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. 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. 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.

  • Ep. 24 -  Through the Looking Glass: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 24 - Through the Looking Glass

    S2 E2 - 42m 54s

    Drovers Run has a rabbit infestation and rabbit habits seem to be contagious. Claire can't get Peter Johnson out of her mind and is worried that, having made the first romantic move towards her, he's now gotten cold feet.

  • 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. 29  - Three's A Crowd: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 29 - Three's A Crowd

    S2 E7 - 42m 57s

    Tess is finding herself increasingly isolated from Claire, because of Peter. Tess tries to patch things up between Alex and Nick, but mistakenly reveals the truth about the rodeo accident - that Harry could have stopped the boys going competing, but chose not to. Harry’s subsequent assignment of all blame to 16-year-old Alex has left years of scars on the family.

  • 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. 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. 26 - The Bore War: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 26 - The Bore War

    S2 E4 - 42m 56s

    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. 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. 31  - To Have and To Hold: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 31 - To Have and To Hold

    S2 E9 - 44m 48s

    Claire's relationships are fragmented ... she barely speaks to Becky, and now Tess is living in Melbourne. When Peter arrives, unsuspecting, she asks him straight out whether he is married and upon learning that he is, she sends him packing.

  • Ep. 23 - The Drover's Connection: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ep. 23 - The Drover's Connection

    S2 E1 - 42m 32s

    Alex teases Tess about her new venture, a hemp crop. Becky gets a visit from Sean, escaping another of their father's benders. Becky is secretly thrilled, seeing her chance to stop Sean going down the same path as Mark, her jailbird older brother.

  • 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.

Extras + Features

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • "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

    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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    Love of My Life

    Tuesday
    Dec 20

    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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