's misdeeds backfires.

  • Ep. 16: Playing to Win: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Playing to Win

    S1 E16 - 42m 56s

    Pushed by a neighbor's untimely death, Harry works too hard and is found trapped under a tractor. Fearing the end, Harry continues to play one son off against the other, and Tess learns a shocking secret from Liz. Feathers are ruffled when Meg is left something in the will.

  • Ep. 15: If the Boot Fits...: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    If the Boot Fits...

    S1 E15 - 43m 3s

    When Claire attends a seminar, she leaves Tess in charge of Drovers Run. On her return, she discovers a lot more can happen in 24 hours than she would ever have imagined or, at least, would have led Tess to believe.

  • Ep. 14: Dirty Pool: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dirty Pool

    S1 E14 - 42m 52s

    Theft is on everyone's mind, and the women of Drover's Run have their own styles of justice.

  • Ep. 13: Love of My Life: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Love of My Life

    S1 E13 - 43m 54s

    Claire and Tess save a neighbor from a burning shed, but all is not as it seems. His desperate act prompts Claire to work harder than ever to keep Drovers Run, and Tess reveals why she's frightened of true love.

  • Ep. 12: Pandora's Box: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Pandora's Box

    S1 E12 - 42m 52s

    Tess learns the impenetrable rules of what to say and what not to say in the country when an innocent remark reopens a very ugly wound and divides the Ryan brothers.

  • Ep. 11: Who's a Big Girl Now?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Who's a Big Girl Now?

    S1 E11 - 42m 11s

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

Extras + Features

  • 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."

  • "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."

  • 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."

Schedule

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    McLeod's Daughters

    Love of My Life

    Monday
    Nov 29

    1 Hour

    When Bill Tilson decides to move to the city, Claire sees the precariousness of her own situation; Meg prepares to make her annual tomato chutney.
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    Pandora's Box

    Tuesday
    Nov 30

    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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    Dirty Pool

    Tuesday
    Nov 30

    1 Hour

    Cattle thiefs are working in the district. Killarney has been struck and a flock of Claire's sheep have gone missing.
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    McLeod's Daughters

    Wednesday
    Dec 1

    1 Hour

    Claire and Tess are half-sisters who are separated when Tess' mom leaves their father, Jack, when the girls are little. Twenty years later, Jack is dead and Claire is struggling to run the ranch on her own. Tess, now aliented from Claire, returns because she needs a place to stay. But she's soon drafted to help her older sibling and the other women running the ranch: housekeeper Meg, her daughter Jodi, local resident Becky and later, friends Stevie and Kate.
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    Dirty Pool

    Thursday
    Dec 2

    1 Hour

    Cattle thiefs are working in the district. Killarney has been struck and a flock of Claire's sheep have gone missing.
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    If the Boot Fits ...

    Friday
    Dec 3

    1 Hour

    Tess is left in charge of Drovers Run when Claire attends an A.I. seminar, Tess saves cows from a polluted river.
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    McLeod's Daughters

    Playing to Win

    Saturday
    Dec 4

    1 Hour

    Harry dies after being trapped under a tractor while working too hard; Tess learns a shocking secret from Liz.
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    Girl's Night Out

    Tuesday
    Dec 7

    1 Hour

    A night out almost ends in disaster after a plan to stop Brian's misdeeds goes wrong; A successful sheep sale.
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    More Than One Way

    Wednesday
    Dec 8

    1 Hour

    Claire struggles with Tess's relationship with Alex; Tensions develop between Tess and Claire as Claire pushes her away.
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    The Italian Stallion

    Thursday
    Dec 9

    1 Hour

    Jodi falls hopelessly in love with heroic migrant worker Alberto, who intervenes in a crisis and who saves her life.
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    Lover Come Back

    Friday
    Dec 10

    1 Hour

    Tess is obsessed with her new psychology theory - the three levels of why; Tess's theory doesn't explain Drover's Run.
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    McLeod's Daughters

    Friends Like These

    Saturday
    Dec 11

    1 Hour

    When Tess' friends arrive unexpectedly from the city, it becomes apparent that her previous life isn't going to quietly fade away.
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    McLeod's Daughters

    Welcome Home

    Monday
    Dec 13

    1 Hour

    Two half-sisters are reunited by their father's death and discover they have little in common; a simple mistake forces Claire to make some difficult decisions.

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